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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 35 - July 16, 1998

Thursday, 16
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Art Exhibit, Tuesday through Friday noon to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 to 10 p.m., Perspective Art Gallery, Squires Student Center: Ki No Ichiku continues through August 6.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: Summer Arts Festival play The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Staff Senate Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 1810 Litton-Reaves.
Friday, 17
Summer Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Henderson lawn: Outdoor concert with Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy.
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: Summer Arts Festival play The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Saturday, 18
TAUT Production, 8 p.m., Squires Studio Theater: Summer Arts Festival play The Dining Room by A. R. Gurney, free, continues through July 18. Call 1-5921.
Sunday, 19
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., YMCA parking lot: Easy hike at Alta Mons. Led by Norm Eiss. Call 1-6860.
Monday, 20
Last Day To Resign.
Tuesday, 21
Personnel Service Training Session, 8 a.m. to noon, DBHCC Executive Conference Room.
Wednesday, 22
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF:Turning Points: The Election of Abraham Lincoln and First Manassas.
VTU Film, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theater: Grease.
Saturday, 25
VTMNH Activity, 11 a.m. to noon, Natural History Museum: Program for children on butterfly and moth metamorphosis.
Sunday 26
YMCA Hike, 1:30 p.m., YMCA parking lot: Moderate hike to Falls Ridge on Nature Conservancy land, led by Steve Grieco. For more information call 1-6860.
Wednesday, 29
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: Intoxicating Danger: Pfiesteria and Air Pollution.
VTU Film, 8 p.m., Squires Haymarket Theater: The Big Lebowski
Wednesday, 29
Physics, 4 p.m., 122 Robeson: "Dynamical Model of Traffic Flow."
Hardware supply discount offered
Heavener Hardware, in Blacksburg, is offering a 5-percent discount on all purchases made by Virginia Tech departments and paid for with an American Express Corporate Purchasing Card. This discount applies to the entire stock with the exception of sale items, special orders, promotional items and rentals. Orders must be picked up. This discount is included as part of a term contract the university has negotiated with Heavener Hardware and will be available on a continuing basis.
Butterfly and moth metamorphosis explored
Children can explore the mystical metamorphosis of butterflies and moths in stories and activities at a Museum of Natural History program on Saturday July 25 from 11 a.m. to noon. Participants, from pre-kindergarten to second grade, will learn the difference between chrysalis and cocoon, butterfly and moth. Parents are welcome to participate. The event is free. Call 1-3001 by Thursday, July 23 to register.
Griffith and Mealy featured in outdoor concert
Laura Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy will perform Friday, July 17, at 6 p.m. on the lawn of Henderson Hall at the corner of College Avenue and Main Street. The outdoor concert is an event of the Summer Arts Festival sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Squires Student Center.
Griffith and Mealy have been finalists at the Kerrville Newfolk Competition, have showcased at the Falcon Ridge Festival, been nominated for eight WAMMY's (Washington Area Music Awards) and have opened for national acts such as Dar Williams, Jorma Kaukonen, John McCutcheon, Janis Ian, Chris Smither and Saffire.
For more information call 1-5921. The concert is free, and parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus.
Summer Arts Festival presents The Dining Room
The Dining Room, by A.R. Gurney, with a cast of six portraying a total of 57 different characters, will play at Squires Studio Theatre, Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18 at 8 p.m. It is presented by the Summer Arts Festival, sponsored by Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg.
Set in the dining room of a well-to-do household, the place where the family assembles daily for meals, the play features actors who change roles, personalities and ages. The performance is free and parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus. For more information, call the Summer Arts Festival at 1-5921.
Register your vehicle by telephone
Parking Services is now offering telephone vehicle registration for parking permit sales. Call 1-3055 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, through September 1. Be prepared to provide social-security number and vehicle information.
After the information is processed, either go to the Visitor Information Center on Southgate Drive to pick up permits or have it mailed. Payment should be made by either cash, check or certified funds before the permit can be made. To purchase permits by payroll deduction, let the telephone receptionist know for special processing.
Current parking permits expire on August 14. For more information call 1-3055 or visit http://www.vt.edu:10021/admin/parking/parking.htm.
Personnel offers overview of legal issues
Personnel Services will hold a half-day training session, "Overview of Legal Issues in Human Resources," on July 21, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Executive Conference Room at the Donaldson Brown Hotel and Conference Center.
This workshop provides an overview of common state and federal laws that affect the managers and employees in the areas of hiring, family leave, affirmative action, the Americans with Disabilities Act and more. The workshop is open to all faculty members and staff members at the university. For more information or to register, call Julie Whetzel at 1-9331.
`Ki No Ichiku' exhibit continues through August 6
The Perspective Gallery and the University Unions and Student Activities (UUSA) presents the final art exhibit of the season entitled "Ki No Ichiku" (Relocating the Tree), works by Jiro Okura. The exhibit, which was done in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Studio Study Abroad Program in Kyoto, Japan, 1997-1998, will run through August 6.
The gallery is located on the second floor of Squires Student Center and is open Tuesdays through Fridays, noon to 10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 2-10 p.m. and closed Mondays. Admission is free. For information, call the Perspective Gallery 1-6040.
Butterfly forays planned at Horticulture Gardens
On Wednesdays July 22 and July 29, Tom McAvoy of the entomology department and the staff of the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History will conduct butterfly forays at the Horticulture Gardens located on Washington Street. Meet at the gardens from noon to 1 p.m. to participate. For more information, call the Virginia Tech Museum of Natural History at 1-3001.
Key West Cafe open on campus
The Key West Cafe, located on the Alumni Hall lawn just outside of the Donaldson Brown Hotel, is open for the month of July and serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. The cafe is managed and operated by students in the departments of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Human Nutrition and Foods.
The menu features salads and sandwiches, including a Key West-style burger and lime-basted tuna wrap. Veggie pizza and daily specials are also available. Beverages include sodas, tea, fresh-squeezed lemonade, and frozen non-alcoholic daiquiris. The cafe will close after July 31.