College Events Calendar

To post events to the Virginia Tech calendar and tag them to the college and your department, contact your departmental administrator.

Apr
22
Sun
Student recital: Joshua Morrison, percussion; Ted Alt, saxophone @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Joshua Morrison, percussion and Ted Alt, saxophone perform a junior recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/joshua-morrison-percussion-ted-alt-saxophone-

Piano studio recital – Debussy en Avril @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Virginia Tech piano students from the studios of faculty members Tracy Cowden and Richard Masters perform an afternoon recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/piano-studio-recital-debussy-en-avril

Apr
23
Mon
Music on Mondays: Ashley Hall, trumpet | Tracy Cowden, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Visiting artist Ashley Hall performs a trumpet recital with faculty member and pianist Tracy Cowden.

Hall is an internationally renowned trumpet soloist, chamber musician, and clinician. From small rural villages in the developing world to grand concert halls, both personally and professionally she has engaged in her passion for building community and inviting people into the experience of music as a tool for connection.

Price: $15 general | $12 senior | $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200; tickets: 540-231-5615
E-Mail:: performignarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/ashley-hall-trumpet-tracy-cowden-piano

Apr
24
Tue
SIREN Seminar
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Sonja Schmid
Phone: 703-538-8482
E-Mail:: sschmid@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://siren23.eventbrite.com/

Music convocation @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Music students, faculty, and visiting artists perform and participate in master classes throughout the semester. All are open to the public.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/music-convocation21

Auditions: ‘Decision Height’ @ Theatre 101
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Auditions for “Decision Height” by Meredith Dayna Levy, with roles for 9 women, will be held April 24 with callbacks on April 26.

Directed by Patty Raun. Levy is based in Roanoke; this play was first produced at Hollins University and won the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival New Play Award in 2013.

Open to all VT students.

Find more information at http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/auditions-decision-height

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Patty Raun
E-Mail:: praun@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/auditions-decision-height

New Music Blacksburg
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

A showcase of new acoustic chamber music by students in the composition program at Virginia Tech, presented by student and faculty performers.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/new-music-blacksburg2

Maifest
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Maifest, the annual end-of-the-year celebration sponsored by the German program and the German Culture Club, recognizes student award winners, Delta Phi Alpha (German honor society) initiates, and graduating students in German. It also includes performances by students and a dessert competition – everyone attending is encouraged to bring a dessert to share.

Price: Free and open to the public
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Debra Stoudt
E-Mail:: dstoudt@vt.edu

Apr
25
Wed
Between Washington and DuBois: The Politics of Black Education
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

Between Washington and Du Bois describes the life and work of James Edward Shepard, the founder and president of the first state-supported black liberal arts college in the South–what is today known as North Carolina Central University. Arguing that black college presidents of the early twentieth century were not only academic pioneers but also race leaders, Reginald Ellis shows how Shepard played a vital role in the creation of a black professional class during the Jim Crow era.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Ashley Morales
Phone: (540)231-1981
E-Mail:: ash1038@vt.edu

Arabic Coffee Hour “Dardashe” @ Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Please join the Arabic program for its Arabic Coffee Hour “Dardashe” gathering. During this informal meeting students, professors and anyone interested in Arabic will have the chance to mingle and practice their Arabic through fun games and chatting. Come for the entire hour or for few minutes to take a break from studying or working and enjoy Arabic sweets, hummus, tea and coffee. This free event is hosted by the Arabic language club and the Arabic program at VT.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Ragheda Nassereddine
E-Mail:: ragheda5@vt.edu

Auditions for ‘Fiorello!’
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For the past two years, the School of Performing Arts has performed rarely heard musicals as part of the Virginia Tech / Town of Blacksburg Summer Arts Festival. We rehearse the show and perform it within a three week period, with sold out crowds attending all performances. This year, we are performing “Fiorello!”, a Pulitzer Prize winning musical written by the team that created “Fiddler on the Roof.” The show is packed with great tunes and lots of laughs. Join our team to showcase your talent and revive a musical that deserves to be heard again!

