April 24-30, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 3/13/2017

– Career Advising: W 2:00-5:00pm, Info kiosk in lobby
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 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;
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

– Write-in with grads: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00, Room D

2. HELLO SWEAT, GOODBYE STRESS
Tuesday Apr 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, McComas Hall Studio B

VT Recreational Sports hosts this free stress management workshop open to all graduate and undergraduate students right before final exam week to provide students several techniques that they can use to manage their stress and maintain overall health and wellbeing while coping with the end of the semester. More information about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/942802722488770/.  If you have  any questions, email aubb0b@vt.edu

3. MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN INTL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2:30-4:00PM, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road
Grad students are invited a public presentation by applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Research in International Development. The certificate is designed to introduce students to the distinctive nature of international work, particularly as it relates to the field of international development and complements Virginia Tech’s engagement mission with an overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people both within the Commonwealth and throughout the world. For additional information, contact Betty Watts, bettyw@vt.edu, 231-7220.

4. FREE SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY/OCD
Wednesday, Apr 26, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room A
Do you need help dealing with your anxiety? With obsessive and/or compulsive symptoms?You don’t have to battle alone, join others struggling with these difficulties. Learn tools and strategies to properly manage your anxiety and/or OCD. Understand the role anxiety and discomfort may play in your life.  Email ladelk@vt.edu for more information. From the Virginia Tech Psychological Services Center.

5. TIE DYE AND TACOS
Thursday, Apr 27, 12-2pm, Graduate School Lawn             
Take an afternoon break, enjoy delicious tacos, and create a tie-dye masterpiece. Tie-dye materials will be provided, but please bring your own shirt (or other garment). Only one garment per person. Tie-dye works best with white cloth, but lightly colored material may work okay too. You must sign-up if you plan to attend so that we can get an accurate count for food and tie-dye materials: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51kwtAoSu9j0YRL Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Apr 27, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can.

7. CELEBRATING ARTISTRY: THE BEAUTY OF ASIA AND PACIFIC ISLANDS THROUGH THE EYES OF PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS
Thursday, Apr 27, 6:30-8:30pm, GLC Room C
This month Peace Corps celebrates the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented by the ethnic groups in Asia and Pacific Islands. Recent returned Peace Corps volunteer to the Philippines Amanda Martin will share her composite video of life in the Philippines. View art and more from these regions, and celebrate AAPI Peace Corps Volunteers. Posted on behalf of grad student Rachael Kennedy, kennedy3@vt.edu

8. 2ND ANNUAL BRING YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL DAY!
Friday, Apr 28, 9:00-12:00 various locations, 11:15-11:30 Grad School lawn; 11:30-12:00 Drillfield
Help raise awareness of infant- and child-care needs on campus by taking your child(ren) to your office/lab/class or other work area (check with your department to ensure safe arrangements; departments have been invited to participate) in the morning, then join other participants on the Grad School lawn at 11:15 to march together to the Drillfield where the event will conclude in a family picnic and remark by Dr. Laura Sands. This event is sponsored by the Graduate School. Some festive supplies will be provided and participating children may leave their hand prints on a banner. Contact Marin Riegger at mriegger@vt.edu with any questions. “Nurture the Inventors of our Future!”

9. BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE CONFERENCE GROUP TICKETS – 1st posting
Interested in learning more about post-grad career paths?  Looking for more professional development opportunities?  Feel like you want to stay at home all day and network over the web?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Beyond the Professoriate Conference is for you!  Taking place on May 6th and May 13th, the conference will feature webinars on various career topics and professional development strategies, but these videos will be available to all registed attendees to watch for 21 days post conference.  The GSA is buying group tickets, reducing the rate to $40.  If you would like to purchase a group ticket, please fill out the following survey:  https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mHwSfl1khWDVIN.  For more information, check out the Beyond the Professoriate Conference page online, or contact Kisha Gresham at kiwi@vt.edu.

10. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP) is accepting applications for the Graduate Research on Violence Program. The aim of this program is to provide graduate students support for conducting thesis or dissertation research pertaining to issues of violence. Proposals are welcome from students in all departments, centers, and programs at Virginia Tech.  The funded student is expected to be a full-time, graduate student in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications are due June 15, 2017. The Research on Violence Program anticipates making three awards in the range of $1,000 to $1,500. The research can address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence.  For more information and the full Call for Applications, please contact amys@vt.edu.

11. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 2nd posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society for academic excellence and leadership is now accepting applications for new members. Graduate students may apply for membership based on their academic achievements and leadership experiences. Application is open until 5:00pm, May 1. An induction ceremony will be held in Fall 2017. Members will be informed of the induction date and place once accepted. Find the application at  http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/application-process/. For more information about requirements and application process, visit the AEL website at   http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/ or contact Turki Al-Zahrani, President of AEL, at aelvtg@gmail.com for further questions or information.

12. CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATIONS-3rd  posting
Are you interested in having your voice heard on marketing, new events, software, services, and other aspects of Virginia Tech’s Career and Professional Development? Consider applying for the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Board, where students will gather once a month to give feedback on how our office can best serve the Virginia Tech community! We are specifically looking for masters and doctoral students across the university who will be able to bring diverse perspectives and represent their departments, colleges, and campus groups. If you are interested in participating in this great opportunity to become involved on campus and give back to your institution, please go to http://career.vt.edu/about/student-advisory-board.html for more information, or contact Mr. Steven White at whitesm@vt.edu. Applications are due Monday, April 17 at noon.

13. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 3rd posting
The Hume Center for National Security and Technology is accepting applications for its Intelligence Community Scholars Program. The IC Scholars Program is open to both current and admitted graduate and undergraduate students from any major. Recipients of these awards participate in the National Security Education Program (NSEP), giving them access to events and resources exclusively for NSEP members, while they conduct research projects related to the intelligence community or national security. Scholarships range from $1500 to $15,000 per year. Applications are due Monday, April 24. Applicants should be United States citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications and more information can be found at hume.vt.edu/scholars or by contacting Stephanie Plum at splum@vt.edu.

14. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 1st posting
The Research and Informatics Division of University Libraries has a full Graduate Assistant (GA) opening (20 hrs/wk) for the 2017-18 academic year. Position reports directly to the data and informatics consultant for the sciences. The position focuses on learning and assessing the needs and landscape of the growing area of health sciences at Virginia Tech relevant to health analytics. The ideal applicant will have experience and knowledge relevant to human studies (e.g. public health, human development, psychology encouraged) and/or higher education administration. Please see the application form for all responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications. Find the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/t2wNmXrcoza15x772.

15. GA POSITION OPEN IN ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Academic Decision Support office is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Summer and Fall 2017 to assist with the SQL-Server apps. Required skills include SQL, with ideally at least an awareness of SQL Server Reporting Services. Additionally experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET would be great. Preferred skills include HTML, IIS, a fun personality, dependability, and good communication skills. Interested grad students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by May 4, 2017, or until position is filled.

16. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 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, May 12. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in May.

17. STUDENT WAGE POSITION: ASST DATA ANALYST – 2nd posting
VT Enrollment and Degree Management is looking for a graduate student for a part-time wage position May 15 – Aug 15, 2017 to assist the Director of Enrollment Research and Analysis with enrollment data analysis projects. Ideal candidate would be a master’s or doctoral student in statistics, education research, or closely related field. Must haves: knowledge of basic quantitative methods for data analysis; experience estimating regression models using SAS or SPSS or R. Ability to conduct business-specific research, analyze data, and interpret results. 25-30 hours per week (negotiable); $15 – $20 per hour (commensurate with qualifications and experience). To apply, email resume to Dr. Lefter Daku, ldaku@vt.edu.

