Louisiana Tech University’s Department of Theatre will hold open auditions for its second production of the year, James Barry’s “Sleeping Beauty,” on Dec. 7-8 in the Howard Center for the Performing Arts.
Young actors and actresses from second grade and up as well as college students are encouraged to audition for Barry’s adaptation of this classic tale, directed by Paul Crook, associate professor of theatre at Tech.
Public performances of “Sleeping Beauty” are scheduled for Jan. 26-31 in Howard Auditorium.
While head coaches are usually the person in the limelight come football season, it can also be noted that the woman behind the man is just as important.
Kate Dykes, wife of Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes, said she is just as busy being the coach’s wife.
“We have an unwritten schedule that we go by each week,” she said. “Monday nights are late nights. On Tuesday nights during the season (other coaches’ wives and I) have cookie night for the players where we each sack up little Ziplocs for them to have when they get out of practice. Wednesday night we’ll have a casserole or something like that and Thursday night we have a kind of family night.”
Life Choices of North Central Louisiana is pleased to announce Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family, will speak at the organization’s annual banquet and fundraiser on March 13.
Daly assumed the presidency of Focus on the Family, a post previously held by James Dobson, in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. As president, Daly also hosts the organization’s National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S.
Bryant Nelson, staff research chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will present a lecture titled “Fundamental Interactions of Engineered Nanomaterials with DNA and DNA Repair Proteins,” on Wednesday as part of Louisiana Tech University’s New Frontiers in Biomedical Engineering seminar series.
The presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of University Hall on Tech’s campus. The event is free and members of the campus and local communities are invited to attend.