September 13-20, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT  https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20 

This Week’s Events: 
1. WAKE UP AND WIND DOWN WITH COOK COUNSELING CENTER
2. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: COVER LETTER WRITING
3. STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING ANXIETY WITH COOK COUNSELING CENTER
4. OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT) WORKSHOP
5. FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUES 
6. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION 
7. SUPPORT GROUP: EXPLORING PURPOSE & MEANING 
8. GLC CAFÉ VIRTUAL EDITION: TRIVIA GAME
9. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH
10. SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) MEETING
11. HAPPINESS GROUP FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Administrative Announcements: 
12. GRADUATE STUDENT NEEDED FOR COMMISSION ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY – 1st posting
13. GRADUATE COMMUNITY MURAL – 1st posting
14. OPT-IN OPPORTUNITY: WELLthy – 2nd posting
15. CALL FOR ENTRIES: STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT – 2nd posting 
16. STUDENT TITLE IX ADVISORY BOARD – 2nd posting 
17. OPEN CHILDCARE SLOTS AT LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 3rd posting 
18. NEW PROGRAM PROVIDING FOOD ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS – 3rd posting 
19. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 3rd posting 

Jobs:  
20. CENTER FOR GERONTOLOGY SEEKS GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT – 1st posting
21. GRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION OPPORTUNITY – 3rd posting 

Volunteers and research participants sought: 
22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRGINIA TECH COMMUTER SURVEY – 1st posting  
23. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WALKING RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEHAVIOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting 
25. WATCHING WRITING REPLAY FOR COMPREHENSION PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 3rd posting 

Upcoming Events: 
26. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: VIRTUAL INTERVIEWING – Sept. 21
27. H-1B (WORK VISA) AND PERMANENT RESIDENCY WORKSHOP – Sept. 22
28. HOW DO I MAKE THIS WORK? COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR ADVISOR/PROFESSOR/PI/MENTOR – Sept. 24
29. FRISBEES ON THE DRILLFIELD – Sept. 28
30. I BELONG HERE: WOMEN’S SENSE OF BELONGING IN ACADEMIA AND SOCIETY – Oct. 2

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September 8-13, 2020

This Week’s Events:
1. BRADLEY STUDY CENTER OPEN HOUSE
2. DIGITAL CONNECT: EMPLOYER PANEL ON REMOTE RECRUITING
3. FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUES
4. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
5. OUTDOOR ACTIVITY & SAFETY WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
6. SUPPORT GROUP: EXPLORING PURPOSE & MEANING
7. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: RESUME & CV WRITING
8. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
9. ITSA WILDCARD WORKSHOP SERIES: IRISH DANCE
10. ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER DESI AMERICAN (APIDA) CAUCUS LAUNCH EVENT

Administrative Announcements:
11. OPT-IN OPPORTUNITY: WELLthy – 1st posting
12. CALL FOR ENTRIES: STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT – 1st posting
13. STUDENT TITLE IX ADVISORY BOARD – 1st posting
14. OPEN CHILDCARE SLOTS AT LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 2nd posting
15. NEW PROGRAM PROVIDING FOOD ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS – 2nd posting
16. GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON – 2nd posting
17. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 2nd posting
18. REGISTRATION OPEN FOR VT HAZARD RESEARCH DAY (VThRD20) – 2nd posting
19. 2020-2021 HANDBOOK AND PLANNERS AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
20. FIRST-GENERATION SUPPORT SURVEY – 3rd posting
21. STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS AND INNOVATIONS GROUP (SAIG) FALL SHORT COURSE OFFERINGS – 3rd posting
22. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING –3rd posting
23. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS- 3rd posting
24. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CISO) BOARD – 3rd posting

Jobs: 
25. GRA OPPORTUNITY IN SCHOLARLY INTEGRITY AND RESEARCH COMPLIANCE – 1st posting
26. GRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION OPPORTUNITY – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WALKING RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
28. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEHAVIOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – SIBLING STUDY – 3rd posting
30. WATCHING WRITING REPLAY FOR COMPREHENSION PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 3rd posting
31. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION RESEARCH STUDY- 3rd posting
32. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMART HOME SURVEY -3rd posting
33. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR COMPUTER WORKING CONTEXT SURVEY- 3rd posting
34. HEALTHY DOGS NEEDED FOR HEART DISEASE STUDY – 3rd posting
35. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FRESHMEN – 3rd posting

Upcoming Events:
36. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: COVER LETTER WRITING – Sept. 15
37. GRADUATE CAREER DEVELOPMENT: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH – Sept. 17
38. SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) MEETING – Sept. 17

Continue reading “September 8-13, 2020”

August 31-September 6, 2020

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Welcome to the Graduate School’s listserv for sharing events, services, administrative announcements and job opportunities for graduate students. Messages are posted on Mondays. Postings must be relevant to graduate students; include the name and contact of the requesting organization or person; not exceed 150 words; not include attachments. Submissions will be edited to fit listserv style and formatting requirements. Submit postings by 5:00pm Friday before the Monday on which the posting is to appear by emailing it to grads@vt.edu with “GLC Weekly posting” in the subject line. The GLC Weekly postings are also available at https://webapps.graduateschool.vt.edu/glcweekly/

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please refer to the contact in the posting during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT  https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20

This Week’s Events:
1. CREATING ART IS COMMUNITY BUILDING: FREE PUBLIC TALK WITH LILY YEH
2. ASIAN CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER (ACEC) VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
3. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
4. SUPPORT GROUP: EXPLORING PURPOSE & MEANING
5. GLC CAFÉ VIRTUAL EDITION: LEARN HOW TO MAKE CUBICLE-FARM TIRAMISU FOR YOURSELF
6. FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING

Administrative Announcements:
7. OPEN CHILDCARE SLOTS AT LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 1st posting
8. NEW PROGRAM PROVIDING FOOD ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS – 1st posting
9. GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON – 1st posting
10. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 1st posting
11. 2020-2021 HANDBOOK AND PLANNERS AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
12. FIRST-GENERATION SUPPORT SURVEY – 2nd posting
13. STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS AND INNOVATIONS GROUP (SAIG) FALL SHORT COURSE OFFERINGS – 2nd posting
14. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING –2nd posting
15. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS- 2nd posting
16. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CISO) BOARD – 2nd posting
17. VTGrATE INVITES MEMBERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 – 3rd posting
18. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 3rd posting
19. GRAD 5124: RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd posting

Jobs: 
20. GRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION OPPORTUNITY – 1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – SIBLING STUDY – 2nd posting
22. WATCHING WRITING REPLAY FOR COMPREHENSION PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd posting
23. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION RESEARCH STUDY- 2nd posting
24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMART HOME SURVEY -2nd posting
25. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR COMPUTER WORKING CONTEXT SURVEY- 2nd posting
26. HEALTHY DOGS NEEDED FOR HEART DISEASE STUDY – 2nd posting
27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FRESHMEN – 2nd posting

Upcoming Events:
28. FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUES
29. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
30. ITSA WILDCARD WORKSHOP SERIES: IRISH DANCE
31. ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER DESI AMERICAN (APIDA) CAUCUS LAUNCH EVENT

0. Ongoing Services – updated 8/17/20

· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html 
· COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in Zoom hours, 1-5pm Thursdays and Fridays (start August 27); Zoom links found here.
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/  
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573 

1. CREATING ART IS COMMUNITY BUILDING: FREE PUBLIC TALK WITH LILY YEH
Tuesday, September 1, 3-4pm, Online
The Community Change Collaborative invites you to an online public event with Lily Yeh. An artist and a social pioneer, Lily will present on and share approaches to building community through art, learning, land transformation and economic development. Free and open to the public. Q&A will follow. Zoom Meeting: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/98383584654 You can also join by phone: +1 (301) 715  8592 (Meeting ID: 983 8358 4654)

2. ASIAN CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER (ACEC) VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, September 1, 6pm, Zoom
You are invited to join the Asian Cultural Engagement Center for an online information session for people interested in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Community at Virginia Tech. We will be featuring APIDA student leaders and the APIDA Caucus. Please join us if you are interested in learning more or getting involved: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/94117361891. For more information on this and future ACEC events, visit: https://ccc.vt.edu/index/acec/acec-events.html. Questions? Contact Dr. Nina Ha at nha@vt.edu.

3. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
Wednesdays in September, 6pm est, Online
Come release stress and experience some inner peace with a free weekly guided meditation. These meditation sessions, led by trained and experienced facilitators, are an effortless way to relax and take a break from this constant worrying mind of ours. Sponsored by the SKY Happiness Club.  Register here to receive a meeting invite:  https://forms.gle/shHyxTJY7G9usqfM6

4. SUPPORT GROUP: EXPLORING PURPOSE & MEANING
Thursday, September 3, 3:30-5pm, Online
Safe space for students to talk about personal experiences and thoughts & explore together questions of purpose and meaning in life. Opportunity to reflect about diverse worldviews and values, and engage in creative activities to develop an active pursuit of life goals. Sessions via Zoom every other Thursday from Sep 3 to Dec 3. More info and registration at dos.vt.edu/purposegroup. Sponsored by Dean of Students Office and the Cook Counseling Center.

5. GLC CAFÉ VIRTUAL EDITION: LEARN HOW TO MAKE CUBICLE-FARM TIRAMISU FOR YOURSELF
Thursday, Sep 3, 4:00-4:30pm, Zoom https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/98052403163
The weekly GLC café started in September 2009 to provide a regular opportunity for grad students to meet informally over free coffee, tea and cookies to relax, network, or ask strange questions of Grad School staff. The pandemic put a stop to our carb-loading and caffeinating graduate students, but we want to keep the GLC café running so that students may continue to meet informally and share their experiences. This week’s special: a short demo of how to make a GLC Café staple: cubicle-farm tiramisu. If you have questions or concerns about this event, email Monika Gibson at gibsonm@vt.edu.

6. FIRST GRADUATE STUDENT GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING
Thursday, Sep 3, 5:30-7:00pm, Online for September
As a graduate student enrolled at Virginia Tech, you’re automatically a member of the Graduate Student Assembly. Of course, this means that you’re welcome to attend any and all of our General Assembly Meetings. These meetings are not just for delegates – there is an open forum for our community to voice concerns of which the delegate body may not be aware. Join the meeting here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/98691083099  More information about GSA can be found online at http://bit.ly/GSA_Gen_Assembly.

7. OPEN CHILDCARE SLOTS AT LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 1st posting
Little Hokie Hangout is open as of 8/31/20 and has several open slots for children 2-5 years old. Many extra safety measures are in place and the staff is working hard to make sure they are providing the same wonderful high-quality early education environment as before Covid. To learn more about Little Hokie Hangout, visit:https://graduateschool.vt.edu/student-life/student-services/spouses-partners-and-children/child-care/little-hokies-hangout.html Complete the enrollment form to sign-up your child: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdhfPnxqRfDO6Oj2koWQGCvzxPUuhp9ru5V801SvA9oQEwLiQ/viewform?usp=sf_link Contact Marin Riegger at mriegger@vt.edu if you have questions.

