October 12-18, 2020

This Week’s Events: 

0. Ongoing Services – updated 9/21/20
1. CALZONES FOR A CAUSE
2. YOGA – FREE WEEKLY ZOOM CLASS
3. CAREERS IN STUDENT AFFAIRS MONTH PANEL
4. DE-STRESS WORKSHOP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
5. GLC INTRAMURAL SOFTBALL
6. BEAT STRESS WITH FREE GUIDED MEDIATION
7. JUGGLING GRAD SCHOOL AND FAMILY CAREGIVING DURING COVID-19
8. GLC CAFÉ: 5-SECOND RULE EDITION

Administrative Announcements: 

9. LITTLE HOKIE HAND-ME-DOWN ACCEPTIN DONATIONS – 1st posting
10. CHILDREN’S SUPPLY DRIVE – 1st posting
11. OPEN ACCESS WEEK 2020 – OCTOBER 19-23 – 1st posting
12. MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE FOR VIRGINIANS
13. BOOK GIVEAWAY BY INTERVARSITY GRAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
14. INVITATION TO SHARE MOMENTS WHEN YOU FELT EXCLUDED AND INCLUDED AT VT – 2nd posting
15. INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH HONOR SOCIETY FALL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS – 2nd posting
16. HOMECOMING CANDIDATE’S  PLATFORM OF FOOD INSECURITY – 2nd posting
17. STUDENTS INVITED TO INTERVARSITY GRAD CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ACTIVITIES – 3rd posting
18. TECH’S GIVING ORGANIZED BY GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd posting
19. HOKIE MOVEMENT CLUB – 3rd posting
20. CALLING ALL 2020 GSARS PRESENTERS & JUDGES – YOUR SWAG IS HERE! – 3rd posting

Jobs: 

None at this time

Volunteers and research participants sought: 

21. PARENTS AND THEIR 7-11-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: RESEARCH STUDY – COMPUTATIONAL THINKING PRACTICE – 1st posting
23. STUDENT FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MOSS ARTS CENTER – 3rd posting
24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: RESEARCH STUDY – DRIVING SIMULATOR STUDY ON AUDITORY DISPLAYS AT RAIL CROSSINGS – 3rd posting
25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH – Design and evaluation of novel sonic interactions for highly autonomous vehicles – 3rd posting

Upcoming Events: 

26. OPEN ACCESS FORUM 2020 – CONNECTING THE OPENS: OPEN ACCESS, OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES, AND OPEN DATA – Oct. 19
27. ONLINE OPEN ACCESS WEEK KEYNOTE: COUNTING WHAT COUNTS IN RECRUITMENT, PROMOTION AND TENURE – Oct. 20
28. OPTIONAL PRACTICAL TRAINING (OPT) WORKSHOP – Oct. 20
29. 2020 TOWARD AN OPEN MONOGRAPH ECOSYSTEM (TOME) STAKEHOLDER MEETING – Oct. 22
30. SPICE UP YOUR LIFE: HISTORY, SENSORY EVALUATION, AND PRACTICAL USES – Oct. 22; register now!
31. GENERAL BODY MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB – Oct. 22
32. INTERFAITH COOPERATION & CIVIL RIGHTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE – Oct. 22
33. SCHEV-OVAC WEBINAR: “OPEN EDUCATION: STUDENT SUCCESS AND FACULTY AUTONOMY” – Oct. 23
34. FROM HBCU TO PWI: HOW TO LEVERAGE LESSONS LEARNED FROM MY PREVIOUS INSTITUTION – Oct. 27
35. STUDENT AFFAIRS 101 – Oct. 27
36. ANNUAL ONE HEALTH CASE COMPETITION – Nov. 7 – Register by Oct. 19

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May 26-31, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

1. SUMMER INTERFAITH DIALOGUES – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

Administrative Announcements:

2. DONATIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WEST BENGAL – 1st posting
3. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 2nd posting
4. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 2nd posting

Jobs:

5. 9M ASSISTANTSHIP IN OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

6. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  3rd posting

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May 18-24, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

No events this week

Administrative Announcements:

