June 25-July 1, 2012

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

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday (morning cafés are cancelled due to lack of interest), Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room

2. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC – UPDATED DETAILS!
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Yoga will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the GLC Multipurpose Room, starting on Monday, Jun 18 through second summer. Yoga WILL NOT be held on the following dates: Jun 27, Jul 4, 11, 16, 18 and Aug 13. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, water, towel, strap, or any props they want. Some yoga mats may be checked out at the Information Desk while supplies last. Any changes to the schedule or other details will be announced on this listserv.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Monday, Jun 25; 4:00-6:00PM, 3060 TORG
Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. GLC CAFÉ PM
Thursday, Jun 28, 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. Morning café has been cancelled for now due to lack of sufficient interest.

5. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS

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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

6. DOCTORAL GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING FOR AY 2012-13 – 1st posting
Doctoral Graduate Assistant required for Fall 2012-Spring 2013, 20 hrs/wk, standard assistantship benefit pkg. This assistantship will provide academic and program support to the music education program leader, Department of Teaching and Learning. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success with open-source journal construction and maintenance, demonstrated success with  journal proof reading and manuscript editing/writing in English, experience with managing and maintaining professional organization websites, proven success with publishing programs such as Publisher, OpenOffice, iWork Pages, experience with using Flip Cam and moving video files from camera to laptops, experience navigating web searches and online survey applications, and a positive and engaged disposition with regard to learning new technology and work-arounds. Please contact the program area leader by email: kparkes@vt.edu for more information or to apply.

7. CHINESE MALE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS NEEDED FOR STUDY – 1st posting
A VT doctoral student in human development is conducting a study to learn about how Chinese male international students and scholars construct their sense of being a man and their intimate relationships. In this IRB-approved study subjects will take part in an interview that takes approximately 30-60 minutes.  The information provided by the participants will be held confidential. Your name will not be associated with any study results. Participants must be Chinese male, 18 or older, hold F-1, J-1, or H-1 visa, and been in the United States for at least 6 months. If you are interested in taking part in the interview, please contact Jing Zhang at jzhang08@vt.edu.

8. ANKLE INSTABILITY STUDY – 1st posting

Healthy, young adults with and without a history of ankle sprains are sought for participation in a research project on ankle-sprain risk factors.  The project consists of two (2) studies of which participants may complete one or both.  These studies will require participants to perform single leg drop landings before and after fatigue (STUDY 1), and complete ankle stiffness and position sense evaluations under fatigued and braced conditions (STUDY 2).  All procedures have been approved by the VT-IRB. Must be 18-35 years old, active (exercise 2-3 times/wk), have no existing joint problems or chronic joint pain, and must not be participating in physical rehab or regularly using ankle tape or bracing. Participants will be compensated for their time at a rate of $10/hr.  Contact Courtney Haynes by email at chaynes7@vt.edu or call at 724-272-8574.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SLIP AND FALL RISK STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the effect of localized muscle fatigue on slip and fall risks. The study consists of 4 experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours).  Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $40 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: male or female, age 21-84, no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please contact Xuefang Wu at xfwu@vt.edu for further details.

10. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER WINE SOCIAL – 2nd posting
Be a part of the action! The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is looking for volunteers to make this year’s Summer Wine Social a hit. This summer event fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Jul 14 at the University Club. Volunteers may sign up for a 2 hour or longer shift to assist with set-up, ID check, entry fee collection, wine pouring, food prep, and more. Free food and entry provided for all volunteers. Please contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu) for more information and to sign up.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND ANGER STUDY – 2nd posting

Participants are needed for a research study about young women’s anger in romantic relationships.  Participants must be women 18-25 years old living in the New River Valley and currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least 4 months. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for completing an interview and a short survey. For more information contact Ana Jaramillo at youngwomen.research@gmail.com, or at (540) 598-1413. 

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS" – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. As a potential participant, your opinions may be important. Your involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks by participating in this study. The survey should take less than 20 minutes and you will receive $5.00 as compensation. If you have any questions about this study or would like additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar (shunown1@vt.edu/540-449-9174). This study has been approved by the VT-IRB.

13. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 3rd posting
The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 3rd posting
Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 3rd posting

Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hideaway/UserStudy/UserStudySchedule_2012June.htm
If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

16. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUMMER WINE SOCIAL

Saturday, Jul 14, 6:00-8:00pm, University Club 
Cool off and hang out at the Graduate Student Assembly’s summer wine social! Meet students staying in Blacksburg over the summer while enjoying some music and drinks. The GSA is looking for someone to play on the piano for 30 minutes during the event – if you are interested, or for more information and questions contact Cory Brozina at sbrozina@vt.edu. Like GSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VTGraduateStudentAssembly.

June 25-July 1, 2012

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

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday (morning cafés are cancelled due to lack of interest), Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room

2. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC – UPDATED DETAILS!
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Yoga will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the GLC Multipurpose Room, starting on Monday, Jun 18 through second summer. Yoga WILL NOT be held on the following dates: Jun 27, Jul 4, 11, 16, 18 and Aug 13. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, water, towel, strap, or any props they want. Some yoga mats may be checked out at the Information Desk while supplies last. Any changes to the schedule or other details will be announced on this listserv.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Monday, Jun 25; 4:00-6:00PM, 3060 TORG
Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. GLC CAFÉ PM
Thursday, Jun 28, 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. Morning café has been cancelled for now due to lack of sufficient interest.

5. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS

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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

6. DOCTORAL GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING FOR AY 2012-13 – 1st posting
Doctoral Graduate Assistant required for Fall 2012-Spring 2013, 20 hrs/wk, standard assistantship benefit pkg. This assistantship will provide academic and program support to the music education program leader, Department of Teaching and Learning. The successful applicant will have demonstrated success with open-source journal construction and maintenance, demonstrated success with  journal proof reading and manuscript editing/writing in English, experience with managing and maintaining professional organization websites, proven success with publishing programs such as Publisher, OpenOffice, iWork Pages, experience with using Flip Cam and moving video files from camera to laptops, experience navigating web searches and online survey applications, and a positive and engaged disposition with regard to learning new technology and work-arounds. Please contact the program area leader by email: kparkes@vt.edu for more information or to apply.

7. CHINESE MALE STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS NEEDED FOR STUDY – 1st posting
A VT doctoral student in human development is conducting a study to learn about how Chinese male international students and scholars construct their sense of being a man and their intimate relationships. In this IRB-approved study subjects will take part in an interview that takes approximately 30-60 minutes.  The information provided by the participants will be held confidential. Your name will not be associated with any study results. Participants must be Chinese male, 18 or older, hold F-1, J-1, or H-1 visa, and been in the United States for at least 6 months. If you are interested in taking part in the interview, please contact Jing Zhang at jzhang08@vt.edu.

8. ANKLE INSTABILITY STUDY – 1st posting

Healthy, young adults with and without a history of ankle sprains are sought for participation in a research project on ankle-sprain risk factors.  The project consists of two (2) studies of which participants may complete one or both.  These studies will require participants to perform single leg drop landings before and after fatigue (STUDY 1), and complete ankle stiffness and position sense evaluations under fatigued and braced conditions (STUDY 2).  All procedures have been approved by the VT-IRB. Must be 18-35 years old, active (exercise 2-3 times/wk), have no existing joint problems or chronic joint pain, and must not be participating in physical rehab or regularly using ankle tape or bracing. Participants will be compensated for their time at a rate of $10/hr.  Contact Courtney Haynes by email at chaynes7@vt.edu or call at 724-272-8574.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SLIP AND FALL RISK STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the effect of localized muscle fatigue on slip and fall risks. The study consists of 4 experimental sessions (each lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours).  Participants will be compensated $10/hour with a $40 bonus after completing all sessions. Requirements: male or female, age 21-84, no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please contact Xuefang Wu at xfwu@vt.edu for further details.

10. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER WINE SOCIAL – 2nd posting
Be a part of the action! The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is looking for volunteers to make this year’s Summer Wine Social a hit. This summer event fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Jul 14 at the University Club. Volunteers may sign up for a 2 hour or longer shift to assist with set-up, ID check, entry fee collection, wine pouring, food prep, and more. Free food and entry provided for all volunteers. Please contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu) for more information and to sign up.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND ANGER STUDY – 2nd posting

Participants are needed for a research study about young women’s anger in romantic relationships.  Participants must be women 18-25 years old living in the New River Valley and currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least 4 months. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for completing an interview and a short survey. For more information contact Ana Jaramillo at youngwomen.research@gmail.com, or at (540) 598-1413. 

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS" – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. As a potential participant, your opinions may be important. Your involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks by participating in this study. The survey should take less than 20 minutes and you will receive $5.00 as compensation. If you have any questions about this study or would like additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar (shunown1@vt.edu/540-449-9174). This study has been approved by the VT-IRB.

13. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 3rd posting
The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 3rd posting
Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 3rd posting

Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hideaway/UserStudy/UserStudySchedule_2012June.htm
If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

16. UPCOMING EVENTS:

GSA SUMMER WINE SOCIAL

Saturday, Jul 14, 6:00-8:00pm, University Club 
Cool off and hang out at the Graduate Student Assembly’s summer wine social! Meet students staying in Blacksburg over the summer while enjoying some music and drinks. The GSA is looking for someone to play on the piano for 30 minutes during the event – if you are interested, or for more information and questions contact Cory Brozina at sbrozina@vt.edu. Like GSA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VTGraduateStudentAssembly.

June 18-24, 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. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC – UPDATED DETAILS!
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Yoga will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the GLC Multipurpose Room, starting on Monday, Jun 18 through second summer. Yoga WILL NOT be held on the following dates: Jun 27, Jul 4, 11, 16, 18 and Aug 13. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, water, towel, strap, or any props they want. Some yoga mats may be checked out at the Information Desk while supplies last. Any changes to the schedule or other details will be announced on this listserv.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: INTRO TO JMP
Monday, Jun 18; 4:00-6:00PM
Instructor: Yiming Peng. This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. GLC CAFÉ PM: MUPCAKES OR CUFFINS?
Thursday, Jun 21, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
To follow up on last week’s discussion, this week’s café will be dedicated to the exploration of the differences between muffins and cupcakes, and what would happen if you crossed them (would they be able to reproduce?) If you feel like experimenting a little, try your hand at crossing a muffin with a cupcake and bring the results to Thursday’s café. 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.

5. SHORT STAT COURSE: JMP CAPABILITIES IN DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Thursday, Jun 21; 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Instructor: Liaosa Xu. The classical design (factorial design, response surface design, etc.) may fail to meet our requirements due to an irregular design space, involving categorical variables, a nonstandard model, or unusual requirements of sample size. The presenter will introduce how to use JMP to tackle these design challenges within a unified framework and make best use of your design budget. The topics covered include: computer generated design, augmenting an existing design, and design from a candidate set. Note: The prerequisite for this course is that the audience has taken Statistics in Research (STAT 5616) or has attended or watched a LISA short course on design of experiments: http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/3374. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

6. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS
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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– Jun 18: Introduction to JMP;
– Jun 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments;
– Jun 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM);
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

7. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER WINE SOCIAL – 1st posting
Be a part of the action! The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is looking for volunteers to make this year’s Summer Wine Social a hit. This summer event fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Jul 14 at the University Club. Volunteers may sign up for a 2 hour or longer shift to assist with set-up, ID check, entry fee collection, wine pouring, food prep, and more. Free food and entry provided for all volunteers. Please contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu) for more information and to sign up.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND ANGER STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about young women’s anger in romantic relationships.  Participants must be women 18-25 years old living in the New River Valley and currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least 4 months. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for completing an interview and a short survey. For more information contact Ana Jaramillo at youngwomen.research@gmail.com, or at (540) 598-1413. 

