1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 3/13/2017
– 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;
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.
– Write-in with grads: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00, Room D
2. OPEN EDUCATION WEEK MAR 27-31
Open Education Week sponsored by VT Libraries features events for faculty, future faculty and anyone who teaches. More information at: http://www.lib.vt.edu/oer/oe-week/2017-oeweek.html. Two events might be of particular interest to graduate students: (1) Seven Platforms You Should Know About: Share, Find, Author, or Adapt Creative Commons-Licensed Resources and (2) The Potential of Open Educational Resources: Virginia Tech Faculty & Student Panel Discussion.
3. CITIZEN SCHOLAR RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Monday, Mar 27, 4:00pm, GLC Room F
Listen to the presentations of grad students who put theory into practice for the advancement of a community.
4. PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S PANEL DISCUSSION
Monday, Mar 27, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Hear from faculty and staff around the university about their experiences as women in the professional world. Learn strategies and hear suggestions for navigating and balancing the workplace and life, and get your own questions answered. Register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5yqlM01mZhwB25.
5. REMOVING THE MYSTERY OF THE ETD REVIEW – 1st posting
Tuesday, Mar 28, 7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose room
Learn how to format your Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD), what Graduate School staff look for in their review, and what happens to it after you submit it to the Graduate School. Bring your laptop and a PDF copy of your ETD.
6. GRAD MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LYRIC: THE SALESMAN
Tuesday, Mar 28, 7:00pm and 9:30pm, The Lyric Theatre
Enjoy free a night at the movies, compliments of the Graduate School and The Lyric. Pick up a free ticket at the GLC Welcome Center or in 120 GLC. Learn more about the movie http://www.thelyric.com/event/the-salesman/.
7. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXPO
Wednesday, Mar 29, 9:00am-4:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room and meeting rooms
Review the latest in graduate research at this interactive networking forum and poster session sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly.
8. LINKEDIN LAB
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2:00-5:00pm, Graduate School Lobby
Have a free professional headshot photograph taken and learn about how you can use LinkedIn in your job search, and have your profile reviewed by Career and Professional Development staff. Wear appropriate shirt/top.
9. GSA SYMPOSIUM KEYNOTE: EDWARD TENNER
Wednesday, Mar 29, 6:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Edward Tenner is a historian who discusses the unintended outcomes of science and technology and the indirect paths that people take toward making discoveries. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly.
10. BREAKFAST WITH THE DEAN
Thursday, Mar 30, 8:00am-9:00am, Graduate Life Center Lounge
Celebrate Grad Ed Week with this March installment of the Breakfast with the Dean! The GSA will provide the food; you provide the questions and conversation. RSVP on Facebook at http://tinyurl.com/deanbreakfast-march2017.
11. CULTURAL CENTERS TOUR
Thursday, Mar 30, 12:00-1:00pm, Meet at the GLC Welcome Center Desk
Learn about the five different cultural centers housed in Squires Student Center, what is offered in each, and how students can reserve the space. Meet at the GLC Welcome Center desk and walk to Squires together for the tour, which will end in the Black Cultural Center with a pizza lunch. Register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3a60e7t3DAfdyjr. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows and the Intercultural Engagement Center <http://iec.vt.edu/advocacy/Cultural_Community_Centers.html> .
12. GLC CAFÉ: EXPLORE COFFEE AND TEA FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Thursday, Mar 30, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! To follow the Grad Ed Week theme of Live.Learn.Explore., this weeks café will feature a variety of coffee, tea and cookies from around the world. Bring your own mug if you can.
13. MINDFULNESS STRESS MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES
Friday, Mar 31, 1:00pm, GLC Room B
Participate in an interactive introduction to mindfulness-based stress management techniques and enjoy light refreshments. Topics covered will include Imposter Syndrome and interacting with advisors. Sign up here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9MszSLpk6oZlUFf.
14. BIG COOK OUT
Friday, Mar 31, 4:30-6:30, Grad School Lawn and GLC Multipurpose Room
Graduate students and their families are invited to enjoy food, music and games at this Grad-School-sponsored closing event of Graduate Education Week. DJ sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly.
