July 25-31, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 7/18/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: F 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
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 28, 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.

3. GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 29, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its summer beer and wine social, which will once again showcase local, national, and international beer and wine, while providing graduate students the opportunity to network among researchers and colleagues. Bring proper identification for those 21+ who wish to drink (driver’s licence, passport, or Hokie passport). $10 for general admission and $7 for GSA delegates. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering or have any question, contact Kisha Gresham at kiwi@vt.edu.

4. RESERVED PARKING LOTTERY FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Office of Parking and Transportation has developed a new pilot program based on recommendations from the GSA for 2016-17 that will allow up to 75 eligible graduate students to sign up for reserved parking spaces in Perry Street Lot 3. The annual cost is $296 and participants may use payroll deduction to take advantage of the pre-tax savings. Eligible graduate students who wish to participate should register for the lottery drawing by sending an email to parking@vt.edu with the eligible individual’s last name and student ID number, before 11:59 p.m. on Aug 10. Learn more at http://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/adm-ptgradstudentpilot.html.

5. PEO INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2017-18 AWARDS – 1st posting
Applications now accepted for P.E.O. Scholar Awards, which offer $15,000 for outstanding women in doctoral programs. Eligibility:  (1) on track to complete  doctoral degree between Apr 2018-Aug 2019; (2)  have at least one academic year remaining to complete program when award payment is made; (3) demonstrates outstanding academic excellence with strong research path, publications, awards and service activities, maturity and seriousness of purpose; (4) has clearly defined career objectives, showing promise of making a significant impact on field or society; (5) FT student at an accredited university; (6) US or Canadian citizen. Local application deadline: Sep 9; send concise letter highlighting current work and career and resume to Pat Miller (sonomapm@aol.com). More info: www.peointernational.org/about-peo-scholar-awards-psa. For questions email or call Pat Miller, 540-552-1738.

6. PAYROLL-DEDUCTION REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – 2nd posting
Grad students on assistantship appointment may pay their comp and CFE fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment for this option is now open on Hokie SPA. Learn more .

7. FULL-TIME 12-MONTH GRA OPENING IN ENTERPRISE GIS OF VT FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Enterprise GIS units of VT’s central IT seeks graduate student with GIS programming, GIS analysis and/or web design skills to support projects in a technical team environment. Tasks include: developing scripts to automate GIS data management and server administration tasks; mapping and analysis; developing and maintaining GIS-enabled web applications. Required experience: Python programming, Tools and APIs related to the ESRI ArcGIS platform. Other relevant experience, in descending order of preference: working in a distributed team environment; ESRI GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online; Revision control, especially Git; REST/SOAP Service-oriented Architecture; Web application programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; JavaScript libraries, especially Dojo; Bootstrap and mobile-first design principles; open-source GIS server tools (e.g., GeoServer, PostGIS, Geoportal Server); security, safety and/or facilities management application domains; SQL ( MySQL/ PostgreSQL /Oracle); PHP. To apply, send current resume and cover letter explaining interest in and qualification for position as soon as possible to egisjobs@bev.vt.edu.

8. PT WAGE POSITION IN WOMEN’S CTR: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE VICTIM ADVOCATE – 2nd  posting
The Women’s Center is searching for a part-time Gender-Based Violence Victim Advocate for a 20-hrs/wk position funded by a Department of Criminal Justice Services grant. The Advocate provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support to students, faculty, and staff impacted by gender-based violence. In addition, the Advocate assists with Women’s Center outreach and educational efforts. View full positing at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/67768. To apply,  complete online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting #SW0160542.

9. PT WAGE POSITION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
University Studies is seeking academic coaches who meet with a roster of 10-15 students at least 3-4 times per semester. Coaches will collaborate with their students to create individualized goals and educational plans for the semester, focusing on time management, use of existing campus resources, and problem solving. They will also aid students in exploring majors and introduce them to the Pathways Planner tool. Coaches support students and supplement academic advising through ongoing communication with advisors. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by Aug 3, 2016.

10. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH GRAD ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 1-19), GTA training (Aug 16), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 15-19). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1469472286978. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

11. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON INSPECTION PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING – 2nd posting
The Virginia Cognitive System Engineering (VACSE) Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers and brain activity/EEG sensor to study inspection performance on manufacturing components. Participants will inspect manufacturing components while their eye gaze and cortical activity is recorded with commercial eye trackers and brain sensor.The study takes around 2.5 hrs of your time and you receive $10/hr in compensation. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the eye-tracking glasses and brain sensor/EEG headset. (IRB #15-873) Must be 18 or older to participate. If interested, contact Wenyan Huang (540-750-9202 / whuang@vt.edu).

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY TO EVALUATE HEAD-WORN DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES – 2nd  posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the use of head-worn display technologies in industry. Must be 18-65 years old; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal disorders; no glass wearer. This project involves two laboratory-based experiments, with participants invited to one or both.  Study 1: You will be required to navigate a simulated warehouse environment using both a paper list and “smart” glasses in several experimental conditions.  Completing the study requires two sessions: a preliminary (< 1 hr) and a data collection (~2-2.5 hrs). Study 2: You will be required to simulate an order-picking task – retrieving boxes from shelves, loading/unloading boxes onto/from a hand cart, and maneuvering a hand cart while using either a paper list or smart glasses.  Box weights will range from 10 lbs to 35 lbs.  Completing the study requires two sessions: a training session (~1-1.5 hrs) and a data collection session (~3.5-4 hrs). Compensation = $10/hr. For further information, contact 540-557-7763 at sunwook@vt.edu.

13. MALE MILITARY VETERANS SOUGHT FOR INTERVIEW ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY INTEGRATION – 2nd posting
Male military veterans aged 18-35 are recruited for a 2-hour interview to discuss requirements for a technology for veterans to use to help them integrate into their community. Interviews are audio-recorded and will take place at a location convenient for the veteran. Compensation for participation is $15/hr. For more information, contact Ali Haskins Lisle at ahaskins@vt.edu or by phone at (540)-585-1588.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON DIET’S INFUELNCE ON MUSCLE METABOLISM  – 2nd  posting
Volunteers are sought for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: Between ages 18-40; 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 may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this study, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech. E-mail: westerndiet@gmail.com, https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

July 25-31, 2016

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 7/18/16

  • Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: F 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
  • Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 28, 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.

3. GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 29, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its summer beer and wine social, which will once again showcase local, national, and international beer and wine, while providing graduate students the opportunity to network among researchers and colleagues. Bring proper identification for those 21+ who wish to drink (driver’s licence, passport, or Hokie passport). $10 for general admission and $7 for GSA delegates. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering or have any question, contact Kisha Gresham at kiwi@vt.edu.

4. RESERVED PARKING LOTTERY FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Office of Parking and Transportation has developed a new pilot program based on recommendations from the GSA for 2016-17 that will allow up to 75 eligible graduate students to sign up for reserved parking spaces in Perry Street Lot 3. The annual cost is $296 and participants may use payroll deduction to take advantage of the pre-tax savings. Eligible graduate students who wish to participate should register for the lottery drawing by sending an email to parking@vt.edu with the eligible individual’s last name and student ID number, before 11:59 p.m. on Aug 10. Learn more at http://vtnews.vt.edu/notices/adm-ptgradstudentpilot.html.

5. PEO INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2017-18 AWARDS – 1st posting
Applications now accepted for P.E.O. Scholar Awards, which offer $15,000 for outstanding women in doctoral programs. Eligibility:  (1) on track to complete  doctoral degree between Apr 2018-Aug 2019; (2)  have at least one academic year remaining to complete program when award payment is made; (3) demonstrates outstanding academic excellence with strong research path, publications, awards and service activities, maturity and seriousness of purpose; (4) has clearly defined career objectives, showing promise of making a significant impact on field or society; (5) FT student at an accredited university; (6) US or Canadian citizen. Local application deadline: Sep 9; send concise letter highlighting current work and career and resume to Pat Miller (sonomapm@aol.com). More info: www.peointernational.org/about-peo-scholar-awards-psa. For questions email or call Pat Miller, 540-552-1738.

6. PAYROLL-DEDUCTION REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – 2nd posting
Grad students on assistantship appointment may pay their comp and CFE fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment for this option is now open on Hokie SPA. Learn more .

