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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 04 - September 18, 1997


Thursday, 18

Business Horizons Career Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Breaking Down the Disciplinary Barriers" by Doris Zallen and Linda Plaut.

Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1800 Litton Reaves.

125th Anniversary Event, 7:30 p.m., Squires Colonial Hall: Outstanding Alumni Speakers Series: "The Changing Face of America's Eating--That Chicken on Your Plate!" by Margie Lee, Georgia.

Friday, 19

Natural History Weekend Retreat, Wintergreen Resort, through September 21.

Volleyball Tournament/Exhibition, 4-8 p.m., Dietrick Plaza: Featuring Holly McPeak.

International Club Coffee Hour, 5-7 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Voices of the Women of the 1995 Beijing Conference: Stories We Don't Want to Forget," by Su Clauson-Wicker.

VTU Film, 7 p.m., Squires Haymarket, "Con Air" (second show at 9:30).

Midnight VTU Film, Squires Haymarket, "Blade Runner."

Saturday, 20

Volleyball Tournament/Exhibition, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Dietrick Plaza: Featuring Holly McPeak.

YMCA Hike, 9 a.m., meet at Y Parking Lot: McAfee Knob (strenuous).

YMCA Thrift Shop Half-Price Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 1336 S. Main.

Football, 6 p.m.: At Temple.

VTU Film, 7 p.m., Squires Haymarket, "Con Air" (second show at 9:30).

Music Department Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: John Metz, harpsichordist.

Midnight VTU Film, Squires Haymarket, "Blade Runner."

Monday, 22

CEUT Faculty Forum, 12:30 p.m., Hillcrest conference Room: "Breaking the Content-per-Course Paradigm," by Doris Zallen and Linda Plaut.

Tuesday, 23

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

CEUT Workshop, 2-5 p.m., Hillcrest dining room: "Lectures that Keep Learning Alive," by Margaret Hable.

Faculty Development Institute, 3:30-5 p.m., Newman Media Center: "Displaying Student Grades on a Web Page" by Michael Leahy, educational technologies.

Wednesday, 24

Faculty Development Institute, 9-10:30 a.m., Newman Media Center: "Displaying Student Grades on a Web Page" by Michael Leahy, educational technologies.

Study Abroad Information Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Drillfield.

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

Bach's Lunch, Noon, Chapel: Leon and Heather Coates, pianist and cellist.

CEUT Series, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Hillcrest conference room: "Cooperative Learning, Part I," by Margaret Hable.

"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF-FM, "Destiny Found: Stonewall Jackson's War Years," with James I. Robertson, and Cash Koeniger, VMI.

125th Anniversary Event, 7:30 p.m., Squires Colonial Hall: Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series: "From Mies to Mickey: Architecture in the Post-Democratic World," by Dennis J. Kilper, architecture.

Guest Chamber Music, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: The Piano Quartet.

Thursday, 25

Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.

Fish Fry, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Drillfield: By Nikki Giovanni's Harlem Renaissance class.

Science Study Center Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Faculty Concerns at Virginia Tech," by Skip Fuhrman, sociology.

CEUT Faculty Forum, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Hillcrest conference room: "GTA Program Supervision," roundtable.

Art/Architecture Video Series, 7 p.m., Hancock Auditorium: "Roman City."

Rosenberg Lecture, 7 p.m., DBHCC, rooms D/E: "Advantaged Minority; Disadvantaged Majority? Jews and Women in Germany Today," by Susan Stern, University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Women's Center Event, 7:30 p.m., Women's Center: "How to Be an Effective Activist," panel discussion.

TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theatre:: "Godspell." Through October 4.


Thursday, 18

Botany, 10 a.m., 1076 Derring: Terminal seminar by Wendy Rohrer, biology.

Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson, "A New Method for Comparing Experiments and Measuring Information," by Patty Kitchin.

Friday, 19

MCBB, noon, Fralin auditorium: "Applications and Basic Biochemistry of the Green-Fluorescent Protein," by William Ward, Rutgers.

Geological Sciences, 3 p.m., 30 Pamplin: "Gulf of Mexico Subsalt Deformation Zones: Weak Formation Integrity Rather than Anomalous High Pressure Zones," by James Nieman, Chevron.

Communication Studies, 3:30 p.m., Hillcrest Honors conference room: "Dracula as a Romantic Metaphor," by Wayne E. Hensley.

Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Ca2+/Calmodulin Regulation of the Arabidopsis-Kinesin-like Calmodulin-Binding Protein," by Bettina Deavours.

Monday, 22

CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "Research Experiences of an Agricultural and Environmental Soil Scientist," by Asmare Ataday, Virginia State.

Wednesday, 24

Science Study Center, 4 p.m., 132 Lane: "Biosemiotics: An Evolutionary Approach" by Alexai Sharov.


