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.