April 26-May 2, 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 – available through May 5.

2. INTERVIEWING BEYOND ACADEME SEMINAR
Monday, Apr 26, 3:00pm, Squires 341/345
Dr. Wendy Perry, Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Programs at the University of Virginia, will give a seminar on interviewing outside of academia. Dr. Perry will address some challenges PhDs face in interviews, typical interview questions, and how to get the most out of your interview. Please contact Meredith Katz with any questions.

3. ST. BALDRICK’S FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, Apr 28, 11:00am-2:00pm, GLC Plaza
Come out to support your fellow graduate students in the fight against childhood cancer at KDR’s St. Baldrick’s. Watch participants go bald for donations to the charity and even participate yourself! This event is free and open to the public. A benefit concert will follow that evening featuring rap group The Hammer Boys at Awful Arthur’s at 10:00pm. The cover will be $3 and will all go to St. Baldrick’s.  Last minute donations can be made online. For more information, contact grad student Catherine Cotrupi.

4. APRIL MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, Apr 28, 6:30-8:00pm, The Easy Chair Coffee Shop
Kacie Allen, doctoral student in HNFE, invites you to the April Book Club meeting of the Bburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Each month the club reads a different book and then meets to discuss it.  The book for April is “Glorious” by Bernice L. McFadden (participants bring their own books). Both Barnes & Noble (in C’burg) and Books-A-Million (in B’burg) have Glorious in stock. If you are a graduate student or professional who enjoys extra-curricular reading and lively discussion, please join! All graduate students and faculty are welcome. For more information please contact Alicia Feagins.

5. CAMPUS SAFETY
Wednesday, Apr 28, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Officer Allen from the VTPD will speak about different safety rules and tips to increase general awareness, which is a key factor in improving safety on campus.  All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend.

6. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION FORUM

Wednesday, Apr 28, 7:00pm, Commonwealth Ballrom in Squires
Have your voice heard in this parking and transportation forum – discuss parking problems, hear about parking garages on campus, parking permit increases and more. Transportation and Campus Services representatives will be available to answer your questions. You may also fill out the Parking Garage Survey initiated  by the Student Government Association.

7. CINEMATECH SCREENING SERIES
Thursday, Apr 29, 7:00pm, in 1045 Pamplin
You are invited by doctoral student Anja Haelg Bieri to CinemaTech’s screening of Jacques Tati’s “Play Time” (1967). Jacques Tati directs and plays the old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot in this gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedy about confusion in the age of technology. Play Time is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion. Color, 145 minutes. For more information contact Anja.

8. GSA CASINO NIGHT
Friday, Apr 30, 7:00-10:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate the end of the semester in style at the GSA Casino Night.  Come dressed in your formal attire and rack up the wins on a variety of Casino games (poker, craps, blackjack, roulette, etc.) hosted by professional dealers.  Entry tickets can be purchased for $10 with just an additional $5 for games.  Purchase tickets online. Celebrate with amazing h’orderves, wine, beer, a DJ, dancing, and raffle tickets for prize drawings!  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss

9. DOG WALK
Saturday, May 1, 2:00pm, meet in GLC Lobby and Otey Street entrance
Grab your four-legged friend and join fellow grads and families to enjoy the spring weather on the Huckleberry Trail. Meet inside (if w/o dog) or outside at the Otey Street entrance to depart together for the trail.  Plastic bags and treats will be provided! Questions: contact Lindsay Moss.

10. GLSIZZLE (BBQ)
Sunday, May 2, 2:00pm, Duck Pond
You don’t have to live in the hizzle to attend this GLSizzle! Enjoy the sunshine, outdoor games, sweet music and a pot-luck style BBQ.  All graduate students, family and friends are welcome.  The GLC Fellows will provide charcoal, all utensils and drinks, but organizers are relying on you to contribute a dish! Please help estimate attendance by filling out this survey. Questions: contact Lindsay Moss.

11. PART-TME JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
The VT Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) is searching for a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) to serve as a part-time (20 hours/wk) Campus Peace Corps Recruiter. Successful candidate will serve as the main university and SW Virginia point of contact for students and others interested in joining the Peace Corps.  Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin fall semester 2010 and run through spring 2011.  Interested persons should send a letter of application, a current resume, and names/addresses of three references to Alex Frane, phone 231-4266.  Application deadline: Apr 30, 2010 or until filled.  The successful candidate will be notified as soon as possible after selection.  For further information, see OIRED’s website.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are wanted for a VT research study investigating the effects of physical and mental demands on physiological responses. Participants perform a physical static task in the presence and absence of a mental task. Must attend four sessions: one preliminary and 3 experimental. The preliminary session will last around an hour and each experimental session will last 2-3 hours. Participants must be 18-25 years old, and will be paid $10/hour for their time. If you are interested, please email Ranjana Mehta and include your name, age, and gender in the email.

