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Fri, Apr 13, 2007
2:00pm
Parade of Nations - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
Come experience some of the diversity of our campus as international students from around the world carry their nation's flag in this rich and colorful parade. Many students will be dressed in traditional attire of their nations and cultures. The parade begins at Squires Student Center and continues through the campus to Burruss Hall. Come join the celebration!
Fri, Apr 13, 2007
8:00pm
International Week Opening Night - Music/Theatre/Dance (Graduate Life Center Auditorium )
The annual opening night show sponsored by the African Students Association(ASA) is a great way to kick off International Week. It is an evening of cultural celebration that invites the Virginia Tech community to come and commemorate the richness and diversity of Africa. During the evening, ASA members express their homeland traditions through various musical, theatrical, poetic, and dance performances, as well as in a beautiful parade of African attire during the eveningís fashion show. For more information about other International Week 2007 events please visit www.ciso.org.vt.edu
Mon, Apr 16, 2007
7:00pm
The Freshman Experience: Asian Pacific American - Special Event (Black Cultural Center, 126 Squires)
After their first year as a Hokie, Asian Pacific American freshmen come together to share their experiences with the Virginia Tech community. Virginia Tech continually strives to improve (What must be done to improve diversity and multicultural relations on campus? Students, faculty, administrators, and staff from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Fri, Apr 27, 2007
7:00pm
VT World Cup - Athletics (Jamerson Athletic Center, 4th Floor)
VT WORLD CUP 2007: Many Flags, Many Languages, One goal Event I: Welcome Socials, Conversations on Soccer and the Politics of Globalization, Captain's Meeting Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcome to join in celebrating global diversity through conversations on global soccer. We hope to share our experiences on cultural formation of national and regional identities beyond the classroom. Team captains will also draw their schedules for the tournament during the event. Hors d'oevres and drinks will be served.
Sat, Apr 28, 2007
2007 VT World Cup Soccer Tournament - Special Event (Men's Soccer Turf Field)
2007 VT World Cup Soccer Tournament: Many Flags, Many Languages, One Goal In the spirit of global diversity and internationalism, several international and domestic teams will compete for the 2007 VT World Cup title.
Sat, Apr 28, 2007
9:00am
1st Annual NRV Green Home Seminar and Tour - Seminar/Conference (Virginia Tech YMCA)
Learn more about green and energy efficient homes at the first annual Green Home Seminar and tour on Saturday, April 28th. Sponsored by a diverse group of partners, the seminar will be held at the Blacksburg YMCA from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and the home tour will be conducted from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Seminar topics will include: why residential green building is important, designing a green/energy efficient home, working with green builders and architects, how to save energy in your home, financial and markt considerations of green building, and more. Additionally, local area green businesses will be exhibiting their wares, and participants can learn more about local organizations that promote sustainable living. The tour will feature several categories of homes, including those that are extremely energy efficient in their design and construction, utilize renewable energy systems, or utilize local building materials. Registration for the event is available from the YMCA Open University website at http://www.vtymca.org/Home.asp or by calling the YMCA at 540-961-9622. Cost is $15 per person/$25 per couple. For those businesses and organizations that would like to sponsor and have exhibit space at the event, please contact Aaron Doyle at 540-599-6974 or aaron@nrvliving.com. Space is limited, so act soon! If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accomodation, please notify Barry Robinson at 540-382-5790 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accomodations prior to the event.
Sun, Jun 24, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jun 25, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Tue, Jun 26, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jun 27, 2007
6:30pm
81st Virginia FFA State Convention Special Session - Special Event (Burruss Hall)
More than 1,400 students will attend this year's annual convention. To celebrate 81 years of tradition with the Virginia FFA, this year's convention will include remembering the past and looking forward to the future. Other activities will include Career Development Event contests, leadership workshops conducted by State Officers Danielle Kisamore from West Virginia and Amanda Urian from Delaware. In addition, motivation speaker, Barratt Keene, a former national officer from 2001-2002, will address the attendees. Two hundred and two FFA members will receive the highest honor Virginia FFA can bestow, the Virginia State Degree. Also 36 Honorary State Degrees along with winners of the H.O. Sargent Agricultural Diversity Award and 47 Proficiency Award will be recognized. As a special presentation, Mr. O.B. Roller of Weyers Cave, a Virginia Tech alumni and 1943-1944 State FFA President, will be recognized and given the Prepared Public Speaking contest endowed to his name.
Thu, Jun 28, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sat, Jun 30, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sun, Jul 1, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sun, Jul 1, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Mon, Jul 2, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 2, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Tue, Jul 3, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Tue, Jul 3, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Wed, Jul 4, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jul 4, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Thu, Jul 5, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Thu, Jul 5, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Fri, Jul 6, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Jul 6, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Sat, Jul 7, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sat, Jul 7, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Sun, Jul 8, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sun, Jul 8, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Mon, Jul 9, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 9, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Mon, Jul 9, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 1 - Special Event

Tue, Jul 10, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Tue, Jul 10, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Tue, Jul 10, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 1 - Special Event

Wed, Jul 11, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jul 11, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Wed, Jul 11, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 1 - Special Event

Thu, Jul 12, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Thu, Jul 12, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Thu, Jul 12, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 1 - Special Event

Fri, Jul 13, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Jul 13, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Fri, Jul 13, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 1 - Special Event

Sat, Jul 14, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sat, Jul 14, 2007
C-Tech^2 2007 - Special Event

Sun, Jul 15, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 16, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 16, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 2 - Special Event

Tue, Jul 17, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Tue, Jul 17, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 2 - Special Event

Wed, Jul 18, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jul 18, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 2 - Special Event

Thu, Jul 19, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Thu, Jul 19, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 2 - Special Event

Fri, Jul 20, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Jul 20, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 2 - Special Event

Sat, Jul 21, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Sun, Jul 22, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 23, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Mon, Jul 23, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 3 - Special Event

Tue, Jul 24, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Tue, Jul 24, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 3 - Special Event

Wed, Jul 25, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Wed, Jul 25, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 3 - Special Event

Thu, Jul 26, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Thu, Jul 26, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 3 - Special Event

Fri, Jul 27, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Jul 27, 2007
9:00am
Imagination-Week 3 - Special Event

Sat, Jul 28, 2007
STEP Summer Bridge Program - Special Event
Virginia Tech is sponsoring a five-week orientation program for new students entering Virginia Tech's College of Engineering. If you are selected, you will participate in an intensive academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year. The goal of STEP '07 is to ease your transition from high school to Virginia Tech and to ensure you know the keys to academic success. STEP '07 provides you with opportunities to become familiar with Virginia Tech and all its resources. More importantly, you learn how different college is from high school (college is more demanding and academically intensive). The Purpose: To provide incoming engineering freshman students an opportunity to become familiar with Virginia Tech and its academic rigor prior to the start of their academic career. To provide academic enrichment in selected subjects historically difficult for first semester freshman students. To provide incoming engineering freshman students opportunities for personal and professional development.
Fri, Sep 14, 2007
Latina America Display of Handcrafts and Pictures - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Main Lobby)
Handcrafts are used in a vast array of everyday activities, and they reflect not only our ways of living and making things, but also the way we look at life and at the community. Latin American handcrafts are full of colors, textures and meanings. They are used in cooking, working, playing and worshipping. They relate to different stages of life and death. They reflect the traditions, resources and beliefs of particular communities and so, there is a rich diversity of unique handcrafts in Latin America.
Sat, Sep 15, 2007
Latin American Display of Handcrafts and Pictures - Special Event (Graduate Life Center)
Handcrafts are used in a vast array of everyday activities, and they reflect not only our ways of living and making things, but also the way we look at life and at the community. Latin American handcrafts are full of colors, textures and meanings. They are used in cooking, working, playing and worshiping. They relate to different stages of life and death. They reflect the traditions, resources and beliefs of particular communities and so, there is a rich diversity of unique handcrafts in Latin America.
Mon, Sep 24, 2007
7:30pm
Celebration of Diversity - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center)
Celebration of Diversity is an entertaining and educational initiative that allows students to showcase the breadth of diversity at Virginia Tech, as well as provide learning opportunities and cultural exchanges that reflect the student body.
Wed, Oct 10, 2007
7:00pm
Sisterhood Banquet - Special Event (Squires Old Dominon Ballroom)
The Ladies of National Pan Hellenic Council and United Council of Fraternities and Sororities are coming together to bring the ladies of the collegiate area on our Virginia Tech Campus to a dinner to never forget. Ladies are invited to the formal setting of having dinner with the various organizations. Come join us to celebrate the diversity of sisterhood. Space is limited, please RVSP by October 3, 2007 to abdulrsb@vt.edu Cocktail Dinner Attire please...
Tue, Oct 16, 2007
4:00pm
VT-ENGAGE - Club (Drillfield)
This is the VT-ENGAGE kick off event, to start the pledged goal of 300,000 service hours just by the VT community (students, faculty, staff). The service hours are to honor the events on April 16 2007. Our club is going to be at the kickoff to promote our club service as well as recruit divers and nondivers to earn hours. The Scuba club is planning on participating by scheduling a river clean up in November.
Mon, Oct 22, 2007
3:00pm
Enhancing Diversity Through Simulation Science and Engineering - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (NVC at 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, Va)
Presented by Dr. James Turner, Interim Associate Provost for Diversity
Mon, Oct 29, 2007
Scuba Scavenger Hunt Start - Club (Submit in Derring 1084, Wed 31st, 6:39pm)
That's right! To keep you in the spirits of Halloween and bring you out of the slump of the new river underwater pumpkin carving contest cancellation, we have devised the Scuba Scavenger Hunt! What you need: A camera (digital or otherwise) and a buddy (scuba divers always have buddies) Rules: - You or your buddy must be in the photo with the object listed. Teams must be two people, no more, no less. - Photos must be submitted in person to the meeting in Derring 1084 Wednesday the 31st by 6:39pm eastern standard time. - Person with most photos to arrive first wins (meaning if you arrive first but only have 3 of the photos, then someone arrives after you with 4, they win). Photos can be on your camera to be viewed, printed, or on usb to present on a computer. - No vulgarity please - All things can be found on VT campus or in downtown Blacksburg and accessed by walking or taking the bus to the location. - We shall give no hints as to the identity of any things on the list - Contact myself (Hannah D) or Darren M for any clarification of rules. - A few things may have more than one "answer", that is fine, any will be accepted. Some only have one correct answer. Things to find: 1. WMG R.5 2. The creek that partially runs underneath the drillfield 3. First building on campus to be constructed of hokie stone 4. It's part of a song.. or you can watch movies in it 5. Statue of the first VT student 6. Graffiti of the actor who plays the lead character in the movie depicting a famous NASA Tech Alum and SCUBA diving enthusiast, printed on a rubbish collector behind a store in which you may purchase Tech books 7. QL120. E63 2005 8. University motto, set in stone 9. A typical carved orange creation on Halloween 10. A famous turkey forever etched with art GOOD LUCK! Prizes: Homemade Halloween treat and choice of DAN prize..
Tue, Nov 6, 2007
4:00pm
Panel on Diversity and World Board Games - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
The Council of International Student Organizations will be holding a panel on diversity from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. Following the panel you will have the opportunity to play board games from around the world. Light snacks will be provided.
Fri, Nov 9, 2007
3:00pm
"John Milton's (New) Media Image: the 'Image-Doting Rabble' and the anamorphic imaginary" - Special Event (132 Lane Hall)
Prof. Jennifer Boyle, Dept. of English, Hollins University. This presentation is the last in a series this semester.The presentation topics showcase a rich diversity of scholarship, as well as the growing community of scholars of pre-modernity who find Virginia Tech the idea forum to share their work.Talks will range in their focus from medieval theology, to post-modern critiques of the medieval, to political dailogue between Muslims and Christians. Ample time will be allowed for discussion and will be followed by drinks, snacks, and socialization,
Sun, Nov 11, 2007
10:30am
River Clean up - Club (New River, 114 Bridge)
This is our semi-annual participation in the Adopt-A-Stream project. A few dives are made to clean up the river bottom in our favorite diving spot, then a sweep is made above water. Club provides drinks and hot dogs, you bring your favorite dish or snack to share. *This river clean up is especially important because our service hours will also go towards the VT engage event, honoring the events of April 16 2007* All clean up tools are provided (bags, gloves, etc). Non-divers: You are welcome to help us clean up the land and share in the cook out! Divers: Gear rental will be half priced, and due on the following Monday.
Tue, Jan 8, 2008
8:30am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Seminar/Conference (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The Fifth Annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop will address inclusive excellence, career development for pre-tenure faculty, and improving the faculty search process.
Fri, Jan 25, 2008
2:00pm
11th Annual Diversity Summit - Special Event (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)

Fri, Jan 25, 2008
2:00pm
11th Annual Diversity Summit - Special Event (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
"Diversity: Is it important? Whose responsibility is it? What does it mean to Virginia Tech?" This is an opportunity for the university and local community to come together to dialogue and engage each other on issues of diversity. The Summit will consist of various interactive activities and include refreshments.
Tue, Jan 29, 2008
4:00pm
Understanding Carter G. Woodson and The Mis-Education of the Negro - Special Event (Black Cultural Center, Squires)
Understanding Carter G. Woodson and "The Mis-Education of the Negro," presented by Dr. Ellington Graves and Dr. Paula Seniors, along with sociology doctoral students Jahi and Carla Miller. In 1933, Dr. Carter G. Woodson published his seminal work "The Mis-Education of the Negro", since then the role of public education, its curriculum and often its failure for Black Americans have been the focus of reform challenges and efforts for improvement. Attend this panel discussion for insights and perspectives on current topics related to Diversity and Multiculturalism. Audience participation is encouraged. Refreshments will be served.
Tue, Feb 5, 2008
6:00pm
BreakZONE billiards - Club (Squires- breakZONE)
Meet in Squires, breakZONE at 6pm to match up some fellow divers with a few games of billiards! $5 gets you on hour on the table and some extra for refreshments.
Tue, Feb 5, 2008
7:00pm
Dialogue Across Differences: Safe to Relate Town Hall Meeting - Special Event (Colonial Hall, Squires)
The Safe to Relate - Town Hall Meeting presents a non-threatening, interactive cross-cultural experience to counterbalance the forces that perpetuate intolerance, aggression or even violence. The Town Hall Meeting offers a safe place for a deeper connection between diverse people who comprise the Virginia Tech campus community. It is geared toward promoting a broader understanding of the challenges, issues, and opportunities that face not only students and staff of color, but also their peers from all cultures, faiths, and socio-economic backgrounds.

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Tue, Feb 5, 2008
7:00pm
Dialogue across differences: "Safe to relate town hall meeting" - Special Event (Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center)
The "Safe to Relate Town Hall Meeting" presents a non-threatening, interactive cross-cultural experience to counterbalance the forces that perpetuate intolerance, aggression or even violence. The Town Hall Meeting offers a safe place for a deeper connection between diverse people who comprise the Virginia Tech campus community. It is geared toward promoting a broader understanding of the challenges, issues, and opportunities that face not only students and staff of color, but also their peers from all cultures, faiths, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Wed, Feb 6, 2008
9:00am
Bone Marrow Registration Drive - Special Event (Black Cultural Center in Squires )
A bone marrow registration drive will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center located in the Squires Student Center. The goal of this particular bone marrow registration drive is to increase the number of donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds in the registry. There is specifically a demand for minority registrants, particularly African Americans, who have a 25 percent chance of finding a donor compared to Caucasians, who have a 75 percent chance. However, all participants are welcome.
Thu, Feb 7, 2008
9:00am
Bone Marrow Registration Drive - Special Event (Black Cultural Center in Squires )
A bone marrow registration drive will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6 and Thursday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Black Cultural Center located in the Squires Student Center. The goal of this particular bone marrow registration drive is to increase the number of donors with diverse racial or ethnic backgrounds in the registry. There is specifically a demand for minority registrants, particularly African Americans, who have a 25 percent chance of finding a donor compared to Caucasians, who have a 75 percent chance. However, all participants are welcome.
Tue, Feb 12, 2008
4:00pm
Aesthetics and the African Diaspora: Concepts of Beauty and Self-Identity Values - Special Event (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
This is the first of a three-part panel discussion which will feature several different perspectives from Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students regarding Multiculturalism, Diversity, Pan-Africanism, and the current context of globalization. Each part will focus on a thematic topic as a starting point for discussion and analysis. Refreshments will be served.
Tue, Feb 19, 2008
4:00pm
Stereotypes, Archetypes and Approaches to Multiculturalism within the United States - Special Event (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
This is the second of a three-part panel discussion which will feature several different perspectives from Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students regarding Multiculturalism, Diversity, Pan-Africanism, and the current context of Globalization. Each part will focus on a thematic topic as a starting point for discussion and analysis. Refreshments will be served.
Wed, Feb 20, 2008
7:00pm
Biographical Dyad Workshop - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room )
This workshop is meant to initiate group dialogue around race, diversity and the "isms" such as sexism and racism. It gives people a chance to voice their experiences around these issues and the workshop is also a team-building tool where one of the highlights of the interview process is that one of the participants interviews and notates their partners experience and when the partner is speaking they must listen fully which trains the workshop participants in listening techniques and then they report on each others' answers to the group which helps them to focus on public speaking. The participants interview each other with several questions and then share their experience through a group discussion.
Fri, Feb 22, 2008
7:00pm
Ebony Affair and with Special Guest Sister F. M. Diva - Special Event (Holiday Inn Prices Fork)
The Ebony Affair is an annual semi-formal social event that seeks to showcase the diversity initiative at Virginia Tech by awarding the Annual Diversity Award to deserving faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008
4:00pm
Understanding Pan-Africanism and notions of a First World Civilization - Special Event (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
This is the third of a three-part panel discussion which will feature several different perspectives from Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students regarding Multiculturalism, Diversity, Pan-Africanism, and the current context of globalization. Each part will focus on a thematic topic as a starting point for discussion and analysis. Refreshments will be served.
Tue, Feb 26, 2008
8:30pm
Achieving Tenure and Diversity: A Decade, A Difference But Still Far To Go - Special Event (Graduate Life Center)
This research conference will provide an avenue for students and faculty to discuss emerging issues and current research related to their fields of study. The keynote is Dr. Ansley Abraham, director of the Southern Regional Education Board State Doctoral Scholars Program in Atlanta, GA. Under Dr. Abrahamís direction, the Board developed one of the nationís best-documented and successful programs for producing minority Ph.D.s who seek faculty careers.
Sat, Mar 15, 2008
8:00pm
University Chamber Music:Carpe Diem String Quartet - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires Recital Salon)
The Carpe Diem String Quartet, critically acclaimed for their diverse repertoire and passion for audience engagement, joins Virginia Tech's Tracy Cowden for an all-Russian program featuring the music of Shostokovich and Taneyev.
Sun, Mar 16, 2008
3:00pm
University Chamber Music:Carpe Diem String Quartet - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires Recital Salon)
The Carpe Diem String Quartet, critically acclaimed for their diverse repertoire and passion for audience engagement, joins Virginia Tech's Tracy Cowden for an all-Russian program featuring the music of Shostokovich and Taneyev.
Thu, Mar 20, 2008
7:30pm
Homosexuality, Morality, and Diversity - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
Dr. John Corvino visits to discuss issues such as homosexuality and religion, homosexuality and race. A question and answer session will follow discussion.
Sat, Mar 22, 2008
7:00pm
VSA Culture Show - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center)
The Vietnamese Student Association's Annual Culture show themed "Lesson Learned" serves the purpose of providing exposure of the Vietnamese culture, as well as spreading awareness of cultural diversity of the students at Virginia Tech. The show will feature an array of dynamic performances ranging from Vietnamese traditional and modern dances, Tae Kwon Do, vocal performances, and a fashion show to exhibit our proud heritage and traditions.
Fri, Apr 4, 2008
7:00pm
ASA Opening Night - Special Event (Haymarket Theater, Squires Student Center)
Join the African Students Association as they kick off International Week 2008, Beyond Borders in their annual opening night show of diversity and culture. There will be many performances such as dance, fashion show, plays and spoken word. Please join us as we explore the different traditions represented here at Virginia Tech. This event is sponsored by the African Students Association and the Council of International Student Organizations.
Sat, Apr 5, 2008
11:00am
International Street Fair - Special Event (College and Draper St.; Rain Location is Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center)
The International Street Fair is an exciting event where the international/multicultural organizations come together to celebrate diversity around the world. Organizations will decorate their booths with the traditional items from their own countries and sell authentic food from their region of the world. There will be live music as well as students performing their traditional dances. Over 6,000 people from the local community come to enjoy this event.
Tue, Apr 22, 2008
2:00pm
Achieving Diversity in the New Affirmative Action Era - Seminar/Conference (Brush Mountain A)
Recent Supreme Court decisions confirm that racial and gender preferences in admissions, school assignments, and hiring are either over or on their way out. It remains clear as explained by the courts and researchers however, that the need for diversity still exists. So how can institutions achieve diversity without giving preference to race, gender, or other factors? In an effort to address these issues, Dr. Juan E. Gilbert has developed a data mining tool called "Applications Quest." This tool allows the use of race, ethnicity, gender or other attributes to be considered in admissions, school assignments, employee hiring or other application processing areas without preferences. Dr. Gilbert will visit Virginia Tech to demonstrate how the tool works and lead a discussion on holistic approaches to achieving diversity in education. Presenter: Juan E. Gilbert, Professor of Computer Science, Auburn University.
Fri, Apr 25, 2008
2:30pm
Public Lecture by Dr. Eva Silverstein - Seminar/Conference (130 Chem/Phys)
Dr. Eva Silverstein, 1999 MacArthur Foundation Fellow, Professor of Physics, Stanford University & Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, will give a public lecture on "Light from the Early Universe and Quantum effects in Gravity" Inflationary cosmology - exponential expansion of the universe at early times - provides a simple, observationally tested scenario for understanding the observed flatness and homogeneity of the universe and the seeds of structure formation. Within this broad framework, there are diverse mechanisms for theoretically modeling inflation and structure, many of which make distinctive predictions for observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMBR). The mechanism behind inflation is sensitive to very high-energy physics, and requires input from a more complete theory of gravity (such as string theory) going beyond Einstein's General Relativity. After introducing the phenomenon of early universe inflation, I will describe two effects of interest - gravitational radiation, and nonlinear effects in the CMBR - and their role in the challenging problem of trying to connect string theory to observations.
Thu, May 1, 2008
4:00pm
Inaugural Last Lecture - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (CACI building, 1100 North Glebe Road, Suite 1500)
Professor David L. Trauger, director for Natural Resources programs for Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region and interim associate dean for the Graduate School, has been chosen by the NCR Faculty Association as the first speaker in the Last Lecture series. His topic: The Great Transformation: 2001-2030. Trauger's career has included a broad range of experience in fish and wildlife conservation. With wide-ranging interests in issues like biodiversity conservation, sustainability, and natural resources management, Trauger has published widely and has received numerous awards for professional service throughout his career. The series is being inaugurated to honor faculty in the region for their service to the university and dedication to Virgina Tech's graduate programs in the region. Each speaker will choose a topic of his/her choice to an open audience including current and former colleagues, alumni, and friends.
Tue, Sep 9, 2008
7:00pm
Information Session for MBA and Online Master's in Information Technology - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (7054 Haycock Road, Suite 318, Falls Church, VA)
Join us at an open house for both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Online Master's in Information Technology (MIT) to explore how Virginia Tech can help you advance your career and your marketability. We offer: -- Evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis -- All MIT courses online -- An opportunity to network with our diverse student population and corporate alumni -- Courses taught by internationally recognized faculty -- Wide range of concentrations -- Rolling admissions policy in both programs Additional sessions scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on: Tuesday, October 14 Tuesday, November 18 Tuesday, December 16
Mon, Sep 15, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008
3:00pm
Hokie F6: The Tunnel - Special Event (GLC multipurpose room (enter using the doors on the Bookstore side of Donaldson Brown Hall))
The Tunnel is an interactive walk-through that presents a huge variety of educational displays, stations, stories, and statistics about the importance of diversity in the VT, local, national, and global communities around us. The Tunnel explores the "-isms" (racism, sexism, etc.) in a unique way, challenging participants to reach their own, personal conclusions. Whether for class assignment or personal interest, the Tunnel is a multicultural experience that everyone should see. Available September 16-18.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008
3:00pm
Hokie F6: The Tunnel - Special Event (GLC multipurpose room (enter using the doors on the Bookstore side of Donaldson Brown Hall))
The Tunnel is an interactive walk-through that presents a huge variety of educational displays, stations, stories, and statistics about the importance of diversity in the VT, local, national, and global communities around us. The Tunnel explores the "-isms" (racism, sexism, etc.) in a unique way, challenging participants to reach their own, personal conclusions. Whether for class assignment or personal interest, the Tunnel is a multicultural experience that everyone should see. Available September 16-18.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Thu, Sep 18, 2008
3:00pm
Hokie F6: The Tunnel - Special Event (GLC multipurpose room (enter using the doors on the Bookstore side of Donaldson Brown Hall))
The Tunnel is an interactive walk-through that presents a huge variety of educational displays, stations, stories, and statistics about the importance of diversity in the VT, local, national, and global communities around us. The Tunnel explores the "-isms" (racism, sexism, etc.) in a unique way, challenging participants to reach their own, personal conclusions. Whether for class assignment or personal interest, the Tunnel is a multicultural experience that everyone should see. Available September 16-18.
Fri, Sep 19, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sat, Sep 20, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sun, Sep 21, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Mon, Sep 22, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Sep 23, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Wed, Sep 24, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Fri, Sep 26, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sat, Sep 27, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sun, Sep 28, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Sep 30, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Wed, Oct 1, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Thu, Oct 2, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Fri, Oct 3, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sat, Oct 4, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sun, Oct 5, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Mon, Oct 6, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Oct 7, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Wed, Oct 8, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Thu, Oct 9, 2008
7:00pm
Greek 101 - Special Event (Commonwealth Ballroom)
Greek 101 is a great place to get an introduction to the more than 60 diverse options available through Fraternity and Sorority Life at Virginia Tech. Joining a Greek organization is one of the best ways to get involved and develop a home away from home. Sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sat, Oct 11, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Sun, Oct 12, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Mon, Oct 13, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Oct 14, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Tue, Oct 14, 2008
7:00pm
Information Session for MBA and Online Master's in Information Technology - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (7054 Haycock Road, Room 318, Falls Church, VA)
Join us at an open house for both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Online Master's in Information Technology (MIT) to explore how Virginia Tech can help you advance your career and your marketability. We offer: -- Evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis -- All MIT courses online -- An opportunity to network with our diverse student population and corporate alumni -- Courses taught by internationally recognized faculty -- Wide range of concentrations -- Rolling admissions policy in both programs Additional sessions scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on: Tuesday, November 18 Tuesday, December 16
Wed, Oct 15, 2008
Annual Society of Environmental Jounalists Conference - Seminar/Conference (Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Va.)

The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only United States-based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.

According to the society's website, this year's conference will feature a diverse selection of tours and concurrent sessions. Energy and climate will be a major focus, with a special emphasis on coal.

For more information, see the related campus notice.

Wed, Oct 15, 2008
Hispanic/Latino Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Hispanic and Latino cultures.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Oct 16, 2008
Annual Society of Environmental Jounalists Conference - Seminar/Conference (Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Va.)

The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only United States-based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.

According to the society's website, this year's conference will feature a diverse selection of tours and concurrent sessions. Energy and climate will be a major focus, with a special emphasis on coal.

For more information, see the related campus notice.

Thu, Oct 16, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
Annual Society of Environmental Jounalists Conference - Seminar/Conference (Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Va.)

The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only United States-based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.

According to the society's website, this year's conference will feature a diverse selection of tours and concurrent sessions. Energy and climate will be a major focus, with a special emphasis on coal.

For more information, see the related campus notice.

Fri, Oct 17, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sat, Oct 18, 2008
Annual Society of Environmental Jounalists Conference - Seminar/Conference (Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Va.)

The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only United States-based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.

According to the society's website, this year's conference will feature a diverse selection of tours and concurrent sessions. Energy and climate will be a major focus, with a special emphasis on coal.

For more information, see the related campus notice.

Sat, Oct 18, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008
Annual Society of Environmental Jounalists Conference - Seminar/Conference (Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, Va.)

The Society of Environmental Journalists is the only United States-based membership organization of working journalists dedicated to improvements in environmental reporting.

According to the society's website, this year's conference will feature a diverse selection of tours and concurrent sessions. Energy and climate will be a major focus, with a special emphasis on coal.

For more information, see the related campus notice.

