Friday, April 12, 2013

  • 4 PM – 8 PM: Check-in for 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance – War Memorial Hall room 125 (basketball gym).

Saturday, April 13, 2013

  • 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Check-in for 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance – War Memorial Hall room 125 (basketball gym).
  • 9 AM: 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance – Virginia Tech Campus

Expressions of Remembrance

  • 11 AM – 1 PM Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention Open House – 2nd Floor Norris Hall
    Visit the CPSVP in Norris Hall, learn about our academic and student programs, and meet our affiliates from the Hokie community and beyond. Light refreshments will be offered.
  • 7:30 PM Remembrance Through the Arts Showcase – Haymarket Theater, Squires
    This is a variety show organized by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble. We dedicate the performance to the beloved Hokies we lost on April 16th, 2007. We welcome all to join us to honor those we lost and celebrate the resilience of the Virginia Tech community. Some featured guest this year will be: Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Salsa Tech, Tap Ensemble, Fusion Dance Team, Bamboom, Hill and Veil, Mixed Emotions, Sensations, and Tech Notes. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Doors open at 7:00 PM
  • Places on Campus for Quiet Reflection
    Read descriptions on each place and find them on the campus map.
  • Never Forgotten: A Remembrance Art Exhibit from the April 16 Condolence Archives
    An art exhibit of items received by Virginia Tech after the April 16, 2007 shootings will be on display in Newman Library’s Special Collections from April 13 - 16. Curated by Robin Scully Boucher, art director of the Perspective Gallery, the exhibit includes some works that have not been publicly shown before. Hours of the exhibit are:
    • April 13 | 9 AM - 4 PM
    • April 14 | 1 PM - 4 PM
    • April 15 | 8 AM - 5 PM
    • April 16 | 8 AM - 5 PM
    • Reception April 16 | 2PM - 3 PM

During the exhibit, Special Collections’ reading room will become a gallery. Researchers will be accommodated in another room of Special Collections during the set-up for the exhibition on April 11-12 and on April 15-16. We regret that we will be unable to accommodate researchers on Saturday or Sunday, April 13-14. On those two days the reading room will function as a gallery only. Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library, behind the study cafe area. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

  • Midnight: Lighting of Ceremonial Candle – April 16 Memorial
    A candle will be lit by members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and representatives of the student body at midnight. The Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes. The candle will remain lit for 24 hours.
  • 11:30 AM: Community Picnic – Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center [NEW LOCATION]
    An event designed for the entire community. There will be food from local vendors provided at the event; however we encourage you to bring additional food and picnic blankets if possible.
  • 11:59 PM: Extinguishing of Ceremonial Candle - April 16 Memorial
    The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes prior to the 11:59 PM extinguishing. The candle will be extinguished and the light will be carried back into Burruss Hall, representing the commitment to never forget.

Expressions of Remembrance

  • 9 AM – 5 PM: Elizabeth Wallace Pastels of the 32 Hokies lost on April 16, 2007 – G. Burke Johnston Student Center Hallway
    Moved by the tragedy, Ms. Wallace, an artist in California, originally created a set of 32 pastel portraits for each person killed on April 16th, which was either sent to each person’s family or is being kept in storage. Charles Steger commissioned Ms. Wallace to create a second set of pastels for the university community to keep in perpetuity.
  • 9:43 AM: Statewide Moment of Silence
  • Places on Campus for Quiet Reflection
    Read descriptions on each place and find them on the campus map.
  • Never Forgotten: A Remembrance Art Exhibit from the April 16 Condolence Archives
    An art exhibit of items received by Virginia Tech after the April 16, 2007 shootings will be on display in Newman Library’s Special Collections from April 13 - 16. Curated by Robin Scully Boucher, art director of the Perspective Gallery, the exhibit includes some works that have not been publicly shown before. Hours of the exhibit are:
    • April 16 | 8 AM - 5 PM
    • Reception April 16 | 2 PM - 3 PM

