1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/29/2017
– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
– Graduate School summer hours: 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.
2. PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES!
Wednesday, Jun 28, 9:00-10:30am
Meet with grad students in the GLC lobby and travel to Three Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg to pick some blueberries. Bring cash to pay for your pickings (see prices at http://www.3birdsberryfarm.com/about/)! Some of the blueberries will be made into a cobbler for Thursday’s GLC cafe. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kSSMOJ2krAJY8Z if planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation if you are assigned a spot in our carpool. Space is limited, and we will accommodate registrants on a first-come first served basis.
3. HEALTHY RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND STRESS
Thursday, Jun 29, 2:30-3:30, GLC Room B
Take advantage of having some discretionary time in the summer and learn how to cope with conflict and stress in healthy ways – these skills may come in handy in the fall! Conflict and stress are experienced within all realms of our lives. Participants will begin by discussing the conflict and stress they experience, then reflect upon current responses and explore methods for coping and responding to conflict and stress in the most constructive way. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3KrANh3IWFIPyt if you are planning to attend.
4. GLC CAFÉ: HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY COBBLER WITH ICE CREAM
Thursday, Jun 22, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.
5. CLAYTOR LAKE GRAD POTLUCK PICNIC
Sunday, Jul 2, 11:00am-3:00pm, Claytor Lake State Park, Shelter #2
Want to get out of Blacksburg for a bit, but not interested in driving too far? Get down to Claytor Lake State Park <http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/claytor-lake> for a potluck picnic with your fellow graduate students and their families. The Grad School rented a picnic shelter; you bring the food! Meet some new faces, make some new friends, and enjoy a nice day on the lake. Everyone is asked to bring 1 or 2 dishes to share. Bring games, swimwear, sports equipment, etc. too. Families are welcome! Register by Wednesday, Jun 28, at https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuseH0JlHmU0tFvzTCwRnxtIpG-oTS148i0PsqDXqqz8hUTQ/viewform so that organizers may arrange carpools for anyone who needs them. Email Mimosa Sarma (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anthony Carno (email@example.com) with questions.
6. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON MONDAY, 6/26 FOR ELECTRICAL WORK – 1st posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed today, Monday Jun 26, while electrical work is completed in the auditorium. Our apologies for the inconvenience.
7. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School Anti-Bullying Task Force would like to learn more about your experiences as a graduate student with bullying, either as the target of bullying or as one who has observed others being bullied, to better understand the prevalence of bullying among graduate students (both faculty-student and student-student bullying) and students’ willingness to report such behaviors. Participate in one of two focus groups to share your experience in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, in Room 323, Bishop-Favrao Hall. Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B4FA9AE2FA57-antibullying. Pizza will be provided. Participation is voluntary and may be discontinued at any time. Information collected during the session will be documented anonymously. Your input will help in the design of new reporting mechanisms and training to help reduce bullying at Virginia Tech and beyond. The sessions will be led by Dr. Rajesh Bagchi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Annie Pearce (email@example.com) of the Anti-Bullying Task Force.
8. CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
The CPSVP provides support for grad students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences. Proposed research should focus on the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence, and may address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence.Three awards of $1,000-1,500 will be given. Must be full-time graduate student in good standing, with research grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications must include (a) cover sheet, (b) 200-word abstract about research project in language suitable for general public, (c) project narrative of up to four pages, (d) itemized budget and justification, and (e) a letter of support from the student’s main academic advisor. Applications are to be prepared using 1-inch margins and Arial 11 font. Submit an e-copy of the complete application and signed coversheet, and itemized budget to Ms. Amy Splitt at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on Jul 15, 2017. With questions contact James Hawdon, email@example.com.
9. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 3rd posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> ; 540-231-7220).
10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 2nd posting
The Granata lab is recruiting subjects for a study looking at load symmetry during running. This study requires two visits – a 2 mile run visit and a 4 mile run visit. Participants must be able to complete a 4-mile run without stopping, but can run at their own speed. Please contact Kristen Renner for more information, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 3rd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> for more details.
12. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org.