Sun, Oct 19, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
7:00pm
Celebration of Diversity - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre)
Join Multicultural Programs and Services for the "Celebration of Diversity." Virginia Tech's student organizations will showcase their cultures through singing, dancing, storytelling, and poetry.
Tue, Oct 21, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Wed, Oct 22, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Oct 23, 2008
9:00am
EPA Compost Tour/Food Waste Diversion Workshop (Sustainability Week) - Special Event (YMCA Community Event Room)
Several nationally recognized expert speakers will lead this workshop to help commercial and institutional food waste producers and local decision makers learn what food recovery is all about. Details of how to divert excess food and food waste from landfills to local food banks and regional composting facilities will be discussed. By invitation only. Please contact event coordinator Rachael Budowle at 540-961-1806 or rbudowle@blacksburg.gov for information. Breakfast and lunch provided. Sponsored by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) and the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Recycling Economic Development (MACREDO)
Thu, Oct 23, 2008
2:30pm
Food Compost Facility Public Tour (Sustainability Week) - Special Event (tour starts at YMCA Thrift Shop, North Main St.)
Tour the soon to be permitted Poplar Manor Enterprises (PME) commercial compost facility in nearby Riner! PME is only the second facility in Virginia to be permitted to accept food waste from outside sources for composting. Owners Mindy and Calin Farley will show what food waste diversion and organics recycling on a large scale is all about. Transportation provided. This event is currently invitation only. However, space is expected to open up for public participation. Please contact event coordinator Rachael Budowle at 540-961-1806 or rbudowle@blacksburg.org .
Fri, Oct 24, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sat, Oct 25, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sun, Oct 26, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Mon, Oct 27, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Tue, Oct 28, 2008
5:45pm
The Forum - Special Event (Graduate Life Center- Multipurpose room)
The forum is an opportunity for students to come voice their concerns about diversity and campus climate. This is your chance to impact Virginia Tech in a positive manner!
Wed, Oct 29, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Oct 30, 2008
12:00pm
The globalization of "safe" hygiene standards in South Africa and Botswana's red meat industries - Special Event (Conference Room A, International Affairs Office (526 Prices Fork Road))
A presentation by Dr. Elizabeth Ranson, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Richmond The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations has repeatedly warned that a globalizing animal food production system raises the risk of disease transmission from animals to humans, and overall increases threats to animal and human health around the globe. Partly in response to such warnings, hygiene standards have been introduced and intensified throughout the world. However, the assumption that universal hygiene standards effectively reduce safety hazards around the globe and how these standards impact local producers, processors, and consumers in diverse communities is far from clear-cut. This presentation focuses on the interplay of international standards, particularly hygiene standards, and local actors' participation in the red meat industry of two countries, Botswana and South Africa. Each country is grappling with increasingly scientific approaches to industrial meat production and processing (with South Africa having adopted the more intensive model of animal husbandry) and the unintended consequences that an industrial meat production system brings to bear on each society. A comparative case study assists in a better understanding of the ways in which a nation's economy, governance structure, and culture intersect with international food safety regulations and standards. Moreover, this presentation lends insight into the ways in which seemingly objective policies can increase existing inequalities within nations and between nations. Coffee and tea will be served. This event is sponsored by the Department of Animal and Poultry Science (VT-PREP/IMSD), the Sustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Collaborative Research Support Program (SANREM CRSP), the Women in International Development Study Group, and The Virginia Tech Africa Coalition.
Fri, Oct 31, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sat, Nov 1, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sun, Nov 2, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Mon, Nov 3, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Tue, Nov 4, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Wed, Nov 5, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Nov 6, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Fri, Nov 7, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Fri, Nov 7, 2008
7:00pm
Denise Duhamel Poetry Reading - Special Event (Volume II Bookstore)
Denise Duhamel's most recent poetry title, Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005) is the winner of Binghamton University's Milt Kessler Book Award. Other titles include Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005), Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001) and The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999). She co-edited, with Maureen Seaton and David Trinidad, Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry (Soft Skull, 2007). Her poetry is at home in such diverse anthologies as Bum Rush the Page; Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe; and The Best American Poetry. Duhamel has read her work on NPR and was a featured poet on the PBS special hosted by Bill Moyers , Fooling with Words. A recipient of an NEA Fellowship, she has had several previous residencies at Yaddo.
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sun, Nov 9, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Mon, Nov 10, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Wed, Nov 12, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Thu, Nov 13, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Fri, Nov 14, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Sat, Nov 15, 2008
American Indian Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the American Indian culture.
Tue, Nov 18, 2008
7:00pm
Information Session for MBA and Online Master's in Information Technology - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (7054 Haycock Road, Room 318, Falls Church, VA)
Join us at an open house for both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Online Master's in Information Technology (MIT) to explore how Virginia Tech can help you advance your career and your marketability. We offer: -- Evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis -- All MIT courses online -- An opportunity to network with our diverse student population and corporate alumni -- Courses taught by internationally recognized faculty -- Wide range of concentrations -- Rolling admissions policy in both programs Additional session scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16
Wed, Nov 19, 2008
7:00pm
International Band: Klezmer Ensemble - Music/Theatre/Dance (Haymarket Theater)
A musical event featuring the distinctive sound of Klezmer music by the world-renowned Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. Klezmer music originated in the Jewish shtetls and ghettos of Eastern Europe in the early middle ages. It draws upon Slavonic, Greek, Ottoman, Arabic, Gypsy and - more recently - American jazz elements, and features numerous tempo changes, irregular rhythms, dissonance and a touch of improvisation. The result is a very diversified music, easily recognizable and widely appreciated all around the world.
Tue, Dec 16, 2008
7:00pm
Information Session for MBA and Online Master's in Information Technology - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (7054 Haycock Road, Room #318, Falls Church, VA)
Join us at an open house for both the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Online Master's in Information Technology (MIT) to explore how Virginia Tech can help you advance your career and your marketability. We offer: -- Evening courses on a part-time or full-time basis -- All MIT courses online -- An opportunity to network with our diverse student population and corporate alumni -- Courses taught by internationally recognized faculty -- Wide range of concentrations -- Rolling admissions policy in both programs
Mon, Jan 12, 2009
8:30am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Seminar/Conference (Inn at Virginia Tedh)
The Office for Equity and Inclusion and AdvanceVT will co-sponsor the sixth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop.
Wed, Jan 28, 2009
7:00pm
BSA Presents: Chuck D - Special Event (Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center)
As leader and co-founder of legendary rap group Public Enemy (PE), celebrity speaker Chuck D refined rap music and hip hop culture. He speaks on the issues of diversity, rap, and reality
Sun, Feb 1, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Mon, Feb 2, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Tue, Feb 3, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Wed, Feb 4, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Thu, Feb 5, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Fri, Feb 6, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sat, Feb 7, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sun, Feb 8, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Mon, Feb 9, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Tue, Feb 10, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sat, Feb 14, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sun, Feb 15, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Mon, Feb 16, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Tue, Feb 17, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Wed, Feb 18, 2009
7:00pm
Equality Denied: The Christiansburg Institute and Segregated Public Schools in Montgomery County, 1934 to 1966; Speakers: Tom Ewing and Elaine Carter - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Room F)
From 1934 to 1966, the Christiansburg Institute provided high school education to African American students in Montgomery County. During the Jim Crow era, the strict racial boundaries in Virginia public education ensured that equality was denied to African American children. This presentation will examine the experiences of students, the goals and composition of teachers, and the position of African American institutions in the context of a segregated public school system. The availability and quality of public schooling is a measure of American citizenship. Throughout the twentieth century, segregated schools marked a point of direct conflict between opponents and proponents of fully equal citizenship for African-Americans. During the period covered by this presentation, the campaigns for legal access to schools in Virginia led to the 1954 Brown vs Board of Education Supreme Court decision as well as the Massive Resistance designed to deny fully equal access to schools. The closing of Christiansburg Institute in 1966 followed the integration of regional schools, yet also threatened to erase the memory of a highly successful alternative school system. By exploring questions of citizenship through the history of Montgomery County public schooling, this presentation addresses contemporary questions of access and quality in education. This event is part of a collaborative project between the Christiansburg Institute and the Department of History, supported by a College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Diversity Grant. This event has been sponsored by: The Christiansburg Institute, Department of History, Black History Month Steering Committee and Multicultural Programs and Services (MPS)
Thu, Feb 19, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Fri, Feb 20, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Sat, Feb 21, 2009
8:45am
Pamplin Student Diversity Conference - Special Event (Inn at Virginia Tech)
Diversity Success Stories and Benefits
Sun, Feb 22, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Mon, Feb 23, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Tue, Feb 24, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Wed, Feb 25, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Thu, Feb 26, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009
2:00pm
12th Annual Diversity Summit - Seminar/Conference (GLC Multipurpose Room)
This year, the 12th Annual Diversity Summit is jointly sponsored by the Commission on Equal Opportunity and Diversity, the Student Government Association and the Alliance for Concerned Students. This is an opportunity for the university and local community to come together to dialogue and engage each other on issues of diversity.
Fri, Feb 27, 2009
3:30pm
"National Strategy for Sustainable Water" - Seminar/Conference (3100 Torgersen Hall)
seminar by Steve Allbee / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA is committing to promote sustainable practices that will help to reduce the potential gap between funding needs and spending at the local and national level. The Sustainable Infrastructure Initiative guides our efforts in changing how the nation views, values, manages, and invests in its water infrastructure. EPA is working with the water industry to identify best practices that have helped many of the nation's utilities address a variety of management challenges and extend the use of these practices to a greater number of utilities. We believe that collaboration with a coalition of leader, with EPA playing a prominent role; can build a roadmap for the future promotion of sustainable infrastructure through a Four Pillars approach: *Better Management of Water and Wastewater Utilities, *Rates that Reflect the Full Cost Pricing of Services, *Efficient Water Use, and *Watershed Approaches to Protection. Climate Change will have numerous and diverse impacts, including impacts on human health, natural systems, and the built environment. Many of the consequences of climate change relate to water resources, including: *Warming air and water; *Change in the location and amount of rain and snow; *Increase storm intensity; *Sea level rise; and *Changes in ocean characteristics. Reception immediately following 6:00-7:00pm
Sat, Feb 28, 2009
African American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the African American culture.
Tue, Mar 3, 2009
6:30pm
FEATURED EVENT: Building Safer Communities: Women, Gender & Disaster Risk Reduction - Special Event (Torgersen 3100 )
Consultant, sociologist and independent scholar, Dr. Elaine Enarson will talk about how the aftermath of disasters poses unique issues for women (in their diversity), such as increased sexual violence and problems related to reproductive health, pregnancy and infant care. Contact Suchitra Samanta, ssamanta@vt.edu
Mon, Mar 16, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
3:00pm
Diversity in the Workplace Seminar - Special Event (Holtzman Alumni Center - Assembly Hall)
Open to the public Kelly Oaks, Director of Equity Initiatives, and Susanna Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion, will be the featured speakers for this event. Discussion topics will include communicating in a multicultural workplace, utilizing culturally sensitive language and behavior as well as equality. This event will be an hour long discussion of these and other issues and will serve as a benefit to students as they transition from college life to a diverse work environment.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
3:00pm
Diversity in the Workplace - Special Event (Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall)
This program will describe a student's transition from college life to a diverse work environment. the speakers will present on sensitive cultural issues with an emphasis on gender matters such as inequality in pay ans work/life balance.
Wed, Mar 18, 2009
7:00pm
FEATURED EVENT: Gloria Reuben - Special Event (Squires Old Dominion Ballroom)
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress, singer, and activist, Gloria Reuben speaks about AIDS, diversity and women. Reuben shares an enlightening and thought-provoking presentation with audiences that is destined to heighten awareness of these issues. Contact Ramla Brown,brownri@vt.edu
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sat, Mar 21, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sun, Mar 22, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Tue, Mar 24, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Mar 25, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Thu, Mar 26, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009
6:00pm
Israeli Shabbat and Diversity Workshop - Special Event (Blacksburg Jewish Community Center)

Sat, Mar 28, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sun, Mar 29, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Mon, Mar 30, 2009
4:00pm
Pamplin Diversity Case Competition - preliminary round - Special Event (Pamplin Hall)
The preliminary round of the competition begins today; final round is tomorrow. For more information, please see http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2009&itemno=154
Tue, Mar 31, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Tue, Mar 31, 2009
4:00pm
Pamplin Diversity Case Competition - final round - Special Event (Inn at Virginia Tech - Solitude Room)

Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Thu, Apr 2, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Thu, Apr 2, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Fri, Apr 3, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Fri, Apr 3, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Fri, Apr 3, 2009
12:00pm
"Nanotechnology and Earth? Their relationship may astound you!" - Special Event (Virginia Tech Roanoke Center)
Michael Hochella, University Distinguished Professor, Geosciences will speak at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center's Distinguished Faculty Research. The event will be held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, 108 N. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA. Most people, even those trained in science, may have no idea what nanotechnology has to do with planet Earth. It turns out that the normal functioning of the Earth, from its inception, has been a massive generator of nanoparticles, far more abundant and chemically diverse than anything mankind will ever create. Do you remember (or did you think about) your last breath? OK, no, but take another one right now. You just breathed in about 50 million of them, some naturally occurring, some as a result of human activity. How about the last glass of water you drank, or the dirt in your garden that you will dig into this spring? You guessed it . . . nanoparticles are everywhere, for many reasons and doing many things, some good, and some not so good. Perhaps surprisingly, we have not known about this for long, and our present knowledge is thin, to say the least. But what we have determined to date, in this only recently uncovered nano-world, is simply fascinating
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sat, Apr 4, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sun, Apr 5, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Mon, Apr 6, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Mon, Apr 6, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 7, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Tue, Apr 7, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 7, 2009
7:00pm
Kingston is featured speaker at Blacksburg Cafe' Scientifique event - Special Event (Awful Arthur's, downtown)
A new event in Blacksburg designed to take scientific research out of the laboratory and deliver it to a more general audience will feature a Virginia Tech professor known internationally for his work in biodiversity and the development of naturally occurring cancer-fighting agents. Cafe' Scientifique of Blacksburg will hold its second event on April 7, 2009, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Awful Arthur's restaurant on the corner of Draper Road and Washington Street. David G.I. Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in Virginia Tech's College of Science, will present "Drug Discovery from Nature: Why, Where and How." Admission to the event is free and open to the general public. The goal of Cafe' Scientifique is to present science in an informal setting that will encourage public discussion. A 10-20 minute presentation from the featured researcher is followed by a question and answer session from the audience.
Wed, Apr 8, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Apr 8, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Thu, Apr 9, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Thu, Apr 9, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Fri, Apr 10, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sat, Apr 11, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sun, Apr 12, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Sun, Apr 12, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Mon, Apr 13, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Mon, Apr 13, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009
Jewish Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Jewish culture.
Wed, Apr 15, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Thu, Apr 16, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Fri, Apr 17, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sat, Apr 18, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sun, Apr 19, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 21, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Thu, Apr 23, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Fri, Apr 24, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sat, Apr 25, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Sun, Apr 26, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009
12:00pm
How Assets and Access Influence Livelihood Diversification Options Differently for Men and Women in Mali - Special Event (Conference Room A, International Affairs Office (526 Prices Fork Road))
As part of the Women in International Development discussion series,Emily Van Houweling, a returning Peace Corps Volunteer and graduate student in Urban Affairs and Planning, will lead a presentation on "How Assets and Access Influence Livelihood Diversification Options Differently for Men and Women in Mali."
Wed, Apr 29, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009
Asian Pacific American Leadership Poster Campaign - Special Event (3rd Floor, Squires Student Center)
As part of an ongoing leadership and diversity education series, stop by to learn more about motivating leaders from the Asian Pacific American culture.
Wed, May 6, 2009
5:00pm
A Celebration of Diversity from the Rooftop - Special Event (Rooftop Kent Square)

Fri, Jun 26, 2009
1:00pm
IDDL Short Course: Making Online Learning Accessible for People with Disabilities - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
Online learning provides access to education for people who otherwise would not be able to attend school due to their particular schedule and location. If done properly, distance learning can also provide increased access to individuals with disabilities. You can help increase diversity at Virginia Tech by designing your online course with this audience in mind. In this workshop, you will learn about the issues people with disabilities face, and the techniques you can use to develop web-based educational resources that are accessible to all.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009
3:00pm
The Tunnel - Special Event (The Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
Come experience The Tunnel, an interactive experience demonstrating the diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities. Participants will be invited to read, listen, interact, and experience The Tunnel.
Wed, Sep 16, 2009
3:00pm
The Tunnel - Special Event (The Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
Come experience The Tunnel, an interactive experience demonstrating the diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities. Participants will be invited to read, listen, interact, and experience The Tunnel.
Thu, Sep 17, 2009
3:00pm
The Tunnel - Special Event (The Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
Come experience The Tunnel, an interactive experience demonstrating the diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities. Participants will be invited to read, listen, interact, and experience The Tunnel.
Fri, Sep 25, 2009
11:30am
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month Connect Lunch - Special Event (Room F, Graduate Life Center)
Join the Graduate School Office of Diversity Initiatives in celebrating Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month! Have lunch, meet, greet and/or get reacquainted with Hispanic and Latino faculty and staff.
Fri, Sep 25, 2009
7:00pm
Tres Vidas - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre, Squires)
Tres Vidas celebrates the life, times and work of three significant Latin and South American women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina. With storylines including Frida Kahlo's dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Rufina Amaya's astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote and Alfonsina Storni's life long challenges as Argentina's first great feminist poet, Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums. Tres Vidas is a chamber music theatre work conceived and performed by the Core Ensemble (cell, piano and percussion) and featuring Desiree Rodgriguez as Frida Kahlo, Rufina Amaya and Alfonsina Storni. This performance is sponsored by Academic Support Services, Multicultural Programs and Services, Office for Equity and Inclusion, Office of Graduate Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, Women's Center, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and the Latino Association of Student Organizations.
Fri, Oct 2, 2009
Geomorphology and Vegetation: Interactions, Dependencies, and Feedback Loops - Seminar/Conference (VT Campus, Blacksburg)
40th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium October 2-4, 2009 Vegetation is an important component in multiple types and scales of biogeomorphic systems. The 2009 Binghampton Geomorphology Symposium focuses on vegetation, bringing together a diverse group of researchers to explore future collaborations across geomorphology. The Symposium program features speakers with expertise in geomorphology/vegetation interactions, dependencies, and feedback loops who will present and discuss research in the following three thematic areas: 1. Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas 2. Floodplain Processes 3. Vegetation and Channel Morphology Speakers Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas: Richard Marston, Mary Ann Madej, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Sujith Ravi, Francisco Perez, and Jake Bendix Floodplain Processes: Cliff Hupp, Heid Nepf, Martin Thoms, Jim Pizzuto, Panos Diplas, and David Sear Vegetation and Channel Morphology: Waite Osterkamp, Karen Prestegaard, Natasha Pollen-Bankhead, Maeve McBride, Leslie Hopkinson, and Joanna Curran
Sat, Oct 3, 2009
Geomorphology and Vegetation: Interactions, Dependencies, and Feedback Loops - Seminar/Conference (VT Campus, Blacksburg)
40th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium October 2-4, 2009 Vegetation is an important component in multiple types and scales of biogeomorphic systems. The 2009 Binghampton Geomorphology Symposium focuses on vegetation, bringing together a diverse group of researchers to explore future collaborations across geomorphology. The Symposium program features speakers with expertise in geomorphology/vegetation interactions, dependencies, and feedback loops who will present and discuss research in the following three thematic areas: 1. Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas 2. Floodplain Processes 3. Vegetation and Channel Morphology Speakers Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas: Richard Marston, Mary Ann Madej, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Sujith Ravi, Francisco Perez, and Jake Bendix Floodplain Processes: Cliff Hupp, Heid Nepf, Martin Thoms, Jim Pizzuto, Panos Diplas, and David Sear Vegetation and Channel Morphology: Waite Osterkamp, Karen Prestegaard, Natasha Pollen-Bankhead, Maeve McBride, Leslie Hopkinson, and Joanna Curran
Sun, Oct 4, 2009
Geomorphology and Vegetation: Interactions, Dependencies, and Feedback Loops - Seminar/Conference (VT Campus, Blacksburg)
40th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium October 2-4, 2009 Vegetation is an important component in multiple types and scales of biogeomorphic systems. The 2009 Binghampton Geomorphology Symposium focuses on vegetation, bringing together a diverse group of researchers to explore future collaborations across geomorphology. The Symposium program features speakers with expertise in geomorphology/vegetation interactions, dependencies, and feedback loops who will present and discuss research in the following three thematic areas: 1. Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas 2. Floodplain Processes 3. Vegetation and Channel Morphology Speakers Coupled Geomorphic/Vegetation Interactions in Upland Areas: Richard Marston, Mary Ann Madej, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Sujith Ravi, Francisco Perez, and Jake Bendix Floodplain Processes: Cliff Hupp, Heid Nepf, Martin Thoms, Jim Pizzuto, Panos Diplas, and David Sear Vegetation and Channel Morphology: Waite Osterkamp, Karen Prestegaard, Natasha Pollen-Bankhead, Maeve McBride, Leslie Hopkinson, and Joanna Curran
Mon, Oct 5, 2009
6:00pm
A Community of Hokies: The Celebration of Diversity - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre, Squires)
You are invited to kick off Homecoming Week 2009 at the 12th Annual A Community of Hokies: The Celebration of Diversity This event provides an opportunity for student organizations to showcase their culture through singing, dancing, storytelling and poetry. Mark your calendar now and join us for this special Homecoming Week celebration. Please contact Kristen Swanson Houston with questions at (540)231-6023 or kkswanson@vt.edu. This event is FREE to attend and is sponsored by the 2009 Homecoming Board, the 2009 Homecoming Court and Multicultural Programs and Services (MPS), www.mps.vt.edu.
Wed, Oct 7, 2009
1:30pm
Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship - Academic (Graduate Life Center - Room F)
The Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship program has been developed to give graduate students the opportunity to gain collegiate teaching experience while still in graduate school. This initiative creates statewide partnerships and aims to recruit students who represent varied ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who are interested in teaching careers. For more information about this program and how you can become a teaching fellow, join us when representatives from New River and Virginia Western Community Colleges visit Virginia Tech. Sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives. Please register online at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1251403484368 if you wish to attend.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009
6:00pm
Diversity, Culture, and Leadership - Seminar/Conference (Squires Brush Mountain A)
Join us for our next installment in the SPLASH seminar series! Presented by Dr. Susanna Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion What does leadership means in a diverse and multicultural society? The inclusion of diversity and leadership provide all future leaders with a framework to develop relationships in a global society. Come listen to Dr. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion. Those who attend 12 seminars in the year will recieve the LSS Certificate. Hope to see you there!
Thu, Oct 22, 2009
11:30am
Diversity, Culture, and Leadership - Seminar/Conference (Squires Brush Mountain A)
Join us for our next installment in the SPLASH seminar series! Presented by Dr. Susanna Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion What does leadership means in a diverse and multicultural society? The inclusion of diversity and leadership provide all future leaders with a framework to develop relationships in a global society. Come listen to Dr. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion. Those who attend 12 seminars in the year will recieve the LSS Certificate. Hope to see you there!
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
8:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: Fall Choral Showcase - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires Recital Salon)
The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus present their first concert under the direction of new Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Dwight Bigler. As part of VT Family Day activities, the choirs will perform an entertaining and diverse program, featuring African-American spirituals, international folk songs, Renaissance madrigals, new compositions, and works in French, Latin, Italian, Hebrew, and Zulu. Each choir is featured on the concert, with all choirs combining for an impressive conclusion to the evening! Tickets will be available for purchase online starting October 12th. Prices:
Fri, Oct 23, 2009
8:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: Fall Choral Showcase - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires Recital Salon)
The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus present their first concert under the direction of new Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Dwight Bigler. As part of VT Family Day activities, the choirs will perform an entertaining and diverse program, featuring African-American spirituals, international folk songs, Renaissance madrigals, new compositions, and works in French, Latin, Italian, Hebrew, and Zulu. Each choir is featured on the concert, with all choirs combining for an impressive conclusion to the evening! Tickets will be available for purchase online starting October 12th.
Sat, Oct 24, 2009
8:00pm
Student Ensemble Concert: Fall Choral Showcase - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires Recital Salon)
The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus, and Men's Chorus present their first concert under the direction of new Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Dwight Bigler. As part of VT Family Day activities, the choirs will perform an entertaining and diverse program, featuring African-American spirituals, international folk songs, Renaissance madrigals, new compositions, and works in French, Latin, Italian, Hebrew, and Zulu. Each choir is featured on the concert, with all choirs combining for an impressive conclusion to the evening! Tickets will be available for purchase online starting October 12th. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Fri, Oct 30, 2009
12:00pm
Lifelong Learning at the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center - Special Event (The Virginia Tech Roanoke Center)
Join us for a series of lectures about The Earth. Hear presentations on: Climate Change and Biodiversity (October 30); Earthquakes (November 13); Meteorology, November 20; Caving (December 4) and Plate Tectonics(December 11). Each five week session costs $75 and includes five lectures and lunches. Register today at: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/llc Call (540) 767-6100 for more information.
Fri, Nov 6, 2009
11:30pm
American Indian Heritage Month CONNECT Lunch - Special Event (Graduate Life Center - Room F )
Join the Graduate School Office of Diversity Initiatives in the University-wide celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. Have lunch, meet and greet Native American students and visit with the Graduate School deans. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the American Indian community.
Mon, Nov 9, 2009
5:30pm
What's Your Leadership Style? - Seminar/Conference (Squires Brush Mountain A)
Join us for our next installment for the SPLASH seminar series! Presented by Lynanne Hodges, Student Leadership Advisor for RHF & NRHH Not all leaders are the same. Different people have different ways to provide direction, implement their action plans, and motivate their followers. Learning different leadership styles or how to use one style over another can help you manage a diverse team. Join us and learn the different ways you can be a leader. Those who attend 12 SPLASH seminars throughout the year will receive the LSS certificate. Hope to see you there!
Wed, Nov 11, 2009
1:00pm
What's Your Leadership Style? - Seminar/Conference (Squires Brush Mountain A)
Join us for our next installment for the SPLASH seminar series! Presented by Lynanne Hodges, Student Leadership Advisor for RHF & NRHH Not all leaders are the same. Different people have different ways to provide direction, implement their action plans, and motivate their followers. Learning different leadership styles or how to use one style over another can help you manage a diverse team. Join us and learn the different ways you can be a leader. Those who attend 12 SPLASH seminars throughout the year will receive the LSS certificate. Hope to see you there!
Wed, Nov 18, 2009
12:00pm
One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: Women's Empowerment Dance - Special Event (Conference Room A, International Affairs Offices (526 Prices Fork Road))
The presntation will focus on the contradictions and challenges in achieving the agenda of empowerment of poor women in Asian development milieu. The deeply imbedded social attitudes and cultural biases within organizations pose challenges to achieving the agenda for women's empowerment. Particularly the path to empowerment of rural women is marked by shifting commitments and focus in priorities. Dr. Revathi Balakrishnan will draw upon her experience of working to promote the FAO/UN agenda for empowerment of rural women in East and South Asian countries, with specific illustrative cases to support the central argument on progress made, persisting contradictions, and emerging trends. Dr. Balakrishnan is a resident of Blacksburg and the former Senior Officer for Gender, Diversity, and Development in the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization, a technical agency of the United Nations. This office, based in Bangkok, Thailand, provides service to 45 countries in the region. Dr. Balakrishnan also held positions of Director for Women in International Development in several land grant universities in the US. Her experience in working in rural women's programs spans three decades with program development and assessment assistance to development agencies such as UNDP, World Bank, national ministries, and NGOs. Guests are invited to bring a bag lunch to the presentation.
Thu, Dec 10, 2009
11:00am
HBCU Connect Lunch - Special Event (Graduate Life Center - Room B)
The Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives is hosting a lunch on Thursday, December 10, 2009, for graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Have lunch, meet and greet fellow HBCU grads and faculty and visit with the Graduate School deans. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the African-American community at Virginia Tech. If you are interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. at the following link: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id+1259010682504 by December 8, 2009.
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
7th Annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech Conference - Seminar/Conference
AdvanceVT and the Office for Equity and Inclusion will co-host the Seventh Annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech Conference on Monday, January 11, 2010. The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The program will also include updates from Provost McNamee and Vice-President for Equity and Inclusion McDonald, breakout sessions for faculty, administrators, and staff, and a closing reception and poster session.
Mon, Jan 11, 2010
9:00am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Seminar/Conference (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The Seventh Annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech conference will be held on Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The program will also include updates on AdvanceVT and the Office for Equity and Inclusion and breakout sessions for faculty, administrators, and staff. There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010
7:00pm
The Public Intellectual, Panel Discussion with Dr. Ellington Graves from The Center for African Studies and Race and Social Policy - Special Event (GLC Auditorium)
A diverse representation of Virginia Tech faculty scholars will discuss the role, history, and evolution of The Public Intellectual- covering figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and the more contemporary Dr. Cornel West.
Fri, Jan 29, 2010
2:00pm
13th Annual Diversity Summit - Seminar/Conference (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
The Diversity Summit is sponsored by the Commission on Equal Opportunity, the Student Government Association, and the Alliance for Concerned Students. Registration is recommended.
Fri, Feb 5, 2010
8:00pm
Litefoot presents: Building Bridges Between Native American and African Americans - Special Event (Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center)
Cherokee rapper and motivational speaker Litefoot carries a message of hope as he successfully connects what happened historically to Native Americans within the U.S. and how this affects their lives, builds bridges by linking what happened to Blacks and Indians, and raps about issues of race and class. This program is sponsored by Africana Studies, Sociology Department, History Department, American Indian Studies, Race and Social Policy, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Theater Department, Women and Gender Studies, Center for Academic Enrichment and Excellence and Multicultural Programs and Services.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
2010 Graduate Preview Weekend - Special Event (Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown)
The 15th Annual Graduate Preview Weekend, sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, will be held February 18-21, 2010. This year 16 prospective students, top candidates selected by the academic department to which they have applied, will visit the Virginia Tech campus. Preview Weekend allows the students to tour campus, meet the deans of the Graduate School, interact with current graduate students, interview with department faculty, attend campus events, and experience downtown Blacksburg. Guest speakers from the university community discuss financial aid, how to succeed in graduate school, and tips on research opportunities and completing a graduate degree.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010
PMDC Diversity Conference deadline - Special Event (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The registration deadline for the PMDC Diversity Conferenc, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27, has been extended to today. This conference is free to Virginia Tech students but space is limited Former NBA player and Hokie Alum Wayne Robinson to give keynote speech. Corporate representatives will conduct workshops and share their industry experience on diverse topics in the workplace, particularly diversity. APPLY TODAY: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1263956277597 SEND RESUME: pmdc2010@yahoo.com Great opportunity to: - Learn about diversity in Corporate America - Network and land an internship or full time position - Network with some of most recognizable companies in the US - Build your resume - Develop leadership skills Free breakfast and lunch. Participating Companies: Altria, Target, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Capital One, KPMG, Freddie Mac, and Cintas
Fri, Feb 19, 2010
2010 Graduate Preview Weekend - Special Event (Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown)
The 15th Annual Graduate Preview Weekend, sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, will be held February 18-21, 2010. This year 16 prospective students, top candidates selected by the academic department to which they have applied, will visit the Virginia Tech campus. Preview Weekend allows the students to tour campus, meet the deans of the Graduate School, interact with current graduate students, interview with department faculty, attend campus events, and experience downtown Blacksburg. Guest speakers from the university community discuss financial aid, how to succeed in graduate school, and tips on research opportunities and completing a graduate degree.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010
2010 Graduate Preview Weekend - Special Event (Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown)
The 15th Annual Graduate Preview Weekend, sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, will be held February 18-21, 2010. This year 16 prospective students, top candidates selected by the academic department to which they have applied, will visit the Virginia Tech campus. Preview Weekend allows the students to tour campus, meet the deans of the Graduate School, interact with current graduate students, interview with department faculty, attend campus events, and experience downtown Blacksburg. Guest speakers from the university community discuss financial aid, how to succeed in graduate school, and tips on research opportunities and completing a graduate degree.
Sun, Feb 21, 2010
2010 Graduate Preview Weekend - Special Event (Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown)
The 15th Annual Graduate Preview Weekend, sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives, will be held February 18-21, 2010. This year 16 prospective students, top candidates selected by the academic department to which they have applied, will visit the Virginia Tech campus. Preview Weekend allows the students to tour campus, meet the deans of the Graduate School, interact with current graduate students, interview with department faculty, attend campus events, and experience downtown Blacksburg. Guest speakers from the university community discuss financial aid, how to succeed in graduate school, and tips on research opportunities and completing a graduate degree.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010
11:30am
Black History Month Lunch for Graduate Students - Special Event (Graduate Life Center - Room F)
Join the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives for lunch on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in celebration of Black History Month. Meet and greet fellow African American graduate students and faculty as well as the Graduate School deans. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues related to the African American community at Virginia Tech.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010
Israel Photo Competition - Special Event (Squires Student Center, Second Floor Atrium)
Come see student photo submissions that explore Israel's diverse land and culture.
Tue, Mar 16, 2010
Israel Photo Competition - Special Event (Squires Student Center, Second Floor Atrium)
Come see student photo submissions that explore Israel's diverse land and culture.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010
Israel Photo Competition - Special Event (Squires Student Center, Second Floor Atrium)
Come see student photo submissions that explore Israel's diverse land and culture.
Thu, Mar 18, 2010
2:00pm
Diversity Guest Speaker - Special Event (Alumni Assembly Hall)
Dr. Kerwin Charles
Thu, Mar 18, 2010
4:00pm
Workshop on Diversity and Recruiting in the Humanities: The Berlin Center for Literary and Cultural Research - Academic (132 Lane Hall)

Fri, Mar 19, 2010
Israel Photo Competition - Special Event (Squires Student Center, Second Floor Atrium)
Come see student photo submissions that explore Israel's diverse land and culture.
Wed, Mar 24, 2010
1:00pm
The Infectious Disease Ontology as a Foundation for the Integration, Analysis, and Interpretation of Infectious Disease Data - Academic (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Conference Center)
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute's CyberInfrastructure Group (CIG) Seminar Series This will be the first seminar in the new CIG Seminar Series. The series will consist of about four seminars a year and feature researchers of note from the international scientific community speaking on a variety of topics related to cyberinfrastructure. Title: The Infectious Disease Ontology as a Foundation for the Integration, Analysis, and Interpretation of Infectious Disease Data Speaker: Lindsay Cowell, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University Medical Center Abstract: In the last decade, technological developments have resulted in tremendous increases in the volumes of data and diversity of types of data that must be processed in the course of biomedical research, and this increase is certain to continue in the future. The result is an urgent need for methods to increase the extent to which computers support data retrieval, integration, analysis, and interpretation. The use of ontologies (controlled, structured terminologies) to annotate data has proven successful in supporting automated data integration and in facilitating human interpretation of data. More recently, ontologies have been shown to have benefits for the analysis of data resulting from high-throughput technologies and for automated reasoning applications, including text and data mining. This has led to organized attempts to improve the structure and formal rigor of ontologies in ways that will better support computational analysis and reasoning, and at the same time preserve biological accuracy. In this talk, I will introduce ontology and describe how ontologies are currently being used in biomedical research. I will review available ontology resources with content relevant to the infectious disease domain, and describe the Infectious Disease Ontology (IDO) suite of ontology modules. The IDO ontologies are being developed to support the data integration and analysis needs of infectious disease researchers, providing a formal representation of relevant entities and the relationships between them, across three dimensions: -- biological scale (e.g. protein, cell, organism, population), -- organism role (e.g. host, pathogen, vector), and -- pathogen type (e.g. Staphylococcus aureus, Plasmodium falciparum, HIV).
Thu, Mar 25, 2010
4:00pm
Evaluating Plant Diversity Effects in Native, Warm-Season Forage Mixtures - Academic (246-A Smyth Hall)
Cathi Bonin, Graduate Student
Tue, Mar 30, 2010
12:30pm
Sexuality and Human Rights in Virginia - Special Event (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)

Wed, Mar 31, 2010
12:00pm
Jewish Graduate Student Connect Luncheon - Special Event (Graduate Life Center, Room F)
Graduate students are invited to gather to discuss topics that effect Jewish Students are Virginia Tech. All are welcome.
Wed, Mar 31, 2010
12:00pm
Jewish Awareness Month Lunch - Special Event (Graduate Life Center - Room F)
Join the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives for lunch on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month 2010. Meet and greet fellow Jewish graduate students and faculty as well as the Graduate School deans. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues related to the Jewish community at Virginia Tech. Please R.S.V.P. online at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1268673406484. Registration deadline is March 29, 2010.
Mon, Apr 12, 2010
4:00pm
Twitter Poetry Contest/Principles of Community 5th Anniversary Reception - Special Event (Solitude Room - The Inn)
Reception to announce the winner of the Twitter Poetry Contest and to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Principles of Community. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Alicia Cohen at acohen@vt.edu or 540/231-1822.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010
9:00am
Geopolitics at Virginia Tech - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (Lyceum Hall, 201 S. Washington Street, Alexandria VA)
A one day conference to: 1. Bring together a diversity of speakers and stimulate conversations across disciplinary, theoretical, and political lines 2. Reflect upon the history and practice of geographic reasoning in public affairs 3. Consider and review present-day geopolitical challenges
Thu, Apr 15, 2010
9:00am
Addressing Hunger in the NRV - Special Event (Fieldstone United Methodist Church, Christiansburg)
"Food Security & Sustainability in our Rural Community: Addressing Hunger in the NRV (New River Valley" will feature a panel of international and local community leaders discussing the challenges and opportunities for providing sustainable, nourishing food supplies to the NRV. Presentations and roundtable discussion topics will include hunger relief capacity building, sustainable agriculture in rural communities, nutritious feeding programs for healthy families, community gardens and "plant-a-row" programs, and local grower food diversion. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Please RSVP by Friday, April 9, to the Community Foundation of the New River Valley at (540)381-8999 or cfnrv@cfnrv.org. The event is sponsored by the Center for Student Engagement and Community Partnerships at Virginia Tech, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, and the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance.
Fri, Apr 16, 2010
11:00am
2010 Day of Remembrance: Connections: A Community Arts Project - Day of Remembrance (GLC Multipupose Room)
With engagement as the main goal, this project seeks to provide relational understanding of differences, diversities, similarities, and possibilities which can be strengthened. Participants will have opportunities to interact with others to create collaborative art, and other meaningful activities. Please visit www.weremember.vt.edu for more information.
Wed, Apr 21, 2010
11:00am
Graduate Students: Gain Valuable Teaching Experience - Academic (Graduate Life Center - Room G)
If you are a current graduate student* interested in teaching, please join representatives from New River and Virginia Western Community Colleges for an information session on the Chancellor's Graduate Student Fellowship Program. This program, initiated by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), has been developed to give graduate students the opportunity to gain collegiate teaching experience while still in graduate school. Students teach a course on a VCCS campus, at adjunct faculty pay, and receive mentorship and support from a full-time VCCS faculty member. (*International graduate students on F1 or J1 status should speak with an immigration advisor in the Graduate School for details about eligibility to participate in this program.) Light refreshments will be served. Please register to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1271170433170
Sun, Apr 25, 2010
World Cup Soccer Tournament - Special Event
VT World Cup Soccer Tournament 2010 The Virginia Tech World Cup Executive Committee will host its fifth annual soccer tournament on Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, 2010, with help from Tech's men's soccer team and sponsorship from across campus. Consider signing up a team for this friendly intercollegiate soccer tournament that has become a much anticipated university tradition and a great vehicle for promoting internationalism and diversity on campus and beyond. WHEN? Saturday evening, April 24, 2010, is World Cup Draw and Conversations on World Soccer. Sunday, April 25, is the World Cup Soccer Tournament, which will take place all day. WHERE? Soccer/Lacrosse practice fields across from Lane Stadium WHO? Any student, faculty, or alumnus of a Virginia university or college is welcome to create a team and register for the tournament. All participants must have a valid student/faculty/alumni ID from their institution. No Exceptions. No current Division I soccer player may participate, and Division I alumni-athletes must be graduated from their institution for at least 2 years. Teams are allowed a roster of 13. The tournament is 7-a-side (6 fielders & 1 goal keep). HOW? To register a team, go to: http://www.hokiesports.com/msoccer/worldcup/. QUESTIONS? Contact: worldcup@vt.edu
Mon, Apr 26, 2010
12:00pm
Dr. Jennifer Swenson: Forest Cover Changes from the Southeast U.S. to South America - Seminar/Conference (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
Dr. Swenson is interested in modeling spatial patterns of species and ecosystems, species diversity, and their relationship with functional ecological factors. During her career she worked with geospatial and remote sensing technologies at the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, and with international non-governmental organizations in South America. She has been involved in a range of projects including vegetation mapping, land use planning, spatial modeling of landscape change and forest productivity, and biodiversity studies.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010
10:00am
"Widespread Adoption of Renewable Energy: Challenges and Material Science Opportunities" - Seminar/Conference (310 ICTAS )
Seminar by Dr. Jeffrey S. Nelson, Sandia National Laboratories Increased energy security, decreased dependence on fossil fuels, improved energy efficiencies, and reduction in CO2 emissions are primary drivers for future DOE/DOD military installations and civilian energy infrastructures. These goals suggest a greater reliance on centralized and distributed renewable energy (RE). As the RE content of our energy infrastructure increases, serious issues associated with availability and reliability of our electricity emerge. Because of this, new technologies will need to be developed to convert, route, and store diverse sources of energy. In this presentation, I will discuss these challenges and highlight material science research opportunities in solar electric, wind, geothermal, and solar fuels.
Fri, May 7, 2010
5:00pm
Annual Principles of Community Mixer - Special Event (Kent Square Lobby - Main St. and Washington St.Blacksburg)