8. NEW PROGRAM PROVIDING FOOD ASSISTANCE TO STUDENTS – 1st posting
The Market of Virginia Tech is a new initiative of Student Affairs that is designed to provide food assistance to students who, for whatever reason, have a hard time obtaining regular, healthy meals.  Such a situation could be the result of a short-term disruption in finances, residing in a food desert, or a lack of access to other financial assistance. If you are an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student and wish to learn more about the Market of Virginia Tech, please email themarket@vt.edu or call the Office of the Dean of Students at 540-231-3787.

9. GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS APPLICATIONS CLOSING SOON – 1st posting
The Graduate Student Assembly is still accepting applications for 2020-2021 program chairs! All chairs will be selected by and work directly under the guidance of the Director of Programs and be part of the GSA Executive Council. Each position will have responsibilities related to implementing the GSA’s programs, attending meetings, and volunteering at GSA-sponsored events. This year, we are hiring multiple chairs to support and update our existing programs, including the Travel Fund Program, the Cap and Gown Program, and the annual Research Symposium and Exposition. Our 2020-21 Program Chair applications are open and online. Direct questions regarding these positions to the Director of Programs, Martina Svyantek via svyantek@vt.edu using the subject line “Program Chair Query”. Completed applications are due on September 9th, at 5:00pm.

10. ALPHA EPSILON LAMBDA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 1st posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society, the only academic excellence and leadership honor society of graduate and professional school students, is now accepting applications for new members in the Virginia Tech Chapter. Graduate students may become members based on their academic achievements and leadership experiences. Minimum requirements for membership in the society are found on the website: https://ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/ael-application-process.html The application will be open from Sept. 1- Oct. 10, 2020. You can submit your application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScV9R9AvLl4qXgGa491WaMfTmS-qebCqUMov-6sRr3RLOma8Q/viewform?usp=sf_link  The accepted members will receive an email by Oct. 15, 2020. The induction ceremony of new members is planned online in mid-November 2020. For more information or questions please contact aelvtg@gmail.com

11. 2020-20201 HANDBOOK AND PLANNERS AVAILABLE – 1st posting
Pick up a free handbook and planner in the Graduate School Lobby, GLC Reading room or at the GLC Welcome Center, compliments of the Graduate School.

12. FIRST-GENERATION SUPPORT SURVEY – 2nd posting
First-Generation Student Support would like to build a relationship with first-generation graduate students at Virginia Tech. The goal of this connection is to facilitate educational and professional growth by providing tools and resources that will contribute to first-generation student success. In an effort to identify VT’s graduate student population who are first generation college students, we are requesting a moment of your time to fill out a short survey. At Virginia Tech, a student is identified as a first-generation college student if neither parent earned a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. If you were a first-generation college student and would like to share your experience, please fill out the survey HERE. We ask that you have all responses submitted by September 11, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Demisha Porter at demishadp@vt.edu. We look forward to hearing back from you and building together!

13. STATISTICAL APPLICATIONS AND INNOVATIONS GROUP (SAIG) FALL SHORT COURSE OFFERINGS – 2nd posting SAIG provides free courses to members of participating VT Colleges to make you a more effective researcher. Do you need to analyze your data and aren’t sure where to start? Switching to R from another software package? Using JMP® for the first time? Need a refresher on a particular topic? Attend one of our hands on, practical course offerings to improve your skills. SAIG short courses will be offered via Zoom. For more information and to enroll, visit https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/?query=SAIG For assistance contact Katemiller@vt.edu

14. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 2nd posting
The online platform for graduate student essays, RE: Reflections and Explorations, offered through the VT Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG), is a great vehicle to share your research ideas and work with a broader audience and to hone your analytical and writing capabilities too. All VT graduate students are eligible to offer essays as long as they address a policy, politics or governance issue or concern. Please read the submission guidelines here: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1FkKKB8IDxpMLM-EnJvvNTfUqxsvLkVIwo-yCJ2T28ls/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1  Dr. Max Stephenson, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of VTIPG, serves as editor and final arbiter of all submissions. Sign up now for a time slot for publication that suits your schedule using this Google Spreadsheet. When you sign up, please also send a brief 100-150 word abstract outlining what topic or concern you believe you will be considering in your submission to Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu). That effort should provide a working title and clearly treat what policy or governance issue you expect to consider and suggest why it is significant. Available dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Heather Parrish, parrish1@vt.edu.   

15. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS- 2nd posting
The Graduate Honor System is recruiting graduate students to serve as panelists who review the evidence and determine the outcome of GHS cases. To be eligible, you need to be a graduate student in good academic standing. All graduate students are eligible regardless of how long they have been at Virginia Tech. The overall time commitment is 3-4 hours a semester based on the number of cases and panelist availability. If you are interested in serving as a student panelist, please contact the GHS Chair, Anurag Mantha (ghs@vt.edu) to set up a brief meeting to discuss the role. Once the meeting is complete, you will be added to the GHS email list and are free to volunteer to serve on any panel based on your availability.

16. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COUNCIL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS (CISO) BOARD – 2nd posting
CISO has several potions open and would love to have graduate students apply. Current positions include external event coordinator, public relations, and creative director. Learn more about the positions and apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1Vb6T9d8HT6OS6V4uzHjxq5lBwP-la1s_P4moTPYr9ZuX5Q/viewform

17. VTGrATE INVITES MEMBERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 – 3rd posting
The VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence invites applications from all graduate students interested in achieving excellence in teaching and joining the ranks of exemplary graduate students and alumni. Application requirements for the three levels of membership are based on prior experience i.e., member, associate, and fellow and are available on our website. The application cycle closes on Sept 27, 2020 (Sunday) at midnight. Questions about the application process may be directed to our email vtgrate@vt.edu or through our Ask a Fellow page.

18. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 3rd posting
There’s a lot to learn in graduate school, and the library can help! This fall, 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, and developing your scholarly presence. For registration links and detailed information about each workshop, visit guides.lib.vt.edu/gradworkshops

19. GRAD 5124: RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS –3rd posting
Take your research to the next level! GRAD 5124 (Research Skills for Graduate Students) is a one-credit, fully-online, pass/fail course offered by the University Libraries in fall 2020. Students will develop skills that will prepare them for research in graduate school and beyond. Five 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 lisab5@vt.edu.

20. GRADUATE RESEARCH POSITION OPPORTUNITY – 1st posting
The VT Dept of Hospitality and Tourism is seeking a part-time graduate research assistant to support the Tribal Tourism Development Program. This program seeks to support culturally appropriate, sustainable tourism in Native American communities in Montana and Virginia. The position will work with Dr. Lamoureux to engage with federally recognized tribes to assess their opportunities for tourism development as a tool for economic development and cultural preservation. The position is paid for 20 hours weekly (lesser hours is possible but not preferred) for the fall semester. Extension to spring is possibly pending further funding. Tuition benefits are available with this position. Students should have experience working with Native American/Indigenous communities and/or community development. No tourism experience necessary. For more information, please contact Dr. Lamorueux at kristinl@vt.edu

21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – SIBLING STUDY – 2nd posting
The VT SibLab is recruiting participants for a study of stress and the sibling relationship among individuals who have a brother or sister with mental illness. Participants are eligible if they a) are at least 18 years old, b) have at least one sibling with a diagnosed mental illness, c) have no siblings with physical or intellectual disabilities, and d) have never had  a diagnosis of a mental illness themselves. Participation involves one 30-45 minute visit to 406 Wallace Hall, where non-invasive measures of blood pressure, heart rate, and skin conductance will be taken, and participants will complete a brief questionnaire. Masks are required. Compensation is a $10 Amazon gift card for study completion. If interested, please contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers at shivercm@vt.edu

22. WATCHING WRITING REPLAY FOR COMPREHENSION PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd posting
The EchoLab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals that are eligible for a user study on the effectiveness of a real-time replay of writing.  The goal of the study is to understand the effect of the real-time display of a writing session and explore how it can improve the process of context comprehension in writing. This is a Virginia Tech research study and IRB #19-578. Participants need to be 18 years and older, have no problem with reading in English, and can fill out a survey, take a reading comprehension test, and answer a post-task interview/survey in English. Participants can do all of this remotely and will be compensated with a $9 Amazon e-gift card. No money will be awarded for incomplete work. Whole task should last approximately 50 minutes. If interested, please fill out this survey:  https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6ETRlSQTpCsJglT Participants are welcome to forward this opportunity to other interested parties but please do not post online. For more information, contact Sang Won Lee at sangwonlee@vt.edu.

23. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION RESEARCH STUDY- 2nd posting
Volunteers 18 years or older are needed to take part in a VT research study titled ““Technology-mediated‌ ‌recreation‌ ‌-‌ ‌habits‌ ‌and‌ ‌perspectives‌ ‌before,‌ ‌during,‌ ‌and‌ ‌after‌ ‌COVID-19‌” (IRB Protocol #20-318).If you agree to be in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey.  This survey study aims to learn about strategies, habits, and perspectives, with respect to your current (and desired) approach to maintaining connections with nature and loved ones, through the use of technology, before, during, and after COVID-19.The survey will take between 20 minutes to 25 minutes to complete.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards (the approximate odds of being selected are 1 in 100). If you or other persons are interested in more information about this study the survey can be accessed here

https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VDruf5C5GmEDlj For more information, please email Derek Haqq at dhaqq@vt.edu

24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMART HOME SURVEY -2nd posting
The INFORM Lab from Virginia Tech is studying smart home applications for energy-efficient operations. This study will explore how occupants interact with the smart home systems. The study will involve an online survey session (approximately 15-20 minutes in length). If you are above 18 years old, proficient in English, and interested in participating in this study, please enter the following link and complete the survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eSfwL3btWWHybXv Participation in this study will be voluntary and confidential. We would appreciate your time and effort in helping us with this study! Your input will be invaluable in shaping this research. The study is under supervision of Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board (IRB) with protocol #20-297. For more information, please contact the researcher Tianzhi He via email at tianzhi@vt.edu.

25. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR COMPUTER WORKING CONTEXT SURVEY- 2nd posting
Recruiting participants for an online survey about your computer working context. We are trying to understand how people curate digital resources (web pages, files) in the work context. Our team is investigating to understand what modern computer users do to resume their previous working context and whether they think that current existing features can assist them or not. This online survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes. We are seeking participants that are 18 years and older, use computers to do daily tasks frequently, and can fill out an English survey and treat it seriously. We only have 60 places and we have a small compensation ($5 Amazon gift card) in return. The survey link is https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cGyiDmfzTDftAoJ. For more information, please contact Donghan Hu at hudh0827@vt.edu.

26. HEALTHY DOGS NEEDED FOR HEART DISEASE STUDY – 2nd posting
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech is seeking healthy dogs to compare to a clinical population of dogs affected by mitral valve disease. To enroll, dogs must be 1-5 years of age, weigh 3-25 kg / 7-55 lbs, and.be free of systemic disease, such as diabetes, Cushing’s, kidney disease, and heart disease.  Once enrolled in this study, your dog will undergo a standard cardiac examination, including echocardiography, at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, VA. These procedures are non-invasive, and no sedation or treatment is administered. The echocardiogram may require a small area of fur on your dog’s chest to be shaved. All appointments will take place on Saturdays (9/19 and 9/26) and should take less than 60 minutes. The visit and echocardiographic examination will be free of charge. To schedule a study appointment for a healthy dog, please call Mindy Quigley at 540-231-1363 and mention the 2D3D echo/mitral valve disease study.

