Jul 28 – Aug 2, 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

Wednesday, Jul 22, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)

The group meets weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

 

4. THESIS THURSDAY

Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

 

5. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL, BUT MAYBE WITH ICE CREAM

Thursday, Jul 30, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room

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. To offset the muggy heat this week, maybe we’ll throw in some ice cream.

 

6. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT CHILDCARE FACILITY NOW ACCEPTING APLICATIONS – 1st posting

Now accepting applications for the Little Hokie Hangout! The LHH is a new part-day parent cooperative child care program that is run directly across the street from campus. The program director, Mariann Matson, is happy to schedule a time for you to walk through, answer any questions you might have, and provide you with an application form. You can reach her at mematson@vt.edu. This is a play-based program for children who are turning 2 through age 5, but spots are limited so don’t wait! Forms are due by Aug 15. Email childcare@vt.edu for more information.

 

7. NEW CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT POLICY EFFECTIVE FALL 2015 – 2nd posting

University Council approved a resolution (2014-15H) which requires graduate students to be continuously enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours in all spring and fall semesters at VT from initial enrollment through graduation. Approved "in absentia" status (resolution 2014-15J) or Cooperative Education Program enrollment also satisfy the continuous enrollment requirement. Graduate students who need to break their continuous enrollment may apply for a leave of absence (resolution 2014-15I) or participate in programs and activities approved by the Graduate School that require absence from the University. Any graduate student failing to remain continuously enrolled without approved leave will be resigned from the University. Learn more about these requirements at https://secure.graduateschool.vt.edu/weblog/monthlymemo/2015/07/16/1437061440000.html.

 

8. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;

Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures.

Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

 

9. SHARE INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – still posting

What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 20 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. See examples and upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

 

10. SIGN UP NOW FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – 2nd posting

The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction is now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions before the payment deadline.  To enroll in payroll deductions, first register for classes, then login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.  Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/financial/assistantships#Payroll%20Deduction%20of%20Comprehensive%20and%20Capital%20Fees%20for%20Graduate%20Assistants.

 

11. WAGE POSITION OPEN IN GLC: DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT MANAGER – 1st posting

The incumbent is responsible for managing digital sign, web and Facebook content, including content development and scheduling, screen and software maintenance, website maintenance, and communication and coordination with Grad School and GLC Service Desk staff. Must be FT grad student, have experience with any of the following software applications: Drupal, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Photoshop, MS PP, MS Paint, Samsung MagicNet Pro, flash converters. Preference will be given for: at least one semester of previous VT enrollment; web maintenance experience; knowledge of services, programs and events offered in the GLC. Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team environment. Submit cover letter and resume to grads@vt.edu. Position open until filled. Anticipated starting date: Aug 17 or later. $13/hr, approx. 10 hrs/wk.

 

12. 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 3-21), GTA training (Aug 17-18), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 17-21). 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=1438028410495. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

 

13. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MUSCLE FATIGUE AND RECORVERY STUDY – 1st posting

Volunteers are sought for 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 are paid $10/hour and a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Must be age 18-30;  males and females; no current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the hand/arm; exercise on a regular basis (2-3 times per week). Study protocols have been approved by the VT IRB (13-1160). Contact Ehsan Rashedi at rashedi@vt.edu, (540) 629-0297 with any questions or if interested in participating.

 

14. SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES AT SCHOOL OF ARCH+DESIGN – 3rd   posting

Grad student Shabnam Kavousi invites you to contribute to an Exhibition of Cultures at the School of Architecture + Design to display the cultural diversity in the School of A+D. In this exhibition graduate and undergraduate students from various countries and from different parts of the United States bring creative works or objects demonstrating the art and craftsmanship of their respective countries (various media – pottery, calligraphy, fabric, etc.). You can register the craft example by the Sep 19 at: http://goo.gl/forms/ETnfYpmkz6. See more at: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/CAUS_Exhibition_of_Cultures.

 

15. MILITARY VETERANS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY INTEGRATION STUDY – 2nd posting

Male veterans, age 18-26, with PTSD are invited to participate in a study about technology for veterans to assist them with integration into their community after military service. Participation involves completing a short background workbook and then attending an interview session that is audio-recorded. Participation could range between 30 minutes and 2 hours and participants will be compensated $15/hr. For more information, contact Ali Haskins Lisle by email ptsdresearch@vt.edu or phone (540)-585-1588.   

 

16. CHILD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE, GAZE & EMOTIONS TREATMENT STUDY – 3rd posting

If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child/children who are having problems with all of the following: * breaking rules, arguing or fighting; * seem insensitive to punishment; * lack concern or empathy for others, contact VT researchers about a free IRB-approved research study on the VT campus for children ages 6-9. Parents/legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Receive between $10-$30 per assessment session, up to $100 total. Contact Lauren at (540) 231-9735; Email: EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com.