Mon, Jun 14, 2010
2:00pm
Whole genome sequencing for high resolution genotyping of bacterial populations - Academic (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Conference Center)
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute's CyberInfrastructure Group (CIG) Seminar Series Title: Whole genome sequencing for high resolution genotyping of bacterial populations Speaker: Stephen Bentley, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK Abstract: In recent years the ability to multiplex many bacterial isolates onto a single Illumina sequencing run has had a dramatic effect on the scale and type of study which can be carried out using whole genome sequence information. I will describe two recent studies looking at diversity within recently expanded clones of Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae to look at phylogeographic structure within the population and patterns of recombination and convergent evolution. Bio: Dr. Stephen Bentley is a Senior Staff Scientist at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick in 1995 and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Cambridge until 1998. Previous to his current position, Dr. Bentley was a Senior Computer Biologist for the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute from 1998-2006. His expertise is in the analysis of whole genome sequence data for bacterial pathogens. His research interests are mainly focused on respiratory pathogens such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitides, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis as well Staphylococcus aureus with the aim of better understanding population dynamics, association with disease, and responses to clinical practices.
Mon, Jun 28, 2010
5:00pm
Viva Virginia International Festival of Music - Music/Theatre/Dance (Squires)
Master Class for String Quartets. Festival instrumental performers coach string quartet participants. Audience members have the opportunity to hear how diverse points of view help several ensembles improve and "bring their best" to their collective interpretation.
Mon, Sep 20, 2010
12:00pm
CALS Diversity Council Brown Bag Lunch - Special Event (1810 Litton-Reaves Hall)
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Diversity Council will host a brown-bag lunch on Monday, Sept. 20, at noon in 1810 Litton-Reaves Hall. International graduate students will discuss their experiences at Virginia Tech and in the community at large. This is the first in a series of brown-bag lunches on diversity-related topics within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Tue, Sep 21, 2010
12:15pm
NCR Faculty Invited to ISCE Luncheon Discussion - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (110l King Street - Suite 610, Alexandria)
All NCR faculty are invited to a luncheon discussion hosted by Karen Roberto, director, Institute for Society, Culture, and Environment (ISCE) and David Orden, director of the ISCE Global Issues Initiative (GII) in the National Capital Region. Roberto and Orden will present an overview of ISCE and GII and share their forward looking plans. Several faculty involved in ISCE-supported activites will briefly discuss their experiences and accomplishments. There will also be an open discussion on how the Institute can be more effective in supporting research consistent with its mandate. Since it was launched in 2006, ISCE has fostered an interactive and interdisciplinary environment for research and creative efforts in the social sciences, humanities, and arts at Virginia Tech. A number of NCR faculty have been involved in diverse ISCE-supported activities, including the Summer Scholar's Program, special research grants, Community Particpatory Health Research projects, the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) Geopolitics at Virginia Tech workshop, and occasional lectures hosted jointly with the Government and International Affairs (GIA) graduate program. GII has undertaken an active research program addressing agricultural trade and development issues, including the World Trade Organization negotiations and the complex issues of trade measures related to human, animal, and plant health and safety. Please RSVP for this event, open to all NCR faculty, by Monday, September 20.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010
Education Abroad Fair - Special Event (Drillfield)
The Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) will be holding its annual Education Abroad Fair on September 22, 2010, from 10:00am-4:00pm on the Drillfield. Diverse, university-wide and college education abroad programs will be represented. We invite faculty and students to learn about the wide-range of subjects and geographical locations available to meet student's academic, financial, and personal needs.
Thu, Sep 23, 2010
4:00pm
Open House for International Faculty & Staff - 4pm - Special Event (Cranwell International Center)
When? 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday, September 23 Where? Cranwell International Center, West End of Clay Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 540-231-6527 | international@vt.edu Why? An opportunity for international faculty and staff to gather, socialize, network and have fun! This first Open House of the school year will feature a brief welcome by Dr. William Lewis, the new Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech. Light refreshments will be served. How? The Open House is free and requires no RSVP Please forward this announcement to any community members you think might be interested in attending. Spouses and children are welcome.
Sat, Oct 9, 2010
6:00pm
Indian Navratri (Dance) Festival - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)
Join us in celebrating Navratri! Raas Garba is an Indian festival charactarized by a folk dance that makes use of colourful sticks. Come and hit the dance floor and get a chance to learn this dance. Sticks would be provided on 1st come, 1st served. Event is free and open to all. Also savour authentic indian dinner afterwards, $5 for food.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010
12:00pm
Ugly Betty: Latinos, Media Perceptions, and Citizenship - Academic (1100 Torgersen Hall)
Dr. Hector Amaya will be discussing how his status as immigrant has influenced his professional identity and pedagogical style. His second book (currently under review) is titled Citizenship Excess: Latinas/os, Transnationalism, Media, and the Ethics of a Nation. This piece proposes a way of theorizing U.S. citizenship that can better accommodate the lived political and media realities of Latinas/os. Prof. Amaya examines contemporary cases such as the 2006 pro-immigration reform marches, news coverage of undocumented immigrant detention centers, participation of Latinas/os in the Iraqi war, nativism in mainstream media, popular shows like Ugly Betty, and issues of rights regarding Spanish language media.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010
12:00pm
FEATURED EVENT: Dr. Hector Amaya presents "Ugly Betty: Latinos, Media Perceptions, and Citizenship" - Special Event (Torgersen Museum)
Dr. Amaya will discuss how his status as immigrant has influenced his professional identity and pedagogical style. His second book (currently under review) is titled Citizenship Excess: Latinas/os, Transnationalism, Media, and the Ethics of a Nation. This piece proposes a way of theorizing U.S. citizenship that can better accommodate the lived political and media realities of Latinas/os. Dr. Amaya examines contemporary cases such as the 2006 pro-immigration reform marches, news coverage of undocumented immigrant detention centers, participation of Latinas/os in the Iraqi war, nativism in mainstream media, popular shows like Ugly Betty, and issues of rights regarding Spanish language media.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010
3:30pm
The Impact of Latinos in the Media on Issues of Pedagogy - Academic (The Inn: Solitude Room)
Dr. Hector Amaya will be discussing how his status as immigrant has influenced his professional identity and pedagogical style. His second book (currently under review) is titled Citizenship Excess: Latinas/os, Transnationalism, Media, and the Ethics of Nation. Prof. Amaya examines contemporary cases such as the 2006 pro-immigration reform marches, news coverage of undocumented immigrant detention centers, participation of Latinas/os in the Iraqi war, nativism in mainstream media, popular shows like Ugly Betty, and issues of rights regarding Spanish language media. Finally, he will end with practical resources for inclusive pedagogy that supports Latinas/os student success.
Mon, Oct 11, 2010
3:30pm
Session II: Dr. Hector Amaya presents "The Impact of Latinos in the Media on Issues of Pedagogy" - Special Event (Solitude Room, The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Dr. Amaya will speak about the practical resources for inclusive pedagogy that supports Latinas/os student success.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010
12:00pm
Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Lunch - Special Event (Room G, Graduate Life Center (GLC))
The Graduate School invites all Hispanic/Latino graduate students AND OTHERS to join in a luncheon hosted by the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives.
Wed, Oct 13, 2010
6:00pm
Celebration of Diversity - Special Event (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
A Community of Hokies: The Celebration of Diversity is an opportunity for student organizations to showcase their culture through singing, dancing, storytelling, and poetry. Mark your calendars now and join us for this special Homecoming Week celebration! Please contact Kristen Swanson Houston with questions at (540)231-6023 or kkswanson@vt.edu. This event is FREE to attend and is sponsored by the 2010 Homecoming Board, the 2010 Homecoming Court and Multicultural Programs and Services (MPS), www.mps.vt.edu.
Tue, Oct 19, 2010
10:00am
Lost in Translation: Language and Identity in the University Classroom - Academic (The Inn: Smithfield Room)
In instructional settings, student dialects often play an unconscious, yet multifaceted role, in the teaching and learning process. This interactive workshop intends to foster dialect awareness amongst its participants and will introduce faculty to teaching strategies designed to promote an inclusive learning environment. Participants will have hands-on practice with dialect structure, be invited into discussion about dialect's place in the classroom, and will have opportunity to divine teaching strategies inclusive of dialect difference that will work in their classrooms. In truth, language is inextricably linked to cultural identity, and as thus in North American society, its use is ratified by those groups that are socially powerful. The result being that the speech of those who are disenfranchised or considered "marginal" is judged to be inadequate in comparison with the language of the dominant group. What this translates to is a symbolic perpetuation of ethnic, gender, regional, and socioeconomic prejudice. Language prejudice is indeed one of the last accepted forms of discrimination in the United States. Unfortunately, language prejudice is often masked in socialized behavior towards education. In other words, students are judged to be "educated" by how well they are able to apply the standard--that is, the socially ratified forms of phonological, grammatical, and lexical language use. The standard is considered "correct," and dialects (sometimes referred to as slang) are judged to be poor approximations of the standard. Perpetuating this socialization, even highly educated and diversity-aware people become unknowing propagators of language prejudice, and myths about language use, structure, and history prevail. There is no level of education at which language prejudice can be ignored--even and especially at the post-secondary level. As we strive to serve our students individually and create a community of learners in a culturally diverse world, it becomes increasingly important to debunk myths about language use and structure, and this workshop seeks to participate in that process.
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
12:00pm
American Indian Graduate Student Luncheon - Special Event (Room C, Graduate Life Center)
The Graduate School invites all Native American graduate students to join in a luncheon hosted by the Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives.
Sat, Oct 30, 2010
4:30pm
Diyotsav, Celebrating Diwali - Diversity (Buruss Auditorium)
CULTURAL SHOW | FIREWORKS DISPLAY | INDIAN DINNER The Indian Students Association invites you to their biggest celebration of the year, "Diyotsav, celebrating Diwali". Diwali is the Indian festival of lights, one of the most important and flamboyant festivals. Join us before Halloween party, for the Indian cultural show at Burruss Hall on Saturday October 30th 2010: Folk and Bollywood performances A medley of western and traditional Indian music Sweet performances by kids Virginia Tech Bhangda (another famous indian folk dance) ... And all this will be hosted by the zesty stand-up comedian Rajiv Satyal! Cultural Show will be followed by DAZZLING FIREWORKS display on the Drillfield. Savor a FULL COURSE INDIAN DINNER afterwards at Johnston Student Center. Event is FREE & open to all! RSVP on our facebook page (VT ISA) or purchase dinner tickets at http://www.isa.org.vt.edu/ .
Fri, Nov 5, 2010
2:00pm
Charlie L. Yates Memorial Service - Special Event (War Memorial Chapel)
A memorial service will be held Nov. 5 from 2 pm until 3 pm in the War Memorial Chapel to honor Charlie L. Yates who passed away August 11, 2010. The memorial service will begin with opening remarks from William Lewis, vice president for Diversity and Inclusion and will include comments from Charles W. Steger, president of Virginia Tech; Richard Benson, dean, College of Engineering; and Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor. The service will conclude with a selection from the Virginia Tech Regimental Band.
Sat, Nov 6, 2010
7:30pm
BLACKSBURG MASTER CHORALE: FOOD FOR THE SOUL - Music/Theatre/Dance (Blacksburg Presbyterian Church)
This concert will feature music from diverse religions and cultures that have fed the human soul throughout history. Music will include sacred and secular works, folk songs, and dance music. Donations for a local food bank will be collected during intermission.
Tue, Nov 9, 2010
5:30pm
Principles of Community Speaker Series - Diversity (Multipurpose Room in the Graduate Life Center)
For the general session a panel of Virginia Tech student veterans will bring to light important issues and concerns that student veterans face when entering, or resuming their college studies.
Wed, Nov 10, 2010
1:00pm
Reflective Practice 2.0 - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
Authentic and principled reflective thinkers know how to make meaning across their experiences and use their emerging understandings to advance their learning. This session explores the potential of rethinking pedagogy given Web 2.0 technologies which allow us to question, re-imagine, and leverage the roles of audience, voice, and identity in fostering students' reflective practice. Following discussion of relevant literature across multiple fields, the presenters will share both examples of student "multimodal" reflective practice and evaluative rubrics used to assess their work and growth. Additionally, participants will experience multiple Web 2.0 tools (including but not limited to blogging and vlogging) which foster reflective thinking. They will participate in discussions regarding how best to elicit, support, and evaluate reflection within electronic portfolios. In addition, participants will be given prompt material which they may alter to suit their own teaching needs, while keeping the evaluative strategies intact. This will allow them to understand, demonstrate, and recognize appropriate self-evaluative strategies about their students' reflective practice and how this may be useful in their own teaching and learning settings. Participants will have the chance to "play" and use model rubrics to evaluate several modalities of exemplars housing students reflection within electronic portfolios. Examining the support for reflective practice in both undergraduate and graduate students assists in illuminating potential for use with all faculty in an important way: namely, that faculty can incorporate reflective practice for their own students in a diversity of fields and possibly utilize ePortfolio as the vehicle for housing reflective practice across several modalities. The initial focus of this session will be on teacher education examples but connections will be made across different disciplines for the participants. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops as hands-on exploration will include design and application of assessment rubrics and engagement with the web 2.0 tools.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010
3:00pm
Principles of Community Speaker Series - Diversity (Drillfield Room at The Inn)

Mon, Nov 15, 2010
4:00pm
Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman: "Arab Muslim Women, Between Reality and Fiction" - Academic (McBryde 100)
The CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives invites faculty, staff, students, and members of the community to the second lecture in its "Islamic Worlds" series. Dr. Hanadi Al-Samman, Assistant Professor of Arabic Language and Literature at the University of Virginia, will present "Arabic Muslim Women, Between Reality and Fiction" as part of the 2010-2011 CLAHS Lecture/Symposium Series on International Understanding and Global Culture. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture. The event is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, a CLAHS Departmental Diversity Award, and a Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series grant, with additional support from the Departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture; the ASPECT and Women's and Gender Studies programs; and the Reema Samaha Arabic Language and Culture Initiative.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010
7:00pm
International Experiences Speech Contest - Special Event (Pamplin 1045)
The Virginia Tech community is invited to attend the Phi Beta Delta international honor society's annual 'International Experiences' speech contest on Monday, November 15, at 7 p.m. in Pamplin 1045. Virginia Tech students, staff, faculty, and alumni will present five-minute speeches based on the topic "Challenges and Successes: International experiences that have changed your outlook on life." Judges include William Lewis, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion; Rachel Holloway, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Don Back, Director of the Language and Culture Institute. The event is held in commemoration of International Education Week, which serves as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education seeks to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.
Thu, Nov 18, 2010
4:00pm
Open House for International Faculty & Staff - 4pm - Special Event (Cranwell International Center)
When? 4:00-6:00pm, Thursday, September 23 Where? Cranwell International Center, West End of Clay Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061 540-231-6527 | international@vt.edu Why? An opportunity for international faculty and staff to gather, socialize, network and have fun! This first Open House of the school year will feature a brief welcome by Dr. William Lewis, the new Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech. Light refreshments will be served. How? The Open House is free and requires no RSVP Please forward this announcement to any community members you think might be interested in attending. Spouses and children are welcome.
Mon, Jan 3, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Tue, Jan 4, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Thu, Jan 6, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Fri, Jan 7, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sat, Jan 8, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sun, Jan 9, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 10, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011
10:00am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Special Event (Inn at Virginia Tech)
Note start time delayed to 10:00 am!
Wed, Jan 12, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Thu, Jan 13, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Fri, Jan 14, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sat, Jan 15, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sun, Jan 16, 2011
3:00pm
NAACP Community Celebration honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. - Diversity (Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church)
NAACP Community Celebration honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr., featuring Pastor Nathaniel Spencer from Asbury United Methodist Church.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
9:00am
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast - Diversity (Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires Student Center)
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Breakfast featuring guest speaker Andy Morikawa, executive director of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley. Winners of the MLK poster and essay contest will be recognized. Registration is required by Jan. 12, 2011 at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1291052144598 The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
10:00am
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive Event - Diversity (Kroger, Walmart, and Foodlion locations in the NRV)
Martin Luther King Jr. Food Drive Event to benefit local food pantries. Food collection sites include Kroger, Walmart, and Food Lion locations in the New River Valley.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
6:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Address - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Johnnetta Cole will deliver the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address in Burruss Hall auditorium. Cole is an advocate for ending all forms of discrimination. Her powerful messages call for the removal of barriers that prevent individuals from achieving the ultimate rise to success. Tickets are available through the University Unions and Student Activities ticket office in Squires Student Center. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 17, 2011
6:00pm
6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Keynote, Featuring Dr. Johnnetta Cole - Special Event (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Johnnetta Cole will deliver the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. keynote address. Cole is an advocate for issues of race, gender, and all other forms of discrimination. Her powerful messages call for the removal of barriers that prevent individuals from achieving the ultimate rise to success.
Tue, Jan 18, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Wed, Jan 19, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Thu, Jan 20, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Fri, Jan 21, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011
10:00am
Martin Luther King Jr. Daycare Facelift Project - Diversity (Litton-Reaves Hall)
Martin Luther King Jr. Daycare Facelift Project. Project leaders and teams will meet at Litton-Reaves Hall then head to the project sites. Registration is required.
Sat, Jan 22, 2011
6:30pm
Community Meal - Diversity (Fieldstone United Methodist Church in Christiansburg)
Community Meal, Fieldstone United Methodist Church in Christiansburg.
Sun, Jan 23, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011
7:00pm
Affirming Diversity through Curriculum Transformation - Diversity (Squires Colonial Hall)
Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will deliver a university-wide lecture at 7 pm in Squires Colonial Ballroom. This lecture will be broadcast to off campus graduate centers as well. Dr. Nieto is the author of many books on the diversity of schooling, including Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, one of the most influential books on the topic. She is a recipient of, among other awards, the National Association for Multicultural Education's 1997 Multicultural Educator of the Year Award and the 2008 Social Justice in Education Award from the American Educational Research Association.
Mon, Jan 24, 2011
7:00pm
Affirming Diversity through Curriculum Transformation Lecture & Seminar Series featuring Sonia Nieto - Diversity (Colonial Hall)
Monday, January 24, 7-9:00 p.m. Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center Lecture and Reception: Multicultural Education and Diversity: What they are and What They Aren't Reception to immediately follow in the Black Cultural Center in Squires Student Center Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has authored many books on diversity schooling, including Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, is one of the most influential books on the subject.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
8:30am
Affirming Diversity through Curriculum Transformation Lecture and Seminar Series featuring Sonia Nieto - Diversity (Brush Mountain Hall, Squires Student Center)
Seminar: Preparing Educators for Multicultural & Diverse Schools Tuesday, January 25, 8:30-10:00 a.m. Brush Mountain Hall, Squires Student Center Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has authored many books on diversity schooling, including Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, which is one of the most influential books on the subject.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
8:30am
Preparing Educators for Multicultural and Diverse Schools - Seminar/Conference (Brush Mountain Hall)
Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture from U-Mass at Amherst, will engage participants in a seminar that focuses on the preparation of educators for our nation's diverse schools.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
10:30am
Affirming Diversity through Curriculum Transformation Lecture & Seminar Series featuring Sonia Nieto - Diversity (Brush Mountain Hall, Squires Student Center)
Seminar: Infusing a Multicultural Perspective into Curricula, PK-20 Tuesday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brush Mountain Hall, Squires Student Center Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has authored many books on diversity schooling, including Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, which is one of the most influential books on the subject.
Tue, Jan 25, 2011
10:30am
Infusing a Multicultural Perspective into Curricula, PK-20 - Seminar/Conference (Brush Mountain Hall)
Dr. Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture from U-Mass at Amherst, will engage participants in a seminar that focuses on transforming curricula, PK-20, to meet the needs of our students and promote student learning.
Wed, Jan 26, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Thu, Jan 27, 2011
8:00pm
CISO International Coffee House (8-10pm) - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Join the Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) for free coffee drinks, international music and board games at the Cranwell International Center. A great opportunity for students, new and old, to mingle!
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Fri, Jan 28, 2011
2:00pm
EngE Seminar: Dr. Leidy Klotz - Sustainability topics as a route to female participation in engineering - Seminar/Conference (1030 Torgersen Hall)
Women are underrepresented in engineering education and practice, which limits the quality of both the engineering workforce and the solutions produced. One way to increase the participation of women in engineering is to emphasize connections to subjects that appeal to women. A subject that may fit this description is sustainability, which highlights opportunities to make positive change in the world through an emphasis on quality of life for current and future generations. This presentation begins with a brief background on sustainability and the link to women in engineering. Then, completed and ongoing research in this area is covered. The presentation concludes with a discussion to highlight and identify open research questions related to sustainability topics as a route to female participation in engineering. Research in this area will help devise practical methods to attract more women to engineering. It will also help increase the number and diversity of engineers working on sustainability issues.
Sat, Jan 29, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Sun, Jan 30, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Mon, Jan 31, 2011
MLK Winning Poster Display - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
The winning posters from the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest will be displayed Jan. 3 through Jan. 31 in six locations in downtown Blacksburg: Community Arts Information Office 149 College Avenue (540) 951-4771 The Center of Dance Academy 460 Turner Street, NW # 101 (540) 961-3519 Kent Square Lobby 106 E. Washington St. (540) 961-0754 Mish Mish 125 N. Main St. (540) 552-1020 Main and Lee Art 201 South Main St (540) 961-0754 Next Door Bake Shop Collegiate Square 460 Turner St., NW, #204 540-951-BAKE http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2010/12/121410-odi-artcrawl.html. The celebration is supported by several campus and community organizations.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011
12:00pm
Graduate School Connect Luncheon - Special Event (Room C, Graduate Life Center (GLC))
This luncheon sponsored by the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity lends an opportunity for students to gather to create relationships that foster community and have dialogue that celebrates Black History Month.
Wed, Feb 2, 2011
12:00pm
Diversity Council Brown Bag Lunch - Diversity (1810 Litton Reaves Hall)
Minorities in Agriculture A Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion with Dr. Randy Grayson Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus Randy Grayson will give a presentation on the history of minorities in agriculture and the changing face of agriculture in the United States. Bring your lunch and questions. This is the second in a series of brown-bag lunches on diversity-related topics sponsored by the college. Contact:Tonya Price at 1-1173 or totaylor@vt.edu
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
10:30am
Principles of Community Speaker Series Presents: Social Justice Principles and Practices Through my Authobiography: Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington - Special Event (TBA)
First hour is a discussion of Rev. Dr. Washington's journey into the world of social justice. The second hour is a facilitated discussion on how VT could implement any strategies or best practices that would help us make progress toward being a more inclusive and welcoming institution. The Principles of Community Speaker series is a forum to discuss social justice issues that impact our campus and strategies for improving our progress on those issues in ways that embody the Principles of Community.
Thu, Feb 17, 2011
1:30pm
Principles of Community Speaker Series Presents: Social Justice Pedagogy: How it Really Works - Special Event (TBA)
Discussion on ways that social justice pedagogy can positively impact teaching and learning in any discipline and sharing of resources that faculty can use in 'facilitating diversity' in the classroom with the ultimate goal of supporting inclusive student success and persistence. Program is open to everyone but is targeted toward teaching faculty.
Sat, Feb 19, 2011
8:00pm
Kandinsky Beat Down - Music/Theatre/Dance (Lyric Theatre)
The Kandinsky Beat Down returns with special guest artist, Jazz Trombonist, Josh Roseman. This multicultural electric and eclectic concert experience features the renowned Kandinsky Trio with beat box phenomenon Shodekeh, guitarist Cyrus Pace, soprano Nancy McDuffie, jazz trombonist Josh Roseman, trumpeter John D'earth and hip-hop artists The Boogaloo Crew. This concert Presented in partnership with the Department of Music at Virginia Tech and funded by a diversity award from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.
Tue, Feb 22, 2011
7:00pm
CLAHS "Islamic Worlds" Lecture: Khalid Medani presents "Joining Jihad: Black Markets, Militants and Clans in Egypt, Sudan and Somalia" - Academic (1670 Litton Reeves)
Dr. Khalid Medani, Department of Political Science and Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, will speak on "Joining Jihad: Black Markets, Militants and Clans in Egypt, Sudan and Somalia" as part of the 2010-2011 CLAHS Lecture/Symposium Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: "Islamic Worlds." Organized by the Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, the presentation is supported by funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College's Department Diversity Award, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, Foreign Languages and Literatures/Samaha Initiative, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011
7:00pm
Global Ambassadors 2011-12 Info Session (7-8pm) - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Global Ambassadors are student leaders charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community, mentoring them throughout their first year, and spreading awareness about other countries and cultures on campus and in the broader community. Come learn more about the 2011-12 program and how to apply at this information session.
Tue, Mar 15, 2011
7:00pm
How America Invented the Humanities - Diversity (Hancock 100)
Geoffrey Harpham, President and Director of the National Humanities Center, will present a lecture entitled How America Invented the Humanities on Tuesday, March 15, at 7 pm in Hancock 100. This talk is based on his new book, The Humanities and the Dream of America. A reception and book signing will follow. Although the humanities have long been associated with the global heritage of human creative activity, Harpham makes the case that the concept of the humanities--as a collection of academic disciplines--is a recent invention of the American academy, during the post WWII culture of the United States. A central element in liberal education for a growing population, the humanities were also understood as a means of advancing American values and interests. How does this context of emergence affect the character of humanistic study today? The National Humanities Center is the only independent institute for advanced study in the world dedicated to the humanities. Under Harpham's leadership, the Center has sponsored a major initiative bringing humanists and scientists together to assess the impact of recent empirical work on our understanding of the human. Harpham is the author of nine books, including The Ascetic Imperative in Culture and Criticism (1987); One of Us: The Mastery of Joseph Conrad (1996); Shadows of Ethics: Criticism and the Just Society (1999); and The Humanities and the Dream of America (2011). He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Thu, Mar 17, 2011
12:00pm
Diversity Council Brown Bag Lunch - Special Event (1810 Litton Reaves Hall)
Women in Agriculture A Brown-Bag Lunch Discussion Current faculty, recent graduates, and industry professionals will share their experiences, challenges, and advice. Panelists: Dr. Suzie Gardner, DVM Ms. Rena Johnson, Dairy Producer Mrs. Katie Kyger Frazier, Virginia Agribusiness Council Dr. Isis Mullarky, Dairy Science Dr. Ozzie Abaye, Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences Bring your lunch and questions. This is the third in a series of brown-bag lunches on diversity-related topics sponsored by the college and also is a Virginia Tech Women's Month Event. Contact:Tonya Price at 1-1173 or totaylor@vt.edu
Thu, Mar 17, 2011
7:00pm
CLAHS "Islamic Worlds" Lecture: Ema Lakovic presents "Conflict, Religion, and Art in the Balkans" - Academic (223 Engel)
Ema Lakovic, actress and MFA graduate of The New School for Drama, NYC, will speak on "Conflict, Religion, and Art in the Balkans" as part of the 2010-2011 CLAHS Lecture/Symposium Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: "Islamic Worlds." Organized by the Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, the presentation is supported by funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College's Department Diversity Award, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, Foreign Languages and Literatures/Samaha Initiative, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture.
Sun, Mar 27, 2011
Field of Flags - Diversity (Drillfield)
Join the VT community as we explore the rich diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities.
Tue, Mar 29, 2011
5:00pm
The Diversity Tunnel - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)
Join the VT community as we explore the rich diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities.
Wed, Mar 30, 2011
7:30pm
Film: Waiting for Superman - Diversity (Graduate Life Center Auditorium)
Join the VT community as we explore the rich diversity and multicultural variety in our global, local, and university communities.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011
9:00am
"Impact of War" Research Symposium - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center, Room G)
"The Impact of War" research symposium consists of student presentations on "The Costs and Consequences of Conflict" (9:00-10:15); the presentation "State Ending and the Tragedy of the American Invasion of Iraq" by Raymond Baker, Trinity College and American University in Cairo (10:30-11:45); and a seminar titled "Understanding Political Islam," featuring a chapter from Baker's "Islam without Fear" (1:00-2:00). The morning sessions are open to the public; to register and obtain the reading for the afternoon seminar, contact Tom Ewing. The symposium is part of the 2010-2011 CLAHS Lecture/Symposium Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: "Islamic Worlds." It is supported by funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College's Department Diversity Award, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment Global Issues Initiative, the CLAHS Undergraduate Research Institute, the Reema Samaha Arabic Language and Culture Initiative, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011
3:00pm
CLAHS "Islamic Worlds" Lecture: Raymond Baker presents "America and the Islamic World: What Difference Has Obama Made?" - Academic (2150 Torgersen)
Professor Raymond Baker, Trinity College and American University in Cairo, will speak on "What Difference Has Obama Made?" as the final public lecture of the 2010-2011 CLAHS Lecture/Symposium Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: "Islamic Worlds." Organized by the Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, the presentation is supported by funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College's Department Diversity Award, the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, the Institute for Society, Culture, and the Environment Global Issues Initiative, the CLAHS Undergraduate Research Institute, the Reema Samaha Arabic Language and Culture Initiative, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture.
Tue, Apr 5, 2011
7:00pm
From Gandhi, To Dr. King, to Virginia Tech: The Global Legacy of Martin Luther King in the 21st Centure - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)
The ASPECT/PGG Speaker Series Presents: Dr. Clayborne Carson, Founding Director, Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, Stanford University This event was made possible by the support of: ASPECT, the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Graduate School, Multicultural Programs and Services, Center for Student Engagement and Community Parnerships, Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention, School for Public and International Affairs, Graduate Student Association, the Departments of History, Religion and Culture, Political Science, Philosophy and Africana Studies and student organizations the Black Graduate Student Organization and Students for Nonviolence
Tue, Apr 12, 2011
6:30pm
A Panel Discussion: Debunking the Myths about Student-Athletes - Diversity (1100 Torgersen Hall)
A panel of Virginia Tech students and coaches will headline the discussion. The student-athletes will share some of the challenges they have faced and also highlight the best part of being a student-athlete. The coaches will remark on what they see as some of the challenges student-athletes face as well as some ways the university could be more accommodating.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011
7:00pm
Escaping Melodramas: Reflections on How to Think About the Syphilis Studies in Tuskegee and Guatemala - Seminar/Conference (3100 Torgersen )
Free lecture by Susan M. Reverby, Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Wellesley College. Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy". Sponsored by the Undergraduate Minor in Medicine and Society, Departments of Science, Technology, and Society; with support from the Departments of History, English, Religion and Culture, Women's and Gender Studies Program, CLAHS, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Women and Minorities Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, and the Office of Health Professions Advising.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011
9:00am
Spring Wildflower Walk - Special Event (TBD)
Spring Wildflower Walk with Dr. Holly Scoggins Saturday, April 23, 2011 9:00-11:00am Last year's hike was so much fun, we're doing it again! Trillium, jacks, bloodroot, columbine, bluebells, ferns...you'll be amazed at the diversity of species right here in Montgomery County. Holly channels her inner nature-show-host; you bring your camera! Register now as class size is very limited. $15 General public/$10 Friends of the Garden members. Location will be revealed to registrants only.
Mon, Apr 25, 2011
4:00pm
2011 Access in Inclusion Awards Reception - Special Event (Torgersen Museum)
Services for Students with Disabilities, with support of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, invites the campus community to the 2011 Excellence in Access and Inclusion awards reception. We will recognize recipients of the Excellence in Access and Inclusion awards, including the new top award, the Sally Bohland Award for Exceptional Leadership in Access and Inclusion. For more information, or to make a nomination for this award, please visit the SSD website.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011
7:00pm
International Nights at VT Soccer - Men's Soccer vs. William & Mary - Diversity (Thompson Field (across the street from Lane Stadium))
International Students are welcome to join us for the Virginia Tech men's soccer home opener as they take on the nationally-ranked Tribe. Following the match, there will be a free post-match icecream social with members of the soccer team open to all international students. Admission to the game and post-match social are FREE!
Sun, Aug 28, 2011
6:00pm
International Nights at VT Soccer - Women's Soccer vs. Elon - Diversity (Thompson Field (across the street from Lane Stadium))
International students are welcome to join us for an icecream Social with the Hokiebird! Join us as the women's soccer team takes on Elon. After the match enjoy a free ice cream social and take your picture with the HokieBird. Admission to the match and icecream social are free!
Mon, Aug 29, 2011
English Conversation Classes Begin - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)

