1997 alumni tour schedules available
Relive the Civil War March 21-23
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Alumni and friends attend a welcoming reception in Meiringen, Switzerland, on a recent tour which included a visit to Virginia Tech's center in southern Switzerland.

1997 alumni tour schedules available

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association travel program offers educational tour opportunities and comeraderie with fellow alumni.

The upcoming schedule includes: Austrian Winter Escapade (Jan. 15-22), Rome Escapade (Feb. 7-14), Australia/New Zealand (Feb. 10-24), Trans-Panama Canal Cruise, (Feb. 11-21), Treasures of Costa Rica (March 16-25), Wings over the Okavango Safari (May 21-June 4), Classical Aegean Greek Islands/Turkey (May 25 -June 5), Scandinavia/Russia, (June 27-July 10), Alaska Cruise, (Aug. 2-11), U.S. National Parks (Aug. 11-25), and the Egypt "Jewel of the Nile" Tour (Sept. 20-Oct. 3).

For a study adventure, join the Alumni College of Ireland Sept. 30-Oct. 8 to learn about Ireland's history and literature through a tour of County Clare and other regions.

Relive the Civil War March 21-23

Join alumni Distinguished Professor of History James I. Robertson Jr. for a trip back to the 1860s at the Virginia Tech Alumni Association's sixth annual Civil War Weekend, Friday through Sunday, March 21-25.

Robertson, joined by other Civil War authors and speakers including, by popular demand, William C. "Jack" Davis, will paint poignant word pictures of the war. Other events include a tour of Civil War artifacts in the university's archival collections, an Internet tour of historical resources, and a performance of music from the war period.

The registration fee includes all materials, instruction, and meals. For more information, call Wanda Hylton at (540) 231-9617 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

If you have questions about an alumni event, please contact the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Alumni Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061; phone (540) 231-6285; fax (540) 231-3039; e-mail

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