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    In service course, students and Ukrainian refugees are English language partners , article

    Twice a week and more than 5,000 miles and an ocean away, Virginia Tech students are hosting hour-long conversations in English with Ukrainian natives who fled the country after the Russian invasion.

    Date: May 05, 2023
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    Students enrich the lives of incarcerated people with the gift of books , article

    The Virginia Tech Prison Book Project, which provides books to incarcerated people throughout Virginia, has seen “overwhelming” interest from students since hosting its first event in November 2021.

    Date: Feb 02, 2023
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    Industrial Design students manufacture backpacks for Connection to Care program , video

    Working with Virginia Tech's Institute of Policy and Governance, students majoring in Industrial Design over several years have developed a backpack for the Connection to Care opioid crisis response program. The students traveled to Fairfield, Virginia to produce 50 prototype backpacks in collaboration with UTS Systems, a manufacturer of military grade shelters. The bags are intended to address the needs of individuals who are housing insecure or struggling with substance misuse, and will be given to the Drop-In Center in Roanoke, Virginia to be field tested so students can learn if improvements need to be made.

    Date: Dec 06, 2022
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    Wildlife Viewing Club spotlights future career opportunities for local elementary school students , article

    Graduate students from the College of Natural Resources and Environment are preparing the next generation of conservationists by teaching local elementary students about wildlife and engaging them in hands-on learning experiences.

    Date: Dec 02, 2022
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    Students take a creative approach to fighting food insecurity , video

    Students in Martha Sullivan's service-learning ceramics course are crafting soup bowls to be donated for a fall event hosted by the Plenty! foodbank and farm. Their bowls will be sold to benefit local organizations that fight food insecurity. "I think it's really great for the students to see that there's an entry level into community service," said Sullivan.

    Date: Oct 07, 2022
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    Service learning at The Market of Virginia Tech , video

    Student volunteers at The Market of Virginia Tech participated in a service learning event in which bulk ingredients were broken down to be given to program participants. If you are a Virginia Tech undergraduate or graduate student interested in food assistance through the Market of Virginia Tech or other options, visit for more information.

    Date: Oct 06, 2022
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    Volunteers help tackle sustainability at home football games , video

    At Virginia Tech home football games, volunteers for the Game Day Green Team speak to tailgaters to inform them about campus sustainable initiatives, including where to locate designated recycling boxes in parking lots. These volunteers help ensure tons of recyclable materials don't mistakenly end up in landfills after each game.

    Date: Sep 27, 2022
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    Sending flood victims an old-fashioned symbol of love and support: a homemade quilt , article

    For students in Danille Christensen's Folk Cultures in Appalachia class, tying quilts at Solitude and Fraction House offered a glimpse of a longstanding cultural practice — and a way to help those in need.

    Date: Sep 23, 2022
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    VT Engage hosts Reducing Food Waste workshop , video

    VT Engage hosted their second annual workshop designed to educate the Virginia Tech community about the environmental, economic, and social benefits of reducing food waste. Local Programs Director Anisha Kohli, who facilitated the event, emphasized that food doesn't need to be perfect to get to our plates.

    Date: Apr 25, 2022
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    VT Engage Peru Immersion Trip , video

    This summer, travel to Peru and immerse yourself in a powerful learning and service experience. Work alongside nonprofits and local communities in Peru with other students. Join us, and broaden your horizons with this unique global service-learning trip! Learn more on the VT Engage website.

    Date: Nov 15, 2019