1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- Cook Counseling (walk in, no appointment needed): Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
- Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need their assistance.
2. GLC CAFÉ – MUG SWAP ONCE MORE!
Thursday, May 16, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, maybe hot chocolate, and definitely cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. The mug swap continues: bring a mug you no longer want and swap it for one another grad student doesn’t want! Ugly, funny, beautiful, non-traditional, whatever you have are welcome. Remember, one man’s junk (mug) is another man’s treasure….
3. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT
Friday, May 17, 8:30am, Cassell Coliseum
Join the celebration of 500+ master’s and graduate students walking in this spring’s graduate ceremony. Commencement information>>. A DVD of the Spring 2013 Graduate Commencement Ceremony is available from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the DVD image on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information. If you have any questions about official photographs taken during the ceremony, please contact GradImages® by phone at 800-261-2576 or online.
4. FALL GRAD CLASS: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Taught by Anna-Marion Bieri, GRAD 5224G explores how our globalized society, shaped by mobility, international capital flow, digitalization, and constant advancements in communication technologies, calls for international intellectual property protection and standards. The expansion of the western IP system in the global arena is increasingly being criticized. The class covers the key aspects of this controversy: the protection of and access to medicines, knowledge and biological materials. Tuesdays 5:00 – 8:00 pm / DER 1076. For questions please contact Anna-Marion Bieri.
5. FALL CLASS OFFERING: PEDAGOGY FOR NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES CRN 97426
This 2-credit course may be used toward the grad certficiate in Preparing the Future Professoriate. The 10-week course is organized around 5 major themes in higher education: (1) How people learn (theories in educational psychology, brain function, learning styles; metacognition; learning for transfer; lifelong learning); (2) Paradigms in teaching (instruction-centered and learning-centered; teaching for improved thinking [critical, creative, reflective] vs. teaching for content and coverage; teaching styles; distance learning) (3) Teaching for student engagement (creating meaningful learning experiences; passive vs. active & collaborative learning; peer instruction; deep learning; etc) (4) Tools for teaching (technology; improving lectures; alternatives to lecture; Socratic teaching; etc.; assessing learning) (5) Life as a professor (teaching millennials; trends in higher ed; school types; teaching vs. research; publish or perish; the tenure process; non-tenure appointments; balancing the professional and the personal) . For more information contact Dr. Brian Murphy .
6. STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER FOR GLC – WAGE POSITION OPENINGS – 2nd posting
The GLC Student Building Manager works closely with the Operations Manager for Student Centers and Activities as well as the Graduate School to provide services to the patrons who use the GLC. This includes providing excellent customer service, overall building management, reserving rooms, oversight of the information desk, basic cleaning (wiping tables, vacuuming, etc.) and administrative support. The Student Building Manager has primary responsibility, including emergency response, for the building during evening and weekend hours. Filling 2-3 positions to start in August at a rate of $12/hour. Please apply online; click the “Student Centers and Activities ‘VT Graduate Student’ Pool.” Please contact Eric Margiotta with questions.
7. GA POSITION AS PEACE CORPS RECRUITER 2013-14 – 3rd posting
The Peace Corps is looking for a recruiter for the VT campus during academic year 2013-2014. The position is 20 hours a week and involves planning and executing a recruitment campaign as well as interviewing potential candidates. This position is for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers only. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply online or contact Christopher Hickey for more information.
8. PARTICIPATE IN GRAD HOUSING PREFERENCES SURVEY – 1st posting
The Graduate School invites you to participate in a grad housing preferences survey. Dedicated graduate student and graduate family housing has been a concern of graduate students, the Graduate Student Assembly and the Graduate School for several years now. Recently, the Graduate School was contacted by local developers for our thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey>>.
9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MENTAL AND POSTURAL STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a study to investigate how mental demands affect neuromuscular control. Participants will be asked to do some simple mental tasks while researchers measure their postural stability. Both people with no history of low back pain or those that have suffered form it continuously or periodically in the last 6 months are needed. The study will take 1-2 hours and participants will be compensated $10 per hour. Please contact Ralph for more information or to sign up.
10. LIBRARY SURVEY INVITATION – 3rd posting
University Libraries asks that you please participate in this survey even if you responded to a previous one in 2012. As part of the continuing assessment of the Summon Discovery Service by VT University Libraries, feedback is sought on its use and effectiveness among faculty, students, and staff. Through this second survey, the Library is requesting your feedback on your use of, and experiences with Summon, and your perception of its effectiveness in finding research information. The information collected will provide insight into how the Libraries might enhance the service to meet research needs of users. The survey should take approximately 12-15 minutes, and you may exit the survey at any time. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Access the survey>>.