October 19-25

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Writing support: Mondays (4-6pm) and Wednesdays (4-7pm), Student Lounge
  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Videoconference Room
  • Career services walk-in advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room

2. NATIONAL DAY ON WRITING
Tuesday, Oct 20, 11:00-2:00 in Shanks 370/380
Jennifer Cover, GTA and composition program assistant invites you to celebrate this day dedicated to writing as recognized by Congress. Refreshments and displays starting at 11; at noon, a panel including Rachel Holloway, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs; Clara Cox, director of university publications; Gail Billingsley, executive director of VT YMCA,  Matthew Vollmer, author and English instructor; and Sara Kajder in English education will talk about the importance of writing in our community. At 1:00, Virginia Tech writers will share their work. Learn more about this event and opportunities for participation.

3. WORKING MOMS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, Oct 20, Noon-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Topic: Children & Books (recipe for the most special memories & kids who love to read); Speaker: Cathy Jacobs, VT Work/Life Office. This event provides an opportunity for working mothers to come together to share, vent, network, and support one another. For more information, contact Christine Dennis Smith. 

4. STAT SHORT COURSE—USING JMP: SPECIFIC EXAMPLES IN REGRESSION
Wednesday, Oct 21, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
The goal of this session is to illustrate how to use JMP in linear regression analysis. The three main topics will be: (1) Exploratory data analysis, simple liner regression and polynomial regression; (2) How to fit a multiple regression model, how to fit a multiple regression model with interactions and how to generate and compare candidate models; (3) Regression diagnostics with focus on evaluating the assumptions of regression, and recommendations when assumptions have not been met.  Register and learn more.

5. DISSERTATION WRITING WORK GROUP
Wednesdays, next on Oct 21, 9:00am, Women’s Center Library
Designed for women graduate students and post-docs who are working on their dissertation or thesis, preparing for prelims or writing an article, to provide support, motivation, goal-setting, accountability, and a place to unwind during the research and writing phase. All are welcome! For more information, contact Anna Lomascolo.

6. FREE ZUMBA CLASS
Wednesday, Oct 21, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Get a free workout in the GLC Multipurpose Room through Zumba, a fusion of Latin and International music combined with aerobic dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Questions: contact Lindsay Moss. 

7. COMMUNICATING HONESTLY
Thursday, Oct 22, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room D
This one-hour workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore and practice a way of communicating that is powerful, honest and compassionate; an approach to interacting with themselves and others in a way that does not inflict emotional pain and does not lead to physical violence but rather leads to mutual understanding, respect and peace. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss. 

8. BRING YOUR FAVORITE PICTURE
Thursday, Oct 22, 6:00-7:00pm, GLC Room C
De-stress yourself by indulging in a creative craft, family-friendly event hosted by the GSA. Bring in your favorite picture and have an hour of fun, creating frames for your pictures. Glue, paper, scissors and other supplies will be provided. Contact Kristen Pujari, co-ordinator for the event, with questions.

9. MOVIE NIGHT IN THE GLC: GRAN TORINO
Friday, Oct 23, 7:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Take a load off with other grad students and watch "Gran Torino." Free popcorn and refreshments provided. Contact Josey Chacko, GLC Resident Fellow, with questions.

10. PRE-HALLOWEEN SWING DANCE
Saturday, Oct 24, 7:00-11:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires
Want to test out that Halloween Costume? Matt Bays, doctoral student in mechanical engineering invites you to join the VT Solely Swing Dance Club‘s Annual Pre-Halloween Swing Dance! Wear a costume or Halloween colors if you can, meet new friends, learn to dance, participate in a costume contest, and bring a carved pumpkin to be judged! No partner required.  Free lesson with cost of admission ($5)!

11. PUMPKIN FESTIVAL TRIP
Sunday, Oct 25, 1:00-4:00pm, meet in GLC Lobby
Enjoy the fall colors in Virginia at the Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival with your fellow grad students! Meet in the GLC lobby and carpool to Christiansburg for the pumpkin festival. If you are interested in joining, please complete this survey.  Contact Jeanne Mouton, GLC Resident Fellow, with questions.

12. SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) offers a series of short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research through teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  Registration required. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5:00-7:00pm. Remaining courses in the Fall 2009 schedule:

  • Tuesday, Oct 27: Cluster Analysis
  • Wednesday, Nov 4: Intro to SAS
  • Tuesday, Nov 10: How to Analyze Repeated Measures and Other Random Effects

LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting by appointment. Free daily walk-in consulting service is also available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall.  

13. LEADERSHIP AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
VT Residence Life is looking for new staff members for the 2010- 2011 academic year. Resident Advisor positions are available in every residence hall and open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Staff members often comment on the high level of leadership skills they develop and their increased sense of connection to the campus community. Resident Advisors receive a room scholarship and a semi-monthly pay check. Candidates must attend an interest session in order to apply. 

14. FLU VACCINE COVERAGE THROUGH GM SOUTHWEST
Students insured through the university-approved GM Southwest plan have coverage for the seasonal flue vaccine, as well as the H1N1 vaccine. Schiffert Health Center scheduled student vaccine clinics beginning Tuesday, Oct 27. See later postings for further details. Through a special arrangement between GM-Southwest and Intravene (the vaccine provider), students who receive the flu vaccines will not incur out-of-pocket expenses. Insured students will need to present their student insurance ID card to receive this benefit. Students who receive the vaccines from any other provider must file a claim.

15. UPCOMING EVENTS:

THE GREAT DEBATE
Tuesday, Oct 27, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Sponsored by the Political Science Club, the great debate provides a forum for the College Republicans and the Young Democrats (both registered VT student organizations) to debate current issues before the upcoming election. The debate is open to the campus and local communities. Admission free.

October 19-25

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Writing support: Mondays (4-6pm) and Wednesdays (4-7pm), Student Lounge
  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Videoconference Room
  • Career services walk-in advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room

2. NATIONAL DAY ON WRITING
Tuesday, Oct 20, 11:00-2:00 in Shanks 370/380
Jennifer Cover, GTA and composition program assistant invites you to celebrate this day dedicated to writing as recognized by Congress. Refreshments and displays starting at 11; at noon, a panel including Rachel Holloway, associate dean of undergraduate academic affairs; Clara Cox, director of university publications; Gail Billingsley, executive director of VT YMCA,  Matthew Vollmer, author and English instructor; and Sara Kajder in English education will talk about the importance of writing in our community. At 1:00, Virginia Tech writers will share their work. Learn more about this event and opportunities for participation.

3. WORKING MOMS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesday, Oct 20, Noon-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Topic: Children & Books (recipe for the most special memories & kids who love to read); Speaker: Cathy Jacobs, VT Work/Life Office. This event provides an opportunity for working mothers to come together to share, vent, network, and support one another. For more information, contact Christine Dennis Smith. 

4. STAT SHORT COURSE—USING JMP: SPECIFIC EXAMPLES IN REGRESSION
Wednesday, Oct 21, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
The goal of this session is to illustrate how to use JMP in linear regression analysis. The three main topics will be: (1) Exploratory data analysis, simple liner regression and polynomial regression; (2) How to fit a multiple regression model, how to fit a multiple regression model with interactions and how to generate and compare candidate models; (3) Regression diagnostics with focus on evaluating the assumptions of regression, and recommendations when assumptions have not been met.  Register and learn more.

5. DISSERTATION WRITING WORK GROUP
Wednesdays, next on Oct 21, 9:00am, Women’s Center Library
Designed for women graduate students and post-docs who are working on their dissertation or thesis, preparing for prelims or writing an article, to provide support, motivation, goal-setting, accountability, and a place to unwind during the research and writing phase. All are welcome! For more information, contact Anna Lomascolo.

