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.