The Tech Talk
• February 7, 2013
Physical therapisthosts 5k race
Danni Jones Physical Ther-apy will host the For the Loveo Running 5k race Feb. 16 at 9a.m. to benet Christian Com-munity Action, a local charity.The race is Valentine’s Daythemed, so participants are en-couraged to wear pink and red,but there is no required dresscode to participate.The registration ee is $25 orindividuals and $45 or couples.Those who register beoreFeb. 1 will receive a complimen-tary event T-shirt courtesy o Danni Jones Physical TherapyCenter.Runners may register byprinting o a copy o the waiverthat is located the Danni JonesPhysical Therapy Facebook page, stopping by Danni JonesPhysical Therapy Center’s rontdesk or online at www.danni-onespt.com.For more inormation onthe run or on how to donate tothe cause contact ChristopherSimpson at 318-251-2995 firstname.lastname@example.org
School to host abullying seminar
The School of Human Ecol-ogy and the Center for Childrenand Families of Monroe willhost “Love is Louder than Bul-lying” from 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday,Feb. 19 at the Bridge CommunityChurch Auditorium in Ruston.
This is a Bruce Everist Lec-ture Series Event that includesan educational panel discussionon the topic o bullying.Psychologists, teachers andattorneys rom the area will dis-cuss bullying across the liespanand answer questions rom theaudience.Admission is ree and opento all ages.For more inormation con-tact 318-257-3727.
Percussion studio tohost winter concert
Tech Percussion Ensemblewill perorm their winter concertrom 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday,Feb. 16, in the Howard Audito-rium, Center or the PerormingArts.The concert will eature Vir-ginia-based percussionist DavidWol as a solo marimbist and aguest conductor.The Percussion Studio atTech oers comprehensivetraining designed to equip stu-dents or uture careers in music.Students can have the op-portunity to work one-on-onewith percussion aculty memberGregory Lyons to develop broadversatility as musicians.Tickets are ree with a stu-dent ID or $5 each.For more inormation con-tact Gregory Lyons, director o percussion studies, at 318-257-5470 or email@example.com.
Continuing Educationoffers dance classes
Tech’s Continuing Educa-tion is oering dance classesevery Monday and Wednesdaythrough Feb. 20. Times are de-pendent on the type o classcustomers enroll in.Those interested in enrollingcan pick rom several dierenttypes o dances including streetdancing, krump, house danceand some break dancing tech-niques.There are adult and youthclasses oered.Youth classes are Tuesdaysand Thursdays or ages 5-17.Registration is $50 per dancestyle session or adults and $45or youth sessions.For more inormation onclass times and styles, contactthe oce o Continuing Educa-tion at 318-257-4433.
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High-top ades and retroshades, let’s step back into theold days.Walking across Tech’scampus may give one a caseo nostalgia, taking aculty back to their youth when thedays o gold chains and boom boxes mixed with dapper suitsand high-collar blouses werecommon.Kathleen Heiden, an as-sistant proessor o humanecology, said with technology being easily accessible, trendsare moving at a much asterrate than beore.There are more styles tochoose rom, causing a clashwith infuence coming romdierent decades.“There is a lot o infuencerom the ‘80s now,” Heidensaid. “We are seeing brightcolors, geometric patterns, ta-pered pants with oversize tops,peplums on dresses, unstruc-tured blazers, color blocking,asymmetrical designs andsweaters.”Heiden also said the ‘90sashion is being seen in shoetrends.“We are seeing some in-fuences o the ‘90s in shoes,with them becoming morepointed and stripes every-where,” Heiden said. “Mens-wear is also infuencing wo-menswear with the popularityo the blazer worn with every-thing—shorts, pants, skirts.”In addition, Heiden saidtoday’s ashion is more aboutindividual personality than setstyles.“There are styles that areashionable, but how some-one wears those styles is moreabout individual preerence,”Heiden said. “Students’ ap-pearances make a statemento comort while trendy. Stu-dents are wearing a lot o bright colors and oversizedtops with tapered, tting pantsand fats.”Dressed in colored skinny jeans, an oversized sweatshirt,a snapback cap and Conversetennis shoes, Taqi Mustaaa,a junior sociology major, saidhe dresses in ‘80s ashion be-cause it tells the story o hislie.“I was raised by older par-ents who are my inspiration,so most o my style is takenrom their past,” Mustaaasaid. “I also wear a collectiono necklaces because theywere given to me by lovedones.”One o the necklaces Mus-taaa wears tells a bigger story,the story o a young man di-agnosed with diabetes.“I wear my diabetic neck-lace to alert those around methat I am a diabetic, in case o an emergency,” Mustaaa said.Unlike Mustaaa, GarlandRobinson, a junior mechanicalengineering major, takes one back into the days o swingdancing.Robinson said he takes hissense o ashion rom ‘40’sstyle menswear because heis in a raternity and they arerequired to dress business ca-sual once a week.“I dress nicer than my usu-al jeans and a T-shirt everyWednesday because I am anAlpha and it is our tradition,”Robinson said. “I just like topush the limit a little more.”Robinson oten dresses intailored slacks, a matchingvest and a cu linked dressshirt with a matching tie.From one era to the next,Lashare Jacobs, a rst yeartheater graduate student, saidshe likes to mix and match herstyle.Jacobs said she dresses theway she eels.“I love not matching, some-times I’ll mix vintage withtoday’s trend,” Jacobs said.“There are no rules.”As the seasons change andashion continues to evolve,students will continue to takea trip through a time machine.Heiden said as studentslook orward to spring, theywill continue to see the use o bright colors as well as black,white and light neutrals.Heiden orecasts moresweaters and jackets to beworn with pants, short, andskirts or both spring and all.
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Students sport past fashions
Garland Robinson sports a‘40s business casual suit.Taqi Mustafaa (left), Garland Robinson (back) and Lashare Jacobs (right) dress in styles similar to past trends.