Exhibit celebrates creative women

A special exhibit by Carlie Cameron Collier entitled "Muses: A Tribute to Mature Women Who Live Creative Lives" will be on display in the Wallace Hall Gallery, September 30 to October 15. The exhibit celebrates 20 women noted for their creativity. The forum series is free and open to the public. Persons with disabilities or those who require auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations can contact the Center for Gerontology at 1-7657.

Judaic studies lecture series begins

The Inaugural Lecture of the Malcolm and Diane Rosenberg Lecture Series in Judaic Studies will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25 at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center in conference rooms D&E. The public is welcome to this lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Susan Stern, Institute for English & American Studies, University of Frankfurt, Germany, will speak on "Advantaged Minority; Disadvantaged Majority? Jews & Women in Germany Today." Ms. Stern was born in England; studied at UCLA and the London School of Economics; and has lived in Germany for more than 25 years. She now writes and edits English-language publications on cultural and political developments in Germany. Her visit to Virginia Tech will be part of a German government-supported lecture tour of the United States, her third in the past five years.

Co-sponsors for the lecture include: Multicultural Programs (a function of the Dean of Students Office), Women's Studies, International Studies, University Office of International Programs, Department of Foreign Languages, Honors Program, School for Public and International Affairs, Provost's Office, Cranwell International Center, and Council of International Student Organizations.

Science Saturday children's activity looks at birds

On Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m.-Noon, the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History will host Science Saturday. The topic will be "Migration and Flight." The program includes a morning of crafts and games centered around bird flight and migration, and is free of charge. For ages 4-8. Limited to 24 participants. Parents welcome. Please call us to pre-register, 1-3001.

Volleyball tournament to be held on campus

On Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20, Virginia Tech Culinary Services and Pepsi are hosting a volleyball tournament and exhibition game, featuring Olympic Gold medalist and top-ranked women's volleyball player, Holly McPeak. The 64 team, round-robin tournament will be held on Dietrick Plaza. The winning team will participate in an exhibition game with McPeak. Coed or single sex four person teams are welcome. Faculty and staff members, students, and off-campus groups may participate. The entry fee of $40 includes four volleyball games, a tournament shirt, and a grab bag.

Appalachian photographs exhibit to premier at Tech

The first exhibit of Appalachian photographs by Dale Belcher will be open to the public at Solitude, future home of the Appalachian Culture Center, on West Campus Drive at the Duck Pond on September 21, 2-5 p.m.

The exhibit then will move to the Carol M. Newman Library, opposite the circulation desk, and will be open to the public from September 25 to November 21.

A native of the Black Ridge section of Floyd County, Belcher became the protégé of noted photographer Earl Palmer. Palmer, known as "The Blue Ridge Mountains' Roaming Cameraman," developed a reputation for his photography of Appalachia. His landscapes and images of mountain people have been published in leading American magazines. Palmer complemented Belcher's photography skills and encouraged their continued development.

Faculty Development Institute offers fall workshops

Educational Technologies is offering 22 workshops for faculty and staff members this semester in five general areas: Case Studies of Course Development, Course Development and Management, Distributed Learning Systems, Emerging Technologies, and Multimedia, Publishing, and WWW Development Tools.

For information about workshops and to register, please call JoAnne Michaels at 1-5879 or e-mail her at jmichael@vt.edu. These workshops will fill quickly; check your calendar and reserve a place today in up to three sessions of your choice.

Study Abroad Information Fair scheduled

The University Office of International Programs will sponsor a Study Abroad Information Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the center of the Drillfield. Information on study-abroad opportunities will be provided. For more information, contact Julie Trimpe at 1-5888.

Dennis Kilper to speak on the evolution of architecture

As part of Virginia Tech's 125th anniversary celebration, architect and professor Dennis J. Kilper will present remarks entitled, "Architecture in the Post-Democratic World: Mies to Mickey, and Now What?" The lecture will be held on September 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Colonial Hall. A reception will follow at 9 p.m. at the University Club. Attendance is free and open to the public.

During his presentation, Kilper will revisit certain events of 20th-century architecture to reveal that which will mark the architecture of the next century. The inspiration for Kilper's talk stems from an American exhibition last October at the Venice Biennial of Architecture which was devoted exclusively to the "Architecture of the Disney Company."

Welcome-back fish fry to be held on Drillfield

Nikki Giovanni's Harlem Renaissance class at Virginia Tech is welcoming students to the 1997-98 school year with "The Saturday Night Fish Fry on Thursday Afternoon."

Fish sandwiches cost 25 cents at the fish fry Thursday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Drillfield.

The catch of the day will be flounder on white bread with onion and hot sauce. The class has ordered 300 fish for the event. As a special treat, Aldora Green will make hoe cakes, a sort of hush puppy, to go with the fish. Participants must bring their own drinks.