National Capital Region Notices
Virginia Tech offers new Online Master of Agricultural and Life Science program
Virginia Tech’s Online Master of Agricultural and Life Sciences program is uniquely positioned to meet the evolving and dynamic needs of today’s agricultural professionals, offering concentrations in the areas of education, environmental science, food safety and biosecurity, leadership studies, and plant science and pest management.
This degree provides practical application taught by faculty experts who are both in the classroom and in the field, researching and practicing what they teach daily. The online format allows students to study the world-class curriculum that Virginia Tech is known for, while earning the same regionally accredited degree as an on-campus student. With this tailored educational experience, graduates from the program have greater knowledge of industry competencies to effectively and strategically lead in one of the dynamic agricultural and life science industries. Click here to learn more, request information, or apply to the program.
2014 Staff Award for Outstanding Performance in Labs seeks nominations; deadline is Monday, August 18
In 2012 the team award recipients were the lab operations staff for the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory, Curt Eskridge, Mike Gaal, and Joan Wirt. More information here.
Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability offers Executive Academy, Oct. 17-19
Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) will offer an Executive Academy professional development workshop on Oct. 17-19, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia. This is one in a series of six half-day workshops focused on collaborative approaches to Leadership for Sustainability and is intended for working professionals in business, government, and civic organizations. More details, including individual workshop titles and descriptions, and registration form can be found here.
NCR Commencement photos now available
Photographs taken at the National Capital Region Commencement on May 18, 2014, are now available from Gray Area Photography. Visit the photographer’s website to browse and order photos.
Attention bicyclists: Sign up for Virginia Tech National Bike Challenge team
Virginia Tech has joined the National Bike Challenge, which began on May 1 and will run through Sept. 30. You can register for the “Virginia Tech” team now and start to record your miles. Check out Youtube videos for information about how to register, log miles, etc.
The National Bike Challenge is a nationwide event uniting thousands of current bicyclists -- and encouraging countless new riders. In its simplest form it is a logging center for users to record miles ridden and be part of the national community of bicyclists. It is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues, and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level. The challenge aims to unite 50,000 riders to pedal 30 million miles. Now in its third year, the challenge is a successful partnership between the League of American Bicyclists and Kimberly-Clark’s Scott Natural Brand.
Email Stephanie Shipp with any questions.
Add information to faculty research expertise page linked from NCR website
National Capital Region Operations has begun an effort to update and augment the National Capital Region (NCR) website to include more information about the research being done by NCR faculty. Thanks to all those who responded to the recent request to select expertise keywords, we now have a faculty expertise page accessible from the NCR home page, the Research in the NCR page, and the About the NCR page. If you have not yet responded or would like to update your information, please refer to the email you received on February 25 from VT NCRO with subject, “VT-NCR Website Request for Keyword Review,” or contact Robert Brown.
Executive Briefing Center Fund available to support ad hoc meetings at Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
Virginia Tech entities in need of meeting and/or event space for activities not otherwise supported by sponsored grants/contracts or registration fees, may apply for financial support through the Executive Briefing Center (EBC) Fund. The EBC Fund – limited in size and distributed on a yearly basis -- is subsidized by Virginia Tech and may be applied to cover facility rental fees at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington.
This resource can be utilized to support pop-up meetings with both internal and external entities. Located on the second floor of the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington, the EBC provides guests easy access to meeting space. Accommodations will be made until the funds for the year are exhausted. To qualify for funding, programs/requests must meet the following criteria:
- Sponsor/event coordinator must be a Virginia Tech faculty/staff member conducting official Virginia Tech business and must be present at the meeting
- Requests for space may be made no more than 30 days in advance of the meeting/event date for the East/West Falls Church Room, and 60 days in advance for all other EBC rooms
- Meeting/event has no financial support from sponsored grants/contracts or registration fees
Hokie Passports available at Northern Virginia Center
Hokie Passports are Virginia Tech’s official identification card. Employees and current students are eligible to receive one. Bring photo identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) to the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, on the lower level; complete a card request; and have a Hokie Passport made Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Contact Debbie Cash at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-538-8341 for an appointment or with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.