Apr 28 – May 4, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 4/21

  • Career Services walk-in advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling walk-in services: Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Financial Aid advising: Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 by appointment; 10:30-12:30 by walk-in, Room A
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School business hours: M,Tu,Th,F: 8:00am-5:00pm; W: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Writing Center walk-in assistance: Thursdays 4:30-7:30, Room D (additional hours in the Library)

2. MEDITATION SESSION
Tuesday, Apr 29, 3:00-4:30pm, Squires Student Center Room 341-45
Come and experience enhanced focus and concentration, greater peace of mind, more enthusiasm and energy, reduced anxiety levels and better health. This event is an introduction to meditation and guided meditation would be provided by the instructors. This free event is open to public and is brought to you by grad student Mohammad Hazzanzadeh, member of the VT Art of Living club.

3. FREE ANXIETY AND OCD SUPPORT GROUP – Last meeting for this semester!
Tuesday, Apr 29, 7:00pm, VT Psyc Services Center, 3110 Prices Fork Rd
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Do you struggle with OCD? A free monthly support group meets the last Tuesday of every month. Please join the group at the VT Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road, directly across the road from Blacksburg Middle School) to learn more about anxiety disorders and OCD, hear success stories from those who have worked to overcome their anxiety and OCD, and receive support in an informal setting. Family members and significant others are also welcome. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the center at 231-6914, visit www.psyc.vt.edu/outreach/psc, or email doctoral student Brenna Maddox at bmaddox7@vt.edu.

4. SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM ROUNDTABLE
Wednesday, Apr 30, 11:30am, Black Cultural Center in Squires
The event will begin with a meet and greet at 11:30, followed by the roundtable starting promptly at noon. The roundtable will include a conversation on how we can use our training, commitments, passions, privileges and perspectives to make a positive social impact. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231788830348555/, or contact doctoral student Devon Lee at devonlee@vt.edu.

5. CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Apr 30, 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Room F
This workshop is organized as part of a diversity scholar project with the main objectives of helping participants understand (1) culture from an individualist and collectivist perspective (2) culture from masculine and feminine perspective (3) cultural communications such as indirect vs. direct approaches (4) the impact of avoiding and yielding in conflict situations. Speakers Dale Robinson and Ennis McCrery are experts in compliance and conflict resolution management. Food and coffee will be served. Register at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1397674698002 by Apr 25 if planning to attend. Contact Nasibeh at nasibeh@vt.edu with questions.

6. GLC CAFÉ: INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY
Thursday, May 1, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio in nice weather
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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

7. GRADUATION 101 WEBINAR SERIES: PREPARING FOR GRADUATION
Friday, May 2, 1:00pm, online
The Graduate School is hosting monthly Graduation 101 Webinars. Webinar participants will need a computer with Internet access, microphone and speakers to fully participate. May’s Topic: Preparing for Graduation – Final steps for completing your degree. Meeting Number: 645 026 642. This meeting does not require a password. Join at: https://virginiatech.webex.com/virginiatech/j.php?ED=274584262&UID=508438147&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Host: Marija Telbis-Forster. For assistance contact Marija at mtelbisf@vt.edu.

8. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN – 2nd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice due to the impending graduation of the current chief justice, Jordan Booker. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester
  • be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus.

Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. Apply by May 16 by submitting a statement of intent, a resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president. If you have any questions, email to Monika Gibson at gibsonm@vt.edu.

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MONTHLY CONTEST “CREATIVITY ON CAMPUS – 2nd posting
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech has organized a monthly contest named "Creativity on Campus," which encourages and provides a platform for students to showcase their creativity. Learn more about the contest and submission guidelines at http://www.icat.vt.edu/creativity. For more information contact Manpreet at khmanp8@vt.edu.

