February 22-28, 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. LGBTQ+ RESTORATIVE SPACE WITH JORDAN HARRISON
Wednesdays, Feb 24, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, 4:00-5:00pm, Squires 140 Conference Room
These drop-in hours are presented by the Cook Counseling Center and the Intercultural Engagement Center.

3. GLC MOVIE NIGHT
Wednesday, Feb 24, 7:45-9:45 PM, GLC Room F
Need some time to unwind before midterms? Take a break and come watch the newest Disney classic, Inside Out! The Graduate Fellows will provide snacks to enjoy during the movie so get there early to grab some snacks and secure your seat! If you have any questions, email Scarlet Soult at scarlet7@vt.edu.

4. 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.

5. CAMEO ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR
Thursday, Feb 25, 10:00am-4:00pm, Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Safran is recruiting software engineers at the Cameo Engineering Career Fair. For more info on the Career Fair visit http://cameovt.wix.com/cameo#!careerfair/cpfc. For more info on Safran employment opportunities, see http://usa.morpho.com/talent. Posted on behalf of grad student Heather Lyne.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 25, 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.

7. KIDS NIGHTS OUT– NOTE TEMPORARY NEW LOCATION!
Thursdays, 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.

8. FAFSA HELP ON FRIDAYS
Friday, Feb 26, 3:00-7:00pm, Student Services Building
Students who need assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to take advantage of University Scholarships and Financial Aid extended hours to file the FAFSA (open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only). More information is also available online at www.finaid.vt.edu. 

9. NEW YOU IN THE NRV
Saturday, Feb 27, 12:00-3:00pm, Blacksburg Rec Ctr, 725 Patrick Henry Drive
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to their event that provides free (1) health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and BMI; (2) fitness classes, including boot camp, Zumba and yoga; (3) smoothie demonstration; (4) treatment and consultation from certified and licensed massage therapist, chiropractor and acupuncturist; (5) health related giveaways! For more info contact bacdst@yahoo.com or visit www.bacdst13.org. Posted on behalf of BSE grad student Teneil Sivells.

10. ROTARACT GALA AND FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Feb 27, 12:00-4:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Win cash prizes at bingo (games begin at 1 and 2pm); stop by the raffle booth for a chance to win – final drawing at 3:30pm, $1 raffle tickets. Gift card auction!  Learn more about Rotaract at https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/rotaractvt/about.

11. SPRING 2016 APPLICATION FOR DEGREE DEADLINE MAR 1
Spring 2016 graduates must electronically submit the Degree or Certificate Conferral Request online (in HokieSpa under Degree Menu) by Mar 1, 2016 for your name to appear in the Commencement Bulletin. PhD and EdD students must also include their dissertation title when submitting the Degree or Certificate Conferral Request for their name to appear in the bulletin. Without this title, your name will not be listed. The information entered electronically is used to order your diploma, so please ensure that the information is correct. A Degree or Certificate Conferral Request fee ($25.00) will be assessed to your student account after you submit your application for degree.

12. GLOBAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS INVITED – 1st posting
Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office is now accepting need-based scholarship applications for study abroad program participation in Summer and Fall semester 2016.  Visit www.globaleducation.vt.edu for more information on deadlines and the application process. 

13. SUBMISSIONS INVITED TO GLC PHOTO AND ART CONTEST – 1st posting
The Graduate School invites submissions of art work and photography by graduate students for display in the GLC during Graduate Education Week (Mar 21-25) and beyond. Submissions are limited to three pieces (art and/or photography) per graduate student. Learn more at http://www.graduatelifecenter.vt.edu/contest/.  Submission deadline: Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016.

14. VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE SLOGAN FOR GRAD ED WEEK 2016!
Vote on your favorite slogan or submit a new one at https://www.facebook.com/events/1677127289236409/. The slogan may appear on limited edition Graduate Education Week 2016 t-shirts and in other GEW advertisement materials.

15. RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER LISTSERV REGISTRATION
The Campus Peace Corps Recruiter is currently updating the Returned Peace Corps listserv for the NRV. If you or anyone you know served in the Peace Corps and is living in the area, please have them fill out the following form so they will be invited to events in the area and might be able to serve on a panel to answer questions for new applicants: http://goo.gl/forms/wfm2xMdCKj or contact Cathie Bukowski, RPCV Honduras 2006-2009 at peacecorps@vt.edu.

16. PERFORMANCES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR IN APR – 2nd 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.

17. INVITATION TO ACROSSBORDERS@VT INTL LGBTQ+ GROUP – 2nd 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.

18. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRADUATE ART COUNCIL’S ART SHOWCASE – 3rd 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.

19. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS INVITED – still 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.

20. TWO-YEAR GRA OPENING IN GENDER RESEARCH – 1st posting
Applications are invited for a two-year Graduate Research Assistantship position beginning fall 2016 for a master’s student to support gender research in an international agricultural research project. The student must be accepted by the Graduate School and the Geography Department or the School of Public and International Affairs; must have background in social sciences; and be a US citizen. Application deadline: Apr 8. See details at: http://www.oired.vt.edu/job-listings/GraduateResearchAsst-WGD-JobListing2016.html.