Auditions are open to all. Find more information at http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/auditions-fiorello

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Amanda Nelson or Richard Masters
E-Mail:: amandajnelson@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/auditions-fiorello

Ida (3rd in Dept. of Religion & Culture Film Series)
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join the Dept. of Religion & Culture for its annual FREE Film Series. The 2nd film in our series will be IDA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ida_(film) – a beautiful foreign-language film. Prof. Samuel Kessler (RLCL) will contextualize the film and answer questions.

ALL ARE WELCOME.

Price: FREE
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Prof. Nicole Ni
Phone: 5402316551
E-Mail:: nizhange@vt.edu

Virginia Tech Horn Ensemble @ Squries Recital Salon
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The Virginia Tech Horn Ensemble performs an evening concert.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/events#date-min=2018-04-25&date-max=2018-04-25&count=6

Apr
26
Thu
ASPECT Books in Newman Library @ Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Faculty book presentation featuring the following authors:

Sylvester Johnson, Humanities at VT and Religion and Culture
Melanie Kiechle, History
Joe Pitt, Philosophy, and Ashley Shew, Science, Technology and Society

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
E-Mail:: aspect@vt.edu

Apr
27
Fri
Undergraduate Research Day
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

On Friday, April 27, the Department of Science, Technology, and Society will hold its first Undergraduate Research Day. The event will showcase individual and collaborative projects our students have been conducting on the relationship of science and technology to society, culture, politics, and social change. Students will prepare poster exhibits and will give research presentations. STS Graduate Students will serve as judges for a poster competition!

Courses highlighted in the event will be
Humanities, Technology, and the Life Science
Technology and Disability
Innovation in Context
Medical Dilemmas

The university community and the general public are welcome to attend.

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-7615

Student recital: D.J. Malinowski, composition
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm

D.J. Malinowski performs a senior composition recital.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/d.j.-malinowski-composition

What Have the Humanities Done for the Environment Lately?
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For decades we have heard about two seemingly unrelated crises: the global ecological crisis and a “crisis of the humanities.” The former has been documented by natural scientists and indexed by global changes from extinction rates to rising average temperatures to habitat loss, unknown body burdens of chemicals and much more. The latter can be observed through the shrinking number of students taking traditional humanities majors, closure of entire faculties or merging of departments, and an overall down-sizing of humanities programs particularly in North America but also abroad. At the same time, scholars from the interpretive, qualitative sciences (humanities) have joined forces to focus on the global challenges of ecological damage: humanities for a livable, just environment. Environmental humanities means scholars and teachers in history, philosophy, literature, languages, geography, anthropology, the fine arts and beyond answering a call to respond not to an internal-facing “crisis” in academic terms, but a public-facing crisis of unsustainable cultures colliding with planetary boundaries that sustain life.

Robert S. Emmett is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Roanoke College Environmental Studies program. He is the author of Cultivating Environmental Justice: A Literary History of US Garden Writing (UMass Press, 2016) and with David E. Nye, The Environmental Humanities: A Critical Introduction (MIT Press, 2017). With Gregg Mitman and Marco Armiero, he edited the recent collection of critical reflections and works of art, Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene (U of Chicago Press, 2018). From 2013-2015 he served as Director of Academic Programs at the Rachel Carson Center in Munich, Germany.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Ashley Morales
Phone: (540)231-1981
E-Mail:: ash1038@vt.edu

Jazz Ensembles @ Lyric Theatre
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The Virginia Tech Jazz Ensembles perform an evening concert.

Price: $10 general; $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200; Squires ticket office 540-231-5616
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/virginia-tech-jazz-bands1

Apr
28
Sat
Student recital: Steven Arnold, percussion; Erin Payne, voice
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Steven Arnold, percussion and Erin Payne, voice, perform a junior recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/steven-arnold-percussion-erin-payne-voice

Night of Flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance @ GLC Multipurpose Room
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Ole at VT Presents a Night of Flamenco and Spanish Classical Dance. Featuring: Guitar players and singers, Julio Opazo and Joana Jaime, and Awarded Spanish Classical Guitarist Juan Luis Nicolau.
Free and open to the publc!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Dr. Jimenez
E-Mail:: canajime@vt.edu

String Studio Recital @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Virginia Tech string students perform a studio recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/string-studio-recital1

Flute Studio Recital @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Virginia Tech flute students perform a studio recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/flute-studio-recital1

Apr
29
Sun
Festival of Bands
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Enjoy a full day of Virginia Tech band music with the Campus Band, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, Highty-Tighties, Corp of Cadets Pipes and Drums, Southern Colonels, and the Blacksburg Community Band.

