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February 12, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Wayne Theatre
Based on the true story of our nation’s longest-surviving Buffalo Soldier and veteran of the Spanish-American War, this dramatic play with music tells the heroic story of the brave soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries. Trooper Jones Morgan served in Cuba and was one of the many Buffalo Soldiers at the Battle of San Juan Hill. His story not only encompasses the experiences of the Buffalo Soldiers, but also tells that of the black soldier in Jim Crow America.
February 12, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Wayne Theatre
Mussels in the South River and factors that influence them – Army Corps management, river morphology, flood control, evolution of our mindset in terms of aquatic management. Dr. Jess Jones Ph D, a restoration biologist in the College of Natural Resources and Environment and co-director of Virginia Tech’s Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Center, received the Rachel Carson Award for Scientific Excellence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Jones, who is employed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service but stationed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, researches the restoration of endangered freshwater mussel populations, conservation management of rivers, and mussel propagation, population dynamics, and genetics.