Monthly Archives: October 2016

New Members

The Iota Delta Rho interdisciplinary research honor society is currently accepting applications for both full and associate memberships. We are an organization geared towards promoting interdisciplinary research here at Virginia Tech. If you are working on an interdisciplinary research project, we encourage you to apply! We accept both graduate and undergraduate students who are heading their own projects.

To apply for either full or associate membership, please fill out the following survey with all the necessary information:

More information about the organization can be found at:

For any questions, please contact Melissa Kenny at

We hope to hear from many of you soon!

November meetings

November 1, 7 pm. Social/meeting. PK’s restaurant on Main Street. We have up to $100 to spend on food so come out!
Meet the executive officers, hear IDR goals for the year, give your opinions, but most importantly socialize and meet each other! You are welcome to bring a perspective member!

November 7, 12 pm. Speaker’s Spotlight Moss Arts Center Learning Studio.
Exciting speaker who integrates art and science.
Lunch is provided.
Bring a friend!!!!!!

Speaker Spotlight Flyer.

Can you post the flyer and stick in your department and in your building?
Can you send this to your graduate student list serv and/or clubs to which you belong?
Can you post the speaker spotlight anywhere around town?
Can you share the FB announcement with others (see the IDR Facebook page)

Thank you!​

Hurricane Matthew


The American Indian and Indigenous Community Center (AIICC–122 Squires) is serving as drop-off point for a donation drive for Hurricane Matthew victims through October 26th. Donations will be delivered to North Carolina by Melissa Faircloth, AIICC Programming Assistant.

While this drive is intended to benefit ALL victims, some American Indian and Indigenous Alliance members have been in contact with tribal representatives from Eastern Carolina communities that were hardest hit. This event will at least rival Hurricane Sandy in its devastation. People in Robeson County have shared that recovery seems impossible at this point and they are at a point where counting their blessings is of little comfort.

Non-perishable food items, water, toiletries, first aid supplies, clothing and baby items are requested.

AIICC Donation Flier


October 27 GSA meeting

Please consider coming along with Alex Hyler (VP of Events) to the October 27th GSA meeting.
She will represent IDR to the student body via a brief 3-4 minutes of background information about IDR and then field Q&A on how graduate students can then get involved (again verbal or slides).

As many of you know, Alex is also an executive member of the GSA, so it seems especially important that others come to stand with her so she doesn’t feel she’s wearing too many hats. Plus, at the end, there may be students that have direct questions you too can answer.

If you can come, please contact Alex directly!