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News for and about Our Alumni | January/February 2017
Design for Cuba
Kelsy Dominick studied fashion and international relations, never imagining she would one day become the first American designer to have her own runway show in Cuba in more than 60 years.
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Online Celebration
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Volume One 2016-2017
The digital version of our new magazine features web-exclusive extras, including photo galleries, video links, and additional inspiration from our graduates, faculty, and students.
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Dean to Take on New Challenge
Elizabeth Spiller has been named dean of letters and science at the University of California, Davis. She will be leaving a legacy of passionate advocacy for the liberal arts and human sciences at Virginia Tech.
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Plan Your Own Appalachian Spring
Enjoy all that Southwest Virginia has to offer the mind and spirit in the upcoming months, with College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences events ranging from music and poetry celebrations to explorations of Civil War battlefields, regional riches, and witty ways to illuminate science.
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Creativity and Innovation Quiz
Will you be shaking your tail feathers or accused of being Cavalier? If you’ve read the recent issue of Illumination, you should score well on this quiz. If you haven’t, go ahead and test your wits (then read and be inspired!).
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Interim Dean Has Helped Lead Visioning Initiative
Rosemary Blieszner has served as an Alumni Distinguished Professor, associate dean of the graduate school, and co-chair of the steering committee of Beyond Boundaries, the university’s effort to tackle present and future challenges through transformative strategies.
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When Did the End of the Civil War Begin?
The 26th annual Civil War Weekend will take on an intriguing theme: what sparked the end of the Civil War? Was it the declaration of the Emancipation Proclamation, the death of Stonewall Jackson, or a decisive battle? Join us in Blacksburg—and on an optional guided tour of the Petersburg National Battlefield—to learn more.
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Impresaria Honored with Alumni Award
Liz Hart has served on international political advance teams, produced fashion shows, livestreamed the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, and even organized a Justin Bieber roast. What can’t she do?
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Ut Prosim in Action
A drive through the nation’s capital one frigid evening changed Tom Bagamane’s life and, ultimately, the lives of thousands of people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
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Service During the Great War Captured Digitally
The Pylons, the War Memorial Building, and the Rock all carry remembrances of VPI men who served during World War I. The university now has an online exhibit to complement those physical tributes.
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Best in Class
VT-shaped learning office will bring students new enrichment opportunities.
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Voices Captured
VT Stories, a new oral history project, captures alumni experiences.
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