May 26-31, 2015

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – break schedule; updated 5/18

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus until fall
  • Cook Counseling: Fridays 1:00-5:00pm in the summer, starting 5/29, Green Room 
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room – continues through summer
  • Graduate School summer hours May 18-Jul 31: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: Tuesdays,10:00-12:00 in Room A
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus until fall

2. BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASSES THIS SUMMER
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm, War Memorial Dance Room
Want to look really cool and learn something new at the same time? Join Bollywood Dance Classes this summer and surprise your friends once the semester starts. The classes will cover many other Indian dance forms and are free and open to all. It’s time to grab your dancing shoes! This message is posted on behalf of grad student Garima Malhotra, garima@vt.edu.

3. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)
Meet weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

4. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 28, 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. If it’s sunny and not too warm, we might be on the side-patio (near Bookstore side entrance behind the shrubs).

5. STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 1st posting
A statistical consultant will be available Mon-Fri 1-3pm in the Old Security Building to answer quick questions or help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. Walk-in consulting is also available 10-12pm on Tuesdays in GLC Room A and from 10-12 pm on Wednesdays in 403-J Hutcheson. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Collaboration Request Form at http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu  and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

6. VT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC. OFFICE HOURS – 2nd posting
The VT IP, Inc. is holding weekly office hours in the university library for any students who have questions about IP and commercialization; developing and protecting intellectual property;  navigating the technology transfer process; refining your business strategy for rapid growth; tapping into other entrepreneurial resources; building and financing a startup company. Hours are Wed & Thu 1:00 – 5:00pm in Port: Digital Research Commons, Room 3320 Torgersen Hall; Fri 9:00am–12:00pm at VTIP’s CRC office, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050. Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment at vtip.appointy.com to guarantee your time slot.

7. PROVIDE FEEDBACK ABOUT INCLUSIVE-VT INITIATIVES – 2nd posting
Grad students are invited to provide feedback and comments about the InclusiveVT initiatives and efforts.  Your input is valuable.  To provide feedback, go to www.inclusive.vt.edu where you can view a summary report of the initiatives and progress made.  The title of the document is 2014-2015 Initiatives and Progress report. Please provide any feedback by Jun 2 at    https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6W53WBiAiMXSCC9.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 1st posting
Researchers from the 3D Interaction Group are recruiting participants to help in a study regarding VR display systems. You will be asked to answer a few questions after looking into the tracheal system of a beetle on either a four-sided CAVE or a head mounted display (HMD). The study takes around 75m and you must be over 18 and have no knowledge of biomechanics to participate. Please email Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu if you are interested.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VISUALIZATION USER STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a study analyzing high-dimensional data through interaction.  Participants will be asked to analyze a dataset about animals using a tool developed by researchers who are interested in how the tool supports the analytical process and aids in finding interesting insights about the data.  Participation in the study is about one hour in Torgersen 3160; compensation is $10. Visit the calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUE3N0NUcTJtX1l5fGRlZmF1bHR8MmRlYzA2ZTQyNGM5OWFhNzY3MzQ5MDdiMTlkNTI5YTE to sign up for a session. Appointments have been scheduled for the next few weeks. If you do not find a time that suits, please contact jzself@vt.edu. If you were/are enrolled in any of the following courses (CS 6724 Visual Analytics in Fall 2013; CS 5764 Information Visualization in Fall 2014; CMDA/CS/STAT 3654 Intro to Data Analytics and Visualization in Spring 2015), or are under 18 years of age, you are not eligible for the study. If you took the course in a different semester or are taking the course in the future, you are still eligible! Please contact Jessica Zeitz Self (jzself@vt.edu) with questions.

10. MOTHERS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON STRESS MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHY EATING – 3rd  posting
Participation in this study involves attending four weekly meetings lasting 1.5 hours, a focus group, and a phone interview four weeks later. Participants will be asked to fill out surveys about their eating behavior and experience of stress at the beginning and end of the study, along with saliva samples and body measurements. The weekly sessions will focus on managing stress, slowing down, and healthy food. The focus group and interview will help researchers learn more about your experience in the program. Eligibility requirements: must be a mother 18 or older with a child 5 years or younger living in your home; not currently pregnant or breastfeeding; not participating in a weight loss program or diet. Participants will receive $10-85 based on level of participation. Date and time of program will be determined upon convenience for majority of participants. For more info contact Lauren by calling/texting (540)808.5358 or emailing slowdownvt@gmail.com.

11. 9-15-YEAR-OLD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting (note modified age requirements)
The Third Lab at Virginia Tech is interested in 9-15 year-olds, their friendships, communities, and whether and how they listen to music. Researchers are conducting a study, and may publish the results. Participating 9-15 year-olds will be asked to complete a short (5-10 minute) questionnaire each day for 14 days. Please email Michael Stewart at tgm@vt.edu to express interest, get more information or enroll your child in this 14-day study. Participants will be compensated. Your child’s participation is voluntary and confidential.

