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. SHORT STAT COURSE FOR GRADS: PARAMENTRIC VS SEMI/NONPARAMETRIC REGRESSION MODELS
Wednesday, Jul 23, 4:30-6:30pm, 1080 Torgersen Hall;
The primary goal of this short course is to guide researchers who need to incorporate unknown, flexible, and nonlinear relationships between variables into their regression analyses. Any application area that uses regression analysis can potentially benefit from semi/nonparametric regression. R software will be used in this course, which will cover: (1) Differences between parametric and semi/nonparametric regression models; (2) How do I know if I should use nonparametric regression model for my data? (3) A comparison between parametric and nonparametric regression in terms of fitting and prediction criteria; (4) Methods of fitting semi/nonparametric regression models. 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.
3. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 24, 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.
4. GA OPENING IN GLOBAL EDUCATION – 1st posting
The VT Global Education Office is seeking a Graduate Assistant for the 2014–2015 academic year to assist in the coordination of the office’s enrollment management efforts and with users of the Studio Abroad database system. The GA will also advise potential global education students on available opportunities and assist with global education recruiting fairs, orientations and other events. Reporting directly to the Assistant Director for Program Management, the GA will work closely with other office staff. Must have excellent communication skills, attention to detail, interest in intl education, ability to learn complex software, intl work- or study-abroad experience. Preferred qualifications include foreign language ability, experience with web design, office exp. To apply, email to Rachel Fitzgerald at email@example.com with a letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references. Attach as a single Word or PDF file with the filename: LastFirstGAapplication.doc where ‘Last’ is your last name and ‘First’ is your first name. Finalists will be contacted. For further information about Global Education at Virginia Tech, visit http://www.educationabroad.vt.edu/.
5. COACHES SOUGHT FOR 2014-15 VT CLUB SPORTS – 1st posting
The following VT sport club teams are looking for coaches for the upcoming school year: VT Crew (rowing), Women’s Basketball, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Water Polo. All 31 VT 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, contact Alan Glick, Assistant Director of Recreational Sports, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 231-4058.
6. VT ENGAGE-AMERICORPS PROGRAM SEEKING GRAD STUDENTS FOR PT POSITIONS – 2nd posting
VT Engage is hiring 21 part- and full-time members to serve in their new AmeriCorps program with the American Red Cross in Roanoke and Smart Beginnings NRV in the areas of disaster preparedness/response and early childhood literacy. This is a great opportunity for students, alumni, and community members to gain invaluable experience, learn more about their community, and fulfill Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim. New members will be selected by August 4. Starting this September, each member will serve for approximately one year to build awareness and capacity in our communities. All of these positions come with a stipend and educational award. There are several 300 and 675 hour positions available that would fit well with a current student’s schedule. All of the positions are based out of Blacksburg. More info can be found at: http://www.engage.vt.edu/americorps/.
7. AUXILIARY GA POSITION IN VT BUDGET & FINANCIAL PLANNING – 3rd posting
The VT Office of Budget and Financial Planning has a 20 hrs/wk Graduate Assistantship opening for the 2014-15 academic year, with stipend, tuition scholarship, and health insurance. The ideal candidate will have an interest/focus in public budgeting/finance with excellent technology skills, particularly with Excel. The position will assist the office in the budget development, monitoring, and reporting processes for the University’s Auxiliary Enterprises area (Athletics, Rec. Sports, Dorms, Dining, etc.). There will also be participation in broader office responsibilities and ad-hoc projects. Successful candidates should have good oral and written communication skills; the ability to perform work of varied difficulty requiring advanced data collection, analysis and forecasting; and experience in compiling and writing reports. Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Rhonda Owen at email@example.com.
8. GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY PARTICIPATION – 2nd posting
Current or past VT GTAs are sought to complete this 20-minute online survey about Autism Spectrum Disorders. Must be at least 18 years old to participate. Participants will receive a $5 Target gift card by email after survey completion. Access survey here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8AkFupnszC4wZkF. For more information, please contact Tyler Hassenfeldt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Remaining summer 2014 Schedule:
- Wednesday, July 30: Factorial Experiments: Blocking, Confounding, and Fractional Factorial Designs