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: http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=walk_in
- Writing Center support for grads: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room (additional hours are available in the Library)
2. FREE ANXIETY AND OCD SUPPORT GROUPS AVAILABLE
Tuesday, Apr 30, 7:00pm, Psych Services Ctr
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? A free monthly support group meets this Tuesday — join them at the VT Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Rd) to learn more about anxiety disorders, hear success stories from those who have worked to overcome their anxiety, and receive support from others struggling with a variety of anxiety. Family members are also welcome. A free monthly support group for individuals with OCD is also available, with the next meeting on Tuesday, May 7, 7:00pm at the Psychological Services Center. If you have questions or would like more information, contact the center at 231-6914, visit the center’s website, or email doctoral students Nathaniel Van Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brenna Maddox at email@example.com.
3. EARN YOUR AMATEUR/HAM RADIO LICENSE
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00pm, McBryde Hall Room 455
The VT Amateur Radio Association (VTARA) will be giving amateur radio license exams for a fee of $15. More information>> or contact Nathaniel Frissell at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to learn more about ham radio in general, visit http://www.arrl.org.
4. GLC CAFÉ – MUG SWAP NEXT WEEK
Thursday, May 2, 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. Based on student request there will be a first ever mug swap at the café on May 9: bring a mug you no longer want and swap it for one another grad student doesn’t want! Ugly mugs, funny mugs, beautiful mugs, non-traditional mugs, whatever you have are welcome. One man’s un-wanted mug is another man’s treasure….
5. BODIES, MOVEMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: THE CHANGING GEOGRAPHIES AND POLITICS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE U.S. SOUTH
Thursday, May 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Torg Museum
Presenter Dr. Jamie Winders is an urban geographer in the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. Her research interests include international migration, racial politics and formations, qualitative and historical methods, urban, cultural, and social geography, and immigrant incorporation. For more information about this event contact Sabith at email@example.com.
6. UPCOMING GRADUATE SCHOOL DEADLINES:
– May 1: Deadline to complete Attending Commencement form for Spring graduates. Submit through HokieSpa under Degree Menu.
7. FALL CLASS OFFERING: PEDAGOGY FOR NATURAL RESOURCE SCIENCES CRN 97426
This 2-credit course may be used toward the grad certficiate in Preparing the Future Professoriate. The 10-week course is organized around 5 major themes in higher education: (1) How people learn (theories in educational psychology, brain function, learning styles; metacognition; learning for transfer; lifelong learning); (2) Paradigms in teaching (instruction-centered and learning-centered; teaching for improved thinking [critical, creative, reflective] vs. teaching for content and coverage; teaching styles; distance learning) (3) Teaching for student engagement (creating meaningful learning experiences; passive vs. active & collaborative learning; peer instruction; deep learning; etc) (4) Tools for teaching (technology; improving lectures; alternatives to lecture; Socratic teaching; etc.; assessing learning) (5) Life as a professor (teaching millennials; trends in higher ed; school types; teaching vs. research; publish or perish; the tenure process; non-tenure appointments; balancing the professional and the personal) . For more information contact Dr. Brian Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS – 2nd posting
Abstracts are being accepted for the upcoming symposium "Poverty Today: Challenges and Opportunities" on Jul 19, 2013 at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. The symposium intends to increase awareness about pervasive poverty issues in rural and urban environments and explore innovative approaches to alleviating poverty. Papers on this topic are solicited from students, professionals, and interest organizations for oral and posters presentations; submit abstract by Apr 30. Please contact grad alum Risa Pesapane at email@example.com for more information.
9. PHI BETA DELTA INTL HONOR SOCIETY MEBERSHIP INVITATION – 2nd posting
Phi Beta Delta recognizes scholarly achievement of international students and scholars, U.S. students who have studied abroad, and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities, and provides a network for faculty, staff, and international students involved in international endeavors. Membership opportunities are extended to individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in the international arena. Membership categories include international students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement at their US institutions and domestic students who have demonstrated high scholastic achievement in the pursuit of academic studies abroad. For more information contact Betty Watts (firstname.lastname@example.org, 231-6452) or download an application at http://www.oired.vt.edu/PhiBetaDelta/applications/. Deadline for spring applications: May 1.
10. CANNED FOOD DRIVE – 2nd posting
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is hosting canned food drive from Apr 18 to May 2. Collection boxes are located in the Integrated Life Sciences Building atrium, Radford, Christiansburg, and Blacksburg Libraries, and VT-Graduate Life Center lobby. All items will be donated to the Micah’s Backpack program, sponsored by the St. Michael Lutheran Church. Micah’s Backpack addresses children’s hunger issues by partnering with local schools to provide direct assistance to students and families who qualify for the free lunch program. Each week during the school year, the identified students receive a backpack filled with enough food for the weekend. For more information about this program go to www.micahsbackpack.org. This message is posted on behalf of grad student Kacie Allen, email@example.com.