 

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EVALUATING WEB-BASED KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT TOOL – 3rd posting

Participants are sought for helping evaluate a web-based knowledge assessment tool based on concept maps from the student user perspective. The evaluation can be done online and  will take less than 1 hour. The evaluation tasks include: learning the online materials, registering in the system, logging in the system, completing three concept map questions, requesting the report, and completing a survey. There is no direct benefit for participating in the evaluation. If interested in participating, go to http://jupiter.cs.vt.edu/cm/evaluate.jsp  for the online evaluation of the tool. For further information contact Congwu Tao by email tcongwu@vt.edu or mobile 540 838 5482.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT FALL RECEPTIONS – register now!

Intercultural Engagement Center’s Fall 2015 Welcome Receptions are open to any new or returning student, faculty, and staff member who identifies with or would like to support these groups (Black and African-American, Asian and Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino, Veterans, Students with disabilities, Native American, First-generation, LGBT*Q). An RSVP through the Intercultural Engagement Center’s page on GobblerConnect is preferred for each reception. Learn more at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/notices/072215-dsa-iecreceptions.html.

 

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP LUNCHEON – register now!

Wednesday, Sep 9

Graduate students with children are invited to join this year’s first Parent Support Group Luncheon. This month participants will have the privilege of hearing from guest speaker Laurie Fritsch about Student Health Initiatives at Virginia Tech that can benefit your family. Lunch is provided, and spouses are welcome. Please register at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4FABAA28A1FF2-september. For more information contact Marin Riegger at mriegger@vt.edu.

Jul 28 – Aug 2, 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

Wednesday, Jul 22, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)

The group meets weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

 

4. THESIS THURSDAY

Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm

Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

 

5. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL, BUT MAYBE WITH ICE CREAM

Thursday, Jul 30, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room

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. To offset the muggy heat this week, maybe we’ll throw in some ice cream.

 

6. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT CHILDCARE FACILITY NOW ACCEPTING APLICATIONS – 1st posting

Now accepting applications for the Little Hokie Hangout! The LHH is a new part-day parent cooperative child care program that is run directly across the street from campus. The program director, Mariann Matson, is happy to schedule a time for you to walk through, answer any questions you might have, and provide you with an application form. You can reach her at mematson@vt.edu. This is a play-based program for children who are turning 2 through age 5, but spots are limited so don’t wait! Forms are due by Aug 15. Email childcare@vt.edu for more information.

 

7. NEW CONTINUOUS ENROLLMENT POLICY EFFECTIVE FALL 2015 – 2nd posting

University Council approved a resolution (2014-15H) which requires graduate students to be continuously enrolled in a minimum of three credit hours in all spring and fall semesters at VT from initial enrollment through graduation. Approved "in absentia" status (resolution 2014-15J) or Cooperative Education Program enrollment also satisfy the continuous enrollment requirement. Graduate students who need to break their continuous enrollment may apply for a leave of absence (resolution 2014-15I) or participate in programs and activities approved by the Graduate School that require absence from the University. Any graduate student failing to remain continuously enrolled without approved leave will be resigned from the University. Learn more about these requirements at https://secure.graduateschool.vt.edu/weblog/monthlymemo/2015/07/16/1437061440000.html.

 

8. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA

LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;

Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures.

Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

 

9. SHARE INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – still posting

What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 20 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. See examples and upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

 

10. SIGN UP NOW FOR PAYROLL DEDUCTION OF COMP FEES FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – 2nd posting

The registration system for paying comprehensive fees through payroll deduction is now open.  Graduate students on an assistantship must either pay their comprehensive fees or enroll for payroll deductions before the payment deadline.  To enroll in payroll deductions, first register for classes, then login to Hokie SPA, choose University Account Information menu, and click on Graduate Students on Assistantship, enroll in Payroll Deduction. You must enroll in payroll deduction each semester in which you wish to take advantage of this opportunity.  Learn more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/financial/assistantships#Payroll%20Deduction%20of%20Comprehensive%20and%20Capital%20Fees%20for%20Graduate%20Assistants.

 

11. WAGE POSITION OPEN IN GLC: DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT MANAGER – 1st posting

The incumbent is responsible for managing digital sign, web and Facebook content, including content development and scheduling, screen and software maintenance, website maintenance, and communication and coordination with Grad School and GLC Service Desk staff. Must be FT grad student, have experience with any of the following software applications: Drupal, Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, Photoshop, MS PP, MS Paint, Samsung MagicNet Pro, flash converters. Preference will be given for: at least one semester of previous VT enrollment; web maintenance experience; knowledge of services, programs and events offered in the GLC. Must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work in a team environment. Submit cover letter and resume to grads@vt.edu. Position open until filled. Anticipated starting date: Aug 17 or later. $13/hr, approx. 10 hrs/wk.

