Recent Submissions

  • Service Learning on the River: Educating for Sustainability in the NRV 

    Pearce, Annie (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The New River is influenced by a variety of pressures ranging from economic development and attendant environmental impacts, to changing community expectations and choices, to infrastructure investments by local government. ...
  • Natural history, threats, and current research related to Candy Darter (Etheostoma osburni) in Virginia 

    McBaine, Katie E.; Angermeier, Paul L. (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The candy darter (Etheostoma osburni) is a small riffle-dwelling, non-game fish species endemic to the New River drainage in Virginia and West Virginia. It is narrowly restricted to medium-size streams with cold-cool ...
  • Community and Sustainability Along the New River 

    Hansell, Tom; Redding, Mary Anne; Wagner, Kelsey (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    In 2016, students at Appalachian State University partnered with the New River Conservancy (NRC) on a series of projects designed to celebrate the NRC’s 40th anniversary and to highlight current issues in the upper New ...
  • The National Park Service in Southern West Virginia 

    Allison, Amanda (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    The National Park Service manages three units in southern West Virginia, New River Gorge National River, Gauley River National Recreation Area, and Bluestone National Scenic River. All three units were designated for their ...
  • ReNew the New: An Approach for Regional River Clean-ups on the New River 

    Gottfredson, Michael (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    In August 2016, the New River Valley successfully held its first regional river clean-up event in Radford, called “Fall into the New.” Four hundred volunteers and representatives from Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski ...
  • Marker-assisted restoration of native New River walleye 

    Harris, Sheila; Copeland, John; Palmer, George; Hallerman, Eric (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Walleye (Sander vitreus) is an important game fish in the Upper New River, with March and April walleye fishing effort from Buck Dam to Claytor Lake increasing from 49 to 66% of total fishing effort between 2007 and 2016. ...
  • Eastern Hellbender 

    Blatny, Doug (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Program will include a presentation about the natural history of the Eastern Hellbender. Following will be a discussion about the baseline study results concerning the Eastern Hellbender's population in the South Fork New ...
  • The Stroubles Creek Watershed: History of Development and Chronicles of Research 

    Younos, Tamim (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Dr. Younos launched the Stroubles Creek Watershed Initiative in 1999. The major goal of the Initiative was to provide research, educational, and service-learning opportunities to Virginia Tech students. A secondary goal ...
  • Watauga High School Rain Garden—A Community Partnership 

    England, Laura (New River Symposium, 2017-05-16)
    Ongoing urban development in the Town of Boone has meant increasing coverage of pavement and other impervious surfaces. Local tributaries of the South Fork New River, like Hardin Creek, show symptoms of “urban stream ...
  • Race and/or Reconciliation : Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Veterans in Society 

    VT Veterans Studies Group; Dubinsky, James M.; Pencek, Bruce; Davitt, Marcia; Catherwood-Ginn, Jon; Quigley, Paul; Reed, Wornie; Fields, Cynthia; Grady, Judy; Jones, Cheryl; Karnes, Daniel; Stevers, Tammy; Miller, COL John; Morse, Patricia; Sandoz, Elizabeth; Waalkes, Ruth; Hart, D. Alexis; Williamson, Richard A.; Lembcke, Jerry; Kennedy, John C.; Hepburn, Sharon A. Roger; Musil, Donna; Price, Stuart V.; Giguere, Joy M.; Duffey, Suellynn; Grant, Lenny; Craig, Jim; Grohowski, Mariana; Dahlstrand, Kate; Gunsallus, April L.; Nobles, Heidi; Davitt, Marcia; Virginia Tech. Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society (Virginia Tech, 2016)
    The Veterans in Society (ViS) research group is proud to present the proceedings of the Third Conference on Veterans in Society: Race and/or Reconciliation, with papers that represent a wide range of research and community ...
  • Heal: An Experience Report 

    Williamson, Richard A. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    For over ten years I have been learning about life with a son who experiences Post- Traumatic Stress. My experiences with both the roadblocks and the resources from my adventure into this realm of the unknown have led me ...
  • Veteran Status and Work in Deadly Civilian Jobs: Are Veterans More Likely to Be Employed in High-Risk Occupations than Nonveterans? 

    Gunsallus, April L. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    The demand for workers in high-risk occupations is growing, as is the number of service members transitioning from military to civilian jobs. This paper will address whether veterans are more likely to hold physically ...
  • Local Military Matters: Bridging the Military-Civilian Gap through College-Community Interactions 

    Hart, D. Alexis (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    The call for papers for the 3rd annual Veterans in Society Conference included a statement made by President Ruscio of Washington & Lee University in which he wondered "whether people with different backgrounds, different ...
  • Some were free born. Some were fugitives. Some were slaves. Now they were all veterans. 

    Hepburn, Sharon A. Roger (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    This essay centers on the soldiers of the 102nd United States Colored Infantry (USCI), originally organized in August 1863 as the First Michigan Colored Infantry, the only all-black regiment organized in the state and one ...
  • War Trauma in the Construction of American Lost-war Culture: From WWI to Vietnam and the Present 

    Lembcke, Jerry (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    The war veteran suffering Shell Shock is one of the most enduring images of twentieth century war. Among 21st century media pundits and even some medical professionals, however, few are aware that Shell Shock was largely ...
  • Models of the Post-Racial World? Rhetorics of Race among U.S. Military Brats 

    Nobles, Heidi (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    The U.S. military has long been claimed as a model for racial integration, having been integrated by executive order before the general population; significantly, too, the military is constantly shuffling but organized by ...
  • Race, Civil War Memory, and Sisterhood in the Woman's Relief Corps 

    Kennedy, John C. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    This paper explores the intersections of race and the public remembrances of the American Civil War in the Woman's Relief Corps (WRC), auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). It specifically examines the role ...
  • MILITARY BRATS: A Living Study in Race Relations 

    Musil, Donna (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    In 1948, President Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, desegregating the United States military. Much has been written about the Order's effect on soldiers; almost none about the powerful effect it has had on generations ...
  • The Church: One of the First Military Veterans Organizations 

    Price, Stuart V. (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    Today, the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes well over 100 military veteran organizations including the American Legion, American Veterans (AMVETS), Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Veterans of Foreign ...
  • Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram. War, Writing, Reconciliation 

    Duffey, Suellynn (Virginia Tech, 2015-11)
    Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram is a diary written by a North Vietnamese field physician serving in South Vietnam during the war we fought there who treated Vietnamese communists and ...

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