National Capital Region Notices
National Capital Region Commencement photos available for purchase
Holly Cromer, the photographer for the National Capital Region Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 19, has posted photos from the event on her website for anyone wishing to purchase them. The password is 519.
National Capital Region participates in National Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 17
The Virginia Tech Real Estate Foundation and Cushman & Wakefield|Thalhimer will host a continental breakfast for building occupants in the lobby of the Virginia Tech Research Center —Arlington at 900 North Glebe Road from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Show your bike helmet to be entered into a prize drawing. Information on the building’s commuter friendly facilities will also be available.
The School for Public and International Affairs (SPIA) is hosting a table at two of the Alexandria pitstops (Market Square at Alexandria City Hall, 301 King Street; and Mark Center, at the bike parking area across from 4825 Mark Center Drive) to promote its graduate and certificate programs. Riders are encouraged to register to participate and indicate the pitstop they will visit as free t-shirts are available for the first 12,000 registrants who visit the pitstop for which they are registered.
The Northern Virginia Center is hosting a pizza lunch at noon in Room T-3. Bike enthusiasts are invited to come and share ideas on how to make the center more bike friendly. Please RSVP to Lise Visser.
Adult Learning and Human Resouce Development (ALHRD) Program offers online summer graduate course
Changes in technology and students’ expectations mean that adult education facilitators always have to be learning—and now more than ever. The capacity of the online and virtual learning environments continues to grow, and the online classroom is an increasingly important part of modern course offerings. Learn to implement current trends, techniques, and tools while increasing student collaboration. If you are already involved with online learning, or need to strengthen your ability to facilitate online learning, this course is designed for you! Click here for details and contact information.
Renovation underway to improve classrooms at Northern Virginia Center; check blog for updates
The Northern Virginia Center (NVC) is starting up a number of projects to improve classroom functionality and overall operations. The first projects will affect NVC 219 and NVC 316. Initially these projects will focus on improving distance learning capabilities and links to the main campus, but future plans include expanding this effort to include student service areas and faculty/staff amenities. As these projects continue, updates will be posted on this blog.
All Virginia Tech employees required to complete emergency preparedness and terrorism awareness training
Pursuant to Executive Orders, the Commonwealth of Virginia is requiring all Virginia Tech employees to complete emergency preparedness and terrorism awareness training. To assist employees in meeting the prescribed training requirement, the Virginia Tech Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has developed an online training module and assessment available through the OEM website. This online training should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. All new employees must complete the training within their initial 90 days of employment. While there is no specific date for on-board employees to complete the training, Virginia Tech is requesting that all other employees complete the training by the end of the fiscal year (June 30). Once you have completed the training, please let the university know by completing a brief survey.
The 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program core competition now open; most deadlines August 1
The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
New email addresses for the Graduate Student Services Office in the NCR
The email addresses email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org will soon be retired. Please update your contact lists accordingly. For general NCR graduate student academic inquiries, send email to email@example.com. For international student inquiries, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond and 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.
NVTC 2013 Techtopia Map now available
For more than a decade, NVTC's Techtopia Map has celebrated tech innovation in Northern Virginia. The 2013 map includes the Virginia Tech logo placed in the university's six National Capital Region locations. A limited number of maps are available to VT free of charge. It measures 36 x 24 inches and fits a standard frame. If you would like a copy of the map, please contact email@example.com.
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
Meetings at Virginia Tech’s NCR Executive Briefing Center in the VT Research Center —Arlington
The Office of the Vice President for the National Capital Region is soliciting proposals for 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 the disciplines of resiliency, security, and sustainability.
The recently completed “Plan for a New Horizon” strongly emphasizes the need for research and innovation to meet the structured challenges associated with global interdependence and the needs and challenges of a data driven society. The National Capital Region of Virginia Tech is ideally suited to meet these needs due to the strong presence of Virginia Tech, the access to industry partners, government sponsors, and community groups in a growing metropolitan region, and leading programs in resiliency, security, and sustainability.
Located near Washington, D.C ., in the Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, Va., the VTRC-A is a short walk from numerous federal agencies including NSF, DARPA, and ONR, as well as many corporate partners. The center has distinctive conference and briefing facilities that can accommodate a variety of meeting formats with rooms that hold from as few as six to as many as 80 people, and specialized facilities for HD videoconferencing, immersive visualization, and executive briefings. The facility has excellent connectivity with fiber links to National LambdaRail, Internet2, several federal networks, and the commercial Internet. A few blocks from the Ballston Metro station with easy access to both Washington-Dulles and Ronald Reagan National Airports, VTRC-A sits in an ideal location to host national and international meetings.
This call seeks to support Virginia Tech researchers who want to utilize these resources by providing funding to hold meetings and events at VTRC-A that focus on areas directly addressing the needs of the Plan for a New Horizon. Details on the proposal program can be found here, and additional questions can be directed to Don Leo, Vice President and Executive Director NCR, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.