1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – SUMMER SCHEDULE – updated 8/4
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the GLC café. However, career advising, counseling, financial aid advising and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling, Student Services Building, and the Newman Library respectively.
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
2. GLC CAFÉ & TÉ
Thursday, Aug 14, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. Bring your own mug if you can. Participants might have to start working on an ark if it doesn’t stop raining – engineers and carpenters will get extra cookies.
3. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2014-15
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 25-Sep 15. Learn more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.
4. SIGN UP NOW FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction is now open. Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions before the payment deadline. To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. Students must first register for classes and their employing departments must enter the assistantship appointment on Banner-HR before students can enroll in payroll deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.
5. REGISTER FOR “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2014
Register now for interdisciplinary GRAD courses taught through the Graduate School:
- GRAD 5014 Academic Integrity & Plagiarism (online, taught by KP DePauw)
- GRAD 5204 Citizen Scholar Seminar (taught by R Blieszner)
- GRAD 5214 Diversity for a Global Society (taught by KP DePauw)
- GRAD 5224G Advanced Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law (taught by A Bieri)
- GRAD 5314 Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering (SR Turner)
- GRAD 5104 Preparing the Future Professoriate (taught by KP DePauw)
- GRAD 5114 Contemporary Pedagogy (taught by S Fowler)
Learn more about these courses at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/gs/tge/fp_courses .
6. GLC STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2014 – 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 welcome center, 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. Up to three positions to start during the fall semester at a rate of $12/hour. Apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta (Margiotta@vt.edu) with questions.
7. WAGE POSITION OPEN IN GLC: DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT MANAGER – 2nd posting
The incumbent is responsible for managing digital sign, web and Facebook content, including content development and scheduling, screen and software maintenance, website maintenance, and communication and coordination with Grad School and GLC Service Desk staff. Must be FT grad student, have experience with any of the following software applications: Drupal, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Photoshop, MS PP, MS Paint, Samsung MagicNet Pro, flash converters. Preference will be given for: at least one semester of previous VT enrollment; web maintenance experience; knowledge of services, programs and events offered in the GLC. Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team environment. Submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Position open until filled. Anticipated starting date: Aug 25 or later. $13/hr, approx. 10 hrs/wk.
8. PAID INTERNSHIP IN NATIONAL ARTS CONSULTING FIRM FOR 2014-15 – 2nd posting
Graduate student intern sought for school year 14-15, ~10hrs/wk, $1000 stipend per semester. Intern will work closely with the partner relations coordinator and president of the firm in conducting research and providing project support for a range of initiatives, including Emerging Leaders Program for the League of American Orchestras; Innovation Lab for Performing Arts and Arts Development Agencies; Community Arts Education Leadership Institute, and Partners-in-Performance-sponsored workshops in the NRV. Project support will also be provided on leadership development initiatives, partnerships and mergers in the non-profit arts and culture field, and marketing efforts. The intern will also provide general office administration support as requested. To apply, submit a cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug 29, 2014. Interviews will be conducted the following week. For more info contact: Jessica Sizemore, 540/953-1753, email@example.com, or visit www.partnersinperformance.us.
9. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH ORIENTATION – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 4-18), GTA training (Aug 18-19), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 18-22). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1406573191061. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors early next week and during the week of Aug 11-15.
10. EDITORS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ILLUSTRATORS SOUGHT FOR MAGAZINE – 3rd posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for editors, writers, photographers, illustrators, and more for the Fall 2014 semester. If you want to learn more about how to get involved, email Matty Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the first issue at: http://www.issuu.com/theinterloper.
UNDERREPRESENTED GRAD STUDENT LUNCHEON
Wednesday, Aug 20, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join new and returning underrepresented graduate students at this orientation luncheon and make new connections. Please register at https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_0wz3TzE78IwsRWR if you are planning to attend.
GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ
Wednesday, Aug 20, 5:00–8:00pm, University Club
The Graduate Student Assembly will host its annual welcome back barbecue for new and returning graduate students, catered by Mikey’s 7th this year! Options will include house smoked beef brisket and quinoa salad with organic cucumber and champagne dressing, among others. A variety of games will be available on the lawn. This is a great event to meet new graduate students and have some fun before the semester begins. This is a drop-in event, and registration is not required. This event is made possible by the co-sponsorship of the Graduate School.
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BLACKSBURG
Thursday, Aug 21, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come to this event to help make new students feel at home in Blacksburg! Share your experiences and knowledge about the local community and the university with students new to the area. Free food and door prizes! Sign up for this event at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1402949254393.