27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FRESHMEN – 2nd posting
Volunteers needed for a study to explore how bias offenses differ between young adults and older populations. To participate, you must be 18 years of age or older and a first-year freshman at Virginia Tech. During the study, you will be asked to do the following: read and acknowledge an Informed Consent Form and then take a Qualtrics survey. The survey will last approximately 15 minutes. If graduate students know eligible students who are interested, please direct them to https://tinyurl.com/ygcftj5d  For more information, please email Jonathan Lloyd at lloydj16@vt.edu.

28. FALL INTERFAITH DIALOGUES
Participate in a dialogue with students from diverse traditions/worldviews. The Fall Interfaith Dialogues will happen over Zoom bi-weekly on Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm, from Sep 9 to Dec 2. Everyone is welcome to participate. RSVP at dos.vt.edu/dialogue. More info on the interfaith program at dos.vt.edu/interfaith. Sponsored by the Dean of Students Office.

29. WHAT HAVE I GOTTEN MYSELF INTO?
Friday, September 11, 12-1:30pm
If you’re a new graduate student who has asked yourself this question, the Graduate School wants you to know that you are not alone!  Virtually meet new and returning fellow graduate students to talk about this exciting—and often overwhelming—life adventure. Please complete the following survey so we will know what topics you’d like to discuss. https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2lOfh7vvqgXGQMB The session will be via Zoom here:https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/94968211596

30. ITSA WILDCARD WORKSHOP SERIES: IRISH DANCE
Friday, September 11, 2pm, Online

It’s time to get your jig on! The Instructional Technology Student Association (ITSA) is kicking off our new Wildcard Workshop series with a virtual 1-hour class on Irish Dance. Join us over Zoom to learn how to cross and click with Sharon Stidham. No prior experience necessary. The event is pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $5.  Register for Zoom details. Donate to the Instructional Technology Student Association.  
 

31. ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER DESI AMERICAN (APIDA) CAUCUS LAUNCH EVENT
Friday, September 11, 2:30pm-4:30pm, Zoom
The Virginia Tech Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Student Caucus is hosting its first event of the semester. All VT community members who identify as APIDA or their allies are encouraged to attend! This is a great way to meet APIDA faculty/staff/graduate students and expand your network within the university. If you are interested in learning more, or getting involved, please join us! Please register here further meeting details and to receive zoom information: https://tinyurl.com/yxsga2tr. Questions? Contact Hana Chan at hxc419@vt.edu.

August 17-23, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT  https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 8/17/20

This Week’s Events:
1. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION

Administrative Announcements:
2. VTGrATE INVITED MEMBERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 – 1st posting
3. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 1st posting
4. GRAD 5124: RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
5. TLOS CLASSES – MANY SPOTS OPEN OVER NEXT FEW WEEKS – 2nd posting
6. HOKIE READY APP AND STUDENT CHECKLIST – 2nd posting
7. NEW EVENING ONLY (EO) PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
8. APPLICATIONS FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS NOW OPEN – 2nd posting
9. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 3rd posting
10. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 3rd posting
11. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 3rd posting

Jobs: 
12. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT GRADUATE AMBASSADOR – 1st posting
13. GA OPPORTUNITY IN LIBRARY & CEE – 2nd posting
14. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ONLINE DANCE CLASS – 2nd posting

Upcoming Events:
16. GRADUATE SCHOOL AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO MEET WITH GRAD ASSISTANTS
Friday, August 21, 3-4pm, Zoom – Register now!

0. Ongoing Services – updated 8/17/20

· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html 
· COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in Zoom hours, 1-5pm Thursdays and Fridays (start August 27); Zoom links found here.
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/ 
:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573 

1. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
Wednesdays in August, 6pm est, Online
Come release stress and experience some inner peace with a free weekly guided meditation. These meditation sessions, led by trained and experienced facilitators, are an effortless way to relax and take a break from this constant worrying mind of ours. Sponsored by the SKY Happiness Club.  Register here to receive a meeting invite:  https://forms.gle/shHyxTJY7G9usqfM6

2. VTGrATE INVITED MEMBERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 – 1st posting
The VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence invites applications from all graduate students interested in achieving excellence in teaching and joining the ranks of exemplary graduate students and alumni. Application requirements for the three levels of membership are based on prior experience i.e., member, associate, and fellow and are available on our website. The application cycle closes on Sept 27, 2020 (Sunday) at midnight. Questions about the application process may be directed to our email vtgrate@vt.edu or through our Ask a Fellow page.

3. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 1st posting
There’s a lot to learn in graduate school, and the library can help! This fall, 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, and developing your scholarly presence. For  registration links and detailed information about each workshop, visit guides.lib.vt.edu/gradworkshops

4. GRAD 5124: RESEARCH SKILLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
Take your research to the next level! GRAD 5124 (Research Skills for Graduate Students) is a one-credit, fully-online, pass/fail course offered by the University Libraries in fall 2020. Students will develop skills that will prepare them for research in graduate school and beyond. Five 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 lisab5@vt.edu.

5. TLOS CLASSES – MANY SPOTS OPEN OVER NEXT FEW WEEKS – 2nd posting
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies has spots open for many Professional Development Network courses over the next two weeks. Classes include “Zoom for Teaching”, “Fall Course Design Clinic,” “How to use iThenticate” and many more. Descriptions of the courses, as well as the link to enroll can be found here: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/

6. HOKIE READY APP AND STUDENT CHECKLIST – 2nd posting
Students should check out the student checklist on the VT Ready website here https://vt.edu/ready/student-checklist.html This site includes links to the Hokie Ready app and a health survey.

7. NEW EVENING ONLY (EO) PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech Transportation Services is offering a new Evening Only (EO) Permit that will provide faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and community members the opportunity to park on campus during evenings only (5 – 10 p.m.). These permits can now be purchased for $100 annually or $50 per semester in-person at Parking Services (505 Beamer Way).  The EO tag is currently not available for sale online. More information can be found here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/parking-permits202021.html

8. APPLICATIONS FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS NOW OPEN – 2nd posting 
The Graduate Student Assembly is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 program chairs! All chairs will be selected by and work directly under the guidance of the Director of Programs and be part of the GSA Executive Council. Each position will have responsibilities related to implementing the GSA’s programs, attending meetings, and volunteering at GSA-sponsored events. This year, we are hiring multiple chairs to support and update our existing programs, including the Travel Fund Program, the Cap and Gown Program, and the annual Research Symposium and Exposition. Our 2020-21 Program Chair applications are open and online. Direct questions regarding these positions to the Director of Programs, Martina Svyantek via svyantek@vt.edu using the subject line “Program Chair Query”. Completed applications are due on September 9th, at 5:00pm.

9. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 3rd posting
Graduate students on an assistantship contract may choose to pay their comprehensive and commonwealth facilities and equipment fees using the Graduate Comprehensive Fee Payment Plan. Enrollment in the plan is possible after an eligible student has registered for classes and the department has entered the tuition remission award. The plan is available during the fall and spring semesters at no cost, with a new application required each semester. Fall enrollment deadline: 9/29/20.

10. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 3rd posting
If you applied for and were awarded financial aid, please remember to actively accept your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan in Hokie SPA if you plan to use it.  If you plan to use it and do not accept, it will not appear as a payment on your university bill. You may find instructions for viewing your financial aid offer and accepting or declining your loan here. If you are a new borrower, you also need to complete Entrance Counseling and your Master Promissory Note at the Federal Student Aid website. Please take of these items as soon as possible.

11. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 3rd posting
In recognition of students living and studying away from the Blacksburg campus, comprehensive fees may be reduced for students enrolled in an all virtual schedule or who have only research hours/ independent study not located on campus.  Students must certify that they will reside more than 50 miles from the Blacksburg campus for the entire semester.  More information can be found on the Bursar website.  To be considered, this form must be submitted by the last day to add courses each semester.


12. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT GRADUATE AMBASSADOR – 1st posting
Hokie Mentorship Connect Ambassadors support the initiatives of Hokie Mentorship Connect including tasks assigned as part of the enrollment and outreach process utilized to increase the usage and visibility of the platform. Duties will include but not be limited to working to market the program on behalf of Career and Professional Development through event management and participation. Mentorship Ambassadors will work closely with the Assistant Director – Mentorship Program to create programming, community outreach, and training materials. This position offers an excellent opportunity for students to build experience with student leadership, cultural competency and gain valuable professional experience. Position will be based remotely for the fall semester and will continue to do so in adherence to appropriate social distancing guidelines. Submit resume and a cover letter detailing your experience to cpdmentorship@vt.edu (Subject line: Hokie Mentorship Connect Ambassador) by Friday, August 21.


13. GA OPPORTUNITY IN LIBRARY & CEE – 2nd posting
University Libraries and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is seeking a Graduate Assistant to work on a research project related to vibration data streaming and analysis.The goal of the project is to create a real-time monitoring platform for the Goodwin Hall Smart building, which collects vibration data continuously from over 200 sensors. This includes data acquisition & processing, data management, and data visualization. This platform would enable users to interact with the building via a web interface, obtain real time information on building operation, and monitor structural response to various loads (wind, tremors, occupants). You will have broad flexibility in exploring other potential applications in the context of civil engineering (e.g. sustainability, smart cities). For details please see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15YepdakAA7df5TsPJzix5W5oOgZM-z8l/view?usp=sharing Questions? Contact zhiwuxie@vt.edu and sarlo@vt.edu

14. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 3rd posting
Reimagining diVersiTy is a collaborative project comprised of researchers from Virginia Tech and is seeking a graduate student to improve university recruitment, retention, and outreach practices by participating in research projects, assisting with the development of training opportunities, and maintaining ongoing programs/activities. The applicant will work 15-20 hours per week at $20 per hour. Details about the qualifications, job duties, and to apply visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3885818.  All applications must be submitted through Handshake by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Only students shortlisted for the position will be contacted for an interview.  If you have questions related to the position description, please email us at reimagining-diversity@vt.edu.  

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ONLINE DANCE CLASS – 2nd posting
Has the quarantine got you down? Have you been isolated and sedentary for the past several months? Then get moving by joining us for a study looking at the effects of online movement classes on mood and social connection. To participate, you will take a survey before and after an online dance class offered through Zoom at New River Moving Arts (https://www.newrivermovingarts.com/). Each survey will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be able to choose from a variety of movement classes (e.g., ballet, jazz, or contemporary dance) lasting 45 minutes. As compensation, you will receive the movement class at no cost. If you are interested, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aca72da4f58-nrmavt. For more information, email embodiedbrainlab@gmail.com.

