1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 8/22/16
- Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
- Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm;
- Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm;
- Writing assistance: Wednesdays, 2-4:30pm, Room A
2. THRIVING IN GRADUATE SCHOOL: A CONVERSATION ON SUCCESS
Monday, Aug 22, 6-7:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Discover resources for academic and personal success at this free dinner and community dialogue co-sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship, the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO), and the Graduate School.
3. HEALTH SERVICES AND INSURANCE INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, Aug 24, 5:30pm, GLC Room F
Representatives from the Student Medical Insurance office and Schiffert Health Center will discuss how to enroll in the university-sponsored insurance, what the plan covers, and what services are offered at the health center.
4. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – 1st FALL MEETING
Wednesday, Aug 24, 6:00-8:00pm, GLC Room C
Join InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship <http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/> for a free dinner and interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome!
5. HEALTHCARE.GOV INFORMATION SESSION
Thursday, Aug 25, 12-1pm, GLC Room C
The ACA Health Insurance Marketplace is a way to find health coverage that fits your budget and meets your needs. SVLAS/Enroll Virginia provides free assistance to identify options and learn whether you are eligible for coverage. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.
6. GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY’S ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Thursday, Aug 25, 1:30-3:00pm, GLC Lounge
Hang out in the GLC Lounge with the GSA officers, your fellow graduate students, and Graduate School staff and enjoy the GSA’s annual mini-festival of ice cream and refreshments to celebrate the first week of classes! This event will be held just before the weekly GLC Cafe, so be sure to stop there too while you’re in the area and have some tea, coffee, and snacks with your pals. No RSVP required. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 25, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio if the weather is nice
Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies in the company of your grad student and Grad School colleagues. Relax, network, and load up on caffeine and/or carbs. Bring your own mug if you can.
8. VT RECREATIONAL SPORTS: GRIT™SMALL GROUP TRAINING
The Les Mills GRIT™ Series is a 30 minute fitness program that takes cutting edge High Intensity Interval Training and combines it with powerful music and inspirational coaches. Fall session I will run August 29- October 7 in McComas. That’s 12 sessions for $100. Try it and other group exercise classes out during the FREE week of fitness from August 22-28. Schedule: https://recsports.vt.edu/sites/drupal.recsports.vt.edu/files/pages/2016-08-12%2012%3A26/Free%20Week%20Schedule%202016.pdf#overlay-context=fitness/groupx. For more information on GRIT™sign up: https://www.recsports.vt.edu/content/small-group-training.
9. ONLINE COURSE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS
All new graduate students need to complete Haven Plus, an online course on the important issues of sexual harassment, sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking. This course is part of the university’s comprehensive gender-based violence prevention program and meets the requirements of the federal Campus SaVE Act. The deadline is Sep 15. Students who do not complete the course may have a registration hold placed on their student accounts. New students will receive more information via email or can access the course and additional information about the requirement here: http://www.dsa.vt.edu/onlineprograms/graduate.php.
10. GRAD 5124: GRAD LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS
Skills needed to succeed in the current information environment including the ethical use of information, the process of information retrieval, and the landscape of scholarly communication. Literature reviews, data management, grant requirements, citation management, and selection of appropriate resources. (1 cr, online, different sections for different disciplines)
11. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR
Understanding the value of being a citizen-scholar, elucidating the connection between scholarship and citizenship in the contemporary global society, and encouraging engagement in public scholarship, i.e., scholarship in the service to community, the region, the state, and the world. (3 cr, Wed. 10:10-12:05, GLC B)
12. GRAD 5214: DIVERSITY FOR GLOBAL SOCIETY
Research on diversity and inclusion for a global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Examination of misconceptions about diversity and inclusion, benefits of diverse and inclusive organizations, legal requirements, international perspectives on diversity and inclusion, and applications to research and professional practice. (3cr, Tues. 5:30-8:30)
13. GRAD 5224G: ADVANCED GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Comparative study of international intellectual property systems; international treaty arrangements for copyrights, patents and trademarks; protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in foreign markets; policy analysis of the globalized intellectual property system. (3 cr, M & W 4-5:15, Saunders 408)
14. GRAD 5314: FUTURE INDUSTRIAL PROFESSIONAL IN SCI & ENG
Provides guidance for M.S. and Ph.D. students who plan on industrial science and/or engineering careers. Consists of a series of lectures and practical exercises to prepare students for entering an industrial technology (research and development) environment. Performance in industrial interviews, personal evaluations, team projects, career pathways, intellectual property information and description and application of widely used project management tools and evaluation methods will be integrated into the course. Differences in career opportunities between large established companies and small start-up companies will be discussed. (3 cr, Mon 2:30-5:15)
15. GRAD 5144: COMMUNICATING SCIENCE COURSE OFFERED – 2nd posting
The course uses theatre improvisational games and interview and writing exercises to help participants become more comfortable with and effective at communicating their research to those outside their specialties. Although its emphasis is on communication to non-scientists, students who have completed this course report that their presentations for committee meetings, lab meetings, and professional association conferences improve as well. To accommodate the cycle of work in grad students’ lives at the beginning and end of the semester, the course (2 credits) is compressed into ten sessions. This fall, both an afternoon section and an evening section are available. Contact Carrie Kroehler (email@example.com) if you have questions.
