National Capital Region Notices
Proposals sought for NCR Faculty Association Outstanding New Faculty Lecture; deadline is Oct. 31
The National Capital Region Faculty Association (NCRFA) has announced a call for proposals for an Outstanding New Faculty Lecture to be held before the end of the Fall semester at the Virginia Tech Research Center —Arlington. The deadline for submitting proposals is Oct. 31. The intent of this event is to recognize and celebrate new faculty in the NCR. The faculty member chosen for this lecture will present in a public forum followed by a reception. See guidelines.
CommonHealth session set for November: Take 10 Minutes
The November program, Take 10 Minutes, looks at how we can improve our lives in just 10 minutes a day. One area of focus is stress management. Moore will offer this session at the Equine Medical Center in Leesburg on Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 3:30 p.m.; and on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington at 10:30 a.m. in the Vienna Room, and at the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church at 1:30 p.m. in Room T3.
If you work in Alexandria and you want in-person programming or to be included via broadcast, please email Debbie Cash to discuss options.
Those unable to attend an in-person session can link to the program page and let Debbie Cash know when the “coupon” has been completed to receive an incentive.
Need space to present your research, schedule a meeting, or host a conference? Find out how to book an event at Virginia Tech's Executive Briefing Center in Arlington at Oct. 22 Open House
All Virginia Tech faculty and staff are invited to an Open House – tailgate style in anticipation of the Hokie v. Miami game –in the Executive Briefing Center (EBC) at the Virginia Tech Research Center— Arlington on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. Take this opportunity to explore the EBC; see the recent technology upgrades in the various meeting rooms; and find out about special funding opportunities available to Virginia Tech employees to help cover meeting costs at the center. Also learn how you can work with Continuing and Professional Education here in the National Capital Region. This event is free, but please RSVP. Direct any questions to EBC Event Coordinator Angela Williams.
Books can now be returned at the WAAC library in Alexandria
Books obtained through ILLiad, the single request system through which extended campus users (students and faculty) can obtain – at no charge --materials owned by the Virginia Tech Libraries or other libraries, can now be returned at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC) library, 1001 Prince Street, in Old Town Alexandria. The WAAC library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Winter apparel collection for needy students
In the spirit of Ut Prosim, Jeny Beausoliel, administrative and program specialist for the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Industrial and Systems Engineering programs, has organized a community service effort for JEB Stuart High School students in need of winter apparel. The Falls Church high school has a student population of more than 55 percent eligible for free and reduced lunch. Nearly new or very gently used coats, jackets, sweatshirts, hats, gloves, and scarves are needed. (No boots please.) A box for donations will be located in the main second floor lobby area of the Northern Virginia Center at 7054 Haycock Road, from Oct. 1, 2014 through Feb. 20, 2015.
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.
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.