1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – SUMMER SCHEDULE – updated 7/28
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
- Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm. Regular hours to resume Aug 4.
2. SHORT STAT COURSE FOR GRADS: FACTORIAL EXPERIMENTS – BLOCKING, CONFOUNDING, AND FRACTIONAL FACTORIAL DESIGNS
Wednesday, Jul 30, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Emanuel Msemo, this course will cover ways to handle situations when it is impossible to perform all of the runs of the factorial experiments under homogenous conditions. It will also cover the screening experiments in which many factors are considered and the objective is to identify those factors (if any) that have large effects. This short course is open to all, but the audience is assumed to be knowledgeable in ANOVA and basic principles of designing an experiment. A quick introduction to design of experiments will be given. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more.
3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 31, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio
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. Bring your own mug if you can.
4. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANTS GA OPENING – 1st posting
One of the previously advertised Graduate Assistantship positions has opened up. Those who had applied previously for the Reference Library Assistant (RLA) position do not have to reapply to be considered. Visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-24.html for the job announcement, a link to the GA Job Description and an application to fill out and return to Lori Lee by 5pm on Monday, Aug 4.
5. GRA OPENING FOR 2014-15: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 1st posting
6. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.
7. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 2nd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year: VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo. All 31 VT sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country. Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends. If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at email@example.com, 231-4058.
8. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 3rd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.
9. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 4-18), GTA training (Aug 18-19), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 18-22). 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=1406573191061. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors early next week and during the week of Aug 11-15.
10. EDITORS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR MAGAZINE – 1st posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for editors, writers, photographers, artists, and general LGBT activism enthusiasts for the Fall 2014 semester. Please email Matty Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved!