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Remembering April 16

"The Hokie Nation embraces our own and reaches out with open heart and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. We are better than we think and not quite what we want to be. We are alive to the imaginations and the possibilities." - excerpt from Nikki Giovanni's Convocation address, April 17, 2007

Immediately after April 16, members from Ben's Bells came to Blacksburg and placed 32 Bells around the campus and community to offer healing and a reminder that kindness and caring prevails.

Join the Nashville Hokies as we place Ben's Bells around our own community to spread the message of kindness and caring. Ben's Bells are handmade works of art that are hung in unexpected places for people to find, and we're looking for your help!

Ben's Bells will be available for pickup at the following events:

All ACC Day at the Zoo (Saturday, March 30)

The Big Event (Saturday, March 6)

Unable to make these events? Email us,, and we'll make sure you get bells to distribute.

On Sunday, April 14 we are asking all who have picked up Ben’s Bells to put them in public places in their community.

Interested in learning more about Ben's Bells? Visit them online,

Earlier Event: April 9
April Planning Meeting
Later Event: May 7
CANCELLED: May Planning Meeting