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. FILMS ABOUT CONTEMPORARY LIFE IN SOUTH ASIA
Monday, Mar 20, 6:00pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room, showing Taqwacore
Tuesday, Mar 21, 6:00pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room, showing Aligarh
Join the South Asia Studies Group for two nights of films about contemporary life in South Asia and its presence around the world. Snacks will be provided so come hungry. See facebook for details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1155131377942199/. Posted on behalf of doctoral student Anthony Szczurek, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
3. HANDLING ACADEMIC DISHONESTY IN THE CLASSROOM
Tuesday, March 21st, 6pm-7pm, GLC Meeting Room F
VTGrATE invites you to hang out and discuss common scenarios that might come up in the classroom regarding academic dishonesty, and explore the ways you may identify and handle academic dishonesty in the classroom. Posted on behalf of grad student Joseph Slagel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. EXPLORE THE ART OF TEACHING: FORUM WITH ELIZABETH COLEMAN
Tuesday, Mar 21, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
Hosted by the Academy of Teaching Excellence, this event features Elizabeth Coleman, a visionary educator and former president of Bennington College, who will present a talk on the noble art of teaching. See details at http://liberalarts.vt.edu/college-news/elizabeth-coleman.html.
5. COMMUNITY VOICES: DEMOCRATIC DECONSOLIDATION IN TURKEY
Thursday, Mar 23, 12:00pm, GLC Room C; 7:00pm Room G
Join a roundtable luncheon with Turkish Journalist Mahir Zeynalov to discuss the role of deteriorating media freedoms in Turkey’s drift from its democratic principles, or an evening presentation and conversation at 7pm about the monumental shift of Turkey from a flawed democracy to a full-fledged autocracy in a few years.
6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Mar 23, 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! Bring your own mug if you can.
7. UPLIFTING BLACK MEN CONFERENCE – register now!
Friday, Mar 24, 8:30am- 5:30pm, The Inn and Skelton Conference Center
Grad students are invited to the 2nd Annual Uplifting Black Men Conference hosted by the VT Black Male Excellence Network. This year the focus is on empowering Black men through the sharing of stories of persistence from several successful Virginia Tech alumni. All ethnic groups are welcome with the goal of providing insight into lived experience of Black males to a multitude of cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Registration is free but required for attendance; see conference website: https://vtbmen.com/2017-conference/. With questions contact Carley Wilson, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or Mordecai Harvey, email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
8. HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING DAY
Friday, Mar 24, 10:00am-5:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Advanced Research Computing will host the 4th annual HPC day with featured presentations, machine learning workshop, and faculty and student presentations. Full agenda at https://secure.hosting.vt.edu/www.arc.vt.edu/hpc_day_2017/.
9. GRAD ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS: 2ND ANNUAL ART SHOWCASE
Friday, Mar 24, 7:00pm in Theatre 101 (200 College Ave)
This evening of live performance and diverse curated displays will feature graduate work in performance, reading and visual art from graduate students of Hollins, Radford, and Virginia Tech. This event is free and open to the public and will be followed up with a display at the GLC that will run through March 31. Posted on behalf of grad student Ana-Christina, email@example.com.
10. ASIAN COOKING CLASS 2: INDIAN
Friday, Mar 24, 6:30-8:30pm, 203 Otey Street – Indian recipes
Friday, Mar 31, 6:30-8:30pm, 203 Otey Street – Korean/Laotian recipes
Three Asian cooking classes will be offered in March. Limited to 16 participants, $5 participation fee required. Sign up at http <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044badac2da5fd0-indian> :// <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044badac2da5fd0-indian> www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044badac2da5fd0-indian <http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044badac2da5fd0-indian> or at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f044badac2da5fd0-koreanlaotian for the session of your choice. Posted on behalf of doctoral student Soo Jeong Jo, firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP SPRING RETREAT
Friday, Mar 24, 8:00pm – Sunday, Mar 26, 11:00am near Lexington, VA (1.5 hours from VT)
All VT graduate students are welcome to join in a restful weekend of new friendships, indoor/outdoor recreation, Bible study and prayer in a relaxed setting away from campus. Cost is $35 (scholarships are available). For more information and to register online, visit <https://gcfvt.wordpress.com/spring-retreat/>. Contact Robert Howe (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ) with any questions.
12. GLC LASER TAG AT PANDAPAS POND (OUTDOOR)
Saturday, Mar 25, 12:30pm-4:30pm
It is time for bonding fun, teamwork collaboration, and stress relief physical activity. Rain or shine, run around outdoors and…laser tag, ‘nuff said! Join your fellow grad students on a free trip to Pandapas Pond. This event is hosted by your GLC fellows and LCAT: Laser Tag Club at Virginia Tech. Fill out this survey to sign up: http://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7WJs8kad2VVOe1L. Contact GLC fellow Erik Fendik at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions.
13. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE GLC WEEKLY APRIL-1 SPECIAL EDITION – 1st 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> , with subject line: You are a fool.
14. NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR INNOVATIVE ETD AWARDS – 1st 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.
15. RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS INVITED TO JOIN LOCAL GROUP – 1st 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 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . Posted on behalf of grad student Rachael Kennedy.
16. THINKING ABOUT RUNNING FOR OFFICE IN THE GSA? TALK TO AN OFFICER! – 1st posting
If you’re considering running for office in the GSA, current Executive Board members are happy to meet with you to answer your questions and talk to you about their experiences as officers. Schedule a meeting with any officer or Joe, the advisor, to discuss your ambitions. Officers will set appointments based on mutual availability between Mar 20-23 (cutoff for electronic nominations is noon), or may be available by phone/videoconference during that window as well. Email email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with the position you’re interested in, and the appropriate officer will get in touch with you directly. Learn more about GSA elections at http://tinyurl.com/GSA-elections-2017.
