Week of 10.12.15

Travel Fund Program


QUESTIONS? VISIT: GSA Travel Fund Program


GLC Happy Hour: FRIDAY, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

This Friday, October 16th the GLC will host its 2nd Happy Hour!

Join us on the GLC side patio (bookstore side behind the shrubs of the GLC) from 4-6 pm to celebrate fall break! Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to come and enjoy good conversation over a glass of wine or beer. Light snacks will be provided.

Cash bar (credit card also accepted):

  • $5/wine glass, $4/bottle beer, $2/soft drinks

Contact Monika Gibson at gibsonm@vt.edu with questions.

Rain Location: GLC Student Lounge

GLC 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

You are cordially invited to the

 10th Anniversary Celebration

of the opening of the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown 

Friday, October 23, 2015

3:30-5:00pm in the GLC Multipurpose Room 


Events include:

  • ***Display depicting the history and achievements of our first ten years***
  • ***Community art project***
  • ***Cake and refreshments***
  • ***Short program at about 4:00pm*** 

Please RSVP by October 19, 2015 to grads@vt.edu 

Join us to celebrate and don’t forget, the GSA Beer and Wine Social will follow!



$10 for general admission
$5 for GSA Delegates
$5 for non-drinking participants

Join fellow graduate students for our Fall 2015 Beer & Wine tasting! We will once again be showcasing local, national, and international beer and wine all while networking among researchers and colleagues. Food also provided throughout the event.

Check out our Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1619367071647599/

Please remember that you must be 21+ years of age and present a nation passport, government issued ID, or Hokie Passport in order to drink.

University Club (same location as Welcome Back BBQ, 100 Otey Street)

Want to volunteer?
Please contact Chelsea Corkins (ccorkins@vt.edu) or sign up for our volunteer listserv (gsa-news-g@vt.edu)

Join the Student Conduct Committee

Attention graduate students!

Here’s another opportunity to get involved! The Student Conduct Committee is looking for volunteers to serve in reviewing non-academic intervention cases across the graduate and undergraduate communities. The committee is interested in involving more graduate students to offer unique insights or form a graduate student committee for graduate student conduct issues.

Desired applicants should have good communication skills, empathy, have a vested interest in serving the Hokie community, and be able to engage in constructive conversations with students from a variety of backgrounds. Committees are comprised for 3-5 members and terms last for at least one (1) semester. Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Extended Deadline: October 22nd

See below for instructions on applying!

Learn more about the application process by accessing the online application via GobblerConnect or the Student Conduct website athttp://www.studentconduct.vt.edu

For more information and access to the application,
see the Gobbler Connect page: https://gobblerconnect.vt.edu/organization/Student_Conduct/calendar/details/730168

The mission of Student Conduct at Virginia Tech is to partner with Virginia Tech community members to address a student’s conduct inconsistent with university expectations and resolve interpersonal, organizational, and community conflicts.  Through a student-focused and learning-centered lens, we utilize a comprehensive approach of informal and formal options to uphold community standards, foster personal growth and development of life skills, and promote a civil learning environment.

Parking and Transportation: Town Hall Meeting

The team behind the Transportation and Parking Master plan will be holding a Town Hall style meeting for the entire community scheduled on 

Monday, October 26th

4 to 6 pm

Squires Student Center, Brush Mountain Room  

This will be a good chance to voice some of your concern. Feel free to spread the words among your colleagues. 

GSA has a graduate student representative on the Transportation and Parking Committee through university governance. Our rep this year is Cheryl Montgomery. The GSA has been actively engaged with the Parking and Transportation master plan, but it’s not too late to share your thoughts!

Don’t forget…

The university is looking at how campus planning can accommodate the parking and transportation demand to include cars, transit, pedestrians and bikes over the next ten years.

Community feedback is strongly encouraged. To share your thoughts and opinions, use:

For more information, contact Steve Mouras at 540-231-7912 or stmouras@vt.edu


Welcome, Joe Eden

We want to wish a warm welcome to our new faculty advisor, Joe Eden. We are excited to have this support from the Division of Student Affairs and look forward to working with Joe in the upcoming academic year. Welcome!