July 31-August 6, 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: PEACH COBBLER EDITION
Thursday, Jul 27, 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. This week’s special: home-made peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PDUUd9qIaQJbo1.

3. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

4. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

5. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in 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; web app design and development experience. If interested, 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.

6. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

7. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 2nd posting (corrected)
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications:  Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu, and complete this brief application: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

8. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 3rd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu> .

9. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 3rd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu <mailto:assist@vt.edu> .

10. 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. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 2nd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 2nd posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

July 31-August 6, 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: PEACH COBBLER EDITION
Thursday, Jul 27, 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. This week’s special: home-made peach cobbler with ice cream. Please sign up at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PDUUd9qIaQJbo1.

3. GRAD 5024 DATA MANAGEMENT SKILLS 1 CR CLASS OPEN – 1st posting
Virginia Tech Libraries is offering an 8-week version of GRAD 5024 this fall in collaboration with James Madison University. The class will begin on 8/31  and end on 10/19, and is offered pass/fail.  Class times are 10am-12pm on Thursdays. Enrollment is open and 11 more seats remain. Topics will include: Data Management Plans (DMPs), data security, data organization, data citations, ethical use of data, publishing datasets, and metrics of impact. Register through HokieSPA drop/add (note that the course listing incorrectly shows this as a full-semester class).

4. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT II – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017 to assist with the development and maintaining of SQL-Server apps. Must have expertise in SQL, T-SQL, SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and excellent work ethic, dependable, and good oral and written communication skills. Preferred skills: experience with JavaScript and ASP.NET, using C# or VB.NET, HTML, and IIS. Interested graduate students can send their information to Daniel Hung, chung@vt.edu by Aug 20, 2017, or until position is filled.

5. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT I – 2nd posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in 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; web app design and development experience. If interested, 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.

6. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 2nd posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

7. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 2nd posting (corrected)
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications:  Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu, and complete this brief application: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e3d6soDmGUyFjVz.

8. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 3rd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu <mailto:childcare@vt.edu> .

9. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 3rd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu <mailto:assist@vt.edu> .

10. 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. Email grad student Aubrey Stephenson aubb0b@vt.edu with questions.

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 2nd posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 2nd posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

July 24-30 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, Jul 27, 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. Maybe some home-made treats will be served. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy some ice cream in the company of fellow grad students. Stop by the Grad School lobby any time between 2-3pm to grab some ice cream and hang around as long as your time allows! Please complete this survey registration to help organizers plan for enough ice cream: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5EiqYIL4wEssND.

4. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT JUL 24-SEP 19 – 1st posting
Take advantage of the open enrollment period for the VT-sponsored student health insurance plan by Aetna! Open enrollment ends on Sep 19 for coverage to begin Aug 1, 2017 and end Jul 31, 2018. Learn more at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFO AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 4th posting with CORRECTION
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5637 (corrected from previous posting) for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in 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; web app design and development experience. If interested, 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 <mailto:chung@vt.edu> .

7. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 1st posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

8. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 1st posting
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu and complete this brief application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1422377266995.

9. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

10. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 2nd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu .

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 1st posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu  (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

14. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 3rd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

July 24-30 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, Jul 27, 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. Maybe some home-made treats will be served. The café will move to the Graduate School lobby and patio for the summer while the elevator is being replaced.

3. ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 28, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Enjoy some ice cream in the company of fellow grad students. Stop by the Grad School lobby any time between 2-3pm to grab some ice cream and hang around as long as your time allows! Please complete this survey registration to help organizers plan for enough ice cream: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5EiqYIL4wEssND.

