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Video: January 2016 snowfall at Virginia Tech
Hokie snow, Hokie snow, Hokie snow!
And like clockwork, the white stuff piled up, prompting Virginia Tech to close on Jan. 22. Just what do students do on a snow day?
Video: Drone's-eye view of the 2016 snowball fight on the Drillfield
Using a Phantom 3 Professional, Sagar Govani captured a drone's-eye view of the Jan. 23 snowball fight on the Drillfield.

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The legacy of Coach Frank Beamer the university's Common Book project prompts uncommon learning Kelly Tallman Clements '88, '90, second-in-command at the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees the secrets behind Burger 37's phenomenal fries results from a research collaboration with Gallup indicate that Hokies flourish; and more.

Around the Drillfield
Video: Fireside chat with Hoda Kotb '86
Enthusiasm ran high on Jan. 15 among some 400 attendees at a fireside chat and book signing with beloved Virginia Tech alum Hoda Kotb '86 of NBC's "The Today Show." The event was held at the Capital One Building in McLean, Virginia.
self-driving car
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Compassionate Care Fund at Virginia Tech
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Video: Virginia Tech's FutureHAUS
The third phase of Virginia Tech's FutureHAUS—a newly completed bathroom—was on display in mid-January at the annual Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas, North America's premier kitchen and bath industry event. Like the kitchen and living room completed last summer, the bathroom explores ideas for the future that incorporate currently available cutting-edge appliances, newly created smart technology, and integrated accessible design.

Wrestling at the Moss Arts Center
Video: Virginia Tech wrestling at the Moss Arts Center
Virginia Tech HokiesThe 12th-ranked Virginia Tech wrestling team competed at the Moss Arts Center on Jan. 15 and 16, recording victories both nights to move to 5-0 all-time in the venue. The Hokies opened the weekend with a 19-15 victory over the University of Northern Iowa and closed with a 27-13 beat down of No. 15 University of North Carolina. The Hokies return to the mat at Cassell Coliseum on Jan. 29 to face West Virginia University on Senior Night.

Men's basketball deep into conference play
Video: Trombone cam at Virginia Tech men's basketball game
At the Carolina game, Ryan Dye's trombone cam recorded the band's high-energy rendition of "Tech Triumph/Carry Me Back/VPI Victory March."
After victories over Wake Forest University at home and Georgia Tech in Atlanta, the men's basketball team posted its best league start, 4-1, since the 2008-09 season and snapped an 18-game losing streak against Atlantic Coast Conference teams on the road. After three tough losses—83-81 at Notre Dame, 75-70 at home against No. 2 North Carolina, and 91-83 at home against No. 16 University of Louisville—the Hokies, at 12-9 overall, head into a Jan. 31 game at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Virginia Tech Alumni Association
Hokie Day at the General Assembly
Hokie Day in Richmond
Alumni are invited to join fellow Hokies and Virginia Tech staff and students on Feb. 4 for the 18th annual Hokie Day at the Virginia Capitol in Richmond. Register by Feb. 1 on the Alumni Association's Legislative Advocacy page.
Registrants will be briefed by President Timothy D. Sands and others on important state funding initiatives needed to support the university. In addition, a networking event hosted by the Richmond alumni chapter will be held on Feb. 3 at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Richmond.
Those interested in assisting with the university's legislative advocacy efforts are encouraged to submit this form to receive additional information about Hokie Day, as well as messages about state funding decisions impacting Virginia Tech and higher education. For more information, email Greg Fansler, or call 540-231-6285.
Virtual speaker event: Campus today and tomorrow
Virginia Tech campus map
Don't miss this virtual presentation by Jason Soileau, assistant vice president for the Office of University Planning, on the history of the Tech campus, its growth, and long-range development plans.
On Feb. 10 at 7 p.m., Soileau's presentation to the New River Valley alumni chapter will be streamed live, allowing alumni to join the conversation online or listen via phone. Before the event, alumni are encouraged to submit their questions to Soileau and to check if their local chapters are hosting the presentation as a virtual speaker event.
Providing leadership on campus aesthetics and the preservation of Tech's architectural heritage, Soileau works with senior administrators in strategic planning, long-range physical planning and development, and capital outlay program development.
Alumni Association head delivers MLK Day keynote address
Matthew Winston Jr., Virginia Tech's senior associate vice president for alumni relations
Matthew Winston Jr., senior associate vice president for alumni relations, delivered the keynote address at the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 25.
A 1990 marketing alumnus of the Pamplin School of Business, Winston looked back in gratitude at those who came before him, including his father, Matthew Winston Sr., one of Tech's early black graduates, who earned a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1959.
"It may be unfair, it may be a burden, it may be unfortunate, but we are still celebrating many firsts," Winston told the audience. He then quoted King, who once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Hokies, Winston said, have the "awesome honor of being ... so dedicated to living out a portion of Dr. King's vision of selfless service through our Ut Prosim motto."
Drillfield Series announced
Civil War Weekend at Virginia Tech
Offered especially for Tech alumni and their families and friends, this year's Drillfield Series features weekend programs devoted to history, animal and human health, behind-the-scenes at Tech, and college-bound students. Accommodations at The Inn at Virginia Tech are available for program attendees. Learn more, and register now.
#HokieLove on social media
Duck Pond at Virginia Tech
Because the Alumni Association knows that many couples first met and fell in love on our beautiful campus, we want to highlight Hokie love stories, favorite cuddling spots, then and now photos, date destinations, campus weddings, and other special moments on our social media feeds during February.
Starting Feb. 1, submit your materials by messaging us on Facebook, using the #HokieLove hashtag on Twitter, or sending an email to vtalumnet@vt.edu. We look forward to sharing your wonderful memories with the Hokie Nation!
Who's ready to start jumping?
Virginia Tech 2016 football schedule
The 2016 football season schedule has been unveiled, and the excitement is already building for Coach Fuente's debut season! Once the dates for class reunions and homecomings have been scheduled, they'll be available here.

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