January 3-9, 2011

1. GLC WINTER BREAK HOURS
During the winter break the public areas of the Graduate Life Center, including the computer lab, remain accessible to current graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. Use the card-reader at Otey Street entrance or the Bookstore side entrance  to swipe in. The Graduate School is open with regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Use the  entrance facing the Squires Student Center to visit the Graduate School.

2. WINTER 2010 PHOTO CHALLENGE   
You are invited to submit photos of your winter break experience (wherever that might be) to be displayed in the GLC and on the Grad School Facebook page in January and February. Each student may upload up to three photos here. Submission deadline is Jan 14, 2011.

3. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2011
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 24, 2011:

  • 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

Visit our awards website for additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award. Nomination/Application deadline is February 4, 2011.

4. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT DVD ON SALE

Congratulations to all master’s and doctoral students who graduated this fall! A DVD of the Fall 2010 Graduate Commencement Ceremony may be pre-ordered from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the Graduation button on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information.
 
5. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE FOR 2011-12 – 2nd posting
Master’s or doctoral student is sought for GRA position to support the Gender Global Theme in the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) beginning fall 2011. Application deadline:  Mar 1 or until position is filled. IPM CRSP is a global, multidisciplinary program that develops and implements approaches to integrated pest management to help raise the standard of living and improve the environment in countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The successful applicant must conduct thesis/dissertation field research in a location TBD in consultation with the advisor and apply a cultural and political ecology approach to gendered spaces and gendered knowledge in IPM. The student will work directly with the Women in International Development Program of OIRED. Responsibilities include developing research instruments, analyzing data, producing publishable papers, and preparing work plans and reports for the gender program in IPM CRSP. Funding includes tuition and fees, and a 12-month stipend. Further information >>.

January 3-9, 2011

1. GLC WINTER BREAK HOURS
During the winter break the public areas of the Graduate Life Center, including the computer lab, remain accessible to current graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. Use the card-reader at Otey Street entrance or the Bookstore side entrance  to swipe in. The Graduate School is open with regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Use the  entrance facing the Squires Student Center to visit the Graduate School.

2. WINTER 2010 PHOTO CHALLENGE   
You are invited to submit photos of your winter break experience (wherever that might be) to be displayed in the GLC and on the Grad School Facebook page in January and February. Each student may upload up to three photos here. Submission deadline is Jan 14, 2011.

3. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS 2011
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 24, 2011:

  • 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

Visit our awards website for additional information on the specifics and requirements for each award. Nomination/Application deadline is February 4, 2011.

4. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT DVD ON SALE

Congratulations to all master’s and doctoral students who graduated this fall! A DVD of the Fall 2010 Graduate Commencement Ceremony may be pre-ordered from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the Graduation button on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information.
 
5. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE FOR 2011-12 – 2nd posting
Master’s or doctoral student is sought for GRA position to support the Gender Global Theme in the Integrated Pest Management Collaborative Research Support Program (IPM CRSP) beginning fall 2011. Application deadline:  Mar 1 or until position is filled. IPM CRSP is a global, multidisciplinary program that develops and implements approaches to integrated pest management to help raise the standard of living and improve the environment in countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The successful applicant must conduct thesis/dissertation field research in a location TBD in consultation with the advisor and apply a cultural and political ecology approach to gendered spaces and gendered knowledge in IPM. The student will work directly with the Women in International Development Program of OIRED. Responsibilities include developing research instruments, analyzing data, producing publishable papers, and preparing work plans and reports for the gender program in IPM CRSP. Funding includes tuition and fees, and a 12-month stipend. Further information >>.