May 12-18, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC 

  • 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. CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR PHD STUDENTS IN BIOMED & HEALTH SCIENCES
Wednesday, May 14, 9:30-11:30am, Graduate Life Center
Wednesday, May 14, 3:00–5:00pm, VT Carilion Research Institute (Roanoke)
As part of VT’s new BEST Program <http://info.vtc.vt.edu/best/>, two career development workshops will be held for doctoral students and postdocs in biomedical and health sciences on preparing  Individual Development Plans (IDPs). The IDP process involves both self-assessment and preparation of a written plan that includes academic, scientific, professional, and/or career goals (these may be academic or non-academic). Through this process some trainees will identify areas where more information is needed in order to refine their goals and next steps- the BEST Program would like to help fill those gaps by connecting trainees to resources and subsequent career talks/workshops. Space is limited and registration is required: http://info.vtc.vt.edu/best/idp-workshop-sign-up/.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 15, 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!

4. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Friday, May 16, 12:00pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Doctoral candidates and their hooding professors should report to the Spring Road side of Cassell Coliseum to check in between 10:30-11:30am. Master’s, education specialist, and certificate candidates who are eligible to participate in Commencement should report to Cassell Coliseum between 10:30-11:30am and follow the signage to the check-in location in Gym 213. Lear more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

5. (VIDEO) GRADUATION 101 SERIES: Final Steps to Completing Your Degree
A video is available for those who missed the May Graduation 101 Series webinar. Access the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKwECe9mTPA&feature=youtu.be. See Graduate School website http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/degree_completion  for information on degree completion guidelines and deadlines.

6. CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ‘STRATEGY & MARKETING FOR EMERGING COUNTRIES’ IN U OF SAO PAULO – 1st posting
The courses take place in São Paulo, Brazil and offer an opportunity for students from all over the world to attend a 3-week certificate program and immersion experience. Students are supported by an extensive scholarship program, covering 70% of the expenses of the chosen course. Course components include: strategic and marketing aspects of conquering markets in low incoming countries; current economic scenario of Brazil and other emerging countries; sustainable development in emerging countries; and guided visits to companies and organizations. A ‘survival Portuguese’ class is optional. The program takes place in Jul, Aug 2014 and Jan, Jul, and Aug 2015 (5 program dates). Registration closes May 18. For more information contact Betty Watts (bettyw@vt.edu <mailto:bettyw@vt.edu> ).

7. VT’S LGBT MAGAZINE, THE INTERLOPER, AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND ONLINE
You can now find copies of Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, The Interloper, in Shanks, Squires, the GLC, Newman Library, and other random places around campus. You can also check out the issue online at http://issuu.com/theinterloper. Like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/theinterloper to get more updates!

8. THE INTERLOPER SEEKING NEW MEMBERS FOR ITS FALL 2014 TEAM – 2nd posting
The Interloper is looking for talented, hard-working, sassy individuals to be a part of the team for the Fall 2014 semester. Dedicated to opening up discussion regarding queer issues and presenting progressive content through a queer lens, The Interloper’s focus is to create a space for advocates of the queer community to voice their perspectives and opinions. Openings: Managing Editor; Section Editors (Features, Arts & Entertainment, Sex & Health, Social Politics, Narrative); Copy Editors; Fact Checkers; Art Director; Photography Director; Contributing Writers, Illustrators, Photographers, Designers. Send your application to theinterlopervt@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 7. State what position(s) you’re applying for, write a paragraph about why you would be good for the position, listing relevant experience(s), and provide 2-3 samples of your work (writings, articles, photography, illustrations, etc.).

9. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN – application deadline 5/16
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.

10. ASSISTANT EDITOR WAGE POSITION STARTING FALL 2014– 2nd posting
Assistant Editor, Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES)—starts August 2014. RoMES is published by the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and based in the VT Department of Religion and Culture. It publishes book reviews, current reports, and peer-reviewed essays on the state of the art of the field for an international, interdisciplinary audience. The Assistant Editor will use MS Access database and Open Journal Systems to manage and edit book reviews, correspond with associate editors, authors, publishing companies, the editor and editorial assistant, and attend to other administrative duties. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential; commitment is 10-12 hours per week. The Assistant Editor will begin training with the outgoing Assistant Editor in August. Please contact Richard C. Martin, Editor, at romes.vt@gmail.com for more information or to submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

11. GLC WAGE POSITION OPEN FOR STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER – 3rd 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. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study of international engineering graduate students’ experiences collaborating with faculty in the process of conducting research and writing articles for peer-reviewed journals. You will be asked some questions about your experiences during a face-to-face audio-recorded interview taking about an hour. Limited demographic information will be collected in a short survey. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Participants must be: international engineering graduate students of at least 18 years of age; finishing 2nd year in doctoral studies; with some experience working with faculty members conducting research and preparing a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Contact Mary at mminarov@vt.edu to discuss.

