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https://issuu.com/vtmag Virginia Tech Magazine is produced by the writers, editors, designers, and photographers in University Relations' Content Strategy unit and Design and Digital Strategy unit. EDITOR
Erica Stacy
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ASSISTANT EDITOR
Mason Adams
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ART DIRECTOR
Tiffany Pruden
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WEBMASTER :: DIGITAL EDITOR
Juliet Crichton
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Operating as usual

08/30/2019

It's with mixed emotions we announce, we're turning the page on our social media presence. ๐Ÿ˜ช

This fall, we're closing the book on this account in order to team with Virginia Tech Alumni and Virginia Tech in bringing the best stories to Hokie Nation! ๐Ÿ˜ Be sure to give them a follow!

On the eastern edge of Virginia Techโ€™s Blacksburg campus the university is mapping out a playground for the innovators, ...
08/27/2019

On the eastern edge of Virginia Techโ€™s Blacksburg campus the university is mapping out a playground for the innovators, inventors, and makers who will build the world of tomorrow. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/uoWd30pq3kb

The Corps of Cadetsโ€™ Pop-Up Museum started two years ago as a way to evoke memories and showcase a few dozen of the item...
08/26/2019

The Corps of Cadetsโ€™ Pop-Up Museum started two years ago as a way to evoke memories and showcase a few dozen of the items from the Corps of Cadets Museum collection.

Read more about it. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/KJl530pq3iB

Happy Move-In Day, #Hokies! Be sure to take full advantage of all the Hokie Helpers out there! Each year, move-in is a h...
08/21/2019

Happy Move-In Day, #Hokies! Be sure to take full advantage of all the Hokie Helpers out there!

Each year, move-in is a huge undertaking. Here's a look back at all that went into it back in 2017. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/xmU830pokTj

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 made it to the finale of โ€œSurvivor: Edge of Extinction.โ€ ๐Ÿ™ŒCheck out his story in our ...
08/19/2019

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 made it to the finale of โ€œSurvivor: Edge of Extinction.โ€ ๐Ÿ™Œ

Check out his story in our latest edition. The link's in the bio!

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 made it to the finale of โ€œSurvivor: Edge of Extinction.โ€ ๐Ÿ™ŒHis story ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/sG...
08/19/2019

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 made it to the finale of โ€œSurvivor: Edge of Extinction.โ€ ๐Ÿ™Œ

His story ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/sGdN30pmK5K

Happy Sunday, #Hokies! That is all. ๐Ÿ˜
08/18/2019

Happy Sunday, #Hokies!

That is all. ๐Ÿ˜

A leading authority in pediatrics, Colleen Kraft '81 made headlines last year for bringing public attention to the toxic...
08/16/2019

A leading authority in pediatrics, Colleen Kraft '81 made headlines last year for bringing public attention to the toxic stress experienced by migrant children separated from their families in U.S.-Mexico border detention facilities.

Her story ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/k1pZ30pmzC6

The Great War was transformation for not only the students at Virginia Tech, but for the campus as a whole. Check it out...
08/13/2019

The Great War was transformation for not only the students at Virginia Tech, but for the campus as a whole.

Check it out. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/fEFv30pla9M

It seems like only yesterday the Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosted a solar eclipse watch party on the Holtzman Alu...
08/08/2019

It seems like only yesterday the Virginia Tech Alumni Association hosted a solar eclipse watch party on the Holtzman Alumni Center lawn.

It was almost two years ago. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ #tbt

Morgan Blackwood Patel, a 2003 industrial systems and engineering (ISE) graduate, is regarded as one of the most promine...
08/07/2019

Morgan Blackwood Patel, a 2003 industrial systems and engineering (ISE) graduate, is regarded as one of the most prominent women in commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic.