Mon, Sep 12, 2011
6:30pm
Friday Night Service Leaning Workshop - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Join us in the Black Cultural Center to learn about the parts of a Friday night Shabbat service.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011
10:00am
The Importance of Diversity Education in the Workplace: A Workshop for Virginia Tech Faculty and Staff - Special Event (The Inn at Virginia Tech)

Sat, Sep 17, 2011
2:30pm
Diversity Tailgate - Special Event (Duck Pond end of the Drillfield (Look for the maroon and white striped tents))
Tailgate Buffet Meet and greet with Bevlee Watford and current engineering students
Wed, Sep 21, 2011
Education Abroad Fair - Special Event (Drillfield)
The Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) will be holding its annual Education Abroad Fair on September 21, 2011, from 10:00am-4:00pm on the Drillfield. Diverse, university-wide and college education abroad programs will be represented. We invite faculty, staff and students to learn about the wide-range of subjects and geographical locations available to meet student's academic, financial, and personal needs.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011
12:30pm
Diversity Council Brown Bag Lunch - Diversity (1810 Litton Reaves Hal)

Mon, Sep 26, 2011
7:00pm
The Witch Craze in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1486-1660s - Special Event (100 Hancock Hall)
Professor Teofilo Ruiz (UCLA) will speak on the rise of widespread belief in witchcraft in western European society at the end of the Middle Ages. Placing the witch hunt within complex and diverse social, political, economic, and cultural contexts, the lecture examines the nature of witchcraft-belief, the methods deployed by different polities throughout most of northern Europe to eradicate witches, and the manner in which almost 100,000 people, mostly old women, were executed because of the widespread belief that witchcraft and Satanism were real.
Sat, Oct 1, 2011
Multicultural Alumni Homecoming - Special Event (Career Services Lawn)
Arrive two hours prior to kickoff!
Sun, Oct 2, 2011
3:00pm
Performance of Middle Eastern Music by Al-Hawanim - Music/Theatre/Dance (Lyric Theatre)
The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, and the CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives present Al-Hawanim, a five-woman ensemble performing Middle Eastern music. The ensemble features: Elizabeth Ayoub, singer; Anne Rasmussen, 'ud; Anne Elise Thomas, qanun; Bridget Robbins, nay; and Myriam Eli, percussion (riqq, daff, and darabuka). Funding for the performance is provided by: College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, VT Center for the Arts, CLAHS Departmental Diversity Award, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Political Science, Reema Samaha Arabic Language and Cultural Initiative, Religion and Culture, School of Performing Arts and Cinema, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Mon, Oct 3, 2011
1:00pm
Diversity Development Institute to sponsor Conversations on Race workshop - Diversity (Duck Pond Room)

Mon, Oct 3, 2011
7:00pm
CLAHS "Islamic Worlds" Lecture: "The Nexus of Piety and Performance in Muslim Indonesia and a Search for Its Arabian Roots" - Academic (Torgersen 3100)
Professor Anne K. Rasmussen, Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Chair, Department of Music, College of William and Mary, will present "The Nexus of Piety and Performance in Muslim Indonesia and a Search for Its Arabian Roots," a lecture in the 2011-2012 CLAHS Lecture and Performing Arts Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: Islamic Worlds. Organized by the Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, the presentation is supported by funding from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, the College's Department Diversity Award, the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT), Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Music, Political Science, Reema Samaha Arabic Language and Cultural Initiative, Religion and Culture, School of Performing Arts and Cinema, and Women's and Gender Studies.
Tue, Oct 4, 2011
6:00pm
Flavors with Passion - Diversity (D2 Side Room)
In honor of National Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, Dining Services presents "Flavors with Passion," a chef series demonstration. D2's Executive Chef Randall Van Dyke and Operations Manager Gabe Petry will share some delicious examples of Hispanic cuisine from several Latin countries, featuring products available locally. Multiple courses will be prepared by the chefs with guest participation. Advanced sign-up at the cashier stands in D2 is required.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011
6:00pm
An evening of poetry with Stacey Waite and Jeff Mann - Special Event (VIrginia Bioinformatics Auditorium)
Two award-winning authors headline the 7th Annual Gay in Appalachia celebration. Poet Stacey Waite and VT's own Jeff Mann are featured in the annual cultural event presented by the LGBT Caucus.
Mon, Oct 17, 2011
4:00pm
Native American Employment Opportunities - Diversity (Multicultural Center (MCC), Squires)
The United States Secret Service will be hosting an information session to discuss the various career opportunities that the Secret Service has to offer for Native American students. This session will provide guidance on the application process of how to apply for positions with the Secret Service and the federal government in general. This session will also give participants tips on what employers are looking for, answer questions and give in-depth advice on interviewing and how to be a successful candidate. Refreshments will be provided.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011
11:15am
The Office for Diversity Candidate Presentation - Diversity (Inn at Virginia Tech)
Candidate Bonnie Stone will be presenting on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education in the Cascades Room B.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011
4:15pm
The Office for Diversity Candidate Presentation - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Candidate Anne Dornberg will be presenting on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education in the Cascades Room B.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
12:00pm
International Awareness Lunch for VT Faculty & Staff - Diversity (CIC)
This series offers an opportunity for VT faculty and staff to learn about cultural awareness and the issues facing our international students and scholars. Workshops include a light lunch. Registration required.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011
1:30pm
Recruiting Underrepresented Graduate Students - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Manuel Perez Quinones, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, will facilitate a Promoting Excellence Through Inclusion session offered through the Diversity Development Institute. The session entitled, Recruiting Underrepresented Graduate Students, will discuss the benefits of devoting special attention to the recruitment of underrepresented students to a Virginia Tech graduate program. Participants will learn to articulate reasons why diversity matters in graduate school while avoiding the pitfalls of quotas and race-based admissions. Discussions will include the different aspects of a successful recruitment program including having a presence at conferences and meetings that target underrepresented groups, being aware of the cultural background of the recruited students, making connections to existing communities on campus, and implementing a mentoring program. This workshop is free of charge. Please register online to attend this session. For more information please contact Linda Greene or by phone at 540-231-1403.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011
Spirit Day - Wear Purple! - Diversity

Fri, Oct 21, 2011
5:30pm
Fall Social - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
An opportunity for the community of international students, scholars, and their dependents to mingle with their domestic counterparts in an informal, relaxed setting. Music by Indian Run Stringband
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
4:00pm
Strong Together Initiative Reception - Diversity (Owens Banquet Hall)
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host a formal kickoff of the Strong Together Initiative with a reception Tuesday, October 25, from 4-5:30 p.m., in Owens Banquet Hall. A special presentation on the Principles of Community as well as remarks by students and university official will begin at 4:15p.m.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
7:00pm
Finding My Path Speaker Series presents: Mr. Gregory Porter - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires)
A Virginia Tech alumnus, Mr. Porter will share his story with respect to finding a major and ultimately his calling, rather than just settling for a job. He will also share his experiences working in New Mexico with Native Americans and provide his thoughts on the contemporary Native experience in New Mexico (from an outsider's perspective), as well as discuss some Virginia Indian history, specifically the parts that were left out of the traditional, dominant culture textbook. Reception immediately following presentation.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011
8:00pm
Reception to Honor Mr. Gregory Porter - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires)
Immediately following his presentation, join Mr. Porter in the Black Cultural Center, for a meet-and-greet reception.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011
4:00pm
The Rhetoric of Social Change in Progressive Era Native America - Diversity (370-380 Shanks Hall)
Douglas Kiel, Dissertation Fellow at Middlebury College and doctoral candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss American Indian cultures and traditions and offer advice about how those cultures and traditions can be used in the classroom.
Fri, Nov 4, 2011
8:30am
Understanding Ourselves and Our Multicultural Conflict Dynamics - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
In this workshop, facilitated by Dale Robinson, manager, Conflict Resolution Program, participants will learn more about their constructive and destructive responses to handling conflict and better understand the consequences of conflict in a multicultural setting. Participants also will learn the value of perspective taking and communication skills to better address a disagreement, dispute, or conflict when it arises with another member of the Virginia Tech community. Program participants will be provided with both a Conflict Dynamics Development Guide and a Study Guide for future reference. Pre-requisite: Prior to attending this session, participants will be expected to complete a Conflict Dynamics Profile, a confidential, self-assessment tool. This session is co-sponsored by the Center for Conflict Dynamics, Eckerd College
Fri, Nov 4, 2011
12:00pm
Diversity Brown Bag Lunch - Diversity (1810 Litton-Reaves Hall)

Fri, Nov 4, 2011
12:00pm
American Indian Graduate Student Connect Luncheon - Diversity (Room F, Graduate Life Center (GLC))
The Graduate School invites students to join in a dialogue about topics concerning American Indians in graduate school at Virginia Tech.
Mon, Nov 7, 2011
7:00pm
Domentary and Discussion: In Our Own Words: Voices of Virginia Indians - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires)
Review and discussion of the documentary, In Our Own Words: Voices of Virginia Indians. The documentary is 37 minutes long. Refreshments will be provided.
Wed, Nov 9, 2011
8:00am
Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion: Awareness - Action - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Jamie Washington will facilitate a workshop that aims to familiarize attendees with the discourse associated with diversity and inclusion. Participants will explore the ideas of power, privilege, and discrimination, and more specifically, examine the importance of self-awareness and its use as a skill for effective engagement. Register on line at http://www.training.vt.edu
Sat, Nov 12, 2011
10:00am
Pamplin Open House - Special Event (Pamplin atrium)
Explore Pamplin's international, business information technology, diversity, and marketing programs and projects and meet student and faculty participants. Displays will present information on Pamplin's study and internships abroad; web system development projects completed during the business information technology senior capstone course for GE, Red Ventures, and other clients; student-organized annual workshops on workplace diversity; and a new student-run social media program for the college.
Mon, Nov 21, 2011
12:00pm
Pie Day - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Join us for delicious seasonal pies, sweet and savory. Vegetarian options available.
Wed, Nov 30, 2011
7:30pm
Value of Music - Moderated Panel - Special Event (Squires Old Dominion Ballroom)
Network Infrastructure & Services, in partnership with the Future of Music Coalition (FMC), is hosting a moderated public panel discussion about Hokies' preferences for obtaining, sharing, storing, and listening to music. The FMC is a national nonprofit organization that works to ensure a diverse musical culture where artists can be successful, are compensated fairly for their work, and where fans can find the music they want.
Thu, Dec 1, 2011
5:30pm
Why Tools of the Mind and Montessori Educational Approaches Can Help Executive Function Skills - VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute M203)
Adele Diamond, PhD Canada Research Chair Professor in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychiatry University of British Columbia Vancouver "Executive functions" (EFs) refer to the cognitive-control abilities dependent on the prefrontal cortex, such as selective attention, self-control, problem-solving, reasoning, and not getting into trouble. These abilities can be improved through training and practice. They are also particularly susceptible to disruption by stress, lack of sleep, loneliness, or lack of exercise. Conversely, what nourishes the human spirit, it turns out, is also best for the exercise of EFs. Diverse activities have been shown to improve children's EFs, including computerized training with or without other types of games, aerobics, martial arts, yoga, mindfulness, playing a musical instrument, and school curricula. Regardless of the intervention, two key principles seem to hold. First, EFs need to be continually challenged; if EF demands do not keep increasing as children improve, few gains are seen. Second, whether EF gains are seen depends on the way an activity is done and the amount of time spent doing it, practicing and pushing oneself to do better. It's the discipline, the practice, that produces the benefits. Even the best activity for improving EFs produces little benefit if done rarely. Dr. Adele Diamond, whose research specialty is the prefrontal cortex (PFC), declares that PFC is overrated. To learn something new, she holds, we need PFC. But after something is no longer new, people who recruit PFC least perform best. Older brain regions have had far longer to perfect their functioning; they can subserve task performance ever so much more efficiently than can PFC. A child may know intellectually (at the level of PFC) that he should not hit another, but in the heat of the moment if that knowledge has not become automatic (passed on from PFC to subcortical regions) the child will hit another (though if asked, he knows he should not do so). The only way something becomes automatic (becomes passed off from PFC) is through repeated action. Nothing else will do. School curricula empirically shown to improve EFs share several features in common. First, the classroom is not centered around the teacher, and the teacher is rarely expected to teach all children the same thing at the same time. Instead, children progress at their own individual rates. They work largely on their own and with one or a few other children. They help mentor other children and work cooperatively. Because other children are productively engaged when the teacher works with any individual child, individualized instruction can readily be provided and the teacher can spend time observing and assessing each child's progress, seeing where assistance or new challenges might be needed for a particular child. Finally, children are required neither to sit still for long nor to learn primarily by listening rather than doing. These approaches minimize stress for both teachers and students. Rather than acting as primary enforcers of rules, teachers encourage internal self-discipline. Students are rarely embarrassed or shamed. Teachers provide supports that ensure that children are far more likely to succeed than to fail. Even young children plan what they are going to do. Extrinsic rewards, such as stickers, are absent; exploration, discovery, and mastery are seen as their own rewards. Character development--such as the fostering of a spirit of kindness and helpfulness--is a priority. Social inclusiveness and mutual support are cultivated among the students. The most effective way to improve EFs and academic achievement is to address the child's full social, emotional, and physical development. Webcast: http://research.vtc.vt.edu/live-webcast/ This event is part of the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Series. A public reception will precede this event in the VTC Cafe at 4:30 p.m. Hosted by: Michael J. Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, VTCRI
Mon, Jan 9, 2012
12:00pm
International Faculty and Staff Lunch - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
All international faculty and staff are welcome to join us for a free lunch and an opportunity to meet the new international students.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012
8:00am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Diversity (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop will feature Dr. Karan Watson, provost, Texas A&M, on institutional change.
Sun, Jan 15, 2012
3:00pm
NAACP MLK Community Program - Diversity (Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church, Christiansburg, VA)
NAACP Community Program will honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012
10:00am
MLK Community Brunch - Diversity (Latham Ballroom - The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Brunch to honor the winners of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Poster and Essay Contest.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012
4:00pm
Poster & Essay Art Reception - Diversity (Squires Perspective Gallery )
Display of all of the winning posters and essays from the MLK Poster and Essay Contest
Wed, Jan 18, 2012
7:00pm
Step Show - Diversity (Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom)
Wednesday January 18th Student Unity Step Show - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated will sponsor a step show featuring elementary and middle school step teams. Students will discuss the history of African American greek stepping and the importance of unity on campus. 7 p.m. - *New Location* - Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom Contact: Everette Taylor at 804-836-7621
Thu, Jan 19, 2012
10:00am
Diversity Jubilee - Diversity (Pamplin Atrium)

Thu, Jan 19, 2012
11:00am
Linking Microbial Diversity & Function in Soil and Stream Ecosystems - Seminar/Conference (311 Latham Hall)
Dr. Lydia Zeglin, Candidate for Assistant Professor for Environmental Metagenomics position is the Speaker for this Seminar.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012
5:30pm
Evolution of an Adaptive Immune System of Defense - VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute)
Max D. Cooper, MD Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, Georgia A public lecture in the Distinguished Visiting Scholars Series All living organisms have innate immune systems that can be used for self-defense. An adaptive immune system that is capable of recognizing specific pathogens and providing protective memory against a second encounter is found only in vertebrate species, however, including humans. Alternative adaptive immune systems have recently been defined in jawed and jawless vertebrates. Both employ lymphocytes with a wide variety of anticipatory receptors, but they differ in that lymphocytes in jawless vertebrates (lampreys and hagfish) use leucine-rich-repeat-based variable lymphocyte receptors (VLR) for antigen recognition, whereas lymphocytes in vertebrates with jaws use immunoglobulin-based receptors for the same purpose. The VLR antigen receptors are expressed in a clonally diverse fashion by separate populations of lymphocytes that resemble our thymus-derived T lymphocytes and bone marrow-derived B lymphocytes. Using parallels and differences between our adaptive immune system and that of lampreys and hagfish, Dr. Cooper will explore interesting questions about how adaptive immunity may have evolved. He will also address the potential for biomedical uses of antibodies found in the primitive lamprey. Live Webcast: http://research.vtc.vt.edu/live-webcast A public reception will be held in the VTC Cafe from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Hosted by: Michael J. Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Thu, Jan 19, 2012
6:00pm
MLK Keynote Speaker - Dr. Charles Steger - Diversity (Squires Haymarket Theater)

Thu, Jan 19, 2012
6:30pm
Town Hall Twitter Forum - Diversity (Squires Haymarket Theater)
Town Hall Twitter Forum sponsored by the Student Government Association The SGA and other panel members will talk about the principles that Dr. King stood for including social and economic justice and the role Virginia Tech students can play in carrying on Dr. King's legacy on college campuses today.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012
12:00pm
Presentation on MLK Memorial - Diversity (Room 219 Squires Student Center)
Presentation by Jaan Holt, Director of the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012
12:00pm
Presentation on the MLK National Memorial - Diversity (219 Squires)
Presentation by Jaan Holt on the MLK National Memorial.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012
10:00am
MLK Community Brunch - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center)
Area K-12 student winners of the MLK poster, essay, and oratorical contests and their families are invited to share brunch with university faculty, staff, students and their community members
Fri, Jan 27, 2012
12:20pm
Urban Homegardens in the Rainforest: Women and the Circulation of Plants in an Amazon City - Special Event (McBryde Hall)
The first Women in International Development (WID) discussion for the Spring 2012 series will take place on Friday, January 27, featuring Dr. Antoinette WinklerPrins, the Program Director for the Geography and Spatial Science Division of the National Science Foundation and a geography professor at Michigan State University. Her talk is titled 'Urban Homegardens in the Rainforest: Women and the Circulation of Plants in an Amazon City.' Rapid urbanization continues in the Amazon region of Brazil without substantial economic development and the creation of wage-earning opportunities for recent arrivals. Not surprisingly, this leads to significant reliance on the informal sector for survival in the city. This presentation highlights the spontaneous urban agriculture on the part of recent migrants from a rural region of the municipality of Santarem, Para who rely on the production of crops and other plant material in their homegardens as a means of self-provisioning and demonstrates important aspects of this form of agriculture in the city. Women are the keepers of these homegardens, and these places display significant agrodiversity and have become spaces of in-situ conservation of neo-tropical as well as old world species and varieties. This suggests a need to be more inclusinve in conceptualizing strategies of agrobiodiversity conservation in the region. It also demonstrates that cultivation of crops and medicinals in the space about dwellings provisions households with critical foods and medicines that can be consumed, gifted, bartered, or sold. This offers a small measure of food and financial security to newly urbanized households, especially their female members, and is a strategy that could be supported through appropriate local policy. Dr. WinklerPris is funded in part by the Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (WMASLS) from the Office of the Provost at Virginia Tech. This discussion will take place in McBryde Hall (225 Stanger Street, Room 136, from 12:20 - 1:10. Please note that this in not the usual WID discussion venue; it will also be part of the Geography Department's Colloquium. Feel free to bring your lunch! The WIF program has sponsored a discussion series for the past several years, giving students and professionals an opportunity to share their research and discuss issues of women in international development. Students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to attend the discussions and bring their ideas and questions. For the Spring 2012 discussion series schedule, see our WIF Discussion Series Events page: http://www.oired.vt.edu/wid/events.html
Wed, Feb 1, 2012
6:30pm
Queer Women of Color Film Festival - Diversity (Room F, Graduate Life Center)
In order to honor the diversity within the community of Black women, the LGBTA and Queer Grads will showcase several short films that highlight queer women of color and their communities.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012
12:00pm
School of Education Graduate Student Diversity Group - Diversity (War Memorial Hall 220G)
Diverse School of Education graduate students and their allies are welcome to attend a brown bag lunch and hear about a new graduate student diversity group, SEDRRIC--the School of Education Recruitment, Retention and Intercultural Council
Tue, Feb 7, 2012
7:00pm
The Skin is Just the Cover - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires)
Mr. Alex-Zan was part of the Charlottesville 12, 12 African American students who desegregated Virginia schools in 1959. Come listen as he shares his powerful story with a positive, interactive presentation that entertains and motivates audiences of all ages. A reception to follow the presentation will be held in the Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires.
Wed, Feb 8, 2012
6:00pm
Fulfilling Your Dream: Mariak Machok Chuor, A Lost Boy of South Sudan - Diversity (Torgersen Museum (1100))
Over the last 38 years, Sudan conflict has left over 5 million people dead and thousands in exile or displaced throughout the world. Mariak Machok Chuor is one of the Lost Boys from Sudan, a group of young boys and girls who were forced out by decades of Civil War in their homeland. Mariak Machok Chuor was separated from his parents when he was 8 years old, was forced to serve in the Sudanese People Liberation Army Movement when he was 9, was resettled in the United States during the 1990s and has not seen his family in over 20 years. He uses his dark yet inspiring story to shine light on perserverance, self-motivation and the grace of God saying, With God's help, you can turn tragedy into triumph. Join us as we listen to his empowering and encouraging story as he reads and speaks from Fulfilling Your Dream, a chapter in his riveting book Rebuilding What Had Been Destroyed.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012
6:00pm
Spring Community Social - Diversity (Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires)
Doors open at 6pm. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012
8:00pm
Black Queens of the Mic - Diversity (Deet's Place)
This night will be an ode to the black female rappers and lyricists that have left their mark on hip hop. This will be an open mic event where people can recite rhymes and poems of their favorite artists or do their own original pieces.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012
6:00pm
SPLASH Speaker Series Presents: Diversity & The "Matrix" - Special Event (Squires 342)

Tue, Feb 14, 2012
11:30am
I Love Black History Month Speed Networking - Diversity (Multipurpose Room, Graduate Life Center)
Spend your Valentine's Day meeting new colleagues and friends with a speed networking luncheon for faculty, staff and students.
Wed, Feb 15, 2012
8:30pm
Black Wallstreet: The Untold Story - Diversity (Brush Mountain B, Squires)
The date was June 1, 1921, when Black Wallstreet, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious whites. In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving 36-black business district in northern Tulsa lay smoldering-A model community destroyed, and a major Africa-American economic movement resoundingly defused. The members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. would like to invite the general public to learn more about the untold American story of a thriving and affluent African-American town that was burned to the ground due to jealousy, deceit, and discrimination by white racists in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012
6:00pm
Waiting to Set It Off Because What's Love Got to Do With It?: Exploring African-American Women and their Roles in Film and Media - Diversity (Torgersen Museum (1100))
Although the presence of African-American women in social-cultural media has increased and is even celebrated through more commercial outlets, most of these roles still continue to perpetuate a negative stereotype--a stereotypye that threatens their social identity, stifles their ability and intelligence and exploits their beauty. Through this interactive forum and panel discussion, we will explore the African-American female portrayal in movies and media roles; especially those that serve as a brutal reminder of the racist, sexist and classist social structures that continue to silence the voices of many.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
5:30pm
Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students - Diversity (Graduate Life Center, Rm. F)
Be prepared for initial screening interviews as well as on-site interviews. This seminar addresses interviewing basics, employer expectations, and insights into behavioral interviews. Find information about this and other seminars and workshops just for graduate students online at http://www.career.vt.edu/GraduateStudents/GradStudentEvents.html.

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Wed, Feb 22, 2012
6:00pm
Black Feminist Thought and the Miseduction of the Negro in 2012: Conditions of Poverty in Virginia - Diversity (Multipurpose Room, Graduate Life Center)
This forum discusses the idea of miseducation coined by Black History Month Founder Carter G. Woodson to demonstrate how critical perspectives such as Black Feminist Thought are marginal in discussing important social problems in society. The problem of miseducation leaves students ill-equipped to search for solutions to everyday problems. This program challenges students to grasp that a sound understanding of an important social issue like poverty is important to a quality education at Virginia Tech, where we encourage students to be empowered to understand their social world and to work toward solutions and greater advocacy.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012
7:00pm
Open Scars: The Queen - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires)
One woman, 7 stories, all emotions. This theatrical masterpiece comes from the complexities of the female spirit. In a way that is most engaging and empowering, this one woman show explores elements of the criminal world. From sexuality, to the state of the world, to the need for humor. An emotional thought provoking production. It's about love, it's about life, it's about pain, it's about healing.....it's Open Scars! Reception to follow performance in the Williamsburg Room, Squires.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
5:00pm
Muslim American Dissent and U.S. Politics Before and After 9/11 - Diversity (124 War Memorial)
Prof. Edward E. Curtis IV (Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts & Professor of Religious Studies, IUPUI) will speak to the particular, often difficult, status of Muslim-Americans as it relates to US politics. This is the first in a lecture series sponsored by the Dept. of Religion and Culture at VT.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012
7:30pm
An Evening of Music and Discussion with John Legend - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Join nine-time Grammy Award winner, John Legend, for an evening of thoughtful discussion and soulful music! Doors open at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. To purchase tickets, visit www.tickets.vt.edu or call (540)231-5615. Ticket sales begin at Squires Ticket Office at noon on Friday, January 27th, and online on Saturday, January 28th.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012
10:00am
Transnational Muslim Americans: Four Women in Jordan - Seminar/Conference (225 Major Williams)
Prof. Edward E. Curtis IV (Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and Professor of Religious Studies, IUPUI) will share some of his recent research with graduate students and faculty. This is the first in a lecture series on the "Future of American Religion," hosted by the Dept. of Religion and Culture.
Sat, Feb 25, 2012
9:00am
Pamplin Multicultural Diversity Council - Diversity (The Inn at VT)

