Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Jan 24 5:00 PM - 11:59 PM MAJWM 434 French Major/Minor Meeting Interested in studying French of continuing your studies in French? Learn about the French major, which can be taken as a primary major or combined as a double major with another discipline. You can choose from a variety of minors: French for Business, regular minor, and a proposed Pathways French minor for the sciences We offer several study abroad options in France and francophone countries as well. All are welcome. If you cannot attend but would like information, contact Dr. Richard Shryock at french@vt.edu
  • Jan 24 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Major Williams 334 German Program Information Meeting This is a meeting for undergraduates interested in learning more about the German program at Virginia Tech. information will be provided about the German major and minor, courses this semester, study abroad and internship abroad opportunities, and activities such as the German Culture Club, Teach for Jamie, and Kaffeeklatsch. German professors and advanced students will be available to answer questions.
  • Jan 24 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 3 Hysterical Women In "Three Hysterical Women: Explorations of 'Feminine' Rage," three original, solo theatrical pieces will be curated into one 60-minute production exploring issues of inclusion and social disparity, including purported gender roles and racial assumptions and stereotypes.
  • Jan 25 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room 005 (ground floor) of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 200 Stanger St. Thomas Gardner Research Talk Lunch is provided Title: Sundays: Lyric Essays Abstract: I will be reading from the manuscript of a new book of prose poems or lyric essays, due out from Tupelo Press in 2019/2020. Building on my 2014 book Poverty Creek Journal, these 52 short meditations, written on consecutive Sundays from August 2017-August 2018, move out from particulars of the day (weather, landscape, friends and family) to the various shapes desire takes as it reaches toward the world and beyond it and then comes undone. What do we find in such spaces, these short pieces ask. How does the mind move there> What comes alive in brokenness? Along with reading selections from my book, I'll speak briefly about the connections between this creative project and a more formal academic book I'm completing examining the way such artists as Terrence Malikc, Annie Dillard, Czeslaw Milosz, and Marilynne Robinson use lyri modes of thinking to open up and explore a series of theological issues. Bio: Thomas Gardner is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at Virginia Tech. He has published five books of literary criticism, the most recent being A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson (Oxford, 2006) and John in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination (Baylor, 2011). His creative work includes two plays, Ear, and I, and Silence (2004) and Eurydice (2006); a book of poems, The Mime, Speaking (1992); and most recently a collection of lyric essays or spiritual improvisations entitled Poverty Creek Journal. The entries in this year-long running journal, mostly focused on morning runs in the nearby Jefferson National Forest, reflect on the boday, poetry, theology, family and grief. He has held Guggenheim, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships.
  • Jan 25 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 3 Hysterical Women In "Three Hysterical Women: Explorations of 'Feminine' Rage," three original, solo theatrical pieces will be curated into one 60-minute production exploring issues of inclusion and social disparity, including purported gender roles and racial assumptions and stereotypes.
  • Jan 25 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 3 Hysterical Women In "Three Hysterical Women: Explorations of 'Feminine' Rage," three original, solo theatrical pieces will be curated into one 60-minute production exploring issues of inclusion and social disparity, including purported gender roles and racial assumptions and stereotypes.
  • Jan 26 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center Honor Band Band-a-Rama Join the Jazz Ensembles, Wind Ensemble, and The Marching Virginians for an evening of musical excitement in their annual concert.
  • Jan 27 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center Honor Band Final Concert This final concert concludes the Virginia Tech Honor Band weekend.
  • Feb 03 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Chris Thomas, trumpet Chris Thomas presents senior trumpet recital.
  • Feb 04 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center Music on Mondays, featuring Kyle Hutchins, saxophone Kyle Hutchins, (Instructor of Saxophone & artist), presents a program of three world premieres for saxophone and the Cube, featuring BLUE for tenor saxophone, tenor trombone (Jay Crone, Professor of Low Brass), and live spatial audio by Eric Lyon (Associate Professor of Music Technology, ICAT Fellow), supported by his 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.
  • Feb 05 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Room 005 (ground floor) of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Building 200 Stanger St. Faculty Research Talk with Kelly Pender Lunch is provided Title: Toward a Rhetoric of Care for the At Risk Abstract: In this talk, I report on a study of the critical and biosocial discourses surrounding BRCA risk, showing how constructivist understandings of risk in those discourses reinforce the rhetorics of choice that have dominated our thinking about genetic medicine for decades. In contrast to this rhetoric of choice, I advocate for a rhetoric of care, identifying in those same biosocial discourses a set of rhetorical topics that shift our attention from how or if women at genetic risk choose freely to how or if they receive good medical care. Bio: Kelly Pender is an associate professor in the English department, where she teaches courses in critical theory, medical rhetoric, and the history of rhetoric. She is the author of two books, Techne, From Neoclassicism to Postmodernism (Parlor Press 2011) and Being at Genetic Risk: Toward a Rhetoric of Care (Penn State Press 2018).
