Katherine Haenschen

Study Investigates Lack of Disclaimers on Facebook and Google’s Political Advertising

A cloak of mystery often shrouds the inner workings of technological giants, but sometimes clarity is in plain sight. A Virginia Tech research team recently uncovered conclusive details about th...
Marco Shepherd

Working with the Big Picture

As Marco Shepherd sat in the darkened movie theatre and watched the premiere of Independence Day: Resurgence, he waited for the credits to roll. Then he felt his heart race. There on the b...
Atia Atawi

Atia Abawi Turns from Foreign Correspondent to Novelist

One evening while watching the news, Atia Abawi was struck by the faces of young Syrian refugees. It was 2015, and she was curled up in her Jerusalem apartment nursing her infant son. “I was seeing...
Gathering for a reunion panel on communication were, clockwise from left, Bill Roth, long-time and legendary Voice of the Hokies; Jummy Olabanji Sands ’06, news anchor at NBC New York (soon to be at NBC Washington); Matt Arden ’99, head of content and media for the NBA 2K League; and Moose, celebrated Virginia Tech therapy dog.

Reunion Weekend Is a Growing Tradition

A new Virginia Tech tradition recently expanded when more than 400 Hokie alumni from 23 states descended on the Blacksburg campus for the university’s second annual Reunion Weekend. “This wee...
Joe Merola reads the names of graduates during the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony in Cassell Coliseum.

Did I Say Your Name [Neym] Right?

Cayce Myers knows what it feels like for his name to be botched in public. His first name, which is his mother’s maiden name, is pronounced Cay-ce. It’s often mispronounced as “case.” That’...
Nikki Giovanni in front of the 22 Steps, an ongoing poetry installation at the Moss Arts Center.

Steger Poetry Prize Winners Carry on a Divine Tradition

“Poetry is sacred, and if this were a sacred space, we would open with ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,’” Nikki Giovanni told an audience at the Moss Arts Center. Then, after admitting the microp...
Show host Jeff Probst awards Rick Devens with the Immunity Necklace during the 10th episode of "Survivor: Edge of Extinction" on the CBS Television Network.

Hokie Hopes to Be Lone Survivor

Like many Hokies, Rick Devens is aiming to survive the weeks of May. Unlike others, however, the 2006 graduate is attempting to do so in front of millions of viewers. Devens was one of 18 ...

Photo Gallery: Hokies in Hollywood

Virginia Tech graduates gathered at the Netflix Studio in Los Angeles on March 19 for the Hokies in L.A. Alumni Networking event. Alumni took the opportunity to share experiences, build professional n...
Bill Roth in Cassell Coliseum

Hokies Wager Grades During March Madness Project

Emily Maher has more riding on her predictions for this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament than years past. “Before, I would have been like, oh, I really like Duke’s uniforms, maybe I’ll...
Danielle Jeffers

Paying It Forward

Danielle Jeffers was packing for a study abroad trip to the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland when she received a letter from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. O...
Andrew Knight

Catch a Wave

A surfer and an outdoor enthusiast, Andrew Knight sought adventure as he planned his study abroad experience. The senior from Richmond, Virginia, “wanted to go somewhere that wasn’t a traditional stud...
Robert Denton and Nyusya Milman-Miller

Faculty Recognized for Leadership and Service

The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost recently announced inductees into Virginia Tech’s 2019 class of the Academy of Faculty Leadership and the Academy of Faculty Service. Among those...
Nneka Logan

Faculty Spotlight: Nneka Logan

Super Bowl advertising will continue to evolve this year, as companies look for platforms to demonstrate their values and commitment to social responsibility, according to Nneka Logan, an assistant pr...
The War Memorial Pylons at night.

Essay Contest Celebrates Hokie Values

The War Memorial Pylons are reminders of Virginia Tech’s values — brotherhood, duty, honor, leadership, loyalty, sacrifice, service, and Ut Prosim (That I May Serve). To showcase the university’s core...
Professor James Ivory extends his arm to snap a photo with his students.

Why the Obsession with Selfies?

Advancements in technology and the popularity of social media have propelled self-taken portraits, also known as selfies, to status as a cultural phenomenon. The word itself has become so popular it w...
Will Stewart in the stands at Lane Stadium

Tech Sideline Boosts Virginia Tech’s Sports Media Program

Will Stewart, who converted his own love of Hokie sports into a profitable website, has donated an endowed scholarship to support future Virginia Tech sports journalists.
Matt Arden (left) enjoys a lighthearted moment with Bill Roth, a sports broadcaster who was a longtime and legendary Voice of the Hokies. Roth, who now serves as a professor of practice in multimedia journalism in the Department of Communication, asked Arden back to campus to talk with his students.

Alumnus Shares Expertise and Creativity with Virginia Tech Students

Matt Arden, a three-time Emmy Award winner, offers Virginia Tech students real-world insights and inspiration.

Mallory Noe-Payne

Mallory Noe-Payne Honored with Public Radio Award

Mallory Noe-Payne, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 2013 with degrees in communication and political science, was honored with an award from Public Radio News Directors Inc (PRNDI). The ...
In 1983, Kathryn Thompson Leckie (left) enjoyed a day at Lane Stadium with her sister, Elaine Thompson (right), and Pam Meade, then the Collegiate Times editor-in-chief.

Alumna’s Devotion to Journalism Remembered

After pursuing her passion for heralding truth in journalism at Virginia Tech, Kathryn Thompson Leckie forged a lifelong career as an investigative journalist. Her family and friends are honoring her devotion—and hoping to inspire future generations of journalists—through a memorial scholarship.
Ashley Vollrath portrait

Miss Virginia USA Uses National Spotlight to Follow Virginia Tech Motto of Service

While other Virginia Tech graduating seniors prepare for commencement, Ashley Vollrath, a multimedia journalism major, is boarding a plane. Her destination is Shreveport, Louisiana, where she ...


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