May 31-Jun 5, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. WTS SOCIAL INVITATION
Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm, Social House (103 S Main St)
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will host a social that is open to all students to celebrate the newly ratified chapter and learn about the benefits of joining this organization. This is also an opportunity for students to speak to WTS members about an upcoming seminar and call for abstracts. Please RSVP for the event via our Facebook site at: http://bit.ly/1rZ9bTG. For more information contact Tara Reel, treel@vtti.vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
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hursday, Jun 2, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole or jenga.

4. WTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 1st posting
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter is currently organizing an event as part of the 5th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). WTS is currently seeking student abstracts for poster presentations for the event to be held Aug 31-Sep 1. WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcome both male and female students to submit abstracts by Jun 17. Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1Vef1w7. For more information contact Tara Reel at treel@vtti.vt.edu.

5. LOCAL HOSTS SOUGHT FOR SAUDI COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JUL 29-31 – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to apply to host Saudi college students who will visit Virginia Tech for a week of programs related to community engagement and social entrepreneurship.  Students spend 1 week in DC, 1 week on campus, and 1 week back in DC before returning home to Saudi Arabia.  Hosts are only sought for the weekend of July 29-31, the rest of the week the Saudi students will stay on campus. Students, individuals, couples, and families (traditional and non-traditional) welcome to apply! Read more about hosting these students at http://www.engage.vt.edu/host-international-students/.

6. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 2nd posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

7. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 2nd posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

8. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 2nd posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

9. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 3rd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

10. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

11. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

12. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 2nd posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

13. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 2nd posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.

May 31-Jun 5, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. WTS SOCIAL INVITATION
Tuesday, May 31, 5:30pm, Social House (103 S Main St)
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter will host a social that is open to all students to celebrate the newly ratified chapter and learn about the benefits of joining this organization. This is also an opportunity for students to speak to WTS members about an upcoming seminar and call for abstracts. Please RSVP for the event via our Facebook site at: http://bit.ly/1rZ9bTG. For more information contact Tara Reel, treel@vtti.vt.edu.

3. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
T
hursday, Jun 2, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole or jenga.

4. WTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – 1st posting
The Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Virginia Tech Student Chapter is currently organizing an event as part of the 5th International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving Research in conjunction with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). WTS is currently seeking student abstracts for poster presentations for the event to be held Aug 31-Sep 1. WTS promotes an inclusive environment and welcome both male and female students to submit abstracts by Jun 17. Details can be found here: http://bit.ly/1Vef1w7. For more information contact Tara Reel at treel@vtti.vt.edu.

5. LOCAL HOSTS SOUGHT FOR SAUDI COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR JUL 29-31 – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to apply to host Saudi college students who will visit Virginia Tech for a week of programs related to community engagement and social entrepreneurship.  Students spend 1 week in DC, 1 week on campus, and 1 week back in DC before returning home to Saudi Arabia.  Hosts are only sought for the weekend of July 29-31, the rest of the week the Saudi students will stay on campus. Students, individuals, couples, and families (traditional and non-traditional) welcome to apply! Read more about hosting these students at http://www.engage.vt.edu/host-international-students/.

6. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 2nd posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

7. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 2nd posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

8. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 2nd posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

9. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 3rd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

10. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 2nd posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

11. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 2nd posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

12. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 2nd posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

13. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 2nd posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.

May 23-30, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION            
Thursday, May 26, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

3. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 1st posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

4. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 1st posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

5. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 1st posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

6. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 2nd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

7. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 3rd posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

9. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

10. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 1st posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

11. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 1st posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

12. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT SUMMER WAGE OPENING FOR CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
Must complete a 4-hour training module and have a background check on file; must complete medical and liability paperwork. Pays $24/3-hr session, 1-2 sessions per week. Contact Marin Riegger if interested for more information or to apply, mriegger@vt.edu.

13. GA OPENING IN ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS – 2nd posting
Work with the Director to coordinate professional development opportunities for AP faculty, student employees, graduate assistants, and staff in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). Help identify existing opportunities and create new opportunities that align with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. Provide a coordinated direction for professional development across 23 departments.  Assist with the planning of two division-wide meetings/educational programs for DSA employees, Careers in Student Affairs month events, events at national conferences, on-boarding new employees, Assessment Showcase, etc. Potential to create, develop, plan, and execute new experiences.  Experience in curriculum development, event planning, ability to work independently, take initiative and move projects forward. Prefer someone with interest and/or experience in higher education setting, PhD student preferred. If interested, contact Martha Glass, director for Assessment and Professional Development, DSA. Please include your resume. mglass@vt.edu.

14. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 1st posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

15. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.

May 23-30, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION            
Thursday, May 26, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

3. 2016 SUMMER WRITING SUPPORT – 1st posting
Doing some writing this summer? Writing Center coaches can help at every stage of the writing process. They are available between May 23-Aug 11; M-Th 2-5pm (Check the schedule– dates and times will vary!) at the Newman Library, 2nd floor (by reference desk). To make an appointment visit the Writing Center online at http://www.vt.mywconline.com/. For more information, visit http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/index.html.