1. ADVISING NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO GRADS – 1st posting
2. GRADUATE CERTIFICATE: COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP – 1st posting
3. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS  – 3rd posting
4. FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS – 3rd posting
5. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MOSS ARTS CENTER “STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT” – 3rd  posting
6. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LEADING CHANGE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – 3rd  posting 
7. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT OPENING FOR SUMMER II AND FALL 2020 – 3rd posting

Jobs:

8. 9M ASSISTANTSHIP IN OFFICE OF RECRUITMENT, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION – 1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

9. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  2nd posting
10. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PROJECT – 3rd posting

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May 11-17, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 5/11/20

This Week’s Events:

1. VTGrATE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR REST OF SPRING
2. COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

Administrative Announcements:

3. GRADUATING STUDENT PHOTOS/VIDEOS INVITED FOR COMMENCEMENT – 1st posting
4. EMERGENCY FUND RESOURCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
5. GSA CAP AND GOWN PROGRAM SPRING 2020 EDITION; DEADLINE EXTENDED  – 2nd posting
6. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS  – 2nd posting
7. FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS – 2nd posting
8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MOSS ARTS CENTER “STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT” – 2nd posting
9. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LEADING CHANGE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – 2nd posting
10. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT OPENING FOR SUMMER II AND FALL 2020 – 2nd posting
11. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE RELATED EXPENSES – 2nd posting
12. CALL FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS FROM ASIAN CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CTR – 3rd posting

Jobs:

13. 9-M ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN GLOBAL INITIATIVES – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

14. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VT CLIMATE ACTION GREEN HOUSE GAS ASSESSMENT –  1st posting
15. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PROJECT – 2nd posting
16. INTL PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ONLINE SURVEY – 3rd posting

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May 4-10, 2020

0. Ongoing Services – updated 4/27/20

This Week’s Events:

1. MEALS AND SNACKS: KEEP NUTRITIOUS BALANCE ON TRACK
2. VTGrATE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR REST OF SPRING
3. FINAL ZOOM (LUNCHTIME) SESSIONS WITH DEAN KAREN P. DEPAUW
4. SCIENCE ON TAP, ONLINE: BREAD SCIENCE AND FOOD PANTRIES

Administrative Announcements:

5. GSA CAP AND GOWN PROGRAM – SPRING 2020 EDITION – 1st posting
6. FOOD SUPPLIES FOR GRADS BY GRADS  – 1st posting
7. FINANCIAL WELLNESS RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS – 1st posting
8. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: MOSS ARTS CENTER “STUDENT ARTS SPOTLIGHT”
9. PROBLEM SOLVING FOR LEADING CHANGE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE – 1st posting
10. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT OPENING FOR SUMMER II AND FALL 2020 – 1st posting
11. NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR VIRTUAL CONFERENCE RELATED EXPENSES – 1st posting
12. CALL FOR GRADUATING STUDENTS FROM ASIAN CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT CTR – 2nd posting
13. GRADUATING STUDENTS EXIT SURVEY – 3rd posting
14. RESILIENCY WORKSHOPS CONTINUE ONLINE – 3rd posting
15. ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY: VT CLIMATE ACTION COMMITMENT REVISION PROCESS – 3rd  posting
16. GRAD 5014 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM COURSE ONLINE IN SUMMER – 3rd  posting
17. REGISTER FOR GRAD 5124 (Fall 2020) – 3rd posting

Jobs:

18. 9-M ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN GLOBAL INITIATIVES – 1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

19. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EFFECTS OF COVID-19 PROJECT – 1st posting
20. INTL PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ACADEMIC INTEGRITY ONLINE SURVEY – 2nd posting
21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TRUST IN ONLINE LEARNING SURVEY – 3rd posting
22. INTL STUDENT MOTHERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH PROJECT – 3rd posting

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April 20-26, 2020

   0. Ongoing Services

This Week’s Events:

  1. VTGrATE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR REST OF SPRING
  2. ZOOM (LUNCHTIME) SESSIONS WITH DEAN KAREN P. DEPAUW
  3. VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUP – GLOBAL CONNECT WITH COOK COUNSELING
  4. VIRTUAL GLC CAFÉ 

