February 10 – 16, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. HOW TO USE iTHENTICATE
4. COVER LETTERS (2/11; reg. required)
5. WOMEN AND GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION SERIES(2/12/)
6. 1st MEETING FOR SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION & ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT (2/13)
7. 8-WEEK HAPPINESS GROUP – ADDITIONAL GROUP FORMING
8. VT LACROSSE VS. LIBERTY (2/15; reg. required)

Administrative Announcements:
9. HOW TO USE iTHENTICATE – TRAINING SESSIONS – 1st posting
10. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE APPROACHING – 2nd posting
11. CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTERS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
12. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP – NEW JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM – 2nd posting
13. GLC FELLOW POSITION OPENINGS – 2nd posting
14. NEW STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY TO MALAWI THIS SUMMER – 2nd posting
15. GSA: ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE – 2nd posting
16. ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT – 3rd posting
17. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP ON HIGHER EDUCATION & STUDENT AFFAIRS – 3rd posting
18. SAIG SPRING 2020 SHORT COURSES
19. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FRO VTGrATE – 3rd posting
20. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS – 3rd posting
21. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 3rd posting

Jobs:
22. GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE SUMMER PROGRAM LEADERS – 1st posting
23. GRADUATE STUDENT FITNESS COACH – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – PHOBIA TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WHO FEAR DOGS
25. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOOT AND ANKLE BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting
26. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EDAMAME ACCEPTABILITY STUDY – 2nd posting
27. CIGARETTE SMOKERS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY IN ROANOKE – 2nd posting
28. RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDY WITH AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) TECHNOLOGY – 3rd posting
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR PREDIABETES AND DIABETES STUDIES – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
– INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH TIPS (2/17; reg. required)
– VTGrATE FELLOWS HOST FEBRUARY OFFICE HOURS (2/17)
– BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONNECT LUNCH (2/18; reg. required)
– PAINT NIGHT WITH GLC FELLOWS (218; reg. required)
– THE HOOK UP – A CONVERSATION (2/18)
– INTERFAITH TOGETHER DINNER – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE (2/20)
– HOKIE HICCUPS – SHARE YOUR STORY! (2/28)

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February 3 – 9, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. SPRING KICK-OFF WELCOME CONNECT LUNCH (2/3; reg. required)
4. CV AND RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP (2/3; reg. required)
5. GROCERY BINGO (2/4; reg. required)
6. LUNCH WITH THE DEAN (2/6)
7. GLC FELLOW POSITION INFORMATION SESSION
8. INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE (2/5)
9. 2020 SPRING GRADUATION FAIR
10. 8-WEEK HAPPINESS GROUP (starts 2/7; reg. required)
11. FIRST AFRICAN TEA TIME (2/7)
12. GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL (2/7; reg. required)

Administrative Announcements:
13. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS – DEADLINE APPROACHING – 1st posting
13A. CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTERS BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS
14. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP – NEW JOB SHADOWING PROGRAM – 1st posting
15. GLC FELLOW POSITION OPENINGS – 1st posting
16. NEW STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY TO MALAWI THIS SUMMER – 1st posting
17. GSA: ROPES CHALLENGE COURSE – 1st posting
18. ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT – 2nd posting
19. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP ON HIGHER EDUCATION & STUDENT AFFAIRS – 2nd posting
20. SAIG SPRING 2020 SHORT COURSES
21. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FRO VTGrATE – 2nd posting
22. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS – 2nd posting
23. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 2nd posting 10A.
24. STUDIOS NETWORK WORKSHOPS SERIES – 2nd posting
25. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED SPRING 2020 – 3rd posting
26. NOMINATIONS FOR INTERNET2 INCLUSIVITY AWARD NOW BEING ACCEPTED – 3rd posting
27. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 3rd posting

Jobs:
28. GRADUATE STUDENT FITNESS COACH – 1st posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOOT AND ANKLE BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting
30. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EDAMAME ACCEPTABILITY STUDY – 1st posting
31. CIGARETTE SMOKERS NEEDED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY IN ROANOKE – 1st posting

32. RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDY WITH AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) TECHNOLOGY – 2nd posting
33. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR PREDIABETES AND DIABETES STUDIES – 2nd posting
34. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
– COVER LETTERS (2/11; reg. required)
– WOMEN AND GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION SERIES(2/12/)
– 1st MEETING FOR SCIENCE POLICY EDUCATION & ADVOCACY CLUB (SPEAC) AT VT (2/13)
– VT LACROSSE VS. LIBERTY (2/15; reg. required)
– INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH TIPS (2/17; reg. required)
– VTGrATE FELLOWS HOST FEBRUARY OFFICE HOURS (2/17)
– BLACK HISTORY MONTH CONNECT LUNCH
– INTERFAITH TOGETHER DINNER – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE

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January 27 – February 2, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. BASICS IN R (1/28; reg. required)
4. BUILDING A LINKEDIN PROFILE
5. ASK A COP (1/29; reg. required)
6. CAREER OUTFITTERS – SHOP FOR YOUR OWN FREE PROFESSIONAL OUTFIT (1/31)
7. FIRST SPRING 2020 GENERAL BODY MEETING FOR GRAD SHPE AT VT
8. VT ICE HOCKEY VS. JMU (1/31; reg. required)

Administrative Announcements:
9. ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT – 1st posting
10. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE JOURNAL OF CRITICAL SCHOLARSHIP ON HIGHER EDUCATION & STUDENT AFFAIRS – 1st posting
11. SAIG SPRING 2020 SHORT COURSES
12. FREE ONE-ON-ONE NUTRITION GUIDANCE OFFERED BY NUTRITION STUDENTS – 1st posting
13. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FRO VTGrATE – 1st posting
14. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS – 1st posting
15. RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 1st posting 10A.
16. STUDIOS NETWORK WORKSHOPS SERIES – 1st posting
17. NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS – 2nd posting
18. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED SPRING 2020 – 2nd posting
19. NOMINATIONS FOR INTERNET2 INCLUSIVITY AWARD NOW BEING ACCEPTED – 2nd posting
20. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS – 3rd posting
21. COMSCICON-VT SECOND ANNUAL EVENT – 3rd posting
22. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR (CRN 20270) – 3rd posting
23. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 3rd posting

