1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- Career services walk-in advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room
- Walk-in counseling support: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1-5pm, GLC Green Room
- Writing support: Mondays (4-7pm) and Wednesdays (4-6pm), GLC Videoconference Room
2. GRADUATE STUDENT PHOTO & ART DISPLAY FALL 2010 – enter by Oct 15
To celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the opening of the Graduate Life Center, the Graduate School is inviting submissions of photography and artwork by graduate students for display in the GLC. Selected pieces will be displayed from November 1, 2010 through March 21, 2011. Submissions are limited to three pieces (art and/or photography) per graduate student. Learn more on our website, or contact Monika Gibson with questions.
3. DIALOGUE WITH THE DEAN
Tuesday, Oct 5, 5:30-7:00pm, GLC Room F
Discuss graduate student life and university policies over dinner with Dean DePauw. This is your opportunity to bring up issues that matter most to you! Space is limited, so please register. Questions? Contact: Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs. This event is sponsored by the GSA.
4. KOHL’S DRESS FOR SUCCESS: DRESS TO IMPRESS!
Tuesday, Oct 5, 5:30-7:00pm, Pamplin 30
This fashion show combined with a seminar on dressing for business occasions will provide explanations of casual, business casual, and professional dress codes. If you are uncertain about how to dress for interviews or your first day on a new job, attend this program and learn more. Offered by Career Services.
5. START SMART: HOW TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS
Wednesday, Oct 6, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Guest speaker: Brandi Quesenberry, Director of Public Speaking and CommLab. Hosted by the Cranwell International Center, this lunch series helps new international graduate students become familiar with various elements of the American higher education system, expectations and culture. Students who attend at least three Start Smart sessions will receive a gift card to Kroger or Food Lion. Bring your own lunch.
6. GRAD STUDENT GROUP: THRIVE OR SURVIVE?
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00pm, GLC Room C
You may feel overwhelmed by having to manage relationships with colleagues, advisors, family, friends, roommates; your support system may be in a different state or a different country; you may have a family to take care of in addition to graduate school. And then there are issues like prelims, theses, dissertations, teaching, research, etc. Meet on Thursday afternoons with Cook Counseling staff and fellow graduate students to talk about these and other issues, seek and provide support, empower each other, and learn how to navigate the university’s systems and resources.
7. PEACE CORPS INFO SESSION
Thursday, Oct 7, 6:00-7:00pm, GLC Room F
This session provides an opportunity to speak with a former Peace Corps volunteer about her volunteer experience, information about serving in the Peace Corps, and the application process. Peace Corps volunteers serve in over 70 countries around the globe in various program areas including health, education, the environment, agriculture, and business. For questions please contact Corrie Kramer.
8. INDIAN CULTURAL DANCE EVENT: RAAS GARBHA
Saturday, Oct 9, 6:00pm, Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires
The Indian Student Association, a registered graduate student organization, invites you to this lively and entertaining cultural dance show.
9. ETIQUETTE DINNER – register by Oct 8
Monday, Oct 25, 5:30-8:00pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech
Career Services offers this learning experience/etiquette dinner to help you practice your networking skills over dinner. The theme is “Meet, greet, and eat: A networking and fine dining experience.” Register by Oct 8 at the Smith Career Center. Space is limited, so sign up early. A $10 registration fee includes light hors d’oeuvres and a three course meal. Business attire required. Learn more.
10. TECHNICAL WRITING WORKSHOP – Sign up by Oct 15
Saturday, Oct 30, 10:00am-2:30pm, Fralin Auditorium
Sponsored by the Fralin Life Science Institute and the Graduate School, this technical writing workshop allows faculty and students to work together. Topics include: components of a manuscript; searching literature; technical writing and grammar, plagiarism and referencing, and editor’s perspective. A handbook and a pizza lunch will be provided to participants. Must register by Oct 15 by emailing to Dr. Janet Webster.
