Spectrum - Volume 18 Issue 05 September 21, 1995 - Calendar

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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 05 - September 21, 1995


Thursday, 21

YMCA Slide Show,

noon, Cranwell International Center: "In-depth Look at Wildflowers of Appalachia--Some Historic and Current Uses," by Ken Stein.

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

Friday, 22

International Club Coffee Hour,

5 p.m., Cranwell International Center: "Poetry and the Environmental Crisis," by Lu Ann Keener.

Horticulture Gardens Grand Giveaway/Plant Sale, 5:15 p.m., Horticulture Gardens.

Saturday, 23

Virginia Museum of Natural History Program,

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Montgomery County Extension Office: "Save Our Streams" monitoring training.

YMCA Hike, 9 a.m., meet at Y Parking Lot, 403 Washington St.: Tinker Cliffs, led by Barry Anderson.

Football vs. Miami,

noon, Lane Stadium.

Sunday, 24

Yom Kippur Begins (Sundown).

Cooper House 25th Anniversary Luncheon, 12:30 p.m., DBHCC.

Monday, 25

Yom Kippur.

"Soup and Substance,"

noon, 116 Squires: "Cuba," by Ken Rystrom, Jeffrey McCrary, and Antonio Fernandez.

VTU Entertainment Series, 7:30 p.m., Burruss Auditorium: "The Glenn Miller Orchestra."

"With Good Reason,"

7:30 p.m., WVTF 89.1: "Call Forwarding: New Advances in Telecommunications," by Ted Rappaport, Va. Tech, and George D. Miller, Norfolk State.

Tuesday, 26

Yom Kippur.

Wednesday, 27

CSI Counseling Professional Organization Program,

noon, 310 East Eggleston.

Thursday, 28

YMCA Slide Show,

noon, Cranwell International Center: "Women's Issues in Albania and Mongolia," by Bobby Littlefield.

TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Studio Theatre: "Dancing at Lughnasa." Through 10-1.

Thursday, 21

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 427 Major Williams: "On the Nature and Rhetoric of Interdisciplinarity," by Jim Collier.

Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "Charm in the Eye of the B-holder," by Duncan Gibaut.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Do we Need Fuzzy Logic?" by William H. Woodall, Alabama.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: "The Use of 3D Seismic Data in Determining Proved Reserves," by Matt Mikulich, Chevron.

Friday, 22

Economics/History, 2 p.m., Squires Brush Mountain Room A: "Rivers that Dive: Water, Conflict and Peace in the Middle East," by Thomas Naff, Pennsylvania.

Signals and Systems, 4 p.m., 457 Whittemore: "Maneuvering and Control of Flexible Robots," by Leonard Meirovitch.

Biochemistry/Anaerobic Microbiology, 4 p.m., 223 Engel: "Capillary Electrokinetic Separations: A New and Versatile Set of Tools for Biochemistry," by Vincent T. Remcho, WVU.

Monday, 25


4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "University Counseling Center," by M.D. Tessnear.

Horticulture, 4 p.m., Prices Fork Elementary School: "The Green Kids of Prices Fork Elementary School," by Wilmoth O'Dell, Crow's Nest Farm.

Tuesday, 26

BEV, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: "Using Scenario-based Design Techniques for Developing World-Wide-Web Interfaces," by Dennis Neale.

Wednesday, 27

Science Studies, 4 p.m., 321 McBryde: "Science and Anti-science Studies," by Paul Gross, UVA.

Thursday, 28

Parenting, noon, 404 Clay St.: "Identifying Resources and Services for Older Family Members," by Rosemary Blieszner.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Model Robust Regression: Combining Parametric, Nonparametric, and Semiparametric Methods," by James Mays.

Geological Sciences, 4 p.m., 2044 Derring: TBA.

Weight watchers at Work begins new session

An informational meeting of the Weight Watchers at Work program will be held Monday, Sept. 25, in 1810 Litton Reaves. Anyone interested in joining a Weight Watchers at Work program should attend this meeting.

If enough people are interested there will be a 10-week session beginning October 2. For more information, call Gloria Smith at 1-7810.

CommonHealth offers programs

The following programs will be offered by CommonHealth during the next few weeks. Please send a note to ggsmith@vt.edu or call 1-7810 to register.

EXERCISE AND YOUR HEART : Wednesday, Sept. 27, noon-1 p.m. (lecture), 1-1:30 p.m. (question-and-answer period), Rear auditorium, Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.

