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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 34 - July 2, 1998

Events
Friday, 3
Independence Day Holiday for Faculty and Staff Members (no classes).
Summer Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Henderson lawn: Outdoor concert by Blue Aces Air Force Rock Band.
Saturday, 4
Grand Bicentennial Parade, 4 p.m., downtown Blacksburg: Call 951-1135 for more information.
Holiday Fireworks Display, 9:15 p.m., Municipal Golf Course.
Sunday, 5
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., YMCA parking lot: Moderate hike on the Huckleberry Trail. Led by Sandi Webster. Call 1-6860.
Tuesday, 7
Art Gallery Opening, Perspective Art Gallery, Squires Student Center: "Ki No Ichiku," Tuesday through Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 10 p.m. Continues through August 6.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Continues through July 11.
Wednesday, 8
Diversity Roundtable, noon to 1:30 p.m., Black Culture Center: Open to all faculty and staff members who want to be a part of an ongoing conversation on diversity.
VTU Film. movie at 7:30 p.m., Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Flirting with Disaster."
"With Good Reason," Made to Order: The Rise of General Washington, 7 p.m., WVTF.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Continues through July 11.
Thursday, 9
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Continues through July 11.
Friday, 10
Summer Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Henderson lawn: Outdoor concert by Barbara Martin Quartet.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." Continues through July 11.
Animal Industry Day, 9:30 a.m., beef barn on Plantation Road: Speaker at 11 a.m., lunch at noon.
Saturday, 11
YMCA Hike, 9:30 a.m., YMCA parking lot: Moderate seven mile round trip to Villa Appalaccia near the Blue Ridge Parkway. For more information, call 1-6860.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre, Squires Student Center: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down."
Monday, 13
Last Day to Drop.
Tuesday, 14
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: "The Dining Room," Summer Arts Festival play by A.R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Wednesday, 15
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Owens.
"With Good Reason," Women's Work: The 150th Anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention, 7 p.m., WVTF.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: "The Dining Room," Summer Arts Festival play by A. R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Thursday, 16
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Litton-Reaves.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: "The Dining Room," Summer Arts Festival play by A. R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Bulletins
Register your vehicle by telephone
Parking Services is now offering telephone vehicle registration for parking permit sales. Call 1-3055 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through September 1. Be prepared to provide your social security number and vehicle information.
After the information is processed, you may either come to the Visitor Information Center on Southgate Drive to pick up your permit or have it mailed to you. Payment should be made by either cash, check or certified funds before the permit can be made. If you want to purchase your permit by payroll deduction, let the telephone receptionist know for special processing.
Current parking permits expire on August 14. For more information call 1-3055 or visit http://www.vt.edu:10021/admin/parking/parking.htm..
Personnel offers overview of legal issues
Personnel Services will hold a half-day training session, "Overview of Legal Issues in Human Resources," on July 21, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Executive Conference Room at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.
This workshop provides an overview of common state and federal laws that affect the managers and employees in the areas of hiring, family leave, affirmative action, the Americans with Disabilities Act and more. The workshop is open to all faculty members and staff members at the university. For more information or to register, call Julie Whetzel at 1-9331.
Media Center to close, re-locate
The Media Center in Newman library will be closed from July 5 through July 7 and re-open in a new location, on the first floor of the library. The Media Center will be combined with the Microforms Unit to form the Center for Alternative Media (CAM). This new center will re-open at 8 a.m. on July 8.
Faculty members are encouraged to contact the Media Center as soon as possible regarding scheduling materials for use July 5-7. In addition, the MAC Computer Lab, located on the second floor of Newman Library, will be closed for two weeks for an equipment upgrade, beginning on Monday, July 6. The lab should re-open on Monday, July 20.
For other computer labs available on campus, consult the Computing Center web page at http://www.cclab.vt.edu/Lab_Info/labhours.html. For more information, consult http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/cam.html or call the Media Center at 1-6358.
Barbara Martin Quartet to perform
On Friday, July 10 at 6 p.m. the Barbara Martin Quartet will be featured in the Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concert. on the Henderson Hall Lawn, located at the corner of College Avenue and Main Street in downtown Blacksburg.
The concert is free, and parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Squires Student Center. For more information, call the Summer Arts Festival at 1-5921.
`Ki No Ichiku' exhibit opens July 7
The Summer Arts Festival presents the final art exhibit of the season for the Perspective Gallery entitled "Ki No Ichiku" (Relocating the Tree), works by Jiro Okura. The exhibit, which was done in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Studio Study Abroad Program in Kyoto, Japan, 1997-1998, will open July 7 and run through August 6.
The gallery is located on the second floor of Squires Student Center and is open Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 2-10 p.m. and closed Mondays. Admission is free. For information, call the Summer Arts Festival at 1-5921.
Two French farces part of summer festival
The Summer Arts Festival, sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, presents two French farces by Georges Feydeau: "Wooed & Viewed" and "Caught with His Trance Down." The farces will be playing at the Studio Theatre in Squires Student Center, Tuesday, July 7 through Saturday, July 11 at 8 p.m.
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.
Office of Risk Management is moving
On Monday, June 29 the Office of Risk Management moved to a new location at 125 North Main Street, Suite 600. The location is the old Grand Piano building in downtown Blacksburg, now known as the Town Centre. The entrance to the Risk Management offices will be at the back of the building, adjacent to Mail Boxes Etc. and near the Farmers' Market.
Moving with the Risk Management office will be the American Express corporate-travel-card program, which will share the same office space. Office hours for the new location will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Risk Management and American Express telephone 1-7439, fax number 1-5064 and postal code 0310 will remain the same.
Butterfly forays planned at Horticulture Gardens
On Wednesdays July 22 and July 29, Tom McAvoy of the entomology department and the staff of the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History will conduct butterfly forays at the Horticulture Gardens located on Washington Street. Meet at the gardens from noon to 1 p.m. to participate. For more information, call the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History at 1-3001.
Key West Cafe open on campus
The Key West Cafe, located on the Alumni Hall lawn just outside of the Donaldson Brown Hotel, is open for the month of July and serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The cafe is managed and operated by students in the departments of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Human Nutrition and Foods.
The menu features salads and sandwiches, including a Key West-style burger and lime-basted tuna wrap. Veggie pizza and daily specials are also available. Beverages include sodas, tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and frozen non-alcoholic daquiris. The cafe will close after July 31.
Animal Industry Day July 10
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will hold Animal Industry Day on July 10 at the beef barn. At 11 a.m. keynote speaker Gary Smith, Colorado State University, will address "Quality, Consistency and Safety of Meat Products." A barbecue lunch will be held at noon with exhibits, demonstrations and tours through the day.