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. GLC CAFÉ PM
Thursday, Aug 16, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café continues throughout the summer with free coffee and tea in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. Bring your own mug if you can.
3. GSA ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Aug 17, 2:00-5:30pm, GLC Student Lounge
Get out of your sweltering lab or office and cool off with some free ice cream sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly! Ice cream in bowls or cones and all of the toppings will be provided. Please direct any questions to Elaine Mathis, VP of Programs, at email@example.com.
4. NEW FALL COURSE: COS 5984 – GLOBAL ASPECTS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
CRN 98397, Tuesdays 5:00–8:00pm / MCB238
Find out how you can protect your dream, idea, invention, research, paper and more, and what this means to the rest of the world. International protection of patents, copyrights, and trademarks will be covered as well as policy analysis of the globalized intellectual property “system”. Current problems relating to technological advances will be highlighted. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.science.vt.edu/stl/index.html.
5. NEW FALL COURSE: GRAD 5214, DIVERSITY FOR GLOBAL SOCIETY
Taught by Grad School Dean Karen DePauw, this course examines research and scholarship on diversity and inclusion for a global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Learn how your discipline is affected by global issues. This course is offered this fall on Tuesdays from 6-9pm in GLC Room C.
6. WAGE POSITION OPEN FOR WEB DEVELOPER – 1st posting
The Institute for Society, Culture and Environment (www.isce.vt.edu), is seeking a part-time Web Developer for redesign an existing Virginia Tech website and custom design of new associated site based on established requirements. Thorough knowledge of Drupal or other equivalent content-management systems required. One time set up only, paid on hourly wage basis. Pay range $15-22/hr, commensurate with experience. Send cover letter including related experience and resume/CV to Carlene Arthur, email@example.com.
7. GRAD ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING IN IT FOR ADMIN SERVICES – 1st posting
IT for Admin Services (VPAS IT) currently has a GA position available for the 2012-2013 academic year. The position is also open to non-technical candidates. Individuals with IT experience can expect to support the department in day-to-day operations, short and long terms IT projects, and technical documentation. Responsibilities for those without IT experience will be determined based on professional experience and courses of study. This is a standard 20-hrs/wk GA position. Flexible scheduling options are available, based on academic and professional commitments. Resumes/CVs should be sent to VPASHelpdesk@vt.edu with the subject line ‘GA Application’. Technical applicants must provide a relevant Technical Skills list with their resume/cv. If you are a non-technical applicant, please include a brief cover letter with your resume/cv. Start date: Fall 2012 Semester; Rate: TBD – Based on qualifications; Contact: Tracy McElroy | Director, Information Technology Services for VPAS | firstname.lastname@example.org .
8. ENGINEERING EDUCATION GRAD ASSISTANT POSITION FOR 2012-13 – 3rd posting
Graduate assistant needed to work with first- and second-year undergraduates who are completing requirements to enter a degree-granting engineering major. Will report to the co-director of Academic Advising and indirectly to the Department Head. Preference will be given to persons with degrees or experience in developmental academic advising, and higher education. Click here for more details. http://graduateschool.vt.edu/financial/funding_opp/ga_engineering_education.html Send resume and cover letter to Natasha Smith, email@example.com.
9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR READING PRACTICES STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study investigating reading practices on different media (i.e., paper, computer, iPad). This study will take around 3 hours to complete and participants will be compensated $10/hour (total $30). Requirements: Native English speaker, age 50-80. If interested, please contact Kyunghui Oh at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
10. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ! – 2nd posting
The GSA is looking for volunteers to help set-up and serve food at the Welcome Back BBQ on Wednesday, Augt 22, 4:00-7:00pm, University Club Lawn. Come and support the GSA all while enjoying the biggest event before the start of the semester. Please sign up with and direct any questions to Elaine Mathis, VP of Programs (email@example.com).
11. VT CLUB CREW TEAM IS IN NEED OF COACHES – 2nd posting
Unfortunately, the crew team has lost its entire coaching staff this past semester and is looking for interested people with coxing/rowing experience (coaching experience not necessary). If anyone is interested or would like more information about coaching this upcoming year, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please pass this on to anyone else you may know who might be interested as well!
12. MORE GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR WELCOME WEEK – 3rd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 6-17), GTA training (Aug 20-21), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 20-24). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please contact Tara Frank at email@example.com and include in your email your full name, department, contact information, and availability/preferred dates for participation. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors on Thursday, Aug 16, 2-3pm and on Friday, Aug 17, 10-11am, both in the GLC.
13. CHILD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STORYTELLING ACTIVITY – 2nd posting
Researchers are looking for children aged 8-10 to participate in a study on motion-based creative storytelling. The child will be asked to enact and create stories using gestures and physical objects. The storytelling session will last around an hour, and will take place on the Virginia Tech campus. The session will be conducted by researchers from the VT Center for Human-Computer Interaction. Researchers are also willing to keep your child for longer should it be more convenient for you. Transport arrangements can also be made if necessary. Please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-998 6488 if interested in participating.
14. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR ANKLE INSTABILITY STUDY – 3rd 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. Participants must be 18-35 years old, active (2-3/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 email@example.com or call at 724-272-8574.
15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SLIP AND FALL STUDY – 3rd 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 35-64, or 20-34 (overweight participants are preferred for this age group) no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please contact Xuefang Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
OPTIMIZE YOUR GRAD EXPERIENCE: UNDERREPRESENTED MINORITY PERSPECTIVES FROM STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
Wednesday, Aug 22, 11:00am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
This event gives new students the opportunity to interact with those who have been in Blacksburg for a while and ask questions about student life that will make transition to VT easier. The event brings together new and returning students, faculty, and staff, and is an excellent opportunity to network and meet others. Representatives from the Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) and the Latin American & Iberian Grad Students Association (LAIGSA) will be present to welcome you. Please register by emailing to Shernita Lee at email@example.com. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. See the event on Facebook .
GSA WELCOME BACK BBQ!
Wednesday, Aug 22, 4:00-7:00pm, University Club Lawn
Start the semester off right at the Welcome Back BBQ sponsored by the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA). Come and meet new and returning students while enjoying a selection of yard games and music with accompanying free BBQ provided by Log Cabin BBQ (vegetarian options available). Bring your friends and family. We hope to see you there! Questions: Elaine Mathis, VP of Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN BBURG
Thursday, Aug 23, 4:30-6:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
This event replaces this week’s GLC Café: New and returning students are welcome to connect with faculty, staff, and community resources that can help you succeed in graduate school and maintain a healthy life balance. Food and fun (and practical) door prizes provided! Registration is encouraged, though not required, if you plan to attend. Contact Dannette Beane at email@example.com with any questions.