1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- Career advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
- Cook Counseling (walk in, no appointment needed): Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room
- Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room; find out each consultant’s software expertise here
- Writing Center support for grads: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room (additional hours are available in the Library)
2. REBEL SEMINAR: DO WE NEED A LEARNING REVOLUTION?
Monday, Mar 25, 1:15-3:00pm, GLC Student Lounge (across from Auditorium)
Join Dr. Shelli Fowler in the grad student lounge in the GLC to explore what’s at stake when we think about a revolution in learning and your role in it.
3. ENGAGING IN EXCELLENCE: UNDERSTANDING THE FOUNDATION
Monday, Mar 25, 5:30-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Learn about the connection between work environment, personal engagement and business performance outcomes, and identify strategies to develop and strengthen your individual core for greater engagement. Light refreshments served.
4. REMOVING THE MYSTERY OF THE ETD REVIEW
Monday, Mar 25, 7:00-8:00pm, GLC Room G
Learn what happens to your ETD after you submit it to the Graduate School: timeline, corrections and final approval.
5. FOSTERING POSITIVE EATING AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY HABITS
Monday, Mar 25, 7:00-8:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Learn about current nutrition and physical activity recommendations from presenter Dr. Kathy Hosig and discuss barriers and facilitators for maintaining positive eating and physical activity habits. Light refreshments served.
6. LOUNGE AT THE LIBRARY
Tuesday, Mar 26, 11:30am-1:30pm, 416 Newman Library
Stop by the Grad Student Lounge in the Newman Library and enjoy a free light lunch as you learn about the resources available to grads and meet subject librarians who can help with your research.
7. CXWORX FITNESS CLASS
Tuesday, Mar 26, 1:00-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join GLC Fellow Emily as she leads this Les Mills core work-out class for 30 minutes. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring water and a towel.
8. FROM CONFERENCE PAPER TO JOURNAL ARTICLE: THE INS AND OUTS OF GETTING PUBLISHED
Tuesday, Mar 26, 1:30-2:30pm, GLC Room C
Having your work published enhances professional advancement and personal satisfaction. Attend this panel for an inside view of academic journals and some advice on how to increase the chances of your work being selected for publication.
9. SHORT STAT COURSE FOR GRADS: CLASSIFICATION AND REGRESSION TREES (CART)
Tuesday, Mar 26, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torgersen Hall
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Instructions on how to register and to learn more>>. Dr. Chris Franck will teach classification and regression tree (CART) methods, which are a class of data mining techniques that constitute an alternative approach to classical regression. CART methods are frequently used in applications where it is difficult to specify an appropriate regression model explicitly. The goal of this course is for students to learn why, when, and how to use CART in their research. For more information visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.
10. FREE ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUP AVAILABLE
Tuesday, Mar 26, 7:00pm, VT Psychological Services Ctr, 3110 Prices Fork Rd
A free support group for individuals struggling with anxiety meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm. If you have questions or would like more information, contact the Psychological Services Center at 231-6914, visit www.psyc.vt.edu/outreach/psc, or email doctoral student Nathaniel Van Kirk at email@example.com or doctoral student Brenna Maddox.
11. GRAD MOVIE NIGHT AT THE LYRIC
Tuesday, Mar 26, 7:30 and 9:00pm, The Lyric
Pick up your free movie passes in the GLC to see Amour at The Lyric. Courtesy of the Graduate School in celebration of Graduate Education Week.
12. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM & EXPO
Wednesday, Mar 27, 9:00am-3:00pm, GLC
View the latest in graduate research and visit with fellow grads as you learn about their research efforts.
13. PY4GRADS: PRACTICAL PYTHON FOR GRAD STUDENTS
Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm, Port, the Digital Research Commons (Torg Bridge and Library 4th floor)
Are you interested in learning Python but not sure where to start? Do you have questions about a particular Python library or module like scipy or numpy? Are you interested in learning Python to speed up processing of text or data? If so, check out the py4grads group in the library, sponsored by the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. They are offering weekly office hours with a library software engineer and a data science librarian to help you get started using Python in your research. They can help you find resources to learn Python on your own, help you set up your programming environment, or help you install and use many different modules. They are also interested in talking to grad students who are already using Python in their research. Questions? Comments? Email Andi Ogier, Data Science and Informatics Librarian.
