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

June 29-July 5, 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. BLACK MATTERS: A TEACH-IN ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, RHETORIC, WRITING, AND VERBAL ART
2. JUSTICE IN JUNE: A SPRINGBOARD FOR INTEGRATING JUSTICE IN PEDAGOGY
3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

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

Jobs:
None at this time.

Volunteers and research participants sought:
8.PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 1st posting
9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 3rd posting
10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 3rd 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. BLACK MATTERS: A TEACH-IN ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, RHETORIC, WRITING, AND VERBAL ART
Tue, June 30, 6-7:15pm, Zoom
This teach-in aims to demonstrate the interdisciplinary ways that the discipline of English and its sub-fields contained within the English department here at Virginia Tech (Linguistics, Literature, Rhetoric & Writing; & Creative Writing) interpret and engage with the historic and contemporary issues of “Black matters.” We define “Black matters” as issues regarding identity, language, personhood, citizenship, art, communication, and other dimensions of Black life in and outside the classroom. Our audience is broad and is intended to engage not just a community of academics here at VT, but the greater New River and Roanoke Valleys. Presenters include Nikki Giovanni, S. Moon Cassinelli, Katie Carmichael, Sheila Carter-Tod, Gena Chandler-Smith, Alexa Garvoille, Jennifer Sano-Franchini, and Lamar Wilson. Registration is required: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8c1GEpzUS0GbU_u3LOaLwA

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. WOMEN’S CENTER SEEKS PROGRAMMING INPUT – 1st 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

5. GTA INPUT SOUGHT ON TEACHING AND LEARNING NEEDS – 1st 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/).

6. GTA WORKSHOP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – 1st 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.  

7. SUMMER COURSES ON HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT- 2nd 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.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR HIBISCUS SURVEY – WATER IGEP PROJECT- 1st 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).

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 3rd posting
Volunteers 18 years or older sought to take part in a VT research study titled “Technology-mediated,,” (IRB Protocol #20-318). Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that will take 20-25 minutes.  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. 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 grad student Derek Haqq at mailto:dhaqq@vt.edu

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 3rd posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a research study to determine the effects of different image and data processing techniques on user perception of visual artworks. During the study, you will be asked to rate music that was generated from each painting along different subjective questions. This study will be conducted through an online survey. The study will last approximately one hour. Participants will not be compensated for taking part in this study. For more information and to participate in this study, please contact Chihab Nadri (mailto:cnadri@vt.edu). This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (mailto:myounghoonjeon@vt.edu) and approved by the Virginia Tech IRB as IRB#19-098.  

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

June 22-28, 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. BEAT STRESS WITH HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT JUN 26-28 (ONLINE)
2. JUSTICE IN JUNE: A SPRINGBOARD FOR INTEGRATING JUSTICE IN PEDAGOGY
3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

Administrative Announcements:
4. SUMMER COURSES ON HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT- 1st posting
5. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 3rd posting
6. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 3rd posting 
7. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 3rd posting 

Jobs:
8. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 3rd posting
9. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 2nd posting
11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 2nd posting
12. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES -3rd posting

Upcoming Events:
13. 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. BEAT STRESS WITH HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT JUN 26-28 (ONLINE)
    Participants will learn a breath-based meditation practice called SKY that has been scientifically documented to increase immunity, battle stress, and relieve anxiety and depression. This 9-hour long workshop will be led by trainers with thousands of hours of experience under their belts, and is available to VT students for a discounted fee of $60. Fill in the interest form: https://forms.gle/d6CNMExfBoK6ggr59; Read more about SKY: http://campushappiness.org/impact/#research. Posted on behalf of grad student Sarthak Gupta, president of SKY Happiness Club at VT (gsarthak@vt.edu).
  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. SUMMER COURSES ON HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT- 1st 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.

5. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 3rd posting
It’s time to pull out your camera or computer and create a submission for the Graduate Education Virtual Display! The display theme is “Virtual Show and Tell – My VT Experience.” We want you to reflect on the experience(s) that have shaped your time as a VT graduate student while also looking ahead at what the future holds.  Show and describe what being a member of the VT Graduate Community has been like for you or how your experience(s) will shape your future!  Graduate students can enter up to 3 image files along with image descriptions. Images must be your original work (i.e. photo you take or image you create).   Click the following link to upload your images and descriptions https://bit.ly/VTGradEdVirtualDisplay The deadline for all items is June 28th by midnight. For more information or accommodations related to disabilities, please email Dr. Justin Grimes at mailto:jgrimes18@vt.edu

6. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 3rd posting 
Do you need nutrition guidance? Are you interested in learning how to make food choices that support a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you need help with skills for shopping and cooking to help you reach your wellness goals? If you have any of these concerns or others, graduate nutrition students can help you take the next steps toward building a healthier life. The Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department at Virginia Tech provides FREE one-on-one nutrition counseling services via Zoom to any interested students, faculty, or staff. Just go to https://www.hnfe.vt.edu/nutrition_counseling.html and sign-up today!

7. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 3rd posting 
Non-perishable food supplies are available in the Graduate School lobby for students in need. Grad students are running this food initiative to provide food supplies to fellow grads. Pick up or drop off non-perishable food items in the Graduate School lobby in the GLC. You have 24/7 access to the building with your Hokie Passport (card readers are at the Otey Street and Bookstore side entrances). Posted on behalf of grad student Chidubem Arachie, achid17@vt.edu.

8. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Crew Team is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated coaches to join its staff for the fall 2020 season. The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 26 years. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen in order to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work toward creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications (ideal, not required): have adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters’ level. The VT Crew Team will provide coaches with coaches pay, a travel stipend for regattas, and opportunities to attend US Rowing coaching clinics. If interested, please reach out to Dylan Butler at mailto:dbutler9@vt.edu

9. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for a full-time graduate student to support the operation and initiatives of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) during the 2020-21 academic year. This FT 9-month GA position begins in Aug; some summer wage hours may be available. Primary duties include providing administrative and logistical support for GSA operations, assisting with small- and large-scale event planning and execution, and assisting GSA leaders with tasks related to their positions. Required qualifications: ability to work well independently and as a member of a team; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple and ongoing tasks; proficiency with MS Office Suite; ability to work nights and weekends as needed; ability to deal 1with ambiguity and change. Apply online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WeG9cGokU9ANb7  by June 21, completing the form and uploading a resume. Email questions to file:///\\fileserver.graduateschool.tld\s.data\Student%20Services\GSSO\Graduate%20Life%20Center\Weekly%20listserv%20postings\gibsonm@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 2nd posting
Volunteers 18 years or older sought to take part in a VT research study titled “Technology-mediated,,” (IRB Protocol #20-318). Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that will take 20-25 minutes.  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. 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 grad student Derek Haqq at mailto:dhaqq@vt.edu

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 2nd posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a research study to determine the effects of different image and data processing techniques on user perception of visual artworks. During the study, you will be asked to rate music that was generated from each painting along different subjective questions. This study will be conducted through an online survey. The study will last approximately one hour. Participants will not be compensated for taking part in this study. For more information and to participate in this study, please contact Chihab Nadri (mailto:cnadri@vt.edu). This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (mailto:myounghoonjeon@vt.edu) and approved by the Virginia Tech IRB as IRB#19-098.  

12. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES -3rd posting
Many professors and instructors had to move unexpectedly into novel class formats this spring (2020).  Some brought considerable prior experience and some very little; some of this movement was consistent with your pedagogical goals and priorities and your images of university education and some of it was not. Your experiences and attitudes are needed for this research survey (IRB 20-432) in as much or as little detail as you can spare the time. Graduate students who have served as instructors are encouraged to complete the following survey and share with faculty members. https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eCY7zlRWYklC9O5 Please contact mailto:dtatar@cs.vt.edu or mailto:chandani@vt.edu if you have questions.

