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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com). 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*
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