Februrary 4-10, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Career advising (walk in, no appointment needed): Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling (walk in, no appointment needed): Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room; find out each consultant’s software expertise>>
  • Writing Center support for grads: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room (additional hours are available in the Library)

2. MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK: EXPLORING THE ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA
Monday, Feb 4, 6:00pm, GLC Room G
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta invites you to participate in this Black History Month 2013 program. As integration and progression have been seen in multiple contexts in America, the African-American leaders have remained present. Though many Americans are proud of these leaders and the work they continue to do, some may argue that the "relevance" of African-American leaders has diminished. Others may feel confused about which communities African-American leaders are supporting or feel that leaders have become complacent. Join this interactive forum to delve deeper into the role and influence of Black leadership. All opinions, perceptions, and experiences are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Kacie Allen with any questions.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: TUTORIAL IN T-TESTS AND ANOVA IN JMP
Tuesday, Feb 5; 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Room G
Presented by Dr. Anne Ryan, this short course provides an overview of statistical analyses useful for comparing the means for one or more samples. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples using JMP statistical software will also be covered. For more information, please visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

4. LUNCH WITH THE DEAN
Wednesday, Feb 6, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room B
Meet Graduate School Dean Dr. Karen DePauw and several graduate student leaders at this free lunch and learn about the latest in graduate education. Share your perspectives in a casual setting. While this program is primarily targeted to new students, returning students who haven’t had a chance to participate in previous lunches with the dean are also welcome to sign up. Registration required.

5. VIRTUAL GLC CAFÉ: DEFENDING STUDENT STATUS & FINAL EXAM SUBMISSION VIA ESS

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2:00-3:00pm, Lobby of vGLC
Join Graduate School staff weekly for online chats in the Virtual Graduate Life Center (vGLC). This week’s topic: Defending Student Status and Final Exam Submission via Electronic Signature System. Get into the vGLC http://virtual.glc.vt.edu/ lobby. The vGLC extends VT’s graduate-education community from campus to computer.  Using avatars they have created, visitors to the vGLC can currently visit with Graduate-School staff about general academic questions; find Grad-School forms and policy information; consult with the Graduate Student Ombudsperson; attend virtual seminars and workshops; socialize with other vGLC visitors; and explore the vGLC space, which mirrors the real-world Graduate Life Center on the Blacksburg campus. Download the software>>.  If you have questions or suggestions, please email Jodi Cromer (jodilynn@vt.edu) or Marija Telbis-Forster (mtelbisf@vt.edu).

6. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, GLC Room B
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship meets weekly for a free dinner and interactive Bible discussion. All graduate students are welcome!  Learn more>>.

7. I LOVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: SPEED NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Thursday, Feb 7, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Black Graduate Student Organization, Multicultural Programs and Services, and the Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives invite you to attend this networking event. Please register if you are interested in attending. The event is free and lunch is provided. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff. Contact Dannette@vt.edu if you have any questions.

8. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 7, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School Lobby
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

Sorry, no 9 this week because this morning 7 8 9.

10. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – FREE CHILDCARE ON THU NIGHTS
Thursdays, 6:00-8:30pm, VT Women’s Center 206 Washington Street    
A free weekly drop-in evening child care program for kids. Need a break? Have to study or attend a lecture? Want to catch up on work? If you are a VT student with children, bring your kids aged 2-12. No need to pre-register. Childcare provided by the women of Chi Delta Alpha sorority. KNO will be held every Thursday throughout the semester except when classes are not in session. Please note that if no children have shown, volunteers will sometimes leave by 6:30.) For more information, contact Jessie Meltsner.

11. CREATING A CAREER PATH IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Friday, Feb 8, 11:00am-12:00pm, GLC Room B
Join a conversation with Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of St. Augustine’s University, who will be speaking about creating career paths in higher education. This program is sponsored by the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP).  For more information contact: Delight Yokley or Dr. Jody Thompson.

