Category: Students

Call for Study Abroad Scholarships

Scholarship funding is available for CALS students planning a Virginia Tech-sponsored study abroad experience for winter session 19 or spring semester 19. To be eligible to receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled at Virginia Tech during time of travel.

 To apply, please submit:

 The name of the program/class

  1. A brief statement (250 words or less) relating the trip to your program of study
  2. A breakdown of expenses and other sources of funding
  3. A brief statement (250 words or less) explaining the long-term value of travel to your career goals
  4. Application cover sheet

ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER AND SENT TO:

Dr. Susan Sumner, Associate Dean and Director

Office of Academic Programs

1060 Litton-Reaves Hall (0334)

Blacksburg, VA 24061

calsap@vt.edu

 

Priority Review Deadline is October 1, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout fall semester.

See Call for study abroad – 18-19.

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Study Abroad Funding Available

Scholarship funding is available for CALS students planning a Virginia Tech-sponsored study abroad experience for summer and fall 17. To receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled at Virginia Tech during time of travel.

 To apply, please submit:

 The program/class you plan to participate in

  1. A brief statement (250 words or less) relating the trip to your program of study
  2. A breakdown of expenses and other sources of funding
  3. A brief statement (250 words or less) explaining the long-term value of travel to your career goals
  4. Application cover sheet (download here: call-for-study-abroad-summer-17)

ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER AND SENT TO:

Dr. Susan Sumner, Associate Dean and Director

Office of Academic Programs

1060 Litton-Reaves Hall (0334)

Blacksburg, VA 24061

sumners@vt.edu

 

Priority Review Deadline is March 1, but we will accept applications on a rolling basis throughout the semester.

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Meet your SGA Reps

Click here to learn more about the CALS SGA Reps and what they are up to this year.

A message from your SGA representatives

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Drop-In Tutoring

The following are changes to the drop-in tutoring schedule for the Student Success Center. The full updated schedule can be found below.

Sp16_group tutoring schedule-update

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International Week Events, March 21-17, 2016

Virginia Tech celebrates International Week! The Council of International Student Organizations (CISO) has partnered with Virginia Tech’s international clubs to sponsor events and programs for this year’ International Week- all events are open to the public!

Click below for list of events.

International Week Event Line Up

 

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Club Re-Registration

From Division of Student Affairs:

Hello Leaders!

We are excited to announce changes coming your way regarding student organization re-registration. Re-registration for the 2016-2017 academic year will look very different. Please read this post in its entirety to learn about all of the changes that are taking place.

  • ​Re-registration Deadlines– a big difference!
    • ​In the past, re-registration has opened around mid-August and was rolling all year long.
    • This year, re-registration will open on March 22 and will close on Friday, September 16.
    • If your organization is not re-registered by Friday, September 16, you will have to wait until the following academic year to re-register.
  • ​A new facet of re-registration is a requiredRe-Registration Workshop.
    • ​These will take place three times a week from March 22 through April 30. They will also be offered at various times over the summer and in the fall.
    • Before your organization can complete re-registration in GobblerConnect, someone who will be in a leadership role for the 2016-2017 academic year must attend a workshop.
    • The schedule can be found here:
Day Time Location
Tuesday, March 22 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, March 24 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Monday, March 28 1:00-2:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, March 29 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, March 31 10:00-11:30 a.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Monday, April 4 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 5 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 7 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Monday, April 11 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 12 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 14 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 19 3:00-5:00 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Wednesday, April 20 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Brush Mountain B, Squires
Thursday, April 21 5:30-7:00 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Monday, April 25 1:00-2:30 p.m. Room 219, Squires
Tuesday, April 26 4:30-6:00 p.m. Room 300, Squires
Wednesday, April 27 10:00-11:30 a.m. Room 219, Squires
    • If you have a laptop computer, please bring it with you. There will be an opportunity to re-register your organization during the workshop.
    • As a current officer in your organization, please be sure to give your new leadership administrative access on your GobblerConnect page. It can be done via these easy steps:
      • Select Roster
      • Manage Roster (the new leadership will have to be on the roster before they can be added as leaders)
      • Find member > Edit Positions
  • Once your organization has attended a workshop, they can complete re-registration via GobblerConnect.
    • Directions for re-registering will be given during the workshop.
  • Benefits of early re-registration and what you’ll miss out on if you don’t!
    • Communication and Updates
      • Re-registering your organization earlier allows the organization to receive the most up to date information from Student Engagement and Campus Life.
      • Updating your organization allows for a more seamless transition between officers and more continuity in the organization’s programming and functions.
    • Gobblerfest
      • This year, your organization must be re-registered for the 2016-2017 academic year BEFORE you can register for Gobblerfest.
      • Registration for Gobblerfest will open on April 18 and close on August 1 (or when it is full).
      • Again, if your organization is not re-registered by August 1, you cannot participate in Gobblerfest.
    • Room Reservations
      • Space reservations, for the 2016-2017 academic year, through the Event Planning Office in Squires Student Center, will open on May 1.
      • Any organization who is re-registered by May 1 will be able to make room reservations at that point.
      • This DOES NOT apply to academic spaces. Those rooms will be eligible for reservation 6 days after the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
    • Student Budget Board Funding
      • To be eligible to apply for funds through Student Budget Board, your organization will need to be re-registered by Friday, September 16, 2016.
      • Funding Workshops will still be required and offered on a regular basis, beginning in the fall semester.