10. GLC FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-2015 – 1st posting
Residence Life and the Graduate School are seeking a motivated graduate student who is committed to building graduate community, for one GLC Fellow position for the 2014-15 academic year. An ideal candidate would have previous residence life and/or event planning experience, though it is not a requirement. Applicants must submit a formal cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation, as well as complete the following survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1398450507299 . Information about cover letter requirements is at the survey link; full job description is at www.graduatelifecenter.vt.edu. Applications are due May 5. Contact Lauren Surface at lkeister@vt.edu or Sarah Loth at sloth85@vt.edu if you have questions.

11. GLC WAGE POSITION OPEN FOR STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER – 1st posting
The GLC Student Building Manager works closely with the Operations Manager for Student Centers and Activities as well as the Graduate School to provide services to the patrons who use the GLC. This includes providing excellent customer service, overall building management, reserving rooms, oversight of the welcome center, basic cleaning (wiping tables, vacuuming, etc.) and administrative support. The Student Building Manager has primary responsibility, including emergency response, for the building during evening and weekend hours. Up to 3 positions open to start during the FALL semester at a rate of $12/hour. Please apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta, Margiotta@vt.edu, with questions.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 1st posting
Research subjects are needed for a study investigating balance and gait in the Kevin P. Granata Lab in Norris Hall. The study will take about 1-1.5 hours to complete, and subjects will be paid $20.  If interested, please email grad student John at vt.biomech@gmail.com. Overweight individuals are especially needed.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DIET AND MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: non-smoking males between ages 18-40; not currently taking any medications; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. You will receive extensive health information. You may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time. Please email: heartlab@vt.edu <mailto:heartlab@vt.edu>  for more information.

14. FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MARRIED ADULTS – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a focus group concerning married adults’ perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about seeking treatment from a marriage and family therapist for them and their partner. If you are married and at least 18, you are invited to participate in one of two focus groups. Participation is confidential. Schedule: (1)  Saturday 5/3/2014 1:00-2:30pm; (2) Saturday 5/10/2014 1:00-2:30pm, held at the Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech. Refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive $30 cash for their time. This research study has received VT IRB approval. If you are interested in participating, contact Jason Austin at jpaustin@vt.edu for a reservation in one of the listed focus groups.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DECISION-MAKING STUDY – 1st posting
VT researchers seek study participants to help determine how people process information. Participants will be asked to play simple computer games using the keyboard and mouse in a two-hour experiment session. Participants will get $5 compensation for their time and $5 for completing a survey with the opportunity to receive up to an additional $25, based on performance on research tasks, depending on the outcome of choices made by all participants.  If you decide to take part in this study, you may be asked to view a variety of pictures that have been categorized to be pleasant, neutral, or unpleasant. All information will be kept confidential. The experiment will take place on campus the weeks of April 21-25 and April 28-May 2. To signup, please email vteconlab@gmail.com. Slots are limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.

16. GOLF CULTURE SURVEY – 1st posting
In an effort to advance the services and convenience of golf opportunities at Virginia Tech, the VT Foundation is conducting a research study with students, faculty, and staff. Your input can help evaluate the golf culture at VT that will guide operations and policies. The survey will take 4-5 minutes to complete. Respondents will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to enter into a raffle to win a choice of a Virginia Tech branded golf bag or two (2) tickets to a VT home football game in the upcoming season. Access the survey at http://studentvoice.com/vt/campusgolfculture by Friday, May 2. Responses are confidential. If you have any questions or problems, contact grad student Joe Edens at jedens@vt.edu.

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SHORT SURVEY ON YMCA – 2nd posting
Four graduate students in the the Center for Public Administration and Policy are looking for participants in a short survey to support their research paper on the efficiency of the organizational methods of the YMCA. Please help them by completing this two-minute anonymous survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1397596726366. If you have any questions, contact Christina Downie at christinadownie@gmail.com.

18. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LOAD CARRIAGE STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a VT study investigating different load carriage methods on flat and inclined surfaces, and how these methods influence injury risk. The study (IRB # 14-347) consists of one session for about 3 hours. Requirements: male or female, 18-60 years of age, with no recent history of balance disorders, concussions, musculoskeletal injury in the past affecting normal walking or turning. Participants will be compensated $10/hr. If interested, please contact:  hema85@vt.edu or 540-449-9481.

19. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON LIFE SCIENCE COMMUNITIES – 3rd posting
Researchers are working to define how best to support community knowledge sharing in life science online resources; from sharing data within a small group of colleagues to sharing expertise and opinions across broader biological science communities. Preferred participants are familiar with web applications for biological scientists (e.g., NCBI, PubMed) and/or bioinformatics tools. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes and participants will be entered in a raffle for one of twelve $25 Amazon gift cards. If you want to participate in the raffle, leave your email at the end of the survey. Access the survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1384815139346, or contact Jongsoon Park at babirong@vbi.vt.edu with questions.

20. EMOTIONAL RESPONSES SURVEY – 3rd posting
Researchers are recruiting adults (men and women 18 and older) for a study on emotional responses to better understand the relationship between empathy, emotion regulation, and helping behaviors. Every participant who takes the survey will be included in a raffle to win 1 of 4 $50.00 Amazon gift cards. All responses will be kept anonymous and estimated survey completion time is under 30 minutes. Access the study at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3ZM38BK. If you have any questions, contact Haley at  hgordon2@vt.edu

21. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR LUMBAR SPINE STUDY    3rd posting
The VT Industrial Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory will conduct a study examining the mechanics of the lumbar spine in healthy adults. Participants will work with a research assistant to twist and bend the subject’s torso within the limits of daily living. The study requires a single experimental session that lasts for 2-3 hours.  Participating subjects will be compensated $10/hr for their time. Subjects 25 years and older are preferred, but subjects over 18 will be considered. Subjects must not suffer from any systemic inflammatory condition or any other series medical condition, or have a history of a spinal disorder, spinal fracture, or spinal surgery. For more information, e-mail: voinier3@vt.edu.

Apr 28 – May 4, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 4/21

  • Career Services walk-in advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling walk-in services: Thursdays and Fridays 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Financial Aid advising: Tuesdays 8:30-10:30 by appointment; 10:30-12:30 by walk-in, Room A
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School business hours: M,Tu,Th,F: 8:00am-5:00pm; W: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Writing Center walk-in assistance: Thursdays 4:30-7:30, Room D (additional hours in the Library)

2. MEDITATION SESSION
Tuesday, Apr 29, 3:00-4:30pm, Squires Student Center Room 341-45
Come and experience enhanced focus and concentration, greater peace of mind, more enthusiasm and energy, reduced anxiety levels and better health. This event is an introduction to meditation and guided meditation would be provided by the instructors. This free event is open to public and is brought to you by grad student Mohammad Hazzanzadeh, member of the VT Art of Living club.

3. FREE ANXIETY AND OCD SUPPORT GROUP – Last meeting for this semester!
Tuesday, Apr 29, 7:00pm, VT Psyc Services Center, 3110 Prices Fork Rd
Are you feeling overwhelmed by anxiety? Do you struggle with OCD? A free monthly support group meets the last Tuesday of every month. Please join the group at the VT Psychological Services Center (3110 Prices Fork Road, directly across the road from Blacksburg Middle School) to learn more about anxiety disorders and OCD, hear success stories from those who have worked to overcome their anxiety and OCD, and receive support in an informal setting. Family members and significant others are also welcome. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact the center at 231-6914, visit www.psyc.vt.edu/outreach/psc, or email doctoral student Brenna Maddox at bmaddox7@vt.edu.

4. SCHOLAR-ACTIVISM ROUNDTABLE
Wednesday, Apr 30, 11:30am, Black Cultural Center in Squires
The event will begin with a meet and greet at 11:30, followed by the roundtable starting promptly at noon. The roundtable will include a conversation on how we can use our training, commitments, passions, privileges and perspectives to make a positive social impact. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/231788830348555/, or contact doctoral student Devon Lee at devonlee@vt.edu.

