1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – many end when classes end!
- Career Services advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC lobby
- Cook Counseling: Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room
- Statistical consulting by LISA: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm, Room A
- Writing assistance: Thursdays 5:00-8:00pm, Room A
2. THESIS/DISSERTATION-WRITING SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesdays bi-weekly, May 4, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room D
Do you need some support with staying on track with your writing? Share some of your experiences with fellow grad students who are going through the same process and take advantage of a safe place to decompress from the stress of your thesis/dissertation. Join this dissertation support group and see how it may support your progress. Bring your own lunch! Contact Monika Gibson at email@example.com for more information.
3. PIZZA AND MOVIE: LOVE IS A VERB
Tuesday, May 5, 5:30pm, Brush Mountain A in Squires Student Center
The Intercultural Understanding Club (ICUC) invites you to watch this award-winning film by Terry Spencer Hesser. It is a 55-minutes documentary about Sufi-inspired social movement (Hizmet) that began in Turkey. This is a great oppportunity to clear your mind and socialize before the finals. Arrive early to enjoy free pizza, first-come first served. More info about the event: http://www.icuc.org.vt.edu/pizza-movie-love-is-a-verb/. Contact ICUC for any question: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. INCLUSIVE-VT STUDENT FORUM
Wednesday, May 6, 5:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
President Timothy D. Sands would like to hear from you! What should the President’s Inclusion and Diversity Executive Council be considering for new InclusiveVT initiatives? What’s already working well? What will success look like? Learn more about this event at http://www.inclusive.vt.edu/. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8f9qR8NAxNETZ1X if you plan to attend, so organizers can plan appropriately. If you have questions, email to email@example.com.
5. GLC CAFÉ: READING DAY SPECIAL – CUBICLE-FARM TIRAMISU!
Thursday, May 7, 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. To celebrate Reading Day, we are bringing the cubicle-farm tiramisu back! If it’s sunny, we might be on the side-patio (near Bookstore side entrance behind the shrubs). Bring your own mug if you can.
6. HOKIES FOR NEPAL EARTHQUAKE FUNDRAISING – 1st posting
The VT Nepalese Student Association invites you to join their fundraising efforts in response to the recent earthquake that killed more than 7000 people and injured over 13,000. Millions of affected people are in dire need of food, medical supplies and shelter. Learn more about the effort and/or donate at http://www.nepal.org.vt.edu/nepalearthquake2015/.
7. GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING IN LEARNING EXPERIENCE DESIGN IN TLOS – 2nd posting
Learning Experience Design (LED), a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) is seeking a Graduate Assistant to help design and develop media-rich, high quality courses that incorporate active learning through technology. The GA will serve as part of a team of instructional designers, instructional support specialists, graphic and media designers, etc. who work with faculty to design and develop content, learning activities and assessments for online, hybrid, flipped, traditional and multi-modal classrooms both on campus and for distance learning. Must have a strong background in instructional design, educational media or related field and have experience working with faculty to complete projects. Experience teaching in higher education is not required but is preferred. If interested, email Dr. Lujean Baab at firstname.lastname@example.org to respond with an indication of why you would like to join the LED team, the skills and experience you could contribute, etc. and attach a current resume/CV.
8. GRA OPENING FOR GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER FOR 2015-16 – 2nd posting
9. SUMMER GA OPENING IN ADVANCED RESEARCH COMPUTING – 3rd posting
Advanced Research Computing ( www.arc.vt.edu ) has an open graduate research assistant position for user support / help desk in support of High Performance Computing resources. The position begins Summer 2015. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in research projects undertaken within ARC. The GRA is responsible for holding weekly office hours for user support and questions regarding HPc resources, handling and resolving trouble tickets via the ARC website, and building and optimizing software modules on ARC’s clusters. More information can be found at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/sites/default/files/u12/GA-ARC.pdf . If interested, please send a resume to Brian Marshall at email@example.com.
10. GA OPENING FOR THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: WEB CONTENT/DESIGN ASSISTANT – 3rd posting
Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is looking for a dynamic, self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, writing and editing for the web, graphic design and site management for the 2015-2016 academic year. The web content/design assistant will provide support for maintaining the CIE’s digital presence. In addition to copywriting, editing, and proofreading site content, this person will also work closely with staff and communications team to maintain site standards, craft site promotions, email newsletters, and online outreach campaigns. Tasks require a strong attention to detail and ability to work under tight deadlines. Deadline is June 1, 2015. More details and contact info can be found at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/sites/default/files/u12/GA_Center_for_Innovation_Entrepreneurship.pdf
11. GA OPENING FOR THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: GRANT WRITER– 3rd posting
Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has a GA opening for a grant writer for the 2015-2016 academic year. Under general direction, the GA will facilitate research, development, review, and edit departmental and/or institutional grant proposals; conduct basic research for potential funding sources and maintain databases and support faculty and administration in developing proposals. Deadline is June 1, 2015. More details and contact info can be found at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/sites/default/files/u12/GA%20Description-%20GrantWriter.pdf.
