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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 12 - November 13, 1997

Thursday, 13
Art Gallery Opening, Armory Gallery: "Ben Owens: Ceramics." Through December 12.
YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Traveling on the Russian Waterways--St. Petersburg to Moscow," by Joe Loferski.
STS Lunch Discussion, 12:30 p.m., 281 Whittemore: "Teaching in a Two-Way Video Environment: Extending the Walls of the Campus Classroom," by Barbara Lockee.
Women in Mathematics: Career Day, 1:30 p.m., Math Emporium.
CAUS Cross College Conversations, 5 p.m., CPAP: "The Question of Social Capital," by Joseph Rees and Max Stephenson Jr.
Men's Basketball, 7 p.m., Cassell Coliseum: vs. Court Authority.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "The Cherry Orchard."
Friday, 14
Salary and Wage Paydate.
YMCA Crafts Fair, noon-7 p.m., Squires.
CEUT Videoconference, 1 p.m., DBHCC conference room G: "Evaluating Teaching Performance--When Will We Ever Learn to Use What We Know?" featuring Peter Seldin and Thomas Angelo.
Music Department Recital, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Anna Finkner, horn, and Dianna Koch, oboe.
International Club Coffee Hour, 5-7 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Globalization and Urban Change," by Paul Knox.
VTU Film, 7 p.m., Squires Colonial: "Air Force One" (second show at 9:30 p.m.).
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "The Cherry Orchard."
Saturday, 15
Surplus Property Auction, 9 a.m., Surplus Warehouse.
YMCA Crafts Fair, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Squires.
VTU Film, 7 p.m., Squires Colonial: "Air Force One" (second show at 9:30 p.m.).
Music Department Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: David Jacobsen, flute, and Caryl Conger, piano.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "The Cherry Orchard."
Sunday, 16
YMCA Crafts Fair, noon-5 p.m., Squires.
YMCA Hike, 1 p.m., meet at Y parking lot:
TAUT Production, 2 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theatre: "The Cherry Orchard."
Music Department Recital, 3 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Polovetai Quartet.
Music Department Recital, 8 p.m., Squires Recital Salon: Steven Oberhue, tuba.
Monday, 17
Soup and Substance, noon, 116 Squires: "Finding Hope When There Is No Home: Experiences on Behalf of the Homeless," by Fred Reisz, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
University Council Meeting, 3-5 p.m., 1045 Pamplin.
Book Reading/Signing, 7 p.m., Volume Two Bookstore: Doug Lawson.
TAUT Workshop Production, 8 p.m., 204 PAB: "Two Rooms." Through November 19.
Tuesday, 18
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.
Faculty Senate Meeting, 7 p.m., 32 Pamplin.
Music Department Concert, 8 p.m., Squires Old Dominion Ballroom: University Symphonic Wind Ensemble.
Wednesday, 19
Mayflowerfest, DBHCC, 1-5632 for information.
University Leadership Development Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., DBHCC: Effective Project Management. Through November 20.
YMCA "Mornings," 9:30-11:30 a.m., Luther Lutheran Church: Pot-luck Thanksgiving lunch.
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.
Thursday, 20
Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Squires Commonwealth Ballroom.
YMCA Slide Show, 12:10 p.m., Cranwell Center: "Tourist View of Death Valley," by D. Hasselman.
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m., 1810 Litton Reaves.
Art/Architecture Video Series, 7 p.m., Hancock auditorium: "Teotihuacan/Machu Picchu."
Thursday, 13
Physics, 3:30 p.m., 2030 Pamplin: "The SAMPLE Experiment: How Strange Is the Nucleon?" by Mark Pitt.
Statistics, 3:45 p.m., 409 Hutcheson: "Canonical Variate Analysis with Longitudinal Data," by Michael Beaghen.
Friday, 14
MCBB, noon, Fralin auditorium: "Oxygen: How Do We Stand It?" by Irwin Fridovich, Duke.
Philosophy, 3 p.m., 225 Major Williams: "Satisfaction and Human Judgment," by Bob Richardson, Cincinnati.
Science Study Center, 3:30 p.m., 132 Lane: "Standardizing the Mind and Culture of IQ," by John Carson, Cornell and Michigan.
Economics, 3:30-5 p.m., 3010 Pamplin: "What Causes Episodes of Rising Inflation: Some Evidence for the OECD Countries," with John Boschen.
Botany, 4 p.m., 1076 Derring: "Oh, No! Not Another Mountain Lake Talk!--Paleolimnology and Microflora," by Jon Cawley.
