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STUDENT DIGEST

Week of November 9, 2015
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
FROM YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISORS

Upcoming:
Friday, November 20th - Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours (see Sonia Hirt/Carolyn Harris in the Dean's office 202 Cowgill Hall)
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SCHOOL NEWS

If you'd like to takeover our instagram page for a week, email taylorcupp@vt.edu
In the lobby this week...
Monday  - 3:30-5:00 - Architect and professor Camden Whitehead from the VCUarts has offered to give an informal presentation of his art (watercolor, other media) and several recent works of architecture.  As well, he will be discussing the challenges of getting started on a new project.
Thursday-Friday - Joe Wheeler's Third Year Architecture Studio -
The "Cartridge" House

An approach to the design of  houses which consolidates program and services into prefabricated elements.  Designing this way results in efficient space planning and the opportunity to construct buildings using an innovative, off-site construction process.

 

COMPETITIONS

Previously posted competitions, still available:
A Fresh Start November 9, 2015
2015 Furniture Design Competition  November 10, 2015
Vietnamese Cultural Garden Design Competition November 30, 2015
ArchMedium - Cruise Terminal December 6, 2015
ULI Hines Student Competition December 7, 2015
HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing December 10, 2015
Flower of Life December 15, 2016
The Akamas Landscape Between Science and Myth January 15, 2016
Fairy Tales 2016  January 16, 2016
Theatre Design Competition January 19, 2016

2016 Skyscraper Competition January 19, 2016
Hart Howerton Fellowship 2016 January 22, 2016

 

SCHOLARSHIPS & OPPORTUNITIES

NEW
Awards students enrolled in US not-for-profit CIDA-accredited interior design programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. Submission deadline is December 6, 2015.
NEW
Awards African-American students enrolled in US not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities. Submission deadline is December 6, 2015.
Previously posted opportunities, still available:
Global Amabassadors Program  November 9, 2015
VT Student Advisory Board  November 12, 2015
Manna Project International  November 15, 2015
Lunch, UVA design journal November 30, 2015
Trees Virginia Scholarship November 30, 2015
Gensler 2016 Diversity Scholarship   December 6, 2015

 

JOB POSTINGS

NEW - National Gallery of Art 2016 Summer Internships
Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Biweekly museum seminars introduce interns to the broad spectrum of museum work, and to Gallery staff, departments, programs, and functions. Deadline for applications is January 11, 2016.
NEW - Smithsonian Gardens Internships
Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex.  We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.  Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions. Deadline for Winter/Spring internships is November 15, 2015. more
NEW
The Autry Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented and passionate recent college graduates to work for one year to address pressing issues of inquity in the South as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. Deadline for applications January 11, 2016
Previously posted job postings, still available:
Women's Initiative Shadowing Internship with SOM  November 16, 2015
Interior Design Intern  more
Architect Intern with Spectrum Design  more

Baltimore City Department of Planning more
Architecture Intern with University of Richmond more

Project Architect with Melville Thomas Architects, Inc. more

SCHOOL EVENTS

Screening of film 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'
Wednesday, November 11
6:30pm
Cowgill 300

As a part of the Japan study abroad program, we will be screening the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi on Wed at 6:30pm in room 300. Everyone is welcome to see this film on the art of making sushi.
Faculty Lecture - C.L. Bohannon
Thursday, November 12
2pm
Hancock 100

"Designing for Social Justice: Engaging Communities Enacting Change" more
This Week in the Lobby (more information below in School News)

Monday - Kevin Jones
Thursday - Friday - Joe Wheeler

CAMPUS EVENTS

Fall 2015 grad & professional school prep events
ongoing throughout November

Kaplan is offering a variety of free online test strategy classes and practice tests. More information here.
More campus events
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CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASP Virginia Tech
Every other Tuesday (next meeting would be November 17th)
6-7pm
Johnston Student Center North Lounge (above Seattle's Best Coffee)

We are a national non-profit organization that is happens to have a collegiate chapter here at Virginia Tech. We are construction-based, though no prior experience is required. It is an excellent learning opportunity! We go out into the New River Valley to make homes warmer, drier, and safer for those who cannot afford simple repairs or renovations. We frequently work with Habitat for Humanity and Renovate Alliance (they are from Roanoke). We are always looking for students to get involved! Anyone can come to our meetings. facebook

 
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