4. AETNA HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN OPEN ENROLLMENT JUL 24-SEP 19 – 1st posting
Take advantage of the open enrollment period for the VT-sponsored student health insurance plan by Aetna! Open enrollment ends on Sep 19 for coverage to begin Aug 1, 2017 and end Jul 31, 2018. Learn more at http://risk.controller.vt.edu/studentmedicalinsurance.html.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFO AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 4th posting with CORRECTION
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5637 (corrected from previous posting) for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. GA OPENING IN OFFICE OF ACADEMIC DECISION SUPPORT – 1st posting
VT’s Office of Academic Decision Support is looking for a Graduate Assistant for Fall 2017, 20 hrs/wk. Responsibilities include: designing and developing (UI/UX) web-applications. Must have: strong and verifiable UI/UX design and web programming skills; knowledge of web markup and scripting languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript and jQuery; experience in 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; web app design and development experience. If interested, 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 <mailto:chung@vt.edu> .

7. HOURLY WAGE JOB AS WORDPRESS DEVELOPER – 1st posting
University Libraries is seeking a graduate student to fill an hourly wage position as WordPress developer. If you have WordPress experience, like designing websites and working with fun people, consider applying for this job. Learn more at https://goo.gl/forms/1pqYYlKaNUYRuaaJ3. Posted on behalf of Andi Ogier, alop@vt.edu <mailto:alop@vt.edu> .

8. FULL TIME GA POSITION IN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – INCLUSION & DIVERSITY – 1st posting
Position supports the Director of Alumni Relations for Diversity and Inclusion, planning and implementing alumni events, communicating professionally with alumni and other stakeholders, managing volunteers, and other office tasks as assigned. GA will also assist with event data collection, social media management, and basic website maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: Proficiency in MS Office Suite; available to work 20 office hrs/wk, mornings and afternoons with some evening and weekend hours during events; strong organization and event/project management skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to work independently and as a member of a team. To apply, submit resume and three references to Latanya Walker at latanya@vt.edu and complete this brief application: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1422377266995.

9. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 2nd posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

10. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 2nd posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu .

11. GRAD STUDENT VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR WELCOME WEEK AND ORIENTATION – 1st posting
The Graduate School is looking for graduate student volunteers (graduate ambassadors) to assist with international graduate student check-in (Aug 7-25), GTA training (Aug 22), the Welcome Center and New Graduate Student Orientation in the GLC (Aug 21-25). Roles include: check-in and registration assistance; information and guidance to attendees; Welcome Center staffing; orientation crowd control; student panel in orientation; program set up, and more. If you are available and interested in assisting with any of these events, please fill out this short survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eL0jJBsHpJ7Qsdf. Training will be offered to all grad ambassadors.

12. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR WEARABLE EXOSKELETON STUDY – 1st posting
Students are invited to participate in a study about a wearable exoskeleton. Participants will be asked to perform simulated assembly tasks (e.g., manual drilling and wiring), both with and without the upper-extremity exoskeleton. Two experimental sessions (~3-4 hour long) are required to complete the study. Compensation: $10/hour. Requirements: male or female, age 18-55 years, no current or recent history of musculoskeletal disorders. If interested, please call or email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu  (317-473-1736).

13. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736.

14. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 3rd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

July 17-23, 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, Jul 20, 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. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 3rd  posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

4. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 1st posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

5. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 1st posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736. 

7. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 2nd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 3rd posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

July 17-23, 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, Jul 20, 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. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 3rd  posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

4. LITTLE HOKIE HANGOUT HIRING PROGRAM LEADERS AND CLASSROOM AIDES – 1st posting
The Little Hokie Hangout Child Care Center is now hiring Program Leaders and Classroom Aides for this fall! If you are interested in learning more about the Program Leader position, please visit this link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/77878 To learn more about being a Classroom Aide, please email childcare@vt.edu.

5. WEB ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANTSHIP FOR 2017-2018- 1st posting
Assistive Technologies, a unit of Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), is seeking a Graduate Assistant for 2017-2018 to work on accessible web design and testing. The successful applicant will have the unique opportunity of learning assistive technologies, web accessibility, and gaining practical experience by working 20 hours per week in the Assistive Technologies Lab. The Web Accessibility Assistant will support several projects related to the accessibility of websites for people with disabilities including the maintenance and improvement of the accessible WordPress theme used by TLOS and others across campus. Additionally, the Web Accessibility Assistant will review department and university websites using web accessibility testing tools and procedures. Required qualifications include strong communication and design skills, fundamental web developmental experience, such as HML and CSS, experience with a content management system, experience with Windows and Mac operating systems, and demonstrated ability to quickly learn new technical skills. To apply, please email current resume/CV and cover letter to assist@vt.edu.

