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This item originally appeared in the January 27, 2005 issue of The Tech Talk.

Final deadline to drop class with a 'W' grade 5 p.m. Feb 4.

The last day to drop a course with a "W" grade or resign for the quarter with a "W" grade is Feb. 4.

Drops are processed in the Registrar's Office, Keeny Hall, Room 207.

Drops are not processed on the Bulldog Online Student System at this point because an adviser's signature is required.

Properly completed and signed drop forms will be taken up until 5 p.m. Feb. 4.

Students are encouraged to get forms signed and turned in before the drop date because of the amount of forms the Registrar's Office will receive that day.

For more information, contact Bob Vento, University Registrar, at 257-2176.

Registration forms available for Feb. 12 D.A.R.T. 5K run

Lincoln Parish Park will host a 5K run for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.

D.A.R.T's "Heart for D.A.R.T." run will be at 9 a.m. Feb. 12 at Lincoln Parish Park off of Highway 33.

Pre-registration forms will be available at various businesses across Ruston including Pie Works, located at 214 N. Trenton St., the Frothy Monkey, located at 110 North Monroe St., Community Trust Bank, located at 1511 N. Trenton St., Bulldog Books, located at 307 College St. and The Townsend House, located at 410 N. Bonner St.

Check-in and late registration will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on the day of the event.

For questions or more information, contact Marie Schwartz, community advocate, at 513-9373.

UB presents Miss Tech Pageant tonight; tickets available at door

Union Board will present the Miss Tech Pageant at 7 p.m. tonight in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Tickets are $3 for everyone.

The pageant will have a Mardi Gras theme with 13 contestants.

Miss Louisiana, Jennifer Dupont, will be the master of ceremonies for the night.

The winner will automatically be entered into the Miss Louisiana pageant.

For more information, contact Megan Cuevas, the pageant director and a senior math education major, at 257-4237.

Free workshop offered Feb. 16; students urged to pre-register

Counseling Services will hold a two-hour workshop on test anxiety and stress management from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 16 in Keeny Hall, Room 310.

Though the workshop will focus on stress management and test anxiety, topics such as general study skills, time management, memory and note-taking techniques will also be discussed.

Although there is no charge for the workshop, space is limited, and students are encouraged to pre-register with Counseling Services to reserve a seat.

Michelle Pride, director of counseling services, will be the keynote speaker for the workshop.

For more information, contact Pride at 257-2488.

Trick shot artist to share skills at Union Board Kennel Night

Union Board is sponsoring Kennel Night at the Bulldog Kennel, located next to the Bookstore, from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Kennel Night is open and free to all students with a valid Tech ID.

Chicken and sausage gumbo will also be served, as well as drinks.

Free pool and bowling will be available.

In addition to the food and games, trick shot artist Jack White will share his pool-playing expertise with students who are interested.

For more information, contact Ian Richards, coordinator of special events and a senior marketing major, in the Union Board office at 257-4237.

Future students invited to visit campus, attend Bulldawg game

Time Out for Tech will be held at noon Saturday with a welcome in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

All current junior and senior high school students are welcome to attend.

Each student wanting to participate can fill out an application online or call the Admissions Office at 257-3036.

Admission to Time Out for Tech is $10 per student, which includes a ticket to the boys basketball game.

For more information, contact Vince Miller, the director of orientation and special programs, at 257-3036.

LifeShare to hold free luncheon at Outback to honor supporters

LifeShare Blood Center will hold a free Donor Recognition Luncheon today at Outback Steakhouse in West Monroe from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Outback Steakhouse is located at 305 West Constitution.

LifeShare will hold the luncheon to honor those who have shown continued support during the past year.

Students who are interested in donating blood should visit one of the LifeShare Blood Centers, located at 2909 Kilpatrick Blvd. in Monroe and 1404 South Vienna St. in Ruston.

Seating is limited to the first 200 people.

Please RSVP with Phillip Thomas or any LifeShare associate at 322-4445.

More information is available at

ISA to hold scholarship dinner with multicultural food Saturday

Everyone is invited to the fifth annual International Scholarship Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Student Center, Main Floor.

Food, a fashion show and entertainment will be presented at the dinner.

Admission for students is $10 with a Tech ID.

Admission for all faculty and staff is $18.

Portions of the proceeds will go to the victims of the recent tsunami.

For more information about the dinner, contact Sandra George, the International Scholarship Dinner coordinator, at 257-4321.

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