Nov 30-Dec 6, 2009

1. GRAD STUDENT CHILI COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, Dec 2, 12:00 noon, Cheatham Hall Lobby
Due to unseasonably warm weather, the Fisheries and Wildlife Grad Student Association decided to postpone the cook-off with the expectation that chilly weather equals good chili. Please join them and eat a lot of chili and vote for your favorite recipe! There will be a contest and prizes, so bring in your best recipe and enter the contest. If anyone is interested in entering the contest, please contact Christine Proctor. A $5 donation to Fisheries and Wildlife GSA is suggested for all chili tasters.

2. CLASSY & SASSY GSA DANCE PARTY/FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Dec 5,  10:00pm-2:00am, Awful Arthur’s in Blacksburg
The GSA Relay for Life Team is hosting a Classy & Sassy party at Awful Arthurs with 100% of the $3.00 cover going towards Relay for Life! Dress to impress in your classy evening attire and put on your dancing shoes for the international beats of DJ Phil Stetler.  Contact Lindsay Moss with questions.

3. GRADUATE CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY-1st posting
Graduate students in GRAD 5984 Topics on Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Society are reassessing a survey once administered in March of 1998.  This survey assesses diversity and inclusion on a broad base within Virginia Tech.  Please help them by filling out this IRB approved 20-minute survey on graduate cultural climate. Please contact Lindsay Moss or Michelle McLeese with questions.

4. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL VOLUME ON ETHICS
VT graduate students ask the question and seek answers and dialogue about the value of public ethics in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary electronic journal, Public Knowledge. Volume 1, Issue 2 launched on November 19. With periodic new postings and updates, individuals are encouraged to follow the journal through Twitter, Facebook, updated blog postings, or by subscribing to the journal’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) web feed.

5. LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT
Friday, Dec 11, 12:00-1:30pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech
Meet and share your concerns and questions with President Steger, Provost McNamee, and Dean DePauw! Lunch provided. All graduate students are invited to attend. Please fill out this survey by Dec 4 to sign up.  Space is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay! Please contact Rebecca French, VT Board of Visitors Graduate Student Representative, with any questions.

6. LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP-SIGN UP NOW
The VT chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, is planning a day and a half long leadership workshop on Friday, Jan 29, 3:30-8:00pm and Saturday, Jan 30, from 8:30am-4:00pm. Participants will complete an assessment of leadership strengths, gain insights from proven leaders, and apply their knowledge toward a personal leadership philosophy and a personal leadership development plan. President Charles Steger, Provost Mark McNamee, and Dean Karen DePauw are among the honored speakers of the workshop. Dinner provided on Friday, breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday. Attendance is free for graduate students! Learn more about the workshop and/or  register at this site. For any other inquiries please contact AEL president Aly Tawfik.

7. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website  or contact Eric Hodges.

8. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Read the descriptions of these positions and attend an information session regarding the positions and the selection process on Wednesday, Dec 9 at 6:30pm in GLC Room C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through Mar 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

9. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR SHORT PROJECT

A computer programmer is sought to develop a website connecting a form to a database. The program will require conditional logic (if/then statements) based on the information provided by the user. The Accounting and Information Systems department has a budget of $600 before taxes to pay for the programming. Please contact edmondsj@vt.edu if you are interested.

10. VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS FAIR
Fellowship and scholarship information is grouped by disciplines as represented by each college, and organized by the title headings: sponsoring organization, name of award, type of award, eligibility, amount, and application deadline. There is also an “All” link to a complete listing of all fellowships regardless of discipline. Review this listing of fellowships, scholarships and awards available to graduate students from organizations located all over the United States. Fellowships are available for U.S. citizen students and international students, and range from $500 to over $30,000.

11. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL
The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

12. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010

A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
– Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college
Review additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award. Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

13. UPCOMING EVENTS:

YOGA
Tuesday, Dec 8, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Nancy Mignone developed this series of relaxation techniques to specifically address physical and mental stress relief from exams and studying. Participants will practice several techniques for relief of tension, including self-massage, breathing, progressive relaxation, yoga postures, and meditation. You can choose your favorite 10-minute technique from this hour to use as the semester ends (and beyond!) $5-10 suggested donation to attend. A handout summary of the techniques explored is available for a $10 minimum donation. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the Information Desk in the lobby.  Sponsored by Circle Toward Wholeness. Contact Sandy with questions.

BEAD PARTY
Tuesday, Dec 8, 6:00-9:00pm, Room C in the GLC
Support International Women in Need (IWiN) on by doing your holiday shopping & purchasing beautiful beads made by Ugandan women out of colorful recycled paper.  The beads thus become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope.  BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. For more information contact Ashley Tomisek.

INTRODUCTION TO LATEX SOFTWARE
Wednesday, Dec 9, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
LaTeX is a family of programs designed to produce publication-quality typeset documents, particularly ones including mathematical symbols and formulas. The software can be extremely useful in the preparation of your ETD or other publications if you are in engineering or a science field. Learn the basics from a fellow graduate student who has recently defended his dissertation and completed his ETD using LaTeX. Please complete this short survey if you are interested in attending.

HBCU CONNECT LUNCH
Thursday, Dec 10, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Room B
The Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives is hosting a lunch for HBCU graduates.  Have lunch, meet and greet fellow HBCU grads and faculty and visit with the Graduate School deans.  This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the African American community at Virginia Tech.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Rorrer by e-mail, or phone at 231-2494. Please RSVP by December 8, 2009.

Nov 30-Dec 6, 2009

1. GRAD STUDENT CHILI COOK-OFF FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, Dec 2, 12:00 noon, Cheatham Hall Lobby
Due to unseasonably warm weather, the Fisheries and Wildlife Grad Student Association decided to postpone the cook-off with the expectation that chilly weather equals good chili. Please join them and eat a lot of chili and vote for your favorite recipe! There will be a contest and prizes, so bring in your best recipe and enter the contest. If anyone is interested in entering the contest, please contact Christine Proctor. A $5 donation to Fisheries and Wildlife GSA is suggested for all chili tasters.

2. CLASSY & SASSY GSA DANCE PARTY/FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Dec 5,  10:00pm-2:00am, Awful Arthur’s in Blacksburg
The GSA Relay for Life Team is hosting a Classy & Sassy party at Awful Arthurs with 100% of the $3.00 cover going towards Relay for Life! Dress to impress in your classy evening attire and put on your dancing shoes for the international beats of DJ Phil Stetler.  Contact Lindsay Moss with questions.

3. GRADUATE CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY-1st posting
Graduate students in GRAD 5984 Topics on Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Society are reassessing a survey once administered in March of 1998.  This survey assesses diversity and inclusion on a broad base within Virginia Tech.  Please help them by filling out this IRB approved 20-minute survey on graduate cultural climate. Please contact Lindsay Moss or Michelle McLeese with questions.

4. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL VOLUME ON ETHICS
VT graduate students ask the question and seek answers and dialogue about the value of public ethics in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary electronic journal, Public Knowledge. Volume 1, Issue 2 launched on November 19. With periodic new postings and updates, individuals are encouraged to follow the journal through Twitter, Facebook, updated blog postings, or by subscribing to the journal’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) web feed.

5. LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT
Friday, Dec 11, 12:00-1:30pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech
Meet and share your concerns and questions with President Steger, Provost McNamee, and Dean DePauw! Lunch provided. All graduate students are invited to attend. Please fill out this survey by Dec 4 to sign up.  Space is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay! Please contact Rebecca French, VT Board of Visitors Graduate Student Representative, with any questions.

6. LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP-SIGN UP NOW
The VT chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Lambda, is planning a day and a half long leadership workshop on Friday, Jan 29, 3:30-8:00pm and Saturday, Jan 30, from 8:30am-4:00pm. Participants will complete an assessment of leadership strengths, gain insights from proven leaders, and apply their knowledge toward a personal leadership philosophy and a personal leadership development plan. President Charles Steger, Provost Mark McNamee, and Dean Karen DePauw are among the honored speakers of the workshop. Dinner provided on Friday, breakfast and lunch provided on Saturday. Attendance is free for graduate students! Learn more about the workshop and/or  register at this site. For any other inquiries please contact AEL president Aly Tawfik.

7. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website  or contact Eric Hodges.

8. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Read the descriptions of these positions and attend an information session regarding the positions and the selection process on Wednesday, Dec 9 at 6:30pm in GLC Room C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through Mar 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

9. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR SHORT PROJECT

A computer programmer is sought to develop a website connecting a form to a database. The program will require conditional logic (if/then statements) based on the information provided by the user. The Accounting and Information Systems department has a budget of $600 before taxes to pay for the programming. Please contact edmondsj@vt.edu if you are interested.

10. VIRTUAL FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS FAIR
Fellowship and scholarship information is grouped by disciplines as represented by each college, and organized by the title headings: sponsoring organization, name of award, type of award, eligibility, amount, and application deadline. There is also an “All” link to a complete listing of all fellowships regardless of discipline. Review this listing of fellowships, scholarships and awards available to graduate students from organizations located all over the United States. Fellowships are available for U.S. citizen students and international students, and range from $500 to over $30,000.

11. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL
The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

12. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010

A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
– Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college
Review additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award. Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

13. UPCOMING EVENTS:

YOGA
Tuesday, Dec 8, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Nancy Mignone developed this series of relaxation techniques to specifically address physical and mental stress relief from exams and studying. Participants will practice several techniques for relief of tension, including self-massage, breathing, progressive relaxation, yoga postures, and meditation. You can choose your favorite 10-minute technique from this hour to use as the semester ends (and beyond!) $5-10 suggested donation to attend. A handout summary of the techniques explored is available for a $10 minimum donation. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the Information Desk in the lobby.  Sponsored by Circle Toward Wholeness. Contact Sandy with questions.

BEAD PARTY
Tuesday, Dec 8, 6:00-9:00pm, Room C in the GLC
Support International Women in Need (IWiN) on by doing your holiday shopping & purchasing beautiful beads made by Ugandan women out of colorful recycled paper.  The beads thus become income, food, medicine, school fees and hope.  BeadforLife eradicates extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and concerned world citizens. For more information contact Ashley Tomisek.

INTRODUCTION TO LATEX SOFTWARE
Wednesday, Dec 9, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
LaTeX is a family of programs designed to produce publication-quality typeset documents, particularly ones including mathematical symbols and formulas. The software can be extremely useful in the preparation of your ETD or other publications if you are in engineering or a science field. Learn the basics from a fellow graduate student who has recently defended his dissertation and completed his ETD using LaTeX. Please complete this short survey if you are interested in attending.

HBCU CONNECT LUNCH
Thursday, Dec 10, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Room B
The Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives is hosting a lunch for HBCU graduates.  Have lunch, meet and greet fellow HBCU grads and faculty and visit with the Graduate School deans.  This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the African American community at Virginia Tech.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Rorrer by e-mail, or phone at 231-2494. Please RSVP by December 8, 2009.

November 23-29, 2009

1. HAWK-EYED READERS UNITE: CHILI LUNCH
Tuesday, Nov 24, 11:30-1:00pm, Room B in the GLC
Maybe you are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break for some chili (meat and vegetarian versions) and conversation. Meet other overly-dedicated-to-their-work, no-money-for-gas, don’t-celebrate-thanksgiving, who-knows-why-i’m-still-here, I’m-just-hungry-for-a-home-cooked-meal graduate students and enjoy some chili and corn bread. It’s not too late to fill out this quick survey to give us an idea of how many to cook. Cooking begins tonight at 6, so sign up before!

2. GRAD SCHOOL AND GLC HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK
The GLC will operate with reduced hours during the Thanksgiving break:  Saturday-Sunday, Nov 21-29: CLOSED; Monday, Nov 30: re-open with normal semester schedule. During the break, the Graduate School will be open Monday and Tuesday 8-5, and Wednesday 8-12; enter on the Squires side. Graduate students have 24/7 access to the GLC even during the break. Use your Hokie Passport to enter the building through one of the two Hokie Passport-controlled doors (Otey Street entrance and Bookstore side entrance).

3. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL VOLUME ON ETHICS
VT graduate students ask the question and seek answers and dialogue about the value of public ethics in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary electronic journal, Public Knowledge. Volume 1, Issue 2 launched on November 19. With periodic new postings and updates, individuals are encouraged to follow the journal through Twitter, Facebook, updated blog postings, or by subscribing to the journal’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) web feed.

4. LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT
Friday, Dec 11, 12:00-1:30pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech
Meet and share your concerns and questions with President Steger, Provost McNamee, and Dean DePauw! Lunch provided. All graduate students are invited to attend. Please fill out this survey by Dec 4 to sign up. Space is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay! Please contact Rebecca French, VT Board of Visitors Graduate Student Representative, with any questions at rafbovgradrep@vt.edu.

5. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website or contact Eric Hodges.

6. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Descriptions of these positions can be found at www.studentprograms.vt.edu/employment.php.  An information session regarding the positions and the selection process will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm in GLC C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through March 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

7. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR SHORT PROJECT
A computer programmer is sought to develop a website connecting a form to a database. The program will require conditional logic (if/then statements) based on the information provided by the user. The Accounting and Information Systems department has a budget of $600 before taxes to pay for the programming. Please contact edmondsj@vt.edu if you are interested.

8. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL
The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

9. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:

  • Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
  • Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
  • Graduate Student Service Excellence
  • Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college

Additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award can be found on our awards homepage. Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

November 23-29, 2009

1. HAWK-EYED READERS UNITE: CHILI LUNCH
Tuesday, Nov 24, 11:30-1:00pm, Room B in the GLC
Maybe you are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break for some chili (meat and vegetarian versions) and conversation. Meet other overly-dedicated-to-their-work, no-money-for-gas, don’t-celebrate-thanksgiving, who-knows-why-i’m-still-here, I’m-just-hungry-for-a-home-cooked-meal graduate students and enjoy some chili and corn bread. It’s not too late to fill out this quick survey to give us an idea of how many to cook. Cooking begins tonight at 6, so sign up before!

2. GRAD SCHOOL AND GLC HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK
The GLC will operate with reduced hours during the Thanksgiving break:  Saturday-Sunday, Nov 21-29: CLOSED; Monday, Nov 30: re-open with normal semester schedule. During the break, the Graduate School will be open Monday and Tuesday 8-5, and Wednesday 8-12; enter on the Squires side. Graduate students have 24/7 access to the GLC even during the break. Use your Hokie Passport to enter the building through one of the two Hokie Passport-controlled doors (Otey Street entrance and Bookstore side entrance).

3. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL VOLUME ON ETHICS
VT graduate students ask the question and seek answers and dialogue about the value of public ethics in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary electronic journal, Public Knowledge. Volume 1, Issue 2 launched on November 19. With periodic new postings and updates, individuals are encouraged to follow the journal through Twitter, Facebook, updated blog postings, or by subscribing to the journal’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) web feed.

4. LUNCH WITH THE PRESIDENT
Friday, Dec 11, 12:00-1:30pm, The Inn at Virginia Tech
Meet and share your concerns and questions with President Steger, Provost McNamee, and Dean DePauw! Lunch provided. All graduate students are invited to attend. Please fill out this survey by Dec 4 to sign up. Space is limited to 20 students, so don’t delay! Please contact Rebecca French, VT Board of Visitors Graduate Student Representative, with any questions at rafbovgradrep@vt.edu.

5. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website or contact Eric Hodges.

6. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Descriptions of these positions can be found at www.studentprograms.vt.edu/employment.php.  An information session regarding the positions and the selection process will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm in GLC C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through March 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

7. COMPUTER PROGRAMMER FOR SHORT PROJECT
A computer programmer is sought to develop a website connecting a form to a database. The program will require conditional logic (if/then statements) based on the information provided by the user. The Accounting and Information Systems department has a budget of $600 before taxes to pay for the programming. Please contact edmondsj@vt.edu if you are interested.

8. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL
The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

9. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:

  • Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
  • Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
  • Graduate Student Service Excellence
  • Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college

Additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award can be found on our awards homepage. Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

November 16-22, 2009

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. PHOTO CONTEST: VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO
All week: View the newly installed photo display in the GLC and vote on your favorite pieces. Pick up the voting form at the GLC Information Desk. Winners will receive a prize.  All photos were submitted by currently enrolled graduate students as part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

3. H1N1 FLU VACCINE CLINIC CANCELLED
The flu clinic scheduled for Monday, Nov 16, 10:00am-6:00pm in McComas is cancelled due to the unavailability of the vaccine.

4. RICE AROUND THE WORLD
Monday, Nov 16, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The GLC Fellows host this showcase of international student organizations: each organization will bring a rice dish based on their own culinary heritage and share information about their organization and culture. Enjoy international rice snacks and dance to world music! This event is part of International Education Week. 

5. GROOVE TO BOLLYWOOD MOVES
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Participate in a free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP:  Contact Sruthi Atmakur or Ranjana Mehta with questions.

6. YOGA
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
In honor of International Education Week, Nancy Mignone facilitates this Traditional Hatha Yoga Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breathwork), and Meditation program. Those interested in experiencing this traditional form of yoga will feel release of tension, development of mental calmness, clarity and inner peace.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout describing how to do each pose and its benefits, as well as a description of the breath exercise and meditation will be provided for a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the GLC Information Desk.  Questions: Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness.

7. THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING ABROAD: A FOCUS ON STUDENT PROJECTS
Tuesday, Nov 17, 7:00-8:00pm, McBryde 113
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will present their international projects taking place in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda and explain how cultural differences can make an impact on these kinds of aid projects. A Q&A  session will follow the presentation. EWB is a student run chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA whose mission is to: partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.

8. WORKING MOMS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, Nov 18, Noon-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Topic:  Healthy Kids: Food and Fun; Speaker: Paula Bolte – The Toy Lady – Imaginations & Annie Kays). Paula will share information about vitamins, food, and toys – and she’ll bring toys! This program offers an opportunity for working mothers (including graduate students) to come together to share, vent, network, and support one another. For more information, contact Christine Dennis Smith.

9. LEADING DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the VT Chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, invites you to its Fall seminar exploring the potential and the challenges inherent in our diversity: its relationship to effectiveness and excellence, the often subtle impacts of biases and assumptions, and our capacity for communicating across differences. Diversity is broadly defined to include intellectual, experiential and ideological differences as well as age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and national origin. The seminar will be led by Professor Susanna C. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Light refreshments will be available from 4:30 and everyone is encouraged to come early for socializing.

10. IRANIAN CULTURAL SHOWCASE
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Enjoy Persian tea and pastries and browse Iranian art, handcrafts and Persian rugs at this event sponsored by the Iranian Society at VT. Short presentations as well as violin, guitar and daf performances will also be part of this event.

11. GLOBAL CAREER SKILLS: SECRETS FOR SUCCESS

Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Learn about international careers from best-selling author Jean-Marc Hachey and his book, The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas. Discover what skills are required to be successful overseas; long-term career strategies; how to gain international experience and build an “International I.Q.”; step-by-step tactics for finding international work; targeted job search and more. Hachey’s seminars are brimming with practical tips, expert advice and humorous stories to help you go abroad and prepare for work in the new global economy. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Council of International Student Organizations.

12. INTERNATIONAL TEA AFTERNOON
Thursday, Nov 19, 1:30-3:30pm, GLC Student Lounge
Celebrate, learn about, and drink different teas from around the world. Sponsored by the GLC Resident Fellows.

13. GRADUATE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOCUS GROUP
Thursday, Nov 19, 2:30-4:00pm
Dr. John Dooley, VP for Outreach and International Affairs, is supporting a research project to enhance community engagement opportunities and related scholarship at Virginia Tech.  As part of this effort, the research team will hold a graduate student focus group to ascertain the graduate student experience with community engagement. If you are interested in community engagement, please consider attending this focus group. For more information or to sign up, contact Nicole Sanderlin.

14. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST
Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
The Gamma Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society invites you to this speech contest as part of International Education Week. The deadline for contestant applications has been extended through Monday, November 16.  All Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter the contest, which consists of presenting a five-minute speech based on the topic:  ‘choose one facet of your international experience and describe how it has changed your life.’  $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners.  Attendance at the event is open to all. Details and applications can be found on the Phi Beta Delta website.

15. GSA TAILGATE
Saturday, Nov 21, 9:00am-2:30pm, Prices Fork Lot
Celebrate the last home game with the GSA Tailgate! The GSA will provide food and games, but BYOB. Please fill out the survey  to help them estimate the food. The exact location of the tailgate can be found on the GSA homepage .  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss, VP of Programs.

16. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR A COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT
Connections is a community arts project that engages artists (all media welcome), set designers (light, sound, design, electronics, mechanical), and independent film makers (camera, documentary, editing, direction)  from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech to create an art display. The final art/cinematic feature will be on display during the April 2010 engagement month. Interested applicants are sought to be part of this team project. Talent, willingness to work with others and commitment are crucial. For all participants, this is an opportunity for professional and personal development through positive mentorship. If you are interested, send a brief note about your interest, experience, and how you think you can be part of this project. Open to all disciplines and you are encouraged to apply. Send your requests to Lyusyena Kirakosyan  (Project Manager) by November 21. The project team includes Deepu George, John Kayrouz and Vishnu Vinay.

17. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website  or contact Eric Hodges.

18. GRAD SCHOOL AND GLC HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK
The GLC will operate with reduced hours during the Thanksgiving break:  Friday, Nov 20 – 7:30am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, Nov 21 – CLOSED; Monday, Nov 30 – re-open with normal semester schedule. During the break, the Graduate School will be open Monday and Tuesday 8-5, and Wednesday 8-12. Graduate students have 24/7 access to the GLC even during the break. Use your Hokie Passport to enter the building through one of the two Hokie Passport-controlled doors (Otey Street entrance and Bookstore side entrance).

19. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Review a full descriptions of these positions.  An information session regarding the positions and the selection process will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm in GLC C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through March 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

20. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL

The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

21. FREE NUTRITION COUNCELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight, receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. Receive consultation in person or through email. To sign up, visit http://www.hnfe.vt.edu and click on Nutrition Counseling.

22. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
Review additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award.  Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

23. STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd posting
40 Latina mothers are sought to participate in a study on beliefs about emotions and experiences with dichos and consejos (sayings passed on from generation to generation). Mothers will complete questionnaires and then close with an interview. The study will take no longer than 1.5 hours and participants will be paid $10. Mothers can participate in the comfort of their own homes or in the research lab. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Marie Belle.

24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 3rd posting
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website, http://disis.music.vt.edu, for directions. Review the calendar of open times. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim, indicating your availability.

25. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS-3rd posting
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information contact Chasity Roberts.

26. UPCOMING EVENTS:

HAWK-EYED READERS UNITE: CHILI LUNCH
Tuesday, Nov 24, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC
Maybe you are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break for some chili (meat and vegetarian versions) and conversation. Meet other overly-dedicated-to-their-work, no-money-for-gas, don’t-celebrate-thanksgiving, who-knows-why-i’m-still-here graduate students and enjoy some home-made chili and corn bread. Exact location TBA. Please fill out this quick survey to give us an idea of how many to cook for. Brought to you by your humble servants Ennis Ombudsperson McCrery and Monika Studentservices Gibson.

November 16-22, 2009

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. PHOTO CONTEST: VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE PHOTO
All week: View the newly installed photo display in the GLC and vote on your favorite pieces. Pick up the voting form at the GLC Information Desk. Winners will receive a prize.  All photos were submitted by currently enrolled graduate students as part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

3. H1N1 FLU VACCINE CLINIC CANCELLED
The flu clinic scheduled for Monday, Nov 16, 10:00am-6:00pm in McComas is cancelled due to the unavailability of the vaccine.

