May 29 – June 3, 2012

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Weekly services are on hiatus for the summer, except for GLC Café and Statistical Consulting:

  • 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

2. GLC CAFÉ AM/PM
Thursday, May 31,  9:00-10:00 and 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
The GLC Café continues throughout the summer with coffee and tea in the wonderful company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. Bring your own mug if you can.  Free coffee, tea and light snacks provided every week.

3. COMMENCEMENT DVD SALES & PHOTOS
A DVD of the Spring 2012 Graduate Commencement Ceremony is available from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the DVD image on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information: www.bookstore.vt.edu. If you have any questions about official photographs taken during the ceremony, please contact GradImages® by phone at 800-261-2576 or online at www.gradimages.com.

4. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 1st posting

Are you a parent with a child between 5 and 7 years old who has a fear of the dark? Does your child have difficulty sleeping alone at night? A new study is exploring the effectiveness of a novel bibliotherapy treatment of nighttime fears in young children. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Krystal Lewis at klewis07@vt.edu or call 540-231-3514. Treatment is free and compensation is up to $50! Check out the website:  http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/csc/treatment_of_nightime_fears.

5. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 1st posting
The Center for Sustainable Mobility of VTTI, initiated a survey to collect public opinion on use of advanced technology in cars: http://bit.ly/csmsurvey132. The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete. Please contact the researchers at 540-231-3629 or at izohdy@vt.edu if you have any questions or comments about the survey. All survey participants must be at least 18 years old. This research may be used for dissertations and/or publication and the data is collected anonymously. There are no more than minimal risks associated with participation and participation is voluntary. For any concerns, the IRB Chair’s contact information: Dr. David Moore, IRB Chair, moored@vt.edu or (540) 231-4991.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting

Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of load size and weight and the use of assistive devices during load carriage. Participants are invited to complete either or both of two separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2-3 hrs) and will be compensated $10/hour. During these sessions, participants will be asked to carry a variety of loads across a path or on a treadmill.  To qualify you must be male, 18-35 years old, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times/wk. For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Khoirul at khoirul@vt.edu. Please include your age, gender, and general availability when responding.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EFFECTS OF FLEXION ON STABILITY OF TORSO STUDY– 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion on stability of the human torso.  The study consists of 4 separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be between the ages of 18-29 and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Neema at neema@vt.edu.  Please include your age, gender, and general availability when responding.

8. THE VIRGINIA TECH CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 3rd posting
The Club Crew Team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and they are looking for interested people with coxing/rowing experience (coaching experience not necessary). If anyone is interested/would like more information, please contact Sarah Nolta at snolta92@vt.edu. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. Involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks involved in participating in this study. The survey takes less than 20 minutes and participants will receive $5.00 as compensation. For questions about the study or for additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar at shunown1@vt.edu, 540-449-9174. This study has been approved by VT-IRB.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA CASCADES HIKE
Saturday, Jun 9, 11:00am-3:00pm, Cascades
Celebrate the end of the semester by enjoying the fresh air with a relaxing hike to the Cascades waterfall.  Socialize with and meet other students who are staying in Blacksburg for the summer.  Lunch will not be provided (bring your own), but the group will stop to eat half-way through the hike.  Volunteers are needed to drive; however, if there is a high interest, the GSA will provide a van.  Bring your friends! For more information contact/questions contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu).

May 29 – June 3, 2012

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
Weekly services are on hiatus for the summer, except for GLC Café and Statistical Consulting:

  • 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

2. GLC CAFÉ AM/PM
Thursday, May 31,  9:00-10:00 and 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
The GLC Café continues throughout the summer with coffee and tea in the wonderful company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. Bring your own mug if you can.  Free coffee, tea and light snacks provided every week.

3. COMMENCEMENT DVD SALES & PHOTOS
A DVD of the Spring 2012 Graduate Commencement Ceremony is available from the University Bookstore for a limited time at a cost of $19.99. Click the DVD image on the bookstore’s homepage for ordering information: www.bookstore.vt.edu. If you have any questions about official photographs taken during the ceremony, please contact GradImages® by phone at 800-261-2576 or online at www.gradimages.com.

4. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 1st posting

Are you a parent with a child between 5 and 7 years old who has a fear of the dark? Does your child have difficulty sleeping alone at night? A new study is exploring the effectiveness of a novel bibliotherapy treatment of nighttime fears in young children. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Krystal Lewis at klewis07@vt.edu or call 540-231-3514. Treatment is free and compensation is up to $50! Check out the website:  http://www.psyc.vt.edu/labs/csc/treatment_of_nightime_fears.

5. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 1st posting
The Center for Sustainable Mobility of VTTI, initiated a survey to collect public opinion on use of advanced technology in cars: http://bit.ly/csmsurvey132. The survey takes about 2 minutes to complete. Please contact the researchers at 540-231-3629 or at izohdy@vt.edu if you have any questions or comments about the survey. All survey participants must be at least 18 years old. This research may be used for dissertations and/or publication and the data is collected anonymously. There are no more than minimal risks associated with participation and participation is voluntary. For any concerns, the IRB Chair’s contact information: Dr. David Moore, IRB Chair, moored@vt.edu or (540) 231-4991.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 2nd posting

Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of load size and weight and the use of assistive devices during load carriage. Participants are invited to complete either or both of two separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2-3 hrs) and will be compensated $10/hour. During these sessions, participants will be asked to carry a variety of loads across a path or on a treadmill.  To qualify you must be male, 18-35 years old, and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times/wk. For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Khoirul at khoirul@vt.edu. Please include your age, gender, and general availability when responding.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EFFECTS OF FLEXION ON STABILITY OF TORSO STUDY– 2nd posting
Participants are sought for a study investigating the effects of flexion on stability of the human torso.  The study consists of 4 separate experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 1 hour) and participants will be compensated $10/hour.  To qualify you must be between the ages of 18-29 and regularly exercise at least 2-3 times per week.  For more information or to inquire about participation, please contact Neema at neema@vt.edu.  Please include your age, gender, and general availability when responding.

8. THE VIRGINIA TECH CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 3rd posting
The Club Crew Team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and they are looking for interested people with coxing/rowing experience (coaching experience not necessary). If anyone is interested/would like more information, please contact Sarah Nolta at snolta92@vt.edu. Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. Involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks involved in participating in this study. The survey takes less than 20 minutes and participants will receive $5.00 as compensation. For questions about the study or for additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar at shunown1@vt.edu, 540-449-9174. This study has been approved by VT-IRB.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA CASCADES HIKE
Saturday, Jun 9, 11:00am-3:00pm, Cascades
Celebrate the end of the semester by enjoying the fresh air with a relaxing hike to the Cascades waterfall.  Socialize with and meet other students who are staying in Blacksburg for the summer.  Lunch will not be provided (bring your own), but the group will stop to eat half-way through the hike.  Volunteers are needed to drive; however, if there is a high interest, the GSA will provide a van.  Bring your friends! For more information contact/questions contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu).