This Week’s Events:
0. Ongoing Services – updated 2/7/2
- FINANCIAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP
- LATIN DANCE LESSONS WITH SALSATECH
- GETTING STARTED WITH MENDELEY
- RESUME/CV/COVER LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP
- GRADUATE RESILIENCY SERIES: TAKING DOWN THINKING TRAPS
- APIDA MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
- GLC CAFÉ
- GRADUATE ARTS COUNCIL EVENT
- WOMEN AND GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL DISCUSSION SERIES
- KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
- TRANSFORMATION + ABUNDANCE: AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION
- ABSTRACTS NEEDED FOR GPSS’ RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXPOSITION – 1st posting
- CALL FOR JUDGES AND REVIEWERS FOR GPSS RESEARCY SYMPOSIUM AND EXPOSITION – 1st posting
- WRITING SUBMISSIONS NEEDED FOR PAID SCIENCE COMMUNICATION BLOG – 1st posting
- CALL FOR SUMBISSIONS: VT COMMUNITY CHANGE JOURNAL – 2nd posting
- GRADUATE STUDENT BUDGET BOARD (GSBB) SEEKING MEMBERS – 2nd posting
- NUTSHELL GAMES SEEKING CONTESTANTS – 1st posting
- SIGMA PHI EPSILON GRADUATE SCHOLAR NEEDED – 3rd posting
- GRAD STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPACE NEED ASSESSMENT – 3rd posting
- FINANCIAL WELLNESS EVENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd posting
- GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS – 3rd posting
- SURVEY TO UNDERSTAND CAMPUS CLIMATE FOR JEWISH STUDENTS – 3rd posting
- VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATE ACADEMY FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE (GrATE) APPLICATION CYCLE OPEN – 3rd posting
- VT GrATE OFFICE HOURS FOR GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS – 3rd posting
25. STUDENT AFFAIRS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2022-2023 – 1st posting
26. WAGE POSITION – BLACK CULTURAL CENTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR – 1st posting
Volunteers and research participants sought:
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON PARENTAL INFIDELITY – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON POLYAMORY AND CONSENSUAL NON-MONOGAMY – 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOCUS GROUP STUDY: EFFECTS OF DARK PATTERNS ON PRIVACY INTEREST AND DECISION MAKING- 1st posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR “WHAT IS CASTE?” CONVERSATION – 1st posting
- STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EVENTS AT MOSS ARTS CENTER – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH STUDY ON DIETARY ASSESSMENT AND WEIGHT – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A CONSUMER STUDY ON HARD CIDER – 2nd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SENSORY EVALUATION OF NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC HARD CIDER – 3rd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LIMB LOADING ASYMMETRY STUDY – 3rd posting
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FOCUS GROUP ON THE USE OF AUDIO IN AR TECHNOLOGY – 3rd posting
- BECOMING THE FREEDOM RACE: THE JOYS AND PERILS OF WRITING A FUTURISTIC NOVEL TRILOGY ABOUT RACE, FLIGHT, AND HERITAGE – February 14
- GETTING STARTED WITH ENDNOTE – February 14
- INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP – February 14
- K-POP EVENT – February 15
- GRADUATE RESILIENCY SERIES: DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET – February 16
- GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CITATION MANAGER – February 16
- “BE WATER” DOCUMENTARY DISCUSSION – February 16
- APIDA CAUCUS GENERAL BODY MEETING – February 17
- CROSS-CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUP: CULTURE SHOCK
- HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT – February 18-20
- DINING ETIQUETTE – February 21
- PREPARING THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM VITAE (CV) – February 23
- SCIENCE ON TAP OF THE NRV: A VIRUS WALKS INTO A BAR – February 23
- INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCH PANEL -REGISTER NOW! – March 1
- HELPING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS: GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS – REGISTER NOW! – March 1
0. Ongoing Services – updated 02/7/22
- GRADUATE SCHOOL: In-person advising, drop-off or pick-up of documents and materials, and a space to study and take a break! Visit SHIP (120 GLC), M-F 9:00-4:00pm. If you prefer Zoom advising: request one-on-one assistantship or academic advising by using our online request form to set-up a Zoom session.
- CAREER ADVISING: schedule career advising appointment via https://career.vt.edu/job-search/Handshake.html ; In-person drop-in advising every Wednesday, 1-4pm in the Graduate School (120 GLC).
