July 1-7, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!

Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through August, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room Based on popular demand the yoga series has been extended through August. Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

3. UNIVERSITY CLOSED ON JULY 4
Thursday, Jul 4, all day, everywhere.
For national holiday. All Graduate School offices are closed.

4. GSA SUMMER HIKE TO McAFEE’S KNOB
Due to a large response to the initial interest survey, the GSA is postponing the planned trip until Jul 13 in order to arrange adequate transportation.  Below is a new detailed survey which allows you to give feedback about when you prefer to make this trip and asks of your interest in eating at The Home Place Restaurant after the hike.  Complete the survey>>. Please include your email as part of the survey so that organizers can contact the people who are interested with details as the date approaches. Please contact Mordecai Harvey, GSA VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu with any questions.

5. REGISTER NOW FOR “POVERTY TODAY: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES” EVENT Friday, Jul 19, 8:30am-4:30pm, Roanoke Higher Education Center Registration is now open for "Poverty Today: Challenges and Opportunities, " a one-day event with VT presenters at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. This event is free to attend but registration is required. Register here . A catered lunch will be provided. This event is co-hosted by the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies and the Shepherd Program at Washington & Lee. Participants will explore how poverty is defined, how it is viewed in our society, and who can take action for those in need. Participants will benefit from presentations by two nationally recognized speakers, other notable oral presentations as well as roundtable discussions. The roundtable session is meant to facilitate communication and collaboration between participants from diverse backgrounds tackling major topics in the fight against poverty.

6. ON-CAMPUS GRAD HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR 2013-14
If you haven’t made plans for housing accommodations for the 2013-14 year yet,  consider  on-campus housing and dining services. Limited space is available for graduate students on campus. Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate.php to learn more about grad communities and options. If you are interested in signing up for graduate housing, visit https://systems.housing.vt.edu/grad/ to put your name on the waitlist. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Please contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions.

7. GA AND HOUR WAGE OPENINGS IN THE LIBRARY FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
The Research and Instructional Services (RIS) department is accepting applications for one Graduate Assistant (GA) position, and approximately five Reference Library Assistant RLA positions for the 2013-14 academic year. Applicants for the GA position (www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/RLA_jobdesc.doc)  must meet the Graduate School eligibility requirements. The GA position will primarily work at the SciTech Reference desk, with the hours of 6:00-10:00pm Sun-Thu. Background in science is not required but preferred. The RLA positions (www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/RLA_jobdesc.doc) will be scheduled to work at both the Business, Humanities, & Social Science (BHSS) and SciTech desks an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour.  Week night and weekend hours are required for all positions. Apply for either or both positions using the same application form. Email all applications, including application form, current resume, and a cover letter to Lori Lee at ljlee@vt.edu or by mail to Research and Instructional Services Department, Newman Library (0434), P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Review of applications will begin on Jul 12; interviews will be scheduled during the week of Jul 22 and training of the successful candidates will take place the weeks of Aug 12 and Aug 19, 2013.

8. SUMMER WAGE OPPORTUNITY – 1st posting
Part-time, summer office assistant needed for 10-15 hours a week with alumni relations, in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Duties will include but are not limited to standard office work, event planning and program assistance.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Prezi is preferred. This is a temporary wage position, available immediately and runs through August 15. The pay range is $10-$12 per hour, based on experience. If interested, please contact Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu, 231-8970.

9. GRA OPENING FOR 2013-14 – 2nd posting
The Center for Applied Technology in the Humanities seeks a graduate research assistant to provide technical support for ongoing initiatives in the digital humanities. Potential projects include digitizing literary texts, developing websites to support scholarly communities, text mining and data visualization on large datasets, and GIS mapping. The ability to quickly learn new technical skills is essential; previous experiences with TEI, XML, XSTL, eXist-db, MySQL, Drupal, or WordPress is a plus. 20 hrs/wk during 2013-14 academic year; full tuition scholarship and stipend. Interested students should submit a résumé and a brief description of their technical skills. For more information, or to apply for the position, contact Quinn Warnick, English Department, 427 Shanks Hall, qwarnick@vt.edu, 231-8321.

10. MALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed for a VT research study on how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: males between the ages of 18-40; not currently taking any medications; non-smokers; free from major medical issues; willing to eat a high fat diet for 4 weeks. You may benefit by receiving extensive health information and up to $500 to compensate you for your time. Please contact the Human Physiology Lab via email at heartlab@vt.edu or call (540) 231-8299 if you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating.

11. FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT C.A.P. Lab in the Psychology Department is conducting a new study focusing on children’s developing ability to control their actions during games like Simon Says. Researchers are looking for 4-year-old children to visit the lab for about two hours. During this visit, researchers will play some fun word and movement games with participants. In addition to the games, they are interested in collecting information about the physiological components of the children’s abilities to control their actions.  If you are interested in this study, please contact Amanda Watson by phone (research lab—231-2320) or by e-mail (watsonaj@vt.edu). This study was approved by VT IRB, #13-440.

12. GRAD HOUSING SURVEY STILL OPEN
If you haven’t filled out the housing preferences survey yet, the Graduate School invites you to do it this week. Recently, the Graduate School was contacted by local developers for our thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1368026258216.

July 1-7, 2013

1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!

Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.

2. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, now through August, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room Based on popular demand the yoga series has been extended through August. Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week (check with Susan about a couple of off dates). Bring your own yoga mat and wear comfortable clothes.