Jobs:
24. SCHIFFERT HEALTH CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 3rd posting
25. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
26. RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS FOR STUDY WITH AUGMENTED REALITY (AR) TECHNOLOGY – 1st posting
27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR PREDIABETES AND DIABETES STUDIES – 1st posting
28. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 2nd posting
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FIRST YEAR FRESHMEN – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
– SPRING KICK-OFF WELCOME CONNECT LUNCH (2/3; reg. required)
– CV AND RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP (2/3; reg. required)
– GROCERY BINGO (2/4; reg. required)
– LUNCH WITH THE DEAN (2/5; reg. required)
– INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE (2/5)
– 8-WEEK HAPPINESS GROUP (starts 2/7; reg. required)
– FIRST AFRICAN TEA TIME (2/7)
– GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL (2/7; reg. required)
– COVER LETTERS (2/11; reg. required)
– INTERNATIONAL STUDENT JOB SEARCH TIPS (2/17; reg. required)
– VTGrATE FELLOWS HOST FEBRUARY OFFICE HOURS (2/17)

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January 21 -26, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. NAVIGATING BLACKSBURG FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS
4. GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE)
5. MANAGING YOUR NEW ASSISTANTSHIP
6. JOIN THE LYRIC TOUR
7. 9th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEMINAR
8. TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST MEETING OF SPRING 2020
9. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: WINTER RETREAT

Administrative Announcements:
10A. NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS – 1st posting
10. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED SPRING 2020 – 1st posting
11. NOMINATIONS FOR INTERNET2 INCLUSIVITY AWARD NOW BEING ACCEPTED – 1st posting
12. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS – 2nd posting
13. COMSCICON-VT SECOND ANNUAL EVENT – 2nd posting
14. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR (CRN 20270) – 2nd posting
15. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 2nd posting
16. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 3rd posting
17. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 3rd posting
18. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 3rd posting
19. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 3rd posting

Jobs:
20. SCHIFFERT HEALTH CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 2nd posting
21. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 1st posting
23. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FIRST YEAR FRESHMEN – 2nd posting

Upcoming events:
– BASICS IN R (1/28; reg. required)
– ASK A COP (1/29; reg. required)
– CAREER OUTFITTERS – SHOP FOR YOUR OWN FREE PROFESSIONAL OUTFIT (1/31)
– VT ICE HOCKEY VS. JMU (1/31; reg. required)
– SPRING KICK-OFF WELCOME CONNECT LUNCH (2/3; reg. required)
– GROCERY BINGO (2/4; reg. required)
– LUNCH WITH THE DEAN (2/5; reg. required)
– INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE (2/5)
– GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL (2/7; reg. required)

Recurring Events
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
– Career Advising: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby, Also see: https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/gradcareeropportunity/.
– Cook Counseling: Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm.
– Graduate School advising hours: MTThF 8:00am-5:00pm, W 9:30-4:00, 120 GLC
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm, Room 120 GLC
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at https://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing-center.html

2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS:
– WRITING STRATEGIES FOR GRADUATE WRITERS – On hiatus for break
–    CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – On hiatus for break
–    GLC CAFÉ
2nd and 4th Wednesday and every Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow grad students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. See below for This Week’s Special Editions.
– FREE CHILDCARE – KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – On hiatus for winter break

This Week’s Events
3. NAVIGATING BLACKSBURG FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS
Tuesday, Jan 21, 3:30-4;30pm, GLC Room C
Students new to Virginia Tech often have questions about how to go about dealing with day-to-day life here in Blacksburg. Learn about the best places to shop, where to get medical care, how to get a driver’s license, transportation, the school system, banking services, and more. Bring any questions you would like answered to help make your stay here in Blacksburg a great experience. Register here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1MHsslRdZ3AbkdD .

4. GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2:00-4:00pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room (101)
Who can help me at the library? How many books can I check out? What support do you offer for data management? Come find out the answers to these questions and more at the Graduate Student Library Open House! Stop in any time between 2:00-4:00pm to chat with representatives from across the library, ask questions, and learn about all the ways that the University Libraries support graduate students throughout their time at the university, from their first semester all the way to finishing a thesis or dissertation. We estimate that it will take around 30 minutes to visit each station. Talk to someone at each station, and you’ll be entered to win a library prize pack. Snacks and drinks will be served. Registration is requested. To register, visit https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/gradopenhousespring.

5. MANAGING YOUR NEW ASSISTANTSHIP
Wednesday, Jan 22, 4:00-5:00pm, GLC Room B
This informal workshop, for students with a first-time assistantship at VT, will answer a variety of questions often posed by students when first starting an assistantship such as payroll, tuition awards, maintaining eligibility, performance management, time worked, time off, and termination. We will also discuss how to work with your supervisor to get the most out of your assistantship experience. Register here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_czLDI7IdytwGRZX .

6. JOIN THE LYRIC TOUR
Thursday, Jan 23, 3:00pm, The Lyric Theatre
135 College Avenue, Blacksburg, VA
The beautiful Lyric Theatre is offering a free tour for graduate students. Participants will be shown the 1930s design and learn about opportunities to volunteer. Everyone who attends will also receive a free movie pass.  Register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bDtVTKvaYkoTqpn. Please arrive at The Lyric five to ten minutes early.

7. 9th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEMINAR
Friday, Jan 24, 12:20pm, Steger Hall Auditorium
On behalf of the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee, grad student Floricel Gonzalez invites you to the 9th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Seminar entitled “Worms, germs, and buffalo: a coinfection story” by Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa, professor in the Odum School of Ecology and department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia.

8. TURKISH STUDENT ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST MEETING OF SPRING 2020
Friday, Jan 24, 5:00-8:00pm, Paragon Theater First & Main
On behalf of the TurkSA, grad student Hakan Unveren invites all new and current Turkish students to the first meeting of the Spring 2020 semester, a bowling night at Paragon Theaters.

9. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: WINTER RETREAT
Friday-Saturday, Jan 24-25 (7pm Friday – 7pm Saturday) near Lexington, VA (1.5 hours from VT)
Join us on a 24-hour getaway in a beautiful mountain home for new friendships, delicious meals, indoor/outdoor recreation, group Bible discussion and prayer. Cost is $20 (scholarships are available). For more information and to register visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScYhcRvbAFtP_kjzg5RMwysWtrrCn-UTz934L1ln_5h66MTLg/viewform

Administrative Announcements:
10A. NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS – 1st posting
A number of prestigious awards are granted to graduate students each year, carrying a monetary prize ($500-$1000 each) and award certificate. Discuss the possibility of your nomination with your advisor/department for any of the following awards:
– Outstanding Dissertation in (1) math, sciences and engineering, and (1) in social sciences, business and humanities – Preston Society Master’s Thesis Award
– Graduate Student Teaching Excellence (1) for GTA instructor of record (1) GTA instructor assistant
– Graduate Student Service Excellence
– Graduate Student of the Year (up to three awards given)
– Outstanding master’s and doctoral student in each college and in interdisciplinary programs.
More information about criteria, forms, and process for nomination are at: https://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/awards/student.html. Deadline for submission is Jan 31.

10. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS COURSE OFFERED SPRING 2020 – 1st posting
Improve your data management skills towards your thesis/dissertation. Learn about the importance and benefits of data management including creating a data management plan. Data organization, policies, documentation, storage, ethics, access, security, analytical tools, grant requirements (proposal and post- award), proper attribution, archiving, other issues and topics related to data in scholarly communication.
8-week course, 1-credit. Pass/ Fail Only. Graduate Standing required. For more information, go to https://lib.vt.edu/research-teaching/data-services.html.

11. NOMINATIONS FOR INTERNET2 INCLUSIVITY AWARD NOW BEING ACCEPTED – 1st posting
The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb 7. Award recipients will have the opportunity to attend the 2020 Global Summit Mar 29 – Apr 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference offers valuable professional development to our technical colleagues through presentations, working meetings, tutorials, and workshops. Additionally, Global Summit provides opportunities to network in-person with technical professionals, analysts and engineers, IT staff, C-level executives, and others across the broader R&E community. For more information regarding the application process, please visit https://www.internet2.edu/about-us/community-awards/internet2-inclusivity-initiative-scholarships/.

12. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS – 2nd posting
Spring enrollment is open for new students starting in Spring 2020. Deadline: Jan 21, 2020. 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.

13. COMSCICON-VT SECOND ANNUAL EVENT – 2nd posting
Interested in spreading your research findings to the general public, but don’t know how or where to start? ComSciCon is a national conference created at Harvard University to help graduate students in STEAM get started in communicating science. The Communicating Science Club is proud to sponsor our franchise ComSciCon-Virginia Tech, free to all graduate and upper level undergraduate students. This year’s theme is Inclusion, Diversity, and Accessibility in Science Communication. Conference is limited to 80 participants, so apply soon! Learn how to talk about your research in a nutshell, write a science story, make your communication accessible to all audiences, discuss policy and advocacy, and more. To apply, complete the ComSciCon-VT application by Feb 3. View full schedule and find out more on the Center for Communicating Science website. Email Stephanie Edwards Compton at sedwrds3@vt.edu or Susan Chen at schen518@vt.edu with questions.

14. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR  (CRN 20270) – 2nd posting
Spring 2020, Tuesdays, 1:00-3:30pm, GLC Room B
Course Description: An integral part of the Graduate School’s Transformative Graduate Education initiative, the course will examine university-community engagement from perspectives of pedagogy, research, and outreach, enabling students to understand how their disciplinary expertise can be applied to advance social well-being. Understanding the value of being a citizen-scholar, elucidating the connection between scholarship and citizenship in the contemporary global society and encouraging engagement in public scholarship, i.e., scholarship in the service to community, the region, the state and the world. Graduate standing required (3H, 3C).For more information, please contact the instructors, Bill Huckle (wrhuckle@vt.edu) and Catherine Cotrupi (cotrupi@vt.edu).

15. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 2nd posting
Applications for Graduate Student Representative to the VT Board of Visitors are accepted until Feb 14, 2020. All currently enrolled graduate students in good standing are encouraged to consider this great leadership and service opportunity to represent graduate students’ voices, needs and interest on the VT Board of Visitors. Learn more at https://bov.vt.edu/studentrepsapply.html, or attend an info session on Wednesday, Feb 5, 7:00-8:00pm, New Classroom Building 220.

16. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 3rd posting
This is just a quick reminder that the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now.  The 2020-21 FAFSA will determine your federal aid eligibility for Fall 2020, Spring and Summer 2021.  While the March 2 priority deadline does not impact graduate students, it is recommended you submit the FAFSA by early spring semester to give time to process it and prepare your aid for the new academic year.   The FAFSA is available at https://fafsa.gov.  Please keep in mind, students must be enrolled half-time (5 credits) per semester to be eligible to receive federal loans.

17. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 3rd posting
The Jean B. Duerr Memorial Fund awards scholarships to women in an accredited college or university for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Awards of $2,000 will be given to those applicants who best demonstrate academic achievement and community service. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.6. Include a full official transcript with the application and postmark it by Mar 9, 2020 for scholarships awarded for the 2020/21 academic year.  No applications, including those with Mar 9, 2019 postmarks, will be accepted after for consideration after Mar 11,2020. Please use USPS – do not send via registered mail. For more information and a link to the application go to https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/types-of-funding/funding-opportunities/duerr.html. Questions? Contact Susan Butler at smcbutler@aol.com or call 540-552-2307.

18. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 3rd posting
Start crafting your submissions for the Graduate Student Association’s 36th Annual Research Symposium and Exposition! This year’s theme is “Innovation and Creativity in Research”. Come compete in oral and poster presentations, as well as Flash Talks and Installations, in order to gain experience and win cash prizes.  ALL degree programs are welcome to apply before the early abstract deadline of January 27 for a chance to receive feedback, revise, and resubmit. Our “Annual Research Symposium and Exposition” webpage has more details and a link to the submission form.  All other abstracts will be due by February 14.  Contact either of the co-chairs with questions or comments: Callie Clayton (callc13@vt.edu) and Keely Ledford (keelyl1@vt.edu), or contact the GSA Director of Programs, Sharon Stidham (sharon62@vt.edu).

19. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 3rd posting
There’s a lot to learn in graduate school, and the library can help! This spring, the library will offer a series of free workshops (offered both in-person and through Zoom) to help you develop the research skills you need to succeed in graduate school. Learn about literature reviews and database searching, citation management, data management, and developing your scholarly presence. For registration links and detailed information about each workshop, visit guides.lib.vt.edu/gradworkshops.

Jobs:
20. SCHIFFERT HEALTH CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 2nd posting
The GA works closely with the Health Quality Outreach Manager to promote health education and market services provided by the health center. The ideal candidate has public health knowledge, experience with marketing and outreach events, can work independently and efficiently, communicates effectively, demonstrates competence in graphic design and social media management, and can comfortably engage with student groups. Proficiency with the Adobe Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) preferred.
In addition to developing educational and marketing materials the GA will co-manage social media outlets and assist with health promotion events throughout the year, including summer break, and some nights or weekends.  20 hours/week, with stipend and tuition remission. Interested candidates should email their resume, cover letter, list of three references, and one work sample to Monica Goyanko at mgoyanko@vt.ed. For questions, contact Monica Goyanko via email or call (540)231-7705.

