June 8-14, 2015

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – break schedule; updated 5/26

  • 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, Jun 11, 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. FRIDAYS IN THE GLC: CORNHOLE ON THE LAWN
Friday, Jun 12, 2:30-4:00pm, Grad School Lawn
Take a break and play some cornhole with grad students, or challenge Grad School staff to a game. Light refreshments will be served (lemonade? ice cream? stop by to see what we come up with). Please register at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1433792960174.

6. SUMMER II QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS COURSE OFFERED – 1st posting
The Educational Research and Evaluation program offers EDRE 6605: Quantitative Research Methods I in Summer 2, taught by Dr. Chosang Tendhar. EDRE 6605 is the first of a two-semester, year-long sequence, designed to provide an overview of basic research design, measurement, and statistical concepts in social and behavioral research. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process of social and educational research in field settings, hands-on experience of designing and conducting research, and analysis of data. This doctoral level introductory research method course is usually taken by graduate students from departments such as business, psychology, sociology, education, and human development. For more information contact Dr. Tendhar at ctendhar@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE TEACHING RESOURCE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS – 1st posting
Are you interested in teaching your subject through the arts? Whether you’re a scientist, engineer, or humanist, the Center for the Arts’ Explorers’ Guide has something for you to enhance your courses through the Center’s arts programs. In the guide you will find overarching topics, connections to academic departments at VT, resources, and questions to launch your students engagement with their subject areas through the arts. As you craft your syllabi and research projects, visit the Explorers’ Guide at https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/explorersguide1516 and consider the center’s programs as an extension of your classroom. For assistance, contact Jon Catherwood-Ginn at rjginn@vt.edu.

8. STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 3rd 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.

9. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE FOR 2015-16 – 1st posting
The Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management database and supporting staff, faculty, and student users of the software. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in supporting faculty/staff leading and administering programs abroad. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. Full listing at  <https://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/_customtags/ct_FileRetrieve.cfm?File_ID=060F7177744F03720372707074731C01007A0F14027A737E6E0972757106760A00740200717B0B7277> . The position is offered pending budgetary approval. To Apply: email to rfitz@vt.edu with cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Rachel Fitzgerald, Assistant Director for Program Management, Global Education Office email: rfitz@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MUSCLE FATIGUE STUDY –  1st posting
Participants are sought for an IRB-approved dissertation research study about the effects of different physical demands on muscle fatigue. Participants will perform a set of tasks, requiring forceful exertions of the hand, forearm, and/or upper arm. Muscular strength will be measured by voluntary contraction and electrical stimulation of muscles. Other measures will be related to performance and muscle fatigue by monitoring the muscle activity using EMG electrodes. Experiments will be conducted in the Safety Engineering Laboratory in the ISE department. The complete experiment involves up to 7 experimental sessions, each requiring about 4 hours. Participants will be paid $10/hour and a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Must be 18-30; male or female; no current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the hand/arm; exercise on a regular basis (2-3/wk). Contact Ehsan Rashedi (email: rashedi@vt.edu, phone: (540) 629-0297 with any questions or if interested in participating.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY EXPLORING SOCIAL RECIPROCITY IN AUTISM – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study examining responses to a mood task. Participants may include individuals with or without a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Phase I involves questionnaires related to background, mood, and health. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to respond to an online questionnaire expected to last between 30 to 45 minutes. Based on your responses to the measures, you may or may not be contacted for participation in the second portion of the study, where you would be in a lab for approximately 1.5-2 hours. This will involve you thinking about mood states and expressing these mood states to another same-gender participant. During these tasks, heart rate measures will be recorded from electrodes placed on your skin. An experimenter will provide a tutorial to show you how to place the electrode strap around your torso. You will also be asked to complete a series of questionnaires about your emotional experiences. Those eligible for the second part of the study will be contacted by email and will receive $30 in cash, and extra credit, when applicable. Contact Julee Farley, vtcar@vt.edu or call 540-231-8747 for more information. If interested in participating, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DJONQeJ83DYo17 for the online portion of the study.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 3rd 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.

