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Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 03 - September 10, 1998

Faculty Fulbright briefing session scheduled
The annual briefing session on application procedures for Faculty Fulbright Awards will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the DBHCC Appalachian/Blue Ridge Room (private dining room).
The briefing will be presented by Karen Adams, staff associate with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, in Washington, D.C., the agency which manages the competition. Participants will learn about application procedures and receive necessary materials to begin preparation for the 2000-2001 competition, which will begin in early 1999.
All faculty members are cordially invited to attend the session. Interested faculty members should indicate their intention to attend to Donna Sanzenbach, UOIP, at 1-6452 or e-mail: donnac@vt.edu .
Faculty Women's Club Welcome planned
The Virginia Tech Faculty Women's Club will kick off the year with a Welcome Tea on Thursday, Sept. 17, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Grove.
Membership is open to women faculty and staff members, and wives of administration, instructional research, and Extension faculty and staff members. Additionally, women who are retirees, wives or widows of retirees, and mothers or mothers-in-law of persons in those positions are also eligible for membership.
The club's purpose is to provide social and intellectual activities for its members, to promote the university, and to offer opportunities for scholarships for Tech students. For more information call Liz Goodsell at 552-9032, or Pat McGuire at 552-5334.
Turner Street closed during business hours
Turner Street will be closed during normal work hours, (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.) from Burger King to Stanger Street, due to major renovations of the Power Plant chimney.
The street will to be closed through Thursday, Sept. 24. Turner Street will remain open to normal traffic after business hours, from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on the weekends.
Perry Street is recommended for travel to and from campus as an alternate route. Perry Street is located between the upper and lower Stanger Street parking lots.
For more information, call 1-3200, or the University Police at 1-6411 after regular business hours.
Poverty simulation planned by SLC
The Service Learning Center (SLC) is working in conjunction with Virginia Cooperative Extension to offer a powerful simulation activity "Life in the State of Poverty."
The experience is designed to help participants begin to understand what it might be like to be a part of a typical low-income family. In the simulation, 30 to 75 participants assume the roles of up to 26 different families facing poverty. The "task" of the "families" is to provide for basic necessities and shelter during the course of four 15-minute "weeks." The objective is to increase the student's awareness of the realities of life faced by low-income people and to review community resources which are available to them and all families. Contact Maureen Fallon at the SLC 1-2078 or fallonm@vt.edu for more information.
Hardware supply discount offered
Heavener Hardware in Blacksburg is offering a 5-percent discount off 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 some exclusions. The major exclusions are sale items, special orders, promotional items and rentals and the order 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.