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Power outage expected this weekend
A power outage is scheduled to affect several buildings on campus tomorrow. The power will be turned off at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning and will come back on no later than 3:00 p.m tomorrow afternoon.
The affected buildings are Lyman Hall, Old Civil Engineering, Navy ROTC, and 190 Bobby Dodd Way. According to Facilities employee Mark Hopkins, the outage is necessary for improvements on Georgia Tech's Electrical Distribution.
Web-based financial reporting including the Appropriation Ledger, Project Expenditure and Budget Report, and Revenue Ledgers will be unavailable beginning Friday evening at 5 p.m. Officials expect the affected Web-based services to be available no later than Monday morning.

Undergraduate Judiciary Cabinet recruits new members
The Undergraduate Judiciary Cabinet is recruiting new members to replace graduating seniors who served this year. The UJC hears cases of social misconduct involving undergraduate students.
Interested students must have attained Sophomore status no later than Fall 1998, be in good academic standing, and not be on disciplinary probation.
Students selected will be given extensive and ongoing training to help them mete out justice in the tradition of Earl Warren. Applications are available in the SGA Office in the Student Services Building.
Interested parties with questions shoud contact UJC Chief Justice David Cochran at or Dr. Scott Friedman at (404) 894-2564.

Used book sale to benefit Georgia Tech Women's Forum
The Georgia Tech Women's Forum will hold a used book sale on Thursday, April 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Harrison Square, across from Junior's on the Hill.
Proceeds from the sale will be used to fund the Women's Forum's 1998 scholarships.
Any person wishing to donate books can bring them to one of the three book donation drop-off points: Room 270 of the Centennial Research Building, room 003 of the French building, or room 111 of the Petit building.
Anyone needing more information can contact the Women's Forum's scholarship fundraiser chairperson Sandra Pierotti at (404) 894-7773.

Textiles building surrounded in a blur of red Sunday amid worries of chemical fire
Six fire trucks, three rescue vehicles, a mobile fire command unit, and at least five GTPD cruisers: That was the vehicle count outside the Textiles builiding early Sunday afternoon as firefighters responded to what turned out to be a relatively small lab fire.
A flask of silicone oil on a heating mantle ignited several minutes after noon under a fume hood in Room 108. "We don't know how that happened," said Lee Zacarias, Acting Director of Environmental Health and Safety. "The rest of the story is that the sprinklers went off like they were supposed to. It did contain the fire. The only [fire] damage was to the fume hood, but there was a lot of water damage."
The fire equipment remained for hours as several firefighters donned chemical suits before going inside the building to examine the damage.

Highest Ranking Woman Marine to speak at Tech
Lieutenant General Carol A. Mutter, Marine Corps Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Reserve Affairs will visit Georgia Tech on Monday April 20. She will speak in room 117 of the Student Services Building at 11:00 a.m.
General Mutter was the first woman in history to be selected for the three star rank. She was also the first woman ever to command a Fleet Marine Force unit at the general officer/flag officer level.

ME professor wins NSWE award

Dr. William J. Wepfer, Mechanical Engineering Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, has been awarded the 1998 Rodney D. Chipp Memorial Award by the National Society of Women Engineers.
The award recognizes a man or company who has contributed to the acceptance and advancement of women in engineering.

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