Virginia Tech Magazine
Features -|- Spring 2006
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A brand-new day at Virginia Tech
Long established as a comprehensive, land-grant institution, Virginia Tech is working to solidify its national reputation. Now, a branding campaign seeks to expand the university's image, beginning with a new tagline, "Virginia Tech: Invent the Future."

Forging toward a final frontier

How do you power and communicate with a spacecraft that will travel billions of miles over the next nine years to reach its objective? By bringing on board several Hokies to help make possible this ambitious NASA mission to learn more about Pluto--and possibly beyond.

Hot topic: Video games at large
Video games provoke controversy from all corners. Are they too violent? What are the potential negative effects on players? And do they have any positive qualities? A Virginia Tech expert weighs in on these questions and more.

Hokies go Hollywood: The "Extreme Makeover" project
Enlisting the aid of Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students, ABC's hit reality show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" orchestrated the weeklong planning and building of a new home for former Tech employee Carol Crawford Smith. Read about the behind-the-scenes details of this exhilarating project.

The changing of the guard
Rear Adm. Jody A. Breckenridge '75 is one of only a handful of women at Flag rank in the U.S. Coast Guard, which has grown considerably since becoming an agency of the Department of Homeland Security. And Breckenridge’s career has grown right along with it.

College of Natural Resources: Life lessons for tomorrow's leaders
Learn about the simple roots of the ever-growing College of Natural Resources, which today is nationally recognized as a leader among peer institutions and internationally known for its education, research, and outreach and Extension activities.

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