March 1-7, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

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

2. GRADUATE STUDENT PHOTO & ART CONTEST 2010 – enter by March 10
Help us decorate the GLC and win an award during Grad Ed Week! The Graduate School seeks submissions of photographs and artwork by graduate students for display in the Graduate Life Center. All selected entries will be displayed in the GLC on a temporary, rotating basis. Enter by March 10. This year’s theme: The NRV through Graduate Students’ Eyes. The new set of photos and artwork will be unveiled during Graduate Education Week, March 22-26. More information.

3. ETHICS BOWL 2010
Tuesday, Mar 2, 3:00-4:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
It’s still not too late to register for the Ethics Bowl to test your sense of ethics, communication and critical thinking skills. Consider, discuss and resolve case-study based ethical dilemmas with fellow students and faculty. You may sign up as a team of 3-4, or as an individual and be assigned to a team by the organizers. Teams may include current VT students, faculty or staff, but team leaders must be graduate students. Register here.

4. CLOGGING – WOMEN’S MONTH DANCE SERIES
Tuesday, Mar 2, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join a few Hoorah Cloggers in an easy clogging lesson and learn to do a few traditional clogging steps yourself.  Learn a bit about local Appalachian history, music and dance and impress all your friends next time you go dancing!  Please wear shoes that have slippery soles (leather, hard plastic, etc. (Tennis shoes are hard to dance in). Questions?  Contact Lindsay Moss.

5. STRESS MANAGEMENT COUNSELING GROUP
Tuesdays, Mar 16 through Apr 27, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room D
Stress management is a common problem for all college students, especially graduate students. This small group will help you explore sources of personal stress and practice simple stress management techniques you can perform to prevent counter-productive stress. If you are interested in attending the stress management group or if you have any questions, please contact Jodie Kern-Bowen,  540-231-1719.

6. NETWORKING: THE BACKBONE OF YOUR JOB SEARCH
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30pm, GLC Room F
Networking: You’ve heard the word and possibly even know what it means – but are you using this essential job search skill appropriately–or at all?  Too many job searches shy away from networking because they say they don’t know anyone or feel like they’re using people-or any number of other excuses.  Attend this session to demystify networking and learn the basics of how to get started.

7. HOOP DANCE – WOMEN’S MONTH DANCE SERIES
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
In this one-hour workshop, Becca of Wild Earth Hoops will instruct participants on the basics of hoop dance including hooping on the waist, hips and hands. More advanced instruction will be available at the end of the workshop for those familiar with hoop dance.  Grab your favorite Sister Friend and come see what the hoopla is all about!  Hoops will be available for the duration of the workshop. Questions?  Contact Lindsay Moss.

8. SPEAKERS ON LEADERSHIP & SKILLS IN AN HOUR (SPLASH): GENDER & LEADERSHIP
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30pm, Brush Mountain A
This event is part of Women’s Month 2010: How does society look at the relationship between gender and leadership? Do we have different expectations for male vs. female leaders? If so why? What biases do we have regarding gender and leadership? Join Ana LoMascolo and Kathy Lokale from the Women’s Center to discuss more about gender differences and leadership. For further information contact Ana Barrenechea.

9. TEACHER RESPONSES TO EXPRESSIONS OF VIOLENCE

Tuesday, Mar 2, 7:00-8:30pm, Torgersen Museum Room (1100)
The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program sponsors this forum that consists of a panel, followed by general discussion, to explore ways to limit and respond to threats and expressions of violence in the classroom. Panelists include Ann Kilkelly (Theater Arts and WGS), Neal King (WGS and Sociology), Bob Leonard (Theater Arts), Lucinda Roy (English) and Barbara Ellen Smith (WGS and Sociology). The forum is open to all, but is designed particularly for instructors of any rank (including GTAs) or department who wish to discuss these issues. Contact: Barbara Ellen Smith or Neal King.

10. AMATEUR READIO TEST SESSION
Tuesday, Mar 2, 8:15pm in Dogwood Room in Squires
The VT Amateur Radio Association will hold an amateur radio test session. The test fee is $14, payable by cash (preferably) or check (made out to VT Amateur Radio Association). Photo ID required (Hokie Passport or a driver’s license is sufficient). Please plan on arriving five to ten minutes early. All three license classes will be offered (Technician, General, and Extra).  If you pass the first test, you may take the next test (all the way up to Extra).  You may bring a calculator, but you may not store any data in it that was not programmed at the factory. Contact ECE grad student Mike Benonis mjb8h@vt.edu for more information, or visit  VTARA Website.

11. CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY
Wednesday, Mar 3; 7:00pm, GLC Student TV Lounge
Come out and hear from a fellow graduate student who attended COP15 to watch the documentary “Home” about mother earth and our life.  Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.  Participate in a lively discussion before and after the film.  Questions? Contact Xiaochen Zhang.

12. MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Thursday Mar 4, 6:00-8:00pm, Easy Chair Coffee Shop
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will hold its monthly Book Club with special guest discussion leader Dr. Gena Chandler, asst professor of English. Each month the club reads a different book and then meets to discuss it.  The book for March is Victoire: My Mother’s Mother by Maryse Conde (participants secure their own copies). If you are a graduate student who enjoys extra-curricular reading and lively discussion, please join. All are welcome.  For more information please contact Alicia Feagins:  afeagins@vt.edu

13. WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION
Thursday, Mar 4, 6:00-9:00pm, University Club
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Iranian Society at Virginia Tech, this event promises to offer a joyful night of music, wine, art and dance. Purchase ticket at the door. If you have any questions please contact Mana.

14. WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2010 LUNCHEON
Friday, Mar 5, 12:00-1:30pm, Torgersen Museum
Celebrate Women’s Month 2010 with the Graduate School’s office of recruitment and diversity initiatives during a lunch and an informal discussion with women in graduate studies, faculty, and the Graduate School deans. Women’s Month recognizes, affirms, and showcases the achievements, concerns, and diversity of women. Please RSVP by March 3. For further information contact Jane Rorrer, jrorrer@vt.edu. 

15. NEED INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HONORS/AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS for 2009-10
Every year the Graduate School publishes Graduate Students of Distinction,  an online document listing awards, honors, fellowships and scholarships received by graduate students. Please let us know of any honors, awards, etc. that you have received since April 2009 by completing a quick, simple survey by April 15.

16. GLOBAL HOKIE ESSAY CONTEST
The Gamma Omega chapter of the PBD International Honor Society invites you to participate in their annual essay contest: submit your essay by Monday, Mar 22,  5:00pm. All VT faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter. Topic: ‘What does it mean to be a Global Hokie?’ Word limit: 500. Cash prizes of $200, $100, $50 will be awarded. Winners will be announced at Phi Beta Delta’s Spring Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Apr 13. For more information contact Betty Watts, 1-6452. Please submit hardcopy to: Betty Watts, International Affairs Office, 526 Prices Fork Road (MRC 0378), Blacksburg, VA 24060.

17. WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING

A statistical consultant is available Mon-Fri 12:00-2:00pm through May 6 to answer your quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. The LISA Walk-in Consulting Service is located in 401 Hutcheson Hall near the elevator by the east side stairwell. Knock loudly. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Request Form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Closed: Spring Break (March 6-14) and on the Day of Remembrance (April 16).  To learn more about the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA), visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/.

18. MOVIE MANIA – SURVEY OF INTEREST
The GLC Fellows are working on bringing a series of movies to the GLC that would interest graduate students. The Fellows would appreciate your assistance in selecting the kind of movies you would like to see. Please complete the survey at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1265248650396. If you have any questions, contact Josey Chacko.

19. JOB FAIR IN NORTHERN VA GRAD CENTER (FALLS CHURCH, VA)
Attend the 19th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. More than 65+ professional and high tech companies from Virginia, Maryland, and DC will be recruiting for all levels and disciplines. No cost to attend and all job seekers are welcome. Parking is limited, so please take the Orange Line Metro to the West Falls Church – VT/UVA Metro Station. Register online and submit your resume by March 5. Even if you can’t attend, you may submit your resume for inclusion in the resume book provided to all recruiters. More information and a complete list of participating companies.

20. 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 with any questions.

21. UPCOMING EVENTS:

EVENING WITH THE INDUSTRIES
Wednesday, Mar 17, 6:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom in Squires
Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, Evening with the Industries can help you meet potential employers from all backgrounds of engineering. This is a sit down dinner prior to CAMEO’s Careerfest in March. Cost: $10. Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact Coco McBride to register.

