1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC
– Career Advising: W 2:00-5:00pm, Info kiosk in lobby
– 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;
– Peer to peer support coaching: M 1:00-3:00pm, Room F, F 11:00am-1:00pm, Room A (email email@example.com for more info)
– Writing assistance: Wednesdays, 2-4:30pm, Room A; reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.
2. GLC PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT
Monday-Friday, Oct 24-28
Participate in the #GLCPlacetobe scavenger hunt all week for a chance to win a prize. You can do any task at any point during the week – just be sure to post your photo to social media with the #GLCPlacetobe hashtag. You can also email your photo entry to firstname.lastname@example.org if you prefer to not post online. The list of scavenger hunt items can be found online at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/graduate-life-center/glc-scavenger-hunt.html The more tasks you complete, the better your chances are at winning a prize. Have fun and good luck!
3. OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2016
Monday-Sunday, Oct 24-30, times and locations vary
The University Libraries promote the value of open access and provide VT scholars with new open access options for showcasing their creative outputs. Providing access to everyone, not just institutions that can afford to purchase journal subscriptions, helps to inspire creativity, enable innovation and to accelerate the development of important new discoveries. Celebrate Open Access by participating in OAW events. See details at http://www.lib.vt.edu/openaccess/
4. HEALTHY HOKIE HALLOWEEN
Monday, Oct 24, 5:30-7:00pm, Foxridge Tennis Courts & rec Field
Doctoral student Cassie Mitchell of HNFE invites all grad students and their K-5 dependents to this healthy Hokie Halloween bash with games and prizes for caregivers, and pumpkin decorating, corn hole, freeze tag, piñata and snacks for the kids. For more info contact Cassie at email@example.com.
5. AUDITIONS FOR MUSIC-THEATER PIECE IN MOSS ART CTR
Monday-Wednesday, Oct 24-26, 6:00-8:00pm
The Moss Art Center (MAC) is holding auditions for (Be)Longing, a new collaborative work to be performed in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre on Mar 17-18, 2017. If interested, call Morgan Ehresman at 540-526-3857 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and availability. (Be)Longing, featuring locally cast singers, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists, is about isolation, healing, and community. The piece has been developed through ongoing research and creative residencies in Blacksburg and other locations since April 2014. Posted on behalf of grad student David Salmo, email@example.com.
6. COMMUNITY VOICES: BEYOND THE MARGINS – SIX TRANSITIONS TO BUILDING A HEALTHY ECONOMY FROM THE BOTTOM UP
Monday, Oct 24, 7:00pm, Alexander Black House – 204 Draper Road
Free and open to the public: guest speaker Anthony Flaccavento, sustainable community pioneer, organic farmer, and food system innovator will discuss his book on building a healthy economy. Posted on behalf of public & intl affairs grad student Heather Lyne, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7. LGBTQ+ LUNCHEON IN THE GLC
Tuesday, Oct 25, 11:30am-12:30pm, GLC Room F
The Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives offers a fellowship gathering every year to individuals who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. The keynote speaker for this event is Luis Garay the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ+ Center. Lunch will be provided. Please register at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6QiNweyoyfrNou9.
8. DISCOVER ISLAM
Tuesday, Oct 25, 12:30-2:00pm, Info Booth A in Squires Student Center
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with more than 1.6 billion followers. Muslims come from almost every country in the world and speak almost every language. Learn more about Islam from your Muslim colleagues: stop by, ask questions, get your free copy of Quran interpretation in English, view Islamic art from different countries, get your name in Arabic, and enjoy tasty Arabian dates. Hosted by the Islamic Student Assembly (ISA). For more information contact grad student Haitham Elmarakeby, email@example.com.