16. GRAD 5984: PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL IDENTITY SEMINAR – 2nd posting
Have you been meaning to create a personal website but don’t know how to get started? Intimidated by the thought of publishing your scholarship online? Unsure about how to manage your social media presence when you begin looking for a job? If so, read on! A new 2-credit course will meet once a week (Thu 6-8 pm) to discuss readings about “the digital self,” identify best practices for maintaining an online identity in your fields, and get hands-on experience with web publishing and social media tools. You don’t need to have any special technical skills to take the course. This course can be used as elective credits for the Preparing the Future Professoriate certificate, and you can choose a graded or pass/fail option. If you have any questions before you register, contact Quinn Warnick: firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY WELCOMES YOU TO A NEW YEAR – 2nd posting
The Executive Board of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) would like you wish you a successful and enjoyable new year and extend special greetings to new students. The GSA is the student leadership body that advocates for you, provides you with opportunities for networking and socializing with fellow grad students, and can offer small grant funding for your research endeavors and conference travel. In the past few years, student participation in the GSA’s activities and programs has soared to new heights, and they hope to continue this trend, so look out for announcements from them on this bulletin. Also, check out their community web space (gsa.vt.edu), and like them on Facebook (@VTGraduateStudentAssembly), follow them on Twitter and Instagram (@vtgsa)! If you have questions/concerns or are interested in getting involved, email email@example.com.
18. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP FOR OPENCON2016 – 3rd posting
The Graduate School and University Libraries are co-sponsoring a travel scholarship to attend OpenCon 2016, Nov 12-14 in Washington, DC. Learn more about the application and apply by Sep 20 at https://secure.opencon2016.org/referral/virginiatech. OpenCon is a conference focused on learning about open access, open data, and open education. The current application process is only for Virginia Tech graduate students; if you applied through the conference-wide process that ended July 11 but were not accepted, you will be automatically included in this round, which closes September 20. Two recipients will be selected based on their responses by the scholarship sponsors, the VT Graduate School and the VT Libraries.
19. PAYROLL-DEDUCTION REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – still posting
Grad students on assistantship appointment may pay their comp and CFE fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment for this option is now open on Hokie SPA. Lear more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/financial/assistantships#Payroll%20Deduction%20of%20Comprehensive%20and%20Capital%20Fees%20for%20Graduate%20Assistants
20. WAGE POSITION IN LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 2nd posting
Little Hokie Hangout is now hiring students who meet the Virginia DSS requirements for child care instruction to join the team as Lead Teachers, Substitute Teachers and as Classroom Aides. All applicants must complete a background check and training module upon being hired, and become CPR certified prior to starting work (course will be arranged). Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about minimum criteria required for each position, as well as hours and pay.
21. MANAGING EDITOR WAGE POSITION IN REVIEW OF MIDDLE EAST STUDIES – 3rd posting
Part-time, independent contractor position with a flexible schedule and commitment max. 20 hrs/wk for hourly wage dependent on experience. Position ends Jun 30, 2017. The Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES) is a biannual entirely electronic publication of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, Inc. RoMES, through Cambridge University Press Journals (http://journals.cambridge.org/action/ displayJournal?jid=RMS. RoMES is headquartered at the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech. The Managing Editor will oversee the daily operation of the editorial office and assist the editor in the publication of the biannual journal, including managing the office, the review and article submission process, the journal’s production, and other administrative and editorial tasks as requested by the editor. View https://goo.gl/yLAe8Q for a detailed job description and application information.
22. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS SOUGHT FOR VT STUDY – 1st posting
Parents and adolescents (ages 13-18) needed for Virginia Tech study of social and academic experiences. With their parent and a same-gender close friend, teens will be asked to complete questionnaires, conversation tasks, and a speech task. Participation should last 1.5 hours. Study is located on VT Blacksburg campus. Teens, their participating friend, and participating parent are each given $10 gift certificate. Interested? Call the Virginia Tech Social Development Lab at 231-8179 or e-mail email@example.com.
23. INTERLOPER LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER CONTRIBUTORS – 1st posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBTQ magazine, is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working contributors for its 5th issue. Still need editors, writers, artists, photographers, and designers. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Maggie Nanney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
24. VT HELPING PAWS IS RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS – 2nd posting
VT Helping PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness Service) is a therapy animal program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine that provides an opportunity for students/faculty/staff and their pets to bring companionship and animal-assisted therapy for the community. The group visits Newman Library, Squires Student Center, and other places around campus on a regular basis. Join the organization and become a therapy team through Pet Partners, a national pet therapy organization. The current focus includes dogs & cats, but there is potential for other species such as rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, & birds to join through Pet Partners. Volunteers who do not have their own pet are still welcome to help with training classes and at events! There will be an Interest Meeting at the Blacksburg Library on Tuesday Aug 30, 6:00pm; register at www.tinyurl.com/vthpaws. Contact Sara Boyle at email@example.com with questions.
25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY STUDY IN HNFE – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study to determine the validity of an updated dietary intake assessment method (questionnaire). Must be 18 years of age or older to participate. The study involves 3 visits (over a one month period) to the VT campus. Each visit will be less than 30 minutes and will include 3 urine samples to measure hydration status and a short demographics survey. Participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires on beverage intake frequency, leisure-time physical activity, and health literacy level. The study will also include 2 dietary recalls by phone, each lasting between 10 to 15 minutes. Participants will be compensated a total of $15 upon successful completion of all study visits. For more information contact Anna in the Dietary Assessment Laboratory at 540-231-4386 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
26. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE STUDY – 2nd posting
Graduate students are invited to participate in an athletic performance study conducted by the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab. This study will examine landing mechanics in healthy control subjects. Subjects will perform several jumping/landing and hopping tasks while equipped with 3D motion capture markers and in-shoe pressure sensors. Must be between the ages of 18-35, must participate in athletic activities at least 3 times per week, and will have had no leg injuries in the past six months that have kept them from performing athletic activities for more than two days, and no leg injuries at all in the last two months. Testing will take place in the Granata Lab during two separate sessions one week apart. The first session will take 60-90 minutes to complete and the second session will take 30 minutes to complete. Email to email@example.com or call (540) 231-4294 if you are interested in participating in this study.
COMPUTING AND MOBILE DEVICE HELP
Monday, Aug. 29, 3-5pm, GLC Room G
A member of 4Help, the department at VT that assists with computing and answering information technology service questions, will help students learn about connecting devices to wireless, two-factor authentication, where to get software, backup options, and much more. Bring your device and your questions!
WRITING A WINNING RESUME
Monday, Aug 29, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Having a well-polished resume is the most critical step toward getting an interview. Start early to be ready for fall career fairs and on campus interviews. Learn the ins and outs from a career services professional.
INAUGURAL WOMEN IN TRANSPORTATION SEMINAR
Aug 31-Sep 1
The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) and the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) VT Student Chapter will be hosting the Women in Transportation Seminar – The Future of Transportation with a dinner on Aug 31 and panel discussions on Sep 1, directly following the Fifth International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research. The event will be held at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcomes students of all genders to attend the seminar. Meals will be provided both days. Learn more and register at http://www.vtti.vt.edu/NDRS/wts.html. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
OVER-30 GRADS MEET-UP AT THE GLC
Friday, Sep 2, 3:00pm, GLC Room B
Join other over-30 grads for some light refreshments and conversation and build your network of potentially like-minded students and colleagues. Please sign up if you are planning on attending, or if you can’t come but would like to be added to the group: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1471885739262.
HEALTH CARE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING AT VT
Friday, Sep 2, 7:30pm, Basement of Blacksburg Baptist Church, 550 N. Main St.
VT Association of Chinese Students and Scholars and the Chinese Bible Study group of Blacksburg are co-hosting this seminar in Chinese about the health care and psychological counseling at VT. Dr. Jianfeng Zheng from Schiffert Health Center and Dr. Claire Shen from Cook Counseling Center will be guest speakers. Posted on behalf of graduate student Yu Zhou, email@example.com.