12. APA CITATIONS 101
Friday, Feb 8, 2:00pm, GLC Room G
Have any questions about APA 6th Edition Citations? Still confused about how things are supposed to look in-text or in your references? Then this is the session for you. Heather Moorefield-Lang, Education and Applied Social Sciences Librarian, will be offering an hour session on Friday, February 8th in the GLC Room G. She will be talking about APA 6th, what the manual contains, different citation and referencing rules, as well as some updates for items such as e-books, online videos, and more. Plenty of time for discussion and questions will be available.  Questions?  Contact Tara at tara@vt.edu.  Please register online.

13. GSA/QG&A SPEED DATING
Friday, Feb 8, 7:00-9:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Graduate Student Assembly is partnering with Queer Grads and Allies for this Valentine’s Speed Dating event, catering to both the straight and the LGBTQ community; please register and participate so that this event can be a success. All graduate students, VCOM students, VMRCVM students, as well as young professionals are invited to attend. Register here. Send questions and comments to Elaine Mathis, GSA VP Programs, efm28@vt.edu.

14. INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR GRADS – apply by Feb 11
The Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) offers a Graduate Certificate in International Research.  The program encourages a multidisciplinary approach for students already working towards a graduate degree to attain special recognition for their work on international issues.  Participants must take three 5000-level courses from an approved list, with one course being outside the applicant’s department and one outside the college.  The deadline to apply for students graduating in May 2013 is Feb 11;  other applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  For more information, contact Betty Watts, 231-6452 or visit http://www.oired.vt.edu/graduatecertificate.html.

15. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 1st posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society, the only academic excellence and leadership honor society of graduate and professional school students, is now accepting applications for new members. Graduate students may become members based on their academic  achievements and leadership experiences.  Apply by no later than Feb 26 by 5 p.m. For more information visit the AEL website or contact Shernita Lee, president of AEL, at shernita@vt.edu with any questions. 

16. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY HONOR SOCIETY – 2nd posting
Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisiplinary Research Honor Society at VT is accepting membership applications starting today, Monday Jan 28 through through Friday, Feb 15. There are two different levels of honor society membership: full and associate. The application package can be found online. Direct questions to Tammy Parece, Vice President of Membership.

17. GET INVOLVED IN NEW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ORGANIZATION – 2nd posting

Are you  interested in learning more about how science and engineering can influence and be influenced by policy decisions? Would you like the opportunity to experience policy-related activities such as going to Washington, DC to discuss issues in science and technology with members of Congress? If yes, please fill out this short survey  so that organizers may contact you about upcoming meetings and plan events that you want! Email Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu with any questions.

18. FREE STATS ASSISTANCE FOR GRADS FROM LISA
Walk-in consulting services at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis=LISA) begin on Jan 22 and will be available until May 8 Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00pm in the GLC Videoconference Room; additional times and locations available at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu. Statistical consultants answer quick questions and help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance.  For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Collaboration Request Form at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. LISA also offers short courses on various topics:
Feb 12: Regression Analysis Using JMP;
Feb 18: Introduction to R, Part I;
Feb 19: Introduction to R, Part I;
Feb 25: Introduction to R, Part II;
Feb 26: Introduction to R, Part III;
Mar 5: How to make plots to tell the story of your data;
Mar 18: Data Mining Basics;
Mar 19: Data Mining Basics;
Mar 26: Classification and Regression Trees (CART);

19. APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR GRAD BOV REP POSITION – 3rd posting
Applications for the graduate representative for the Board of Visitors (BOV) are now being accepted.  The graduate student representative to the BOV serves as a liaison between graduate students and the board.  This position will give a graduate student an opportunity to broaden his/her experiences and learn from direct participation about how decisions are made that affect the university. Applications are due by Friday, Feb 15, 2013.  More information>>. Please encourage deserving peers to apply.  Contact current BOV grad rep Robyn Jones at bovgradrep@vt.edu with any questions.