4. RICE AROUND THE WORLD
Monday, Nov 16, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The GLC Fellows host this showcase of international student organizations: each organization will bring a rice dish based on their own culinary heritage and share information about their organization and culture. Enjoy international rice snacks and dance to world music! This event is part of International Education Week. 

5. GROOVE TO BOLLYWOOD MOVES
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Participate in a free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP:  Contact Sruthi Atmakur or Ranjana Mehta with questions.

6. YOGA
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
In honor of International Education Week, Nancy Mignone facilitates this Traditional Hatha Yoga Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breathwork), and Meditation program. Those interested in experiencing this traditional form of yoga will feel release of tension, development of mental calmness, clarity and inner peace.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout describing how to do each pose and its benefits, as well as a description of the breath exercise and meditation will be provided for a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the GLC Information Desk.  Questions: Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness.

7. THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING ABROAD: A FOCUS ON STUDENT PROJECTS
Tuesday, Nov 17, 7:00-8:00pm, McBryde 113
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will present their international projects taking place in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda and explain how cultural differences can make an impact on these kinds of aid projects. A Q&A  session will follow the presentation. EWB is a student run chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA whose mission is to: partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.

8. WORKING MOMS’ SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesday, Nov 18, Noon-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Topic:  Healthy Kids: Food and Fun; Speaker: Paula Bolte – The Toy Lady – Imaginations & Annie Kays). Paula will share information about vitamins, food, and toys – and she’ll bring toys! This program offers an opportunity for working mothers (including graduate students) to come together to share, vent, network, and support one another. For more information, contact Christine Dennis Smith.

9. LEADING DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the VT Chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, invites you to its Fall seminar exploring the potential and the challenges inherent in our diversity: its relationship to effectiveness and excellence, the often subtle impacts of biases and assumptions, and our capacity for communicating across differences. Diversity is broadly defined to include intellectual, experiential and ideological differences as well as age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and national origin. The seminar will be led by Professor Susanna C. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Light refreshments will be available from 4:30 and everyone is encouraged to come early for socializing.

10. IRANIAN CULTURAL SHOWCASE
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Enjoy Persian tea and pastries and browse Iranian art, handcrafts and Persian rugs at this event sponsored by the Iranian Society at VT. Short presentations as well as violin, guitar and daf performances will also be part of this event.

11. GLOBAL CAREER SKILLS: SECRETS FOR SUCCESS

Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Learn about international careers from best-selling author Jean-Marc Hachey and his book, The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas. Discover what skills are required to be successful overseas; long-term career strategies; how to gain international experience and build an “International I.Q.”; step-by-step tactics for finding international work; targeted job search and more. Hachey’s seminars are brimming with practical tips, expert advice and humorous stories to help you go abroad and prepare for work in the new global economy. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Council of International Student Organizations.

12. INTERNATIONAL TEA AFTERNOON
Thursday, Nov 19, 1:30-3:30pm, GLC Student Lounge
Celebrate, learn about, and drink different teas from around the world. Sponsored by the GLC Resident Fellows.

13. GRADUATE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOCUS GROUP
Thursday, Nov 19, 2:30-4:00pm
Dr. John Dooley, VP for Outreach and International Affairs, is supporting a research project to enhance community engagement opportunities and related scholarship at Virginia Tech.  As part of this effort, the research team will hold a graduate student focus group to ascertain the graduate student experience with community engagement. If you are interested in community engagement, please consider attending this focus group. For more information or to sign up, contact Nicole Sanderlin.

14. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST
Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
The Gamma Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society invites you to this speech contest as part of International Education Week. The deadline for contestant applications has been extended through Monday, November 16.  All Virginia Tech faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter the contest, which consists of presenting a five-minute speech based on the topic:  ‘choose one facet of your international experience and describe how it has changed your life.’  $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners.  Attendance at the event is open to all. Details and applications can be found on the Phi Beta Delta website.

15. GSA TAILGATE
Saturday, Nov 21, 9:00am-2:30pm, Prices Fork Lot
Celebrate the last home game with the GSA Tailgate! The GSA will provide food and games, but BYOB. Please fill out the survey  to help them estimate the food. The exact location of the tailgate can be found on the GSA homepage .  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss, VP of Programs.

16. CALL FOR ARTISTS FOR A COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT
Connections is a community arts project that engages artists (all media welcome), set designers (light, sound, design, electronics, mechanical), and independent film makers (camera, documentary, editing, direction)  from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech to create an art display. The final art/cinematic feature will be on display during the April 2010 engagement month. Interested applicants are sought to be part of this team project. Talent, willingness to work with others and commitment are crucial. For all participants, this is an opportunity for professional and personal development through positive mentorship. If you are interested, send a brief note about your interest, experience, and how you think you can be part of this project. Open to all disciplines and you are encouraged to apply. Send your requests to Lyusyena Kirakosyan  (Project Manager) by November 21. The project team includes Deepu George, John Kayrouz and Vishnu Vinay.

17. CITIZEN SCHOLAR AWARD
Have you spent at least 16 hours this semester using your research to benefit the community?  If so, why not submit an application for the VT Citizen Scholar Award?  For more information visit the CSE website  or contact Eric Hodges.

18. GRAD SCHOOL AND GLC HOURS DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK
The GLC will operate with reduced hours during the Thanksgiving break:  Friday, Nov 20 – 7:30am-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, Nov 21 – CLOSED; Monday, Nov 30 – re-open with normal semester schedule. During the break, the Graduate School will be open Monday and Tuesday 8-5, and Wednesday 8-12. Graduate students have 24/7 access to the GLC even during the break. Use your Hokie Passport to enter the building through one of the two Hokie Passport-controlled doors (Otey Street entrance and Bookstore side entrance).

19. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS IN RESIDENCE LIFE, 2010-11
The Office of Residence Life is seeking graduate assistants for next academic year.  Anticipated openings include Graduate Hall Directors, Oak Lane House Advisor, a First Year Programs Assistant, an Imaginarium Manager Assistant, a Theme Housing Assistant, and a Student Leadership Advisor. Review a full descriptions of these positions.  An information session regarding the positions and the selection process will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm in GLC C. Interviews will be held from Feb 27 through March 2, 2010. Applications are currently being accepted via the website.  Priority will be given to application received by Mar 1, 2010.

20. GSA EVENTS CHAIR APPLICATION CALL

The GSA is seeking an Events Chair. Duties include but are not limited to: beginning spring 2010, chair and develop the events committee, coordinating between 5-7 major events for the spring term, creating events that provide a forum for graduate students to come together and build community, targeting a large range of graduate student interests, and working closely with the VP of Programs. The Events Chair will be compensated through the GSA generated funds $200 per semester at the completion of the semester. To apply or for questions, please contact Laura Freeman or Lindsay Moss.

21. FREE NUTRITION COUNCELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight, receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. Receive consultation in person or through email. To sign up, visit http://www.hnfe.vt.edu and click on Nutrition Counseling.

22. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (2) in social sciences and humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
Review additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award.  Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010.

23. STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd posting
40 Latina mothers are sought to participate in a study on beliefs about emotions and experiences with dichos and consejos (sayings passed on from generation to generation). Mothers will complete questionnaires and then close with an interview. The study will take no longer than 1.5 hours and participants will be paid $10. Mothers can participate in the comfort of their own homes or in the research lab. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Marie Belle.

24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 3rd posting
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website, http://disis.music.vt.edu, for directions. Review the calendar of open times. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim, indicating your availability.

25. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS-3rd posting
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information contact Chasity Roberts.