9. BREAKFAST WITH THE DEAN
Wednesday, Oct 26, 9:00am-10:15am, GLC Meeting Room C
The Graduate Student Assembly invites you to a Breakfast with the Dean! Eat delicious goodies (and drink energizing coffee) while engaging in a meaningful dialogue about graduate school. This event is free to all graduate students. Contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
10. REMEMBERING AMERICA’S SECOND FOUNDING: RECONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC HISTORY
Wednesday, Oct 26, 4:30pm, Room 103A Surge Space Bldg, Turner St
All are invited to this public lecture by Kate Masur of Northwestern U, part of the Legacies of Reconstruction series and supported by CLAHS, the Department of History, the Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities, and VCCWS. More information on the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at www.civilwar.vt.edu; https://www.facebook.com/VCCWS; more on the event at http://www.roanoke.com/calendar/books_talks/legacies-of-reconstruction-lecture/event_6f605590-9711-11e6-99fd-5cb9017beffb.html. Posted on behalf of grad student Katelyn Brown, email@example.com.
11. RED FLAG CAMPAIGN
Thursday, Oct 27, all day, VT campus
Wear red on Thursday to stand against relationship violence and show survivors that they are not alone. Tell the world that Hokies “Say Something”! Facebook/VTRFC Instagram: @womenscentervt Twitter: @VT_WC firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. MINGLE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Thursday, Oct 27, 2:00-3:30pm, GLC Room B
How are you at networking when it comes to large receptions, conferences or other professional events? Feel like you need to get better? Improve your skills at mingling at this interactive session where you’ll practice introductions, opening lines and more with fellow graduate students. Please register online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4UUeDutInys0D6B if you are planning to attend.
13. GLC CAFÉ: CUBICLE FARM TIRAMISU EDITION
Thursday, Oct 27, 3:30-5:00pm, Reading Room
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. This week’s special is the GLC’s signature dessert just for grads: cubicle-farm tiramisu. If you’ve never had it, here is your chance to try it; it is American junk food at its best! And if you read short stories instead of watching Hokie football last Thursday, share a good one with your grad colleagues.
14. HALLOWEEN PARTY
Thursday, Oct 27, 7:00-9:00pm, Owens Banquet Hall
Come celebrate the spooky season with graduate and international students and scholars! Prizes for costumes, games, and light refreshments will be provided. Co-sponsored by International Support Services, Language and Culture Institute, Cranwell International Center, and the Graduate School. Contact Kristen Haas at email@example.com for more information. Please register online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bHFZmF5bLIu2Qtf.
15. GOT LOST IN THE SHUFFLE
But at least you don’t have to try to find time for yet another event.
16. GLC OPEN HOUSE
Friday, Oct 28, 2-4pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Enjoy coffee and light refreshments, meet and mingle with Graduate School staff, cast your vote in the art and photography contest, and participate in the #GLCPlacetobe scavenger hunt at the GLC Open House.
17. GSA FALL BEER & WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Oct 28, 5:00pm-9:00pm, University Club
Join the GSA for an autumnal beer & wine social and tasting! Admission will be $5, and a set of 6 tasting tickets will be an additional $5. Light refreshments and snacks will be free with admission; food trucks will be on-site with food for purchase, for those that want heavier meals. This social is for students 21 and over. Tickets will be sold at the event (and note that there will be an additional $1 charge for all tickets purchased by credit card). However, please register for the event on Facebook at tinyurl.com/beerandwine-fall2016, so that the GSA can have a rough idea of attendance.
18. ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER – MOVIE SCREENING AND COSTUME CONTEST
Saturday, Oct 29, 1:00pm, The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave
Join the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies for a free movie and learn all about Lincoln’s crusade against the vampires fighting to destroy the United States. (It’s not the Civil War history you’ll hear about in class!) The afternoon will conclude with a Historic Halloween costume contest. Wear your history-themed costumes and compete for Abe-tastic prizes! Learn more at Link to the event on Roanoke Times website: http://www.roanoke.com/calendar/arts/movie-screening-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter/event_f2f61e9c-970e-11e6-b2c4-5cb9017bb5bf.html. Posted on behalf of grad student Katelyn Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org.
19. INTL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE SUMMER PROGRAM – 1st posting
Final week to apply for the International Research Experience for Students (IRES)! Paid summer research from May 22—Aug 4, 2017. (3 weeks at VT, 7 weeks abroad at the University of Nottingham, UK). Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and a full-time graduate student (graduating after May 2017). Visit https://www.eng.vt.edu/international/ires for more information and to apply. Deadline: Oct 28, 2016. Email Heather Lyne at email@example.com with complete application, letters or recommendation and any questions.
20. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP (FREE FOOD) – NOV 4 and 11 – 1st posting
Want free food? Want a shiny new line on your CV? The GSA needs your help reviewing applications to the Travel Fund Program. Reviewers are expect to volunteer for at least 2 hours over the two dates, and will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate. If you are willing to be a reviewer, please fill out the following survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0wApxMh2sswUXbL. If you have questions, contact TFP Chair Zack Shiner at gsaTravelFund@gmail.com.
21. GSA GRADUATE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM NOW OPEN – OCT 23-29 – 1st posting
Do you have a research idea that could deserves funding? The GSA Graduate Research Development Program provides a research grant funds to support graduate research. PhD students may be awarded up to $1,000 and master’s students up to $750 to support their projects. The application is now open and will close on Oct 29 at 11:59pm. The application and more information may be found at tinyurl.com/grdp-fall2016. If you have questions, contact GRDP Chair Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh at gsaGRDP@gmail.com
22. DONATION DRIVE FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS – 1st posting
The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center (AIICC–122 Squires) is serving as drop-off point for a donation drive for Hurricane Matthew victims through Oct 26. Donations will be delivered to North Carolina by Melissa Faircloth, AIICC Programming Assistant. Non-perishable food items, water, toiletries, first aid supplies, clothing and baby items are requested. Posted on behalf of grad student Nevetha Ramesh, firstname.lastname@example.org.
23. LITTLE HOKIE(TM) HAND-ME-DOWN: DONATIONS ACCEPTED NOV 1-15 – 2nd posting
Give what you can, take what you need! Graduate students with families and children aged 0-10 (and expecting families, too!) are encouraged to participate in a free event to support fellow students with families. You and your family are allowed to peruse donated items in the GLC Multipurpose Room. Bags will be provided at the entrance and you can fill a large bag with as many items as will fit. Donations will be accepted November 1-15 at the GLC Welcome Center (front desk) or at the VT Women’s Center. Contact Dannette Beane (email@example.com) or Kasey Richardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
24. PARKING CHANGES AT THE INN AT VT- UPDATED – 2nd posting
Students attending a luncheon or event at the Inn at Virginia Tech can park in F/S/V parking on the Inn side of the building with a valid University parking permit. If a student receives a citation, Parking Services can void it if the student has a valid parking permit and documentation for the event. So keep documentation of events you might attend at The Inn and refer to the appeal information on the citation, should you receive one.
25. SPRING 2017 GLC FELLOW POSITION OPENING – 3rd posting
Residence Life and the Graduate School are seeking a motivated graduate student who is committed to building graduate community, for a GLC Fellow position for Spring 2017. An ideal candidate would have previous residence life and/or event planning experience, though it is not a requirement. Applicants must submit a formal cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation, and fully complete the following survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_etFlFGFfWtFVSyV Information about cover letter requirements is detailed in the survey and the full job description is at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/graduate-life-center.html Apply by midnight on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Contact Lauren Surface at email@example.com or Sam Harbison at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
26. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRAVEL PATTERNS AND MOOD – 1st posting
VT researchers in urban affairs & planning and psychology are seeking participants for a pilot study on mood states in transport environments. Participants will first complete a short entry questionnaire in Qualtrics, then will be provided with a link to install an Android GPS app called Daynamica (only compatible with Android smartphones ) to track transportation mode, route, and distance of your daily travel. Upon completing each trip, you will be asked to report your mood with a brief survey. Must be 18 or older. Ten $50 Amazon gift cards will be awarded randomly to participants who complete a trip survey for at least five trips for one week. Raffle entry twice for completing trip survey for at least five trips for a second week. If interested, contact Steve Hankey at email@example.com, (540) 231-7508, or visit the study website at https://travelmoodsite.wordpress.com/.