Tue, Feb 28, 2012
10:00am
Fish robotics: understanding the diversity of fishes using mechanical devices - Seminar/Conference (310 ICTAS )
George V. Lauder Henry Bryant Bigelow Professor Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology Harvard University There are over 28,000 species of fishes, and a key feature of this remarkable evolutionary diversity is the variety of propulsive systems used by fishes for swimming in the aquatic environment. Fishes have numerous control surfaces which act to transfer momentum to the surrounding fluid. In this presentation I will discuss the results of recent experimental kinematic and hydrodynamic studies of fish locomotor function, and the implications for construction of robotic models of fishes. Recent high-resolution video analyses of fish fin movements during locomotion show that fins undergo much greater deformations than previously suspected and fish fins possess an clever active surface control mechanism. Fish body and fin motion results in the formation of vortex rings of various conformations, and quantification of vortex rings shed into the wake by freely-swimming fishes has proven to be useful for understanding the mechanisms of propulsion. Experimental analyses of propulsion in freely-swimming fishes have led to the development of a variety of self-propelling robotic models. Data from these devices will be presented and discussed in terms of the utility of using robotic models for understanding fish locomotor dynamics, and for studying the function of specialized fish surface structures like shark skin.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012
10:00am
Engineering CareerFest - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)
Sponsored by the Council for the Advancement of Minority Engineering Organizations, the Engineering CareerFest is a technical career fair that gives engineering students at Virginia Tech an opportunity to meet with a variety of employers and learn about their internships, co-op opportunities, and full-time positions. It also is an excellent opportunity for companies to highlight their employment opportunities during spring semester to the 6,000 plus students in the College of Engineering.
Thu, Mar 1, 2012
12:00pm
The Origami Project - Diversity (Old Dominion Ballroom)
To commemorate the 1st year anniversary of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that Japan almost a year ago, we will be folding 31,111 origami cranes to remember 3/11/11. We invite everyone to come out and help us reach our goal. These cranes will then be shipped to Japan to show our support.
Fri, Mar 2, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Sat, Mar 3, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Sun, Mar 4, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012
1:00pm
DDI: Understanding Ourselves and Our Multicultural Conflict Dynamics - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
In this workshop, participants will learn about their constructive and destructive responses to conflict and better understand the consequences of conflict in a multicultural setting. Participants will also learn the value of perspective taking and strategic communication skills to better address a disagreement, dispute, or conflict when it arises with another individual. Program participants will be provided with a Conflict Dynamics Development Guide and additional workshop materials Pre-requisite: Participants are expected to complete a Conflict Dynamics Profile, a confidential self-assessment tool. Registration: Visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: DDI: Understanding Ourselves and Our Multicultural Conflict Dynamics
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012
10:30am
Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling - Diversity (Corporate Research Center Building 15 (RB XV), 1880 Pratt Dr)
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You! - Surprising facts about harassment and sexual assault cases on campuses - Five things never to say when handling a harassment situation -Why doing what seems obvious can cost the university millions During the workshop, you will learn about: - Virginia Tech's policy on harassment and discrimination -Your responsibilities if someone discloses a harassment or sexual assault concern to you -Resources available for dealing with difficult situations -What to do about "consensual relationships" - How to avoid having someone file harassment or discrimination complaint against you Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling
Wed, Mar 7, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Fri, Mar 9, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Sat, Mar 10, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Sun, Mar 11, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Mon, Mar 12, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (28 Pampin Hall)
Registration is now open for the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion. Virginia Tech undergraduate students from ALL MAJORS are invited to participate. Registration closes on March 13th.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012
12:30pm
Work-Life Balance for Women in Science - Diversity (1100 Torgersen)
A panel including Laura Furgione, Deputy Director of the National Weather Service; Valerie Trouet, Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona; Jennifer Hodgson, Associate Dean in Virginia Tech's College of Veterinary Medicine; and Lynn Resler, Associate Professor in Virginia Tech's Department of Geography will discuss some of the challenges that women face in combining a scientific career with their personal lives.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
12:30pm
Generational Diversity in the Classroom Brown Bag Lunch Discussion - Diversity (1810 Litton-Reaves Hall)
CALS Diversity Council and the CALS Ambassadors present: A Brown Bag Lunch Discussion "Generational Diversity in the Classroom" Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in a casual discussion with the following panelists about the value and challenges of generational diversity in the classroom. Dr. Mike Ellerbrock, Agricultural and Applied Economics Dr. Bill Eigel, Food Science and Technology Maja Tyhurst, undergraduate in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Chasity Cox, doctoral student in Animal and Poultry Sciences Jamey Smith, undergraduate in Biological Systems Engineering
Wed, Mar 14, 2012
7:00pm
DACII Lecture: "Tamerlane the Great as a Model of an Islamic Ruler" - Academic (Torgersen 3100)
The Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives is pleased to present Aleksandr Naymark, Fine Arts/Art History at Hofstra University, who will speak on "Tamerlane the Great as a Model of an Islamic Ruler: His Real and Imaginary Heritage in Post-Soviet Central Asia." The lecture is part of the 2011-2012 CLAHS Lecture and Performing Arts Series on International Understanding and Global Culture: Islamic Worlds. Support for this event was provided by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, a CLAHS Department Diversity Award, the Virginia Tech Russian Club, and the Departments of Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, and Religion and Culture.
Sat, Mar 17, 2012
7:00pm
Black Alumni Reunion Dinner and Awards Ceremony - Diversity (The Inn)
Black Alumni Reunion Scholarship Dinner and Influential Black Alumni Awards Ceremony.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012
12:00pm
Student Share Online Learning Experiences--Brown Bag Panel Discussion - Academic (1120 Torgersen Hall )
Join us as distance learning students, who span diverse disciplines and experiences within the university, discuss their online learning experiences. Potential topics include favored pedagogical strategies and practices, tools, and the unique challenges face by distance learning students. The student panelists promise to answer faculty questions openly and spur continuing dialogue for improving the online learning experience. Panel facilitated by Odessa Davis, coordinator for eLearning Student Services, for the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012
10:00am
Creating and Maintaining a Respectful Workplace - Diversity (Graduate Life Center, Meeting Room C)
Do any of these sound familiar? -"I don't know what's okay to say anymore!" -"I can't believe she said that!" -"I can't believe she was offended!" -"What protection is there for white men?" -"What about he said/she said?" -"I'm afraid someone will file a false charge against me." -"I have a problem, and I don't known who I can talk to about it." This interactive workshop provides an overview of how harassment and discrimination issues are handled at Virginia Tech. During this session, participants will hear what protections are available to every member of the Virginia Tech community. The presenter will discuss different ways of dealing with thorny issues and provide information about campus resources to contact when help is needed. Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: Creating and Maintaining a Respectful Workplace
Thu, Mar 22, 2012
4:00pm
Diversity Case Competition - Diversity (Holiday Inn, Prices Fork Rd)
Join us for the final round of the Undergraduate Diversity Case Competition sponsored by the Pamplin College of Business, the Business Diversity Center, Ernst & Young, The Nielsen Company, Altria, the Virginia Tech MBA Program and the Office for Diversity & Inclusion. Six teams of finalists present their case analyses, followed by an awards ceremony and reception.
Fri, Mar 23, 2012
9:00am
New materials from polysaccharides - from the synthesis to applications - Seminar/Conference (310 ICTAS )
Thomas Heinze Centre of Excellence for Polysaccharide Research, Institute of Organic Chemistry and Macromolecular Chemistry, University of Jena Polysaccharides are fascinating polymers with structural diversity and functional versatility and they are the most important renewable resource. In contrast to the complete degradation to so-called biofuels and organic building blocks, the chemical modification of the intact polymer backbone is the most promising path to take full advantage of polysaccharides. Chemical modification reactions at the hydroxyl groups and at the C-atoms under different conditions (solvents, reagents) will be discussed. Regioselective modification, introduction of unconventional functions like dendrons, and alternative synthesis paths like Click chemistry allow designing the properties towards a broad variety of highly-engineered polymers based on polysaccharides. Thus, the results discussed open new avenues both to improve present application and to establish novel application fields for polysaccharides. Attention will be paid also to polysaccharide derivatives forming nanostructures. Part of the Renewable Materials Frontiers in Bioscience Speaker Series
Fri, Mar 23, 2012
11:15am
Dynamical Processes on Large Networks - Seminar/Conference (2150 Torgersen Hall)
B. Aditya Prakash Department of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University How do contagions spread in population networks? Which group should we market to, for maximizing product penetration? Will a given YouTube video go viral? Who are the best people to vaccinate? What happens when two products compete? Any insights on these problems, involving dynamical processes on networks, promise great scientific as well as commercial value. In this talk, we present a multi-pronged attack on such research questions, which includes: (a) Theoretical results on the tipping-point behavior of fundamental models; (b) Scalable Algorithms for changing the behavior of these processes, like for immunization, marketing etc.; and (c) Empirical Studies on tera-bytes of data for developing more realistic information-diffusion models. The problems we focus on are central in surprisingly diverse areas: from cyber-security, epidemiology and public health, viral marketing to spreading of hashtags on Twitter and propagation of memes on blogs. B. Aditya Prakash (http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~badityap) is a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He got his B.Tech (in CS) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Bombay. He has published 14 refereed papers in major venues and holds two U.S. patents. His interests include Data Mining, Applied Machine Learning and Databases, with emphasis on large real-world networks and time- series. Some of the inter-disciplinary questions he investigates deal with identifying the precise role of networks in diffusion of contagion (like viruses, products, ideas). The mission of his research is to enable us to understand and eventually influence such processes for our benefit.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012
6:00pm
The Toxic Closet: Christianity and Homosexuality in the Bible Belt - Diversity (108 Surge)
Prof. Bernadette Barton (Sociology, Womens' Studies, Morehead State Univ.) will speak on the particular challenges of being gay in the Bible Belt and the change to Christianity in the face of this challenge. This is the 2nd in a lecture series entitled "The Future of American Religion," sponsored by the Dept. of Religion and Culture.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012
8:00am
DDI: Generations at Work - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
"Generational differences increase an organization's vulnerability to miscommunication, misunderstanding, and unproductive conflict." Linda Gravett, "Bridging the Generation Gap: How to Get Radio Babies, Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers to Work Together and Achieve More" As individuals we identify with events that have occurred in our lives and use those events as the basis for our decision-making. Every generation is defined by a series of events. This generational divergence creates challenges in our ability to create unified, productive teams. This workshop provides faculty and staff with an introduction to the generations, the challenges often associated with a multigenerational workforce, and the benefits of having multiple generational teams. This session presents tools and techniques for increasing collaboration to transform the university into a productive and welcoming work environment. Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: DDI: Generations at Work
Wed, Apr 4, 2012
8:00am
DDI: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion:Awareness-Action - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
In this one-day workshop, participants will learn the basic concepts and terminology used to converse about diversity and inclusion. Participants will explore the key components for creating an inclusive learning environment, including examining the concepts of power, privilege, and discrimination. Participants will investigate theoretical models describing diversity differences and recognize the importance of self-awareness as a skill for effective engagement. During this session, participants will adopt basic skills for engaging across differences and create some next steps for continuing their diversity journeys. Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: DDI:Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion:Awareness-Action
Wed, Apr 4, 2012
12:00pm
LT Conversations - Lunch Time with Learning Technologies - Studio Courses - Academic (1120 Torgersen Hall)
Discover how other members of the VT community are using new ideas of teaching and learning integrated with new technology. This session is one of many brown bag lunches bringing together a variety of opinions and ideas for creating the best teaching and learning environments to meet our students learning and engagement needs. This course is open to all faculty, staff and graduate students. Topic: Studio Courses - Many courses focus on the elements and development of design. As faculty, how can we best utilize the studio format to meet the needs of our diverse student population? Can the studio style be added to more conventional courses?
Wed, Apr 4, 2012
1:30pm
Showcasing Research and Professional Work in WordPress - Academic (1120 Torgersen Hall)
In this session you'll learn how to use WordPress, a powerful, easy-to-use website builder, to share your research and professional work with wide and diverse audiences on the Web.
Thu, Apr 5, 2012
8:30am
Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling - Diversity (Corporate Research Center Building 15 (RB XV), 1880 Pratt Dr)
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You! - Surprising facts about harassment and sexual assault cases on campuses - Five things never to say when handling a harassment situation -Why doing what seems obvious can cost the university millions During the workshop, you will learn about: - Virginia Tech's policy on harassment and discrimination -Your responsibilities if someone discloses a harassment or sexual assault concern to you -Resources available for dealing with difficult situations -What to do about "consensual relationships" - How to avoid having someone file harassment or discrimination complaint against you Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling
Thu, Apr 5, 2012
10:00am
Strengthening Your Grant Proposal Workshop: Broader Impacts Criterion - Diversity (3060 Torgersen or Adobe Connect Session (online))
Education, outreach, and diversity are key review criteria for the National Science Foundation and other grant funding agencies. This workshop identifies Virginia Tech resources- people and programs- that researchers can use to build these critical components into their grant proposals. This workshop can be viewed live online. Participants who register for the online session will receive a line and online meeting instructions. For questions please contact Vicky Ratcliffe at vratcliffe@vt.edu. This workshop meets the elective requirement for the Virginia Tech Research Administrator Level II Certificate Program.This short course is presented in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Registration: visit www.fdi.vt.edu, click on spring short courses, research administration, and select: Strengthening Your Grant Proposal Workshop: Broader Impacts Criterion
Sat, Apr 7, 2012
4:00pm
Society of Indian Americans presents: Mausam: Seasons of Love - Diversity (Haymarket Theatre, Squires)
This the annual cultural show presented by SIA. The show includes traditional dance forms from various regions of India as well as modern Indian dance forms from Bollywood, the Indian film industry. The show is presented through a skit that highlights the various holidays and festivals per season in India. This year, the SIA show is featuring a professional Indian comedian, Dan Nainan.
Sat, Apr 7, 2012
7:00pm
Filipino American Student Association's 24th Annual Culture Night: Ang Aming Sakripisyo - Diversity (Burruss Hall Auditorium)
Virginia Tech's Filipino American Student Association (FASA) presents its 24th Annual Culture Night, Ang Aming Sakripisyo (Our Sacrifice). This cultural showcase will feature traditional Filipino dances, along with 2 modern dances, a skit, and a fashion show. With about 100 participants, Culture Night is FASA's biggest event of the school year.
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
1:00pm
Faculty Spotlight: Teaching with Scholar - Academic (1100 Torgersen)
Presenters in this session are recruited from a diverse cross-section of academic activity and they use Scholar in a myriad of ways. What they have in common is that they are enthusiastic and recognize the promise in this technology. While each panelist will offer a short presentation highlighting their own applications of Scholar in use, group discussion and dialogue will be hallmarks of this session. This short course is being presented in collaboration with Online Learning and Collaboration Services http://www.olcs.lt.vt.edu/
Tue, Apr 10, 2012
6:00pm
Christian Nationalism and the 2012 Election - Diversity (108 Surge)
Michelle Goldberg (senior contributing writer for Newsweek/ The Daily Beast) will speak on the role religion is playing in the 2012 US elections. The final speaker in a lecture series entitled "The Future of American Religion," sponsored by the Dept. of Religion and Culture.
Wed, Apr 11, 2012
8:00am
DDI: Race Matters: THinking About Racial Issues in the Classroom and Beyond - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
As higher education becomes increasingly diverse, educators must consider how to best teach students from a variety of races and ethnicities as well as interact with individuals from a multitude of backgrounds. This workshop addresses how to talk about and manage matters specific to racial issues. This one-day workshop focuses on addressing racial issues in distinct social arenas: the university's classrooms, administrative offices, and the world beyond campus. It provides faculty and staff with strategies, applicable practices, and classroom activities to help foster an inclusive educational environment where all students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable, while also outlining tools to help think about and discuss race in their personal lives. The session offers a rare opportunity to have a respectful, open, and candid conversation about race with fellow faculty and staff members in a supportive environment, giving participants the chance to think reflectively about how race impacts and shapes their lives. It provides hands-on activities and case studies as well as tools to help explore why race really does matter. Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: DDI: Race Matters
Fri, Apr 13, 2012
5:30pm
Panel Discussion: A Gendered Lens on Asian America - Diversity (Room 219, Squires)
The panel will address a variety of issues faced by Asian American women in the United States, such as disparity in healthcare access within Asian populations, Asian female sweatshop labor in the USA, stereotypes of Asian women in advertising, and cosmetic surgery among Asian women. Each speaker on the panel will present Powerpoint slideshows and comment on their choice of topic in 15 minute presentations.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
5:00pm
Passport Dinner Event - Special Event (Owens Food Court)
Travel the globe with a dinner celebrating the diversity of the Owens Food Court staff with authentic cuisine, costumes, and dancers. International fare will be offered in an all-you-care-to-eat buffet, while regular food court operations will also be available.
Wed, Apr 18, 2012
7:00pm
Film: In the Family - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
Six year old, Chip Hines lost his mother at birth, but his father, Cody, began dating again not long after. To the surprise of everyone in his traditional Southern family, including Cody himself, his new partner was a man, a man of Asian heritage, no less, named Joey Williams. Joey is a contractor by trade and Tennessean by birth. He dresses down in duck jackets and denim and drives a red pickup truck. When he ambles over to introduce himself, with his easy smile and slightly down-home drawl, his voice sings with a kind of plainspoken poetry. Joey Williams is his full and legal name, not short for anything, and it's a pretty good handle for such a straightforward and uncomplicated guy.
Sat, Apr 21, 2012
7:00pm
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) Culture Show - Diversity (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) has an annual culture show that increases the awareness of the Vietnamese heritage and culture. We showcase a variety of talents including singing, dancing, and acting. This is our biggest, most anticipated event we work very hard for, every year.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
8:00pm
UCM VIII: Imani Winds - Music/Theatre/Dance (The Lyric Theatre)
The Imani Wind Quintet returns to perform at Virginia Tech and the stage of the Lyric Theatre. The Grammy-winning Imani Winds, has gained a prominent place in the classical world. The name Imani means "faith" in Swahili, and subtly reflects the African-American and Latin American ancestry of the ensemble's five members: flutist Valerie Coleman, oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz, clarinetist Mariam Adam, French hornist Jeff Scott, and bassoonist Monica Ellis. This performance is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech and by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Tickets will be sold at the Lyric Theatre. Call 540.951.4771 or visit us online at www.thelyric.com.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012
8:00pm
Imani Winds - Music/Theatre/Dance (The Lyric)
UCM VIII proudly presents the Imani Winds as the renowned group returns to Virginia Tech and the stage of the Lyric for an encore performance. Co-presented with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech and made possible by grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special UCM ticket prices: $40 General Public | $34 Seniors | $16 Students and youth under 18 yrs old. Tickets can be purchased at the Lyric Theatre online at www.thelyric.com, by stopping by M-F 10am to 2pm, or at 951-4771. Click here for more about Imani Winds.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012
7:00pm
AASU Presents: Singer/Songwriter "Clara C" - Diversity (Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires)
Having been a closet musician most of her life, Clara has only recently revealed her talent to the world. Clara's music can be best described as a synergy of folk, pop and rock, and when it is blended together, it creates a unique experience. She has performed at renowned venues such as The White House Department of Education, Hollywood Bowl, Shrine Auditorium and more. In a little over a year Clara has released her debut album, The Art In My Heart, performed live in front of an estimated 70,000 people in 2011, received music placement on a national commercial, movies and on tv networks such as Showtime, ABC Family, MTV and completed 2 sold out tours throughout the US, Canada and Asia. After a successful debut, Clara is headed back into the studio to record her second album slated for a summer 2012 release.
Wed, May 9, 2012
2:00pm
End of Year Celebration - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Enjoy free refreshments as the Cranwell International Center staff celebrates graduating international students of 2011-2012 and recognizes the numerous volunteers who have served this year. The center, which serves as the primary support service for the international community, promotes intercultural exchange, fosters a welcoming environment, and enhances the experience of all university and community participants.
Wed, May 9, 2012
3:00pm
Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling - Diversity (Corporate Research Center Building 15 (RB XV), 1880 Pratt Dr)
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You! - Surprising facts about harassment and sexual assault cases on campuses - Five things never to say when handling a harassment situation -Why doing what seems obvious can cost the university millions During the workshop, you will learn about: - Virginia Tech's policy on harassment and discrimination -Your responsibilities if someone discloses a harassment or sexual assault concern to you -Resources available for dealing with difficult situations -What to do about "consensual relationships" - How to avoid having someone file harassment or discrimination complaint against you Registration: visit www.training.vt.edu, click view by alpha and select: Harassment Prevention and Complaint Handling
Thu, May 10, 2012
3:00pm
Understanding interacting neurotransmitter systems in cortical networks through dynamic causal modeling - VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke)
Rosalyn Moran, PhD Senior Research Associate Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging Institute of Neurology University College London The appropriate integration of signals from functionally specialized brain regions is essential for normal cognition and behavior, and its absence may underpin the symptoms of a broad range of neurological and psychiatric diseases. In this talk, Dr. Moran will propose dynamic causal modeling (DCM) as a "mathematical microscope" that can provide regional-, laminar-, neurotransmitter-, and receptor-specific assays of functioning brain networks. In particular, neuromodulatory chemicals such as dopamine, acetylcholine, and serotonin organize a diverse set of cognitive processes and are implicated in neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Understanding how they interact with primary neurotransmitters in active brain networks is hence an important prerequisite for understanding pathological onset and progression. Dr. Moran will present data and a DCM analysis of Parkinsonian animal recordings that reveal changes in connectivity in motor circuits downstream of dopamine loss. From a healthy human population, she will describe how DCM was used to link behavioral improvement under pro- dopaminergic (levodopa) modulation to changes in AMPA- and NMDA-mediated signaling in prefrontal regions. She will report pro-cholinergic effects in an analysis of healthy adults that delineates where and how acetylcholine modulates perceptual processing and learning. Effectively, Dr. Moran aims to demonstrate that it is possible to cross many scales of neuroscientific description using data acquired non-invasively, linking overt behavior to its molecular components and providing a window to the machinery of the human mind. Hosted by: Michael J. Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Tue, May 15, 2012
8:00am
Faculty Inquiry Group: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring - Diversity (1060 Torgersen)
This Faculty Development Institute (FDI) track engages faculty in an interactive and collaborative discussion of inclusive pedagogy and mentoring. Faculty will consider the ways in which effective teaching strategies facilitate the success of all students and examine and share teaching strategies for improving instruction. Workshop facilitators will assist participants in acknowledging unique concerns affecting diverse student populations. As part of the university's efforts to address broader learning environments , this track will consider the dynamics of research mentoring for both undergraduate and graduate students. Registration: email Karen Gray at fdi@vt.edu
Wed, May 16, 2012
8:00am
Faculty Inquiry Group: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring - Diversity (1060 Torgersen)
This Faculty Development Institute (FDI) track engages faculty in an interactive and collaborative discussion of inclusive pedagogy and mentoring. Faculty will consider the ways in which effective teaching strategies facilitate the success of all students and examine and share teaching strategies for improving instruction. Workshop facilitators will assist participants in acknowledging unique concerns affecting diverse student populations. As part of the university's efforts to address broader learning environments , this track will consider the dynamics of research mentoring for both undergraduate and graduate students. Registration: email Karen Gray at fdi@vt.edu
Thu, May 17, 2012
8:00am
Faculty Inquiry Group: Strategies for Inclusive Teaching and Mentoring - Diversity (1060 Torgersen)
This Faculty Development Institute (FDI) track engages faculty in an interactive and collaborative discussion of inclusive pedagogy and mentoring. Faculty will consider the ways in which effective teaching strategies facilitate the success of all students and examine and share teaching strategies for improving instruction. Workshop facilitators will assist participants in acknowledging unique concerns affecting diverse student populations. As part of the university's efforts to address broader learning environments , this track will consider the dynamics of research mentoring for both undergraduate and graduate students. Registration: email Karen Gray at fdi@vt.edu
Sat, Jun 16, 2012
5:00pm
Juneteenth Celebration - Diversity (The Pavilion at Smithfield)
Lectures and music. "The Legacy of Service: Othello and Thomas Fraction," by April Danner, Staff Interpreter, Historic Smithfield. "Reaching Beyond Glory: The Men of the 102nd United States Colored Troops," by Sharon Roger Hepburn, Professor, Radford University. Musical accompaniment and entertainment by guitarist Kareem McCullough.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012
8:00pm
Vocal Arts and Music Festival, Chamber Music Celebration - Arts (Squires Recital Salon)
In partnership with the International Vocal Arts Institute founders Joan Dornemann and Paul Nadler of the Metropolitan Opera, the festival unites opera's rising stars with legendary coaches and outstanding instrumentalists for two weeks of master classes and performances. Guest artist Alex Fiterstein, clarinet, joins festival instrumentalists in a captivating and diverse program that demonstrates both the virtuosic and the collaborative nature of chamber music. Works featured draw from the catalogs of Weber, Wagner, Shostakovich, and others. For more information: http://www.artscenter.vt.edu/vamf/
Mon, Jun 25, 2012
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course:Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2012 Schedule: June 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP; June 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments; June 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*; July 17: Introduction to R, Part I; July 19: Introduction to R, Part II; July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 25; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Title: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM); Course Information: Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. We also will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Wed, Jul 11, 2012
12:00pm
Strong Together - Conversation Cafe' Brown Bag Discussion - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
This brown bag forum will be an open discussion on future strategies for campus climate assessment efforts. This discussion is part of an upcoming series of dialogues known as Strong Together - Conversation Cafes. The purpose of these dialogues events is to hold informal forums on topics that relate to building an inclusive campus climate for all employees and students.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012
10:30am
Multi-Scale Biological Building Blocks and their Applications - Seminar/Conference (310 ICTAS (video simulcast))
Rajesh Naik, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Video simulcast from VTRC-Arlington Increasing our knowledge about natural/biological materials and processes creates new opportunities in developing new classes of materials, processes and devices that perform similar functions to the biological system. While significant progress has been made, the potential future impact is only possible through the continued understanding of the underlying biological system and the utilization of these concepts to create complex materials, sensors and devices. Biological systems exemplify the utilization of highly specific recognition processes with a diverse set of building blocks for the synthesis and assembly of precisely defined (bio)materials. Consequently, these specialized biological processes and components are appealing for synthesis and as templates for creating hierarchically assembled structures and materials. In this talk I will highlight how biological building blocks, across multiple length scales, can be used create materials for electronics, sensing and structural applications. Additionally, I will also cover some recent work on the use of biopolymers for effective entrapment and stabilization of enzymes. In collaboration with the NCR 'Meet the Program Manager' series
Sat, Sep 15, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012
4:00pm
Gendered States of Exception: Human Rights & the Humanist Aesthetic - Diversity (Shanks Hall, Rm. 380)
Wendy Hesford Lecture
Tue, Sep 18, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Wed, Sep 19, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Wed, Sep 19, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
7:00pm
Trivia Night - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires Student Center)
Join Latin Link as they celebrate HLHM with a TRIVIA NIGHT!
Thu, Sep 20, 2012
7:30pm
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC, Room F)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Fri, Sep 21, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Fri, Sep 21, 2012
6:00pm
Latin Flavors - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires Student Center)
Latin Flavors is an opportunity for students to submit food entries from their country of origin. Everyone is welcomed to come and taste the variety of dishes that derive from the Latino culture.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sat, Sep 22, 2012
Seneca Tailgate - Diversity
Join the brother of the Seneca Chapter of Lambda Sigma Upsilon, Latinos Siempre Unidos as they host a community tailgate (Bowling Green @ VT)
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sun, Sep 23, 2012
4:00pm
LAIGSA Welcome (back) BBQ - Diversity
To welcome all new students and welcome back returning ones, join us for an afternoon of good food, music, and fun! LAIGSA will provide grilled items and nonalcoholic beverages. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Mon, Sep 24, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Tue, Sep 25, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Thu, Sep 27, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Thu, Sep 27, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Fri, Sep 28, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Fri, Sep 28, 2012
1:00pm
2012 Computer Science Seminar Series: Tim Wood - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (7054 Haycock Road, Room 325, Falls Church, VA 22043)
Timothy Wood, assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at The George Washington University, will present "Using Platform Diversity to Improve Performance and Lower Cost in the Cloud."
Fri, Sep 28, 2012
3:30pm
"Disability Things" - Academic (Torgersen 2150)
There will be a talk by Dr. Katherine Ott on how the artifacts of society reveal the history of disability. There will also be a panel discussion including Sarah Ovink, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech, and Troy Abel, an Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design at Virginia Tech. Troy Abel is also the director of the Perception and Usability Testing Laboratory.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sat, Sep 29, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sun, Sep 30, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sun, Sep 30, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Oct 1, 2012
7:00pm
October PFLAG Meeting - Diversity (Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Meeting House Community Room, 1301 Gladewood Drive Blacksburg)
LGBTQ ADVOCACY AND ISSUES: Bringing the Message Home. PFLAG-NRV can envision a society in which gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons may enjoy in every aspect of their lives, FULL CIVIL and LEGAL EQUALITY and may participate fully in the rights, privileges and obligations of full citizenship in this country. We are not there yet! Please join us and participate in a presentation concerning how far we've come, where we are now, and the work we must do to achieve our goals. We will cover federal, state and local issues with two wonderful, knowledgeable guest speakers: Molly McClintock and Michael Sutphin of Equality Virginia.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Wed, Oct 3, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Wed, Oct 3, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Wed, Oct 3, 2012
6:30pm
Latino Comedy Chaos College Tour featuring "Mark Viera & Gina Brillon" - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center)
Come enjoy a night of laughs as LASO presents Mark Viera & Gina Brillion Mark's stage performances reflect his lighthearted, fun-loving approach to comedy and life from a Latino perspective. Stage credits include Stand-Up NY, Caroline's, The Comic Strip, and Nuyorican's Poets Cafe. Mark has also been seen on Emmy Award Winning "30 Rock" and Martin Lawrences' "1st Amendment Stand Up" on Starz and recently debuted his Showtime special TALES OF A NUYORICAN. Who's that girl? That's the question on everyone's mind lately when rising star Gina Brillon hits the stage. Gina is one of the funniest New Faces of the Latino and mainstream comedy scene. Starting when she was only 17 yrs old, she blew the crowd away with her very first performance at Stand-UP NY. Club performances include: The Comic Strip, Boston Comedy Club, and Caroline's. Also seen on Comedy Central, SiTV, and in Latina Magazine!
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
9:00am
2012 National Disability Employee Awareness Month Event - Special Event (Fralin Life Science Institute Auditorium)
October is national disability employee awareness month. This year's theme focuses on including individuals with disabilities in the workforce thus strengthening the workforce. By integrating individuals with disabilities into the workforce, the workforce becomes more diverse, inclusive, creative, and stronger. This year's celebration features an overview of universal design which is a concept of design employing design standards that make environments accessible to all individuals. The presentation will discuss the seven major components of universal design and what they mean in practice. Our keynote speaker will give a presentation on Real Life Design. The principles of universal design offer guidelines for making the spaces and products we use every day more convenient and useable for everyone. The program will present research and design solutions that can be incorporated into our homes and work spaces to enhance access, comfort, and function. Register by September 28th, 2012 at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1314647319801 Due to the capacity of the venue, limited seating is available.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012
1:00pm
Safe Zone Session: NRV Resources and Allies - Diversity (Squires 145)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Fri, Oct 5, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sat, Oct 6, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sat, Oct 6, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sun, Oct 7, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Oct 8, 2012
12:00pm
Safe Zone Session: Safe Zone 101 - Diversity (Squires 232)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
1:00pm
Safe Zone Session: Legal & Compliance - Diversity (Squires 232)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Tue, Oct 9, 2012
2:00pm
Safe Zone Session: LGBT History - Diversity (GLC Meeting Room G)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012
6:30pm
Movie Night featuring Stand and Deliver - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires Student Center)
In celebration of Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month, Latin Link will be showing "Stand and Deliver" which is a film based on the true story of Jaime Escalante who is a mathematics teacher at a school in a Hispanic neighborhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods to help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous Advanced Placement exam in calculus.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Thu, Oct 11, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012
12:00pm
LGBT Caucus Lunch with Claire Guthrie Gastanaga - Diversity (Downtown Blacksburg)
Join the Faculty/Staff LGBT Caucus at Champs in Downtown Blacksburg for a follow-up discussion of "8" and marriage equality with the Executive Director of the ACLU of Virginia.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sat, Oct 13, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sat, Oct 13, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Sun, Oct 14, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month at VT Libraries - Diversity (VT Libraries)
Daily exhibit of Hispanic/Latino authored books or collections about Hispanic/Latino history.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
LAIGSA Art and Photo Expo "Imagenes" Inauguration and Reception - Diversity (GLC Hallway)
Come and join us with Imagenes, an exhibition of paintings and photographs made by members of LAIGSA. Through these images and creations, we invite the community of Virginia Tech to enjoy the visions that shape our Ibero-American essence. The Inauguration and Reception will be on Wednesday, September 19th, 6-8 pm, in the Multipurpose Room of the GLC. The expo will be open between Wednesday, September 19th and Monday, October 15th, just take a walk around the halls of the GLC and enjoy!
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Oct 15, 2012
6:00pm
Finding My Path - Using Tourettes Syndrome to Energize My Dreams - Diversity (Room 140 Squires Student Center)
Dr. Mark Patishnock with the Cook Counseling Center will present on Tourette Syndrome and his personal challenges overcoming the stigmas associated with this neurological disorder. The presentation will be held from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 15, 2012 in the Multicultural Center (Room 140) in the Squires Student Center. Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (Tourette Syndrome or TS) is a neurological disorder which becomes evident in early childhood or adolescence before the age of 18 years. Tourette syndrome is defined by multiple motor and vocal tics lasting for more than one year. The first symptoms usually are involuntary movements (tics) of the face, arms, limbs or trunk There are also verbal tics. These verbal tics (vocalizations) usually occur with the movements. These vocalizations include grunting, throat clearing, shouting and barking. The verbal tics may also be expressed as coprolalia (the involuntary use of obscene words or socially inappropriate words and phrases) or copropraxia (obscene gestures). Despite widespread publicity, coprolalia/copropraxia is uncommon with tic disorders. Tourette Syndrome is just one of many forms of "hidden diversities" that exists within our learning community. Dr. Patishnock is presenting as a part of the Finding My Path Diversity Speakers Series which highlights the diversity inherent in the Virginia Tech community and how members of our community address the challenges associated with differences. Finding My Path speaker series is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Programs and Services.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Tue, Oct 16, 2012
6:30pm
AISES Reception & Information Meeting - Diversity (College of Science Institute for Advanced Study, 203 West Roanoke St.)
Welcome reception and informational meeting for students, faculty, and staff interested in starting a chapter of the American Indian Science and Engineering Society at Virginia Tech. AISES is the national professional society for those STEM fields, and celebrates the richness of traditional indigenous knowledge and culture while working to increase American Indian and Alaska Native representation in the disciplines and professional workplace.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
9:00am
Safe Zone Session: LGBT History - Diversity (GLC Meeting Room D)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
12:00pm
Safe Zone Session: Transgender 101 - Diversity (Squires 232)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012
6:00pm
Tech's Largest Zumba Party - Diversity (McComas Hall, Single Basketball Gym)
Zumba is a Latin influenced dance party that focuses on having fun and "forgetting" the typical workout, a fusion of Latin and International music and dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba is a fun an easy-to-do workout that blends smooth Latin moves with reggaeton hits and urban grooves. (Open to the VT Community)
Thu, Oct 18, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Fri, Oct 19, 2012
6:00pm
International Fall Social - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)