20. WAGE POSITION OPENING IN MARKETING DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
Teaching assistant (not GTA) sought for Marketing Strategy course (Ugrad/MBA). Average under 10 hrs/wk (distribution varies) at $12/hr (no tuition assistance). Must be master’s or doctoral student; familiar with Scholar; knowledgeable in Excel; detail oriented; able to execute tasks quickly and accurately; reliable. Must have very good English (native preferred, but not required), sufficient available time. Restrictions: international students with existing full-time GTA/GA/GRA contracts should not apply; no first year MBA students. To apply, email your resume and a cover letter conveying your interest/a summary of relevant experience to yael@vt.edu with subject line “Teaching Assistant Application”.

21. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR METABOLISM STUDY -1st posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: Between the ages of 18-40; not currently taking any medications; non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 4 weeks. You will receive extensive health information.  You may receive up to $500 to compensate you for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this research study, please contact John Pownall at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech at (540) 231-8299, heartlab@vt.edu.

22. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE–1st posting
Subjects aged 18-25 are needed for a study investigating the quality of physical activity questionnaires. The study will take place in either the GLC or in the Integrated Life Science Building located at 1981 Kraft Drive and will take about 1-1.5 hours to complete across a span of two weeks; subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. In 3 separate meetings participants will be given short surveys to complete, and then wear an accelerometer for two weeks. People not meeting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity are especially needed. If you are interested, please email your name and contact information to Edith Nault at enault1@vt.edu.

23. REVIEWERS NEEDED FOR GSA GRADUATE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSALS – 2nd posting
Join the Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP) Panel of Reviewers and learn more about the grant proposal writing and review process. GRDP provides graduate students from any department with an opportunity to apply for funding for their research projects. The application cycle is open once per semester and graduate students from all departments are needed to review these applications.  No experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining the panel, please fill out this survey.  For more information, contact Amanda Shea.

24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BALANCE/GAIT STUDY – 2nd posting
Female subjects are needed for a study investigating balance and gait. The study will take place in Kevin P Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall. The study will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, and subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, and weight to biomechanics.esm@gmail.com. Overweight individuals are especially needed.

25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT EMOTIONAL EVENTS – 2nd posting
Do you have a 3-5 year old child (pre-kindergarten)?  If so, researchers would love to see you for a fun research study with two VT doctoral students who are interested in how you and your child talk about emotional events along with your child’s understanding of emotions and their language ability. The visit will take about an hour to complete and you will receive a $10 Target gift card for participating.  Child care for brothers and sisters is available if needed.  For more information, please email techkids@vt.edu or call 540-231-1390.

26. UPCOMING EVENTS:

TOUR THE VT COAL PLANT!
Tuesday, Feb 12, 12:15pm, meet in the GLC Lobby
This tour will include an introductory presentation and then a guided tour of the coal plant by staff engineers.  A highlight attraction is viewing the inside of a working coal furnace with safety protection. The group will meet in the GLC Lobby (by the info desk) and will be leaving the GLC promptly at 12:15pm.  Only 15 participants can attend so please RSVP here. Questions?  Email Tara Frank at tara@vt.edu.

GRAD STUDENTS HIKE TO THE CASCADES
Saturday, Feb 23, 9:30am, leaving from the GLC
Join fellow grads in a late-winter hike to the Cascades, a popular waterfall near Blacksburg. Dressing comfortably in outdoor gear is recommended, as well as bringing water, light snack, or other hiking essentials. There are limited spaces for transportation, so please reserve your spot by e-mailing GLC Fellow Emily Eskew.

Februrary 4-10, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • Career advising (walk in, no appointment needed): Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling (walk in, no appointment needed): Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room
  • Statistical consulting by LISA: Weekdays, 1:00-3:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room; find out each consultant’s software expertise>>
  • Writing Center support for grads: Thursdays 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Videoconference Room (additional hours are available in the Library)

2. MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK: EXPLORING THE ROLE AND INFLUENCE OF BLACK LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA
Monday, Feb 4, 6:00pm, GLC Room G
The Blacksburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta invites you to participate in this Black History Month 2013 program. As integration and progression have been seen in multiple contexts in America, the African-American leaders have remained present. Though many Americans are proud of these leaders and the work they continue to do, some may argue that the "relevance" of African-American leaders has diminished. Others may feel confused about which communities African-American leaders are supporting or feel that leaders have become complacent. Join this interactive forum to delve deeper into the role and influence of Black leadership. All opinions, perceptions, and experiences are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Kacie Allen with any questions.

