June 26-July 4

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. PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES!
Wednesday, Jun 28, 9:00-10:30am
Meet with grad students in the GLC lobby and travel to Three Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg to pick some blueberries. Bring cash to pay for your pickings (see prices at http://www.3birdsberryfarm.com/about/)! Some of the blueberries will be made into a cobbler for Thursday’s GLC cafe. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kSSMOJ2krAJY8Z if planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation if you are assigned a spot in our carpool. Space is limited, and we will accommodate registrants on a first-come first served basis.

3. HEALTHY RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND STRESS
Thursday, Jun 29, 2:30-3:30, GLC Room B
Take advantage of having some discretionary time in the summer and learn how to cope with conflict and stress in healthy ways – these skills may come in handy in the fall! Conflict and stress are experienced within all realms of our lives. Participants will begin by discussing the conflict and stress they experience, then reflect upon current responses and explore methods for coping and responding to conflict and stress in the most constructive way.  Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3KrANh3IWFIPyt if you are planning to attend.

4. GLC CAFÉ: HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY COBBLER WITH ICE CREAM
Thursday, Jun 22, 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.

5. CLAYTOR LAKE GRAD POTLUCK PICNIC
Sunday, Jul 2, 11:00am-3:00pm, Claytor Lake State Park, Shelter #2
Want to get out of Blacksburg for a bit, but not interested in driving too far? Get down to Claytor Lake State Park <http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/claytor-lake>  for a potluck picnic with your fellow graduate students and their families. The Grad School rented a picnic shelter; you bring the food! Meet some new faces, make some new friends, and enjoy a nice day on the lake. Everyone is asked to bring 1 or 2 dishes to share. Bring games, swimwear, sports equipment, etc. too. Families are welcome! Register by Wednesday, Jun 28, at https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuseH0JlHmU0tFvzTCwRnxtIpG-oTS148i0PsqDXqqz8hUTQ/viewform so that organizers may arrange carpools for anyone who needs them. Email Mimosa Sarma (msarma@vt.edu) or Anthony Carno (acarno@vt.edu) with questions.

6. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON MONDAY, 6/26 FOR ELECTRICAL WORK – 1st posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed today, Monday Jun 26, while electrical work is completed in the auditorium. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

7. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School Anti-Bullying Task Force would like to learn more about your experiences as a graduate student with bullying, either as the target of bullying or as one who has observed others being bullied, to better understand the prevalence of bullying among graduate students (both faculty-student and student-student bullying) and students’ willingness to report such behaviors. Participate in one of two focus groups to share your experience in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, in Room 323, Bishop-Favrao Hall. Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B4FA9AE2FA57-antibullying. Pizza will be provided. Participation is voluntary and may be discontinued at any time. Information collected during the session will be documented anonymously. Your input will help in the design of new reporting mechanisms and training to help reduce bullying at Virginia Tech and beyond. The sessions will be led by Dr. Rajesh Bagchi (rbagchi@vt.edu) and Dr. Annie Pearce (apearce@vt.edu) of the Anti-Bullying Task Force. 

8. CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
The CPSVP provides support for grad students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences. Proposed research should focus on the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence, and may address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence.Three awards of $1,000-1,500 will be given. Must be full-time graduate student in good standing, with research grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications must include (a) cover sheet, (b) 200-word abstract about research project in language suitable for general public, (c) project narrative of up to four pages, (d) itemized budget and justification, and (e) a letter of support from the student’s main academic advisor. Applications are to be prepared using 1-inch margins and Arial 11 font. Submit an e-copy of the complete application and signed coversheet, and itemized budget to Ms. Amy Splitt at amys@vt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Jul 15, 2017. With questions contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

9. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 3rd posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu <mailto:bettyw@vt.edu> ; 540-231-7220).

