April 23-29, 2012

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Career services advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, Study Room
  •  Counseling:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from Room G)
  • GLC Café: AM 9-10 on first and last Thursdays; PM 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room
  • Writing support: Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room; contact Emily Love, remily4@vt.edu

2. BROWN BAG LUNCH BY ASSESSMENT & EVAL: REPORTING & DISPLAYING DATA Monday, Apr 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room C The Office of Assessment and Evaluation offers this talk over lunch about the many ways to graphically display quantitative data, some more effective than others.  This session will describe how to select the best method according to the purpose of the report and the information available.

3. DIALOGUE WITH THE DEAN 2.
Monday, Apr 23, 5:30-7:00pm, GLC Room B
End of the semester and still haven’t met the Dean of the Graduate School? Join other grads for Dialogue with the Dean to discuss graduate student life and university policy issues with Dean Karen DePauw. Dinner will be provided. Please register if you wish to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334084232611. This event is sponsored by the GSA. Questions, contact Swetha Kumar at swethak@vt.edu.

4. WHETHER SYSTEM: A TOWN HALL NATION EVENT
Monday, Apr 23, Tuesday, Apr 24 & Wednesday Apr 25, 7:00pm, Theatre 101
"Whether System" blends storytelling, music, theatre, and a culminating "town hall event"–original in its design–to build awareness and invite healthy, productive public dialogue around community issues. Members of the Building Home team created "Whether System" in response to stories and perspectives collected from Building Home’s 20+ community gatherings in the city of Radford and the counties of Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, and Floyd.  What’s your vision for the future of the NRV? Come talk with us in an environment of performance, interaction, and collaboration. www.townhallnation.org

5. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: BREAK A SWEAT WITH ZUMBA
Monday, Apr 23, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room G
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. This year’s theme is: "A Celebration of Life: Investing in a Better You!" Please bring water and a towel. No dance skills required. This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

6. IC-SNA ROUNDTABLE: A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS
Monday, Apr 23, 7:00pm, Williams Hall
The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Social Network Analysis hosts its final meeting of the semester to discuss research and articles involved with both Social Network Analysis and online networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.).  If you are interested in SNA, online networks, social media, or research in this domain, please join the group. If you plant to attend, please email grad student Matt Fornito at mfornito@vt.edu to obtain the short list of articles that will be discussed that the meeting.

7. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: COOK IT WITH KROGER – HEALTHY COOKING ON A BUDGET
Tuesday, Apr 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Kroger Bistro
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. Learn how to cook scrumptious and healthy meals on a budget with Kroger’s own Chef Chris Martin. Free Food, Fun, Prizes, and more!  A chance to win a $50.00 Kroger gift card! This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

8. OVERCOMING STRESS IN GRAD SCHOOL WITH COOK COUNSELING
Wednesday, Apr 25, 4:00-5:00 pm, GLC Room C
As the semester is coming to a close and deadlines, exams, and assignments are approaching, it’s important to not get overwhelmed. Learn valuable strategies from Cook Counseling Ctr staff on ways to maintain your sanity as a graduate student. Light snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows. Questions: Contact Megan Stuart, stuartma@vt.edu.

9. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: DELTAS SAY ENOUGH!
Wednesday, Apr 25, 7:00pm, Johnston Student Ctr, Rm 100
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. This is a Domestic Violence Forum hosted by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

10. GLC CAFÉ AM and PM!
Thursday, Apr 26, 9:00-10:00am and 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
Take a quick break and grab a cup of coffee or tea and chat with fellow grads before you resume your studying/working/grading/defending or whatever it is that you are doing at this time of the semester. Bring your own mug if you can for your coffee/tea break. Free coffee, tea and light snacks provided every week.

11. COUPONING 101
Thursday, Apr 26, 4:00-5:00pm, GLC Room G
If you’re like the typical graduate student, looking for ways to stretch your grad school dollars (and often questioning why you’re so poor), this workshop is for you! Learn with other grads all about the technique of couponing and other money-saving strategies from Lauren Surface, student services coordinator in the Graduate School. Not only has Lauren been couponing for years, but she has learned how to capitalize on savings in the New River Valley area. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows. Questions: Contact Megan Stuart, stuartma@vt.edu.

12. MOVIE ON THE LAWN

Friday, Apr 27, 8:00pm, Graduate School Lawn
Kick back and relax with the movie Inception.  Free drinks and popcorn will be provided. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the evening. Rain location: Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room. Contact Swetha Kumar at swethak@vt.edu if you have questions.

