1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 9/25/2017
– Career Advising: Wednesday, 2:00-5:00pm, Info kiosk in lobby
– Ask the Academy: GTA Walk-In Advising: Tuesday and Wednesday, GLC Room A, 4:00-6:00pm
– Cook Counseling: Thursdays and Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School hours: MTThF 8:00-5:00pm, W 9:30-5
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm Room 120
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at https://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing-center.html
2. HOKIES MARCH AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY
Monday, Nov 6, 5:00-6:15pm, in front of Burruss Hall
Grad student Brynne Farrell invites you to attend this event. For more information, you can go to the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/740793496120843/
3. ASK THE ACADEMY: GTA WALK-IN ADVISING
Tuesday & Wednesday, Nov 7 & Nov 8, GLC Room A, 4:00-6:00pm
Do you have questions about teaching or grading? Are you experiencing a challenge in the classroom that you don’t know how to resolve? Drop by to chat, share experiences, and get advice from Fellows of the Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence. Light refreshments will be provided; bring your own mug if you can.
4. MENTORING: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Tuesday, November 7, 4:00-5:00pm, GLC Room B
Are you a student looking for a mentor? Or do you already have one, but you have trouble communicating what you need? Or are you a faculty member who wants to learn about being more approachable to advising and mentoring students? Our panel of faculty and staff members will discuss their experiences with mentoring, and tips for making the mentorship process better. Sign-up here.
5. WRITING AN ABSTRACT
Tuesday, November 7, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Room C
Academic abstracts are not only a vital part of getting involved in conferences and journals, but also offer you an opportunity to describe and explain your work to broader audiences. At this writing workshop, we will explore the purpose, components, and organizational structure of academic abstracts. This workshop is best suited for students who are interested in composing an abstract about a current research project. If you would like detailed feedback on your writing, please bring a short draft of your research statement and your abstract to the workshop. Register here.
6. GRAD MINDFULNESS
Wednesday, Nov 8, 11:00-11:30am, 5071 Derring Hall
Meets every Wednesday. At each meeting there will be a short guided mindfulness exercise followed by time to practice on your own. You don’t need to stay for the whole time. Feel free to just drop in, just take care to not disturb others. Here is a link to a cool free mindfulness app! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
7. PARENT SUPPORT LUNCHEON
Wednesday, Nov 8, 12:00pm, GLC Room F.
This month, come listen to a pediatric sleep specialist and enjoy lunch together. RSVP is required, and will fill up fast, so don’t wait! As always, spouses and children are welcome.
8. US STUDENT FULBRIGHT INFO SESSIONS
Wednesday, November 8, GLC Room B: 1:00 – 2:00; 2:30 – 3:30; 4:00 – 5:00
These interactive workshops introduce participants to the Fulbright program that offers US citizens funding opportunities to research, study, or teach abroad in more than 140 countries. For more information or to make an individual advising appointment, contact Betty Anderson (email@example.com)
9. GLC CAFÉ: WEDNESDAY EDITION
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and snacks. Join your fellow graduate students and GLC staff. Socialize and relax! Bring your own mug if you can.
10. “AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS”
Thursday, Nov 9, 11:00am – 12:00pm, GLC Room F
The Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society (IDR) presents its first IDR speaker spotlight lecture of this semester. Dr. Stephanie DeLuca will be speaking about her research and the process of collaboration and crossing disciplinary bridges. Dr. DeLuca is a developmental psychologist who works to advance both adult and pediatric rehabilitation through the development of innovative neurorehabilitation treatment techniques.
11. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Nov 9, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and snacks. Join your fellow graduate students and GLC staff. Socialize and relax! Bring your own mug if you can.
12. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – FREE WEEKLY DROP IN CHILD CARE (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Thursday, Nov 9, 6:00-8:30pm, Women’s Center, 206 Washington St., Bburg
On a trial basis Kids’ Night Out (KNO) is going to try a system of preregistering. Each week there will be a link on the home page (www.womenscenter.vt.edu) where parents can sign kids up. The aim is to have the link posted to the website by Monday afternoon each week. There will a “Doodle Poll” with a limited number of spots and when that is full, additional children for that week will no longer be accepted. Because of this, the following is requested: 1) Please only register if you are sure you are going to be able to make it; 2) so that everyone can have a chance to utilize KNO, if you have been coming regularly, perhaps wait until later in the week to see if there are still spots available. For more information, contact Jessie Meltsner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 231-7806.
13. THRIVING AS AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENT
Friday, Nov 10, 2:00-3:00pm, GLC Room C
This seminar will provide opportunity to discuss strategies for adjusting to a new culture/educational system, managing academic and other demands and for developing productive relationship with your advisor. If interested, please sign up here.
