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.