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- Ongoing Services – updated 8/22/23
This Week’s Events:
- LEVERAGING LINKEDIN: CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE LINKEDIN PRESENCE – January 16
- CAREER WALK-IN ADVISING – January 17
- LGBTQ+ FACULTY & STAFF CAUCUS GENERAL BODY MEETING – January 18
- GLC CAFÉ – January 18
- LUNCH WITH THE DEAN – January 19
- GROCERY STORE TOUR OF KROGER – January 19
- SPRING 2024 COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE – 1st posting
- CIRTL NETWORK SPRING PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS INVITED TO JOIN THE CONNECTION PROJECT GROUP – 1st posting
- FOOD ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
- CIRTL AT VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE TEACHING PROGRAM – 1st posting
- APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE EXPENSES – 1st posting
- LEADER FOLLOWER ETHICS AND COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP – 2nd posting
- RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 2nd posting
- RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
- LEADERSHIP COURSES SPRING SEMESTER – REGISTER NOW – 2nd posting
- NEW RIVER SYMPOSIUM – 3rd posting
- CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPRING SEMESTER WORKSHOPS & DROP-IN HOURS- 3rd posting
- CAMPUS PEACE CORPS RECRUITER – 2nd posting
- GA POSITION IN SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION – 2nd posting
- SUMMER GA POSITION FOR SCIENCE OUTREACH – 2nd posting
- 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
- VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024
- 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- QUICK INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY BIKE SIMULATION RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A SURVEY FOR ASSESSING EMOTIONS IN MUSIC PIECES –1st posting
- CAMPUS KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON PROCESSED FOOD – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON STRESS AND COGNITION – 1st posting
- INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT – January 22
- CAREER FAIR PREP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – January 23
- WORKSHOP: LITERATURE REVIEWS AND DATABASE SEARCHING FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES January 24
- AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM – January 25
- HOOFIN’ AROUND: RESTORATIVE FORESTRY AND ANIMAL POWER – January 25
- THE LYRIC THEATRE TOUR – January 26
- INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH – January 26
- GETTING STARTED WITH ZOTERO – January 29
- LUNCH WITH THE DEAN – January 30,
- DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS – January 31
- RESUME WRITING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – January 31
- GROCERY BINGO – January 31
- WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO? – February 5
- AERIAL CIRCUS DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP -February 5
- INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOURS- TASTE OF JORDAN – February 23
- HOKIE HICCUPS – March 19
- WILLIAM & MARY GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM- March 21-22
- INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOURS -TASTE OF KOREAN CULTURE – Friday, March 22
0. Ongoing Services – updated 08/28/23
- GRADUATE SCHOOL: In-person advising, drop-off or pick-up of documents and materials, and a space to study and take a break! Visit SHIP (120 GLC) Monday -Friday 9am-4pm. The Graduate School offices will be open 9am – 4pm. Staff will be available by phone 540 231-8636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer Zoom advising: request one-on-one assistantship or academic advising by using our online request form to set-up a Zoom session.
- CAREER ADVISING: schedule career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html ; GLC drop-in hours in GLC 120/SHIP will be held on Wednesdays 1-4pm
- COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in hours for consultation begin on 8/22. Location is Room 49 at the GLC. Tuesdays 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays 1 to 3 pm. For consultations by Zoom e-mail email@example.com. Students seeking services can schedule a triage appointment by calling 540-231-6557. You may request first available appointment at our Gilbert Place office, or to be seen at the GLC. We also have embedded counselors in Engineering, College of Science, and Pamplin School of Business available. **Please note Cook Counseling’s main office has moved Gilbert Place, 220 Gilbert Street, suite 2400, beginning September 6, 2023.
- WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/
- GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-231-9573
- GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT BOV REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE HOURS Join Graduate and Professional Student Board of Visitors Representative Emily Tirrell for her weekly office hours! Come and learn more about the graduate school, the student senate, the Board of Visitors, and campus resources! Every Monday 9-10am, GLC 36D or Virtual: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/my/emilytirrell.
This Week’s Events
1. LEVERAGING LINKEDIN: CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE LINKEDIN PRESENCE
Tuesday, January 16, 12-1pm, Zoom
LinkedIn is a powerful tool to build one’s professional brand. In this session, attendees will learn about the basic components of a LinkedIn profile and how to craft an effective one that resonates with recruiters. First in a monthly series on Leveraging LinkedIn. Will run monthly, January-March, on third Tuesday, 12-1 PM. https://www.research.vt.edu/about/postdoctoral-associates/postdoctoral-events-programs/2024/leveraging-linkedin-series.html.