Physics Education, 4 p.m., 122 Robeson: "Highlights of the AAPT Workshop for New Physics Faculty," by Mark Pitt and Tatsu Takeuchi.
Monday, 17
CSES, 4 p.m., 331 Smyth: "The History of American Environmentalism," by Mark Barro.
Wednesday, 19
CASS, 3 p.m., 307 Davidson: "Use of Sealants in Highway and Bridge Infrastructure," by Imad Al-Qadi.
Horticulture, 4 p.m., 102 Saunders: "Cold Hardiness in Fruit Trees: New Perspectives and New Directions," by Michael Wisniewski, USDA.
Thursday, 20
Electromagnetics, 4-5 p.m., 654 Whittemore: "Adaptive Antenna and Arrays," by Carl Dietrich.
Extra copies of alumni magazine available
Departments that would like extra copies of the Fall 1997 Virginia Tech Magazine for recruitment or public-relations purposes may order them by calling Linda Gallagher at 1-6867.
Charity auction features dining packages, getaways
The Second Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Chef's Charity Auction, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Regional Chamber's Annual Auction, will be held in the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
The event will feature silent and live auctions of dining packages, getaways, and more. Special entrees and desserts prepared by area chefs will be served. For more information, contact Karen Brooks, 989-8030.
CommonHealth offers program on adolescent health
Guest speaker Marty Wunsch will speak on adolescent development and the health issues of this population on Thursday, Dec. 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in conference room G, DBHCC. To register, call 1-7810.
Bursar's Office to close for holidays
The Bursar's Office will be closed noon, December 24 through January 2 for the holidays. Paychecks only will be distributed for three hours on December 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at window number seven. All other functions of the office will be closed.
To avoid delays in receiving pay during these limited hours, or for those employees who will be out of town for break or the holidays, sign up now for direct deposit. This enables deposit of funds in bank accounts on payday without delay. Return the completed direct-deposit form to the Bursar's Office by December 1.
Some employees eligible for leave sharing
Virginia Tech employees in the following areas have requested leave donations: College of Architecture and Urban Studies, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cooperative Extension Service, Physical Plant, Residential and Dining Programs, University Libraries, Vice President for Information Systems.
These employees are eligible to receive leave through the Leave Sharing Program. Salaried classified or 12-month regular faculty employee, may 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. To protect recipients, the names and details of medical conditions will remain confidential. However, leave must be donated to either a specific individual or area.
Donor forms are available from department administrative offices or from the Personnel Services Department at 1-9331. Return the completed form to Ella Mae Vaught, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, 24061-0318.
Fund drive seeks food, clothing, and cash
Once again this year classified staff and faculty members and students in the College of Engineering are collecting non-perishable food, new and like-new clothing, and cash donations to support the Montgomery County Christmas Store. Donations will be picked up from the departments on Friday, Nov. 21. For more information, contact the CASE representative in your department, or Riley Chan, at 1-4973 or rchan@vt.edu.
Recreational Sports modifies hours for break
During the Thanksgiving break, hours for the Department of Recreational Sports in War Memorial Hall have been modified to the following: Wednesday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 29, closed; Sunday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
TAUT and Music Department present Fall Concert
On Tuesday, Nov. 18, the University Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present its Fall Concert. The concert will be at 8 p.m. in the Squires Old Dominion Ballroom.
Tickets are available at the door only. For more information, contact the School of the Arts at 1-5200.
Cross College conversation topic announced
On Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m., professors Joseph Rees and Max Stephenson will present "The Question of Social Capital" at the Center for Public Administration and Policy, 104 Draper Road.
Information given for Spain study-abroad program
There will be an informational meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, in 105-A Architecture Annex at 7:30 p.m. The leader of the program is Bob Dyck, professor of urban affairs and planning and co-author of Self-Transformation of the Forgotten Four-Fifths (Kendall-Hunt, 1997).
The first week of the program, with departure from Washington May 10, 1998, will be in the Basque country of northern Spain, with daily visitations and discussions at worker-owned cooperatives known as the Mondragon Experiment. The second week of the program will offer independent travel, with scheduled return from Madrid on May 25.
Estimated minimum cost will be $2,000, with a $300 deposit as soon as possible to guarantee space, but no later than February 1. Space on British Airways has already been booked. The fee does not include reduced summer tuition for three undergraduate or graduate credits, independent travel costs, passport and visa fees, textbooks, pocket money and other incidentals.
Memorial service planned for Matthew West
A memorial service for Matthew West will be Saturday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. in the War Memorial Chapel.