14. INTERNATIONAL CAFÉ HOUR: SUDAN
Friday, Nov 10, 4:00-5:30pm, Deet’s Place, Dietrick Dining Center
The International Café Hour is an opportunity for all to engage in conversations, create friendships, share their culture, and to connect with the VT community in a casual and comfortable environment. The program is designed to be both social and educational so join us. This program is a wonderful opportunity for students to connect and learn across cultures! This month’s café hour is sponsored by Aljaliya Al-Sudaniya (the Sudanease Student Organization). For more info, see our webpage: International Café Hour.
15. DANCE OF NATIONS
Friday, Nov 10, 8:00pm, GLC Auditorium
As part of its annual event series, the Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) is organizing ‘Dance of the Nations’, an international dance night, where talented artist groups and individuals showcase dance performances from various countries across the world ranging from belly dancing to flamenco. The night will entail an hour long fusion of dance, culture and musical magic, blended with the talented artistry of international students at Virginia Tech. Grad student Jeena Sajimon, CISO Public Relations Officer, invites all graduate students to this event. The event is free and open to all. See https://www.facebook.com/VTCISO/ for regular updates about the performance or go to the event link https://www.facebook.com/events/244637702732138.
16. NOMINATIONS AND APPLICATIONS FOR 2017-2018 DIVERSITY SCHOLARS INVITED – 1st posting
Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. Diversity scholars propose, design, and implement projects that enhance the quality of life at Virginia Tech. Nominations are due by Friday, December 1st (self-nominations accepted). Applications are due by Friday, December 15th, and must include: 1) A recent copy of your C.V./Resume. 2) A brief proposal (overview/extended abstract). 3) A one-page, draft timeline of the steps required to carry out the project. Additional information and instructions available at the Application website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJ3zc4T21iUnORL. Contact Christian Matheis at email@example.com for more info.
17. GSA "DR. RICH" CAP & GOWN LOTTERY – 1st posting
If you are graduating this fall and/or participating in commencement ceremonies, you are eligible to borrow a graduate cap and gown from the GSA for $10! Note that the $10 fee helps us to keep the program running. The "Dr. Rich" Cap & Gown Lottery loans a limited number of gowns and caps to grad students participating in Fall 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. The lottery will open on November 15th, and close on November 29th. Those chosen in the lottery will be notified no later than December 6th, 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. Email GSA Director of Programs Brittany Boribong at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
18. EPORTFOLIO STUDENT SHOWCASE – 1st posting
As part of the ePortfolio initiative at Virginia Tech, the Libraries and its partners invite you to participate in the Fall 2017 Showcase. There will be 3 cash awards for graduate students: $500 for the 1st place, $250 for the second place, and $100 for the third place. Participating is pretty simple: Join the Portfolium network, add at least 5 samples of your work, and reflect on the learning in each one of these entries. For more information, visit eportfolios.vt.edu/showcase or email Miko Nino (email@example.com).
19. JOIN THE NANOTECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHALLENGE – 1st posting
NanoEarth, an NSF center on earth and environmental nanotechnology housed here at VT-ICTAS, is hosting a Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge. All VT students are eligible to enter to complete with a business idea that utilizes nanotechnology to tackle sustainability challenges in aras like public health, agriculture, clean water, renewable energy, and beyond. Winners will be awarded a $2,500 grant to help turn the business idea into reality. Proposals are due Dec 1. Check out the top of the NanoEarth news page for more details and application forms www.nanoearth.ictas.vt.edu/news.html. For more information please contact Dr. Matt Hull at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR $10,000 PHI KAPPA PHI DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP – 1st posting
Writing your dissertation? Apply for a $10,000 Phi Kappa Phi #DissertationFellowship by Nov 30 at www.phikappaphi.org/dissertation. Ten fellowships of $10,000 each will be awarded in 2018. To be eligible, applicants must be an active Phi Kappa Phi member in the dissertation writing stage of doctoral study. All pre-dissertation requirements should be met by the November 30 deadline including approval of the dissertation proposal. The selection process for a dissertation fellowship examines how the fellowship will contribute to the completion of the dissertation, the significance of original research, and endorsement by the dissertation chair. Recipients will receive $10,000 to apply toward 12 months of dissertation writing. Click here, to start your application. For more information read the Dissertation Fellowship FAQs or download the Dissertation Fellowship fact sheet. If you have additional questions, please contact @Kelli Partin at email@example.com.
21. GRAD 5024 DATA MGMT. SKILLS COURSE OFFERED SPRING ’18 – 1st posting
Learn about the importance and benefits of data management including creating a data management plan. Covers data organization, policies, documentation, storage, ethics, access, security, analytical tools, grant requirements (proposal and post- award), proper attribution, archiving, other issues and topics related to data in scholarly communication. Pass/ Fail Only, 1 Credit Hour, Online Lecture.
