Student News

Nikki Giovanni at poetry ceremony 2017
“I share with the painters the desire,” wrote poet Nikki Giovanni, “to put a three-dimensional picture on a one-dimensional surface.” Giovanni will help bring poetry alive in all its dimensions on April 17, at the 13th annual celebration of the Steger Poetry Prize. This year, for the first ti...
Yiran Zhao
Virginia Tech’s annual fashion show, organized by the Fashion Merchandising and Design Society, will be held the evening of April 12. This year’s theme, Enchanted, encompasses light and romantic fashions, as well as dark and edgier ones. The show will feature 31 student designers and 33 student m...
Rendering of the first act of “The Importance of Being Earnest”
The School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech presents Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People” as the final Mainstage Theatre performance of the 2017–18 season. Performances run April 18–21 at the Moss Arts Center. This iconic farce follows two friend...

Piercing the Veil

Piercing the Veil
What would Neil Armstrong have tweeted in 1969 after he set foot on the surface of the moon?  How would each of the astronauts from the Apollo 11 mission — Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins — be described in a traditional, senior-superlative fashion in a fictitious 2017-2018 yearbook?...
Rachel Iwicki
Rachel Iwicki, a double major in mechanical engineering and Russian, has been named the undergraduate student representative of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors, the university’s governing body. Her term will begin July 1. Iwicki will serve a one-year term as a non-voting board member. She will ...
Stacey Clifton
As increasing numbers of people move to cities and become more wired and networked, doctoral students across various academic disciplines at Virginia Tech are joining together to focus on how data science can help them find solutions to urban problems. For Stacey Clifton, of Martinsville, Virgini...
Cast members Catherine McMullan (left) and Mary Pat Gilliam, both theatre arts majors, record sonnets for “Shakespeare’s Garden.”
The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present a theatrical installation, “Shakespeare’s Garden: An Immersive Sound Stroll Through His Sonnets, Soliloquies, and Scenes,” on March 22–24 at the Moss Arts Center. The installation, which uses the spatial audio capabilities of the Cube, ...
A member of the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble practices before a concert.
NOTE OF CANCELLATION: Exposition V: Cinescapes, scheduled for Sunday, March 25, at the Moss Arts Center, has been canceled and will not be rescheduled. If you have already purchased tickets for this benefit event, we thank you. If you are interested in making a donation to support music scholarship...
Harvey Creasey takes a selfie with Kayla, one of his Korean translators, in front of the famed Olympics logo.
As skiers raced downward and skaters soared upward at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Harvey Creasey III helped U.S. viewers keep up with the most important moments. The senior, a multimedia journalism major in the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, landed a competitive...
Native at VT with Monacan Nation
Virginia Tech Native American students are making strides to connect with Virginia’s tribal communities. In January, some members of Native at VT, a small but growing student organization, visited the Monacan Indian Nation in Amherst County, Virginia, to discuss college life and learn abo...