1. WEEKLY SERVICES IN THE GLC – SUMMER SCHEDULE
Weekly services are on hiatus in the summer, except for the café. However, career advising, counseling, and writing support are available at each service’s home location in the Career Services Center, Cook Counseling and Newman Library respectively.
- GLC Café: 3:30-5:00 every Thursday, Reading Room or GLC side patio – year round!
- Graduate School summer hours: M-F: 9:00am-4:00pm
2. YOU SCREAMED ICE CREAM AND WE HEARD YOU
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2:00-3:00pm, Graduate School lobby
Ice cream will be served in the Grad School lobby for any and every graduate student who comes by. Take a quick break from whatever you are doing to enjoy some ice cream and meet other grad students who are around this summer. If you plan to stop by, please complete this quick survey to help us plan for the right amount of ice cream: https://survey.vt.edu/survey/entry.jsp?id=1402946201139. Brought to you by the Graduate School.
3. GET LAMP: THE TEXT ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY
Wednesday, Jun 18, 4:00-6:00pm, GLC TV Lounge
"Before the first-person shooter there was the second-person thinker." Have you ever thought about writing a story in which the audience is an active participant? Join others interested in the art and skill of interactive digital narrative for a viewing and discussion of "Get Lamp: The Text Adventure Documentary" (http://www.getlamp.com/) by Jason Scott. Contact grad student Darren <firstname.lastname@example.org> with any questions.
4. SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014: BASICS OF R
Wednesday, Jun 18, 4:30-6:30pm. 1080 Torgersen Hall
Taught by Olawale Awe, this introductory course covers programming basics in R (a powerful, versatile, and free statistical programming language), including the definition and manipulation of data objects, loops, importing/exporting data, and simple data summaries. These concepts will be illustrated using both the Home Prices Data and also the National Longitudinal Mortality Survey. The course format includes lecture and computer laboratory components and attendees will have the opportunity to write, modify, and execute R codes for these data. This intro session is part of a three-course series which assumes no previous coding experience in R or any other language. The intended audience includes researchers who want to gain basic exposure to R with the ultimate goal of incorporating R into their research programs. More experienced users may wish to skip this course and attend subsequent courses on statistical and graphical techniques using R. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses to register and learn more.
5. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jun 19, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or side patio
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. Bring your own mug if you can. Either inside or outside, pending on the weather!
6. P.E.O. SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL STUDENTS AVAILABLE – 1st posting
The local Radford P.E.O. Chapter AB– a philanthropic educational organization for women, is soliciting applications from eligible VT female doctoral students for significant competitive merit-based P.E.O. Scholar Awards. Learn more at http://www.peointernational.org/sites/www.peointernational.org/files/content/psa-info-card_updates_2013-02-11_low-res.pdf.
7. ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION IN ENGINEERING EDUCATION – 1st posting
The Department of Engineering Education, home to “General Engineering” students, is seeking to hire an Academic Advising Graduate Assistant to work with this population of undergraduates. Learn about details at: http://www.enge.vt.edu/_files/undergraduate/pdf_2014_Academic%20Advising%20Graduate%20Assistant.
8. REFERENCE LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITIONS (4) OPEN – 2nd posting
The University Libraries are accepting applications for four Reference Library Assistant (RLA) positions for the 2014-2015 academic term. The RLA positions (see http://www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/2014-07-09.html ) will be scheduled to work at the second floor Reference Assistance desk. RLAs work an average of 8-12 hrs/wk at $15.00/hour; this is a wage position with no tuition waiver. Hours determined upon hire. Successful applicants are expected to be able to work weekends and weeknights (until 12:00 midnight). All applications must include a current resume, cover letter, and completed application (download at www.lib.vt.edu/libnews/2014/rla-application.doc), sent by email or mail to: Lori Lee, Newman Library (0434) P.O. Box 90001 Blacksburg, VA 24061-9001. Apply by 5:00pm, July 9, 2014. Interviews will be scheduled the week of July 28, and successful candidates will be notified by August 6. Training will take place August 18-22. Fall schedule begins Aug 25.
9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR MANUAL MATERIAL-HANDLING STUDY – 2nd posting
Participants are needed for a studyon manual material handling tasks. The study consists of two sessions for about 1-2 and 3-4 hours, respectively. Requirements: male or female with no recent history of musculoskeletal disorders within the age range of 18-40. Participants will be compensated $10/hr. If interested, please contact Alireza Sedighi at email@example.com for further details.
10. VT SPORT CLUB TEAMS LOOKING FOR COACHES – 3rd posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year: VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo. All 31 sport clubs are extremely competitive, and compete at the intercollegiate level against sport club teams from other colleges and universities around the region and throughout the country. Sport clubs practice during the week and travel to tournaments or host home games/tournaments on weekends. If you would like additional information about these coaching opportunities, please contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 231-4058.
SHORT STAT COURSES SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2014
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. See www.lisa.stat.vt.edu/?q=short_courses for instructions on how to register and to learn more. Summer 2014 Schedule:
- Wednesday, June 25: Statistical Analysis in R;
- Wednesday, July 2: Graphics in R;
- Wednesday, July 9: T-tests, ANOVA, and Rank Based Tests;
- Wednesday, July 16: SQL in R;
- Wednesday, July 23: Parametric versus Semi/nonparametric Regression Models;
- Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs;
FERPA TRAINING FOR GA’s and GTA’S
Wednesday, Jun 25, 9:00am-10:30am, GLC multipurpose room
The Graduate School has arranged for Wanda Hankins Dean, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Degree Management, to present a FERPA workshop for all Graduate School staff, colleagues across campus, and GA’s and GTA’s who work with sensitive student data. Light refreshments will be served.