21. MARKETING PROGRAM ASSISTANT, HOKIE WELLNESS – 2nd posting
This Graduate Student Wage position pays $15/hr. Must be a current grad student enrolled at VT through at least Fall 2020. Requires experience in marketing, design, or other creative services field; excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills; and an interest in supporting health and wellness initiatives on campus. Must be familiar with current software such as Adobe Creative Suite or other relevant media platform. Will work with marketing team to promote Hokie Wellness’ services to the larger campus community by developing engaging media for departmental campaigns, awareness weeks. outreach, and events.Can begin in Spring 2020 with preference for work to continue to next academic year (summer hours possible). If interested, contact Kelsey O’Hara-Marasigan at kelsey12@vt.edu, or (540) 231-4813 for full position description. Applicants must submit a current resume, cover letter, three references, and at least one work sample by Jan 31.

Volunteers and research participants sought:
22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 1st posting
The Neural Dynamics and Neural Engineering Lab (ICTAS II) is seeking participants for a neuroscience research study about the neural dynamics associated with learning finger-tapping tasks and the effects of sleep on learning these tasks. Must be 18 years+ with no history of neurological or sleep disorders. During this task, participants will perform a repetitive finger-tapping sequence with their thumb and fingers while wearing a glove. Afterwards, participants will take a nap or watch a nature documentary, or sleep overnight in the lab. Electrooculography (EOG) and electromyography (EMG) will be recorded as a step-in quantifying quality of learning and sleep staging. Electroencephalography (EEG) will be utilized to record the task and sleep. Up to 5 (afternoon session) or 10 (overnight session) SONA credits will be provided. For those who cannot avail SONA credits, a monetary compensation of up to $15 will be awarded. Go to https://vt-psyc.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1133 or contact ndnestudies@gmail.com for more info.

23. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FIRST YEAR FRESHMEN – 2nd posting
Volunteers needed for a study to explore how bias offenses differ between young adults and older populations. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and a first-year freshman at Virginia Tech. During the study, you will be asked to do the following: read and acknowledge an Informed Consent Form and then take a Qualtrics survey. The survey will last approximately 15 minutes. If graduate students know eligible students who are interested, please direct them to https://tinyurl.com/ygcftj5d. For more information, please email Jonathan LLoyd at lloydj16@vt.edu.

Upcoming events:
BASICS IN R
Tuesday, Jan 28, 4:30-6:30pm, Torgerson 1100
Are you a researcher who has recently collected data? Do you want help learning how to use a software package to analyze your data? R is a free statistical software used for data analysis in a variety of fields. This hands-on and interactive course covers the following topics: Navigating RStudio; Reading a data file into R; Computing Descriptive Statistics; Generating Graphics for Exploratory Data Analysis; Exporting a file from R. No previous coding experience required. This course is jointly sponsored by the Statistical Application and Innovations Group (SAIG) and Networked Learning Initiatives (NLI). Enroll Today: https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/saig1-012820. Free to VT Faculty & Student Researchers.

ASK A COP
Wednesday, Jan 29, 6:00pm, GLC Room C
Dunk into the dos and don’ts of what to do if you get pulled over by the police. Also learn when to call the police for assistance and hear about the services and events the Virginia Tech Police Department offers to students. Ever wonder why cops are always associated with donuts? Find out the answer at this session! This is tailored for international students but anyone is welcome to attend. Bring your questions. Yes, there will be donuts! Register at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7PoRz95aqumRc0J.

CAREER OUTFITTERS – SHOP FOR YOUR OWN FREE PROFESSIONAL OUTFIT
Friday, Jan 31, 10:00am-3:00pm, Smith Career Center
Career Outfitters is an event sponsored by Career and Professional Development where any Virginia Tech student can shop, free of charge, for business attire and professional clothing they will need for interviews, career fairs and other recruiting events. All new and gently-used clothing is donated by alumni, faculty, staff and other community members. A limited supply of a variety of sizes of clothing is offered. Career and Professional Development offers assistance with sizing and styling of clothing, and there are dressing rooms for students to try on clothes. Because shopping space is small, students should expect a wait of 15 minutes or more to get into the shopping area after they check-in. Students should plan enough time to wait in line and shop for clothing. Students will be allowed to take home a suit (or equivalent), a shirt/blouse and one accessory. For more information go to: https://career.vt.edu/events/CareerOutfitters.html

VT ICE HOCKEY VS. JMU
Friday, Jan 31, 7:30pm, LancerLot Stadium (near Roanoke)
This semester the GLC Fellows are planning a sports series. To start off the year, the GLC Fellows are planning a trip to a VT Ice Hockey game at LancerLot Stadium in Vinton, VA near Roanoke. Tickets are $2 each (with a student ID) to see the Virginia Tech’s Men’s Ice Hockey team play against JMU on January 31st at 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining your GLC Fellows and fellow graduate students please sign up by Tues Jan 28 at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4IbnfT9ZVGJUDrL. This is a great opportunity to enjoy time with your fellow Hokies, watch a hockey game, and possibly learn something new.

SPRING KICK-OFF WELCOME CONNECT LUNCH
Monday, Feb 3, 12:00-1:00pm, Graduate Life Center, Multipurpose Room
Come out and meet representatives from university offices, learn about student resources, and network with other new and returning students, faculty, and staff with lunch provided. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dd4K3AXN74JFGZL  by Jan 31. For accommodations related to disabilities, contact Justin Grimes at jgrimes18@vt.edu at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

GROCERY BINGO
Tuesday, Feb 4, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Room F
Compete against other graduate students in Bingo for a chance to win free grocery items! Sign-up here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_883ij9xTJOjP8HP .

LUNCH WITH THE DEAN
Wednesday, Feb 5, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room C
Meet Graduate School Dean Dr. Karen DePauw and graduate students at a free lunch.  Learn about the latest in graduate education and share your perspectives in a casual setting.  Sign-up here:
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1GQMrZ6V7gjJpGZ . Please note that with such a short time to eat and have a discussion, it is important that you arrive on time for this lunch.

INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Wednesday, Feb 5, 5:30-7:00pm, 3310 Torgersen Hall
Participate in a dialogue with people with diverse worldviews. Discussions about world issues through an interfaith lens. Conversations about religious, spiritual, and secular diversity. All are welcome.

GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Feb 7, 5:00-9:00pm, Lane Stadium South End Zone Club
The Graduate Student Assembly is gearing up for an exciting Spring Beer & Wine Social in Lane Stadium!  Tickets will be $18 ahead of time, $20 at the door, and will include drinks, appetizers and an incredible DJ.  There is also a non-alcohol-drinking entry option, which is $10 at the door. Come relax and enjoy the company of other graduate students!  Everyone is encouraged to dress in semi-formal attire. To buy tickets online click here. Volunteers for this event are also needed. All volunteers will receive free admission to the social. To sign-up as a volunteer click here. Questions? Contact Cortney Steele, GSA Director of Events at cnsteele@vt.edu.

