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Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 37 - August 8, 1996


Thursday, 8

Second Summer Classes End.

Friday, 9

Second Summer Exams Begin.

Saturday, 10

Second Summer Exams End.

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "From Camelot to Watergate: The President and the Media," with Roger Mudd, CBS, and Joyce Hoffman, ODU.

Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History Program, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 428 N. Main St.: "Save Our Streams Monitoring Training."

Tuesday, 13

Butterfly Forays, noon-1 p.m. Meet next to the greenhouses on Washington Street.

Thursday. 15

Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1810 Litton Reeves.

Friday, 16

Salary and Wage Paydate.

Saturday, 17

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Innocence Lost: The Politics of Child Abuse," with Anne Stewart, JMU, and David Stoesz, VCU.

Monday, 19

GTA Workshop, Litton Reeves. Through 8-21.

Tuesday, 20

Butterfly Forays, noon-1 p.m. Meet next to the greenhouses on Washington Street.

Wednesday, 21

International Student Orientation, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Squires Colonial Room. Through 8-23.

Bach's Lunch, 1 p.m., Memorial Chapel: "Repertoire."

Thursday, 22

International Student Orientation, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Squires Colonial Room. Through 8-23.

Armory Art Gallery Opening: Virginia Tech Faculty Art Exhibit. Through 10-14.


Employee relations counselors available

The Department of Employee Relations Counselors will meet with interested employees in the following locations:

Front Royal on Tuesday, Aug. 20, from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Samuels Public Library, 538 Villa Ave.; Fredericksburg on Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 of the Central Rappahannock Public Library, 1201 Caroline St.; and Warsaw on Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Board Room in the Academic Building at Rappahannock Community College-Warsaw Campus.

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; and/or referral for further assistance.

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

Parking permit sales location, times changed

The recent closing of Spring Road and the anticipated traffic congestion has necessitated changing the times and locations for parking-permit sales.

For better customer service, parking permits will be sold in the lobby of the War Memorial Hall or Squires Student Center instead of the Visitor Information Center from August 1 through September 7.

Beginning August 1 and continuing through August 23, parking-permit sales will be held in the lobby of the War Memorial Hall Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday August 24 and 25 from 1-6 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday August 26 and 27 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., parking-permit sales will be at Squires Student Center in the Old Dominion Ballroom. Parking permit sales will return to the WMH on August 28 and will continue to be sold there until September 7.

Parking-permit sales will resume at the Visitor Information Center on September 9. Please note that the current faculty and staff permit expires Aug. 15, 1996. Vehicles not displaying a current parking permit after that date will be ticketed.

For more information, call Parking Services at 1-3200.

International hosts sought

Virginia Tech's Cranwell International Center invites you to become a special friend to an international university student or family as part of the International Friendship Host Program. The center matches individuals and families from all area communities with interested international students or international families.

The community hosts act as special friends, occasionally inviting the student or family to their home or to participate with them in some of their normal activities such as a family celebration, an outing, sports events, community activities, etc. This unique program offers community members the opportunity to learn about other cultures and to form friendships with people from other nations. Friendship hosts do not provide housing or financial assistance.

Residents participating in the program include retired couples and individuals, "empty-nesters," younger couples, families with children of all ages, and singles of all ages. Hosts and students are matched on the basis of common interests, with consideration given to other factors such as gender and geographic preferences.

Orientation sessions are held and support is given to host volunteers throughout the period of participation. The Cranwell Center sponsors group activities, including regularly scheduled pot-luck suppers, brown-bag lunches, occasional trips, and other informal gathering opportunities for hosts, students, and families.

For more information, please contact Jackie Nutter, community liaison, at the Cranwell International Center by phone at 1-9066 or by e-mail, jnutter@vt.edu.

You may also access an application form under "programs" on the Center's home page through UUSA or at http://www.uusa.vt.edu/cranwell/index.html.

Program teaches stream-monitoring

Individuals and families can learn to monitor stream health at a Save Our Streams Monitor's Training session Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The program, offered through the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History, will be conducted at a local stream.

Enrollment is limited and preregistration is required. An $8 fee covers materials. For more information or to preregister, call 1-3001.

Service-Learning faculty incentive grants offered

The Learn and Serve America: Higher Education grant competition of the Corporation for National Service has awarded Virginia Tech $30,000 to support the development of creative, credit-bearing service-learning partnerships. Two incentive grant opportunities are available during the fall 1996 term.

Service-Learning Integration Grants of $3,000 will be awarded to five faculty-led implementation teams that demonstrate a plan for integrating community service objectives in a credit bearing course.

CyberServe Grants of $3,000 each will be awarded to five experienced service-learning faculty members who demonstrate a plan for using technology to support their service-learning objectives.

To receive an application or for more information contact Michele James-Deramo by phone at 1-6947 or by e-mail at deramo@vt.edu.