August 2-8, 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. GRADUATE SCHOOL 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 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).  

3. GLC WAGE POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2010
Applications are now accepted for Fall 2010 for GLC wage positions. To apply, go to www.jobs.vt.edu, click on Search All Jobs, then click on Student Search for the following position names and posting numbers: UUSA Graduate Information Associate, posting # 0100456 UUSA; Graduate Services Associate, posting # 0100457.  For more information about the GLC Graduate Services or Information Associates positions, please visit the UUSA/GLC Employment Page. On-line applications will be accepted through August 3. No late or paper applications will be accepted. For more information, please contact Jordan DeWitt, Coordinator of Graduate Life Center Operations.

4. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

The College of Engineering Office of International Programs seeks applications for a full-time Graduate Assistant (20 hours/wk) for the 2010-2011 academic year to provide support for the programming and international initiatives of the office. Primary emphasis is on the development, implementation and administrative support of the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP), International Alumni Planning Board, Student Engineers’ Abroad Council (SEAC), International Programs Faculty Committee and other international initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a background in program coordination and international education. For a full job description and to apply, please contact Nicole Sanderlin, Director of International Programs. Screening of applicants will begin Wednesday, August 4, 2010 and continue until an appointment is made.

5. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH PROGRAM – 2nd posting
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,  540-231-8628.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DISTANCE DETECTION STUDY – 2nd 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 or 540-257-3199.

7. RESEARCH SUBJECTS SOUGHT – 3rd 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.

8. PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

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.

9. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
 Tuesday, Aug 10, 4:30pm-6pm, GLC Lounge
Get out of your sweltering lab or office and cool off with some free ice cream sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly! Ice cream in bowls or cones and all of the toppings will be provided. Please register if you are interested in attending. Please direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs. 

GSA LYRIC MOVIE NIGHT
Monday, Aug 16, 7:00pm, The Lyric Theatre
Join other members of the GSA for a movie at the historic Lyric Theatre (downtown on College Ave). Gather in the GLC Lobby at 6:30pm and then walk to the Lyric to see the highly-acclaimed movie, Inception. Ticket cost is $4.00 per person and includes free popcorn! Please express your interest by completing this short survey. Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.

GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ!

Tuesday, Aug 17, 4:00-8:00pm, University Club Lawn
Start the semester off right at the Welcome Back BBQ sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). Come and meet new and returning students while enjoying a selection of yard games and music with accompanying free BBQ (vegetarian options available). We hope to see you there!  Questions:  Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.

August 2-8, 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. GRADUATE SCHOOL 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 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).  

3. GLC WAGE POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2010
Applications are now accepted for Fall 2010 for GLC wage positions. To apply, go to www.jobs.vt.edu, click on Search All Jobs, then click on Student Search for the following position names and posting numbers: UUSA Graduate Information Associate, posting # 0100456 UUSA; Graduate Services Associate, posting # 0100457.  For more information about the GLC Graduate Services or Information Associates positions, please visit the UUSA/GLC Employment Page. On-line applications will be accepted through August 3. No late or paper applications will be accepted. For more information, please contact Jordan DeWitt, Coordinator of Graduate Life Center Operations.

4. GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE IN INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

The College of Engineering Office of International Programs seeks applications for a full-time Graduate Assistant (20 hours/wk) for the 2010-2011 academic year to provide support for the programming and international initiatives of the office. Primary emphasis is on the development, implementation and administrative support of the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program (RSAP), International Alumni Planning Board, Student Engineers’ Abroad Council (SEAC), International Programs Faculty Committee and other international initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a background in program coordination and international education. For a full job description and to apply, please contact Nicole Sanderlin, Director of International Programs. Screening of applicants will begin Wednesday, August 4, 2010 and continue until an appointment is made.

5. GRAD STUDENT LEADERS SOUGHT FOR LEADERSHIP TECH PROGRAM – 2nd posting
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,  540-231-8628.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DISTANCE DETECTION STUDY – 2nd 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 or 540-257-3199.

7. RESEARCH SUBJECTS SOUGHT – 3rd 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.

8. PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS

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.

9. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
 Tuesday, Aug 10, 4:30pm-6pm, GLC Lounge
Get out of your sweltering lab or office and cool off with some free ice cream sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly! Ice cream in bowls or cones and all of the toppings will be provided. Please register if you are interested in attending. Please direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs. 

GSA LYRIC MOVIE NIGHT
Monday, Aug 16, 7:00pm, The Lyric Theatre
Join other members of the GSA for a movie at the historic Lyric Theatre (downtown on College Ave). Gather in the GLC Lobby at 6:30pm and then walk to the Lyric to see the highly-acclaimed movie, Inception. Ticket cost is $4.00 per person and includes free popcorn! Please express your interest by completing this short survey. Direct any questions to Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.

GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ!

Tuesday, Aug 17, 4:00-8:00pm, University Club Lawn
Start the semester off right at the Welcome Back BBQ sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). Come and meet new and returning students while enjoying a selection of yard games and music with accompanying free BBQ (vegetarian options available). We hope to see you there!  Questions:  Amanda Cronin Rumore, VP of Programs.