May 30 – June 4, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/29/2017

  • Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
  • Graduate School summer hours: 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 1, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS
The Graduate School’s offices in the GLC now operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. 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.

4. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 2nd  posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: Between the ages of 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 up to $400 for their time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech, westerndiet@gmail.com; https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

Upcoming events:

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT PANEL
Thursday, Jun 8, 9:00-9:30am, Goodwin 155
Interested in volunteering to serve on a student panel for the National Society of Black Engineers National Leadership Conference (NSBE NLC)? If so, please email Karis Boyd and karisb@vt.edu

May 30 – June 4, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/29/2017

  • Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
  • Cook Counseling: on hiatus for the summer
  • Graduate School summer hours: 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
  • Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 1, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS
The Graduate School’s offices in the GLC now operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. 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.

4. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 2nd  posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: Between the ages of 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 up to $400 for their time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech, westerndiet@gmail.com; https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

Upcoming events:

VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT PANEL
Thursday, Jun 8, 9:00-9:30am, Goodwin 155
Interested in volunteering to serve on a student panel for the National Society of Black Engineers National Leadership Conference (NSBE NLC)? If so, please email Karis Boyd and karisb@vt.edu

May 22-28, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ: LEMON MINT EDITION
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. JENGA AND JUICE
Friday, May 26, 3:00-4:30pm, Graduate School patio and lawn
Get away from the lab for some lawn games and light refreshments with fellow grads. Giant Jenga, corn hole, and fruity refreshments await you!

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 3rd posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be:       Between the ages of 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 up to $400 for their time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech, westerndiet@gmail.com <mailto:westerndiet@gmail.com> ; https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

6. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 3rd   posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu.

7. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 3rd posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 3rd posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com.

May 22-28, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GLC CAFÉ: LEMON MINT EDITION
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. JENGA AND JUICE
Friday, May 26, 3:00-4:30pm, Graduate School patio and lawn
Get away from the lab for some lawn games and light refreshments with fellow grads. Giant Jenga, corn hole, and fruity refreshments await you!

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 3rd posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be:       Between the ages of 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 up to $400 for their time.  If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech, westerndiet@gmail.com <mailto:westerndiet@gmail.com> ; https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.

6. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 3rd   posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu.

7. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 3rd posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 3rd posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com.

May 15-21, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH OPEN WORKOUT
Monday, May 15, 8:00pm-9:00pm, 915 Hethwood Boulevard
Ever wanted to try a martial art? Need a break from working on you research and thesis? Want to do something different this summer? Now’s your chance! The Olympic Taekwondo Club is holding an open workout for anyone who is interested in trying taekwondo. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Casey Denham at cldenham@vt.edu .

3. GLC CAFÉ: JEGES KÁVÉ EDITION (LOOK IT UP)
Thursday, May 18, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 2nd posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 2nd  posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu .

6. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 3rd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

7. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 3rd posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu>  if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

8. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 2nd posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 2nd posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com .

May 15-21, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. OLYMPIC TAEKWONDO CLUB AT VIRGINIA TECH OPEN WORKOUT
Monday, May 15, 8:00pm-9:00pm, 915 Hethwood Boulevard
Ever wanted to try a martial art? Need a break from working on you research and thesis? Want to do something different this summer? Now’s your chance! The Olympic Taekwondo Club is holding an open workout for anyone who is interested in trying taekwondo. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Casey Denham at cldenham@vt.edu .

3. GLC CAFÉ: JEGES KÁVÉ EDITION (LOOK IT UP)
Thursday, May 18, 3:30-5:00pm, Graduate School lobby
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. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 2nd posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 2nd  posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu .

6. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 3rd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

7. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 3rd posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu>  if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

8. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 2nd posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com.

10. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 2nd posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com .

May 8-14, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 11, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 11, 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.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 1st posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 1st posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu.

6. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 3rd 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.

7. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (COMM/PR)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong organization and communication skills and an interest in promoting instructional development. Duties include planning and completion of communications projects; managing social media; website development and management; graphic design for marketing materials, educational modules, and online resources; and other duties as assigned.  Must have mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students; graphic design experience; ability to work independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. Previous experience writing journalistic, public relations, and/or marketing pieces; managing social media; and designing online resources is desired.  9-month GA appointment, 20 hrs/wk, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at dlusk@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the communication/PR graduate assistantship in your email.

8. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (ED RES)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong research skills and an interest in instructional development and research. Duties involve assisting faculty with scholarship of teaching and learning project; conducting literature reviews, researching and finding appropriate measures and tools, assisting with data collection and analysis; and other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of and interest in the foundational principles of educational psychology, teaching and learning, and/or educational research; mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as well as ability to work both independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. 9-month GA, 20 hours/week, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at dlusk@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the educational research graduate assistantship in your email.

9. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

10. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 2nd posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

11. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a graduate student for summer 2017.
Primary duties include designing and creating web site/web-application. Must have strong and verifiable UI/UX and web programming skills. Hours per week: 20-40/wk. Potential for fall assistantship for qualified candidate. Required qualifications: UI/UX design and development skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery with an understanding translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks/CMS; experience in Javascript/jQuery; web app design and/or development experience. To apply, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu.

12. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GA OPENING IN IT – 2nd posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Suite has a GA opening in IT, to help  maintain the Dean’s Suite IT assets, including helping student consultants in the Software Assistance and Triage and providing support for student labs (Ware Lab and Invents Lab). Apply by May 4 by sending a cover letter and resume via email to ipitadmin@vt.edu  in a single file including both your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Name your file “lastname_firstname.pdf”.  Required Qualifications: Strong technical skills including in-depth knowledge of Windows and familiarity installing hardware; familiarity with a wide variety of Engineering software packages; excellent oral and written communication skills; detailed orientated and have strong problem solving skills; bust be able to develop and complete projects independently. Preferred: Comptia A+ or Microsoft certifications; experience troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues; previous experience using DeepFreeze, and providing technical support to users; familiarity with Mac Operating system.

13. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 3rd 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.

14. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 3rd 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.

15. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 1st posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com <mailto:vatechprt@gmail.com> .

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 1st posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com>  [IRB 15-575]

19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
The 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 <mailto:drivers@vtti.vt.edu> . Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

20. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:vteconlab@gmail.com>  or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

 

 

May 8-14, 2017

1.  WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – last updated 5/8/2017

– Career Advising: on hiatus for the summer
– Cook Counseling: Th, F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
– Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00-4:00 begin 5/15/17
– Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours begin 5/15
– Writing assistance: reserve appointment at http://www.lib.vt.edu/spaces/writing/.

2. GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 11, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, May 11, 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.

4. GRADUATE SCHOOL SUMMER HOURS STARTING 5/15 – 1st posting
Starting Monday, May 15, the Graduate School’s offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, 9:00am-4:00pm daily, with student services opening at 9:30 on Wednesdays. Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1:00-4:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm. The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.

5. COMMUNITY CHANGE LOOKING FOR EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS & PEER REVIEWERS – 1st posting
Community Change is an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that seeks to explore multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This interdisciplinary journal examines the practices, processes, and individual and collective struggles that produce change at all levels of society. Community Change adopts a broad definition of community development that includes issues relating to public policy, democratization, collective action, physical and social infrastructure developments, agency, and efficacy. Visit their website and view the first issue at communitychange.ipg.vt.edu. If you are interested in learning more about the journal and how to get involved, email communitychange@vt.edu.

6. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 3rd 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.

7. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (COMM/PR)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong organization and communication skills and an interest in promoting instructional development. Duties include planning and completion of communications projects; managing social media; website development and management; graphic design for marketing materials, educational modules, and online resources; and other duties as assigned.  Must have mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students; graphic design experience; ability to work independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. Previous experience writing journalistic, public relations, and/or marketing pieces; managing social media; and designing online resources is desired.  9-month GA appointment, 20 hrs/wk, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at dlusk@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the communication/PR graduate assistantship in your email.

8. GA POSITION IN CTR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL DEV & EDU RESEARCH (ED RES)– 1st posting
The Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research (CIDER) seeks a graduate student with strong research skills and an interest in instructional development and research. Duties involve assisting faculty with scholarship of teaching and learning project; conducting literature reviews, researching and finding appropriate measures and tools, assisting with data collection and analysis; and other duties as assigned. Must have knowledge of and interest in the foundational principles of educational psychology, teaching and learning, and/or educational research; mature and professional demeanor, a positive and approachable attitude, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty, staff, and students. Strong written and oral communication skills are required, as well as ability to work both independently and in a team, have strong organizational skills, and be flexible. 9-month GA, 20 hours/week, stipend (step 13). If interested, email cover letters and CVs by May 12, 2017 to Danielle Lusk, Associate Director, at dlusk@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the educational research graduate assistantship in your email.

9. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 2nd posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

10. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 2nd posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

11. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER WAGE POSITION – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a graduate student for summer 2017.
Primary duties include designing and creating web site/web-application. Must have strong and verifiable UI/UX and web programming skills. Hours per week: 20-40/wk. Potential for fall assistantship for qualified candidate. Required qualifications: UI/UX design and development skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery with an understanding translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks/CMS; experience in Javascript/jQuery; web app design and/or development experience. To apply, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu.

12. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GA OPENING IN IT – 2nd posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Suite has a GA opening in IT, to help  maintain the Dean’s Suite IT assets, including helping student consultants in the Software Assistance and Triage and providing support for student labs (Ware Lab and Invents Lab). Apply by May 4 by sending a cover letter and resume via email to ipitadmin@vt.edu  in a single file including both your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Name your file “lastname_firstname.pdf”.  Required Qualifications: Strong technical skills including in-depth knowledge of Windows and familiarity installing hardware; familiarity with a wide variety of Engineering software packages; excellent oral and written communication skills; detailed orientated and have strong problem solving skills; bust be able to develop and complete projects independently. Preferred: Comptia A+ or Microsoft certifications; experience troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues; previous experience using DeepFreeze, and providing technical support to users; familiarity with Mac Operating system.

13. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 3rd 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.

14. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 3rd 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.

15. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market during the summer to help run the information booth on market days of Wednesdays and Saturdays in 3-hour shifts. Wednesday the market is open 12:00-6:00pm; shifts are 12:00-3:00 and 3:00-6:00. Saturday the market is open 8:00 am-2:00pm; shifts are 8:00-11:00am and 11:00am-2:00pm. The Farmer’s Market is on the corner of Draper Road and Roanoke St. For more info or to sign up: https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, contact grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

16. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY WITH CHILDREN WITH ASD – 1st posting
Participants sought for research treatment study that targets both child language skills and parent stress. Researchers will teach language skills to children 1.5-6 year-old children using Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT), while adding either mindfulness-based techniques or psycho-education material to provide new ways to increase well-being. There will be a 50% chance of being placed in the mindfulness group. Parents and children will complete a pre-treatment screening visit, 15 treatment visits (11 group sessions 2 hours in length targeting PRT skills, 4 individual PRT sessions), a post-treatment visit and a follow-up visit. Only parents will attend the group meetings. There is slight risk to participating, due to time commitment required to learn and practice a new set of skills as well as a new environment for children. Participants will be compensated (up to $60) and may also benefit from learning new skills. If interested or want to learn more, email vatechprt@gmail.com <mailto:vatechprt@gmail.com> .

17. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER STUDY – 1st posting
VT researchers seek young adults with Social Anxiety Disorder SAD for a treatment study. Participants will receive a new computer-based intervention with automated performance feedback with the goal to help people improve their ability to recognize and accurately interpret social signals in other people. Participants will be offered a no-cost experimental treatment and be compensated up to $80.00. Must be 18-29 of age; have a SAD diagnosis or strongly suspect SAD. Participants will take part in 1-2 assessment visits to confirm fit for study, lasting about 2 hrs. If eligible, complete 6 treatment sessions during which you will wear a HoloLens (i.e. virtual reality headset) to interact with a computerized program, like in a video-game. If interested or would like more information, contact the Child Study Center at (540) 231-8276 or at childstudycenter@gmail.com.

18. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com>  [IRB 15-575]

19. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
The 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 <mailto:drivers@vtti.vt.edu> . Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

20. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:vteconlab@gmail.com>  or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

 

 

May 1-7, 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. 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 <mailto:gomezds@vt.edu>  with questions.

3. GLC CAFÉ: READING DAY TREATS
Thursday, May 4, 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.

4. BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE CONFERENCE GROUP TICKETS – 2nd 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.

5. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 2nd 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  .

6. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 3rd 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.

7. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 1st posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

8. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 1st posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu>  if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

9. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER WAGE POSITION – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a graduate student for summer 2017. Primary duties include designing and creating web site/web-application. Must have strong and verifiable UI/UX and web programming skills. Hours per week: 20-40/wk. Potential for fall assistantship for qualified candidate. Required qualifications: UI/UX design and development skills;knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery with an understanding translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks/CMS; experience in Javascript/jQuery; web app design and/or development experience. To apply, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu.

10. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GA OPENING IN IT – 1st posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Suite has a GA opening in IT, to help  maintain the Dean’s Suite IT assets, including helping student consultants in the Software Assistance and Triage and providing support for student labs (Ware Lab and Invents Lab). Apply by May 4 by sending a cover letter and resume via email to ipitadmin@vt.edu <mailto:ipitadmin@vt.edu>  in a single file including both your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Name your file “lastname_firstname.pdf”.  Required Qualifications: Strong technical skills including in-depth knowledge of Windows and familiarity installing hardware; familiarity with a wide variety of Engineering software packages; excellent oral and written communication skills; detailed orientated and have strong problem solving skills; bust be able to develop and complete projects independently. Preferred: Comptia A+ or Microsoft certifications; experience troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues; previous experience using DeepFreeze, and providing technical support to users; familiarity with Mac Operating system.

11. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 2nd 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.

12. GA POSITION OPEN IN ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 2nd 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 <http://asp.net/> , using C# or VB.NET <http://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 <mailto:chung@vt.edu>  by May 4, 2017, or until position is filled.

13. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 2nd 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 <mailto: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.

