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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 18 - January 30, 1997

Events

Thursday, 30

Red Cross Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Costa Rica and Panama," bySteve Taranto.

Take Our Daughters to Work Committee Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Women'sCenter, Price House.

Special Theatre Event, 8 p.m., Hillcrest: The Body of Mystery, PartI.

Friday, 31

Wemon's Center Program, noon, "A Comparative Analysis of Eating Beliefsof Female Competitive Adolescent and College Gymnasts," by Teresa Lanahan,Radford.

Black History Month activity, 7 p.m., Commonwealth Ballroom: 2nd AnnualCandlelight Vigil.

Special Theatre Event, 8 p.m., Hillcrest Hall: The Body of Mystery,Part I.

Special Theatre Event, 10 p.m., Hillcrest Hall: The Body ofMystery, Part I.

FEBRUARY

Saturday, 1

Black History Month. Through 2-28.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Blacks, Lynchings and theLaw," with Claudine Ferrell, Mary Washington, Sam Pincus, Piedmont VirginiaCommunity College, and Joe Goldenberg, VSU.

Men's Basketball vs. Dayton, noon, Cassell Coliseum.

Women's Basketball at Rhode Island, 2 p.m., Kingston, R.I.

Black History Month Activity, 8 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "An Evening of Poetry and Jazz." Also 2-23.

Special Theatre Event, 8 p.m., Hillcrest Hall: The Body of Mystery,Part I.

Special Theatre Event, 10 p.m., Hillcrest Hall: The Body of Mystery,Part I.

Sunday, 2

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at YMCA parking lot, 403 Washington St.:McAfee Knob, led by Michael Beaghen.

Monday, 3

University Council, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Derring.

Women's Basketball vs. Fordham, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "Herstory: Black Women in Politics."

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: P B & J. Through2-5.

Tuesday, 4

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Hillcrest main lounge: "LearningStrategies for a Successful Career," by Roscoe Byrd, DVM.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: P B & J.Through 2-5.

Men's Basketball vs. George Washington, 9:30 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Wednesday, 5

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: P B & J.Through 2-5.

Thursday, 6

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Kizhi Island,Russia-The Church of the Transfiguration," by Joe Loferski.

Take Our Daughters to Work Committee Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Women'sCenter, Price House.

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Wallace atrium: "Skin Deep,"film.

Women's Basketball vs. Virginia, 7:30 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Seminars

Thursday, 30

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 219 Squires: "Science Literacy forAll Virginians: Public Education in Museum Settings," by Leslie Bochenski.

Plant Physiology, 3 p.m., 102 Fralin: "Function of the Yeast FLB/FRTSite-specific Recombinase in Plants," by Tom Hodges, Purdue.

BEV, 4-5 p.m., 202 Williams: "An Overview of Community NetworkTechnology," by Luke Ward, BEV.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Honey Bee Mites, Colony Losses, andPollination," by Richard Fell.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Stratigraphic Records ofQuaternary Sea-level Fluctuations as Imaged by GPR and High-Resolution SeismicProfiling," by Sue McGeary, Delaware.

Friday, 31

Geological Sciences, 3 p.m., 30 Pamplin: "Deep Seismic Imaging of theAleutian Arc and Subduction System," by Sue McGeary, Delaware.

Science Study Center, 3-5 p.m., DBHCC Room G: "Did Mach Really RejectRelativity Theory?" by Gereon Wolters, University of Constanz.

Economics, 3:30-5 p.m., 3008 Pamplin: "Property Tax Capitalization in aModel with Tax Deferred Assets and Standard Deductions," by Stuart Rosenthal,British Columbia.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1084 Derring: "Technology and Medicine: TheMicroscope," by Ann LaBerge.

Monday, 3

Economics, 3:30-5 p.m., 3008 Pamplin: "Money-IncomeCausality-International Evidence through a Panel-VAR Framework," by NazrulIslam, International Institute for Advanced Studies.

CSES, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: TBA, by Lucian Zelazny.

Wednesday, 5

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., DBHCC Room F: "Between the Lightsof Myth and Reason: Science in German Culture ca. 1687-1750," by MoiraRogers.

Thursday, 6

Plant Physiology, noon, 102 Fralin: "Biodiversity Conservation and DrugDiscovery in Suriname," by David Kingston.

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 219 Squires: "Teaching in theTelevision Age: Students Who Don't Study," by Henry Bauer.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "A Bayesian Approach toComparative Calibration," by Keyling Ye.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: TBA.

