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. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR STUDENT PANEL
Thursday, Jun 8, 9:00-9:30am, Goodwin 155
Interested in volunteering to serve on a student panel for the National Society of Black Engineers National Leadership Conference (NSBE NLC)? If so, please email Karis Boyd and firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. GLC CAFÉ: GIANT JENGA – TAKE 2
Thursday, Jun 8, 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. The GLC record for Giant Jenga has been set at 35 layers (?). Break the record this week with your fellow grads on the Grad School patio.
4. CONNECT WITH FELLOW GRADS THIS SUMMER THROUGH SOCIAL EVENTS – 1st posting
Many grad students stay in Bburg for the summer and may wish to connect to other grads through social events and opportunities. Book group meetings, pot-luck picnic suppers, game nights (in the GLC or at Rising Silos on Mondays), hikes and other events could be possible, if there is sufficient interest. Grad student Kathryn Culbertson created a google+ community to gauge interest and share information about events and activities – check out the group and share your interests at https://plus.google.com/communities/104559978083983521318?sqinv=YkdEdnBOU0ZWVmhreWQwN3l3ZUJIMVRsWkRXZGln. If the Graduate School can assist with the logistics of any event you come up with, please email us at email@example.com with “summer events” in the subject line.
5. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DELAYED DISCOUNTING STUDY – 1st posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining whether delayed discounting (do you want a small reward now or a larger reward later?) is related to health, diet, and physical activity level. Must be: male or female, any race and ethnicity; ages 18-65; Body Mass Index between 22 and 40 kg/m2; not trying to gain or lose weight; have not gained or lost weight in the past six months; willing to participate in two testing sessions of about 5 hours; willing to have your blood drawn, body fat assessed, an oral glucose tolerance test, fill out questionnaires related to diet and physical activity, and wear a physical activity monitor for 4 days. Participants will receive information, related to body composition, diet and physical activity level, and blood glucose and lipids (cholesterol). The total amount possible for participation is $60. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating in the study, contact the VT Skeletal Muscle Substrate Metabolism Laboratory at Virginia Tech by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 540-739-2522.
6. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR OSTEOPATHIC ASSESSMENT AND MANIPULATION STUDY – 1st posting
The Kevin P. Granata Lab is seeking volunteers for a study examining osteopathic assessment and manipulation. The study includes an osteopathic assessment and a biomechanical assessment; osteopathic manipulation and a second biomechanical assessment may also be included in participation. Volunteers must be between 18-35 years of age and have no past or current lower extremity injuries that required medical care. If you meet these requirements and are interested in participating, please contact Cherice Hughes-Oliver at email@example.com or (540) 231-4294.
7. VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT FOR DIET & MUSCLE METABOLISM STUDY – 3rd posting
Volunteers needed for a study examining how diet influences muscle metabolism. Must be: Between the ages of 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 up to $400 for their time. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in participating, contact the Human Integrative Physiology Laboratory at Virginia Tech, firstname.lastname@example.org; https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eKX222gpcgRqZLv.