Adam Kendrick

Adam Kendrick Named Outstanding Recent Alumnus

Adam Kendrick’s workplace is often a circus — literally. But as a former HokieBird used to entertaining a stadium filled with Virginia Tech fans, he is undaunted by having to cue clowns, signal crew m...
The Virginia Dares team gathers in and around a tree. Top branches: Nicole Dietze and Matt Iglesias; lower branches: Erika Koekkoek and Charles Dye; in front of the tree, from left: Talisha D. Mack, Kartik Rustagi, Beth Christiansen, Vasia Ampatzi, Sam Cook, Ed Falco, Trent Neely, Allison Lee Craft, James Gaffee, and Virginia Gray.

Faculty, Staff, and Students Honored

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences community consistently earns university recognition for excellence in research, teaching, advising, and outreach, and this year is no exception, with a d...
Alek Skarlatos, who helped disarm a terrorist on a train from Amsterdam to Paris, speaks at an event that was Lehi Dowell's Diversity Scholars project. Renee Cloyd and Anthony Wilson also were speakers at the event.

Diversity Scholars to Share Their Projects

Virginia Tech Graduate School’s 2019 Diversity Scholars will discuss their projects to the university community and the public during the Diversity Spotlight program on May 2 at noon in the Gr...

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...
Costumer designer and graduate student Laura Vitale makes an adjustment on a costume for the upcoming production of “As You Like It.”

All the World’s Indeed a Stage in the School of Performing Arts’ Production of ‘As You Lik...

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts’ production of “As You Like It” opens April 23 for eight performances in Squires Studio Theatre. One of William Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies...
“The Sap of Life” cast members rehearse a song with composer David Shire and lyricist Richard Maltby Jr. Pictured from left are Mary Wright, Tucker Miller, Taylor Cobb, Shire, Richard Masters (at piano), Maltby, Sydney Kendrick, Allison Harris, and Mary Haugh.

Musical Theatre Legends Visit Blacksburg for Special Production

Students and community members are getting the rare opportunity to workshop songs and scenes from the musical “The Sap of Life” alongside the original creators. Lyricist Richard Maltby Jr. and comp...
Heather Massie recently brought her one-woman show, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr," to the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Massie, a Blacksburg native and Virginia Tech alumna, wrote and performed in the play.

Virginia Tech Alumna Blends Theatre and Science to Capture Vibrancy of Hedy Lamarr

In the opening scene of “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr,” the eponymous actress once dubbed “the most beautiful girl in the world” answers a landline telephone ring. It’s 1...
Students rehearse a scene from “The Foreigner.” Pictured, from left, are Gideon Nelson, Joey Barth, Grant Batdorff, Sarah Hogan, Caleb Smith, and Leah Alpaugh.

‘The Foreigner’ Offers Humor in Conflict

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts presents the comedy “The Foreigner,” opening Feb. 26 for eight performances in the Squires Studio Theatre. Susanna Rinehart, faculty chair of the...
Stefnie Cerny sits on a desk in her workspace holding a selection of paintbrushes.

Student Spotlight: Stefnie Cerny Combines Her Love of Painting with Theatre Design

Stefnie Cerny had always loved theatre. Yet, until starting her studies at Virginia Tech, she had never imagined she could combine it with her greatest passion — painting. Cerny will be gradu...
Annie Stevens (left) and Andrea Venet make up the percussion duo “Escape Ten.”

‘A Night of Percussion’ Promises to Delight and Entertain

What do you think of when you hear the word “percussion”? Drums? Marching? Someone striking something? For Annie Stevens, director of the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble, percussion is storytelli...
The artwork of visual arts faculty member Meaghan Dee alludes to the style of shadow puppetry that can be seen in the “Poe’s Shadows” installation.

Immersive Theatrical Installation Brings the Works of Edgar Allan Poe to Life

“Poe’s Shadows,” an immersive theatrical installation inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe, will open on Halloween in the Cube of the Moss Arts Center and continue through Nov. 4. “Poe’s...
Allison Hutchison, a Virginia Tech doctoral student in the Department of English, plays a name game with other graduate students during a workshop to prepare for the Oct. 27 Nutshell Games.

Nutshell Games to Offer Research Appetizers

The Nutshell Games will be held on Oct. 27 at 4:30 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Science Festival.
Angels in America graphic with crying eyes

‘Angels in America’ Holds Relevant Message for Today

Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches” opens in Squires Studio Theatre on Nov. 7 and will run through Nov. 14 for a total of seven performances.
Members of the Chamber Singers pose with their choir director, Dwight Bigler, at the Moss Arts Center.

Virginia Tech Chamber Singers to Perform at Statewide Conference

Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, the most selective choral group on campus, was chosen as the only collegiate choir to sing at the statewide Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Conference th...
The Cube in the Moss Arts Center provides the setting for “Badstar,” a melding of music, architecture, and immersive audio and video. The architecture, which resembles a stalactite cathedral unfurling from the ceiling of the Cube, is constructed of massive cut-paper hangings.

‘Badstar’ Offers an Immersive, Experimental, and Visually Rich Concert

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will present “Badstar,” a one-of-a-kind musical and visual experience, in the Cube at the Moss Arts Center on Oct. 11–13 at 7:30 p.m. The collabo...
Dwight Bigler (foreground), director of choral activities, and the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers are jumping at the chance to perform in Spain.

JUMP Campaign Aims to Send a Harmony of Voices to Spain

The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help fund a musical tour of Spain’s most sacred venues.
Allen Vizzutti playing the trumpet

Third Annual Trumpet Festival Showcases Range of Talent

The third annual Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival will fill the Squires Student Center with the music of talented guest artists and faculty and student trumpeters throughout the weekend of Sept. 28–30. ...
Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II are the subject of the play “Decision Height.”

School of Performing Arts’ Mainstage Season Takes Flight with ‘Decision Height’

The Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts’ production of “Decision Height” will take off on Sept. 25 for the first of eight performances. Patricia Raun, professor of performance and voice, will ...
Patricia Lavender

Patricia Lavender Honored with Emerita Status

Patricia Lavender, associate professor of theatre arts in the School of Performing Arts in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of associate pr...
A Virginia Tech student plays the violin during a master class with cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

School of Performing Arts Season Showcases Artistic Talent

The 2018–19 season of the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts will showcase music, theatre, and cinema performances by students, faculty members, and guest artists. The season will run fro...


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