We are excited about the opportunities that these changes provide and know that this will help create a smoother and more holistic process for each of your organizations!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out at any time. You can email us at stuact@vt.edu or stop in and see us in Squires 225.

With gratitude for all you’ve done to shape our Hokie Community,

– Your Student Engagement & Campus Life Team

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Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor

The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems minor, offered through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is an interdisciplinary and experiential-based program designed to provide knowledge and skills to examine agriculture and food system sustainability.

The minor embodies a commitment to developing economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable food and agriculture systems through building community capacity, using local resources, and serving local markets.

Please see the 2016 CAFS Flyer, email civicag@vt.edu, or visit http://www.cals.vt.edu/prospective/majors/civic-ag-minor/ for more information!

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Women in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences: Career Paths and Experiences Panel Discussion

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the CALS Diversity Council on March 23 from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Fralin Auditorium as we host an interactive discussion with several leading women in the college.

Discussion topics include paths to success, overcoming challenges, and the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture and life sciences fields.

More more information, contact Erin Ling at ejling@vt.edu or see Women’sMonthCALSDiversityCouncilPanel2-2016.

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Study Abroad Ecuador: Cultural Immersion through Food

Flag_of_Ecuador_svgThe core of this unique experience is a two-week trip to Ecuador that explores food, culture, and agriculture across several geographical and ecological regions in Ecuador.

“Tell me what you eat, and I’ll tell you who you are,” wrote renowned gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825. The type of food we eat, and ultimately how we prepare it and share it reflects who we are and where we come from. Therefore, the social context for food is very important and significant.

While in Ecuador, we will visit cultural and historical sites, universities, and most importantly we will learn about local food, cook with the locals and experience their “food culture”. Furthermore, we will explore the driving force behind what we eat across several cultural boundaries.

The framework for this highimpact experience is a special study course offered during first summer session. Preparation for the trip occurs during spring semester.

Click here for the full flyer detailing the this study abroad experience:

Ecuador flyer

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Study Abroad Funding Available

Scholarship funding is available for CALS students planning a Virginia Tech-sponsored study abroad experience for 2016 Summer I or Summer II. To receive a scholarship, students must be enrolled at Virginia Tech during time of travel.

The application deadline is  March 4, 2016.

To apply, please submit:

  1. The program/class you plan to participate in.
  2. A brief statement (250 words or less) relating the trip to your program of study.
  3. A breakdown of expenses and other sources of funding.
  4. A brief statement (250 words or less) explaining the long-term value of travel to your career goals
  5. Application Cover Sheet: click here:  Call for summer study abroad – 15-16

ALL MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TOGETHER AND SENT TO:

Dr. Susan Sumner, Associate Dean and Director, Office of Academic Programs 1060 Litton-Reaves Hall (0334), Blacksburg, VA 24061, sumners@vt.edu

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