 

12. 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 3-21), GTA training (Aug 17-18), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 17-21). 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=1438028410495. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

 

13. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR MUSCLE FATIGUE AND RECORVERY STUDY – 1st posting

Volunteers are sought for 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 are paid $10/hour and a $10 bonus after completing all sessions. Participation is voluntary and confidential. Must be age 18-30;  males and females; no current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the hand/arm; exercise on a regular basis (2-3 times per week). Study protocols have been approved by the VT IRB (13-1160). Contact Ehsan Rashedi at rashedi@vt.edu, (540) 629-0297 with any questions or if interested in participating.

 

14. SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES AT SCHOOL OF ARCH+DESIGN – 3rd   posting

Grad student Shabnam Kavousi invites you to contribute to an Exhibition of Cultures at the School of Architecture + Design to display the cultural diversity in the School of A+D. In this exhibition graduate and undergraduate students from various countries and from different parts of the United States bring creative works or objects demonstrating the art and craftsmanship of their respective countries (various media – pottery, calligraphy, fabric, etc.). You can register the craft example by the Sep 19 at: http://goo.gl/forms/ETnfYpmkz6. See more at: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/CAUS_Exhibition_of_Cultures.

 

15. MILITARY VETERANS SOUGHT FOR COMMUNITY INTEGRATION STUDY – 2nd posting

Male veterans, age 18-26, with PTSD are invited to participate in a study about technology for veterans to assist them with integration into their community after military service. Participation involves completing a short background workbook and then attending an interview session that is audio-recorded. Participation could range between 30 minutes and 2 hours and participants will be compensated $15/hr. For more information, contact Ali Haskins Lisle by email ptsdresearch@vt.edu or phone (540)-585-1588.   

 

16. CHILD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE, GAZE & EMOTIONS TREATMENT STUDY – 3rd posting

If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child/children who are having problems with all of the following: * breaking rules, arguing or fighting; * seem insensitive to punishment; * lack concern or empathy for others, contact VT researchers about a free IRB-approved research study on the VT campus for children ages 6-9. Parents/legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Receive between $10-$30 per assessment session, up to $100 total. Contact Lauren at (540) 231-9735; Email: EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com.

 

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EVALUATING WEB-BASED KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT TOOL – 3rd posting

Participants are sought for helping evaluate a web-based knowledge assessment tool based on concept maps from the student user perspective. The evaluation can be done online and  will take less than 1 hour. The evaluation tasks include: learning the online materials, registering in the system, logging in the system, completing three concept map questions, requesting the report, and completing a survey. There is no direct benefit for participating in the evaluation. If interested in participating, go to http://jupiter.cs.vt.edu/cm/evaluate.jsp  for the online evaluation of the tool. For further information contact Congwu Tao by email tcongwu@vt.edu or mobile 540 838 5482.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT FALL RECEPTIONS – register now!

Intercultural Engagement Center’s Fall 2015 Welcome Receptions are open to any new or returning student, faculty, and staff member who identifies with or would like to support these groups (Black and African-American, Asian and Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino, Veterans, Students with disabilities, Native American, First-generation, LGBT*Q). An RSVP through the Intercultural Engagement Center’s page on GobblerConnect is preferred for each reception. Learn more at http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/notices/072215-dsa-iecreceptions.html.

 

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP LUNCHEON – register now!

Wednesday, Sep 9

Graduate students with children are invited to join this year’s first Parent Support Group Luncheon. This month participants will have the privilege of hearing from guest speaker Laurie Fritsch about Student Health Initiatives at Virginia Tech that can benefit your family. Lunch is provided, and spouses are welcome. Please register at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0E4FABAA28A1FF2-september. For more information contact Marin Riegger at mriegger@vt.edu.

July 13-19, 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. HAM RADIO LICENSE EXAM SESSION
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2:00pm, Space@VT Building (1901 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg)The Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association will administer amateur radio exam in the Space@VT building located in the Corporate Research Center at 1901 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg.  All levels of license exams will be given. The exam fee is $15, and candidates must bring ID and the Social Security Number of FCC Registration Number.  For more information, including links to study and practice materials, visit http://www.vtara.org.vt.edu/?q=node/5 or contact grad student Nathaniel Frissell at nafrissell@vt.edu

4. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: SUMMER BIBLE STUDY – BACK AGAIN THIS WEEK!
Wednesday, Jul 15, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)
The group meets weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

5. THESIS THURSDAY
Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

6. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL
Thursday, Jul 16, 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).