Administrative Announcements:  

  1. GRADUATING STUDENTS EXIT SURVEY – 1st posting
  2. RESILIENCY WORKSHOPS CONTINUE ONLINE – 1st posting
  3. ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY: VT CLIMATE ACTION COMMITMENT REVISION PROCESS – 1st
  4. GRAD 5014 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AND PLAGIARISM COURSE ONLINE IN SUMMER
  5. GSA TRAVEL FUND SPRING CYCLE APPLICATIONS OPEN APR 17-MAY 1 – 2nd posting
  6. ENTERING GRADE MODE CHANGE OPTION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – umpteenth posting
  7. GUIDANCE FOR USING ZOOM TO CONDUCT PRELIMS AND FINAL EXAMS – 2nd posting
  8. REGISTER FOR GRAD 5124 (Fall 2020) 
  9. VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY FELLOWSHIP – 3rd posting
  10. CALL FOR ARTWORK SUBMISSION: NEW DEADLINE – 3rd posting

Jobs:

Sorry, none at this time.

Volunteers and research participants sought:

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR TRUST IN ONLINE LEARNING SURVEY – 1st posting
16. INTL STUDENT MOTHERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH PROJECT – 1st posting
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OPIOID ABUSE EDUCATION RESEARCH – 2nd posting

Upcoming events:

  • NURTURING YOUR WELL-BEING WHILE LEARNING AND WORKING FROM HOME – 4/29
  • INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUE FOR STUDENTS [ONLINE] – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE – 4/29
  • FINANCIAL OUTLOOK AND OPPORTUNITIES – 4/30

 

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April 13-19, 2020

0. Ongoing Services

This Week’s Events:

1. REMAINING RESILIENT WEBINAR SERIES:  COPING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS TO THRIVE IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY
2. VTGrATE VIRTUAL OFFICE HOURS FOR REST OF SPRING
3. ZOOM (LUNCHTIME) SESSIONS WITH DEAN KAREN P. DEPAUW
4. INTERFAITH HANGOUT – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
5. 3RD MEETING: SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT
6. SUPPORT HOUR FOR GRADUATE STUDENT PARENTS
7. MISSING MOTIVATION? MOVING FORWARD IN A TIME OF ONLINE LEARNING – WORKSHOP

Administrative Announcements:

8. GSA TRAVEL FUND SPRING CYCLE APPLICATIONS OPEN APR 17-MAY 1
9. ENTERING GRADE MODE CHANGE OPTION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
10. GUIDANCE FOR USING ZOOM TO CONDUCT PRELIMS AND FINAL EXAMS
11. REGISTER FOR GRAD 5124 (Fall 2020)
12. VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY FELLOWSHIP – 2nd posting
13. CALL FOR ARTWORK SUBMISSION: NEW DEADLINE – 2nd posting
14. GRADUATE GRADING OPTION CHANGES DUE TO COVID-19 – 3rd posting
15. FREE ONE-ON-ONE VIRTUAL NUTRITION GUIDANCE – 3rd posting
16. GRADUATE SCHOOL ETD WORKSHOP AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING – 3rd posting

Jobs:

17. GRADUATE ASSISTANT – ACADEMY FOR EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OPIOID ABUSE EDUCATION RESEARCH – 1st posting
19. VIRGINIA STATE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR CALL FOR JUDGES – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:

– INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUE FOR STUDENTS [ONLINE] – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE: 4/29

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August 14-20, 2017

0. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 8/14//2017
– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
– Graduate School hours: 8:00-5:00 beginning 8/14/17
– 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-center.html

1. COMMUNITY GATHERING IN SOLIDARITY WITH CHARLOTTESVILLE
Monday, Aug 14, 4:00pm, Black Cultural Center
The staff in the Cultural and Community Centers stand in solidarity with Charlottesville against racism and hate. In light of the weekend events, they are hosting a gathering to allow students, faculty, and staff a community space for reflection and sharing and to discuss responses and opportunities for action. All students and university community members are invited to attend. Pizza and drinks will be available. If you are in need of support, the Dean of Students office in East Eggleston and the Cook Counseling Center in Schiffert are available to help. In addition, the staff in the Cultural and Community Centers can provide advocacy, support, and a listening ear.

