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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 30 - April 27, 1995


MAY 18, 1995

By declaration of President Paul Torgersen, Thursday, May 18, has been set aside for the university community to celebrate the contributions of Virginia Tech's staff members and to say, "Thank you--Virginia Tech Couldn't Do It Without You."

TIME: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff and wage employees will be released from usual duties for all or a large part of these hours so they can participate. Please report to your usual work location at your normally scheduled time and return there at 3 p.m., but for at least part of the five designated hours, come to the Drillfield, visit with old friends, take a tour, play a game or throw a Frisbee, and know that your skills and contributions are valued and appreciated!

LOCATION: The large tent on the Drillfield as a central gathering and visiting place, and walking/bus tour sites listed below.

RAIN LOCATION: The celebration will take place in Rector Field House on Spring Road. The campus shuttle will run that day and will stop at Rector Field House. Bus tours will load at the Lane Stadium lot. Rain decision will be posted on electronic mail and announced on TV/radio 24 hours in advance.

FOOD: A free picnic lunch served continuously from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. under the tent -- fried chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, and a variety of side dishes.

FUN: Music provided by Virginia Tech staff musicians, performed live while the picnic lunch is served; disc jockey music before and after lunch. Surprise gift for each staff and wage employee! Volleyball nets and balls, and horseshoe pitching also available.

WEAR: Casual/picnic clothes, work uniforms -- whatever will be easiest and most comfortable.

BRING: Folding lawn chairs, a blanket, or whatever you like to sit on, Frisbees, balls, sun block, hat, etc.

TOURS: Please note in the tour descriptions that due to limited space, tickets may be required. PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER INDICATED ON EACH TOUR SCHEDULE BY MAY 11. You will be told immediately if you have a space on the tour you are requesting, and a confirmation ticket will be mailed to your campus address.

College of Veterinary Medicine:

Tickets required: call 231-4853

Visit major diagnostic and treatment facilities in both the small animal and large animal components of the hospital. Also visit the Alphin Radiology Center where you will see a variety of modern imaging technologies including ultrasound, fluoroscopy and CT scanning.

Tour 1

10:00 a.m. Board bus in front of Burruss Hall.

Tour will conclude by noon.

Tour 2

12:00 noon Board bus in front of Burruss Hall

Tour will conclude by 2 p.m.

Physical Plant Tours:

Tickets required: call 231-4853

Board the tour vans and head to the Maintenance Complex, where you will see some of the creative ways the Physical Plant Shops can economically meet your department's needs. See demonstrations in our high-tech Sign Shop, which is capable of fulfilling your needs for signs, logos, and much more.

Tour 1

10:00 a.m. Board van in front of Burruss Hall

Tour will conclude by 11:15 a.m.

Tour 2

12:00 noon Board van in front of Burruss Hall

Tour will conclude by 1:15 p.m.

Residential and Dining Programs Coffee Talk:

Tickets required: call 231-4853

Walking tour, bus transportation not available

A program demonstrating the fine art of roasting and an introduction to the specialty coffee industry. Participants will learn about a variety of coffee beans and sample different types of coffee, including Hokie Blend, Deet's Place house blend. The program will be held at Deet's Place, Virginia Tech's Premiere Coffee, Ice Cream and Pastry Shop, which opened in April, 1993.

Location: Deet's Place

Dietrick Dining Hall

Times: 10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

The Virginia Tech Residence Hall Experience:

No tickets required.

Open House: 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: West Ambler Johnston

A tour of West Ambler Johnston Hall, which houses approximately 900 students each year. Student residence hall rooms and a large fitness area are just two of the stops the tour will make.

Horticulture Gardens:

No tickets required.

Open House: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Location: Washington Street

Located on Washington Street, across from Litton Reaves Hall, the Horticulture Gardens complex is a living museum of plant materials. Take a walk through this interesting and beautiful plant setting.