4. GRANT APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION – 1st posting
The CPSVP will provide support for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence, with funded activities leading to the completion of a thesis or dissertation. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences appropriate for their field of study. Proposals must address thematic research areas related to the study and prevention of violence, with special interest in the research of the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence. Research can focus on issues of violence at the individual, family, organizational, community, institutional, or societal level. Three awards available ranging $1,000-$1,500. Proposals are welcome from students in all VT departments, centers, and programs. Funded students must be full-time graduate students in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Email application to amys@vt.edu by Jun 15, including cover sheet; 200-word abstract; project narrative of up to four pages; itemized budget sheet and justification; and letter of support from main academic advisor. For more information contact Dr. James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

5. VT CREW TEAM SEEKING HEAD COACH  – 1st posting
The VT Crew Team is a student organization based in Blacksburg, VA that has been operating for 23 years. After great success this spring and the promise for future excellence next year, the crew is looking for coaches to expand its rapidly growing program. Rowers at VT have experience ranging from novice to 8+ years. Responsibilities: plan and execute an effective training regimen to prepare rowers for a competitive racing season; collaborate with student executives to help ensure a well-run program; work towards creating a culture of hard work and dedication among the team. Qualifications: adequate rowing or coaching experience at the collegiate, high school, or masters level; Applicable references. If interested, contact Neill Frazier at neillf5@vt.edu or 703-431-8113.

6. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 2nd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

7. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 3rd posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

8. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 3rd posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

9. FULL-TIME GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Graduate School Student Services office is looking for a full-time graduate assistant (GA) to provide administrative and program-specific support for student services in the GLC. Duties include planning and executing orientation and educational programs, coordinating activities, managing communication, creating promotional materials, and assisting with other administrative duties as assigned. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work independently as well as in a team are a must. Experience with program planning and execution and familiarity with GLC and VT services is preferred. Position to start on Aug 1. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter highlighting relevant organizational experiences, and one letter of reference to Graduate Student Services Office, grads@vt.edu;  120 GLC, Graduate School 0325, or by fax to 231-3714 by Friday, June 3. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in June.

10. GTA OPENINGS IN ENGLISH DEPARTMENT – 1st posting
The Department of English is seeking applications for GTAs for 2016-17 to teach in the First-Year Writing Program. Applicants must have completed at least 18 hours of graduate work in English or a related discipline to qualify. Appointed students must enroll in 12 hrs of graduate credit per semester, 3 of which should be practicum credits; must also participate in English department’s GTA mentoring program, which includes required activities before the semester begins. Appointed students may be required to take ENGL 5004, Composition Theory and Practice, during fall semester 2016. To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, a one-page Letter of Application, and two reference letters to Joseph Eska, chair of the Department of English, eska@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin June 24, 2016, and continue until positions are filled.

11. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 1st posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

12. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT SUMMER WAGE OPENING FOR CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
Must complete a 4-hour training module and have a background check on file; must complete medical and liability paperwork. Pays $24/3-hr session, 1-2 sessions per week. Contact Marin Riegger if interested for more information or to apply, mriegger@vt.edu.

13. GA OPENING IN ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS – 2nd posting
Work with the Director to coordinate professional development opportunities for AP faculty, student employees, graduate assistants, and staff in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). Help identify existing opportunities and create new opportunities that align with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. Provide a coordinated direction for professional development across 23 departments.  Assist with the planning of two division-wide meetings/educational programs for DSA employees, Careers in Student Affairs month events, events at national conferences, on-boarding new employees, Assessment Showcase, etc. Potential to create, develop, plan, and execute new experiences.  Experience in curriculum development, event planning, ability to work independently, take initiative and move projects forward. Prefer someone with interest and/or experience in higher education setting, PhD student preferred. If interested, contact Martha Glass, director for Assessment and Professional Development, DSA. Please include your resume. mglass@vt.edu.

14. SURVEY FOR VT TEACHERS ON WORKING WITH STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES – 1st posting
Current and past Virginia Tech GTAs and other campus educators are sought to complete a survey to determine level of confidence in working with students with disabilities and to gauge interest and preferences for new educational materials on this topic. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and responses will be confidential and anonymous. Access the survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IbXeZdTstwgFCZ. Contact Amber Turner at trebma@vt.edu with questions or concerns.

15. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY – 3rd posting
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE STUDENT-ADVISOR SUMMER SOCIAL
Wednesday, Jun 8, 5:00-7:00pm, University Club
Graduate students and their advisors are invited to a social, hosted this time by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the University Club. Enjoy good conversation and network with colleagues over a glass of wine or beer and light refreshments. Please complete this survey to register for the event and allow organizers to arrange the right amount of refreshments: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1464025675410.

May 16-22, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.

3. TENNIS, ANYONE?
Wednesday, May 18, 10:00am, Tennis Courts on Washington Street
Join Meredith Hampton from Cranwell International Center  to connect with fellow international and domestic students & Bburg community members over a friendly game of tennis. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. Bring your own tennis racquet. Tennis balls will be provided. See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/882161085239835/.

4. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
Thursday, May 19, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café will resume next week and will be offered every Thursday when VT is open. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

5. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 1st posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

6. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 2nd posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

8. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 3rd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

9. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 1st posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

10. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT SUMMER WAGE OPENING FOR CLASSROOM AIDES – 1st posting
Must complete a 4-hour training module and have a background check on file; must complete medical and liability paperwork. Pays $24/3-hr session, 1-2 sessions per week. Contact Marin Riegger if interested for more information or to apply, mriegger@vt.edu.