15. NATIVE AT VT SPRING POWWOW
Saturday, Apr 1, 12:00-6:00pm, GLC Lawn
Hosted by Native at Virginia Tech student organization, this is a Native American cultural event to create visibility of an underrepresented group on campus and engage the campus in cultural education. All are welcome, attendance free. Rain Location: Old Dominion Ballroom (Squires). Posted on behalf of grad student Melissa Faircloth, email@example.com.
16. FINISH GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK WITH GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL
Saturday, Apr 1, 3:00pm-7:00pm, University Club
Join the GSA to celebrate the conclusion of Graduate Education Week with the annual Spring Beer & Wine Social and Tasting. Buy advance tickets online for $8 through Mar 24, or for $10 online Mar 25-31. Tickets at the door will be $12; non-drinking tickets will be $5, and there will be a $1 at-door fee for credit card transactions. Light refreshments and snacks will be free with admission. This social is for students 21 and over only. Check out the event at http://tinyurl.com/beer-wine-spring2017-fb and RSVP and share! Email Kisha (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ) with questions.
17. HELP CREATE A THEME FOR BIANNUAL BLACK ALUMNI REUNION – 1st posting
Students are invited to submit ideas for the celebration of Black Alumni Reunion, which this year marks 50 years of black organizations at VT, including 50th anniversary of Groove Phi Groove, 50th anniversary of the Human Relations Council, a celebration of 45 years of NPHC at VT, and 40th Anniversary of BSA. Help to create a theme for the reunion by submitting an entry to Latanya Walker, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . If your theme is chosen, you will receive a bag of Hokie gifts to add to your collection.
18. GSA "DR. RICH" CAP & GOWN PROGRAM FOR GRADS: LOTTERY OPEN MAR 27-APR 14 – 1st posting
If you are graduating this spring and/or participating in commencement ceremonies, you are eligible to borrow a graduate cap and gown from the GSA for free! The "Dr. Rich" Cap & Gown Program loans a limited number of gowns and caps to grad students participating in Spring 2017 graduation ceremonies via a lottery. Caps and gowns must then be returned to the GSA in acceptable condition for cleaning and use by future graduating students. Enter the lottery at http://tinyurl.com/gsacapgown-spring17 by Friday, Apr 14 at 5pm EDT. Those chosen in the lottery will be notified no later than Apr 21, and must still purchase their own hoods, tassels, and any other required regalia. All items are used, but gowns have been dry cleaned and steamed, and caps have been disinfected. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
19. DISSERTATION INSTITUTE FOR UNDERREPRESENTED GRADS IN ENGINEERING – 1st posting
The 2017 Dissertation Institute, an interactive workshop for underrepresented (African American, native American, Pacific Island and Hispanic American) graduate students in engineering, addresses issues that prolong completion times for those at the dissertation proposal preparation and dissertation completion stages. The Institute is funded by NSF and hosted by Old Dominion University and VT. The Dissertation Institute will take place June 11–16 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County campus and focus on skills and strategies needed to successfully complete the dissertation process and provide networking opportunities to build connections for future collaborative career advancement. Participants will build writing habits, work on their dissertation or proposal, and learn skills that will help them continue making progress. Housing and meals provided; reimbursement for travel costs up to $500. Learn more at www.dissertationinstitute.com <http://www.dissertationinstitute.com/> ; send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> . Posted on behalf of doctoral student Mayra Artiles.
20. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE GLC WEEKLY APRIL-1 SPECIAL EDITION – 2nd posting
Get published in a peer-viewed online weekly notice: Submit your fake event description, faux call for research subjects, and other nonexistent opportunities for graduate students for the April 1 special edition of the GLC weekly listserv posting. Exercise your imagination and writing skills and earn extra points (in the form of chocolates and candy in 117 GLC) for a creative event or research idea, succinct description, and completeness of details. Submission deadline: March 31, 6:00pm. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line: You are a fool.
21. NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR INNOVATIVE ETD AWARDS – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech is a member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), and NDLTD is seeking nominations for student awards. Several annual awards, each $1,000 are for innovative multimedia ETDs, or ETDs demonstrating innovation in other ways. Current students whose ETDs will be produced later may want to keep this opportunity in mind as they undertake their research. See announcement at http://www.ndltd.org. Application deadline: May 31, 2017.
22. RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO JOIN LOCAL GROUP – 2nd posting
Returned Peace Corps volunteer or staff are invited to join a growing local group of fellow volunteers and staff of over 70. Contacting email@example.com. Posted on behalf of grad student Rachael Kennedy.
23. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
Housing & Residence Life is currently accepting students for on-campus housing for the 2017-2018 school year. The GLC at Donaldson Brown and Main Campbell Hall are open to graduate students interested in living in double or single rooms. For room rates and more information, visit: http://housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html or contact firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
24. VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S FELLOWS PROGRAM – 3rd posting
For graduate students interested in learning more about the administration of state government: full information at https://governor.virginia.gov/fellows/. A minimum $2000 stipend is available through Career and Professional Development for any selected VT student. Contact Amy McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more information about the stipend. Application deadline: Mar 31, 2017.
25. SUBMISSIONS INVITED FOR TORGERSEN AWARD – 3rd posting
The submission are accepted for the Paul E. Torgersen Awards, aimed at highlighting the top research performed in the College of Engineering. To be eligible, you must be graduating in the calendar year of 2017. Submissions include an abstract on your research, written such that a general audience could understand it. Submissions are due to Ms. Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ) by Mar 31 by 11:59pm. More information at http://www.gsc.eng.vt.edu/PET.htm. <http://www.gsc.eng.vt.edu/PET.html>
26. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN CONTROLLER’S OFFICE FOR 2017-18 – 2nd posting
The Controller’s Office is seeking a full-time (20 hrs/wk) graduate assistant to work in the areas of general accounting, payroll, and accounts payable. Position begins in Aug. Duties include working on Retirement System calculations and assisting with ensuring that the deductions are correct; assisting with the review, monitoring and follow-up of special faculty payments to ensure compliance with university policies; assisting with the documentation and implementation of the new version VT’s electronic timekeeping system; and other tasks. Additional info at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/file/d/0B2lSMLVxGF10ZnR1dGU4RnN1TGM/view?usp=sharing. Submit a cover letter, resume and three references at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1TFlanV7PpVW12B. Contact Kim Linkous, 540-231-8560 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with questions.
27. GA OPENING IN STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER – 2nd posting
The graduate assistant (20 hours/week) reports to an Assistant Director in the SSC. The GA will be responsible for assisting with the planning and delivery of several academic support programs. Position requires a high level of initiative and strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills. Weekly evening hours and occasional weekend work required. Interested applicants should submit a resume to Sachim@vt.edu <mailto:Sachim@vt.edu> Resumes will be accepted until position is filled. For questions contact Sachiel Mondesir at Sachim@vt.edu <mailto:Sachim@vt.edu> Full job description at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByOlgAsl50HXQkZCSG91YnZremc/view?ths=true.
28. GA OPENING IN SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE – 2nd posting
The Office of Sustainability in the Facilities Department is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support efforts to educate the VT community about how to live a more sustainable and low-impact lifestyle. Applicants must have previous work experience and/or extracurricular activities experience in fields relating to sustainability. For more information, see http://facilities.vt.edu/content/dam/facilities_vt_edu/office-of-sustainability-graduate-assistant.pdf. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and complete the following survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6D0xQ8tqjEhJBHv&Q_JFE=0. For full consideration, apply before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar 31. Contact Karlee Siepierski at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with questions.
29. PT GRAD OPENING FOR PEACE COPRS RECRUITER POSITION – 2nd posting
The VT Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) is searching for a graduate student who is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) to serve as the Campus Peace Corps Recruiter part-time (20 hours/week). The recruiter will serve as the main point of contact at VT and other local universities for students and others interested in joining the Peace Corps. Position begins fall 2017 and runs through spring 2018. The successful candidate will receive graduate school tuition remission and a stipend equivalent to a graduate assistantship in his/her department. Application deadline: Friday, May 12. See more at : http://www.oired.vt.edu/job-opportunities/campus-peace-corps-recruiter-part-time/.