Bulletins

MCC reception, dedication planned

The Multicultural Center (MCC) and the Filipino American StudentAssociation (FASA) will sponsor a reception and dedication Thursday, Jan. 30,from 5-7 p.m. in the Multicultural Center, 140 Squires.

The program will celebrate the donation of Filipino literature and materialsto the center. The groups will also officially open the FASA CulturalExhibition Display from January 21 through February 9.

For more information about the program, call 1-8584

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. If youare a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, pleasecontact the Dean of Students Office at Voice: 1-3787; TDD 1-8718.

Forestry, Wildlife Resources announce seminar

Herman H. ("Hank") Shugart Jr. of the Department of EnvironmentalSciences at the University of Virginia will present "Predicting the Response ofForests to Global Environmental Change" on Monday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., in theFralin Biotechnology Center auditorium.

Light refreshments will be served in 315 Cheatham immediately following theseminar.

The seminar involves the prediction of the large-scale dynamics of theterrestrial surface of the Earth in response to a changing environment.

Shugart is the W.W. Corcoran professor of environmental sciences at theUniversity of Virginia.

Faculty-staff issues forum available on-line

Readers are invited to contribute to an on-line issues forum operatedby the Subcommittee on Faculty and Staff of the university self study. The selfstudy's strategic focus is on the learning environment at Virginia Tech and howit is affected by the increasing use of information technology. Thesubcommittee has posed several questions relating to training and development;information delivery, responsibility, and assessment; institutional support andbarriers; and roles and rewards.

Please take the opportunity to address these and other issues of your ownchoosing. From the self study's home page athttp://www.vt.edu:10021/admin/provost/selfstudy/ you may reach the forumby clicking on the designated button. Please note that this is one of severalchannels to provide input to the self study. Surveys of faculty and staffmembers and graduate students are being conducted during January and February,and several focus group discussions are being planned. Comments may also besent directly to conn@vt.edu.

Extension support staff sponsors workshop

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Support Staff Association issponsoring at workshop on "Communication: The Art of Personal Success" from8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Blacksburg Marriott.

Speakers from private business, Virginia Tech, and New River CommunityCollege will present sessions focusing on a range of workplace communicationissues and challenges. Topics will include e-mail legal issues, Appalachiancommunicative styles, workplace communication needs, and male-femalecommunication styles.

For information contact Peggy Quesenberry at 1-4331, e-mailppqberry@vt.edu, or Janet Wimmer, 1-6781, e-mail wimmer@vt.edu.

Sci-fi periodical covers on display

"Life on Mars," an exhibition of sci-fi periodical covers from the1920s-1950s, all dealing with Mars as a theme, is on display through February 7in the Wallace Hall Gallery, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. "Life on Mars" iscurated by Eric Wiedegreen and Eric Ackermann.

ETD workshop scheduled

Theses, dissertations and major papers must be submitted in electronicformat beginning this semester.

A workshop explaining the general process for submitting theses, dissertationsand major papers in electronic format will be held in 136 Norris at 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 12.

DERC to visit Southside area

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet withinterested employees in Martinsville on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 8:30-4:15p.m. in conference room B of the Walker Building at Patrick Henry CommunityCollege; in Danville on Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. in theMcGovern Room of the Learning Resource Center at Danville Community Collegelocated at 1008 South Main Street; and in Alberta on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 10a.m.-4:30 p.m. in A building conference room at the Southside VirginiaCommunity College (Christianna Campus).

The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with anopportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receiveassistance in options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion ofapplicable state policies, information on the grievance procedure, and/orreferral for further assistance.

Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment,call the Department of Employee Relations Counselors at 1-800-552-9720.

DERC to visit Northern Virginia area

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet withinterested employees in Annandale on Thursday, March 27, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:15p.m. in room 202A of the Godwin Building at Northern Virginia CommunityCollege-Annandale Campus. Take the Capital Beltway (495) to exit 6 West(Fairfax, Little River Turnpike).

The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with anopportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receiveassistance in options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion ofapplicable state policies, information on the grievance procedure, and/orreferral for further assistance.

Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment,call the Department of Employee Relations Counselors at 1-800-552-9720.

YMCA Thrift Shop to hold half-price sale

The YMCA Thrift Shop will hold a half-price sale Wednesday, Feb. 5. Thethrift shop is located at 1336 S. Main St.