Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

  • Aug 28 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Major Williams 334 German Program Information Meeting This meeting is for undergraduates interested in learning more about the German program at Virginia Tech. Information will be provided regarding the German major and minor, courses this academic year, 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 your questions.
  • Aug 30 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon '... and Fall' Brian Thorsett, tenor | Alan Weinstein, cello | Eric Choate, piano Composer-conductor-pianist Eric Choate (San Francisco Symphony Chorus and SF Conservatory) joins faculty members Alan Weinstein and Brian Thorsett in this journey from seed to harvest. A collection of folksongs arranged by Vaughan Williams, Edgar Girtain, and guest Eric Choate explore our relationship to the earth and to one another. Forgotten composer Frank Tours is represented in his only true song cycle "Seedtime and Harvest," performed on this concert in its U.S. premiere and first hearing since its world premiere nearly 100 years ago. The second half will feature Samuel Barber's masterwork "Knoxville: Summer of 1915" and guest artist Eric Choate's musical response " ...and fall."
  • Sep 03 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Randolph Hall 221 Spanish Majors and Minors Information Meeting At this meeting new and returning students will receive helpful information about on-campus academics, study abroad, and extracurricular activities. Advisors will also be available to answer questions. Free and open to the public
  • Sep 04 12:20 PM - 1:15 PM 566 McBryde Hall India and Social Justice Wintermester - Info Session Come find out more about SOC/WGS 4954: India and Social Justice. Visit Hyderabad India over winter break and learn about how social justice organizations are making a difference on the ground.
  • Sep 04 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Owens Banquet Room, Owens Hall Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Laura Belmonte CLAHS Faculty and staff are cordially invited to the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Welcome Reception in honor of Dean Laura Belmonte on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Owens Banquet Room. This event will serve as a welcome reception for the new Dean of CLAHS, as well as a welcome back event for CLAHS faculty and staff. Kindly RSVP by August 28, 2019 with the link provided.
  • Sep 06 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch. Come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes to take a break from studying or working and to have some cookies and chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • Sep 09 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM 566 McBryde Hall India and Social Justice Wintermester - Info Session Come find out more about SOC/WGS 4954: India and Social Justice Visit Hyderabad India over winter break and learn about how social justice organizations are making a difference on the ground.
  • Sep 10 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams Hall, Atrium PPE Meet and Greet Reception for faculty, staff, and students interested in PPE. All are welcome to attend.
  • Sep 12 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Newman Hall, 124 Fellowships Information Session This session will provide information about research fellowships for faculty in the liberal arts and social/human sciences, including academic year fellowships from ACLS, Guggenheim, Virginia Humanities, and more. Session is open to all. Please RSVP with the link provided.
  • Sep 12 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Sep 13 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Upper Quad (behind Lane Hall) CLAHS Fall Kickoff Ice Cream Party Join CLAHS faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends as we welcome everyone back to campus for the 2019-20 school year! Enjoy a frozen treat from Big Lick Ice Cream Co., kettle corn from Hethwood Market, and lawn games. Dean Belmonte will provide a welcome message at 4:00 p.m. Although this event is free, please RSVP by September 6 in order for us to provide accurate food counts.
  • Sep 17 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Squires Recital Salon Visiting Artist Convocation: Patricia Surman, flute | Jooeun Pak, piano Visiting flutist Patricia Surman and pianist Jooeun Pak will perform during the Tuesday afternoon music convocation. The event is free and open to the public. Surman is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral flutist. She has been a featured performer and clinician for flute festivals, and served on the faculty at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, Greece, and recently joined the Metropolitan State University of Denver faculty as Assistant Professor of Flute and Director of Woodwind Studies. Surman is a Yamaha Performing Artist. Jooeun Pak has been appearing as a celebrated soloist and a demanded collaborative pianist in major performance venues. Her recent concerts were held in Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall, Terrace Theatre in Kennedy Center in D.C, BGH in Ravinia Steans Institute, James R. Armstrong Theatre in Torrance, Theatre Vipiteno/ Sterzing, Italy, Landmark Concerthall in Indianapolis, Honeywell Center in Wabash, Chicago Cultural Center, Auer Hall in Bloomington, Ruth Taylor Hall in San Antonio and Schneebeck Concert Hall in University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Recently Jooeun's collaborations with vocalists and her solo performance were heard on WFMT, Chicago Classical Music Station, as one of the featured artists of Ravinia Steans Music Institute.
