pThe Proposal for an Integrated General Education Curriculum at Virginia Tech emerged from a series of discussions held by faculty, students, and staff over the past three years, as there was a call for change to the current Curriculum for Liberal Education./p
pDoctoral student Derick Davis, who will graduate later this month, does research on homophones and consumer behavior that builds on theories of reading processes, comprehending written information, and priming./p
pThomas Dingus, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, will be honored May 8 by the White House as a Champion of Change, a group of Americans seen as making positive change. This year's theme is Transportation Technology Solutions for the 21st century. /p
pa rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22097/becoming-the-man-she-always-was-elis-storyimg src=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/media/images/2013/05/06/5ea8d560a1f6a044b8635beed39000d0_1367891277_crunched.jpg alt=//a/ppWhen Eli Grossman looks in the mirror, he sees a completely different person staring back than he did two years ago. If you passed the 22 year-old on the street, you wouldn’t think twice about him. But appearances can be deceiving./p
pRyan Pfeifle’s April 23rd article decrying the poor training and evaluation of new professors at Virginia Tech has generated considerable discussion between my colleagues and myself. The issues Pfeifle raised are not news to Tech professors or to professors anywhere, for that matter. At the same time, I wish to point out some of the deeper complexities surrounding this issue of “bad teaching,” which many readers of the CT may not know./p
pa rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22084/football-team-building-another-stellar-recruiting-classimg src=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/media/images/2013/05/06/2cf9fff9295ed831db55950f61f2485b_1367889091_crunched.JPG alt=//a/ppWhile the spring was about the football team’s coaches working with the players they have, the summer will challenge them to look to who they could have./p
pa rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22102/student-dj-spins-toward-a-music-careerimg src=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/media/images/2013/05/06/57239afef83e4b3677c5bfc93abc5075_1367889154_crunched.JPG alt=//a/ppPeople often wonder how DJs get their crazy odd names, but for James Morrison, also known as DJ TMMPO, it was as easy as combining part of his last name with what he loves-music./p
pa rel=nofollow target=_blank href=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/22103/turner-place-takes-the-goldimg src=http://www.collegiatetimes.com/media/images/2013/05/06/1a18ca2e04de069151d1f8fcab476a57_1367889166_crunched.JPG alt=//a/ppTurner Place has recently emerged as the new star player of Dining Services./p
Blacksburg Transit will provide service for Virginia Tech Graduation and Commencement the weekend of May 17.nbsp; For more information please visit: Transit Commencement Information.
For more information, pleasenbsp;call Blacksburg Transit at 540-961-1185.
pWhen senior John Marshall entered Virginia Tech as a freshman more than four years ago, he was set on an engineering job. He just was not sure which field at the time. He found his path in the Joseph F. Ware Jr. Advanced Engineering Laboratory and as leader of a student team that designed and built an electric-powered racing motorcycle that competed with national teams./p
pRebeca Salmeron, a senior double majoring in animal and poultry sciences and dairy science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will be among the students graduating Friday, May 17. Where she goes from here is anybody's guess, but one thing is certain -- her future is full of opportunities./p
pThe 2013 recipient of Virginia Tech's highest honor, the William H. Ruffner Medal, is Michele Shelley Duke of Middleburg, Va., who is being recognized for the substantial difference she has made to the university through her volunteer service and support./p