1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
- Writing support/consultations: will be back in the GLC in the fall. In the meantime, visit the Writing Center in Shanks Hall for assistance
2. GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES – FREE DURING EXAM WEEK
Friday–Wednesday, May 6-11
Take a break from studying and attend a group exercise class. All group exercise classes, from abs to zumba, are free for students during exam week so that you can relieve some stress and boost your energy for exams. All WMH classes are also free for faculty, staff, and students. Brought to you by Rec Sports.
3. ALLY CAMPAIGN AND PHOTO OP FOR ALLY WALL
Wednesday, May 11, 9:00am-1:00pm or 4:00pm-6:00pm, GLC Room D
Do you support your LGBTQ friends, family members, and community members? Do you believe in equal rights for all regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity? Then you’re an ally — come "out" yourself as one! Queer Grads and Allies would love your participation and support in the new Virginia Tech’s own Ally Campaign! Any and all Allies from Virginia Tech and the NRV community are invited to show support and acceptance for the LGBTQ community. Please stop by to have your picture taken for the Ally Wall on Wednesday to "out" yourself as an ally for the LGBTQ community. Email for more information.
4. COMMENCEMENT NEWS: BROADCAST, DVD SALES AND PORTRAIT OPPORTUNITY
- The spring 2011 graduate commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on campus cable channels 2, 3 and 4 starting at 2:15pm, Friday, May 13.
- DVDs of the graduate commencement will be available 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.
- Chappell Graduation Images will offer free portrait sittings on Thursday, May 12 at the Holtzman Alumni Center Library 9:00am-3:00pm. Graduates should wear their own cap and gown. You may wear as many accoutrements as you wish for the portrait sitting. Purchase of photo not required — Chappell will mail your proofs to you approximately one week after the ceremony. No appointment is needed.
5. NEW IN FALL 2011: PARKING PERMIT PAYROLL DEDUCTION FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
Beginning in fall 2011, graduate assistants (Gas, GTAs and GRAs) will be able to purchase VT parking permits using payroll deduction! This new benefit will allow qualified students* to purchase permits with pre-tax dollars and spread the cost over the duration of their assistantship appointment (maximum 17 pay periods). *The hiring department will need to enter the position into Banner before eligible students will be able to enroll in the pre-tax permit deduction program. *This benefit is only available to Graduate Assistants whose appointment begins in the fall semester. More information to follow in late summer.
6. NEW GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN UNIV ORG & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT – 1st posting
This 20-hr per wk position for current master’s or doctoral students in I/O psychology, management, organizational development, or related field will support research and administrative needs for organizational assessment and consulting services for university clients. The graduate assistant is responsible for supporting a variety of OD projects that address the organizational effectiveness of the VT community. Responsibilities: review, administer, analyze data and create reports from organizational and individual assessments; provide support for survey research and research projects of UOPD faculty; support other research functions. Interested candidates should have strong analytical and problem solving skills, experience analyzing data with SPSS, SAS, MS Excel and/or other statistical applications, excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. Interested graduate students can email their information to UOPD by May 11, 2011 or until the position is filled.
7. TWO GRADUATE ASSISTANT POSITIONS AVAILABLE IN GRADUATE SCHOOL
The Graduate School Student Services office is hiring two full-time GA’s for 2011-12 to provide administrative and program-specific support for (1) GLC reservations, programming and student services; and (2) the Graduate Scholars’ Society (GSS), Citizen Scholar Engagement (CSE), and other transformative graduate education initiatives in 2011-12. Duties for both positions include planning and executing educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. For more information on the GLC, visit the GLC website; for info on GSS and CSE, or TGE visit the TGE website. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Monika Gibson; 117 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, May 20. Selected applicants will be interviewed in late May or early June.
8. GA POSITION OPEN IN EDUCATION ABROAD IN OIRED FOR 2011-12 – 2nd posting
A Graduate Assistant is sought to support the Education Abroad unit of OIRED, primarily through managing the database and supporting staff, faculty, and student users of the database system. The position reports directly to the Program Director for Education Abroad and works with the Assistant Director. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For further information about OIRED and Education Abroad please refer to the OIRED website. This is a full time, 9-month Graduate Assistant position for the 2011 – 2012 academic year. The position is offered pending budgetary approval. Learn more about the position.