18. GA POSITION IN BLACK CULTURAL CENTER – 3rd posting
The Black Cultural Center is seeking one full-time (20 hours a week) graduate assistant to assist with the development and planning of center programs and initiatives.  Must be a self-starter with great initiative and strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills; must be able to comfortably interact with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Nicole Johnson at nicj712@vt.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

19. ENGINEERING EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIPS – 3rd posting
The Department of Engineering Education is seeking paid interns for the College of Engineering New Student Orientation. Position details and mandatory dates can be found at http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/advising_internship.pdf and the application can be found here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ex0XA7X1c5hfpP. If you have questions, contact Marlena Lester at marlenal@vt.edu. 

20. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 1st posting
Is your child: Bold and fearless? Not worried about their behavior? Insensitive to others?  Uncaring? Join the Eye Gaze & Emotions (EGE) Study. 2 hour research study for children ages 6 to 10 with flexible scheduling. The child will play a feelings-matching game and a sticker sharing game. A parent will complete questionnaires about their child’s behavior. Parents will receive between $10-$30 and the child earns a small toy. For more information, call or email Lauren at: (540) 231-9735    EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com [IRB 15-575]

21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
T
he Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is seeking drivers with a valid U.S. driver’s license who are 30-75 years of age and must meet the following criteria: drive one of the following types of vehicles: Lincoln, Cadillac, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, Tesla, VMW, or Mercedes, must be 2015 model or newer.  The project request two visits scheduled about a week apart. Session one is approximately 1.5 hours and session two is about 4 hours. The project pays $60 to fully participate in the first session and $120 for participation in the second session, for a possible total of $180.  If you are interested, please contact 540.231.0988 or email drivers@vtti.vt.edu. Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
VT researches are currently seeking participants aged 18 and older for a research study involving making interactive decisions on a computer and completing surveys.  The study will take place in the VT Economics Laboratory in 2088 Derring Hall. The study will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.  Participants will receive $10 and may receive up to an additional $25 depending on choices made by you and the other participants.  All compensation will be paid in cash at the conclusion of the experiment.  If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please email vteconlab@gmail.com or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

23. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP NEEDED (FREE FOOD) – April 25, 2017 – 2nd posting
Want free food? Want a shiny new line on your CV? The GSA needs your help reviewing applications to the Travel Fund Program. Reviewers are expected to volunteer for at least 2 hours and will be provided with lunch. If you are willing to be a reviewer, please fill out the following survey: http://tinyurl.com/TFP-Review-Sp17

24. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRANSPORT PATTERNS AND MOOD – 2nd posting
VT researchers in urban affairs & planning and psychology are seeking participants for a pilot study on mood states in transport environments. Participants will install an Android GPS app called Daynamica (only compatible with Android smartphones), answer an entry survey, and use the app to track transportation mode, route, and distance of your daily travel. Upon completing each trip, you will be asked to report your mood with a brief survey. Must be 18 or older. A $10 Amazon gift card will be awarded to each participant who completes an entrance survey and a trip survey for at least five trips for one week. If interested, visit the study website at http://uap.vt.edu/travelmood or contact Steve Hankey at hankey@vt.edu, (540) 231-7508.

25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ADOLESCENT RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Family participants are needed for a research study titled "Sibling Cooperation” in Human Development.  Family participants include (a) one sibling between the ages of 12 and 18, (b) one brother or sister between the ages of 5 and 18 who lives at home with the primary sibling, and (c) one parent or guardian. Participation requires completion of brief questionnaires and one 1-hour visit to Virginia Tech (Williams Hall). The primary sibling and parent will get $15 Target gift cards after the visit; the brother/sister will get a $5 gift card. Potential participants can contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers at vtsiblab@gmail.com or 540-231-5434. 

26. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIDEO – 3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Assistant Excellence (VT GrATE) is proud to present “Valuing Knowledge: A VT GrATE Teach-In.” We will have the Teach-In on 18th April at the GLC. In preparing for the Teach-In, we are seeking participants for a video titled "Global Researcher, Global Learner Reflections". This video will be showcased in one of the sessions at the Teach-In on 18th April. Through this video, we hope to capture stories highlighting experiences of international graduate researchers and teaching assistants who work at Tech, and the faculty and peers that they work with. Specifically, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to share their experiences as international students and faculty, as well as faculty and graduate students who have worked/are working with international graduate students and/or faculty here at Virginia Tech. If you would like to contribute to this video, please fill up our short survey at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3U89DbmEn756AsJ. Additionally, you can also contact Michelle Soledad (msoled21@vt.edu) and Sreyoshi Bhaduri (sreyoshi@vt.edu) for more information.

27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a research study for a student’s capstone class. The research is titled "Perceptions of Sexual Assault and Rape among Middle Eastern Immigrant Men in the Southwest Area of Virginia.” Participants should be Middle Eastern immigrant men, who identify as Muslims. The participants will get $10 Walmart gift card after the interviews. Potential participants can email Taysir Al Janabi at Taysir80@vt.edu or call him at 540-251-1006.

Upcoming events:

DIVERSITY SPOTLIGHT – Sign-up now!
Thursday, May 4, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The 2017 cohort of Graduate School Diversity Scholars will present their initiatives in a lightning-round format. You are invited to attend and learn about their work in inclusion and diversity. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80xaW5orOR7cQ17 by Friday, Apr 28. For a summary of projects, visit http://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/diversity/diversity-scholars/current-diversity-scholars.html. Contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu with questions.

April 24-30, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 3/13/2017

– Career Advising: W 2:00-5:00pm, Info kiosk in lobby
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 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;
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

– Write-in with grads: Wednesdays 9:00-12:00, Room D

2. HELLO SWEAT, GOODBYE STRESS
Tuesday Apr 25, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, McComas Hall Studio B

VT Recreational Sports hosts this free stress management workshop open to all graduate and undergraduate students right before final exam week to provide students several techniques that they can use to manage their stress and maintain overall health and wellbeing while coping with the end of the semester. More information about the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/942802722488770/.  If you have  any questions, email aubb0b@vt.edu

3. MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH IN INTL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS
Tuesday, Apr 25, 2:30-4:00PM, International Affairs Offices, 526 Prices Fork Road
Grad students are invited a public presentation by applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Multidisciplinary Research in International Development. The certificate is designed to introduce students to the distinctive nature of international work, particularly as it relates to the field of international development and complements Virginia Tech’s engagement mission with an overarching goal of improving the quality of life for people both within the Commonwealth and throughout the world. For additional information, contact Betty Watts, bettyw@vt.edu, 231-7220.

4. FREE SUPPORT GROUP FOR ANXIETY/OCD
Wednesday, Apr 26, 6:30-7:30pm, GLC Room A
Do you need help dealing with your anxiety? With obsessive and/or compulsive symptoms?You don’t have to battle alone, join others struggling with these difficulties. Learn tools and strategies to properly manage your anxiety and/or OCD. Understand the role anxiety and discomfort may play in your life.  Email ladelk@vt.edu for more information. From the Virginia Tech Psychological Services Center.

5. TIE DYE AND TACOS
Thursday, Apr 27, 12-2pm, Graduate School Lawn             
Take an afternoon break, enjoy delicious tacos, and create a tie-dye masterpiece. Tie-dye materials will be provided, but please bring your own shirt (or other garment). Only one garment per person. Tie-dye works best with white cloth, but lightly colored material may work okay too. You must sign-up if you plan to attend so that we can get an accurate count for food and tie-dye materials: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_51kwtAoSu9j0YRL Sponsored by the GLC Fellows.

6. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Apr 27, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of fellow graduate students and Grad School staff; network, socialize, relax! Bring your own mug if you can.