2. CAREER WALK-IN ADVISING – January 17
Wednesday, January 17, 1-4pm, GLC 120
Drop in the SHIP GLC 120 for career advising – no appointment necessary. To schedule an appointment for a time other than drop-in hours please visit: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html.
3. LGBTQ+ FACULTY & STAFF CAUCUS GENERAL BODY MEETING –
Thursday, January 18, 12-1pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room & Zoom
The LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Caucus will be holding a general body meeting on Thursday, January 18 from 12:00 to 1:00pm in the Newman Library Multipurpose Room (with a Zoom option for those who cannot be there in person). This meeting is open to all members of the Virginia Tech community who identify with or ally with the LGBTQ+ Faculty & Staff Caucus. We will be discussing the history of the caucus and initiatives it has supported in the past, the future of caucus leadership, and priorities for the caucus moving forward. Free lunch will be provided, catered by Roots Natural Kitchen. For any questions or to request accommodations, please email Haleigh Wallace at email@example.com. Zoom Room ID: 867 9447 3888.
4. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, January 18, 3:30-5pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation with graduate students and Graduate School staff. Bring your own mug if you can! The GLC Café occurs every Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday.
5. LUNCH WITH THE DEAN
Friday, January 19, 12-1pm GLC Room B
Meet Graduate School Dean Aimee Surprenant and graduate student leaders at a free lunch. Learn about the latest in graduate education and share your perspectives in a casual setting. Please register for this event here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AWXc2Z0uBL, registration closes January 17th.
6. GROCERY STORE TOUR OF KROGER
Friday, January 19, 3:30-4:00pm Kroger South 1322 Main St. 3:30-4:30 pm Transportation Available from GLC. Learn about grocery shopping, including how stores are laid out, comparison shopping, and how to get the best deals, use coupons, and shop on a budget at Kroger. You can meet us there at 3:30, or we will provide transportation from the GLC on Otey Street, meet at 3:00pm. Transportation limited & registration will be capped. Register here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/GroceryStoreTourKroger.
7. SPRING 2024 COMMENCEMENT SCHEDULE – 1st posting
Virginia Tech has announced the 2024 commencement schedule, which includes significant changes that will affect graduate students. Please see the VT news article about the schedule and changes here: https://news.vt.edu/articles/2024/01/spring-commencement-schedule-announced.html The spring schedule can be found here: https://commencement.vt.edu/schedule.html The Graduate School ceremony, for doctoral students and interdisciplinary master degree students, will be on Wednesday, May 8 at 10am in Cassell Coliseum.
8. CIRTL NETWORK SPRING PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE – 1st posting
Virginia Tech is a member of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, which offers a variety of programming opportunities available to graduate students and postdoctoral associates at institutions in the CIRTL Network at no cost. This spring, the CIRTL Network schedule includes programming on a range of topics, including evidence-based teaching fundamentals, academic professional development, science communication, and teaching-as-research. Registration is open for most spring CIRTL Network programs. You can find the full CIRTL Network spring programming schedule, including descriptions and registration information, at https://cirtl.net/events/. To learn more about CIRTL, visit the network’s website at https://www.cirtl.net/. If you have questions about CIRTL at Virginia Tech, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. PARTICIPANTS INVITED TO JOIN THE CONNECTION PROJECT GROUP – 1st posting
Are you looking for a new way to get involved at VT next semester? The Connection Project (TCP) is a great way to build connections here at Tech and create your community here! In your TCP group, you can come to the group as you are, learn more about yourself, and better understand others and you don’t have to do anything outside of group times! Led by 2 graduate students, your TCP group will have 6-10 students and meet once a week. You’ll engage with a variety of topics like conflict, trust, and supporting others with a diverse group. If you would like to sign up for a group, please fill out the form at this link: https://forms.gle/BWTWEczt6T9vTD9x8. The only requirement for participation is that you are able to come to group each week through the semester as your presence is important for the growth of your group. Groups are open on a first-come, first-serve basis and will start the week of January 22 so make sure to sign up early to ensure your spot in a group!
