November 28 – December 4, 2011

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC (on a walk-in basis unless otherwise noted)

  • Career services advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room
  • Counseling:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from Room G)
  • GLC Café: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room
  • Writing support: Wednesdays (6-9pm) and Thursdays (6-9pm), GLC Videoconference Room – for information on reserving a spot, visit: www.composition.english.vt.edu/wc

2. GRAD STUDENT ROUNDTABLE ON COMMUNITY NEWS
Tuesday, Nov 29, 3:30-4:30pm, GLC Room C
Join the discussion about how community-based journalism and information sharing builds community knowledge and informed decision making. Contact Kate Preston at kapresto@vt.edu for more information. A speaker will address this same topic at 7:00pm in the Lyric; see “Community Voices” posting below.

3. GLC FELLOWS MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, Nov 29, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Join GLC Fellows and other graduate students to watch the legal drama, The Lincoln Lawyer, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei.  The plot revolves around an underhanded lawyer who has a crisis of conscience when he defends a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to defeat the system.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  This event is sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  For more information, contact Eric Hodges.

4. COMMUNITY VOICES: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF COMMUNITY NEWS
Tuesday, Nov 29, 7:00pm, Lyric Theatre.
Speaker Brian Wheeler is the executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a community news platform covering growth, development, and local politics. He will talk about how community-based journalism and information sharing builds community knowledge and informed decision making. A graduate student roundtable on this topic will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 3:30-4:30pm in GLC Room C. Contact Andy Morikawa for information. This event was submitted by graduate student Kate Preston.

5. WHAT IS WALL  STREET?
Wednesday, Nov 30, 6:00pm, GLC Room C
MBA students will lead this information session about how Wall Street works and investing in general. Light snacks will be provided.

6. GLC CAFÉ BY SPOKE ‘N’ BEANS
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee and tea in the GLC Reading Room on Thursday afternoons and socialize with your fellow grads. This week’s café is sponsored by Spoke ‘n’ Beans. Bring your own mug if you can. Please contact us at grads@vt.edu if you have any comments or suggestions about this event.

7. COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT – 1st posting                                                                                                                            
The university commencement committee is seeking graduate student volunteers to serve as ushers at the fall commencement ceremonies. If you are interested in serving the university community in this manner, please contact Thomas W. Broyles, tbroyles@vt.edu, or by phone at 540-239-4365.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are needed for a study investigating the effects of job rotation on muscle fatigue and performance. The study consists of 6 separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and one screening session. Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: female, age 18-25, low body fat, right handed, 20/20 vision (corrected okay), no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders, and exercise 2-3 times per week. If interested, please contact Leanna Horton.

9. COMMENCEMENT NEWS: DVD SALES, LIVE BROADCAST & PORTRAIT                                                                             

  • A DVD of the Fall 2011 Graduate Commencement Ceremony 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.
  • The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on campus cable channels 3 and 4 starting at 2:30 pm.
  • Chappell Graduation Images will offer free portrait sittings on Thursday, Dec 15 at the Holtzman Alumni Center Library 9:00am-3:00pm. No appointment is needed. Graduates should wear their own cap and gown. You may wear as many accoutrements as you wish for the portrait sitting. Chappell will mail your proofs to you approximately one week after the ceremony. You are not required to purchase photos.

10. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR 2012 GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – 3rd posting
GSA is excited to announce that they will be accepting abstracts Dec 1-8 for the 28th Annual  Research Symposium. The research symposium is a great opportunity to showcase your graduate work and potentially win up to $400 in awards for your talk, poster or performance. This event will be held on Mar 28, 2012 in the Graduate Life Center.  More information and submission criteria>>.  Questions: Contact Alireza at alireza@vt.edu.

11. VT ENGLISH GRAD STUDENT ORG CONFERENCE: RE-ENVISION, RE-FORM, RE-CREATE
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012
The VT English Graduate Student Organization is now accepting proposals for the 2012 interdisciplinary conference "Re-envision, Re-formation, Re-creation:" welcome are proposals for paper, panels, and creative works from any discipline that challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink assumptions, and ultimately create new knowledge. A 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to vt.egso@gmail.com in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format by Jan 15, 2012. Creative works should include a short, descriptive abstract and a sample of the work to be considered. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of paper, and a brief biographical statement. However, do not include your name on the abstract itself. For more information and the full call for papers, please contact vt.egso@gmail.com.

