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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 23 - March 5, 1998

Deborah Pilkey, a Ph.D. candidate in engineering science and mechanics (ESM) under the direction of Daniel J. Inman in ESM and Cal Ribbens in computer science, has authored a chapter in the book, Living with the Coast of Alaska. Pilkey's chapter (Chapter 13, pp. 259-273) is titled, "Mitigating Wind, Loading, and Permafrost Hazard Impacts through Construction," and contains many recommendations for improved building construction in light of the structural challenges of the Alaskan environment. Pilkey wrote the chapter after completion of her M.S. degree in civil-engineering structures at Stanford. The book is one in the "Living with the Shore" series, edited by Orrin H. Pilkey and William J. Neal, funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is available through Duke University Press, Durham, N.C.
Lisa Eichelberger, administrative assistant at Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center, was named 1997 Hospitality Employee of the Year by the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association. Eichelberger was presented her award by Michael Savvides, VHTA Awards Chairman, at a banquet held in her honor in Richmond.
In presenting the award, Savvides reflected on how the VHTA award symbolizes the respect the hospitality industry has for those who make a commitment to serving the guests so well and how important it is to recognize employees whose focus on hospitality has benefited guests and fellow employees alike. Eichelberger has demonstrated flexibility, courtesy, and a positive attitude in all her work during 10 years of employment at Virginia Tech. She has demonstrate the ability and willingness to make things right for guests and colleagues.
On behalf of the VTHA, Savvides thanked Eichelberger "for your focus on excellence, and for your unwavering commitment to building great relationships with guests and fellow employees."
The CASE District III Awards recently honored the following Virginia Tech publications:
The Hokie Parent Newsletter received a Special Merit Award in category 21, Newsletter Publishing Improvement. Meg Nugent is art director/designer; Richard Lovegrove is editor; Gary Colbert and Bob Veltri are photographers; J. Thomas Brown, assistant dean of students, is the client.
Virginia Tech Research Magazine (1997) received an Award of Excellence in category 23, Other Magazines. Susan Trulove is editor; Barbara Corbett is art director/designer; Nugent is graphic consultant; Netta Smith is assistant editor; Rick Griffiths, Colbert, and Veltri are photographers; Clint Bas, Jerel Motos, Robert Kottkamp, Rasca Sisowath, and Megan Roby are illustrators from Bob Field's advance computer-graphics class.
The Engineering Now 97-98 Annual Report received an Award of Merit in category 14, Annual Reports II. Lynn A. Nystrom is editor; Corbett is art director/designer; Veltri, Griffiths and Colbert are photographers; Elizabeth Crumbley is contributing writer; Pat White is contributing editor; Kristin Van Wolkenten, student intern, is chart designer.
Virginia Tech's 125th Anniversary Celebration Brochure received an Award of Excellence in category 31, Design for Print. Clara B. Cox, is editor/writer; Michele Moldenhauer is creative director/designer; Lovegrove is copy editor; Visual Communications/Photography and Newman Library Special Collections provided photography.
Virginia Tech Magazine received an Award of Excellence in category 24, Magazine Publishing Improvement. Su Clauson-Wicker is editor; Glen Duncan is art director; Jill Elswick and Smith are assistant editors; Visual Communications/Photography provided photography.
The Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center Brochure received an Award of Merit in category 15, Fund Raising. Terry McGuire is writer/editor; Laurie Zuckerman is art director/designer; and Veltri, Griffiths, and Colbert are photographers.
Virginia Tech publications have received the following from the 1998 American Advertising Awards of Western Virginia:
In category 1A, Product or Service Sales Presentation--Catalog, 125th Anniversary Catalogue of Events won an Addy Award. The client was University Relations. Michele Moldenhauer is creative director/designer; Clara Cox is writer/editor; Visual Communications Photo and Newman Library Special Collection take credit for photography.
In category 1C, Product or Service Sales Presentation--Magazine Publication, Virginia Tech Global Network won a Silver Award. The client was University Office of International Programs. Meg Nugent is art director; Cox is executive editor; Catherine Doss is managing editor.
In category 7G, Brochure--Less than Four Color, Outlook on Outreach won a Bronze Award. The client was the Department of University Outreach. Nugent is art director; Doss is editor/writer.
In category 7H, Brochure--Four Color, Advanced Communication and Information Technology Center won a Silver Award. The client was Virginia Tech. Zuckerman is creative director/designer, Terry McGuire is writer; Rick Griffiths is photographer; Bob Veltri and Visual Communications Photo are photographers.
The Corps of Cadets Strategic Plan won an Addy Award. The client was the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Moldenhauer is creative director/designer; Col. E. Edward Schwabe Jr. is writer; Richard Lovegrove is editor; Veltri is photographer.
Coal and Energy Brochure won an Addy Award. The client was Malcolm McPerson/Virginia Center for Coal and Energy. Moldenhauer is creative director/designer; Margaret Radcliffe is writer/editor; Veltri is portrait photographer; Griffiths, Ian Loomis, and Mark Nystrom are additional photographers.
In category 13M, Business to Consumer, Single--Flat, Horticulture Gardens Direct Mail won a Silver Award. The client was Virginia Tech Horticulture Gardens. Moldenhauer is creative director/designer. Robert Lyons is writer and photographer.
Humberto Rodriquez-Camilloni, associate professor and director of the Henry H. Wiss Center for Theory and History of Art and Architecture, led a group tour to Peru in January. The trip included visits to Lima, the nation's capital; Cuzco, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; and the archaeological site, Machu Picchu.
Architecture professor Jack Davis won an Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture from the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Architecture Institute of Architects for a renovation and an addition.
David Dugas, associate professor in architecture, has been selected to head the 1998 AIA Education Honor Awards Jury.
Michael O'Brien, chair of the Architecture Graduate Program, was elected to the Executive Board of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC) at a recent meeting.
Professor Robert Schubert presented a paper titled "Tele-Experimentation and Telepresence in Architectural Research" at an Architectural Research Centers Consortium special focus session at the 1997 ACSA annual meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Architecture Professor Joseph Wang received a grant from the Graham Foundation for a project called "China's New Architecture." The work will focus on the architectural development in China since the mid-1970s as its major theme.
Flynn Auchey, associate professor of building construction, presented two week-long workshops on "Scheduling and Cost Control" for AT&T at Princeton, N.J. and Bell Atlantic in Arlington. He also conducted a workshop for Bell Atlantic project managers on "Leadership and Communications Management" in preparation for their certification exam for professional project managers.
One of the works of professors Donna and Robert Dunay was recently selected for publication in a book by Graphis magazine titled Product Design 2. From over 2,500 entries, projects were selected for their outstanding designs setting the highest standards for aesthetic appeal and for attention to form and function. Product Design 2 is the second volume in the Graphis series devoted to the best international product design.