13. BIKE THE HUCKLEBERRY
Sunday, April 29, 10:30am, GLC Lobby
Join the GLC Fellows and other graduate students for a bike tour of the beautiful Huckleberry trail.  The ride is approximately 13 miles and mostly flat.  We will also stop at the Coal Mining Heritage park to have a picnic lunch and to do a brief hike on the Cool Mining Loop trail.  We suggest that you bring your own bike and  helmet but if you do not have a bike, the GLC has five bikes to rent.  If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334332167508  The first five to register who do not have bikes will have access to the GLC bikes.  We will meet outside the GLC Lobby on Otey Street.  For more information, contact Eric Hodges at hodgeseb@vt.edu

14. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice due to the impending graduation of the current chief justice, Katelin Shugart-Schmidt. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
– must be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester
– be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. Apply by May 25 by submitting a statement of purpose and a resume to gibsonm@vt.edu. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

15. STUDY SEEKS CHILDREN WITH ASD OR CONCERNS OF ASD – 1st posting
 A new study at the VT Autism Clinic is examining mother-child interactions in children with a diagnosis or concerns of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children ages 4-11 with an ASD (Autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS) or concerns of an ASD are sought for age-appropriate play-based tasks involving mother and child (1 visit) at the VT Autism Clinic in Blacksburg, VA or Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke, VA. Flexible scheduling – daytime, evening, or weekend appointments available. A brief summary of the autism and cognitive assessments is available upon request. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@vt.edu or call 412-600-8304.

16. COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
The university commencement committee is seeking graduate student volunteers to serve as ushers at the Spring ceremonies on May 11. The University Graduate Commencement will be held at 8:30 am in Cassell Coliseum and the University Ceremony will be at 12 noon.  Ushers should arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony. If you are interested in serving the university community in this manner, please contact Thomas W. Broyles, tbroyles@vt.edu, or by phone at 540-239-4365.

17. VT CREW CLUB SEEKS COACHES FOR 2012-2013 SEASON – 2nd posting
VT Crew club is looking for graduate students who have experience rowing or coxing and would be interested in coaching the rowing team for the upcoming academic year. No previous coaching experience required. Multiple positions are available for varsity, novice, men’s, or women’s team coaching. The team is a club team, but competes against other collegiate programs from club to D1 throughout the US. If you are interested, please contact the current women’s novice coach, Meghan McNulty mkmcnult@vt.edu.

18. GRAD STUDENT ACTION PHOTOS SOUGHT FOR SPOTLIGHT – 3rd posting
The Graduate School spotlights the activities of current graduate students in photos that could be used in various PowerPoint presentations and displays throughout the year, including reflection slideshows during the fall and spring graduate commencement ceremonies. Please share your digital photos in which you are engaged in some type of academic endeavor – teaching, tutoring, performing research, giving a workshop, attending a conference or professional society meeting, or any aspect of your life as a graduate student. Send digital photos to grads@vt.edu.

19. SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR FALL IMPACT STUDY -2nd posting
The Locomotion Research Laboratory in the ISE Department is looking for male and female volunteers, ages 18-70, to participate in a biomechanics experiment involving impact force predictions in fall accidents. The experiment will take place in Whittemore 556, and participants will have to perform tasks that measure grip strength, object striking force, and natural reactions during the initial phase of a fall. The entire experiment will require one session of about 2-3 hours. This may include non-business hours such as nights and weekends for those who have many classes during the day. Participants will be compensated $10/hour. If you are interested, please complete this survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1332271377038, and you will be contacted if you match schedule and qualification needs. If you know anybody who may be interested, please forward this message to them.

20. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SITTING EFFECTS – 3rd posting
You are invited to participate in a study aimed at testing muscle activities in a seated posture. Participants must be in no current or recent history (1 year) of physical disorders affecting the shoulder, knee, or lower back, exercise on a regular basis (2-3/wk), and be between ages 18-64. Participants must perform a one-hour computer-based typing tasks in a laboratory setting. Each experiment session will last 3 to 4 hours and Participants will be compensated $10/hour. For more information, please respond to sjayvt@gmail.com.

21. GRA OPENING FOR 2012-13: GIS WEB APP DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
The Enterprise GIS division of VT Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

22. UPCOMING EVENTS:

BROWN BAG LUNCH: USING SURVEY DATA FROM CIRP & NSSE
Monday, Apr 30, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room C The Office of Assessment and Evaluation offers this talk over lunch:  The CIRP survey is administered to entering freshmen at VT and the NSSE (National Survey on Student Engagement) provides a measure of how engaged our VT freshmen and seniors are with their classes, their colleagues, and their professors.  This session will discuss how the results of these surveys can inform our delivery of programs.