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 2nd posting
The Granata lab is recruiting subjects for a study looking at load symmetry during running. This study requires two visits – a 2 mile run visit and a 4 mile run visit. Participants must be able to complete a 4-mile run without stopping, but can run at their own speed. Please contact Kristen Renner for more information, hulbertk@vt.edu <mailto:hulbertk@vt.edu> .

11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 3rd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu <mailto:wlages@vt.edu>  for more details.

12. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

June 26-July 4

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. PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES!
Wednesday, Jun 28, 9:00-10:30am
Meet with grad students in the GLC lobby and travel to Three Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg to pick some blueberries. Bring cash to pay for your pickings (see prices at http://www.3birdsberryfarm.com/about/)! Some of the blueberries will be made into a cobbler for Thursday’s GLC cafe. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kSSMOJ2krAJY8Z if planning to attend. You will receive an email confirmation if you are assigned a spot in our carpool. Space is limited, and we will accommodate registrants on a first-come first served basis.

3. HEALTHY RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND STRESS
Thursday, Jun 29, 2:30-3:30, GLC Room B
Take advantage of having some discretionary time in the summer and learn how to cope with conflict and stress in healthy ways – these skills may come in handy in the fall! Conflict and stress are experienced within all realms of our lives. Participants will begin by discussing the conflict and stress they experience, then reflect upon current responses and explore methods for coping and responding to conflict and stress in the most constructive way.  Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3KrANh3IWFIPyt if you are planning to attend.

4. GLC CAFÉ: HOMEMADE BLUEBERRY COBBLER WITH ICE CREAM
Thursday, Jun 22, 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.

5. CLAYTOR LAKE GRAD POTLUCK PICNIC
Sunday, Jul 2, 11:00am-3:00pm, Claytor Lake State Park, Shelter #2
Want to get out of Blacksburg for a bit, but not interested in driving too far? Get down to Claytor Lake State Park <http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/claytor-lake>  for a potluck picnic with your fellow graduate students and their families. The Grad School rented a picnic shelter; you bring the food! Meet some new faces, make some new friends, and enjoy a nice day on the lake. Everyone is asked to bring 1 or 2 dishes to share. Bring games, swimwear, sports equipment, etc. too. Families are welcome! Register by Wednesday, Jun 28, at https://docs.google.com/a/vt.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuseH0JlHmU0tFvzTCwRnxtIpG-oTS148i0PsqDXqqz8hUTQ/viewform so that organizers may arrange carpools for anyone who needs them. Email Mimosa Sarma (msarma@vt.edu) or Anthony Carno (acarno@vt.edu) with questions.

6. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON MONDAY, 6/26 FOR ELECTRICAL WORK – 1st posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed today, Monday Jun 26, while electrical work is completed in the auditorium. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

7. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School Anti-Bullying Task Force would like to learn more about your experiences as a graduate student with bullying, either as the target of bullying or as one who has observed others being bullied, to better understand the prevalence of bullying among graduate students (both faculty-student and student-student bullying) and students’ willingness to report such behaviors. Participate in one of two focus groups to share your experience in the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12, in Room 323, Bishop-Favrao Hall. Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, sign up at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/70A0B4FA9AE2FA57-antibullying. Pizza will be provided. Participation is voluntary and may be discontinued at any time. Information collected during the session will be documented anonymously. Your input will help in the design of new reporting mechanisms and training to help reduce bullying at Virginia Tech and beyond. The sessions will be led by Dr. Rajesh Bagchi (rbagchi@vt.edu) and Dr. Annie Pearce (apearce@vt.edu) of the Anti-Bullying Task Force. 

8. CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 1st posting
The CPSVP provides support for grad students whose thesis or dissertation research applies to issues of violence. Recipients are required to participate in various university-sponsored research conferences and professional conferences. Proposed research should focus on the causes, consequences, treatment, management, and/or prevention of violence, and may address any aspect of inter-personal, institutional, group, collective, cultural, or structural violence.Three awards of $1,000-1,500 will be given. Must be full-time graduate student in good standing, with research grounded in the social sciences, humanities, or arts. Applications must include (a) cover sheet, (b) 200-word abstract about research project in language suitable for general public, (c) project narrative of up to four pages, (d) itemized budget and justification, and (e) a letter of support from the student’s main academic advisor. Applications are to be prepared using 1-inch margins and Arial 11 font. Submit an e-copy of the complete application and signed coversheet, and itemized budget to Ms. Amy Splitt at amys@vt.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Jul 15, 2017. With questions contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

9. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 3rd posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu <mailto:bettyw@vt.edu> ; 540-231-7220).

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 2nd posting
The Granata lab is recruiting subjects for a study looking at load symmetry during running. This study requires two visits – a 2 mile run visit and a 4 mile run visit. Participants must be able to complete a 4-mile run without stopping, but can run at their own speed. Please contact Kristen Renner for more information, hulbertk@vt.edu <mailto:hulbertk@vt.edu> .

11. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 3rd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu <mailto:wlages@vt.edu>  for more details.

12. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 3rd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

June 19-25, 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 22, 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. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 3rd posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/communities/104559978083983521318, or search for “Summer in the ‘Burg for Grads” on Google+ if you have trouble with the link. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

4. BILL ANDERSON FUND DISASTER DASH 5K WALK/RUN – 2nd posting
Grad student Henry Smart invites you to this fundraiser on Wednesday, Jul 12, as part of the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The fundraising team–The Pre-Mitigators, set a fundraising goal of $1,500, to go towards funding their experience as Bill Anderson Fund Fellows, including participation in a two-day intensive workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, and various workshops throughout the academic year that provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and preparation for the job market. Learn more at https://www.wizathon.com/baf-disaster-dash/index.php or contact Henry at hsmart3@vt.edu for more information.

5. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 2nd posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu; 540-231-7220).

6. SUMMER GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting
Researchers in the Engineering Education Department seek a graduate student with an interest in engineering students’ early career development. Primary duty is qualitative analysis of interview transcripts; other duties include participation in qualitative team meetings with researchers from multiple institutions and literature review in the area of analysis. Must have mature and professional demeanor, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty and staff; qualitative analysis experience (knowledge of Dedoose software a plus); ability to work independently and in a team; and be flexible. Previous experience with motivation (e.g., EVT) frameworks, career pathways, and inclusion on IRBs is desired. Summer GRA, 20 hrs/wk, position.  Potential wage position in the Fall. If interested, email cover letter and CV by Jun 26 to Cheryl Carrico, Research Scientist, at ccarrico@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the PEPS Qualitative Analysis graduate research assistantship in your email.

7. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SENSORY STUDY OF DAIRY-BASED BEVERAGE – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about sensory quality of a dairy-based beverage to help VT researchers identify formulas, appropriate flavorings, and potential market success of beverage[s] targeted for providing healthful components into a diet. The study will take place on Tuesday, Jun 20, 8:30am-3:30pm at the VT Sensory Evaluation Laboratory (1230 Washington Street). Participants will be compensated with snacks (including Carol Lee donuts) and will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Must not have allergies to dairy products or ingredients, or be under 18. For additional information contact Dr. Susan Duncan (duncans@vt.edu).

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SENSORY STUDY OF FRUIT-BASED BEVERAGE – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about sensory quality of a dairy-based beverage to help VT researchers identify formulas, appropriate flavorings, and potential market success of beverage[s] targeted for providing healthful components into a diet. The study will take place on Wednesday, Jun 21, 8:30am-3:30pm at the VT Sensory Evaluation Laboratory (1230 Washington Street). Participants will be compensated with snacks (including Carol Lee donuts) and will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Must be over 18. For additional information contact Dr. Susan Duncan (duncans@vt.edu).

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 1st posting
The Granata lab is recruiting subjects for a study looking at load symmetry during running. This study requires two visits – a 2 mile run visit and a 4 mile run visit. Participants must be able to complete a 4-mile run without stopping, but can run at their own speed. Please contact Kristen Renner for more information, hulbertk@vt.edu <mailto:hulbertk@vt.edu> .

