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;