January 9-15, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 12/19

  • Career Advising: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Cook Counseling: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm;
  • Peer to peer support coaching: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus until spring semester

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jan 12, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
Connect with fellow graduate students and Grad School staff over free coffee, tea, and cookies.

3. NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION AND GLC CAFÉ SPECIAL EDITION
Friday, Jan 13, 2:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
New grad students are invited to learn about the expectation for graduate education, discover resources that will keep them on track from start to finish, meet the Grad School dean and staff, and pick up materials about campus/local resources. The program will conclude with a special GLC Café at about 3:30, to which returning grad students are also welcome!

4. AETNA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT – 1st posting
Spring enrollment is open for new students starting in Spring 2017 and students who didn’t enroll in the fall. Deadline: Jan 31, 2017. Contact the Student Medical Insurance office with questions at smi@vt.edu, 231-6226. Visit their website at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html for more info.

5. SPRING COURSE OPEN: GRAD 5304 – PREPARING CAREER PROFESSIONALS – 1st posting
Learn about leadership, communication, team building and collaboration, ethics and professional standards, management strategies, and more in industrial settings in this interdisciplinary course offered by the Graduate School every spring. Speakers from different fields, including company CEOs and vice presidents, faculty members and alumni who started successful businesses, and others who have had different experiences, will share their insights and tips with graduate students. Sign up now!

6. SPRING COURSE OPEN 2: GRAD 5404 RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
Offered by the Graduate School, this course gives students different perspectives through discussions of opportunities, challenges and contexts for participation in international research. Topics include international aspects of intellectual property and copyright law, trade law, export control, research ethics, research funding, protection of human and animal subjects. Through discussions and presentations by faculty members from disciplines and who have worked on international initiatives in many different countries, students learn of cultural dimensions of collaboration including work requirements, varying systems of higher education and research, and work-life expectations and logistics for research abroad. Sign up now!

7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES – 1st posting
Virginia Tech is proud of the rich variety of multi-cultural and international experiences and perspectives students bring and share. To celebrate our multi-cultural environment and learn more about one another, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is hosting an exhibit of traditional clothing and accessories associated with New Year celebrations around the world. Items will be showcased in a week-long exhibition accentuated by a fashion show held during the opening reception. Register by Jan 30. Exhibition will be held in the Art + Architecture Library Feb 13-17. To share  clothing, artifacts, accessories, etc associated with New Year from your culture, or for more information, visit: https://goo.gl/ij2yVE. Submissions will be reviewed and examples will be selected for the exhibit. If your submission is selected, you will receive additional info. Contact Shabnam Kavousi at Shabnamk@vt.edu with questions.

8. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ACADEMY FOR GRAD TEACHING EXCELLENCE – 2nd posting
VTGrATE (Academy for Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence) welcomes applications for Member, Associate, and Fellow in its learning community. VTGrATE provides advanced education and training in innovative teaching and learning strategies and provides a space to recognize excellence in teaching by graduate students. Membership is open to all graduate and professional students. Apply at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cJfV4Y4ZXU6cK6p; faculty nomination/recommendation form is at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7VBTYNmHD7YRSWF. Everything is due by 11:59pm on Saturday, Jan 28. Contact Nicole J. Johnson at nicj712@vt.edu with questions.

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE ONLINE JOURNAL – 3rd posting
Community Change, an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change is accepting applications for its inaugural issue. Issues will feature scholarly refereed articles, book reviews, essays, interviews and other work, including multimedia and artwork. Interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged. In addition to manuscripts relating to new developments, submissions that re-examine or challenge the questions and assumptions underpinning current theoretical and practical approaches to community development and change are also welcome. Submission deadline: Jan 13, 2017. For more information, visit www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. Posted on behalf of D’Elia Chandler, delia3@exchange.vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON TRACKING MOTIONS OF HUMAN HAND – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study on tracking a set of human hand motions. Participants will perform a set of tasks involving basic hand motions and surgical motions including motions with a scalpel handle (without blade) and wearing a non-latex medical glove. Must be 18-35 years old, right-handed, no current or recent history (within 3 months) of musculoskeletal problems, not allergic to double sided tape. Experiments will take about 3 hours (2 sessions with ~1.5h for each) and will be conducted in the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab in the ISE department. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Compensation: $10/hr plus an additional $20 for completing the study. If interested, contact Anqi Wang at anqiw93@vt.edu or phone at (540) 998-8965.