January 13 – 19, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES
4. PUZZLE CHALLENGE FOR GRADS
5. POST-GTA WORKSHOP GLC CAFÉ
6. NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION AND GLC CAFÉ SPECIAL EDITION

Administrative Announcements:
7. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR NEW STUDENTS – 1st posting
8. COMSCICON-VT SECOND ANNUAL EVENT – 1st posting
9. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR (CRN 20270) – 1st posting
10. APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FOR GRAD STUDENT REP TO BOV POSITION – 1st posting
11. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 3rd posting
12. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 3rd posting
13. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 3rd posting
14. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 3rd posting

Jobs:
15. SCHIFFERT HEALTH CENTER GRADUATE ASSISTANT – 1st posting
16. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: HATE CRIME AND FIRST YEAR FRESHMEN – 1st posting

Upcoming events:
– NAVIGATING BLACKSBURG FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS (1/21 – reg. required)
– GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE (1/22)
– MANAGING YOUR NEW ASSISTANTSHIP (1/22 – reg. required)
– LUNCH WITH THE DEAN (1/23 – reg. required)
– JOIN THE LYRIC TOUR (1/23 – reg. required)
– 9th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEMINAR (1/24)
– INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: WINTER RETREAT (1/24-25, reg. required)
– BASICS IN R (1/28; reg. required)
– ASK A COP (1/29; reg. required)
– CAREER OUTFITTERS – SHOP FOR YOUR OWN FREE PROFESSIONAL OUTFIT (1/31)
– SPRING KICK-OFF WELCOME CONNECT LUNCH (2/3; reg. required)
– GROCERY BINGO (2/4; reg. required)
– LUNCH WITH THE DEAN (2/5; reg. required)
– GSA SPRING BEER & WINE SOCIAL (2/7; reg. required)

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January 6 – 12, 2020

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. GLC CAFÉ – THURSDAY SURPRISE TREATS!

Administrative Announcements:
4. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 2nd posting
5. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 2nd posting
6. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 2nd posting
7. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 2nd posting
8. COMMON GROUND – INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM – 2nd posting
9. WRITING SUBMISSIONS INVITED – 3rd posting

Jobs:
10. TOEFL TEST ADMINISTRATOR/PROCTOR NEEDED – 2nd posting
11. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
None at this time

Upcoming events:
— AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES
— GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE (Registration required)
— 9th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEMINAR

Recurring Events
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
– Career Advising: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby, On hiatus for break. Also see: https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/gradcareeropportunity/.
– Cook Counseling: Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm. On hiatus for break.
– Graduate School advising hours: MTThF 8:00am-5:00pm, W 9:30-4:00, 120 GLC
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm, Room 120 GLC
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at https://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing-center.html

2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS:
– WRITING STRATEGIES FOR GRADUATE WRITERS – On hiatus for break
–    CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – On hiatus for break
–    GLC CAFÉ
2nd and 4th Wednesday and every Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow grad students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. See below for This Week’s Special Editions.
– FREE CHILDCARE – KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – On hiatus for winter break

This Week’s Events
3. GLC CAFÉ – THURSDAY SURPRISE TREATS!
Wednesday & Thursday, Jan 8 & 9, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, cookies and a surprise treat in the company of fellow grad students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can.

Administrative Announcements:
4. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 2nd posting
This is just a quick reminder that the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available now.  The 2020-21 FAFSA will determine your federal aid eligibility for Fall 2020, Spring and Summer 2021.  While the March 2 priority deadline does not impact graduate students, it is recommended you submit the FAFSA by early spring semester to give time to process it and prepare your aid for the new academic year.   The FAFSA is available at https://fafsa.gov.  Please keep in mind, students must be enrolled half-time (5 credits) per semester to be eligible to receive federal loans. 

5. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 2nd posting
The Jean B. Duerr Memorial Fund awards scholarships to women in an accredited college or university for the entire 2020-2021 academic year. Awards of $2,000 will be given to those applicants who best demonstrate academic achievement and community service. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a minimum GPA of 3.6. Include a full official transcript with the application and postmark it by Mar 9, 2020 for scholarships awarded for the 2020/21 academic year.  No applications, including those with Mar 9, 2019 postmarks, will be accepted after for consideration after Mar 11,2020. Please use USPS – do not send via registered mail. For more information and a link to the application go to https://graduateschool.vt.edu/funding/types-of-funding/funding-opportunities/duerr.html. Questions? Contact Susan Butler at smcbutler@aol.com or call 540-552-2307.

6. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 2nd posting
Start crafting your submissions for the Graduate Student Association’s 36th Annual Research Symposium and Exposition! This year’s theme is “Innovation and Creativity in Research”. Come compete in oral and poster presentations, as well as Flash Talks and Installations, in order to gain experience and win cash prizes.  ALL degree programs are welcome to apply before the early abstract deadline of January 27 for a chance to receive feedback, revise, and resubmit. Our “Annual Research Symposium and Exposition” webpage has more details and a link to the submission form.  All other abstracts will be due by February 14.  Contact either of the co-chairs with questions or comments: Callie Clayton (callc13@vt.edu) and Keely Ledford (keelyl1@vt.edu), or contact the GSA Director of Programs, Sharon Stidham (sharon62@vt.edu).

7. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 2nd posting
There’s a lot to learn in graduate school, and the library can help! This spring, the library will offer a series of free workshops (offered both in-person and through Zoom) to help you develop the research skills you need to succeed in graduate school. Learn about literature reviews and database searching, citation management, data management, and developing your scholarly presence. For registration links and detailed information about each workshop, visit guides.lib.vt.edu/gradworkshops.

8. COMMON GROUND – INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM – 2nd posting
Apply to be an Interfaith Leader at Virginia Tech! Interfaith leaders work to promote constructive dialogue and build relationships among people from diverse religious, spiritual, and secular worldviews. They also engage people across lines of difference in social action for the common good. The training program will include preparatory sessions, a 2-day trip, and engagement in interfaith service project. Deadline for applications: 20 December 2019. Learn more about the opportunity and apply at  blogs.lt.vt.edu/interfaithprogram/commonground. Posted on behalf of the Dean of Students office.

9. WRITING SUBMISSIONS INVITED – 3rd posting
The student blog RE: Reflections and Explorations, offered through the VT Institute for Policy and Governance, is a great vehicle to share research ideas and theories with a broader audience. All VT graduate students are eligible to offer essays as long as they address a policy, politics or governance issue or concern. Students in ALCE, ASPECT, GIA, HD, PGG, Natural Resources, PAPP, Political Science, Rhetoric and Writing, Sociology and Urban Affairs and Planning are particularly encouraged to submit essays.  Find examples of past topics, at archived essays. Dr. Max Stephenson, Professor of Public and International Affairs, serves as editor and final arbiter of all submissions. Sign up now using this Google Spreadsheet. Slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Questions? Contact Heather Parrish (parrish1@vt.edu).

