1. HAWK-EYED READERS UNITE: CHILI LUNCH
Tuesday, Nov 24, 11:30-1:00pm, Room B in the GLC
Maybe you are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break for some chili (meat and vegetarian versions) and conversation. Meet other overly-dedicated-to-their-work, no-money-for-gas, don’t-celebrate-thanksgiving, who-knows-why-i’m-still-here, I’m-just-hungry-for-a-home-cooked-meal graduate students and enjoy some chili and corn bread. It’s not too late to fill out this quick survey to give us an idea of how many to cook. Cooking begins tonight at 6, so sign up before!
The GLC will operate with reduced hours during the Thanksgiving break: Saturday-Sunday, Nov 21-29: CLOSED; Monday, Nov 30: re-open with normal semester schedule. During the break, the
VT graduate students ask the question and seek answers and dialogue about the value of public ethics in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary electronic journal, Public Knowledge. Volume 1, Issue 2 launched on November 19. With periodic new postings and updates, individuals are encouraged to follow the journal through Twitter, Facebook, updated blog postings, or by subscribing to the journal’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) web feed.
4. LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT
Friday, Dec 11, 12:00-1:30pm, The
Meet and share your concerns and questions with President Steger, Provost McNamee, and Dean DePauw! Lunch provided. All graduate students are invited to attend. Please fill out this survey by Dec 4 to sign up. Space is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay! Please contact Rebecca French, VT Board of Visitors Graduate Student Representative, with any questions at email@example.com.
5. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community? If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award? For more information visit the CSE website or contact Eric Hodges.
6. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year. Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Descriptions of these positions can be found at www.studentprograms.vt.edu/employment.php. An information session regarding the positions and the selection process will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm in GLC C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through March 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website. Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.
7. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR SHORT PROJECT
A computer programmer is sought to develop a website connecting a form to a database. The program will require conditional logic (if/then statements) based on the information provided by the user. The Accounting and Information Systems department has a budget of $600 before taxes to pay for the programming. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
- Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
- Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
- Graduate Student Service Excellence
- Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
- Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college
Additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award can be found on our awards homepage. Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.