1. WEEKLY WALK-IN SERVICES IN THE GLC – updated 7/18/16
- Career Services advising: on hiatus for the summer
- Cook Counseling: F 1:00-5:00pm, Green Room
- Graduate School regular hours: 8:00am-5:00pm; summer hours of 9:00am-4:00pm 5/16 – 7/29
- Immigration advising hours: MWF 1:00-5:00pm, TTh 9:00am-12:00pm; summer hours 5/16-7/29
- Writing assistance: on hiatus for the summer
2. GLC CAFÉ
Thursday, Jul 21, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Reading Room or West Patio (Bookstore side behind the shrubs)
The weekly GLC café is offered every Thursday when VT is open. Summer café may be on the West Patio when the weather is nice, complete with a game of cornhole or giant Jenga. Enjoy free coffee, tea and cookies and the occasional fresh lemonade or other surprises in the company of your grad student friends and colleagues. Relax, network, meet new people.
3. PAYROLL-DEDUCTION REGISTRATION OPEN FOR GRAD ASSISTANTS – 1st posting
Grad students on assistantship appointment may pay their comp and CFE fees through payroll deduction. Enrollment for this option is now open on Hokie SPA. Lear more at http://graduateschool.vt.edu/financial/assistantships#Payroll%20Deduction%20of%20Comprehensive%20and%20Capital%20Fees%20for%20Graduate%20Assistants.
4. PT WAGE POSITION IN WOMEN’S CTR: GENDER-BASED VIOLANCE VICTIM ADVOCATE – 1st posting
The Women’s Center is searching for a part-time Gender-Based Violence Victim Advocate for a 20-hrs/wk position funded by a Department of Criminal Justice Services grant. The Advocate provides crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy and support to students, faculty, and staff impacted by gender-based violence. In addition, the Advocate assists with Women’s Center outreach and educational efforts. View full positing at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/67768. To apply, complete online application at www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting #SW0160542.
5. PT WAGE POSITION FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 1st posting
University Studies is seeking academic coaches who meet with a roster of 10-15 students at least 3-4 times per semester. Coaches will collaborate with there students to create individualized goals and educational plans for the semester, focusing on time management, use of existing campus resources, and problem solving. They will also aid students in exploring majors and introduce them to the Pathways Planner tool. Coaches support students and supplement academic advising through ongoing communication with advisors. Applicants should be graduate students in good academic standing. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Nick Sano-Franchini via email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug 3, 2016.
6. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON INSPECTION PERFORMANCE IN MANUFACTURING – 1st posting
The Virginia Cognitive System Engineering (VACSE) Lab is recruiting participants for a research study involving the use of eye-trackers and brain activity/EEG sensor to study inspection performance on manufacturing components. Participants will inspect manufacturing components while their eye gaze and cortical activity is recorded with commercial eye trackers and brain sensor. The study takes around 2.5 hrs of your time and you receive $10/hr in compensation. There is minimal risk involved with this study besides mild discomfort from wearing the eye-tracking glasses and brain sensor/EEG headset. (IRB #15-873) Must be 18 or older to participate. If interested, contact Wenyan Huang (540-750-9202 / email@example.com).
7. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY TO EVALUATE HEAD-WORN DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES – 1st posting
Participants are needed for a study assessing the use of head-worn display technologies in industry. Must be 18-65 years old; no current or recent history (1 year) of musculoskeletal disorders; no glass wearer. This project involves two laboratory-based experiments, with participants invited to one or both. Study 1: You will be required to navigate a simulated warehouse environment using both a paper list and “smart” glasses in several experimental conditions. Completing the study requires two sessions: a preliminary (< 1 hr) and a data collection (~2-2.5 hrs). Study 2: You will be required to simulate an order-picking task – retrieving boxes from shelves, loading/unloading boxes onto/from a hand cart, and maneuvering a hand cart while using either a paper list or smart glasses. Box weights will range from 10 lbs to 35 lbs. Completing the study requires two sessions: a training session (~1-1.5 hrs) and a data collection session (~3.5-4 hrs). Compensation = $10/hr. For further information, contact 540-557-7763 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. MALE MILITARY VETERANS SOUGHT FOR INTERVIEW ABOUT TECHNOLOGY TO ASSIST WITH COMMUNITY INTEGRATION – 1st posting
Male military veterans aged 18-35 are recruited for a 2-hour interview to discuss requirements for a technology for veterans to use to help them integrate into their community. Interviews are audio-recorded and will take place at a location convenient for the veteran. Compensation for participation is $15/hr. For more information, contact Ali Haskins Lisle at email@example.com or by phone at (540)-585-1588.
9. PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON DIET’S INFUELNCE ON MUSCLE METABOLISM -1st posting
Volunteers are sought for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Participants must be: Between ages 18-40; females must be on monophasic oral contraceptive and not pregnant; not currently taking any medications (other than above); non-smokers; without any major medical problems; willing to eat a high fat diet for 5 days. Participants will receive extensive health information and may receive up to $400 to compensate you for your time. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in this study, contact Mary Elizabeth Baugh or Elaina Marinik at the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.
10. RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR STUDY ON MENTORING THROUGH ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH – 3rd posting
A PhD student at UC Riverside seeks participants to learn about the role your faculty advisor played in your efforts to secure a position. You may participate if you are a PhD student or postdoc who was on the job market during the 2015-2016 academic year and had a faculty advisor for the duration of your doctoral studies. Participants will be entered into a raffle for one of five $100 Amazon Gift Cards.* If interested, access the 15-20-minute online survey about your experiences at http://ucriverside.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6FlyALn6JGsPULb. Your responses will be anonymous, and the information you provide will inform research-based interventions to promote the well-being of individuals going through this experience. Feel free to forward this email to anyone who is eligible to participate. For more information contact Komi German at email@example.com.
11. PARENTS OF 6-9-YEAR-OLDS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY – 3rd posting
Help contribute to the understanding of how kids see emotions. Parents and legal guardians complete questionnaires and children complete in-lab tasks and computer games. Flexible, after-school, weekend, and summer hours available for this one-time, two-hour session. Parents receive up to $20 and a toy for their child. Contact Lauren at 540-231-9735 or EyeGazeEmotions@gmail.com if interested or would like more information.
GSA SUMMER BEER AND WINE SOCIAL
Friday, Jul 29, 5:00-9:00pm, University Club
The GSA invites you to its summer beer and wine social, which will once again showcase local, national, and international beer and wine, while providing graduate students the opportunity to network among researchers and colleagues. Bring proper identification for those 21+ who wish to drink. Want to gain free admission? Volunteer to help with the event! If you are interested in volunteering or have any question, contact Kisha Gresham at firstname.lastname@example.org.