11. GA OPENING IN ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS – 1st posting
Work with the Director to coordinate professional development opportunities for AP faculty, student employees, graduate assistants, and staff in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). Help identify existing opportunities and create new opportunities that align with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. Provide a coordinated direction for professional development across 23 departments.  Assist with the planning of two division-wide meetings/educational programs for DSA employees, Careers in Student Affairs month events, events at national conferences, on-boarding new employees, Assessment Showcase, etc. Potential to create, develop, plan, and execute new experiences.  Experience in curriculum development, event planning, ability to work independently, take initiative and move projects forward. Prefer someone with interest and/or experience in higher education setting, PhD student preferred. If interested, contact Martha Glass, director for Assessment and Professional Development, DSA. Please include your resume. mglass@vt.edu

12. GA OPENING IN CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER – 2nd posting
Cranwell International Center is looking for a graduate assistant for the 2016-17 academic year to work up to 20 hrs/wk on development and implementation of intercultural programming;  communications and marketing;  Global Ambassador student leadership group; assessment including data collection, analysis and reporting; and new international student orientation. To view the full position description and apply, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5psVYRX6cXRSlVj. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 20 at 5:00 pm. 

13. SUMMER WAGE POSITION FOR WEBSITE MIGRATION – 2nd posting
The MII office is looking for a student to work this summer to help migrate and maintain the MII office website. Must have some experience building websites and advertising on social media. Please email carpenetti@vt.edu by May 18 if you are interested and qualified.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY – 2nd posting
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

16. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 3rd posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

17. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 3rd posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

May 16-22, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.

3. TENNIS, ANYONE?
Wednesday, May 18, 10:00am, Tennis Courts on Washington Street
Join Meredith Hampton from Cranwell International Center  to connect with fellow international and domestic students & Bburg community members over a friendly game of tennis. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. Bring your own tennis racquet. Tennis balls will be provided. See more at https://www.facebook.com/events/882161085239835/.

4. GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
Thursday, May 19, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café will resume next week and will be offered every Thursday when VT is open. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

5. SCIENCE MUSEUM SEEKS GRAD STUDENT PRESENTERS – 1st posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is looking for presenters for summer camps focused on STEM experiences to help open campers’ eyes to the wide number of fields and expertise contained under the STEM umbrella. Ideally, speakers should cover a 45-60-minute long session talking about their work and lead the campers in a hands-on activity related to their field. Learn to translate your graduate research to youngsters with the help of the museum’s educators. A full list of camps can be found at http://smwv.org/summer-camps/. If there’s one that catches your interest, please contact Hannah Weiss at hweiss@smwv.org.

6. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 2nd posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

7. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 2nd posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

8. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 3rd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

9. SUMMER WEB DEVELOPER NEEDED FOR VT ARTWORKS – 1st posting
VTArtWorks seeks a part-time summer website developer to begin preliminary development of an innovative news and communication website for the arts. Position begins immediately and ends on July 31 for approximately 20 hrs/week. Competitive pay. Possibility of extension as a GRA in the 2016-2017 academic year. Apply at http://goo.gl/forms/QUmh4qM9fr.

10. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT SUMMER WAGE OPENING FOR CLASSROOM AIDES – 1st posting
Must complete a 4-hour training module and have a background check on file; must complete medical and liability paperwork. Pays $24/3-hr session, 1-2 sessions per week. Contact Marin Riegger if interested for more information or to apply, mriegger@vt.edu.

11. GA OPENING IN ASSESSMENT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN STUDENT AFFAIRS – 1st posting
Work with the Director to coordinate professional development opportunities for AP faculty, student employees, graduate assistants, and staff in the Division of Student Affairs (DSA). Help identify existing opportunities and create new opportunities that align with the ACPA/NASPA Professional Competencies. Provide a coordinated direction for professional development across 23 departments.  Assist with the planning of two division-wide meetings/educational programs for DSA employees, Careers in Student Affairs month events, events at national conferences, on-boarding new employees, Assessment Showcase, etc. Potential to create, develop, plan, and execute new experiences.  Experience in curriculum development, event planning, ability to work independently, take initiative and move projects forward. Prefer someone with interest and/or experience in higher education setting, PhD student preferred. If interested, contact Martha Glass, director for Assessment and Professional Development, DSA. Please include your resume. mglass@vt.edu

12. GA OPENING IN CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER – 2nd posting
Cranwell International Center is looking for a graduate assistant for the 2016-17 academic year to work up to 20 hrs/wk on development and implementation of intercultural programming;  communications and marketing;  Global Ambassador student leadership group; assessment including data collection, analysis and reporting; and new international student orientation. To view the full position description and apply, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5psVYRX6cXRSlVj. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 20 at 5:00 pm. 

13. SUMMER WAGE POSITION FOR WEBSITE MIGRATION – 2nd posting
The MII office is looking for a student to work this summer to help migrate and maintain the MII office website. Must have some experience building websites and advertising on social media. Please email carpenetti@vt.edu by May 18 if you are interested and qualified.