Jobs:
10. TOEFL TEST ADMINISTRATOR/PROCTOR NEEDED – 2nd posting
The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute is looking for a graduate student to administer and/or proctor TOEFL tests on some Saturday mornings in 2020. Around four tests are scheduled each semester, with about seven hours required for each test session. Tests occur at the VTLCI facility located just off campus on University City Blvd near the Kroger gas station. We are especially looking for someone with interest in areas such as testing, assessment, education, statistics, or foreign languages, but a background or studies in any area is fine. We hope to find someone who has some experience in administering or taking standardized tests and has experience with non-native speakers of English. If interested or have any questions, please contact Eric Moore at elmoore8@vt.edu.

11. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
The Metabolism Core at HNFE is looking for an immediate hire (start around Jan 15th, end around May 15th) to assist with a large research project. Selected candidate is expected to work both with other team members and independently; will have some laboratory/bench experience; some experience with small rodents in a laboratory setting; an outstanding work ethic. An individual with a B.S. in a STEM field is preferred. Part time (~30 hours per week), $15 per hour, no additional benefits. Background check will be required. Send resume and cover letter describing your interest, experience and earliest availability to metabolism@vt.edu.

Volunteers and research participants sought: 
None at this time

Upcoming events:
AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES
Tuesday, Jan 14, 2020 9:00am-3:00 p.m., Newman Library Multipurpose Room
Listen, partner, change. Academics and community members are invited to listen to and honor local stories that have been missing from media and research. Speakers include Hannah Martin (LGBT veteran, farmer and potter), Victoria Ferguson (Monacan Indian tribal elder), Chris Alderman (recovering substance user and peer advocate), Hothaifa Abu Samra (Syrian refugee and NRCC student), and Julia Dinsmore (poet and poverty abolitionist). Following lunch (provided), you will have the chance to partner directly in community-based research through facilitated conversations. More details and registration at https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/calendar/events/silencedvoices or email ndporter@vt.edu. Sponsored by University Libraries.

GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020, 2:00-4:00pm, Newman Library Multipurpose Room (101)
Who can help me at the library? How many books can I check out? What support do you offer for data management? Come find out the answers to these questions and more at the Graduate Student Library Open House! Stop in any time between 2:00-4:00pm to chat with representatives from across the library, ask questions, and learn about all the ways that the University Libraries support graduate students throughout their time at the university, from their first semester all the way to finishing a thesis or dissertation. We estimate that it will take around 30 minutes to visit each station. Talk to someone at each station, and you’ll be entered to win a library prize pack. Snacks and drinks will be served. Registration is requested. To register, visit tinyurl.com/libgradopenhousespring.

9th ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SEMINAR 
Friday, Jan 24, 12:20pm, Steger Hall Auditorium
On behalf of the Biological Sciences Diversity Committee, grad student Floricel Gonzalez invites you to the 9th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Seminar entitled “Worms, germs, and buffalo: a coinfection story” by Dr. Vanessa Ezenwa, professor in the Odum School of Ecology and department of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia.

December 16 – 22, 2019

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. GLC CAFÉ – LAST OF THE SEMESTER
4. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY 4. YALDA NIGHT CELEBERATION (Register by 12/14)
5. YALDA NIGHT CELEBERATION

Administrative Announcements:
6. FAFSA AND SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION REMINDER – 1st posting
7. JEAN B. DUERR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN STUDENTS – 1st posting
8. GSA RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (GSARS) ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS OPEN – 1st posting
9. REGISTER FOR RESEARCH TOOLS FOR GRAD STUDENTS WORKSHOP SERIES – 1st posting
10. COMMON GROUND – INTERFAITH LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM – 1st posting
11. QUIET STUDY SPACES AVAILABLE FOR EXAM WEEK – 2nd posting
12. WRITING SUBMISSIONS INVITED – 2nd posting

Jobs:
13. TOEFL TEST ADMINISTRATOR/PROCTOR NEEDED – 1st posting
14. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
None at this time

Upcoming events:
— AMPLIFYING UNHEARD VOICES
— GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE (Registration required)

Click here for more details on each posting

December 9 – 15, 2019

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. NO ITEM THREE THIS WEEK
4. END OF SEMESTER WELLNESS EVENT (register by 12/8)
5. INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
6. END OF SEMESTER CONCERT AT THE MOSS
7. GLC CAFÉ: HOT CIDER EDITION
8. DONUT GIVE UP

Administrative Announcements:
9. QUIET STUDY SPACES AVAILABLE FOR EXAM WEEK
10. WRITING SUBMISSIONS INVITED – 1st posting
11. CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT – 1st posting
12. GRAD 5124 – LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS (CRN 15396) – 3rd posting
13. DR. RICH CAP & GOWN RENTAL PROGRAM (UNTIL DEC 10) – 3rd posting
14. GREEN GRADUATES OF VT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 3rd posting
15. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR GRAD CONFERENCE – 3rd posting
16. NIH-FUNDED POSTDOC TRAINING PROGRAM IN RESEARCH & TEACHING – 3rd posting
17. GRAD STUDENT TEAMS INVITED TO INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE – 3rd posting

Jobs:
18. PART-TIME (30 hr) WAGE POSITION IN HNFE AVAILABLE
19. GRAD ASSISTANT: CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING – 3rd posting
20. HALF-TIME GRA OPENING FOR SPRING 2020 – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: SELF DRIVING CAR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DRIVING SIMULATOR STUDY – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY – 12/20
YALDA NIGHT CELEBERATION (Register by 12/14)

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December 2 – 8, 2019

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events:
3. DIVERSITY STATEMENT WRITING WORKSHOP (registration required)
4. END OF SEMESTER WELLNESS EVENT (register by 12/8)
5. INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
6. DONUT GIVE UP

Administrative Announcements:
7. GRAD 5124 – LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS (CRN 15396) – 2nd posting
8. DIVERSITY SCHOLAR PROGRAM APPLICATION IS OPEN – 2nd posting
9. DR. RICH CAP & GOWN RENTAL PROGRAM (UNTIL DEC 10) – 2nd posting
10. GREEN GRADUATES OF VT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2nd posting
11. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR GRAD CONFERENCE – 2nd posting
12. NIH-FUNDED POSTDOC TRAINING PROGRAM IN RESEARCH & TEACHING – 2nd posting
13. GRAD STUDENT TEAMS INVITED TO INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE – 2nd posting

Jobs:
14. GRAD ASSISTANT: CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING – 2nd posting
15. HALF-TIME GRA OPENING FOR SPRING 2020 – 2nd posting
16. FULL-TIME GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP WITH ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 3rd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: SELF DRIVING CAR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
18. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 3rd posting
19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DRIVING SIMULATOR STUDY – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
YALDA NIGHT CELEBERATION (Register by 12/14)

