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This item originally appeared in the Feb. 19, 2004, issue of The Tech Talk.

Foundation offers communion, midnight breakfast next week

The Wesley Foundation, located at 201 College St., will present Come and Go Communion and Midnight Breakfast on Feb. 26.

Communion is from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by breakfast until midnight.

The Come and Go Communion is a chance for students to pray and take communion.

Students looking for some late night breakfast also can stop by. Sausage, eggs, pancakes and other breakfast foods will be served.

Admission is free for both events.

For more information, contact Paul Davidson, an intern at the Wesley Foundation, at 255-3112.

Program battles alcohol, drugs through educational seminars

Double Vision, an alcohol and drug education program sponsored by Counseling Services, will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. March 8 in Keeny Hall, Room 310.

Double Vision is aimed at changing student perspectives regarding alcohol and drug use.

Students first meet with a therapist prior to entering the group as an initial assessment of needs.

The sessions meet one hour a week for six weeks.

The program consists of six sessions. Two will be individual and four will be group sessions.

For more information, contact Calvin Williams, a licensed professional counselor and coordinator of alcohol and drug education, at 257-2488, or e-mail him at

Center creates new online site, allows students to channel surf

The Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology has created a new Web program that allows students the opportunity to vote online to see a favorite television station on the big screens in the Student Center.

Students will have to vote three times online from three different computers for the televisions to automatically flip to the new channel.

However, a vote can only be sent from one computer every 15 minutes.

To vote, viewers can logon to

For more information, contact Chris Womack, information technology coordinator for the CEnIT, at 257-4627.

Band celebrates quarter closing with concert finale in Howard

Members of the Band of Pride will present a band concert as a finale of winter quarter.

The concert is scheduled from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts.

The Band of Pride's concert band will play a variety of music from standard pieces of band literature to new pieces, including "Japanese Fanfare."

This event is held at the end of winter quarter and again during the spring.

Students and the public are encouraged to attend.

Admission to this event is free.

For more information, contact Sheri Robken, an instructor of music, at 257-4233.

Payment deadline approaches; purge date scheduled March 3

The first purge date for non-payment of fees for spring quarter is 5 p.m. March 3.

Students have to pay in full or confirm registration by the deadline to complete registration.

Failure to pay in full or confirm registration by March 3 will result in a cancellation of class schedules.

Students can pay online at; at the Cashier's Office in Keeny Hall, Room 103; by mail at P.O. Box 7924, Ruston, LA, 71272; or by telephone at 257-2234.

For more information about payment deadlines, contact Lisa Cole, comptroller, at 257-4325.

Professor leads how-to lecture on water garden construction

Dr. Peter Gallagher, a professor of agricultural and environmental sciences, will present a one-day, three-hour seminar on constructing water gardens from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 11 in Davison Hall, Room 106.

The session costs $25 to all who attend.

Gallagher said water can add a dramatic statement to any garden, and he will discuss design, construction and maintenance.

The seminar will also look at several examples, discuss and demonstrate materials involved in making a working water garden and suggest plants suitable for water-garden living.

For more information, contact Gallagher at 257-3275.

Due date for essay competition draws near for honors students

The deadline to submit entries for the Spring Honors Program Essay Competition is March 12.

The contest, sponsored by the honors program for the Spring Research Symposium, is open to all honors students.

Papers submitted must have been written for an honors class between spring 2003 and winter 2004 and should be between eight and 10 pages in length.

Students must submit essays with an entry form, which can be picked up at the honors program office in George T. Madison Hall, Room 125B and a signed recommendation from the faculty member for whom the essay was originally written.

For further information, contact Dr. Donald Kaczvinsky, director of the honors program and an associate professor of English, at 257-3282.

Professor conducts auditions for placement of jazz pianist

Lawrence Gibbs, director of the Tech Jazz Ensemble and an assistant professor of music, will hold auditions Feb. 26 through March 3 for a jazz pianist for the Jazz Ensemble.

The Jazz Ensemble will meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.

Students interested in auditioning need to have some experience in playing jazz music and need to prepare a three-minute piece of music to perform for the audition.

Students will also have a piece of music to sight read, which will be given to them at the audition. Gibbs will be conducting the auditions.

Gibbs said it will only take about five minutes.

For more information or to set up an audition, call Gibbs at 257-4233.

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