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.