14. PARENTS OF 6- TO 9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for your child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com. This study is conducted by researchers at the VT Psychology Department.

15. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY – 2nd posting
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

16. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 3rd posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

17. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 3rd posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

May 9-15, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 12, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

3. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 1st posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 1st posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 3rd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

6. INTERLOPER SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS – 3rd posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working contributors for its 5th issue. Editors, writers, artists, photographers, and designers are needed. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Maggie Nanney at theinterlopervt@gmail.com.

7. CALL FOR PLEDGES OF SUPPORT TO “GREEN GRADS OF VT” – 3rd posting
If you would like to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s program “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech,” send a quick blurb of how you pledge to support a sustainable world and a photo of yourself (think “Humans of New York” project or just your standard selfie) to the “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech” facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Green-Graduates-of-Virginia-Tech-465341976985523/timeline or to kshepard@vt.edu and they will post the photo for you, along with your name, major(s), and college(s). Participants will receive a free green sustainability cord for graduation! Green cord pickup will be available Tue-Thu May 10-12, Squires Info Desk A  10:00am-2:00pm as well as at the Grad Bash on Wed May 11, 3:00-6:00pm. Posted on behalf of grad student Katy Shepard.

8. GA OPENING IN CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER – 1st posting
Cranwell International Center is looking for a graduate assistant for the 2016-17 academic year to work up to 20 hrs/wk on development and implementation of intercultural programming;  communications and marketing;  Global Ambassador student leadership group; assessment including data collection, analysis and reporting; and new international student orientation. To view the full position description and apply, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5psVYRX6cXRSlVj. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 20 at 5:00 pm. 

9. 2-YR GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING IN SUSTAINABLE BIOMATERIALS – 1st posting
VT’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials is seeking a graduate student to conduct research related to the wood pallet industry, including surveying the industry focusing on pallet styles, sizes, and materials commonly used. Preferred background in Packaging Science, Wood Science/Forest Products, Statistics, or engineering degree with course work on surveying and statistical analysis. Must have knowledge of industry survey process; good writing skills; good statistical skills; must pursue thesis-based MS; accept this project as thesis project. For more information contact Dr. Laszlo Horvath, Director at (540) 231-7107 or lhorvat@vt.edu.

10. SUMMER WAGE POSITION FOR WEBSITE MIGRATION – 1st posting
The MII office is looking for a student to work this summer to help migrate and maintain the MII office website. Must have some experience building websites and advertising on social media. Please email carpenetti@vt.edu by May 18 if you are interested and qualified.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

12. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 2nd posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

13. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 2nd posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MUSCLE METABOLISM & DIET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: 18-40 years old; females must be on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. Participants will receive extensive health information and up to $400 to compensate for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the VT Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory: westerndiet@gmail.com  website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

15. TEENAGE PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SURVEY ON ADOLESCENT STRESS – 3rd posting
The VT Sibling Research Lab is conducting a survey on adolescent stress for teens (ages 12-18) who live at home with at least one brother or sister. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and is accessible at https://redcap.vtc.vt.edu/surveys/?s=FXHFAPTFDF. Participants may receive an Amazon gift card. Contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers (shivercm@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR INFO DISPLAY STUDY – 3rd posting
The effects of different types of information display (i.e. paper-based system, head-down, and head-up display) on walking behaviors will be investigated. Participants will be asked to perform a cognitive task while walking on a treadmill. Different display types will be also used. Must be age 18-35; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal problems; must have normal or corrected to normal vision; fluent in English; have a smartphone or experience in using smartphones. Participants will be asked to perform walking tasks with different information presentation methods in a laboratory setting in the ISE department. Two sessions (preliminary & data collection).  Compensation: $10/hr, ~ 30 min for preliminary session; ~2.5 hrs in experimental sessions. Call or email Mr. Alireza Sedighi if interested: 540-394-8441; sedighia@vt.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.

GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
Thursday, May 19, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café will resume next week and will be offered every Thursday when VT is open. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

 

May 9-15, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 5/9/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm to begin 5/16/16
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/16/16
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: on hiatus for the summer
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 12, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

3. ON CAMPUS GRADUATE HOUSING STILL AVAILABLE – 1st posting
On-campus graduate housing and dining options are still available! Visit http://www.housing.vt.edu/contracts/apply/graduate_students.html to learn more. Graduate housing offers are made from the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Contact the Housing and Residence Life office at (540)231-6205 or housing@vt.edu for any questions or to request graduate on-campus housing. Residential Learning Coordinator Caraline Moholland can also assist at cmoholla@vt.edu.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS – 1st posting
Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 3rd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

6. INTERLOPER SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS – 3rd posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working contributors for its 5th issue. Editors, writers, artists, photographers, and designers are needed. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Maggie Nanney at theinterlopervt@gmail.com.