3. SHORT STAT COURSE: TUTORIAL IN T-TESTS AND ANOVA IN JMP
Tuesday, Feb 5; 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Room G
Presented by Dr. Anne Ryan, this short course provides an overview of statistical analyses useful for comparing the means for one or more samples. The statistical training will include the discussion of the one sample t-test, the two sample t-test, matched-pairs t-test, and ANOVA. Data analysis examples using JMP statistical software will also be covered. For more information, please visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

4. LUNCH WITH THE DEAN
Wednesday, Feb 6, 12:00-1:00pm, GLC Room B
Meet Graduate School Dean Dr. Karen DePauw and several graduate student leaders at this free lunch and learn about the latest in graduate education. Share your perspectives in a casual setting. While this program is primarily targeted to new students, returning students who haven’t had a chance to participate in previous lunches with the dean are also welcome to sign up. Registration required.

5. VIRTUAL GLC CAFÉ: DEFENDING STUDENT STATUS & FINAL EXAM SUBMISSION VIA ESS

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2:00-3:00pm, Lobby of vGLC
Join Graduate School staff weekly for online chats in the Virtual Graduate Life Center (vGLC). This week’s topic: Defending Student Status and Final Exam Submission via Electronic Signature System. Get into the vGLC http://virtual.glc.vt.edu/ lobby. The vGLC extends VT’s graduate-education community from campus to computer.  Using avatars they have created, visitors to the vGLC can currently visit with Graduate-School staff about general academic questions; find Grad-School forms and policy information; consult with the Graduate Student Ombudsperson; attend virtual seminars and workshops; socialize with other vGLC visitors; and explore the vGLC space, which mirrors the real-world Graduate Life Center on the Blacksburg campus. Download the software>>.  If you have questions or suggestions, please email Jodi Cromer (jodilynn@vt.edu) or Marija Telbis-Forster (mtelbisf@vt.edu).

6. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays, 6:30pm, GLC Room B
InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship meets weekly for a free dinner and interactive Bible discussion. All graduate students are welcome!  Learn more>>.

7. I LOVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH: SPEED NETWORKING LUNCHEON

Thursday, Feb 7, 11:30am-1:00pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Black Graduate Student Organization, Multicultural Programs and Services, and the Graduate School’s Office of Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives invite you to attend this networking event. Please register if you are interested in attending. The event is free and lunch is provided. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff. Contact Dannette@vt.edu if you have any questions.

8. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Feb 7, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School Lobby
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues.

Sorry, no 9 this week because this morning 7 8 9.

10. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT – FREE CHILDCARE ON THU NIGHTS
Thursdays, 6:00-8:30pm, VT Women’s Center 206 Washington Street    
A free weekly drop-in evening child care program for kids. Need a break? Have to study or attend a lecture? Want to catch up on work? If you are a VT student with children, bring your kids aged 2-12. No need to pre-register. Childcare provided by the women of Chi Delta Alpha sorority. KNO will be held every Thursday throughout the semester except when classes are not in session. Please note that if no children have shown, volunteers will sometimes leave by 6:30.) For more information, contact Jessie Meltsner.

11. CREATING A CAREER PATH IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Friday, Feb 8, 11:00am-12:00pm, GLC Room B
Join a conversation with Dr. Dianne Boardley Suber, President of St. Augustine’s University, who will be speaking about creating career paths in higher education. This program is sponsored by the Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP).  For more information contact: Delight Yokley or Dr. Jody Thompson.