Sat, Oct 20, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
2:00pm
Safe Zone Session: Suicide Watch and Prevention - Diversity (Squires 232)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Mon, Oct 22, 2012
6:00pm
LGBTQ Ally Reception - Diversity
LGBTQ Ally students, faculty, staff, and alumni are invited to a reception at the Holtzman Alumni center on October 22, 2012. The reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the 2nd floor gallery area. Attendees will be introduced to the Alumni Association and alumni will be invited to participate in in the Ex Lapide Society for LGBTQ Alumni and Allies. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
7:00pm
Maya 2012: The Use and Abuse of Ancient Maya Knowledge presented by Dr. David Anderson (Radford University) - Diversity (117A Surge)
As we rapidly approach December 21st, 2012, there has been an exponential increase in public awareness of the calendars and prophecies of the ancient Maya. Numerous books, television documentaries, and websites present the alleged knowledge and wisdom of the ancient Maya in readily digestible packages for modern American audiences. Predictions as to what will occur on the date in question range widely from a shift in the earth's magnetic poles, to a transformation in human consciousness, to the appearance of a heretofore unobserved planet in our solar system. In this bewildering array of predictions, the achievements and splendor of the Ancient Maya have been thrown into disarray. In this talk we will discuss the astronomical and calendrical knowledge of the ancient Maya, and learn what the Maya really knew about 2012. David S. Anderson received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Tulane University in 2010, with a focus on Maya and Mesoamerican and he is currently teaching as an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Anthropological Sciences at Radford University. Anderson has been actively working on archaeological projects in Yucatan, Mexico, since 1999, and his research has covered broad topics from the origins of the Maya Ballgame.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012
7:30pm
Ella Mae Speaks: My Personal Story of Migration and Diversity Ridin' Route 23 - Music/Theatre/Dance (VBI Auditorium)
A One-Woman Show by Anndrena Belcher.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
8:00pm
LGBTA's National Coming Out Day Monologues - Diversity (GLC Auditorium)
October 11th is the nationally observed day for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals to heighten awareness of the struggles of those "coming out" in today's society. The LGBTA's event, on October 24th, will be a series of monologues from our Hokie Community on their experiences coming out themselves, having a friend or loved one come out, or about their experiences as Allies.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Thu, Oct 25, 2012
1:00pm
Safe Zone Session: Safe Zone 101 - Diversity (Squires 232)
Coordinated through Multicultural Programs and Services, the Safe Zone program exists to educate the Virginia Tech community on topics related to the LGBTQ community. Safe Zones are members of the program who are committed to providing a more inclusive and accepting environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning communities and their allies. Sessions include: Safe Zone 101, Transgender*101, New River Valley Resources & Allies, Suicide Watch & Prevention, LGBT History, and Legal & Compliance. Please visit www.mps.vt.edu/lgbtq/safezone for a complete list of times, locations and registration links.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Fri, Oct 26, 2012
6:00pm
LGBT Caucus Social - Diversity (Cafe de Bangkok)
The LGBT Caucus invites friends and allies to our monthly dinner and social gathering on Friday the 26th at Cafe de Bangkok. For more information please contact Caucus Co-Chairs: Dayna Murphree (DMurphre@vt.edu) and Phil Nelson (philnelson@vt.edu).
Sat, Oct 27, 2012
Native Harvest Festival featuring Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe - Diversity (Kentland Farm)
The Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe is a collaborative mix of American Indians each promoting positive cultural awareness through traditional and contemporary dance. The troupe is based in Southeastern VA and represents an array of tribes--including Cherokee, Sioux, Pamunkey, Monacan and others. For more information, please visit http://redcrookedsky.com.
Sat, Oct 27, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
7:00pm
Maya Poltics in Post-Peace Guatemala - Diversity (Black Cultural Center (BCC), Squires Student Center)
Join Dr. Nick Copeland, an anthropologist who recently joined the Sociology Department at Virginia Tech as he shares about his work with Mayan communities and politics in post-peace Guatemala.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012
7:00pm
Strong Together Alumni Reception - Diversity (Tower Club 8000 Towers Crescent Drive Suite 1700 Vienna, VA 22182)
Join us for an evening of networking and updating over hors d'oeuvres, music and an open bar. Meet Virginia Tech's Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion and his staff as they provide an update on diversity, strategic planning and general university happenings. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about specific initiative, including the Strong Together tour, the Diversity Development Institute and the Multicultural Alumni Board. Dress is business formal and advanced registration is required.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012
LGBTQ Newman Library Exhibit - Diversity (Second Floor, Newman Library)
The Newman Library will be hosting a month long display of books, movies and other literature and exhibits of interest to recognize LGBTQA History. This exhibit boasts selections identified by the community in order to best reflect our cause. Feel free to browse and submit ideas to add to the collection by emailing TKWalters@vt.edu, Community Relations Coordinator, VT Libraries. Location: The viewing area is on the second floor in the central commons area.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012
5:00pm
American Indian Heritage Month: Strong Together Forum - Diversity (Squires Commonwealth Ballroom)
As part of American Indian Heritage Month, a public forum is being held to highlight the role that American Indian and other indigenous cultures play at Virginia Tech and in society as a whole. The forum will feature reflections from representatives of various American Indian cultures and from university leaders. This event will also include facilitated round-table discussions from various student, staff, faculty, and community perspectives in the spirit of the Virginia Tech Principles of Community. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is requested by going to https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1351094286719 If you are an individual with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at the 540-231-7500 or diversity@vt.edu by October 30th. This event is coordinated by Multicultural Programs and Services and the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion with support from the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012
3:00pm
Songs of West Africa with Morikeba Kouyate - Music/Theatre/Dance (31 Pamplin)
Morikeba Kouyate, born and raised in Senegal, hails from one of the oldest griot families in West Africa. Griots, or jelis, employ stories and songs to pass along centuries of history to each new generation. Kouyate is an accomplished performer, famed in Senegal and in the United States for bringing the six-stringed kora into conversation with jazz. At this performance he will be sharing his stories and his music. The event is sponsored by the College, the VT Center for the Arts, a CLAHS Departmental Diversity Award, and the following CLAHS departments and programs: ASPECT, English, Foreign Languages and Literatures, History, Political Science, Religion and Culture, & the School of Performing Arts and Cinema.
Mon, Nov 5, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Nov 12, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
2:00pm
Leaders in Science and Technology Seminar Series: Emerging Opportunities in Chemical and Material Science - Greater Washington DC Metro Area (900 N. Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22203 )
Speakers from a diverse set of agencies will discuss emerging trends in chemical and materials science. Presentations will be followed by an interactive panel. This is an important event for researchers who want to understand future directions in basic and applied science. A reception will follow the event. The Fall 2012 Leaders in Science and Technology Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech, and the Office of the Vice President, National Capital Region.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
2:00pm
Leaders in Science and Technology Seminar Series: Emerging Opportunities in Chemical and Material Science - Seminar/Conference (Room 310 ICTAS )
Speakers from a diverse set of agencies will discuss emerging trends in chemical and materials science. Presentations will be followed by an interactive panel. The seminar will orginate at the Virginia Tech Research Center -- Arlington and will be broadcast to Blacksburg. This is an important event for researchers who want to understand future directions in basic and applied science. The Fall 2012 Leaders in Science and Technology Seminar Series is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech, and the Office of the Vice President, National Capital Region.
Thu, Nov 15, 2012
7:00pm
That Takes Ovaries - Special Event (Deets Place)
That Takes Ovaries is an open mic play co-written by Rivka Solomon and Bobbi Ausubel. The play is a collection of fabulous real-life stories from women and girls about the gutsy, outrageous, courageous things they have done. The diverse stories are full of humor, wit, sass, and honesty of estrogen-powered deeds. The play also includes real stories submitted by our own Virginia Tech Hokies
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Nov 26, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Thu, Nov 29, 2012
12:00pm
Transnational Feminism in the Global North and South - Special Event (Conference Room A, International Affairs Offices)
Dr. Ann Oberhauser, Professor of Geography in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University, will lead this discussion which draws from transnational feminism to explore themes relating to difference, praxis, and intercultural research in the Global North and South. The methodological approach in this type of research emphasizes the often-contested terrain among participants in the field and efforts to empower women and marginalized communities. This discussion focuses on diverse social identities and power relations across scales that also provide new opportunities for creating transformative spaces. The analysis highlights a transnational project that addresses unequal socio-spatial dynamics in two regions of South Africa and the United States. Specifically, the study explores difference and praxis in research conducted with women's economic collectives in Limpopo Province and the Appalachian Region. Transnational feminism encompasses intercultural aspects of these research projects that engage with multiple identities and power relations among researchers and participants. In sum, this analysis highlights a methodological approach that emphasizes praxis and transformation while operating at various scales and among diverse social identities in order to develop inclusive, feminist research. This presentation is part of the Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series funded by the Office of the Provost and is also supported by the Department of Geography and the Women's and Gender Studies. It is the final installment of this semester's Women and Gender in International Development series sponsored by the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED). Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag to the presentation.
Fri, Nov 30, 2012
3:00pm
Common Grounds Dialogue and Coffee - Diversity
The first in a series of dialogue and coffee events. Along with coffee and pastries, the event will include a special guest panel, facilitated group discussion, and the opportunity for those in attendance to add their story to the 9400+ Stories program.
Mon, Dec 3, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Mon, Dec 3, 2012
4:00pm
"Racial Conservatism and State Immigration Policy, 1991-2010." - Diversity (Torgersen Hall Museum (Room 1100))
Dr. Kim Ebert, Assistant Professor of Sociology, North Carolina State University.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012
5:00pm
Fall Donning of the Kente Ceremony - Diversity (Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires)
The 36th semi-annual Donning of The Kente Ceremony will take place on December 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm in the Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center. The Donning of the Kente Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. The Black Organizations Council (BOC) designs this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience which recognizes them for their hard work and dedication. Family and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of their loved ones. Each graduate that participates in the ceremony will receive a Kente stole, which they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. Graduates should dress business casual. Light refreshments will be served.
Thu, Dec 6, 2012
6:30pm
Annual Kwanzaa Celebration - Diversity (Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center)
Celebrate Kwanzaa with the Black Student Alliance! This year's Kwanzaa Celebration will be held immediately following the Donning of the Kente Ceremony. Dinner, as well as a performance by "Life As Art Productions" will be included.
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
11:00am
Hillel'sMonday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch and Learn with Bagels and friends. Come to socialize, learn about Judaism, meet up, or study - all are welcome!
Thu, Dec 13, 2012
4:00pm
Controlling Adjuvant-Based Vaccine Responses and Organ-Specific Inflammation via Integration of T Cell Reactions and Innate Immunity - VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke)
Anthony T. Vella, PhD Associate Professor Department of Immunology University of Connecticut Heath Center, Farmington, Connecticut Both T cells and innate cells facilitate inflammatory responses that help fight infection and cancer, but inflammation can also mediate bodily damage. While increased production and cytokine diversity impacts this "benefit-to-damage" ratio, it is becoming clearer that the timing of inflammatory responses also influences outcomes. Deciphering the integration of these events should improve vaccination methods and treatment for organ-based disease. Hosted by: Michael J. Friedlander, PhD, Executive Director, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Fri, Dec 14, 2012
2:00pm
The Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel: A Black Swan? - Seminar/Conference (Cafe X - ICTAS building )
Facilitator: William Devenport Despite periodic predictions of its demise, wind tunnel testing and research remains an active and key element of engineering development and scientific inquiry. Fundamentally, this is because the mathematical equations governing aerodynamics remain unsolved in the exact sense for most practical engineering applications. The best computer based solution methods we do have depend on models, which in turn depend on physical approximations and correlations obtained from experimental data. These accuracy of these models and their range of applicability is unknown a priori and thus need to be continuously calibrated in situations that, as close as possible, match their intended application. This is particularly true in the area of aeroacoustics where sound can be generated by subtle features of the complex turbulent flow dynamics. The generation of sound by flows is an important component of the environmental impact of everything from wind turbines to aircraft engines, as well as the stealth of submarines to helicopters. In the last few years the Virginia Tech Stability Wind Tunnel has become a world leader in aeroacoustic testing. The reason for this rapid rise is the invention of a unique solution of how to configure a wind tunnel to generate aerodynamics that closely simulates applications while maintaining an environment where flow generated sound can be easily detected and accurately measured. To date this new development has been used, primarily, for the testing of wind turbine blade aeroacoustics and for research into flow generated noise in naval applications. Commercial/government interest has generated new opportunities and ideas for education. So, is this at some level a black swan? If so, what diverse and innovative applications are there that we haven't thought of yet? What will be the next development(s) that will make this wind tunnel, or all wind tunnels, redundant?
Tue, Jan 15, 2013
8:30am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Diversity (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The tenth annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop will feature keynote speaker Dr. Bernadette Gray-Little, Chancellor, University of Kansas.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
3:00pm
NAACP Community Program - Diversity (Schaeffer Memorial Baptist Church, Christiansburg, VA)
The Montgomery County - Radford City - Floyd County Branch of NAACP Community Program
Mon, Jan 21, 2013
10:00am
MLK Community Brunch - Diversity (The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center)
Area K-12 student winners of the MLK poster, essay and oratorical contests and their families are invited to share brunch with university faculty, staff, and students, and community members
Tue, Jan 22, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Tue, Jan 22, 2013
4:00pm
MLK Poster and Essay Contests Art Reception Opening and Exhibit - Diversity (Perspective Gallery in Squires Student Center)
Artwork of the K-12 student winners of the MLK poster and essay contests will be on display until February 16, 2013
Tue, Jan 22, 2013
4:00pm
Martin Luther King Jr. k-12 Poster and Essay Contest Art Reception/Leading Social Change: Equality through Civility - Arts (Perspective Gallery 2nd Floor Squires)
The 8th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King k-12 poster and essay contest exhibit will kick-off with an opening reception Tuesday, January 22 from 4 - 6 in Perspective Gallery, Student Centers and Activities. Collaborating with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion, this event celebrates the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Food and refreshement will be served. Live accoustic guitar by Sharon Stacy.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
4:00pm
Resume 101 - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Learn the key strategies to developing a resume that fits the position for which you are seeking.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013
7:00pm
Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Improving Women's Human Rights - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)

Thu, Jan 24, 2013
10:00am
A Diversity Jubliee (Open House) - Special Event (Pamplin Atrium)
Please join us in a jubilee celebration of the many ways diversity enriches our lives in the college and university. Sponsored by the college Multicultural Diversity Committee, an open house will be held in the Pamplin Atrium on Thursday, January 24th, from 10am-2pm. Stop by for information, food, and celebration. Learn about student groups, international study, the diversity case competition, the diversity minor, and more.
Thu, Jan 24, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Fri, Jan 25, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sat, Jan 26, 2013
10:00am
Annual Daycare Facelift Project - Diversity
Faculty, staff, students, and community members volunteer in the annual Daycare Facelift Project. Student led teams help revitalize the community through assisting local childcare centers with maintenance projects
Sat, Jan 26, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sun, Jan 27, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Mon, Jan 28, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Mon, Jan 28, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Tue, Jan 29, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Jan 30, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Jan 30, 2013
7:00pm
Israel elects not to elect - Diversity (Great Room, Atrium of Ambler Johnston)
Dr. Adam Danel (Religion and Culture, Visiting Schusterman Fellow) will speak on the upcoming Israeli elections. Reception to follow talk.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Thu, Jan 31, 2013
4:00pm
Career Fair Prep - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Learn the key strategies on how to prepare for the upcoming career fairs. Do you have your "elevator pitch" ready for potential employers. Attend this event to make the most of your opportunity to speak directly with employers. Elevator Pitch
Fri, Feb 1, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Fri, Feb 1, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sat, Feb 2, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Sat, Feb 2, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sun, Feb 3, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Sun, Feb 3, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Mon, Feb 4, 2013
4:00pm
Employers/Application Process - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Get answers to you questions about employment applications and the application process. Check out jobs available on Hokies4Hire and CareerShift
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Tue, Feb 5, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Feb 6, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Wed, Feb 6, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Feb 6, 2013
4:00pm
What NOT to Wear (Interview Attire) - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Learn what NOT to wear to a career fair or job interview. First impressions are lasting impressions. Learn how to dress to impress! Check out our CareerSpot Videos
Thu, Feb 7, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Thu, Feb 7, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Thu, Feb 7, 2013
12:30pm
Information Session for Global Ambassador Program - Diversity (Cranwell International Center- Living Room)
Come learn more about the Global Ambassador Program! Meet current Global Ambassadors and determine if the opportunity is a good fit for you! Attendance at an information session is NOT a required component of the application. For more information about the application process, please see: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php
Fri, Feb 8, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Fri, Feb 8, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sat, Feb 9, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Sat, Feb 9, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sun, Feb 10, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Sun, Feb 10, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
1:30pm
CLAHS Research Forum on Health, Race, and Rhetoric - Academic (GLC Room F)
Keynote address, Keynote address: GLC Room F. Stephen Knadler, Sanitary Citizenships: Public Health Rhetoric within Racial Uplift from Booker T. Washington to Michelle Obama Please direct questions to Tom Ewing (etewing@vt.edu) Sponsored by CLAHS, the Women and Minority Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, Multicultural Program and Services, and the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives. The forum is rescheduled from October 2012.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
9:15pm
CLAHS Research Forum on Health, Race, and Rhetoric - Academic (GLC Room B & F)
CLAHS Research Forum on Health, Race, and Rhetoric February 11, 2013 Morning sessions: GLC Room B 9:15-10:45 Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Health Chair, Tom Ewing Presenters: Monica Motley, Balanced Living with Diabetes: Lessons Learned from a Collaborative Evidence-Based Diabetes Education Program Patrick Thayer, A Composite Fiber/Hydrogel Scaffold for Ligament Tissue Engineering Lyusyena Kirakosyan, Impairment or Disability? Implications of These Concepts for Social Policy Discussants: Ashley Shew Heflin and William Huckle 11:00-12:15 Vaccinations and Rhetoric in Historical Context Chair, Tom Ewing Vaccination Research Group: Philip Hayek, Mecal Ghebremichael, Erin Mack, Vaccination in the News, 1915-1922 Discussant: Stephen Knadler 1:30-3:00: Keynote address, Keynote address: GLC Room F Stephen Knadler, Sanitary Citizenships: Public Health Rhetoric within Racial Uplift from Booker T. Washington to Michelle Obama Introduction by Tom Ewing Please direct questions to Tom Ewing (etewing@vt.edu) Sponsored by CLAHS, the Women and Minority Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, Multicultural Program and Services, and the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives. The forum is rescheduled from October 2012.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
4:00pm
Dining Etiquette - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
This session will be an overview on the key pointers on dining etiquette. Many employers conduct interviews over dinner. As an employee you may be having dinner with clients. Do you know how to impress employers/clients with your dining skills?
Tue, Feb 12, 2013
5:30pm
Info Session for Study Abroad in Sri Lanka - Diversity (132 Lane Hall)
Information session for undergraduates interested in a study abroad opportunity in Sri Lanka.
Wed, Feb 13, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Wed, Feb 13, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Wed, Feb 13, 2013
8:00pm
Information Session for Global Ambassador Program - Diversity (Cranwell International Center- Living Room)
Come learn more about the Global Ambassador Program! Meet current Global Ambassadors and determine if the opportunity is a good fit for you! Attendance at an information session is NOT a required component of the application. For more information about the application process, please see: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Thu, Feb 14, 2013
2:00pm
Behavioral Interviewing - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Behavioral interviewing is a technique used by employers to learn about your past behavior in particular situations. Past behavior is a better predictor of future behavior than is speculation (on your part) about how you would act in a hypothetical future situation.

Attend this session to learn more about how to prepare for behavioral interviews.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Fri, Feb 15, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Sat, Feb 16, 2013
12:00pm
Leading Social Change: Poster and essay contest art exhibit - Arts (Perspective Gallery/2nd Floor Squires)
This is the 8th annual k-12 Martin Luther King Jr. poster and essay contest sponsored by the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Perspective Gallery with Student Centers and Activities collaborates by hosting an exhibit and reception of the winning poster entries. Hours: Closed: Monday 12 - 9: Tuesday-Saturday 1 - 5: Sunday
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Mon, Feb 18, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Tue, Feb 19, 2013
Global Ambassador Applications Available - Diversity
Ut Prosim with a Global Spin! The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. We encourage returning study abroad students, students who have a strong interest in learning about the world, and international students who have been at the university for at least one semester to apply for this rewarding volunteer opportunity. This is a great way to engage in the university motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), and gain invaluable leadership and intercultural experience for the future. Learn more here: http://www.international.vt.edu/programs/globalambassadors.php Applications due by 5pm Tuesday February 19th
Fri, Feb 22, 2013
4:00pm
Augustine and the Origins of Christian-Jewish Relations - Diversity (Great Room, Ambler Johnston)
Prof. Samuel Collins (George Mason) will discuss how St. Augustine's 4th-century views on the relationship between Jews & Christians still shape our world.
Fri, Feb 22, 2013
6:00pm
Finding "Common Grounds" at the International Spring Social - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
Come and join Virginia Tech international students and members of the Blacksburg community for a night of fun games and great food! Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will begin at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Cranwell International Center, CISO, and Office of Diversity and Inclusion - "Common Grounds" Strong Together.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Wed, Feb 27, 2013
6:00pm
Women, Islam, and Property Rights - Diversity (331 Randolph)
Dr. Feryal Cherif (Political Science, Loyola Marymount University) will speak on this topic. Sponsored by: The Department of Political Science ASPECT Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention Department of Religion and Culture Department of Sociology Middle East Working Group
Wed, Feb 27, 2013
8:30pm
Real Soldiers. Real Live. Real People. - Special Event (Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center 710 Tom's Creek Rd)
Israeli Soldiers' Stories is an innovative program featuring a diverse group of young reserve duty Israeli soldiers. Meet these citizen soldiers with combat experience who served in the IDF during missions in Gaza, Lebanon, and the West Bank. Hear their PERSONAL stories from the front lines that you won't read in the headlines. WE HAVE TWO MEETINGS WITH THE SOLDIERS DURING THIS DAY. 6.30pm - at the Rasche Hall 8.30pm - at Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center
Sat, Mar 2, 2013
9:00am
Christianities of the Global South - Seminar/Conference (Great Room, Ambler Johnston)
6 guests from different universities will join scholars from VT to talk about Christianities in Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere. Free & open to the public but please RSVP to Prof. Ni at nizhange@vt.edu Food will be served.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013
7:30pm
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers: An Evening of Comedy and Music - Special Event (Burruss Auditorium )
Steve Martin is one of the most diversified performers in the motion picture industry today-actor, comedian, author, playwright, musician-has been successful as a writer and a performer in some of the most popular movies of recent film history. Come see the inconic legend perform with the Grammy Winning Steep Canyon Rangers, with whom he released "Rare Bird Alert" with in March 2011.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus Bagels $2.00
Wed, Mar 6, 2013
5:30pm
Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students - Diversity (Graduate Life Center, Rm. G)
Be prepared for initial screening interviews as well as on-site interviews. This seminar addresses interviewing basics, employer expectations, and insights into behavioral interviews. Find information about this and other seminars and workshops just for graduate students online at http://www.career.vt.edu/GraduateStudents/GradStudentEvents.html.

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Mon, Mar 18, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Mon, Mar 18, 2013
3:00pm
Common Grounds Cafe - TED Talk - Diversity (130 Jackson Street, Downtown Blacksburg)

Mon, Mar 18, 2013
6:00pm
Moving Ahead: Women in the Military - Diversity (Holtzman Alumni Center Assembly Hall)
Kisha Flagg, a Lt. Colonel and Virginia Tech alumna, was the first female officer to head the jungle warfare unit in Okinawa, Japan. She now resides at Quantico in Stafford, Virginia. Ms. Flagg will speak about her successful journey in the military and share her insights for the future.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013
7:00pm
Kisha Flagg Reception - Diversity (2nd Floor Gallery Holtzman Alumni Center)
Immediately following the Moving Ahead: Women in the Military presentation, a reception will be held in the 2nd Floor Gallery in the Holtzman Alumni Center. R.S.V.P. is required to attend the reception.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
10:00am
Strengthening Your Grant Proposa... - Academic (3080 Torgersen Hall)
Strengthening Your Grant Proposal Workshop: Broader Impacts Criterion : Education, outreach and diversity are key review criteria at NSF and other funding agencies. This workshop will identify VT resources--people and programs--that researchers can use to build these critical components into their grant proposals.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013
12:00pm
Religion and Culture Brown Bag - Diversity (134 Lane Hall)
Prof. Dennis Hidalgo (History) will speak about his research in the early Black Atlantic. All are welcome.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Thu, Mar 28, 2013
4:00pm
"Situated Intervention: Sociological Experiments in Healthcare" - Diversity (Lavery Hall 335)
Teun Zuiderent-Jerak Associate Professor, Science & Technology Studies Institute of Health Policy and Management Erasmus University Rotterdam Lavery Hall 335 (the new building next to the nearest ICTAS Building) Abstract Whereas empirical philosophers of science such as Ian Hacking have stressed the importance of intervention and tinkering within the sciences to produce robust knowledge about entities, and although STS has a long history of analyzing the importance of material agency, such insights have had limited consequences for the practices of doing STS research. Calls for STS to intervene in the practices it studies have been met with skepticism at times, as they tend to make a moral claim about the need for this scholarly field to be engaged with practices. The topic of intervention thereby risks dividing the field in analytically focused scholars, who are not interested in intervention as a research method, and politically motivated scholars, who capture intervention for their normative agenda's. Through this dynamics, intervention in STS risks losing what it may be most interesting for: the production of interesting interlockings of representing and intervening. In this talk I explore such interlocking in STS research in the organization of oncology care. I analyze how interventions that are situated in STS analyses of medical practices lead to both new practices of oncology care and different discussions within STS on standardization. This talk is free and open to the public, so bring a friend, and forget your wallets. Queries? shew@vt.edu
Thu, Mar 28, 2013
6:30pm
Take Back The Night - Diversity (GLC Outdoor Stage)
Did you know one in five college women is raped during her college years? Help lessen violence at Virginia Tech! Participate in the 24th annual Take Back the Night Rally & March an effort to unite the community to protest violence against women Thursday, March 28 Graduate Life Center Outdoor Stage (Rain Location: Wesley Foundation, 209 Roanoke St.) Pre-Rally Music from 6:30-7 pm Rally at 7 pm March through campus and Downtown Blacksburg Women, men, & children are encouraged to participate. Members of organizations are invited to march together. View our TBTN video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXtc68Dv1HY
Fri, Mar 29, 2013
10:00am
Iota Delta Rho presents a March Speaker Spotlight - Diversity (GLC Meeting Room G)
Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society presents a March Speaker Spotlight on Friday, March 29, 10-11am in the GLC Meeting Room G. Dr. Laura E Jackson, a biology researcher at the United States Environmental Protection Agency who studies healthy communities, will be discussing the role of interdisciplinary research in the context of her study of the effect that land cover development has on the risk of Lyme disease incidence. Come enjoy a lively talk and complimentary snacks. Kindly RSVP by completing this brief survey. *RSVP is not mandatory to attend & we welcome last minute attendees! If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Elvington, the Social Spotlight Series Chair, esavage@vt.edu
Mon, Apr 1, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Mon, Apr 1, 2013
7:00pm
Secular Muslims: Invisible Bodies in Religious Studies Scholarship - Diversity (Great Room, Ambler Johnston)
Prof. Richard Martin (Emeritus Professor of Islamic Religions, Emory) will give this free talk. Reception will follow.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013
2:00pm
Safe Zone: New River Valley Resources - Diversity (Squires: Monterrey Tec Room)
This session will cover the resources and "safe spaces" in and around Blacksburg. Religious centers, medical practitioners, and organizations that highlight or take LGBTQ individuals into account will be the focus. This session will also touch on the difficulty of finding resources and support for the Trans* community as well. This session is intended to provide individuals with the tools they need to be successful and helpful Safe Zones for individuals with needs greater than those provided by Virginia Tech. To register, please contact Catherine Cotrupi at Cotrupi@vt.edu.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013
5:00pm
Disability in the "Gadget Era": Designing Access before (and after) the ADA - Academic (Torgersen Hall Room 1060)
In this talk, Bess Williamson will describe the efforts in postwar America--a period of tremendous technological and economic growth--to adapt everyday technologies for use by people with physical disabilities. In contrast to legally mandated changes that came into effect starting in the 1970s, technical interventions by medical caregivers, family members, and people with disabilities themselves tended to focus on the personal and intimate, rather than the public and universal. She will conclude the talk with some notes on current design experiments that seek to fill a gap left in legal measures such as the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
12:00pm
Safe Zone: 101 - Diversity (Squires: Monterrey Tec Room)
This session is for individuals interested in learning more about the LGBTQ Community. Topics addressed in the first training workshop session include: Common LGBTQ Terms, Sexual Orientation vs. Sexual Identity, The Coming Out Process, Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals, How You Can Be A Safe Zone Ally. To register, please contact Catherine Cotrupi at Cotrupi@vt.edu.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
2:00pm
In An Uneven World: Globalization, Advocacy, and The Need For Legal Change For Women's Safety - Diversity (Women's Center, Washington St)
Speaker: Dr. Shamita Das Dasgupta Academic and activist against domestic violence in South Asian-American communities, and Co-founder of MANAVI, a South Asian Women's Organization Dr. Dasgupta will address an expansion of violence against South Asian women in a globalized world of increased migration, where U.S.-based husbands abandon their wives in the home country, leaving these women without recourse to U.S. courts and laws. Workshop: 4/5/12 at the Women's Center (Washington St.), at 2:00pm, with the VT Women's Center, and the Women's Resource Center, for a brainstorming session with Dr. Dasgupta to explore outreach initiatives for Asians on campus, and in the New River Valley.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
3:00pm
Safe Zone: Suicide Watch and Prevention - Diversity (Squires: Monterrey Tec Room)
The Raft Crisis Hotline, is a free service offering suicide intervention, empathy and support to residents of the New River Valley. Raft is a program of New River Valley Community Services and has been serving the local community for over forty years. A majority of the hotline's volunteers have traditionally been students at Virginia Tech and an official partnership was formed to offer Suicide Watch and Prevention training to VT Safe Zones.To register, please contact Catherine Cotrupi at Cotrupi@vt.edu.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
5:00pm
Reflections On Nationhood: Indigenous Self-Determination and Western Legal Contraints - Seminar/Conference (Latham Ballroom C, The Inn at Virginia Tech)
Keynote Speaker: David E. Wilkins (Lumbee Nation) McKnight Presidential Professor in American Indian Studies Professor Wilkins is one of Indigenous America's foremost scholar activists. He is author of numerous articles and boos, including: American Indian Sovereignty and the U.S. Supreme Court: The Masking of Justice (University of Texas Press, 1997), The Legal Universe: Observations on the Foundations of American Law (Co-authored with Vine Deloria, Jr. Fulcrum Publishing Co., 2001), and his forthcoming Hollow Justice: Indigenous Claims Against the United States (Yale University Press). He is well-known for his application of critical legal theory to scrutinize the inherent contradictions in federal Indian policy. Wilkins has held several endowed visiting positions and fellowships at Standford, Dartmouth, Harvard, and other institutions, and also holds adjunct appointments in Law, Political Science, and American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Professor Wilkins will open the thirteenth annual Virginia Indian Nations Summit on Higher Education. Sponsored by: Virginia Tech's Office of the Provost, the University of Virginia Office of the Provost, American Indian Studies Program (Department of Sociology), College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, College of Architecture and Urban Affairs, College of Engineering, College of Sciences, Pamplin College of Business, Graduate College, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Outreach and International Affairs, and Office of Alumni Affairs.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013
7:00pm
In An Uneven World: Globalization, Advocacy, and The Need For Legal Change For Women's Safety - Seminar/Conference (108 Surge )
This event was rescheduled for due to inclement weather... Speaker: Dr. Shamita Das Dasgupta Academic and activist against domestic violence in South Asian-American communities, and Co-founder of MANAVI, a South Asian Women's Organization Dr. Dasgupta will address an expansion of violence against South Asian women in a globalized world of increased migration, where U.S.-based husbands abandon their wives in the home country, leaving these women without recourse to U.S. courts and laws. Workshop: 4/5/12 at the Women's Center (Washington St.), at 2:00pm, with the VT Women's Center, and the Women's Resource Center, for a brainstorming session with Dr. Dasgupta to explore outreach initiatives for Asians on campus, and in the New River Valley. Sponsors: WMASLS Scholarship, VT Institute for Policy and Governance, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, VT Women's Center, Women's Resource Center, Radford, Center for Peace and Non-Violence Studies.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013
11:00am
International Street Fair - Diversity

Mon, Apr 8, 2013
9:00am
Reading of the Names - Diversity (Drillfield)
To commemorate Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), volunteers will read aloud the names of individuals (both Jewish and non-Jewish) who perished during the Holocaust. This event will take place from 9am-6pm on the lower drillfield. Please help keep their memory alive and volunteer to read their names aloud for 10-minute time slots throughout the day! Anyone and everyone is welcome to sign up at www.mysignup.com/readingofthenames. Thank you to Hillel at Virginia Tech, the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation, Multicultural Programs & Services, Ask Big Questions, Peer Network Engagement, and AEPi for helping sponsor this event.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
6:00pm
Documentary Showing - Diversity (Squires Colonial Hall)
At 6pm in Squires Colonial Hall, we will be showing Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die. This documentary examines America's knowledge of the Holocaust during the Second World War and dares to ask, "Could the Jews of Europe have been saved?" Thank you to Hillel at Virginia Tech and Multicultural Programs & Services for helping sponsor this event. Please contact Laura Shoemaker at Lshoe9@vt.edu with any questions.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013
6:00pm
F to eMbody - Diversity (Radford Muse Banquet Hall)
I'm Dante' Lavender and I'm the President of Radford University's Gay-Straight Alliance. I'm contacting you to invite you to the hip-hop, spoken-word, and visual performance of F To eMbody , which features two of the hottest transmasculine performers around! We're excited and feel very fortunate to have them on our campus, and we wish to share this gift of gender/trans-education and entertainment with the community. The performance will take place in the Muse Banquet Hall on April 8th, 2013 at 7pm (doors will open around 6pm), and attached to this email is a map of the campus for parking and a flier for the performance to spread the word! Admission is FREE!!! If you have questions, feel free to contact: Dante' Lavender: DLavender3@Radford.edu Jonathan Coleman, President of Spectrum: JColeman67@Radford.edu Hunter Thompson, GSA VP:HThompson2@Radford.edu RU Gay-Straight Alliance: GSA@Radford.edu This is an event that you would not want to miss, so please come out and enjoy it with us (INVITE YOUR FRIENDS)! The event is Co-Sponsored by RU's Gay-Straight Alliance & Spectrum, and we couldn't have done without RU CPC! For more information about the performers, check out the following: www.facebook.com/ftoembodyshow www.ftoembody.com www.athensboyschoir.com www.roccokatastrophe.com www.originalplumbing.com Hope to see you there!
Tue, Apr 9, 2013
6:00pm
New River Valley IAAP Chapter - Special Event (900 Prices Fork Road)
The New River Valley IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals) Chapter meeting for April 9, 2013 will be held at the Holiday Inn University, 900 Prices Fork Road beginning at 6:00p.m. Come and join us for an evening of networking and socializing and to find out more about becoming a member of our organization. Our guest speaker for the April meeting will be Dr. William Lewis, Vice President, Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Virginia Tech.
Tue, Apr 9, 2013
7:00pm
JSU Presents: Yaron Svoray - Diversity (Squires Colonial Hall)

Fri, Apr 12, 2013
9:30am
Virginia Tech Black Male Summit - Diversity
Registration link for the Black Male Summit: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1364574975108
Mon, Apr 15, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
2:00pm
Diversity Spotlight - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
The Graduate School hosts the 2013 cohort of Graduate Diversity Scholars. The Diversity Scholar projects and presentations are showcased at the Diversity Spotlight event. A dialog is to follow the presentations. Light refreshments will be served.
Wed, Apr 17, 2013
5:00pm
3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Research Day - Special Event (The Inn at Virginia Tech)
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH DAY Wednesday, Apr 17, 5:00-9:00pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech The Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (IDR) invites you to its 3rd IDR Day, co-hosted by the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF), and the Department of Biological Sciences. IDR Day marks the induction of new honor society members and promotes interactive dialogue between scholars of all disciplines and levels (from undergraduate students to Emeritus Professors) in brainstorming interdisciplinary answers to complex questions. Enjoy an evening of exciting roundtable discussion focused on providing integrative solutions for cancer issues (e.g. scientific, ethical, social) to ACS and VBCF representatives. Each roundtable will receive a multi-faceted question and sufficient background information to facilitate input from diverse disciplines. This is an excellent opportunity to network and explore beyond the boundaries of your discipline. Dinner is provided. Registration is free but required due to limited space. Event program and registration are at: http://www.idrsociety.org/idr-day-2013/registration/.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013
12:30pm
Freedom to Marry Day - Diversity (The GLC Plaza)
Come out and show your support for marriage equality!! FTMD is an event where we bring in clergy members to conduct mock marriage ceremonies for student and community members who vow to continue to fight for marriage equality! We need couples and groups of all kinds so if you would like to help out and show your support for equal rights please contact Ethan Poole at ethancp@vt.edu as soon as possible to sign up! The event will be all day on Thursday April 18th, more details to come! The location is The GLC Plaza
Thu, Apr 18, 2013
2:30pm
TEDMED Live: Thinking Outside the (Check) Box - VTC (Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke)
TEDMED is a multidisciplinary community of innovators and leaders who share a common determination to create a better future in health and medicine. This program features brilliant short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create important new possibilities. Join the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute on April 16-19 as we live broadcast this year's TEDMED program in our third-floor conference center. Speakers for this session include: Ryan Panchadsaram White House senior advisor, Presidential Innovation Fellow, and former Microsoft designer Ryan Panchadsaram combines his diverse background to address health literacy and doctor-patient collaboration. Andrew Solomon One child may be a piano prodigy; another may have Down's syndrome. Both may equally challenge their families. Far From the Tree author and winner of the National Book Award Andrew Solomon will share stories about how diversity unites us all. Salvatore Iaconesi Artist, open-source engineer, and TED fellow and 2013 Eisenhower fellow Salvatore Iaconesi will share the beauty and power he discovered in collaboration. Jessica Richman Jessica Richman will talk of the open-source citizen science effort she is co-leading to understand the trillion microbes living on and in our bodies and how they affect health. Elazer Edelman Biomedical engineer and cardiologist Elazer Edelman applies his multidisciplinary background to the challenge of knowledge translation. For additional details about the speakers and their topics, visit the TEDMED site.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Fri, Apr 26, 2013
3:00pm
Common Grounds Cafe--TED Talk - Diversity (130 Jackson Street, Downtown Blacksburg)
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host another Common Grounds mixer featuring a TED Talk video and discussion on Nigerian author's Chimamanda Adichie on "The Danger of a Single Story." See more information to RSVP or email strongtogether@vt.edu
Mon, Apr 29, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Wed, May 1, 2013
1:00pm
Religion and Culture Brown Bag - Diversity (134 Lane Hall)
Prof. Madhavi Murty (Pop Culture, Asian Studies) will share her research in an informal setting. All are welcome.
Fri, May 3, 2013
9:30am
CLAHS Diversity Symposium - Seminar/Conference (Torgersen Museum (Room 1100))
The CLAHS Symposium on Diversity will bring together talented undergraduate students from CLAHS to showcase research related to diversity, through oral presentations. These presentations will set the stage where symposium attendees, can have candid conversations about identity formation, equitable access to goods and services, and deconstruction of privilege and social hierarchies as they pertain to diversity in the broadest sense.
Fri, May 3, 2013
4:00pm
Jewish Student Commencement: Aliyah - Diversity ( Squires Colonial Hall)
The 1st Aliyah Ceremony, celebrating the accomplishments of Jewish graduates, will take place on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm in Colonial Hall in Squires Student Center. The Jewish Student Union (JSU) designed this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience that recognizes them for their hard work and dedication to the community. Faculty members, mentors, colleagues and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of a graduate. Each student that participates in the ceremony will receive a blue and white cord that they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. The Aliyah Ceremony will include a formal address by a chosen speaker to acknowledge individual graduates' achievements as well as a dessert reception following the closing remarks. The Jewish Student Union is hoping that you, as a faculty or staff member, would like to attend the Aliyah Ceremony to help us honor May's graduates. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP through the VT survey link (https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1365715157675) no later than April 19th, 2013 at noon. Please note that you may need to copy and paste this link on to your internet browser. The Jewish Student Union hopes that you will add the Aliyah Ceremony on May 3rd to your graduation celebrations!
Mon, May 6, 2013
11:00am
Monday Munch - Diversity (Squires Multicultural Center)
Lunch with friends to study, hang out, chill with other Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus
Thu, May 16, 2013
11:00am
Lavender Ceremony - Diversity (Squires Student Center, Old Dominion Ballroom)
Virginia Tech's Lavender Ceremony recognizes lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual students and their allies who are receiving their undergraduate or graduate degree. This special celebration honors students from all majors and disciplines, and traditionally occurs two days before spring commencement. Graduates receive a unique rainbow cord that can be worn with pride with their academic regalia. 11:00 a.m., Squires Student Center, Old Dominion Ballroom Lunch to follow Contact: Catherine Cotrupi 540/231-8584 Cotrupi@vt.edu
Thu, May 16, 2013
2:00pm
Donning of the Kente Ceremony - Diversity (Graduate Life Center, Auditorium)
The Donning of the Kente Ceremony will take place on May 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Graduate Life Center. The Donning of the Kente Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. The Black Organizations Council (BOC) designs this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience which recognizes them for their hard work and dedication. Family and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of their loved ones. Each graduate that participates in the ceremony will receive a Kente stole, which they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. The Ceremony will also include a formal address by a chosen speaker to acknowledge individual graduates' achievements as well as a reception following the closing remarks. 2:00 p.m., Graduate Life Center, Auditorium Dessert reception to follow in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room Contact: Kristen Swanson Houston, 540/231-6023, kshouston@vt.edu
Thu, May 16, 2013
5:00pm
Hispanic-Latino Achievement Ceremony - Diversity (Squires Student Center, Recital Salon)