13. VP OF PROGRAMS AND CHAIR OF GRDP SOUGHT BY THE GSA FOR 2014-15 – 2nd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly is seeking committed candidates for VP of Programs and Chair of the Graduate Research Development Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Board members and program chairs receive a stipend and excellent experience for their CV! If you are interested, e-mail a short letter of interest to Jenn Gooding, GSA executive assistant: jgooding@vt.edu, by May 26.  

14. NEW HEAD COACH SOUGHT FOR VT CREW TEAM – 2nd posting
The VT Crew team is looking for a new head coach for the 2014-2015 fall/spring seasons. No coaching experience is necessary, but experience as a rower or coxswain is needed. If you are interested and would like more information about the position and the team in general, contact Abby Steinberger at abigs94@vt.edu to schedule an interview.

15. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR USER STUDY OF ONLINE RESOURCE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COMMUNITIES – 2nd posting
Participate in a 2-hour IRB-approved study to evaluate bioinformatics website. The study will involve eye-tracking with think-aloud. Preferred participants are undergraduate and graduate students from the Biological Sciences programs. Participants will verbalize their thinking about the website (positive and negative aspects about the website). At the end of the eye-tracking session, participants will fill out one online survey. Participants will be compensated $10 per hour for max. 2 hours, $20 total. If you are interested, contact Jongsoon Park via email babirong@vbi.vt.edu.

16. USER STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FLEXIBLE INPUT STUDY – 2nd posting
18-64 year-old participants in good health and with at least a month’s experience in 3D modeling or art like clay, sculpture, fabric or other tangible mediums are sought to participate in a study on how you use, create and design objects using a flexible input computer system. For one max. 2-hour session, researchers will study how you use their system, what you create, and how your system applies to your expertise. The location is at Knowledgeworks II, and the times are very flexible to meet your schedule. If selected to participate, you will be asked to read a written consent form, and will be given a pre-questionnaire gauging your experiences with surface design, design, and art. The moderator will train you on how to use the system, and then you will be asked to design a set of scenes, concluding with a scene of your own creation. A video camera will be recording you and what you do. You will be given a post-questionnaire, and interviewed on the interactions performed. Audio will be recorded during the interview. Breaks provided at your request. Contact Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu to participate and schedule a meeting time.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 3rd 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.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DIET AND MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 3rd 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 for more information.

Upcoming Events:

GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING MAY 19
Starting Monday, May 19, the Graduate School’s student service area (120 Graduate Life Center) will be open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Summer hours are in effect until Friday, Aug 1.

May 12-18, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC 

  • 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. CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP FOR PHD STUDENTS IN BIOMED & HEALTH SCIENCES
Wednesday, May 14, 9:30-11:30am, Graduate Life Center
Wednesday, May 14, 3:00–5:00pm, VT Carilion Research Institute (Roanoke)
As part of VT’s new BEST Program <http://info.vtc.vt.edu/best/>, two career development workshops will be held for doctoral students and postdocs in biomedical and health sciences on preparing  Individual Development Plans (IDPs). The IDP process involves both self-assessment and preparation of a written plan that includes academic, scientific, professional, and/or career goals (these may be academic or non-academic). Through this process some trainees will identify areas where more information is needed in order to refine their goals and next steps- the BEST Program would like to help fill those gaps by connecting trainees to resources and subsequent career talks/workshops. Space is limited and registration is required: http://info.vtc.vt.edu/best/idp-workshop-sign-up/.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 15, 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!

4. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Friday, May 16, 12:00pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Doctoral candidates and their hooding professors should report to the Spring Road side of Cassell Coliseum to check in between 10:30-11:30am. Master’s, education specialist, and certificate candidates who are eligible to participate in Commencement should report to Cassell Coliseum between 10:30-11:30am and follow the signage to the check-in location in Gym 213. Lear more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

5. (VIDEO) GRADUATION 101 SERIES: Final Steps to Completing Your Degree
A video is available for those who missed the May Graduation 101 Series webinar. Access the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKwECe9mTPA&feature=youtu.be. See Graduate School website http://graduateschool.vt.edu/academics/degree_completion  for information on degree completion guidelines and deadlines.

6. CERTIFICATE PROGRAM ‘STRATEGY & MARKETING FOR EMERGING COUNTRIES’ IN U OF SAO PAULO – 1st posting
The courses take place in São Paulo, Brazil and offer an opportunity for students from all over the world to attend a 3-week certificate program and immersion experience. Students are supported by an extensive scholarship program, covering 70% of the expenses of the chosen course. Course components include: strategic and marketing aspects of conquering markets in low incoming countries; current economic scenario of Brazil and other emerging countries; sustainable development in emerging countries; and guided visits to companies and organizations. A ‘survival Portuguese’ class is optional. The program takes place in Jul, Aug 2014 and Jan, Jul, and Aug 2015 (5 program dates). Registration closes May 18. For more information contact Betty Watts (bettyw@vt.edu <mailto:bettyw@vt.edu> ).

7. VT’S LGBT MAGAZINE, THE INTERLOPER, AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND ONLINE
You can now find copies of Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, The Interloper, in Shanks, Squires, the GLC, Newman Library, and other random places around campus. You can also check out the issue online at http://issuu.com/theinterloper. Like them on Facebook at http://facebook.com/theinterloper to get more updates!