During the exhibit, Special Collections’ reading room will become a gallery. Researchers will be accommodated in another room of Special Collections during the set-up for the exhibition on April 15-16. Special Collections is located on the first floor of Newman Library, behind the study cafe area. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Related Events

Denver

The Denver Hokies will be hosting our Annual 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Walk/Run at 11 AM Sunday, April 14. Please join us to remember the 32 Hokies who lost their lives on 4-16, as well as those who survived this tragic event. The event strives to bring fellow Hokies together, to feel the support of the community, and to celebrate the lives of our friends and family members.

This is a family friendly event, so bring your kids, family, friends and dogs (must be on a leash) as we walk/run in Wash Park, located directly across from Denver South High School. The chapter will provide a BBQ lunch, soda’s and water immediately following the walk/run. Please bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.

We have had a sizable turnout for this event in the past, and look forward to another great event.

Philadelphia

Join fellow Philadelphia Hokies on April 13 at the Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, PA for the 3.2 Walk in Remembrance.

The Virginia Tech Philadelphia Alumni Chapter is hosting a walk/run in memory of the victims of the April 16, 2007 tragedy at Virginia Tech. The event will include 2 distances – a 3.2 mile (just over a 5k) and a 3.2k. The walk will take place on the flat paved trail leading along the Perkiomen Creek and the Schuykill River. Light refreshments will be provided. This is a family and friend –friendly event (including your 4-legged friends). We hope you can join us in remembering.

National Capital Region

The National Capital Region chapter is hosting a blood drive with the Red Cross on Friday, April 19th from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM in Room 100 of the VT/UVa Graduate Center in Falls Church. There are up to 87 slots available over these six hours and our goal is to collect 66 units. Parking is available at the Graduate Center. The center is also accessible by the West Falls Church metro on the Orange line.

Portland

For the third year in a row, Hokies in Portland will be joining Friends of Trees for a tree planting for the 2013 annual “We Rememeber” Volunteer event. This year we will be in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland. We’ll meet for coffee and doughnuts around 8 AM, then get a little dirty making Portland more beautiful.

Richmond

The Richmond, Va., Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association will honor the victims and survivors of the April 16th tragedy with its annual blood drive. Please join us at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center to donate blood, support our local community, and help show the resiliency of the Virginia Tech community. If you cannot make it to the Virginia Tech Richmond Center on Tuesday, April 16, you can donate at any area Virginia Blood Services location the entire month of April. Tell them your donation goes towards the “Richmond Hokies” efforts.

Seattle

Join Seattle Hokies from 10 AM - 2 PM Saturday, April 20th for a remembrance walk and picnic at Greenlake. Bring a packed lunch and wear Hokie gear and confortable shoes for walking or running 3.2 miles around Greenlake.

Tidewater

 

Hokies in Tidewater, VA, will have the April 16th Sunset Memorial from 7:30 PM - 8 PM Tuesday, April 16, at the Hampton Roads Graduate Center, 1444 Diamond Springs Road, Virginia Beach. This is a sunset memorial to gather and remember those lost in the 2007 campus shooting.

Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach

Debbie Conner, vice president for Student Affairs at Coastal Carolina University, invites all alumni and friends of Virginia Tech to the annual Day of Remembrance on Tuesday, April 16 at noon in Blanton Park on the CCU campus. This event is held annually on or near the anniversary of the Virginia Tech incident. The victims of that tragedy will be remembered as well as the members of the CCU family who lost their lives during the past year.

Southwest Virginia

Remembrance Blood Drive from Noon - 7 PM on April 16, 2013, at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. The first 125 donors will receive a free T-shirt. The event is sponsored by Virginia Tech Southwest Center, Virginia Tech Southwest Virginia Alumni Association, Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Office in Abingdon, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Johnston Memorial Blood Bank, Alpha Natural Resources, and Food City.