27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR USER BEHAVIOR DURING ONLINE SEARCHES – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing user behavior and attitudes while performing online search on the web. This project involves a laboratory-based experiment with assigned search tasks to be performed online. While performing these tasks, participants will be asked questions regarding the nature of the tasks. The approximate time for the study is 60 minutes. Must be 10 or older above. For minors (age 10-17) to participate, their parent will need to provide consent in addition to an Assent Form which would be signed by the participant. For further information or to enroll in the study, contact email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to 248-705-7830.
28. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd posting
Participants needed for a study investigating conflicts between school life and family life. Looking for students raising a child and enrolled in full-time graduate program for at least one year. Two meetings (one short meeting about 20~30 minutes, and one interview about an hour) will be needed for the study. If interested, please contact grad student Soo at email@example.com.
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EFFECTS OF INFO DISPLAY STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study on the effects of different types of information display (i.e. paper-based system, head-down, and head-up display) on walking behaviors. Participants will be asked to perform a cognitive task while walking on a treadmill. Different display types will also be used. Must be 18-35; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal problems; normal or corrected to normal vision; fluent in English; have a smartphone or experience in using smartphones. Participants will be asked to perform walking tasks with different information presentation methods in a lab in the ISE department. Two sessions (one 30-min preliminary + one 2.5 hr data collection); compensation ($10 per hour). Call or email Mr. Alireza Sedighi if interested: (540) 394-8441, firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTERDISCIPLINARY HONOR SOCIETY FALL EVENTS
Tuesday, Nov 1, 7:00pm, PKs
Monday, Nov 7, 12:00pm Moss Arts Center Learning Studio
The Interdisciplinary Honor Society, Iota Delta Rho (IDR), is hosting several events this fall and you’re invited! First is a social for current members and interested grad students on Nov 1 (appetizers provided); the second is part of the Speaker Spotlight Series and feature faculty member Meaghan Dee on Nov 7 as she discusses bridging the arts and sciences (lunch provided). Come out to network with fellow grads, to challenge your research perspectives, and to learn about becoming a member! Find IDR online at www.idrsociety.org for further info.
FALL ETIQUETTE DINNER – register now!
Wednesday, Nov 2, 5:00-7:30pm, Owens Banquet Room
Career and Professional Development’s annual etiquette dinner is an opportunity to learn and practice good table manners to assist you in being successful in your job and internship search and as a new professional. Register at the Hokies4Hire website: https://www.myinterfase.com/vt/Account/LogOn. Select “Career Events”, and then from drop-down menu choose “Dining Etiquette”, “Search” and then select “Dining Etiquette: A Networking and Fine Dining Experience.” Registration deadline is October 24 and the cost is $11.00. Email email@example.com if you have questions.
INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP FALL RETREAT
Friday-Sunday, Nov 4-6, near Lexington, VA (1.5 hours from VT)
All VT graduate students are welcome to join in a weekend of new friendships, indoor/outdoor recreation, Bible study and prayer in a relaxed setting away from campus. Cost is $35 (scholarships are available). Space is limited to 25 participants. For more information and to register online, visit <https://gcfvt.wordpress.com/fall-retreat/>. Event starts at 8pm Friday and ends by 11am Sunday. Contact Robert Howe (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
STEAM CARNIVAL (STEAM=STEM+ARTS)
Sunday, Nov 6, 1:30-4:00pm, Old Dominion Ballroom in Squires
STEAMup at VT, a carnival style event, is hosted by the Myers-Lawson School of Construction with 12 booths with fun and engaging activities for students grades K – 8 to make youth aware of the STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and develop a passion for one or more of the fields. Further information on Facebook at www.facebook.com/steamupvt or questions can be sent to at email@example.com. Posted on behalf of grad student Judson Duryea, firstname.lastname@example.org.
GLC COMMUNITY US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS SCREENING
Tuesday, Nov 8, 8:00-11:00pm, GLC Lounge
This is it! The long-awaited 2016 US Presidential Election concludes and the next commander in chief is… Who? Come to find out and unwind from a busy day by watching live TV coverage as various local results roll in. The Graduate Fellows host a screening night with light refreshments and friendly conversations. If you have any questions, email Erik Fendik at email@example.com.