22. GSA TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM (TFP) – 2nd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly’s Travel Fund Program will open for applications on November 1st at 12:00am, and will close on November 8th at 11:59PM. This program can provide partial support for professional or conference travel occurring between July 1st and December 31st, 2017. We will release the application guide in the coming weeks, so keep checking bit.ly/TFP-fall2017 for updates and information. If you have questions, send them to gsaTravelFund@gmail.com.
23. SEEKING SCHOLARLY ARTICLES FOR VT GRAD STUDENT-RUN JOURNAL – 2nd posting
Community Change, an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student-run journal at Virginia Tech that explores multiple approaches to democratic community development and change, is accepting submissions for its second issue. We solicit scholarly articles (4,000-6,000 words), book reviews (1,000-1,500 words), multimedia, and artwork that analyze responses to the evolving political and social landscape since the 2016 election. This might include, but is not limited to: 1) explorations of new initiatives, on-going activism, and community organizing and how they have changed their work since 2015 campaign and 2016 election; 2) historical movements and groundwork that have informed current responses; and 3) pieces reflecting on tactics and strategies employed to resist, counter, and educate about xenophobia, white supremacy, and other ideologies or political doctrines. The submission deadline is December 18, 2017. For more information and submission instructions, please visit www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu.
24. GRDP APPLICATION REVIEW – 2nd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is looking for graduate student volunteers to review applications for the Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP). To review applications, you must be a graduate student, and you must be one that did not apply to the fall 2017 GRDP application cycle. Although we cannot compensate you with money, we do compensate with free food and eternal gratitude. To sign up, visit bit.ly/GRDP-fall2017-appreview.
25. LITTLE HOKIE(TM) HAND-ME-DOWN – 3rd posting
How to Donate: Donations will be accepted November 1-13 at the GLC Welcome Center (front desk) or at the VT Women’s Center (206 Washington St.) What to Donate: Gently used clothes, books, toys, bedding, medical supplies, school supplies, formula (unexpired), bathing & grooming supplies (unopened), strollers, car seats, baby gear, diapers, etc. Shopping Days: Students come by the GLC Multi-Purpose room Nov 14 from 12:00-6:00pm and Staff come by the same location on Nov 15 from 8:00am-12:00pm. Bags are provided. For more information, click here or contact Jessie Meltsner at firstname.lastname@example.org
26. VT ENGAGE: 3-WEEK PERU SERVICE IMMERSION TRIP –3rd posting
Immerse yourself in a powerful learning and service experience that will take you from the Amazon rainforest focusing on environmental conservation and protection projects, to the high Andes to work on community development projects. Participants spend time together on reflecting on experiences and social issues encountered on the trip, and grapple with difficult questions while sharing perspectives on service, justice, and social change. Serve with and learn about two nonprofits, visit Incan sites, connect with new people and more. Estimated cost. $2,800 + airfare. A limited amount of need-based financial assistance is available. All applicants will be considered. Contact Eliza Wethey at email@example.com or 540-231-5853 with questions. Learn more, and apply by Dec 1, 2017 here.
27. COOKING CLASSES STILL AVAILABLE – SIGN UP SOON! – 3rd posting
There are two more Cooking Classes to sign up for and spots are still open! Classes are either $5 or $10 per person depending on the time and day. There is always plenty of food and everyone has the chance to cook and learn new recipes. The next classes are: “Multicultural Night” on Tuesday October 24 from 6:00-7:30pm OR Friday October 27th from 12:00-1:30pm. "I Can’t Believe It’s Vegan!" night is Nov 7 from 6:00-7:30pm OR Nov 10 from 12:00-1:30pm. For more information click here or email Shelly Rasnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
28. CALL FOR PAPERS: DOING INTERDISCIPLINARITY – 3rd posting
The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought (ASPECT) invites papers that engage a variety of contemporary issues about interdisciplinarity for its upcoming conference to be held March 22-24, 2018. Possible paper topics may include but are not limited to: the body and politics; critical approaches to technology and aesthetics; ecological and environmental issues; gender and sexuality; geopolitics and international relations; identity politics; marginalized knowledges; moral and political philosophy; new materialities; writing and history; postcolonialism; post-Marxism and ideology; race and politics; religion and secularity; minority studies; critical security studies; critical pedagogy; and violence and representation.
If interested, please go to one of the following websites, www.facebook.com/aspectvt or https://aspectconference.wordpress.com/, or email email@example.com.
