1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursdays, Reading Room – year round!
- Other regular GLC services are on hiatus for the summer. Please contact Career Services and the Writing Center if you need assistance.
2. STATS SHORT COURSE: STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING (SEM) USING AMOS
Monday, Jun 10, 4:00-6:00pm, 3060 Torg
Structural equation modeling (SEM) encompasses such diverse statistical techniques as path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis, causal modeling with latent variables, and even analysis of variance and multiple linear regression models. This short course features an introduction to the logic of SEM, the assumptions and required input for SEM analysis, and how to perform SEM analyses using the AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) software. Instructor Khaled Bedair will cover time–related latent variables, the use of modification indices and critical ratio in exploratory analyses, computation of implied moments, factor score weights, total effects, and indirect effects. The first two hours of this course covers the concepts of structural equation modeling with an application to the data set. The last hour of the course will be AMOS lab session and basics of the power analysis using R.
3. SUMMER YOGA SERIES IN THE GLC
Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 30, 12:45-1:45pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Taught by graduate student Susan Beck, yoga sessions will be offered in the GLC twice a week. Bring your own yoga mat (there are some at the Information Desk for check out while supplies last) and wear comfortable clothes. Sessions have been scheduled for 6/4, 6, 13, 20, 25, 27. Further sessions may be scheduled based on participant interest and instructor availability.
4. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, June 13, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room
The GLC Café is offered throughout the year with free coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of your graduate-student and Grad-School colleagues. If the weather is nice (=not raining), the café may move out to the side patio on the Bookstore side of the GLC, behind the hedges. Also, if the rain ever stops, we may have lemonade from freshly squeezed lemons too.
5. WRITING CENTER SUMMER HOURS
The Writing Center is located in the Learning Commons (2nd floor of Newman Library). Summer hours are: Summer I May 28-Jul 3, 12:30-1:30 and 5:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. Summer II Jul 9- Aug 15, 6:00-8:00pm Mondays-Thursdays. To make an appointment stop by, or call 231-5436.
6. STATS SHORT COURSES THIS SUMMER
LISA (Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis) is providing a series of evening short courses to help graduate students use statistics in their research. The focus of these two-hour courses is on teaching practical statistical techniques for analyzing or collecting data. Instructions on how to register and to learn more>>. Summer 2013 Schedule:
Monday, Jun 17: Designing Experiments and Collecting Useful Data;
Monday, Jun 24 & Tuesday, June 25: Basics of R;
Monday, Jul 1 & Tuesday, July 2: Statistical Analysis in R;
Monday, Jul 8 & Tuesday, July 9: Graphing with R;
Monday, Jul 15: SAS Programming I;
Tuesday, Jul 16: SAS Programming II;
Monday, Jul 22: Model selection in R featuring the lasso;
A schedule of available LISA short courses may be found here. Follow LISA on Facebook!
7. FULBRIGHT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistantships. A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. Grant lengths and dates vary by country. Please consult the specific country summary for details. The application is open at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/. VT deadlines: Jul 1 – Priority candidates; Sep 14 – Regular candidates. You will not need letters of recommendation, transcripts or affiliation letter(s) for the priority deadline. Priority candidates will be matched with a Fulbrighter (VT faculty or alumnus) mentor to help them continue to develop their content and prepare for the campus interview, and will be interviewed before fall semester or during the first week of classes. Regular candidates will be interviewed the last week in September and will have less time to respond to feedback.
8. GRAD HOUSING SURVEY STILL OPEN
If you haven’t filled out the housing preferences survey yet, the Graduate School invites you to do it this week. Recently, the Graduate School was contacted by local developers for our thoughts and suggestions about ways to improve the variety and availability of graduate housing within the Town of Blacksburg. A site has already been identified and the local developers intend to begin construction of new housing in the South Main Kroger vicinity within the next 18-24 months. The survey will take approximately 10-12 minutes. The information you provide will help us better understand the housing needs of our current and future graduate student community. Access the survey >>.