14. STUDENT WAGE POSITION: ASST DATA ANALYST – 3rd 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.

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 2nd 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]

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
The 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 <mailto:drivers@vtti.vt.edu> . Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd 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 <mailto:vteconlab@gmail.com>  or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

18. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP NEEDED (FREE FOOD) – April 25, 2017 – 3rd 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

19. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRANSPORT PATTERNS AND MOOD – 3rd 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.

20. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ADOLESCENT RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:vtsiblab@gmail.com>  or 540-231-5434.

Upcoming events:

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 11, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.

 

May 1-7, 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. 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 <mailto:gomezds@vt.edu>  with questions.

3. GLC CAFÉ: READING DAY TREATS
Thursday, May 4, 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.

4. BEYOND THE PROFESSORIATE CONFERENCE GROUP TICKETS – 2nd 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.

5. GRADUATE RESEARCH ON VIOLENCE PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS – 2nd 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  .

6. AEL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW ACCEPTED – 3rd 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.

7. GA POSITION IN GLOBAL EDUCATION OFFICE – 1st posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2017–2018 academic year. The GA plays a vital role in achieving the mission of the office in expanding study abroad capacity and opportunities. The position is an excellent opportunity for students interested in a career in international education. For more information and to apply, see here:  http://www.globaleducation.vt.edu/?go=GAapplication.

8. WAGE POSITION: CLASSROOM HELPERS SOUGHT FOR LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT – 1st posting
Looking for a summer job? The Little Hokie Hangout is looking for a few Classroom Helpers! Good pay, and you’ll have a blast playing with kids all morning over the summer. Please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu>  if you are interested, and include some information about yourself that would be relevant to child care and/or early education.

9. WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT SUMMER WAGE POSITION – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a graduate student for summer 2017. Primary duties include designing and creating web site/web-application. Must have strong and verifiable UI/UX and web programming skills. Hours per week: 20-40/wk. Potential for fall assistantship for qualified candidate. Required qualifications: UI/UX design and development skills;knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery with an understanding translating mockups to code; demonstrated evidence in UI/UX design and development; evidence of creativity and innovation; ability to work in collaborative environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred skills: knowledge of server-side CSS pre-processing platforms, such as LESS and SASS; experience with web frameworks/CMS; experience in Javascript/jQuery; web app design and/or development experience. To apply, email CV with links to supplementary materials such as sample websites/applications and code repositories along with names and contact information of 2-3 references to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu.

10. COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING GA OPENING IN IT – 1st posting
The College of Engineering Dean’s Suite has a GA opening in IT, to help  maintain the Dean’s Suite IT assets, including helping student consultants in the Software Assistance and Triage and providing support for student labs (Ware Lab and Invents Lab). Apply by May 4 by sending a cover letter and resume via email to ipitadmin@vt.edu <mailto:ipitadmin@vt.edu>  in a single file including both your cover letter and resume in .pdf format. Name your file “lastname_firstname.pdf”.  Required Qualifications: Strong technical skills including in-depth knowledge of Windows and familiarity installing hardware; familiarity with a wide variety of Engineering software packages; excellent oral and written communication skills; detailed orientated and have strong problem solving skills; bust be able to develop and complete projects independently. Preferred: Comptia A+ or Microsoft certifications; experience troubleshooting and resolving technology related issues; previous experience using DeepFreeze, and providing technical support to users; familiarity with Mac Operating system.

11. GA POSITION IN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FOR 2017-18 – 2nd 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.

12. GA POSITION OPEN IN ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 2nd 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 <http://asp.net/> , using C# or VB.NET <http://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 <mailto:chung@vt.edu>  by May 4, 2017, or until position is filled.

13. GA POSITION IN GRAD SCHOOL FOR 2017-18 – 2nd 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 <mailto: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.

14. STUDENT WAGE POSITION: ASST DATA ANALYST – 3rd 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.

15. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR EYE GAZE AND EMOTIONS STUDY – 2nd 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]

16. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR VTTI RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd posting
The 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 <mailto:drivers@vtti.vt.edu> . Reference “the Emerald-36 study” in your message.

17. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 2nd 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 <mailto:vteconlab@gmail.com>  or contact Zhuncheng Li at 434.851.6920.

18. GSA TRAVEL FUND REVIEW HELP NEEDED (FREE FOOD) – April 25, 2017 – 3rd 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

19. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON TRANSPORT PATTERNS AND MOOD – 3rd 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.

20. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR ADOLESCENT RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd 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 <mailto:vtsiblab@gmail.com>  or 540-231-5434.

Upcoming events:

GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Thursday, May 11, 2:30pm, Cassell Coliseum
The Graduate School invites all graduating graduate students and their families to its spring commencement ceremony. The event will be streamed live on VT’s website. Learn more about commencement ceremonies at http://www.vt.edu/commencement/.