26. UPCOMING EVENTS:

HAWK-EYED READERS UNITE: CHILI LUNCH
Tuesday, Nov 24, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC
Maybe you are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break for some chili (meat and vegetarian versions) and conversation. Meet other overly-dedicated-to-their-work, no-money-for-gas, don’t-celebrate-thanksgiving, who-knows-why-i’m-still-here graduate students and enjoy some home-made chili and corn bread. Exact location TBA. Please fill out this quick survey to give us an idea of how many to cook for. Brought to you by your humble servants Ennis Ombudsperson McCrery and Monika Studentservices Gibson.

November 9-15, 2009

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. PHOTO CONTEST SUBMISSION DEADLINE TODAY!
Graduate students are invited to submit up to three 11" x 14" unframed photographs of study, research, travel, or life outside the United States.  All entries must reflect at least one of the following: local culture, landscape or cityscape views, person or group portraits. Submit photos with entry forms in 111 or 112 GLC by Monday, Nov 9, 5:00pm. Selected entries will be displayed through the end of the semester, while others will remain on display through March 2010. Photographs must be your own original work. Download entry form.  Questions: contact Ruth Athanson. This photo contest is part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

3. FILM DUO I: TOUGH GUISE
Monday, Nov 9, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has, until recently, remained largely invisible.  Tough Guise (1999) is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss or Jeanne Mouton.

4. SHORT COURSE IN STATISTICS: ANALYSIS OF REPEATED MEASURES AND OTHER RANDOM EFFECTS
Tuesday, Nov 10, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
This course will cover repeated measures models, focusing on implementation and interpretation of output. What is a "random effect" and why it is called a "random effect" will be discussed, with consideration of when to use random effects models. Application of a hierarchical model and why they are the obvious choice in some cases will also be covered. 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.  Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! 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. 

5. ETD SERIES: GRADUATE SCHOOL REVIEW OF YOUR ETD
Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00-8:30pm in Room F in the GLC
Graduate School staff will discuss items they check during the review of your submitted ETD, and the timeline of the submission process.  Learn more from the Graduate School’s ETD Wiki.

6. COME FIND YOUR RED RUBBER BALL

Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Discover how your passion can become your career! Meet Kevin Carroll of Katalyst, and learn how he turned his passion for play into a successful career as a trainer for the Philadelphia 76er’s, Nike, and now a professional speaker. Sponsored by Career Services.

7. MOVE TO BOLLYWOOD: TWO WORKSHOPS!
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Join one or both of these free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP.  Contact Sruthi Atmakur or Ranjana Mehta with questions.

8. FILM DUO II: KILLING US SOFTLY 3
Thursday, Nov 12, 7-9pm, GLC Student Lounge
Killing Us Softly 3 (2001) provides a groundbreaking analysis of advertising’s depiction of women in this most recent update of the pioneering Killing Us Softly series.  The film decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes.  The analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.  Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss or Jeanne Mouton.

9. GSA WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
The Graduate Student Assembly hosts its annual fall Wine Social, this time kicking off International Education Week with an international flair.  Tickets are just $10 for regular admission. Purchase online, or pay at the door; $5.00 at the door for GSA delegates and cabinet members. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Lindsay Moss, VP of Programs.

10. SWINGSGIVING SWING DANCE
Friday, November 13th, 7:00-11:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires
Join the VT Solely Swing Dance Club‘s Annual Swingsgiving Swing Dance!  This dance is a benefit for a local food shelter, so join to help charity, listen to a live band, and learn to dance!  Lesson is from 7-8pm, social dance from 8-11:30.  Admission to the dance is a can of food! Donations will also be accepted.

11. FUNDRAISING MOVIE NIGHT: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Saturday, Nov 14, 6:00pm, Squires Student Center  Room 345
The Association for Women in Computing invites you to its movie night to raise funds for the association to help spreading its message, which is to encourage women to go into the computing field. The admission is free and refreshments and popcorn will be sold. Learn more about the association! This message is posted on behalf of Samah Gad, doctoral student in computer science.

12. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST

Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
In celebration of International Education Week, Virginia Tech’s chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will sponsor an ‘International Experiences’ speech contest for VT faculty, staff, and students. Participants must prepare a five-minute speech based on ‘one facet of your international experience, describing how it has changed your life.’ $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: (1) international, (1) US undergraduate student, (1) international and (1) US graduate student, and faculty/staff. Kevin McDonald, VP for Equity and Inclusion, will serve as master of ceremonies. Details and applications are at http://www.oired.vt.edu/PBD/ or request from Kathryn Ticknor. Apply by Thursday, Nov 12.  Attendance at the event is open to all.

13. FREE NUTRITION COUNCELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight, receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. To receive consultation in person or through email, sign up!

14. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) Mathematics, Science and Engineering, and (2) in Social Sciences and Humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010. Visit our website for more information.

15. GRADUATE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOCUS GROUP
Dr. John Dooley, VP for Outreach and International Affairs, is supporting a research project to enhance community engagement opportunities and related scholarship at Virginia Tech.  As part of this effort, the research team will be holding three graduate student focus groups to ascertain the graduate student experience with community engagement.  The three dates for these focus groups are: Nov 16 (10:30-12:00), Nov 17 (10:30-12:00), and Nov 19 (2:30-4:00). If you are interested in community engagement, please consider attending one of these groups. For more information or to sign up, contact Eric Hodges.

16. STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 1st posting
40 Latina mothers are sought to participate in a study on beliefs about emotions and experiences with dichos and consejos (sayings passed on from generation to generation). Mothers will complete questionnaires and then close with an interview. The study will take no longer than 1.5 hours and participants will be paid $10. Mothers can participate in the comfort of their own homes or in the research lab. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Marie Belle.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 2nd POSTING
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website for directions. Review the calendar of open times before you sign up. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim, indicating your availability.

18. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS-2nd posting
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information contact Chasity Roberts.

19. CALL FOR SURVEY PARTICIPANTS – 3rd posting
An MBA marketing class needs your opinion! The group is doing a marketing plan for a company that created a local website to advertise events in the NRV.  They need as many people as possible to complete their survey. Feel free to share this survey with your friends! If you have questions, contact Josey Chacko.

20. UPCOMING EVENTS:

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK NOV 13-20

The Graduate School will celebrate International Education Week November 13-20 with a variety of events and activities to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures. Review the listing of events and activities.

THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING ABROAD: A FOCUS ON STUDENT PROJECTS
Monday, Nov 17, 7:00-8:00pm, McBryde 113
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will present their international projects taking place in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda and explain how cultural differences can make an impact on these kinds of aid projects. A Q&A  session will follow the presentation. EWB is a student run chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA whose mission is to: partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.

YOGA
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
In honor of International Education Week, Nancy Mignone facilitates this Traditional Hatha Yoga Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breathwork), and Meditation program. Those interested in experiencing this traditional form of yoga will feel release of tension, development of mental calmness, clarity and inner peace.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout describing how to do each pose and its benefits, as well as a description of the breath exercise and meditation will be provided for a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the GLC Information Desk.  Questions: Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness.

GLOBAL CAREER SKILLS: SECRETS FOR SUCCESS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S GLOBAL CAREER EXPERT
Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Learn about international careers from best-selling author Jean-Marc Hachey and his book, The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas. Discover what skills are required to be successful overseas; long-term career strategies; how to gain international experience and build an “International I.Q.”; step-by-step tactics for finding international work; targeted job search and more. Hachey’s seminars are brimming with practical tips, expert advice and humorous stories to help you go abroad and prepare for work in the new global economy. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Council of International Student Organizations.

LEADING DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the VT Chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, invites you to its Fall seminar exploring the potential and the challenges inherent in our diversity: its relationship to effectiveness and excellence, the often subtle impacts of biases and assumptions, and our capacity for communicating across differences. Here, diversity is broadly defined to include intellectual, experiential and ideological differences as well as age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and national origin. The seminar will be led by Professor Susanna C. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Light refreshments will be available from 4:30 and everyone is encouraged to come early for socializing.