Her story. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/gWyj30piUij

In April, the โ€œDenim Day Do-Over,โ€ was held to recognize the 40th anniversary of the original day. It marked the first r...
08/06/2019

In April, the โ€œDenim Day Do-Over,โ€ was held to recognize the 40th anniversary of the original day. It marked the first return to campus for many LGBTQ+ alums and for many, solidified the importance of what they endured 4 decades earlier.

Their story. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/LPvT30piTN7

Hats off to all our hardworking canines on campus, including Moose, who was named a 'true animal hero' last spring. #Nat...
08/05/2019

Hats off to all our hardworking canines on campus, including Moose, who was named a 'true animal hero' last spring. #NationalWorkLikeADogDay

More about Moose: ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/hz3G30pd7H4

Happy August! Who is ready for our #Hokies to return for fall semester?! Here's a look back at what went into move-in ba...
08/01/2019

Happy August! Who is ready for our #Hokies to return for fall semester?!

Here's a look back at what went into move-in back in 2017. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/fMEY30pcGJI

The Discovery Analytics Center (DAC) at Virginia Tech is at the forefront of scientific innovation, leading Techโ€™s effor...
07/31/2019

The Discovery Analytics Center (DAC) at Virginia Tech is at the forefront of scientific innovation, leading Techโ€™s efforts in big data research and education.

More about their work. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/al8K30pcGEF

Did you know #VirginiaTech is usually home to between 30 and 70 hives? The university supports three apiaries located at...
07/30/2019

Did you know #VirginiaTech is usually home to between 30 and 70 hives?

The university supports three apiaries located at Kentland Farm, Moore Farm, and Prices Fork Research Station. ๐Ÿ #TuesdayThoughts

"In the five years from 2010โ€”the year the VTC complex openedโ€”to 2015, Roanoke gained more young adults than it lost duri...
07/29/2019

"In the five years from 2010โ€”the year the VTC complex openedโ€”to 2015, Roanoke gained more young adults than it lost during the previous two decades." ๐Ÿ™Œ

More about Virginia Tech's impact on the Star City. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/W5Wl30pcGzP

Did you know World War I veterans with a connection to Virginia Tech totaled 2,297 in uniform? Read more about the impac...
07/26/2019

Did you know World War I veterans with a connection to Virginia Tech totaled 2,297 in uniform?

Read more about the impact the war had on Virginia Tech. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/QDnb30pbXnI

In the fall of 2011 we explored how Virginia Tech was won, which included fisticuffs, growing pains, and the Hokie Way. ...
07/25/2019

In the fall of 2011 we explored how Virginia Tech was won, which included fisticuffs, growing pains, and the Hokie Way.

Can you name the two "gentlemen" depicted on the cover? ๐Ÿค” #tbt

For many #Hokies, graduation caps are windows that offer a glimpse of the wearerโ€™s personal style. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŽ“ What did you do w...
07/24/2019

For many #Hokies, graduation caps are windows that offer a glimpse of the wearerโ€™s personal style. ๐Ÿ™Œ ๐ŸŽ“

What did you do with your graduation cap?

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx Just ask studen...
07/23/2019

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -- Groucho Marx

Just ask students at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine who are using VR to get a look at what's inside a dogโ€™s body. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/NQZy30pbNXy

โ€œI often say that Iโ€™ll do anything as far as a cartwheel for my students. It is amazing that you can make an impact on s...
07/22/2019

โ€œI often say that Iโ€™ll do anything as far as a cartwheel for my students. It is amazing that you can make an impact on so many lives in just one year.โ€ -- Caroline Eschenbach '10, recent Milken Educator Award winner.