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 17, 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.

3. MATERIALS REQUESTED FOR WELCOME WEEK INFORMATION FAIR – 2nd posting Do you provide a service (editing? catering?) other grad students would be interested in? Looking for a new drummer for your band? Is your student organization recruiting new members? Send the Graduate School your flyers (quarter- or half-page only) by August 16 and they will be placed on information tables in the GLC for Graduate Student Welcome Week (August 21-25). Materials can be sent by campus mail to Graduate School 0325 or dropped off at 120 GLC. Contact Anthony Szczurek (anthos9@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

4. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 3rd posting Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31 and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail. Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class

5. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 1ST posting
Little Hokie Hangout, the Graduate School Child Care Center, is still accepting applications for Fall 2017. Morning sessions are almost full, but there are some spots left for afternoons (11:30am-2:30pm) and evenings (2:30pm-6:00pm). For information and applications please email [childcare@vt.edu%20]childcare@vt.edu

6. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN PURSUING A PhD – 1st posting
The P.E.O. Scholar Award is open for women pursuing a PhD. The competitive merit-based scholarships offer $15,000 for outstanding women in the final two years of their program. Awardees must demonstrate a strong research path, publications, awards, and service activities showing maturity, seriousness of purpose, and clearly defined research objectives. The local application consisting of a concise 1-2 page letter and resume deadline is September 6, 2017. Send to Verlyn Stromberg, 2506 Manchester St, Blacksburg, VA 24060 or verlyn@vt.edu. If you have any questions, email or call (540) 239-0253.

7. GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The Department of Engineering Education is seeking applications for an academic advising graduate assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Specific details can be found at: http://enge.vt.edu/content/dam/enge_vt_edu/undergraduate/ga.pdf.

8. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 3rd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, [chung@vt.edu%20]chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

9. 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. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 1st posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with virtual reality (VR) technologies. The team is investigating how VR can help researchers to better understand complex scientific data. The project will make use of state-of-the-art VR equipment. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu for more details.

11. CREATIVE STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR MAGAZINE – 1st posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBTQ Magazine, is now accepting writers, editors, photographers, and artists for Issue #7 this fall. There will be an interest meeting on Sunday, Sep 10 at 4:00pm in the Intercultural Engagement Center. All are welcome to participate. If you have any questions or are interested in joining, email Maggie at theinterlopervt@gmail.com.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VR INTERACTION STUDY – 1st posting
Participants sought for a user study between 8/20 and 9/2 in a project called “Object Manipulation in Virtual Reality” at the Moss Arts Center. The participants in the study will have a chance to experience the latest technology of Virtual Reality, including head-mounted display and hand tracking input devices. Open to anyone 18+ with normal vision (corrected or uncorrected) and normal range of arm/hand motion. Compensation: $10 . If interested, contact Run Yu (runyu@vt.edu) .

13. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR DIET STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: between the ages of 18-40; females on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; no major medical problems; and willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. You will receive extensive health information and may receive up to $400 in compensation. If interested, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech. e-mail: westerndiet@gmail.com website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZL.

Upcoming events:

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING PARTY
Monday, Aug 21, 1:00-4:00pm, Grad School Lawn
Kick off welcome week by viewing the solar eclipse in the company of fellow grads. Initial coverage of the sun will begin at 1:08pm with maximum coverage at 2:37pm. Fifty viewing glasses will be available (while supplies last). Snacks and supplies to make your own viewing projector will be provided.

ROANOKE STUDENT LIFE SHOWCASE
Monday, Aug 21, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, Atrium of VTCarilion Research Institute, 2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016.
Join current and new graduate students and medical students to see all that Roanoke has to offer at the first annual Roanoke Student Life Showcase hosted by the Roanoke Graduate Student Association. There will be local vendors, giveaways, and ice cream! For questions, email Jordan Darden at jdarden@vt.edu.