7. CALL FOR PLEDGES OF SUPPORT TO “GREEN GRADS OF VT” – 3rd posting
If you would like to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s program “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech,” send a quick blurb of how you pledge to support a sustainable world and a photo of yourself (think “Humans of New York” project or just your standard selfie) to the “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech” facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Green-Graduates-of-Virginia-Tech-465341976985523/timeline or to kshepard@vt.edu and they will post the photo for you, along with your name, major(s), and college(s). Participants will receive a free green sustainability cord for graduation! Green cord pickup will be available Tue-Thu May 10-12, Squires Info Desk A  10:00am-2:00pm as well as at the Grad Bash on Wed May 11, 3:00-6:00pm. Posted on behalf of grad student Katy Shepard.

8. GA OPENING IN CRANWELL INTERNATIONAL CENTER – 1st posting
Cranwell International Center is looking for a graduate assistant for the 2016-17 academic year to work up to 20 hrs/wk on development and implementation of intercultural programming;  communications and marketing;  Global Ambassador student leadership group; assessment including data collection, analysis and reporting; and new international student orientation. To view the full position description and apply, go to https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5psVYRX6cXRSlVj. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 20 at 5:00 pm. 

9. 2-YR GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPENING IN SUSTAINABLE BIOMATERIALS – 1st posting
VT’s Department of Sustainable Biomaterials is seeking a graduate student to conduct research related to the wood pallet industry, including surveying the industry focusing on pallet styles, sizes, and materials commonly used. Preferred background in Packaging Science, Wood Science/Forest Products, Statistics, or engineering degree with course work on surveying and statistical analysis. Must have knowledge of industry survey process; good writing skills; good statistical skills; must pursue thesis-based MS; accept this project as thesis project. For more information contact Dr. Laszlo Horvath, Director at (540) 231-7107 or lhorvat@vt.edu.

10. SUMMER WAGE POSITION FOR WEBSITE MIGRATION – 1st posting
The MII office is looking for a student to work this summer to help migrate and maintain the MII office website. Must have some experience building websites and advertising on social media. Please email carpenetti@vt.edu by May 18 if you are interested and qualified.

11. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR EYE-TRACKER AND EEG FOR VISUALIZATION STUDY
The VT Data Science and Visualization Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers, brain activity/EEG sensor and mouse movement and events to evaluate visualization tools. Participants will be asked to perform predefined tasks while recording their eye gaze, cortical activity and mouse movements and events with commercial eye trackers, brain sensor and log printing system respectively. The study will occur between May 10-20, 2016 and will take about two hours of participants’ time, compensated at $15/hr. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the brain sensor/EEG headset. Must be  more than18 years old to participate. If interested, contact Xiaoyu Chen (xiaoyuch@vt.edu).

12. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 2nd posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

13. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 2nd posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MUSCLE METABOLISM & DIET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: 18-40 years old; females must be on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. Participants will receive extensive health information and up to $400 to compensate for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the VT Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory: westerndiet@gmail.com  website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

15. TEENAGE PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SURVEY ON ADOLESCENT STRESS – 3rd posting
The VT Sibling Research Lab is conducting a survey on adolescent stress for teens (ages 12-18) who live at home with at least one brother or sister. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and is accessible at https://redcap.vtc.vt.edu/surveys/?s=FXHFAPTFDF. Participants may receive an Amazon gift card. Contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers (shivercm@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR INFO DISPLAY STUDY – 3rd posting
The effects of different types of information display (i.e. paper-based system, head-down, and head-up display) on walking behaviors will be investigated. Participants will be asked to perform a cognitive task while walking on a treadmill. Different display types will be also used. Must be age 18-35; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal problems; must have normal or corrected to normal vision; fluent in English; have a smartphone or experience in using smartphones. Participants will be asked to perform walking tasks with different information presentation methods in a laboratory setting in the ISE department. Two sessions (preliminary & data collection).  Compensation: $10/hr, ~ 30 min for preliminary session; ~2.5 hrs in experimental sessions. Call or email Mr. Alireza Sedighi if interested: 540-394-8441; sedighia@vt.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.

GLC CAFÉ: SUMMER EDITION
Thursday, May 19, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café will resume next week and will be offered every Thursday when VT is open. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people, join a game of corn hole.

 

May 2-8, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 3/14/16

  • Career Services advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: TTh 11:00-1:00, F 10:00-12:00, Room A
  • Writing assistance: Th 5:30-8:30, Room A

2. DISCOVER ISLAM
Tuesday, May 3, 12:00-2:00pm, Info Booth A at Squires
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with more than 1.6 billion followers. Muslims come from almost every country in the world and speak almost every language. Learn more about Islam from your Muslim colleagues: stop by, ask questions, get your free copy of Quran interpretation in English, view Islamic art from different countries, get your name in Arabic, and enjoy tasty Arabian dates. Hosted by the Islamic Student Assembly (ISA). Contact grad student Haitham Elmarakeby (marakeby@vt.edu) for more information.

3. TECHNICAL SEMINAR WITH DIAVOLO – ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION
Wednesday, May 4, 1:30-2:30pm, Balcony Lobby, Moss Arts Center
Speak with the artists of Diavolo|Architecture in Motion as they lead an in depth discussion about the inspiration, design, construction, and mechanics of the elaborate architectural pieces at the center of their work. To register email Donna Thompson at tdonna27@vt.edu.

4. DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT: DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PRESENTATIONS
Thursday, May 5, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Graduate School is hosting the 6th Annual Diversity Spotlight event featuring Diversity Scholar projects. Lunch is provided so please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eyrIV2bZEV6XfOR#sthash.KgxGLdCq.dpuf. Contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu for more information.