11. CALL FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
If you are looking to get involved on campus and gain valuable leadership experience, consider serving the graduate student community in a GSA program chair position. Program chairs have the opportunity to be creative, work with a diverse group of students, and actively participate in an assortment of events. The GSA is accepting applications from proactive students for the following positions: website director; research symposium chair; graduate & professional school fair chair; graduate research & development program chair; travel fund program chair; GSA events chair; and GSA historian/media coordinator. View the GSA website for a full description of each position. Contact the current chairs with any questions specific to a position. Application deadline: (letter of interest, resume/CV, and goals for 2013-14) is Friday, May 6. Interviews will be conducted the following week. Direct any questions and send resumes to Mordecai Harvey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. GA POSITION AS PEACE CORPS RECRUITER 2013-14 – 1st posting
The Peace Corps is looking for a recruiter for the VT campus during academic year 2013-2014. The position is 20 hours a week and involves planning and executing a recruitment campaign as well as interviewing potential candidates. This position is for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers only. Please see the job description for more information and how to apply or contact Christopher Hickey at email@example.com for more information.
13. PART-TIME GA POSITION FOR 2013-14 – 2nd posting
Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, Assistant Professor in the Social Foundations program in the Teaching & Learning Department in the School of Education, seeks a current master’s or doctoral student actively pursuing a degree in education, curriculum and instruction, sociology, qualitative research or related field for a 10-hr week (.5 GA) position that will support research and administrative needs for Dr. Wilson and the HipHop2020 Archive and Research Lab at Virginia Tech. The graduate assistant is responsible for supporting a variety of projects for the HipHop2020 Archive and Research Lab at Virginia Tech. Full job description>>. If interested, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm, Apr 29 or until position is filled.
14. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2013-14 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) for 2013-14 to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and 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. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Monika Gibson; email@example.com; 117 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, May 3. Selected applicants will be interviewed in May or early June.
15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MENTAL AND POSTURAL STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study to investigate how mental demands affect neuromuscular control. Participants will be asked to do some simple mental tasks while researchers measure their postural stability. Both people with no history of low back pain or those that have suffered form it continuously or periodically in the last 6 months are needed. The study will take 1-2 hours and participants will be compensated $10 per hour. Please contact Ralph at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.
16. LIBRARY SURVEY INVITATION – 1st posting
University Libraries asks that you please participate in this survey even if you responded to a previous one in 2012. As part of the continuing assessment of the Summon Discovery Service by VT University Libraries, feedback is sought on its use and effectiveness among faculty, students, and staff. Through this second survey, the Library is requesting your feedback on your use of, and experiences with Summon, and your perception of its effectiveness in finding research information. The information collected will provide insight into how the Libraries might enhance the service to meet research needs of users. The survey should take approximately 12-15 minutes, and you may exit the survey at any time. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Access the survey>>.
17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON FUN AND GAMES – 2nd posting
Researchers at VT’s Center for Human-Computer Interaction are studying fun and games and are interested in talking with people with a range of views about: rules, games, play, fun, competition, cooperation, replay value, house rules, and fairness. Please contact email@example.com to participate in an interview not lasting more than an hour (IRB# 13-266). Interviews will take place at the Corporate Research Center.
18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LEAP VS MOUSE INTERACTION STUDY – 2nd posting
Do you want to play with a novel device but also help in setting the stage lights for ICAT’s new performance hall? Researchers are looking for voluntary participants for “Evaluating 3D interaction for a stage lighting application”. The study will consist of selecting and manipulating lights and their properties using LEAP motion controller (leapmotion.com) and a keyboard/mouse setup, in order to light the stage of the performance hall. The experiment is conducted in ICAT at Collegiate Square & Price’s Fork until Apr 25, and lasts about 45-60 min. Sign up using this poll: http://doodle.com/mpqf2i2i6kkyf653. This study has been IRB approved. For more information contact Panagiotis at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brennon at email@example.com.
19. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR COUPLES, TALK AND TECHNOLOGY STUDY – 2nd posting
You are invited to participate in a study to explore how people talk about things that matter to them with their partners. Researchers ask you and your partner to talk about something you disagree about, in one of several technological conditions. Available 2-hour time slots are listed here: http://poet.cs.vt.edu/couple_study/. Email Samantha Yglesias at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to request any of the available slots, or to request a different time slot. The study takes place in McBryde 106A. Participating couples will be compensated $20.00 per person ($40.00 per couple).
20. UPCOMING EVENTS:
END OF YEAR PARTY
Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-7:00pm, GLC Multipurpose room and side patio
All graduate students are welcome to come celebrate the end of the school year with free food, music, and tie-dying t-shirts! Please bring a white shirt, and if you plan on eating please fill out the survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1366645393734. This event is sponsored by the GLC Fellows. For more information contact Emily at email@example.com.
GHS THANK YOU BREAKFAST
Thursday, May 9, 9:00-10:30am, GLC Student Organization Offices area (across from ABP)
Graduate Honor System panelists and anyone interested in learning more about the GHS are invited to this end-of-the-year breakfast to recognize and thank those who have participated in honor system activities this fall as volunteer panelists, and provide an opportunity for students to learn more about the GHS and their possible roles in it. Please stop by as your time allows. Please register if you plan to attend .