This item originally appeared in the February 3, 2005 issue of The Tech Talk.
Students encouraged to umpire at high school sporting events
The Ruston Baseball Umpire Association is seeking students who would like to umpire high school games.
The organization meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in at Trinity Methodist Church, located at 1000 Woodward Ave in Ruston, Room 211.
The association provides umpires for 19 schools through the Louisiana High School Athletics Association.
All interested students are encouraged to attend the meeting and no prior experience is required.
If selected, students could make up to $100 per week.
Most of the baseball games start around 3:30 p.m. and end at 5:30 p.m.
Positions will be open for the next two to three weeks.
For more information, contact Dennis Russell, assignment secretary, at 982-7254.
Advising, registration to start Feb. 10; see adviser for details
Early registration for spring quarter begins Feb. 10 for graduate and honors students.
Advising will also begin Feb. 10 after the Mardi Gras break.
All students should check with their department and adviser for advising procedures and times for spring.
There may be some adjustments in departments for advising times due to the break.
Students should also check "Account Summary" and "Holds" on the Bulldog Online Student System to take care of any holds or unpaid balances before advising.
Printed versions of the Racing Form for spring quarter are available in Keeny Hall.
For more information, contact Bob Vento, the university registrar, at 257-2176.
Applications for scholarship available for eligible students
Applications are being accepted for the Garnie W. McGinty Undergraduate Scholarship in History for the 2005-06 academic year.
The deadline for applications is Feb. 15.
To be eligible, entering freshman must have an ACT composite score of 26 or above, and current students must have a GPA of 3.5 or above.
Recipients must be undergraduates with a major in history.
Students currently receiving the McGinty scholarship must apply for renewal each year.
The amount for the scholarship, named for Dr. Garnie W. McGinty, the former head of Tech's history department, is determined by the qualifications of the recipient.
For more information or applications, contact Dr. Stephen Webre, chairman of the history department and a professor of history, at 257-2872.
Holiday to start tomorrow night; classes will resume Feb. 10
The Mardi Gras holiday begins at the end of classes tomorrow.
Classes resume at 8 a.m. Feb. 10.
All residence halls will remain open for the break.
The cafeteria will close tomorrow at 6 p.m. and re-open Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for the night meal.
The cafeteria will resume regular hours Feb. 10.
For more information, contact Bob Vento, the university registrar, at 257-2176, or Mike Michelle, the director of food services, at 257-2327.
Applications for sorority 5k run due Feb. 10; $15 fee required
Kappa Delta is holding a 5K and one-mile walk/run called the Shamrock Event at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at Lincoln Parish Park.
Everyone is invited to sign up. Applications are due Feb. 10 with a $15 registration fee.
To register, download a registration form at http://www.kdshamrock.cjb.net.
All registered runners will receive a free T-shirt.
Following the one-mile walk/run there will be a barbeque lunch for $5.
The walk/run will benefit the Methodist Children's Home of Ruston and Prevent Child Abuse America.
For more information, contact Emery Carlisle, Shamrock chair and a junior accounting major, at 560-3755.
Band conference to provide performances for student body
The Ark-La-Tex 2005 Band Conference is scheduled for today, tomorrow and Saturday.
The conference is a meeting of selected high school students from the surrounding areas of Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.
The high school students will attend a series of clinics and concerts conducted by Tech Band directors Jim Robken and Lawrence Gibbs.
The Tech Jazz Ensemble will perform at 5:30 p.m. tonight in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.
Tomorrow, the Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform at 1:30 p.m. in Howard Auditorium.
Saturday, the Ark-La-Tex honor bands will perform in Howard Auditorium.
The Honor Symphonic Band will perform first at 2 p.m., followed by the Honor Wind Ensemble at 2:45 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Jim Robken, director of bands, at 257-4233.
Center to hold Career Day for Spring Feb. 17 in Tonk
The Career Center will hold a Spring Career Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Student Center, Main Floor.
All sophomores, juniors, seniors, graduate students and alumni are invited to attend.
Students must register at the Career Center in Keeny Hall, Room 337, prior to the event.
Career Day is for students who are seeking full-time, co-op and summer employment.
Those attending should dress professionally and prepare at least 25 copies of their resume to distribute to participating companies and agencies.
For more information, contact Cheryl Myers, Career Center director, at 257-4336 or pick up an informational brochure in the Career Center Office.