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.