POKER TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, May 1, 8:00pm, GLC Room D
Compete in a poker game with graduate students for a chance to win some cool Hokie gear and other awards. Refreshments and snacks will be provided! To sign up, email GLC Fellow Kiril at kiril@vt.edu.

GSA JEWELRY MAKING AT BEADSBURG
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Beadsburg
Reward yourself for a semester of hard work by making your own jewelry! No experience is necessary – just bring yourself! Tools and professional assistance will be provided along with $5 towards your jewelry. Please fill out the following survey to attend, as space is limited: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334770251750. Participants will meet in the GLC lobby at 5:45 if you would like a ride. For any questions, contact Swetha Kumar (swethak@vt.edu).

RELAX AND RECHARGE
Thursday, May 3, 5:30-8:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Don’t miss the last event for the academic year organized by the GLC Fellows. This will be a great opportunity to take a break from studying or just hang out with fellow graduate students before the end of the semester. There will be great food, music and games! For more info contact GLC Fellow Kiril at kiril@vt.edu.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SEEING PHOTOGRAPHICALLY
Friday-Saturday, May 4–5
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association announces a special weekend event designed to take your photography to the next level: you already know the technical basics of digital photography, but there are still tools to learn and techniques to master. Sessions begin with fast and fun instructions, allowing plenty of time for hands-on activities that reinforce fundamental photography principles and lead participants on the journey to seeing photographically. For more information, go to http://www.alumni.vt.edu/drillfieldseries/photography.html.

April 23-29, 2012

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Career services advising: Wednesdays, 1:30-5:00pm, Study Room
  •  Counseling:  Wednesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room (across from Room G)
  • GLC Café: AM 9-10 on first and last Thursdays; PM 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room
  • Writing support: Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room; contact Emily Love, remily4@vt.edu

2. BROWN BAG LUNCH BY ASSESSMENT & EVAL: REPORTING & DISPLAYING DATA Monday, Apr 23, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room C The Office of Assessment and Evaluation offers this talk over lunch about the many ways to graphically display quantitative data, some more effective than others.  This session will describe how to select the best method according to the purpose of the report and the information available.

3. DIALOGUE WITH THE DEAN 2.
Monday, Apr 23, 5:30-7:00pm, GLC Room B
End of the semester and still haven’t met the Dean of the Graduate School? Join other grads for Dialogue with the Dean to discuss graduate student life and university policy issues with Dean Karen DePauw. Dinner will be provided. Please register if you wish to attend: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334084232611. This event is sponsored by the GSA. Questions, contact Swetha Kumar at swethak@vt.edu.

4. WHETHER SYSTEM: A TOWN HALL NATION EVENT
Monday, Apr 23, Tuesday, Apr 24 & Wednesday Apr 25, 7:00pm, Theatre 101
"Whether System" blends storytelling, music, theatre, and a culminating "town hall event"–original in its design–to build awareness and invite healthy, productive public dialogue around community issues. Members of the Building Home team created "Whether System" in response to stories and perspectives collected from Building Home’s 20+ community gatherings in the city of Radford and the counties of Giles, Pulaski, Montgomery, and Floyd.  What’s your vision for the future of the NRV? Come talk with us in an environment of performance, interaction, and collaboration. www.townhallnation.org

5. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: BREAK A SWEAT WITH ZUMBA
Monday, Apr 23, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room G
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. This year’s theme is: "A Celebration of Life: Investing in a Better You!" Please bring water and a towel. No dance skills required. This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

6. IC-SNA ROUNDTABLE: A METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH TO ONLINE SOCIAL NETWORKS
Monday, Apr 23, 7:00pm, Williams Hall
The Interdisciplinary Consortium for Social Network Analysis hosts its final meeting of the semester to discuss research and articles involved with both Social Network Analysis and online networks (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, etc.).  If you are interested in SNA, online networks, social media, or research in this domain, please join the group. If you plant to attend, please email grad student Matt Fornito at mfornito@vt.edu to obtain the short list of articles that will be discussed that the meeting.

7. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: COOK IT WITH KROGER – HEALTHY COOKING ON A BUDGET
Tuesday, Apr 24, 6:30-8:30pm, Kroger Bistro
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. Learn how to cook scrumptious and healthy meals on a budget with Kroger’s own Chef Chris Martin. Free Food, Fun, Prizes, and more!  A chance to win a $50.00 Kroger gift card! This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

8. OVERCOMING STRESS IN GRAD SCHOOL WITH COOK COUNSELING
Wednesday, Apr 25, 4:00-5:00 pm, GLC Room C
As the semester is coming to a close and deadlines, exams, and assignments are approaching, it’s important to not get overwhelmed. Learn valuable strategies from Cook Counseling Ctr staff on ways to maintain your sanity as a graduate student. Light snacks will be provided. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows. Questions: Contact Megan Stuart, stuartma@vt.edu.

9. DST MAY WEEK CELEBRATION: DELTAS SAY ENOUGH!
Wednesday, Apr 25, 7:00pm, Johnston Student Ctr, Rm 100
The women of the Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. invites you to participate their 2012 MayWeek Celebration, which is designed to stress the importance of higher education within the local community. This is a Domestic Violence Forum hosted by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. This event is posted on behalf of doctoral student Kacie Allen, kaciea1@vt.edu.

10. GLC CAFÉ AM and PM!
Thursday, Apr 26, 9:00-10:00am and 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
Take a quick break and grab a cup of coffee or tea and chat with fellow grads before you resume your studying/working/grading/defending or whatever it is that you are doing at this time of the semester. Bring your own mug if you can for your coffee/tea break. Free coffee, tea and light snacks provided every week.

11. COUPONING 101
Thursday, Apr 26, 4:00-5:00pm, GLC Room G
If you’re like the typical graduate student, looking for ways to stretch your grad school dollars (and often questioning why you’re so poor), this workshop is for you! Learn with other grads all about the technique of couponing and other money-saving strategies from Lauren Surface, student services coordinator in the Graduate School. Not only has Lauren been couponing for years, but she has learned how to capitalize on savings in the New River Valley area. Sponsored by the GLC Fellows. Questions: Contact Megan Stuart, stuartma@vt.edu.

12. MOVIE ON THE LAWN

Friday, Apr 27, 8:00pm, Graduate School Lawn
Kick back and relax with the movie Inception.  Free drinks and popcorn will be provided. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the evening. Rain location: Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room. Contact Swetha Kumar at swethak@vt.edu if you have questions.

13. BIKE THE HUCKLEBERRY
Sunday, April 29, 10:30am, GLC Lobby
Join the GLC Fellows and other graduate students for a bike tour of the beautiful Huckleberry trail.  The ride is approximately 13 miles and mostly flat.  We will also stop at the Coal Mining Heritage park to have a picnic lunch and to do a brief hike on the Cool Mining Loop trail.  We suggest that you bring your own bike and  helmet but if you do not have a bike, the GLC has five bikes to rent.  If you’re interested in participating, please fill out this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334332167508  The first five to register who do not have bikes will have access to the GLC bikes.  We will meet outside the GLC Lobby on Otey Street.  For more information, contact Eric Hodges at hodgeseb@vt.edu

14. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice due to the impending graduation of the current chief justice, Katelin Shugart-Schmidt. Applicants must meet the following criteria:
– must be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester
– be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. Apply by May 25 by submitting a statement of purpose and a resume to gibsonm@vt.edu. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

15. STUDY SEEKS CHILDREN WITH ASD OR CONCERNS OF ASD – 1st posting
 A new study at the VT Autism Clinic is examining mother-child interactions in children with a diagnosis or concerns of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children ages 4-11 with an ASD (Autism, Asperger’s, or PDD-NOS) or concerns of an ASD are sought for age-appropriate play-based tasks involving mother and child (1 visit) at the VT Autism Clinic in Blacksburg, VA or Roanoke Higher Education Center in Roanoke, VA. Flexible scheduling – daytime, evening, or weekend appointments available. A brief summary of the autism and cognitive assessments is available upon request. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@vt.edu or call 412-600-8304.

16. COMMENCEMENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT – 3rd posting
The university commencement committee is seeking graduate student volunteers to serve as ushers at the Spring ceremonies on May 11. The University Graduate Commencement will be held at 8:30 am in Cassell Coliseum and the University Ceremony will be at 12 noon.  Ushers should arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony. If you are interested in serving the university community in this manner, please contact Thomas W. Broyles, tbroyles@vt.edu, or by phone at 540-239-4365.

