Week of 12.14.15

This week in GSA: PDF Version

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Delegates! You all received an email with an RSVP to our social event held WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th at PK’s. This is an event closed to GSA delegates, special delegates, program chairs, and executive board members.


If you have any questions about your attendance, please email us at gsa@vt.edu.

Town Hall Meeting – RE: Two-Factor Login Changes

You may have seen the notifications regarding the two-factor login system at Virginia Tech. (see http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2015/08/081115-it-2factorauthentication.html)

There will be a town-hall meeting held to provide more information and discussion.

Town hall meeting on:
Thursday, December 17, 2015
8:30 to 10:00 am

1100 Torgersen Hall (NLI Learning Studio)

BoV Representative Applications are Open

Do you want to help make decisions that affect the entire university community? Apply to serve as the graduate student representative to the Board of Visitors (BoV).

More information can be found here: http://www.dsa.vt.edu/BOV/apply.php

Applications due February 12th, 2016

FREE COFFEE @ Bike Hub 12/15-12/17

Graduate students!

On your way to a final this week? Need to chill out after a back-to-back final filled day? No time or funds left for coffee?

Come into the BikeHub (Perry St. Parking Garage)

Tuesday through Thursday 9am until 5:30pm

FREE fresh roasted coffee,

Coffee generoulsy provided by Stange Coffee–Blacksburg’s local roaster.

FREE coffee this week is for the university community at the Bike Hub. This is geared to build a social atmosphere at the BikeHub, openly discuss bike safety, and relax some of the stress with finals week.

More information on Facebook:


STEM Volunteer Opportunity

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia 4H, and other members of the VT community are gearing up for another great Kids’ Tech University (KTU) spring semester! KTU relies heavily on volunteers to make the program possible–we simply can’t do it without you! We are recruiting early due to a heavy volunteer need for our Jan 23 KTU afternoon portion at the Math Emporium, 12-4 pm.

If you are interested in volunteering to help us out, please sign up at the link below, and please forward it to fellow Hokies! We need your help on any one or all of the following Saturdays: Jan. 23Feb. 27March 19, and April 2, 2016 from approx 9 am to 4 pm. If you can only be there for a portion of the time please let me know. Any time you can help us is greatly appreciated! As I mentioned, we also need help on Jan 23 from 12-4 pm. Please see the sign-up link for more details. Note, this is only open to current VT students, associates.

Sign up to volunteer at:


KTU is designed to spark kids’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM disciplines) and is aimed at kids of ages 9-12. In the morning, there will be a interactive session/lecture/Q & A with a renowned scientist, followed by a lunch break, then hands-on activities in the afternoon. For more information about KTUhttp://kidstechuniversity.vbi.vt.edu/

Do You Have an Issue for GSA?

Is there a topic or issue that is important to graduate students? Email us at gsa@vt.edu and let us know! The executive board will provide feedback and often, many issues brought forth to the board make it to you via the Weekly Emails or GSA Delegate Meetings!

Graduate Student Study Spaces

Need a place to study? Check out the following resources:

Graduate Study Room (Newman, 4th Floor)

Secret Study Spots at Virginia Tech (updated Spring 2015)

Career Services is offering 27 quiet rooms on first-come, first-served basis

Virginia Tech is offering general study tips and tricks


Minutes for December 10th, 2015 Delegate Meeting

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