5. CONFLICT RESOLUTION WORKSHOP
Wednesday, Apr 30, 4:00-6:00pm, GLC Room F
This workshop is organized as part of a diversity scholar project with the main objectives of helping participants understand (1) culture from an individualist and collectivist perspective (2) culture from masculine and feminine perspective (3) cultural communications such as indirect vs. direct approaches (4) the impact of avoiding and yielding in conflict situations. Speakers Dale Robinson and Ennis McCrery are experts in compliance and conflict resolution management. Food and coffee will be served. Register at: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1397674698002 by Apr 25 if planning to attend. Contact Nasibeh at nasibeh@vt.edu with questions.

6. GLC CAFÉ: INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY
Thursday, May 1, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio in nice weather
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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

7. GRADUATION 101 WEBINAR SERIES: PREPARING FOR GRADUATION
Friday, May 2, 1:00pm, online
The Graduate School is hosting monthly Graduation 101 Webinars. Webinar participants will need a computer with Internet access, microphone and speakers to fully participate. May’s Topic: Preparing for Graduation – Final steps for completing your degree. Meeting Number: 645 026 642. This meeting does not require a password. Join at: https://virginiatech.webex.com/virginiatech/j.php?ED=274584262&UID=508438147&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Host: Marija Telbis-Forster. For assistance contact Marija at mtelbisf@vt.edu.

8. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN – 2nd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice due to the impending graduation of the current chief justice, Jordan Booker. Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • must be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester
  • be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus.

Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. Apply by May 16 by submitting a statement of intent, a resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president. If you have any questions, email to Monika Gibson at gibsonm@vt.edu.

9. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR MONTHLY CONTEST “CREATIVITY ON CAMPUS – 2nd posting
The Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech has organized a monthly contest named "Creativity on Campus," which encourages and provides a platform for students to showcase their creativity. Learn more about the contest and submission guidelines at http://www.icat.vt.edu/creativity. For more information contact Manpreet at khmanp8@vt.edu.

10. GLC FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-2015 – 1st posting
Residence Life and the Graduate School are seeking a motivated graduate student who is committed to building graduate community, for one GLC Fellow position for the 2014-15 academic year. An ideal candidate would have previous residence life and/or event planning experience, though it is not a requirement. Applicants must submit a formal cover letter, resume and letter of recommendation, as well as complete the following survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1398450507299 . Information about cover letter requirements is at the survey link; full job description is at www.graduatelifecenter.vt.edu. Applications are due May 5. Contact Lauren Surface at lkeister@vt.edu or Sarah Loth at sloth85@vt.edu if you have questions.

11. GLC WAGE POSITION OPEN FOR STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER – 1st posting
The GLC Student Building Manager works closely with the Operations Manager for Student Centers and Activities as well as the Graduate School to provide services to the patrons who use the GLC. This includes providing excellent customer service, overall building management, reserving rooms, oversight of the welcome center, basic cleaning (wiping tables, vacuuming, etc.) and administrative support. The Student Building Manager has primary responsibility, including emergency response, for the building during evening and weekend hours. Up to 3 positions open to start during the FALL semester at a rate of $12/hour. Please apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta, Margiotta@vt.edu, with questions.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 1st posting
Research subjects are needed for a study investigating balance and gait in the Kevin P. Granata Lab in Norris Hall. The study will take about 1-1.5 hours to complete, and subjects will be paid $20.  If interested, please email grad student John at vt.biomech@gmail.com. Overweight individuals are especially needed.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DIET AND MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: non-smoking males between ages 18-40; not currently taking any medications; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. You will receive extensive health information. You may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time. Please email: heartlab@vt.edu <mailto:heartlab@vt.edu>  for more information.

