National Capital Region Notices
Books sought for 9th Annual Virginia Tech Authors Day; deadline Dec. 20
The University Libraries, in partnership with the Provost’s Office, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and Virginia Tech’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa are sponsoring the ninth annual Virginia Tech Authors Day to honor the authors’ academic contributions to the university. The occasion will be marked by an event on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. in the Newman Library. It will include an introduction of the authors; remarks by the sponsors, a display of representative books; a presentation by Emily Satterwhite, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, who will discuss the book for which she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa’s 2013 Albert L. Sturm Award for Excellence in Faculty Research; and a reception. Formal invitations with details of the event location and program will be mailed in January 2014.
In connection to this event, please send a list of books (including eBooks and other creative productions, but not journal articles or book chapters) that you have authored/co-authored, edited, or produced, that have a publication date of 2013 to Lori Lee by Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.
Nominate an Extraordinary Employee in the National Capital Region
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond not only at work but in the community, making a difference in the lives of others? Do his/her efforts bring Virginia Tech's motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), to life? If so, take a moment to nominate this Extraordinary Employee. The Extraordinary program was created to spotlight Virginia Tech employees who are doing great work on the job and in their communities. Email Laura Neff-Henderson or contact her at 540-231-7643 for more details.
Support for Meetings at Virginia Tech’s Executive Briefing Center in the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
The Office of the Vice President for the National Capital Region is soliciting proposals for a limited number of meetings and events to be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center —Arlington (VTRC-A) to promote the long-range goals of the university in security, resilience, health and sustainability; foster innovation; and enhance collaboration with external partners.
This call for proposals seeks to support Virginia Tech researchers who want to leverage the resources and location of the National Capital Region by providing funding to hold meetings and events at the VTRC-A that focus on areas directly addressing the needs of the Plan for a New Horizon.
Stay Connected in the National Capital Region
Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region offers several social media services to stay connected with the activities in the region. This link, which provides a list of social media, has been added to the NCR home page. Students can now use this page to opt in to receive this NCR Weekly Email to keep apprised of news and events in the NCR.
Use and correct version of the National Capital Region logo
The National Capital Region logo is an official sub brand of the university logo and can be used for documents, presentations, stationery, etc. Please use the correct version of the logo and discard the older, “stacked” version of the logo which you may have in your files. To request a copy of the logo in a particular format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University Brand Guide, published by University Relations, and a download site for Virginia Tech logos and templates can be accessed from this website.
Do you have surplus items to send to Blacksburg?
The Virginia Tech Purchasing Department will plan to pick up surplus items from the National Capital Region when there are enough items to warrant the cost/time it takes to make the trip from Blacksburg. Please complete surplus forms and submit them to the department on an ongoing basis. Contact Ron Barrett with any questions.
Virginia Tech-NCR Internship Program
Purpose: To connect Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students to internship and coop opportunities specifically in the National Capital Region; to provide NCR businesses and organizations access to the future workforce and participate in their training and preparation.
Method: Invite organizations and businesses with intern or student work needs and opportunities to post on the Virginia Tech-NCR web site and the Virginia Tech Hokies4Hire web site; host “employer days” in Blacksburg and the NCR.
To Participate: Submit the following information to Andrea Morris
- Position Description-including whether the internship is a paid or non-paid opportunity
- Work Location-including directions/public transit accessibility
- Work Hours
- Length of Internship
- Intern Position Point of Contact
- Deadline for Filling Intern Position
From: Office of the Vice President for Research
The Office of the Vice President for Research presents the online Scholar of the Week as a way to recognize individuals while also telling people about research and scholarly activities at Virginia Tech.
Recognition is based on research and/or scholarship. If you'd like to nominate an individual, provide a sentence describing the nominee's research, scholarship, or creative work in non-technical, generally accessible language. A second sentence with an example or application would be helpful.
Nominations may be submitted to Beth Tranter.