1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
- Career services walk-in advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room
2. JOB SEARCH CLUB SPRING 2010
Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00pm in GLC Room C
Career Services offers a unique opportunity for you to join a Job Search Club. Members share one common link – a need or desire to obtain a job. For six weeks, the Job Search Club members will meet weekly to discuss and practice job search skills, techniques and strategies. The graduate student club will meet on the following dates: February 2, 16, 23 and March 2, 16, and 23. Registration is required. To register, fill out this survey. If you have questions about the job search club, contact Amy McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS SUPPORT/COUNSELING GROUP FOR GRADS
Tuesdays, Feb 8-Apr 19, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room D
Do you have a loss of drive or passion for things personally and professionally? Do you have many doubts? Are you finding it hard to make decisions? Are you having a tough time balancing career, family, and friends? If you are 21-29 of age and ask these or similar questions of yourself, this group may be just for you. If you are interested in attending the support/counseling group or have any questions, please contact Jodie Kern-Bowen at email@example.com or 540-231-1719 on VT campus.
4. LaTeX WORKSHOP I
Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb 9 and 10, 5:30-7:30pm, GLC Room F
This workshop is designed to give an introduction to the world of LaTeX, a type-setting program for creating professional scientific documents. It will cover the different compilers and front-ends, where to obtain them, how to install them and how to create a basic document (document classes, the basic preamble, basic environments and sectioning). The presentation will leave time for a Q&A session. For more advanced interests, please see the announcement for LaTeX Workshop II (Feb 23-24). Questions: contact Jonathan Duggins.
5. PEACE CORPS INFORMATION SESSION
Tuesday, Feb 9, 5:30-6:30pm, Squires Student Center, Room 219
Participate in a special info session to learn more about Peace Corps service. A video presentation will feature the experiences and projects of a variety of volunteers in their host countries, followed by a question and answer session. Presenters will review the variety of Peace Corps projects, including agriculture, English teaching, water & sanitation, NGO development, business advising, and youth development. Don’t miss this chance to get an in depth review of the qualifications and process of becoming a volunteer. For more information contact Alex Frane, firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. PANEL DISCUSSION ON HAITI: LESSONS FROM THE PAST, CHALLENGES AHEAD
Wednesday, Feb 10, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society hosts this panel discussion on Haiti and the road to recovery from the recent earthquake, with support from Hokies Helping Haiti and the GSA. Panelists will share first-hand experiences in Haiti, including Patrick Guilbaud, the director of a Haitian exchange program; Laura Zanotti, a political science professor; Chris Strock, a doctoral candidate who was working in Haiti at the time of the earthquake; and Inesse Semeah, a representative from the office of equity and inclusion. For more information contact Betty Watts, email@example.com in the Office of International Research, Education, and Development.
7. GSA FAMILY GAME NIGHT
Thursday, Feb 11, 6:00-8:00pm, GLC Room F
Get ready to buy Boardwalk in Monopoly, know whodunnit in Clue, and retire in Life with the Graduate Student Assembly, your family and friends! Hosted by the GSA, game night is complete with many family games, pizza and other snacks. The event will be held on. Please RSVP https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1265600767161) and bring your family and friends! If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jenna Rae Vercillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lindsay Moss, VP Programs (email@example.com).
8. SIGN UP FOR GRADUATE SCHOLARS SOCIETY SPRING 2010
It’s not too late to join one of the GSS discussion groups if you are interested in exploring important issues outside of your discipline. This semester’s topics include Haiti, Islam, Free Speech and Political Correctness, and the Changing Nature of Higher Education in the 21st Century. Sign up through this survey or email Eric Hodges at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. JOURNAL ARTICLE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FEB 12
Peer-reviewed articles for the new student journal Public Knowledge Journal are due Friday, Feb 12. The theme is Public Information in a Democracy. For more information see our website at www.pkjournal.org or email email@example.com.
10. INVITATION TO EBONY AFFAIR
The Black Graduate Student Organization invites you to the 13th Annual Ebony Affair, a semi-formal banquet that recognizes outstanding faculty and students and serves as an opportunity to recruit potential graduate students, provide exposure to various cultural expressions, and facilitate networking opportunities among faculty, staff, and students. Purchase tickets for $25 by Feb 10 or for $30 after Feb 10 online at www.bgso.org.vt.edu or during office hours in the BGSO office in GLC Room 23B 4m-5pm Monday-Friday. Contact Krystal Lewis firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
11. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE 2010-11
Assessment coordinator graduate assistantship position available for the next academic year in the Division of Student Affairs’ Communications & Marketing Department in New Hall West. The position reports to the Associate Director of Administration for Communications and to the Chief of Staff. Duties include developing and implementing assessment strategies that lead to continuous improvement of programs and services that support the division’s mission. Must have master’s degree; experience working with assessment of student affairs programs; understanding of accreditation criteria and standards; collaborative attitude; data collection, management and analysis skills; ability to write and present clear and concise reports. The position would likely pay at step 13. Contact Kimberle Badinelli, email@example.com or 1-5258 to apply or for further information. Apply by March 1.
12. GSA TRAVEL FUND APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW
The GSA Travel Fund Program (TFP) offers awards to support the cost of presenting at a conference. Master’s students may receive up to $350 and doctoral students up to $500. The application period for travel between January 1 and June 30 will be open from February 1 to March 5. Visit http://www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu/programs/travel_fund for instructions on how to apply. Please contact Lora Cavuoto at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
13. HAITI RELIEF: FILL THE JAR OR THE BAG BY FRIDAY!
The Graduate School has placed a change jar in the Information and Registration area (120 GLC) to collect support for Haiti. The Graduate School deans will match your donation for whatever is collected by Friday, Feb 12! Checks can be made out to Hokies United or to Partners in Health (tax deductable). If you are interested in donating a health kit, the bags with instructions can also be picked up in 120 GLC. For more information please contact Dannette Beane at email@example.com.
