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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 32 - June 4, 1998

Events
Thursday, 4
Industry Opportunities Open House, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Hancock Hall.
Friday, 5
Outdoor Concert, 6 p.m., Henderson Lawn: The McKenzies.
Sunday, 7
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y parking lot: Mountain Lake scenic trail (easy).
Monday, 8
Last Day to Resign.
Tuesday, 9
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Two farces by Georges Feydeau.
Wednesday, 10
Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications, 9 a.m., Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. Through 6-12.
Diversity Roundtable, noon-1:30 p.m., Black Cultural Center: Open to all faculty and staff members who want to be part of an ongoing conversation on diversity.
Office Ergonomics Information Sessions, 1-3 p.m. and 4-5 p.m., Ergonomics and Special Services Lab, Newman Library: Boise Cascade Office Products conducts 20-minute information sessions on office ergonomic furniture.
VTU Film, 7:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Fried Green Tomatoes."
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Two farces by Georges Feydeau.
Thursday, 11
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Two farces by Georges Feydeau.
Friday, 12
Outdoor Concert, 6 p.m., Henderson Lawn: Grace Note.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Two farces by Georges Feydeau.
Saturday, 13
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Two farces by Georges Feydeau.
Sunday, 14
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., meet at Y parking lot: Bike or walk the New River Trail (easy).
Tuesday, 16
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Wednesday, 17
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., location TBA.
Computer Requirement Support Task Force, 1:30 p.m., 1045 Pamplin: Information session for faculty and staff. Call 1-2375.
Thursday, 18
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1810 Litton Reaves.
Bulletins
Banner Student System offers first look
During June, the Student Implementation Team will offer a weekly look at the developing Banner Student System to the university community. Each week, participants will be able to see general information about (fictitious) students and their records and the look and feel of the coming system.
Participants will also be able to make known their ideas to improve the implementation of the system. Dates for the sessions are Fridays, June 5, 12, and 19 from 1-2 p.m. in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, room F. Dessert and drinks will be provided.
Arts festival presents two French farces
The Summer Arts Festival, sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, presents Wooed & Viewed and Caught with His Trance Down. The two Georges Feydeau pieces will be playing at Squires Studio Theatre Tuesday, June 9 through Saturday, June 13 and Tuesday, July 7 through Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
In Wooed & Viewed, the audience watches a young lawyer's life get temporarily turned upside down.
Caught with His Trance Down tells the story of Justin, a servant, who uses his new found power of hypnotism to command his boss Boriquet to do all of his chores.
The performance is free, and parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus. For more information, call the Summer Arts Festival at 1-5921.
Outdoor concerts feature McKenzies, Grace Note
Live music on the lawn at The Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concert features The McKenzies, on Friday, June 5, 6 p.m. on the Henderson Hall Lawn, located on the corner of College Avenue and Main Street in downtown Blacksburg.
The McKenzies have entertained in Arizona, Wyoming, West Virginia and Virginia, playing a wide variety of events, from square dances and weddings to conferences and festivals.
Although their instrumentation has a traditional feel, the McKenzies play a wide variety of musical styles. Their repertoire includes traditional and contemporary folk, Irish, swing, jazz standards, rag tunes, children's songs, novelty songs and original works.
The following Friday, June 12, at 6 p.m. on the Henderson Hall Lawn, the Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concert will feature Grace Note, sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg.
Three Floyd County musicians, Bob Grubel, Martin Scudder and Tom Williams, form the group known as Grace Note. Their sound has been described as "richly textured music ranging in style from folk, soft rock, `new age,' to jazz with a mix of original and borrowed material." Their current CD is entitled I Always Dreamed of Flying.
The concerts are free and sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg. Parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the Squires Student Center. For more information, call the Summer Arts Festival at 1-5921.
DERC to visit with employees in Lynchburg
The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will be in Lynchburg on Wednesday, June 24, between 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to meet with state employees who would like to discuss work-related concerns. The sessions will be held on the campus of Central Virginia Community College, Merrit Hall, room 5118.
The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with an opportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receive assistance in: options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion of applicable state policies, information on grievance procedures, referrals for further assistance.
Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment, please call the Department of Employee Relations Counselors on the toll-free line 1-888-23-ADVICE.