7. FRIDAYS IN THE GLC: SWEET TEA AND CORNHOLE
Friday, Jul 17, 2:00-4:00pm, GLC Side Patio (grassy area surrounded by shrubs between bookstore and the GLC)
Take on your fellow graduate students in a game of corn hole, cool off with a glass of sweet tea, and munch on light refreshments all while enjoying some time away from your research. Grab your friend from the lab and bring him/her with you! If raining, snacks will be moved inside in the GLC Student Lounge.

8. SHARE INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – still posting
What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 20 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. See examples and upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

9. SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES AT SCHOOL OF ARCH+DESIGN – 1st posting
Grad student Shabnam Kavousi invites you to contribute to an Exhibition of Cultures at the School of Architecture + Design to display the cultural diversity in the School of A+D. In this exhibition graduate and undergraduate students from various countries and from different parts of the United States bring creative works or objects demonstrating the art and craftsmanship of their respective countries (various media – pottery, calligraphy, fabric, etc.). You can register the craft example by the Sep 19 at: http://goo.gl/forms/ETnfYpmkz6. See more at: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/CAUS_Exhibition_of_Cultures.

10. GRADUATE PREFERRED PARKING PILOT PROGRAM –  3rd posting
VT Parking and Transportation is offering a pilot program for the 2015-16 academic year for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants who are in a salaried assistantship appointment position. The program will feature specific spaces in Perry Street Lot 3, and the yearly permit will be $284. The pilot will be offered as a lottery to students who have pre-registered by August 10th. For more information, see https://www.parking.vt.edu (see program description under Announcements). 

11. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

Wednesday, Jul 15: Graphics in R;

Wednesday, Jul 22: Multivariate Clustering in R;

Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;

Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures. Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

12. SUMMER WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 2nd posting
VT’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) walk-in consulting will be available until Aug 14. A statistical consultant is available 1:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session to answer quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA request form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Locations are:

  • 1:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday, 103 Old Security Building
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, Graduate Life Center Meeting Room A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday, 403-J Hutcheson Hall

For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

13. GA OPENING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR 2015-16 – 1st posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Office is accepting applications for a FT (20 hrs/wk) graduate assistantship for the 2015-16 academic year. The GA will be working with the Learning Services Specialist on specific tasks and duties, including working with Distance Learning Specialist to implement strategies to develop a sense of community among off-campus students, update and manage website related to distance learning sense of community in the College of Engineering, create and maintain relationships with students off the Blacksburg campus, answer student inquiries- working in conjunction with the Learning Services Specialist. The GA will also have administrative tasks including liaising with University partners to facilitate student registration and enrollment, resolving student issues as they arise, working with VT staff on ensuring that courses are listed in timetable, and conducting market research analysis to determine trends in areas of distance learning. Must be full-time graduate student, have the ability to learn and adapt to changing responsibilities, and have professional communication skills, including public speaking and group presentations, experience with managing projects, ability to work with a team, excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail. For more information contact April Keene at ipitadmin@vt.edu. To apply: submit resume and a cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position to April Keene at ipitadmin@vt.edu by Wednesday, Jul 22.

14. PT GENERAL MANAGER SOUGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CO. AT VT – 2nd posting
The part-time General Manager serves in an emergency capacity as the Chief Operating Officer of the current Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, a non-profit corporation with its principal offices on campus.  Max 20 hours/wk with max pay of $20/hr, no benefits.  Primary responsibilities: provide administrative, organizational and financial guidance to the company; serve as team leader to the Management and Advisory Team, the daily supervision team for the six divisions of the company; assist in developing and administering budgets for each division of the company. Qualifications: relevant courses in business, English, journalism and accounting; basic understanding of print, broadcast and photography; excellent communication skills. To apply, contact Lynn Nystrom at tansy@vt.edu. EMCVT web site:  http://www.collegemedia.com/.

15. CHILD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE, GAZE & EMOTIONS TREATMENT STUDY – 1st posting
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child/children who are having problems with all of the following: * breaking rules, arguing or fighting; * seem insensitive to punishment; * lack concern or empathy for others, contact VT researchers about a free IRB-approved research study on the VT campus for children ages 6-9. Parents/legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games.  Receive between $10-$30 per assessment session, up to $100 total. Contact Lauren at (540) 231-9735; Email: EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EVALUATING WEB-BASED KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT TOOL – 1st posting
Participants are sought for helping evaluate a web-based knowledge assessment tool based on concept maps from the student user perspective. The evaluation can be done online and  will take less than 1 hour. The evaluation tasks include: learning the online materials, registering in the system, logging in the system, completing three concept map questions, requesting the report, and completing a survey. There is no direct benefit for participating in the evaluation. If interested in participating, go to http://jupiter.cs.vt.edu/cm/evaluate.jsp  for the online evaluation of the tool. For further information contact Congwu Tao by email tcongwu@vt.edu or mobile 540 838 5482.

