May 31-Jun 5, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. WTS SOCIAL INVITATION
Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm, Social House (103 S Main St)
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will host a social that is open to all students to celebrate the newly ratified chapter and learn about the benefits of joining this organization. This is also an opportunity for students to speak to WTS members about an upcoming seminar and call for abstracts. Please RSVP for the event via our Facebook site at: http://bit.ly/1rZ9bTG. For more information contact Tara Reel, treel@vtti.vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
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hursday, Jun 2, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole or jenga.

4. WTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 1st posting
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter is currently organizing an event as part of the 5th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). WTS is currently seeking student abstracts for poster presentations for the event to be held Aug 31-Sep 1. WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcome both male and female students to submit abstracts by Jun 17. Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1Vef1w7. For more information contact Tara Reel at treel@vtti.vt.edu.

5. LOCAL HOSTS SOUGHT FOR SAUDI COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JUL 29-31 – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to apply to host Saudi college students who will visit Virginia Tech for a week of programs related to community engagement and social entrepreneurship.  Students spend 1 week in DC, 1 week on campus, and 1 week back in DC before returning home to Saudi Arabia.  Hosts are only sought for the weekend of July 29-31, the rest of the week the Saudi students will stay on campus. Students, individuals, couples, and families (traditional and non-traditional) welcome to apply! Read more about hosting these students at http://www.engage.vt.edu/host-international-students/.

6. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 2nd posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

7. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 2nd posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

8. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 2nd posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

9. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 3rd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

10. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

11. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

12. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 2nd posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

13. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 2nd posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.

May 31-Jun 5, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. WTS SOCIAL INVITATION
Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm, Social House (103 S Main St)
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will host a social that is open to all students to celebrate the newly ratified chapter and learn about the benefits of joining this organization. This is also an opportunity for students to speak to WTS members about an upcoming seminar and call for abstracts. Please RSVP for the event via our Facebook site at: http://bit.ly/1rZ9bTG. For more information contact Tara Reel, treel@vtti.vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
T
hursday, Jun 2, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole or jenga.

4. WTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 1st posting
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter is currently organizing an event as part of the 5th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). WTS is currently seeking student abstracts for poster presentations for the event to be held Aug 31-Sep 1. WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcome both male and female students to submit abstracts by Jun 17. Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1Vef1w7. For more information contact Tara Reel at treel@vtti.vt.edu.

5. LOCAL HOSTS SOUGHT FOR SAUDI COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JUL 29-31 – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to apply to host Saudi college students who will visit Virginia Tech for a week of programs related to community engagement and social entrepreneurship.  Students spend 1 week in DC, 1 week on campus, and 1 week back in DC before returning home to Saudi Arabia.  Hosts are only sought for the weekend of July 29-31, the rest of the week the Saudi students will stay on campus. Students, individuals, couples, and families (traditional and non-traditional) welcome to apply! Read more about hosting these students at http://www.engage.vt.edu/host-international-students/.

6. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 2nd posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

7. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 2nd posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

8. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 2nd posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

9. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 3rd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

10. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

11. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

12. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 2nd posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

13. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 2nd posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.