June 30- July 6, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

 2. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: GRAPHICS IN R
Wednesday, Jul 2, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Chris Franck, this session will introduce R techniques to produce several statistical graphs including histograms, bar plots, box plots, and scatter plots among others. Syntax to control colors, plotting characters, axes, legends, and labels will be covered, and users will learn to write high resolution graphics to the file type of their choice. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components. The lecture component will cover pros and cons of various graphics and approaches, and the computer portion will allow attendees to write, modify, and execute R codes to produce graphics based on these data. This is the third entry in a 3-course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.

3. GLC CAFÉ: LEMONADE EDITION – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Thursday, Jul 3, 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. This week’s special: freshly squeezed lemonade! Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

4. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB–  a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf. For more information contact Ellen Taylor, member of the award committee, at ellenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com.

5. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 1st posting
The Residential Colleges at Ambler Johnston (http://www.rescollege.housing.vt.edu/llc/waj/ and http://www.rescollege.housing.vt.edu/llc/hrc/) seek a graduate student to serve as a Diversity Senior Fellow. Successful candidate will academically mentor undergraduates living in the buildings and design modest programming around own research interests. Student will receive his/her own office, small programming budget, staff support, and some meals. Preference for PhD student with diversity/inclusion training. One-year appointment. Please email CV and brief statement of support from advisor to Professor Matthew Gabriele (mgabriele@vt.edu) by July 15.

6. WAGE POSITION OPEN – 1st posting
Wage Position: OJS (Open Access Systems) consultant with advanced familiarity with Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system software, needed to help the editor of Review of Middle East Studies, a campus-based journal, transition to digital publishing. Flat fee for one week to ten days working with the editors in July or early August to apply the features of OJS software to the workflow of the journal. Additional hourly paid consultation, as needed, following the initial setup.  Contact:  Richard C Martin, romes.vt@gmail.com. 

7. GLC STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2014 – 2nd 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 three positions to start during the fall  semester at a rate of $12/hour. Apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta (Margiotta@vt.edu) with questions.

8. PART-TIME COACHING POSITION IN UNIV STUDIES STARTING IN AUG – 2nd posting
University Studies Academic Coaching Program is seeking a graduate student for a part-time coaching position. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing who can start in mid-August. The position includes working with undergraduate students in creating individualized goals with time management, problem solving, and academics. Candidates interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by July 14, 2014.

9. TWO GRAD ASSISTANTSHIPS OPEN IN THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOPA – 2nd posting
The theatre production program in the School of Performing Arts is seeking two FT graduate assistants (20 hrs/wk, Step 1, 9-month) for the 2014/15 academic.  The successful candidate must be available 1:00-5:30 pm M – F.
— Position #1 is in the scenic construction shop.  Required skills: Carpentry, experience with power tools and equipment, finishing work, painting, installation and assembly. Ability to listen and learn from senior shop technicians; work both independently and with others; read and understand technical design drawings. Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency in standard scenic fabrication techniques including welding and rigging.
— Position #2 is in the costume construction shop. Required skills: Ability to read and understand costume designs and assemble patterns; basic experience with sewing and stitching; listen and learn from faculty and staff supervisors; work both independently and with others.  Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency with fabric cutting, draping, patterning, fitting and costume crafts.  Submit a C/V or resume, and a letter of interest (with the email subject heading "Application for Position #1 (Scenic Assistant)" or "Application for Position #2 (Costume Assistant)". Email and attachments should be sent by July 15, 2014 to Patricia Raun, Director, SoPA at praun@vt.edu. No telephone calls.

10. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 3rd posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates.  Learn about details at:  http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.

11. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – final posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

12. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 2nd posting
Children 12-18 and parents are needed for a study to determine the reliability and validity of a biomarker for beverage consumption and added sugar intake in adolescents. The study involves children completing beverage and theory-based questionnaires, food recalls, and two non-invasive fingerstick blood samples across 5 sessions; parents will complete three questionnaires on first visit. Approximated time commitment is <5 hours. Children will receive $50 upon completion.  If interested in participating, please contact Carly in the Lab for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management. Phone: (540)-231-7918 or email: carlym@vt.edu.

Upcoming events:

SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
  • Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
  • Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;

GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Thursday, Jul 17, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA will be hosting a summer mixer for graduate students. General Admission: $8, Non drinking guests: $2.  Please contact Samantha Erwin, sherwin@vt.edu for questions or if you are interested in volunteering at the event.