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS"
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. As a potential participant, your opinions may be important. Your involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks by participating in this study. The survey should take less than 20 minutes and you will receive $5.00 as compensation. If you have any questions about this study or would like additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar (shunown1@vt.edu/540-449-9174). This study has been approved by the VT-IRB.

10. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 2nd posting
The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 2nd posting
Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 2nd posting
Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times. If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

13. UPCOMING EVENTS:

NANO-VT SUMMER SEMINAR

Monday, Jun 25, 11:00am–12:00pm, Holden Auditorium
The speaker, Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, an Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will discuss "Microengineered hydrogels for stem cell bioengineering and tissue regeneration". The seminar is open to public. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by NanoVT, a registered student organization.

June 18-24, 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. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC – UPDATED DETAILS!
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Yoga will be on Mondays and Wednesdays in the GLC Multipurpose Room, starting on Monday, Jun 18 through second summer. Yoga WILL NOT be held on the following dates: Jun 27, Jul 4, 11, 16, 18 and Aug 13. Participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat, water, towel, strap, or any props they want. Some yoga mats may be checked out at the Information Desk while supplies last. Any changes to the schedule or other details will be announced on this listserv.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: INTRO TO JMP
Monday, Jun 18; 4:00-6:00PM
Instructor: Yiming Peng. This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. GLC CAFÉ PM: MUPCAKES OR CUFFINS?
Thursday, Jun 21, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room   
To follow up on last week’s discussion, this week’s café will be dedicated to the exploration of the differences between muffins and cupcakes, and what would happen if you crossed them (would they be able to reproduce?) If you feel like experimenting a little, try your hand at crossing a muffin with a cupcake and bring the results to Thursday’s café. 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.

5. SHORT STAT COURSE: JMP CAPABILITIES IN DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
Thursday, Jun 21; 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Instructor: Liaosa Xu. The classical design (factorial design, response surface design, etc.) may fail to meet our requirements due to an irregular design space, involving categorical variables, a nonstandard model, or unusual requirements of sample size. The presenter will introduce how to use JMP to tackle these design challenges within a unified framework and make best use of your design budget. The topics covered include: computer generated design, augmenting an existing design, and design from a candidate set. Note: The prerequisite for this course is that the audience has taken Statistics in Research (STAT 5616) or has attended or watched a LISA short course on design of experiments: http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=node/3374. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

6. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS
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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– Jun 18: Introduction to JMP;
– Jun 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments;
– Jun 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM);
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

7. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER WINE SOCIAL – 1st posting
Be a part of the action! The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) is looking for volunteers to make this year’s Summer Wine Social a hit. This summer event fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Jul 14 at the University Club. Volunteers may sign up for a 2 hour or longer shift to assist with set-up, ID check, entry fee collection, wine pouring, food prep, and more. Free food and entry provided for all volunteers. Please contact Cory Brozina (sbrozina@vt.edu) for more information and to sign up.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS AND ANGER STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about young women’s anger in romantic relationships.  Participants must be women 18-25 years old living in the New River Valley and currently involved in a romantic relationship for at least 4 months. Participants will receive a $20 gift card for completing an interview and a short survey. For more information contact Ana Jaramillo at youngwomen.research@gmail.com, or at (540) 598-1413. 

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON HISTORIC BATTLEFIELDS"
Participants are needed for a survey on the public education and perception of historic battlefields among the VT community. As a potential participant, your opinions may be important. Your involvement is entirely voluntary and there are no known or anticipated risks by participating in this study. The survey should take less than 20 minutes and you will receive $5.00 as compensation. If you have any questions about this study or would like additional information, please contact Shamsul Abu Bakar (shunown1@vt.edu/540-449-9174). This study has been approved by the VT-IRB.

10. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 2nd posting
The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 2nd posting
Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 2nd posting
Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times. If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

13. UPCOMING EVENTS:

NANO-VT SUMMER SEMINAR

Monday, Jun 25, 11:00am–12:00pm, Holden Auditorium
The speaker, Dr. Ali Khademhosseini, an Associate Professor at Harvard-MIT’s Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will discuss "Microengineered hydrogels for stem cell bioengineering and tissue regeneration". The seminar is open to public. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. This event is hosted by NanoVT, a registered student organization.

June 11-17, 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. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room F
Monday classes began Jun 4 and are taught by Lori Marsh, associate prof in food science. Wednesday classes start Jun 13 and are taught by grad student Jennifer Sayre. All classes continue through Aug. If you want to be added to the summer yoga listserv, contact Lori Marsh at marshes@vt.edu.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: INTRO TO JMP

Monday, Jun 11 & 18; 4:00-6:00PM
Instructor: Yiming Peng. This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. “POWER DOWN” WITH ICE CREAM

Wednesday, Jun 13, 3:00-4:00pm, GLC Lobby
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the second annual “Lights Out!/Power Down!” event, during which participants are asked to turn off non-critical lighting and electrical equipment. If you want to turn off your computer and power down for an hour, stop by the GLC Lobby and have some ice cream with your fellow grads. Our lights will be off too! Read more about this initiative>>.

5. GLC CAFÉ PM
Thursday, Jun 14, 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.

6. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS
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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– Jun 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP;
– Jun 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments;
– Jun 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM);
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

7. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 1st posting

The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 1st posting

Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 1st posting
Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hideaway/UserStudy/UserStudySchedule_2012June.htm
If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 3rd 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.

11. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 3rd 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.

June 11-17, 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. FREE SUMMER YOGA IN THE GLC
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room F
Monday classes began Jun 4 and are taught by Lori Marsh, associate prof in food science. Wednesday classes start Jun 13 and are taught by grad student Jennifer Sayre. All classes continue through Aug. If you want to be added to the summer yoga listserv, contact Lori Marsh at marshes@vt.edu.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: INTRO TO JMP

Monday, Jun 11 & 18; 4:00-6:00PM
Instructor: Yiming Peng. This short course provides an introduction to JMP statistical software and is designed for people who are not familiar with JMP. It starts with basic data manipulation and moves to some advanced features. Topics covered in this course include importing data, graphing data, descriptive statistics such as numerical summaries, and inferential statistics such as t-tests, ANOVA, and regression. Register at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses.

4. “POWER DOWN” WITH ICE CREAM

Wednesday, Jun 13, 3:00-4:00pm, GLC Lobby
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the second annual “Lights Out!/Power Down!” event, during which participants are asked to turn off non-critical lighting and electrical equipment. If you want to turn off your computer and power down for an hour, stop by the GLC Lobby and have some ice cream with your fellow grads. Our lights will be off too! Read more about this initiative>>.

5. GLC CAFÉ PM
Thursday, Jun 14, 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.

6. SUMMER SHORT COURSES IN STATS
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. Short courses will be held from 4-6 pm in 3060 Torg except 7/16. Summer 2012 Schedule:
– Jun 11 & 18: Introduction to JMP;
– Jun 21: Explore JMP Capabilities in Design of Experiments;
– Jun 25: Structural Equation Modeling (SEM);
– July 16: Designing Surveys and Interpreting the Results*;
– July 17: Introduction to R, Part I;
– July 19: Introduction to R, Part II;
– July 23 & 26: Fixed Effects, Random Effects, and Correlated Data;
*This course will be held in Fralin Auditorium

7. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 1st posting

The VT Club Crew team lost its entire coaching staff this semester and is 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 else you may know who might be interested.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR WALKING STUDY – 1st posting