13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INFO ANALYTICS STUDY – 1st posting
You are invited to participate in a study that involves an experiment to investigate how grouping and spatial understanding of information affects information analytics in a virtual environment. You will be given a consent form upon arrival. If you agree to the conditions described, you will then be given full instructions to use each environment and then complete two analysis tasks, which involve answering questions about a set of images. A background questionnaire to gauge your experience with such systems and an abstract reasoning psychometric test will also be given. Location: 1137 Knowledge Work – II, Dept of Computer Science, VT. Contact Gaurav Tuli, 612-454-8691, or Adam Pickeral, 540-267-6390 for more info. If you are interested in participating, please indicate a preferred time slot in the sign up sheet.

14. VETERANS SOUGHT FOR VT STUDY – 3rd posting
Military veterans are needed for a study relating to experiences and needs of military veterans at Virginia Tech. An interdisciplinary team of faculty, administrators, and graduate students will conduct this research. Graduate students who are military veterans are invited to participate in interviews no more than an hour long in order to gather information on veterans pursuing graduate education at Virginia Tech.  Feel free to share this posting with friends who are military veterans and are pursuing graduate degrees at Virginia Tech.  If you are interested in participating in this study or would like more information, please contact Carson Byrd.

15. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW

Have you used your research to benefit society in any way?  If so, consider applying for the Citizen Scholar award. Application deadline extended through April 30; review program requirements online . For more information, email Eric Hodges.

16. ON CAMPUS GRAD HOUSING FOR 2010-11
The waitlist for 2010-2011 graduate on-campus housing is available for next year. Graduate students interested in living on-campus in either the GLC or in Main Campbell Hall need to sign up on the waitlist online to be considered for housing. The waitlist is available at: http://www.studentprograms.vt.edu/housing/graduate.php. Eligible students will receive housing offers every 2-3 weeks via email until all of the spaces are filled. If you need further information, please contact Erin Foote, Assignments Manager in Housing and Dining.

April 26-May 2, 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 – available through May 5.

2. INTERVIEWING BEYOND ACADEME SEMINAR
Monday, Apr 26, 3:00pm, Squires 341/345
Dr. Wendy Perry, Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Programs at the University of Virginia, will give a seminar on interviewing outside of academia. Dr. Perry will address some challenges PhDs face in interviews, typical interview questions, and how to get the most out of your interview. Please contact Meredith Katz with any questions.

3. ST. BALDRICK’S FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, Apr 28, 11:00am-2:00pm, GLC Plaza
Come out to support your fellow graduate students in the fight against childhood cancer at KDR’s St. Baldrick’s. Watch participants go bald for donations to the charity and even participate yourself! This event is free and open to the public. A benefit concert will follow that evening featuring rap group The Hammer Boys at Awful Arthur’s at 10:00pm. The cover will be $3 and will all go to St. Baldrick’s.  Last minute donations can be made online. For more information, contact grad student Catherine Cotrupi.

4. APRIL MONTHLY BOOK CLUB
Wednesday, Apr 28, 6:30-8:00pm, The Easy Chair Coffee Shop
Kacie Allen, doctoral student in HNFE, invites you to the April Book Club meeting of the Bburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Each month the club reads a different book and then meets to discuss it.  The book for April is “Glorious” by Bernice L. McFadden (participants bring their own books). Both Barnes & Noble (in C’burg) and Books-A-Million (in B’burg) have Glorious in stock. If you are a graduate student or professional who enjoys extra-curricular reading and lively discussion, please join! All graduate students and faculty are welcome. For more information please contact Alicia Feagins.

5. CAMPUS SAFETY
Wednesday, Apr 28, 7:00pm, GLC Auditorium
Officer Allen from the VTPD will speak about different safety rules and tips to increase general awareness, which is a key factor in improving safety on campus.  All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend.

6. PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION FORUM

Wednesday, Apr 28, 7:00pm, Commonwealth Ballrom in Squires
Have your voice heard in this parking and transportation forum – discuss parking problems, hear about parking garages on campus, parking permit increases and more. Transportation and Campus Services representatives will be available to answer your questions. You may also fill out the Parking Garage Survey initiated  by the Student Government Association.