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 2nd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu for more details.

11. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

12. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 3rd posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 3rd  posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

Upcoming events:

PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES!
Wednesday, Jun 28, 9:00-10:30am
Meet with grad students in the GLC lobby and travel to Three Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg to pick some blueberries. Bring cash to pay for your pickings! Some of the blueberries will be made into a cobbler for Thursday’s GLC cafe. You will receive a confirmation if you are assigned a spot in our carpool. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kSSMOJ2krAJY8Z if planning to attend.

HEALTHY RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND STRESS
Thursday, Jun 29, 2:30-3:30, GLC Room B
Take advantage of having some discretionary time in the summer and learn how to cope with conflict and stress in healthy ways – these skills may come in handy in the fall! Conflict and stress are experienced within all realms of our lives. Participants will begin by discussing the conflict and stress they experience, then reflect upon current responses and explore methods for coping and responding to conflict and stress in the most constructive way.  Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3KrANh3IWFIPyt if you are planning to attend.

 

June 19-25, 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 22, 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. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 3rd posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/communities/104559978083983521318, or search for “Summer in the ‘Burg for Grads” on Google+ if you have trouble with the link. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

4. BILL ANDERSON FUND DISASTER DASH 5K WALK/RUN – 2nd posting
Grad student Henry Smart invites you to this fundraiser on Wednesday, Jul 12, as part of the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The fundraising team–The Pre-Mitigators, set a fundraising goal of $1,500, to go towards funding their experience as Bill Anderson Fund Fellows, including participation in a two-day intensive workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, and various workshops throughout the academic year that provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and preparation for the job market. Learn more at https://www.wizathon.com/baf-disaster-dash/index.php or contact Henry at hsmart3@vt.edu for more information.

5. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 2nd posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu; 540-231-7220).

6. SUMMER GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 2nd posting
Researchers in the Engineering Education Department seek a graduate student with an interest in engineering students’ early career development. Primary duty is qualitative analysis of interview transcripts; other duties include participation in qualitative team meetings with researchers from multiple institutions and literature review in the area of analysis. Must have mature and professional demeanor, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty and staff; qualitative analysis experience (knowledge of Dedoose software a plus); ability to work independently and in a team; and be flexible. Previous experience with motivation (e.g., EVT) frameworks, career pathways, and inclusion on IRBs is desired. Summer GRA, 20 hrs/wk, position.  Potential wage position in the Fall. If interested, email cover letter and CV by Jun 26 to Cheryl Carrico, Research Scientist, at ccarrico@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the PEPS Qualitative Analysis graduate research assistantship in your email.

7. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SENSORY STUDY OF DAIRY-BASED BEVERAGE – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about sensory quality of a dairy-based beverage to help VT researchers identify formulas, appropriate flavorings, and potential market success of beverage[s] targeted for providing healthful components into a diet. The study will take place on Tuesday, Jun 20, 8:30am-3:30pm at the VT Sensory Evaluation Laboratory (1230 Washington Street). Participants will be compensated with snacks (including Carol Lee donuts) and will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Must not have allergies to dairy products or ingredients, or be under 18. For additional information contact Dr. Susan Duncan (duncans@vt.edu).

8. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR SENSORY STUDY OF FRUIT-BASED BEVERAGE – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about sensory quality of a dairy-based beverage to help VT researchers identify formulas, appropriate flavorings, and potential market success of beverage[s] targeted for providing healthful components into a diet. The study will take place on Wednesday, Jun 21, 8:30am-3:30pm at the VT Sensory Evaluation Laboratory (1230 Washington Street). Participants will be compensated with snacks (including Carol Lee donuts) and will be entered into a drawing to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Must be over 18. For additional information contact Dr. Susan Duncan (duncans@vt.edu).

9. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 1st posting
The Granata lab is recruiting subjects for a study looking at load symmetry during running. This study requires two visits – a 2 mile run visit and a 4 mile run visit. Participants must be able to complete a 4-mile run without stopping, but can run at their own speed. Please contact Kristen Renner for more information, hulbertk@vt.edu <mailto:hulbertk@vt.edu> .

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 2nd posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu for more details.

11. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 2nd posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false. If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

12. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 3rd posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 3rd  posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

Upcoming events:

PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES!
Wednesday, Jun 28, 9:00-10:30am
Meet with grad students in the GLC lobby and travel to Three Birds Berry Farm in Blacksburg to pick some blueberries. Bring cash to pay for your pickings! Some of the blueberries will be made into a cobbler for Thursday’s GLC cafe. You will receive a confirmation if you are assigned a spot in our carpool. Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kSSMOJ2krAJY8Z if planning to attend.

HEALTHY RESPONSES TO CONFLICT AND STRESS
Thursday, Jun 29, 2:30-3:30, GLC Room B
Take advantage of having some discretionary time in the summer and learn how to cope with conflict and stress in healthy ways – these skills may come in handy in the fall! Conflict and stress are experienced within all realms of our lives. Participants will begin by discussing the conflict and stress they experience, then reflect upon current responses and explore methods for coping and responding to conflict and stress in the most constructive way.  Please register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a3KrANh3IWFIPyt if you are planning to attend.

 

June 12-18, 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: CUBICLE-FARM AND REAL TIRAMISU FACE-OFF
Thursday, Jun 15, 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. Tiramisu face-off: blind taste-test the real thing as well as the cubicle-farm version and see if you can tell the difference!

3. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 2nd posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104559978083983521318, or search for “Summer in the ‘Burg for Grads” on Google+ if you have trouble with the link. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

4. BILL ANDERSON FUND DISASTER DASH 5K WALK/RUN – 1st posting
Grad student Henry Smart invites you to this fundraiser on Wednesday, Jul 12, as part of the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The fundraising team–The Pre-Mitigators, set a fundraising goal of $1,500, to go towards funding their experience as Bill Anderson Fund Fellows, including participation in a two-day intensive workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, and various workshops throughout the academic year that provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and preparation for the job market. Learn more at https://www.wizathon.com/baf-disaster-dash/index.php or contact Henry at hsmart3@vt.edu for more information.

5. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 1st posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu ; 540-231-7220).

6. SUMMER GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 1st posting
Researchers in the Engineering Education Department seek a graduate student with an interest in engineering students’ early career development. Primary duty is qualitative analysis of interview transcripts; other duties include participation in qualitative team meetings with researchers from multiple institutions and literature review in the area of analysis. Must have mature and professional demeanor, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty and staff; qualitative analysis experience (knowledge of Dedoose software a plus); ability to work independently and in a team; and be flexible. Previous experience with motivation (e.g., EVT) frameworks, career pathways, and inclusion on IRBs is desired. Summer GRA, 20 hrs/wk, position.  Potential wage position in the Fall. If interested, email cover letter and CV by Jun 26 to Cheryl Carrico, Research Scientist, at ccarrico@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the PEPS Qualitative Analysis graduate research assistantship in your email.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 1st posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu for more details.

8. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

9. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 2nd posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 2nd posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

June 12-18, 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: CUBICLE-FARM AND REAL TIRAMISU FACE-OFF
Thursday, Jun 15, 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. Tiramisu face-off: blind taste-test the real thing as well as the cubicle-farm version and see if you can tell the difference!

3. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 2nd posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104559978083983521318, or search for “Summer in the ‘Burg for Grads” on Google+ if you have trouble with the link. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

4. BILL ANDERSON FUND DISASTER DASH 5K WALK/RUN – 1st posting
Grad student Henry Smart invites you to this fundraiser on Wednesday, Jul 12, as part of the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop. The fundraising team–The Pre-Mitigators, set a fundraising goal of $1,500, to go towards funding their experience as Bill Anderson Fund Fellows, including participation in a two-day intensive workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, and various workshops throughout the academic year that provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and preparation for the job market. Learn more at https://www.wizathon.com/baf-disaster-dash/index.php or contact Henry at hsmart3@vt.edu for more information.