9. GRADUATE FELLOW POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2011-12 IN HONORS RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE – 3rd posting
Residence Life and the Graduate School are seeking motivated graduate students to live in the Honors Residential College and take on Residence Life and programming duties. An ideal candidate would have previous Residence Life and/or event planning experience. Compensation includes a $9,000 partial housing stipend and a partial tuition waiver. Application materials must be turned in to the University Honors office (137 Hillcrest Hall – Ashley Wills) by 5:00pm on Friday, May 6, 2011. Review details and download the application form here. For more information, contact Robert Stephens.
10. OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST-TIME PARENTS – 1st posting
The Mindful Transition to Parenthood Program is currently enrolling participants. This 4-week program is focused on supporting couples in the transition to parenthood through a variety of mindfulness and relationship enhancement activities. Participants meet for 2 hours each week. Learn how to be happy partners and parents, and to meet other couples who are going through the same life transition. This program is part of the doctoral research of Laura Gambrel in the human development department. All participants will have the opportunity to win a $250 gift card or several smaller prizes. Enrollment is free and space is limited, so sign up now! The next group will begin Tuesday, May 31, 6:30pm; deadline for registration is May 24. Register or find out more information or e-mail Laura.
11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIDEO VIGNETTES – 1st posting
The VT Office of Emergency Management is developing a series of approximately 10 video vignettes – each between 5 to 10 minutes – on a variety of emergency preparedness topics from outdoor safety to evacuation in an emergency and more.
The final deliverables will be presented on the Office of Emergency Management’s new website (to be launched Summer 2011) and will be discussed at many national presentations on emergency preparedness. Though there won’t be any monetary compensation, these videos will be seen throughout the VT and Blacksburg communities as well as at other colleges and universities nationwide. Both the exposure and the experience can be great resume builders. If interested in participating, contact Jeff Dalton. The level of involvement is flexible: from minor rolls (roles) in cut-scenes (edited scenes) to the onscreen narration of an entire chapter. Filming will be taking place throughout the summer months and potentially into the Fall semester. Please direct question or concerns to either Jeff Dalton or Kendall Woodard.
12. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL EDITORIAL BOARD CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 3rd posting
Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the graduate student community in a scholarly fashion? Do you want experience working with a peer-reviewed scholarly journal? Consider applying for a position on the editorial board of the multidisciplinary student journal Public Knowledge Journal (ISSN 1948-3511). You can contact the current Editor-in-Chief to learn more about the available positions, or read about each position under “2011-2012 Editorial Board.” The deadline for applications (statement of interest, CV, and contact information) is May 6, 2011. Please contact Ashley Patriarca with questions or concerns.
13. LGBTQ HEALTH SURVEY – 2nd posting
A regular topic at GSA delegate meetings has been the Graduate Health Insurance program and other graduate healthcare issues. QG&A has set up a survey to collect data relevant to queer graduate experiences with Schiffert Health Center, Cook Counseling Center and the graduate health insurance program. Please take a moment to fill it out; it will be very helpful to share the results of the survey with the GSA members involved with graduate health policies, as well as guide future QG&A sponsored programs and initiatives! Data collection is anonymous. Access the survey.
14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VR-MICRO-CT-DATA-ANALYSIS STUDY: PHASE-II – 3rd posting
Voluntary participants are sought for the “Benefits of immersion for analysis of micro-CT datasets” project to help researchers gather both quantitative and qualitative insights into immersion benefits while exploring a complex scientific dataset like that of microscopic computed tomography data. The study consists of carrying out few tasks (answering few questions) related to two selected micro-CT datasets, which will be volume visualized on a state-of-the-art spatially immersive stereo display system, in the Visionarium at 3050 Torgersen. More details will be provided on site. The whole experiment will last for about an hour and a half. This study has been approved by VT’s Institutional Review Board. This is Phase-II of the study, for which 40 participants are needed. Participation is on first come first served basis. Participants must be over 18 with no or minimal background in micro-CT imaging to participate in this experiment. Review available time slots for participation. Please email to Bireswar Laha with your preferred time slot from the above page to sign up for your participation.
15. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER SCHEDULE
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School will operate with summer hours, opening at 9:00am each day and closing at 4:00pm. The Graduate Life Center will remain accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport.