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Hokies are a force for positive change in a world without boundaries.

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During a 10-day service-learning trip, engineering students worked with community members to restore a well-loved and well-worn community center in a Costa Rican community.

Women drummers from Rwanda teach their drumming techniques to a group of Virginia Tech students. The musicians and the students stand in the middle of a room, circling six big barrel drums, many of them holding drumsticks high in the air, ready to make contact with the drums. The drummers are are Black women with brightly colored long braids.  They wear multi-colored patterned dresses. The students are dressed in sweatshirts and jeans and sweatpants.

Over 30 professional artists travel to Blacksburg each year to create and perform in the Moss Arts Center. Center staff work closely with artists and campus and community partners to cultivate rich experiences for the region.


Virginia Cooperative Extension works in communities across the commonwealth to share knowledge, support businesses, and implement research that advances the well-being of all Virginians.

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Holidays can be stressful and your mental health is important. The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has opened a wellness room to prioritize the spiritual, mental, and emotional well-being of its community members.

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Adopting a dog can provide love, safety, and happiness for you and the pup you welcome into your home. Virginia Tech and Arizona State University researchers are working to help more shelter dogs find adoptive owners.

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As the semester winds down and students prepare for final exams, food security is more important than ever. The team behind The Market of Virginia Tech created the Pop-Up Pantry to keep students fed during this crucial time.

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“Today we are calling on Hokies all over the world to join us and help every student succeed,” President Tim Sands said during the launch of a fundraising effort for Virginia Tech Advantage. This multiyear commitment to offer a broad educational experience to undergraduate students from Virginia who have financial need is a university priority that can change lives with the support of the Hokie Nation.

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That perfect fall pic, captured in a Daily Doodle by Steven White. For more, visit the Doodle Archive at news.vt.edu/doodles.
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