Town Hall Meeting to Discuss University Budget Reductions
President Charles Steger will hold "Town Hall" meetings to discuss implications of impending state-mandated budget reductions. Scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. in the Burruss Hall Auditorium, President Steger will be joined by Sr. Vice President and Provost Mark McNamee and Chief Financial Officer Dwight Shelton.
The university is facing cuts in state appropriations of more than $40 million annually based on FY 07-08 levels. Steger, McNamee, and Shelton will present priorities and options for implementing reductions in the FY 09-10 fiscal year.
The session materials will be posted at www.president.vt.edu after the first meeting. Video recordings will be posted after the second meeting. Questions may be sent before or after the meetings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets for this event are still available. Find out more.
Acclaimed co-author of "Three Cups of Tea" and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Greg Mortenson, will speak about his international peace efforts. The theme for Mortenson's presentation is "Pennies, Pencils, and Peace." His Central Asia Institute promotes peace through community-based education. He is also a founder of the Pennies for Peace program to raise awareness and funds for schools, especially for girls, in remote regions of countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan. There will be a book signing in Burruss lobby following the event and books will be available for sale. Tickets are free and available to the public at the Ticket Office in Squires on campus. People needing tickets from outside the area can send an email to Leah to reserve tickets at Will Call in Burruss Hall lobby the night of the event: email@example.com. Doors open at 6:30 PM on the night of the event.
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