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Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 20 - February 13, 1997


Thursday, 13

Armory Art Gallery Opening: Paintings by Robert Graham, "Chicago Memories and Fantasies." Through 3-14.

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "Two Women Traveling the Down Under," by JoAnn Underwood and Rosake Sprout.

Women's Center Program, 4 p.m., Price House: Talkback, discussion of Offending Shadows, with Barbara Carlisle.

Take Our Daughters to Work Committee Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Women's Center, Price House.

Women's Basketball vs. Dayton, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Black History Month Activity , 7 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires: "Networking with Black Corporate Women."

TAUT Studio Workshop, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: Offending Shadows. Through 2-15.

Friday, 14

Salary and Wage Paydate.

Black History Month Activity, 6 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires: "Black Panthers: Yesterday and Today," by Hayward Farrar.

TAUT Studio Workshop, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: Offending Shadows. Through 2-15.

Saturday, 15

"With Good Reason," 7:30 a.m., WVTF-FM: "Stories Seldom Told: A Celebration of Black History Month," with Edgar Toppin, VSU, Cassandra Newby, NSU, and Douglas Wilder, VCU.

YMCA Hike, 10 a.m., meet at YMCA parking lot, 403 Washington St.: Kelly's Knob (from the south), led by Michael Beaghen.

Men's Basketball at Dayton, 2 p.m., Dayton, Ohio.

Women's Basketball vs. Xavier, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

TAUT Studio Workshop, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre: Offending Shadows.

University Chamber Music Series, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: "A Schubertiade." Through 2-16.

Sunday, 16

Engineer's Week. Through 2-22.

University Chamber Music Series, 2 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: "A Schubertiade."

Monday, 17

Presidents' Day Holiday for Staff.

Engineering Open House (tentative) 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Squires Student Center.

University Council, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Derring.

Black History Month Activity, 6 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires: "Herstory: Black Women in Business and Law."

Women's Basketball at Virginia Commonwealth, 7 p.m., Richmond.

Black History Month Activity, 7:30 p.m., Squires Brush Mountain Room A: "Speaking Out: Greek Life-A Celebration of Differences."

Tuesday, 18

CEUT Program, noon-1:30 p.m., DBHCC conference Room A: Faculty Forum on Testing and Grading, with Lawrence Cross.

Faculty/Staff Senates Open Forum, 4 p.m., Owens Banquet Room: Provost Peggy Meszaros.

Faculty Senate, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.

Black History Month Activity, 8 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires: "The History of Black Women at Virginia Tech."

Men's Basketball vs. Temple, 9:30 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Wednesday, 19

Black History Month Activity, 6-8 p.m., Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires: "African American Students Finding Their Way," by Cheri Weeks, Andrea Digiorgio, and Mary Parker.

Black History Month Activity, 7 p.m., Multicultural Center, 140 Squires: "Double Jeopardy: African Americans Living with Hidden Identities," by Alma Cardenas and Andy Wilson.

Thursday, 20

YMCA Slide Show, noon, Cranwell Center: "South Africa, Namibia-Funji in the Desert," by Orson and Hope Miller.

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

Take Our Daughters to Work Committee Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Women's Center, Price House.

Black History Month Activiy, 6:30 p.m., Squires Cardinal Room: "Black History Month Quiz-Bowl."

Women's Basketball vs. Duquesne, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum.

Men's Basketball at George Washington, 7:30 p.m., Washington, D.C.

Black History Month Activity, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "Harlem Nights."


Thursday, 13

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 219 Squires: "Tracing the Origins of the World Wide Web Phenomena," by Marc Abrams.

Plant Physiology, 4 p.m., 102 Fralin: "Defensive Metabolite DMBOA in Maize," by Scott Chilton, NC State.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Report on USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant," by Tim Mack.

Friday, 14

Economics, 3:30 p.m., 3008 Pamplin: "Gender Bias, Credit Constraints, and Time Allocation in Rural India," by Elaina Rose, Washington.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1084 Derring: "Local Environmental Hazards and Public Environmental Awareness," by Richard Rich.