10. FOOD ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
The Market of Virginia Tech is excited to announce our Open Market Hours for Spring 2024. From January 17 to May 8 we will open our non-perishable pantry to any Virginia Tech student in need of food assistance. We are located at 801 University City Blvd. Next to the Himalayan Curry Cafe.
Open Market Hours will be during the following times:
Wednesday: 1-5pmThursday: 5-7:00pm
We ask that students please bring their own bags when visiting the pantry. To learn more about our food access programs and other areas of support please visit: https://foodaccess.vt.edu/.
11. CIRTL AT VIRGINIA TECH ASSOCIATE TEACHING PROGRAM – 1st posting
The CIRTL at Virginia Tech Associate Teaching Program is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral associates to connect and associate with effective teaching practices. Participants will engage in programming focused on foundational knowledge about teaching and complete a teaching philosophy activity to start building their teaching portfolios. Upon program completion, participants will receive a digital badge recognizing their achievement of program requirements. The program is open to graduate students and postdoctoral associates regardless of teaching experience or responsibilities. Multiple options for program completion are available. To be eligible for the program, you must be a current graduate student or postdoctoral associate at Virginia Tech. Program requirements must be completed during your time as a graduate student or postdoctoral associate at the university. For more information and the online application form, visit https://cirtl.vt.edu/teaching-program.html.
12. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR GPSS TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM UP TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AVAILABLE FOR CONFERENCE EXPENSES – 1st posting
Graduate students presenting research conducted at Virginia Tech are eligible to apply for the Spring 2024 Travel Fund Program! Grants may cover registration, lodging, meals, abstract fees and other costs of presenting at an in-person or virtual conference with a start date from April 1-June 30. Students from all disciplines are invited to apply, even if your conference abstract has not been officially accepted. Applications due February 12th at 11:59 PM. Please e-mail Aran Garnett-Deakin at email@example.com with any questions, and visit https://gpss.vt.edu/programs/tfp.html for full details and instructions.
13. LEADER FOLLOWER ETHICS AND COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP – 2nd posting
This spring, we are offering a new course, LDRS 5004: Ethics in Leader/Follower Relationships (CRN 21995). The course can pair well with the Collaborative Community Leadership graduate certificate. For questions contact Eric Kaufman firstname.lastname@example.org.
14. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 2nd posting
There’s a lot to learn in graduate school, and the library can help! This spring, the library will offer a series of free workshops (offered live via Zoom) to help you develop the research skills you need to succeed in graduate school. Learn about literature reviews and database searching, citation management, data management, developing your scholarly presence, and more. For registration links and detailed information about each workshop, visit http://guides.lib.vt.edu/gradworkshops.
15. RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
Take your research to the next level! GRAD 5124 (Research Skills for Graduate Students) is an asynchronous, one-credit, fully-online course offered by the University Libraries in Spring 2024. Students will develop skills that will prepare them for research in graduate school and beyond. Two discipline-specific sections are offered, so students should be sure to sign up in HokieSPA for the one that relates to their subject area. Questions should be directed to Lisa Becksford at email@example.com.
16. LEADERSHIP COURSES SPRING SEMESTER REGISTER NOW – 2nd posting
All graduate students are invited to enroll in Leadership courses for Spring 2024: LDRS 4514 Skills for Nonprofit Leaders (CRN 17116); LDRS 4984 Toxic Leadership (CRN 21917); LDRS 5004 Leaders/Follower Ethics (CRN 21995); LDRS 5454 Leadership Diverse Contexts (CRN 17121); LDRS 5464 Leadership in a Global Society (CRN 17122); LDRS 5544 Leading Teams through Change (CRN 21245); ALCE 5224 Team Science & Cooperative Processes for Interdisciplinary Work (CRN 10292). Questions? Contact Dr Jerald Walz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. NEW RIVER SYMPOSIUM – 3rd posting
2024 Symposium Theme:“Rivers³: Reconnect, Restore, Recreate”. Organized and presented by the New River Conservancy and a diverse array of partners, the biennial New River Symposium celebrates the ecological, economic, and cultural values of the New River, brings together the region’s diverse constituents, and provides a forum for partnership, research, and policy development. We invite you to join the roster of prestigious presenters for this event. The 2024 Symposium will be held April 11th and 12th on the Radford University campus. We invite abstracts for presentations (15-20 minutes) or posters for the poster session. Deadline for proposal submissions is February 16, 2024. Speakers will be announced by March 7, 2024. For more information: https://newriverconservancy.org/event/symposium-2024-rivers-cubed-reconnect-restore-recreate/
18. CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPRING SEMESTER WORKSHOPS & DROP-IN HOURS – 3rd posting
Career and Professional Development drop-in advising hours in GLC 120 will be held on Wednesdays from 1-4pm beginning January 10. Several new workshops will be offered in the spring semester including: Academic CVs and the Faculty Job Search, How Graduate Students Can Leverage AI in the Job Search, Federal Job and Internship Search, and Telling Your Story: Crafting Effective Application Materials and Interview Answers. Additional workshop topics include: Career Fair Prep, Resume, Cover Letter, Job/Internship Search, Networking, Interviewing, and Offer Negotiation All workshops will be virtual. To view the entire schedule of workshops and/or to register: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
19. CAMPUS PEACE CORPS RECRUITER – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech’s Center for International Research, Education, and Development is seeking a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer to serve as the part-time Campus Peace Corps Recruiter (20 hours/week). The recruiter will be the main point of contact for Virginia Tech students interested in joining the Peace Corps. Among the tasks are holding regular office hours, holding information sessions, and assisting students applying to Peace Corps. MUST be a former Peace Corps Volunteer, no exceptions. The position is open until filled. The job will run through Spring Semester, 2024 with the possibility of continuation. Compensation is tuition remission and a GA stipend. Applicants lacking prior Peace Corps service will not considered. To apply, send CV to email@example.com.
20. GA POSITION IN SCHOOL OF CONSTRUCTION – 2nd posting
The undergraduate/graduate student will work in collaboration with a faculty member in the School of Construction. The collaboration involves developing web platforms and applications to support ongoing research projects. Interested students should contact: Anthony Yusuf at firstname.lastname@example.org.
21. SUMMER GA POSITION FOR SCIENCE OUTREACH – 2nd posting
The GA will work closely with the AD for Outreach to administer programs held during June and July of 2024. The programs include five residential camps for middle and high school students and one workshop for high school science teachers. Duties include: training to work with youth, helping to recruit, select, write workflows and train camp counselors, Reserving classrooms and operating technology, serving as backup/extra camp counselor, helping deal with emergencies if they occur, e.g., a sick camper, helping with logistics of activities across campus, including taking supplies to/from different buildings, troubleshooting after each program to make improvements. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher, strong experience working with youth, strong verbal communication, professional, responsible, organized, attention to detail, ability to think through potential problems ahead of time and plan accordingly, ability to prioritize tasks and successfully manage multiple assignments, valid driver’s license and safe driving record, willing to drive self and campers as needed, able to pass background checks. Position will run May 10-August 9. To apply: https://forms.gle/JmbNraMZrZc6DzsZA
Funding opportunities sponsored by the graduate school can be found here:
All external funding opportunities that we are aware of can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/scholarships-and-fellowships.html.
22. 2024 NMFS-SEA GRANT FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: JANUARY 25, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics and Marine Resource Economics
The National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) support a Ph.D. graduate fellowship in two specific areas.
Population and Ecosystem Dynamics: Sea Grant anticipates funding at least four new Ph.D. fellowships in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to marine ecosystem and population dynamics, with a focus on modeling and managing systems of living marine resources.
Marine Resource Economics: Sea Grant anticipates funding one new Ph.D. fellowship in 2024 to students who are interested in careers related to the development and implementation of quantitative methods for assessing the economics of the conservation and management of living marine resources.
The fellowship provides up to $62,500 per year (total of federal plus matching funds) for up to three years. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/nmfs-fellowship/. NMFS-SG Fellowship 2024. Informational Webinar 13, 2023, at 2:00 PM ET register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1627158896647410528
23. VIRGINIA SPACE GRANT CONSORTIUM GRADUATE RESEARCH STEM FELLOWSHIPS – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 9, 2024.
The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is accepting applications for its Graduate Research STEM Fellowship program. A major goal of VSGC is to help produce the engineers and scientists of the future and to promote diversity in the STEM workforce. The consortium provides fellowships of $6,000 in add-on support to graduate students to supplement and enhance basic research support. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time in a program of study in STEM, have a specific faculty-mentored research project that has NASA or aerospace relevance, and are not graduating sooner than May 2025. For more information and to apply, visit https://vsgc.odu.edu/graduatefellowships/.