17. CHILDREN WITH FREQUENT TANTRUMS/TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR TREATMENT STUDY – 2nd posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for frequent tantrums/temper outbursts and chronic irritability. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, please contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

18. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR GEOSPATIAL DATA RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
5-15 participants sought for a month-long research study focusing on the question “how might we provide mobile users with a way to explore, interact with, and analyze their personal geospatial data.” Participants will be optionally given an Android device to interact with and visualize their personal location-based data and will be asked to complete one 15-minute survey per week for four weeks to give investigators insight on their use of the application. At the end of the four-week study, you will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview and return the device. Participation is voluntary and all data collected will be confidential. If you are interested, email clidwin@vt.edu to schedule an initial 30-minute meeting about the project, participation, consenting, and device distribution. Contact Christina at clidwin@vt.edu with questions.

 

July 13-19, 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. HAM RADIO LICENSE EXAM SESSION
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2:00pm, Space@VT Building (1901 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg)The Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Association will administer amateur radio exam in the Space@VT building located in the Corporate Research Center at 1901 Innovation Drive, Blacksburg.  All levels of license exams will be given. The exam fee is $15, and candidates must bring ID and the Social Security Number of FCC Registration Number.  For more information, including links to study and practice materials, visit http://www.vtara.org.vt.edu/?q=node/5 or contact grad student Nathaniel Frissell at nafrissell@vt.edu

4. INTERVARSITY GRADUATE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP: SUMMER BIBLE STUDY – BACK AGAIN THIS WEEK!
Wednesday, Jul 15, 6:30-8:30pm, 107 Church St. SE (3 blocks from GLC)
The group meets weekly for an interactive Bible discussion. All are welcome! For directions and more information visit http://gcfvt.wordpress.com/.

5. THESIS THURSDAY
Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

6. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL
Thursday, Jul 16, 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).

7. FRIDAYS IN THE GLC: SWEET TEA AND CORNHOLE
Friday, Jul 17, 2:00-4:00pm, GLC Side Patio (grassy area surrounded by shrubs between bookstore and the GLC)
Take on your fellow graduate students in a game of corn hole, cool off with a glass of sweet tea, and munch on light refreshments all while enjoying some time away from your research. Grab your friend from the lab and bring him/her with you! If raining, snacks will be moved inside in the GLC Student Lounge.

8. SHARE INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – still posting
What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 20 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. See examples and upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

9. SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT FOR EXHIBITION OF CULTURES AT SCHOOL OF ARCH+DESIGN – 1st posting
Grad student Shabnam Kavousi invites you to contribute to an Exhibition of Cultures at the School of Architecture + Design to display the cultural diversity in the School of A+D. In this exhibition graduate and undergraduate students from various countries and from different parts of the United States bring creative works or objects demonstrating the art and craftsmanship of their respective countries (various media – pottery, calligraphy, fabric, etc.). You can register the craft example by the Sep 19 at: http://goo.gl/forms/ETnfYpmkz6. See more at: http://graduateschool.vt.edu/CAUS_Exhibition_of_Cultures.

10. GRADUATE PREFERRED PARKING PILOT PROGRAM –  3rd posting
VT Parking and Transportation is offering a pilot program for the 2015-16 academic year for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants who are in a salaried assistantship appointment position. The program will feature specific spaces in Perry Street Lot 3, and the yearly permit will be $284. The pilot will be offered as a lottery to students who have pre-registered by August 10th. For more information, see https://www.parking.vt.edu (see program description under Announcements). 

11. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

Wednesday, Jul 15: Graphics in R;

Wednesday, Jul 22: Multivariate Clustering in R;

Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;

Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures. Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

12. SUMMER WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 2nd posting
VT’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) walk-in consulting will be available until Aug 14. A statistical consultant is available 1:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session to answer quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA request form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Locations are:

  • 1:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday, 103 Old Security Building
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, Graduate Life Center Meeting Room A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday, 403-J Hutcheson Hall

For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

13. GA OPENING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING FOR 2015-16 – 1st posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Office is accepting applications for a FT (20 hrs/wk) graduate assistantship for the 2015-16 academic year. The GA will be working with the Learning Services Specialist on specific tasks and duties, including working with Distance Learning Specialist to implement strategies to develop a sense of community among off-campus students, update and manage website related to distance learning sense of community in the College of Engineering, create and maintain relationships with students off the Blacksburg campus, answer student inquiries- working in conjunction with the Learning Services Specialist. The GA will also have administrative tasks including liaising with University partners to facilitate student registration and enrollment, resolving student issues as they arise, working with VT staff on ensuring that courses are listed in timetable, and conducting market research analysis to determine trends in areas of distance learning. Must be full-time graduate student, have the ability to learn and adapt to changing responsibilities, and have professional communication skills, including public speaking and group presentations, experience with managing projects, ability to work with a team, excellent organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail. For more information contact April Keene at ipitadmin@vt.edu. To apply: submit resume and a cover letter outlining qualifications and interest in the position to April Keene at ipitadmin@vt.edu by Wednesday, Jul 22.