6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A STUDY ABOUT METABOLIC COST OF LIFTING – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a research study about metabolic cost of lifting with and without a wearable exoskeleton. They must be 18-65 years old with no recent or prior musculoskeletal disorders and back injuries. They should be able to comfortably lift about 25% of their bodyweights from the floor to the waist height. They are asked to perform a variety of lifting tasks both with and without the exoskeleton. There are two experimental sessions for this study and the compensation rate is $10/hour. Those who are willing to take part in this study can email Mehdi Alemi at malemi@vt.edu or call at 317-473-1736. 

7. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 2nd posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 3rd posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

July 10-16, 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, Jul 13, 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 CORNHOLE ON THE GRAD SCHOOL LAWN
Friday, Jul 14, 2:00-4:00pm, Grad School Lawn
Take a break and play a game of giant Jenga or cornhole on the Grad School Lawn. There will be popsicles too!

4. IMMIGRATION ADVISING UNAVAILABLE JUL 10-14 – 2nd posting
Immigration advising services (by phone, walk-ins or email) will be unavailable next week, Jul 10-14, due to the implementation of a new software system that will improve immigration data collection, tracking and advising. International students are asked to refrain from contacting the IGSS office during this time. In case of an emergency, contact Lauren Surface, 231-9561, who will determine whether an issue needs immediate attention from an immigration advisor, and arrange for an advisor to contact you.

5. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 7/12 FOR TRAINING – 2nd posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed on Wednesday, Jul 12, 8:00am-5:00pm for computer training for immigration advisors. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

6. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 2nd posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

7. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/CPSVP/posts/1557546177603663 or contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

9. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 1ST posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 2nd posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

11. PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED WITH FABRICS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 2nd posting
Do you use, build or design with a variety of fabrics? Are you a native English speaker and 18 or older? Would you like $40? The data will be used for a PhD study. For more information check out the pre-screen form at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZxuSCqYQxivWd. If you have any questions, email VT grad student Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu.

 

July 10-16, 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, Jul 13, 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 CORNHOLE ON THE GRAD SCHOOL LAWN
Friday, Jul 14, 2:00-4:00pm, Grad School Lawn
Take a break and play a game of giant Jenga or cornhole on the Grad School Lawn. There will be popsicles too!

4. IMMIGRATION ADVISING UNAVAILABLE JUL 10-14 – 2nd posting
Immigration advising services (by phone, walk-ins or email) will be unavailable next week, Jul 10-14, due to the implementation of a new software system that will improve immigration data collection, tracking and advising. International students are asked to refrain from contacting the IGSS office during this time. In case of an emergency, contact Lauren Surface, 231-9561, who will determine whether an issue needs immediate attention from an immigration advisor, and arrange for an advisor to contact you.

5. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 7/12 FOR TRAINING – 2nd posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed on Wednesday, Jul 12, 8:00am-5:00pm for computer training for immigration advisors. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

6. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 2nd posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

7. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 3rd 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 – 3rd 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. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/CPSVP/posts/1557546177603663 or contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu.

9. PARTICPANTS NEEDED WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FINDING RESEARCH ARTICLES – 1ST posting
Sarang Joshi, PHD student in Computer Science, is seeking participants who are engaged in finding research articles through online search among their other search tasks. During this session, we will also set up a special recording software, My Screen Recorder Pro 4, on the device (laptop) you intend to use for scholarly research activities. This software would begin the recording process when you start searching on the search engine of your choice and stop when you ask it to stop. The study lasts three weeks and your search activities will be logged during this period and you will be asked about your searches and search choices, including whether you choose to use our technology, Critisearch.  Participants will receive a $25 gift card. For further information or to enroll in the study, please email sarang87@vt.edu  or send a text message to 248-705-7830.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 2nd posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

11. PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED WITH FABRICS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 2nd posting
Do you use, build or design with a variety of fabrics? Are you a native English speaker and 18 or older? Would you like $40? The data will be used for a PhD study. For more information check out the pre-screen form at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZxuSCqYQxivWd. If you have any questions, email VT grad student Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu.

