February 16-21, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 1/25/16

  • Career Services advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: TTh 11:00-1:00, F 10:00-12:00, Room A
  • Writing assistance: Th 5:30-8:30, Room A

 2. THESIS THURSDAYS
Thursdays, 8:30am-3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! This weekly gathering is for grad students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, contact grad student Morgan Franke at fmorg14@vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 18, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies in the company of your grad student and Grad School colleagues. Relax, network, get caffeinated. Bring your own mug if you can.

4. KIDS NIGHTS OUT RETURNS FOR SPRING – NOTE NEW LOCATION!
Thursdays, starting Jan 28, 6:00-8:30pm, Luther Memorial Church classroom, 600 Prices Fork Rd
If you are a VT student with children, bring your kids aged 2-12 (must be toilet trained); no need to pre-register. Games, toys, books, crafts, homework help, and plenty of fun for participants. Childcare provided by the volunteers of Chi Delta Alpha sorority. KNO is held every Thursday throughout the semester when classes are in session.  Park in the lower parking lot (on Prices Fork Road) and go up the stairs. Enter the building through the door (with “Little Hokie Hangout” sign) at the top of the hill with the long access ramp. Children should wash their hands in the bathroom before entering the room. Until renovations are completed at the Women’s Center, KNO will meet at the new location.  For more information, contact Jessie Meltsner at jmelts@vt.edu or 231-7806.

5. LOVE AROUND THE WORLD
Friday, Feb 19, 7:30-8:30pm, Dessert and Conversations, 8:30-9:30pm, Cajun Square Dance Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires
The Cranwell International Center presents this evening of intercultural connection to share traditions of expressing love in one’s own culture. Join for dessert and conversations with fellow students, and VT’s international and local communities. Learn more and indicate attendance at https://www.facebook.com/events/652306731575878/.

6. GAY AT GILLIES
Friday, Feb 19, 10:30pm, Gillies Restaurant on College Ave
All identities welcome. Must be 18+ to party, 21+ to drink. Suggested donation $5.00. Proceeds benefit Queer Grads, Professionals and Allies (QGPA). Please send questions and comments to qgpavt@gmail.com. Posted on behalf of grad student Marjorie Willner.

7. MIX @ THE MAC RECEPTION
Saturday, Feb 20, 6:00-7:00pm, Moss Arts Center Cube
Graduate students are invited to Mix #attheMAC, a “young professionals” event in conjunction with a performance called Vocalosity. $25 per person includes complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres, and ticket to Vocalosity: The Aca-perfect Musical Experience at 7:30pm. For tickets, call or visit the box office at 540-231-5300 on M–F, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. or Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., or go online to https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/article/mixatthemacvocalosity.

8. PERFORMANCES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR IN APR – 1st posting
The performance sign up for the International Street Fair is now open! The Fair will be held on Sunday, Apr 17, 12:00-5:00pm. Please complete this online survey to sign up to perform: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1TwSxhmjTprEpmt.

9. INVITATION TO ACROSSBORDERS@VT INTL LGBTQ+ GROUP – 1st posting
AcrossBorders@VT is a group of international LGBTQ+ students/faculty/affiliates of Virginia Tech. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly space for the international LGBTQ+ population to discuss concerns about their sexuality and coming out, and support one another. Given that the international population comes from cultures different from the one(s) in the USA, the group aims to provide a more customized support to the international LGBTQ+ population. The group also ensures confidentiality and privacy of all members. If you are interested in attending meetings and/or events, or have questions, contact acrossborders.vt@gmail.com. Email us to join the secret Facebook group to connect with other international LGBTQ+ people.

10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRADUATE ART COUNCIL’S ART SHOWCASE – 2nd posting
Are you a graduate student with an interest in the arts? Do you make sculptures out of recyclables, play the banjo, or write comedic poetry? Whatever your artistic talent and regardless of your field of study, the Graduate Arts Council (a campus organization dedicated to exploring, supporting, and expanding the arts in and around Virginia Tech) invites you to participate in its First Annual Art Showcase! The showcase, to be held on Ap 28 (time and location TBA), will feature exciting live performances as well as a diverse exhibit of artwork to peruse. This curated event is free and open to the public and will be followed up with a gallery display running from Apr 28-May 2. Submit proposals by Mar 14 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ua9GFDZ2U7Ft058WtO778PIZqJODsmnxXynkpdFqdVE/viewform?c=0&w=1. Contact Ana-Christina Acosta at acostaa@vt.edu with any questions.

11. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS INVITED – 3rd posting
Have you used your research to benefit society in any way? Are you currently working, or have worked on a project in the past year, that has community impact, either locally or globally? If so, consider applying for the Citizen Scholar Engagement recognition.  If not, consider designing a Citizen Scholar project! Program requirements are described on the CSE website, http://graduateschool.vt.edu/gs/tge/cse. Applications are due Mar 14.  For more information, email Shelby Ward, shelby08@vt.edu.

12. VIOLINIST SOUGHT FOR GRAD STUDENT BAND – 1st posting
A band made of a group of graduate students is looking for a violinist with experience with modern music. The band meets up every Thursday at 6:30pm and practices for a couple of hours. This band consists of a vocal, a drummer, a bass player and a key player; it does not adhere to any genre and members welcome all inputs as to what to jam next. Requirement: Must be able to meet every Thursday at 6:30pm; must have some experience with modern music; experience with improvisation is preferred; it would be even better if you have an electric violin. If interested, contact Ethan Smith, ethands@vt.edu.

13. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – 1st posting
Would you like the chance to win a $25.00 gift card? Take this survey at http://tinyurl.com/Precareer for your chance to win!  A VT faculty member is seeking to know more about what activities you and other VT students choose to participate in.  In taking this survey you are helping with the extensive research of how your activities affect your life after college.  Any student in any major at VT can respond to the survey.

14. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 2nd posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete a 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@vt.edu.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE TRENDS – 2nd posting
Participants ages 18 to 75, male or female, and native English speakers (international students whose first language is not English will not be considered) are currently being sought for an IRB approved study on how well general populations can identify and define current language trends and determine when this language is being used in a threatening manner. No prior knowledge of language trends is required. By clicking on the link and taking the survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_esuRrqQKdNhhlid, you are consenting to use of your answers in a master’s thesis. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Richoux at nchambe7@vt.edu

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT LGBQ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – 3rd posting
International students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, homosexual, unsure, questioning, etc are invited to share their stories. Participation consists of confidential interviews and journals reflecting on your experiences. Participants will receive $15-$50 amazon gift card in compensation. To participate, contact CICOstories@gmail.com. For more information, see: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_beGzllp5wS4d5rL. Posted on behalf of doctoral student Hoa Nguyen.

17. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MOSS ART CTR SCHOOL-DAY PERFORMANCES – 3rd posting
The Moss Art Center (MAC) is seeking volunteers to assist with school-day performances that bring students, teachers, parents and chaperones to K-12 arts activities at the MAC. The first event, Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater, is quickly approaching. If you are interested in helping, please email Donna Thompson at tdonna27@vt.edu.

18. CHILDREN AGES 8-12 WITH FREQUENT TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR NEW TREATMENT STUDY – 3rd posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for anger and frequent temper outbursts. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

LGBTQ+ENGINEERING CONNECT LUNCH
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12:00pm, Kelly Hall’s Café X
Join for a catered lunch and free-form dialogue on the LGBTQ+ experience in the College of Engineering with Dean DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education, and Dr. Pratt-Clarke, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Vice President for Strategic Affairs. Come to connect, share, and learn more about engineering specific initiatives from out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) and Queer Grads, Professionals and Allies (QGPA). Discretion and privacy respected. Location has single occupancy restrooms. All undergrads, grads, faculty, and staff welcomed. Sponsored by the College of Engineering Diversity Committee. Questions about the event, dietary offerings, and/or accessibility? Email: oSTEM.vt@gmail.com. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1514745195487367/.

GRADUATE STUDENT & ADVISOR SOCIAL
Tuesday, Mar 1, 5:00-6:30pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to this social, jointly hosted by the Graduate School and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please register online at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1455231081691. For information about this event contact Monika Gibson, gibsonm@vt.edu.