7. FULL-TIME 12-MONTH GRA OPENING IN ENTERPRISE GIS OF VT FOR 2016-17 – 1st posting
The Enterprise GIS units of VT’s central IT seeks graduate student with GIS programming, GIS analysis and/or web design skills to support projects in a technical team environment. Tasks include: developing scripts to automate GIS data management and server administration tasks; mapping and analysis; developing and maintaining GIS-enabled web applications. Required experience: Python programming, Tools and APIs related to the ESRI ArcGIS platform. Other relevant experience, in descending order of preference: working in a distributed team environment; ESRI GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online; Revision control, especially Git; REST/SOAP Service-oriented Architecture; Web application programming: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; JavaScript libraries, especially Dojo; Bootstrap and mobile-first design principles; open-source GIS server tools (e.g., GeoServer, PostGIS, Geoportal Server); security, safety and/or facilities management application domains; SQL ( MySQL/ PostgreSQL /Oracle); PHP. To apply, send current resume and cover letter explaining interest in and qualification for position as soon as possible to egisjobs@bev.vt.edu.

8. PT WAGE POSITION IN WOMEN’S CTR: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE VICTIM ADVOCATE – 2nd  posting
The Women’s Center is searching for a part-time Gender-Based Violence Victim Advocate for a 20-hrs/wk position funded by a Department of Criminal Justice Services grant. The Advocate provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support to students, faculty, and staff impacted by gender-based violence. In addition, the Advocate assists with Women’s Center outreach and educational efforts. View full positing at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/67768. To apply,  complete online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting #SW0160542.

9. PT WAGE POSITION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 2nd posting
University Studies is seeking academic coaches who meet with a roster of 10-15 students at least 3-4 times per semester. Coaches will collaborate with their students to create individualized goals and educational plans for the semester, focusing on time management, use of existing campus resources, and problem solving. They will also aid students in exploring majors and introduce them to the Pathways Planner tool. Coaches support students and supplement academic advising through ongoing communication with advisors. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: nicks5@vt.edu by Aug 3, 2016.

10. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH GRAD ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 1-19), GTA training (Aug 16), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 15-19). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance, information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1469472286978. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

11. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON INSPECTION PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING – 2nd posting
The Virginia Cognitive System Engineering (VACSE) Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers and brain activity/EEG sensor to study inspection performance on manufacturing components. Participants will inspect manufacturing components while their eye gaze and cortical activity is recorded with commercial eye trackers and brain sensor.The study takes around 2.5 hrs of your time and you receive $10/hr in compensation. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the eye-tracking glasses and brain sensor/EEG headset. (IRB #15-873) Must be 18 or older to participate. If interested, contact Wenyan Huang (540-750-9202 / whuang@vt.edu).

12. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY TO EVALUATE HEAD-WORN DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES – 2nd  posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the use of head-worn display technologies in industry. Must be 18-65 years old; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal disorders; no glass wearer. This project involves two laboratory-based experiments, with participants invited to one or both.  Study 1: You will be required to navigate a simulated warehouse environment using both a paper list and “smart” glasses in several experimental conditions.  Completing the study requires two sessions: a preliminary (< 1 hr) and a data collection (~2-2.5 hrs). Study 2: You will be required to simulate an order-picking task – retrieving boxes from shelves, loading/unloading boxes onto/from a hand cart, and maneuvering a hand cart while using either a paper list or smart glasses.  Box weights will range from 10 lbs to 35 lbs.  Completing the study requires two sessions: a training session (~1-1.5 hrs) and a data collection session (~3.5-4 hrs). Compensation = $10/hr. For further information, contact 540-557-7763 at sunwook@vt.edu.

13. MALE MILITARY VETERANS SOUGHT FOR INTERVIEW ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY INTEGRATION – 2nd posting
Male military veterans aged 18-35 are recruited for a 2-hour interview to discuss requirements for a technology for veterans to use to help them integrate into their community. Interviews are audio-recorded and will take place at a location convenient for the veteran. Compensation for participation is $15/hr. For more information, contact Ali Haskins Lisle at ahaskins@vt.edu or by phone at (540)-585-1588.

14. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON DIET’S INFUELNCE ON MUSCLE METABOLISM  – 2nd  posting
Volunteers are sought for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: Between ages 18-40; 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 may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this study, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech. E-mail: westerndiet@gmail.com, https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.