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

Local News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
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

Local News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
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

Local News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
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

Local News - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 00:00
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

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

Hokies host JMU in home opener

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 17:02
Tech begins weekend at home

Merritt to receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NAADD

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 16:04
National group of fundraisers to honor Merritt at the June convention

Men's soccer announces 2015 spring schedule

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:55
Hokies to host three games at Moseley Field

Hokies announce Fall 2015 schedule

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 15:34
Women's golf to begin competition on September 20 at Furman

Women's basketball set for trip to Pitt

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 13:32
Hokies face Panthers at 7 p.m. Thursday

Men's and women's cross country garner USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors

Local Sports - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13
Krein earns All-Academic Individual award

Agritourism can boost farmers' revenue, Virginia Tech study finds

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

Energy-efficient rental housing can save residents more than $600 per year, study says

Local News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
pThe study, conducted by the Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech for Housing Virginia, found the potential for additional savings through education and incentives./p

Fraternity and Sorority Life cultivates strength-focused leaders

Local News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
pFraternity and sorority leaders are collaborating to empower effective leadership on campus at Fraternal Leaders Institute: Inspire the weekend of Feb. 27. Priority deadline for registration is Feb. 15./p

Making smart materials even smarter earns Pablo Tarazaga a prestigious Air Force award

Local News - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 00:00
div pTarazaga, an expert in the field of smart materials, received the 2015 Air Force Young Investigator Award. He is one of only 57 scientists and engineers in the U.S. to receive this honor./p /div

Mueller's 3-pointer lifts Hokies over Georgia Tech

Local Sports - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:57
By Jimmy Robertson - Inside Hokie Sports

Class research on overdose issues leads to proposed good Samaritan bill

Local News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00
pThe legislation, researched by associate professor Gerard Lawson's Virginia Tech students, would provide safeguards for individuals who report an accidental overdose, remain at the scene until emergency services arrive, and identify themselves to police./p

Faculty, staff recognized for continuing commitment to an inclusive and diverse university community

Local News - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00
pEach member of the group has completed 58 hours of in-depth training related to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusiveness and will receive the Diversity Advocate Certificate in a ceremony on Feb. 11 at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center./p