June 28-July 5, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Writing support and career advising in the GLC will resume in the fall. For writing assistance in the summer, contact the Writing Center at 231-5436.

2. I SCREAM IN THE GLC
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2:00pm, Graduate School lobby (in the GLC)
Forget your worries and frustrations for 30 minutes and take a break: scream or have some ice cream and/or espresso in the GLC. Extra scoop of ice cream for the best screamer. 

3. JOIN GSA FOR A SALEM RED SOX BASEBALL GAME
Thursday, Jul 1, 7:00pm; meet in the GLC Lobby at 5:30
The GSA invites graduate students and their families and friends for a group trip to watch the Salem Red Sox minor league baseball team play next Thursday at Salem Memorial Ballpark in Salem, VA. Tickets are $6 per person and transportation via vans and carpool is available for $2 per person. Meet at 5:30pm in the GLC lobby; the drive to Salem is ~45 minutes. Please fill out this survey to help organizers plan for the number of tickets to hold and to reserve the van(s). Learn more about the Salem Red Sox here.  Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore

4. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of five separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be male, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Nima.

5. iPHONE USERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Computer science grad student is looking for iPhone users to serve as research participants for a project called ‘InstaRide’ to understand the perceptions of trust in a mobile software application that integrates collaboration and social networks. InstaRide is a ridesharing application that would leverage social networks to embed trust. Your participation will help researchers gain insight into the design of their application and user interfaces. The study will consist of two parts, including a set of scenario-based tasks using the iPhone and a short questionnaire. The whole experiment will last for about 1 hour. This study has been approved by Virginia Tech IRB (approval number 10-352). Please contact Vineeta if you are interested. You must be 18 or older to participate.

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 3rd posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

8. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 3rd posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried here. User name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

9. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUNDAY FUN RUN!

Sunday, Jul 11, 6:30pm, meet outside the GLC doors facing downtown
Join GSA for a run on the Huckleberry Trail. All graduate students, family, and friends are invited. The run will be 1-4 miles based on your ability and water will be available at the 2 mile mark. Meet outside the GLC doors facing College Ave, rain or shine. If you plan on attending, please RSVP here. Please direct any questions to Bobby Beaton.

June 28-July 5, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Writing support and career advising in the GLC will resume in the fall. For writing assistance in the summer, contact the Writing Center at 231-5436.

2. I SCREAM IN THE GLC
Wednesday, Jun 30, 2:00pm, Graduate School lobby (in the GLC)
Forget your worries and frustrations for 30 minutes and take a break: scream or have some ice cream and/or espresso in the GLC. Extra scoop of ice cream for the best screamer. 

3. JOIN GSA FOR A SALEM RED SOX BASEBALL GAME
Thursday, Jul 1, 7:00pm; meet in the GLC Lobby at 5:30
The GSA invites graduate students and their families and friends for a group trip to watch the Salem Red Sox minor league baseball team play next Thursday at Salem Memorial Ballpark in Salem, VA. Tickets are $6 per person and transportation via vans and carpool is available for $2 per person. Meet at 5:30pm in the GLC lobby; the drive to Salem is ~45 minutes. Please fill out this survey to help organizers plan for the number of tickets to hold and to reserve the van(s). Learn more about the Salem Red Sox here.  Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore

4. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of five separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be male, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Nima.

5. iPHONE USERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Computer science grad student is looking for iPhone users to serve as research participants for a project called ‘InstaRide’ to understand the perceptions of trust in a mobile software application that integrates collaboration and social networks. InstaRide is a ridesharing application that would leverage social networks to embed trust. Your participation will help researchers gain insight into the design of their application and user interfaces. The study will consist of two parts, including a set of scenario-based tasks using the iPhone and a short questionnaire. The whole experiment will last for about 1 hour. This study has been approved by Virginia Tech IRB (approval number 10-352). Please contact Vineeta if you are interested. You must be 18 or older to participate.

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 3rd posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

8. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 3rd posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried here. User name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

9. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUNDAY FUN RUN!

Sunday, Jul 11, 6:30pm, meet outside the GLC doors facing downtown
Join GSA for a run on the Huckleberry Trail. All graduate students, family, and friends are invited. The run will be 1-4 miles based on your ability and water will be available at the 2 mile mark. Meet outside the GLC doors facing College Ave, rain or shine. If you plan on attending, please RSVP here. Please direct any questions to Bobby Beaton.