February 16-21, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 1/25/16

  • Career Services advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: TTh 11:00-1:00, F 10:00-12:00, Room A
  • Writing assistance: Th 5:30-8:30, Room A

 2. THESIS THURSDAYS
Thursdays, 8:30am-3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! This weekly gathering is for grad students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, contact grad student Morgan Franke at fmorg14@vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 18, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies in the company of your grad student and Grad School colleagues. Relax, network, get caffeinated. Bring your own mug if you can.

4. KIDS NIGHTS OUT RETURNS FOR SPRING – NOTE NEW LOCATION!
Thursdays, starting Jan 28, 6:00-8:30pm, Luther Memorial Church classroom, 600 Prices Fork Rd
If you are a VT student with children, bring your kids aged 2-12 (must be toilet trained); no need to pre-register. Games, toys, books, crafts, homework help, and plenty of fun for participants. Childcare provided by the volunteers of Chi Delta Alpha sorority. KNO is held every Thursday throughout the semester when classes are in session.  Park in the lower parking lot (on Prices Fork Road) and go up the stairs. Enter the building through the door (with “Little Hokie Hangout” sign) at the top of the hill with the long access ramp. Children should wash their hands in the bathroom before entering the room. Until renovations are completed at the Women’s Center, KNO will meet at the new location.  For more information, contact Jessie Meltsner at jmelts@vt.edu or 231-7806.

5. LOVE AROUND THE WORLD
Friday, Feb 19, 7:30-8:30pm, Dessert and Conversations, 8:30-9:30pm, Cajun Square Dance Commonwealth Ballroom in Squires
The Cranwell International Center presents this evening of intercultural connection to share traditions of expressing love in one’s own culture. Join for dessert and conversations with fellow students, and VT’s international and local communities. Learn more and indicate attendance at https://www.facebook.com/events/652306731575878/.

6. GAY AT GILLIES
Friday, Feb 19, 10:30pm, Gillies Restaurant on College Ave
All identities welcome. Must be 18+ to party, 21+ to drink. Suggested donation $5.00. Proceeds benefit Queer Grads, Professionals and Allies (QGPA). Please send questions and comments to qgpavt@gmail.com. Posted on behalf of grad student Marjorie Willner.

7. MIX @ THE MAC RECEPTION
Saturday, Feb 20, 6:00-7:00pm, Moss Arts Center Cube
Graduate students are invited to Mix #attheMAC, a “young professionals” event in conjunction with a performance called Vocalosity. $25 per person includes complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres, and ticket to Vocalosity: The Aca-perfect Musical Experience at 7:30pm. For tickets, call or visit the box office at 540-231-5300 on M–F, 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. or Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., or go online to https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/article/mixatthemacvocalosity.

8. PERFORMANCES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR IN APR – 1st posting
The performance sign up for the International Street Fair is now open! The Fair will be held on Sunday, Apr 17, 12:00-5:00pm. Please complete this online survey to sign up to perform: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1TwSxhmjTprEpmt.

9. INVITATION TO ACROSSBORDERS@VT INTL LGBTQ+ GROUP – 1st posting
AcrossBorders@VT is a group of international LGBTQ+ students/faculty/affiliates of Virginia Tech. The aim of the group is to provide a friendly space for the international LGBTQ+ population to discuss concerns about their sexuality and coming out, and support one another. Given that the international population comes from cultures different from the one(s) in the USA, the group aims to provide a more customized support to the international LGBTQ+ population. The group also ensures confidentiality and privacy of all members. If you are interested in attending meetings and/or events, or have questions, contact acrossborders.vt@gmail.com. Email us to join the secret Facebook group to connect with other international LGBTQ+ people.

10. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRADUATE ART COUNCIL’S ART SHOWCASE – 2nd posting
Are you a graduate student with an interest in the arts? Do you make sculptures out of recyclables, play the banjo, or write comedic poetry? Whatever your artistic talent and regardless of your field of study, the Graduate Arts Council (a campus organization dedicated to exploring, supporting, and expanding the arts in and around Virginia Tech) invites you to participate in its First Annual Art Showcase! The showcase, to be held on Ap 28 (time and location TBA), will feature exciting live performances as well as a diverse exhibit of artwork to peruse. This curated event is free and open to the public and will be followed up with a gallery display running from Apr 28-May 2. Submit proposals by Mar 14 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ua9GFDZ2U7Ft058WtO778PIZqJODsmnxXynkpdFqdVE/viewform?c=0&w=1. Contact Ana-Christina Acosta at acostaa@vt.edu with any questions.

11. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS INVITED – 3rd posting
Have you used your research to benefit society in any way? Are you currently working, or have worked on a project in the past year, that has community impact, either locally or globally? If so, consider applying for the Citizen Scholar Engagement recognition.  If not, consider designing a Citizen Scholar project! Program requirements are described on the CSE website, http://graduateschool.vt.edu/gs/tge/cse. Applications are due Mar 14.  For more information, email Shelby Ward, shelby08@vt.edu.

12. VIOLINIST SOUGHT FOR GRAD STUDENT BAND – 1st posting
A band made of a group of graduate students is looking for a violinist with experience with modern music. The band meets up every Thursday at 6:30pm and practices for a couple of hours. This band consists of a vocal, a drummer, a bass player and a key player; it does not adhere to any genre and members welcome all inputs as to what to jam next. Requirement: Must be able to meet every Thursday at 6:30pm; must have some experience with modern music; experience with improvisation is preferred; it would be even better if you have an electric violin. If interested, contact Ethan Smith, ethands@vt.edu.

13. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – 1st posting
Would you like the chance to win a $25.00 gift card? Take this survey at http://tinyurl.com/Precareer for your chance to win!  A VT faculty member is seeking to know more about what activities you and other VT students choose to participate in.  In taking this survey you are helping with the extensive research of how your activities affect your life after college.  Any student in any major at VT can respond to the survey.

14. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 2nd posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete a 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@vt.edu.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE TRENDS – 2nd posting
Participants ages 18 to 75, male or female, and native English speakers (international students whose first language is not English will not be considered) are currently being sought for an IRB approved study on how well general populations can identify and define current language trends and determine when this language is being used in a threatening manner. No prior knowledge of language trends is required. By clicking on the link and taking the survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_esuRrqQKdNhhlid, you are consenting to use of your answers in a master’s thesis. If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Richoux at nchambe7@vt.edu

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT LGBQ INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – 3rd posting
International students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer, homosexual, unsure, questioning, etc are invited to share their stories. Participation consists of confidential interviews and journals reflecting on your experiences. Participants will receive $15-$50 amazon gift card in compensation. To participate, contact CICOstories@gmail.com. For more information, see: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_beGzllp5wS4d5rL. Posted on behalf of doctoral student Hoa Nguyen.

17. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MOSS ART CTR SCHOOL-DAY PERFORMANCES – 3rd posting
The Moss Art Center (MAC) is seeking volunteers to assist with school-day performances that bring students, teachers, parents and chaperones to K-12 arts activities at the MAC. The first event, Blair Thomas & Co. Puppet Theater, is quickly approaching. If you are interested in helping, please email Donna Thompson at tdonna27@vt.edu.

18. CHILDREN AGES 8-12 WITH FREQUENT TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR NEW TREATMENT STUDY – 3rd posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for anger and frequent temper outbursts. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

LGBTQ+ENGINEERING CONNECT LUNCH
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12:00pm, Kelly Hall’s Café X
Join for a catered lunch and free-form dialogue on the LGBTQ+ experience in the College of Engineering with Dean DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education, and Dr. Pratt-Clarke, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Vice President for Strategic Affairs. Come to connect, share, and learn more about engineering specific initiatives from out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM) and Queer Grads, Professionals and Allies (QGPA). Discretion and privacy respected. Location has single occupancy restrooms. All undergrads, grads, faculty, and staff welcomed. Sponsored by the College of Engineering Diversity Committee. Questions about the event, dietary offerings, and/or accessibility? Email: oSTEM.vt@gmail.com. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/1514745195487367/.

GRADUATE STUDENT & ADVISOR SOCIAL
Tuesday, Mar 1, 5:00-6:30pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to this social, jointly hosted by the Graduate School and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please register online at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1455231081691. For information about this event contact Monika Gibson, gibsonm@vt.edu.