1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – break schedule; updated 5/26
- Career Services advising: on hiatus until fall
- Cook Counseling: Fridays 1:00-5:00pm in the summer, starting 5/29, Green Room
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room – continues through summer
- Graduate School summer hours May 18-Jul 31: 9:00am-4:00pm
- LISA Statistical Consulting: Tuesdays,10:00-12:00 in Room A
- Writing assistance: on hiatus until fall
2. BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASSES THIS SUMMER
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm, War Memorial Dance Room
Want to look really cool and learn something new at the same time? Join Bollywood Dance Classes this summer and surprise your friends once the semester starts. The classes will cover many other Indian dance forms and are free and open to all. It’s time to grab your dancing shoes! This message is posted on behalf of grad student Garima Malhotra, email@example.com.
3. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)
Meet weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.
4. GLC CAFÉ: RED, WHITE AND BLUE!
Thursday, Jul 2, 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. If it’s sunny and not too warm, we might be on the side-patio (near Bookstore side entrance behind the shrubs). See what we might come up with for an early celebration of Independence Day.
5. NO FRIDAYS IN THE GLC THIS WEEK
Since the university is closed for the July 4 holiday, but it will be back next week.
6. GRADUATE PREFERRED PARKING PILOT PROGRAM – 1st posting
VT Parking and Transportation is offering a pilot program for the 2015-16 academic year for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants who are in a salaried assistantship appointment position. The program will feature specific spaces in Perry Street Lot 3, and the yearly permit will be $284. The pilot will be offered as a lottery to students who have pre-registered by August 10th. For more information, see https://www.parking.vt.edu (see program description under Announcements).
7. INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WANTED FROM GRAD STUDENTS! – 2nd posting
What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name, academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika, master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 10 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. Upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!
8. CALL FOR CONVERSATIONAL TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE DURING UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 1st posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress, international participants would benefit from help with conversational translation (primarily Japanese and French) during informal portions of the congress. If you would like to assist in this regard, please contact Nikole Branch Seavy at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the congress can be found at uifa2015.com
9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN 18TH UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 2nd posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress Jul 28-31, international participants would benefit from knowing of the contributions of women from around the world in architecture and related design fields. Help organizers make this a global celebration by reporting on the work of a woman in architecture in your home country, and how her work has made a difference and contributed to your country’s culture. If you wish to contribute a report, contact Nikole Branch Seavy – email@example.com. More information about the event can be found at uifa2015.com.
10. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA – 3rd posting
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:
- Wednesday, Jul 1: Basics of R;
- Wednesday, Jul 8: Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Categorical Data Analysis (CDA);
- Wednesday, Jul 15: Graphics in R;
- Wednesday, Jul 22: Multivariate Clustering in R;
- Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;
- Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures. Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.
11. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING FOR 2015-16 – 3rd posting
The Global Engineering, Engagement and Research (GEER) office in the College of Engineering is accepting applications for a full-time (20 hr/wk) graduate assistantship for the 2015-16 academic year. The GEER office is responsible for supporting and promoting the international activities of the college. Primary duties of the GA will be on the development, implementation and support of the International Research Experience for Students (IRES), international internships, International Alumni Board, International Programs Faculty Committee, and the Student Engineers’ Abroad Council (SEAC). Other responsibilities include annual program reporting and other duties as needed. Qualified candidates will have a positive attitude, excellent oral and written communication skills, outstanding organizational skills including attention to detail, and proficiency in MS Office and Publisher or other graphic design software. See full listing at: https://www.eng.vt.edu/global-engagement-ga. To apply: submit resume and a cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position to April Keene at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Jul 6, 2015.
12. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GSA SUMMER BEER & WINE SOCIAL – 1st posting
Want to gain free admission to the GSA Summer Beer and Wine Social? Volunteer to help with the event and save $10. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at email@example.com.
13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DRIVER-TO-DRIVER COMMUNICATION DEVICE STUDY – 3rd posting
Grad students are invited to take part in a study investigating the use of a hypothetical device that would allow drivers to exchange messages with other drivers. You will watch some short videos of driving simulator software and then fill in questionnaires about the videos you’ve just watched. Participation in the study is about 50 minutes in Whittemore 530; compensation is $10 (Amazon voucher). Must have had a valid driver’s license for at least 2 years and have had most of your driving experience in the US. If you are interested in taking part or would like further information, please contact Raphael Lamas by email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 540 257 2810.
GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 10, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its Summer Beer and Wine Social. General admission is $10 for those drinking and $2 for non-drinkers. Please bring proper identification. This event is cash only and open to the public. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at email@example.com.