  • Sep 17 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Shanks Hall 370/380 "Archival Gaps and Phantom Sources: The Case of the Chaudrie Court in Eighteenth Century French India" ASPECT Working Paper Danna Agmon, Department of History and ASPECT Respondents: Bikrum Gill (Political Science and ASPECT) Rob Flahive (ASPECT PhD Candidate)
  • Sep 19 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Visiting Artist Recital: Justin Badgerow, piano Pianist Justin Badgerow enjoys a successful career as a solo and collaborative pianist as well as a pedagogue. He has performed as a soloist throughout the United States, and as a concerto soloist with the Kennett Symphony and Imperial Symphony. A champion of Latin American piano music, Badgerow has performed at the International Joaquin Rodrigo Conference in El Paso, Texas and at the Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) conference in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. In addition, he has also performed and lectured in Brazil and South Africa. He is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania where he teaches piano, music theory, and aural skills.
  • Sep 20 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Lyric Theatre VT Jazz Ensembles with guest Graham Breedlove, trumpet Join the Virginia Tech Jazz Ensembles for a great evening of jazz with special guest Graham Breedlove, trumpet soloist with the U.S. Army Blues jazz ensemble in Washington, D.C
  • Sep 21 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon VT Trumpet Festival Concert with special guest Wiff Rudd Wiff Rudd, professor at Baylor University, is special guest at the Virginia Tech Trumpet Festival Concert.
  • Sep 21 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Lyric Theatre Progeny Short Film Festival 2019 The Progeny Short Film Festival showcases high-quality, do-it-yourself-spirited filmmaking, especially by independent filmmakers and students within Southwest Virginia. Categories include narrative, documentary, experimental, animated, super short, and high school.
  • Sep 26 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Sep 26 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Clara Cheng and Richard Masters: 4-hand piano recital Guest pianist Clara Cheng and Virginia Tech faculty member Richard Masters perform a recital of music for piano four hands. From Poulenc's Sonata for piano duet, to intricate two piano arrangements of Rachmaninoff songs, this short program offers an action-packed evening of exciting four hand fun.
  • Sep 27 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Major Williams atrium (ground level, quad side) Kaffeeklatsch Join the German program for its once-a-month Kaffeeklatsch. Come for the entire hour or only for a few minutes to take a break from studying or working and to have some cookies and chat - in German - with friends, fellow students, and professors.
  • Sep 30 8:00 PM - 11:59 PM Squires Recital Salon Animal Style - Piano Music INspired by the Animal Kingdom | Hsiang Tu, piano Faculty member Hsiang John Tu performs a program entitled "Animal Style - Piano Music Inspired by the Animal Kingdom." The New York Times has praised the "eloquent sensitivity" in Tu's performance. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as the winner of the Juilliard School Concerto Competition, and returned to the same venue in 2013 as a soloist with the World Civic Orchestra. He is a recipient of the Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Juilliard, and recently joined the Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts as an Assistant Professor in piano.
  • Oct 01 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 02 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Brush Mountain A (Squires Student Center) PPE Speaker Series: Charmaine Chua Charmaine Chua (UC Santa Barbara) will give a talk on the topic "Fast Circulation, Slow Life: The Racial Fix of Global Logistics." All faculty and students are invited to attend.
  • Oct 02 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 03 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 04 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive" A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 06 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 07 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 08 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room Annual ASPECT Awards Ceremony
  • Oct 08 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 09 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Squires Studio Theatre Mainstage Theatre: 'How I Learned to Drive' A wildly funny, surprising, and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. "How I Learned To Drive" is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel. By Paula Vogel.
  • Oct 10 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Major Williams Hall, room 215 PPE Reading Group The PPE Reading Group will meet every other Thursday during the semester to read and discuss Darrell M. West's (Brookings) book "The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation" (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 the group (no need to be affiliated with PPE).
  • Oct 14 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 15 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 15 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Newman Library Multipurpose Room ASPECT Books in the Library Featuring the following authors: Nick Copeland, Department of Sociology Cara Daggett, Department of Political Science Jenn Lawrence, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and Jim Bohland, SPIA
  • Oct 16 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 17 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 18 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 19 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Homecoming 2019 Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with our Campfire Kickoff and don't miss the Homecoming Parade, tailgate, football game, and more!
  • Oct 19 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hahn Horticulture Garden CLAHS Tailgate Join CLAHS alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends for a pregame tailgate party before the Virginia Tech vs. UNC football game. Enjoy a tailgate buffet, live music, games, door prizes, giveaways, and meet our new dean, Dr. Laura Belmonte (and her dogs, Willy and James). We'll also have a special appearance from the HokieBird!
  • Oct 19 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Holtzman Alumni Center HokieTalk with Sylvester Johnson The founding director of the Virginia Tech Center for Humanities, Sylvester A. Johnson will explore the question "Will Intelligent Machines Become Human? AI, Cybernetics, and the Future of Humanity." Johnson is a nationally recognized humanities scholar specializing in the study of race, religion, and technology.