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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 22 - March 2, 1995


Thursday, 2

Central Stores Open House, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Central Stores: Through 3-3.

YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "To Baja, California with the Desert Museum," by Gertrude Hochgraf.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: "Scientists, Birdwatchers, and the Politics of Sight in North-American Ornithology," by Mark Barrow.

Friday, 3

Organization of Women Faculty Coffee Hour, 8:30 a.m., Mill Mountain Coffee: Weekly.

Central Stores Open House, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Central Stores.

ASPA Program, Salem Holiday Inn: "The Health Care and Medicare Issue."

Saturday, 4

Men's Basketball vs. UNC Charlotte, 1 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

YMCA International Folk Dances, 7:30-10 p.m., 37 War Memorial Gym.

Faculty/Guest Artist Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: The Music of Joan Yakkey.

Sunday, 5

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., Meet at Y parking lot: Barney's Wall, led by Beate Schmittmann.

Monday, 6

Red Cross Bloodmobile, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Blacksburg Marriott.

Soup and Substance/Women's Month Event, noon, 116 Squires: "Broken Vows: Religious Perspectives on Domestic Violence," part two, video and discussion led by Susan Shome.

Let's Talk, noon, Cranwell Center.

Service-Learning Conversation, noon, Hillcrest living room.

University Council, 3 p.m., 1045 Pamplin.

Women's Studies Lecture Series, 7:30 p.m., DBHCC Auditorium: Women's Month Event, Caryl McCord, National Endowment for the Arts.

With Good Reason, 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: Original works "Shall I Tap for You Sir?" and "A Meaningless Act." Through 3-8.

Tuesday, 7

Women's Basketball at Metro Tournament, Louisville. Through 3-10.

CommonHealth Program, noon, Donaldson Brown Rear Auditorium: "Prostate Cancer," by Irving Elkins, urologist, Montgomery Regional Hospital.

Women's Network General Meeting, Noon, 133 Lane.

Horticulture Gardens Open Planning Meeting, 7 p.m., 146 Smyth.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: Original works "Shall I Tap for You Sir?" and "A Meaningless Act." Through 3-8.

VTU Entertainment Series, 7:30 p.m., Burruss Auditorium: "Forbidden Broadway: Volume II."

Wednesday, 8

International Women's Day: Cultural Program, 10-11:30 a.m., Luther Memorial Lutheran Church; Panel Discussion, "Women's Health: Global Perspectives," noon-1:30 p.m., DBHCC Rear Auditorium; Coffee, Tea, & Poetry, 4-5:30 p.m., Cranwell Center; LaShawn Jefferson, Amnesty International, 7 p.m., Squires Colonial.

Women's Basketball at Metro Tournament, Louisville. Through 3-10.

Bach's Lunch, noon, Chapel: Wind Ensemble competition finalists, featuring Lynn Tober, accompanied by Pam Trent, and Jason Painter Price, accompanied by Yelena Balabanova.

TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: Original works "Shall I Tap for You Sir?" and "A Meaningless Act."

Thursday, 9

Women's Basketball at Metro Tournament, Louisville. Through 3-10.

YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Exploring Four Ecosystems in Australia," by Laura Hart.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 101 Price House: TBA, by Marianne de Laet.

Architecture/Urban Studies Video Series, 7 p.m., 100 Hancock: "Saint-Genevieve, Pantheon of Domes."


Thursday, 2

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "High T (subscript c)--The Great Symmetry Debate," by T.M. Rice, ETH-Honggerberg, Zurich, and Bell Lab.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 400 Price: "Effect of Topping on Canopy Growth and Tuber Yield of Potato," by James Okeyo.

Geological Sciences, CANCELLED.

Friday, 3

Molecular Cell Biology/Biotechnology, noon, 30 Pamplin: "The TCA Cycle Metabolon," by Paul Srere, VA Medical Center, University of Texas Medical Center.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Genetic Vulnerability Is a Result of Successful Plant Breeding Examples and Attempted Remedies for Maize," by Major Goodman, No. Cal State.

Monday, 6

Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Horticulture Gardens Phase II: What Would You Like Included," by Bob Lyons, Robert McDuffle, and students.