24. 2025 KNAUSS MARINE POLICY FELLOWSHIP – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2024 BEFORE 5PM EST
The 2025 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship is sponsored by NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP). Applicants must have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources Fellows are matched with hosts in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area. All eligible applicants enrolled at a Virginia institution planning to apply are strongly encouraged to contact Virginia Sea Grant prior to submitting an application. . FUNDING: $93,900 in federal funding, includes $71,400 stipend, $5,000 for allowable expenses, $2,500 for placement process travel, and up to $15,000 for host office-related travel. For more information: https://vaseagrant.org/knauss-fellowship/.
Volunteers and Research Participants Sought
25. QUICK INTENTIONAL WEIGHT OR MUSCLE GAIN IN ATHLETIC INDIVIDUALS SURVEY – 1st posting
Survey investigating dietary and exercise habits of athletic individuals aiming to intentionally gain weight/muscle. Participant qualifications: 18-40 years; exercise at least 4 days a week (recreational/professional athlete or military; all sports or athletic events). Compensation: $25 gift card (1 in every 10 participants). Please visit: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AYoO2Zz31O.
26. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY BIKE SIMULATION RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
I am recruiting eligible individuals to participate in a Virginia Tech research study (IRB #23-643) assessing bicyclist behavior. Participants will ride a virtual reality stationary bicycle simulation. This study would involve coming to the lab space in Kelly Hall for a single 1-hour session. To be eligible for this study you must be over the age of 18, not have a history of epilepsy, not have any medical problems that can be aggravated by physical activity such as cycling, and have no past problems with motion/VR sickness. For more information on how to participate contact Ray Crump: email@example.com.
27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A SURVEY FOR ASSESSING EMOTIONS IN MUSIC PIECES –1st posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech invites participants for a study (IRB# 23-1154) to assess the emotional impact of eight six-minute music pieces. This one-hour remote study offers $10 compensation via cash or payment apps, or course credit for eligible students. Contact Ziming Fang (firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Supervised by Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (email@example.com). Participant qualifications, have none of the following impairments: Visual, Hearing, Fine motor, Intellectual. You are eligible if your hearing/vision is not at the level requiring device correction, or if you have successful device correction that you can bring and use during the study (e.g., eyeglasses, hearing aid). If you are interested, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeAKqvxYw7QMkLxI2wqI6x79T5gjuVgYo5M4fZAneMnJb8R7w/viewform?usp=sf_link.
28. CAMPUS KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – 1st posting
Interested in sustainability, reducing food waste, and food security efforts? Campus Kitchen is recruiting student leaders for our Spring 2024 cohort of diversion volunteers! Campus Kitchen is a volunteer organization that works to divert unserved food from campus dining facilities to local food access organizations. We are currently seeking volunteers to join us for the semester. Each volunteer is asked to commit to a once weekly shift for the entirety of the semester. Volunteers must also hold a valid driver’s license and, must commit to an entire semester of service. For more information: https://engage.vt.edu/programs/campus_kitchen.html.
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON PROCESSED FOOD – 1st posting
The major purpose of this research project is to learn if consuming processed or less processed foods has an impact on how a person’s brain responds to processed foods. Briefly, the full study is 10-12 weeks long with two 14-day periods of controlled feeding where we will provide ALL foods and beverages for you to eat during those times. If you choose to participate, the study will consist of approximately 34 visits and require approximately 33-35 hours of your time. Most of these visits take place in Blacksburg with some taking place on the Roanoke campus. Participants must be 18-25 years of age. Participants can receive up to $400 and a 3D printed brain for completion of study! https://fralinbiomed.info/yaeh.
30. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON STRESS AND COGNITION – 1st posting
Do you help care for an older adult in your life? If so, you may qualify for the Caregiver Stress and Cognition Study (IRB # 23-789). What it entails: a single screening phone call & a 60-90 minute in-person session (at-home and in-lab locations offered). Participants will be asked to answer surveys, undergo a brief 10-minute interview about their responses, and complete a computerized cognitive task while undergoing physiological measurements (i.e., blood pressure, pulse, and fNIRS readings. fNIRS is a lightweight, non-invasive device that is worn like a headband; both blood pressure and pulse recordings are measured by devices placed on the bicep and forearm of participants.). Participant must be currently caregiving for an older adult (65 years+) in some capacity (i.e., helping with physical, mental, or emotional needs). Participant must not be currently diagnosed with a major cardiovascular or cognitive condition (Hypertension/High Blood Pressure is accepted). Compensation $30 Mastercard Gift Card If you have any questions or would like to participate, please reach out to the CAATS Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-231-9417.
31. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT
Monday, January 22, 3:30-4pm, Virtual
You’re about to collect or already have data for your research project…now what? How do you manage it? What do you name the files? How do you share it? Learn the answers to all of these questions and more in this workshop, which will present an introduction to research data management, including the following topics: Data management planning, file naming conventions/organization, backing-up research data, documentation (metadata), data sharing, data security, and how the library can help. https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/11734207
32. CAREER FAIR PREP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuesday, January 23, 11-12pm, Virtual
Are you ready? Spring career fairs begin February 1st! This workshop will cover how to prepare for and navigate a career fair. The session will also include tips for in-person and virtual career fairs. For more information and to register: https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
33. WORKSHOP: LITERATURE REVIEWS AND DATABASE SEARCHING FOR SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Wednesday, January 24, 2-3:15pm, Virtual
You’ve been assigned to write a literature review in the social sciences…but how do you get started? What kinds of literature reviews are there? Where should you search? How do you know what search terms to use? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive workshop. By the end of this session, you’ll be able to identify different types of literature reviews, find relevant databases, and create effective search terms. This workshop will focus on research in the social and behavioral sciences, such as education, communication, human development, psychology, and sociology. https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/11734229.
34. AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, January 25, 8am-4pm, Squires Brush Mountain A & B
The ALCE graduate symposium aims to provide graduate students with an opportunity to;
– present in a pseudo-conference setting and hear about the work and research of other graduate students preparing for conferences, presentations, posters, etc.
– gain feedback from other students and faculty on their presentations/posters
have fun! We welcome submissions from different departments that relate to our core areas of leadership, community development and education, agricultural education, communications, and international and rural development. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLB7MQSP5-N-Dhuiu6iPHiID3tIYxaRS_7mophgBLTvFcbUw/viewform.
35. HOOFIN’ AROUND: RESTORATIVE FORESTRY AND ANIMAL POWER
Thursday, January 25, 5:30-6:30pm, Rising Silo Brewery 2351 Glade Road, Blacksburg
Lifelong forester, farmer, and horseman Jason Rutledge will discuss his work with the Healing Harvest Forest Foundation to promote horse logging and restorative forestry practices. We will hear stories you have never heard before and will leave with a new perspective on the forest! https://www.facebook.com/events/1067694294559362/?ref=newsfeed
36. THE LYRIC THEATRE TOUR
Friday, January 26, 2pm, 135 College Ave
Participants will be shown the 1930s design and learn about opportunities to volunteer. Everyone who attends will receive a free movie pass. Please arrive five to ten minutes early. Register here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AWXc2Z02F4.
37. INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOUR-TASTE OF BANGLADESH
Friday, January 26, 4pm-6pm, Deet’s Place Side Room
Join the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech and Cranwell International Center in celebration of Bangladeshi culture. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Dining Services, and there will be displays made by the members of the Association for Bangladeshi Students at Virginia Tech. Watch the Student Association at Virginia Tech perform, and view presentations from students, trivia, games and more! Held at Deet’s Place in the large side room, immerse yourself in Bangladeshi culture and cultural exchange! Free admission and a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to a performance at the Moss Arts Center! https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9097350
38. GETTING STARTED WITH ZOTERO
Monday, January 29, 2-3pm Virtua
In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of Zotero, including adding references to your library, organizing your library, and using Zotero to cite references within a document. Register here: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/11734236
39. LUNCH WITH THE DEAN
Tuesday, January 30, 12-1pm, GLC room C
Meet Graduate School Dean Aimee Surprenant and graduate student leaders at a free lunch. Learn about the latest in graduate education and share your perspectives in a casual setting. Please register for this event here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/deanslunchJan30.
40. DCAP: CIRQUE MECHANICS
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30pm, Moss Arts Center
The Dean’s Cultural Awareness Program (D-CAP) provides graduate students with tickets for performances at the Moss Arts Center through a lottery system. The next event is a thrilling circus show – a tale of human ingenuity and nature’s power, featuring a mesmerizing mechanical windmill and awe-inspiring acrobatics. We have student and child tickets available! This event takes place at the Moss Arts Center on Wednesday, January 31st, at 7:30 p.m. Register here for your chance to win: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/CirqueMechanics23 Students who are randomly selected will receive information on the ticket pick-up location. You must be able to provide a valid Virginia Tech student ID (Hokie Passport). If you have questions, please email email@example.com
41. RESUME WRITING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Wednesday, January 31, 11-12pm, Virtual
Having a well-polished resume is a critical step toward getting an interview. Start preparing early to be ready for spring career fairs. This workshop will provide tips for crafting an effective resume. The session will also include information on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). https://career.vt.edu/job-search/grad-student-job-search/events-for-grad-students.html.