June 21-27, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Writing support and career advising in the GLC will resume in the fall.

2. GSA HEALTH INSURANCE COMMITTEE BRAINSTORMING SESSION
Tuesday, Jun 22, 1:30pm, GLC Room B
Join the GSA Health Insurance Committee to brainstorm ideas for how to improve the health insurance process at Virginia Tech. You can share your good/bad experiences with the health insurance and make suggestions on how to make it better. Contact Akiko Nakamura with any questions.

3. GSA DOG DAYS AT FLYINGFUR!
Sunday, Jun 27, 3:30-5:30pm
Join GSA members and their four legged friends for a fun filled afternoon at Flying Fur! Dog DayCare. The GSA has rented out the Flying Fur facility for Sunday afternoon for games and activities for humans and canines to enjoy; tasty treats for the dogs will be available as well. If you plan on attending, please meet outside the GLC on Otey St. at 3:15 with a copy of your dogs vaccination records. Please register here if you are interested in participating. Contact Jay Pembridge, with questions.

4. GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Multicultural Alumni Programs in the VT Office for Diversity and Inclusion seeks a graduate assistant for 2010-11 to assist the director with programming and administrative support and collaborate with the VT Alumni Association and Student Alumni Associates on programs and events. Specific duties include: programming support for speaker series, reunions, regional and other events; development and management of surveys; drafting of press releases and other media and marketing materials; development and maintenance of networking media; data analysis and development of strategies; email and general correspondence. To learn more or apply for the position, send resume, cover letter and list of 3 references to Laurie Brogdon by Tuesday, June 29.
   
5. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of five separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be male, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Nima.

6. iPHONE USERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY -1st posting
Computer science grad student is looking for iPhone users to serve as research participants for a project called ‘InstaRide’ to understand the perceptions of trust in a mobile software application that integrates collaboration and social networks. InstaRide is a ridesharing application that would leverage social networks to embed trust. Your participation will help researchers gain insight into the design of their application and user interfaces. The study will consist of two parts, including a set of scenario-based tasks using the iPhone and a short questionnaire. The whole experiment will last for about 1 hour. This study has been approved by Virginia Tech IRB (approval number 10-352). Please contact Vineeta. You must be 18 or older to participate.

7. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 2nd posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY -2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

9. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 2nd posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried at http://www.citsie.net/jianhua/student/login.cfm. User name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

10. UPCOMING EVENTS:

JOIN GSA FOR A SALEM RED SOX BASEBALL GAME
Thursday, Jul 1, 7:00pm
The GSA invites graduate students and their families and friends for a group trip to watch the Salem Red Sox minor league baseball team play next Thursday at Salem Memorial Ballpark in Salem, VA. Tickets are $6 per person and transportation via vans and carpool is available for $2 per person. Meet at 5:30pm in the GLC lobby; the drive to Salem is ~45 minutes. Please fill out this survey to help organizers plan for the number of tickets to hold and to reserve the van(s). Learn more about the Salem Red Sox. Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore

June 21-27, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Writing support and career advising in the GLC will resume in the fall.

2. GSA HEALTH INSURANCE COMMITTEE BRAINSTORMING SESSION
Tuesday, Jun 22, 1:30pm, GLC Room B
Join the GSA Health Insurance Committee to brainstorm ideas for how to improve the health insurance process at Virginia Tech. You can share your good/bad experiences with the health insurance and make suggestions on how to make it better. Contact Akiko Nakamura with any questions.

3. GSA DOG DAYS AT FLYINGFUR!
Sunday, Jun 27, 3:30-5:30pm
Join GSA members and their four legged friends for a fun filled afternoon at Flying Fur! Dog DayCare. The GSA has rented out the Flying Fur facility for Sunday afternoon for games and activities for humans and canines to enjoy; tasty treats for the dogs will be available as well. If you plan on attending, please meet outside the GLC on Otey St. at 3:15 with a copy of your dogs vaccination records. Please register here if you are interested in participating. Contact Jay Pembridge, with questions.

4. GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION OPEN IN DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Multicultural Alumni Programs in the VT Office for Diversity and Inclusion seeks a graduate assistant for 2010-11 to assist the director with programming and administrative support and collaborate with the VT Alumni Association and Student Alumni Associates on programs and events. Specific duties include: programming support for speaker series, reunions, regional and other events; development and management of surveys; drafting of press releases and other media and marketing materials; development and maintenance of networking media; data analysis and development of strategies; email and general correspondence. To learn more or apply for the position, send resume, cover letter and list of 3 references to Laurie Brogdon by Tuesday, June 29.
   
5. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of five separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be male, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Nima.

6. iPHONE USERS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY -1st posting
Computer science grad student is looking for iPhone users to serve as research participants for a project called ‘InstaRide’ to understand the perceptions of trust in a mobile software application that integrates collaboration and social networks. InstaRide is a ridesharing application that would leverage social networks to embed trust. Your participation will help researchers gain insight into the design of their application and user interfaces. The study will consist of two parts, including a set of scenario-based tasks using the iPhone and a short questionnaire. The whole experiment will last for about 1 hour. This study has been approved by Virginia Tech IRB (approval number 10-352). Please contact Vineeta. You must be 18 or older to participate.

7. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 2nd posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY -2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

9. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 2nd posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried at http://www.citsie.net/jianhua/student/login.cfm. User name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

10. UPCOMING EVENTS:

JOIN GSA FOR A SALEM RED SOX BASEBALL GAME
Thursday, Jul 1, 7:00pm
The GSA invites graduate students and their families and friends for a group trip to watch the Salem Red Sox minor league baseball team play next Thursday at Salem Memorial Ballpark in Salem, VA. Tickets are $6 per person and transportation via vans and carpool is available for $2 per person. Meet at 5:30pm in the GLC lobby; the drive to Salem is ~45 minutes. Please fill out this survey to help organizers plan for the number of tickets to hold and to reserve the van(s). Learn more about the Salem Red Sox. Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore

June 14-20, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Career advising and writing assistance in the GLC will resume in the fall.

2. GSA DINNER AND KARAOKE @ BULL & BONES
Thursday, Jun 17, 8:30pm, Bull & Bones at First and Main
Join the GSA for dinner and karaoke at the relatively new Bull and Bones restaurant at First and Main! Meet for dinner circa 8:30pm; Karaoke starts at 10pm. Questions? Contact Michelle McLeese.

3. GSA HIKE TO THE CASCADES
Saturday, Jun 19, 10:30am, meet in front of GLC (on Otey Street)
Hike with the GSA to this local attraction, a beautiful and fun showcase of Southwestern Virginia. The hike is 4 miles round trip and the waterfalls are at the turnaround point. The trip and hike will take about 3-4 hours. The GSA will get a large van and may need additional drivers and will reimburse drivers for parking and gas. Please join in and tell your friends. Please register to help estimate the headcount. Contact Eric Williams if you need any more info.

4. GSA SUMMER EVENTS ON GOOGLE CALENDAR AND FACEBOOK
Visit the Google Calendar on the GSA Website  for dates of upcoming events including trips to the New River, the Summer Wine Social, and the annual Welcome Back BBQ! You can also join the GSA Facebook group page (search: VT Graduate Student Assembly) to get up-to-date info for events. Details of each event are sent out in the weekly GSA and Graduate School announcements and posted to the Facebook page. Please direct any questions to VP of Programs Amanda Cronin Rumore.

5. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 1st posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY -1st posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

7. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 1st posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried online; user name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

8. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE – 3rd posting

If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

9. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – 3rd posting
The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY- 3rd posting

Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

June 14-20, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)
  • Career advising and writing assistance in the GLC will resume in the fall.

2. GSA DINNER AND KARAOKE @ BULL & BONES
Thursday, Jun 17, 8:30pm, Bull & Bones at First and Main
Join the GSA for dinner and karaoke at the relatively new Bull and Bones restaurant at First and Main! Meet for dinner circa 8:30pm; Karaoke starts at 10pm. Questions? Contact Michelle McLeese.