Come for just part of the day, or spend the entire afternoon!

Price: $10 general; $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/festival-of-bands3

Student recital: Collin Deans | Rebecah Storms, piano @ Squires Recital Salon
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Collin Deans and Rebecah Storms perform a junior piano recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/colin-deans-rebekah-storms-piano

May
1
Tue
Music convocation @ Squires Recital Salon
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Music students, faculty, and visiting artists perform and participate in master classes throughout the semester. All are open to the public.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/music-convocation21

DISIS Concert: electroacoustic music and multimedia
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

This DISIS Event will feature works by Virginia Tech faculty composers in the School of Performing Arts, with special guest composer Kerry Hagan from Limerick University, Ireland.

Price: Free; reserve tickets through the Moss Arts Center ticket office
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/disis-concert1

Carl Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, Combined University Choirs, Blacksburg Master Chorale, and Blacksburg Children’s Chorale perform Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”

Price: $10 general; $7 student
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/new-river-valley-symphony-orchestra-and-combi

May
2
Wed
Student recital: Matthew Johnson, composition
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Matthew Johnson performs a senior composition recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/matthew-johnson-composition1

CLAHS Faculty Council Spring Celebration @ Owens Banquet Room
May 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences faculty are invited to join Dean Rosemary Blieszner and members of the Faculty Council for this end of the academic year celebration.

Price: Free
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Tasia Persson
E-Mail:: tpersson@vt.edu

DISIS student concert
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

A concert of electronic and computer music, by students in the Creative Technologies and Composition programs at Virginia Tech, featuring student performers and Virginia Tech’s Linux Laptop Orchestra (L2Ork).

Price: Free; reserve tickets through Moss Arts Center ticket office
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/disis-concert2

VT String Project
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Students from the Virginia Tech String Project perform their annual spring concert. The Virginia Tech String Project is a non-profit instructional program dedicated to offering affordable string instrument instruction to elementary students while training future string music educators.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/vt-string-project

Low Brass Ensemble @ Squires Recital Salon
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 11:59 pm

The Low Brass Ensemble performs an evening recital.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vtedu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/low-brass-ensemble5

May
3
Thu
SIREN Seminar
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Sonja Schmid
Phone: 703-538-8482
E-Mail:: sschmid@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://siren23.eventbrite.com/

May
8
Tue
VE Day Transcribe-A-Thon: The American Soldier Project
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us in celebrating VE Day with a Transcribe-a-Thon focused on uncensored, handwritten reflections of military service from WWII soldiers collected by the Army Research Branch. “The American Soldier” project is a collaboration between multiple units at Virginia Tech (the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences; University Libraries; and Center for Human-Computer Interaction) as well as the National Archives and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

We hope you will consider organizing a group at your school or in your community. The event will be based in Athenaeum, a space for the Digital Humanities at Virginia Tech, but we have made it possible for classes, groups, communities, or individuals to participate both online and remotely.

Anyone wishing to transcribe these documents may do so via our dedicated Zooniverse site [https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/tkotwim/the-american-soldier]. We will live stream portions of our VE Day Transcribe-a-Thon, including: introductory remarks about the content from project lead and VT History faculty member Ed Gitre; dramatic readings of soldier responses by VT Theater students; and performances of musical selections from the WWII era. We also welcome any additional performative ideas from participating locations!

Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Contact: Ed Gitre
E-Mail:: egitre@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
https://lib.vt.edu/tas.html

May
9
Wed
Commencement Concert
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:59 pm

The Wind Ensemble performs a commencement concert open to all.

Price: Free; no ticket required
Sponsor: Administration
Homepage: http://www.calendar.vt.edu/index.php?calendarid=clahs
Phone: 540-231-5200
E-Mail:: performingarts@vt.edu
for more info visit the web at:
http://www.performingarts.vt.edu/index.php/events/view/commencement-concert1