An event of student shared knowledge
April 16, 2010
Brief Description: Welcome to Hokie stone: an event of student shared knowledge. Hokie Stone is actually a native limestone common in Southwest Virginia. While all of our students originate from different parts of the world, we all will all share Virginia Tech and Southwest Virginia in common and the influence it had on our individual journeys. Hokie Stone, like each one of us, is quite unique. No two stones are the same color, varying from grays, browns, and blacks to pinks, oranges, and maroons. Our Virginia Tech buildings, made of Hokie stone, have sustained the test of time. And we as students have faced adversity as well, held together by each individual stone. On April 16th, 2007, we lost 32 Hokies, friends, angels. Their mission to change the world lives on. Today, we will discover ourselves, others, and Virginia Tech. As a stone, we are strong in the moment, but as a Hokie stone, we are everlasting together. This event pays tribute to those students lost, while also showcasing those with new found strength and dedication to change the world. Discover means to make known, the unknown. You will hear stories you have never heard. You will see research never seen. You will see and hear an event like nothing you have seen or heard before. The twenty presentations about to follow will allow you to discover yourself, discover knowledge from fellow students, and discover Virginia Tech as the single Hokie stone that bonds us all as one. Welcome to the first Hokie stone: an event of student shared knowledge.
Theme: Invent. Change. Sustain.
Location: Squires Colonial Hall
Not going to be in Blacksburg on 4/16?
You can still be a part of this new Hokie tradition. We will be live streaming
the event online for people all over the world be a part of this Day of
Remembrance. Please go to www.weremember.vt.edu at 11am
on Friday, April 16th to tune in live!
Event Overview: From 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 20 presentations from various academic units will be given showcasing student research, involvement, cultural experiences and general scholarship. The event will open with a brief introduction honoring those who lost their lives or were injured on April 16th. The focus will be on the outstanding work occurring around the Blacksburg campus and the world by Virginia Tech students.
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