July 18-24, 2011




1. ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 1-19), GTA training (Aug 15-16), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 15-19). 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 at gibsonm@vt.edu, 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 last week of July for those who can help with new international student check in, and another training session during the week of Aug 8-12 for welcome week events. Volunteers will receive a Graduate Ambassador t-shirt and refreshments during the training session(s).  

 

2. STATS EVENING SHORT COURSE: GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jul 19 & 20, 5:00-7:00pm, 3060 Torgerson Hall

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides 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.

 

3. GSA SUMMER WINE SOCIAL

Thursday, Jul 21, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club

Grad students are invited to this summer favorite of GSA events. Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for GSA delegates and cabinet members, and $2 for non-drinking guests. Don’t forget your ID! If you would like to volunteer to help with the event (free admission), let the GSA know by completing this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1309915571823. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.

 

4. GSA SUMMER 2011 WATER ACTIVITY SURVEY

GSA is planning a water activity (canoeing/kayaking) for next weekend, Saturday, Jul 30, in Pembroke, and would like to survey your interest in this. They will work out all the logistics, but there will be a reasonable fee for the day-long trip. Advance payment might be required, depending on arrangements with the outfitters. Please indicate your interest by completing this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1310480509272. For questions contact Shree Narayanan at snsnair@vt.edu.

 

5. POSITION OPEN FOR GRADUATE STUDENT – 1st posting

The Family and Community Research Lab in the Department of Human Development is seeking to hire a professional for 10-15 hours/wk starting Aug 2011 with a computer science, business administration, or information technology background, who has a strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.  Server-client computing and relational database environments, including SQL Server experience, is preferred. Must be proficient in Visual Basic (VB) programming, MS Excel (esp. macros and formulas), basic HTML, and in design and implementation of online surveys (e.g. SurveyMonkey). Preferred qualifications include proficiency in SQL and familiarity with LaTeX. Please email inquiries and resumes to Glenn Hollingsworth, wghworth@vt.edu.

 

6. GLC WAGE POSITIONS SOON TO BE OPEN FOR FALL 2011 – 1st posting

Applications will soon be accepted for Fall 2011 GLC wage positions. The position ads will be posted within the week for the following position names: UUSA Graduate Information Associate and Graduate Services Associate.  For more information about the GLC Graduate Services or Information Associates positions, please visit the UUSA/GLC Employment Page http://www.uusa.vt.edu/hr/opportunitiesbyarea.php#GraduateLifeCenter. If interested, please be on the look-out on the jobs.vt.edu site very soon.

 

7. NEW HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIER AND RATES ANNOUNCED

Aetna Student Health will be the new student health insurance carrier for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Office of Risk Management has posted on its website the 2011-12 student insurance rates. Qualifying graduate assistants will receive a 90% subsidy that is based on single student at $50,000 rate, which is $1979. Learn more about the insurance plans and rates at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/index.html.

 

8. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL CALLS FOR PAPERS AND ARTICLE REVIEWERS

Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews, and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 2 on Academic Research. Public Knowledge is a multidisciplinary, graduate-student-run electronic journal hosted by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech. For more information and to view the Call for Papers, visit pkjournal.org. Public Knowledge Journal is also looking for graduate students and/or faculty members to serve as article reviewers. If you are interested, please contact our editor-in-chief, Sarah Surak at editor@pkjournal.org <mailto:editor@pkjournal.org> . This is a great way for graduate students to learn more about the publication process!

 

9. MALE 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. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the Summer (i.e. now-August). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.

July 18-24, 2011




1. ORIENTATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 1-19), GTA training (Aug 15-16), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 15-19). 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 at gibsonm@vt.edu, 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 last week of July for those who can help with new international student check in, and another training session during the week of Aug 8-12 for welcome week events. Volunteers will receive a Graduate Ambassador t-shirt and refreshments during the training session(s).  

 

2. STATS EVENING SHORT COURSE: GENERALIZED LINEAR MODELS

Tuesday & Wednesday, Jul 19 & 20, 5:00-7:00pm, 3060 Torgerson Hall

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides 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.

 

3. GSA SUMMER WINE SOCIAL

Thursday, Jul 21, 5:30-9:00pm, University Club

Grad students are invited to this summer favorite of GSA events. Tickets are $10 for regular admission, $5 for GSA delegates and cabinet members, and $2 for non-drinking guests. Don’t forget your ID! If you would like to volunteer to help with the event (free admission), let the GSA know by completing this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1309915571823. Questions? Contact Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu.

 

4. GSA SUMMER 2011 WATER ACTIVITY SURVEY

GSA is planning a water activity (canoeing/kayaking) for next weekend, Saturday, Jul 30, in Pembroke, and would like to survey your interest in this. They will work out all the logistics, but there will be a reasonable fee for the day-long trip. Advance payment might be required, depending on arrangements with the outfitters. Please indicate your interest by completing this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1310480509272. For questions contact Shree Narayanan at snsnair@vt.edu.

 

5. POSITION OPEN FOR GRADUATE STUDENT – 1st posting

The Family and Community Research Lab in the Department of Human Development is seeking to hire a professional for 10-15 hours/wk starting Aug 2011 with a computer science, business administration, or information technology background, who has a strong understanding of database structures, theories, principles, and practices.  Server-client computing and relational database environments, including SQL Server experience, is preferred. Must be proficient in Visual Basic (VB) programming, MS Excel (esp. macros and formulas), basic HTML, and in design and implementation of online surveys (e.g. SurveyMonkey). Preferred qualifications include proficiency in SQL and familiarity with LaTeX. Please email inquiries and resumes to Glenn Hollingsworth, wghworth@vt.edu.

 

6. GLC WAGE POSITIONS SOON TO BE OPEN FOR FALL 2011 – 1st posting

Applications will soon be accepted for Fall 2011 GLC wage positions. The position ads will be posted within the week for the following position names: UUSA Graduate Information Associate and Graduate Services Associate.  For more information about the GLC Graduate Services or Information Associates positions, please visit the UUSA/GLC Employment Page http://www.uusa.vt.edu/hr/opportunitiesbyarea.php#GraduateLifeCenter. If interested, please be on the look-out on the jobs.vt.edu site very soon.

 

7. NEW HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIER AND RATES ANNOUNCED

Aetna Student Health will be the new student health insurance carrier for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Office of Risk Management has posted on its website the 2011-12 student insurance rates. Qualifying graduate assistants will receive a 90% subsidy that is based on single student at $50,000 rate, which is $1979. Learn more about the insurance plans and rates at http://www.co.vt.edu/Risk/index.html.

 

8. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE JOURNAL CALLS FOR PAPERS AND ARTICLE REVIEWERS

Public Knowledge Journal seeks articles, book reviews, essays, interviews, and multimedia submissions for Volume 3, Issue 2 on Academic Research. Public Knowledge is a multidisciplinary, graduate-student-run electronic journal hosted by the Center for Digital Discourse and Culture at Virginia Tech. For more information and to view the Call for Papers, visit pkjournal.org. Public Knowledge Journal is also looking for graduate students and/or faculty members to serve as article reviewers. If you are interested, please contact our editor-in-chief, Sarah Surak at editor@pkjournal.org <mailto:editor@pkjournal.org> . This is a great way for graduate students to learn more about the publication process!

 

9. MALE 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. Looking for individuals who will be able to participate over the Summer (i.e. now-August). If interested, contact vthnfe@gmail.com for more information.