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Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 37 - July 30, 1998

Friday, 31
Salary and Wage Paydate.
Summer Arts Festival, 6 p.m., Henderson lawn: Outdoor concert: Songs from "The Sound of Music."
Saturday, 1
YMCA Hike, 9 a.m., YMCA parking lot: Rice Fields. Very difficult 10-mile hike on Peters Mountain, led by Bryce Bolton. For more information call 1-6860.
Wednesday, 5
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: By Definition: The Virginia Racial Integrity Act. Longwood College Professor J. David Smith and ODU Anthropologist Helen Rountree discuss the act and its legacy. Jeff Hantman of UVA is also featured.
Thursday, 6
Classes End.
Friday, 7
Exams Begin.
Saturday, 8
Exams End.
Wednesday, 12
Diversity Roundtable, noon to 1:30 p.m., Black Cultural Center.
"With Good Reason," 7 p.m., WVTF: Program TBA.
Statistical Consulting Center sets schedule
The Statistical Consulting Center will stop accepting new clients for the summer on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Current clients who have been assigned consultants should check with the consultant as to availability before the fall semester. The center will begin accepting new clients for the fall semester on Friday, Aug. 21.
Leave sharing requests listed
Virginia Tech employees in minority engineering and near environments have requested leave donations: There are also still Virginia Tech employees in the following areas who have requested leave donations: Purchasing, University Relations, Cooperative Extension, Physical Plant, and Residential and Dining Programs.
These employees are eligible to receive leave through the Leave Sharing Program. Salaried classified employee or a 12-month regular faculty members 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. Leave donations received after the employee's eligibility status changes (such as, return to work, disability retirement, retirement, etc.) will be returned to the donor in accordance with established Personnel procedures. To protect recipients, the names and details of the medical condition 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 Personnel Services department at 1-9331 or e-mail address jwhet@vt.edu.. Return the completed form to: Kathy Manning, Leave Administrator, Personnel Services, Southgate Center, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0318
Department of recreational sports relocates
The Department of Recreational Sports is relocating to the new McComas Student Health and Fitness Center on the corner of Washington Street and West Campus Drive. Effective Thursday, Aug. 13, the office will open in 142 McComas. The telephone number, 1-6856; fax number, 1-6273; and postal code, 0358, will remain the same. Office hours will remain 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The old location in 125E War Memorial Hall will be open through Tuesday, Aug. 11, but will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 12, to accommodate the move. The facility staff will move its offices August 10 and 11. All dates are tentative
The facility will open to students this fall. For more information call 1-6856.
Sano Jusho folk paintings displayed
The Department of Art and Art History in conjunction with the Summer Arts Festival, sponsored by Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, presents "The Folk Paintings of Sano Jusho," through August 8 in the Armory Art Gallery, 201 Draper Road.
Jusho is head priest of Enjo-in--a sub-temple of Myoren-ji temple--located in Nishijin, Kyoto. Jusho has been a monk for 23 years. His paintings are executed on washi using traditional sumi ink and watercolor. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and Mondays. The exhibit is free. For more information, please call 1-5547.
`Sound of Music' songs featured
The final summer outdoor concert will feature songs from "The Sound of Music." The Summer Arts Festival Outdoor Concert, sponsored by Tech and the Town of Blacksburg, will be Friday, July 31, 6 p.m. on the Henderson Hall lawn, located at the corner of College Avenue and Main Street.
As a preview to their show at the end of the summer, the Summer Music Enterprise is featuring several of the hit songs from their production of "The Sound of Music."
The concert is free, and parking is available downtown and on the Virginia Tech campus. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Squires Student Center.
Department of Employee Relations counselors visit
The Department of Employee Relations counselors will be available to meet with interested employees in Abingdon on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 623 of the LRC Building on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College. Free parking is available in lot #4.
The counseling program provides employees outside the Richmond area with an opportunity to meet individually with a staff counselor and to receive assistance in: options for dealing with work-related concerns, discussion of applicable state policies, information on grievance procedures, and referral for further assistance.
Half-hour appointments must be made in advance. To arrange an appointment, call the Department of Employee Relations Counselors on the toll-free line 1-888-23-ADVICE.
Evening language classes set
The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures is offering a series of evening language courses during fall semester. The credit classes are also available on a non-credit basis to persons not enrolled as regular students.
Offered as regular introductory classes are Chinese, Italian, Japanese and Hebrew. Accelerated elementary courses provide two semesters into one semester of study supplemented with a self-instructional and electronic component. Those accelerated classes available include French, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish. Intermediate-level courses in Spanish and Japanese are available on an accelerated basis.
For more information on the courses contact the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at 1-5361. For more information concerning the non-credit fees contact David Mitchell in the Division of Continuing Education at 1-5182.
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..