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.