Her story: ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/geaW30pag6S

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 ( Rick Devens) made  it to the finale of Survivor: Edge of Extinction! ๐Ÿ™ŒWe caught up ...
07/20/2019

Earlier this year, Rick Devens '06 ( Rick Devens) made it to the finale of Survivor: Edge of Extinction! ๐Ÿ™Œ

We caught up with him just prior to its airing. Check it out in our latest edition. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/kfHW30pafY2

On the eastern edge of our Blacksburg campus, we're mapping mapping out a playground for the innovators, inventors, and ...
07/18/2019

On the eastern edge of our Blacksburg campus, we're mapping mapping out a playground for the innovators, inventors, and makers who will build the world of tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Take a look into the future. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/qWyQ30p8Orb

Alumna Ranjani Siriwardane is an award-winning researcher and inventor who is working toward an environmentally safe way...
07/15/2019

Alumna Ranjani Siriwardane is an award-winning researcher and inventor who is working toward an environmentally safe way to convert fossil fuels into energy. ๐Ÿ™Œ

More about her and her work. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/zWlD30p6Osu

Avery Sefcik '03 is  a blog-writer turned interior designer.More about him and his work. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/Y34j30p6OoN
07/12/2019

Avery Sefcik '03 is a blog-writer turned interior designer.

More about him and his work. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/Y34j30p6OoN

World War I veterans with a connection to Virginia Tech totaled 2,297. 1 alumnus was awarded the Medal of Honor, 7 the D...
07/11/2019

World War I veterans with a connection to Virginia Tech totaled 2,297. 1 alumnus was awarded the Medal of Honor, 7 the Distinguished Service Cross, and 1 the Navy Cross. At least 8 were awarded the Silver Star.More on the impact of the Great War. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/HTQG30p6lFf

โ€œIf you look back on the history of our forests, fire has been a natural part of a forestโ€™s life.โ€ - assistant professor...
07/10/2019

โ€œIf you look back on the history of our forests, fire has been a natural part of a forestโ€™s life.โ€ - assistant professor Adam Coates.

More about prescribed burns. ๐Ÿ”ฅ ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/Y1gg30p5OYe

Where are you reading us this summer? We'd love to see a pic! ๐Ÿ˜
07/09/2019

Where are you reading us this summer? We'd love to see a pic! ๐Ÿ˜

Be on the lookout for the Corps of Cadetsโ€™ Pop-Up Museum!And until you find it, check out its story. ๐Ÿ‘‰   http://ow.ly/rN...
07/08/2019

Be on the lookout for the Corps of Cadetsโ€™ Pop-Up Museum!

And until you find it, check out its story. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/rN5Q30p1lEj

Happy Sunday, current and future #Hokies! Meet Rowan, estimated Class of 2040.๐Ÿ“ธ: Ashley Rood Spinetto. #HokieBaby
07/07/2019

Happy Sunday, current and future #Hokies! Meet Rowan, estimated Class of 2040.

๐Ÿ“ธ: Ashley Rood Spinetto. #HokieBaby

It's a great day to do a little reading under Old Glory. Happy Independence Day, #Hokies!
07/04/2019

It's a great day to do a little reading under Old Glory.

Happy Independence Day, #Hokies!

Amelia Griese โ€™19 helped the women's club rugby team to a spot in the national title game! ๐Ÿ™Œ Read more about her experie...
07/03/2019

Amelia Griese โ€™19 helped the women's club rugby team to a spot in the national title game! ๐Ÿ™Œ

Read more about her experience and the other club sports 1,100 students take part in each year. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/IA0f30p1f4w

Morgan Blackwood Patel, a 2003 industrial systems and engineering (ISE) graduate, is now regarded as one of the most pro...
07/01/2019

Morgan Blackwood Patel, a 2003 industrial systems and engineering (ISE) graduate, is now regarded as one of the most prominent women in commercial real estate in the mid-Atlantic. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Her story. ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://ow.ly/kprA30p1eN5

First-year students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech are using virtual reality t...
06/28/2019

First-year students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech are using virtual reality to get an up-close and rare look at what is inside a dogโ€™s body.

Check it out: http://ow.ly/Aa1830p1dTK

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Does anyone have a way to reach Professor James "Bud" Robertson? I graduated from VT and need his help. Thank you.