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Blacksburg Farmers Market

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 17:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

South Main Street tunnel closure

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:00
The Route 460 tunnel from South Main Street to Route 460 East will be closed on Thursday, April 23, from 7-11 p.m. so a contractor can perform grading operations and guardrail installation associated with the Research Center Drive Project. The detour route will be a right at Research...

Cultural achievement ceremonies celebrate underrepresented graduates

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
pOn May 14, four ceremonies will honor graduates from underrepresented groups, as they prepare for university commencement ceremonies the following day./p

Experience the Cube and other innovative arts and technology research during 'ICAT Day'

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
div div div div pHeld from noon until 9 p.m. on May 4 , the annual event celebrates the work of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology's affiliated faculty and students who blend science, engineering, art, and design./p /div /div /div /div

Highty-Tighties to hold annual spring concert on May 3

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
pThe concert band will begin its performance at 5 p.m. in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall/p

Hope Wentzel receives 2015 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Senior Award

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
pShe will receive a bachelor’s degree in animal and poultry sciences with a minor in forestry during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium./p

New Corps of Cadets residence hall named in honor of J. and Renae Pearson

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:00
pThe new Corps of Cadets residence hall due to open in August 2015 has been named in recognition of James and Renae Pearson, an alumni couple that made a tremendously generous commitment to the corps and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences./p

Town Council Meeting (Replay)

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 22:30
WTOB airs both the live broadcast and replays all of the Blacksburg Town Council meetings to keep Blacksburg residents in the know about their community and informed about issues on Council’s agenda. Watch archived and live Town Council meetings online

Town Council Work Session

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 14:00
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Ansley Abraham to deliver 2015 Graduate School Commencement address

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
pAnsley Abraham, founding director of the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program, will give the keynote address at the 2015 Graduate School Commencement ceremony to be held Friday, May 15./p

Choral concerts honor Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre and act as send-off for overseas tour

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present concerts by Tech Men and the Women’s Chorus on April 27 and the Chamber Singers on May 5. #160;

Undergraduate degree program in systems biology to begin next spring

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
div pThe new program will be led by John Tyson, University Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, an expert in systems biology who conducts research in computational cell biology, cell cycle regulation, and signal transduction networks./p /div

Virginia Tech joins other commonwealth universities in leap to 100 gigabits per second

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech and Old Dominion University will be the first MARIA members to implement 100G channels over the research allocation.#160; The new network will be operational by July 1, 2015. #160;/p

Zechariah 'Zack' Robinson receives 2015 College of Science Outstanding Senior Award

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 00:00
pHe will receive a bachelor’s degree in psychology during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium./p

Conditional Use Permit for 101 Professional Park Drive, Suite 301

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 03:00
The Town of Blacksburg has received a request for a Conditional Use Permit for a Personal Improvement Services use within the Office zoning district at 101 Professional Park Drive, Suite 301 (Tax Parcel #347-A42). The applicant, Little Leapers, LLC proposes to locate its dance studio in the vacant...

Huckleberry Trail Closure

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 03:00
Due to weather, the earlier closure dates of April 27 – May 1 has been postponed a week. Changes are reflected below. A section of the Huckleberry Trail will be closed and a detour will be in place May 4-8. The closure and detour will be located approximately 150 yards northeast of the...

Blacksburg native and Cornell vice president for alumni affairs and development Charles Phlegar to be vice president for advancement

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:00
pDuring his nine year tenure at Cornell, Charles D. Phlegar has more than doubled annual private income. Cornell raised more than $546 million in private gifts during fiscal year 2013-14./p

Horticulture students learn the value of flower power in floral design class

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:00
pStudents in Barbara Leshyn's floral design class learn about the long history humans have shared with flowers, in addition to the practicalities of floral design./p

May conference to focus on science, technology, engineering, math education

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:00
pRegistration is open for the May 7-8 Southwest Virginia STEM Summit, a showcase of educational innovations and partnerships./p

Thomas Riegel receives 2015 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Outstanding Graduating Student Award

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 00:00
pRiegel will receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree during the University Commencement ceremony May 15 in Lane Stadium./p