CSES, 4 p.m., 231 Smyth: "Physical Properties and Root Growth in Mine Tailings Amended with Yard Waste Compost" and "Mineland Reclamation Methods," by A. Linkenhoker.

Mechanical Engineering, 4 p.m., 110 Randolph: "Studies of Turbulent Jets," by M. Yoda, Georgia Tech.

Tuesday, 7

Biology, 3:45, 210 Robeson: "Biology of the Rhinoceros," by Joe Daniel, ODU.

Wednesday, 8

CEUT Brown Bag, noon, Hillcrest living room: "Learning to Teach," by Terry Wildman.

Thursday, 9

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Addressing Impacts of Environmental Stimuli via Animal and Microbal Laboratory Studies," by Walter Piegorsch, S.C.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 400 Price: "Plant-microcrosstalk During the Induction of Nitrogen-Fixing Nodules on Legumes," by Frantz deBruijn, MSU-DOE Plant Research Lab.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "Processes of Ophiolite Genesis and Emplacement with Special Reference to the Brooks Range Ophiolite Alaska, and Timor, Indonesia," by Ronald Harris, W. Va.


Outreach colloquium scheduled for university leaders

Leaders of four universities, including one president, will describe their respective outreach programs to Virginia Tech administrators, other university leaders, and members of the Outreach Task Force at an outreach colloquium scheduled March 6 and 7 in Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

Speakers will include John V. Byrne, president of Oregon State; E. Eugene Younts, vice president for services at the University of Georgia; James C. Votruba, vice provost for university outreach at Michigan State University; C. Eugene Allen, provost for professional studies at the University of Minnesota; and Virginia Tech Provost Peggy S. Meszaros.

Richard F. Harshberger, director of University Leadership Development and colloquium co-organizer, said the March 6-7 event was developed to "provide understanding of outreach in the context of the emerging land-grant mission, to provide information about outreach activities at other land-grant universities, and to explore with the university's leadership the long-term benefits of university outreach."

Before becoming president of Oregon State, Byrne was administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. He serves on the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development and Economic Cooperation, which advises the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the executive board of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC).

Younts coordinates far-reaching academic public service and extension activities for the University of Georgia. He sits on the boards of directors for the Center for Private Volunteer Organizations/University Collaboration in Development and the Georgia Academy for Children and Youth Professionals and is a member of NASULGC's Council on Extension, Continuing Education, and Public Service.

Since becoming vice provost in 1989, Votruba has led Michigan State's effort to broaden and refocus its outreach mission as well as to thoroughly integrate outreach into the fabric of the university at the college and department levels. He also helps oversee Michigan State University Extension and directs the All-University Outreach Grant Program, which annually provides $250,000 in competitive awards to support faculty outreach innovation.

Allen chaired the University of Michigan's Outreach Council and provided leadership for Michigan's strategic plan for university outreach programs. He also chaired a task force that developed the conceptual framework for converting Continuing Education and Extension into University College.

Activities for the special event include an invitation-only dinner on March 6, followed on March 7 by the colloquium from 9 a.m.-noon, a leadership forum and luncheon from 12:15-1:30 p.m. that features an address by Meszaros, and an outreach seminar from 2-4 p.m.

For information on attending the colloquium or to make reservations for the luncheon, contact the University Leadership Development office at 1-6727.

Works of student playwrights to be featured

The Virginia Tech Theatre Arts-University Theatre will present a workshop production of "Student Playwrights Works" Monday through Wednesday, March 6-8, at 8 p.m. in 204 PAB.

The event will feature two one-act plays, written in Barbara Carlisle's playwriting class by graduating seniors majoring in theatre arts. Adrian Parris wrote Shall I Tap for You, Sir? and John Lutton wrote Meaningless Act. Parris and Lutton will direct their own plays, which they describe as "plays of revelation and discovery of the human spirit" and "expressions of how today's young adults view the world."

Admission is free, but seating is limited. For more information, call 1-5200.

YMCA offers international folk dancing

The YMCA announces that its next introductory international folk dance, hosted by the YMCA Folk Dancing Club, will be Saturday, March 4, in the Dance/Archery Room (room 37) on the bottom floor of War Memorial Gym. Signs will be posted to help you find the room. The dance begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. Please wear shoes that won't mark the floor.

