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.