Jobs: None at this time
Volunteers and research participants sought
29. SHORT WALKING AND RUNNING STUDY – 1st posting
Male and female participants are needed for a study that requires two short (20-40 minutes) visits. Participants must be 18-30 years old and able to run at a 9 minute/mile pace for a short time. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
30. 2 AND 4 MILE RUNNING STUDY – 1st posting
Female participants are needed for a study that requires two visits (less than 1 hour each). Participants must be 18-30 years old and able to complete a 4 mile outdoor run. If you are interested, please email us at email@example.com.
31. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 2nd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with virtual reality (VR) technologies. Our team is exploring user interfaces that can help users to mark distant objects in a simulated scene (for VR). The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science and will make use of state-of-the-art VR equipment. If you are interested in participating, please contact Yuan Li at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
32. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DANCE OF NATIONS – 3rd posting
CISO (Council of International Student Organizations) is looking for volunteers to help with set-up and backstage help for Dance of Nations to be held on Nov 10. Volunteers will be assigned their duty on November 9th and there also will be free dinner on that day (9th). If interested sign-up at https://goo.gl/forms/YJbGxBRRarGsW0K43). Contact email@example.com with any questions.
33. PARTICIPANTS AGES 7 – 17 YEARS NEEDED FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDY –3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Clinical Psychology graduate program is looking for faculty or staff with children between the ages 7 – 17 years old to participate in a volunteer child assessment. The program offers $30 to volunteers. The assessment consists of three sessions, each lasting approximately 2 to 3 hours during which a graduate student will administer cognitive, achievement, and behavioral assessments tests to your child. These assessments will be conducted at the Child Study Center (460 Turner St.) and supervised by Dr. Susan White (director of the Child Assessment Clinic) and an upper level graduate student. As this is not a formal psychological assessment or a research project, testing results from this training exercise are not considered valid and parents do not receive an assessment report at the end of their participation.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide contact information (email and phone number) and availability during October. A graduate student will contact participants to schedule the sessions.
GUAC TALK WITH THE DEAN
Monday, Nov 13, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room B
How’s your semester going? Do you have questions or comments about graduate life? If you answered yes — or if you answered no, but still want to attend a discussion about graduate life — join this month’s Guac Talk with Dean DePauw. There will be guacamole (of course), great conversation, and hopefully you! This event is brought to you by the Graduate Student Assembly.
GLC WELLNESS ROOM GRAND OPENING DAY OF EVENTS
Tuesday, Nov 14, 8:00am-4:00pm, GLC Wellness Room (formerly known as Room G)
Stop by the newly refurbished wellness room to participate in gentle yoga (8-9am), mindfulness exercises (9-10am), gratitude practices (10am-2pm), lunch refreshments (11am-1pm), mindful tea (2-3pm), or recharge yoga (3-4pm). Meet with representatives from health and wellness related officec during lunch and share your ideas for how graduate students may be best served by Rec Sports, Hokie Wellness, Schiffert, and Cook Counseling. Light refreshments served all day. Bring your Hokie Passport to swipe into the room. Registration is requested at https://graduatelifecenter.vt.edu/svs-at-the-glc/Wellness.html.
MINGLE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Tuesday, November 14, 5:30-7:00pm, GLC Room F
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 mingling skills at this interactive session where you’ll practice introductions, opening lines and more with fellow graduate students. Sign-up here.
"THE LOST ART OF DISAGREEMENT: CIVIL DISCOURSE IN A CULTURE OF OUTRAGE"
Nov 15, 8-9:30pm, Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center
American society is deeply fractured. Our current moment makes discussion of important social, political, and religious issues difficult and risky. The temptation to label those with whom we disagree ("extremist", "racist", "unpatriotic", "hateful") makes conversation beyond our differences extremely challenging. Is there a way to bridge these differences and have conversation across deep disagreement? Dr. Christian Lundberg (UNC) and Dr. Christian Matheis (VT) will discuss how we can engage important issues with others, even those with whom we strongly disagree. Grad student Daniel Chen invites you to come to this event ready to be challenged to step out of your comfort zone and engage across differences. Sponsored by the Bradley Study Center and Chi Alpha.
TAKE A BREAK(ZONE) WITH THE GLC FELLOWS
Thursday, November 16, 2017 BreakZone, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Join the GLC Fellows at the BreakZone on Thursday, November 16 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for FREE bowling! This event will be a great way to relax and have some fun before the Thanksgiving holiday break. Come bowl as many or as few games as you would like. More information about the BreakZone, located in Squires Student Center, can be found here. If you are interested in attending, please fill out this survey before it closes on Tuesday, November 14 at 11:59pm. As this event is sure to be fun for all ages, please indicate if you plan to bring any non-student individuals (ie. a spouse, significant other, children, etc.). Contact Danielle Lewis at email@example.com if you have any questions.