By Gary Goettling
Summer in Olympic City
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.
- A standard 11-week summer session could be held at West
Georgia College in Carrollton for all students, or for incoming freshmen
- The summer quarter could be split in half, with the first
weeks held at West Georgia and the last weeks at Tech after the
- An accelerated five-and-a-half week summer quarter
program could be conducted at West Georgia before the Olympics
with another accelerated session at Tech after the Games, and would
be open to all students except incoming freshmen.
- Non-traditional video-based or electronic media instruction
could be made available to all students except incoming freshmen.
- Any plan for summer quarter 1996 must meet the approval
of the Board of Regents. Final proposals and a decision are not
expected to be made until early next year.
Made in the Shade
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.
More fu_ a_d games
his spring, Vanna White will be turning letters for four Georgia
Tech students picked to compete in the "Wheel of Fortune" College
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
The tournament has been taped in Orlando, Fla., for broadcast
A Tradition Continues
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.
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.
The Institute Honors Committee is accepting candidates for Georgia
Tech's top 1994 faculty awards.
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
- The Distinguished Professor award recognizes an individual
with an international reputation in his or her field.
- The W. Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Awards honor
excellence in teaching, while the Outstanding Service Award is
presented to an individual who has significantly benefitted the
- The Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award
recognizes significant interdisciplinary contributions to teaching
and research, and
- the Outstanding Continuing Education Award recognizes
outstanding contributions in continuing education.
- Distinguished Professor nominations must include a detailed
resume and a nomination letter from the candidate's immediate
superior, and letters of recommendation .
- Packages for the other four awards should contain at least a
detailed resume and a nominating letter. Outstanding Teacher
nominations must include letters of recommendation from former
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.