14. ANSWER, SPIN AND WIN
Wednesday, Mar 27, 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
Stop by the Career Services booth and test your interviewing skills by responding to an interview question. Receive feedback, spin the prize wheel, and walk away with some fun prize!
15. SAFE ZONE 101
Thursday, Mar 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, GLC Room C
This session is for individuals interested in learning more about the LGBTQ Community. Topics addressed in the first training session include: common LGBTQ terms, sexual orientation vs. sexual identity, the coming out process, experiences of LGBTQ individuals, and how you can be a Safe-Zone ally. Please register here. If you have questions, contact Tara Frank.
16. GLC CAFÉ: GEW EDITION – MY FAVORITE THINGS
Thursday, Mar 28, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, maybe hot chocolate, and definitely cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. The GEW edition will include gourmet fixings for your coffee, tea or hot chocolate, a mug raffle, music and more. Share some of your favorite things by filling out this survey.
17. COMMUNITY VOICES: THE ART OF (SMALL) GOVERNMENT AND THE SMALL ART OF GOVERNANCE
Thursday, Mar 28, 7:00pm, The Lyric Theatre
Kathie deNobriga and Melanie Hammet, mayor and mayor pro tem of Pine Lake, Georgia, will be speaking on “The art of (small) government and the small art of governance.” deNobriga and Hammet will sing, shout, laugh & talk about how artists are suited to lead and govern. They will consider the use of art as a tool for government and leadership and the curious intersections between voters, taxes, leaf vacuums, garbage collection, pancake breakfasts, and planning & zoning. Contact graduate student Kate Preston firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about this event.
18. IDR PRESENTS: ROLE OF INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AS SEEN BY EPA RESEARCHER
Friday, Mar 29, 10:00-11:00am, GLC Room F
Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisciplinary Research Honor Society presents a March speaker spotlight on Dr. Laura E. Jackson, a biology researcher at the US Environmental Protection Agency who studies healthy communities. Dr. Jackson will be discussing the role of interdisciplinary research in the context of her study of the effect that land cover development has on the risk of Lyme disease incidence. Enjoy a lively talk and complimentary snacks. Please register by completing this survey; registration is not mandatory, and last-minute attendees are welcome. If you have any questions, contact Elizabeth Elvington, the IDR Social Spotlight Series Chair, email@example.com.
19. BIG COOK OUT (OR IN)
Friday, Mar 29, 4:30-6:30pm, GLC Lawn and Multipurpose Room
Graduate students and their families are invited to enjoy free food from Log Cabin BBQ, music, games, free fun photos in a photo booth, and cornhole sponsored by the BreakZONE. Bring a blanket! If it rains or snows, food will be served in the Graduate School lobby and the entire first floor of the building will be open for grads. If it’s sunny, the party is on the lawn.
20. MOVIE SCREENING: ENGLISH VINGLISH
Saturday, Mar 30, 3:00-6:00pm, The Lyric
The Indian Students Association (ISA) and Lyric Theater presents ‘ENGLISH VINGLISH,’ a movie that showcases the comedic journey of an Indian woman from being a simple housewife to a strong independent woman by rediscovering love, life and ultimately, herself through the process of learning the English language. The movie is in Hindi and in English (in parts) and subtitles are available. Admission is free for all ISA members and $2 for non-members. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 2pm and the movie starts at 3pm. For details contact grad student Sreyoshi at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Facebook.
21. UPCOMING GRADUATE SCHOOL DEADLINES:
– Apr 5 is the deadline for PhD/EdD students to defend if they wish to participate in the Spring 2013 commencement ceremony. The request for final examination must be received at least 2 weeks prior to your defense date through the Electronic Signature System (https://gradexam.stl.vt.edu/pages/login.php).
22. CALL FOR LISTSERV POSTING SUBMISSIONS FOR APR 1 SPECIAL EDITION
Here is your opportunity to get published in a peer-viewed online weekly notice: Submit your fake event description, faux call for research subjects, and other nonexistent opportunities for graduate students for the April 1 special edition of the GLC weekly listserv posting. Exercise your imagination and writing skills and earn extra points (in the form of chocolates and candy in 117 GLC) for a creative event or research idea, succinct description, and completeness of details. Submission deadline: March 31, midnight. Send to email@example.com, with subject line: You are a fool.
23. EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS SOUGHT FOR PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL
Public Knowledge Journal is an open-access multi-disciplinary journal published biannually at Virginia Tech. Following the first five successful years, the journal is seeking editorial board members to take the journal forward into the next phase of its development. Incoming board members will begin to take an active role in the journal in the spring of 2013 and will overlap with the existing editors until assuming full responsibility on June 1, 2013. Positions available include: Articles Editor, Copy Editor, and Website Editor. Full description>>. Applications are sought from individuals who are committed to an interdisciplinary approach. If interested, send a CV and cover letter indicating position(s) sought to Katie Read by Apr 5.
24. BUY LOCAL MEATS AT VT
Looking for a place to buy local meats and support educational efforts at VA Tech? Look no further! VA Tech has its own fully state-inspected meat center that processes meats on a daily basis. They are available for sale via online orders at http://www.apsc.vt.edu/facilities/meat/index.html Right now they have boneless Easter hams for sale! For questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. This message is posted on behalf of Kristen Stufft, grad student in animal and poultry science and assistant manager of the meat center.
25. REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR STUDENT ENGAGEMENT GRANT – 3rd posting
VT Engage is accepting proposals for the John E. Dooley Student Engagement Grant (JEDSEG). This grant is looking to fund highly motivated students who plan to invest in their community by creating an opportunity for active civic engagement. Two awards of $750 each are available. For more information and to access the application materials, please visit www.engage.vt.edu or email Lauren Kennedy at email@example.com. Submit application by Mar 29, 5pm.
26. GSA TRAVEL FUND PROGRAM CYCLE II OPENS 3/25 – 3rd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly strives to address the needs of VT graduate students. The GSA Travel Fund Program (TFP) is designed to meet some of these needs by providing graduate students financial assistance for presenting at conferences and scientific meetings, travel expenses, registration fees, lodging, meals, and other various expenses. The program also can be used to support international travel. The program is sponsored by the Graduate School and the Research Foundation of Virginia Tech. Master’s students are eligible for awards from $150-$350; doctoral students are eligible for awards from $200-500. Find out more>> .
27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON CONTROL MECHANISMS OF MOVEMENT – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the control mechanisms of human movement. The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours respectively. Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-30. Participants will be compensated $10/hr. If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
28. NON-TRADITIONAL FEMALE DOCTORAL STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 2nd posting
A qualitative study is being conducted interviewing partners/spouses of female doctoral students returning to academia mid-career. The purpose of the study is to gain knowledge of lived experiences of partners who have lived with a female doctoral student. The results of this study should further our understanding of the needs and experiences of people in these relationships. A one-time one-on-one interview will be conducted. Each participant completing the interview process will receive a gift card to Panera or Starbucks. Please contact Andrea Sharpe email@example.com or Aaron Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org if you are willing to participate.
29. FACILITATORS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH – 3rd posting
Leadership Tech is a multi-year, co-curricular development program designed to cultivate strong leadership skills in VT students. Participants are members of small groups facilitated by two students who demonstrate and are passionate about effective leadership. Graduate students are sought to serve as facilitators for the 2013-14 school year, to lead junior-level students in creating community engagement projects based on the theme areas of society & environmental sustainability, global social change, multicultural communities, and health and wellness. For more information visit http://www.studentcenters.vt.edu/leadership/leadershiptech.php; applications>> . Contact Mitchell Holston at email@example.com if you have any questions.
30. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MATE SELECTION STUDY – 3rd posting
Researchers are conducting an IRB-approved cross-cultural survey on how never-married heterosexual adults choose their future spouses. If you are a never-married heterosexual (self-identified) adult 18-39, a citizen and resident of either America or China, you are invited to complete this short survey. Your responses will be anonymous and you may participate in a lottery for two $50 and four $25 Amazon gift cards. If you wish to receive the survey summary and/or participate in the lottery, leave your email at the end of the survey. No response will be linked to an individual respondent. You may skip any item, not complete or withdraw from the survey at any time. The completion of the survey signifies your voluntary willingness to participate. Participate in this study>> . If you have any questions, contact Ruoxi Chen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
31. UPCOMING EVENTS:
PUBLIC LECTURE: THE UNIVERSITY AND AMERICA’S CHANGING RELIGIOUS TERRAIN
Tuesday, Apr 2, 7:00-8:30pm, Squires Colonial Hall
Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen, professors of religion and psychology respectively at Messiah College, present a lecture based on their third Oxford University Press book, No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education. The lecture is intended to help promote civil discourse among people of various cultural and belief backgrounds. Sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship.
PUBLIC COLLOQUIUM: THE UNIVERSITY AND FAITH: RESOURCES FOR A COMPLEX WORLD
Wednesday, Apr 3, 11:30am-1:00pm, Squires Brush Mountain Room
Douglas and Rhonda Jacobsen, professors of religion and psychology respectively at Messiah College, lead this dialogue on the integration of faith and the academic life. Sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship http://www.gcfvt.wordpress.com/.
GRADUATE WRITING WORKSHOP: RELATING YOUR RESEARCH TO YOUR FIELD
Friday, Apr 5, 2:00-3:30pm, Newman 207
Are you unsure how to enter the scholarly conversations in your field? Do you want to be published? Graduate students in the Rhetoric and Writing PhD program are here to help! Join them for "Relating Your Research to Your Field: Writing for Academic Journals" – a workshop designed to help you learn three easy steps for writing for the scholarly publications in your field:(1) Read journal articles to uncover patterns in writing; (2) Replicate those patterns; and (3) Create a space for your research. This workshop will include some basic introduction and active participation, so please come with an article or paper you are currently working on! For more information or to register for the workshop, please email Tana Schiewer at email@example.com with your name and major.
INNOVATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN HISTORY GRAD CONFERENCE
Friday-Saturday, Apr 5-6, GLC and University Club
The VT History Graduate Student Association announces its 16th Annual Brian Bertoti Innovative Perspectives in History Graduate Conference. Dr. Monica Black, the conference’s keynote speaker and a historian of modern Europe from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will present her work on faith healing and its impact on West German society in the aftermath of World War II. Dr. Bryant Simon, a distinguished lecturer from the Organization of American Historians and Temple University historian, will present “Learning about America from Starbucks.” Student researchers will present their papers from 8AM-5PM on Saturday April 6th at the GLC. More information>>.
FULBRIGHT RECRUITMENT DINNER RECEPTION
Saturday, Apr 6, 5:30-7:30pm
The VT Honors Program and the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Fulbright Alumni Association would like to announce the 2013 Fulbright Recruitment Dinner Reception. This invitation-only event offers contacts and information for US citizen students, staff and faculty who are interested in applying for this prestigious U.S. Exchange Program. Food will be provided. Due to space limitations, seats will be given away on a first-come first-served basis; please register here. The acceptance of your registration will be confirmed by organizers. For questions and commend please email Tobias Ecker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AEL LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP – register now
Saturday, Apr 13, 12:00-5:00pm, Torg Museum 1100
The Alpha Xi chapter of Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) at Virginia Tech announces its 4th annual leadership workshop, developed for graduate students. This year’s the focus is on the issues of leadership as they relate to the community (local and global) and the responsibilities of leaders. Register online for this free event. Space is limited and lunch is provided. For more information contact Shernita Lee at email@example.com.
VETERANS IN SOCIETY: CHANGING THE DISCOURSE
Sunday-Monday, Apr 14-15, The Inn at Virginia Tech
VT’s Veteran and Military Support Initiative announces its first conference to showcase the diversity of research by and about veterans with the theme of “Veterans in Society: Changing the Discourse.” The conference will call attention to the growing need for additional work relating to all aspects of veterans’ experiences. Presentations and posters will cover topics such as: Depicting Veterans through Film, Memorials, and Public Discourse; Listening to and Studying Language about Women Veterans; and Teaching and Learning: Pedagogical Strategies and Programs for Veterans. The conference is open to all VT students. Scholarships are available. Learn more and register>>.