August 26 – September 1, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Career Services, the Writing Center and Cook Counseling will start their fall hours in the GLC on Sep 2.

2. FREE ANXIETY AND OCD SUPPORT GROUP AVAILABLE
Tuesday, Aug 27, 7:00pm, VT Psyc Services Ctr, 3110 Prices Fork Rd
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Do you struggle with OCD? A free monthly support group meets the last Tuesday of every month. Join this support group at the Virginia Tech Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road) to learn more about anxiety disorders and OCD, hear success stories from those who have worked to overcome their anxiety and OCD, and receive support in an informal setting. Family members are also welcome. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Psychological Services Center at 231-6914, or email doctoral student Brenna Maddox at bmaddox7@vt.edu.

3. HEALTH SERVICES AND INSURANCE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, Aug 27, 5:00-6:00pm, GLC Room F
Representatives from Aetna and the Schiffert Health Center will discuss how to enroll in the university-sponsored health insurance plan, what it covers, what the Schiffert Student Health Center provides, and how to make the best of these services.

4. THRIVING IN GRAD SCHOOL: A CONVERSATION ON SUCCESS
Tuesday, Aug 27, 6:00-7:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Discover resources for academic and personal success at this free dinner, panel discussion, and community dialogue co-sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship and the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO).

5. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays, starting Aug 28, 6:30pm, GLC Room B
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship meets weekly for a free dinner and interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! Learn more at http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 29, 3:30-5:00pm GLC Reading Room or side patio if it’s sunny
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. This week’s special: ugly mug giveaway. Get an ugly mug for your office so that no one would ever want to steal it.

7. GSA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Aug 30, 2:00-5:30pm, GLC Student Lounge
Cool off at the end of the first week of classes with some ice cream in the company of your grad student colleagues. Meet new students and catch up with old friends. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly.

8. QG&A WELCOME BACK GAME NIGHT
Friday, Aug 30, 6:30-9:30pm, GLC Room B
Join the QG&A, LGBTA and LGBT Caucus to unwind after an arduous first week of classes with board games. Cranium, Sorry! and Cards Against Humanity will all be available, but bring your own favorite to share as well. Light snacks will be provided.  Direct any questions to Darren.

9. CASCADES HIKE AND PICNIC LUNCH
Saturday, Aug 31, 9:00am, meet GLC lobby to carpool Join grad students for a leisurely hike to a local waterfall followed by a picnic lunch. All are welcome. Sign up here. Sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship.

10. BGSO WELCOME BACK COOK OUT
Saturday, Aug 31, 1:00-7:00pm, Nellies Cave Park (1900 Grissom Ln, Bburg)
Join the annual welcome back cookout hosted by the Black Graduate Student Organization at Virginia Tech. Come out to support, meet new and old graduate students, play games, and enjoy some good food and fun. Follow BGSO on Facebook.

11. REGISTER NOW FOR TEAM DESIGN CONTEST FOR GRAD HOUSING COMPLEX – 1st posting
Exercise your imagination and creativity in a short design contest based on a real-world project that’s coming to Blacksburg. The challenge includes generating conceptual design and naming ideas for a new grad housing complex. Teams of up to three may compete for $100 gift certificates to local restaurants.  Background in architecture, landscape architecture or construction is helpful but not required. Paper, sketching tools and some modeling materials will be provided; teams may also use any tools and supplies they bring. The contest will take place on Friday, Sep 20, 1-5pm. Register here. Contact Monika Gibson with questions.

12. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014-15
Local application deadline is Sep 16, 2013 for this merit-based $15K award for women in doctoral programs. Eligibility requirements: (1) must be nominated by a local P.E.O. chapter and must be a citizen of the US or Canada; (2) must be within two years of completing doctoral degree and have one full academic year of work left at the time of award payment (Aug 1, 2014); (3) must be enrolled full time in degree program at accredited college or university; (4) must demonstrate academic excellence, with a strong research path, publications, awards and service activities, have clearly defined career objectives, unique academic and global experiences, maturity,  and show promise of making a significant contribution to her field. Local application components: (1) 1-2 pg letter of application highlighting current work and career goals. (2) Resume. Send application to: Elva Miller, 205 Woods Edge Court, Blacksburg, VA 24060.  Questions: elva.miller@comcast.net or 951-8407.

13. REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

14. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

15. REGISTER NOW FOR “COMMUNICATING SCIENCE” WORKSHOP
Learn more about effectively communicating your work to propel your research and career forward at this free event on Oct 18, 9:00am-2:00pm, led by experts in scientific communication. This workshop is sponsored by the Science and Technology Policy Initiative and the Graduate Student Assembly and is open to all graduate students. Sessions will examine the topics of science communication techniques, science writing, science and the media, and communicating with policy-makers.  Lunch will be provided.  Reserve your space by completing this short survey. Contact Anne Hyman at vtmaroon@vt.edu with any questions. 

16. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INITIATIVE (STPI) FALL DISCUSSION SERIES
Join the STPI for lunch and learn how your work can have a broader impact on society at this brown bag science policy discussion series. Bring your lunch and join in on lively discussions led by experts on topics such as science graduate education policy; water quality and the CDC/EPA; science, intellectual property and innovation policy; and cognitive enhancements, ethics, and policy implications. These lunches will be on the second Tuesday of each month during the fall semester (Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, and Dec 10), 12:00-1:00pm in GLC Room C.  Contact Anne Hyman at  vtmaroon@vt.edu with any questions.

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC PREFERENCES – 1st posting
This study aims to develop the fullest picture to date of people’s likes and dislikes in the field of music, examining music genre; the emotions that music arouse and personality, and how all these variables inter-relate. This study is the first to bring all of the variables together, allowing researchers to understand the relationships among variables and their impact. This study is organized by Queen’s University, an Irish University partnered with VT. Participation involves completing a number of questionnaires that are designed to measure a number of personal characteristics. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and you can withdraw at any stage. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. If interested, please contact Gerard Breaden-Madden, postgraduate research student, at gbreadenmadden01@qub.ac.uk to participate or to request more information. This study is closing soon and participants are needed urgently.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR “iGENERATION: THINKING ABOUT OURSELVES” STUDY – 1st posting
Graduate students are needed for an anonymous online survey about their self-care and self-harm behaviors. The survey will be open through the end of the fall semester and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participants must be 18 or older. Students not eligible for Sona extra credit will receive entry into a raffle for a chance to win one of four $20 cash prizes. Access the survey>> . Please contact vtpilab@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

19. PARTICIPATE IN GRAD HOUSING PREFERENCES SURVEY – 1st posting
Dedicated graduate student and graduate family housing has been a concern of graduate students, the GSA and the Graduate School for several years now. The Graduate School was contacted by local developers for thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. We have developed this survey to inquire about your interest and needs for graduate housing. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey>>.

20. VT CREW TEAM SEEKS COACHES
The VT Crew team is a club sport organization, run by students through the VT Recreational Sports Department.  Currently they are looking for coaches for the upcoming seasons. Must have coxing/rowing experience; coaching experience not required. If interested, please contact snolta92@vt.edu for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

HOW TO MAKE ENDS MEET
Tuesday, Sep 3, 5:00-6:00pm, GLC Room D
Learn creative ways to live within a meager budget using money-saving strategies specific to the NRV.

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Sep 4, 5:30pm, GLC Room G
Having a well-polished resume is one of the most critical steps toward getting a job interview. Start early to ready for fall career fairs and on-campus interviews. Brought to you by the Smith Career Center, career@vt.edu.

DISSERTATION WRITING WORK GROUP (DWG)
Thursdays bi-weekly, starting Sep 5, 9:30am, Women’s Center
Organized by the Women’s Center, this work group is designed for women graduate students and post-docs who are working dissertation/thesis, preparing for prelim, or writing an article, and need some support, motivation, goal-setting, accountability, and a place to simply unwind during the research and writing phase. All are welcome! The Center has limited parking available. The fall DWG will meet on Thursday mornings @ 9:30AM at the Women’s Center on the following dates: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5.  If you have questions about the group, please contact Anna LoMascolo at 231-7806.

August 26 – September 1, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Career Services, the Writing Center and Cook Counseling will start their fall hours in the GLC on Sep 2.

2. FREE ANXIETY AND OCD SUPPORT GROUP AVAILABLE
Tuesday, Aug 27, 7:00pm, VT Psyc Services Ctr, 3110 Prices Fork Rd
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Do you struggle with OCD? A free monthly support group meets the last Tuesday of every month. Join this support group at the Virginia Tech Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road) to learn more about anxiety disorders and OCD, hear success stories from those who have worked to overcome their anxiety and OCD, and receive support in an informal setting. Family members are also welcome. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the Psychological Services Center at 231-6914, or email doctoral student Brenna Maddox at bmaddox7@vt.edu.