March 1-7, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

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

2. GRADUATE STUDENT PHOTO & ART CONTEST 2010 – enter by March 10
Help us decorate the GLC and win an award during Grad Ed Week! The Graduate School seeks submissions of photographs and artwork by graduate students for display in the Graduate Life Center. All selected entries will be displayed in the GLC on a temporary, rotating basis. Enter by March 10. This year’s theme: The NRV through Graduate Students’ Eyes. The new set of photos and artwork will be unveiled during Graduate Education Week, March 22-26. More information.

3. ETHICS BOWL 2010
Tuesday, Mar 2, 3:00-4:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
It’s still not too late to register for the Ethics Bowl to test your sense of ethics, communication and critical thinking skills. Consider, discuss and resolve case-study based ethical dilemmas with fellow students and faculty. You may sign up as a team of 3-4, or as an individual and be assigned to a team by the organizers. Teams may include current VT students, faculty or staff, but team leaders must be graduate students. Register here.

4. CLOGGING – WOMEN’S MONTH DANCE SERIES
Tuesday, Mar 2, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join a few Hoorah Cloggers in an easy clogging lesson and learn to do a few traditional clogging steps yourself.  Learn a bit about local Appalachian history, music and dance and impress all your friends next time you go dancing!  Please wear shoes that have slippery soles (leather, hard plastic, etc. (Tennis shoes are hard to dance in). Questions?  Contact Lindsay Moss.

5. STRESS MANAGEMENT COUNSELING GROUP
Tuesdays, Mar 16 through Apr 27, 5:00-6:30pm, GLC Room D
Stress management is a common problem for all college students, especially graduate students. This small group will help you explore sources of personal stress and practice simple stress management techniques you can perform to prevent counter-productive stress. If you are interested in attending the stress management group or if you have any questions, please contact Jodie Kern-Bowen,  540-231-1719.

6. NETWORKING: THE BACKBONE OF YOUR JOB SEARCH
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30pm, GLC Room F
Networking: You’ve heard the word and possibly even know what it means – but are you using this essential job search skill appropriately–or at all?  Too many job searches shy away from networking because they say they don’t know anyone or feel like they’re using people-or any number of other excuses.  Attend this session to demystify networking and learn the basics of how to get started.

7. HOOP DANCE – WOMEN’S MONTH DANCE SERIES
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
In this one-hour workshop, Becca of Wild Earth Hoops will instruct participants on the basics of hoop dance including hooping on the waist, hips and hands. More advanced instruction will be available at the end of the workshop for those familiar with hoop dance.  Grab your favorite Sister Friend and come see what the hoopla is all about!  Hoops will be available for the duration of the workshop. Questions?  Contact Lindsay Moss.

8. SPEAKERS ON LEADERSHIP & SKILLS IN AN HOUR (SPLASH): GENDER & LEADERSHIP
Tuesday, Mar 2, 5:30pm, Brush Mountain A
This event is part of Women’s Month 2010: How does society look at the relationship between gender and leadership? Do we have different expectations for male vs. female leaders? If so why? What biases do we have regarding gender and leadership? Join Ana LoMascolo and Kathy Lokale from the Women’s Center to discuss more about gender differences and leadership. For further information contact Ana Barrenechea.

9. TEACHER RESPONSES TO EXPRESSIONS OF VIOLENCE

Tuesday, Mar 2, 7:00-8:30pm, Torgersen Museum Room (1100)
The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGS) program sponsors this forum that consists of a panel, followed by general discussion, to explore ways to limit and respond to threats and expressions of violence in the classroom. Panelists include Ann Kilkelly (Theater Arts and WGS), Neal King (WGS and Sociology), Bob Leonard (Theater Arts), Lucinda Roy (English) and Barbara Ellen Smith (WGS and Sociology). The forum is open to all, but is designed particularly for instructors of any rank (including GTAs) or department who wish to discuss these issues. Contact: Barbara Ellen Smith or Neal King.

10. AMATEUR READIO TEST SESSION
Tuesday, Mar 2, 8:15pm in Dogwood Room in Squires
The VT Amateur Radio Association will hold an amateur radio test session. The test fee is $14, payable by cash (preferably) or check (made out to VT Amateur Radio Association). Photo ID required (Hokie Passport or a driver’s license is sufficient). Please plan on arriving five to ten minutes early. All three license classes will be offered (Technician, General, and Extra).  If you pass the first test, you may take the next test (all the way up to Extra).  You may bring a calculator, but you may not store any data in it that was not programmed at the factory. Contact ECE grad student Mike Benonis mjb8h@vt.edu for more information, or visit  VTARA Website.