May 26-31, 2015

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – break schedule; updated 5/18

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus until fall
  • Cook Counseling: Fridays 1:00-5:00pm in the summer, starting 5/29, Green Room 
  • GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room – continues through summer
  • Graduate School summer hours May 18-Jul 31: 9:00am-4:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: Tuesdays,10:00-12:00 in Room A
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus until fall

2. BOLLYWOOD DANCE CLASSES THIS SUMMER
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm, War Memorial Dance Room
Want to look really cool and learn something new at the same time? Join Bollywood Dance Classes this summer and surprise your friends once the semester starts. The classes will cover many other Indian dance forms and are free and open to all. It’s time to grab your dancing shoes! This message is posted on behalf of grad student Garima Malhotra, garima@vt.edu.

3. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: SUMMER BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)
Meet weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

4. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 28, 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. If it’s sunny and not too warm, we might be on the side-patio (near Bookstore side entrance behind the shrubs).

5. STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 1st posting
A statistical consultant will be available Mon-Fri 1-3pm in the Old Security Building to answer quick questions or help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. Walk-in consulting is also available 10-12pm on Tuesdays in GLC Room A and from 10-12 pm on Wednesdays in 403-J Hutcheson. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA Collaboration Request Form at http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu  and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

6. VT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES, INC. OFFICE HOURS – 2nd posting
The VT IP, Inc. is holding weekly office hours in the university library for any students who have questions about IP and commercialization; developing and protecting intellectual property;  navigating the technology transfer process; refining your business strategy for rapid growth; tapping into other entrepreneurial resources; building and financing a startup company. Hours are Wed & Thu 1:00 – 5:00pm in Port: Digital Research Commons, Room 3320 Torgersen Hall; Fri 9:00am–12:00pm at VTIP’s CRC office, 2200 Kraft Drive, Suite 1050. Walk-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment at vtip.appointy.com to guarantee your time slot.

7. PROVIDE FEEDBACK ABOUT INCLUSIVE-VT INITIATIVES – 2nd posting
Grad students are invited to provide feedback and comments about the InclusiveVT initiatives and efforts.  Your input is valuable.  To provide feedback, go to www.inclusive.vt.edu where you can view a summary report of the initiatives and progress made.  The title of the document is 2014-2015 Initiatives and Progress report. Please provide any feedback by Jun 2 at    https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6W53WBiAiMXSCC9.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 1st posting
Researchers from the 3D Interaction Group are recruiting participants to help in a study regarding VR display systems. You will be asked to answer a few questions after looking into the tracheal system of a beetle on either a four-sided CAVE or a head mounted display (HMD). The study takes around 75m and you must be over 18 and have no knowledge of biomechanics to participate. Please email Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu if you are interested.

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VISUALIZATION USER STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a study analyzing high-dimensional data through interaction.  Participants will be asked to analyze a dataset about animals using a tool developed by researchers who are interested in how the tool supports the analytical process and aids in finding interesting insights about the data.  Participation in the study is about one hour in Torgersen 3160; compensation is $10. Visit the calendar at https://www.google.com/calendar/selfsched?sstoken=UUE3N0NUcTJtX1l5fGRlZmF1bHR8MmRlYzA2ZTQyNGM5OWFhNzY3MzQ5MDdiMTlkNTI5YTE to sign up for a session. Appointments have been scheduled for the next few weeks. If you do not find a time that suits, please contact jzself@vt.edu. If you were/are enrolled in any of the following courses (CS 6724 Visual Analytics in Fall 2013; CS 5764 Information Visualization in Fall 2014; CMDA/CS/STAT 3654 Intro to Data Analytics and Visualization in Spring 2015), or are under 18 years of age, you are not eligible for the study. If you took the course in a different semester or are taking the course in the future, you are still eligible! Please contact Jessica Zeitz Self (jzself@vt.edu) with questions.

10. MOTHERS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON STRESS MANAGEMENT AND HEALTHY EATING – 3rd  posting
Participation in this study involves attending four weekly meetings lasting 1.5 hours, a focus group, and a phone interview four weeks later. Participants will be asked to fill out surveys about their eating behavior and experience of stress at the beginning and end of the study, along with saliva samples and body measurements. The weekly sessions will focus on managing stress, slowing down, and healthy food. The focus group and interview will help researchers learn more about your experience in the program. Eligibility requirements: must be a mother 18 or older with a child 5 years or younger living in your home; not currently pregnant or breastfeeding; not participating in a weight loss program or diet. Participants will receive $10-85 based on level of participation. Date and time of program will be determined upon convenience for majority of participants. For more info contact Lauren by calling/texting (540)808.5358 or emailing slowdownvt@gmail.com.

11. 9-15-YEAR-OLD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 3rd posting (note modified age requirements)
The Third Lab at Virginia Tech is interested in 9-15 year-olds, their friendships, communities, and whether and how they listen to music. Researchers are conducting a study, and may publish the results. Participating 9-15 year-olds will be asked to complete a short (5-10 minute) questionnaire each day for 14 days. Please email Michael Stewart at tgm@vt.edu to express interest, get more information or enroll your child in this 14-day study. Participants will be compensated. Your child’s participation is voluntary and confidential.