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Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 38 - August 10, 1995


Thursday, 10

Second Summer Classes End.

Friday, 11

Second Summer Exams Begin.

Saturday, 12

Second Summer Exams End.

Monday, 14

GTA Fall Training Workshop. Through 8-16.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "The Land Downunder: The Life of Virginia's Caves," with Gary Rogers, VMI, Craig Ashbrook, Southwest Virginia, and Philip Shelton, Clinch Valley.

Wednesday, 16

Salary and wage paydate.

Thursday, 17

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

Monday, 21

Fall Semester Classes Begin.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "He Said/She Said: Feminism and the Men's Movement," with Betty Friedan, GMU, and Arnold Kahn, JMU.

Tuesday, 22

Faculty Senate, 7 p.m., location TBA.

Newman Library closing notice

Newman Library will be closed on the first day of the break, Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Office of Risk Management moves

The Office of Risk Management has moved to Southgate Center into a portion of the area for the Controller's Office on the second floor.

The mail code will remain 0310. The phone number will remain 231-7439 and the fax number will remain 231-5064.

GTA Fall Workshop next week

The fifth-annual three-day GTA Workshop will be held August 14-16 in 100 MCBryde for all new GTA's, beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday. The program includes more than 35 plenary and concurrent sessions led by faculty members, including members of the Academy of Teaching Excellence, as well as directors of support services and experienced GTA's.

Topics include teaching matters, grading, testing, ethics, relating to students, writing across the curriculum, support-service information, and microteaching.

The workshop schedule and outlines of the presentations are available on the World Wide Web (http://don.grads.vt.edu/).

For more information, contact Don McKeon at 1-9568 or dmckeon@vt.edu.

CommonHealth programs offered

The CommonHealth program has a new newsletter called CommonHealth Connection.

The newsletter will be published every other month and is available in hard copy or on the computer system. If you haven't received your copy or information about it being on the computer system, please call Gloria Smith at 1-7810.

Listed below are some of the upcoming workshops offered by CommonHealth. All faculty and staff members, retirees, and their adult family members may participate in any CommonHealth activity.

COOKING CLASS: PASTA, PASTA, PASTA, Friday, Aug. 11, 10:45-noon, 336 Wallace.

ACHIEVING BALANCE, Monday, Aug. 14, 12:05-12:55 p.m., 1760 Litton Reaves.

TAKE A HIKE, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 12:10-12:45 p.m. 200 Norris.

WOMEN IN MIDLIFE, Thursday, Aug. 24, noon-1:30 p.m., rear auditorium, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

Please RSVP to ggsmith@vt.edu or call 1-7810 if you are interesting in participating in the above programs.

DERC available in Fredericksburg

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet with interested employees in Fredericksburg on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., in meeting room 2 of the Central Rappahannock Public Library, Headquarters Branch, Caroline Street.

The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with an opportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receive assistance in options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion of applicable state policies, information on the grievance procedure process, and/or referral for further assistance.

Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment, please call the Department at 1-800-552-9720.