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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 37 - July 27, 1995


Sunday, 30

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., Y Parking Lot: Cascades and Beyond, led by Bill Richardson.

Monday, 31

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "Black Rain in a Red Sky: The Legacy of Hiroshima," with Burton Kaufman, Virginia Tech, and Mel Leffler, UVa.


Tuesday, 1

Salary and wage paydate.

Sunday, 6

YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., Y Parking Lot: Alta Mons. Led by Ken Stein.

Monday, 7

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "What's the Buzz? Managing Insect Populations," with Eric Day, Virginia Tech, James Grimm, JMU, and Tappey Jones, VMI.

Wednesday, 9

Classified Staff Commission meeting, 1:30 p.m., 400D Burruss.

Thursday, 10

Second Summer Classes End.

Self-help for panic attacks offered

The Psychological Services Center at Virginia Tech is offering a self- help treatment program for people experiencing panic attacks. This assessment-and-treatment package is being offered in a self- help format as part of a research study. Prior research has shown that self- help treatments for panic attacks are highly effective for most people.

People with panic attacks experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms that come on suddenly and unpredictably. These symptoms can include shortness of breath, smothering sensations, rapid breathing, fast heart rate, chest pain, sweating, faintness, and/or a feeling of impending doom.

If you are experiencing problems such as these and are willing to participate in a research project that involves the assessment and treatment of your panic symptoms, call the Psychological Services Center at 1- 6914 or George Clum's lab at 1- 3235, or write to George Clum, Ph.D., Psychology Department, Virginia Tech.

ISO 9000 briefing scheduled in Keysville

Businesses: Has the ISO 9000 maze left you confused about what you need to do to become certified in international marketing? Or are you wondering what the world-wide quality certification program can do for your business?

Get the answers you need at an ISO 9000 briefing on August 3 from 1:30- 5 p.m. at the John Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.

Virginia's foremost authority on ISO certification, Roger Beeker, will lead participants through the ISO maze. Additionally, corporate executives from south- central Virginia who have been through the ISO certification process will discuss what you need to know about ISO 9000 and how it could change your business.

"A state-wide movement is under way to place Virginia at the vanguard of quality assurance in the United States. And while the quality movement is not a panacea, it is likewise not a passing fad. Increasingly, ISO certification is becoming a prerequisite for dealing with leading U.S. corporations and U.S. governmental agencies like the Department of Defense," said Joe Adams, a briefing organizer and economic development specialist in Virginia Tech's Public Service Programs.

Adams said ISO 9000 is "becoming a world-wide quality certification program, which makes it a route to world markets."

The half- day session will address such questions as: How can you become certified? How will certification change your current business practices? What implications will certification have on your domestic and international business? Does your business need to be certified to compete in the global marketplace?

The program is co- sponsored by Tech's Public Service Programs, Virginia Department of Economic Development, Southside Virginia Community College, and Virginia Power.

Registration deadline is July 26. The cost is $45 per person.

For more information, call Karen Burkholder at 540/231- 8386. To register, call the conference registrar at 540/231- 9488.

Author to sign books at Volume Two Bookstore

Michael DePasquale, author of the Streetwise Safety Series, self-defense books for women and children, will be at the University Volume Two Bookstore for a book signing Thursday, July 27, from 6-8 p.m.

DePasquale has spent 30 years training, teaching, and competing in the martial arts. He has attained a fifth-degree black-belt level in Hakko-Ryu jujitsu and holds advanced black belts in karate and judo.

He is publisher of Karate International Magazine and has appeared on numerous television programs.

DePasquale founded the Federation of United Martial Artists (FUMA) in 1984. FUMA's goal is to unite martial artists to provide law-abiding citizens with proactive programs of crime awareness and self-defense training.

Volume Two Bookstore is located in the University Mall, next to Kroger. For more information, call 1-5213.