3. GSA HIKE TO THE CASCADES
Saturday, Jun 19, 10:30am, meet in front of GLC (on Otey Street)
Hike with the GSA to this local attraction, a beautiful and fun showcase of Southwestern Virginia. The hike is 4 miles round trip and the waterfalls are at the turnaround point. The trip and hike will take about 3-4 hours. The GSA will get a large van and may need additional drivers and will reimburse drivers for parking and gas. Please join in and tell your friends. Please register to help estimate the headcount. Contact Eric Williams if you need any more info.

4. GSA SUMMER EVENTS ON GOOGLE CALENDAR AND FACEBOOK
Visit the Google Calendar on the GSA Website  for dates of upcoming events including trips to the New River, the Summer Wine Social, and the annual Welcome Back BBQ! You can also join the GSA Facebook group page (search: VT Graduate Student Assembly) to get up-to-date info for events. Details of each event are sent out in the weekly GSA and Graduate School announcements and posted to the Facebook page. Please direct any questions to VP of Programs Amanda Cronin Rumore.

5. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DIETARY INTAKE SURVEY – 1st posting
Researchers in the Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise Department are conducting a study to determine the sensitivity to change of a brief dietary intake questionnaire. You may be eligible to participate if you are 21 or older and are in good health. The study involves 14 weekly visits to the VT campus, each less than 30 minutes (excluding the initial 1 hr visit).  Participants will be compensated a total of $45. For more information, please contact Valisa in the Laboratory for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management at 231-7983.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY -1st posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion and lifting on the biomechanics and neuromuscular control of the human torso.  The study consists of six separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2 hours) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be female, between the ages of 18-29, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Brad.

7. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR ONLINE ASSESSMENT TOOL EVALUATION – 1st posting
A doctoral student in the School of Education is looking for 30 graduate students to evaluate an online learning assessment system developed for his dissertation. The tool can be tried online; user name is pilot2, password is test2. The evaluation will be conducted online or in a lab, 220 War Memorial Hall. Drinks and pizza will be provided. Please contact Jianhua Liu if you are interested in the study.

8. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE – 3rd posting

If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

9. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – 3rd posting
The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY- 3rd posting

Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

June 7-13, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)

2. GSA NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN
Friday, Jun 11, 7:15pm, meet in front of GLC
Go to the Starlite Drive-In with fellow grads to see Iron Man 2. Admissions is $5 per person. Meet outside the GLC on Otey St. at 7:15pm.  Bring your own movie snacks and chairs. If you plan on attending, please fill out this survey so that the GSA can organize drivers and estimate the attendance. Send any questions to Jay Pembridge.

3. GSA SUMMER EVENTS ON GOOGLE CALENDAR AND FACEBOOK
The GSA is excited to bring you a summer of fun in the ‘Burg! Visit the Google Calendar on the GSA Website (http://www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu) for upcoming events, including trips to the New River, Summer Wine Social, and the annual Welcome Back BBQ! You can also join the GSA Facebook group page (search: VT Graduate Student Assembly) to get up-to-date info for events. Details of each event will be sent out in the weekly GSA and Graduate School announcements and posted on the Facebook page. Send questions to the VP of Programs, Amanda Cronin Rumore.

4. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH
The Department of Student Activities is seeking 9 graduate students to serve as small group facilitators for an undergraduate leadership development program, Leadership Tech Engaging Leadership, to help students develop their potential for responsible citizenship and leadership through community service and other experiential learning activities. Facilitators will work in teams of two or three to guide a group of 10-15 junior and/or senior students organized around environmental sustainability; social justice; multiculturalism; global issues; health and wellness; community vitality. If interested, submit your resume and complete the application. An interview will be scheduled for those who meet the minimum qualifications. For more information, contact Allison Dunn, 540-231-8628.

5. GRAD STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER HEALTH SERVICES

  • Graduate students enrolled in both Summer Session I and II, continued eligibility for service at Schiffert and Cook Centers is maintained throughout summer, as a two-term fee is assessed as part of enrollment ($160 for summer of 2010).
  • Graduate students enrolled only in Summer I or Summer II, only a single session fee is charged ($80 in 2010) but also only a single session of coverage is provided.  However, students may purchase health service coverage for the rest of summer by paying an additional $80 at the Schiffert Health Center.
  • Continuing graduate students who do not take classes in the summer but who work towards their degree on campus or in the environs can elect summer health service coverage by paying the full summer fee ($160 in 2010) and be eligible for health services at Schiffert and Cook for the period that runs from the end of spring to the beginning of fall (when comprehensive fee billing resumes).
  • Continuing graduate students can also elect to pay a day fee (in 2010, $59 per visit) for service. For a person who will use Schiffert Health Center and Cook Counseling Center no more than twice together, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.   

6. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE – 2nd posting
If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

7. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – 2nd posting

The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar,  if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

8. SUMMER WIRELESS ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting

Graduate students who have lost their wireless access on campus should go to the Student Telecommunications office in the Student Services Building to sign up in person (online sign up will not work during summer). Graduate students do not need sponsorship from their advisors to get wireless access over the summer. If you have any further questions about wireless access, please contact Patricia Rodgers at 231-1709.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY- 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SOUND LOCALIZATION STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a sound localization study: the experiment has one screening session and one experimental session. The screening session will last around 30 minutes while the experimental session will last around 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated $8 per hour. If you wish to participate or learn more about the study, please contact Khaled Alali at 540-257-3199 or by email.

June 7-13, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)

2. GSA NIGHT AT THE DRIVE-IN
Friday, Jun 11, 7:15pm, meet in front of GLC
Go to the Starlite Drive-In with fellow grads to see Iron Man 2. Admissions is $5 per person. Meet outside the GLC on Otey St. at 7:15pm.  Bring your own movie snacks and chairs. If you plan on attending, please fill out this survey so that the GSA can organize drivers and estimate the attendance. Send any questions to Jay Pembridge.

3. GSA SUMMER EVENTS ON GOOGLE CALENDAR AND FACEBOOK
The GSA is excited to bring you a summer of fun in the ‘Burg! Visit the Google Calendar on the GSA Website (http://www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu) for upcoming events, including trips to the New River, Summer Wine Social, and the annual Welcome Back BBQ! You can also join the GSA Facebook group page (search: VT Graduate Student Assembly) to get up-to-date info for events. Details of each event will be sent out in the weekly GSA and Graduate School announcements and posted on the Facebook page. Send questions to the VP of Programs, Amanda Cronin Rumore.

4. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH
The Department of Student Activities is seeking 9 graduate students to serve as small group facilitators for an undergraduate leadership development program, Leadership Tech Engaging Leadership, to help students develop their potential for responsible citizenship and leadership through community service and other experiential learning activities. Facilitators will work in teams of two or three to guide a group of 10-15 junior and/or senior students organized around environmental sustainability; social justice; multiculturalism; global issues; health and wellness; community vitality. If interested, submit your resume and complete the application. An interview will be scheduled for those who meet the minimum qualifications. For more information, contact Allison Dunn, 540-231-8628.

5. GRAD STUDENT ELIGIBILITY FOR SUMMER HEALTH SERVICES

  • Graduate students enrolled in both Summer Session I and II, continued eligibility for service at Schiffert and Cook Centers is maintained throughout summer, as a two-term fee is assessed as part of enrollment ($160 for summer of 2010).
  • Graduate students enrolled only in Summer I or Summer II, only a single session fee is charged ($80 in 2010) but also only a single session of coverage is provided.  However, students may purchase health service coverage for the rest of summer by paying an additional $80 at the Schiffert Health Center.
  • Continuing graduate students who do not take classes in the summer but who work towards their degree on campus or in the environs can elect summer health service coverage by paying the full summer fee ($160 in 2010) and be eligible for health services at Schiffert and Cook for the period that runs from the end of spring to the beginning of fall (when comprehensive fee billing resumes).
  • Continuing graduate students can also elect to pay a day fee (in 2010, $59 per visit) for service. For a person who will use Schiffert Health Center and Cook Counseling Center no more than twice together, the day fee is cost effective. However, if one will use Schiffert and/or Cook more than twice, it is a better value to pay the summer health fee.   

6. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE – 2nd posting
If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

7. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS – 2nd posting

The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar,  if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

8. SUMMER WIRELESS ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting

Graduate students who have lost their wireless access on campus should go to the Student Telecommunications office in the Student Services Building to sign up in person (online sign up will not work during summer). Graduate students do not need sponsorship from their advisors to get wireless access over the summer. If you have any further questions about wireless access, please contact Patricia Rodgers at 231-1709.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY- 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SOUND LOCALIZATION STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a sound localization study: the experiment has one screening session and one experimental session. The screening session will last around 30 minutes while the experimental session will last around 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated $8 per hour. If you wish to participate or learn more about the study, please contact Khaled Alali at 540-257-3199 or by email.

