Jan 11-17, 2010

1. GSA-GRADUATE SCHOOL LUNCHEON
Wednesday, Jan 13, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Stop by the GLC for the first program of the new year: a Graduate School/GSA-sponsored free Italian-themed meal for graduate students who are in town researching, working, etc., during the winter break. Please pre-register so that we can estimate how much food to prepare. First come, first served, while supplies last! Questions? Please email gsa@vt.edu.

2. NEW GRAD STUDENT ORIENTATION
Friday, Jan 15, 1:00-2:30pm, Room F in the GLC
New students are invited to learn the basics about graduate school and the services and opportunities available to them. Meet with the Graduate School dean, student leaders, and student services representatives and ask any burning questions you may have. Visit our on-line orientation site for new graduate students, or contact Graduate Student Services  if you have any questions.

3. GRAD OMBUDSPERSON OFFICE IN NEW LOCATION
The Graduate Student Ombudsperson, Ennis McCrery, has moved! Come visit the new office in Room 114, in the Graduate Life Center. If you are more comfortable meeting elsewhere, however, the ombudsperson is willing to meet with you at other locations. Appointments are recommended: please call 540-231-9573 or email her, or visit homepage of the graduate ombudsperson.

4. APPLICATIONS FOR GRAD BOV REP POSITION NOW ACCEPTED
Apply to be the 2010-2011 Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Visitors! Represent your fellow graduate students to the administration of Virginia Tech and “Be the change!” Download the application, or contact Rebecca French, the current grad rep to the BOV, with questions. 

5. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO WELLNESS-SPRING 2010 COURSE
Taught by Dr. Douglas K Lindner, this course examines several mind-body practices primarily related to the Ayurveda medicine and the yoga tradition. Examples of these practices include hatha yoga, breath work, meditation, Ayurveda medicine, herbs, and art therapy. Students will also examine a general philosophical framework for understanding the function of these practices, and discuss their historical place in the development of South Asian religions, their impact on health and well being, and  their relationship to conventional western medicine. Guest lecturers will cover many of these topics. Students will be required to adopt two practices and report on the impact of these practices.  EDCI 5784, CRN 17772, 5:00-6:15pm TTh, 3 Credits.

Jan 11-17, 2010

1. GSA-GRADUATE SCHOOL LUNCHEON
Wednesday, Jan 13, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Stop by the GLC for the first program of the new year: a Graduate School/GSA-sponsored free Italian-themed meal for graduate students who are in town researching, working, etc., during the winter break. Please pre-register so that we can estimate how much food to prepare. First come, first served, while supplies last! Questions? Please email gsa@vt.edu.

2. NEW GRAD STUDENT ORIENTATION
Friday, Jan 15, 1:00-2:30pm, Room F in the GLC
New students are invited to learn the basics about graduate school and the services and opportunities available to them. Meet with the Graduate School dean, student leaders, and student services representatives and ask any burning questions you may have. Visit our on-line orientation site for new graduate students, or contact Graduate Student Services  if you have any questions.

3. GRAD OMBUDSPERSON OFFICE IN NEW LOCATION
The Graduate Student Ombudsperson, Ennis McCrery, has moved! Come visit the new office in Room 114, in the Graduate Life Center. If you are more comfortable meeting elsewhere, however, the ombudsperson is willing to meet with you at other locations. Appointments are recommended: please call 540-231-9573 or email her, or visit homepage of the graduate ombudsperson.

4. APPLICATIONS FOR GRAD BOV REP POSITION NOW ACCEPTED
Apply to be the 2010-2011 Graduate Student Representative to the Board of Visitors! Represent your fellow graduate students to the administration of Virginia Tech and “Be the change!” Download the application, or contact Rebecca French, the current grad rep to the BOV, with questions. 

5. ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO WELLNESS-SPRING 2010 COURSE
Taught by Dr. Douglas K Lindner, this course examines several mind-body practices primarily related to the Ayurveda medicine and the yoga tradition. Examples of these practices include hatha yoga, breath work, meditation, Ayurveda medicine, herbs, and art therapy. Students will also examine a general philosophical framework for understanding the function of these practices, and discuss their historical place in the development of South Asian religions, their impact on health and well being, and  their relationship to conventional western medicine. Guest lecturers will cover many of these topics. Students will be required to adopt two practices and report on the impact of these practices.  EDCI 5784, CRN 17772, 5:00-6:15pm TTh, 3 Credits.