11. CLIMATE CHANGE DOCUMENTARY
Wednesday, Mar 3; 7:00pm, GLC Student TV Lounge
Come out and hear from a fellow graduate student who attended COP15 to watch the documentary “Home” about mother earth and our life.  Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth’s climate.  Participate in a lively discussion before and after the film.  Questions? Contact Xiaochen Zhang.

12. MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Thursday Mar 4, 6:00-8:00pm, Easy Chair Coffee Shop
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc will hold its monthly Book Club with special guest discussion leader Dr. Gena Chandler, asst professor of English. Each month the club reads a different book and then meets to discuss it.  The book for March is Victoire: My Mother’s Mother by Maryse Conde (participants secure their own copies). If you are a graduate student who enjoys extra-curricular reading and lively discussion, please join. All are welcome.  For more information please contact Alicia Feagins:  afeagins@vt.edu

13. WOMEN’S MONTH CELEBRATION
Thursday, Mar 4, 6:00-9:00pm, University Club
Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Iranian Society at Virginia Tech, this event promises to offer a joyful night of music, wine, art and dance. Purchase ticket at the door. If you have any questions please contact Mana.

14. WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH 2010 LUNCHEON
Friday, Mar 5, 12:00-1:30pm, Torgersen Museum
Celebrate Women’s Month 2010 with the Graduate School’s office of recruitment and diversity initiatives during a lunch and an informal discussion with women in graduate studies, faculty, and the Graduate School deans. Women’s Month recognizes, affirms, and showcases the achievements, concerns, and diversity of women. Please RSVP by March 3. For further information contact Jane Rorrer, jrorrer@vt.edu. 

15. NEED INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR HONORS/AWARDS/SCHOLARSHIPS for 2009-10
Every year the Graduate School publishes Graduate Students of Distinction,  an online document listing awards, honors, fellowships and scholarships received by graduate students. Please let us know of any honors, awards, etc. that you have received since April 2009 by completing a quick, simple survey by April 15.

16. GLOBAL HOKIE ESSAY CONTEST
The Gamma Omega chapter of the PBD International Honor Society invites you to participate in their annual essay contest: submit your essay by Monday, Mar 22,  5:00pm. All VT faculty, staff, and students are eligible to enter. Topic: ‘What does it mean to be a Global Hokie?’ Word limit: 500. Cash prizes of $200, $100, $50 will be awarded. Winners will be announced at Phi Beta Delta’s Spring Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Apr 13. For more information contact Betty Watts, 1-6452. Please submit hardcopy to: Betty Watts, International Affairs Office, 526 Prices Fork Road (MRC 0378), Blacksburg, VA 24060.

17. WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING

A statistical consultant is available Mon-Fri 12:00-2:00pm through May 6 to answer your quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. The LISA Walk-in Consulting Service is located in 401 Hutcheson Hall near the elevator by the east side stairwell. Knock loudly. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Request Form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Closed: Spring Break (March 6-14) and on the Day of Remembrance (April 16).  To learn more about the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA), visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/.

18. MOVIE MANIA – SURVEY OF INTEREST
The GLC Fellows are working on bringing a series of movies to the GLC that would interest graduate students. The Fellows would appreciate your assistance in selecting the kind of movies you would like to see. Please complete the survey at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1265248650396. If you have any questions, contact Josey Chacko.

19. JOB FAIR IN NORTHERN VA GRAD CENTER (FALLS CHURCH, VA)
Attend the 19th Annual National Capital Region Job Fair sponsored by the Virginia Tech Alumni Association. More than 65+ professional and high tech companies from Virginia, Maryland, and DC will be recruiting for all levels and disciplines. No cost to attend and all job seekers are welcome. Parking is limited, so please take the Orange Line Metro to the West Falls Church – VT/UVA Metro Station. Register online and submit your resume by March 5. Even if you can’t attend, you may submit your resume for inclusion in the resume book provided to all recruiters. More information and a complete list of participating companies.

20. 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 with any questions.

21. UPCOMING EVENTS:

EVENING WITH THE INDUSTRIES
Wednesday, Mar 17, 6:30pm, Old Dominion Ballroom in Squires
Sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, Evening with the Industries can help you meet potential employers from all backgrounds of engineering. This is a sit down dinner prior to CAMEO’s Careerfest in March. Cost: $10. Pre-registration and payment are required. Contact Coco McBride to register.