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JOB BANK, NEW PRODUCTS, BRAIN-STORMING TO HIGHLIGHT ANNUAL COMPUTER FESTIVAL AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY

 JOB BANK, NEW PRODUCTS, BRAIN-STORMING TO HIGHLIGHT
 ANNUAL COMPUTER FESTIVAL AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY
 Event: The computer festival held annually by the Philadelphia
 Area Computer Society (PACS) is becoming a major
 Delaware Valley tradition. Last year's festival drew
 more than 3,000 people and organizers expect attendance
 to top that figure this year.
 Date: Saturday, March 21
 Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
 Place: Drexel University's Main Building, northeast corner of
 32nd and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia
 Details:
 The festival, the largest on the East Coast, will highlight business and home computer use, featuring demonstrations on investment tracking, public domain software, Biblical research, robotics, database creation, telephone computing, and networking. Novice and experienced computer users will get a chance to talk computers with expert end users.
 Highlights:
 -- A job bank located on the first floor of the Main Building listing employment opportunities in the computer industry.
 -- The Philadelphia premiere of Microsoft's new Professional Toolkit for Visual Basic, which was introduced nationally earlier this week. The presentation will take place at noon in Room 109 of Drexel's Matheson Hall, 32nd and Market streets.
 -- A presentation by Dr. Margaret Christensen, an information studies professor at Drexel, on how to create a multi-media program. Her presentation will take place at 2 p.m. in Room 108 of Disque Hall, 32nd and Chestnut streets.
 In 1983, Drexel became first in the nation to require all undergraduates to have personal access to a microcomputer. The university has become the leader in academic computing with more than 14,000 Macintosh microcomputers on campus and more than 100 software programs created by Drexel faculty.
 Visuals: Hundreds of Delaware Valley computer users of all ages inspecting and testing the newest in computer software and hardware.
 Note: TV trucks may park on the sidewalk outside the Main Building.
 On-site contact: Stephen Longo or Martin Friedman of PACS.
 CONTACT: Preston M. Moretz of Drexel University, 215-895-1715, or, home, 215-288-8315.
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