5. FULBRIGHT COMPETITION NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 – 1st posting
The US Student Fulbright competition is now open for applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grants are available in approximately 140 countries for graduate degree programs, independent study/research, or English teaching assistantships. Awards cover round-trip travel to the host country, room, board and incidental costs, and accident and sickness insurance, with some programs offering additional benefits. For more information and/or to schedule an advising appointment (in person or virtual), contact Betty Watts in the Global Education Office (bettyw@vt.edu ; 540-231-7220).

6. SUMMER GA POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 1st posting
Researchers in the Engineering Education Department seek a graduate student with an interest in engineering students’ early career development. Primary duty is qualitative analysis of interview transcripts; other duties include participation in qualitative team meetings with researchers from multiple institutions and literature review in the area of analysis. Must have mature and professional demeanor, and the ability to communicate with diverse groups of faculty and staff; qualitative analysis experience (knowledge of Dedoose software a plus); ability to work independently and in a team; and be flexible. Previous experience with motivation (e.g., EVT) frameworks, career pathways, and inclusion on IRBs is desired. Summer GRA, 20 hrs/wk, position.  Potential wage position in the Fall. If interested, email cover letter and CV by Jun 26 to Cheryl Carrico, Research Scientist, at ccarrico@vt.edu. Indicate that you are applying for the PEPS Qualitative Analysis graduate research assistantship in your email.

7. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR AUGMENTED REALITY STUDY – 1st posting
The 3DI group is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study with  augmented reality (AR) technologies. The team is investigating the best ways to interact with AR, and this study compares various methods of interaction with virtual data and information. The study will make use of state-of-the-art AR technologies such as the Microsoft Hololens. The project is supervised by Dr. Doug Bowman in Computer Science. If you are interested in participating, please contact Wallace Lages at wlages@vt.edu for more details.

8. VOLUNTEER AT THE BBURG FARMER’S MARKET – 1st posting
Volunteers are needed at the Blacksburg Farmer’s Market to help run the information booth on market days during the summer. The market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays and shifts are three hours each. Wednesday, the market is open 12:00 to 6:00 pm and the shifts are 12:00 to 3:00 pm and 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Saturday, the market is open from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and the shifts are 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Farmer’s Market is near Squires and the GLC. More information is on the sign up link at https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1219389/false#!1219389/false/false . If you have any questions, email grad student Aubrey Stephenson at aubb0b@vt.edu.

9. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 2nd posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 2nd posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

June 5-11, 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. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ: GIANT JENGA – TAKE 2
Thursday, Jun 8, 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. The GLC record for Giant Jenga has been set at 35 layers (?). Break the record this week with your fellow grads on the Grad School patio.

4. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 1st posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/communities/104559978083983521318?sqinv=YkdEdnBOU0ZWVmhreWQwN3l3ZUJIMVRsWkRXZGln. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

5. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 1st posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

7. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 3rd 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.

June 5-11, 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. 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.

3. GLC CAFÉ: GIANT JENGA – TAKE 2
Thursday, Jun 8, 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. The GLC record for Giant Jenga has been set at 35 layers (?). Break the record this week with your fellow grads on the Grad School patio.

4. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 1st posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/communities/104559978083983521318?sqinv=YkdEdnBOU0ZWVmhreWQwN3l3ZUJIMVRsWkRXZGln. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at grads@vt.edu with “summer events” in the subject line.

5. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol).  The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: vtsmsmlab@gmail.com or by phone 540-739-2522.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 1st posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at granata-lab-g@vt.edu or (540) 231-4294.

7. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 3rd 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.