• The Virginia Tech Foundation Executive Committee will consider the annual budget for WVTF Public Radio and RADIO IQ at its meeting Friday, June 9, in the Buck Mountain Room at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center in Roanoke, VA.

    The portion of the meeting dealing with WVTF will begin at 11 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.. This portion of the meeting is open to the public.

  • For more than 20 years, students and faculty traveled to Virginia Tech’s historic Villa Maderni in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, Switzerland, to study at the Center for European Studies and Architecture.

    In 2014, following a renovation and expansion to improve the facilities and increase residential and academic space, the facility was renamed the Steger Center for International Scholarship. Now, the center’s library will bear the names of two people who were instrumental in its founding and early leadership.

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors approved the naming in a resolution stating, “that in acknowledgement of the service and generosity of Olivio and Lucy Ferrari and in recognition of past and future benefits to the university, the library of the Steger Center for International Scholarship will be known as the Olivio and Lucy Ferrari Library.”

    See the full article here.

  • It is estimated that the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center has had more than a $616 million economic impact on the area since it's reopening in 1995. The facility was a joint project between the Virginia Tech Foundation and the City of Roanoke.

    See the full article here.

  • The foundation is pleased to announce the grand opening of Wicked Taco on January 15, 2015.

    The first of its kind, Wicked Taco serves signature tortillas filled with fresh, and some locally grown, ingredients. The signature tacos include poultry, beef, or seafood and the new restaurant will offer breakfast tacos served all day. The restaurant also offers a salsa bar with a choice of more than 50 hot sauces.

    Wicked Taco has worked closely with several departments within the Virginia Tech community on marketing and design of the new restaurant. This collaborative effort has led to a very unique and “wicked” dining environment for the Virginia Tech campus and surrounding Blacksburg area alike. To continue its ties with the local community, Wicked Taco has teamed up with local farmers to supply some of the fresh ingredients for the tacos and salsa being offered. The menu can be found on their website, www.wickedtaco.com.

    North End (formerly known as Collegiate Square and the Turner Street Project) is a 227,000 square foot mixed use development with a diverse environment of retail, restaurant and office space located at the intersections of Prices Fork Road and Gilbert & Turner Streets in Blacksburg, Virginia.

  • If you are in Roanoke or Blacksburg, there are several holiday events at The Hotel Roanoke and The Inn at Virginia Tech. Both hotels have the "Fashion for Evergreens", which is the annual competitive decorated-tree display, giving both venues a festive feel.

    For more information, please see the full story.

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