1. THANKSGIVING BREAK BUSINESS HOURS:
Graduate School hours:
- Mon, Nov 25: 8:00am-5:00pm
- Tue, Nov 26: 8:00am-5:00pm
- Wed, Nov 27: 8:00am-12:00 noon
GLC hours: the GLC is closed for the break. Graduate students may access the first floor of the building with their valid Hokie passports.
2. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – on hiatus during the break
3. T-BREAK CHILI LUNCHEON
Monday, Nov 25, 11:30-1:00 in the GLC Multipurpose Room
You are not alone! Join others who don’t get to leave for Thanksgiving break and enjoy some wholesome home-cooked food (meat and vegetarian options) and conversation. The menu includes chili, rice and corn bread, brownies and banana pudding, brought to you by your friendly and caring GLC- and Grad-School staff. 80 people registered by Friday morning, but we cooked for 120. If you haven’t signed up yet but would like to come, please register here: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1384783338781.
4. PIE DAY AT CRANWELL INTL CENTER
Tuesday, Nov 26, 12:00-2:00pm, Cranwell International Center
Pie Day is an annual tradition at the Cranwell International Center that fosters a feeling of community, friendship, and full stomachs! Join Cranwell staff for a meal of delicious pies, both savory and sweet. This event is open to everyone, with a special invitation to the international community for an opportunity to experience traditional foods and experiences of the Thanksgiving holiday. Contact Karen Howe at email@example.com with any questions.
5. START-UP CLASS FOR STUDENTS AND STUDENT TEAMS – 2nd posting
The StartUp Class is a semester-long course for teams of students who are interested in learning to become technology leaders and innovators through a structured curriculum that focuses on the development of a business model through customer discovery and assessment of product market fit. Teams will receive structured mentoring and have the opportunity to connect to professionals and fellow entrepreneurs. This is not a lecture class; participants work on or form their own start up idea. This is a 3-credit elective for those who want to learn more about their own startup/business, open to any major and both grad and ugrad students. Offered Wednesdays, 4-7pm at the new incubator space in Collegiate Square (below the Next Door Bakery). If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AEL NATIONAL GRAD HONOR SOCIETY – 2nd posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) was founded in 1990 specifically to honor academic excellence and leadership among graduate students. The mission of AEL is to: confer distinction for high achievement; promote leadership development and scholarship; encourage intellectual development; enrich the intellectual environment of graduate education institutions; and encourage high standards of ethical behavior. Qualifications for membership are: (1) academic achievement in the top 35th percentile of the member’s degree program; (2) successful completion of 12 graduate credits and active enrollment in a degree program; (3) demonstrated leadership through involvement in on-campus or off-campus activities while a graduate student. Download application form at http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/application-process/ and email it to Marwa Abdel Latif at email@example.com. Submit your completed application by Jan 20.
7. CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR XCALIBER AWARD – 2nd posting
The XCaliber award recognizes faculty, graduate teaching assistants, and teams (faculty/ staff/ students) who have made notable contributions to integrating innovative technology in teaching and learning in a course or in a significant technology-enriched project. All graduate students and faculty are eligible for the award. If you know of someone who has done outstanding technology-enriched teaching and learning in 2013, or if you know of a group of individuals who have contributed to a significant technology-enriched project, please complete the online nomination form by Dec 6, 2013. Self-nominations are also welcome. For more information and to access the online nomination form, visit http://tlos.vt.edu/xcaliber_awards/.
8. CALL FOR GRAD DIVERSITY SCHOLAR NOMINATIONS – 3rd posting
Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the program, visit http://graduateschool.vt.edu/graduate_school/diversity/diversityscholars.html. Nominations are due by December 10, 2013 at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1378238446124. Contact Dannette Beane with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. SIGN UP FOR LUNCH WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINS: DEC 9
Over the course of the academic year the graduate representative to the Board of Visitors, Nick Warrington, hosts luncheons that bring graduate students and university administration together to have some dialog around graduate student needs/issues and the vision for Virginia Tech. In attendance at the luncheon are: President Steger, the provost, VP/dean of graduate education, and VP for student affairs. The final luncheon for this semester will be held on Monday, Dec 9. If you are interested in attending, please complete this survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1382473967355.
10. DEANS FORUM ON GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT SURVEY – 1st posting
The Deans’ Forum on Global Engagement will be held March 25–27, 2014. Because this overlaps with the GSA’s Research Symposium on March 26, the Deans’ Forum organizing committee is looking to partner with the GSA by providing a parallel session focused on international careers. Organizers of the forum invite you to complete a short survey regarding your potential interest in a parallel session; your input will help guide the planning of the program. Access the survey at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8HvS9KdeUJIGsER. For questions or feedback, contact: Kim Lester at email@example.com.