November 9-15, 2009

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. PHOTO CONTEST SUBMISSION DEADLINE TODAY!
Graduate students are invited to submit up to three 11" x 14" unframed photographs of study, research, travel, or life outside the United States.  All entries must reflect at least one of the following: local culture, landscape or cityscape views, person or group portraits. Submit photos with entry forms in 111 or 112 GLC by Monday, Nov 9, 5:00pm. Selected entries will be displayed through the end of the semester, while others will remain on display through March 2010. Photographs must be your own original work. Download entry form.  Questions: contact Ruth Athanson. This photo contest is part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

3. FILM DUO I: TOUGH GUISE
Monday, Nov 9, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has, until recently, remained largely invisible.  Tough Guise (1999) is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss or Jeanne Mouton.

4. SHORT COURSE IN STATISTICS: ANALYSIS OF REPEATED MEASURES AND OTHER RANDOM EFFECTS
Tuesday, Nov 10, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
This course will cover repeated measures models, focusing on implementation and interpretation of output. What is a "random effect" and why it is called a "random effect" will be discussed, with consideration of when to use random effects models. Application of a hierarchical model and why they are the obvious choice in some cases will also be covered. 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.  Refreshments will be provided at the end of each short course! 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. 

5. ETD SERIES: GRADUATE SCHOOL REVIEW OF YOUR ETD
Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00-8:30pm in Room F in the GLC
Graduate School staff will discuss items they check during the review of your submitted ETD, and the timeline of the submission process.  Learn more from the Graduate School’s ETD Wiki.

6. COME FIND YOUR RED RUBBER BALL

Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Discover how your passion can become your career! Meet Kevin Carroll of Katalyst, and learn how he turned his passion for play into a successful career as a trainer for the Philadelphia 76er’s, Nike, and now a professional speaker. Sponsored by Career Services.

7. MOVE TO BOLLYWOOD: TWO WORKSHOPS!
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Join one or both of these free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP.  Contact Sruthi Atmakur or Ranjana Mehta with questions.

8. FILM DUO II: KILLING US SOFTLY 3
Thursday, Nov 12, 7-9pm, GLC Student Lounge
Killing Us Softly 3 (2001) provides a groundbreaking analysis of advertising’s depiction of women in this most recent update of the pioneering Killing Us Softly series.  The film decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes.  The analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.  Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss or Jeanne Mouton.

9. GSA WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
The Graduate Student Assembly hosts its annual fall Wine Social, this time kicking off International Education Week with an international flair.  Tickets are just $10 for regular admission. Purchase online, or pay at the door; $5.00 at the door for GSA delegates and cabinet members. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions, please contact Lindsay Moss, VP of Programs.

10. SWINGSGIVING SWING DANCE
Friday, November 13th, 7:00-11:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires
Join the VT Solely Swing Dance Club‘s Annual Swingsgiving Swing Dance!  This dance is a benefit for a local food shelter, so join to help charity, listen to a live band, and learn to dance!  Lesson is from 7-8pm, social dance from 8-11:30.  Admission to the dance is a can of food! Donations will also be accepted.

11. FUNDRAISING MOVIE NIGHT: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Saturday, Nov 14, 6:00pm, Squires Student Center  Room 345
The Association for Women in Computing invites you to its movie night to raise funds for the association to help spreading its message, which is to encourage women to go into the computing field. The admission is free and refreshments and popcorn will be sold. Learn more about the association! This message is posted on behalf of Samah Gad, doctoral student in computer science.

12. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST

Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
In celebration of International Education Week, Virginia Tech’s chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will sponsor an ‘International Experiences’ speech contest for VT faculty, staff, and students. Participants must prepare a five-minute speech based on ‘one facet of your international experience, describing how it has changed your life.’ $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: (1) international, (1) US undergraduate student, (1) international and (1) US graduate student, and faculty/staff. Kevin McDonald, VP for Equity and Inclusion, will serve as master of ceremonies. Details and applications are at http://www.oired.vt.edu/PBD/ or request from Kathryn Ticknor. Apply by Thursday, Nov 12.  Attendance at the event is open to all.

13. FREE NUTRITION COUNCELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight, receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. To receive consultation in person or through email, sign up!

14. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2010
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Consider applying or discuss the possibility of your nomination by your advisor/department for any of the following awards that will be given out during our annual awards banquet on March 25, 2010:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) Mathematics, Science and Engineering, and (2) in Social Sciences and Humanities
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Man and Woman of the Year
Nomination/Application deadline is February 5, 2010. Visit our website for more information.

15. GRADUATE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOCUS GROUP
Dr. John Dooley, VP for Outreach and International Affairs, is supporting a research project to enhance community engagement opportunities and related scholarship at Virginia Tech.  As part of this effort, the research team will be holding three graduate student focus groups to ascertain the graduate student experience with community engagement.  The three dates for these focus groups are: Nov 16 (10:30-12:00), Nov 17 (10:30-12:00), and Nov 19 (2:30-4:00). If you are interested in community engagement, please consider attending one of these groups. For more information or to sign up, contact Eric Hodges.

16. STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 1st posting
40 Latina mothers are sought to participate in a study on beliefs about emotions and experiences with dichos and consejos (sayings passed on from generation to generation). Mothers will complete questionnaires and then close with an interview. The study will take no longer than 1.5 hours and participants will be paid $10. Mothers can participate in the comfort of their own homes or in the research lab. If you are interested or have any questions, please email Marie Belle.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 2nd POSTING
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website for directions. Review the calendar of open times before you sign up. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim, indicating your availability.

18. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS-2nd posting
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information contact Chasity Roberts.

19. CALL FOR SURVEY PARTICIPANTS – 3rd posting
An MBA marketing class needs your opinion! The group is doing a marketing plan for a company that created a local website to advertise events in the NRV.  They need as many people as possible to complete their survey. Feel free to share this survey with your friends! If you have questions, contact Josey Chacko.

20. UPCOMING EVENTS:

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK NOV 13-20

The Graduate School will celebrate International Education Week November 13-20 with a variety of events and activities to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures. Review the listing of events and activities.

THE CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF WORKING ABROAD: A FOCUS ON STUDENT PROJECTS
Monday, Nov 17, 7:00-8:00pm, McBryde 113
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) will present their international projects taking place in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda and explain how cultural differences can make an impact on these kinds of aid projects. A Q&A  session will follow the presentation. EWB is a student run chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA whose mission is to: partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally, equitable, and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineers and engineering students through education, encouragement, and experience.

YOGA
Tuesday, Nov 17, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
In honor of International Education Week, Nancy Mignone facilitates this Traditional Hatha Yoga Asana (physical exercises), Pranayama (breathwork), and Meditation program. Those interested in experiencing this traditional form of yoga will feel release of tension, development of mental calmness, clarity and inner peace.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout describing how to do each pose and its benefits, as well as a description of the breath exercise and meditation will be provided for a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Bring a pillow, blanket, and yoga mat. If you do not have a mat, please check out one at the GLC Information Desk.  Questions: Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness.

GLOBAL CAREER SKILLS: SECRETS FOR SUCCESS FROM NORTH AMERICA’S GLOBAL CAREER EXPERT
Wednesday, Nov 18, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Learn about international careers from best-selling author Jean-Marc Hachey and his book, The BIG Guide to Living and Working Overseas. Discover what skills are required to be successful overseas; long-term career strategies; how to gain international experience and build an “International I.Q.”; step-by-step tactics for finding international work; targeted job search and more. Hachey’s seminars are brimming with practical tips, expert advice and humorous stories to help you go abroad and prepare for work in the new global economy. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Council of International Student Organizations.

LEADING DIVERSITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES
Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Alpha Epsilon Lambda, the VT Chapter of the National Academic Excellence and Leadership Honor Society, invites you to its Fall seminar exploring the potential and the challenges inherent in our diversity: its relationship to effectiveness and excellence, the often subtle impacts of biases and assumptions, and our capacity for communicating across differences. Here, diversity is broadly defined to include intellectual, experiential and ideological differences as well as age, race, ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, religion, veteran status and national origin. The seminar will be led by Professor Susanna C. Rinehart, Director of Education for Diversity and Inclusion in the Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Cinema. Light refreshments will be available from 4:30 and everyone is encouraged to come early for socializing.