January 9-15, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 12/19

  • Career Advising: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Cook Counseling: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm;
  • Peer to peer support coaching: on hiatus until spring semester
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus until spring semester

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jan 12, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
Connect with fellow graduate students and Grad School staff over free coffee, tea, and cookies.

3. NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION AND GLC CAFÉ SPECIAL EDITION
Friday, Jan 13, 2:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
New grad students are invited to learn about the expectation for graduate education, discover resources that will keep them on track from start to finish, meet the Grad School dean and staff, and pick up materials about campus/local resources. The program will conclude with a special GLC Café at about 3:30, to which returning grad students are also welcome!

4. AETNA STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT – 1st posting
Spring enrollment is open for new students starting in Spring 2017 and students who didn’t enroll in the fall. Deadline: Jan 31, 2017. Contact the Student Medical Insurance office with questions at smi@vt.edu, 231-6226. Visit their website at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html for more info.

5. SPRING COURSE OPEN: GRAD 5304 – PREPARING CAREER PROFESSIONALS – 1st posting
Learn about leadership, communication, team building and collaboration, ethics and professional standards, management strategies, and more in industrial settings in this interdisciplinary course offered by the Graduate School every spring. Speakers from different fields, including company CEOs and vice presidents, faculty members and alumni who started successful businesses, and others who have had different experiences, will share their insights and tips with graduate students. Sign up now!

6. SPRING COURSE OPEN 2: GRAD 5404 RESEARCH IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS
Offered by the Graduate School, this course gives students different perspectives through discussions of opportunities, challenges and contexts for participation in international research. Topics include international aspects of intellectual property and copyright law, trade law, export control, research ethics, research funding, protection of human and animal subjects. Through discussions and presentations by faculty members from disciplines and who have worked on international initiatives in many different countries, students learn of cultural dimensions of collaboration including work requirements, varying systems of higher education and research, and work-life expectations and logistics for research abroad. Sign up now!

7. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES – 1st posting
Virginia Tech is proud of the rich variety of multi-cultural and international experiences and perspectives students bring and share. To celebrate our multi-cultural environment and learn more about one another, the College of Architecture and Urban Studies is hosting an exhibit of traditional clothing and accessories associated with New Year celebrations around the world. Items will be showcased in a week-long exhibition accentuated by a fashion show held during the opening reception. Register by Jan 30. Exhibition will be held in the Art + Architecture Library Feb 13-17. To share  clothing, artifacts, accessories, etc associated with New Year from your culture, or for more information, visit: https://goo.gl/ij2yVE. Submissions will be reviewed and examples will be selected for the exhibit. If your submission is selected, you will receive additional info. Contact Shabnam Kavousi at Shabnamk@vt.edu with questions.

8. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR ACADEMY FOR GRAD TEACHING EXCELLENCE – 2nd posting
VTGrATE (Academy for Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence) welcomes applications for Member, Associate, and Fellow in its learning community. VTGrATE provides advanced education and training in innovative teaching and learning strategies and provides a space to recognize excellence in teaching by graduate students. Membership is open to all graduate and professional students. Apply at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cJfV4Y4ZXU6cK6p; faculty nomination/recommendation form is at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7VBTYNmHD7YRSWF. Everything is due by 11:59pm on Saturday, Jan 28. Contact Nicole J. Johnson at nicj712@vt.edu with questions.

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR COMMUNITY CHANGE ONLINE JOURNAL – 3rd posting
Community Change, an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change is accepting applications for its inaugural issue. Issues will feature scholarly refereed articles, book reviews, essays, interviews and other work, including multimedia and artwork. Interdisciplinary work is strongly encouraged. In addition to manuscripts relating to new developments, submissions that re-examine or challenge the questions and assumptions underpinning current theoretical and practical approaches to community development and change are also welcome. Submission deadline: Jan 13, 2017. For more information, visit www.communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. Posted on behalf of D’Elia Chandler, delia3@exchange.vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON TRACKING MOTIONS OF HUMAN HAND – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study on tracking a set of human hand motions. Participants will perform a set of tasks involving basic hand motions and surgical motions including motions with a scalpel handle (without blade) and wearing a non-latex medical glove. Must be 18-35 years old, right-handed, no current or recent history (within 3 months) of musculoskeletal problems, not allergic to double sided tape. Experiments will take about 3 hours (2 sessions with ~1.5h for each) and will be conducted in the Occupational Ergonomics and Biomechanics Lab in the ISE department. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Compensation: $10/hr plus an additional $20 for completing the study. If interested, contact Anqi Wang at anqiw93@vt.edu or phone at (540) 998-8965.