3. HEALTH SERVICES AND INSURANCE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, Aug 27, 5:00-6:00pm, GLC Room F
Representatives from Aetna and the Schiffert Health Center will discuss how to enroll in the university-sponsored health insurance plan, what it covers, what the Schiffert Student Health Center provides, and how to make the best of these services.

4. THRIVING IN GRAD SCHOOL: A CONVERSATION ON SUCCESS
Tuesday, Aug 27, 6:00-7:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Discover resources for academic and personal success at this free dinner, panel discussion, and community dialogue co-sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship and the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO).

5. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays, starting Aug 28, 6:30pm, GLC Room B
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship meets weekly for a free dinner and interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! Learn more at http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 29, 3:30-5:00pm GLC Reading Room or side patio if it’s sunny
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. This week’s special: ugly mug giveaway. Get an ugly mug for your office so that no one would ever want to steal it.

7. GSA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Aug 30, 2:00-5:30pm, GLC Student Lounge
Cool off at the end of the first week of classes with some ice cream in the company of your grad student colleagues. Meet new students and catch up with old friends. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly.

8. QG&A WELCOME BACK GAME NIGHT
Friday, Aug 30, 6:30-9:30pm, GLC Room B
Join the QG&A, LGBTA and LGBT Caucus to unwind after an arduous first week of classes with board games. Cranium, Sorry! and Cards Against Humanity will all be available, but bring your own favorite to share as well. Light snacks will be provided.  Direct any questions to Darren.

9. CASCADES HIKE AND PICNIC LUNCH
Saturday, Aug 31, 9:00am, meet GLC lobby to carpool Join grad students for a leisurely hike to a local waterfall followed by a picnic lunch. All are welcome. Sign up here. Sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship.

10. BGSO WELCOME BACK COOK OUT
Saturday, Aug 31, 1:00-7:00pm, Nellies Cave Park (1900 Grissom Ln, Bburg)
Join the annual welcome back cookout hosted by the Black Graduate Student Organization at Virginia Tech. Come out to support, meet new and old graduate students, play games, and enjoy some good food and fun. Follow BGSO on Facebook.

11. REGISTER NOW FOR TEAM DESIGN CONTEST FOR GRAD HOUSING COMPLEX – 1st posting
Exercise your imagination and creativity in a short design contest based on a real-world project that’s coming to Blacksburg. The challenge includes generating conceptual design and naming ideas for a new grad housing complex. Teams of up to three may compete for $100 gift certificates to local restaurants.  Background in architecture, landscape architecture or construction is helpful but not required. Paper, sketching tools and some modeling materials will be provided; teams may also use any tools and supplies they bring. The contest will take place on Friday, Sep 20, 1-5pm. Register here. Contact Monika Gibson with questions.

12. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014-15
Local application deadline is Sep 16, 2013 for this merit-based $15K award for women in doctoral programs. Eligibility requirements: (1) must be nominated by a local P.E.O. chapter and must be a citizen of the US or Canada; (2) must be within two years of completing doctoral degree and have one full academic year of work left at the time of award payment (Aug 1, 2014); (3) must be enrolled full time in degree program at accredited college or university; (4) must demonstrate academic excellence, with a strong research path, publications, awards and service activities, have clearly defined career objectives, unique academic and global experiences, maturity,  and show promise of making a significant contribution to her field. Local application components: (1) 1-2 pg letter of application highlighting current work and career goals. (2) Resume. Send application to: Elva Miller, 205 Woods Edge Court, Blacksburg, VA 24060.  Questions: elva.miller@comcast.net or 951-8407.

13. REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

14. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

15. REGISTER NOW FOR “COMMUNICATING SCIENCE” WORKSHOP
Learn more about effectively communicating your work to propel your research and career forward at this free event on Oct 18, 9:00am-2:00pm, led by experts in scientific communication. This workshop is sponsored by the Science and Technology Policy Initiative and the Graduate Student Assembly and is open to all graduate students. Sessions will examine the topics of science communication techniques, science writing, science and the media, and communicating with policy-makers.  Lunch will be provided.  Reserve your space by completing this short survey. Contact Anne Hyman at vtmaroon@vt.edu with any questions. 

16. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INITIATIVE (STPI) FALL DISCUSSION SERIES
Join the STPI for lunch and learn how your work can have a broader impact on society at this brown bag science policy discussion series. Bring your lunch and join in on lively discussions led by experts on topics such as science graduate education policy; water quality and the CDC/EPA; science, intellectual property and innovation policy; and cognitive enhancements, ethics, and policy implications. These lunches will be on the second Tuesday of each month during the fall semester (Sep 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, and Dec 10), 12:00-1:00pm in GLC Room C.  Contact Anne Hyman at  vtmaroon@vt.edu with any questions.

