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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 32 - May 11, 1995


Thursday, 11

Senior Day.

Friday, 12

Senior Day.

Commissioning Exercise, 3:30 p.m., DBHCC auditorium.

Graduate School Doctoral Ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Burruss auditorium.

New Virginians Concerts, 6 and 8:30 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre.

Vet Med Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Room.

Saturday, 13

Commencement, 9 a.m., Lane Stadium.

Monday, 15

With Good Reason, 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM: "Plato's Got a Brand New Bag," with Jim Harris, William and Mary, and Bruce Conforth, Radford.

Tuesday, 16

Salary and wage paydate.

Wednesday, 17

Agriculture Talk, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Agricultural Higher Education in Hungary," by Gyula Saringer, Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences, Keszthely, Hungary.

Thursday, 18

Staff Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Drillfield.

Staff Senate meeting, 5:30 p.m., Vet Med College Center.

Sunday, 20

Rescheduled University Chamber Music Concert, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Hallaver, Salness, and Shaw.

Sunday, 21

Northern Virginia Graduate Center Graduation Ceremony, 4 p.m., Fairview Marriott.

Monday, 22

First Summer Check-in, Classes Begin.

With Good Reason, 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM: "The Roots of Deviant Behavior," with Clifton Dow Bryant and Debra Steckler, Mary Washington.

Wednesday, 24

First Summer: Last Day to Add.

Monday, 29

Memorial Day holiday for faculty and staff.

With Good Reason, 7:30 p.m., WVTF-FM: "Sound Choices: A Profile of Composer Judith Shatin," with Judith Shatin, UVa.

Thursday, 1

Salary and wage paydate.


Thursday, 18

Agriculture, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Biological Plant Protection Against Insect Pests in Hungary," by Gyula Saringer, Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences, Keszthely, Hungary.


TV seminar to explore lab safety

Environmental Health and Safety Services is hosting a satellite TV seminar titled "How Safe Is Your Laboratory." The seminar be June 13 from 1-3 p.m. (location TBA).

This seminar, originating from the American Chemical Society, is designed for lab researchers, technicians, managers, and supervisors. If you use, handle, or manage chemicals and have a general knowledge of chemical properties, this seminar will be beneficial.

Cost is $55 per person. To register, call Shirlee Gilley at 1-8754. Seating is limited.

CommonHealth sponsors skin and mole cancer screening

Approximately 600,000 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. All employees are invited to take advantage of a free, convenient health screening provided by Montgomery Regional Hospital Wednesday, May 31, from 4-6 p.m. in the Bowman Room, Jamerson Athletic Center. Hours may be extended if necessary.

Please RSVP by calling 1-7810. A minimum of 20 participants is required to hold the screening.

Appliances for sale

The following items provided for use in the Residential Appliance Laboratory are now available for sale at greatly reduced prices: Maytag dishwasher, Model WC 504; Maytag gas dryer, Model DG7500; Gaggenau built-in elctric convection, self-cleaning wall oven, Model EB 378-610; and Frigidaire built-in electric wall oven, Model BE94N.

For more information, call Rebecca Lovingood at 1-6541.

Libraries announce hours for break

Newman Library will operate on the following schedule during the break, May 11-May 21:

May 11 (Thurs) 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
May 12 (Fri) 10 a.m.- 7 p.m
May 13 (Sat) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 14 (Sun) CLOSED
May 15 (Mon) 10 a.m.-7 p.m
May 16 (Tues) 10 a.m.-7 p.m
May 17 (Wed) CLOSED; NO VTLS (system wide)
May 18 (Thurs) 10 a.m.-7 p.m
May 19 (Fri) 10 a.m.-7 p.m
May 20 (Sat) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
May 21 (Sun) 9 a.m.-Midnight

Art and Architecture Library, Geology, Northern Virginia, and Veterinary Medicine hours differ. Call to confirm.

From May 15 through May 19, Newman's Circulation and Reserve activities will operate from a temporary site in the entrance lobby while first floor carpet is replaced.

Newman is opening an hour later during break (10 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. ) to extend the evening period for an additional hour. This is an experimental change for sring and summer break periods, and is being tried in response to discussions at the University Library Committee.

The VTLS system will not be available on May 17, to allow loading of software related to moving materials to the new storage facility. Newman will be closed on May 17 for work on this move.

Amex corporate credit card pilot starting

A pilot program using the AMEX Corporate Purchasing Card will be starting soon.

The pilot departments will be Chemistry, Controller, Biochemistry, Motor Pool, and Purchasing.

Use of the card will streamline the procurement process and lower administrative costs associated with small purchases. Within the prescribed guidelines, cardholders will be able to contact vendors that accept the AMEX corporate card and charge goods and services up to the $1,000 card-transaction limit.

The Corporate Purchasing Card IS NOT intended for personal use and is not interrelated with the AMEX Travel Card. The pilot program will allow fine-tuning the process for a few billing cycles before offering the card campus-wide.

Questions regarding this program can be directed to Debra Bales (Purchasing Department), ext.1-8548 or userid PURDRB@VTVM1.