6. FREE ZUMBA CLASS
Wednesday, Oct 21, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Get a free workout in the GLC Multipurpose Room through Zumba, a fusion of Latin and International music combined with aerobic dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system. The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Questions: contact Lindsay Moss. 

7. COMMUNICATING HONESTLY
Thursday, Oct 22, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room D
This one-hour workshop offers participants an opportunity to explore and practice a way of communicating that is powerful, honest and compassionate; an approach to interacting with themselves and others in a way that does not inflict emotional pain and does not lead to physical violence but rather leads to mutual understanding, respect and peace. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss. 

8. BRING YOUR FAVORITE PICTURE
Thursday, Oct 22, 6:00-7:00pm, GLC Room C
De-stress yourself by indulging in a creative craft, family-friendly event hosted by the GSA. Bring in your favorite picture and have an hour of fun, creating frames for your pictures. Glue, paper, scissors and other supplies will be provided. Contact Kristen Pujari, co-ordinator for the event, with questions.

9. MOVIE NIGHT IN THE GLC: GRAN TORINO
Friday, Oct 23, 7:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Take a load off with other grad students and watch "Gran Torino." Free popcorn and refreshments provided. Contact Josey Chacko, GLC Resident Fellow, with questions.

10. PRE-HALLOWEEN SWING DANCE
Saturday, Oct 24, 7:00-11:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires
Want to test out that Halloween Costume? Matt Bays, doctoral student in mechanical engineering invites you to join the VT Solely Swing Dance Club‘s Annual Pre-Halloween Swing Dance! Wear a costume or Halloween colors if you can, meet new friends, learn to dance, participate in a costume contest, and bring a carved pumpkin to be judged! No partner required.  Free lesson with cost of admission ($5)!

11. PUMPKIN FESTIVAL TRIP
Sunday, Oct 25, 1:00-4:00pm, meet in GLC Lobby
Enjoy the fall colors in Virginia at the Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival with your fellow grad students! Meet in the GLC lobby and carpool to Christiansburg for the pumpkin festival. If you are interested in joining, please complete this survey.  Contact Jeanne Mouton, GLC Resident Fellow, with questions.

12. SHORT COURSES IN STATISTICS
Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) offers a series of short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research through teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  Registration required. Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! All courses will be held in Fralin Auditorium from 5:00-7:00pm. Remaining courses in the Fall 2009 schedule:

  • Tuesday, Oct 27: Cluster Analysis
  • Wednesday, Nov 4: Intro to SAS
  • Tuesday, Nov 10: How to Analyze Repeated Measures and Other Random Effects

LISA also provides free statistical collaboration and consulting by appointment. Free daily walk-in consulting service is also available from 12-2pm in 401 Hutcheson Hall.  

13. LEADERSHIP AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
VT Residence Life is looking for new staff members for the 2010- 2011 academic year. Resident Advisor positions are available in every residence hall and open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Staff members often comment on the high level of leadership skills they develop and their increased sense of connection to the campus community. Resident Advisors receive a room scholarship and a semi-monthly pay check. Candidates must attend an interest session in order to apply. 

14. FLU VACCINE COVERAGE THROUGH GM SOUTHWEST
Students insured through the university-approved GM Southwest plan have coverage for the seasonal flue vaccine, as well as the H1N1 vaccine. Schiffert Health Center scheduled student vaccine clinics beginning Tuesday, Oct 27. See later postings for further details. Through a special arrangement between GM-Southwest and Intravene (the vaccine provider), students who receive the flu vaccines will not incur out-of-pocket expenses. Insured students will need to present their student insurance ID card to receive this benefit. Students who receive the vaccines from any other provider must file a claim.

15. UPCOMING EVENTS:

THE GREAT DEBATE
Tuesday, Oct 27, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Sponsored by the Political Science Club, the great debate provides a forum for the College Republicans and the Young Democrats (both registered VT student organizations) to debate current issues before the upcoming election. The debate is open to the campus and local communities. Admission free.