30. GSA GRAD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM REVIEW HELP NEEDED – 1st posting
Want to know the cutting-edge research graduate students are conducting here at VT? How about a new line on your CV? The GSA needs your help with reviewing applications for the Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP). Grad students in the social sciences, business, humanities, or education are needed to review applications. If you are willing to be a reviewer, fill out this survey: https://tinyurl.com/GRDPreview, and the GRDP Chair will email you further instructions. If you want more details about what is entailed in reviewing or have any other questions, contact GRDP Chair Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh at gsaGRDP@gmail.com <mailto:gsaGRDP@gmail.com> .
31. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON HEALTH, DIET & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY REWARDS – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (small reward now or larger reward later) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages of 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22-40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past 6 months; willing to participate in two testing sessions (~ 5 hrs of time); willing to have blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol). The total amount possible for participation is $60. If interested, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Lab: firstname.lastname@example.org , 540-739-2522.
32. INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN STUDY ABOUT WEARABLE EXOSKELETONS – 1st posting
Must be male or female; 18-55 years old; no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. Experiment Details: participants will be asked to perform a simulated drilling task without and with three exoskeletons. Two experimental sessions (each ~3.5 hour) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. If interested, call or email Saad Alabdulkarim at email@example.com, (206-859- 9146).
33. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF CELEBRITY ENDORSED FOOD/DRINK PRODUCTS – 1st posting
Ph.D. student conducting a study about celebrity endorsement for branded food and beverage products in the US is seeking 40 male and female participants ages 23-36 who are US citizens, racially and ethnically diverse, including Latino/Hispanic, African and Asian American. The study involves completing three activities: celebrity recognition survey, celebrity picture card sort, and a post-card sort questionnaire, which will take no more than 60 minutes to complete. Participants will receive a $10.00-dollar Amazon gift card after completing all study activities. If interested, contact Mi Zhou at firstname.lastname@example.org.
34. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS – 2nd posting
The Information Technology and Security Lab is conducting research on augmented reality and its personal and professional impact on awareness of threats to cybersecurity and privacy. Volunteers 18 or older are sought, with or without technical experience who are willing to use both AR and non-AR mobile applications to perform investigative tasks and answer questions about their experiences. Tasks involve walking in and around Newman Library. The entire survey will take approximately 60 minutes. Volunteers are assured that personal information will remain confidential and will never be published in any way. If interested in participating, contact Brendan Mattina at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> , 603-953-7060.
35. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF MIDDLE EASTERN IMMIGRANT WOMEN – 2nd posting
Grad student Taysir Al Janabi is seeking participants for a capstone project research study regarding the perceptions of sexual assault and rape among Middle Eastern immigrant women in the southwest area of Virginia. Middle Eastern immigrant women who identify as Muslims and are interested in participating should email Taysir80@vt.edu <mailto:Taysir80@vt.edu> or call 540-251-1006.
36. STUDENTS SOUGHT TO ASSIST WITH PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS – 3rd posting
Grad students who has spent time in the following countries or are international students from: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, Netherlands, Puerto Rico, Sweden or Thailand are sought by VT Global Education to assist with pre-departure orientation programs scheduled for Tuesday, Apr 18, Goodwin Hall, 8:00pm – 9:30pm for students who will be leaving soon to study abroad in Summer/Fall 2017. A vital part of this program is hearing from students who are from or familiar with the above listed countries during break-out sessions, which are often the most helpful and enjoyable part of the event. Contact Laura Castle if you are willing to help: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
OPEN DATA WEEK APR 10-1
Open Data week offers opportunities to learn more about sharing, visualizing, finding, mining, and reusing data for research. Full schedule and more info: http://bit.ly/VTopendataweek2017. Registration is requested at http://guides.lib.vt.edu/OpenDataWeek/RSVP.
APPALACHIAN “MEET ‘N EAT”
Tuesday, Arp 11, 12:00-1:30pm, American Indian & Indigenous Community Center
All students, faculty and staff who identify as Appalachian are welcome to join for good pizza, good friends and good conversation. The center is located on the ground floor of Squires, to the left of the information desk. Bring a story, memory or object that reminds you of home and share your experiences with other members of the community! Interested participants should fill out a brief survey at http://tinyurl.com/appmeetneat4. For more information, contact grad student Amanda Halliburton (email@example.com).