Monday, 17

CSES, 4 p.m., 232 Smyth: "Development of a Leaf Distribution and On-farm Composting Program," by Archer Christian

Wednesday, 19

Human-Computer Interaction, 4 p.m., 224 McBryde: "Developing Guidelines for Multimedia User Interface Design," by Alistair Sutcliffe, City University Londen.

Thursday, 20

Science Study Center, 12:30 p.m., 232 Squires: "Assisted Suicide," by Maxwell Palmer.

Plant Physiology, 3 p.m., 102 Fralin: "Screening for Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars," by Scott Ebdom, O.M. Scotts.

Entomology, 4 p.m., 220 Price: "Update on New Developments at the Information Technologies Initiatives," by Anne Moore.


CEUT plans testing, grading forum

The Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching invites you to a Faculty Forum on Testing and Grading Tuesday, Feb. 18, from, noon-1:30 p.m. in Donaldson Brown, conference room A

Lawrence Cross, of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, will facilitate this informal discussion of testing and grading. His teaching and research include an emphasis on educational measurement and practices used in both large- and small-scale assessment contexts. Those in attendance will share questions, problems, and solutions related to assessment practices. No pre-registration is required.

If you have questions or need more information, contact CEUT at 1-9109 or ceut@vt.edu.

Robertson to sign new book

James I. Robertson Jr. will sign copies of his new book, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend, at University Volume Two Bookstore Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2-5 p.m.

Robertson, alumni distinguished professor of history, is the author of six books and has received every major award given in the field of Civil War history.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 1-5213.

Co-op job fair scheduled

Career Services will hold the Co-op Connection Job Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

Representatives from approximately 90 businesses, industry, and government agencies will be in attendance to recruit Virginia Tech students for co-op, internship, and summer job opportunities. Many employers will schedule formal interviews on Feb. 20.

The Co-op Connection Job Fair is directed towards a unique target market of freshmen, sophomores, and juniors across diverse majors as well as graduate students who are interested in gaining career related work experience.

Please encourage those interested students to stop by Career Services on the third floor of Henderson Hall or call 1-6241 for more information.

Craft fair entertainers needed

The Brush Mt. Arts and Crafts Fair, scheduled for April 4, 5, and 6, is soliciting entertainment for the fair. Anyone wishing to perform at the fair can stop by 325 Squires (the Program Advising and Student Entertainment Office ) to pick up an application. Applications must be completed and returned to the PASE office by February 21. The applications will be reviewed and the chosen performers will be contacted.

For more information, call Melissa Daller or Lorajane Fattorini at 1-5661.

Women's Center announces schedule

The Women's Center at Virginia Tech has scheduled several events to be held at the center in Price House (behind McBryde):

On Thursday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m., Barbara Carlisle will lead "Talkback," a discussion of the original play, "Offending Shadows-Oedipus and Antigone: Behind the Shades, Between the Lines." Everyone is invited to come meet the playwright and talk about this production, which is being performed through February 16 in Squires Studio Theatre.

Kathy Hall and Tamy Mann of the Women's Resource Center in Radford will present "The Victim/Witness Protection Program" Wednesday, Feb. 19, at noon.

Patricia Frost and Randee Huber of Radford University will present "Appalachian Adolescents' Abortion Attitudes" Thursday, Feb. 20, at 12:30 p.m.

For more information, call 1-7806.

Self-study questionnaire responses due Monday

Faculty members are reminded that they should return their responses to the self-study questionnaire no later than Monday, Feb. 17. They should be returned in the envelope provided to the Self-Study Office, mail code 0155. Questions or requests for replacement questionnaires (if the original has been lost) should go to conn@vt.edu. (All faculty members should have received a questionnaire last week.)

Incident reporting possible over Internet

A program has been added to the Virginia Tech Police home page that enables students and faculty and staff members to report incidents via the Internet. The report form contains all information needed to complete an IBR. This form can only be used for vandalism, damage, or destruction; larceny or theft offenses; and annoying or harassing phone calls.:

This on-line reporting form can be accessed at http://www.police.vt.edu/police/. The form is linked to the "report a crime" button.