14. PT GENERAL MANAGER SOUGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CO. AT VT – 2nd posting
The part-time General Manager serves in an emergency capacity as the Chief Operating Officer of the current Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, a non-profit corporation with its principal offices on campus.  Max 20 hours/wk with max pay of $20/hr, no benefits.  Primary responsibilities: provide administrative, organizational and financial guidance to the company; serve as team leader to the Management and Advisory Team, the daily supervision team for the six divisions of the company; assist in developing and administering budgets for each division of the company. Qualifications: relevant courses in business, English, journalism and accounting; basic understanding of print, broadcast and photography; excellent communication skills. To apply, contact Lynn Nystrom at tansy@vt.edu. EMCVT web site:  http://www.collegemedia.com/.

15. CHILD PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE, GAZE & EMOTIONS TREATMENT STUDY – 1st posting
If you are a parent or legal guardian of a child/children who are having problems with all of the following: * breaking rules, arguing or fighting; * seem insensitive to punishment; * lack concern or empathy for others, contact VT researchers about a free IRB-approved research study on the VT campus for children ages 6-9. Parents/legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games.  Receive between $10-$30 per assessment session, up to $100 total. Contact Lauren at (540) 231-9735; Email: EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EVALUATING WEB-BASED KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT TOOL – 1st posting
Participants are sought for helping evaluate a web-based knowledge assessment tool based on concept maps from the student user perspective. The evaluation can be done online and  will take less than 1 hour. The evaluation tasks include: learning the online materials, registering in the system, logging in the system, completing three concept map questions, requesting the report, and completing a survey. There is no direct benefit for participating in the evaluation. If interested in participating, go to http://jupiter.cs.vt.edu/cm/evaluate.jsp  for the online evaluation of the tool. For further information contact Congwu Tao by email tcongwu@vt.edu or mobile 540 838 5482.

17. CHILDREN WITH FREQUENT TANTRUMS/TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR TREATMENT STUDY – 2nd posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for frequent tantrums/temper outbursts and chronic irritability. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, please contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

18. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR GEOSPATIAL DATA RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
5-15 participants sought for a month-long research study focusing on the question “how might we provide mobile users with a way to explore, interact with, and analyze their personal geospatial data.” Participants will be optionally given an Android device to interact with and visualize their personal location-based data and will be asked to complete one 15-minute survey per week for four weeks to give investigators insight on their use of the application. At the end of the four-week study, you will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview and return the device. Participation is voluntary and all data collected will be confidential. If you are interested, email clidwin@vt.edu to schedule an initial 30-minute meeting about the project, participation, consenting, and device distribution. Contact Christina at clidwin@vt.edu with questions.

 

July 6-12, 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. THESIS THURSDAY
Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

4. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL
Thursday, Jul 9, 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: SHOW, TELL AND SHARE
Friday, Jul 10, 2:00-4:00, GLC Reading Room
Bring your favorite music, poem, book, movie, chocolate, cookie, game or anything else that makes you happy and share it with fellow grad students.

6. GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 10, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its Summer Beer and Wine Social. General admission is $10 for those drinking and $2 for non-drinkers. Please bring proper identification. This event is cash only and open to the public. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at ccorkins@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE PREFERRED PARKING PILOT PROGRAM –  2nd posting
VT Parking and Transportation is offering a pilot program for the 2015-16 academic year for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants who are in a salaried assistantship appointment position. The program will feature specific spaces in Perry Street Lot 3, and the yearly permit will be $284. The pilot will be offered as a lottery to students who have pre-registered by August 10th. For more information, see https://www.parking.vt.edu (see program description under Announcements). 

8. CALL FOR CONVERSATIONAL TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE DURING UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 2nd posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress, international participants would benefit from help with conversational translation (primarily Japanese and French) during informal portions of the congress. If you would like to assist in this regard, please contact Nikole Branch Seavy at nbseavy@gmail.com. More information about the congress can be found at uifa2015.com

9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN 18TH UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 3rd posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress Jul 28-31, international participants would benefit from knowing of the contributions of women from around the world in architecture and related design fields. Help organizers make this a global celebration by reporting on the work of a woman in architecture in your home country, and how her work has made a difference and contributed to your country’s culture. If you wish to contribute a report, contact Nikole Branch Seavy – nbseavy@gmail.com. More information about the event can be found at uifa2015.com.

10. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jul 8: Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Categorical Data Analysis (CDA);
  • Wednesday, Jul 15: Graphics in R;
  • Wednesday, Jul 22: Multivariate Clustering in R;
  • Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;
  • Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures.

Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

11. SUMMER WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 1st posting
VT’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) walk-in consulting will be available until Aug 14. A statistical consultant is available 1:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session to answer quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA request form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Locations are:

  • 1:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday, 103 Old Security Building
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, Graduate Life Center Meeting Room A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday, 403-J Hutcheson Hall

For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

12. PT GENERAL MANAGER SOUGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CO. AT VT – 1st posting
The part-time General Manager serves in an emergency capacity as the Chief Operating Officer of the current Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, a non-profit corporation with its principal offices on campus.  Max 20 hours/wk with max pay of $20/hr, no benefits.  Primary responsibilities: provide administrative, organizational and financial guidance to the company; serve as team leader to the Management and Advisory Team, the daily supervision team for the six divisions of the company; assist in developing and administering budgets for each division of the company. Qualifications: relevant courses in business, English, journalism and accounting; basic understanding of print, broadcast and photography; excellent communication skills. To apply, contact Lynn Nystrom at tansy@vt.edu. EMCVT web site:  http://www.collegemedia.com/.

13. UPLOAD INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – 3rd posting
What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 10 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. Upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

14. CHILDREN WITH FREQUENT TANTRUMS/TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR TREATMENT STUDY – 1st posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for frequent tantrums/temper outbursts and chronic irritability. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, please contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR GEOSPATIAL DATA RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
5-15 participants sought for a month-long research study focusing on the question “how might we provide mobile users with a way to explore, interact with, and analyze their personal geospatial data.” Participants will be optionally given an Android device to interact with and visualize their personal location-based data and will be asked to complete one 15-minute survey per week for four weeks to give investigators insight on their use of the application. At the end of the four-week study, you will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview and return the device. Participation is voluntary and all data collected will be confidential. If you are interested, email clidwin@vt.edu to schedule an initial 30-minute meeting about the project, participation, consenting, and device distribution. Contact Christina at clidwin@vt.edu with questions.

16. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GSA SUMMER BEER & WINE SOCIAL – 2nd posting
Want to gain free admission to the GSA Summer Beer and Wine Social? Volunteer to help with the event and save $10. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at ccorkins@vt.edu.

 

July 6-12, 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. THESIS THURSDAY
Thursdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm
Need a quiet space to work on your thesis, dissertation, or course work? Gotta study for exams? Absolutely have to get that article out, like, yesterday? Thesis Thursday is your answer! Thesis Thursday is a weekly gathering of graduate students who want to keep accountable to a regular work time and need a guaranteed quiet place to work. Meet each Thursday just a few blocks off campus at 107 Church Street – 2nd floor of the State Farm office (entrance on Church Street). Free coffee and wi-fi provided, plus multiple spots to sit and study alone or in groups. Plus, there’s a lobby area to take a quick break or talk through a problem with a fellow grad! Stop in any time during study hours. Limited parking available. For more details, please contact grad student Tana M. Schiewer at tanas@vt.edu.

4. GLC CAFÉ: JUST THE USUAL
Thursday, Jul 9, 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: SHOW, TELL AND SHARE
Friday, Jul 10, 2:00-4:00, GLC Reading Room
Bring your favorite music, poem, book, movie, chocolate, cookie, game or anything else that makes you happy and share it with fellow grad students.

6. GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 10, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its Summer Beer and Wine Social. General admission is $10 for those drinking and $2 for non-drinkers. Please bring proper identification. This event is cash only and open to the public. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at ccorkins@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE PREFERRED PARKING PILOT PROGRAM –  2nd posting
VT Parking and Transportation is offering a pilot program for the 2015-16 academic year for Graduate Teaching Assistants, Graduate Research Assistants, and Graduate Assistants who are in a salaried assistantship appointment position. The program will feature specific spaces in Perry Street Lot 3, and the yearly permit will be $284. The pilot will be offered as a lottery to students who have pre-registered by August 10th. For more information, see https://www.parking.vt.edu (see program description under Announcements). 

8. CALL FOR CONVERSATIONAL TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE DURING UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 2nd posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress, international participants would benefit from help with conversational translation (primarily Japanese and French) during informal portions of the congress. If you would like to assist in this regard, please contact Nikole Branch Seavy at nbseavy@gmail.com. More information about the congress can be found at uifa2015.com

9. CALL FOR PARTICIPATION IN 18TH UIFA CONGRESS AT VT – 3rd posting
During the 18th UIFA Congress Jul 28-31, international participants would benefit from knowing of the contributions of women from around the world in architecture and related design fields. Help organizers make this a global celebration by reporting on the work of a woman in architecture in your home country, and how her work has made a difference and contributed to your country’s culture. If you wish to contribute a report, contact Nikole Branch Seavy – nbseavy@gmail.com. More information about the event can be found at uifa2015.com.