12. APA CITATIONS 101
Friday, Feb 8, 2:00pm, GLC Room G
Have any questions about APA 6th Edition Citations? Still confused about how things are supposed to look in-text or in your references? Then this is the session for you. Heather Moorefield-Lang, Education and Applied Social Sciences Librarian, will be offering an hour session on Friday, February 8th in the GLC Room G. She will be talking about APA 6th, what the manual contains, different citation and referencing rules, as well as some updates for items such as e-books, online videos, and more. Plenty of time for discussion and questions will be available.  Questions?  Contact Tara at tara@vt.edu.  Please register online.

13. GSA/QG&A SPEED DATING
Friday, Feb 8, 7:00-9:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Graduate Student Assembly is partnering with Queer Grads and Allies for this Valentine’s Speed Dating event, catering to both the straight and the LGBTQ community; please register and participate so that this event can be a success. All graduate students, VCOM students, VMRCVM students, as well as young professionals are invited to attend. Register here. Send questions and comments to Elaine Mathis, GSA VP Programs, efm28@vt.edu.

14. INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM FOR GRADS – apply by Feb 11
The Office of International Research, Education, and Development (OIRED) offers a Graduate Certificate in International Research.  The program encourages a multidisciplinary approach for students already working towards a graduate degree to attain special recognition for their work on international issues.  Participants must take three 5000-level courses from an approved list, with one course being outside the applicant’s department and one outside the college.  The deadline to apply for students graduating in May 2013 is Feb 11;  other applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.  For more information, contact Betty Watts, 231-6452 or visit http://www.oired.vt.edu/graduatecertificate.html.

15. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 1st posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society, the only academic excellence and leadership honor society of graduate and professional school students, is now accepting applications for new members. Graduate students may become members based on their academic  achievements and leadership experiences.  Apply by no later than Feb 26 by 5 p.m. For more information visit the AEL website or contact Shernita Lee, president of AEL, at shernita@vt.edu with any questions. 

16. APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY HONOR SOCIETY – 2nd posting
Iota Delta Rho, the Interdisiplinary Research Honor Society at VT is accepting membership applications starting today, Monday Jan 28 through through Friday, Feb 15. There are two different levels of honor society membership: full and associate. The application package can be found online. Direct questions to Tammy Parece, Vice President of Membership.

17. GET INVOLVED IN NEW SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY ORGANIZATION – 2nd posting

Are you  interested in learning more about how science and engineering can influence and be influenced by policy decisions? Would you like the opportunity to experience policy-related activities such as going to Washington, DC to discuss issues in science and technology with members of Congress? If yes, please fill out this short survey  so that organizers may contact you about upcoming meetings and plan events that you want! Email Amanda Shea at ashea04@vt.edu with any questions.

18. FREE STATS ASSISTANCE FOR GRADS FROM LISA
Walk-in consulting services at the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis=LISA) begin on Jan 22 and will be available until May 8 Monday-Friday 1:00-3:00pm in the GLC Videoconference Room; additional times and locations available at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu. Statistical consultants answer quick questions and help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance.  For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Collaboration Request Form at www.lisa.stat.vt.edu and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. LISA also offers short courses on various topics:
Feb 12: Regression Analysis Using JMP;
Feb 18: Introduction to R, Part I;
Feb 19: Introduction to R, Part I;
Feb 25: Introduction to R, Part II;
Feb 26: Introduction to R, Part III;
Mar 5: How to make plots to tell the story of your data;
Mar 18: Data Mining Basics;
Mar 19: Data Mining Basics;
Mar 26: Classification and Regression Trees (CART);

19. APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED FOR GRAD BOV REP POSITION – 3rd posting
Applications for the graduate representative for the Board of Visitors (BOV) are now being accepted.  The graduate student representative to the BOV serves as a liaison between graduate students and the board.  This position will give a graduate student an opportunity to broaden his/her experiences and learn from direct participation about how decisions are made that affect the university. Applications are due by Friday, Feb 15, 2013.  More information>>. Please encourage deserving peers to apply.  Contact current BOV grad rep Robyn Jones at bovgradrep@vt.edu with any questions.