16. GRADUATE SCHOOL AND HUMAN RESOURCES TO MEET WITH GRAD ASSISTANTS
Friday, August 21, 3-4pm, Zoom

The Graduate School and Human Resources will host this Zoom session for Graduate Teaching and Graduate Research Assistants. Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw and Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey will host the session where Graduate Assistants may join to answer employment-related questions about fall semester. We ask that those who wish to attend the session register in advance. Questions may also be submitted before the session.  Register here for the session on Aug. 21Submit a question here for the session

August 10-16, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT  https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20

This Week’s Events:
1.CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS 
2. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
3. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR BLACK INDIVIDUALS OPEN ZOOM CONFERENCE

Administrative Announcements:
4. TLOS CLASSES – MANY SPOTS OPEN OVER NEXT FEW WEEKS – 1st posting
5. HOKIE READY APP AND STUDENT CHECKLIST – 1st posting
6. NEW EVENING ONLY (EO) PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE – 1st posting
7. APPLICATIONS FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS NOW OPEN – 1st posting
8. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 2nd posting
9. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 2nd posting
10. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 2nd posting
11. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020) – 3rd posting
12. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 3rd posting

Jobs: 
13. GA OPPORTUNITY IN LIBRARY & CEE – 1st posting
14. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ONLINE DANCE CLASS – 1st posting

Upcoming Events:
16. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS –week of Aug 17

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20
· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html 
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email mailto:international@vt.edu or call 540.231.6527. (updated) 
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/  
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573 

1. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org. 
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720 

2. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
Wednesdays in August, 6pm est, Online
Come release stress and experience some inner peace with a free weekly guided meditation. These meditation sessions, led by trained and experienced facilitators, are an effortless way to relax and take a break from this constant worrying mind of ours. Sponsored by the SKY Happiness Club.  Register here to receive a meeting invite:  https://forms.gle/shHyxTJY7G9usqfM6

3. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR BLACK INDIVIDUALS OPEN ZOOM CONFERENCE
Thursday, August 13, 6pm, Zoom  
The Psychology Department’s Stress and Coping Lab is working to provide more accessible and effective therapy and assessment services to black individuals at Virginia Tech and in the community at the Psychological Services Center (PSC). In order to provide more tailored and informed care, we want to hear from black individuals in the VT community about ideas they may have in order to make mental health services more accessible and helpful during an open Zoom conference led by Dr. Russell T. Jones and graduate student Brianna George. Please register ahead and join us on August 13th at 6pm at this link: https://virginiatech-hipaa.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcvf–tpz4sH9Az4SNQpW11z7tvSPfRUbJP and/or fill out our survey at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AssLOfaf5gqhLNw-zPFIN0cQLOBMWj0dFOynW90_ImY/edit?ts=5f28d6a3. Contact Brianna at georgeba@vt.edu for questions.

4. TLOS CLASSES – MANY SPOTS OPEN OVER NEXT FEW WEEKS – 1st posting
Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies has spots open for many Professional Development Network courses over the next two weeks. Classes include “Zoom for Teaching”, “Fall Course Design Clinic,” “How to use iThenticate” and many more. Descriptions of the courses, as well as the link to enroll can be found here: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/

5. HOKIE READY APP AND STUDENT CHECKLIST – 1st posting
Students should check out the student checklist on the VT Ready website here https://vt.edu/ready/student-checklist.html This site includes links to the Hokie Ready app and a health survey.

6. NEW EVENING ONLY (EO) PARKING PERMITS AVAILABLE – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Transportation Services is offering a new Evening Only (EO) Permit that will provide faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and community members the opportunity to park on campus during evenings only (5 – 10 p.m.). These permits can now be purchased for $100 annually or $50 per semester in-person at Parking Services (505 Beamer Way).  The EO tag is currently not available for sale online. More information can be found here: https://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/parking-permits202021.html

7. APPLICATIONS FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIRS NOW OPEN – 1st posting 
The Graduate Student Assembly is now accepting applications for 2020-2021 program chairs! All chairs will be selected by and work directly under the guidance of the Director of Programs and be part of the GSA Executive Council. Each position will have responsibilities related to implementing the GSA’s programs, attending meetings, and volunteering at GSA-sponsored events. This year, we are hiring multiple chairs to support and update our existing programs, including the Travel Fund Program, the Cap and Gown Program, and the annual Research Symposium and Exposition. Our 2020-21 Program Chair applications are open and online. Direct questions regarding these positions to the Director of Programs, Martina Svyantek via svyantek@vt.edu using the subject line “Program Chair Query”. Completed applications are due on September 9th, at 5:00pm.

8. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 2nd posting
Graduate students on an assistantship contract may choose to pay their comprehensive and commonwealth facilities and equipment fees using the Graduate Comprehensive Fee Payment Plan. Enrollment in the plan is possible after an eligible student has registered for classes and the department has entered the tuition remission award. The plan is available during the fall and spring semesters at no cost, with a new application required each semester. Fall enrollment deadline: 9/29/20.

9. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 2nd posting
If you applied for and were awarded financial aid, please remember to actively accept your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan in Hokie SPA if you plan to use it.  If you plan to use it and do not accept, it will not appear as a payment on your university bill. You may find instructions for viewing your financial aid offer and accepting or declining your loan here. If you are a new borrower, you also need to complete Entrance Counseling and your Master Promissory Note at the Federal Student Aid website. Please take of these items as soon as possible.

10. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 2nd posting
In recognition of students living and studying away from the Blacksburg campus, comprehensive fees may be reduced for students enrolled in an all virtual schedule or who have only research hours/ independent study not located on campus.  Students must certify that they will reside more than 50 miles from the Blacksburg campus for the entire semester.  More information can be found on the Bursar website.  To be considered, this form must be submitted by the last day to add courses each semester.

11. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020) – 3rd posting
Advance your skills for interdisciplinary teaming!  Sign up in Hokie SPA for ALCE 5224: Team Science, Cooperation, and Interdisciplinary Work (CRN 90609). This is only the second time the course has been offered, and we plan more focus on “extreme teaming.”  The learning opportunity will be enhanced with broad participation. If you have questions, contact Eric Kaufman, ekaufman@vt.edu

12. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 3rd posting
A reminder that students who will be teaching assistants this fall and who have not already successfully completed GRAD 5004 in previous semesters should be signed up for the GTA Workshop for fall, 2020. Remember that students cannot sign themselves up for this class; students should contact their department/program graduate coordinators and ask to be registered for the class. Deadline for registration for this fall is August 14. More information about the GTA Workshop, including the link to the signup page (for graduate coordinators only) can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/courses-and-scheduling/graduate-school-courses/gta-workshop.html

13. GA OPPORTUNITY IN LIBRARY & CEE – 1st posting
University Libraries and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is seeking a Graduate Assistant to work on a research project related to vibration data streaming and analysis.The goal of the project is to create a real-time monitoring platform for the Goodwin Hall Smart building, which collects vibration data continuously from over 200 sensors. This includes data acquisition & processing, data management, and data visualization. This platform would enable users to interact with the building via a web interface, obtain real time information on building operation, and monitor structural response to various loads (wind, tremors, occupants). You will have broad flexibility in exploring other potential applications in the context of civil engineering (e.g. sustainability, smart cities). For details please see: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15YepdakAA7df5TsPJzix5W5oOgZM-z8l/view?usp=sharing Questions? Contact zhiwuxie@vt.edu and sarlo@vt.edu

14. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
Reimagining diVersiTy is a collaborative project comprised of researchers from Virginia Tech and is seeking a graduate student to improve university recruitment, retention, and outreach practices by participating in research projects, assisting with the development of training opportunities, and maintaining ongoing programs/activities. The applicant will work 15-20 hours per week at $20 per hour. Details about the qualifications, job duties, and to apply visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3885818.  All applications must be submitted through Handshake by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Only students shortlisted for the position will be contacted for an interview.  If you have questions related to the position description, please email us at reimagining-diversity@vt.edu.  

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ONLINE DANCE CLASS – 1st posting
Has the quarantine got you down? Have you been isolated and sedentary for the past several months? Then get moving by joining us for a study looking at the effects of online movement classes on mood and social connection. To participate, you will take a survey before and after an online dance class offered through Zoom at New River Moving Arts (https://www.newrivermovingarts.com/). Each survey will take approximately 30 minutes. You will be able to choose from a variety of movement classes (e.g., ballet, jazz, or contemporary dance) lasting 45 minutes. As compensation, you will receive the movement class at no cost. If you are interested, please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0545aca72da4f58-nrmavt. For more information, email embodiedbrainlab@gmail.com.

16. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Week of August 17
Get a jump start before classes start on learning the programming, version control and data skills you need for your classes and research with a two-day online Software Carpentry workshop through the University Libraries!  Workshops will take place the weeks of August 3rd and August 17th and involve interactive hands-on instruction by certified trainers with no experience necessary. We will cover foundations of working with the command prompt (Bash/Unix), version control (Git) and programming in either Python or R. Find out more and sign up at https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/. For questions or additional information, email Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

August 3-9, 2020

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20

This Week’s Events:

1.TLOS COURSES AVAILABLE
2. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS
3. GRADUATE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE INFO SESSION
4. FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS INITIATIVE
5. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
6. MOSS ARTS CENTER VIRTUAL SEASON PREVIEW

Administrative Announcements:
7. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 1st posting
8. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 1st posting
9. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 1st posting
10. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020) – 2nd posting
11. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 2nd posting
12. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 3rd posting
13. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 3rd posting

Jobs: 
14. GA OPPORTUNITY IN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – 1st posting
15. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 1st posting
16. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 3rd posting
18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 3rd  posting
19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 3rd posting

Upcoming Events:
20. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS 

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html 
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email mailto:international@vt.edu or call 540.231.6527. (updated) 
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/  
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573 

1.TLOS COURSES AVAILABLE
Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) has two courses with openings coming up. If you are interested in either of these courses, or would like to browse upcoming courses you can access our catalogue: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/ Contact Nikki Edwards at nikkie@vt.edu if you have questions. 
August 3 – How can I use iClicker in a hybrid or fully online course?  2:00pm -3:00pm
August 6 – TopHat’s Virtual Classroom Tool 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

2. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS
Weeks of August 3 and August 17
Get a jump start before classes start on learning the programming, version control and data skills you need for your classes and research with a two-day online Software Carpentry workshop through the University Libraries!  Workshops will take place the weeks of August 3rd and August 17th and involve interactive hands-on instruction by certified trainers with no experience necessary. We will cover foundations of working with the command prompt (Bash/Unix), version control (Git) and programming in either Python or R. Find out more and sign up at https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/. For questions or additional information, email Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

3. GRADUATE SCHOOL CERTIFICATE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 3-4pm
Join the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion for an information session on over 60 of our Graduate School Certificates! Learn about our resources, and how you can add credentials to your completed Bachelor’s or a Masters or Doctoral program. Please register here: https://slate.to/xpzgYAlK  Questions? Contact Dr. Shernita Lee at shernita@vt.edu.