June 8-14, 2015

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – break schedule; updated 5/26

  • 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, Jun 11, 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. FRIDAYS IN THE GLC: CORNHOLE ON THE LAWN
Friday, Jun 12, 2:30-4:00pm, Grad School Lawn
Take a break and play some cornhole with grad students, or challenge Grad School staff to a game. Light refreshments will be served (lemonade? ice cream? stop by to see what we come up with). Please register at https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1433792960174.

6. SUMMER II QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS COURSE OFFERED – 1st posting
The Educational Research and Evaluation program offers EDRE 6605: Quantitative Research Methods I in Summer 2, taught by Dr. Chosang Tendhar. EDRE 6605 is the first of a two-semester, year-long sequence, designed to provide an overview of basic research design, measurement, and statistical concepts in social and behavioral research. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the process of social and educational research in field settings, hands-on experience of designing and conducting research, and analysis of data. This doctoral level introductory research method course is usually taken by graduate students from departments such as business, psychology, sociology, education, and human development. For more information contact Dr. Tendhar at ctendhar@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE TEACHING RESOURCE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS – 1st posting
Are you interested in teaching your subject through the arts? Whether you’re a scientist, engineer, or humanist, the Center for the Arts’ Explorers’ Guide has something for you to enhance your courses through the Center’s arts programs. In the guide you will find overarching topics, connections to academic departments at VT, resources, and questions to launch your students engagement with their subject areas through the arts. As you craft your syllabi and research projects, visit the Explorers’ Guide at https://www.artscenter.vt.edu/Online/explorersguide1516 and consider the center’s programs as an extension of your classroom. For assistance, contact Jon Catherwood-Ginn at rjginn@vt.edu.

8. STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 3rd 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.

9. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE FOR 2015-16 – 1st posting
The Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2015-16 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management database and supporting staff, faculty, and student users of the software. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in supporting faculty/staff leading and administering programs abroad. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. Full listing at  <https://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/_customtags/ct_FileRetrieve.cfm?File_ID=060F7177744F03720372707074731C01007A0F14027A737E6E0972757106760A00740200717B0B7277> . The position is offered pending budgetary approval. To Apply: email to rfitz@vt.edu with cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Questions can be directed to Rachel Fitzgerald, Assistant Director for Program Management, Global Education Office email: rfitz@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MUSCLE FATIGUE STUDY –  1st posting
Participants are sought for an IRB-approved dissertation research study about the effects of different physical demands on muscle fatigue. Participants will perform a set of tasks, requiring forceful exertions of the hand, forearm, and/or upper arm. Muscular strength will be measured by voluntary contraction and electrical stimulation of muscles. Other measures will be related to performance and muscle fatigue by monitoring the muscle activity using EMG electrodes. Experiments will be conducted in the Safety Engineering Laboratory in the ISE department. The complete experiment involves up to 7 experimental sessions, each requiring about 4 hours. Participants will be paid $10/hour and a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Must be 18-30; male or female; no current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the hand/arm; exercise on a regular basis (2-3/wk). Contact Ehsan Rashedi (email: rashedi@vt.edu, phone: (540) 629-0297 with any questions or if interested in participating.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY EXPLORING SOCIAL RECIPROCITY IN AUTISM – 1st posting
Participants are sought for a study examining responses to a mood task. Participants may include individuals with or without a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Phase I involves questionnaires related to background, mood, and health. If you decide to participate, you will be asked to respond to an online questionnaire expected to last between 30 to 45 minutes. Based on your responses to the measures, you may or may not be contacted for participation in the second portion of the study, where you would be in a lab for approximately 1.5-2 hours. This will involve you thinking about mood states and expressing these mood states to another same-gender participant. During these tasks, heart rate measures will be recorded from electrodes placed on your skin. An experimenter will provide a tutorial to show you how to place the electrode strap around your torso. You will also be asked to complete a series of questionnaires about your emotional experiences. Those eligible for the second part of the study will be contacted by email and will receive $30 in cash, and extra credit, when applicable. Contact Julee Farley, vtcar@vt.edu or call 540-231-8747 for more information. If interested in participating, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6DJONQeJ83DYo17 for the online portion of the study.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STUDY – 3rd 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.