The Bruegger's Bagels and Qdoba franchises that opened at Turner Place at Lavery Hall Monday, August 27, reported having all time record opening day sales, John Barrett, the Assistant Director for Dining Services at Turner Place, confirmed.
Scott F. Midkiff, professor and head of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the new university vice president for information technology and chief information officer by President Charles Steger. Midkiff will begin his position in October and is replacing Earving L. Blythe, who has held the position since 1991.
Virginia Tech hosted a three-day music festival at the Catawba Sustainability Center Aug. 31 through Sept. 2, which featured Acoustic Syndicate and other bands. Cosponsored by the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center and Half Acre Promotions, the festival was designed to encourage local eating and sustainability. Proceeds earned directly benefited local artisans, musicians, farmers, and other businesses.
President Barak Obama held a campaign rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Thursday, August 30. More than 7,500 people attended the event, which took place on University of Virginia's third day of classes for the fall semester.