Recurring Events
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES
– Career Advising: Thursdays, 3:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby, starting Sep 19. Also see: https://blogs.lt.vt.edu/gradcareeropportunity/.
– Cook Counseling: Thursdays & Fridays, 1:00-5:00pm. Will begin Friday Aug 30
– Graduate School advising hours: MTThF 8:00am-5:00pm, W 9:30-4:00, 120 GLC
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm, Room 120 GLC
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at https://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing-center.html

2. WEEKLY RECURRING EVENTS:
– YOGA CLASSES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Wednesdays (Yoga), 11:30am-12:15pm, GLC Wellness Room (last class is Dec. 11)
– WRITING STRATEGIES FOR GRADUATE WRITERS
Mondays, 9:30-11:00am, GLC, Room D and Wednesdays, 12:30-2:00pm, Room D
Session can last up to 1.5 hours; you are limited to two of these special appointments at the GLC per semester.  Make an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com.
–    CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH SUPPORT FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Wednesdays and Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm, GLC Room D
Practice conversational English with the help of our community volunteers.
Often, extra individualized support will be available before and after the Wednesday and Friday sessions.  Make an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com.
– GLC CAFÉ
2nd and 4th Wednesday and every Thursday, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow grad students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can. See below for This Week’s Special Editions.
– FREE CHILDCARE – KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – WELCOME BACK!
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30pm, VT Women’s Center, 206 Washington St., B’burg
Please sign up for this free Thursday evening session (6:30-8:30pm) of fun and games in a safe and supportive atmosphere for your child aged 2-12 at the Virginia Tech Women’s Center. Space is limited. Children should be toilet trained. Contact Jessie Meltsner at jmelts@vt.edu with any questions. Sign up at https://doodle.com/poll/5fcyia8in5btq2ek.

This Week’s (and Next Week’s) Events
3. DIVERSITY STATEMENT WRITING WORKSHOP
Monday, Dec 9, 4:00-5:30pm, GLC Room F
The Virginia Tech Writing Center invites you to join them a workshop on Writing a Diversity Statement Sign-up using the following link: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ewIlGqpgkvkxrJH.

4. END OF SEMESTER WELLNESS EVENT
Wednesday, Dec 11, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Squires Student Center, Breakzone
On behalf of the Graduate School Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion, we would like to invite you to join your fellow graduate students at the End of Semester Event to relax, have fun, and enjoy playing bowling, billiards, foosball, and table tennis. The event is free and all are welcome to attend. Please register at: http://bit.ly/EndofSemesterEvent by December 8. For assistance please contact Dr. Justin Grimes at jgrimes18@vt.edu.

5. INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
Wednesday, Dec 11, 5:30-7:00pm, 3310 Torgersen Hall
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to participate in a dialogue with people with diverse worldviews. Discussions about world issues through an interfaith lens. Conversations about religious, spiritual, and secular diversity. For more information about the Interfaith Initiative, subscribe to the weekly newsletter at tinyurl.com/interfaithcircle.

6. DONUT GIVE UP
Thursday, Dec 12, 6:00 pm until out of donuts, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Fellows are sponsoring donuts from Carol Lee on Reading Day in the Reading Room. Come take a break and enjoy a free donut!

Administrative Announcements:
7. GRAD 5124 – LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS (CRN 15396) – 2nd posting
This online, Health Sciences / Biomedical section of this elective, pass / fail, 1-credit course on offer this Spring 2020. All welcome to join regardless of your disciplinary or degree focus; however, those who have a research interest related to health or biomedical sciences will benefit most. This course is designed to increase successful completion of comprehensive literature reviews and project proposals. Identify key information sources, use advanced searching skills and citation management tools, and explore important research planning topics such as: building professional identity, evidence-based practice, data management, sharing research results, and authorship. Email Ginny Pannabecker, vpannabe@vt.edu, with questions.

8. DIVERSITY SCHOLAR PROGRAM APPLICATION IS OPEN – 2nd posting
Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and the greater community. Nominations are due by Nov 29. More info at https://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/diversity/diversity-scholars/how-to-apply.html

9. DR. RICH CAP & GOWN RENTAL PROGRAM (UNTIL DEC 10) – 2nd posting
Graduating soon? Daunted by having to purchase a cap and gown to participate in commencement? Never fear: the Graduate Student Assembly’s “Dr. Rich” Cap and Gown Program (named for GSA’s previous director of finance, Richard Rodrigues, who began the program) will loan a limited number of graduation gowns and caps to graduate students participating in the Fall 2019 graduation ceremonies. Program details are available on the GSA website and you can apply to the lotto via this survey. Posted on behalf of the GSA.

10. GREEN GRADUATES OF VT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 2nd posting
Graduating this December or in May? Share how you will live a sustainable life after college and receive a free green chord to wear during graduation.  Just fill out the survey below by answering how you will live a sustainable life and provide a picture of yourself.  We will then post your response and picture to our Facebook page and you will receive your free green chord! https://tinyurl.com/greenhokie. Posted on behalf of Kaitlyn Franczek, franczek@vt.edu.

11. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR GRAD CONFERENCE – 2nd posting
Submit papers for the 2020 ASPECT Graduate Conference “Contested Knowledges: Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Perspectives.” The committee will accept paper proposals from graduate students across disciplinary boundaries in the humanities, social sciences, and related fields. The conference will take place on the VT campus in Blacksburg on Apr 24-25. Deadline for proposals is Friday, Dec 13. For the full call for papers, visit https://drive.google.com/file/d/1g3YCsZEhs0QNWtF8D1p_h2AFIzwxAlmD/view?usp=sharing. Posted on behalf of Sarah Plummer, splummer@vt.edu.

12. NIH-FUNDED POSTDOC TRAINING PROGRAM IN RESEARCH & TEACHING – 2nd posting
VCU IRACDA provides trainees with a traditional mentored research experience, plus mentored teaching experience and aims to increase diversity in the biomedical workforce. Applications are currently accepted for postdoctoral fellows who will begin work at VCU in 2020.  For more information and the online application, visit the VCU Center on Health Disparities website at: https://healthdisparities.vcu.edu/researchtraining/postdoctoral-programs/iracda/. Must be US citizen or permanent resident to be considered.