17. ON-CAMPUS HOUSING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
18. VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S FELLOWS PROGRAM – 2nd 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information about the stipend. Application deadline: Mar 31, 2017.
19. SUBMISSIONS INVITED FOR TORGERSEN AWARD – 2nd 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 (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ) 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>
20. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT GRANTS – 2nd reposting
Through the generosity of many donors, the John E. Dooley Student Engagement Grant funds highly motivated students or student teams planning to implement community-based civic engagement projects. There is up to $1,500 available in this year’s cycle. Either two awards of $750 or one $1,500 award will be granted. Learn more <http://engage.vt.edu/programs/grants_awards.html> and apply by March 24. Please contact Catherine Cotrupi with questions regarding JEDSEG at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or 540-231-9186.
21. GSA GRAD RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED – MAR 14-22 – 2nd posting
Do you have a research idea that deserves funding? The GSA Graduate Research Development Program provides 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 deadline: Mar 22, 11:59pm. The application and more information may be found at tinyurl.com/vtgrdp <http://tinyurl.com/vtgrdp> . If you have questions, contact GRDP Chair Adwoa Baah-Dwomoh at gsaGRDP@gmail.com <mailto:gsaGRDP@gmail.com> .
22. SUBMISSIONS INVITED TO GLC PHOTO AND ART CONTEST – final posting
The Graduate School invites submissions of art work and photography by graduate students for display in the GLC during Graduate Education Week (Mar 27-31) and beyond. Submissions are limited to three pieces (art and/or photography) per graduate student. This year’s theme: Live. Learn. Explore. Globally. Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/graduate-life-center/glc-art-and-photo-contest.html Submission deadline: Thursday, Mar 22, 2017.
23. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN CONTROLLER’S OFFICE FOR 2017-18 – 1st 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with questions.
24. GA OPENING IN STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER – 1st 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.
25. GA OPENING IN SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE – 1st 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 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> with questions.
26. PT GRAD OPENING FOR PEACE COPRS RECRUITER POSITION – 1st 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/.
27. GRADUATE RESIDENTIAL FELLOW OPENINGS IN WEST AJ – 3rd posting
VT residential college is seeking three graduate residential fellows for 2017-18. This is not a graduate assistantship, but it provides free housing and a free on-campus meal plan, so it can be supplemental to traditional funding. Graduate fellows are expected to add to the intellectual/ academic life of the Residential College at West AJ. All disciplines are encouraged to apply. More information about the position at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OwssvFS6ezbKx6uctmnOpawxPy0U8Ov-qPXT8jC2vc8/edit?usp=sharing. Posted on behalf of faculty principal of residential college at West AJ Matthew Gabriel.
28. GA OPPORTUNITY IN OIRED FOR 2017-18 – 3rd posting
The Women and Gender in International Development (WGD) program at the Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) (www.oired.vt.edu/wgd <http://www.oired.vt.edu/wgd> ) is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support organizing events and other administrative aspects, literature searches, writing and editing, and managing media posts surrounding WGD activities. The WGD program ensures a gender-sensitive approach to all projects and raises awareness at VT about gender and international development issues. Academic-year funding including tuition and stipend. Must have a background in geography, sociology, agricultural economics, gender studies, or a related field; demonstrated interest in international development and gender issues; and research experience. Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted. See http://www.oired.vt.edu/job-opportunities/wgd-ga/ for details.
29. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF MOBILE AUGMENTED REALITY APPLICATIONS – 1st 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.
30. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF MIDDLE EASTERN IMMIGRANT WOMEN – 1st 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.
31. STUDENTS SOUGHT TO ASSIST WITH PRE-DEPARTURE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS – 2nd 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> .
32. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – MAR 29 – 2nd posting
The GSA Research Symposium is coming up on Mar 29 with the theme of FUSION – Diversifying, connecting and amalgamating perspectives across disciplines. All volunteers will receive food and drink on the day of the event and free entry to the GSA Beer and Wine Social. Please fill out the survey at the following link by Wednesday, Mar 15: tinyurl.com/GSARSvolunteer <http://tinyurl.com/GSARSvolunteer> to apply. Posted on behalf of Gary Nave, email@example.com.
33. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR 15-MIN ONLINE SURVEY – 3rd posting
Are you or have you recently been in a relationship with someone you met online? If so, VT researcher would love to hear from you. Grad student Dana Riger is conducting research on the stories people tell about meeting their partners online. Participants must be 18 or older and currently (or within the past 5 years) in a relationship with someone they met online. In the context of this study, online may include traditional dating sites, apps, and online personal ads, as well as online gaming or social media. In exchange for your time, you may enter a drawing to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards (with a 1 in 20 odds). If interested, take this anonymous 15-minute survey at
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DtIq7rBfU57asZ. Posted on behalf of Dana Riger, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK 2017: Mar 27-31
Attend professional development events and GSA research symposium, watch a free movie at the lyric, enjoy a free breakfast with the dean or coffee and tea from around the world, and finish the week with the big cook out on the Grad School lawn. Some highlights:
– Professional Women’s Panel on Monday, 3/27, sign up online
– Removing the Mystery of the ETD Review; and Grad Night at the Lyric on Tuesday, 3/28
– GSA Research Symposium and Expo and LinkedIn Lab on Wednesday, 3/29
– Breakfast with the Dean (http://tinyurl.com/deanbreakfast-march2017) and GLC Café on Thursday, 3/30
– Big Cook Out on Friday, 3/31
– GSA spring beer & wine social 4/1 (no kidding)
See http://graduateschool.vt.edu/student-life/graduate-education-week.html for a full schedule of events and online registration.
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.
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 (email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> ) with questions.