US STUDENT FULBRIGHT INFO SESSION
Wednesday, Aug 23, 10:00am, GLC Room C
This interactive workshop introduces participants to the Fulbright program that offers US citizens funding opportunities to research or study abroad in more than 140 countries.

WELCOME BACK BBQ HOSTED BY THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY Wednesday, Aug 23, 5:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
New and returning graduate students are invited by the VT Graduate Student Assembly to their annual Welcome Back BBQ. Weather permitting, the event will take place inside and on the GLC Lawn as well. Food from Hethwood Market, with vegetarian options available. Stay tuned for the official Facebook event page, and some colorful flyers.

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME Thursday, Aug 24, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Attend this relaxed social event to connect with faculty, staff, new and returning students and resources that can help you succeed in graduate school and maintain a healthy life balance. Free refreshments for all; door prizes for new students! Sign up online if you are planning to attend: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a8XPyVVMAKV1Scd. This event replaces the weekly GLC café just this one time. The café will return next week on its regular 3:30-5:00 schedule in the Reading Room.

LEARN ABOUT THE BOOK OF MORMON Sunday, Sep 3, 6:30pm, 1408 Jennelle Rd., Blacksburg.
Have you ever wondered what the Book of Mormon is about? Perhaps you’ve heard of the Broadway play, or what some call the "Mormon Bible"? On behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, grad student Kevin Watson invites you to attend an evening event all about the Book of Mormon. All are welcome to attend! Questions? Contact Kevin at wk223@vt.edu.

August 7-13, 2017

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. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Aug 10, 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.

3. MATERIALS REQUESTED FOR WELCOME WEEK INFORMATION FAIR – 1st posting
Do you provide a service (editing? catering?) other grad students would be interested in?  Looking for a new drummer for your band? Is your student organization recruiting new members? Here’s your chance to spread the word!  Send the Graduate School your flyers (quarter- or half-page only) by August 16 and they will be placed on information tables in the GLC for Graduate Student Welcome  Week (August 21-25). Materials can be sent by campus mail to Graduate School 0325 or dropped off at 120 GLC. Contact Anthony Szczurek (anthos9@vt.edu <mailto:anthos9@vt.edu> ) if you have any questions. 

4. HOW TO CELEBRATE SOLAR ECLIPSE – 1st posting
There are grad students for whom the solar eclipse represents a wonderful research opportunity, but if you are not one of them, how would you celebrate this rare occurrence? Share your ideas by emailing to grads@vt.edu <mailto:grads@vt.edu>  with “Solar Eclipse” in the subject line, and see if the Graduate School can make it happen on Monday, Aug 21.

5. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 2nd posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

6. GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 1st posting
The Department of Engineering Education is seeking applications for an academic advising graduate assistant for the 2017-18 academic year. Specific details can be found at: http://enge.vt.edu/content/dam/enge_vt_edu/undergraduate/ga.pdf. 

7. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

8. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 3rd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks; web app design and development experience. If interested, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung @ chung@vt.edu.

9. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 3rd posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

10. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 3rd posting
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu <mailto:latanya@vt.edu> , and complete this brief application: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

11. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 2nd 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. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

12. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 3rd posting
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 Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu  (317-473-1736).

Upcoming events:

WELCOME BACK BBQ HOSTED BY THE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY
Wednesday, Aug 23, 5:00-8:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
New and returning graduate students are invited by the VT Graduate Student Assembly to their annual Welcome Back BBQ. Weather permitting, the event will take place inside and on the GLC Lawn as well. Food from Hethwood Market, with vegetarian options available. Stay tuned for the official Facebook event page, and some colorful flyers.

July 31-August 6, 2017

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. GLC CAFÉ: PEACH COBBLER EDITION
Thursday, Jul 27, 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. This week’s special: home-made peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PDUUd9qIaQJbo1.

3. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

4. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

5. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks; web app design and development experience. If interested, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung @ chung@vt.edu.

6. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

7. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 2nd posting (corrected)
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications:  Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu, and complete this brief application: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

8. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 3rd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu> .

9. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 3rd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu <mailto:assist@vt.edu> .

10. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st 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. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 2nd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 2nd posting
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 Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.