7. CELEBRATING ARTISTRY: THE BEAUTY OF ASIA AND PACIFIC ISLANDS THROUGH THE EYES OF PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS
Thursday, Apr 27, 6:30-8:30pm, GLC Room C
This month Peace Corps celebrates the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences represented by the ethnic groups in Asia and Pacific Islands. Recent returned Peace Corps volunteer to the Philippines Amanda Martin will share her composite video of life in the Philippines. View art and more from these regions, and celebrate AAPI Peace Corps Volunteers. Posted on behalf of grad student Rachael Kennedy, kennedy3@vt.edu

8. 2ND ANNUAL BRING YOUR KIDS TO SCHOOL DAY!
Friday, Apr 28, 9:00-12:00 various locations, 11:15-11:30 Grad School lawn; 11:30-12:00 Drillfield
Help raise awareness of infant- and child-care needs on campus by taking your child(ren) to your office/lab/class or other work area (check with your department to ensure safe arrangements; departments have been invited to participate) in the morning, then join other participants on the Grad School lawn at 11:15 to march together to the Drillfield where the event will conclude in a family picnic and remark by Dr. Laura Sands. This event is sponsored by the Graduate School. Some festive supplies will be provided and participating children may leave their hand prints on a banner. Contact Marin Riegger at mriegger@vt.edu with any questions. “Nurture the Inventors of our Future!”

9. BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE CONFERENCE GROUP TICKETS – 1st posting
Interested in learning more about post-grad career paths?  Looking for more professional development opportunities?  Feel like you want to stay at home all day and network over the web?  If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, the Beyond the Professoriate Conference is for you!  Taking place on May 6th and May 13th, the conference will feature webinars on various career topics and professional development strategies, but these videos will be available to all registed attendees to watch for 21 days post conference.  The GSA is buying group tickets, reducing the rate to $40.  If you would like to purchase a group ticket, please fill out the following survey:  https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3mHwSfl1khWDVIN.  For more information, check out the Beyond the Professoriate Conference page online, or contact Kisha Gresham at kiwi@vt.edu.

10. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP) is accepting applications for the Graduate Research on Violence Program. The aim of this program is to provide graduate students support for conducting thesis or dissertation research pertaining to issues of violence. Proposals are welcome from students in all departments, centers, and programs at Virginia Tech.  The funded student is expected to be a full-time, graduate student in good standing, and the research/scholarship is expected to be grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications are due June 15, 2017. The Research on Violence Program anticipates making three awards in the range of $1,000 to $1,500. The research can address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence.  For more information and the full Call for Applications, please contact amys@vt.edu.

11. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 2nd posting
Alpha Epsilon Lambda (AEL) Graduate Honor Society for academic excellence and leadership is now accepting applications for new members. Graduate students may apply for membership based on their academic achievements and leadership experiences. Application is open until 5:00pm, May 1. An induction ceremony will be held in Fall 2017. Members will be informed of the induction date and place once accepted. Find the application at  http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/application-process/. For more information about requirements and application process, visit the AEL website at   http://www.ael.graduateschool.vt.edu/ or contact Turki Al-Zahrani, President of AEL, at aelvtg@gmail.com for further questions or information.

12. CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD APPLICATIONS-3rd  posting
Are you interested in having your voice heard on marketing, new events, software, services, and other aspects of Virginia Tech’s Career and Professional Development? Consider applying for the 2017-2018 Student Advisory Board, where students will gather once a month to give feedback on how our office can best serve the Virginia Tech community! We are specifically looking for masters and doctoral students across the university who will be able to bring diverse perspectives and represent their departments, colleges, and campus groups. If you are interested in participating in this great opportunity to become involved on campus and give back to your institution, please go to http://career.vt.edu/about/student-advisory-board.html for more information, or contact Mr. Steven White at whitesm@vt.edu. Applications are due Monday, April 17 at noon.

13. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY SCHOLARS PROGRAM – 3rd posting
The Hume Center for National Security and Technology is accepting applications for its Intelligence Community Scholars Program. The IC Scholars Program is open to both current and admitted graduate and undergraduate students from any major. Recipients of these awards participate in the National Security Education Program (NSEP), giving them access to events and resources exclusively for NSEP members, while they conduct research projects related to the intelligence community or national security. Scholarships range from $1500 to $15,000 per year. Applications are due Monday, April 24. Applicants should be United States citizens with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applications and more information can be found at hume.vt.edu/scholars or by contacting Stephanie Plum at splum@vt.edu.

14. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 1st posting
The Research and Informatics Division of University Libraries has a full Graduate Assistant (GA) opening (20 hrs/wk) for the 2017-18 academic year. Position reports directly to the data and informatics consultant for the sciences. The position focuses on learning and assessing the needs and landscape of the growing area of health sciences at Virginia Tech relevant to health analytics. The ideal applicant will have experience and knowledge relevant to human studies (e.g. public health, human development, psychology encouraged) and/or higher education administration. Please see the application form for all responsibilities, required and preferred qualifications. Find the application here: https://goo.gl/forms/t2wNmXrcoza15x772.

15. GA POSITION OPEN IN ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Academic Decision Support office is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Summer and Fall 2017 to assist with the SQL-Server apps. Required skills include SQL, with ideally at least an awareness of SQL Server Reporting Services. Additionally experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET would be great. Preferred skills include HTML, IIS, a fun personality, dependability, and good communication skills. Interested grad students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by May 4, 2017, or until position is filled.

16. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 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, May 12. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview in May.

17. STUDENT WAGE POSITION: ASST DATA ANALYST – 2nd posting
VT Enrollment and Degree Management is looking for a graduate student for a part-time wage position May 15 – Aug 15, 2017 to assist the Director of Enrollment Research and Analysis with enrollment data analysis projects. Ideal candidate would be a master’s or doctoral student in statistics, education research, or closely related field. Must haves: knowledge of basic quantitative methods for data analysis; experience estimating regression models using SAS or SPSS or R. Ability to conduct business-specific research, analyze data, and interpret results. 25-30 hours per week (negotiable); $15 – $20 per hour (commensurate with qualifications and experience). To apply, email resume to Dr. Lefter Daku, ldaku@vt.edu.

18. GA POSITION IN BLACK CULTURAL CENTER – 3rd posting
The Black Cultural Center is seeking one full-time (20 hours a week) graduate assistant to assist with the development and planning of center programs and initiatives.  Must be a self-starter with great initiative and strong interpersonal, organizational, leadership, and presentation skills; must be able to comfortably interact with all individuals in a diverse, multicultural environment. Occasional evening and weekend work is required. Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Nicole Johnson at nicj712@vt.edu. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. 

19. ENGINEERING EDUCATION PAID INTERNSHIPS – 3rd posting
The Department of Engineering Education is seeking paid interns for the College of Engineering New Student Orientation. Position details and mandatory dates can be found at http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/advising_internship.pdf and the application can be found here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ex0XA7X1c5hfpP. If you have questions, contact Marlena Lester at marlenal@vt.edu. 

20. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 1st posting
Is your child: Bold and fearless? Not worried about their behavior? Insensitive to others?  Uncaring? Join the Eye Gaze & Emotions (EGE) Study. 2 hour research study for children ages 6 to 10 with flexible scheduling. The child will play a feelings-matching game and a sticker sharing game. A parent will complete questionnaires about their child’s behavior. Parents will receive between $10-$30 and the child earns a small toy. For more information, call or email Lauren at: (540) 231-9735    EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com [IRB 15-575]

21. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
T
he Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) is seeking drivers with a valid U.S. driver’s license who are 30-75 years of age and must meet the following criteria: drive one of the following types of vehicles: Lincoln, Cadillac, Audi, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Volvo, Tesla, VMW, or Mercedes, must be 2015 model or newer.  The project request two visits scheduled about a week apart. Session one is approximately 1.5 hours and session two is about 4 hours. The project pays $60 to fully participate in the first session and $120 for participation in the second session, for a possible total of $180.  If you are interested, please contact 540.231.0988 or email drivers@vtti.vt.edu. Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

22. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 1st posting
VT researches are currently seeking participants aged 18 and older for a research study involving making interactive decisions on a computer and completing surveys.  The study will take place in the VT Economics Laboratory in 2088 Derring Hall. The study will take about 1.5 to 2 hours to complete.  Participants will receive $10 and may receive up to an additional $25 depending on choices made by you and the other participants.  All compensation will be paid in cash at the conclusion of the experiment.  If you are interested in participating, or if you have any questions, please email vteconlab@gmail.com or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

23. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP NEEDED (FREE FOOD) – April 25, 2017 – 2nd posting
Want free food? Want a shiny new line on your CV? The GSA needs your help reviewing applications to the Travel Fund Program. Reviewers are expected to volunteer for at least 2 hours and will be provided with lunch. If you are willing to be a reviewer, please fill out the following survey: http://tinyurl.com/TFP-Review-Sp17

24. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRANSPORT PATTERNS AND MOOD – 2nd posting
VT researchers in urban affairs & planning and psychology are seeking participants for a pilot study on mood states in transport environments. Participants will install an Android GPS app called Daynamica (only compatible with Android smartphones), answer an entry survey, and use the app to track transportation mode, route, and distance of your daily travel. Upon completing each trip, you will be asked to report your mood with a brief survey. Must be 18 or older. A $10 Amazon gift card will be awarded to each participant who completes an entrance survey and a trip survey for at least five trips for one week. If interested, visit the study website at http://uap.vt.edu/travelmood or contact Steve Hankey at hankey@vt.edu, (540) 231-7508.

25. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ADOLESCENT RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
Family participants are needed for a research study titled "Sibling Cooperation” in Human Development.  Family participants include (a) one sibling between the ages of 12 and 18, (b) one brother or sister between the ages of 5 and 18 who lives at home with the primary sibling, and (c) one parent or guardian. Participation requires completion of brief questionnaires and one 1-hour visit to Virginia Tech (Williams Hall). The primary sibling and parent will get $15 Target gift cards after the visit; the brother/sister will get a $5 gift card. Potential participants can contact Dr. Carolyn Shivers at vtsiblab@gmail.com or 540-231-5434. 

26. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR VIDEO – 3rd posting
The Virginia Tech Graduate Academy for Teaching Assistant Excellence (VT GrATE) is proud to present “Valuing Knowledge: A VT GrATE Teach-In.” We will have the Teach-In on 18th April at the GLC. In preparing for the Teach-In, we are seeking participants for a video titled "Global Researcher, Global Learner Reflections". This video will be showcased in one of the sessions at the Teach-In on 18th April. Through this video, we hope to capture stories highlighting experiences of international graduate researchers and teaching assistants who work at Tech, and the faculty and peers that they work with. Specifically, we are looking for volunteers who are willing to share their experiences as international students and faculty, as well as faculty and graduate students who have worked/are working with international graduate students and/or faculty here at Virginia Tech. If you would like to contribute to this video, please fill up our short survey at: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3U89DbmEn756AsJ. Additionally, you can also contact Michelle Soledad (msoled21@vt.edu) and Sreyoshi Bhaduri (sreyoshi@vt.edu) for more information.

27. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a research study for a student’s capstone class. The research is titled "Perceptions of Sexual Assault and Rape among Middle Eastern Immigrant Men in the Southwest Area of Virginia.” Participants should be Middle Eastern immigrant men, who identify as Muslims. The participants will get $10 Walmart gift card after the interviews. Potential participants can email Taysir Al Janabi at Taysir80@vt.edu or call him at 540-251-1006.

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Thursday, May 4, 12:00-1:30pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
The 2017 cohort of Graduate School Diversity Scholars will present their initiatives in a lightning-round format. You are invited to attend and learn about their work in inclusion and diversity. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80xaW5orOR7cQ17 by Friday, Apr 28. For a summary of projects, visit http://graduateschool.vt.edu/about/diversity/diversity-scholars/current-diversity-scholars.html. Contact Dannette Beane at gomezds@vt.edu with questions.