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Summer 2014

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College News

Student Notes

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    Garretson shines in 'Spring Awakening' , article

    Alex Garretson of Rockville, Md., a senior double majoring in wildlife science and theatre arts, starred in the School of Performing Arts’ spring production of “Spring Awakening.”

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    Grad student works to preserve endangered flying squirrels , article

    Realizing that the tiny northern flying squirrel depends upon red spruce trees, scientists from government agencies and nonprofit organizations have been protecting and restoring landscapes that support the once-plentiful tree and releasing suppressed trees as well as planting seedlings in the central Appalachian Mountains.

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    Serving community and the arts , article

    As a service-learning project, students in Professor Robert Bush’s Senior Seminar in Forest Products Marketing and Management built an outdoor “theater” for the Blacksburg New School.

Staff Member Spotlight

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    Hollandsworth's lifetime of music , article

    Cheatham Hall’s favorite musician, Kathie Hollandsworth, support technician for the Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, and her band recently helped kick off the Crooked Road Festival celebrating mountain music in a sold-out performance at the Moss Arts Center’s new 1,260-seat auditorium.

Faculty Briefs

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    In memoriam: Geza Ifju , article

    Professor Emeritus Geza Ifju, 83, passed away at his Blacksburg home on May 15 surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Beth, their seven children, and nine grandchildren.

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    Jones receives Rachel Carson award , article

    Restoration biologist Jess Jones received the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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    Linzey honored with Jefferson Medal , article

    In a fitting tribute to a lifetime of dedication to the natural world, wildlife conservation instructor Donald W. Linzey has been awarded the Virginia Museum of Natural History’s Thomas Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Natural Science Education.

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    Promotions and tenure , article

    The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors has granted several college faculty promotions and approvals for tenure.

Research Spotlight

Alumni Corner

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    Alumni Profile: Linda Casey , article

    Linda Casey (’74 B.S. forestry) knew building a career in her preferred field wouldn’t be easy. “I was the only female forestry major in my class when I started,” she said. “I didn’t know of any women in the profession at the time.”

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    In Memoriam: John Wilburn , article

    John D. Wilburn (’06 B.S. and ’12 M.S. forestry) of Grants Pass, Oregon, died in a kayaking accident in California on March 9 at the age of 30.

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    Ring appointed Virginia State Forester , article

    Bettina Ring (’86 B.S. forestry) was selected by Gov. Terry McAuliffe this spring as Virginia State Forester.

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    Additional alumni news

    We love hearing about all the great things going on with our alumni — awards, promotions, retirements, etc. Regrettably, we don’t have enough space in the newsmagazine to print them all. You can now catch up with former classmates and fellow Hokies online.