This item originally appeared in the September 30, 2004 issue of The Tech Talk.
SGA elections for freshman positions to be held next week
Student Government Association elections for freshman class president and senators, graduate senators and homecoming court will be Oct. 12 and 13.
Packets to run for those positions are due in the SGA office, located in Tolliver Hall, today.
There will be a mandatory meeting for the potential candidates today at 5:30 p.m. in the Tolliver conference room.
Students can vote online at www.latech.edu/vote Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
There will also be a physical voting area on campus, which has yet to be set to a specific location.
For more information, contact Kimberly Ludwig, SGA president and a senior business management and entrepreneurship major, at 257- 4565.
Tech TV applications for new talk show host now available
Tech TV has positions open for students interested in hosting a new show.
Applications for the hosting job are due Oct. 8 and should be turned in to the housing office.
The housing office is behind Harper Residence Hall on Hergot Street.
Applications for Tech TV can be printed out from the housing Web site at http://www.latech.edu/tech/housing.
Interested students are requested to contact Tech TV at email@example.com.
The subject line of the e-mail should read "RE: TV Show."
For more information, contact Jennifer Porter, a graduate student of industrial and organizational psychology, at 257-4917.
Tryouts for Union Board Talent Show take place next Thursday
Union Board is holding the annual Tech Talent Show on Oct. 21.
Tryouts will be held on Oct. 7. All Tech students will be admitted for free with their Tech I.D.
The theme for the show will be "Studio 54."
The show will be held in the Tonk at 8 p.m.
Applications are available now at the Union Board office located in Tolliver Hall next to the SGA office, for a $5 fee.
The applications are due tomorrow.
The first prize for the contest is $500.
For more information, call the Union Board office at 257-4237.
Lincoln Parish Library offers free computer classes Tuesdays
Lincoln Parish Library, located at 910 North Trenton, is offering basic and specialized computer classes at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. every Tuesday.
Technology Tuesdays are set up in the meeting rooms of the library with individual laptops for each participant.
Classes are given for both adults and teenagers with lessons ranging from learning to prepare resumes to using the library catalog and researching for school papers.
There is a 15-person capacity for each session. There is no cost for participation.
For more information, contact the library hotline at 513-6410.
Rugby Football Club seeks
additional members for team
Rugby football team practice is 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the rugby field, across the street from the Maxie Lambright Intramural Sports Center.
The club sport is open to all male Tech students.
No requirements are imposed except to come to play and have fun. Games are played all season on Saturdays against other colleges in the area.
The next home rugby game is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, against Tulane University.
The rugby season is Sept. 10 through the last day of spring quarter.
For more information, contact Kelly Irvin, rugby club president and a senior industrial engineering major, at 243-0389.
Local Parks and Recreation holds dodgeball team practices
The City of Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is holding dodgeball team practices from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Bobby James Gym, located on 605 James St.
The dodgeball team's first game is 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Bobby James Gym.
All are invited to attend the games.
Admission is free.
For more information, contact Claire Carroll, the assistant director of RPAR, at 242-7724 or 255-5800.
Tai Chi classes offered for $60 per quarter; open to everyone
Beginning and intermediate Tai Chi classes open at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Classes are open to anyone who wants to learn the secrets of inner and outer balance.
The cost is $60 per quarter.
Classes are taught by Master Xingyao Bai, who is certified by the Chinese Martial Arts Association and has been teaching in Louisiana for over 15 years.
Beginning students learn short hand form.
Intermediate and advanced students learn long forms for hand and sword.
In case of bad weather, classes will be held inside the Visual Arts Center.
For more information, contact Peter Jones, a professor of art, at 548-9468.
Fundraiser at A.E. Phillips for new equipment ends today
A.E. Phillips Laboratory School students are selling wrapping paper as part of a fundraiser.
The students are raising money to go toward technology in their classrooms.
Today is the last day of the fundraiser.
Anyone interested in purchasing wrapping paper can go by the school's office.
For more information, contact Lori Wyatt, receptionist at A.E. Phillips, at 257-3469.