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Fellows of inaugural VALOR class poised to become agents of agricultural change

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pVALOR fellows are now on their way to becoming ambassadors to the many sectors of the agriculture industry in Virginia and beyond./p

First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at College of William Mary game

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
div pThree first-year cadets were selected for the honor of receiving flags from the football team based on their strong performance during New Cadet Week./p /div

Half-million dollar gift supports scholarships for underrepresented students

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pNine more students will receive generous assistance toward their college education thanks to a $500,000 gift from Altria Group Inc. to Virginia Tech’s Presidential Scholarship Initiative./p

Pamplin's Christopher Zobel receives Fulbright award to study disaster resilience

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pChristopher Zobel plans to use his Fulbright award to develop new, more effective approaches for measuring and monitoring the resilience and sustainability of critical infrastructure systems./p

Richard A. Hunt appointed assistant professor of management

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
pRichard Hunt won the 2014 Academy of Management NFIB Outstanding Dissertation Award. His dissertation focuses on the entry and survival strategies of entrepreneurial firms./p

Small rewards might lead to big results in alcohol abstinence

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 00:00
div pVirginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientist earns grant to test feasibility of remote alcohol testing./p /div

Town Council Meeting

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:30
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Blacksburg Brew Do tickets on sale

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 03:00
Tickets for Blacksburg Brew Do, the New River Valley’s award-winning craft beer festival, are on sale now at both Blacksburg Kroger locations: South Main Street and University City Boulevard. Advance tickets are also available online at www.blacksburgbrewdo.com. Tickets for 10 4-oz. tastings are $20...

Common Book Project Committee seeks suggestions for next year's book

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
pSuggestions are welcome for the 2015-16 Common Book. In addition, events are being planned to celebrate and enhance the teaching and learning opportunities for the university's current Common Book, Little Princes, in November./p

First-year cadets to visit the National D-Day Memorial on Sept. 6

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pThe newest members of the Corps of Cadets, the Class of 2018, will visit the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va., on Saturday, Sept. 6./p /div

Healthier vending options introduced across campus

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pApproximately 20 percent of the snack vending machines and all the beverage machines on campus have been restocked with healthier options./p /div

Historical disturbances provide foothold for invasive plant on Buffalo Mountain

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pForestry and plant science experts have found that Japanese spiraea, a robust member of the rose family non-native to the area, may pose a threat to a preserve's biodiversity./p /div

Irene Leech honored by Consumer Federation of America for lifetime of service to consumers

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
div pIrene Leech received the Esther Peterson Consumer Service Award from the Consumer Federation of America earlier this summer./p /div

Jingjing Huang appointed assistant professor of accounting and information systems

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
divJingjing Huang's research interests are in financial reporting, international taxation, technological innovation, corporate governance, and corporate finance./div

Turner Street road work

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:00
The next phase of the Turner Street project will begin on Tuesday, August 26 and will last about six weeks. Crews will tear down the existing retaining walls in the area of the Turner Street curve, Burger King, and the apartments off of Turner Street. Flaggers will be in the area to...

BT4U Is Temporarily Not Functioning

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 03:00
BT4U is temporarily not functioning. This news item will be updated when the problem is fixed. For route and schedule information please choose the appropriate schedule at:nbsp; http://www.blacksburg.gov/Index.aspx?page=885. Questions?nbsp; Please call 540-961-1185.

Daniel Beal appointed associate professor of management

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
divDaniel Beal's research has focused on affective or emotional events and their impact on employees and organizations — particularly how the experience and expression of emotions at work translate into worker well-being, stress and fatigue, and performance./div

Chris Lomaka, one of Virginia Tech's quadruplets, balances his college experience with academics and athletics

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
div pChris Lomaka came to Virginia Tech as a new student two years ago, with his three quadruplet siblings at his side. While still close, each of them is finding their own niche, including Chris, whose has found a balance between academics and athletics./p /div

New recycling areas available for football tailgaters

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pThe pilot project will provide multiple recycling areas at five parking lots near Lane Stadium./p

President Timothy D. Sands studies the Virginia Tech student experience

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00
pPresident Timothy D. Sands works on plans to improve the Virginia Tech student experience and has identified three priorities: undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad programs./p