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. GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL – register by 6/6
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. Invite your advisor, committee member or other faculty to attend! 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.
3. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
Thursday, Jun 9, 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. LCI SEEKS PEER COLLABORATORS – 1st posting
The VT Language and Culture Institute (LCI) is seeking peer collaborators to interact with Fellows from the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Fellows are ages 25-35 and the purpose of the peer collaborator is to provide each Fellow with the opportunity to get to know about the life of someone in the U.S. who is close to their age, and to share experiences. The only requirement is to commit to meet at least once to have a conversation with one or more of the Fellows. Then, you can meet again if you like, or attend one or more of the social events throughout the summer. The ideal is to meet with the partner once weekly during the 6 weeks the Fellows are here, but that doesn’t always work with schedules. Learn more about the program at https://yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/. For more information, contact Pete Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Peer Collaborator" in the subject line.
5. WTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 2nd 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 email@example.com.
6. LOCAL HOSTS SOUGHT FOR SAUDI COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JUL 29-31 – 2nd 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/.
7. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 3rd 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.
8. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 3rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
9. GA OPENING IN APEX SYSTEMS CTR FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – 1st posting
The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is seeking applications for a graduate assistant for 2016-17 academic year. The GA maintains, monitors, and assists with programming for the Innovate Living Learning Community (LLC). The Living-Learning Communities range from first-year experiences and academic disciplines to 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year experience. Report directly to the Director of Innovate, while maintaining a strong working relationship with the Residence Life Coordinator of the residence hall assigned. Some of the duties include but are not limited to assisting in program development and management of residence hall, and with faculty/staff advisers in teaching sections. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Holly McClung by mail or email by Jun 15; Pamplin College of Business, Pamplin Hall (0209), 880 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061; firstname.lastname@example.org; 540-231-1328.
10. GRA OPENING IN APEX SYSTEMS CTR FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – 1st posting
The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is seeking applications for a Graduate Assistant for 2016-17 academic year. The GA position assists the Academic Director with a variety of aspects related to research, teaching, mentoring, and grading. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Holly McClung by mail or email by Jun 15. Pamplin College of Business, Pamplin Hall (0209), 880 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061; email@example.com; 540-231-1328.
11. GA OPENING IN APEX SYSTEMS CTR FOR INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP – 1st posting
The Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is seeking applications for GAs for 2016-17 academic year. The GA position assists the Executive Director and Program Coordinator with programming, marketing, photography, videography, and more. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Holly McClung by mail or email by Jun 15. Pamplin College of Business, Pamplin Hall (0209), 880 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061; firstname.lastname@example.org; 540-231-1328.
12. FULL-TIME GA OPENING IN STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (SSC) FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Student Success Center is hiring full-time (20 hrs/wk) graduate assistant for the 2016-17 academic year, reporting to the Associate Director of SSC. The GA will be responsible for assisting with the development, implementation and assessment of the Peer Academic Coaching Program and the Seminar Series on Academic Success and will co-teach and then teach UNIV 1004: College Success Strategies and work individually with students on academic skills and habits. Preference will be given to students pursuing a PhD or Master’s degree in education, counseling or a related field, but others with related experiences will be considered. For a full position description and application instructions visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_N5IHTf9vl9WkZObnZoTXhHTjQ/view?usp=sharing. Direct questions to Dana McGuire at email@example.com or 540-231-5499.
13. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN CONTROLLER’S OFFICE FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Controller’s Office is seeking a full-time (20 hrs/wk) graduate assistant to assist in Accounting Operations. The GA will concentrate on two projects and other tasks as needed: 1) Research state income tax requirements for VT employees working in other states and communicate research results to Associate Controller of Accounting Operations and Payroll Manager, and propose implementation process for paying a third party to do remittances, payroll filings, and quarterly/annual reporting for the university. 2) Convert online training for the campus community on general accounting from Scholar to Adobe Captivate. Additional information at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2lSMLVxGF10TVpZd2play1VVDA/view?usp=sharing. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org, Kim Linkous, Manager of Financial Policies & Analysis, 540-231-8560. Review of applications begins in Jul.
14. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH – 3rd 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 email@example.com or 703-431-8113.
15. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 3rd 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.
16. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 3rd 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.
17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SURVEY ON TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION IMPLEMENTATION – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to complete a survey by June 25 (sooner is better) on factors contributing to the successful implementation of technology innovations. This field study data is part of a dissertation research into the conditions that facilitate the implementation of instructional innovations, like Canvas. The survey contains 49 short statements, and a short set of demographic questions at the end; it should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and anonymous. Access the survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnwan5IA758cc7P. If you have questions or comments about this research project or the survey, contact Heidi Dickens email@example.com or Dr. Ken Potter firstname.lastname@example.org . IRB#16-004.
18. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 1st posting
Grad students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Saad Alabdulkarim at email@example.com (206-859-9146).
19. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 3rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or concerns.
TIE-DYE AND TOSTITOS
Friday, Jun 17, 2:00-4:00pm, Graduate School Lawn
Take an afternoon break, enjoy some chips and salsa, and create a tie-dye masterpiece. Tie-dye materials will be provided, but please bring your own shirt or other garment. White cloth tends to work best for tie-dye, but light colored materials might be okay too. Sign-up here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6FIJml0jskPMuyh