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