13. 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

June 15-21, 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.  GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
2. “JUSTICE IN JUNE” WITH VTGrATE
3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
4. GRAD GATHER & GROAN 

Administrative Announcements:
5. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 2nd posting
6. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 2nd posting 
7. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 2nd posting 
8. GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 3rd posting
9. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd posting 

Jobs:
10. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 2nd posting
11. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 2nd posting  

Volunteers and research participants sought:
12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 1st posting
13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 1st posting
14. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES -2nd posting
15. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 3rd posting
16. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID 19 – 3rd posting 

Upcoming Events:
17.BEAT STRESS WITH HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT JUN 26-28 (ONLINE)
18. 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.  GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT Thurs, June 18, 5:00-6:00 pm, Zoom Curious about science policy? Attend SPEAC’s next meeting, with an informal Q&A with guest speaker Dr. Adriana Bankston. Dr. Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. She currently serves as Vice-President of Future of Research, a non-profit organization that empowers early career scientists. She is also the Chief Outreach Officer for the Journal of Science Policy and Governance and was previously a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at The Society for Neuroscience. Register at https://forms.gle/1Ni2HaBUGT6c682Q6. For more information or to join SPEAC Listserv, email mailto:speactvt@gmail.com; connect on Twitter and Facebook (@speacvt). 

2. “JUSTICE IN JUNE” WITH VTGrATE Mondays 3:00pm; Wednesdays 12:00pm; Fridays 10:00amStarting June 8, engage with us to discuss “https://docs.google.com/document/d/1H-Vxs6jEUByXylMS2BjGH1kQ7mEuZnHpPSs1Bpaqmw0/preview?pru=AAABcp9NFa0*f8AD8USa0lsujNMhC3Itug” a compilation curated by https://twitter.com/Autumn_Bry/status/1267549639827324928, and help make sense of current events. We will meet on Mondays at 3 pm, Wednesdays at 12 pm, and Fridays at 10 am on Zoom. 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 mailto:vtgrate@vt.edu if you have questions, or find us online at http://vtgrate.org/

3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICEWednesdays bi-weekly, May 27-Jul 8, 5:30-7:00pm, ZoomSpend 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. GRAD GATHER & GROANThursday, Jun 18, 3:30pmJoin a supportive space with other graduate students to talk about financial concerns, writing difficulties, issues with motivation, worries about next semester, or whatever else you are currently dealing with. Sign-up at tinyurl.com/vtggg. This event is offered by the Cook Counseling Center.

5. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 2nd postingIt’s time to pull out your camera or computer and create a submission for the Graduate Education Virtual Display! The display theme is “Virtual Show and Tell – My VT Experience.” We want you to reflect on the experience(s) that have shaped your time as a VT graduate student while also looking ahead at what the future holds.  Show and describe what being a member of the VT Graduate Community has been like for you or how your experience(s) will shape your future!  Graduate students can enter up to 3 image files along with image descriptions. Images must be your original work (i.e. photo you take or image you create).   Click the following link to upload your images and descriptions https://bit.ly/VTGradEdVirtualDisplay The deadline for all items is June 28th by midnight. For more information or accommodations related to disabilities, please email Dr. Justin Grimes at mailto:jgrimes18@vt.edu.  

6. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 2nd posting Do you need nutrition guidance? Are you interested in learning how to make food choices that support a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you need help with skills for shopping and cooking to help you reach your wellness goals? If you have any of these concerns or others, graduate nutrition students can help you take the next steps toward building a healthier life. The Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department at Virginia Tech provides FREE one-on-one nutrition counseling services via Zoom to any interested students, faculty, or staff. Just go to https://www.hnfe.vt.edu/nutrition_counseling.html and sign-up today! 

7. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 2nd posting  Non-perishable food supplies are available in the Graduate School lobby for students in need. Grad students are running this food initiative to provide food supplies to fellow grads. Pick up or drop off non-perishable food items in the Graduate School lobby in the GLC. You have 24/7 access to the building with your Hokie Passport (card readers are at the Otey Street and Bookstore side entrances). Posted on behalf of grad student Chidubem Arachie, achid17@vt.edu. 

8. GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 3rd postingGraduate students who will take their preliminary examination this summer may utilize the Start of Semester Defense Exception (SSDE) form. The SSDE form should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than 3 weeks before the desired examination date to allow time for registering you and then submitting your examination request in the Electronic Signature System (ESS). Once SSDE is approved, the Graduate School will register you for the 1 credit hour registration. 

9. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd postingHokie Mentorship Connect is an online platform that unites Virginia Tech students with alums for career-related support. Graduate students are now able to participate in the program as mentees. Students can gain inside information from a professional about a career field, industry or specific company, have access to a professional network, participate in individual interactions with a professional, and much more. Learn more about this exciting platform here: https://mentoring.career.vt.edu/page/graduate-students. If you have questions, please contact mailto:cpdmentorship@vt.edu.  

10. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 2nd postingThe Virginia Tech Crew Team is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated coaches to join its staff for the fall 2020 season. The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 26 years. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen in order to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work toward creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications (ideal, not required): have adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters’ level. The VT Crew Team will provide coaches with coaches pay, a travel stipend for regattas, and opportunities to attend US Rowing coaching clinics. If interested, please reach out to Dylan Butler at mailto:dbutler9@vt.edu

11. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 2nd posting The Graduate School is looking for a full-time graduate student to support the operation and initiatives of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) during the 2020-21 academic year. This FT 9-month GA position begins in Aug; some summer wage hours may be available. Primary duties include providing administrative and logistical support for GSA operations, assisting with small- and large-scale event planning and execution, and assisting GSA leaders with tasks related to their positions. Required qualifications: ability to work well independently and as a member of a team; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple and ongoing tasks; proficiency with MS Office Suite; ability to work nights and weekends as needed; ability to deal 1with ambiguity and change. Apply online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WeG9cGokU9ANb7  by June 21, completing the form and uploading a resume. Email questions to file:///\\fileserver.graduateschool.tld\s.data\Student%20Services\GSSO\Graduate%20Life%20Center\Weekly%20listserv%20postings\gibsonm@vt.edu

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED RECREATION PRE/DURING/POST-COVID-19 – 1st postingVolunteers 18 years or older sought to take part in a VTresearch study titled “Technology-mediated,,” (IRB Protocol #20-318). Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that will take 20-25 minutes.  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. 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 grad student Derek Haqq at mailto:dhaqq@vt.edu

13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MIND MUSIC MACHINE LAB PAINTING SONIFCATION PROJECT – 1st postingThe Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a research study to determine the effects of different image and data processing techniques on user perception of visual artworks. During the study, you will be asked to rate music that was generated from each painting along different subjective questions. This study will be conducted through an online survey. The study will last approximately one hour. Participants will not be compensated for taking part in this study. For more information and to participate in this study, please contact Chihab Nadri (mailto:cnadri@vt.edu). This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (mailto:myounghoonjeon@vt.edu) and approved by the Virginia Tech IRB as IRB#19-098.   

14. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES -2nd postingMany professors and instructors had to move unexpectedly into novel class formats this spring (2020).  Some brought considerable prior experience and some very little; some of this movement was consistent with your pedagogical goals and priorities and your images of university education and some of it was not. Your experiences and attitudes are needed for this research survey (IRB 20-432) in as much or as little detail as you can spare the time. Graduate students who have served as instructors are encouraged to complete the following survey and share with faculty members. https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eCY7zlRWYklC9O5 Please contact mailto:dtatar@cs.vt.edu or mailto:chandani@vt.edu if you have questions. 

15. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 3rd postingThis telephone interview will be used for a research study exploring the impacts social media may have on young adults’ perception of family. Participants must be between the ages of 18-25. Telephone interview takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a $5 Starbucks gift card is provided for all participants. Contact grad student Shawnice Johnson, mailto:shawnicej@vt.edu with questions and/or to schedule an interview. Please consider sharing with any undergraduate summer/ fall classes. 

16. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID 19 – 3rd postingThe Interdisciplinary Reimaging diVersiTy team is conducting research under IRB# 19-749 to better understand how students across varying demographics are coping with the online transition during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click this link and follow instructions: bit.ly/ReimaginingdiVersiTyCOVID 

17. BEAT STRESS WITH HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT JUN 26-28 (ONLINE)Participants will learn a breath-based meditation practice called SKY that has been scientifically documented to increase immunity, battle stress, and relieve anxiety and depression. This 9-hour long workshop will be led by trainers with thousands of hours of experience under their belts, and is available to VT students for a discounted fee of $60. Fill in the interest form: https://forms.gle/d6CNMExfBoK6ggr59; Read more about SKY: http://campushappiness.org/impact/#research. Posted on behalf of grad student Sarthak Gupta, president of SKY Happiness Club at VT (gsarthak@vt.edu). 

18. CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORSThe 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

June 8-14, 2020

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

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:
1. GSA COVID-19 AND FALL 2020 CONCERNS
2. “JUSTICE IN JUNE” WITH VTGrATE
3. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

Administrative Announcements:
4. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 1st posting
5. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 1st posting 
6. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 1st posting 
7. GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 2nd posting
8. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
9. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 3rd posting

Jobs:
10. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 1st posting
11. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 1st posting 

Volunteers and research participants sought:
12. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES -1st posting
13. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 2nd posting
14. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID 10 – 2nd posting

Upcoming Events:
15. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
16. 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 Handshake
·   COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at counseling@vt.edu or 540-231-6557
·   IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email 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 gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. GSA COVID-19 AND FALL 2020 CONCERNS
Wednesday, June 10, 11:00am, Zoom
Friday, June 12, 11:00am, Zoom
Life changed dramatically for Virginia Tech’s graduate students in March of 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on the school. Join us to express your concerns on our June calls, scheduled for 11am EST this Wednesday and Friday. The links to the Zoom calls and to our summary of our concerns can be found on our website. These calls will be recorded and posted to the gsa.vt.edu website. 

2. “JUSTICE IN JUNE” WITH VTGrATEStarting June 8, engage with us to discuss “Justice in June” a compilation curated by Bryanna Wallace & Autumn Gupta, and help make sense of current events. We will meet on Mondays at 3 pm, Wednesdays at 12 pm, and Fridays at 10 am on Zoom. 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 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 dos.vt.edu/dialogue.  More info on the interfaith program at dos.vt.edu/interfaith.

4. GRADUATE EDUCATION VIRTUAL DISPLAY – 1st posting
It’s time to pull out your camera or computer and create a submission for the Graduate Education Virtual Display! The display theme is “Virtual Show and Tell – My VT Experience.” We want you to reflect on the experience(s) that have shaped your time as a VT graduate student while also looking ahead at what the future holds.  Show and describe what being a member of the VT Graduate Community has been like for you or how your experience(s) will shape your future!  Graduate students can enter up to 3 image files along with image descriptions. Images must be your original work (i.e. photo you take or image you create).   Click the following link to upload your images and descriptions https://bit.ly/VTGradEdVirtualDisplay The deadline for all items is June 28th by midnight. For more information or accommodations related to disabilities, please email Dr. Justin Grimes at jgrimes18@vt.edu

5. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 1st posting 
Do you need nutrition guidance? Are you interested in learning how to make food choices that support a healthy lifestyle? Maybe you need help with skills for shopping and cooking to help you reach your wellness goals? If you have any of these concerns or others, graduate nutrition students can help you take the next steps toward building a healthier life. The Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department at Virginia Tech provides FREE one-on-one nutrition counseling services via Zoom to any interested students, faculty, or staff. Just go to https://www.hnfe.vt.edu/nutrition_counseling.html and sign-up today!

6. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS – 1st posting 
Non-perishable food supplies are available in the Graduate School lobby for students in need. Grad students are running this food initiative to provide food supplies to fellow grads. Pick up or drop off non-perishable food items in the Graduate School lobby in the GLC. You have 24/7 access to the building with your Hokie Passport (card readers are at the Otey Street and Bookstore side entrances). Posted on behalf of grad student Chidubem Arachie, achid17@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 2nd posting
Graduate students who will take their preliminary examination this summer may utilize the Start of Semester Defense Exception (SSDE) form. The SSDE form should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than 3 weeks before the desired examination date to allow time for registering you and then submitting your examination request in the Electronic Signature System (ESS). Once SSDE is approved, the Graduate School will register you for the 1 credit hour registration.

8. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
Hokie Mentorship Connect is an online platform that unites Virginia Tech students with alums for career-related support. Graduate students are now able to participate in the program as mentees. Students can gain inside information from a professional about a career field, industry or specific company, have access to a professional network, participate in individual interactions with a professional, and much more. Learn more about this exciting platform here: https://mentoring.career.vt.edu/page/graduate-students. If you have questions, please contact cpdmentorship@vt.edu

9. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 3rd posting
The Indian state of West Bengal has been severely affected by a recent cyclonic storm “Amphan“. Millions of people in the coastal regions have been rendered homeless, adding further difficulties to an already difficult situation caused by the pandemic. The Bengali Students’ Association in Virginia Tech, most of whose members are from the areas worst hit by the storm, are organizing a donation campaign to help the local NGOs carry out relief operations and are requesting the help of graduate students who are willing and able to donate for this cause. Please assist if you can. Posted on behalf of grad student Ranit, mranit33@vt.edu.

10. COACHES NEEDED FOR THE VT CREW TEAM – 1st posting
The Virginia Tech Crew Team is seeking enthusiastic, dedicated coaches to join its staff for the fall 2020 season. The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 26 years. After great recent success this year and the promise for future excellence in the coming seasons, VT Crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen in order to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work toward creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications (ideal, not required): have adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters’ level. The VT Crew Team will provide coaches with coaches pay, a travel stipend for regattas, and opportunities to attend US Rowing coaching clinics. If interested, please reach out to Dylan Butler at dbutler9@vt.edu

11. GA POSITION TO SUPPORT GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR 2020-21 – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for a full-time graduate student to support the operation and initiatives of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) during the 2020-21 academic year. This FT 9-month GA position begins in Aug; some summer wage hours may be available. Primary duties include providing administrative and logistical support for GSA operations, assisting with small- and large-scale event planning and execution, and assisting GSA leaders with tasks related to their positions. Required qualifications: ability to work well independently and as a member of a team; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple and ongoing tasks; proficiency with MS Office Suite; ability to work nights and weekends as needed; ability to deal 1with ambiguity and change. Apply online at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7WeG9cGokU9ANb7  by June 21, completing the form and uploading a resume. Email questions to gibsonm@vt.edu.

12. RESEARCH STUDY ON FACULTY EXPERIENCE OF STUDENT CONNECTION AND ENAGEMENT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 TEACHING CHANGES – 1st posting
Many professors and instructors had to move unexpectedly into novel class formats this spring (2020).  Some brought considerable prior experience and some very little; some of this movement was consistent with your pedagogical goals and priorities and your images of university education and some of it was not. Your experiences and attitudes are needed for this research survey (IRB 20-432) in as much or as little detail as you can spare the time. Graduate students who have served as instructors are encouraged to complete the following survey and share with faculty members. https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eCY7zlRWYklC9O5 Please contact dtatar@cs.vt.edu or chandani@vt.edu if you have questions.

13. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 2nd posting
This telephone interview will be used for a research study exploring the impacts social media may have on young adults’ perception of family. Participants must be between the ages of 18-25. Telephone interview takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a $5 Starbucks gift card is provided for all participants. Contact grad student Shawnice Johnson, shawnicej@vt.edu with questions and/or to schedule an interview. Please consider sharing with any undergraduate summer/ fall classes.

14. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID 19 – 2nd posting
The Interdisciplinary Reimaging diVersiTy team is conducting research under IRB# 19-749 to better understand how students across varying demographics are coping with the online transition during the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click this link and follow instructions: bit.ly/ReimaginingdiVersiTyCOVID

Upcoming Events:

15. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
Thurs, June 18, 5:00-6:00 pm, Zoom
Curious about science policy? Attend SPEAC’s next meeting! We will be having an informal Q&A with guest speaker, Dr. Adriana Bankston. Dr. Bankston is a Principal Legislative Analyst in the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations. She currently serves as Vice-President of Future of Research, a non-profit organization that empowers early career scientists. She is also the Chief Outreach Officer for the Journal of Science Policy and Governance and was previously a Policy & Advocacy Fellow at The Society for Neuroscience. Please register for this event here: https://forms.gle/1Ni2HaBUGT6c682Q6. For more information or to join our Listserv, email speacvt@gmail.com. Also connect with us on Twitter and Facebook (@speacvt).

16. 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 (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

Make sure you read the Fall 2020 plan released today by President Sands: https://vt.edu/ready/home.html

June 1-7, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

1.  SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
2.  CETL & TLOS FALL COURSE DESIGN CLINIC FOR GTAs AND INSTRUCTORS

Administrative Announcements:
3.  GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 1st posting
4.  HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
5. COOK COUNSELING SUMMER GROUP AND WORKSHOP SURVEY – 1st posting
6. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 2nd posting
7. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 3rd posting
8. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 3rd posting

Jobs: None at this time

Volunteers and research participants sought:
9. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 1st posting
10. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID-19 – 1st posting

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 Handshake
·  COOK COUNSELING: Contact McComas Hall offices at counseling@vt.edu or 540-
231-6557
·  IMMIGRATION ADVISING: email 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
gradstudentombud@vt.edu, 540-231-9573

1. 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 dos.vt.edu/dialogue.  More info on the interfaith program at dos.vt.edu/interfaith.

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 (vtgrate@vt.edu) or find us online at vtgrate.org.
June 15th: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/courses/cetl11-061520
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. GRADUATE STUDENTS MAY USE SSDE FOR PRELIMINARY EXAMS FOR SUMMER 2020 – 1st posting
Graduate students who will take their preliminary examination this summer may utilize the Start of Semester Defense Exception (SSDE) form. The SSDE form should be submitted to the Graduate School no later than 3 weeks before the desired examination date to allow time for registering you and then submitting your examination request in the Electronic Signature System (ESS). Once SSDE is approved, the Graduate School will register you for the 1 credit hour registration.

4. HOKIE MENTORSHIP CONNECT NOW OPEN TO GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
Hokie Mentorship Connect is an online platform that unites Virginia Tech students with alums for career-related support. Graduate students are now able to participate in the program as mentees. Students can gain inside information from a professional about a career field, industry or specific company, have access to a professional network, participate in individual interactions with a professional, and much more. Learn more about this exciting platform here: https://mentoring.career.vt.edu/page/graduate-students. If you have questions, please contact cpdmentorship@vt.edu

5. COOK COUNSELING SUMMER GROUP AND WORKSHOP SURVEY – 1st posting
Cook Counseling Center is seeking input from students on what kind of online groups and workshops they would like to see offered this summer. Please complete this short, 3-5 minute, survey if you have ideas: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4I5MtCbg8PxsiUZ For more information, please email Jess Westcott (jessw19@vt.edu)

6. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 2nd posting
The Indian state of West Bengal has been severely affected by a recent cyclonic storm “Amphan“. Millions of people in the coastal regions have been rendered homeless, adding further difficulties to an already difficult situation caused by the pandemic. The Bengali Students’ Association in Virginia Tech, most of whose members are from the areas worst hit by the storm, are organizing a donation campaign to help the local NGOs carry out relief operations and are requesting the help of graduate students who are willing and able to donate for this cause. Please assist if you can. Posted on behalf of grad student Ranit, mranit33@vt.edu.

7. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 3rd posting
University Studies released its May newsletter for the VT Academic Advising Network (VTAAN). Graduate students interested in learning more about academic advising may access the newsletter and/or officially joining the group. The Advising Newsletter will be sent out each month as an effort to join VTAAN and general advising information in a cohesive newsletter. This newly formatted one page newsletter will include: Announcements; Updates & Reminders; Advisor of the Month Highlight; Quick Links; The newsletters can be found under Advising Resources on www.advising.vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 3rd posting
The Collaborative Community Leadership graduate certificate program will prepare participants with the educational background necessary to lead in a diverse and multi-cultural environment. Learn more by visiting https://www.alce.vt.edu/student-info/graduate/commleader.html

9. INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FAMILY REPRESENTATION STUDY – 1st postingThis telephone interview will be used for a research study exploring the impacts social media may have on young adults’ perception of family. Participants must be between the ages of 18-25. Telephone interview takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and a $5 Starbucks gift card is provided for all participants. Contact grad student Shawnice Johnson, shawnicej@vt.edu with questions and/or to schedule an interview. Please consider sharing with any undergraduate summer/ fall classes.

10. NAVIGATING ONLINE ENVIRONMENTS DURING COVID-19 – 1st posting
The interdisciplinary Reimagining diVersiTy team is conducting research under IRB# 19-749 to better understand how students across varying demographics are coping with the online transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are interested in participating in the survey, please click this link and follow instructions:  bit.ly/ReimaginingdiVersiTyCOVID

May 26-31, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

1. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

Administrative Announcements:

2. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 1st posting
3. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 2nd posting
4. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 2nd posting

Jobs:

5. 9M ASSISTANTSHIP IN OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

6. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  3rd posting

Continue reading “May 26-31, 2020”

May 18-24, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

No events this week

Administrative Announcements:

1. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 1st posting
2. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 1st posting
3. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS  – 3rd posting
4. FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS – 3rd posting
5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MOSS ARTS CENTER “STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT” – 3rd  posting
6. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LEADING CHANGE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – 3rd  posting 
7. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT OPENING FOR SUMMER II AND FALL 2020 – 3rd posting

Jobs:

8. 9M ASSISTANTSHIP IN OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – 1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

9. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  2nd posting
10. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PROJECT – 3rd posting

Continue reading “May 18-24, 2020”

May 11-17, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

1. VTGrATE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR REST OF SPRING
2. COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Administrative Announcements:

3. GRADUATING STUDENT PHOTOS/VIDEOS INVITED FOR COMMENCEMENT – 1st posting
4. EMERGENCY FUND RESOURCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
5. GSA CAP AND GOWN PROGRAM SPRING 2020 EDITION; DEADLINE EXTENDED  – 2nd posting
6. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS  – 2nd posting
7. FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS – 2nd posting
8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MOSS ARTS CENTER “STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT” – 2nd posting
9. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LEADING CHANGE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – 2nd posting
10. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT OPENING FOR SUMMER II AND FALL 2020 – 2nd posting
11. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE RELATED EXPENSES – 2nd posting
12. CALL FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS FROM ASIAN CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CTR – 3rd posting

Jobs:

13. 9-M ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN GLOBAL INITIATIVES – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

14. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  1st posting
15. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PROJECT – 2nd posting
16. INTL PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ONLINE SURVEY – 3rd posting

Continue reading “May 11-17, 2020”