  • Feb 06 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center) PPE Speaker Series/Center for Humanities: Douglas Noonan Douglas Noonan (Indiana University Indianapolis), a PPE Visiting Research Scholar for the spring semester 2019, will speak about "Freeing the Freelancers: Innovation, Crowds, and Markets". The event is co-organized with the Center for Humanities
  • Feb 08 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Clarinet Studio Recital Clarinet Studio Recital
  • Feb 09 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Cube, Moss Arts Center Fifth Bridge: Big Data to Big Art Fifth Bridge is an electro-acoustic trumpet quintet committed to the creation and performance of new music through digital processing and amplification. https://www.fifthbridge.org/
  • Feb 11 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Ari Streisfeld, violin Violinist Ari Streisfeld has garnered critical acclaim worldwide for his performances of diverse repertoire and has established himself as one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary classical music. http://www.aristreisfeld.com/
  • Feb 13 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 [title of show] T101 workshop performance Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends.
  • Feb 14 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 [title of show] T101 workshop performance Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends.
  • Feb 15 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Theatre 101 [title of show] T101 workshop performance Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen; Book by Hunter Bell Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends.
  • Feb 18 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Vice City Brass The Vice City Brass is a collaboration of five musicians who bridge the generational gap between the music of past, present, and future. The Miami-Based group incorporates new timbres through a traditional brass setting combined with electronic elements, creating a sound stage of unfamiliar yet welcoming territory. Technology meets art, creating a musical palette of colorfully epic proportions. http://www.vicecitybrass.com/
  • Feb 19 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 215 Major Williams Hall PPE Reading Group (215 Major Williams Hall) The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson's (Michigan) "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives" (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion. Please contact Gil Hersch (hersch@vt.edu) if you would like to join us (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Feb 20 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Moss Arts Center PPE Distinguished Public Lecture: Dan Ariely - "Free Beer" James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, Duke University. Public reception after the lecture. Co-organized with the Data and Decisions Destination Area at Virginia Tech ("Free Beer" is only the lecture title. No free beer provided.)
  • Feb 20 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Holden Hall Auditorium Women and Gender Studies Film Series Film: Whose Streets
  • Feb 21 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon The Millar Piano Duo: Four Hands are Better Than Two The Millar Piano Duo performs a two-piano recital, featuring: "Scaramouche" (Milhaud) Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, K. 448 (Mozart) Sonata for Piano Four Hands (Poulenc) Piano Piece No. 5 (2015) (Frank Horvat, b. 1974) Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56b (Brahms)
  • Feb 22 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Center for Humanities Balbir Singh Research Talk TBA
  • Feb 24 3:00 PM - 11:59 PM Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, Moss Arts Center Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band The Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band perform an afternoon concert.
  • Feb 25 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring The Cavell Trio
  • Feb 26 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM TBA Dr. Martin Nesvig
  • Feb 26 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Feb 27 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 01 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Mary Haugh, soprano Mary Haugh presents senior soprano recital.
  • Mar 01 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Lyric Theatre Jazz Ensembles The Virginia Tech Jazz Ensembles perform an evening concert.
  • Mar 01 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 02 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Laura Moniuszko, percussion Laura Moniuszko presents senior percussion recital.
  • Mar 02 2:00 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 02 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Denver Nuckolls, percussion Denver Nuckolls presents senior percussion recital.
  • Mar 02 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Steven Arnold, percussion Steven Arnold presents senior percussion recital.
  • Mar 02 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 03 1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Recital Salon, Squires Student Recital: Jesse Hughes, percussion Jesse Hughes presents senior percussion recital.
  • Mar 04 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 04 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Music on Mondays, featuring Katherine Calcamuggio-Donner, mezzo-soprano & Naomi J. Oliphant, piano Katherine Calcamuggio Donner is an award-winning mezzo-soprano. In the past three seasons, Calcamuggio has been featured in important role and company debuts across the United States. Naomi Oliphant has earned an international reputation as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S.A., Canada, Europe, and Japan.
  • Mar 05 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, Room 215 PPE Reading Group (215 Major Williams Hall) The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson's (Michigan) "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives" (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion. Please contact Gil Hersch (hersch@vt.edu) if you would like to join us (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Mar 05 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 06 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Studio Theatre, Squires The Foreigner - A comedy by Larry Shue A fishing lodge in rural Georgia is the setting for Larry Shue's comedy "The Foreigner," where two Englishmen, Froggy, and Charlie arrive as guests. Pathologically shy and overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers, Charlie passes himself off as a foreigner from an exotic country who speaks no English. He soon overhears more than he should, as the lodge's guests begin revealing their secrets, some benign, some less so, leading to a wildly funny ending in which things go uproariously awry for the "bad guys" and the "good guys" emerge triumphant.
  • Mar 19 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, Room 215 PPE Reading Group (215 Major Williams Hall) The PPE Reading Group will meet every other week during the spring semester on Tuesday 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm to read and discuss Elizabeth Anderson's (Michigan) "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives" (free books provided). We will enjoy free pizza and soft drinks with our discussion. Please contact Gil Hersch (hersch@vt.edu) if you would like to join us (no need to be affiliated with PPE).