13. GRAD STUDENT TEAMS INVITED TO INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE – 2nd posting
Registration for the Blacksburg Indoor Soccer League (BISL) is open for the 2019-20 season.  The BISL offers a full season of play through February at the Blacksburg Community Center on 725 Patrick Henry Drive. The League plays six aside on a good sized playing area with a high ceiling. Two Referees and a Scorekeeper are provided for each game. The BISL is an opportunity to play fast-paced soccer during the winter months.  The League starts in December; games are played on weekend afternoons, evenings, and nights.  E-mail the BISL at blacksburgindoor@gmail.com if you would like to enter a team or have any questions. Posted on behalf of Rec Sports, aglick@vt.edu.

Jobs:
14. GRAD ASSISTANT: CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING – 2nd posting
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning seeks a graduate student with strong organization and communication skills, as well as an interest in higher education pedagogy, for the Spring 2020 semester. This position will involve responsibilities related to the planning and completion of projects and events, supporting center staff, conducting research and case studies, and other duties as assigned. Requires a mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Strong written and oral communication skills also required. Successful candidates will be able to work both independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. 20 hours/week, with stipend and tuition remission. If interested, email cover letters and CVs to James Harder, Research and Project Specialist, at jharder@vt.edu. Indicate “Applying for Graduate Assistantship” in the subject line of your email.

15. HALF-TIME GRA OPENING FOR SPRING 2020 – 2nd posting
Graduate student sought for a half-time (10 hrs/wk) assistantship for research team to help investigate the nature of contemporary engineering work by comparing descriptions of work reported in interviews to representations of that work in LinkedIn profiles of recent engineering graduates. Seeking a research assistant with skills and interest in natural language processing or related areas to help develop tools and strategies for analyzing LinkedIn profiles.  This project is a collaboration between the Department of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) and the Department of Engineering Education (EngE). If you have any questions or are interested in the position, contact Dr. Lee Vinsel at leev@vt.edu.

16. FULL-TIME GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP WITH ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 3rd posting
Seeking a GTA for the Graduate Student Success in Multicultural Environments (GSSME) course. GSSME helps first-year engineering graduate students (1) integrate into the university, (2) navigate relationships associated with graduate school, (3) prepare for professional success, and (4) build awareness of diversity and inclusion values. The desired applicant is at least a 3rd-year graduate student, has a social science and/or engineering background, can aid with the assessment and evaluation of the course, and has teaching/facilitation experience. Will receive a graduate stipend (20 hrs) and tuition remission for Spring 2020 ONLY. Attendance is required during class times, Fridays 1:20-3:50pm, and hours beyond are flexible. If interested, please send your resume to Drs. Walter Lee (walterl@vt.edu) and Jeremi London (jslondon@vt.edu).

Volunteers and research participants sought:
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DRIVING SIMULATOR STUDY – 2nd posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a study to determine the effects of in-vehicle auditory alerts on driver behaviors at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings (HRGCs) on driver response. During the study, volunteers will be asked to drive in a driving simulator environment for 2 to 3 minutes before listening to various auditory alerts. The study will last approximately one hour. $10 compensation for participation. For more information, contact Chihab Nadri (cnadri@vt.edu). This study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (myounghoonjeon@vt.edu).To participate, please fill the following form, https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aY09meRwbbMJ1Zj.

18. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 3rd posting
The Neural Dynamics and Neural Engineering Lab (ICTAS II) is seeking participants for a neuroscience research study about the neural dynamics associated with learning finger-tapping tasks and the effects of sleep on learning these tasks. Must be 18 years or older, with no history of neurological or sleep disorders. During this task, participants will perform a repetitive finger-tapping sequence with their thumb and fingers while wearing a glove. Afterwards, participants will take a nap or watch a nature documentary, or sleep overnight in the lab. Electrooculography (EOG) and electromyography (EMG) will be recorded as a step-in quantifying quality of learning and sleep staging. Electroencephalography (EEG) will be utilized to record the task and sleep. Up to 5 (afternoon session) or 10 (overnight session) SONA credits will be provided. If interested visit https://vt-psyc.sona-systems.com/default.aspx?p_return_experiment_id=1133 or contact ndnestudies@gmail.com for more info.

19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: SELF DRIVING CAR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
The Mind Music and Machine Lab at Virginia Tech is seeking individuals to participate in a study to determine the usability and effect of In-Vehicle displays (Visual, Auditory & Tactile) on driver state and performance in an autonomous vehicle. During the study, volunteers will be asked to drive in a driving simulator environment. Driving performance may be recorded with cameras/screen recordings during the study. Participants may be asked to wear an eye tracker during the study. Study will last about one hour. Compensation of $10 for participation. For more information, please contact Harsh Sanghavi (harshks@vt.edu). Study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (myounghoonjeon@vt.edu). To participate, please fill the following form:
https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3E1ZGgT1QyItFgF  

Upcoming events:
YALDA NIGHT CELEBERATION
Saturday, Dec 21, 6:00-10:00pm, Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Celebrate the longest night of the year (Yalda) with friends, food, Persian music and dance. All are welcome. Please RSVP before Dec 14: https://forms.gle/GK8E9NUPZeQ7RERj8. Posted on behalf of grad student Neda Moayerian mneda14@vt.edu.

November 25 – December 1

Recurring Events:
1. WEEKLY DROP-IN SERVICES: on hiatus during T-break

This Week’s Events:
2. DOWNTON ABBEY AT THE LYRIC
3. T-BREAK LUNCH FOR GRADS

Administrative Announcements:
4. GRAD 5124 – LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS (CRN 15396) – 1st posting
5. DIVERSITY SCHOLAR PROGRAM APPLICATION IS OPEN – 1st posting
6. DR. RICH CAP & GOWN RENTAL PROGRAM (UNTIL DEC 10) – 1st posting
7. GREEN GRADUATES OF VT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – 1st posting
8. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR GRAD CONFERENCE – 1st posting
9. NIH-FUNDED POSTDOC TRAINING PROGRAM IN RESEARCH & TEACHING – 1st posting
10. GRAD STUDENT TEAMS INVITED TO INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE – 1st posting
11. GRAD 5204: CITIZEN SCHOLAR SEMINAR (CRN 20270) – 3rd posting

Jobs:
12. GRAD ASSISTANT: CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING – 1st posting
13. HALF-TIME GRA OPENING FOR SPRING 2020 – 1st posting
14. FULL-TIME GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP WITH ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting

Volunteers and research participants sought:
15. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR NEUROSCIENCE STUDY – 2nd posting
16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED: SELF DRIVING CAR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DRIVING SIMULATOR STUDY – 2nd posting
18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LEGIBILITY STUDY – 3rd posting
19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EXOSKELETON AND WALKING STUDY – 3rd posting

Upcoming events:
END OF SEMESTER WELLNESS EVENT –1ST POSTING
INTERFAITH EVENING DIALOGUES FOR STUDENTS – DEAN OF STUDENTS OFFICE
DONUT GIVE UP
YALDA NIGHT CELEBRATION

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