 

July 5-9, 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, Jul 6, 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. IMMIGRATION ADVISING UNAVAILABLE JUL 10-14 – 1st posting
Immigration advising services (by phone, walk-ins or email) will be unavailable next week, Jul 10-14, due to the implementation of a new software system that will improve immigration data collection, tracking and advising. International students are asked to refrain from contacting the IGSS office during this time. In case of an emergency, contact Lauren Surface, 231-9561, who will determine whether an issue needs immediate attention from an immigration advisor, and arrange for an advisor to contact you.

4. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 7/12 FOR TRAINING – 1st posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed on Wednesday, Jul 12, 8:00am-5:00pm for computer training for immigration advisors. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 1st posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 2nd 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. 

7. CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2nd 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. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/CPSVP/posts/1557546177603663 or contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu .

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 1st posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

9. PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED WITH FABRICS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 1st posting
Do you use, build or design with a variety of fabrics? Are you a native English speaker and 18 or older? Would you like $40? The data will be used for a PhD study. For more information check out the pre-screen form at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZxuSCqYQxivWd. If you have any questions, email VT grad student Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 3rd 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> .

July 5-9, 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, Jul 6, 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. IMMIGRATION ADVISING UNAVAILABLE JUL 10-14 – 1st posting
Immigration advising services (by phone, walk-ins or email) will be unavailable next week, Jul 10-14, due to the implementation of a new software system that will improve immigration data collection, tracking and advising. International students are asked to refrain from contacting the IGSS office during this time. In case of an emergency, contact Lauren Surface, 231-9561, who will determine whether an issue needs immediate attention from an immigration advisor, and arrange for an advisor to contact you.

4. GLC COMPUTER LAB CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, 7/12 FOR TRAINING – 1st posting
The GLC computer lab will be closed on Wednesday, Jul 12, 8:00am-5:00pm for computer training for immigration advisors. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

5. HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON HEALTHCARE MARKETPLACE PLANS – 1st posting
Are you considering whether to renew your health insurance plans?  If so, you may be eligible for a Special Enrollment Period with the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Enroll Virginia/SVLAS provides free information and enrollment support locally regarding access to healthcare benefits and health insurance.  Call 855-207-5627 for an appointment in Christiansburg or Blacksburg and learn whether you are eligible for financial assistance on monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs. Every health plan in the Marketplace offers the same set of essential health benefits, including doctor visits, preventive care, hospitalization, prescriptions, and more.

6. ANTI-BULLYING FOCUS GROUP INVITATION – 2nd 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. 

7. CTR FOR PEACE STUDIES AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION CALL FOR APPLICATIONS – 2nd 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. For more info see https://www.facebook.com/CPSVP/posts/1557546177603663 or contact James Hawdon, hawdonj@vt.edu .

8. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR MEMORY AND MONITORING STUDY – 1st posting
VTCSE lab (Whitt529) is recruiting participants for a study involving questionnaires and computer sessions in which visual stimuli will be presented. Participants will perform two cognitive tasks. Physiological and behavioral indices, including cardiovascular activity, skin conductance, and eye movement, will be recorded during the computer sessions. The study runs about 90 minutes. Compensation: $15 will be given for participation. If you are interested in participating or need more information, contact Wenyan Huang at whuang@vt.edu.

9. PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED WITH FABRICS SOUGHT FOR STUDY – 1st posting
Do you use, build or design with a variety of fabrics? Are you a native English speaker and 18 or older? Would you like $40? The data will be used for a PhD study. For more information check out the pre-screen form at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3IZxuSCqYQxivWd. If you have any questions, email VT grad student Anamary Leal at leal@vt.edu.

10. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A RUNNING STUDY – 3rd 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> .