7. CINEMATECH SCREENING SERIES
Thursday, Apr 29, 7:00pm, in 1045 Pamplin
You are invited by doctoral student Anja Haelg Bieri to CinemaTech’s screening of Jacques Tati’s “Play Time” (1967). Jacques Tati directs and plays the old-fashioned Monsieur Hulot in this gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedy about confusion in the age of technology. Play Time is a lasting testament to a modern age tiptoeing on the edge of oblivion. Color, 145 minutes. For more information contact Anja.

8. GSA CASINO NIGHT
Friday, Apr 30, 7:00-10:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Celebrate the end of the semester in style at the GSA Casino Night.  Come dressed in your formal attire and rack up the wins on a variety of Casino games (poker, craps, blackjack, roulette, etc.) hosted by professional dealers.  Entry tickets can be purchased for $10 with just an additional $5 for games.  Purchase tickets online. Celebrate with amazing h’orderves, wine, beer, a DJ, dancing, and raffle tickets for prize drawings!  Questions: contact Lindsay Moss

9. DOG WALK
Saturday, May 1, 2:00pm, meet in GLC Lobby and Otey Street entrance
Grab your four-legged friend and join fellow grads and families to enjoy the spring weather on the Huckleberry Trail. Meet inside (if w/o dog) or outside at the Otey Street entrance to depart together for the trail.  Plastic bags and treats will be provided! Questions: contact Lindsay Moss.

10. GLSIZZLE (BBQ)
Sunday, May 2, 2:00pm, Duck Pond
You don’t have to live in the hizzle to attend this GLSizzle! Enjoy the sunshine, outdoor games, sweet music and a pot-luck style BBQ.  All graduate students, family and friends are welcome.  The GLC Fellows will provide charcoal, all utensils and drinks, but organizers are relying on you to contribute a dish! Please help estimate attendance by filling out this survey. Questions: contact Lindsay Moss.

11. PART-TME JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER
The VT Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) is searching for a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) to serve as a part-time (20 hours/wk) Campus Peace Corps Recruiter. Successful candidate will serve as the main university and SW Virginia point of contact for students and others interested in joining the Peace Corps.  Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin fall semester 2010 and run through spring 2011.  Interested persons should send a letter of application, a current resume, and names/addresses of three references to Alex Frane, phone 231-4266.  Application deadline: Apr 30, 2010 or until filled.  The successful candidate will be notified as soon as possible after selection.  For further information, see OIRED’s website.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are wanted for a VT research study investigating the effects of physical and mental demands on physiological responses. Participants perform a physical static task in the presence and absence of a mental task. Must attend four sessions: one preliminary and 3 experimental. The preliminary session will last around an hour and each experimental session will last 2-3 hours. Participants must be 18-25 years old, and will be paid $10/hour for their time. If you are interested, please email Ranjana Mehta and include your name, age, and gender in the email.

13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INFO ANALYTICS STUDY – 1st posting
You are invited to participate in a study that involves an experiment to investigate how grouping and spatial understanding of information affects information analytics in a virtual environment. You will be given a consent form upon arrival. If you agree to the conditions described, you will then be given full instructions to use each environment and then complete two analysis tasks, which involve answering questions about a set of images. A background questionnaire to gauge your experience with such systems and an abstract reasoning psychometric test will also be given. Location: 1137 Knowledge Work – II, Dept of Computer Science, VT. Contact Gaurav Tuli, 612-454-8691, or Adam Pickeral, 540-267-6390 for more info. If you are interested in participating, please indicate a preferred time slot in the sign up sheet.

14. VETERANS SOUGHT FOR VT STUDY – 3rd posting
Military veterans are needed for a study relating to experiences and needs of military veterans at Virginia Tech. An interdisciplinary team of faculty, administrators, and graduate students will conduct this research. Graduate students who are military veterans are invited to participate in interviews no more than an hour long in order to gather information on veterans pursuing graduate education at Virginia Tech.  Feel free to share this posting with friends who are military veterans and are pursuing graduate degrees at Virginia Tech.  If you are interested in participating in this study or would like more information, please contact Carson Byrd.

15. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED NOW

Have you used your research to benefit society in any way?  If so, consider applying for the Citizen Scholar award. Application deadline extended through April 30; review program requirements online . For more information, email Eric Hodges.

16. ON CAMPUS GRAD HOUSING FOR 2010-11
The waitlist for 2010-2011 graduate on-campus housing is available for next year. Graduate students interested in living on-campus in either the GLC or in Main Campbell Hall need to sign up on the waitlist online to be considered for housing. The waitlist is available at: http://www.studentprograms.vt.edu/housing/graduate.php. Eligible students will receive housing offers every 2-3 weeks via email until all of the spaces are filled. If you need further information, please contact Erin Foote, Assignments Manager in Housing and Dining.