November 2-8, 2009

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. MASSAGE TECHNIQUE
Tuesday, Nov 3, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Learn massage techniques that will improve body awareness, your ability to calm yourself, as well as your ability to soothe your own aches and pains.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout summary of the techniques practiced in this session is available with a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Questions: contact Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness. 

3. STAT SHORT COURSE—INTRODUCTION TO SAS
Wednesday, Nov 4, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
This short course provides an introduction to SAS statistical software for people who have little or no experience using SAS. The course is broken down into 3 sections: (1) introduction to SAS datasets and various methods of manipulation; (2) overview of the procedures that can be used to summarize the datasets, such as plots and frequency tables; (3)common procedures used for statistical analysis, including correlation, association, ANOVA, linear regression, and logistic regression. The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) offers a series of short courses by registration to help graduate students use statistics in their research through teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. 

4. STUDENT CONDUCT FORUM
Wednesday, Nov 4, 6:30pm in GLC Auditorium
The Office of Student Conduct is sponsoring this open forum for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to solicit feedback regarding the Hokie Handbook, specifically the Code of Student Conduct that governs student conduct at Virginia Tech. This is your chance to voice your opinion about VT standards of conduct, judicial procedures, and other aspects of the Hokie Handbook .

5. YOGA
Thursday, Nov 5, 5:15-6:15pm, GLC Room F
This program is for those interested in an experience of traditional yoga, health of the body, relaxation, stilling the mind, and meditation practice in    45-min of traditional Hatha yoga backbends, forward bends, and twists for health and the release of muscle tension, 5 minutes of breathwork (pranayama) for balance and energy, and 10 minutes of guided mediation focused on quieting the mind. Release tension, develop mental calmness, clarity, and peace. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if you own one. $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  Questions: contact Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness. 

6. DIALOGUE WITH THE DEAN
Thursday, Nov 5, 6:00-7:00pm, GLC Room C
Register online to attend the last Dialogue with the Dean for the fall semester, hosted by the GSA. Visit with Dr. Karen DePauw and discuss issues that matter to you most!  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss

7. AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH CONNECT LUNCH

Friday, Nov 6, 11:30am-1:30pm, GLC Room F
Join the Graduate School Office of Diversity Initiatives in the university-wide celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. Have lunch, meet and greet Native American students, and visit with the Gradate School deans. This is also an opportunity for graduate students to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the American Indian community. Please RSVP by Nov 4.  For more information, contact Jane Rorrer by phone at 231-2494 or e-mail.

8. VT GRAD PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE – CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Friday, Nov 6, 4:00-7:30pm, and Saturday, Nov 7, 9:00am-6:30pm, Torgersen 3100
The VT Graduate Philosophy Club invites the Virginia Tech community to its 6th annual graduate philosophy conference. The topic this year is contemporary philosophy of science, featuring keynote speaker Dr. James F. Woodward, Professor of Philosophy at California Institute of Technology and President-Elect of the Philosophy of Science Association.  Dr. Woodward’s address, “Causation in Biology: Stability, Specificity, and the Choice of Levels of Explanation”, will be delivered at 6:00pm on November 6th, 2009 in Torgersen 3100.  Visit the conference website or contact Tanya Hall for more information.

9. PHOTO CONTEST AND DISPLAY FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
Graduate students are invited to submit up to three 11" x 14" unframed photographs of study, research, travel, or life outside the United States. All entries must reflect at least one of the following: local culture, landscape or cityscape views, person or group portraits. Submit photos with entry forms to International Graduate Student Services at the Graduate School (Rooms 111 or 112) by Monday, Nov 9, 5:00pm. Selected photos will be displayed in the GLC during International Education Week and beyond. Some entries will be displayed through the end of the semester, while others will remain on display through March 2010. Photographs must be your own original work. Questions: contact Ruth Athanson. This photo contest is part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

10. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST
Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
In celebration of International Education Week, Virginia Tech’s chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will sponsor an ‘International Experiences’ speech contest for VT faculty, staff, and students. Participants must prepare a five-minute speech based on ‘one facet of your international experience, describing how it has changed your life.’ $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: (1) international, (1) US undergraduate student, (1) international and (1) US graduate student, and faculty/staff. Kevin McDonald, VP for Equity and Inclusion, will serve as master of ceremonies. Download details and applications or contact Kathryn Ticknor for more information. Apply by Thursday, Nov 12.  Attendance at the event is open to all.

11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 1ST POSTING
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website for directions and to the calendar of open times for availability. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim,  indicating your availability.

12. FREE NUTRITION COUNSELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight,  receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. Receive consultation in person or through email. To sign up, visit http://www.hnfe.vt.edu and click on Nutrition Counseling.

13. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information visit their website or contact Chasity Roberts.

14. CALL FOR SURVEY PARTICIPANTS – 2nd posting

An MBA marketing class needs your opinion! The group is doing a marketing plan for a company that created a local website to advertise events in the NRV.  They need as many people as possible to complete their survey. Feel free to share this survey with your friends! If you have questions, contact Josey Chacko.

15. FACEBOOK FAN PAGE ON ETHICS

Please join the Graduate School’s new Facebook fan page for ethics, where we post articles, stories, and media on ethics in scholarship, teaching, service, and life. Follow the ethics conversation on Twitter.

16. 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, 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. 

17. UPCOMING EVENTS:

FILM DUO I: TOUGH GUISE
Monday, Nov 9, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has, until recently, remained largely invisible.  Tough Guise (1999) is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: Lindsay Moss at lcmoss@vt.edu or Jeanne Mouton at jmouton@vt.edu.

ETD SERIES: GRADUATE SCHOOL REVIEW OF YOUR ETD

Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00-8:30pm in Room F in the GLC
Graduate School staff will discuss items they check during the review of your submitted ETD, and the timeline of the submission process.  Visit the Graduate School’s website to learn more.

MOVE TO BOLLYWOOD: TWO WORKSHOPS!
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Join one or both of these free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP. Contact Sruthi Atmakur at satmakur@vt.edu or Ranjana Mehta at rkmehta@vt.edu with questions.

FILM DUO II: KILLING US SOFTLY 3
Thursday, Nov 12, 7-9pm, GLC Student Lounge
Killing Us Softly 3 (2001) provides a groundbreaking analysis of advertising’s depiction of women in this most recent update of the pioneering Killing Us Softly series.  The film decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes.  The analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.  Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss at lcmoss@vt.edu or Jeanne Mouton.

GSA WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
Mark your calendars because the fall semester GSA Wine Social is coming up!  Tickets are just $10.00 for regular admission and $5.00 for all GSA delegates and cabinet members.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lindsay Moss.

November 2-8, 2009

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. MASSAGE TECHNIQUE
Tuesday, Nov 3, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Learn massage techniques that will improve body awareness, your ability to calm yourself, as well as your ability to soothe your own aches and pains.  $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  A handout summary of the techniques practiced in this session is available with a $10 minimum donation.  Please wear loose, comfortable clothing which allows you to move and breathe with ease. Questions: contact Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness. 

3. STAT SHORT COURSE—INTRODUCTION TO SAS
Wednesday, Nov 4, 5:00-7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
This short course provides an introduction to SAS statistical software for people who have little or no experience using SAS. The course is broken down into 3 sections: (1) introduction to SAS datasets and various methods of manipulation; (2) overview of the procedures that can be used to summarize the datasets, such as plots and frequency tables; (3)common procedures used for statistical analysis, including correlation, association, ANOVA, linear regression, and logistic regression. The Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) offers a series of short courses by registration to help graduate students use statistics in their research through teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. 