Subjects are needed for a study investigating walking. The study will take place in the Kevin P. Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall, and will take 1-1.5 hours to complete. Subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, weight, and days/times during the week you are available to participate: biomechanics.esm@gmail.com.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF SPACIAL LEARNING IN 3D IMMERSIVE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENTS – 1st posting
Researchers are seeking 16 participants for a study to compare navigation techniques in 3D immersive virtual environments. Participants will navigate the virtual maze with either a traditional interface (i.e. joystick of a wand device) or a new interface (for which you will use your own body, such as fingers or legs). Due to the tasks that may require some physical activities, you should have no problem with standing and moving your body, e.g., head, arm/hand/finger and leg/foot, including turning your upper body. The study takes about 90 minutes, including filling out questionnaires and short breaks. Must be 17 or older; study takes place in the CAVE lab (3050 Torg). Please look at this calendar for available dates and times: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/hideaway/UserStudy/UserStudySchedule_2012June.htm
If you are interested, please email to Ji-Sun Kim at hideaway@vt.edu with a few time-slots that work for you.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 3rd 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.

11. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 3rd 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.

June 4-10, 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. TRANSIT OF VENUS VIEWING
Tuesday, Jun 5, 6:00-8:00pm, Hahn Hall North Lawn
Join the VT Department of Physics for a once in a lifetime experience – the next Venus transit won’t occur until 2117, and you know you won’t live that long! Venus will pass in front of the sun, an event which helped hundreds of years ago to measure the first distances to the planets in the solar system. Solar telescopes, pinhole projections, a live webcam, and a magnified projection system will be set up to experience the event in an appropriate and safe viewing environment. For further information, please contact Brian Roper in physics at brianroper@vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ PM

Thursday, Jun 7,  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.

4. 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).

5. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 2nd 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.

6. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd 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.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 3rd 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.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EFFECTS OF FLEXION ON STABILITY OF TORSO STUDY– 3rd 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.

9. DORM COORDINATOR POSITION THIS SUMMER
VT Upward Bound is searching for a dorm coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of the dorm during the summer. Coordinators supervise counselors, schedule employees, maintain paperwork regarding student activities, plan meetings and act as liaison with FT staff. They are also responsible for supervising six or fewer “bridge” students who take classes at VT. Responsibilities run Jun 19-Aug 5. If interested, visit www.ubts.vt.edu, and click on “summer experience “ for a link to the application. Resumes may be submitted for the work experience section. Interviews will be held in the next two weeks. If any questions, call Latanya Walker at 231-6911.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Nothing at all is coming up. Check back next week.

June 4-10, 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. TRANSIT OF VENUS VIEWING
Tuesday, Jun 5, 6:00-8:00pm, Hahn Hall North Lawn
Join the VT Department of Physics for a once in a lifetime experience – the next Venus transit won’t occur until 2117, and you know you won’t live that long! Venus will pass in front of the sun, an event which helped hundreds of years ago to measure the first distances to the planets in the solar system. Solar telescopes, pinhole projections, a live webcam, and a magnified projection system will be set up to experience the event in an appropriate and safe viewing environment. For further information, please contact Brian Roper in physics at brianroper@vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ PM

Thursday, Jun 7,  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.

4. 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).

5. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY OF NIGHTTIME FEARS IN YOUNG CHILDREN – 2nd 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.

6. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED – 2nd 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.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BIOMECHANICS STUDY – 3rd 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.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EFFECTS OF FLEXION ON STABILITY OF TORSO STUDY– 3rd 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.

9. DORM COORDINATOR POSITION THIS SUMMER
VT Upward Bound is searching for a dorm coordinator to ensure the smooth operation of the dorm during the summer. Coordinators supervise counselors, schedule employees, maintain paperwork regarding student activities, plan meetings and act as liaison with FT staff. They are also responsible for supervising six or fewer “bridge” students who take classes at VT. Responsibilities run Jun 19-Aug 5. If interested, visit www.ubts.vt.edu, and click on “summer experience “ for a link to the application. Resumes may be submitted for the work experience section. Interviews will be held in the next two weeks. If any questions, call Latanya Walker at 231-6911.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Nothing at all is coming up. Check back next week.