June 30- July 6, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

 2. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: GRAPHICS IN R
Wednesday, Jul 2, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Chris Franck, this session will introduce R techniques to produce several statistical graphs including histograms, bar plots, box plots, and scatter plots among others. Syntax to control colors, plotting characters, axes, legends, and labels will be covered, and users will learn to write high resolution graphics to the file type of their choice. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components. The lecture component will cover pros and cons of various graphics and approaches, and the computer portion will allow attendees to write, modify, and execute R codes to produce graphics based on these data. This is the third entry in a 3-course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.

3. GLC CAFÉ: LEMONADE EDITION – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
Thursday, Jul 3, 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. This week’s special: freshly squeezed lemonade! Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

4. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB–  a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf. For more information contact Ellen Taylor, member of the award committee, at ellenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com.

5. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 1st posting
The Residential Colleges at Ambler Johnston (http://www.rescollege.housing.vt.edu/llc/waj/ and http://www.rescollege.housing.vt.edu/llc/hrc/) seek a graduate student to serve as a Diversity Senior Fellow. Successful candidate will academically mentor undergraduates living in the buildings and design modest programming around own research interests. Student will receive his/her own office, small programming budget, staff support, and some meals. Preference for PhD student with diversity/inclusion training. One-year appointment. Please email CV and brief statement of support from advisor to Professor Matthew Gabriele (mgabriele@vt.edu) by July 15.

6. WAGE POSITION OPEN – 1st posting
Wage Position: OJS (Open Access Systems) consultant with advanced familiarity with Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system software, needed to help the editor of Review of Middle East Studies, a campus-based journal, transition to digital publishing. Flat fee for one week to ten days working with the editors in July or early August to apply the features of OJS software to the workflow of the journal. Additional hourly paid consultation, as needed, following the initial setup.  Contact:  Richard C Martin, romes.vt@gmail.com. 

7. GLC STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2014 – 2nd 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 three positions to start during the fall  semester at a rate of $12/hour. Apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta (Margiotta@vt.edu) with questions.

8. PART-TIME COACHING POSITION IN UNIV STUDIES STARTING IN AUG – 2nd posting
University Studies Academic Coaching Program is seeking a graduate student for a part-time coaching position. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing who can start in mid-August. The position includes working with undergraduate students in creating individualized goals with time management, problem solving, and academics. Candidates interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by July 14, 2014.

9. TWO GRAD ASSISTANTSHIPS OPEN IN THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOPA – 2nd posting
The theatre production program in the School of Performing Arts is seeking two FT graduate assistants (20 hrs/wk, Step 1, 9-month) for the 2014/15 academic.  The successful candidate must be available 1:00-5:30 pm M – F.
— Position #1 is in the scenic construction shop.  Required skills: Carpentry, experience with power tools and equipment, finishing work, painting, installation and assembly. Ability to listen and learn from senior shop technicians; work both independently and with others; read and understand technical design drawings. Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency in standard scenic fabrication techniques including welding and rigging.
— Position #2 is in the costume construction shop. Required skills: Ability to read and understand costume designs and assemble patterns; basic experience with sewing and stitching; listen and learn from faculty and staff supervisors; work both independently and with others.  Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency with fabric cutting, draping, patterning, fitting and costume crafts.  Submit a C/V or resume, and a letter of interest (with the email subject heading "Application for Position #1 (Scenic Assistant)" or "Application for Position #2 (Costume Assistant)". Email and attachments should be sent by July 15, 2014 to Patricia Raun, Director, SoPA at praun@vt.edu. No telephone calls.

10. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 3rd posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates.  Learn about details at:  http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.

11. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – final posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

12. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 2nd posting
Children 12-18 and parents are needed for a study to determine the reliability and validity of a biomarker for beverage consumption and added sugar intake in adolescents. The study involves children completing beverage and theory-based questionnaires, food recalls, and two non-invasive fingerstick blood samples across 5 sessions; parents will complete three questionnaires on first visit. Approximated time commitment is <5 hours. Children will receive $50 upon completion.  If interested in participating, please contact Carly in the Lab for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management. Phone: (540)-231-7918 or email: carlym@vt.edu.

Upcoming events:

SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
  • Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
  • Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;

GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Thursday, Jul 17, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA will be hosting a summer mixer for graduate students. General Admission: $8, Non drinking guests: $2.  Please contact Samantha Erwin, sherwin@vt.edu for questions or if you are interested in volunteering at the event.

