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Town Council Meeting

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 22:30
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Parks and Recreation Registration Begins

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:00
Winter and spring program registration begins Tuesday, May 12 at 9 a.m. Programs can be viewed in the latest edition of About Town, Life and Recreation in Blacksburg. Register by phone, mail, fax, online at, or in person at one of the following locations:...

Farmview Drive lane closure

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 03:00
There will be lane closures along the 3100 to 3300 blocks of Farmview Drive, (between Hightop Road and Grandview Drive), May 18 - June 19 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. so a contractor can perform sanitary sewer line maintenance. The lane that will be closed is dependent upon the location of the maintenance....

Brenda Caldwell recognized for 50 years of service

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pThe program support technician in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences has been at Virginia Tech longer than any other current employee./p

Demand is rising for Virginia Tech's Communicating Science course

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pIn a response to demand for the course, the Graduate School is adding more sections for 2015-16, offering one in the fall and two in the spring./p

Employees recognized for providing outstanding customer service

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pNine individuals and one team were recognized by their co-workers./p

Open letter from President Timothy Sands establishes visioning initiative for university

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pThe process will revolve around themes of student preparedness, the campus of the future, new funding models and costs, and our global land-grant mission./p

Senior Emily Preisendanz wins national design honor

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pShe is one of 27 students honored by the national kitchen and bath industry for academic success, internship, work, and volunteer contributions./p

The Class of 2015: Shreya Ramanathan weaves cultures together

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 00:00
pShe has lived in India, Singapore, Indonesia, Egypt, and Cambodia, and she calls herself “a nomad.”/p

BT Shuttle Service 5/15 5/16

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 03:00
Blacksburg Transit will provide shuttle service during Virginia Tech's commencement ceremonies on Friday 5/15 and Saturday 5/16.nbsp;Shuttle details can be found below.nbsp; All other routes will follow the reduced service schedule Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday 5/15 -...

BT Service Schedule 5/18 through 5/31

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 03:00
As the academic semester draws to a close Blacksburg Transit will operate on a number of detours and varying service levels.nbsp;Please review the below for a brief overview and links to additional information. Monday 5/18 - Saturday 5/23:nbsp; BT will operate on the Summer service...

Amy Pruden receives best paper award from Environmental Science and Technology

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pThe professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech is leading an interdisciplinary $2.25 million USDA grant on antibiotic resistance from farm to fork./p

FutureHAUS 'Living Room of the Future' debuts this week in Atlanta

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pThe Virginia Tech Center for Design Research will exhibit prototypes of the FutureHAUS kitchen and living room cartridge concepts during the 2015 American Institute of Architects National Convention May 14-16./p

Hokies on the Hill program helps pave the way to public service careers

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pBrittany Brown, Joshua Deutschmann, and Colin MacDermott all credit their internships on Capitol Hill with turning their career focus to the public service spectrum./p

John Hillman to receive Graduate School's Distinguished Alumnus award

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pThe inventor and bridge designer, who earned his master's degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 1990, will be honored at the Graduate School commencement on May 15./p

Pamplin students learn about tax impact on business from two accounting alumni

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pPhillip Bullock is a key member of the management team at Apple, the world’s most valuable company, while Doug Curling was instrumental in building ChoicePoint through more than 60 acquisitions of other technology companies./p

The Class of 2015: First generation student Jamaica Sykes helped unite a divided organization

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 00:00
pShe worked to improve Fraternity and Sorority Life while at Virginia Tech. She hopes to one day start a non-profit for children with mentally ill parents./p

Vintage and Antique Market

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 13:00
Friends of the Farmers Market, (the non-profit organization responsible for the operation of the Blacksburg Farmers Market), is pleased to announce a new monthly event for folks who love to rummage through treasures from the past. The Vintage and Antique Market is a monthly event that...

Student Move-Out Detours - Wed 5/13/15

Sun, 05/10/2015 - 03:00
Blacksburg Transit will implement several detours on Wednesday, May 13 to avoid congestion on campus as students begin moving out. Reduced service will begin on Thursday, May 14. Closed Stops: McComas Hall (1123), Cassell Coliseum (1124), Tennis Courts (1125), Coliseum park Lot Sbnd...

Blacksburg Master Chorale presents The Cherubini Requiem in C Minor and J. S. Anthony's The Turning Time

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 22:30
Saturday, May 9, 7:30 p.m., Moss Arts Center Luigi Cherubini has been eclipsed by other composers of his time. However, during his lifetime he received some of France's highest musical honors and was respected and praised by Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Wagner. Beethoven considered him to be...