5. GLC CAFÉ AND BOOK SWAP
Thursday, May 5, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Celebrate Reading Day with picking up some non-academic reading for the summer at the semi-annual GLC book swap. Bring a book, take a book, or just take some if you don’t have any to trade. Enjoy free coffee, tea and some home-made cookies a la Monika in the company of your grad student and Grad School colleagues. Relax, network, and load up on caffeine and/or carbs. Bring your own mug if you can. There will be no café on May 12 due to graduate commencement, but the GLC café will resume on May 19.

6. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 2nd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

7. INTERLOPER SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS – 2nd posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working contributors for its 5th issue. Editors, writers, artists, photographers, and designers are needed. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Maggie Nanney at theinterlopervt@gmail.com.

8. CALL FOR PLEDGES OF SUPPORT TO “GREEN GRADS OF VT” – 2nd posting
If you would like to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s program “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech,” send a quick blurb of how you pledge to support a sustainable world and a photo of yourself (think “Humans of New York” project or just your standard selfie) to the “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech” facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Green-Graduates-of-Virginia-Tech-465341976985523/timeline or to kshepard@vt.edu and they will post the photo for you, along with your name, major(s), and college(s). Participants will receive a free green sustainability cord for graduation! Green cord pickup will be available Tue-Thu May 10-12, Squires Info Desk A  10:00am-2:00pm as well as at the Grad Bash on Wed May 11, 3:00-6:00pm. Posted on behalf of grad student Katy Shepard.

9. SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD CHILD CARE COOP – 3rd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout cooperative child care center is now enrolling for Summer and Fall 2016. Spaces are limited for this summer term, and are expected to fill quickly, so please don’t wait! Students enrolled in Summer session have priority for Fall enrollment. Please email Marin Riegger, Child Care Coordinator, at mriegger@vt.edu with any questions or to schedule a tour.

10. CALL FOR NOMATIONS FOR ETD INNOVATION AND ETD LEADERSHIP AWARDS – 3rd posting
Nominations are accepted for both the ETD innovation award and the ETD Leadership award. Online nomination forms available at http://goo.gl/forms/LfISsu5ccl for ETD innovation and at http://goo.gl/forms/cRz6T1mf5O for ETD leadership. The innovation award is now available to current students working on a thesis or dissertation in hopes that the award can assist in the creation of innovative ETDs. For the complete criteria visit: http://www.ndltd.org/ndltd-awards/award-nominations. Deadline for nominations is May 31, 2016.

11. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

12. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 1st posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MUSCLE METABOLISM & DIET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: 18-40 years old; females must be on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. Participants will receive extensive health information and up to $400 to compensate for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the VT Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory: westerndiet@gmail.com  website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

14. TEENAGE PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SURVEY ON ADOLESCENT STRESS – 2nd posting
The VT Sibling Research Lab is conducting a survey on adolescent stress for teens (ages 12-18) who live at home with at least one brother or sister. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and is accessible at https://redcap.vtc.vt.edu/surveys/?s=FXHFAPTFDF. Participants may receive an Amazon gift card. Contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers (shivercm@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

15. GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK SURVEY INVITATION FOR GRADS – 2nd posting
Do you have great ideas for events that can be included in Graduate Education Week in the future? Did you participate in Graduate Education Week this semester and have useful suggestions or feedback for the Graduate School? Please help us plan for next year’s events by participating in our survey and giving us your valued ideas and feedback at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e537pTqwa3EEN9z

16. FEMALE STEM GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT AS PRESENTERS FOR SUMMER CAMP IN ROANOKE – 2nd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is hosting two summer camps for female students in grades K-5 to promote women in STEM fields. SMWV seeks women professionals actively involved in STEM disciplines as guest lecturers or presenters to provide a 45-60 minute presentation and hands on activity. Camp dates: Girls K-2 Jun 13-17; Girls grades 3-5 Jun 27-Jul 1. SMWV is seeking women who are willing to work with the museum’s educators to present topics in a way that would allow students to grasp the information, serve as female role models actively involved in a STEM field with a secondary goal of conveying the fundamentals of some STEM disciplines. If interested, contact Hannah Weiss, hweiss@smwv.org.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR INFO DISPLAY STUDY – 2nd posting
The effects of different types of information display (i.e. paper-based system, head-down, and head-up display) on walking behaviors will be investigated. Participants will be asked to perform a cognitive task while walking on a treadmill. Different display types will be also used. Must be age 18-35; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal problems; must have normal or corrected to normal vision; fluent in English; have a smartphone or experience in using smartphones. Participants will be asked to perform walking tasks with different information presentation methods in a laboratory setting in the ISE department. Two sessions (preliminary & data collection).  Compensation: $10/hr, ~ 30 min for preliminary session; ~2.5 hrs in experimental sessions. Call or email Mr. Alireza Sedighi if interested: 540-394-8441; sedighia@vt.edu.

18. ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMUTER SURVEY STILL OPEN – 2nd posting
The VT Alternative Transportation office is conducting a biennial Commuter Survey, the results of which will inform transportation decisions on the Blacksburg campus. Make your opinions and needs heard, take the survey and share it widely: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9RmEIVGYUvFXyct. Send questions to gettingaround@vt.edu or call (540) 231 2701.

19. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON USER EXPERIENCE IN WEB-BASED IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a comparative pilot study on user experience for navigation and object selection in web-based immersive environment. The study involves one 60-min session per participant; 20 minutes for actual usability testing and 40 minutes for briefing, training and filling out required forms. Participants will have a chance to win a  $10 Campus Bookstore gift card (a winning chance of 1 in 10). Must be 18 years or older. For further information and scheduling, contact: Chandani Shrestha at chandani@vt.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 12, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.

May 2-8, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 3/14/16

  • Career Services advising: Wednesdays 2:00-5:00pm, GLC Lobby
  • Cook Counseling: ThF 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
  • Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • LISA Statistical Consulting: TTh 11:00-1:00, F 10:00-12:00, Room A
  • Writing assistance: Th 5:30-8:30, Room A

2. DISCOVER ISLAM
Tuesday, May 3, 12:00-2:00pm, Info Booth A at Squires
Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world with more than 1.6 billion followers. Muslims come from almost every country in the world and speak almost every language. Learn more about Islam from your Muslim colleagues: stop by, ask questions, get your free copy of Quran interpretation in English, view Islamic art from different countries, get your name in Arabic, and enjoy tasty Arabian dates. Hosted by the Islamic Student Assembly (ISA). Contact grad student Haitham Elmarakeby (marakeby@vt.edu) for more information.

3. TECHNICAL SEMINAR WITH DIAVOLO – ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION
Wednesday, May 4, 1:30-2:30pm, Balcony Lobby, Moss Arts Center
Speak with the artists of Diavolo|Architecture in Motion as they lead an in depth discussion about the inspiration, design, construction, and mechanics of the elaborate architectural pieces at the center of their work. To register email Donna Thompson at tdonna27@vt.edu.

4. DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT: DIVERSITY SCHOLARS PRESENTATIONS
Thursday, May 5, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The Graduate School is hosting the 6th Annual Diversity Spotlight event featuring Diversity Scholar projects. Lunch is provided so please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eyrIV2bZEV6XfOR#sthash.KgxGLdCq.dpuf. Contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu for more information.

5. GLC CAFÉ AND BOOK SWAP
Thursday, May 5, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Celebrate Reading Day with picking up some non-academic reading for the summer at the semi-annual GLC book swap. Bring a book, take a book, or just take some if you don’t have any to trade. Enjoy free coffee, tea and some home-made cookies a la Monika in the company of your grad student and Grad School colleagues. Relax, network, and load up on caffeine and/or carbs. Bring your own mug if you can. There will be no café on May 12 due to graduate commencement, but the GLC café will resume on May 19.

6. APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR GRAD HONOR SYSTEM CHIEF JUSTICE POSITION – 2nd posting
The Graduate Honor System is searching for a new chief justice for the 2016-17 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) be a graduate student in good standing who has been in residence for a minimum of one semester; (2) be able to serve as Chief Justice for at least one year while enrolled full-time in the Blacksburg campus. Preferably applicants should have experience as a GHS investigator or panelist. To apply, submit a statement of interest, resume, and one letter of reference to gibsonm@vt.edu by Monday, May 16. The new Chief Justice will be selected by a committee and ratified by the Graduate Student Assembly and the Commission on Graduate Studies and Policies before final appointment by the president.

7. INTERLOPER SEEKING CONTRIBUTORS – 2nd posting
The Interloper, Virginia Tech’s LGBT magazine, is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working contributors for its 5th issue. Editors, writers, artists, photographers, and designers are needed. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Maggie Nanney at theinterlopervt@gmail.com.

8. CALL FOR PLEDGES OF SUPPORT TO “GREEN GRADS OF VT” – 2nd posting
If you would like to participate in the Office of Sustainability’s program “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech,” send a quick blurb of how you pledge to support a sustainable world and a photo of yourself (think “Humans of New York” project or just your standard selfie) to the “Green Graduates of Virginia Tech” facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Green-Graduates-of-Virginia-Tech-465341976985523/timeline or to kshepard@vt.edu and they will post the photo for you, along with your name, major(s), and college(s). Participants will receive a free green sustainability cord for graduation! Green cord pickup will be available Tue-Thu May 10-12, Squires Info Desk A  10:00am-2:00pm as well as at the Grad Bash on Wed May 11, 3:00-6:00pm. Posted on behalf of grad student Katy Shepard.

9. SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD CHILD CARE COOP – 3rd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout cooperative child care center is now enrolling for Summer and Fall 2016. Spaces are limited for this summer term, and are expected to fill quickly, so please don’t wait! Students enrolled in Summer session have priority for Fall enrollment. Please email Marin Riegger, Child Care Coordinator, at mriegger@vt.edu with any questions or to schedule a tour.

10. CALL FOR NOMATIONS FOR ETD INNOVATION AND ETD LEADERSHIP AWARDS – 3rd posting
Nominations are accepted for both the ETD innovation award and the ETD Leadership award. Online nomination forms available at http://goo.gl/forms/LfISsu5ccl for ETD innovation and at http://goo.gl/forms/cRz6T1mf5O for ETD leadership. The innovation award is now available to current students working on a thesis or dissertation in hopes that the award can assist in the creation of innovative ETDs. For the complete criteria visit: http://www.ndltd.org/ndltd-awards/award-nominations. Deadline for nominations is May 31, 2016.

