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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 19 - February 6, 1997

Events

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, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Squires HaymarketTheatre: "Skin Deep," film.

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

Friday, 7

Black History Month Activity, 6 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "Understanding Blackness."

Saturday, 8

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Put to the Test: TheControversy Over Standards of Learning," with Mary Bicouvaris, CNU, DwightAllen, ODU, and Mary Ann Lecos, GMU.

Surplus Property Auction, 9 a.m., Surplus Property Warehouse.

Men's Basketball at Fordham, 1 p.m.

Black History Month Activity, 2-5 p.m., Hillcrest Main Lounge:Community Leadership Recognition Reception.

Sunday, 9

Women's Basketball at St. Bonaventure, noon, Olean, N.Y.

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at YMCA parking lot, 403 Washington St.:Cascades, led by Ken Stein.

Black History Event, 2-4 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires:African American Food Tasting.

Monday, 10

Black History Month Activity, 6 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "Herstory: Black Women in Athletics."

Men's Basketball at La Salle, 7:30 p.m., Philadelphia.

Black History Month Activity, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "TheGallows to the Gavel," one-man performance by Darryl Van Leer.

Tuesday, 11

Black History Month Activity, 8 p.m., Multicultural Center, 140Squires: "Race Relations in the U.S.," by Alma Cardenas and Michael Herndon.

Wednesday, 12

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "Sister to Sister: Stop Calling Me Names."

VTU Production, 7:30 p.m., Burruss auditorium: Red, Hot and Cole.

Thursday, 13

Armory Art Gallery Opening: Paintings by Robert Henry Graham,"Chicago Memories and Fantasies. Through 3-14.

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Two Women Traveling the DownUnder," by JoAnn Underwood and Rosake Sprout.

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

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

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126Squires: "Networking with Black Corporate Women."

TAUT Studio Workshop, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: OffendingShadows. Through 2-15.

Seminars

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.

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, 7

Geological Sciences, 3 p.m., 30 Pamplin: "The Magnetic Field of Earth'sLithosphere: The Satellite Perspective," by Robert Langel, NASA.

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3008 Pamplin: Information Recovery and Inferencewith Limited Economic Data," by Amos Golan, California.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1084 Derring: "From Organic Matter in Meteoritesto Dinosaur Food Chains," by Steve Macko, UVa.

Monday, 10

Forestry/Wildlife Resources, 3 p.m., Fralin auditorium: "Prediction theResponse of Forests to Global Environmental Change," by Herman Shugart Jr.,UVa.

CSES, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: "Improvement in Agronomic and Quality Factorsin Peanut Cultivars," by Walter Mozingo.

Wednesday, 12

CEUT Presentation/Communication Skills Seminar, 3-5 p.m.,Hillcrest dining room: By Margaret Hable.

Thursday, 13

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 219 Squires: "Tracing the Origins ofthe World Wide Web Phenomena," by Marc Abrams.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 102 Fralin: "Defensive Metabolite DMBOA inMaize," by Scott Chilton, NC State.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Report on USDA Higher EducationChallenge Grant," by Tim Mack.

Bulletins

Forestry, Wildlife Resources announces seminar

Herman Shugart Jr. of the Department of Environmental Sciences at theUniversity of Virginia will present "Predicting the Response of Forests toGlobal Environmental Change" on Monday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., in the FralinBiotechnology Center auditorium.

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

Extension support staff group 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.

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.