20. WAGE POSITION OPENING IN MARKETING DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
Teaching assistant (not GTA) sought for Marketing Strategy course (Ugrad/MBA). Average under 10 hrs/wk (distribution varies) at $12/hr (no tuition assistance). Must be master’s or doctoral student; familiar with Scholar; knowledgeable in Excel; detail oriented; able to execute tasks quickly and accurately; reliable. Must have very good English (native preferred, but not required), sufficient available time. Restrictions: international students with existing full-time GTA/GA/GRA contracts should not apply; no first year MBA students. To apply, email your resume and a cover letter conveying your interest/a summary of relevant experience to yael@vt.edu with subject line “Teaching Assistant Application”.

21. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR METABOLISM STUDY -1st posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: Between the ages of 18-40; not currently taking any medications; non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 4 weeks. You will receive extensive health information.  You may receive up to $500 to compensate you for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this research study, please contact John Pownall at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech at (540) 231-8299, heartlab@vt.edu.

22. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR PHYSICAL ACTIVITY QUESTIONNAIRE–1st posting
Subjects aged 18-25 are needed for a study investigating the quality of physical activity questionnaires. The study will take place in either the GLC or in the Integrated Life Science Building located at 1981 Kraft Drive and will take about 1-1.5 hours to complete across a span of two weeks; subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. In 3 separate meetings participants will be given short surveys to complete, and then wear an accelerometer for two weeks. People not meeting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity are especially needed. If you are interested, please email your name and contact information to Edith Nault at enault1@vt.edu.

23. REVIEWERS NEEDED FOR GSA GRADUATE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PROPOSALS – 2nd posting
Join the Graduate Research Development Program (GRDP) Panel of Reviewers and learn more about the grant proposal writing and review process. GRDP provides graduate students from any department with an opportunity to apply for funding for their research projects. The application cycle is open once per semester and graduate students from all departments are needed to review these applications.  No experience is necessary. If you are interested in joining the panel, please fill out this survey.  For more information, contact Amanda Shea.

24. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR BALANCE/GAIT STUDY – 2nd posting
Female subjects are needed for a study investigating balance and gait. The study will take place in Kevin P Granata Biomechanics Lab in 208 Norris Hall. The study will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete, and subjects will be paid $20 for their participation. If you are interested, please email your name, age, height, and weight to biomechanics.esm@gmail.com. Overweight individuals are especially needed.

25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT EMOTIONAL EVENTS – 2nd posting
Do you have a 3-5 year old child (pre-kindergarten)?  If so, researchers would love to see you for a fun research study with two VT doctoral students who are interested in how you and your child talk about emotional events along with your child’s understanding of emotions and their language ability. The visit will take about an hour to complete and you will receive a $10 Target gift card for participating.  Child care for brothers and sisters is available if needed.  For more information, please email techkids@vt.edu or call 540-231-1390.

26. UPCOMING EVENTS:

TOUR THE VT COAL PLANT!
Tuesday, Feb 12, 12:15pm, meet in the GLC Lobby
This tour will include an introductory presentation and then a guided tour of the coal plant by staff engineers.  A highlight attraction is viewing the inside of a working coal furnace with safety protection. The group will meet in the GLC Lobby (by the info desk) and will be leaving the GLC promptly at 12:15pm.  Only 15 participants can attend so please RSVP here. Questions?  Email Tara Frank at tara@vt.edu.

GRAD STUDENTS HIKE TO THE CASCADES
Saturday, Feb 23, 9:30am, leaving from the GLC
Join fellow grads in a late-winter hike to the Cascades, a popular waterfall near Blacksburg. Dressing comfortably in outdoor gear is recommended, as well as bringing water, light snack, or other hiking essentials. There are limited spaces for transportation, so please reserve your spot by e-mailing GLC Fellow Emily Eskew.