42. GROCERY BINGO
Wednesday, January 31, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC room B
Learn about the Graduate School and graduate student resources while playing Bingo! Winners will get grocery items to take home. Be there on time so you don’t miss your chance at winning! https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/t/AWXc2Z0uBy.
43. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
Thursday, February 5, 12-1:30pm, GLC room F
If you’re a graduate student who has asked yourself this question, you are not alone! Meet fellow graduate students to talk about graduate school as an exciting—but possibly overwhelming—life adventure. There will be pizza! Register here: https://virginiatech.questionpro.com/whathaveigottenmyselfinto.
44. AERIAL CIRCUS DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP
Monday, February 5, 12-5pm,The Cube at The Moss Arts Center
This is an aerial circus workshop and demonstration with a hands-on portion. Studies suggest aerial circus classes and studios are a safe haven for queer, neurodivergent, and/or bigger bodied people. Currently, Virginia Tech does not offer a space dedicated to physical movement for the student population that is not a traditional gym setting. One main goal of this demonstration is to start a conversation to create a space on campus that is inclusive and accepting of those that do not feel comfortable in traditional gym settings and would benefit by having access to a comfortable space for physical exercise. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44ACAA2DA7F5C70-47187283-aerial.
45. INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOURS- TASTE OF JORDAN
Friday, February 23, 4-6pm,Deet’s Place Side Room,
Join the Jordanian Student Association at Virginia Tech and Cranwell International Center in celebration of Jordanian culture. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Dining Services, and there will be displays made by the members of the Jordanian Students Association at Virginia Tech. Watch the Student Association at Virginia Tech perform, and view presentations from students, trivia, games and more! Held at Deet’s Place in the large side room, immerse yourself in Jordanian culture and cultural exchange! Free admission and a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to a performance at the Moss Arts Center! https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9097372.
46. HOKIE HICCUPS
Tuesday, March 19, 5-8pm, Creativity and Innovation District (CID) Rehearsal and Performance Room
Often in college it can feel like you’re the only one struggling or making mistakes. It can seem like everyone else has it together. But, the truth is, everyone faces challenges along the way, and that’s okay! That’s what resilience is about! Hokie Hiccups is an event acknowledging and celebrating the struggles or hiccups we’ve all experienced in our lives. It’s an opportunity for Hokies to share their experiences of growth through different expressive arts and creative mediums. If you are interested in sharing a story or displaying your art, please submit here by March 1st: https://forms.gle/cLSkAPkjt7Uz5EUb9.
47. WILLIAM & MARY GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Thursday, March 21-Friday, March 22, 9am, Williamsburg, VA
The Arts &Sciences Graduate Center and the Charles Center for Academic Excellence at William & Mary invite doctoral and master’s students in Arts & Sciences disciplines from Virginia universities to present their research at an interdisciplinary symposium at William & Mary in Williamsburg, March 21-22, 2024. Graduate students interested in presenting their research in a talk or poster session must submit an abstract no later than January 15, 2024. Accepted abstracts to the Symposium may also be eligible to vie for awards recognizing excellence in scholarship. See the GHRS webpages (linked below) for details on abstract submission and registration. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Sarah Glosson email@example.com. For more information: https://www.wm.edu/as/graduate/graduate-symposium/.
48. INTERNATIONAL CAFE HOURS -TASTE OF KOREAN CULTURE
Friday, March 22, 4-6pm, DEETS Place – Side Room
Join the Korean Student Association at Virginia Tech and Cranwell International Center in celebration of Korean culture. Refreshments and snacks will be provided by Dining Services, and there will be displays made by the members of the Korean Students Association at Virginia Tech. Watch the Student Association at Virginia Tech perform, and view presentations from students, trivia, games and more! Held at Deet’s Place in the large side room, immerse yourself in Korean culture and cultural exchange! Free admission and a chance to win giveaways, including 2 tickets to a performance at the Moss Arts Center! https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/event/9097389.