Mon, Jun 10, 2013
4:00pm
LISA Statistics Short Course: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS - Academic (3060 Torgersen Hall)
LISA SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS LISA (Virginia Tech's Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to REGISTER and to learn more. Summer 2013 Schedule: Monday, June 10: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Monday, June 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data*; Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R; Monday, July 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R; Monday, July 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R; Monday, July 15: SAS Programming I; Tuesday, July 16: SAS Programming II; Monday, July 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso; *This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium, all other courses are in 3060 Torgersen Hall. Monday, June 10, 4:00-7:00 pm; Instructor: Khaled Bedair; Location: 3060 Torgersen Hall; Title: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) Using AMOS; Course Information: Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. We also will cover time-related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. The correlation matrix of a longitudinal study data of 932 persons over the period from 1966 to 1971 with 6 measurements will be used to illustrate the concepts listed above. The first two hours of this course covers the concepts of structural equation modeling with an application to the data set. The last hour of the course will be AMOS lab session and basics of the power analysis using R. A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here: www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses. Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) or Twitter (www.twitter.com/LISA_VT) to be the first to know about LISA events!
Fri, Jun 14, 2013
8:00pm
Recital: Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Kayo Iwama, pianist - Arts (Haymarket Theatre)
On June 6-22, the Vocal Arts and Music Festival returns to the Virginia Tech campus for three weeks of performances and master classes featuring opera legends, up-and-coming opera stars, and a cadre of talented musicians from across the globe. Presented by the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, in partnership with the International Vocal Arts Institute, the festival returns for a fourth year in Blacksburg, and is one of only three institute programs in the world. Renowned soprano and special festival guest artist Dawn Upshaw performs a diverse evening of works from Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, Charles Ives, and William Bolcom.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013
The Future of Diversity in Our Disciplines and Careers - Seminar/Conference (The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center)
One of the pressing issues we face in the disciplines of natural resources and the environment is the development of our future workforce and leaders with diverse backgrounds who can prepare our diverse population to deal with pressing natural resources and environmental issues. Our goal is to have national leaders share their thoughts and recommendations for increasing diversity in our fields and to offer workshops that highlight best practices in increasing diversity in our disciplines across the nation. We expect to have federal, tribal, state, university, and private sector organizations participate in this discussion. A well-known demographer will address the group on the population, race, and demographic trends that are changing our nation.
Thu, Jun 20, 2013
The Future of Diversity in Our Disciplines and Careers - Seminar/Conference (The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center)
One of the pressing issues we face in the disciplines of natural resources and the environment is the development of our future workforce and leaders with diverse backgrounds who can prepare our diverse population to deal with pressing natural resources and environmental issues. Our goal is to have national leaders share their thoughts and recommendations for increasing diversity in our fields and to offer workshops that highlight best practices in increasing diversity in our disciplines across the nation. We expect to have federal, tribal, state, university, and private sector organizations participate in this discussion. A well-known demographer will address the group on the population, race, and demographic trends that are changing our nation.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013
The Future of Diversity in Our Disciplines and Careers - Seminar/Conference (The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center)
One of the pressing issues we face in the disciplines of natural resources and the environment is the development of our future workforce and leaders with diverse backgrounds who can prepare our diverse population to deal with pressing natural resources and environmental issues. Our goal is to have national leaders share their thoughts and recommendations for increasing diversity in our fields and to offer workshops that highlight best practices in increasing diversity in our disciplines across the nation. We expect to have federal, tribal, state, university, and private sector organizations participate in this discussion. A well-known demographer will address the group on the population, race, and demographic trends that are changing our nation.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013
12:00pm
Wednesday Garden Walk - Plants for Pollinators - Special Event (meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion)
Lunchtime Learning - Free Garden Walks and Talks firefoxHeld on various Wednesdays (not every Wed.). All start promptly at 12:00 noon and run from 30 minutes to one hour. Meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No registration required. Parking passes available at Pavilion for Visitors only. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces. NEXT UP: Plant For Pollinators - Garden Walk and Talk July 10 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden (also Blueberry Rancher and Beekeeper) Pollinator species need a diversity of pollen and nectar sources. After a discussion on what flower characteristics appeal to a particular type of pollinator, we'll walk the garden and take a look at some examples. You'll leave with a list of pollinator faves that will enhance your home garden!
Wed, Jul 10, 2013
12:00pm
Wednesday Garden Walk - Plants for Pollinators with Dr. Holly Scoggins - Special Event (meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion)
Lunchtime Learning - Free Garden Walks and Talks firefoxHeld on various Wednesdays (not every Wed.). All start promptly at 12:00 noon and run from 30 minutes to one hour. Meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No registration required. Parking passes available at Pavilion for Visitors only. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces. NEXT UP: Plant For Pollinators - Garden Walk and Talk July 10 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden (also Blueberry Rancher and Beekeeper) Pollinator species need a diversity of pollen and nectar sources. After a discussion on what flower characteristics appeal to a particular type of pollinator, we'll walk the garden and take a look at some examples. You'll leave with a list of pollinator faves that will enhance your home garden!
Wed, Jul 10, 2013
12:00pm
Wednesday Garden Walk - Plants for Pollinators - Special Event (meet in front of the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion)
Lunchtime Learning - Free Garden Walks and Talks firefoxHeld on various Wednesdays (not every Wed.). All start promptly at 12:00 noon and run from 30 minutes to one hour. Meet at the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. No registration required. Parking passes available at Pavilion for Visitors only. F/S must park in designated F/S spaces. NEXT UP: Plant For Pollinators - Garden Walk and Talk July 10 - 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Holly Scoggins, Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticulture and Director, Hahn Horticulture Garden (also Blueberry Rancher and Beekeeper) Pollinator species need a diversity of pollen and nectar sources. After a discussion on what flower characteristics appeal to a particular type of pollinator, we'll walk the garden and take a look at some examples. You'll leave with a list of pollinator faves that will enhance your home garden!
Fri, Aug 2, 2013
Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit: Harnessing Our Voices - Diversity (Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043 )
Join us for our inaugural Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit: Harnessing Our Voices Like all engaged alumni, African-American alumni have the opportunity to provide guidance and support to the university, but how do we use that input most effectively? Join us we discuss issues relevant to our community. 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration, Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043 Continental Breakfast provided. Guests of the Westin may purchase a hot breakfast in the Bluefire Lounge. Focus areas will include: * Black alumni engagement and best practices for connecting * Strategies to increase involvement * Consideration of a Black Alumni Society Please register at the link below. The registration link includes a short survey to help us gain a greater understanding of our alumni needs and interests. If interested, please use the hyperlink below by July 25, 2013. http://www.alumni.vt.edu/multicultural/index.html Friday, August 2, there will be an optional meeting at Bluefire Lounge, Westin, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church to discuss the next Black Alumni Reunion. You must register to attend the reunion meeting and the weekend socials, even if you will not attend the summit.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013
Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit: Harnessing Our Voices - Diversity (Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043 )
Join us for our inaugural Virginia Tech Black Alumni Summit: Harnessing Our Voices Like all engaged alumni, African-American alumni have the opportunity to provide guidance and support to the university, but how do we use that input most effectively? Join us we discuss issues relevant to our community. 8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration, Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA 22043 Continental Breakfast provided. Guests of the Westin may purchase a hot breakfast in the Bluefire Lounge. Focus areas will include: * Black alumni engagement and best practices for connecting * Strategies to increase involvement * Consideration of a Black Alumni Society Please register at the link below. The registration link includes a short survey to help us gain a greater understanding of our alumni needs and interests. If interested, please use the hyperlink below by July 25, 2013. http://www.alumni.vt.edu/multicultural/index.html Friday, August 2, there will be an optional meeting at Bluefire Lounge, Westin, 7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church to discuss the next Black Alumni Reunion. You must register to attend the reunion meeting and the weekend socials, even if you will not attend the summit.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013
12:30pm
The Oil Road: The Machinery of our Fossil Fuel Addiction & How to Move Beyond It - Academic (132 Lane Hall)
James Marriott is an artist, naturalist and activist. Together with Mika Minio-Paluello, James is part of Platform (www.platformlondon.org),a London-based arts, human rights and environmental justice organization that has pioneered diverse and far reaching responses to issues of international importance for more than 25 years. Please join us for this open presentation & discussion.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes Speaker Series: "Raised by Lesbians: Early Education of the Hinton Heathcliff" - Diversity (Pamplin 30)
This presentation describes the ways in which lesbian friends during Jeff Mann's high school and undergraduate days helped him come to terms with his identities as a gay man, a Southerner, and an Appalachian. Jeff Mann has published four books of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine, On the Tongue, Ash: Poems from Norse Mythology, and A Romantic Mann; two collections of personal essays, Edge: Travels of an Appalachian Leather Bear and Binding the God: Ursine Essays from the Mountain South; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; two novels, Fog: A Novel of Desire and Reprisal and Purgatory: A Novel of the Civil War; and two volumes of short fiction, Desire and Devour: Stories of Blood and Sweat and A History of Barbed Wire, which won a Lambda Literary Award.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013
9:00am
DDI: Fundamentals of Diversity: Appreciating Differences - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Michele Deramo This workshop engages participants to develop their thinking around diversity while using creative expression and personal reflection to deconstruct the notion of diversity as otherness.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013
5:00pm
Lisa Goff, "'Disreputable Freedom': Urban Shantytowns in the 19th-Century United States" - Academic (427 Major Williams)
Please join us for the first speaker in the "Cities Old and New Transformations in Urban Spaces" series sponsored by the History Department and a CLAHS Diversiy Grant. Lisa Goff, a lecturer in American Studies at the University of Virginia, will speak about 19th-century American shantytowns.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
12:30pm
The Fundamentals of Immigration Reform for Virginia and the Nation - Special Event (Squires, Room 341/345)
A two-session forum for the Virginia Tech community to get informed on the contemporary immigration policy reform debate in Washington, DC and in Virginia. Session I: 12:30pm -- Walter Ewing, Ph.D., Immigration Policy Center Session II: 7:00pm -- Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, L.L.M., Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)
Wed, Sep 18, 2013
1:00pm
DDI: Layers of Identity: An Introduction to Intersectionality - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Natasha Cox This workshop offers an interactive introduction to a concept used to describe the ways in which biological, social, and cultural categories interact on multiple and often simultaneous levels. This session utilizes personal reflection and experiential learn opportunities with regard to our own intersecting identities.
Fri, Sep 20, 2013
6:00pm
Celebrate the last days of Summer - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Meet new people and enjoy free ice cream and snow cones!
Tue, Sep 24, 2013
8:30am
DDI: Inderstanding Ourselves and Our Multicultural Conflict Dynamics - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
In this workshop, each participant will learn more about their constructive and destructive responses to handling conflict. Prior to the workshop, each participant will be expected to complete a Conflict Dynamics Profile, and self-assessment tool.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
12:30pm
The Fundamentals of Immigration Reform for Virginia and the Nation - Special Event (Squires, Room 341/345)
A two-session forum for the Virginia Tech community to get informed on the contemporary immigration policy reform debate in Washington, DC and in Virginia. SESSION I: 12:30pm -- Walter Ewing, Ph.D., Immigration Policy Center SESSION II: 7:00pm -- Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, L.L.M., Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) Sponsored by: CLAHS Departmental Diversity Program, Department of Political Science and Multicultural Programs & Services (MPS)
Thu, Sep 26, 2013
7:00pm
The Fundamentals of Immigration Reform for Virginia and the Nation - Special Event (Squires, Room 341/345)
A two-session forum for the Virginia Tech community to get informed on the contemporary immigration policy reform debate in Washington, DC and in Virginia. SESSION I: 12:30pm -- Walter Ewing, Ph.D., Immigration Policy Center SESSION II: 7:00pm -- Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, L.L.M., Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO) Sponsored by: CLAHS Departmental Diversity Program, Department of Political Science and Multicultural Programs & Services (MPS)
Thu, Oct 3, 2013
7:00pm
" The Aftermath of Civil War in Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and Resiliency." - Academic (VBI Auditorium)
Public Lecture and Discussion with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, key peacebuilder and expert on the resiliency of communities in the wake of disaster and conflict. In the second installment of this academic year's Speaker Series: Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency, Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, Advisor to the Minister of External Affairs of Sri Lanka and Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS), will present a public lecture. We hope you will join this open presentation and discussion. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera has conducted eight National reconciliation conferences in post-conflict Sri Lanka. He has served as the Chairman of the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Agency and the Chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation. He was also a senior consultant to the Minister of Transport. Asanga holds an MBA, BSC in Computer Science from Western Australia and Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Young Global Leader (TGL2012) for the World Economic Forum and founding curator of the Colombo Global Shapers Hub for the World Economic Forum. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013
7:00pm
The Aftermath of Civil War in Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and Resiliency. - Special Event (VBI Auditorium)
Public Lecture and Discussion with Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, key peacebuilder and expert on the resiliency of communities in the wake of disaster and conflict. Mr. Abeyagoonasekera has conducted eight National reconciliation conferences in post-conflict Sri Lanka. We hope you will join this open presentation and discussion. He has served as the Chairman of the Sri Lankan Foreign Employment Agency and the Chairman of the Ceylon Fishery Harbours Corporation. He was also a senior consultant to the Minister of Transport. Asanga holds an MBA, BSC in Computer Science from Western Australia and Executive Education from Harvard Kennedy School. He is a Young Global Leader (YGL2012) for the World Economic Forum and founding curator of the Colombo Global Shapers Hub for the World Economic Forum.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013
7:00pm
Through Feminist Eyes Speaker Series: "Creating and Defining Family: Experiences of Black Lesbian Couples" - Diversity (Pamplin 30)
Research explores experiences of gay and lesbian couples and families as well as their connections with their extended families. Much of the current research has focused on the experiences of white gay and lesbian couples. When Black lesbian couples, in the United States, are considered, the existence of multiple minority statuses plays a distinct role in the defining of current family and the connection the current family has to the extended family. This presentation will explore how Black lesbian couples and families connect to social support systems that may only support one aspect of their identity (while subsequently degrading, ignoring, and/or pathologizing another aspect of their identity.) In addition, how Black lesbian couples create and form families which may be similar or different than traditional Black heterosexual couples or mostly white gay and lesbian couples will be discussed. Finally, the role ritual plays in the lives of Black lesbian couples, particularly commitment ceremony functions, will be highlighted. Dr. Glass will share how her research on Black lesbian couples and families has contributed to a deeper understanding of some of these questions. Valerie Q. Glass is currently an Instructor in Human Development at Virginia Tech. She received her doctorate in Human Development with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech. Dr. Glass has recently published papers in Family Relations, the Journal of GLBT Family Studies, and the Journal of Family Psychotherapy. Currently, Dr. Glass is working on several different research projects: family identity across diverse family forms, building therapeutic relationships, and applying feminist pedagogy in the Human Sciences. Dr. Glass is currently teaching Human Sexuality, Gender and Family Diversity, and Family Relationships at Virginia Tech.
Thu, Oct 10, 2013
9:00am
DDI: Introduction to Diversity and Inclusion: Awareness - Action - Diversity (Latham Ballroom DEF/Inn at VT)
Presented by Jamie Washington. This workshop engages participants to learn key components about their thinking around diversity and inclusion. During the session, participants will adopt basic skills for engaging across differences and create steps for continuing their diversity journeys.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013
1:00pm
DDI: Getting to Work: Strategies for Turning Knowledge Into Inclusive Practices - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Christian Matheis Now that I know more, what can I do with it? This is a common question for most people who take responsibility for affirming diversity and fostering inclusion. In this session you will develop ideas for applying knowledge of diversity and inclusion in various settings.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Wed, Oct 16, 2013
11:30am
Lunchtime with Cherokee Recording Artist Michael Jacobs - Diversity (Multicultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Award winning Cherokee recording artist Michael Jacobs creates a compelling musical mixture of Native American, roots rock, pop and folk. He doesn't just address Native American culture or issues, he addresses human issues, like peace, justice, suffering, the environment, relationships, personal responsibility and wholeness. His passion and insights into the human condition are obvious. You are encouraged to bring your lunch to this mid-day performance.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
12:00pm
Virginia Tech Africa Coalition Brownbag Series - Academic (Norris 209)
Tim Baird (Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Virginia Tech), "Biodiversifying: How Biodiversity Conservation Breeds Social and Economic Diversity across Scales in Northern Tanzania"
Thu, Oct 17, 2013
8:00pm
National Coming Out Day Celebration - Diversity (Graduate Life Center (GLC) Auditorium)
A celebration and exploration of coming out, the National Coming Out Day celebration is an opportunity for LGBTQ people and their allies in the Hokie community to share their identities and coming out experience. Monologues, poems, and songs will be performed.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Premier Fall Gathering of the Virginia Tech LGBTQA Alumni Society - Diversity (Virginia Tech Campus areas)
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association cordially invites you to Ex Lapide Please RSVP to: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1369335111884 Fall Gathering updates may be found on the Ex Lapide Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ExLapide A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Virginia Tech under "Ex Lapide". For rates and room availability, please call the Inn at (540) 231-8000. Finally, if you have registered and find you are unable to attend, please contact Latanya Walker at: latanya@vt.edu or (540) 553-2701.
Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Fri, Oct 18, 2013
10:00am
Global Cafe - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Gather and converse in a relaxed atmosphere over refreshments and snacks courtesy of Party Positive. Everyone is welcome!
Fri, Oct 18, 2013
6:00pm
OUT at Work: An Evening with LGBTQ Alumni & Professionals - Diversity (Smith Career Center)
Wonder what life will be like after college? Come enjoy refreshments and find out! Ask questions, get wisdom, and learn how to network from alumni and professionals in the LGBTQ community.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Premier Fall Gathering of the Virginia Tech LGBTQA Alumni Society - Diversity (Virginia Tech Campus areas)
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association cordially invites you to Ex Lapide Please RSVP to: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1369335111884 Fall Gathering updates may be found on the Ex Lapide Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ExLapide A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Inn at Virginia Tech under "Ex Lapide". For rates and room availability, please call the Inn at (540) 231-8000. Finally, if you have registered and find you are unable to attend, please contact Latanya Walker at: latanya@vt.edu or (540) 553-2701.
Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Oct 21, 2013
3:00pm
Changes in Housing Welfare System and Family Norms in Aging Jeju, South Korea - Academic (Hillcrest Dining Room)
The second lecture in the Globalization Of Consumers: A Year of Study program will be presented by Dr. Seung-Hahn Koh, Founder and Director of Research Center for Jeju Longevity Culture (JLC) since 2003. His research interests include social policy, housing and urban development, and culture and diversity. Recently he has completed projects on the needs of centenarians, community/health services and employment issues for seniors, and age-friendly Jeju, South Korea. Jeju has the highest proportion of the oldest old (85+) in Korea and Dr. Koh will address issues of a rapidly aging society and its impacts on families and communities. Sponsors: Institute for Society, Culture and Environment Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management Center for Gerontology CLAHS Diversity Grant CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Tue, Oct 22, 2013
3:00pm
FREE Mind and Meditation Class - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
About the Mind and Meditation class: We will start with an introduction to meditation, do some gentle stretches and have a guided meditation as a group. At the end, we will share our experiences and open the floor for questions and discussions. There are no prerequisites and all above 14 years of age are welcome to join. Consider telling your friends and bring them along. Please do not bring children to the meditation class. Come and Experience: Enhanced focus and concentration; Greater peace of mind; More enthusiasm and energy; Effortless meditation; Reduced anxiety level; Better health
Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
8:00am
DDI: Communicating Respectfully In a Diverse World - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Alicia Cohen. You will explore communication skills for promoting inclusion and respect in the workplace and ways to use your voice to effectively address issues of disrespect.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
6:00pm
Mayan Struggles Against Resource Extraction in Post-War Guatamala - Diversity (Torgersen Hall, Room 1010)
In an era of global free markets, rural and indigenous communities around the world face increased intrusions into their lands by multinational mining interests, hydroelectric companies, and biofuel producers, among other forms of resource extraction. Although resource extraction promises jobs and reinvestment and is often endorsed by cash-strapped governments, it frequently damages already threatened ecosystems and displaces communities whose residents often see little benefit. Many communities have organized in defense of their territories and livelihoods. This talk examines contemporary politics of resource extraction in Guatemala, by discussing how Mayan communities in Guatemala have organized against resource extraction, the kinds of strategies they have used, and the types of conflict that have emerged. At stake in these struggles are meanings of sovereignty, place, and development.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
6:00pm
Celebrity Guest Speaker: Romi Klinger from The Real L Word discusses love, life, and success as a bisexual woman of color - Diversity (EspressOasis Cafe at Newman Library)
QPOC@VT launches the first of its Identity Speaker Series with the help of TV and radio personality Romi Klinger. Exposing her life for the world to see on Showtime's The Real L Word, Romi shared her struggles with alcohol, her commitment to getting sober, her love life, and her vision for her jewelry line. This speaker series highlights the nuanced experiences of professional queer people of color as they navigate personal and professional tragedies and triumphs. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to listen to Romi explain how the Hokie community can embrace our differences and our inner diversities through the narrative of her own personal journey. This event is sponsored by QPOC@VT, University Libraries, Multicultural Programs and Services, and The Women's Center. It is hosted by Wekhara Watson, MA, MFT New Directions Therapisy of Vera House, Inc.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013
6:00pm
Celebrity Guest Speaker: Romi Klinger: Star of Showtime's The Real L Word - Diversity (Newman Library Cafe)
TV and radio personality, Romi Klinger will share her struggles with alcohol, her commitment to getting sober, her love life and her vision for her jewelry line. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to listen to Romi talk about how she navigates personal and professional spheres as a married bisexual woman of color. She will further explain how the Hokie community can embrace our difference and our inner diversities through the narrative of her own personal journey.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
6:00pm
Documentary and Discusssion of In Our Own Words, Voices of VA Indians - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Join us to review a short documentary on the history and contemporary lives of Virginia Indians, including compelling conversations with tribal leaders. At the conclusion of the documentary, you are encouraged to participate in a discussion, led by Dr. Sam Cook, Professor in Virginia Tech's American Indian Studies Department.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
8:00pm
Artist Talk: Joan Grossman - Arts (Cube, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Artist Joan Grossman, creator of This edge I have to jump and visiting assistant professor of cinema in the School of Performing Arts, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about her video installation. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Tue, Oct 29, 2013
3:00pm
FREE Mind and Meditation Class - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
About the Mind and Meditation class: We will start with an introduction to meditation, do some gentle stretches and have a guided meditation as a group. At the end, we will share our experiences and open the floor for questions and discussions. There are no prerequisites and all above 14 years of age are welcome to join. Consider telling your friends and bring them along. Please do not bring children to the meditation class. Come and Experience: Enhanced focus and concentration; Greater peace of mind; More enthusiasm and energy; Effortless meditation; Reduced anxiety level; Better health
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Wed, Oct 30, 2013
1:00pm
DDI: Generations at Work - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Adrien DeLoach. The workshop engages participants to develop their thinking around generations in the workplace by using interactive discussion and personal reflection.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Thu, Oct 31, 2013
12:00pm
Passing the Torch, Our Heritage Lives Through Storytelling with Award Winning Storyteller and Author Lloyd Arneach - Diversity (Multicultural Center, Squires Student Center)
An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, Lloyd Arneach was born and reared on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina. He learned his first legends from two storytelling uncles on the reservation. Lloyd presents his stories in a style that is humorous, informative and extremely moving. His stories range from old stories of the Cherokee to contemporary stories that he has collected. Please bring your lunch to this presentation and be prepared to be captivated.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
7:00pm
My Take Talk: Leo Villareal - Arts (Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Nicolas Polys, director of visual computing with the Virginia Tech Research Computing Group and an affiliate research professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Leo Villareal's digital art installation, Digital Sublime. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
7:20pm
My Take Talk: Jennifer Steinkamp - Arts (Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Holly Scoggins, director of the Hahn Horticulture Garden and associate professor in the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Jennifer Steinkamp's digital art installation, Madame Curie, 2011. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
8:00pm
Philip Glass Ensemble: "Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation" - Arts (Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech will inaugurate the new performance hall with an icon of contemporary music, international themes and film imagery and young voices from our own community. Through his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble and his wide-ranging collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp to Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen to David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. "Powaqqatsi" is a celebration of the human-scale endeavor, craftsmanship, spirituality, labor and creativity that defines a culture. It is also a celebration of both the rareness and the universal drumbeat to which societies move. "Powaqqatsi," says filmmaker Reggio, is not about what should or shouldn't be. "It's an impression, an examination of how life is changing." It is about contrasting ways of life. The film is a record of cultural diversity and transformation, presented as an integrated human symphony-and with Philip Glass' compelling score providing counterpart, its tribal rhythms are fused by a single magisterial theme.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sat, Nov 2, 2013
10:00am
Sharing American Indian Heritage and Traditions featuring The Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe and Storyteller, Victoria Ferguson - Diversity (Blacksburg Farmer's Market, 100 Draper Rd SW; RAIN SITE, Colonial Hall, Squires)
In conjunction with the Blacksburg Farmer's Market, join us to celebrate American Indian Heritage Month through stories and dance. The Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe is a collaborative mix of American Indians each promoting positive cultural awareness through traditional and contemporary dance. The troupe is based in Southeastern VA and represents an array of tribes, including Cherokee, Sioux, Pamunkey, Monacan and others. The regular hours for the Blacksburg Farmer's Market are 9am - 2pm. The Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe will perform at 10am and 12pm. Storyteller, Victoria Ferguson, will share her stories beginning at 11 am. The Blacksburg Farmer's Market will be held, rain or shine. Please note, however, that the rain location for the performances by The Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe and Storyteller, Victoria Ferguson, is Colonial Hall, inside of Virginia Tech's Squires Student Center. If the rain location is used, the performances will still be held at 10am, 11am and 12pm.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sun, Nov 3, 2013
3:00pm
Sphinx Virtuosi: "A Dialogue Between Two Centuries" - Arts (Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
One of the nation's most dynamic young classical ensembles, the Sphinx Virtuosi is a conductor-less ensemble composed of alumni from the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players. Hailed by The New York Times as "first-rate in every way," the Sphinx Virtuosi offers a diverse program of well-known repertoire and works by African-American and Latino composers. This lively concert spans two centuries, with works from Bach and Vivaldi, to Arvo Paart, Philip Glass and Alberto Ginastera.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Nov 4, 2013
6:00pm
Indigenous and American Indian Heritage-How Do We Balance the Value of Tradition with the Need for Change? - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Ask Big Questions is an organization that brings diverse college students together for conversations that help people understand themselves and others. These conversations create community and spark action. For American Indian Heritage Month, the conversation focus will be on indigenous heritage and tradition - responding to questions like: What do we inherit from our ancestors? How do we remain loyal to our heritage and traditions? How do I understand my heritage and traditions? Please join us for this discussion. Refreshments will be provided.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
1:00pm
DDI: Peeling the Onion: Diversity and Inclusion for All Students in All Classrooms - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by Gresilda Tilley-Lubbs and Dyanis Popova. Participants will develop an understanding of cultural diversity and strategies to use in the classroom when working with students of diverse backgrounds.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
7:00pm
Documentary and Discussion - Two Spirits - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Join the LGBTA of Virginia Tech for a viewing and discussion of the documentary Two Spirits. Filmmaker Lydia Nibley explores the cultural context behind a tragic and senseless murder of Fred Martinez, a Navajo youth slain at the age of 16. But Fred was part of an honored Navajo tradition - the nadleeh, or two-spirit, who possesses a balance of masculine and feminine traits. In relating to Fred's story, Nibley reminds us of the values that America's indigenous peoples have long embraced.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
7:00pm
My Take Talk: Cliff Shaffer - Arts (Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Cliff Shaffer, a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Leo Villareal's digital art installation, Digital Sublime. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
7:00pm
Gaye Adegbalola and the Wild Rutz - Diversity (The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg)
As a founding member of Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women, Gaye Adegbalola has toured around the world, winning numerous awards including the prestigious Blues Music Award. Her 2008 release, Gaye Without Shame, even earned a Blues Music Award nomination. This event is sponsored by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Alliance of Virginia Tech, the LGBT Caucus at VT, College of Liberal Arts and Human Services, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, The Graduate School, The Women's Center, The Dean of Students Advocacy Team, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs, Multicultural Programs and Services, Candidate for a Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series Grant and Candidate for a Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Endowed Lecture Fund Grant.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
7:20pm
My Take Talk: Elizabeth Mazzolini - Arts (Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Elizabeth Mazzolini, assistant professor in the Department of English and affiliate of the Department of Science and Technology in Society and Women's and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Jennifer Steinkamp's digital art installation, Madame Curie, 2011. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013
8:00pm
Ballet Hispanico: "Sortijas, and other repertoire" - Arts (Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Ballet Hispanico's innovative repertory fuses Latin dance with classical and contemporary techniques to create a new style of concert dance in which theatricality and passion propel every move. Ballet Hispanico has grown into a world-class institution performing a diverse repertory by the foremost choreographers of our time. "Sortijas (Rings)," by Spanish choreographer Cayetano Soto, celebrates Latino tradition through the circular ties of family and friends that link communities across generations.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
4:30pm
My Take Talk: Brian Katen - Arts (Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Brian Katen of the American Society of Landscape Architects and associate professor and chair of the Landscape Architecture Program in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Leo Villareal's digital art installation, Digital Sublime. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
5:00pm
My Take Talk: Joe Merola - Arts (Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Joe Merola, a professor in the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Jennifer Steinkamp's digital art installation, Madame Curie, 2011. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013
5:30pm
My Take Talk: Steve Grant - Arts (Cube, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Steve Grant, head of strategy at Blacksburg digital advertising agency Modea, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Joan Grossman's video installation, This edge I have to jump. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
7:00pm
Resiliency, Reconciliation and the Law: The Continuing Struggle for Human Rights among American Indians - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
The third lecture in the 2013-14 series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Guest speaker David E. Wilkins holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjunct appointments in Political Science, Law, and American Studies. Professor Wilkins research and teaching interests include: indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics, and diplomacy and constitutional development. Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013
7:00pm
Resiliency, Reconciliation and the Law: The Continuing Struggle for Human Rights among American Indians - Diversity (Fralin Auditorium)
David E. Wilkins, a member of the Lumbee Nation, holds the McKnight Presidential Professorship in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. He has adjust appointments in Political Science, Law and American Studies. Professor Wilkins' research and teaching interests include indigenous politics and governance, federal Indian policy and law, comparative politics and diplomacy and constitutional development.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013
Global Ambassador Program Recruitment - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
The Global Ambassadors program is an exciting and engaging leadership development program designed for current Virginia Tech students seeking to develop their global leadership skills. Global Ambassadors are charged with welcoming new international students to the Virginia Tech community and continuing meaningful interactions with students and the community throughout the academic year. Optional Interest Meetings will be held at Cranwell International Center Thursday, October 24th at 6:00pm and Wednesday, November 6th at 12:00pm Applications due online through Gobbler Connect by Tuesday November 12th, 5:00pm
Wed, Nov 13, 2013
9:00am
DDI: Fundamentals of Diversity: Appreciating Differences - Diversity (NEC - 2nd floor training room)
Presented by William T. Lewis, Sr. This session uses creative expression and personal reflection to deconstruct the notion of diversity as otherness.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013
4:30pm
Fabricio Prado, "Trans-Imperial Networks in the South Atlantic: The Rio de Janeiro-Montevideo Connection, 1777-1805" - Academic (227 Major Williams)
Please join us for the second speaker in the "Cities Old and New Transformations in Urban Spaces" series sponsored by the History Department and a CLAHS Diversiy Grant. Fabricio Prado, Assistant Professor at William and Mary, will be presenting on "Trans-Imperial Networks in the South Atlantic: The Rio de Janeiro-Montevideo Connection, 1777-1805." Reception begins at 4:00 PM, with talk to follow at 4:30.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013
7:00pm
My Take Talk: John Ambrosone - Arts (Miles C. Horton Jr. Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
John Ambrosone, associate professor of lighting design in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Leo Villareal's digital art installation, Digital Sublime. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013
7:20pm
My Take Talk: Doug Bowman - Arts (Ruth C. Horton Gallery, Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech)