SCREENING MAMMOGRAMS : Western Virginia Community Health Services will be on campus with their mobile mammography unit on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Any interested employee can make an appointment by calling the CommonHealth Office at 1-7810.

The screening takes approximately 20 minutes and costs $60. You may pay the day of your appointment with cash, check, or Visa/MasterCard credit card. You will be given a receipt that you may file with your insurance provider if screening mammograms are covered under your plan. The film will be read by a local radiologist and stored at a local hospital. Your report will be mailed to the physician you indicate.

Seminar planned for entrepreneurs, small business owners

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners can learn how to start and manage their businesses by participating in the Virginia Entrepreneurial Seminar Series, a program of nine two-hour seminars sponsored by the New River Valley Small Business Development Center (NRV SBDC).

Topics will include developing the business idea, choosing a form of business, raising capital, creating a market plan, strategic management, and other aspects of running a successful business.

"The content is oriented toward practical application, with participants developing a business plan," said David Shanks, director of the NRV SBDC, which is part of Virginia Tech's Public Service Programs.

The seminars will be held 6:30-9 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on October 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 and November 6, 13, 20, and 27.

For more information, call Shanks at 1-5278.

Plants to be given away, sold

The Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens are sponsoring a plant give-away and sale on September 22.

All annuals and perennials in the garden, including lavender, yucca, santolina, and cut flowers, are free starting no sooner than 5:15 p.m. Participants cannot remove any plants until that time and need to bring their own digging and storing supplies.

The Gardens, located on Washington Street near Cassell Coliseum, also have invited Greenbrier Nurseries of Talcott, WV, and The Flower Shoppe, of Pulaski, to participate in a sale from 4-6:30 p.m. Vendors will sell perennials, shrubs, trees, and seasonal plants, such as pansies and mums. Dwarf conifers, Pewter Veil Heuchera, special hosta cultivars, and other new, different, and hard-to-find plants also will be available.

Cash, checks, and Visa/Master Card charges will be accepted.

A portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens.

Save Our Streams monitor training offered

An incorrect date was given in last week's Spectrum for the Save Our Streams Monitoring. The correct date is Saturday, Sept. 23.

Learn to monitor stream health at a Save Our Streams Monitor's training session Saturday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The training, conducted at a local stream, is provided through the Montgomery County Extension Office in Christiansburg and the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History. A hands-on approach allows individuals and families to become actively involved in protecting clean water sources in the area.

Preregistration is required, and enrollment is limited. There is an $8 materials fee.

To preregister or for more information, call 1-3001 or 382-5790.

Cooper House celebrates 25th anniversary

The 25th anniversary of Cooper House as a center for campus ministry will be celebrated Sunday, Sept. 24.

People who have been associated with Cooper House as students, staff members, and board members will share memories at a luncheon beginning at 12:30 p.m. at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center. The lunch costs $10 per person, and reservations are required.

From 2:30-4 p.m., members of the Presbyterian Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech will host a reception for friends of Cooper House at 305 Washington St. SW.

For more information or to make reservations for lunch, call 552-2473.

Middle East conflict, peace subject of talk

Thomas Naff, professor of Middle East Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "Rivers that Divide: Water, Conflict and Peace in the Middle East," Friday, Sept. 22, from 2-3 p.m., in Squires Brush Mountain Room A.

The talk is sponsored by the Middle East Studies Society, the Economics Department, and the history Department.

Nominations sought for alumnae to be honored

As part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of women at Virginia Tech, a weekend of activities has been planned for March 1-3. A highlight of the celebration, titled "Making a World of Difference: Generations of Women Leaders at Virginia Tech," is recognition of outstanding alumnae who are leaders in their communities.

The anniversary steering committee is seeking nominations of exemplary women who completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at Virginia Tech.

The committee plans to recognize alumnae from all periods of the university's history who have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions now or while enrolled at the university. A nominee might have such accomplishments as acting as a pioneer or trail blazer by being the first or founding woman in her profession; significantly enriching a setting in which she is active to the benefit of humankind; or contributing to a community through exceptional leadership, vision, or talent.

Nominations are due by September 30. For more information or a nomination form, call 1-3312.

Leave donations sought for staff members

A Virginia Tech employee in the College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources is 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. In order to protect recipients, the names and details of medical conditions will remain confidential. If, however, you are aware of a specific person in the 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 to Ella Mae Vaught, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318.

For more information, call Vaught at 1-5304.