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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 01 - August 29, 1996


Friday, 30

Last Day to Add.

Salary and Wage Paydate.

Saturday, 31

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "The Shadow of a Doubt: Minorities and the Courts," with Helen Greene, ODU, and James Nolan, NSU.

Surplus Property Auction, 8 a.m., Surplus Warehouse.

Natural History Museum Program, 11 a.m.-noon, Geological Sciences Museum, 2062 Derring: "Saturday Science for Kids: Red Dirt in Virginia."

Sunday, 1

YMCA Hike, 7 p.m., Meet at YMCA parking lot at 403 Washington St.: Bald Knob at Night, led by Craig Smith.


Monday, 2

Labor Day Holiday for Staff. Classes Meet.

Wednesday, 4

YMCA Half-Price Sale, 10 a.m.-4:50 p.m., 1336 S. Main St. Through 9-5.

Thursday, 5

YMCA Half-Price Sale, 10 a.m.-4:50 p.m., 1336 S. Main St. Through 9-5.


Thursday, August 29

Center for Human-Computer Interaction, 3:30pm, 216 Randolph: "How much quality can we afford?" by Wolfgang Dzida, German National Center for Information Technology.

Departments interested in running seminar announcements in Spectrum are reminded that the deadline for publication is Thursday at 5 p.m. of the week preceding the relevant date period. The optimum method for submitting seminar schedules is to send all information which is normally published in the listing, i.e., date, time, location, title, presenter, presenter affiliation, at the beginning of the semester. However, if departments can provide dates for seminars for the semester, and provide additional information as it becomes available, this will enable us to ensure that seminars can be added to Spectrum's master calendar for the semester.

Seminar information can be mailed to Spectrum at 0109, faxed to 1-4943, or e-mailed to Spectrum @ vt.edu. Listings are not accepted over the phone. For more information, call John Ashby at 1-6961.


Schoolyard natural history workshops planned

The Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History is offering day-and-a-half workshops to encourage and support inquiry-based science teaching using schoolyard natural history. The first, full day is at the museum; the second, half day, is at the school site.

Programs are planned for September 12 and 26; September 19 and October 3; and October 8 and 17.

The workshops are appropriate for K-12 teachers, pre-service education students, and other science educators. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to each workshop. The cost of $50 per person includes all materials.

For a registration form or for more information, call Alan Raflo at 1-5307.

Children's program to focus on art materials

The Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History will present "Saturday Science for Kids: Red Dirt in Virginia" Saturday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m.-noon at the Museum of Geological Sciences, 2062 Derring.

The program, appropriate for children ages 6-12, will give children an opportunity to investigate minerals and everyday art supplies made from them.

Preregistration by Thursday, Aug. 29, is required. For more information or to preregister, call 1-3001.

Thrift Shop announces new hours

The YMCA Thrift Shop has new store hours. The store, located at 1336 S. Main St. in Blacksburg, will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours on Wednesday and Friday until 6:30 p.m.

Donations are accepted at the loading dock until 30 minutes before the store closes each day; daily cut-off time for donations is 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday.

Thrift Shop holding half-price sale

The YMCA Thrift Shop will have a half-price sale on men's, women's, and children's dated clothing Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 4-5, from 10 a.m.-4:50 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m.-6:20 p.m. The store is located at 1336 S. Main Street.

For more information, call 552-2633 or FAX 552-4117.