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC PREFERENCES – 1st posting
This study aims to develop the fullest picture to date of people’s likes and dislikes in the field of music, examining music genre; the emotions that music arouse and personality, and how all these variables inter-relate. This study is the first to bring all of the variables together, allowing researchers to understand the relationships among variables and their impact. This study is organized by Queen’s University, an Irish University partnered with VT. Participation involves completing a number of questionnaires that are designed to measure a number of personal characteristics. Participation is voluntary and anonymous, and you can withdraw at any stage. It takes about 20 minutes to complete. If interested, please contact Gerard Breaden-Madden, postgraduate research student, at gbreadenmadden01@qub.ac.uk to participate or to request more information. This study is closing soon and participants are needed urgently.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR “iGENERATION: THINKING ABOUT OURSELVES” STUDY – 1st posting
Graduate students are needed for an anonymous online survey about their self-care and self-harm behaviors. The survey will be open through the end of the fall semester and takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. All participants must be 18 or older. Students not eligible for Sona extra credit will receive entry into a raffle for a chance to win one of four $20 cash prizes. Access the survey>> . Please contact vtpilab@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

19. PARTICIPATE IN GRAD HOUSING PREFERENCES SURVEY – 1st posting
Dedicated graduate student and graduate family housing has been a concern of graduate students, the GSA and the Graduate School for several years now. The Graduate School was contacted by local developers for thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. We have developed this survey to inquire about your interest and needs for graduate housing. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes to complete. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey>>.

20. VT CREW TEAM SEEKS COACHES
The VT Crew team is a club sport organization, run by students through the VT Recreational Sports Department.  Currently they are looking for coaches for the upcoming seasons. Must have coxing/rowing experience; coaching experience not required. If interested, please contact snolta92@vt.edu for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

HOW TO MAKE ENDS MEET
Tuesday, Sep 3, 5:00-6:00pm, GLC Room D
Learn creative ways to live within a meager budget using money-saving strategies specific to the NRV.

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Sep 4, 5:30pm, GLC Room G
Having a well-polished resume is one of the most critical steps toward getting a job interview. Start early to ready for fall career fairs and on-campus interviews. Brought to you by the Smith Career Center, career@vt.edu.

DISSERTATION WRITING WORK GROUP (DWG)
Thursdays bi-weekly, starting Sep 5, 9:30am, Women’s Center
Organized by the Women’s Center, this work group is designed for women graduate students and post-docs who are working dissertation/thesis, preparing for prelim, or writing an article, and need some support, motivation, goal-setting, accountability, and a place to simply unwind during the research and writing phase. All are welcome! The Center has limited parking available. The fall DWG will meet on Thursday mornings @ 9:30AM at the Women’s Center on the following dates: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, 11/14, 12/5.  If you have questions about the group, please contact Anna LoMascolo at 231-7806.

August 19-25, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Career Services, the Writing Center and Cook Counseling will start their fall hours in the GLC next week.

 2. HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP
Tuesday, Aug 20, 12:00-3:00pm, GLC Lobby
Thursday, Aug 22, 2:00-4:30pm, GLC Lobby
Friday, Aug 23, 10:00am-1:00pm, GLC Lobby
If you need information or assistance before deciding on health insurance coverage for the academic year, stop by the Aetna Student Medical Insurance table in the GLC Lobby during one of the listed times to learn more.

3. GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ
Wednesday, Aug 21, 4:00-7:00pm, University Club (next to GLC on Otey Street)
Join members of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) as they welcome (back) new and returning grad students to the VT campus.  Smoked pulled pork, chicken, ribs, sides, dessert, iced tea and lemonade will be provided.  Note that the front entrance to the University Club may be under construction.  If this is the case you may enter through the side front doors or the back.  There will be games and tents set up outside as well.  Please contact Mordecai Harvey, GSA VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu with any questions.

4. GLC CAFÉ – SKIPPING THIS WEEK FOR “MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME” EVENT Thursday, Aug 22
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues, normally in the GLC reading room. This week, however, the café is replaced by the “Make yourself at home in Blacksburg” event. Please join new and returning students in the GLC Multipurpose Room, 4:30-6:00pm. Normal café hours will resume next week.

5. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BLACKSBURG
Thursday, Aug 22, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come to this event to help make new students feel at home in Blacksburg! Share your experiences and knowledge of the local community and university with students new to the area. Free food and door prizes! Sign up for this event at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374585856808.