12. INVITATION TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARS
The Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives hosts a Diversity Scholars Program that encourages scholarship and faculty-student mentorship and research through diversity initiatives. Visit this link to learn more and contact Dannette Gomez Beane dannette@vt.edu with questions.

13. ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012 – 2nd posting
Full-time GA opening available in the Youth Science Cooperative Outreach Agreement (YSCOA) team in VT’s Continuing and Professional Education. The GA will assist the program director in keeping up to date on the latest developments in STEM education research and national outreach initiatives. Responsibilities include keeping abreast of developments in STEM education literature; synthesizing key findings from literature; supporting research of the YSCOA team; assisting with  writing of reports and publications; assisting with identifying grant opportunities and writing grant applications; collecting materials and maintaining library and annotated bibliography of seminal publications; other duties as assigned. Must have bachelor’s degree in STEM-related field with at least 1 year of grad-level research experience;  superior communication skills with ability to interact with all levels within the university;  extensive experience with MS Office Suite and APA formatting; library research skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate on teams; excellent ability to self-direct, multi-task, and prioritize; ability to work with limited supervision and make independent judgment calls; flexibility and positive attitude. Preferred qualifications: master’s in STEM education, education policy, STS or relevant field; experience working with science, technology, educational, outreach, and/or military programs; experience with statistical software. For more information or to submit an application (cover letter, resume and list of 3 references), contact Donna Augustine. Invitations to interview will be extended to top candidates. Interviews take place Dec 5-9.

14. UPCOMING EVENTS:


SOCCER PARTY IN THE GLC: FC BARCELONA VS. REAL MADRID

Saturday, Dec 10, 11:30am-2:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Soccer fan grad students unite! Watch this soccer game between the 1st and 2nd in the Spanish La Liga with fellow grads. The game starts at 12:00pm and will be over by 2pm. This is a great opportunity for graduate students to take a break from studying for finals, relax and socialize. GLC Fellow Kiril Stoyanov will provide coffee and light snacks.

November 28 – December 4, 2011

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC (on a walk-in basis unless otherwise noted)

  • Career services advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, GLC Study Room
  • Counseling:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from Room G)
  • GLC Café: Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room
  • Writing support: Wednesdays (6-9pm) and Thursdays (6-9pm), GLC Videoconference Room – for information on reserving a spot, visit: www.composition.english.vt.edu/wc

2. GRAD STUDENT ROUNDTABLE ON COMMUNITY NEWS
Tuesday, Nov 29, 3:30-4:30pm, GLC Room C
Join the discussion about how community-based journalism and information sharing builds community knowledge and informed decision making. Contact Kate Preston at kapresto@vt.edu for more information. A speaker will address this same topic at 7:00pm in the Lyric; see “Community Voices” posting below.

3. GLC FELLOWS MOVIE NIGHT
Tuesday, Nov 29, 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Join GLC Fellows and other graduate students to watch the legal drama, The Lincoln Lawyer, featuring Matthew McConaughey and Marisa Tomei.  The plot revolves around an underhanded lawyer who has a crisis of conscience when he defends a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to defeat the system.  Drinks and snacks will be provided.  This event is sponsored by the GLC Fellows.  For more information, contact Eric Hodges.

4. COMMUNITY VOICES: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF COMMUNITY NEWS
Tuesday, Nov 29, 7:00pm, Lyric Theatre.
Speaker Brian Wheeler is the executive director of Charlottesville Tomorrow, a community news platform covering growth, development, and local politics. He will talk about how community-based journalism and information sharing builds community knowledge and informed decision making. A graduate student roundtable on this topic will take place on Tuesday, November 29th from 3:30-4:30pm in GLC Room C. Contact Andy Morikawa for information. This event was submitted by graduate student Kate Preston.

5. WHAT IS WALL  STREET?
Wednesday, Nov 30, 6:00pm, GLC Room C
MBA students will lead this information session about how Wall Street works and investing in general. Light snacks will be provided.

6. GLC CAFÉ BY SPOKE ‘N’ BEANS
Thursdays, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee and tea in the GLC Reading Room on Thursday afternoons and socialize with your fellow grads. This week’s café is sponsored by Spoke ‘n’ Beans. Bring your own mug if you can. Please contact us at grads@vt.edu if you have any comments or suggestions about this event.

7. COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT – 1st posting                                                                                                                            
The university commencement committee is seeking graduate student volunteers to serve as ushers at the fall commencement ceremonies. If you are interested in serving the university community in this manner, please contact Thomas W. Broyles, tbroyles@vt.edu, or by phone at 540-239-4365.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting

Participants are needed for a study investigating the effects of job rotation on muscle fatigue and performance. The study consists of 6 separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and one screening session. Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: female, age 18-25, low body fat, right handed, 20/20 vision (corrected okay), no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders, and exercise 2-3 times per week. If interested, please contact Leanna Horton.

9. COMMENCEMENT NEWS: DVD SALES, LIVE BROADCAST & PORTRAIT                                                                             

  • A DVD of the Fall 2011 Graduate Commencement Ceremony 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.
  • The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live on campus cable channels 3 and 4 starting at 2:30 pm.
  • Chappell Graduation Images will offer free portrait sittings on Thursday, Dec 15 at the Holtzman Alumni Center Library 9:00am-3:00pm. No appointment is needed. Graduates should wear their own cap and gown. You may wear as many accoutrements as you wish for the portrait sitting. Chappell will mail your proofs to you approximately one week after the ceremony. You are not required to purchase photos.

10. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR 2012 GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM – 3rd posting
GSA is excited to announce that they will be accepting abstracts Dec 1-8 for the 28th Annual  Research Symposium. The research symposium is a great opportunity to showcase your graduate work and potentially win up to $400 in awards for your talk, poster or performance. This event will be held on Mar 28, 2012 in the Graduate Life Center.  More information and submission criteria>>.  Questions: Contact Alireza at alireza@vt.edu.

11. VT ENGLISH GRAD STUDENT ORG CONFERENCE: RE-ENVISION, RE-FORM, RE-CREATE
Saturday, Feb 25, 2012
The VT English Graduate Student Organization is now accepting proposals for the 2012 interdisciplinary conference "Re-envision, Re-formation, Re-creation:" welcome are proposals for paper, panels, and creative works from any discipline that challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink assumptions, and ultimately create new knowledge. A 250-500 word abstract for a 20-minute paper should be submitted as an email attachment to vt.egso@gmail.com in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format by Jan 15, 2012. Creative works should include a short, descriptive abstract and a sample of the work to be considered. In your email, please include your name, affiliation, email address, phone number, title of paper, and a brief biographical statement. However, do not include your name on the abstract itself. For more information and the full call for papers, please contact vt.egso@gmail.com.

12. INVITATION TO DIVERSITY SCHOLARS
The Graduate School Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives hosts a Diversity Scholars Program that encourages scholarship and faculty-student mentorship and research through diversity initiatives. Visit this link to learn more and contact Dannette Gomez Beane dannette@vt.edu with questions.

13. ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012 – 2nd posting
Full-time GA opening available in the Youth Science Cooperative Outreach Agreement (YSCOA) team in VT’s Continuing and Professional Education. The GA will assist the program director in keeping up to date on the latest developments in STEM education research and national outreach initiatives. Responsibilities include keeping abreast of developments in STEM education literature; synthesizing key findings from literature; supporting research of the YSCOA team; assisting with  writing of reports and publications; assisting with identifying grant opportunities and writing grant applications; collecting materials and maintaining library and annotated bibliography of seminal publications; other duties as assigned. Must have bachelor’s degree in STEM-related field with at least 1 year of grad-level research experience;  superior communication skills with ability to interact with all levels within the university;  extensive experience with MS Office Suite and APA formatting; library research skills; demonstrated ability to collaborate on teams; excellent ability to self-direct, multi-task, and prioritize; ability to work with limited supervision and make independent judgment calls; flexibility and positive attitude. Preferred qualifications: master’s in STEM education, education policy, STS or relevant field; experience working with science, technology, educational, outreach, and/or military programs; experience with statistical software. For more information or to submit an application (cover letter, resume and list of 3 references), contact Donna Augustine. Invitations to interview will be extended to top candidates. Interviews take place Dec 5-9.

14. UPCOMING EVENTS:


SOCCER PARTY IN THE GLC: FC BARCELONA VS. REAL MADRID

Saturday, Dec 10, 11:30am-2:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Soccer fan grad students unite! Watch this soccer game between the 1st and 2nd in the Spanish La Liga with fellow grads. The game starts at 12:00pm and will be over by 2pm. This is a great opportunity for graduate students to take a break from studying for finals, relax and socialize. GLC Fellow Kiril Stoyanov will provide coffee and light snacks.