4. FIRST GENERATION PROFESSIONALS INITIATIVE
Wednesday, August 5, 2-3pm
In partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s First Generation Professionals Initiative, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is hosting a virtual information session for first generation graduate students on our upcoming application cycle. The session will include an overview of the PMF Program, details on how to apply, and personal narratives from PMF alumni who identify as first generation students. First Generation students with advanced degrees (master’s or above) from all academic disciplines are encouraged to attend. Please help us spread the word to your students! Register in advance: https://pmf2021fgp.eventbrite.com 

5. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDITATION
Wednesdays in August, 6pm
Come release stress and experience some inner peace with a free weekly guided meditation. These meditation sessions, led by trained and experienced facilitators, are an effortless way to relax and take a break from this constant worrying mind of ours. Sponsored by the SKY Happiness Club.  Join the sessions here: http://tiny.cc/RelaxingWednesday

6. MOSS ARTS CENTER VIRTUAL SEASON PREVIEW
Thursday, August 6, 5:30-6:30pm, 
Are you curious about what the Moss Arts Center (https://artscenter.vt.edu/) will be presenting in the coming season? If so, tune-in to the first ever virtual Season Preview here: https://artscenter.vt.edu/performances/season-preview2020.html At this free, online event, learn about our planned 2020-2021 programs, enjoy a special guest performance, and chat with Executive Director Ruth Waalkes and Director of Programming Margaret Lawrence about the upcoming season. For more information, contact Jon at joncg@vt.edu.

7. COMPREHENSIVE FEE PAYMENT PLAN FOR STUDENTS ON ASSISTANTSHIP – 1st posting
Graduate students on an assistantship contract may choose to pay their comprehensive and commonwealth facilities and equipment fees using the Graduate Comprehensive Fee Payment Plan. Enrollment in the plan is possible after an eligible student has registered for classes and the department has entered the tuition remission award. The plan is available during the fall and spring semesters at no cost, with a new application required each semester. Fall enrollment deadline: 9/29/20.

8. MESSAGE FROM UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID – 1st posting
If you applied for and were awarded financial aid, please remember to actively accept your Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan in Hokie SPA if you plan to use it.  If you plan to use it and do not accept, it will not appear as a payment on your university bill. You may find instructions for viewing your financial aid offer and accepting or declining your loan here. If you are a new borrower, you also need to complete Entrance Counseling and your Master Promissory Note at the Federal Student Aid website. Please take of these items as soon as possible.

9. NEW PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING REDUCED COMPREHENSIVE FEES – 1st posting
In recognition of students living and studying away from the Blacksburg campus, comprehensive fees may be reduced for students enrolled in an all virtual schedule or who have only research hours/ independent study not located on campus.  Students must certify that they will reside more than 50 miles from the Blacksburg campus for the entire semester.  More information can be found on the Bursar website.  To be considered, this form must be submitted by the last day to add courses each semester.


10. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020) – 2nd posting
Advance your skills for interdisciplinary teaming!  Sign up in Hokie SPA for ALCE 5224: Team Science, Cooperation, and Interdisciplinary Work (CRN 90609). This is only the second time the course has been offered, and we plan more focus on “extreme teaming.”  The learning opportunity will be enhanced with broad participation. If you have questions, contact Eric Kaufman, ekaufman@vt.edu

11. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 2nd posting
A reminder that students who will be teaching assistants this fall and who have not already successfully completed GRAD 5004 in previous semesters should be signed up for the GTA Workshop for fall, 2020. Remember that students cannot sign themselves up for this class; students should contact their department/program graduate coordinators and ask to be registered for the class. Deadline for registration for this fall is August 14. More information about the GTA Workshop, including the link to the signup page (for graduate coordinators only) can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/courses-and-scheduling/graduate-school-courses/gta-workshop.html

12. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 3rd posting
The online platform for graduate student essays, RE: Reflections and Explorations, offered through the VT Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG), is a great vehicle to share your research ideas and work with a broader audience and to hone your analytical and writing capabilities too. All VT graduate students are eligible to offer essays as long as they address a policy, politics or governance issue or concern. Please read the submission guidelines here: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1FkKKB8IDxpMLM-EnJvvNTfUqxsvLkVIwo-yCJ2T28ls/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1  Dr. Max Stephenson, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of VTIPG, serves as editor and final arbiter of all submissions. Sign up now for a time slot for publication that suits your schedule using this Google Spreadsheet. When you sign up, please also send a brief 100-150 word abstract outlining what topic or concern you believe you will be considering in your submission to Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu). That effort should provide a working title and clearly treat what policy or governance issue you expect to consider and suggest why it is significant. Available dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Ms. Parrish at the Institute for Policy and Governance.

13. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 3rd posting
Take your research to the next level! Sign up in Hokie SPA for GRAD 5124: Research Skills for Graduate Students, a 1-credit, pass/fail, fully-online course offered by University Libraries in fall 2020. Five discipline-specific sections are offered: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, & Life Sciences; Engineering & Physical Sciences; Health Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; and Arts & Humanities. Be sure to sign up for the section that relates to your subject area. Questions? Contact Lisa Becksford at lisab5@vt.edu.
 

14. GA OPPORTUNITY IN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION – 1st posting
The ideal candidate will have skills in some of the following: data analysis/display, familiarity with Kaptura/Canvas, and knowledge about disability. 20 hours per week. Please contact Bonnie Billingsley at billingsley@vt.edu for more information.

15. REIMAGINING diVersiTY GRADUATE STUDENT WAGE POSITION – 1st posting
Reimagining diVersiTy is a collaborative project comprised of researchers from Virginia Tech and is seeking a graduate student to improve university recruitment, retention, and outreach practices by participating in research projects, assisting with the development of training opportunities, and maintaining ongoing programs/activities. The applicant will work 15-20 hours per week at $20 per hour. Details about the qualifications, job duties, and to apply visit https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3885818.  All applications must be submitted through Handshake by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 7, 2020. Only students shortlisted for the position will be contacted for an interview.  If you have questions related to the position description, please email us at reimagining-diversity@vt.edu.  

16. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 3rd posting
SECL building managers oversee daily operations of the GLC by monitoring service, safety, and security of this space created for graduate students. Duties include walking rounds, responding to issues, and completing reports, in addition to the facilitation of the co-curricular and administrative programs of the student center services and their events. GLC building managers are directly responsible for event management bookings, opening & closing of the building, and submitting of facility work orders and daily reports. Building managers must possess strong communication and customer service skills, along with the ability to move event equipment (tables and chairs). Currently we are looking for flexible staff members that are willing to work at least two shifts a week and have weekend availability. Building managers are paid $12/hr. To apply, please visit Virginia Tech’s Handshake page https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html .  Search for the “SECL – Graduate Life Center Building Manager” position.   If you have any questions, please email Steve Buchner (satlbuch@vt.edu). 

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 3rd posting
The 3D Interaction (3DI) research group at Virginia Tech invites you to participate in an online survey. Our team is investigating promising ways to interact with Augmented Reality displays in the future. In the survey, we would ask you to provide feedback on a video prototype we developed that showcases our visions of using Augmented Reality interfaces in everyday scenarios. The survey should take less than 30 minutes. Here is the link to the survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t0ImMk5rCA9Gw5. Participants need to be at least 18 years of age and proficient English speakers. To participants who are students at Virginia Tech, your involvement in the study will not impact your grades or academic performance in any way. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Feiyu Lu at feiyulu@vt.edu. This experiment has been reviewed, as required, by the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board under protocol #20-519.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 3rd posting
Volunteers needed for the Mind Music Machine Lab’s study in evaluating in-vehicle auditory. This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB Number: 19-642). The objective of this study is to evaluate usability and user perception on in-vehicle auditory displays. During the study, you will be asked to rate different auditory displays based on subjective measures. Eligibility: Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing; you will be excluded if you are a minor, a prisoner or an adult not capable to consent on their own behalf. The study should take about 1 hour. Participation in this study is voluntary and confidential, you will not be compensated for taking part in this study. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chihab Nadri (cnadri@vt.edu).

19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 3rd posting
The Dietary Assessment Lab of Professor Valisa E. Hedrick, PhD., RDN., is conducting a study (Research Study: 20-237)to determine the effects of online social support on beverage consumption behaviors. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older, are an employee or paid graduate student of Virginia Tech, and have access to the internet through a mobile phone, computer or tablet. All study procedures will take place online and at your convenience. The study involves self-reported weight & height, as well as a short demographics survey. Participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires on topics such as beverage consumption and social media usage. Participants will be entered into a raffle with a 1 in 10 chance to win a $50 Visa gift card upon successful completion of all virtual study visits over a 12-week period. For more information and to complete eligibility screening, please contact PhD student researcher, Anna Fausnacht at annalg16@vt.edu

20. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org. 
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720 

July 27-August 2, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20

This Week’s Events:
1.VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS
2. CAREER ROUNDTABLE FOR RECENT GRADS
3. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
4. NRV SCIENCE ON TAP: CELEBRATES BLACK SCIENTISTS

Administrative Announcements:
5. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020) – 1st posting
6. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 1st posting
7. HARVEST AND TAKE HOME VEGETABLES – 1st posting
8. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 2nd posting
9. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 2nd posting
10. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 3rd posting

Jobs:
11. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 2nd posting
12. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 2nd posting
14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 2nd posting
15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 2nd posting
16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 3rd posting

Upcoming Events:

17. TLOS COURSES AVAILABLE
18. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS
19. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20
· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email mailto:international@vt.edu or call 540.231.6527. (updated)
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/ 
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment
at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS
Tuesday, July 28, 6pm
This program focuses on unique ways in which the national crisis impacts students, a space to process emotions, an opportunity to learn self-care related skills, and community. Email yasmin18@vt.edu or camen@vt.edu of Cook Counseling Center for the zoom link.

2. CAREER ROUNDTABLE FOR RECENT GRADS
Wednesday, July 29, 12-1pm
Career and Professional Development is hosting a live Q&A webinar to address job search concerns from May and August 2020 graduates of Virginia Tech. We know searching for a job in the midst of a pandemic & recession is no easy task; that is why our panel of career advisors and employer relations experts are teaming up to answer your pressing questions about applying, interviewing, and negotiating your first post-graduate job. Register & submit your questions for the panel here: vt.joinhandshake.com/events/527264/share_preview. Questions about this event may be directed to Alyssa Rametta, Assistant Director for Career and Professional Development: alyssarametta@vt.edu

3. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, July 29, 1:30-3:30pm
Dr. Claire Shen with Cook Counseling will be starting a weekly support group for Chinese students. This group will be using Mandarin Chinese. If you are a Chinese speaking student or know any Chinese speaking students, please sign-up and encourage others to do so! Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/y8685vgm

4. NRV SCIENCE ON TAP: CELEBRATES BLACK SCIENTISTS
Thursday, July 30, 5:30-6:30PM. Zoom
Join five Black scientists from different fields, institutions, and career levels as they share their experiences in science and academic professions. Each panelist will introduce themselves, their research passions, and their workplace concerns, and then we’ll hold an audience Q&A. Our panelists are Amber Wendler, Daniel Smith, Korin Jones, Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong, and Dr. Shaz Zamore. Register via Zoom at https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvfu2urTssEtOVz_KBuIynSq0dMGxgQeEE

5. TEAM SCIENCE CLASS, ALCE 5224 (FALL 2020)- 1st posting
Advance your skills for interdisciplinary teaming!  Sign up in Hokie SPA for ALCE 5224: Team Science, Cooperation, and Interdisciplinary Work (CRN 90609). This is only the second time the course has been offered, and we plan more focus on “extreme teaming.”  The learning opportunity will be enhanced with broad participation. If you have questions, contact Eric Kaufman, ekaufman@vt.edu.

6. GTA WORKSHOP (GRAD 5004) REGISTRATION – 1st posting
A reminder that students who will be teaching assistants this fall and who have not already successfully completed GRAD 5004 in previous semesters should be signed up for the GTA Workshop for fall, 2020. Remember that students cannot sign themselves up for this class; students should contact their department/program graduate coordinators and ask to be registered for the class. Deadline for registration for this fall is August 14. More information about the GTA Workshop, including the link to the signup page (for graduate coordinators only) can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/courses-and-scheduling/graduate-school-courses/gta-workshop.html

7. HARVEST AND TAKE HOME VEGETABLES – 1st posting
Help harvest vegetables at the Turfgrass Research Center and take home leafy greens, summer squash, cucumbers, and green beans. Harvest time is Thursdays at 6pm. Students should contact John Galbraith to arrange to meet at the garden and/or learn where/when to pick up the food. Contact John at 540.392.1184 or ttcf@vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 2nd posting
The online platform for graduate student essays, RE: Reflections and Explorations, offered through the VT Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG), is a great vehicle to share your research ideas and work with a broader audience and to hone your analytical and writing capabilities too. All VT graduate students are eligible to offer essays as long as they address a policy, politics or governance issue or concern. Please read the submission guidelines here: https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1FkKKB8IDxpMLM-EnJvvNTfUqxsvLkVIwo-yCJ2T28ls/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1  Dr. Max Stephenson, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of VTIPG, serves as editor and final arbiter of all submissions. Sign up now for a time slot for publication that suits your schedule using this Google Spreadsheet. When you sign up, please also send a brief 100-150 word abstract outlining what topic or concern you believe you will be considering in your submission to Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu). That effort should provide a working title and clearly treat what policy or governance issue you expect to consider and suggest why it is significant. Available dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Ms. Parrish at the Institute for Policy and Governance.

9. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 2nd posting
Take your research to the next level! Sign up in Hokie SPA for GRAD 5124: Research Skills for Graduate Students, a 1-credit, pass/fail, fully-online course offered by University Libraries in fall 2020. Five discipline-specific sections are offered: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, & Life Sciences; Engineering & Physical Sciences; Health Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; and Arts & Humanities. Be sure to sign up for the section that relates to your subject area. Questions? Contact Lisa Becksford at lisab5@vt.edu.

10. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 3rd posting
P.E.O. International is a philanthropic education organization that provides financial aid for the education of women. These merit-based scholarships offer $15,000 for outstanding women in doctoral programs. More information about the scholarship and the application process can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/types-of-funding/funding-opportunities/PEO.html

11. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 2nd 
posting
SECL building managers oversee daily operations of the GLC by monitoring service, safety, and security of this space created for graduate students. Duties include walking rounds, responding to issues, and completing reports, in addition to the facilitation of the co-curricular and administrative programs of the student center services and their events. GLC building managers are directly responsible for event management bookings, opening & closing of the building, and submitting of facility work orders and daily reports. Building managers must possess strong communication and customer service skills, along with the ability to move event equipment (tables and chairs). Currently we are looking for flexible staff members that are willing to work at least two shifts a week and have weekend availability. Building managers are paid $12/hr. To apply, please visit Virginia Tech’s Handshake page https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html .  Search for the “SECL – Graduate Life Center Building Manager” position.   If you have any questions, please email Steve Buchner (satlbuch@vt.edu). 

12. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 3rd posting
Virginia Tech TRIO Programs is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year to assist the Upward Bound programs and Talent Search. These federally-funded educational opportunity programs help middle and high school students, veterans, and out-of-school clients overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers to postsecondary education. This is an academic year position (August to May) for 20 hours per week, and includes tuition remission and stipend (Step 10). Candidates must be able to successfully pass a criminal and driving background check, and will need to possess a valid driver’s license. Application review will begin on July 10th and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply through Handshake (#3732326 TRIO Programs Graduate Assistant).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 2nd posting
The 3D Interaction (3DI) research group at Virginia Tech invites you to participate in an online survey. Our team is investigating promising ways to interact with Augmented Reality displays in the future. In the survey, we would ask you to provide feedback on a video prototype we developed that showcases our visions of using Augmented Reality interfaces in everyday scenarios. The survey should take less than 30 minutes. Here is the link to the survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t0ImMk5rCA9Gw5. Participants need to be at least 18 years of age and proficient English speakers. To participants who are students at Virginia Tech, your involvement in the study will not impact your grades or academic performance in any way. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Feiyu Lu at feiyulu@vt.edu. This experiment has been reviewed, as required, by the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board under protocol #20-519.

14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 2nd posting
Volunteers needed for the Mind Music Machine Lab’s study in evaluating in-vehicle auditory. This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB Number: 19-642). The objective of this study is to evaluate usability and user perception on in-vehicle auditory displays. During the study, you will be asked to rate different auditory displays based on subjective measures. Eligibility: Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing; You will be excluded if you are a minor, a prisoner or an adult not capable to consent on their own behalf. The study should take about 1 hour. Participation in this study is voluntary and confidential, you will not be compensated for taking part in this study. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chihab Nadri (cnadri@vt.edu).

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 2nd posting
The Dietary Assessment Lab of Professor Valisa E. Hedrick, PhD., RDN., is conducting a study (Research Study: 20-237)to determine the effects of online social support on beverage consumption behaviors. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older, are an employee or paid graduate student of Virginia Tech, and have access to the internet through a mobile phone, computer or tablet. All study procedures will take place online and at your convenience. The study involves self-reported weight & height, as well as a short demographics survey. Participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires on topics such as beverage consumption and social media usage. Participants will be entered into a raffle with a 1 in 10 chance to win a $50 Visa gift card upon successful completion of all virtual study visits over a 12-week period. For more information and to complete eligibility screening, please contact PhD student researcher, Anna Fausnacht at annalg16@vt.edu

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 3rd posting
Volunteers (aged 18 and up) are needed to take part in a Virginia Tech research study titled “Technology-mediated‌ ‌recreation‌ ‌-‌ ‌habits‌ ‌and‌ ‌perspectives‌ ‌before, during,‌ ‌and‌ ‌after‌ ‌COVID-19‌” (IRB Protocol #20-318). If you agree to be in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey.  This survey study aims to learn about strategies, habits, and perspectives, with respect to your current (and desired) approach to maintaining connections with nature and loved ones, through the use of technology, before, during, and after COVID-19. The survey will take between 20 minutes to 25 minutes to complete.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards (the approximate odds of being selected are 1 in 100). https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VDruf5C5GmEDlj For more information, please email Derek Haqq at dhaqq@vt.edu.

17. TLOS COURSES AVAILABLETechnology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) has two courses with openings coming up. If you are interested in either of these courses, or would like to browse upcoming courses you can access our catalogue: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/ Contact Nikki Edwards at nikkie@vt.edu if you have questions.
August 3 – How can I use iClicker in a hybrid or fully online course?  2:00pm -3:00pm
August 6 – TopHat’s Virtual Classroom Tool 2:00pm – 4:00pm

18. INTRODUCTORY PROGRAMMING AND DATA SKILLS WORKSHOPS 
Get a jump start before classes start on learning the programming, version control and data skills you need for your classes and research with a two-day online Software Carpentry workshop through the University Libraries!  Workshops will take place the weeks of August 3rd and August 17th and involve interactive hands-on instruction by certified trainers with no experience necessary. We will cover foundations of working with the command prompt (Bash/Unix), version control (Git) and programming in either Python or R. Find out more and sign up at https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/. For questions or additional information, email Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

19. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org.
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720

July 20-26, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20

This Week’s Events:
1.CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
2. PRESIDENT SANDS HOSTS GRADUATE EDUCATION TOWN HALL MEETING
3. MY VT GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
4. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
5. VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS – weekly in July

Administrative Announcements:
6. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 1st posting
7. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 1st posting
8. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 2nd posting
9. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 3rd posting

Jobs:
10. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 1st posting
11. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 2nd posting
12. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 1st posting
14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 1st posting
15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 1st posting
16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 2nd posting

Upcoming Events:
17. NRV SCIENCE ON TAP: CELEBRATES BLACK SCIENTISTS
18. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS – August dates

0. Ongoing Services – updated 7/20/20
· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email international@vt.edu or call 540.231.6527. (updated 7/20/20)
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/ 
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, starting July 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Dr. Claire Shen with Cook Counseling will be starting a weekly support group for Chinese students. This group will be using Mandarin Chinese. If you are a Chinese speaking student or know any Chinese speaking students, please sign-up and encourage others to do so! Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/y8685vgm

2. PRESIDENT SANDS HOSTS GRADUATE EDUCATION TOWN HALL MEETING
Tuesday, July 21, 1pm, Online
President Sands will be joined by Provost Cyril Clarke, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen DePauw, and Interim Vice President for Research and Innovation Don Taylor. They will discuss and take questions related to Graduate Student education ahead of the return to campus for the fall 2020 semester. View the town hall here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IeMFfzFl0U&feature=youtu.be Students can submit questions here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H5y2f2ngbP3dLD

3. MY VT GRADUATE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Wednesday, July 22, 3-4pm, Online
Join the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion for a Graduate Student led panel discussion. Receive first-hand feedback from exemplary members of our graduate community, gain perspective of valuable resources, and more! This event is for both current and prospective students. Please register here: https://slate.to/iA9N0dYS  Questions? Contact Dr. Shernita Lee at shernita@vt.edu.

4. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
Thursday, July 23rd, 5:00-6:00pm, Zoom
Curious about science policy? Attend SPEAC’s next meeting! We will be having an informal Q&A with guest speaker Dr. Megan O’Rourke. Dr. O’Rourke is an associate professor of Sustainable Food Production Systems at Virginia Tech. She has extensive policy experience through her work with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Services as the organization’s climate change advisor. She has also worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Agency for International Development in Cambodia on food security and environmental programs. Please register for this event here: https://forms.gle/Doj8XBaSvMyTncL98. For more information or to join our Listserv, email speacvt@gmail.com. Also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook (@speacvt)!

5. VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS
Tuesdays, 6pm, (June 16th – July 28th)
This program focuses on unique ways in which the national crisis impacts students, a space to process emotions, an opportunity to learn self-care related skills, and community. Email yasmin18@vt.edu or camen@vt.edu of Cook Counseling Center for the zoom link.

6. GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED TO SUBMIT WRITING – 1st posting
The online platform for graduate student essays, RE: Reflections and Explorations, offered through the VT Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG), is a great vehicle to share your research ideas and work with a broader audience and to hone your analytical and writing capabilities too. All VT graduate students are eligible to offer essays as long as they address a policy, politics or governance issue or concern. Please read the submission guidelines here:https://docs.google.com/document/u/0/d/1FkKKB8IDxpMLM-EnJvvNTfUqxsvLkVIwo-yCJ2T28ls/edit?usp=sharing&pli=1  Dr. Max Stephenson, Professor of Public and International Affairs and Director of VTIPG, serves as editor and final arbiter of all submissions. Sign up now for a time slot for publication that suits your schedule using this Google Spreadsheet. When you sign up, please also send a brief 100-150 word abstract outlining what topic or concern you believe you will be considering in your submission to Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu). That effort should provide a working title and clearly treat what policy or governance issue you expect to consider and suggest why it is significant. Available dates will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Please contact Ms. Parrish at the Institute for Policy and Governance.