14. AEL GRAD HONOR SOCIETY SEEKING NEW MEMBERS
Application are accepted for the AEL Grad Honor Society: Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) is the academic excellence and leadership honor society of graduate and professional school students. Graduate students may become members based on their academic achievements and leadership experiences. Apply by February 26. The induction ceremony for new members will take place during Graduate Education Week, Mar 22-26.
15. NANOVT STUDENT ORGANIZATION
NanoVT, a new student organization, is pleased to announce the launch of its website: http://www.nanovt.org.vt.edu. NanoVT is committed to supporting students at Virginia Tech in all research aspects of micro and nanotechnology and hopes to create a new bridge between students, faculty, research laboratories as well as local companies. The group also hopes to recruit undergraduates and incoming graduate students by exposing them to motivational speakers in different areas of micro- and nano- technologies.
16. STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOW
Visit Student Activities to download your application. All materials must be received by Monday, Feb 15 at 5:00pm for consideration. The awards ceremony will be on Apr 29. These awards recognize individual students and student organizations for their achievements.
17. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
The 26th Annual GSA Research Symposium will be held on Mar 24 in the Graduate Life Center, and the GLC Plaza. The symposium includes poster and oral presentations and video and performance categories. Students from the National Capital Region will participate through video-Conferencing. $9500 in prizes will be awarded! The keynote speaker is 2007 Nobel Laureate Dr. Andrew Weaver, a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Abstract submissions begin January 31, 2010. Please visit the symposium website for more information. If you have questions, please contact the GSA Research Symposium Chair, Ganesh Balasubramanian.
18. GET INVOLVED WITH CITIZEN SCHOLARS
Does your research benefit the local or global community? Would you like to
help out Haiti but aren’t sure how? Learn more about how to get involved with the Citizen Scholar Experience project. Email Eric Hodges any questions or concerns.
19. FREE TAX ASSISTANCE
New River Community Action offers free assistance with taxes for VT employees, including graduate students, whose income is less than $49,000. Appointments required – call 231-3213 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one. Service offered in New Hall West on Mondays, 1:00-5:00pm, Feb 1-Apr 15.
20. REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION PEDAGOGY
Register now for this free conference on Feb 18-19 at The Inn at Virginia Tech. This annual conference is focused on teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education, featuring two invited keynote speakers (Lisa Lattuca and Mary Taylor Huber), 42 research- and practice-based sessions, and over 40 posters. Registration is open to faculty, administrators, and graduate students. Conference attendance is free and includes lunch both days as well as a printed copy of the conference proceedings to be distributed following the conference.
21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EVALUATION OF ASSESSMENT TOOL – 3rd posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for graduate students to evaluate a learning assessment tool. The procedure includes (1) reading training materials of the assessment agent system, (2) trying out the assessment agent system, and (3) completing a questionnaire to present your ratings, comments and suggestions about the system. The entire process can be done in approximately 1 hour. The evaluation will be conducted online at the time and place of participant’s choice. If interested or have questions, please email to Jianhua Liu.
22. APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR GOVERNER’S FELLOWS PROGRAM
Applications are sought for the 2010 Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program. Applicants must be graduating seniors or enrolled as degree candidates in a graduate or professional program. Application and selection procedures. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, or political affiliation. Fellows will be required to work full-time in the Virginia state government from Jun 7 through Jul 30, 2010. Virginia Tech provides a stipend to support selected fellows. Online applications and submission by mail of two recommendations and an official transcript must be received in the governor’s office by Friday, Mar 5, 2010. For additional information please call (540) 231-6272.
23. UPCOMING EVENTS:
HONOR SYSTEM PANELIST TRAINING SESSION
Tuesday, Feb 16, 5:30pm in GLC Room C
The Graduate Honor System (GHS), charged with enforcing the Graduate Honor Code and improving and upholding academic integrity at Virginia Tech, is seeking new student and faculty panelists to work with the Honor System in this academic year and beyond. To become a panelist, attend one of the hour-long training sessions. Learn more about the GHS and its role in the University community, or send questions to email@example.com.
Wednesday, Feb 17, 4:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
FREE to all graduate students who want to learn about their fitness levels and the programs that can help them reach their fitness goals. Seven health-related components will be measured by trained staff members from Rec Sports to establish your fitness level: cardio-respiratory endurance; body composition; muscular strength; muscular endurance; flexibility; resting heart rate; and blood pressure. Stop by the GLC anytime between 4pm and 7pm.
GALILEO SKETCH COMEDY SHOW
Friday, Feb 19, 8:00pm in GLC Auditorium
Come out for a great laugh by the renowned sketch comedy group- Galileo Players. "I laughed so hard I cried. I especially liked the intellectual content of the show. Whoever said science isn’t funny obviously has never seen the Galileo Players," said a 2007 VT grad student. Tickets are just $5 available through the GSA. Buy your ticket today before they sell out! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH LUNCH
Wednesday, February 24th, 11:30-1:30, GLC Room F
Join the Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives for lunch on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in celebration of Black History Month. Meet and greet fellow African American graduate students and faculty as well as the Graduate School deans. This is also an opportunity to share ideas and discuss issues related to the African American community at Virginia Tech. If you are interested in attending, please sign up for the lunch. For more information, please contact Jane Rorrer by e-mail or by phone (540) 231-2494.