News2Note, the academic newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, is published monthly during the academic year by Debra Stoudt, associate dean for policy and faculty affairs. Individual entries are also captured in the Academic News section of the college’s website.

The submission deadlines for 2021–2022 are:

August issue:              Tuesday, July 27

September issue:         Friday, August 27

October issue:             Monday, September 27

November issue:         Tuesday, October 26
December issue:         Tuesday, November 23

January issue:             Tuesday, December 28
February issue:           Wednesday, January 26
March issue:               Wednesday, February 23
April issue:                 Monday, March 28
May issue:                   Monday, May 9

Items submitted after the deadline will be included in the next issue.

For faculty, staff, and departments, schools, and programs in general, the following items are being solicited:

  • Publications when published.  Please include page numbers for article and chapters.  To avoid repetition and to provide a complete reference, pre-publications online will not be announced; rather, the publication will be noted when the print version appears.
  • Conference presentations with current Virginia Tech students
  • Keynote or plenary presentations only, not invited speakers in general
  • Awards, grants, honors, and other accomplishments of note.*

For current students:

  • Conference presentations (papers or posters) and publications, either accepted or published
  • Awards, grants, honors, and other accomplishments of note*

*“Of note” is left to the discretion of the submitter and of the News2Note editorial staff.

If the item includes names of individuals not in your unit, please identify them. Please also identify the status of all Virginia Tech individuals named, including faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduates.

Submissions and questions should be sent to Debra Stoudt at