11. PEER COLLABORATORS/DISCUSSION PARTNERS SOUGHT FOR MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWS – 1st posting
Graduate students are invited to serve as peer collaborators for Mandela Washington Fellows. The Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute hosts 25 Mandela Washington Fellows from various African countries. If you are interested in engaging with these fellows, contact Susan Neu, Associate Director for Special Programs at LCI at sneu@vt.edu, 231-5730 for more information.

12. SURVEY PARTICIPANTS INVITED FOR STUDY ON FRIENDSHIP AND RECIPROCITY – 1st posting
This project by a VT doctoral student aims understand the influence that television viewing has on political opinions. Results may be used for publication at some point in the future. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Contact Kyriakos Tsoukalas ktsoukalas@vt.edu should you have any questions. Link to anonymous survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3snjyL1aH89V1o9.

13. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MUSCLE METABOLISM & DIET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: 18-40 years old; females must be on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. Participants will receive extensive health information and up to $400 to compensate for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the VT Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory: westerndiet@gmail.com  website: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

14. TEENAGE PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SURVEY ON ADOLESCENT STRESS – 2nd posting
The VT Sibling Research Lab is conducting a survey on adolescent stress for teens (ages 12-18) who live at home with at least one brother or sister. The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and is accessible at https://redcap.vtc.vt.edu/surveys/?s=FXHFAPTFDF. Participants may receive an Amazon gift card. Contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers (shivercm@vt.edu) if you have any questions.

15. GRADUATE EDUCATION WEEK SURVEY INVITATION FOR GRADS – 2nd posting
Do you have great ideas for events that can be included in Graduate Education Week in the future? Did you participate in Graduate Education Week this semester and have useful suggestions or feedback for the Graduate School? Please help us plan for next year’s events by participating in our survey and giving us your valued ideas and feedback at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_e537pTqwa3EEN9z

16. FEMALE STEM GRAD STUDENTS SOUGHT AS PRESENTERS FOR SUMMER CAMP IN ROANOKE – 2nd posting
The Science Museum of Western Virginia (SMWV) in downtown Roanoke is hosting two summer camps for female students in grades K-5 to promote women in STEM fields. SMWV seeks women professionals actively involved in STEM disciplines as guest lecturers or presenters to provide a 45-60 minute presentation and hands on activity. Camp dates: Girls K-2 Jun 13-17; Girls grades 3-5 Jun 27-Jul 1. SMWV is seeking women who are willing to work with the museum’s educators to present topics in a way that would allow students to grasp the information, serve as female role models actively involved in a STEM field with a secondary goal of conveying the fundamentals of some STEM disciplines. If interested, contact Hannah Weiss, hweiss@smwv.org.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR INFO DISPLAY STUDY – 2nd posting
The effects of different types of information display (i.e. paper-based system, head-down, and head-up display) on walking behaviors will be investigated. Participants will be asked to perform a cognitive task while walking on a treadmill. Different display types will be also used. Must be age 18-35; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal problems; must have normal or corrected to normal vision; fluent in English; have a smartphone or experience in using smartphones. Participants will be asked to perform walking tasks with different information presentation methods in a laboratory setting in the ISE department. Two sessions (preliminary & data collection).  Compensation: $10/hr, ~ 30 min for preliminary session; ~2.5 hrs in experimental sessions. Call or email Mr. Alireza Sedighi if interested: 540-394-8441; sedighia@vt.edu.

18. ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION COMMUTER SURVEY STILL OPEN – 2nd posting
The VT Alternative Transportation office is conducting a biennial Commuter Survey, the results of which will inform transportation decisions on the Blacksburg campus. Make your opinions and needs heard, take the survey and share it widely: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9RmEIVGYUvFXyct. Send questions to gettingaround@vt.edu or call (540) 231 2701.

19. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON USER EXPERIENCE IN WEB-BASED IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT – 3rd posting
Participants are sought for a comparative pilot study on user experience for navigation and object selection in web-based immersive environment. The study involves one 60-min session per participant; 20 minutes for actual usability testing and 40 minutes for briefing, training and filling out required forms. Participants will have a chance to win a  $10 Campus Bookstore gift card (a winning chance of 1 in 10). Must be 18 years or older. For further information and scheduling, contact: Chandani Shrestha at chandani@vt.edu.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 12, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

PROFESSIONAL MBA PROGRAM ONLINE INFO SESSION
Tuesday, May 17, 12:00pm, online
Learn about the accelerated Professional MBA program that provides perspective on the business world, challenges participants professionally, and helps them gain a more confident, competitive edge over other job seekers. The program helps students learn the skills they need to advance faster and further through their career paths. Highlights include: AACSB accreditation (only 5% of business programs worldwide); 48-credit/24-month program; 60% in-class and 40% online course load— meets once monthly in Richmond and Roanoke; small class sizes and team-oriented. Learn more about the program through the online info session; register for the event at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKFUsz4XXlRVlZj to receive log-in information. For more information contact Robin Camputaro at rcamputa@vt.edu.