8. THE INTERLOPER SEEKING NEW MEMBERS FOR ITS FALL 2014 TEAM – 2nd posting
The Interloper is looking for talented, hard-working, sassy individuals to be a part of the team for the Fall 2014 semester. Dedicated to opening up discussion regarding queer issues and presenting progressive content through a queer lens, The Interloper’s focus is to create a space for advocates of the queer community to voice their perspectives and opinions. Openings: Managing Editor; Section Editors (Features, Arts & Entertainment, Sex & Health, Social Politics, Narrative); Copy Editors; Fact Checkers; Art Director; Photography Director; Contributing Writers, Illustrators, Photographers, Designers. Send your application to theinterlopervt@gmail.com by Wednesday, May 7. State what position(s) you’re applying for, write a paragraph about why you would be good for the position, listing relevant experience(s), and provide 2-3 samples of your work (writings, articles, photography, illustrations, etc.).

9. HONOR SYSTEM SEARCH FOR CHIEF JUSTICE NOW OPEN – application deadline 5/16
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.

10. ASSISTANT EDITOR WAGE POSITION STARTING FALL 2014– 2nd posting
Assistant Editor, Review of Middle East Studies (RoMES)—starts August 2014. RoMES is published by the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) and based in the VT Department of Religion and Culture. It publishes book reviews, current reports, and peer-reviewed essays on the state of the art of the field for an international, interdisciplinary audience. The Assistant Editor will use MS Access database and Open Journal Systems to manage and edit book reviews, correspond with associate editors, authors, publishing companies, the editor and editorial assistant, and attend to other administrative duties. Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential; commitment is 10-12 hours per week. The Assistant Editor will begin training with the outgoing Assistant Editor in August. Please contact Richard C. Martin, Editor, at romes.vt@gmail.com for more information or to submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

11. GLC WAGE POSITION OPEN FOR STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER – 3rd 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. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study of international engineering graduate students’ experiences collaborating with faculty in the process of conducting research and writing articles for peer-reviewed journals. You will be asked some questions about your experiences during a face-to-face audio-recorded interview taking about an hour. Limited demographic information will be collected in a short survey. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Participants must be: international engineering graduate students of at least 18 years of age; finishing 2nd year in doctoral studies; with some experience working with faculty members conducting research and preparing a manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Contact Mary at mminarov@vt.edu to discuss.

13. VP OF PROGRAMS AND CHAIR OF GRDP SOUGHT BY THE GSA FOR 2014-15 – 2nd posting
The Graduate Student Assembly is seeking committed candidates for VP of Programs and Chair of the Graduate Research Development Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Board members and program chairs receive a stipend and excellent experience for their CV! If you are interested, e-mail a short letter of interest to Jenn Gooding, GSA executive assistant: jgooding@vt.edu, by May 26.  

14. NEW HEAD COACH SOUGHT FOR VT CREW TEAM – 2nd posting
The VT Crew team is looking for a new head coach for the 2014-2015 fall/spring seasons. No coaching experience is necessary, but experience as a rower or coxswain is needed. If you are interested and would like more information about the position and the team in general, contact Abby Steinberger at abigs94@vt.edu to schedule an interview.

15. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR USER STUDY OF ONLINE RESOURCE IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES COMMUNITIES – 2nd posting
Participate in a 2-hour IRB-approved study to evaluate bioinformatics website. The study will involve eye-tracking with think-aloud. Preferred participants are undergraduate and graduate students from the Biological Sciences programs. Participants will verbalize their thinking about the website (positive and negative aspects about the website). At the end of the eye-tracking session, participants will fill out one online survey. Participants will be compensated $10 per hour for max. 2 hours, $20 total. If you are interested, contact Jongsoon Park via email babirong@vbi.vt.edu.

16. USER STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FLEXIBLE INPUT STUDY – 2nd posting
18-64 year-old participants in good health and with at least a month’s experience in 3D modeling or art like clay, sculpture, fabric or other tangible mediums are sought to participate in a study on how you use, create and design objects using a flexible input computer system. For one max. 2-hour session, researchers will study how you use their system, what you create, and how your system applies to your expertise. The location is at Knowledgeworks II, and the times are very flexible to meet your schedule. If selected to participate, you will be asked to read a written consent form, and will be given a pre-questionnaire gauging your experiences with surface design, design, and art. The moderator will train you on how to use the system, and then you will be asked to design a set of scenes, concluding with a scene of your own creation. A video camera will be recording you and what you do. You will be given a post-questionnaire, and interviewed on the interactions performed. Audio will be recorded during the interview. Breaks provided at your request. Contact Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu to participate and schedule a meeting time.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR GAIT STUDY – 3rd 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.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR DIET AND MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 3rd 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 for more information.

Upcoming Events:

GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING MAY 19
Starting Monday, May 19, the Graduate School’s student service area (120 Graduate Life Center) will be open Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Summer hours are in effect until Friday, Aug 1.