TechNotes


By Gary Goettling

Summer in Olympic City

W here will Georgia Tech students go when the campus becomes the Olympic Village in 1996? That's the question before President John P. Crecine and a committee of faculty, students and staff representatives. While no plan has been presented to the Board of Regents for approval yet, the committee has several possibilities. tree

Made in the Shade

S ince November, Trees Atlanta--a nonprofit citizen group--has planted more than 200 trees near the west and east ends of Tech Parkway. The plantings, which were done at no cost to Georgia Tech, represent the first phase of the group's effort to beautify sections of campus in time for the 1996 Olympics. The varieties planted were magnolia, maple, oak, holly and crepe myrtle. Trees Atlanta also plans to perform landscaping around most of the construction projects on campus.

The Category Is 'Game Shows'

Architecture senior Martin Poteralski will represent Georgia Tech in the annual College Tournament of the TV show "Jeopardy!" He is one of 15 college students out of an original group of 200 hopefuls who will compete for a $25,000 grand prize. Poteralski, who has been a member of the Tech Academic Team for the past four years, plans to enter law school after earning his undergraduate degree. The College Tournament will air during the first two weeks in May.

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More fu_ a_d games

T his spring, Vanna White will be turning letters for four Georgia Tech students picked to compete in the "Wheel of Fortune" College Week Tournament.

A contestant search on campus in February attracted about 90 students. Making the final cut were senior Jennifer Hawbaker, junior Larry Stewart, and sophomores Pete Ketterman and Corey Rockwell.

The tournament has been taped in Orlando, Fla., for broadcast May 16-20.

Juniors

A Tradition Continues

A Georgia Tech culinary tradition returned to campus on Feb. 16 when Junior's opened at its new location in the Bradley Building, next to the Tech Tower.

Tommy Klemis, proprietor of the original Junior's who now manages the new facility for ARA, was on hand as usual to greet the first wave of hungry students.

Junior's serves breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and lunch until 2:30 p.m.

The original Junior's on North Avenue was demolished last fall to make way for Olympic housing.

On Target

M ore than 18,000 donors have contributed a total of $3.5 million to the 47th Roll Call so far. The goal for the annual fund-raising drive, which ends June 30, is $5.6 million from 27,000 donors.

More than $400,000 of the current total has come from companies that match their employees' contributions dollar-for-dollar, two-to-one or more. Alumni who have not yet made their Role Call contributions are urged to do so, and those who work for matching-gift companies are encouraged to take advantage of that opportunity.

Roll Call is Georgia Tech's largest source of unrestricted gift income.

Nominations Sought

The Institute Honors Committee is accepting candidates for Georgia Tech's top 1994 faculty awards. buzz For more information, call Dr. Edward K. Reedy at (404) 894- 7788. Nominations must be received by April 15, 1994, and should be sent to Dr. Reedy, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405.

Free Call

A umni living outside the metro Atlanta local calling area can save a few dimes by reaching the Alumni Association at its new toll-free telephone number: (800) GT-ALUMS (482-5867). Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.