6. UNDERREPRESENTED GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join new and returning students from multicultural backgrounds at the Second Annual Underrepresented Graduate Student Luncheon. Leaders from the Black Graduate Student Organization, the Latin American and Iberian Graduate Students Association, and Queer Grads and Allies will be present. Contact Dannette Gomez Beane at dannette@vt.edu with questions. Please register here if you  plan to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375720415838.

7. DOWNTOWN TOUR AND HAPPY HOUR
Friday, Aug 23, 5:30pm, meet in GLC Lobby
Learn about the popular restaurants and bars in Blacksburg and meet new people in the process:  current grad students will lead a short walking tour and give you an insider’s view of the social and cultural offerings of your new town and end at a local restaurant for a great happy hour.  A helpful and humorous guide to every establishment in town will be given to everyone who attends.  For more information contact Jordan Hill at jordanrh@vt.edu.

8. BED, BATH AND BEYOND SHOPPING EVENT FOR GRADS
Saturday, Aug 24, 3:00-8:00pm, BBB in Christiansburg
Enjoy 10% off your total purchase arranged just for grad students, or take advantage of 20% off coupons for single items. Must have event flyer to receive discount – pick up a copy this week in the GLC Lobby info fair.

9. COS5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

10. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/class_schedules/grad_courses/index.html.

11. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

12. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

13. THREE GRA POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
Web Application Developer – The Enterprise Systems division of VT Information Technology is looking for 3 web application developers to work on various university projects. These are full-time, 12-month GRA positions that will begin in Aug 2013.  Must have Java or Groovy programming experience.  Candidates should forward resume and cover letter to es-jobs@vt.edu.

14. ONE TECHNICAL WRITER GRA POSITI0N OPEN FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
The Enterprise Systems division of VT Information Technology is looking for a technical writer to develop internal documentation of applications, processes, and procedures.  This is a full-time, 12-month GRA position that will begin in Aug 2013.  The ideal candidate would have excellent writing and communications skills combined with a computing or information technology background.  Candidates should forward resume and cover letter to es-jobs@vt.edu.      

15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ
The GSA is looking for volunteers to help with the Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, Aug 21 from 4:00-7:00pm at the University Club.  Volunteers will need to help with the serving of food for 30 minute shifts and will be provided food. Please help welcome (back) the graduate student community!  Contact Mordecai Harvey, VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu if interested in helping.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 3rd posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THRIVING IN GRAD SSCHOOL: A CONVERSATION ON SUCCES
Tuesday, Aug 27, 6:00-7:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Discover resources for academic and personal success at this free dinner, panel discussion, and community dialogue co-sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship and the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO).

BGSO WELCOME BACK COOK OUT
Saturday, Aug 31, 1:00-7:00pm, Nellies Cave Park (1900 Grissom Ln, Bburg)
Join the annual welcome back cookout hosted by the Black Graduate Student Organization at Virginia Tech. Come out to support, meet new and old graduate students, play games, and enjoy some good food and fun. Follow BGSO on Facebook

 

August 19-25, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Career Services, the Writing Center and Cook Counseling will start their fall hours in the GLC next week.

 2. HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP
Tuesday, Aug 20, 12:00-3:00pm, GLC Lobby
Thursday, Aug 22, 2:00-4:30pm, GLC Lobby
Friday, Aug 23, 10:00am-1:00pm, GLC Lobby
If you need information or assistance before deciding on health insurance coverage for the academic year, stop by the Aetna Student Medical Insurance table in the GLC Lobby during one of the listed times to learn more.

3. GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ
Wednesday, Aug 21, 4:00-7:00pm, University Club (next to GLC on Otey Street)
Join members of the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) as they welcome (back) new and returning grad students to the VT campus.  Smoked pulled pork, chicken, ribs, sides, dessert, iced tea and lemonade will be provided.  Note that the front entrance to the University Club may be under construction.  If this is the case you may enter through the side front doors or the back.  There will be games and tents set up outside as well.  Please contact Mordecai Harvey, GSA VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu with any questions.

4. GLC CAFÉ – SKIPPING THIS WEEK FOR “MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME” EVENT Thursday, Aug 22
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues, normally in the GLC reading room. This week, however, the café is replaced by the “Make yourself at home in Blacksburg” event. Please join new and returning students in the GLC Multipurpose Room, 4:30-6:00pm. Normal café hours will resume next week.

5. MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BLACKSBURG
Thursday, Aug 22, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come to this event to help make new students feel at home in Blacksburg! Share your experiences and knowledge of the local community and university with students new to the area. Free food and door prizes! Sign up for this event at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374585856808.

6. UNDERREPRESENTED GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join new and returning students from multicultural backgrounds at the Second Annual Underrepresented Graduate Student Luncheon. Leaders from the Black Graduate Student Organization, the Latin American and Iberian Graduate Students Association, and Queer Grads and Allies will be present. Contact Dannette Gomez Beane at dannette@vt.edu with questions. Please register here if you  plan to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375720415838.

7. DOWNTOWN TOUR AND HAPPY HOUR
Friday, Aug 23, 5:30pm, meet in GLC Lobby
Learn about the popular restaurants and bars in Blacksburg and meet new people in the process:  current grad students will lead a short walking tour and give you an insider’s view of the social and cultural offerings of your new town and end at a local restaurant for a great happy hour.  A helpful and humorous guide to every establishment in town will be given to everyone who attends.  For more information contact Jordan Hill at jordanrh@vt.edu.

8. BED, BATH AND BEYOND SHOPPING EVENT FOR GRADS
Saturday, Aug 24, 3:00-8:00pm, BBB in Christiansburg
Enjoy 10% off your total purchase arranged just for grad students, or take advantage of 20% off coupons for single items. Must have event flyer to receive discount – pick up a copy this week in the GLC Lobby info fair.

9. COS5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

10. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/class_schedules/grad_courses/index.html.

11. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

12. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

13. THREE GRA POSITIONS OPEN FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
Web Application Developer – The Enterprise Systems division of VT Information Technology is looking for 3 web application developers to work on various university projects. These are full-time, 12-month GRA positions that will begin in Aug 2013.  Must have Java or Groovy programming experience.  Candidates should forward resume and cover letter to es-jobs@vt.edu.

14. ONE TECHNICAL WRITER GRA POSITI0N OPEN FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
The Enterprise Systems division of VT Information Technology is looking for a technical writer to develop internal documentation of applications, processes, and procedures.  This is a full-time, 12-month GRA position that will begin in Aug 2013.  The ideal candidate would have excellent writing and communications skills combined with a computing or information technology background.  Candidates should forward resume and cover letter to es-jobs@vt.edu.      

15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ
The GSA is looking for volunteers to help with the Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, Aug 21 from 4:00-7:00pm at the University Club.  Volunteers will need to help with the serving of food for 30 minute shifts and will be provided food. Please help welcome (back) the graduate student community!  Contact Mordecai Harvey, VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu if interested in helping.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 3rd posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

UPCOMING EVENTS:

THRIVING IN GRAD SSCHOOL: A CONVERSATION ON SUCCES
Tuesday, Aug 27, 6:00-7:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Discover resources for academic and personal success at this free dinner, panel discussion, and community dialogue co-sponsored by InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship and the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO).

BGSO WELCOME BACK COOK OUT
Saturday, Aug 31, 1:00-7:00pm, Nellies Cave Park (1900 Grissom Ln, Bburg)
Join the annual welcome back cookout hosted by the Black Graduate Student Organization at Virginia Tech. Come out to support, meet new and old graduate students, play games, and enjoy some good food and fun. Follow BGSO on Facebook

 

August 12-18, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

 2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through August 15, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. If you are interested in seeing the yoga classes continue this fall, please fill out the following interest survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375816432458.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 15, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

4. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.

5. COS5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

6. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/class_schedules/grad_courses/index.html.

7. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

8. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

9. GRA OPENING: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
The Enterprise GIS division of Virginia Tech Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 2nd posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ICAT DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Aug 17 and Aug 24, 1:00-5:00pm
The VT Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), is organizing a workshop for children aged 8-11 on digital storytelling. Participants will try out a new story authoring system prototype that allows the creation of story scenes via enactment, practice story writing and engage in a basic electronics storytelling papercraft project. All materials and equipment will be provided.  Participants need to sign up for only one of the sessions. To register or for questions, please email Sharon at sharilyn@vt.edu with child’s name, age and grade.

HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP
Tuesday, Aug 20, 12:00-3:00pm, GLC Lobby Thursday, Aug 22, 2:00-4:30pm, GLC Lobby
If you need information or assistance before deciding on health insurance coverage for the academic year, stop by the Aetna Student Medical Insurance table in the GLC Lobby during one of the listed times to learn more.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BLACKSBURG
Thursday, Aug 22, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come to this event to help make new students feel at home in Blacksburg! Share your experiences and knowledge of the local community and university with students new to the area. Free food and door prizes! Sign up for this event at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374585856808.

