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.