21. Don’t look for it here. 21 is under a pile of snow. Maybe it will be back next week if the snow piles finally melt?

22. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE THINKING – 1st posting
Graduate students who are self-proclaimed social justice thinkers are invited to share their insights for an important study. Participation consists of a one-hour, confidential interview at the location of your choice. To participate in this study, please contact Veronica van Montfrans at vanmonv@vt.edu. Participants must be 18 years or older.

23. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIGITAL MEMORIALIZATION CONCEPT STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are sought for an IRB-approved survey for a study on the concept of digital memorialization. What happens to digital artifacts after the owners or the originators have passed away? How can one best make use of the Internet to preserve the memories of loved ones? Digital artifacts may include social networking profiles, e-mail exchanges, blog posts, photographs, or even online repositories of scholarly work. If interested, access the survey online: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qUmQXks6SdQDMV.  Responses are completely confidential. Some questions might be personal in nature. You may choose to skip the questions that you are not comfortable with. The investigators for this project are Dr. Deborah Tatar (dtatar@cs.vt.edu) and Amna Rafiq (amna@vt.edu).

24. VIOLINIST SOUGHT FOR GRAD STUDENT BAND – 2nd 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.

25. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – 2nd 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.

26. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 3rd 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.

27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE TRENDS – 3rd 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

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/.

MINGLE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room B
This workshop will teach you the nuances of professional networking in informal but professional settings, such as large receptions, conferences, etc. Registration is required and seats are limited, so sign up online at  https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87frWjscurcySIl. Email Laura Koehler at lkkoehle@vt.edu if you have any questions. This event is part of the Graduate School’s Professional Development Series.

ADULTS WITH ADHD SUPPORT GROUP
First Tuesdays, Mar 1, 4:30-5:30pm, McComas Hall Rec Sports Classroom 198
Hokie Wellness is hosting a support group for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The group is held on the first Tuesday of the month. This group is available to VT undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff.

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.

FREE ANXIETY/OCD SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesdays, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room A
The Psychological Services Center is providing a free support group with monthly meetings for those struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm. This group is available for undergraduate and graduate students.  Call the Psychological Services Center at 540-231-6914 with any questions.

February 22-28, 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. LGBTQ+ RESTORATIVE SPACE WITH JORDAN HARRISON
Wednesdays, Feb 24, Mar 16, Mar 30, Apr 13, Apr 27, 4:00-5:00pm, Squires 140 Conference Room
These drop-in hours are presented by the Cook Counseling Center and the Intercultural Engagement Center.

3. GLC MOVIE NIGHT
Wednesday, Feb 24, 7:45-9:45 PM, GLC Room F
Need some time to unwind before midterms? Take a break and come watch the newest Disney classic, Inside Out! The Graduate Fellows will provide snacks to enjoy during the movie so get there early to grab some snacks and secure your seat! If you have any questions, email Scarlet Soult at scarlet7@vt.edu.

4. 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.

5. CAMEO ENGINEERING CAREER FAIR
Thursday, Feb 25, 10:00am-4:00pm, Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Safran is recruiting software engineers at the Cameo Engineering Career Fair. For more info on the Career Fair visit http://cameovt.wix.com/cameo#!careerfair/cpfc. For more info on Safran employment opportunities, see http://usa.morpho.com/talent. Posted on behalf of grad student Heather Lyne.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 25, 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.

7. KIDS NIGHTS OUT– NOTE TEMPORARY NEW LOCATION!
Thursdays, 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.

8. FAFSA HELP ON FRIDAYS
Friday, Feb 26, 3:00-7:00pm, Student Services Building
Students who need assistance with filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to take advantage of University Scholarships and Financial Aid extended hours to file the FAFSA (open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only). More information is also available online at www.finaid.vt.edu. 

9. NEW YOU IN THE NRV
Saturday, Feb 27, 12:00-3:00pm, Blacksburg Rec Ctr, 725 Patrick Henry Drive
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to their event that provides free (1) health screenings, including blood pressure, blood glucose, and BMI; (2) fitness classes, including boot camp, Zumba and yoga; (3) smoothie demonstration; (4) treatment and consultation from certified and licensed massage therapist, chiropractor and acupuncturist; (5) health related giveaways! For more info contact bacdst@yahoo.com or visit www.bacdst13.org. Posted on behalf of BSE grad student Teneil Sivells.

10. ROTARACT GALA AND FUNDRAISER
Saturday, Feb 27, 12:00-4:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Win cash prizes at bingo (games begin at 1 and 2pm); stop by the raffle booth for a chance to win – final drawing at 3:30pm, $1 raffle tickets. Gift card auction!  Learn more about Rotaract at https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/rotaractvt/about.

