Professors to speak at poetry event

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Cross Cultural Club will present the Second Annual Poetic Art: A Celebration of Spoken Word on April 25.

The event will spotlight the works Drs. Nanthalia and Jimmy McJamerson, both GSU professors. The McJamersons provide educational seminars, motivational speaking, empowerment books and inspirational gifts.

Their works, including poem prints, bookmarks and cards, will be available for purchase at the event. \\ Poetic Art: A Celebration of Spoken Word is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the Grambling Hall Auditorium. Admission is $3.

Teachers’ Career Fair set for Friday

The annual Teacher’s Career Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the Men’s Gym. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at (318) 274-2346.

Free Fine Day at library is Friday

In honor of National Library Week, A.C. Lewis Memorial Library is offering those with overdue books the opportunity to return them without fines.

Friday is also Library Staff Appreciation Day, the last of a week of activities that kicked off Monday with the ribbon cutting to mark the official opening of the Library Instruction Lab.\\ For more information, call 274-3354.

Important dates to remember

* Spring break will begin at the end of the day Friday, and end at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18.

* Applications for Summer 2006 graduation are due by Friday.

*The last day of classes will be Wednesday, May 3, with May 4-5 being set aside as study days. Final examinations will be given the week of May 8-12.

* Grades for candidates for graduation are due by May 12. The deadline for final grades for all other students is May 16.

* The semester ends with commencement exercises, which will be May 21.

Biomedical group sets research day

The second Biomedical Engineering Research Day has been set Friday, May 5 at Bogard Hall on the Louisiana Tech University canpus.

The research day will kickoff at 2 p.m. Research conducted in various areas of biomedical engineering will be showcased. Entry is free and refreshments will be served.\\ For more information, contact Jameel Shait at (318) 614-5080.

Labs, study rooms available in Brown\\ Effective immediately, the Academic Skills Center has the following laboratories available to all students.\\ n Mathematics Lab in Brown Hall Room 205.\\ n English/Writing Lab and General Use Lab in Brown Hall Room 202.\\ n Career Exploration Lab in Brown Hall Room 239.\\ The hours of operation for the labs are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.\\ Group study rooms are also available on a first-come basis in Rooms 213, 214, 215 and 221 in Brown Hall. They can be reserved by calling Jeanette Moss at (318) 274-2323.\\ Group study rooms are available 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.\\ For more information about the center, contact Moss at (318) 274-2323 or Sheila Shoemake-Garcia, director of Special Academic Programs, at (318) 274-6019.\\ \\ \\ NAUW scholarship campaign kicks off\\ The Verdure Green Scholarship Campaign, held annually by the National Association of University Women \\’d0 Grambling, is underway.\\ The campaign awards students with U.S. Savings Bonds to be used toward college for money raised during the campaign. \\ Because the NAUW believes that no age is too young to start saving for college, children of any age may participate in the Verdure Green Scholarship Campaign. The campaign runs through April 15.

For more information, contact Dr. June Ingram at (318) 274-2896.

Interns sought for fashion experience

The New York Fashion Experience, offered by The Fashion Program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is looking for interns.

NYFE internships are open to juniors and seniors who are interested in careers in the fashion industry, no matter what their major.

Areas in which internships are offered include merchandising, sales, retail, buying, production, design, retail, product development, visual merchandising, public relations, marketing, finance/accounting, legal and human resources.

The internship consists of a full-time, semester-long program offered in the fall and spring semesters. Internships commit students to spend four full days at their worksite, earning 12 credits. A 3-credit course titled "New York Fashion Seminar" taught by an industry professional, rounds out the week.

For more information, contact Lydia Biskup, NYFE director, at (845) 575-3124.

Meningitis shots available at GSU

Due to a recent outbreak of bacterial meningitis in Lafayette, Foster-Johnson Health Center reminds students that Meningococcal Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine is available to students 18 years and under for a fee of $10. Others interested in obtaining a meningitis vaccination should contact a private physician.

For more information, call the Health Center at Ext. 2351.