November 2014 Archives
Video: The science of fall
The science of fall
We may be partisan, but New England's foliage doesn't have a thing on Southwest Virginia's. Come fall, few areas can compete with the diversity of color in the New River Valley, says John Seiler, an Alumni Distinguished Professor and The Honorable and Mrs. Shelton H. Short Professor of Forestry in the College of Natural Resources and Environment.

Around the Drillfield
Virginia Tech Magazine, fall 2014
Virginia Tech Magazine,
fall 2014
How Virginia Tech will provide food and fresh water for a growing population the human-canine bond on campus rent-free creative space for entrepreneurs the engineering, landscaping, and maintenance of the Duck Pond.
Virginia Tech's undergraduate architecture program
Fourth among architecture schools
Virginia Tech's undergraduate architecture program is ranked fourth among U.S. architecture schools in a national survey conducted by DesignIntelligence, whose rankings are based on the responses of more than 1,400 firms and organizations.
Video: Veterans Day at Virginia Tech
Veterans Day at Virginia Tech
On Nov. 11, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets held a Veterans Day remembrance ceremony in the War Memorial Chapel to recognize all veterans and to honor the service of Virginia Tech men and women.
No Hokie Left Behind bracelets
No Hokie Left Behind
Virginia Tech students are being asked to watch out for their fellow Hokies as part of No Hokie Left Behind, a town and campus safety initiative. Learn more on the No Hokie Left Behind Facebook page.
Charles and Janet Steger
Steger honored
Former Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger, who served the university in multiple capacities for 40 years, was conferred the title of "president emeritus" by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
Video: Horse without a treadmill
Retiring the treadmill
"Horse on a treadmill" became a beloved Hokie phenomenon after Virginia Tech videographers featured a resolute mare in halftime promotional spots shown in Lane Stadium. But didn't you wonder why a horse was on a treadmill in the first place? Researchers at Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center explain—and demonstrate how this diagnostic testing has since progressed.
To learn more about Lola, the Thoroughbred mare on the treadmill—and the viral sensation she spurred—check out this 2013 news release from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Tech's Twitter takeover
Because Virginia Tech is a community of really cool people, we want those voices to take over the university's @im_a_hokie Twitter account for a week to give our followers an inside look at life on campus and encourage students to choose Virginia Tech. Not only will we change our avatar to your picture, we'll let the Hokie Nation know that you're doing the tweeting. We also encourage you to request a specific week to tweet during an event on campus. Tweeters have to agree to some ground rules and cannot use the program to promote themselves or their friends or to sell anything. Alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to apply now.

Virginia Tech Ticket Angel
Virginia Tech HokiesEven if you're unable to attend the 2014-15 women's basketball games, you can support the Hokies by donating a $25 Ticket Angel season ticket to local non-profit organizations.
Get your game-day app!
HokiesXtra game-day app
Among several items introduced to enhance the fan experience at Virginia Tech, the HokiesXtra game-day app is available for download on both the App Store and Google Play. The app offers exclusive access to your favorite Hokie sports, including live game coverage, play-by-play calls, team and player stats, photo galleries, and push alerts for breaking news and final scores. Learn more at
Submit your photos at #VTFanPhoto
Virginia Tech Hokies fans
Hokies, submit your fan photos during games and throughout the week via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #VTFanPhoto. With a little luck, your photo may be featured on the new video board in Lane Stadium and in HokieSports Weekly.
For the latest on Virginia Tech athletics, follow @hokiesports on Twitter.

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Alumni Association News and Events
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New webinars for alumni during Career Month
Hokie Nation NetworkThe Alumni Association's free webinar series for alumni continues in November with four presentations by noted career authors, speakers, and experts. Topics include learning how to use LinkedIn more effectively, choosing or changing your career path, exploring new careers, and connecting with what you love to do. Registration is required for these free webinars offered through the Hokie Nation Network, the Alumni Association's suite of career resources that includes an active LinkedIn group and a free job board. More webinars will follow in coming months.
Hokie Nation Networking
Hokie Nation Networking is a professional networking program designed to bring alumni together to make important, long-lasting connections. Whether you're recruiting employees, identifying new clients, or looking for a job or career change, there are Hokies who can help. A networking event focused on finance was just held in Arlington, Virginia, and a technology networking event will be held during the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, in March 2015.
When you become a Hokie, you're a Hokie for life. Use the #VT4L hashtag to show how you stay connected to Virginia Tech.
Return to campus for your reunion next year
In 2015, reunions will be held for the classes of '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, and '90, as well as for young alumni. Dates will be announced when the ACC football schedule is released in February. In addition, members of the Old Guard return to campus each spring for their annual reunion; the 2015 event will be held May 20-22.
Alumni travel tours
Alumni Association travel tours
Broaden your horizons and embark on new adventures with other Hokies via land tours or cruises to exciting destinations. Highlights in 2015 include these Virginia Tech-hosted tours:
Coastal Alaska
With host Dwight Shelton, vice president for finance and chief financial officer
Go Next, Oceania Cruises' Regatta
July 7-14 • $2,299 (air included)
Nordic Pathways
With host Patricia A. Perillo, vice president for student affairs
Go Next, Oceania Cruises' Marina
August 1-14 • $5,499 (air included)
Baltic Marvels
With host Tom Tillar, vice president for alumni relations
Go Next, Oceania Cruises' Nautica
August 19-27 • $2,999 (air included)