4. STUDENT CONDUCT FORUM
Wednesday, Nov 4, 6:30pm in GLC Auditorium
The Office of Student Conduct is sponsoring this open forum for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to solicit feedback regarding the Hokie Handbook, specifically the Code of Student Conduct that governs student conduct at Virginia Tech. This is your chance to voice your opinion about VT standards of conduct, judicial procedures, and other aspects of the Hokie Handbook .

5. YOGA
Thursday, Nov 5, 5:15-6:15pm, GLC Room F
This program is for those interested in an experience of traditional yoga, health of the body, relaxation, stilling the mind, and meditation practice in    45-min of traditional Hatha yoga backbends, forward bends, and twists for health and the release of muscle tension, 5 minutes of breathwork (pranayama) for balance and energy, and 10 minutes of guided mediation focused on quieting the mind. Release tension, develop mental calmness, clarity, and peace. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat if you own one. $5-10 suggested donation to attend.  Questions: contact Sandy Jahmi Burg with Circle Toward Wholeness. 

6. DIALOGUE WITH THE DEAN
Thursday, Nov 5, 6:00-7:00pm, GLC Room C
Register online to attend the last Dialogue with the Dean for the fall semester, hosted by the GSA. Visit with Dr. Karen DePauw and discuss issues that matter to you most!  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss

7. AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH CONNECT LUNCH

Friday, Nov 6, 11:30am-1:30pm, GLC Room F
Join the Graduate School Office of Diversity Initiatives in the university-wide celebration of American Indian Heritage Month. Have lunch, meet and greet Native American students, and visit with the Gradate School deans. This is also an opportunity for graduate students to share ideas and discuss issues relating to the American Indian community. Please RSVP by Nov 4.  For more information, contact Jane Rorrer by phone at 231-2494 or e-mail.

8. VT GRAD PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE – CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Friday, Nov 6, 4:00-7:30pm, and Saturday, Nov 7, 9:00am-6:30pm, Torgersen 3100
The VT Graduate Philosophy Club invites the Virginia Tech community to its 6th annual graduate philosophy conference. The topic this year is contemporary philosophy of science, featuring keynote speaker Dr. James F. Woodward, Professor of Philosophy at California Institute of Technology and President-Elect of the Philosophy of Science Association.  Dr. Woodward’s address, “Causation in Biology: Stability, Specificity, and the Choice of Levels of Explanation”, will be delivered at 6:00pm on November 6th, 2009 in Torgersen 3100.  Visit the conference website or contact Tanya Hall for more information.

9. PHOTO CONTEST AND DISPLAY FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK
Graduate students are invited to submit up to three 11" x 14" unframed photographs of study, research, travel, or life outside the United States. All entries must reflect at least one of the following: local culture, landscape or cityscape views, person or group portraits. Submit photos with entry forms to International Graduate Student Services at the Graduate School (Rooms 111 or 112) by Monday, Nov 9, 5:00pm. Selected photos will be displayed in the GLC during International Education Week and beyond. Some entries will be displayed through the end of the semester, while others will remain on display through March 2010. Photographs must be your own original work. Questions: contact Ruth Athanson. This photo contest is part of the celebration of International Education Week, observed by campuses across the U.S. to showcase how international education promotes learning and builds understanding and respect among different cultures.

10. INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES SPEECH CONTEST
Thursday, Nov 19, 7:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
In celebration of International Education Week, Virginia Tech’s chapter of the Phi Beta Delta international honor society will sponsor an ‘International Experiences’ speech contest for VT faculty, staff, and students. Participants must prepare a five-minute speech based on ‘one facet of your international experience, describing how it has changed your life.’ $50 cash prizes will be awarded to winners in the following categories: (1) international, (1) US undergraduate student, (1) international and (1) US graduate student, and faculty/staff. Kevin McDonald, VP for Equity and Inclusion, will serve as master of ceremonies. Download details and applications or contact Kathryn Ticknor for more information. Apply by Thursday, Nov 12.  Attendance at the event is open to all.

11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR USER STUDY – 1ST POSTING
40 students are sought to participate in an experiment to evaluate a new system for aural representation. Participants will listen to sound sources using a speaker-array (24 speakers) and describe their location and shape using a pointing device (Wii mote). The experiment will take no longer than one hour, including filling out questionnaires, in the DISIS lab (located next to UPS store in downtown). Please refer to the project website for directions and to the calendar of open times for availability. Each participant must be 18+ years of age and have no problem of hearing sound with normal volume. If you are interested or have further questions, please email to doctoral student Ji-Sun Kim,  indicating your availability.

12. FREE NUTRITION COUNSELING AVAILABLE
Take advantage of free one-on-one nutrition counseling with senior level dietetics students: improve your food choices, manage your weight,  receive guidance on shopping and dining out in town or on campus, learn about nutrition, exercise and disease prevention, and more. Receive consultation in person or through email. To sign up, visit http://www.hnfe.vt.edu and click on Nutrition Counseling.

13. RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM FOR ARTS & SCIENCES GRADS
The College of William and Mary’s Graduate Research Symposium Committee invites VT arts and sciences graduate students to their 9th Annual Graduate Research Symposium in Williamsburg on March 26-27, 2010. Abstract submissions from the following disciplines are sought: American Studies, Anthology, Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, History, Physics, Psychology and Public Policy. A unique educational and networking event, the conference is designed to bring together graduate students from differing areas of study and from all stages of the degree process. The congenial setting and professionally-oriented environment provide an opportunity for students to discuss their research, while fostering community relationships across discipline boundaries. Cash prizes will be awarded for top papers presented by both William and Mary Arts & Sciences students and students in Arts & Sciences from outside institutions. Deadline for abstract submission is December 4, 2009.  For more information visit their website or contact Chasity Roberts.

14. CALL FOR SURVEY PARTICIPANTS – 2nd posting

An MBA marketing class needs your opinion! The group is doing a marketing plan for a company that created a local website to advertise events in the NRV.  They need as many people as possible to complete their survey. Feel free to share this survey with your friends! If you have questions, contact Josey Chacko.

15. FACEBOOK FAN PAGE ON ETHICS

Please join the Graduate School’s new Facebook fan page for ethics, where we post articles, stories, and media on ethics in scholarship, teaching, service, and life. Follow the ethics conversation on Twitter.

16. 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, 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. 

17. UPCOMING EVENTS:

FILM DUO I: TOUGH GUISE
Monday, Nov 9, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has, until recently, remained largely invisible.  Tough Guise (1999) is the first educational video geared toward college and high school students to systematically examine the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: Lindsay Moss at lcmoss@vt.edu or Jeanne Mouton at jmouton@vt.edu.

ETD SERIES: GRADUATE SCHOOL REVIEW OF YOUR ETD

Tuesday, Nov 10, 7:00-8:30pm in Room F in the GLC
Graduate School staff will discuss items they check during the review of your submitted ETD, and the timeline of the submission process.  Visit the Graduate School’s website to learn more.

MOVE TO BOLLYWOOD: TWO WORKSHOPS!
Wednesday, Nov 11, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Tuesday, Nov 17, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate International Education Week by burning a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm. Join one or both of these free dance session and learn some classic Bollywood dance moves. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. To spice it up, dance barefoot and/or wear a flowy skirt! Please RSVP. Contact Sruthi Atmakur at satmakur@vt.edu or Ranjana Mehta at rkmehta@vt.edu with questions.

FILM DUO II: KILLING US SOFTLY 3
Thursday, Nov 12, 7-9pm, GLC Student Lounge
Killing Us Softly 3 (2001) provides a groundbreaking analysis of advertising’s depiction of women in this most recent update of the pioneering Killing Us Softly series.  The film decodes an array of print and television advertisements to reveal a pattern of disturbing and destructive gender stereotypes.  The analysis challenges us to consider the relationship between advertising and broader issues of culture, identity, sexism, and gender violence.  Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss at lcmoss@vt.edu or Jeanne Mouton.

GSA WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Nov 13, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
Mark your calendars because the fall semester GSA Wine Social is coming up!  Tickets are just $10.00 for regular admission and $5.00 for all GSA delegates and cabinet members.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lindsay Moss.