UNDERREPRESENTED GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join new and returning students from multicultural backgrounds at the Second Annual Underrepresented Graduate Student Luncheon. Leaders from the Black Graduate Student Organization, the Latin American and Iberian Graduate Students Association, and Queer Grads and Allies will be present. Contact Dannette Gomez Beane at dannette@vt.edu with questions. Please register here if you  plan to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375720415838.

August 12-18, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
  • Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

 2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through August 15, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes. If you are interested in seeing the yoga classes continue this fall, please fill out the following interest survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375816432458.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 15, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

4. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.

5. COS5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

6. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/class_schedules/grad_courses/index.html.

7. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

8. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

9. GRA OPENING: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
The Enterprise GIS division of Virginia Tech Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 2nd posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

UPCOMING EVENTS:

ICAT DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Aug 17 and Aug 24, 1:00-5:00pm
The VT Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), is organizing a workshop for children aged 8-11 on digital storytelling. Participants will try out a new story authoring system prototype that allows the creation of story scenes via enactment, practice story writing and engage in a basic electronics storytelling papercraft project. All materials and equipment will be provided.  Participants need to sign up for only one of the sessions. To register or for questions, please email Sharon at sharilyn@vt.edu with child’s name, age and grade.

HEALTH INSURANCE SIGN UP
Tuesday, Aug 20, 12:00-3:00pm, GLC Lobby Thursday, Aug 22, 2:00-4:30pm, GLC Lobby
If you need information or assistance before deciding on health insurance coverage for the academic year, stop by the Aetna Student Medical Insurance table in the GLC Lobby during one of the listed times to learn more.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BLACKSBURG
Thursday, Aug 22, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Come to this event to help make new students feel at home in Blacksburg! Share your experiences and knowledge of the local community and university with students new to the area. Free food and door prizes! Sign up for this event at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374585856808.

UNDERREPRESENTED GRADUATE STUDENT LUNCHEON
Friday, Aug 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Join new and returning students from multicultural backgrounds at the Second Annual Underrepresented Graduate Student Luncheon. Leaders from the Black Graduate Student Organization, the Latin American and Iberian Graduate Students Association, and Queer Grads and Allies will be present. Contact Dannette Gomez Beane at dannette@vt.edu with questions. Please register here if you  plan to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1375720415838.

August 5-11, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!

Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  through August 15, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 8, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

4. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.

5. COS 5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

6. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more>>.

7. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

8. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

9. GRA OPENING: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 1st posting
The Enterprise GIS division of Virginia Tech Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 1st posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, and may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

11. CALL FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIR APPLICANTS – 3rd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly is looking for enthusiastic graduate students to fill remaining program chair positions. 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.  Please refer to the GSA website http://www.gsa.graduateschool.vt.edu/governance/board and contact Mordecai Harvey, mordie02@vt.edu with any questions about the particular program chair in which you are interested.

12. MORE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR NEW GRAD ORIENTATION/WELCOME WEEK – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 12-16), GTA training (Aug 19-2), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 19-23). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374522879589. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors during the week of Aug 12-16.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a VT study investigating the biomechanics of human gait. The study (IRB # 10-117) consists of one session for about 3-4 hours. 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 email your name, gender, age, height, and weight to rashedi@vt.edu.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON NON-BIOLOGICAL CHILD ADOPTIONS – 3rd posting
Have you or someone you know adopted a child who is not biologically related to you or your partner? Has the child lived with his/her adoptive family for at least 2 years? Was at least one grandparent alive during that time period? A VT doctoral student researcher would like to speak with the adoptive parent(s) in a casual interview in the convenience of their home or over the phone. All information will be kept private and used only to fulfill the requirements of a doctoral dissertation. Contact Jennifer Sayre at jensayre@vt.edu for more information.

15. FOUR- TO FOUR-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT C.A.P. Lab in the Psychology Department is conducting a new study focusing on children’s developing ability to control their actions during games like Simon Says. Researchers are looking for 4-4.5-year-old children to visit the lab for one to two hours. During this visit, researchers will play some fun word and movement games with participants. In addition to the games, they are interested in collecting information about the physiological components of the children’s abilities to control their actions.  If you are interested in this study, please contact Amanda Watson by phone (research lab-231-2320) or by e-mail (watsonaj@vt.edu). This study was approved by VT IRB, #13-440.

