Jul 26 – Aug 1, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling in the GLC has been suspended for the rest of the summer due to low interest. Please visit the Cook Counseling Center for assistance. Walk-in counseling in the GLC will resume in the fall.
  • 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. SHORT COURSE IN STATISTICS: LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR MIXED EFFECTS MODELS  Tuesday, Jul 27, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
Many times researchers take measurements on experimental units (i.e. subjects) at given time intervals. Most of the time subjects are set on different conditions (treatments) and the measurements (response) are expected to change due to the effect of these conditions. Two concepts are important when such experiments are run: longitudinal and repeated measurements. This short course presents some of the analysis techniques when either situation is present and highlights the differences between the two concepts. Taught by Ciro Velasco-Cruz.  LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides this short course to help graduate students use statistics in their research. Register and learn more.  Refreshments will be provided.

3. GROOVE TO BOLLYWOOD MOVES

Tuesday, Jul 27, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Plaza
RAINDATE: Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Plaza
Get your groove on with Bollywood Dance!  Burn a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm and spice up your personal dancing style by learning some classic Bollywood dance moves. Join this FREE dance session organized by GSA. Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Register here. Questions? Contact Ranjana Mehta.

4. GSA SUMMER 2010 WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 30, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
Join GSA and your fellow grad students at a favorite annual summer event—the GSA Summer Wine Social! Wine service will stop at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be pre-purchased online or at the door. GSA Delegate and Cabinet members can get in for $5 at the door. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.

5. ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 2-20), GTA training (Aug 16-17), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 16-20). Roles include: check in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please contact Monika Gibson, and include in your email your full name, department, contact information, and availability/preferred dates for participation. There will be a short training session this week for those who can help with new international student check in, and another training session during the week of Aug 9-13 for welcome week events. Volunteers will receive a Graduate Ambassador t-shirt and refreshments during the training session(s).  

6. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH PROGRAM

The Department of Student Activities seeks 12 graduate student volunteers who want to improve their small group facilitation and mentoring skills through an undergraduate leadership development program.  Participants in the Leadership Tech: Engaging Leadership develop their potential for responsible citizenship and leadership through community service and a range of other experiential learning activities.  Facilitators will work in teams of two to guide a group of 10-15 junior and/or senior students organized around one of the following issues: Environmental Sustainability; Social Justice; 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. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Dunn, by email or phone at 540-231-8628.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DISTANCE DETECTION STUDY – 1ST POSTING
An ISE graduate student is seeking participants for a two-part experiment: In the first part, the participant’s hearing level and condition is checked in the Auditory Systems Lab in Whittemore, taking about 30 minutes. The second part of the experiment will be conducted in an open field at Bissett Park in Radford city (transportation available). In the second part, the participant will be instructed to estimate the distance at which a backup alarm signal will be detectable and it will take around 4 hours to complete this part. Participants will be compensated $8/h for their participation. If you are interested please contact Khaled Alali by email or phone at 540-257-3199.

8. GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR RETURNED PC VOLUNTEER – 2nd posting
The VT Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) seeks a returned Peace Corps volunteer to serve as a full-time Graduate Assistant (20 hours/wk) Campus Peace Corps Recruiter. Monthly stipend, tuition scholarship and insurance subsidy. The successful candidate will serve as the main university and SW Virginia point of contact for students and others interested in joining the Peace Corps.  Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin Fall 2010 and run through Spring 2011. Interested persons should send a letter of application, a current resume, and names/addresses of three references to Mike Bertelsen, bertel@vt.edu, 540-231-9655.  Application reviews will begin on July 30, 2010 and continue until a qualified candidate is found.  For further information, see OIRED website.

9. RESEARCH SUBJECTS SOUGHT – 2nd posting

Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

10. PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS-SIGN UP NOW!

Graduate students on assistantship appointment may pay their comprehensive, technology and capital fees through payroll deduction during the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for this program, students must commit to paying the full-time comprehensive, technology and capital fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment is managed through Hokie SPA and students must sign up _each_ semester in which they wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more.