12. GA OPENING FOR THE CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: INNOVATE LLC– 3rd posting
The Graduate Assistant for the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship position maintains, monitors, and assists with programming for the Innovate Living Learning Community (LLC). The Innovate LLC has been established to provide distinctive settings where student academic success is supported through residential experiences and programs. Innovate brings academics into the residence halls through on-site classes, advising and referral services, mentors, tutors, and special opportunities to work with faculty. The Innovate living-learning community brings together a diverse group of committed and driven students into a high-energy learning environment. Innovate will provide an opportunity for students to gain insights into the entrepreneurial process, interact with successful entrepreneurs, and learn from Virginia Tech faculty and community partners with expertise in areas related to developing an entrepreneurial mindset. The Living-Learning Communities range from first-year experiences and academic disciplines to a second, third and fourth year experience. The individual(s) in this position report directly to the Executive Director of the Apex Center while maintaining a strong working relationship with the Residence Life Coordinator of the residence hall in which the individual is assigned. Deadline is May 7, 2015. More details and contact information can be found at: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/sites/default/files/u12/GA%20Description-%20Innovate%20LLC.pdf
13. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ETD-PLUS PROJECT – 2nd posting
VT grad students are invited to participate in the nationwide ETDplus (http://educopia.org/etd) project in collaboration with the Educopia Institute and University of North Texas, Purdue, Univ of North Carolina, Univ of Louisville, Carnegie Mellon Univ, UT Knoxville, Oregon State Univ, Penn State, Morehouse School of Medicine Libraries, and Indiana State Univ. Participation is voluntary; all responses will be confidential. Aggregated results will only be shared with parties in a manner that will not personally identify you or Virginia Tech. All participants must be at least 18 years old. The ETDplus project is creating tools, workshops, and documentation to better prepare universities to manage theses and dissertations and their supplementary materials. The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Take the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRZ35H6. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Gail McMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 231-9252, or Nick Krabbenhoeft at email@example.com or (917) 409-7907.
14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MAP-COLORING STUDY – 2nd posting
Want to help developing more intuitive map coloring? Participants are sought for a study that evaluates color use in map reading, which will be used to choose the best locations farmers can plant their crops. In each trial you will be presented with a colored map, all of which show soil types but differ in how they show the amount of available water. Each map has two candidate areas of land; you will be asked to choose which area has more water and therefore is more suitable for planting. If you are 18 years or older and interested in participating, take the survey using your personal computer: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3PMWmeJXM08Vh3v. The session will last approximately 30 minutes. Upon submitting a complete survey, your email will be entered in a random drawing for five $20 VT gift cards. For more information, contact Ayat Mohammed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
15. U.S. & INTL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR OPEN-ACCESS SURVEY – 3rd posting
The open access movement is an international effort regarding the free access to academic publishing. As such, researchers are interested in attitudes and opinions of international audiences, including international students in the U.S. Graduate students, both international and U.S. citizen, are invited to participate in this survey about the open access movement and share their attitudes and opinions about this important research topic. Access the survey at bit.ly/OA_COMM. The survey results will be used for a graduate student paper on open access, which will be available to participants at the end of the academic semester if they are interested in the results.
16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WINE CONSUMER PREFERENCE TEST – 3rd posting
Participants 21 and over are invited to participate in a consumer preference test of Cabernet franc and Petit verdot wines as part of a Ph.D. project. The testing will be on Tuesday, May 5 (Cabernet franc) and Wednesday, May 6 (Petit Verdot), anytime between 9am and 5pm at the Human Agricultural Biosciences Building, room 205 HABB1. Each test will take approximately 15-20 minutes and participants are asked to attend both days. Please bring identification to verify age. Participants must not have any known allergies to alcohol, sulfites, or any other compound in wine and it is required that you are a consumer of red wine at least once a week. Please contact Cain Hickey at email@example.com to rsvp or if you have questions.
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR CAMPUS REPORTING SURVEY – 3rd posting
Jonathan Waldron, M.S., and Susan White, PhD, of the Department of Psychology and Amie Schry, Ph.D., of the Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center are recruiting participants for the “Campus Reporting Survey.” All Virginia Tech faculty and staff members, including administrative staff and graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), are invited to complete an on-line survey asking about thoughts on hypothetical situations related to reporting sexual harassment incidents to university administrators. Graduate students who are not currently teaching classes are not eligible for the study. The survey will be open until May 6th, the last day of classes. The survey is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete, and all data will be anonymous. This study has been approved by the VT IRB (Protocol #: 13-078). To complete the survey, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CampusReporting_Faculty. If you have any questions, please contact Jonathan Waldron at firstname.lastname@example.org.