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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 35 - June 29, 1995


Thursday, 29

First Summer Classes End.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit." Through 7-1.

Friday, 30

Salary and Wage Paydate.

First Summer Exams Begin.

Outdoor Concert, 6 p.m., Henderson Lawn: "Skeeter and the Skidmarks." Acoustic bluegrass.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit." Through 7-1.


Saturday, 1

First Summer Exams End.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit."

Sunday, 2

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., Y Parking Lot: Bald Knob. Led by John Roach.

Monday, 3

Second Summer Check-in, Classes Begin.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "The Orient Expressed: Religious Turmoil in Asia," with John Peale, Longwood, and Lewis Fickett, Mary Washington.

Monday, 3

Independence Day Holiday for Staff.

Tuesday, 4

Independence Day Holiday for Faculty and Staff.

Wednesday, 5

Art Exhibit Opening, Perspective Gallery: "Monemvasia," by Kriton Hatzios. Through 8-10.

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 150 Squires.

Thursday, 6

Second Summer Last Day to Add.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Grace and Disgrace." Through 7-8.

Friday, 7

Outdoor Concert, 6 p.m., Henderson Lawn: "Simple Gifts." Folk band.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Grace and Disgrace." Through 7-8.

Saturday, 8

YMCA Hike, 8 a.m., Y Parking Lot: The Cranberry Glades. Led by Ken Stein.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Grace and Disgrace."

Monday, 10

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "Heroes and Hate-Mongers: The Rise of Southern Vigilantism," with Brian Wills, Clinch Valley College.

Tuesday, 11

Art Exhibit Opening, Armory Gallery: "Roto-Optics," by Bruce McClure. Through 8-11.

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit." Through 7-15.

Wednesday, 12

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit." Through 7-15.

Thursday, 13

TAUT Play, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Blithe Spirit." Through 7-15.

Additional holiday designated by governor

Gov. George Allen has designated Monday, July 3, as an additional state holiday this year. Given that this date is the first day of classes for second summer school session, classes WILL be held on this date as scheduled.

The decision to close offices will be at the departmental level based on the support needed to provide necessary services to students on this day. (Classified staff and 12-month faculty members will receive compensatory time off at a later date.)

Natural History Museum holds reception

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is holding a reception to introduce the public to the cave exhibit, "Buried Treasures, Caves of the Virginias," on Tuesday, July 18 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The reception, hosted by the National Speological Society, will include a slide show and refreshments. The exhibit will be on display through mid-September.

Discount hotel rate available

Through September 5, The Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., is offering a special rate to university students, faculty, and staff members. The rate is $85 per room, per night, which represents a 62-percent discount off the standard corporate rate. According to information provided, the Capital Hilton is in a safe, convenient location just two blocks from the White House and from Metrorail stations.

For reservations, call 1- 800- HILTONS or the Capital Hilton at 202- 393- 1000. Be sure to ask for the STUDENT/FACULTY RATE. Advance reservations required; all rooms are based on availability.

Leave donations requested for staff member

Employees in Physical Plant and the Vice President for Student Affairs office have requested leave donations.

These employees are eligible to receive leave through the Leave Sharing Program. If you are a salaried classified or 12- month faculty employee, you have an opportunity to participate by donating annual leave in increments of eight hours.

There is no maximum donation limitation per year, nor is there a minimum balance that must be maintained.

To protect recipients, the names and details of medical conditions will remain confidential. If, however, you are aware of a specific person in a unit referenced above, you may restrict your donation to that individual.

You may obtain a donor form from your department administrative office or from the Personnel Services Department at 1- 9331. Please return the completed form by June 30 to Ella Mae Vaught, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061- 0318.

For more information, call 1- 5304.

Miss America to kick off continuing ed program

Miss America 1995, Heather Whitestone, will be in Roanoke on July 6 to kick off a professional development workshop for sign-language interpreters and to speak at a 6 p.m. banquet that will be open to the public.

"It is an honor not only to have Miss America 1995 in Roanoke, but to have a woman who has become a symbol of achievement for many disabled individuals. Ms. Whitestone represents what is possible through determination, hard work, and believing in yourself," said Connie Meck, program director for Virginia Tech's Division of Continuing Education in Roanoke and organizer of the workshop. The division is sponsoring the banquet and two-day workshop at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.

Whitestone lost her hearing when she was 18 months old and learned to read lips and to speak.

Individuals can purchase tickets to the banquet for $30 per person. Sponsor tables are also available for $500, which includes dinner for eight, a listing in the program, and an opportunity to meet and be photographed with Whitestone following the program.

To buy a ticket or arrange a sponsorship for the banquet, call Meck at 703/857-6055, send an e-mail message to meck@vt.edu, or send a fax to 703/857-6058.