Every Hokie has a story. Whether attending as a cadet in the years following World War II, breaking ground as one of the first African-American women to be accepted as a student, or using time on the university tennis team to build a career as a professional tennis umpire, alumni made memories on campus.
The 2016 Literary Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Virginia recognizes outstanding and long-lasting contributions to literature by authors with Virginia ties.
Nora Salem, a master of fine arts student in creative writing, has won a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study Islamic feminism in Malaysia.
Virginia Tech’s Creative Writing program recently commemorated Poem in Your Pocket Day with a collection of poetry by the program’s faculty members and students.
“When we think of poetry, we think of the soul of humankind,” said world-renowned poet Nikki Giovanni. “Today, we have lifted that to the heavens.” Giovanni, University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, uttered those words at a recent celebration of the winners of the 2016 Steger Poetry Prize.
What does it mean to be a military-service veteran in the United States? Virginia Tech’s College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and University Libraries will join the National Endowment for the Humanities in hosting a summer institute to explore that question and, ideally, build a foundation for veterans studies as an academic field of inquiry.
Nikki Giovanni, world-renowned poet and University Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech, will announce the winners of the 2016 Steger Poetry Prize on April 19 at 5 pm in the Holtzman Alumni Center. A reception will follow the ceremony.
The Department of English at Virginia Tech will hold its 11th annual Undergraduate Research and Writing Symposium on April 15.