11. SPRING 2016 APPLICATION FOR DEGREE DEADLINE MAR 1
Spring 2016 graduates must electronically submit the Degree or Certificate Conferral Request online (in HokieSpa under Degree Menu) by Mar 1, 2016 for your name to appear in the Commencement Bulletin. PhD and EdD students must also include their dissertation title when submitting the Degree or Certificate Conferral Request for their name to appear in the bulletin. Without this title, your name will not be listed. The information entered electronically is used to order your diploma, so please ensure that the information is correct. A Degree or Certificate Conferral Request fee ($25.00) will be assessed to your student account after you submit your application for degree.

12. GLOBAL EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS INVITED – 1st posting
Virginia Tech’s Global Education Office is now accepting need-based scholarship applications for study abroad program participation in Summer and Fall semester 2016.  Visit www.globaleducation.vt.edu for more information on deadlines and the application process. 

13. SUBMISSIONS INVITED TO GLC PHOTO AND ART CONTEST – 1st posting
The Graduate School invites submissions of art work and photography by graduate students for display in the GLC during Graduate Education Week (Mar 21-25) and beyond. Submissions are limited to three pieces (art and/or photography) per graduate student. Learn more at http://www.graduatelifecenter.vt.edu/contest/.  Submission deadline: Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016.

14. VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE SLOGAN FOR GRAD ED WEEK 2016!
Vote on your favorite slogan or submit a new one at https://www.facebook.com/events/1677127289236409/. The slogan may appear on limited edition Graduate Education Week 2016 t-shirts and in other GEW advertisement materials.

15. RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER LISTSERV REGISTRATION
The Campus Peace Corps Recruiter is currently updating the Returned Peace Corps listserv for the NRV. If you or anyone you know served in the Peace Corps and is living in the area, please have them fill out the following form so they will be invited to events in the area and might be able to serve on a panel to answer questions for new applicants: http://goo.gl/forms/wfm2xMdCKj or contact Cathie Bukowski, RPCV Honduras 2006-2009 at peacecorps@vt.edu.

16. PERFORMANCES INVITED FOR INTERNATIONAL STREET FAIR IN APR – 2nd 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.

17. INVITATION TO ACROSSBORDERS@VT INTL LGBTQ+ GROUP – 2nd 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.

18. CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR GRADUATE ART COUNCIL’S ART SHOWCASE – 3rd 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.

19. CITIZEN SCHOLAR APPLICATIONS INVITED – still 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.

20. TWO-YEAR GRA OPENING IN GENDER RESEARCH – 1st posting
Applications are invited for a two-year Graduate Research Assistantship position beginning fall 2016 for a master’s student to support gender research in an international agricultural research project. The student must be accepted by the Graduate School and the Geography Department or the School of Public and International Affairs; must have background in social sciences; and be a US citizen. Application deadline: Apr 8. See details at: http://www.oired.vt.edu/job-listings/GraduateResearchAsst-WGD-JobListing2016.html.

21. Don’t look for it here. 21 is under a pile of snow. Maybe it will be back next week if the snow piles finally melt?

22. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE THINKING – 1st posting
Graduate students who are self-proclaimed social justice thinkers are invited to share their insights for an important study. Participation consists of a one-hour, confidential interview at the location of your choice. To participate in this study, please contact Veronica van Montfrans at vanmonv@vt.edu. Participants must be 18 years or older.

23. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIGITAL MEMORIALIZATION CONCEPT STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are sought for an IRB-approved survey for a study on the concept of digital memorialization. What happens to digital artifacts after the owners or the originators have passed away? How can one best make use of the Internet to preserve the memories of loved ones? Digital artifacts may include social networking profiles, e-mail exchanges, blog posts, photographs, or even online repositories of scholarly work. If interested, access the survey online: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qUmQXks6SdQDMV.  Responses are completely confidential. Some questions might be personal in nature. You may choose to skip the questions that you are not comfortable with. The investigators for this project are Dr. Deborah Tatar (dtatar@cs.vt.edu) and Amna Rafiq (amna@vt.edu).

24. VIOLINIST SOUGHT FOR GRAD STUDENT BAND – 2nd 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.

25. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT ABOUT INVOLVEMENT IN STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS – 2nd 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.

26. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 3rd 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.

27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE TRENDS – 3rd 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

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/.

MINGLE LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Tuesday, Mar 1, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room B
This workshop will teach you the nuances of professional networking in informal but professional settings, such as large receptions, conferences, etc. Registration is required and seats are limited, so sign up online at  https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_87frWjscurcySIl. Email Laura Koehler at lkkoehle@vt.edu if you have any questions. This event is part of the Graduate School’s Professional Development Series.

ADULTS WITH ADHD SUPPORT GROUP
First Tuesdays, Mar 1, 4:30-5:30pm, McComas Hall Rec Sports Classroom 198
Hokie Wellness is hosting a support group for adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The group is held on the first Tuesday of the month. This group is available to VT undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff.

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.

FREE ANXIETY/OCD SUPPORT GROUP
Tuesdays, Mar 1, Apr 5, May 3, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room A
The Psychological Services Center is providing a free support group with monthly meetings for those struggling with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm. This group is available for undergraduate and graduate students.  Call the Psychological Services Center at 540-231-6914 with any questions.