Upcoming events:

ICAT DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Aug 17 and Aug 24, 1:00-5:00pm
The VT Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), is organizing a workshop for children aged 8-11 on digital storytelling. Participants will try out a new story authoring system prototype that allows the creation of story scenes via enactment, practice story writing and engage in a basic electronics storytelling papercraft project. All materials and equipment will be provided.  Participants need to sign up for only one of the sessions. To register or for questions, please email Sharon at sharilyn@vt.edu with child’s name, age and grade.

August 5-11, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!

Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  through August 15, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 8, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

4. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.

5. COS 5984 (CRN 98676: GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
Find out how you can protect your idea, invention or any other intellectual creation and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalised intellectual property “system”. Current trends and issues in science and technology will be highlighted. For questions please contact Prof. Anna-Marion Bieri annambs@vt.edu or visit http://www.science.vt.edu/ais/stl/index.html

6. “GRAD” COURSES FOR FALL 2013
Web drop/add will start on Aug 10 for fall 2013. Consider registering for GRAD 5104, 5114, 5204, 5214 and 5314, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Contemporary Pedagogy, Citizen Scholar Seminar, Diversity and Inclusion for a Global Society, and Future Industrial Professional in Science and Engineering. Learn more>>.

7. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS
The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions no later than Sep 6, 2013.  To enroll in payroll deductions, login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity. 

8. OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR 2013-14
Enroll now in the VT-sponsored student medical insurance plan through Aetna: the open enrollment period is from Jul 26-Sep 30. Read more at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/studenthealthinsr/.

9. GRA OPENING: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 1st posting
The Enterprise GIS division of Virginia Tech Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2013 to Spring 2014, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON EMOTIONS, COGNITIONS, AND THE SELF – 1st posting
Are you interested in learning a little bit about yourself? Participate in a study of emotions, cognitions, and the self.  This study will include an in-person lab session, for which you may sign up using SONA or by emailing the co-investigator (neville@vt.edu).  Participants who complete the study will be entered in a raffle to win a $25 gift certificate to Target.  In addition, if you are enrolled in a psychology course you may earn one point of extra credit.  Participants must be 18 or older, and may not be current students of the primary investigator, Lee Cooper, or the co-investigator, Neville Galloway-Williams.  Contact Neville@vt.edu for further information. *Study Closing Soon*

11. CALL FOR GSA PROGRAM CHAIR APPLICANTS – 3rd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly is looking for enthusiastic graduate students to fill remaining program chair positions. 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.  Please refer to the GSA website http://www.gsa.graduateschool.vt.edu/governance/board and contact Mordecai Harvey, mordie02@vt.edu with any questions about the particular program chair in which you are interested.

12. MORE VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR NEW GRAD ORIENTATION/WELCOME WEEK – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 12-16), GTA training (Aug 19-2), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 19-23). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1374522879589. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors during the week of Aug 12-16.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a VT study investigating the biomechanics of human gait. The study (IRB # 10-117) consists of one session for about 3-4 hours. 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 email your name, gender, age, height, and weight to rashedi@vt.edu.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON NON-BIOLOGICAL CHILD ADOPTIONS – 3rd posting
Have you or someone you know adopted a child who is not biologically related to you or your partner? Has the child lived with his/her adoptive family for at least 2 years? Was at least one grandparent alive during that time period? A VT doctoral student researcher would like to speak with the adoptive parent(s) in a casual interview in the convenience of their home or over the phone. All information will be kept private and used only to fulfill the requirements of a doctoral dissertation. Contact Jennifer Sayre at jensayre@vt.edu for more information.

15. FOUR- TO FOUR-AND-A-HALF-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT C.A.P. Lab in the Psychology Department is conducting a new study focusing on children’s developing ability to control their actions during games like Simon Says. Researchers are looking for 4-4.5-year-old children to visit the lab for one to two hours. During this visit, researchers will play some fun word and movement games with participants. In addition to the games, they are interested in collecting information about the physiological components of the children’s abilities to control their actions.  If you are interested in this study, please contact Amanda Watson by phone (research lab-231-2320) or by e-mail (watsonaj@vt.edu). This study was approved by VT IRB, #13-440.

Upcoming events:

ICAT DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Aug 17 and Aug 24, 1:00-5:00pm
The VT Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT), is organizing a workshop for children aged 8-11 on digital storytelling. Participants will try out a new story authoring system prototype that allows the creation of story scenes via enactment, practice story writing and engage in a basic electronics storytelling papercraft project. All materials and equipment will be provided.  Participants need to sign up for only one of the sessions. To register or for questions, please email Sharon at sharilyn@vt.edu with child’s name, age and grade.