June 27, 2011




1. STATS SHORT COURSE: LINEAR REGRESSION AND STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jun 28 & 29, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg

Taught by Khaled Bedair, this short course introduces linear regression and structural equation models in two sections. The same course is offered two days in a row. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/2319.

 

2. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

 

3. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.

(2) Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, 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.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). For more information see:  http://www.healthcenter.vt.edu/eligibility.htm

 

4. GSA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 0.5 GA POSITION NOW OPEN – 1st posting

Consider applying for a GSA Executive Assistant Position for the 2011-2012 academic year. The GSA Executive Assistant works with members of the executive board and program chairs to ensure the success of GSA programs and events.  The office assistant position is a 10-hour assistantship for the full academic year. Details can be found on the GSA website: www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu. The deadline for applications (resume and cover letter) is Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Please direct all questions and applications to gsa@vt.edu.

 

5. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR KIDS’ TECH UNIVERSITY FACULTY NETWORK – 1st posting

Are you interested in visiting regional schools, serving as a scientific resource for teachers or K-12 students, and/or hosting groups of students and/or teachers for short visits? VT faculty members, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to sign up to participate in the Kids’ Tech University (KTU) Faculty Network! Through this new feature to KTU, the KTU Faculty Network, the public can connect with Virginia Tech faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers: http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/. You can register on the site- http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/ see "KTU Faculty Log in" button on the left. Please note that you can choose which of the outreach options you would like to be associated with; you do not have to sign up to participate in all outreach options. This message is posted on behalf of Dr. Kristy Collins, Education and Outreach in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

 

6. DOCTORAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY – 1st posting

Researchers at Texas A&M invite, with approval of our Graduate School, VT doctoral students to participate in a research study assessing doctoral students’ experiences in their graduate program. The survey asks questions about your attitudes, health well-being, and relationships in graduate school. The results of the survey will help researchers understand aspects of graduate students’ experiences that are going well and those that could be improved. Participation will consist of filling out an online survey that will take about 20-30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a voluntary prize drawing to win one of twenty $100 prizes. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. The results of the research may be published, but your name will not be used. Access the study here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P7X3MKC. If you have any questions concerning this research study, contact Kathi Miner at kminer@tamu.edu or at 979.845.2780.

 

7. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 3rd posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czIWG4XJqaBQxog. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel at lauraeg@vt.edu

 

8. UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

GSA TUBING ON THE NEW RIVER

Saturday, Jul 9, 11:00am – 4:00pm, *** meet in the GLC lobby at 11***

De-stress from your hectic week with a relaxing trip down the New River in an inner tube! Grad students will escape the heat with an outing to the New River for some food (lunch will be provided!) and floating.  Renting tubes is usually $9 per person, but depending on how large of a group there is, the GSA will get a 10-20% discount. Check out the tubing website at http://www.newriverjunction.com/Tubing.html. The GSA will reserve a large van for the trip and may need some additional drivers (you will be reimbursed for parking). Register at the following link to join your fellow graduate students in some summer fun: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1308679518306. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.

 

June 27, 2011




1. STATS SHORT COURSE: LINEAR REGRESSION AND STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELS

Tuesday and Wednesday, Jun 28 & 29, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg

Taught by Khaled Bedair, this short course introduces linear regression and structural equation models in two sections. The same course is offered two days in a row. To learn more or to register, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/2319.

 

2. EVENING SHORT COURSES IN STATS THIS SUMMER

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research.  The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data.  See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Remaining summer 2011 Schedule:

  • Jul 5 & 6: Generalized Linear Models;
  • Jul 11: Mixed Models and Random Effects*;

*Course to be held in Fralin Auditorium. Other courses will be in 3060 Torgerson Hall.

 

3. HEALTH SERVICE ELIGIBILITY IN SUMMER

Current graduate students on campus who are not enrolled for summer but are working towards their degree and who will be enrolled in fall have two options to access services at Schiffert Health Center and the Cook Counseling Center during the summer:

(1) Graduate students can pay the student health fee per summer term ($81.50/term). Summer services are identical to those offered during the fall and spring semesters.