14. FOCUS GROUP PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MARRIED ADULTS – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a focus group concerning married adults’ perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about seeking treatment from a marriage and family therapist for them and their partner. If you are married and at least 18, you are invited to participate in one of two focus groups. Participation is confidential. Schedule: (1)  Saturday 5/3/2014 1:00-2:30pm; (2) Saturday 5/10/2014 1:00-2:30pm, held at the Family Therapy Center of Virginia Tech. Refreshments will be provided and all participants will receive $30 cash for their time. This research study has received VT IRB approval. If you are interested in participating, contact Jason Austin at jpaustin@vt.edu for a reservation in one of the listed focus groups.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR DECISION-MAKING STUDY – 1st posting
VT researchers seek study participants to help determine how people process information. Participants will be asked to play simple computer games using the keyboard and mouse in a two-hour experiment session. Participants will get $5 compensation for their time and $5 for completing a survey with the opportunity to receive up to an additional $25, based on performance on research tasks, depending on the outcome of choices made by all participants.  If you decide to take part in this study, you may be asked to view a variety of pictures that have been categorized to be pleasant, neutral, or unpleasant. All information will be kept confidential. The experiment will take place on campus the weeks of April 21-25 and April 28-May 2. To signup, please email vteconlab@gmail.com. Slots are limited and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis.

16. GOLF CULTURE SURVEY – 1st posting
In an effort to advance the services and convenience of golf opportunities at Virginia Tech, the VT Foundation is conducting a research study with students, faculty, and staff. Your input can help evaluate the golf culture at VT that will guide operations and policies. The survey will take 4-5 minutes to complete. Respondents will have the opportunity at the end of the survey to enter into a raffle to win a choice of a Virginia Tech branded golf bag or two (2) tickets to a VT home football game in the upcoming season. Access the survey at http://studentvoice.com/vt/campusgolfculture by Friday, May 2. Responses are confidential. If you have any questions or problems, contact grad student Joe Edens at jedens@vt.edu.

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SHORT SURVEY ON YMCA – 2nd posting
Four graduate students in the the Center for Public Administration and Policy are looking for participants in a short survey to support their research paper on the efficiency of the organizational methods of the YMCA. Please help them by completing this two-minute anonymous survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1397596726366. If you have any questions, contact Christina Downie at christinadownie@gmail.com.

18. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LOAD CARRIAGE STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a VT study investigating different load carriage methods on flat and inclined surfaces, and how these methods influence injury risk. The study (IRB # 14-347) consists of one session for about 3 hours. Requirements: male or female, 18-60 years of age, with no recent history of balance disorders, concussions, musculoskeletal injury in the past affecting normal walking or turning. Participants will be compensated $10/hr. If interested, please contact:  hema85@vt.edu or 540-449-9481.

19. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON LIFE SCIENCE COMMUNITIES – 3rd posting
Researchers are working to define how best to support community knowledge sharing in life science online resources; from sharing data within a small group of colleagues to sharing expertise and opinions across broader biological science communities. Preferred participants are familiar with web applications for biological scientists (e.g., NCBI, PubMed) and/or bioinformatics tools. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes and participants will be entered in a raffle for one of twelve $25 Amazon gift cards. If you want to participate in the raffle, leave your email at the end of the survey. Access the survey at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1384815139346, or contact Jongsoon Park at babirong@vbi.vt.edu with questions.

20. EMOTIONAL RESPONSES SURVEY – 3rd posting
Researchers are recruiting adults (men and women 18 and older) for a study on emotional responses to better understand the relationship between empathy, emotion regulation, and helping behaviors. Every participant who takes the survey will be included in a raffle to win 1 of 4 $50.00 Amazon gift cards. All responses will be kept anonymous and estimated survey completion time is under 30 minutes. Access the study at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3ZM38BK. If you have any questions, contact Haley at  hgordon2@vt.edu

21. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR LUMBAR SPINE STUDY    3rd posting
The VT Industrial Ergonomics and Biomechanics Laboratory will conduct a study examining the mechanics of the lumbar spine in healthy adults. Participants will work with a research assistant to twist and bend the subject’s torso within the limits of daily living. The study requires a single experimental session that lasts for 2-3 hours.  Participating subjects will be compensated $10/hr for their time. Subjects 25 years and older are preferred, but subjects over 18 will be considered. Subjects must not suffer from any systemic inflammatory condition or any other series medical condition, or have a history of a spinal disorder, spinal fracture, or spinal surgery. For more information, e-mail: voinier3@vt.edu.