June 1-6, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)

2. GSA BEACH BBQ

Wednesday, Jun 2, 4:00pm, Owens Volleyball Courts
If you’ve been locked up in your office, lab, or classroom and feel that you are missing out on the start of a beautiful Blacksburg summer, join the GSA Beach BBQ and enjoy the weather, play some volleyball, and meet other graduate students who are in town for the summer. There will be plenty of drinks, hot dogs, burgers, and snacks available. Please send any questions to Jay Pembridge.

3. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT DVDs
It is not too late to order a DVD of the graduate commencement ceremony in the University Bookstore for $19.99.

4. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE
If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

5. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar, if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

6. SUMMER WIRELESS ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students who have lost their wireless access on campus should go to the Student Telecommunications office in the Student Services Building to sign up in person (online sign up will not work during summer). Graduate students do not need sponsorship from their advisors to get wireless access over the summer. If you have any further questions about wireless access, please contact Patricia Rodgers at 231-1709.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY
Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SOUND LOCALIZATION STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a sound localization study: the experiment has one screening session and one experimental session. The screening session will last around 30 minutes while the experimental session will last around 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated $8 per hour. If you wish to participate or learn more about the study, please contact Khaled Alali, 540-257-3199.

June 1-6, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Walk-in counseling: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from G)

2. GSA BEACH BBQ

Wednesday, Jun 2, 4:00pm, Owens Volleyball Courts
If you’ve been locked up in your office, lab, or classroom and feel that you are missing out on the start of a beautiful Blacksburg summer, join the GSA Beach BBQ and enjoy the weather, play some volleyball, and meet other graduate students who are in town for the summer. There will be plenty of drinks, hot dogs, burgers, and snacks available. Please send any questions to Jay Pembridge.

3. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT DVDs
It is not too late to order a DVD of the graduate commencement ceremony in the University Bookstore for $19.99.

4. 2010 GSA EVENTS CHAIR COMMITTEE
If you have enjoyed GSA events in the past and have wanted to become more involved, then this is your opportunity: the GSA is looking for students who would like to be part of the GSA Events Committee. The committee will be involved in developing new events and helping to make sure the events are a success. If you are interested, please contact the GSA Events Chair, Jay Pembridge.

5. GSA-GPSF LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
The GSA is looking for volunteers to serve on the committee for its largest fundraising event, the 2010 GSA Graduate and Professional School Fair (GPSF). The 2010 GPSF will be on Sep 27, 2010, hosting graduate and professional schools from around the country. In order to increase the quality of the event, a small group of volunteers are needed to help with everything from updating the database of schools to helping with management on the day of the event. You do not have to be in Blacksburg during the summer to help- there are plenty of jobs which can be completed remotely. Please email the GPSF Chairs, Atieh Haghdoost and Mehdi Kargar, if you are interested in serving on the GPSF Committee.

6. SUMMER WIRELESS ACCESS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate students who have lost their wireless access on campus should go to the Student Telecommunications office in the Student Services Building to sign up in person (online sign up will not work during summer). Graduate students do not need sponsorship from their advisors to get wireless access over the summer. If you have any further questions about wireless access, please contact Patricia Rodgers at 231-1709.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SMARTPHONE USE STUDY
Participants are sought for a study of “Mobile Information in Everyday Human Activity” to explore how smartphone users look up and capture information with their devices in their everyday activities. The study consists of three parts, including a short questionnaire, a diary study, and a follow-up interview. Two $25 gift cards will be raffled off for the diary study among active participants and if you participate in the follow-up interview you get a $10 gift card. To qualify you must be at least 18 years old, own and use a qualified smartphone for at least 6 months, and have an unlimited data plan from your wireless provider. Please contact VT grad student Ricardo for more details.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SOUND LOCALIZATION STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a sound localization study: the experiment has one screening session and one experimental session. The screening session will last around 30 minutes while the experimental session will last around 60 minutes. Participants will be compensated $8 per hour. If you wish to participate or learn more about the study, please contact Khaled Alali, 540-257-3199.