Doug Bowman, director for the Center for Human-Computer Interaction and a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech, will kick off this My Take gallery talk about Jennifer Steinkamp's digital art installation, Madame Curie, 2011. This series invites people from all walks of life to share their "take" on the art in the center's galleries. These short talks (15 minutes) provide an inviting space for university faculty, students, and community members to experience exemplary works of art through the lenses of diverse disciplines. Join in an exchange of ideas-sparked by the galleries' art-in a relaxed, social-and fun!-atmosphere. "My Take" rewards your curiosity with rich conversation among peers, deepening your enjoyment and engagement with art and its presence in our daily lives.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013
7:00pm
Our Land, Our Lives - Land Loss and Black Farmers in North Carolina - Diversity (Pamplin Hall room 2030)
Our Land, Our Lives - Land Loss and Black Farmers in North Carolina Dania Davey, Esq. Black Lives in the New South Lecture Series. Ms. Davey will screen her documentary Our Land, Our Lives and discuss her work with Black farmers and the impact of land loss on rural communities. She is a practicing attorney in Durham, NC and serves as a program specialist with the Land Loss Prevention Project. Ms. Davey received her J.D. from the University of Virginia and was the recipient of a Skadden Public Service Fellowship. Sponsored by: the Africana Studies Program, The Department of Sociology, the Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series, the Race & Social Policy Research Center, and the Diversity Council of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013
1:00pm
HPA Information Session: U.S. Navy Medical Careers and Scholarships - Special Event (Smith Career Center, Meeting Room B)
Chief Petty Officer Scott Ochs, Navy Medical Officer Programs recruiter for Southwest Virginia, will visit campus to present information on opportunities that the Navy has to offer in the medical field, including scholarships. Featured careers include four Corps units: Medical Corps (physicians), Dental Corps (dentists), Nurse Corps (nurses) and Medical Service Corps (a diverse group of professionals with more than 22 different health care specialties, some interacting directly with patients; others working behind the scenes). HMC Ochs will give 30-minute presentations at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 followed by student Q&A. Attire is business casual.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013
7:00pm
The State of the 'Black' Union - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires)
Please join the Black Organizations Council (BOC) as we host our second State of the [Black] Union forum discussion. This open discussion will include panelists representing undergraduate and graduate students, as well as, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech. We will be discussing the issues, concerns, and needs of the Black community at Virginia Tech, and how we can all work together to improve it. Special guest, Marc Lamont Hill will be moderating the discussion. Mr. Hill is an American academic, journalist, author, activist, and television personality and was named one of America's 100 most influential Black Leaders by Ebony Magazine. Please join us in Building Our Community!
Tue, Nov 26, 2013
12:00pm
Pie Day - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Pie Day is an annual tradition at the Cranwell International Center that fosters a feeling of community, friendship, and full stomachs! Please join us for a meal of delicious pies, both savory and sweet. This event is open to everyone with a special invitation to the international community for an opportunity to experience traditional foods and experiences of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013
7:00pm
Community Voices presents Penny Franklin, "Stepping Up" - Diversity (The Lyric)
In her talk, "Stepping Up," Ms. Franklin will share her life journey that has taken her from being uninvolved in community life to becoming the first African American elected to public office in Montgomery County.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013
4:00pm
Donning of the Kente Ceremony and Kwanzaa Celebration - Diversity (Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires)
The Donning of the Kente (DOK) is an annual Ceremony celebrating the graduation of students who recognize their African roots. The Donning of the Kente Ceremony utilizes the Ghanaian Kente cloth as a symbol of African American heritage in the adornment of the graduation robe. Family, colleagues, and friends gather to celebrate the graduating student. Coordinated by the Black Organizations Council (BOC), Virginia Tech was one of the first institutions in the state to celebrate Donning of the Kente beginning in 1995. The 38th semi-annual Donning of the Kente Ceremony will take place on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm in the Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center. The Donning of the Kente Ceremony serves as a celebration of achievement for undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. candidates. The Black Organizations Council (BOC) designs this ceremony to provide graduates with a positive and rewarding experience which recognizes them for their hard work and dedication. Family and friends are a very important part of this recognition ceremony and are given an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of their loved ones. Each graduate that participates in the ceremony will receive a Kente stole, which they are able to wear during the University's commencement ceremonies. Graduates should dress business casual. This year, the DOK Ceremony will be held immediately before the Black Student Alliance's (BSA) Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, which begins at 7:00 pm, also in Old Dominion Ballroom. Light refreshments will be served after the DOK Ceremony. A full dinner will be served during the Kwanzaa Celebration. If you would like to attend the Donning of the Kente Ceremony and/or the annual Kwanzaa Celebration, an RSVP is required. Additionally, if you are a member of Virginia Tech's faculty, staff or administration and would like to dress in your academic regalia and participate in the DOK faculty/staff processional, you may indicate that in your response. Faculty, staff and administrators should visit https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1383673855502 to RSVP. The deadline to respond is Monday, December 2nd. The Black Organizations Council hopes that you will add the Donning of the Kente Ceremony on December 9th to your graduation celebrations! If you have any questions regarding this Ceremony, please feel free to email Rudney Danquah (rod1192@vt.edu).
Tue, Dec 10, 2013
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Thu, Jan 2, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Sat, Jan 4, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
10:00am
Search Committee Charge Workshop - Administration (North End Center, Training Room 2200)
This workshop is designed to provide search committees with a consistent, equitable framework for making good faith efforts to develop applicant pools that may enhance the diversity of our campus community.
Wed, Jan 8, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Thu, Jan 9, 2014
Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Reunion - Athletics (Virginia Tech Campus)
Celebrate the rich history of the Virginia Tech men's basketball program, while reconnecting with former players, coaches and managers! The weekend will include the following events for you and your family to enjoy: Thursday night social Friday tour of the Center for the Arts Friday welcome reception at the Courtyard Marriott Saturday Virginia Tech versus Boston College game Saturday reception and dinner in Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility Sunday non-denominational service Visit www.diversity.vt.edu/alumni/mensbasketball .
Fri, Jan 10, 2014
Multicultural Housing Projects - Academic (Wallace Hall Gallery)
Wallace Hall Gallery Exhibition. The Housing students in AHRM have developed multiculturally-oriented projects to enhance their student design experience in Fall 2013. Some students improved and designed a family kitchen and dining area for a United States cultural group, defined by lifestyle, religion, ethnicity, race, rituals, or recent immigration. Other students focused on Korean culture and incorporated intergenerational living in co-housing. Their work is being presented to the Dean's Forum and the Environmental Design and Research Association. Sponsored by: CLAHS Department Diversity Grant, Dept. of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management (AHRM), and the Center for Real Life Kitchen Design.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014
Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Reunion - Athletics (Virginia Tech Campus)
Celebrate the rich history of the Virginia Tech men's basketball program, while reconnecting with former players, coaches and managers! The weekend will include the following events for you and your family to enjoy: Thursday night social Friday tour of the Center for the Arts Friday welcome reception at the Courtyard Marriott Saturday Virginia Tech versus Boston College game Saturday reception and dinner in Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility Sunday non-denominational service Visit www.diversity.vt.edu/alumni/mensbasketball .
Sat, Jan 11, 2014
Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Reunion - Athletics (Virginia Tech Campus)
Celebrate the rich history of the Virginia Tech men's basketball program, while reconnecting with former players, coaches and managers! The weekend will include the following events for you and your family to enjoy: Thursday night social Friday tour of the Center for the Arts Friday welcome reception at the Courtyard Marriott Saturday Virginia Tech versus Boston College game Saturday reception and dinner in Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility Sunday non-denominational service Visit www.diversity.vt.edu/alumni/mensbasketball .
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Virginia Tech Men's Basketball Reunion - Athletics (Virginia Tech Campus)
Celebrate the rich history of the Virginia Tech men's basketball program, while reconnecting with former players, coaches and managers! The weekend will include the following events for you and your family to enjoy: Thursday night social Friday tour of the Center for the Arts Friday welcome reception at the Courtyard Marriott Saturday Virginia Tech versus Boston College game Saturday reception and dinner in Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility Sunday non-denominational service Visit www.diversity.vt.edu/alumni/mensbasketball .
Tue, Jan 14, 2014
8:30am
Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech - Diversity (Inn at Virginia Tech)
The eleventh annual Advancing Diversity at Virginia Tech workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. This event is open to members of the university community at no charge. Please register no later than December 20 at www.advance.vt.edu.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014
10:00am
Search Committee Charge Workshop - Administration (North End Center, Training Room 2200)
This workshop is designed to provide search committees with a consistent, equitable framework for making good faith efforts to develop applicant pools that may enhance the diversity of our campus community.
Mon, Jan 20, 2014
10:00am
MLK Celebration Brunch - Diversity (Latham Ballroom - Inn at Virginia Tech)
Brunch to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and recognize the winners of the 2014 MLK Poster & Essay Contest.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Tue, Jan 21, 2014
4:00pm
Reception: MLK Poster and Essay Contest for K-12 Students - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
An opening reception for the 9th Annual K-12 MLK Poster and Essay contest hosted by Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the VT Office of Diversity and Inclusion will be held from 4 - 6 in Squires Student Center 2nd floor at the gallery. The title of the exhibit is The Time is Always Right to do What is Right and showcases winners of this annual event from regional schools. Please plan to attend: Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014
4:00pm
9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. K-12 Poster and Essay Contest Winners on Display at Perspective Gallery - Diversity (Perspective Gallery)
Kindergarten through twelfth grade posters and essays are on display at the Perspective Gallery Tuesday January 21, 2014 through Saturday February 15, 2014. There will be an opening reception at the gallery on Tuesday January 21, 4-6 p.m. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. The Perspective Gallery is located on the second floor in Squires Student Center. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to- 5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Mondays and during scheduled academic closings.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Wed, Jan 22, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Thu, Jan 23, 2014
7:00pm
Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Improving Women's Rights - Academic (Fralin Auditorium)
Clair Apodaca is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. Dr. Apodaca's scholarship includes a broad background in international relations with a focus on human rights and human security. Her research attempts to understand the multifaceted and interrelated causes of human rights violations and how those violations impact human well-being, the nation-state, and international peace. This is the fifth talk in the 2013-2014 speaker series on Human Rights, Reconciliation, and Community Resiliency. Sponsored by: The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS Dean's Advisory Committee on International Initiatives, CLAHS Diversity Committee, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Sat, Jan 25, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sat, Jan 25, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Sun, Jan 26, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sun, Jan 26, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Jan 27, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Mon, Jan 27, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Jan 27, 2014
7:00pm
Martin Luther King Annual Observance - Diversity (Squires Haymarket Theater)
The members of Alpha Phi Alpha and the Division of Student Affairs host guest speaker Jerry Gaines, Class of 1971. Gaines was Virginia Tech's first African American to receive a full athletic scholarship. As part of this year's commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. event, Gaines will address the topic "What happened to the dream?"
Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Tue, Jan 28, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Tue, Jan 28, 2014
4:00pm
Opening Reception: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
The opening reception of our exhibit will include music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Thu, Jan 30, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Fri, Jan 31, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Fri, Jan 31, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Fri, Jan 31, 2014
6:00pm
Celebrate MLK with free dinner & discussion - Special Event (The Wesley Foundation, 209 West Roanoke Street)
Join VT Engage and students from a range of backgrounds for unique opportunity to hear and learn from each other. Over great food, participants will engage in an eye-opening discussion of what the civil rights struggle looks like in 2014, how it affects each of us personally, and how we see it play out in our communities. Expand your understanding of the diversity of human experience! RSVP by January 29th. For MLK day 2014, we're planning four events that celebrate the life and work of civil rights activist and social change leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including service and discussion events.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Sun, Feb 2, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sun, Feb 2, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Feb 3, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Feb 3, 2014
6:00pm
Can One Person Change the World? A Conversation by Ask Big Questions - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Ask Big Questions is an organization that brings diverse people together for conversations that help people better understand themselves and others. These conversations create community and spark action. For Black History Month, the conversation will focus on civil rights. The event is open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members. Refreshments will be provided.
Mon, Feb 3, 2014
6:30pm
Arabic Arts and Fashion Show - Diversity (Newman Library Multipurpose Room)
The Arabic Arts and Fashion Show showcases various Arab art pieces, photography, paintings, calligraphy, and artifacts. A short fashion show highlights different clothes worn by men and women in the Arab world. This event is part of Arab Fest 2014, a five day celebration of Arab culture. It is presented by the Cranwell International Center in partnership with the Virginia Tech University Libraries and six student organizations.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
10:00am
Search Committee Charge Workshop - Administration (North End Center, Training Room 2200)
This workshop is designed to provide search committees with a consistent, equitable framework for making good faith efforts to develop applicant pools that may enhance the diversity of our campus community.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Tue, Feb 4, 2014
7:00pm
Motivational Speaker, Morris Morrison - Diversity (Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center)
Morris Morrison is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and the owner of The Morris Morrison Development Group, LLC. He will demonstrate what it means to be successful. Morris Morrison is driven on a mission to impact and inspire you to believe that, your story matters and you really can make a difference in this world by using the gifts that GOD has already given you.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
4:00pm
Women's Center Open House - Diversity (206 Washington St. - Women's Center)
Join us as we launch our celebration of 20 years of the Women's Center at Virginia Tech! Enjoy refreshments, great company, and wonderful artwork. We are excited to work in partnership with the Blacksburg Regional Art Association to showcase local women artists. This spring our gallery features the work of Diane Relf.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
6:30pm
Arab Trivia Night - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
Come test your knowledge of the Arab world at this fun trivia night. There will be various questions about different aspects of the Arab world. Winners of each round get an instant prize. All participants, winners or not, enter a raffle for a chance to win a grand prize! Arab Fest 2014 is a five day celebration of Arab Culture, sponsored by Cranwell International Center and the Virginia Tech University Libraries, along with six student organizations.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
6:30pm
African Dance Workshop - Diversity (Room 116, Squires Student Center)
Life as Art Productions is a talented group of performers from North Carolina that put on plays, concerts, shows, workshops, and more, sharing African art and culture. Through their performances, they create conversations, build bridges, have fun, and raise cultural awareness. Life as Art Productions will be giving students the opportunity to explore African culture through traditional West African dance.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014
7:00pm
The Psychology of the Black Experience - Diversity (Meeting Room G, Graduate Life Center)
This program is intended to provide modern day and historical perspectives on psychological processes and concepts that apply to many Black people. The Association of Black Psychologists at Virginia Tech will offer the genesis for certain psychological constructs and offer examples of those constructs in our everyday lives. The floor will be open for attendees to voice their opinions in each section.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Thu, Feb 6, 2014
6:30pm
Panel: Breaking Arab Sterotypes - Diversity (Newman Library Multipurpose room)
At this fun panel discussion, we will discuss common Arab stereotypes and answer any questions you might have about Arab culture. Panelists include Nadine Sinno, an Arabic Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Virginia Tech; Hannah Benninger, an Arabic Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Steven Salaita, an English professor in the Virginia Tech English Department; and an Arab-American comedian.
Thu, Feb 6, 2014
6:30pm
Panel: Breaking Arab Stereotypes - Diversity (Newman Library Multipurpose Room)
At this fun panel discussion, we will discuss common Arab stereotypes and answer any questions you might have about Arab culture. Panelists include Nadine Sinno, an Arabic Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Virginia Tech; Hannah Benninger, an Arabic Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures; Steven Salaita, an English professor in the Virginia Tech English Department; and an Arab-American comedian. Arab Fest 2014 is a five day celebration of Arab Culture, sponsored by Cranwell International Center and the Virginia Tech University Libraries, along with six student organizations.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014
11:00am
Lunch Out Loud Featuring Ran'd Shine - Diversity (Squires Black Cultural Center )
BSA would like to invite you to join us for an interactive performance of the magician Ran'd Shine. He will be performing a show that incorporates the theme of Black History Month. The event is FREE and all are welcome. LUNCH will be served so please stop by at anytime to enjoy the afternoon with BSA!
Fri, Feb 7, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Fri, Feb 7, 2014
12:00pm
Magician, Ran'd Shine - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Ran'D Shine has wowed audiences with his brilliant presentation at the 44th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C as well as Capetown, South Africa. As the face of the new millennium magician, he has also captured the imaginations of audiences from Hollywood to New York City for more than a decade. He will be performing his own brand of magical comedy and entertainment, with a cultural twist, reflecting on the history of African American magicians in the US.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sat, Feb 8, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Sat, Feb 8, 2014
2:00pm
Black History Month Bowl - Diversity (Auditorium, Graduate Life Center)
Do you know your Black History Month facts? BSA would like to invite you to not only take part in this learning experience about our history as African Americans, but also to enter a team of 5 participants to compete in our tournament. Register your team between January 4th and 27th. The winning team will receive a trophy, and each member of the winning team will also receive a $50 gift card.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sun, Feb 9, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Mon, Feb 10, 2014
12:00pm
I Love Black History Month - A Networking Luncheon - Diversity (Multipurpose Room, Graduate Life Center)
Join the Graduate School and Black Graduate Student Organization for the third annual Black History Month Networking Luncheon.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Tue, Feb 11, 2014
7:00pm
BSA Presents: An Evening with Spike Lee - Diversity (Burruss Hall)
BSA will be bringing 2-time Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winner Spike Lee to Burruss Hall. Tickets are FREE for VT Students and limited to 2 tickets per Hokie Passport. All others (faculty/staff/public) are $10. Tickets are available starting Friday January 24th at the Squires Ticket Booth.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
2:00pm
Visit the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall - Diversity (St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert Street, Blacksburg, VA)
St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is a museum of African American Culture and a former social gathering spot for the African American community. In 2009 the Town of Blacksburg restored the Hall and officially reopened its doors. The exhibit on display is titled From Civil War to Civil Rights, chronicling the lives of African Americans throughout the years, some of whom lived in Blacksburg's historic New Town. The building will be open February 12, 13 and 14 from 2-4 pm for guided tours and discussion. The museum is free and open to the public by appointment. Small groups may also reserve the space for meetings and events. The St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall on Gilbert Street is directly behind Wendy's on North Main Street and the Buffalo Wild Wings of Price's Fork Road.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014
3:30pm
Common Grounds Conversation Cafe - Diversity and Inclusion from a Student's Perspective - Diversity (Squires Yorktown room)
Open door conversation with students, faculty, and community members to engage in discussion about diversity on Virgina Tech campus. Coffee and refreshments are provided.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
2:00pm
Visit the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall - Diversity (St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert Street, Blacksburg, VA)
St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is a museum of African American Culture and a former social gathering spot for the African American community. In 2009 the Town of Blacksburg restored the Hall and officially reopened its doors. The exhibit on display is titled From Civil War to Civil Rights, chronicling the lives of African Americans throughout the years, some of whom lived in Blacksburg's historic New Town. The building will be open February 12, 13 and 14 from 2-4 pm for guided tours and discussion. The museum is free and open to the public by appointment. Small groups may also reserve the space for meetings and events. The St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall on Gilbert Street is directly behind Wendy's on North Main Street and the Buffalo Wild Wings of Price's Fork Road.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
4:00pm
Race and The New Genetics - Diversity (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium (Washington Street and Duck Pond Drive))
Join Dr. Karey Sutton to learn more about Race and The New Genetics, a public seminar about Genomic Medicine and its Value and Potential Ethical Impact on Minorities, Especially African Americans. Dr. Sutton is a Virginia Tech alumnus and Lead Specialist, Health Equity Research and Policy at the Association of American Medical Colleges.
Thu, Feb 13, 2014
7:00pm
Civil Rights Jeopardy - Diversity (Room 100, Johnston Student Center)
Join the Theta Phi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. for a Civil Rights themed Jeopardy! Those in attendance will be split into 2 teams and will sit on opposite sides of the room. There will be various categories to choose from that all fall under the Civil Rights in America theme, such as Civil Rights Leaders, Court Cases, and Laws Passed During the Era. The team with the most points at the end of Final Jeopardy will win and each player from the winning team will receive baked goods as a prize.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
11:00am
The Challenges Facing Black Women in the Academies and Science - Diversity (Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium (Washington Street and Duck Pond Drive))
The panel, consisting of Black women in different stages of their careers, including panelists, Dr. Gena Chandler, panel chair and panelist Dr. Tonya Smith-Jackson, Dr. Tamisha Vaughan, Dr. Karey Sutton, Dr. Sheila Carter-Tod, and Dr. Tameshia Ballard, will discuss challenges Black women face in science and science related jobs in academia and elsewhere. Specifically, they will address barriers to obtaining a Ph.D., securing a job, being valued as team members and important contributors in their departments, and being promoted.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
2:00pm
Visit the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall - Diversity (St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert Street, Blacksburg, VA)
St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall is a museum of African American Culture and a former social gathering spot for the African American community. In 2009 the Town of Blacksburg restored the Hall and officially reopened its doors. The exhibit on display is titled From Civil War to Civil Rights, chronicling the lives of African Americans throughout the years, some of whom lived in Blacksburg's historic New Town. The building will be open February 12, 13 and 14 from 2-4 pm for guided tours and discussion. The museum is free and open to the public by appointment. Small groups may also reserve the space for meetings and events. The St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall on Gilbert Street is directly behind Wendy's on North Main Street and the Buffalo Wild Wings of Price's Fork Road.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014
6:00pm
International Spring Social: Love Around the World - Diversity (GLC Multipurpose Room)
Enjoy a special evening as we explore love around the world and dine on delicious foods. This event is free but does require a ticket. For more information contact the Cranwell International Center at international@vt.edu
Sat, Feb 15, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr. Children's Poster and Essay Exhibit: The Time is Always Right to do What is Right - Diversity (Perspective Gallery, Squires Student Center)
Tuesday - Saturday, 12-9 pm Sunday, 1-5 pm Monday, CLOSED Join us for the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Children's Essay and Poster Contest. Perspective Gallery has collaborated with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion by hosting the grade level winners in this exhibition for the pas five years. On the opening day of the exhibit, there will be a reception with music, food and beverages all provided to celebrate Dr. King's vision as it is passed on to the next generation and expressed creatively in writing and art.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014
10:00am
China - Its Flora, Frustrations, and Future Prospects for American Gardens - Special Event (Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion)
China, the Mother of Gardens, is the center of diversity for many species of plants cultivated in our gardens. With over 30,000 species, China is both a storehouse and driver of genetic diversity. Modern-day plant hunters and plant breeders tap into this diversity to develop new ornamentals with novel traits and pest and disease resistances. Dr. Richard Olsen, of the United States National Arboretum, will discuss his recent trip to China, the research conducted, the plant species seen, and the implications for American horticulture. Dr. Olsen is a research scientist and one of the top plantsmen in the country. You don't want to miss this! Please note: space is limited and pre-registration is REQUIRED! Use the form on the Hahn Horticulture Garden events web page, or contact Stephanie Huckestein.
Sat, Feb 15, 2014
12:00pm
MLK K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit - Arts (Squires Perspective Gallery)
The 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) K - 12 Poster and Essay Exhibit will be on display at Perspective Gallery January 21 - February 15, 2014. The title for the exhibit "The Time is Always Right to do what is Right" is a quote taken from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech "The Future of Integration" which was given at Oberlin College on October 22, 1964. The exhibit is being presented at Perspective Gallery in collaboration with the Virginia Tech Office of Diversity and Inclusion and in partnership with the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP, and highlights winners from regional schools whose students participated in the event. A reception will be held on Tuesday January 28, from 4 - 6 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and both the reception and exhibit are free an open to the public. Gallery Hours: 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday Closed: Monday
Sat, Feb 15, 2014
1:00pm
Glory - Diversity (The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Avenue, Blacksburg)
The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies invites you to a free screening of the 1989 film, Glory, at Blacksburg's historic Lyric Theatre. Upon its release 25 years ago, Glory drew new public attention to the critical role Black soldiers played in the American Civil War, as well as to the challenges of northern racism. Dr. Paul Quigley from Virginia Tech's History Department and Dr. Wornie Reed from Virginia Tech's Sociology Department will comment on the movie's historical significance and participate in a discussion with the audience.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014
12:30pm
Mind and Meditation - Diversity (Cranwell International Center)
Come and experience: enhanced focus and concentration, greater peace of mind, more enthusiasm and energy, effortless meditation, reduced anxiety levels and better health. This is an introduction to meditation, involves some gentle stretches and provides guided meditation as a group. There are no pre requisites and everyone above the age of 14 are welcome to join. Please do not bring children to this meditation class.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
6:30pm
Gender Around the World: Reflections from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers - Diversity (GLC Room B)
You are welcome to this interactive Returned Peace Corps Volunteer panel to hear what volunteers learned about gender issues while serving abroad. Hosted by Peace Corps Recruiter and returned volunteer Rachael Kennedy (Uzbekistan, '00-'01) and Peace Corps Ambassador, Cassandra Carver. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Volunteers also come face to face with many cultural distinctions.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
10:00am
Search Committee Charge Workshop - Administration (North End Center, Training Room 2200)
This workshop is designed to provide search committees with a consistent, equitable framework for making good faith efforts to develop applicant pools that may enhance the diversity of our campus community.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
11:00am
Global Cafe - Diversity (Deets Cafe)
This is a time for international and domestic students to come together in candid conversation, in hopes of encouraging relationships across a diverse group of students. Come and go as you please, all are welcome!
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
7:00pm
The Armstrong Lie - Movie/Film (Graduate Life Center auditorium)
The Gamma Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will host a screening of the documentary film 'The Armstrong Lie' which chronicles the story of the American former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong. The movie will be introduced by Danny White, director of student-athlete affairs. This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Phi Beta Delta supports and promotes diversity through recognizing achievements and activities in international scholarship, teaching, and service by faculty, staff, and students. Locally it provides a forum for individuals from varying backgrounds and fields of study to meet in order to promote a more diverse, enriching, and internationally-focused educational experience. It also provides the opportunity for faculty and staff members to interact with students in a professional setting to exchange views on global issues.
Wed, Feb 19, 2014
7:00pm
The New Black featuring Sharon Lettman-Hicks - Diversity (1st Floor Multipurpose Room, Newman Library)
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over Civil Rights. The film documents activities, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the Black community's institutional pillar, the Black church, and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. Following the film, we will hear from one of the main characters, Sharon Lettman-Hicks. Sharon is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Black Justice Coalition, a Civil Rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
7:00pm
Owtnumbered but Rhosilient: Norfolk 17 - Diversity (Room 113, McBryde Hall)
Only 17 students were brave enough to take the first step into all white schools after Norfolk Public Schools were forced to desegregate in 1959. Some of the 17 were the lone Black student in one of the all-white high or middle schools. They were spat upon, called names, disrespected, and even one was stabbed, but they continued on in order to get a better education. At this program, we will examine their struggle and compare the Norfolk 17's feelings with some of our own here at Virginia Tech, where we are also Owtnumbered but Rhosilient. Refreshments will be provided.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014
7:00pm
The Butler - Diversity (Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center)
The Butler is a 2013 American historical fiction drama film directed by Lee Daniels, written by Danny Strong, and featuring an ensemble cast. Loosely inspired by the real-life of Eugene Allen, the film stars Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines, an African-American who eyewitnesses notable events of the 20th century during his 34-year tenure serving as a White House butler, with special emphasis on the Civil Rights movement.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Business Diversity Case Competition & Conference - Diversity (Holiday Inn)
The Diversity Case Competition provides Virginia Tech undergraduate students the opportunity to develop important professional skills in analyzing and responding to complex business issues involving diversity. Student teams work on solutions to a diversity case and present their recommendations to corporate executives who serve as a panel of judges. The top three teams win cash prizes. For more information, please contact Michelle Seref (mmhseref@vt.edu)or Yalana Orr (yo@vt.edu).
Mon, Feb 24, 2014
1:30pm
VTalks Business - Dr. William Lewis - Special Event (Pamplin 1028)
Dr. William Lewis, Vice President of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will be leading a VTalks Business session to speak candidly with students. This is an invitation-only event. For more information, please contact Nomeka Sours (nsours@vt.edu).
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
2:00pm
New Town Remembered: A Virtual Re-Creation - Diversity (St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, Gilbert Street, Blacksburg, VA)
New Town was an African American neighborhood on the edge of the Virginia Tech campus between Turner and Main Streets in Blacksburg. It consisted of one street, Gilbert Street, and a small lane that was home to about 20 families. New Town was the home of St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall which was the social center for area African-Americans from 1906 until the end of segregation. In the 1970's, road construction and other development culminated the decline of the neighborhood. New Town is an important reminder of the resilience, pride, self-reliance and community spirit of the people who lived in this neighborhood, as well as the legacy of injustice that segregation imposed. New Town, today, has been redeveloped as a shopping and office complex. The only remaining structure is the St. Luke and Odd Fellows Hall, which the Town of Blacksburg has restored. To memorialize New Town and its people, the Virginia Tech Foundation, the Virginia Tech Office of Outreach, the Town of Blacksburg, and the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation has supported production of a virtual reality re-creation of New Town as it was about 1950. In addition, the New Town Remembered program includes augmented reality representations of homes and people and educational programs and materials designed for school age children. Please join us for the grand presentation of New Town Remembered, A Virtual Re-Creation. Walk the streets, experience the sounds and sights, and meet residents in this virtual environment. This program has been created by Thomas Tucker, School of Visual Arts, Todd Ogle, VT Instructional Technologies, David Hicks, School of Education and Tom Sherman, Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
3:30pm
Status of Underrepresented Minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) - Diversity (VBI Conference Room)
Join the College of Science Diversity Committee for a presentation hosted by Dr. Milton Slaughter, Professor and Department Head Emeritus of Physics at the University of New Orleans and Visiting Professor of Physics at Florida International University. One of the most frequently discussed topics in academic and governmental circles today is what should be the role of colleges and universities and governmental agencies at the Federal, State, and Local level in increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in the professional ranks of mainstream America, finding effective and systemic strategies which improve the racial climate and promote understanding and sensitivity on the various campuses, and improving recruitment and retention of minorities. This discussion, especially for STEM fields, is extant at the undergraduate as well as graduate level. We suggest solutions which partially address this chronic and acute problem of identifying, attracting, motivating, retaining, and then preparing talented underrepresented minority undergraduate students for graduation with STEM baccalaureate degrees, for further STEM graduate studies, especially at the doctorate level, and for productive careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
6:00pm
QPOC Heroes: The Life of Bayard Rustin - Diversity (1st Floor Multipurpose Room, Newman Library)
QPOC at VT offers a night of celebration of QPOC hero, Bayard Rustin, through screening the film, Brother Outsider, followed by a discussion of how Rustin's legacy encourages the spirit of courageous leadership within the Hokie Community. Rustin's biography is particularly important for LGBT Americans, highlighting the major contributions of a gay man to ending official segregation in America. Rustin stands at the confluence of the great struggles for civil, legal and human rights by African Americans and LGBTQ Americans. Refreshments will be provided during this event.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014
7:00pm
ASA Presents: Soul Food Cinema, Then & Now - Diversity (Black Cultural Center, Squires Student Center)
Come celebrate Black History Month with the African Students Association! Join ASA for an evening of film clips, discussion, and the exploration of the role of Africans and African-Americans in cinema through the years.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014
11:00am
"Reading Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God as Gender History" - Special Event (Squires Hall: Brush Mountain Room)

Thu, Feb 27, 2014
6:00pm
The Stiletto Monologues: Walking without Shoes - Diversity (Haymarket Theatre, Squires Student Center)
Written by Wendy Kellam of Martinsville, VA, The Stiletto Monologues will give voice to some of the issues that have plagued women for decades. Beginning with slave women, stories will be shared regarding the dark skinned slave as opposed to the light skinned slave. The monologues will discuss many women who pioneered through the Civil Rights Movement, including Claudette Colvin, and will also relate to present day situations that women face.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
8:30am
"(En)gendering Human Rights" - Seminar/Conference (Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room)
The 3rd Annual Forum on Human Rights has a full slate of excellent undergraduate and graduate presentations, by students from eight different universities, across five sessions. Dr. Claire Apocada will be delivering a lunch keynote address, "An Indirect Casualty: Arms Transfer and Women's Human Rights." Sponsored by: Department of Foreign Languages & Literature, Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention, Department of Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies Program, Department of History, American Indian Studies Program, Institute for Society, Culture & Environment, Department of International Studies, ASPECT, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Department of Religion & Culture.
Fri, Feb 28, 2014
7:30pm
The Music of Charles Mingus