Seven members of Louisiana Tech’s English honor society, the Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, made a mark on the organization’s international convention held recently in New Orleans, including a first place award for scholarly research.
Brian Bellocq, a graduate English student from Metairie, placed first in the Critical Essays, British Literature category for his essay, “Male Homoeroticism in ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Mrs. Dalloway.’” Bellocq received $500 for his achievement.
The Progressive Arts Club is celebrating 60 years this year. The group was organized in 1951, and Sis. Winora Harris serves as president. Other current officers include: Dorothy Calberton, secretary; Mattie Johnson, treasurer; Elfredia Humphries, historian; Robertine Malone, sergeant at arms; and Gertie M. Jackson, member. “Love One Another” is their motto, and the group welcomes any interested persons to attend one of their meetings, held Mondays after the first Sunday of each month at Ryan’s.
“Dad’s Christmas Miracle,” written by Pat Cook and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company, will premier at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 with additional performances at 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and a 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 9. Performances will be at the Dixie Center for Performing Arts. Sponsor of this production is Ruston Kiwanis Club. Mitch Dufour is director and Liz Gilbert is stage manager. Additional crew members are Deb Young (lighting), Lucita Foster (sound) and Karen Pittman (costumes).