11. RESEARCH SUBJECTS NEEDED FOR TRIP, FALL AND CATCH STUDY – 1st posting
Graduate student researchers are conducting a study to investigate tripping during normal walking while carrying a tool, and the subsequent fall. The study will take approximately 2 hours and will involve walking while carrying a load and a randomly induced trip. Separately, participants will fall onto a padded mat while their movements are recorded with motion tracking cameras. Finally, subjects will fall a short distance onto a hard surface to study how people catch themselves. Preferred qualifications are 35-60 years old, BMI >25, and able to carry a 40lb tool in hands. Additional participants outside of the parameters will also be accepted as space allows. Exclusion criteria are any chronic wrist, elbow, or shoulder injuries or any injuries to the wrist, elbow, or shoulder in the past year. Participants will be compensated $10 per hour. The protocols in this study have been approved by the VT IRB (13-505). If you are interested, please contact Peter Fino, 559 Whittemore Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. SURVEY ON RELATION BETWEEN TRAFFIC CONTROL TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL IMPACTS – 1st posting
You are invited to complete a short survey about the relation between traffic control technology (e.g., traffic light) and social impacts (e.g., the effect on fulfilling your needs, the effect on fulfilling your rights, etc.). The information will be used for research purpose only, to help researchers determine social perspectives for designing control technology for self-driving vehicles. The survey should take you approximately 7 minutes and is available https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/1iQY_ Y1DaU9PHhC8chehn6N4S81KQRMr6DF 2OBOtPEXk/viewform. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary, and there are no more than minimal risks associated with participation. Your survey responses will be anonymous and confidential. Participants must be at least 18. If you have questions, contact Milos at 540-553-5949 or via email email@example.com.
13. MCPS SCHOOL LUNCH SURVEY FOR PARENTS OF K-5 CHILDREN – 2nd posting
If you are a parent of a child who attends public elementary school (pre-K through 5th grade) in Montgomery County, researchers are interested in your opinions about school lunches and packed lunches and how they affect your decision to participate in the National School Lunch Program. Complete the following short on-line survey at: http://tinyurl.com/MCPSlunch, and you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift-card to Target or Wal-Mart. For questions/comments please contact Alisha Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-358-9264.
14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MOTHERS AND CHILDREN – 2nd posting
Are you a mother who sometimes worries or has fears? Do you have a child between 7 and 12 years of age? An ongoing study is investigating how mothers and children interpret situations in their day-to-day lives. The study is being conducted at the Child Study Center at 460 Turner Street, Suite 207, Blacksburg. For more information please contact Kristin Austin at email@example.com or call 540-231-8276. Compensation: $50.
15. VT CREW TEAM LOOKING FOR COACHES – 3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Crew Team is looking for dedicated and passionate individuals as coaches who are willing to coach a group of highly motivated students in Spring 2014. Rowing or coxing experience is required, coaching experience is preferred but not required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
16. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PARTICIPANTS NEEDED TO COMPLETE SURVEY _ 3rd posting
International students are needed to complete a survey to help a graduate student collect data for a class assignment. The survey should take no more than 8-10 minutes of your time. The survey is about eating habits of international students in the U.S. compared to their eating habits in their country of origin. Complete the survey here: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1382990524428. If you have questions, contact Christopher Plum, email@example.com.
17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR COUPLES, TALK AND TECHNOLOGY STUDY – 3rd posting
You are invited to participate in a study to investigate and explore how people talk with their partners about things that matter to them. Researchers will ask you and your partner to talk about something you disagree about, in one of several technological conditions. The study takes two hours to complete. The available time slots are every weekday, one session 3:00-5:00pm and another 5:30-7:30pm. If interested, email Samantha Yglesias at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, to request any of the available slots, or to request a different time slot. The study takes place in McBryde 133. Participating couples will be compensated $20.00 per person ($40.00 per couple).
18. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR FOCUS GROUP ON EATING HABITS – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a focus group (Photovoice) to help researchers learn more about you and your family’s eating habits. Participants must attend one introduction meeting and three focus group discussions. You will take pictures of your weekly eating experiences using your cell phone camera or a camera that researchers could provide. Each focus group meeting should take between 60-90 minutes. Lunch will be provided. Participants will receive a total of $50 in a Target gift card for participating in and completing the study. Must be 18+, work part- or full-time, be a non-student, and have one child between the ages of 3-5. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lauren Kennedy (email@example.com) or (540)808-5358.
19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MANUAL MATERIAL HANDLING STUDY – 3rd posting
The study is about physical demands associated with panelized wall handling. Participants will be asked to perform different types of manual material handling tasks (e.g., lift, lower, carry), during which measurements of body motions and muscle activities will be obtained. The study includes 1 preliminary and 1 data collection session. The data collection session will last about ~4 hours. The compensation will be $10 per hour and plus $10 after completion. If interested in participating, contact Sunwook Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org, 540-557-7763.
20. CHINESE AND INDIAN PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DECISION MOTIVATIONS STUDY- 3rd posting
Are you an international student studying abroad or completing your degree at Virginia Tech? Were there specific motivations that affected your decision? Researchers are interested in why Chinese and Indian students decide to attend Virginia Tech. The study consists of a 5-10 minute online survey where one (1) participant will be randomly selected to receive a $10 iTunes Card. The online survey is available at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5cAJdXfY6utIwTz. If you have any questions regarding the questionnaire, please contact one of the co-researchers, Meghan Beardsley, at email@example.com.
GLC GAME NIGHT WITH CUPCAKES
Tuesday, Dec 3, 8:00pm, GLC Student Lounge
This is going to be a night of fun, games, more fun, and more games. If none of those appeal to you, then there will be cupcakes too. Come ready to make some friends, play games, and eat cupcakes. If you think you’ll be able to stop by, please sign up at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1385092153597 to help organizers estimate food amounts.