17. VT CREW CLUB SEEKS COACHES FOR 2012-2013 SEASON – 2nd posting
VT Crew club is looking for graduate students who have experience rowing or coxing and would be interested in coaching the rowing team for the upcoming academic year. No previous coaching experience required. Multiple positions are available for varsity, novice, men’s, or women’s team coaching. The team is a club team, but competes against other collegiate programs from club to D1 throughout the US. If you are interested, please contact the current women’s novice coach, Meghan McNulty mkmcnult@vt.edu.

18. GRAD STUDENT ACTION PHOTOS SOUGHT FOR SPOTLIGHT – 3rd posting
The Graduate School spotlights the activities of current graduate students in photos that could be used in various PowerPoint presentations and displays throughout the year, including reflection slideshows during the fall and spring graduate commencement ceremonies. Please share your digital photos in which you are engaged in some type of academic endeavor – teaching, tutoring, performing research, giving a workshop, attending a conference or professional society meeting, or any aspect of your life as a graduate student. Send digital photos to grads@vt.edu.

19. SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR FALL IMPACT STUDY -2nd posting
The Locomotion Research Laboratory in the ISE Department is looking for male and female volunteers, ages 18-70, to participate in a biomechanics experiment involving impact force predictions in fall accidents. The experiment will take place in Whittemore 556, and participants will have to perform tasks that measure grip strength, object striking force, and natural reactions during the initial phase of a fall. The entire experiment will require one session of about 2-3 hours. This may include non-business hours such as nights and weekends for those who have many classes during the day. Participants will be compensated $10/hour. If you are interested, please complete this survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1332271377038, and you will be contacted if you match schedule and qualification needs. If you know anybody who may be interested, please forward this message to them.

20. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SITTING EFFECTS – 3rd posting
You are invited to participate in a study aimed at testing muscle activities in a seated posture. Participants must be in no current or recent history (1 year) of physical disorders affecting the shoulder, knee, or lower back, exercise on a regular basis (2-3/wk), and be between ages 18-64. Participants must perform a one-hour computer-based typing tasks in a laboratory setting. Each experiment session will last 3 to 4 hours and Participants will be compensated $10/hour. For more information, please respond to sjayvt@gmail.com.

21. GRA OPENING FOR 2012-13: GIS WEB APP DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
The Enterprise GIS division of VT Information Technology, in conjunction with the Blacksburg Electronic Village, seeks a highly motivated graduate student for a full-time GRA (Fall 2012 to Spring 2013, with the possibility of renewal) to develop interactive GIS-based web applications.  Please see http://www.gis.it.vt.edu/jobs/ for the full position description.  Qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters to egisjobs@bev.net.

22. UPCOMING EVENTS:

BROWN BAG LUNCH: USING SURVEY DATA FROM CIRP & NSSE
Monday, Apr 30, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Room C The Office of Assessment and Evaluation offers this talk over lunch:  The CIRP survey is administered to entering freshmen at VT and the NSSE (National Survey on Student Engagement) provides a measure of how engaged our VT freshmen and seniors are with their classes, their colleagues, and their professors.  This session will discuss how the results of these surveys can inform our delivery of programs.

POKER TOURNAMENT
Tuesday, May 1, 8:00pm, GLC Room D
Compete in a poker game with graduate students for a chance to win some cool Hokie gear and other awards. Refreshments and snacks will be provided! To sign up, email GLC Fellow Kiril at kiril@vt.edu.

GSA JEWELRY MAKING AT BEADSBURG
Wednesday, May 2, 6:00-8:00pm, Beadsburg
Reward yourself for a semester of hard work by making your own jewelry! No experience is necessary – just bring yourself! Tools and professional assistance will be provided along with $5 towards your jewelry. Please fill out the following survey to attend, as space is limited: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1334770251750. Participants will meet in the GLC lobby at 5:45 if you would like a ride. For any questions, contact Swetha Kumar (swethak@vt.edu).

RELAX AND RECHARGE
Thursday, May 3, 5:30-8:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
Don’t miss the last event for the academic year organized by the GLC Fellows. This will be a great opportunity to take a break from studying or just hang out with fellow graduate students before the end of the semester. There will be great food, music and games! For more info contact GLC Fellow Kiril at kiril@vt.edu.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHY: SEEING PHOTOGRAPHICALLY
Friday-Saturday, May 4–5
The Virginia Tech Alumni Association announces a special weekend event designed to take your photography to the next level: you already know the technical basics of digital photography, but there are still tools to learn and techniques to master. Sessions begin with fast and fun instructions, allowing plenty of time for hands-on activities that reinforce fundamental photography principles and lead participants on the journey to seeing photographically. For more information, go to http://www.alumni.vt.edu/drillfieldseries/photography.html.