This dance is open to faculty, staff, and students. Children are welcome if they are old enough to learn and enjoy the dances (usually about 10 years old or older). No prior experience with international folk dancing is required--all dances will be taught. No partner is needed; many of the dances are done in lines and circles. Admission is free.

Another introductory folk dance is scheduled for Saturday, April 1. For more information, call the Y at 1-6860.

CommonHealth program to address prostate cancer

In 1994, cancer of the prostate was expected to be diagnosed in 200,000 men in the United States and to take the lives of 38,000 males. Irving Elkins, MD, a urologist from Montgomery Regional Hospital, will speak on prostate cancer including: What is the prostate? How is prostate cancer diagnosed and treated?

For answers to these and other prostate-related questions, come and learn on Tuesday, March 7, from noon-1 p.m. (1-1:30 p.m. question/answer session) in the Rear Auditorium of the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

The program is sponsored by CommonHealth and is open to all faculty, staff, and their family members.

Please RSVP to 1-7810 or ahsmith@vtvm1.

Academic regalia rental orders due

March 24 is the last day to place orders through the University Bookstore for rental of academic regalia for Founders Day and Commencement. Orders placed after March 24 cannot be guaranteed.

Wind Ensemble Concert planned for Bach's Lunch

A Bach's Lunch on Wednesday, March 8, from noon-1 p.m. in the Virginia Tech Memorial Chapel will feature a "Wind Ensemble Concert." Competition finalists Lynn Tober, accompanied by Pam Trent, and Jason Painter Price, accompanied by Yelena Balabanova, will perform.

The program is free and open to the public. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lunch.

Reynolds Homestead releases calendar of events

The Reynold's Homestead is distributing a calendar listing events scheduled at the Critz Center from March through August. The calendar has been mailed to those currently on the mailing list.

To request a calendar, call (703) 694-7181 or write Reynolds Homestead Continuing Education Center, Rt. 1, Box 190, Critz, VA 24082.

International Women's Day celebrations planned

The university community will celebrate International Women's Day Wednesday, March 8.

The celebration will begin with a cultural program from 10-11:30 a.m. at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church at the corner of Price's Fork and Tom's Creek Road.

A panel discussion from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center will address "Women's Health: Global Perspectives."

"Coffee, Tea, and Poetry" will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Cranwell Center.

LaShawn Jefferson of Amnesty International will speak at 7 p.m. in Squires Colonial Hall.

Entertainment series presents Broadway spoof

"Forbidden Broadway: Volume II" will be presented Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium. The show has been called "a madly inventive, scathing homage to Broadway's hottest musicals."

The show's targets include Miss Saigon, Grand Hotel, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, and Phantom of the Opera.

Tickets are $11 for Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and dependents; $4 for Tech students; $14 for general public; and $7 for children 12 and under.

For more information, call 1-5615.

Meeting planned to discuss garden expansion

The student and faculty design team for Phase II of the Horticulture Gardens of Virginia Tech are hosting an open meeting Tuesday, March 7, from 7-8 p.m. in 146 Smyth.

The meeting will provide an opportunity for input in the development of a master plan for the Phase II garden area. The team invites participants to come and share their vision of what the gardens should be.

Videoconference on high technology scheduled

"Workforce 2000: Preparing Students for a High Technology Future" is being presented today, March 2, from 1-3 p.m. in DBHCC Conference Room C. The National Society of Black Engineers will present this videoconference on the future of minority engineering students and professionals as society prepares for fast paced advances in high technology.

A panel of experts will discuss topics including the 21st-century world of high technology, intense global competition, and a changing population; the impact of the Information Superhighway; new opportunities created by advancements in telecommunications and computer technology; strategies to increase retention of African American students in math, science, and engineering; partnerships between educational institutions and high-technology corporations; corporate America's commitment to diversity; and maintaining U.S. leadership in science and technology;

The conference should be of benefit to students, faculty, and administrators associated with or interested in: engineering programs; computer science programs; business administration; academic affairs; recruiting and retention; student affairs; student government; math, science and engineering support programs; career planning and placement; human resources; minority training programs; internship and co-op programs; and working with high school students.