Jul 26 – Aug 1, 2010

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Walk-in counseling in the GLC has been suspended for the rest of the summer due to low interest. Please visit the Cook Counseling Center for assistance. Walk-in counseling in the GLC will resume in the fall.
  • 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. SHORT COURSE IN STATISTICS: LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR MIXED EFFECTS MODELS  Tuesday, Jul 27, 4:00-6:00pm, Fralin Auditorium
Many times researchers take measurements on experimental units (i.e. subjects) at given time intervals. Most of the time subjects are set on different conditions (treatments) and the measurements (response) are expected to change due to the effect of these conditions. Two concepts are important when such experiments are run: longitudinal and repeated measurements. This short course presents some of the analysis techniques when either situation is present and highlights the differences between the two concepts. Taught by Ciro Velasco-Cruz.  LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides this short course to help graduate students use statistics in their research. Register and learn more.  Refreshments will be provided.

3. GROOVE TO BOLLYWOOD MOVES

Tuesday, Jul 27, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Plaza
RAINDATE: Wednesday, July 28, 5:30-6:30pm, GLC Plaza
Get your groove on with Bollywood Dance!  Burn a few calories in grace, style, and rhythm and spice up your personal dancing style by learning some classic Bollywood dance moves. Join this FREE dance session organized by GSA. Make sure to bring water and wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Register here. Questions? Contact Ranjana Mehta.

4. GSA SUMMER 2010 WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 30, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club
Join GSA and your fellow grad students at a favorite annual summer event—the GSA Summer Wine Social! Wine service will stop at 8:30pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be pre-purchased online or at the door. GSA Delegate and Cabinet members can get in for $5 at the door. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.

5. ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 2-20), GTA training (Aug 16-17), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 16-20). Roles include: check in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please contact Monika Gibson, and include in your email your full name, department, contact information, and availability/preferred dates for participation. There will be a short training session this week for those who can help with new international student check in, and another training session during the week of Aug 9-13 for welcome week events. Volunteers will receive a Graduate Ambassador t-shirt and refreshments during the training session(s).  

6. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH PROGRAM

The Department of Student Activities seeks 12 graduate student volunteers who want to improve their small group facilitation and mentoring skills through an undergraduate leadership development program.  Participants in the Leadership Tech: Engaging Leadership develop their potential for responsible citizenship and leadership through community service and a range of other experiential learning activities.  Facilitators will work in teams of two to guide a group of 10-15 junior and/or senior students organized around one of the following issues: Environmental Sustainability; Social Justice; 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. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Dunn, by email or phone at 540-231-8628.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DISTANCE DETECTION STUDY – 1ST POSTING
An ISE graduate student is seeking participants for a two-part experiment: In the first part, the participant’s hearing level and condition is checked in the Auditory Systems Lab in Whittemore, taking about 30 minutes. The second part of the experiment will be conducted in an open field at Bissett Park in Radford city (transportation available). In the second part, the participant will be instructed to estimate the distance at which a backup alarm signal will be detectable and it will take around 4 hours to complete this part. Participants will be compensated $8/h for their participation. If you are interested please contact Khaled Alali by email or phone at 540-257-3199.

8. GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR RETURNED PC VOLUNTEER – 2nd posting
The VT Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) seeks a returned Peace Corps volunteer to serve as a full-time Graduate Assistant (20 hours/wk) Campus Peace Corps Recruiter. Monthly stipend, tuition scholarship and insurance subsidy. The successful candidate will serve as the main university and SW Virginia point of contact for students and others interested in joining the Peace Corps.  Subject to the availability of funding, the position will begin Fall 2010 and run through Spring 2011. Interested persons should send a letter of application, a current resume, and names/addresses of three references to Mike Bertelsen, bertel@vt.edu, 540-231-9655.  Application reviews will begin on July 30, 2010 and continue until a qualified candidate is found.  For further information, see OIRED website.

9. RESEARCH SUBJECTS SOUGHT – 2nd posting

Research subjects are wanted for a study to determine whether daily consumption of corn oil/omega-3 fat will influence muscle soreness, damage and inflammation that occurs after weight training. Must consume supplement for 45 days, perform strenuous weight training bout, go through several weeks of weight training program developed by the researchers, and provide seven blood samples over 45 days. Eligibility: must be healthy males (non-smokers, no orthopedic limitations to exercise; no chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, bleeding, or inflammatory diseases); 18-28; schedule compatible with testing and training. Benefits: development of personal weight training program by experienced professionals, financial compensation up to $175. If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

10. PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS-SIGN UP NOW!

Graduate students on assistantship appointment may pay their comprehensive, technology and capital fees through payroll deduction during the fall and spring semesters. To be eligible for this program, students must commit to paying the full-time comprehensive, technology and capital fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment is managed through Hokie SPA and students must sign up _each_ semester in which they wish to take advantage of this opportunity. Learn more.