7. SIGN-UP FOR GRAD 5124 (FALL 2020) – 1st posting
Take your research to the next level! Sign up in Hokie SPA for GRAD 5124: Research Skills for Graduate Students, a 1-credit, pass/fail, fully-online course offered by University Libraries in fall 2020. Five discipline-specific sections are offered: Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, & Life Sciences; Engineering & Physical Sciences; Health Sciences; Social & Behavioral Sciences; and Arts & Humanities. Be sure to sign up for the section that relates to your subject area. Questions? Contact Lisa Becksford at lisab5@vt.edu.

8. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 2nd posting
P.E.O. International is a philanthropic education organization that provides financial aid for the education of women. These merit-based scholarships offer $15,000 for outstanding women in doctoral programs. More information about the scholarship and the application process can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/types-of-funding/funding-opportunities/PEO.html

9. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 3rd posting
Financial questions or stress? Set up an appointment to discuss your financial wellness. Kevin Sutton, the Assistant Director of Financial Wellness on the Hokie Wellness team, presents and meets with both graduate and undergraduate students to discuss topics such as budgeting, credit scores, debt management strategies, financial stress, and short-term financial planning. Some potential topics for discussion include how to maximize your credit score without carrying a credit card balance as well as how you can use this summer to plan financially for end-of-year holiday expenses (they always come up so fast!) and for experiences you want to have next summer. You can contact Kevin by email to schedule an appointment around your schedule or sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial

10. BUILDING MANAGER POSTION AT THE GRADUATE LIFE CENTER FOR FALL 2020 – 1st posting
SECL building managers oversee daily operations of the GLC by monitoring service, safety, and security of this space created for graduate students. Duties include walking rounds, responding to issues, and completing reports, in addition to the facilitation of the co-curricular and administrative programs of the student center services and their events. GLC building managers are directly responsible for event management bookings, opening & closing of the building, and submitting of facility work orders and daily reports. Building managers must possess strong communication and customer service skills, along with the ability to move event equipment (tables and chairs). Currently we are looking for flexible staff members that are willing to work at least two shifts a week and have weekend availability. Building managers are paid $12/hr. To apply, please visit Virginia Tech’s Handshake page https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html .  Search for the “SECL – Graduate Life Center Building Manager” position.   If you have any questions, please email Steve Buchner (satlbuch@vt.edu). 

11. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech TRIO Programs is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year to assist the Upward Bound programs and Talent Search. These federally-funded educational opportunity programs help middle and high school students, veterans, and out-of-school clients overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers to postsecondary education. This is an academic year position (August to May) for 20 hours per week, and includes tuition remission and stipend (Step 10). Candidates must be able to successfully pass a criminal and driving background check, and will need to possess a valid driver’s license. Application review will begin on July 10th and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply through Handshake (#3732326 TRIO Programs Graduate Assistant).

12. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -3rd posting
The goal of this position is to help maintain, support, and grow the Virtual Environments Studio in Newman Library by teaching workshops, taking consultations from faculty and students about immersive environments, performing basic maintenance tasks, and assisting with AR/VR related projects associated with the University Libraries. Required qualifications include experience with VR/AR related software and hardware, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and good customer service skills. Preferred skills include experience with 3D modeling, game development and virtual reality hardware maintenance, experience conducting research involving augmented or virtual reality, supervisory experience, formal or informal teaching and tutoring experience. This is a 9-month appointment and the pay is $1523 a month. To apply, fill out this application and attach your resume to the end of it where prompted by July 31, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Bradley at bradley1@vt.edu.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY SURVEY- 1st posting
The 3D Interaction (3DI) research group at Virginia Tech invites you to participate in an online survey. Our team is investigating promising ways to interact with Augmented Reality displays in the future. In the survey, we would ask you to provide feedback on a video prototype we developed that showcases our visions of using Augmented Reality interfaces in everyday scenarios. The survey should take less than 30 minutes. Here is the link to the survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9t0ImMk5rCA9Gw5. Participants need to be at least 18 years of age and proficient English speakers. To participants who are students at Virginia Tech, your involvement in the study will not impact your grades or academic performance in any way. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Feiyu Lu at feiyulu@vt.edu. This experiment has been reviewed, as required, by the Virginia Tech Institutional Review Board under protocol #20-519.

14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATING AUDITORY DISPLAY EXPERIMENT – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for the Mind Music Machine Lab’s study in evaluating in-vehicle auditory. This is a Virginia Tech research study (IRB Number: 19-642). The objective of this study is to evaluate usability and user perception on in-vehicle auditory displays. During the study, you will be asked to rate different auditory displays based on subjective measures. Eligibility: Normal or corrected-to-normal vision and hearing; You will be excluded if you are a minor, a prisoner or an adult not capable to consent on their own behalf. The study should take about 1 hour. Participation in this study is voluntary and confidential, you will not be compensated for taking part in this study. If you are interested in participating, please contact Chihab Nadri (cnadri@vt.edu).

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION STUDY – 1st posting
The Dietary Assessment Lab of Professor Valisa E. Hedrick, PhD., RDN., is conducting a study (Research Study: 20-237) to determine the effects of online social support on beverage consumption behaviors. You may be eligible to participate if you are 18 years of age or older, are an employee or paid graduate student of Virginia Tech, and have access to the internet through a mobile phone, computer or tablet. All study procedures will take place online and at your convenience. The study involves self-reported weight & height, as well as a short demographics survey. Participants will be asked to complete several questionnaires on topics such as beverage consumption and social media usage. Participants will be entered into a raffle with a 1 in 10 chance to win a $50 Visa gift card upon successful completion of all virtual study visits over a 12-week period. For more information and to complete eligibility screening, please contact PhD student researcher, Anna Fausnacht at annalg16@vt.edu

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 2nd posting
Volunteers (aged 18 and up) are needed to take part in a Virginia Tech research study titled “Technology-mediated‌ ‌recreation‌ ‌-‌ ‌habits‌ ‌and‌ ‌perspectives‌ ‌before, during,‌ ‌and‌ ‌after‌ ‌COVID-19‌” (IRB Protocol #20-318). If you agree to be in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey.  This survey study aims to learn about strategies, habits, and perspectives, with respect to your current (and desired) approach to maintaining connections with nature and loved ones, through the use of technology, before, during, and after COVID-19. The survey will take between 20 minutes to 25 minutes to complete.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards (the approximate odds of being selected are 1 in 100). https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VDruf5C5GmEDlj For more information, please email Derek Haqq at dhaqq@vt.edu.

17. NRV SCIENCE ON TAP: CELEBRATES BLACK SCIENTISTS
Thurs. July 30, 5:30-6:30PM. Zoom
Join five Black scientists from different fields, institutions, and career levels as they share their experiences in science and academic professions. Each panelist will introduce themselves, their research passions, and their workplace concerns, and then we’ll hold an audience Q&A. Our panelists are Amber Wendler, Daniel Smith, Korin Jones, Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong, and Dr. Shaz Zamore. Register via Zoom at https://virginiatech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvfu2urTssEtOVz_KBuIynSq0dMGxgQeEE

18. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org.
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720

July 13-19, 2020

Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:
1. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
2. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS – multiple dates Jul-Aug
3. VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS – weekly in July

Administrative Announcements:
4. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 1st posting
5. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 2nd posting
6. WOMEN’S CENTER SEEKS PROGRAMMING INPUT – 3rd posting
7. GTA INPUT SOUGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS – 3rd posting
8. GTA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 3rd posting

Jobs:
 9. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 1st posting
10. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 1st posting
12.PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 3rd posting

Upcoming Events:
13. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20
· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email mailto:igss@vt.edu or call 540-231-8486; 9:00-4:00pm starting 5/18/20
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/ 
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, starting July 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Dr. Claire Shen with Cook Counseling will be starting a weekly support group for Chinese students. This group will be using Mandarin Chinese. If you are a Chinese speaking student or know any Chinese speaking students, please sign-up and encourage others to do so! Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/y8685vgm

2. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org.
July 13th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-071320
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720

3. VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY: UPLIFTING THE COMMUNITY AFTER A TRAGIC LOSS
Tuesdays, 6pm, (June 16th – July 28th)
This program focuses on unique ways in which the national crisis impacts students, a space to process emotions, an opportunity to learn self-care related skills, and community. Email yasmin18@vt.edu or camen@vt.edu of Cook Counseling Center for the zoom link

4. P.E.O. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2020-2021 – 1st posting
P.E.O. International is a philanthropic education organization that provides financial aid for the education of women. These merit-based scholarships offer $15,000 for outstanding women in doctoral programs. More information about the scholarship and the application process can be found here: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/types-of-funding/funding-opportunities/PEO.html

5. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 2nd posting
Financial questions or stress? Set up an appointment to discuss your financial wellness. Kevin Sutton, the Assistant Director of Financial Wellness on the Hokie Wellness team, presents and meets with both graduate and undergraduate students to discuss topics such as budgeting, credit scores, debt management strategies, financial stress, and short-term financial planning. Some potential topics for discussion include how to maximize your credit score without carrying a credit card balance as well as how you can use this summer to plan financially for end-of-year holiday expenses (they always come up so fast!) and for experiences you want to have next summer. You can contact Kevin by email to schedule an appointment around your schedule or sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial

6. WOMEN’S CENTER SEEKS PROGRAMMING INPUT – 3rd posting
In order to meet the needs of our diverse VT community, the Women’s Center has created a short questionnaire to assess the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that this upcoming Fall semester will be like no other that we have experienced before, and we want to ensure that our programming and education provides the support that our community needs during this time. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the following link. https://forms.gle/eebMHyJZhkeSEK2t5

7. GTA INPUT SOUGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS – 3rd posting
The VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) is dedicated to supporting graduate students that are involved in teaching. Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are seeking your input regarding your teaching and learning needs, and addressing your questions and concerns for the upcoming academic year. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey so that we can connect you with existing teaching resources available from partners around campus. Access the survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qXGpRVbVJAdPSd. If no such resources exist, VTGrATE will strive to create new quality content to address these needs. With questions and comments please email vtgrate@vt.edu or contact them through the “Ask a Fellow” on VTGrATE webpage (vtgrate.org/ask-a-fellow/).

8. GTA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 3rd posting
All new GTAs are required to take this course and should be registered by their graduate coordinator (students cannot register themselves). If you will be a GTA in the future, or if you have earned an F grade in the course in the past, please contact your graduate coordinator to make sure that they register you for the upcoming GTA workshop. The Phase I fall workshop will take place beginning at 9 am on Tuesday, August 18, and will in part be synchronous. The other portions of the course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous, but all of it will be delivered by Zoom, online. All registered students must attend the synchronous workshop and also complete the remaining asynchronous portions of Phase I in order to pass the course.  A list (and where appropriate, a timetable) of the Phase II sessions from which students will select courses of interest to meet other GRAD 5004 requirements will be communicated to all students at a later date. Learn more about the workshop at https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/courses-and-scheduling/graduate-school-courses/gta-workshop.html.  

9. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRGINIA TECH TRIO PROGRAMS – 1st posting
Virginia Tech TRIO Programs is hiring a Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year to assist the Upward Bound programs and Talent Search. These federally-funded educational opportunity programs help middle and high school students, veterans, and out-of-school clients overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers to postsecondary education. This is an academic year position (August to May) for 20 hours per week, and includes tuition remission and stipend (Step 10). Candidates must be able to successfully pass a criminal and driving background check, and will need to possess a valid driver’s license. Application review will begin on July 10th and will continue until the position is filled. Please apply through Handshake (#3732326 TRIO Programs Graduate Assistant).

10. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -2nd posting
The goal of this position is to help maintain, support, and grow the Virtual Environments Studio in Newman Library by teaching workshops, taking consultations from faculty and students about immersive environments, performing basic maintenance tasks, and assisting with AR/VR related projects associated with the University Libraries. Required qualifications include experience with VR/AR related software and hardware, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and good customer service skills. Preferred skills include experience with 3D modeling, game development and virtual reality hardware maintenance, experience conducting research involving augmented or virtual reality, supervisory experience, formal or informal teaching and tutoring experience. This is a 9-month appointment and the pay is $1523 a month. To apply, fill out this application and attach your resume to the end of it where prompted by July 31, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Bradley at bradley1@vt.edu.

11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION SURVEY – 1st posting
Volunteers (aged 18 and up) are needed to take part in a Virginia Tech research study titled “Technology-mediated‌ ‌recreation‌ ‌-‌ ‌habits‌ ‌and‌ ‌perspectives‌ ‌before, during,‌ ‌and‌ ‌after‌ ‌COVID-19‌” (IRB Protocol #20-318). If you agree to be in this study you will be asked to complete an online survey.  This survey study aims to learn about strategies, habits, and perspectives, with respect to your current (and desired) approach to maintaining connections with nature and loved ones, through the use of technology, before, during, and after COVID-19. The survey will take between 20 minutes to 25 minutes to complete.  Participants will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 Amazon gift cards (the approximate odds of being selected are 1 in 100). https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6VDruf5C5GmEDlj For more information, please email Derek Haqq at dhaqq@vt.edu.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 3rd posting
The Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs) is recruiting volunteers who are at least 18 years old to participate in an online survey on assessment of consumers’ knowledge/perception of hibiscus products (IRB-19-550). Participants will be asked if they have consumed hibiscus products, under which form they have consumed such products, and their previous taste experience of those products. Participants will be provided with information on the benefits of hibiscus and asked how likely they are to purchase hibiscus drink products. The link to access the survey is https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jeKpe5gAQTCPOJ and the time commitment to answer this survey is approximately 15 minutes. For more information please contact Dr. Valisa Hedrick (vhedrick@vt.edu) or Dr. Neill Clinton (cneill@vt.edu) or Oumoule Ndiaye (oumoule7@vt.edu).

13. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
Thursday, July 23rd, 5:00-6:00pm, Zoom
Curious about science policy? Attend SPEAC’s next meeting! We will be having an informal Q&A with guest speaker Dr. Megan O’Rourke. Dr. O’Rourke is an associate professor of Sustainable Food Production Systems at Virginia Tech. She has extensive policy experience through her work with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Services as the organization’s climate change advisor. She has also worked as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States Agency for International Development in Cambodia on food security and environmental programs. Please register for this event here: https://forms.gle/Doj8XBaSvMyTncL98. For more information or to join our Listserv, email speacvt@gmail.com. Also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook (@speacvt)!

July 6-12, 2020

REVIEW THE FAQs REGARDING COVID-19 DIRECTIVES AT https://graduateschool.vt.edu/covid-faqs.html.

Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:
1. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
2. JUSTICE IN JUNE: A SPRINGBOARD FOR INTEGRATING JUSTICE IN PEDAGOGY
3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

Administrative Announcements:
4. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 1st posting
5. WOMEN’S CENTER SEEKS PROGRAMMING INPUT – 2nd posting
6. GTA INPUT SOUGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS – 2nd posting
7. GTA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 2nd posting
8. SUMMER COURSES ON HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT- 3rd posting

Jobs:
9. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
10.PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 2nd posting

Upcoming Events:
11. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS – multiple dates Jul-Aug

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

· ALL WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE 
· CAREER ADVISING: schedule virtual career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html
· COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at mailto:counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
· IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email mailto:igss@vt.edu or call 540-231-8486; 9:00-4:00pm starting 5/18/20
· WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/ 
· GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at mailto:gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. CHINESE STUDENT SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, starting July 1, 1:30-3:30pm
Dr. Claire Shen with Cook Counseling will be starting a weekly support group for Chinese students. This group will be using Mandarin Chinese. If you are a Chinese speaking student or know any Chinese speaking students, please sign-up and encourage others to do so! Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/y8685vgm

2. JUSTICE IN JUNE: A SPRINGBOARD FOR INTEGRATING JUSTICE IN PEDAGOGY
Mondays 3:00pm; Wednesdays 12:00pm; Fridays 10:00am until July 10
Please join VTGrATE to discuss “Justice in June” which is geared towards learners who are new to anti-racist literature and advocacy. Additional reading materials and resources are suggested during the sessions for ongoing learning and reflection. These sessions are open to anyone who wishes to engage in dialogue on racism, white supremacy, strategies for anti-racist pedagogy, and student engagement. Meeting details are available on our events calendar:  http://vtgrate.org/events/ These events are open to everyone, irrespective of their engagement with VTGrATE. Please contact us at vtgrate@vt.edu if you have questions, or find us online at http://vtgrate.org/.

3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Wednesdays bi-weekly, May 27-Jul 8, 5:30-7:00pm, Zoom
Spend your Summer in good company: participate in a dialogue with students from diverse worldviews. The Summer Interfaith Dialogues will happen over Zoom bi-weekly on Wednesdays 5:30 – 7pm, from May 27 to July 8. Everyone is welcome to participate. RSVP at https://dos.vt.edu/dialogue.  More info on the interfaith program at http://www.dos.vt.edu/interfaith.

4. FINANCIAL COACHING FOR GRAD STUDENTS- 1st posting
Financial questions or stress? Set up an appointment to discuss your financial wellness. Kevin Sutton, the Assistant Director of Financial Wellness on the Hokie Wellness team, presents and meets with both graduate and undergraduate students to discuss topics such as budgeting, credit scores, debt management strategies, financial stress, and short-term financial planning. Some potential topics for discussion include how to maximize your credit score without carrying a credit card balance as well as how you can use this summer to plan financially for end-of-year holiday expenses (they always come up so fast!) and for experiences you want to have next summer. You can contact Kevin by email to schedule an appointment around your schedule or sign up for an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial

5. WOMEN’S CENTER SEEKS PROGRAMMING INPUT – 2nd posting
In order to meet the needs of our diverse VT community, the Women’s Center has created a short questionnaire to assess the needs of our students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that this upcoming Fall semester will be like no other that we have experienced before, and we want to ensure that our programming and education provides the support that our community needs during this time. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the following link. https://forms.gle/eebMHyJZhkeSEK2t5

6. GTA INPUT SOUGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS – 2nd posting
The VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) is dedicated to supporting graduate students that are involved in teaching. Given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are seeking your input regarding your teaching and learning needs, and addressing your questions and concerns for the upcoming academic year. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey so that we can connect you with existing teaching resources available from partners around campus. Access the survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0qXGpRVbVJAdPSd. If no such resources exist, VTGrATE will strive to create new quality content to address these needs. With questions and comments please email vtgrate@vt.edu or contact them through the “Ask a Fellow” on VTGrATE webpage (vtgrate.org/ask-a-fellow/).

7. GTA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 2nd posting
All new GTAs are required to take this course and should be registered by their graduate coordinator (students cannot register themselves). If you will be a GTA in the future, or if you have earned an F grade in the course in the past, please contact your graduate coordinator to make sure that they register you for the upcoming GTA workshop. The Phase I fall workshop will take place beginning at 9 am on Tuesday, August 18, and will in part be synchronous. The other portions of the course will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous, but all of it will be delivered by Zoom, online. All registered students must attend the synchronous workshop and also complete the remaining asynchronous portions of Phase I in order to pass the course.  A list (and where appropriate, a timetable) of the Phase II sessions from which students will select courses of interest to meet other GRAD 5004 requirements will be communicated to all students at a later date. Learn more about the workshop at https://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/courses-and-scheduling/graduate-school-courses/gta-workshop.html.  

8.SUMMER COURSES ON HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT- 3rd posting
The Virginia Center for Housing Research is offering Summer courses (July 8-August 14) on housing and development, in areas like Construction, Data & Analysis, Design, Finance, Law, and Policy. The courses are all listed under GRAD 5984: SS: Housing Camp. Visit this link to watch a short video about the unique curriculum, or here for more information. Some key benefits for graduate students: Fully online, with both at-your-own-pace and real-time learning activities; Open to both professionals and graduate students, allowing you to build your network; 250 minute courses, each worth one third of a credit hour. You can choose which topics interest you most and bundle them together; Each course also earns you at least one VT micro-credential and an entry in a digital portfolio. You’ll have a dynamic, digital resume that sets you apart with future employers; Instructors are all VT faculty and industry professionals. Full course descriptions are available here. Please email any questions to Thomas Skuzinski at skuzinsk@vt.edu.

9. GA OPPORTUNITY: VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS STUDIO -1st posting
The goal of this position is to help maintain, support, and grow the Virtual Environments Studio in Newman Library by teaching workshops, taking consultations from faculty and students about immersive environments, performing basic maintenance tasks, and assisting with AR/VR related projects associated with the University Libraries. Required qualifications include experience with VR/AR related software and hardware, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and good customer service skills. Preferred skills include experience with 3D modeling, game development and virtual reality hardware maintenance, experience conducting research involving augmented or virtual reality, supervisory experience, formal or informal teaching and tutoring experience. This is a 9-month appointment and the pay is $1523 a month. To apply, fill out this application and attach your resume to the end of it where prompted by July 31, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Jonathan Bradley at bradley1@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 2nd posting
The Water INTERface Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Programs (IGEPs) is recruiting volunteers who are at least 18 years old to participate in an online survey on assessment of consumers’ knowledge/perception of hibiscus products (IRB-19-550). Participants will be asked if they have consumed hibiscus products, under which form they have consumed such products, and their previous taste experience of those products. Participants will be provided with information on the benefits of hibiscus and asked how likely they are to purchase hibiscus drink products. The link to access the survey is https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jeKpe5gAQTCPOJ and the time commitment to answer this survey is approximately 15 minutes. For more information please contact Dr. Valisa Hedrick (vhedrick@vt.edu) or Dr. Neill Clinton (cneill@vt.edu) or Oumoule Ndiaye (oumoule7@vt.edu).

11. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and Technology Enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) are offering course design clinics to help instructors and GTAs plan for an environment requiring flexibility between remote and face to face instruction. The workshops are being offered multiple times this summer. Please enroll at the links below to participate. Contact the VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence (VTGrATE) if you have questions (mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org.
July 13th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-071320
August 10th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081020
August 17th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-081720