Student News

Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble
Members of Virginia Tech’s Wind Ensemble will have the honor of performing at the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) Southern Division Conference on February 23. “This prestigious conference is easily the most important performance we have ever given,” said Jonathan Caldwell, con...
Fun Home Rehearsal
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present the musical “Fun Home,” opening on February 20. The show — whose Broadway production won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical — will run through February 28 for eight performances in the Squires Studio Theatre. This tragic...
Blythe Boyd, a sophomore majoring in fashion merchandising and design, shows off some of the donations that will be available at the upcoming Career Outfitters event.
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech, Blythe Boyd scheduled as many job interviews as she could just to get experience and learn more about being professional. She did not always get an offer, but she walked away from each interview with another piece of knowledge. The sophomore from Virginia Beach, ...
Gregory Justice, who teaches acting at the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, often trains business executives, teachers, and professional speakers to use acting techniques to command audience attention. Here he demonstrates warmup exercises, which aid in easing tension to the voice and throat.
People tend to dread public speaking even more than they fear dying, according to a study finding that inspired comedian Jerry Seinfeld to quip, “This means, to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” Virginia Tech community memb...
Justin Bibbs
While many Hokies may already know that shooting guard Justin Bibbs is a force on Virginia Tech’s basketball team, the rising senior’s skills extend well beyond the three-point line. “When I was a kid, I used to draw action shots of basketball players,” said Bibbs, a Dayton, Ohio, native majoring i...
JC Fuller
Most students spend four to five years pursuing an undergraduate degree — formative time spent growing, learning, and changing. JC Fuller is graduating a semester early, but he’s leaving as a different man than he was when he enrolled at Virginia Tech in 2014. “I never could have predi...
Jacqueline Nelson
Jacqueline Nelson, of Holmdel, New Jersey, believes in building bridges between people and wildlife and that increasing understanding between the two worlds can lead to positive change. Nelson will earn two bachelor’s degrees this month — she’s majoring in natural resources conservation in ...
Danielle Jeffers
A chance meeting changed Sunny Murthy’s idea of his perfect career. In the summer of 2015, the Virginia Tech senior spent six weeks at the Yale School of Medicine, where he shadowed physicians and medical school students while taking physics and organic chemistry courses. While walking t...
Daniel Crosson
The day Paul Austin ’65 and his wife, Linda, met Daniel Crosson ’17 was perfect for tailgating. The temperate autumn breeze complemented the warm October sunshine. Chicago maroon and burnt orange blended into a landscape of tents and banners around Lane Stadium. At the Austins’ tailgate, Crosson ...
Legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma works with Charlotte Cannon, a Virginia Tech sophomore from Blacksburg, during a special master class.
The Moss Arts Center hosted a special master class with legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma and students from Virginia Tech’s School of Performing Arts on November 6 in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located in the Moss Arts Center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall. Ma worked with Charlotte Cannon...