June 23-29, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE

Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm

2. FERPA TRAINING FOR GA’s and GTA’S
Wednesday, Jun 25, 9:00am-10:30am, GLC multipurpose room
The Graduate School has arranged for Wanda Hankins Dean, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Degree Management, to present a FERPA workshop for all Graduate School staff, colleagues across campus, and GA’s and GTA’s who work with sensitive student data. Light refreshments will be served.

3. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN R
Wednesday, Jun 25, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Ian Crandell, this class is the second in a three-course series that assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. Experience using R or attending Part I of this series is suggested but not required. The intended audience includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to statistical analysis in R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. This course is designed to provide a basic statistical analysis in R using two data sets. The first data set comes from a study of low birth weights and includes 189 observations and various prediction variables. Analyses described include t-tests (one-sample, two sample, paired tests), ANOVA, generalized linear regression (logistic regression), and nonparametric tests. The second data set summarizes binary responses and six continuous predictors. The course includes a lecture portion covering statistical concepts and a computer lab component that covers usage of R to perform the analyses described above. Attendees can write, modify, and execute R codes for the statistical analysis. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.

4. GLC CAFÉ: LEMONADE EDITION
Thursday, Jun 26, 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. This week’s special: freshly squeezed lemonade! Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

5. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB–  a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf. For more information contact Ellen Taylor, member of the award committee, at ellenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com.

6. GLC STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2014 – 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 three positions to start during the fall  semester at a rate of $12/hour. Apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta (Margiotta@vt.edu) with questions.

7. PART-TIME COACHING POSITION IN UNIV STUDIES STARTING IN AUG – 1st posting
University Studies Academic Coaching Program is seeking a graduate student for a part-time coaching position. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing who can start in mid-August. The position includes working with undergraduate students in creating individualized goals with time management, problem solving, and academics. Candidates interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by July 14, 2014.

8. TWO GRAD ASSISTANTSHIPS OPEN IN THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOPA – 1st posting
The theatre production program in the School of Performing Arts is seeking two FT graduate assistants (20 hrs/wk, Step 1, 9-month) for the 2014/15 academic.  The successful candidate must be available 1:00-5:30 pm M – F.

— Position #1 is in the scenic construction shop.  Required skills: Carpentry, experience with power tools and equipment, finishing work, painting, installation and assembly. Ability to listen and learn from senior shop technicians; work both independently and with others; read and understand technical design drawings. Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency in standard scenic fabrication techniques including welding and rigging.
— Position #2 is in the costume construction shop. Required skills: Ability to read and understand costume designs and assemble patterns; basic experience with sewing and stitching; listen and learn from faculty and staff supervisors; work both independently and with others.  Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency with fabric cutting, draping, patterning, fitting and costume crafts.  Submit a C/V or resume, and a letter of interest (with the email subject heading "Application for Position #1 (Scenic Assistant)" or "Application for Position #2 (Costume Assistant)". Email and attachments should be sent by July 15, 2014 to Patricia Raun, Director, SoPA at praun@vt.edu. No telephone calls.

9. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates.  Learn about details at:  http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.

10. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – 3rd posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

11. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 1st posting
Children 12-18 and parents are needed for a study to determine the reliability and validity of a biomarker for beverage consumption and added sugar intake in adolescents. The study involves children completing beverage and theory-based questionnaires, food recalls, and two non-invasive fingerstick blood samples across 5 sessions; parents will complete three questionnaires on first visit. Approximated time commitment is <5 hours. Children will receive $50 upon completion.  If interested in participating, please contact Carly in the Lab for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management. Phone: (540)-231-7918 or email: carlym@vt.edu.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks.  The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively.  Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $10/hr.  If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at sedighia@vt.edu for further details.

Upcoming events:

SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 2: Graphics in R;
  • Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
  • Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
  • Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;

 

June 23-29, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE

Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm

2. FERPA TRAINING FOR GA’s and GTA’S
Wednesday, Jun 25, 9:00am-10:30am, GLC multipurpose room
The Graduate School has arranged for Wanda Hankins Dean, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Degree Management, to present a FERPA workshop for all Graduate School staff, colleagues across campus, and GA’s and GTA’s who work with sensitive student data. Light refreshments will be served.

3. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: STATISTICAL ANALYSIS IN R
Wednesday, Jun 25, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Ian Crandell, this class is the second in a three-course series that assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. Experience using R or attending Part I of this series is suggested but not required. The intended audience includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to statistical analysis in R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. R is a free computing and graphical software/environment for statistical analysis. This course is designed to provide a basic statistical analysis in R using two data sets. The first data set comes from a study of low birth weights and includes 189 observations and various prediction variables. Analyses described include t-tests (one-sample, two sample, paired tests), ANOVA, generalized linear regression (logistic regression), and nonparametric tests. The second data set summarizes binary responses and six continuous predictors. The course includes a lecture portion covering statistical concepts and a computer lab component that covers usage of R to perform the analyses described above. Attendees can write, modify, and execute R codes for the statistical analysis. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.

4. GLC CAFÉ: LEMONADE EDITION
Thursday, Jun 26, 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. This week’s special: freshly squeezed lemonade! Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

5. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB–  a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf. For more information contact Ellen Taylor, member of the award committee, at ellenelizabethtaylor@gmail.com.

6. GLC STUDENT BUILDING MANAGER POSITIONS OPEN FOR FALL 2014 – 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 three positions to start during the fall  semester at a rate of $12/hour. Apply online at: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/47854. Contact Eric Margiotta (Margiotta@vt.edu) with questions.

7. PART-TIME COACHING POSITION IN UNIV STUDIES STARTING IN AUG – 1st posting
University Studies Academic Coaching Program is seeking a graduate student for a part-time coaching position. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing who can start in mid-August. The position includes working with undergraduate students in creating individualized goals with time management, problem solving, and academics. Candidates interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by July 14, 2014.

8. TWO GRAD ASSISTANTSHIPS OPEN IN THEATRE PRODUCTION IN SOPA – 1st posting
The theatre production program in the School of Performing Arts is seeking two FT graduate assistants (20 hrs/wk, Step 1, 9-month) for the 2014/15 academic.  The successful candidate must be available 1:00-5:30 pm M – F.

— Position #1 is in the scenic construction shop.  Required skills: Carpentry, experience with power tools and equipment, finishing work, painting, installation and assembly. Ability to listen and learn from senior shop technicians; work both independently and with others; read and understand technical design drawings. Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency in standard scenic fabrication techniques including welding and rigging.
— Position #2 is in the costume construction shop. Required skills: Ability to read and understand costume designs and assemble patterns; basic experience with sewing and stitching; listen and learn from faculty and staff supervisors; work both independently and with others.  Preferred qualifications include: Proficiency with fabric cutting, draping, patterning, fitting and costume crafts.  Submit a C/V or resume, and a letter of interest (with the email subject heading "Application for Position #1 (Scenic Assistant)" or "Application for Position #2 (Costume Assistant)". Email and attachments should be sent by July 15, 2014 to Patricia Raun, Director, SoPA at praun@vt.edu. No telephone calls.

9. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates.  Learn about details at:  http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.

10. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – 3rd posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

11. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 1st posting
Children 12-18 and parents are needed for a study to determine the reliability and validity of a biomarker for beverage consumption and added sugar intake in adolescents. The study involves children completing beverage and theory-based questionnaires, food recalls, and two non-invasive fingerstick blood samples across 5 sessions; parents will complete three questionnaires on first visit. Approximated time commitment is <5 hours. Children will receive $50 upon completion.  If interested in participating, please contact Carly in the Lab for Eating Behaviors and Weight Management. Phone: (540)-231-7918 or email: carlym@vt.edu.

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks.  The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively.  Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $10/hr.  If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at sedighia@vt.edu for further details.

Upcoming events:

SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 2: Graphics in R;
  • Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
  • Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
  • Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;

 

June 16-22, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

2. YOU SCREAMED ICE CREAM AND WE HEARD YOU
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Ice cream will be served in the Grad School lobby for any and every graduate student who comes by. Take a quick break from whatever you are doing to enjoy some ice cream and meet other grad students who are around this summer. If you plan to stop by, please complete this quick survey to help us plan for the right amount of ice cream: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1402946201139. Brought to you by the Graduate School.

3. GET LAMP: THE TEXT ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY
Wednesday, Jun 18, 4:00-6:00pm, GLC TV Lounge
"Before the first-person shooter there was the second-person thinker." Have you ever thought about writing a story in which the audience is an active participant? Join others interested in the art and skill of interactive digital narrative for a viewing and discussion of "Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary" (http://www.getlamp.com/) by Jason Scott.  Contact grad student Darren <dmaczka@vt.edu> with any questions.

4. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: BASICS OF R
Wednesday, Jun 18, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Olawale Awe, this introductory course covers programming basics in R (a powerful, versatile, and free statistical programming language), including the definition and manipulation of data objects, loops, importing/exporting data, and simple data summaries. These concepts will be illustrated using both the Home Prices Data and also the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components and attendees will have the opportunity to write, modify, and execute R codes for these data. This intro session is part of a three-course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. More experienced users may wish to skip this course and attend subsequent courses on statistical and graphical techniques using R. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.

5. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 19, 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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

6. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 1st posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB–  a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf.

7. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 1st posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates.  Learn about details at:  http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.

8. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – 2nd posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks.  The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively.  Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $10/hr.  If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at sedighia@vt.edu for further details.

10. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 3rd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country.  Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends.  If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058.

Upcoming events:

SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 25: Statistical Analysis in R;
  • Wednesday, July 2: Graphics in R;
  • Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
  • Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
  • Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;

FERPA TRAINING FOR GA’s and GTA’S
Wednesday, Jun 25, 9:00am-10:30am, GLC multipurpose room
The Graduate School has arranged for Wanda Hankins Dean, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Degree Management, to present a FERPA workshop for all Graduate School staff, colleagues across campus, and GA’s and GTA’s who work with sensitive student data. Light refreshments will be served.

June 9-15, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 12, 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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

3. FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Consult webpage for specific details. http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact  Christina M. McIntyre, VT Fulbright Program Adviser, at cmcintyre@vt.edu for more information about the VT Fulbright application process.

4. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS OPEN – 1st posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

5. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT WAGE POSITION – 3rd posting
The communications assistant for the Fralin Life Science Institute will serve as the writer and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Inside Fralin, and will be responsible for identifying and developing content for Fralin’s social media sites (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In). The assistant will also help identify and develop content for the website, news releases, news videos, and marketing materials, and assist with special events planning, including workshops, conferences, open houses and faculty and student events. The desired candidate will have a knack for writing, editing, and multimedia production, and will have a passion for the life sciences. Must have bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or other related field. Experience with video production and digital media is a plus. Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Lindsay Key at ltkey@vt.edu.

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks.  The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively.  Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $10/hr.  If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at sedighia@vt.edu for further details.

7. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 2nd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country.  Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends.  If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VT-SCORES STUDY – 3rd posting
VT-SCORES (Virginia Tech Signal Control & Operation Research and Education Systems lab) is conducting a study to collect information on the novel traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles. This mechanism is enabling users to select Priority Level for their trip, which is then used to determine right-of-way at an intersection for self-driving vehicles. In addition, there is a supporting structure of non-monetary Priority Credits. Researchers are trying to collect information on decision-making and opinions on this traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles using an Internet-based experiment. The study will take around 10 minutes, and your participation can contribute to the development of novel self-driving vehicle control technology. Participation is voluntary and data obtained will be confidential. You can opt out of the experiment at any time. Must be at least 18 years of age; Those who complete the whole experiment may enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The odds for winning the raffle is estimated as 1 in 200. If interested, visit https://self-driving-priority-level.info/. If you have questions, contact Milos at 540-553-5949 or via email at milosm@vt.edu.

June 9-15, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 12, 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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

3. FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Consult webpage for specific details. http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact  Christina M. McIntyre, VT Fulbright Program Adviser, at cmcintyre@vt.edu for more information about the VT Fulbright application process.

4. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS OPEN – 1st posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.

5. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT WAGE POSITION – 3rd posting
The communications assistant for the Fralin Life Science Institute will serve as the writer and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Inside Fralin, and will be responsible for identifying and developing content for Fralin’s social media sites (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In). The assistant will also help identify and develop content for the website, news releases, news videos, and marketing materials, and assist with special events planning, including workshops, conferences, open houses and faculty and student events. The desired candidate will have a knack for writing, editing, and multimedia production, and will have a passion for the life sciences. Must have bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or other related field. Experience with video production and digital media is a plus. Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Lindsay Key at ltkey@vt.edu.

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks.  The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively.  Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40.  Participants will be compensated $10/hr.  If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at sedighia@vt.edu for further details.

7. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 2nd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country.  Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends.  If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VT-SCORES STUDY – 3rd posting
VT-SCORES (Virginia Tech Signal Control & Operation Research and Education Systems lab) is conducting a study to collect information on the novel traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles. This mechanism is enabling users to select Priority Level for their trip, which is then used to determine right-of-way at an intersection for self-driving vehicles. In addition, there is a supporting structure of non-monetary Priority Credits. Researchers are trying to collect information on decision-making and opinions on this traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles using an Internet-based experiment. The study will take around 10 minutes, and your participation can contribute to the development of novel self-driving vehicle control technology. Participation is voluntary and data obtained will be confidential. You can opt out of the experiment at any time. Must be at least 18 years of age; Those who complete the whole experiment may enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The odds for winning the raffle is estimated as 1 in 200. If interested, visit https://self-driving-priority-level.info/. If you have questions, contact Milos at 540-553-5949 or via email at milosm@vt.edu.

June 2-8, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm

 2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 5, 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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

3. FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Consult webpage for specific details. http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact  Christina M. McIntyre, VT Fulbright Program Adviser, at cmcintyre@vt.edu for more information about the VT Fulbright application process.

4. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
The communications assistant for the Fralin Life Science Institute will serve as the writer and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Inside Fralin, and will be responsible for identifying and developing content for Fralin’s social media sites (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In). The assistant will also help identify and develop content for the website, news releases, news videos, and marketing materials, and assist with special events planning, including workshops, conferences, open houses and faculty and student events. The desired candidate will have a knack for writing, editing, and multimedia production, and will have a passion for the life sciences. Must have bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or other related field. Experience with video production and digital media is a plus. Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Lindsay Key at ltkey@vt.edu.

5. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 1st posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country.  Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends.  If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VT-SCORES STUDY – 2nd posting
VT-SCORES (Virginia Tech Signal Control & Operation Research and Education Systems lab) is conducting a study to collect information on the novel traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles. This mechanism is enabling users to select Priority Level for their trip, which is then used to determine right-of-way at an intersection for self-driving vehicles. In addition, there is a supporting structure of non-monetary Priority Credits. Researchers are trying to collect information on decision-making and opinions on this traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles using an Internet-based experiment. The study will take around 10 minutes, and your participation can contribute to the development of novel self-driving vehicle control technology. Participation is voluntary and data obtained will be confidential. You can opt out of the experiment at any time. Must be at least 18 years of age; Those who complete the whole experiment may enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The odds for winning the raffle is estimated as 1 in 200. If interested, visit https://self-driving-priority-level.info/. If you have questions, contact Milos at 540-553-5949 or via email at milosm@vt.edu.

7. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd 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; either finishing the second year of their doctoral program or further along in their 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.

June 2-8, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.

  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
  • Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 8:00am-4:00pm

 2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 5, 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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

3. FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences.  The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Through engagement in the community, the individual will interact with their hosts on a one-to-one basis in an atmosphere of openness, academic integrity, and intellectual freedom, thereby promoting mutual understanding. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Consult webpage for specific details. http://us.fulbrightonline.org. Contact  Christina M. McIntyre, VT Fulbright Program Adviser, at cmcintyre@vt.edu for more information about the VT Fulbright application process.

4. COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
The communications assistant for the Fralin Life Science Institute will serve as the writer and editor of the monthly e-newsletter, Inside Fralin, and will be responsible for identifying and developing content for Fralin’s social media sites (currently Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In). The assistant will also help identify and develop content for the website, news releases, news videos, and marketing materials, and assist with special events planning, including workshops, conferences, open houses and faculty and student events. The desired candidate will have a knack for writing, editing, and multimedia production, and will have a passion for the life sciences. Must have bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or other related field. Experience with video production and digital media is a plus. Send a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to Lindsay Key at ltkey@vt.edu.

5. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 1st posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country.  Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends.  If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

6. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VT-SCORES STUDY – 2nd posting
VT-SCORES (Virginia Tech Signal Control & Operation Research and Education Systems lab) is conducting a study to collect information on the novel traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles. This mechanism is enabling users to select Priority Level for their trip, which is then used to determine right-of-way at an intersection for self-driving vehicles. In addition, there is a supporting structure of non-monetary Priority Credits. Researchers are trying to collect information on decision-making and opinions on this traffic control mechanism for self-driving vehicles using an Internet-based experiment. The study will take around 10 minutes, and your participation can contribute to the development of novel self-driving vehicle control technology. Participation is voluntary and data obtained will be confidential. You can opt out of the experiment at any time. Must be at least 18 years of age; Those who complete the whole experiment may enter a raffle to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The odds for winning the raffle is estimated as 1 in 200. If interested, visit https://self-driving-priority-level.info/. If you have questions, contact Milos at 540-553-5949 or via email at milosm@vt.edu.

7. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT – 3rd 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; either finishing the second year of their doctoral program or further along in their 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.