3. UNIVERSITY CLOSED ON JULY 4
Thursday, Jul 4, all day, everywhere.
For national holiday. All Graduate School offices are closed.

4. GSA SUMMER HIKE TO McAFEE’S KNOB
Due to a large response to the initial interest survey, the GSA is postponing the planned trip until Jul 13 in order to arrange adequate transportation.  Below is a new detailed survey which allows you to give feedback about when you prefer to make this trip and asks of your interest in eating at The Home Place Restaurant after the hike.  Complete the survey>>. Please include your email as part of the survey so that organizers can contact the people who are interested with details as the date approaches. Please contact Mordecai Harvey, GSA VP of Programs at mordie02@vt.edu with any questions.

5. REGISTER NOW FOR “POVERTY TODAY: CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES” EVENT Friday, Jul 19, 8:30am-4:30pm, Roanoke Higher Education Center Registration is now open for "Poverty Today: Challenges and Opportunities, " a one-day event with VT presenters at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. This event is free to attend but registration is required. Register here . A catered lunch will be provided. This event is co-hosted by the Cabell Brand Center for Global Poverty and Resource Sustainability Studies and the Shepherd Program at Washington & Lee. Participants will explore how poverty is defined, how it is viewed in our society, and who can take action for those in need. Participants will benefit from presentations by two nationally recognized speakers, other notable oral presentations as well as roundtable discussions. The roundtable session is meant to facilitate communication and collaboration between participants from diverse backgrounds tackling major topics in the fight against poverty.

6. ON-CAMPUS GRAD HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR 2013-14
If you haven’t made plans for housing accommodations for the 2013-14 year yet,  consider  on-campus housing and dining services. Limited space is available for graduate students on campus. Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate.php to learn more about grad communities and options. If you are interested in signing up for graduate housing, visit https://systems.housing.vt.edu/grad/ to put your name on the waitlist. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Please contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions.

7. GA AND HOUR WAGE OPENINGS IN THE LIBRARY FOR 2013-14 – 1st posting
The Research and Instructional Services (RIS) department is accepting applications for one Graduate Assistant (GA) position, and approximately five Reference Library Assistant RLA positions for the 2013-14 academic year. Applicants for the GA position (www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/RLA_jobdesc.doc)  must meet the Graduate School eligibility requirements. The GA position will primarily work at the SciTech Reference desk, with the hours of 6:00-10:00pm Sun-Thu. Background in science is not required but preferred. The RLA positions (www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/RLA_jobdesc.doc) will be scheduled to work at both the Business, Humanities, & Social Science (BHSS) and SciTech desks an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour.  Week night and weekend hours are required for all positions. Apply for either or both positions using the same application form. Email all applications, including application form, current resume, and a cover letter to Lori Lee at ljlee@vt.edu or by mail to Research and Instructional Services Department, Newman Library (0434), P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Review of applications will begin on Jul 12; interviews will be scheduled during the week of Jul 22 and training of the successful candidates will take place the weeks of Aug 12 and Aug 19, 2013.

8. SUMMER WAGE OPPORTUNITY – 1st posting
Part-time, summer office assistant needed for 10-15 hours a week with alumni relations, in the Office for Diversity and Inclusion. Duties will include but are not limited to standard office work, event planning and program assistance.  Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Prezi is preferred. This is a temporary wage position, available immediately and runs through August 15. The pay range is $10-$12 per hour, based on experience. If interested, please contact Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu, 231-8970.

9. GRA OPENING FOR 2013-14 – 2nd posting
The Center for Applied Technology in the Humanities seeks a graduate research assistant to provide technical support for ongoing initiatives in the digital humanities. Potential projects include digitizing literary texts, developing websites to support scholarly communities, text mining and data visualization on large datasets, and GIS mapping. The ability to quickly learn new technical skills is essential; previous experiences with TEI, XML, XSTL, eXist-db, MySQL, Drupal, or WordPress is a plus. 20 hrs/wk during 2013-14 academic year; full tuition scholarship and stipend. Interested students should submit a résumé and a brief description of their technical skills. For more information, or to apply for the position, contact Quinn Warnick, English Department, 427 Shanks Hall, qwarnick@vt.edu, 231-8321.

10. MALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed for a VT research study on how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: males between the ages of 18-40; not currently taking any medications; non-smokers; free from major medical issues; willing to eat a high fat diet for 4 weeks. You may benefit by receiving extensive health information and up to $500 to compensate you for your time. Please contact the Human Physiology Lab via email at heartlab@vt.edu or call (540) 231-8299 if you meet the above criteria and are interested in participating.

11. FOUR-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT C.A.P. Lab in the Psychology Department is conducting a new study focusing on children’s developing ability to control their actions during games like Simon Says. Researchers are looking for 4-year-old children to visit the lab for about two hours. During this visit, researchers will play some fun word and movement games with participants. In addition to the games, they are interested in collecting information about the physiological components of the children’s abilities to control their actions.  If you are interested in this study, please contact Amanda Watson by phone (research lab—231-2320) or by e-mail (watsonaj@vt.edu). This study was approved by VT IRB, #13-440.

12. GRAD HOUSING SURVEY STILL OPEN
If you haven’t filled out the housing preferences survey yet, the Graduate School invites you to do it this week. Recently, the Graduate School was contacted by local developers for our thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1368026258216.