July 28-August 3, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE – updated 7/28
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. Regular hours to resume Aug 4.

 2. SHORT STAT COURSE FOR GRADS: FACTORIAL EXPERIMENTS – BLOCKING, CONFOUNDING, AND FRACTIONAL FACTORIAL DESIGNS
Wednesday, Jul 30, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Emanuel Msemo, this course will cover ways to handle situations when it is impossible to perform all of the runs of the factorial experiments under homogenous conditions. It will also cover the screening experiments in which many factors are considered and the objective is to identify those factors (if any) that have large effects. This short course is open to all, but the audience is assumed to be knowledgeable in ANOVA and basic principles of designing an experiment. A quick introduction to design of experiments will be given. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 31, 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.

4. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANTS GA OPENING – 1st posting
One of the previously advertised Graduate Assistantship positions has opened up. Those who had applied previously for the Reference Library Assistant (RLA) position do not have to reapply to be considered. Visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-24.html for the job announcement, a link to the GA Job Description and an application to fill out and return to Lori Lee by 5pm on Monday, Aug 4.

5. GRA OPENING FOR 2014-15: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 1st posting
VT’s Enterprise GIS and BEV seek a highly-motivated graduate student with web design and programming skills to develop GIS-related web applications as assigned in a technical team environment, using an evolving set of best-practice tools, libraries and techniques. Responsibilities include developing web mapping applications that interface with IT’s GIS server infrastructure, performing mapping and analysis tasks and supporting high-visibility mapping initiatives. Required experience: Web application programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Other experience, in descending order of preference: Working in a distributed team environment; Tools and APIs related to the ESRI ArcGIS platform; REST/SOAP Services-Oriented Architecture; jQuery and Dojo Toolkit JavaScript libraries; Bootstrap and mobile-first design principles; Revision control (e.g, svn); Security, safety and/or facilities management application domains; Open-source GIS server tools (e.g., GeoServer, PostGIS, Geoportal Server); Drupal CMS; SQL ( MySQL/ PostgreSQL /Oracle); PHP; 960 Grid CSS framework; Adobe Creative Suite; Graphic design; Candidates with a subset of the preferred skill set that can demonstrate web application development proficiency and willingness to learn the geospatial aspects of the work are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time GRA (20 hr/wk). Renewal contingent on funding availability, continued interest of the student, and student’s performance. To apply, forward a current resume and a cover letter explaining interest in and qualification for the position as soon as possible to egisjobs@bev.net. Open until filled.

6. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at rfitz@vt.edu with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.

7. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 2nd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 VT 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, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

8. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 3rd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

9. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 4-18), GTA training (Aug 18-19), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 18-22). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1406573191061. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors early next week and during the week of Aug 11-15.

10. EDITORS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR MAGAZINE – 1st posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for editors, writers, photographers, artists, and general LGBT activism enthusiasts for the Fall 2014 semester. Please email Matty Bennett at theinterlopervt@gmail.com to get involved!

July 28-August 3, 2014

1.  WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC  – SUMMER SCHEDULE – updated 7/28
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. Regular hours to resume Aug 4.

 2. SHORT STAT COURSE FOR GRADS: FACTORIAL EXPERIMENTS – BLOCKING, CONFOUNDING, AND FRACTIONAL FACTORIAL DESIGNS
Wednesday, Jul 30, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Emanuel Msemo, this course will cover ways to handle situations when it is impossible to perform all of the runs of the factorial experiments under homogenous conditions. It will also cover the screening experiments in which many factors are considered and the objective is to identify those factors (if any) that have large effects. This short course is open to all, but the audience is assumed to be knowledgeable in ANOVA and basic principles of designing an experiment. A quick introduction to design of experiments will be given. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 31, 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.

4. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANTS GA OPENING – 1st posting
One of the previously advertised Graduate Assistantship positions has opened up. Those who had applied previously for the Reference Library Assistant (RLA) position do not have to reapply to be considered. Visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-24.html for the job announcement, a link to the GA Job Description and an application to fill out and return to Lori Lee by 5pm on Monday, Aug 4.

5. GRA OPENING FOR 2014-15: GIS WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – 1st posting
VT’s Enterprise GIS and BEV seek a highly-motivated graduate student with web design and programming skills to develop GIS-related web applications as assigned in a technical team environment, using an evolving set of best-practice tools, libraries and techniques. Responsibilities include developing web mapping applications that interface with IT’s GIS server infrastructure, performing mapping and analysis tasks and supporting high-visibility mapping initiatives. Required experience: Web application programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Other experience, in descending order of preference: Working in a distributed team environment; Tools and APIs related to the ESRI ArcGIS platform; REST/SOAP Services-Oriented Architecture; jQuery and Dojo Toolkit JavaScript libraries; Bootstrap and mobile-first design principles; Revision control (e.g, svn); Security, safety and/or facilities management application domains; Open-source GIS server tools (e.g., GeoServer, PostGIS, Geoportal Server); Drupal CMS; SQL ( MySQL/ PostgreSQL /Oracle); PHP; 960 Grid CSS framework; Adobe Creative Suite; Graphic design; Candidates with a subset of the preferred skill set that can demonstrate web application development proficiency and willingness to learn the geospatial aspects of the work are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time GRA (20 hr/wk). Renewal contingent on funding availability, continued interest of the student, and student’s performance. To apply, forward a current resume and a cover letter explaining interest in and qualification for the position as soon as possible to egisjobs@bev.net. Open until filled.

6. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at rfitz@vt.edu with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.

7. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 2nd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 VT 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, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

8. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 3rd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

9. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 4-18), GTA training (Aug 18-19), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 18-22). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1406573191061. There will be a training session for grad ambassadors early next week and during the week of Aug 11-15.

10. EDITORS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR MAGAZINE – 1st posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for editors, writers, photographers, artists, and general LGBT activism enthusiasts for the Fall 2014 semester. Please email Matty Bennett at theinterlopervt@gmail.com to get involved!

July 21-27, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: PARAMENTRIC VS SEMI/NONPARAMETRIC REGRESSION MODELS
Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall;
The primary goal of this short course is to guide researchers who need to incorporate unknown, flexible, and nonlinear relationships between variables into their regression analyses. Any application area that uses regression analysis can potentially benefit from semi/nonparametric regression. R software will be used in this course, which will cover: (1) Differences between parametric and semi/nonparametric regression models; (2) How do I know if I should use nonparametric regression model for my data? (3) A comparison between parametric and nonparametric regression in terms of fitting and prediction criteria; (4) Methods of fitting semi/nonparametric regression models. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 24, 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.

4. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 1st posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at rfitz@vt.edu with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.

5. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 1st posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 VT 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, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

6. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 2nd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

7. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 3rd posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 2nd posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete this 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants will receive a $5 Target gift card by email after survey completion. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs

July 21-27, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: PARAMENTRIC VS SEMI/NONPARAMETRIC REGRESSION MODELS
Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall;
The primary goal of this short course is to guide researchers who need to incorporate unknown, flexible, and nonlinear relationships between variables into their regression analyses. Any application area that uses regression analysis can potentially benefit from semi/nonparametric regression. R software will be used in this course, which will cover: (1) Differences between parametric and semi/nonparametric regression models; (2) How do I know if I should use nonparametric regression model for my data? (3) A comparison between parametric and nonparametric regression in terms of fitting and prediction criteria; (4) Methods of fitting semi/nonparametric regression models. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 24, 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.

4. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 1st posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at rfitz@vt.edu with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.

5. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 1st posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year:  VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo.  All 31 VT 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, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at aglick@vt.edu, 231-4058. 

6. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 2nd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

7. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 3rd posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 2nd posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete this 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants will receive a $5 Target gift card by email after survey completion. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs

July 14-20, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: SQL IN R
Wednesday, Jul 16, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall;
Structured Query Language (SQL) is the prevailing language to communicate with datasets today. Many popular statistical packages have integrated SQL as a built-in part or add-on package. Taught by Xinran Hu, this short course will cover basic SQL concepts, querying commands from a single dataset (select, where), aggregate function (group by, having, sum, avg, max, min), and querying commands from multiple dataset (join). Attendees can practice these commands with an online SQL learning source, sqlzoo.net. This short course is an introduction for researchers who want to learn the basic SQL commands. Prior experience with SQL or programming is NOT required. Experience with R is preferred but NOT required. More LISA short courses about R can be found on the LISA website (www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses).

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 17, 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.

4. 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.

5. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 1st posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

6. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 2nd posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

7. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 3rd 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.

8. WAGE POSITION OPEN – 3rd 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. 

9. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 1st posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete this 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants will receive a $5 Target gift card by email after survey completion. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jul 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, Jul 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs.

July 14-20, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: SQL IN R
Wednesday, Jul 16, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall;
Structured Query Language (SQL) is the prevailing language to communicate with datasets today. Many popular statistical packages have integrated SQL as a built-in part or add-on package. Taught by Xinran Hu, this short course will cover basic SQL concepts, querying commands from a single dataset (select, where), aggregate function (group by, having, sum, avg, max, min), and querying commands from multiple dataset (join). Attendees can practice these commands with an online SQL learning source, sqlzoo.net. This short course is an introduction for researchers who want to learn the basic SQL commands. Prior experience with SQL or programming is NOT required. Experience with R is preferred but NOT required. More LISA short courses about R can be found on the LISA website (www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses).

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 17, 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.

4. 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.

5. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 1st posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.

6. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 2nd posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

7. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 3rd 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.

8. WAGE POSITION OPEN – 3rd 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. 

9. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 1st posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete this 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants will receive a $5 Target gift card by email after survey completion. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at thassen@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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jul 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
  • Wednesday, Jul 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs.

July 7-13, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: T-TESTS, ANOVA, AND RANK-BASED TESTS
Wednesday, Jul 9, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall
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.

3. GLC CAFÉ + LEMONADE
Thursday, Jul 10, 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. In the summer fresh lemonade is also served to help you stay cool Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

4. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 1st posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

5. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 2nd 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 – 2nd 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 – 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 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 – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 3rd 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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • 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.

 

July 7-13, 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 COURSE FOR GRADS: T-TESTS, ANOVA, AND RANK-BASED TESTS
Wednesday, Jul 9, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall
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.

3. GLC CAFÉ + LEMONADE
Thursday, Jul 10, 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. In the summer fresh lemonade is also served to help you stay cool Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!

4. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 1st posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend,  tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.).  There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects.  Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at owenr@vt.edu.

5. DIVERSITY SENIOR FELLOW POSITION OPEN FOR 2014-15 – 2nd 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 – 2nd 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 – 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 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 – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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. PARENTS AND ADOLESCENTS WANTED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH – 3rd 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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:

  • 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.