July 8-14, 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 – sessions this week are cancelled

3. GLC CAFÉ FEATURING COLD DRINKS ON THE SIDE PATIO
Thursday, Jul 11, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio 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. If the weather is nice (=not raining), the café will move out to the side patio on the Bookstore side of the GLC, behind the hedges, and will feature cold drinks and cornhole.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL CLOSED FOR EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
Friday, July 12 The Graduate School will be closed to the public for equipment maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 at http://www.cabellbrandcenter.org/Registration2.html . 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 – 3rd 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: www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/GA_RLA_applicationFall.doc. 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 – 2nd 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 – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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.

July 8-14, 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 – sessions this week are cancelled

3. GLC CAFÉ FEATURING COLD DRINKS ON THE SIDE PATIO
Thursday, Jul 11, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio 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. If the weather is nice (=not raining), the café will move out to the side patio on the Bookstore side of the GLC, behind the hedges, and will feature cold drinks and cornhole.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL CLOSED FOR EQUIPMENT UPGRADE
Friday, July 12 The Graduate School will be closed to the public for equipment maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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 at http://www.cabellbrandcenter.org/Registration2.html . 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 – 3rd 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: www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2013/GA_RLA_applicationFall.doc. 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 – 2nd 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 – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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.