10. SUMMER SHORT STATS COURSES BY LISA
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) provides a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research and teach practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. See http://www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2015 Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Jul 8: Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) and Categorical Data Analysis (CDA);
  • Wednesday, Jul 15: Graphics in R;
  • Wednesday, Jul 22: Multivariate Clustering in R;
  • Wednesday, Jul 29: Sample Size Calculations;
  • Wednesday, Aug 5: Using mixed effects models to quantify dependency among repeated measures.

Follow LISA on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Statistical.collaboration) to be the first to know about LISA events! For more info, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

11. SUMMER WALK-IN STATISTICAL CONSULTING BY LISA – 1st posting
VT’s Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) walk-in consulting will be available until Aug 14. A statistical consultant is available 1:00-3:00pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session to answer quick questions or to help with research projects requiring less than 30 minutes of assistance. For more in-depth questions or longer projects, complete the LISA request form and a team of statistical collaborators will be assigned to work with you. Note: LISA does not assist with class projects or homework. Locations are:

  • 1:00-3:00pm Monday-Friday, 103 Old Security Building
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Tuesday, Graduate Life Center Meeting Room A
  • 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday, 403-J Hutcheson Hall

For more information about walk-in consulting and LISA’s other services, visit www.lisa.stat.vt.edu.

12. PT GENERAL MANAGER SOUGHT FOR EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CO. AT VT – 1st posting
The part-time General Manager serves in an emergency capacity as the Chief Operating Officer of the current Educational Media Company at Virginia Tech, a non-profit corporation with its principal offices on campus.  Max 20 hours/wk with max pay of $20/hr, no benefits.  Primary responsibilities: provide administrative, organizational and financial guidance to the company; serve as team leader to the Management and Advisory Team, the daily supervision team for the six divisions of the company; assist in developing and administering budgets for each division of the company. Qualifications: relevant courses in business, English, journalism and accounting; basic understanding of print, broadcast and photography; excellent communication skills. To apply, contact Lynn Nystrom at tansy@vt.edu. EMCVT web site:  http://www.collegemedia.com/.

13. UPLOAD INSPIRING/FUN SHORT VIDEO ADVICE FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS! – 3rd posting
What advice do you wish someone had shared with you when you first started as a grad student at Virginia Tech? What little tidbit of information made your first year better, more successful, more fun? Use your smartphone or camera to record a quick video and share your insight(s) with new graduate students; in the video, hold up or stand in front of a sign that has your first name,  academic level, and department/program (for example, <Monika,  master’s in hotel management>. Clips may be up to 10 seconds long and must be in MPEG4 format. Upload your video at https://drive.google.com/a/vt.edu/folderview?id=0B34tzO_IExZDfjl2anNMLUtJdGFfV2lUcXhSM2h6YUQ0YVVCUjFFb3JBdHZKYWh3NkFlNFk&usp=sharing_eid. The best submissions will be compiled into a short video that will be presented during new graduate student orientation and on the Graduate School’s website. Be creative!

14. CHILDREN WITH FREQUENT TANTRUMS/TEMPER OUTBURSTS SOUGHT FOR TREATMENT STUDY – 1st posting
Children ages 8-12 are currently being enrolled for a free treatment study for frequent tantrums/temper outbursts and chronic irritability. The treatment is designed to teach children to regulate their emotions, and will be conducted in 13 weekly sessions. Families will also receive $70 for completing assessment sessions for the study. If interested in enrolling your child in this study, please contact Amber at MoodReg@gmail.com or call 540-231-9735 for more information.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR GEOSPATIAL DATA RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
5-15 participants sought for a month-long research study focusing on the question “how might we provide mobile users with a way to explore, interact with, and analyze their personal geospatial data.” Participants will be optionally given an Android device to interact with and visualize their personal location-based data and will be asked to complete one 15-minute survey per week for four weeks to give investigators insight on their use of the application. At the end of the four-week study, you will be asked to participate in a 30-minute interview and return the device. Participation is voluntary and all data collected will be confidential. If you are interested, email clidwin@vt.edu to schedule an initial 30-minute meeting about the project, participation, consenting, and device distribution. Contact Christina at clidwin@vt.edu with questions.

16. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR GSA SUMMER BEER & WINE SOCIAL – 2nd posting
Want to gain free admission to the GSA Summer Beer and Wine Social? Volunteer to help with the event and save $10. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Chelsea Corkins at ccorkins@vt.edu.