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Virginia Tech hires Ryan Minter as an annual giving officer

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
pRyan Minter has been appointed as an annual giving officer for Virginia Tech's Office of University Development./p

Virginia Tech rises in Peace Corps rankings

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 01:00
pThe university jumps to No. 11 among top volunteer-producing colleges and universities across the country./p

Virginia 4-H Livestock Judging Team wins national contest

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 01:00
pThe Rockingham County 4-H Livestock Judging Team took first high team overall among 25 other teams in the National Western Invitational Livestock Judging Contest in Denver, Colorado./p

Virginia Tech improving fire safety in 10 buildings

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 01:00
pUpgrades will include the installation of new smoke and heat detectors, pull stations, notification devices, and new alarm panels./p

Virginia Tech's president to speak to Governor’s Conference on Agricultural Trade

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 01:00
pThe March 9-10 event is in its seventh year and has become an annual recognition of the vital role that agriculture and trade play in the state while highlighting the value of the commonwealth's crops, livestock, and forest products./p

4-H members' visit with lawmakers in Richmond moved to Feb. 24

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 01:00
pVirginia 4-H sponsors the annual trip to Richmond for students to learn about the legislative process and to express their gratitude to state delegates and senators who support the 4-H youth development programs.#160;/p

Sarah Lyon-Hill named economic development specialist in Office of Economic Development

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:00
Formerly a graduate assistant, Sarah Lyon-Hill will help address community development issues.

On-campus housing available for spring 2015 commencement

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:00
pA lottery for limited air-conditioned and suite-style rooms will be held, with entries accepted through March 24./p

Virginia Cyber Security Commission to hold public meeting Feb. 24 on campus

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:00
pThis event is the first in a series of meetings to introduce the public to the mission of the commission established by Gov. Terry McAuliffe in 2014.#160;/p

Virginia Tech to confront environmental problems through interdisciplinary Global Change Center

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 01:00
pThe center's aim is to confront large-scale environmental problems such as habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, disease, and climate change with interdisciplinary, innovative team science./p

Angela Kates named chief of staff in Administrative Services

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
pKates will manage the business and administrative operations of the Administrative Services Division including budgeting and financial management, planning, reporting, personnel administration, information technology, and communications./p

John Galbraith wins national soil science award

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
pThe award is presented annually for career contributions in research, teaching, and outreach to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Resources Conservation Service and to soil survey and soil science./p

Lecture explores World War I-era plastic surgery and the modern beauty revolution

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
pThe lecture by author David Lubin, part of the Commonwealth Humanities Endowment Week, examines the attempts to restore disfigured veterans’ faces following World War I and the related activities of activists and entrepreneurs./p

Virginia Tech on Princeton Review’s 2015 'Colleges that Pay You Back' list

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 01:00
pSchools that made the list stand out for their excellent academics, impressive career preparation services, and affordability to students./p

Bristol's country music scene shines in Save Our Towns, Episode 7

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
pIn the Virginia Tech faculty interview segment, Barbara Ellen Smith describes new activism in many towns in Appalachia, including people who may not have been participants in political and community life in the past./p

Conference to focus on strategies for advising special student populations

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
p“As university student populations become more diverse, it is important for academic advisors to be aware of their unique challenges and needs,” said Kimberly Smith, director of University Academic Advising and conference chair. #160;#160;/p

Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit to perform the music of Judy Garland

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
div div div div pA favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit will pay tribute to one of her music idols at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28. The performance is presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech./p /div /div /div /div

Programmers, developers gather for 36-hour VTHacks marathon

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
pThe project that created the most buzz: a software application for smart watches that can tell if a person is intoxicated if they stumble or sway while walking. If so, the watch will send an automatic alert for a requested ride./p

Women's center mentoring program earns national American Council on Education award

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 01:00
pThe annual award, to be presented March 14, #160;recognizes “an outstanding, innovative, and visionary program./p

Agritourism can boost farmers' revenue, Virginia Tech study finds

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 01:00
pThe Virginia Cooperative Extension is hosting the 2015 Virginia Agritourism Conference on March 10, in Staunton, Virginia./p