(2) Graduate students can elect to pay a day fee ($59/visit) for service. For the person who will use Schiffert Health Center and/or the Counseling Center no more than twice, 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.

Eligible graduate students who wish to pay the health fee should first go to the Medical Records office at Schiffert to document the health fee election, then go to the Schiffert cashier (not the bursar/Student Accounts) to pay the fee by cash, check or Hokie Passport (no credit cards). For more information see:  http://www.healthcenter.vt.edu/eligibility.htm

 

4. GSA EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 0.5 GA POSITION NOW OPEN – 1st posting

Consider applying for a GSA Executive Assistant Position for the 2011-2012 academic year. The GSA Executive Assistant works with members of the executive board and program chairs to ensure the success of GSA programs and events.  The office assistant position is a 10-hour assistantship for the full academic year. Details can be found on the GSA website: www.gsa.uusa.vt.edu. The deadline for applications (resume and cover letter) is Wednesday, July 13, 2011. Please direct all questions and applications to gsa@vt.edu.

 

5. GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT FOR KIDS’ TECH UNIVERSITY FACULTY NETWORK – 1st posting

Are you interested in visiting regional schools, serving as a scientific resource for teachers or K-12 students, and/or hosting groups of students and/or teachers for short visits? VT faculty members, graduate students, and/or postdoctoral researchers are eligible to sign up to participate in the Kids’ Tech University (KTU) Faculty Network! Through this new feature to KTU, the KTU Faculty Network, the public can connect with Virginia Tech faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers: http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/. You can register on the site- http://ktu-faculty.vbi.vt.edu/ see "KTU Faculty Log in" button on the left. Please note that you can choose which of the outreach options you would like to be associated with; you do not have to sign up to participate in all outreach options. This message is posted on behalf of Dr. Kristy Collins, Education and Outreach in the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute.

 

6. DOCTORAL STUDENT EXPERIENCES SURVEY – 1st posting

Researchers at Texas A&M invite, with approval of our Graduate School, VT doctoral students to participate in a research study assessing doctoral students’ experiences in their graduate program. The survey asks questions about your attitudes, health well-being, and relationships in graduate school. The results of the survey will help researchers understand aspects of graduate students’ experiences that are going well and those that could be improved. Participation will consist of filling out an online survey that will take about 20-30 minutes. Participants will have the opportunity to enter into a voluntary prize drawing to win one of twenty $100 prizes. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. The results of the research may be published, but your name will not be used. Access the study here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/P7X3MKC. If you have any questions concerning this research study, contact Kathi Miner at kminer@tamu.edu or at 979.845.2780.

 

7. PARTICIPATE IN RESEARCH ABOUT MINDFULNESS AND COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS – 3rd posting

A VT graduate student in human development is conducting an on-line survey to validate a recently developed measure. The survey takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, and it is anonymous. Participants who wish to provide their e-mail address will have the opportunity to win a $100 gift card to Amazon.com, but this voluntary. Approximate odds of winning are 1:350. You are eligible to participate if you are over 18 years old and in a current romantic relationship. If you’d like to help out a fellow student and contribute to knowledge about couple relationships, the survey is available at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_czIWG4XJqaBQxog. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Gambrel at lauraeg@vt.edu

 

8. UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

GSA TUBING ON THE NEW RIVER

Saturday, Jul 9, 11:00am – 4:00pm, *** meet in the GLC lobby at 11***

De-stress from your hectic week with a relaxing trip down the New River in an inner tube! Grad students will escape the heat with an outing to the New River for some food (lunch will be provided!) and floating.  Renting tubes is usually $9 per person, but depending on how large of a group there is, the GSA will get a 10-20% discount. Check out the tubing website at http://www.newriverjunction.com/Tubing.html. The GSA will reserve a large van for the trip and may need some additional drivers (you will be reimbursed for parking). Register at the following link to join your fellow graduate students in some summer fun: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1308679518306. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.