11. WAGE JOB OPPORTUNITY IN OIRED
Administrative assistant sought for Women in International Development within the Office of Intl Research, Education and Development. The position reports directly to the director of WID, and supports donor-funded collaborative research projects, assists with administration, provides research and writing support for funding proposals and papers, helps prepare materials for meetings and more. Learn more about the position. Must have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills; attention to detail; enthusiasm; interest in international development and gender; 3.5 GPA or above. 10-20 hrs/wk. To apply: send cover letter describing your interests and experience, resume, two examples of your disciplinary writing, and a copy of academic transcript (photocopy/ PDF is OK) to Betty Watts. Use “WID Administrative Assistant” in the subject heading of your email.
12. PRESIDENTIAL MANAGEMENT FELLOWSHIP (PMF) OPPORTUNITY – 2nd posting
The PMF Program helps federal agencies attract outstanding master’s and doctoral students who have a clear interest in excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. Students who meet all graduate degree requirements, including the completion or successful defense of any required thesis or dissertation, between Sep 1, 2010 and Aug 31, 2011, are eligible to apply in fall 2010 for the PMF class of 2011. Apply online. Applicants must be nominated by Graduate Dean Karen P. DePauw. Applicants should send by email to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- a completed PMF Form 1300
- CV, and
- a brief essay that addresses: 1) breadth and quality of accomplishments; 2) capacity for leadership; 3) commitment to excellence in leadership and management of public policies and programs.
These may also be faxed to 540-231-3714 by Oct 15. Do not send any application materials directly to Dean DePauw. For questions call 540-231-4558.
13. RESEARCH SUBJECTS SOUGHT FOR NSF PROJECT ON GAIT ANALYSIS AND FALL RISK – 1st posting
Male and female participants are sought for a VT research experiment involving the development and testing of a gait analysis system. The experiment requires participants to walk on a linear way and on a treadmill, as well as perform some daily activities such as sitting, lying down, bending, etc. A slippery floor surface will be randomly introduced when the participant walk on the linear way, but participants will be fully protected by a safety harness. The experiment will be conducted at the Locomotion Lab in the ISE department and will take 2 to 3 hours. Each participant will be compensated at a rate of $10/hour and will receive snacks during the experiment. If you’re in good general health condition, within the age range of 18-30, and interested in helping us out, please contact: Selina Zhang, at (540) 808-9247.
14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SURVEY ABOUT BELIEFS ABOUT STEM EDUCATION
Participants are needed to take a survey on their beliefs about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The survey is available online and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete. There are two demographic questions and 30 questions about beliefs on STEM education. To be eligible, participants must have formal training or employment experience in education and be at least 21 years old. Experience in STEM education is NOT required. For more information, contact Patricia Watson. To participate, fill out the survey here. The survey will be open until October 11, 2010.
15. FISH AND SEAFOOD SENSORY PANELISTS SOUGHT
You are invited to participate in a series of seafood sensory panels! The sensory panels will occur October–November on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30am–12:00pm in the Sensory Laboratory (Room 127) in the Food Science and Technology Building at the corner of Duck Pond Drive and Washington Street. Each sensory panel will take no more than 15 minutes and you will receive a snack for your participation. The information that you will provide from participating will help with establishing optimal cooking guidelines for fish and seafood for ensuring acceptability and safety for consumers. If you are interested in participating in the sensory panels, please fill out this survey to register and learn more.
16. RESEARCH SUBJECTS AGES 6-7-8 SOUGHT FOR STUDY- 2nd posting
The Cognitive, Affect and Psychophysiology (C.A.P.) Laboratory in the Psychology
Department is recruiting 6-, 7- and 8-year-olds for a fun new study examining emotion and memory. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift certificate to a local store of choice as well as receive a small gift card for Books-A-Million. If you have a 6-, 7- or 8-year-old and would like to participate or learn more about the study, please contact Anjolii Diaz for more information.
17. CITIZEN SCHOLAR EXPERIENCE
Have you used your research to benefit society in any way? If so, consider applying for the Citizen Scholar award. If not, why not consider designing a Citizen Scholar project? Learn more about program requirements. Applications are due December 2. For more information, email Eric Hodges.
18. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY
With the objective of establishing the nation’s first honor society to recognize and promote interdisciplinary research, a group of graduate students are starting a student-led focus group to discuss and pursue this objective. If you are involved in or believe in the value of interdisciplinary research, if you have insights about the challenges and benefits of pursuing interdisciplinary research, you are strongly encouraged to join this student-led effort. Please fill in your contact information in this survey and you will be contacted about scheduling the first meeting. Contact Aly Tawfik at email@example.com with questions.
19. PROPOSALS DUE FOR CONFERENCE ON HIGHER ED PEDAGOGY – 3rd posting
Proposals are due on Oct 7 for the 3rd annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, focused on teaching excellence, best practices, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Proposals are invited for Research, Practice or Poster sessions.
Proposals Due: October 7, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: October 21, 2010
Registration Due: January 21, 2011
Conference Date: February 3-4, 2011
There is no registration fee; however, both presenters and participants must register. For more information and registration visit conference website.
20. GSA TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM (TFP): Cycle I, apply by Oct 15
The Travel Fund Program (TFP) is here to help relieve some of your financial burdens associated with traveling to conferences to present your research. If you are traveling to present between July 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, you are eligible to apply to the TFP to be reimbursed up to $350 as a master’s or $500 as a doctoral student. Applications open Sep 6-Oct 15, 2010 (5pm). Please review the GSA website for more information or email Courtney Gleason at GSATFPChair@gmail.com.
21. GSA-GRADUATE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (GRDP); CYCLE I
The GSA-GRDP is a competitive research funding program administered by the GSA to support qualified research and innovative ideas proposed by VT graduate students. Applications go through a rigorous review process by a panel of graduate students and faculty. Visit the GSA website to learn more about this opportunity. All questions should be directed to the GRDP chair, Ranjana Mehta, at GSAGRDPChair@gmail.com
22. UPCOMING EVENTS:
APPLYING FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JOBS – CAREER SERVICES SERIES
Learn the 10 steps in 5 weeks. Sessions are on Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 and 9, all at 3:30pm. Learn more at http://www.career.vt.edu/Events/FederalJobs.htm
BGSO PRESENTS: FINANCIAL PLANNING
Tuesday, Oct 12, 7:15-8:30pm, Black Cultural Center in Squires
The Black Graduate Student Organization invites you to its next event about financial planning. A representative from Wachovia Bank will answer any of your financial questions and will also provide general information on maintaining your financial integrity. Please contact Shernita Lee, BGSO president, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
GLC FELLOWS MOVIE NIGHT: BE AFRAID, BE VERY AFRAID!!!!!
Thursday, Oct 14, 8:00pm in the GLC Student Lounge
The GLC Fellows will be hosting this movie night for all graduate students. In the spirit of the season, they will show the horror movie "Paranormal Activity." Drinks and Popcorn will be provided. If you’re planning to attend, please register. For more information contact Eric Hodges at email@example.com. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.
GSA FALL 2010 WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Oct 15, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
Join the GSA and your fellow grad students at the GSA Fall Wine Social! Wine service will stop at 8:30pm). Tickets are $10 and can be pre-purchased online or at the door. GSA Delegate and Cabinet members can get in for $5 at the door. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct 15, 1:00-4:30pm, and
Friday, Nov 5, 8:30am-12pm, both in GLC Room G
The GLC Fellows are sponsoring this training instructed by an Environmental Health and Safety Services representative. The cost is $20 and will be charged to your VT account. The training fee covers the cost for a quick reference manual, full training manual (with DVD), barrier mask and a two year certification from the National Safety Council. Please note that registration is limited to 10 students per class. If you are not in the first 10 that sign up, you will be notified that you will be put on a waiting list and will not be charged at that time. More sessions may be scheduled later this semester and in the spring semester. Sign up here.
ETD WORKSHOP SERIES: COPYRIGHT ISSUES
Tuesday, Oct 19, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Room F
Gail McMillan from Newman Library will discuss copyright, permissions and representing other author’s works in your ETD.