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2008-11-14 06:00:09

By Donna Leinwand One of four methods Virginia Tech uses to alert students and faculty in an emergency failed Thursday when school administrators attempted to warn the campus about reports of gunfire in a dorm, the university said. This is the first time Virginia Tech has used its new emergency alert system since the April 16, 2007, massacre. That day, a student gunman killed 32 people and himself, and injured more than 20 others in a rampage that began in a dorm and ended in a...

2008-10-11 03:00:11

By Greg Esposito greg.esposito@roanoke.com 381-1675 Virginia Tech will be the center of the state youth environmental movement this weekend as host of Virginia Power Shift 2008. The gathering, which will include speakers, symposiums and 60 training sessions on environmental issues, was inspired by Power Shift 2007, a national youth conference on global warming held at the University of Maryland. About 6,000 students from across the country gathered at the event to discuss things such as...

2008-10-09 03:00:31

By Anna L. Mallory anna.mallory@roanoke.com 381-8627 Two professors from Russia are visiting schools in Montgomery County this week to find out how local educators work with students, and others, with disabilities. Elena Nikolayevna Pryakhina and Marina Alekseyevna Shumskikh, both teachers at the Moscow City University of Psychology and Education, observed classes at Blacksburg High, Blacksburg Middle and Kipps Elementary schools Tuesday. The pair wants to take back proof that they...

2008-09-09 03:00:06

By Christian Trejbal christian.trejbal@roanoke.com 381-1645 The shell of Christiansburg's new aquatic center looms above Franklin Street. Its brick walls, blue roof and gaping window holes carve a striking form against the sky. As construction continues, residents who drive by have to wonder whether the final product will be the promised economic engine and recreation facility or a white elephant. The town has pinned its hopes -- and a lot of money -- on the former. The aquatic center...

2008-09-04 03:00:11

By Greg Esposito greg.esposito@roanoke.com 381-1675 A new academic year has brought another new security measure at Virginia Tech. Electronic message boards to notify students and faculty of campus emergencies have been installed in 165 classrooms. The cost to purchase 220 of the devices and install 201 of them is $243,700, Tech spokesman Larry Hincker said. Tech bought 19 backup message boards. The message boards were recommended by a committee formed by the university last year to...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

VIRGINIA TECH HONORS SALEM RESIDENTS n Brigitte Anderson of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science. n Lisa Anderson of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel, housing, and resource management from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. n Jamie Dudley of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in hospitality and tourism management from the Pamplin College of Business. n Jordan Green of Salem,...

2008-07-25 06:00:39

Emily Nicole Holdren graduated May 9, 2008, from Virginia Tech, receiving her master's degree in education. Emily received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2007. She is the daughter of Debbie and Kenny Frith, of Vinton, and Michael and Lee Anne Holdren, of Richmond. Emily is employed by the Fairfax County Public School System where she will be teaching high school mathematics in the fall. (c) 2008 Roanoke Times & World News. Provided by ProQuest...

2008-07-23 15:01:15

The NewVa Corridor Technology Council ("NCTC") announced today that it will be hosting the NewVA Technology Expo on September 5, 2008 at the Roanoke Civic Center, in Roanoke, Virginia. The event will showcase a variety of both small and large technology companies located in the region that includes Roanoke, Blacksburg and surrounding communities known as the NewVA region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NewVA region is home to a diverse and thriving technology and entrepreneurial...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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