- COOK COUNSELING: Drop-in Zoom hours, Tuesdays 10am-12pm and Thursdays and Fridays 3pm-5pm, Zoom links found here. To make an appointment, visit: https://vt-ucc.titaniumhwc.com/ScheduleGraduateFirstCookConnect (Students must pay the summer health fee or daily use fee which can be reimbursed through Aetna. Students must be in Virginia)
- WRITING CENTER SERVICES: Schedule an appointment at https://vt.mywconline.com/
- GRADUATE OMBUDSPERSON: contact for appointment at email@example.com, 540-231-9573
1. FINANCIAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP
Monday, February 7, 2pm, Zoom
Learn what a credit score is, how to pull your report and tips on building your credit score. Sponsored by the Asian Cultural Engagement Center (ACEC). Register here: https://rb.gy/kvjhlr
2. LATIN DANCE LESSONS WITH SALSATECH
Every Monday, 6:30pm, Squires Student Center, Room 116 (Behind the BreakZone)
SalsaTechhosts FREE Latin dance lessons every Monday of the semester, alternating between different styles (Salsa, Bachata, Rueda, Zouk, etc.). They are open to all students (undergrad and graduate) and the public. No experience or partner are necessary, but bring some friends if you’d like! We also host free basic lessons and social dancing on Wednesdays at 9pm at the Milk Parlor. Signup for our notifications and social media here: https://linktr.ee/SalsaTech
3. GETTING STARTED WITH MENDELEY
Tuesday, February 8, 3:30-4:45pm, Zoom
Mendeley is a free, easy-to-use citation manager that can help researchers save time and frustration. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of Mendeley, including adding references to your library, organizing your library, and using Mendeley to cite references within a document. To get the most out of the session, you should have Mendeley downloaded to your computer already. Information on how to download the software is available at guides.lib.vt.edu/citationmanagers/Mendeley. Register here: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/8615048
4. RESUME/CV/COVER LETTER WRITING WORKSHOP
Tuesday, February 8, 4-5pm, Zoom
Ever wonder what the difference is between a CV and a resume?! Learn all the nuances of both documents, such as what to include or leave off and how to tailor them for each job/industry. We’ll also cover how to write an effective cover letter in this virtual workshop. all designed just for graduate students! Students are welcome to have drafts of their resume, CV, and cover letter with them to take notes/revisions during the presentation, as there will be plenty of time for questions. Sponsored by Career and Professional Development. Register here: https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/924578/share_preview
5. GRADUATE RESILIENCY SERIES: TAKING DOWN THINKING TRAPS
Tuesday, February 8, 4-5pm, GLC Wellness Room
The way we think about our stressors can impact our ability to respond effectively. In this workshop we will learn about common unhelpful patterns of thinking and how to dismantle these thinking traps. Sponsored by Hokie Wellness.
6. APIDA MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
Tuesday, February 8, 4pm, Zoom
The ACEC (Asian Cultural Engagement Center) is presenting the APIDA Mental Health Support Group about dating. Join us as we discuss the topic of dating as well as topics about vulnerability, peer pressure, parental/familial expectations of dating, dating within or outside the APIDA community, blind dates, LGBTQ+, APIDAs, and dating. Please register in advance here: rb.gy/dwihe6
7. GLC CAFÉ
Wednesday, February 9 and Thursday, February 10, 3:30-5pm, GLC Reading Room
Enjoy coffee, tea, cookies and conversation with graduate students and Graduate School staff. Bring your own mug if you can! The GLC Café occurs every Thursday and the 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 3:30-5pm.
8. GRADUATE ARTS COUNCIL EVENT
Wednesday, February 9, 6-8pm, Squires 236
Need a break to help you to finish the week strong? Join GAC for an evening of fun! Watch a movie, decorate a mug, meet new friends, and learn about our upcoming opportunities!
9. WOMEN AND GENDER IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT VIRTUAL DISCUSSION SERIES
Thursday, February 10, 1:30-2:30pm, Zoom
Women and Gender in International Development (WGD) at Virginia Tech is hosting this virtual discussion series featuring Daniel Sumner and Dr. Jessica Agnew. Daniel Sumner is an Associate Director of Gender & Youth at ACDI/VOCA; and Dr. Agnew is the Associate Director of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Global Programs, Virginia Tech. They are going to talk about “Women, Smartphones, and Leafy Greens: How ICTs Support Women Producers in Western Kenya to Secure Their Position in Commercializing Value Chains for Indigenous Vegetables”. Register through this link for free access to the event: https://bit.ly/33Tme18
10. KIDS’ NIGHT OUT
Thursday, February 10, 6:30-8pm, VT Women’s Center
Please join us for fun, free, childcare at the VT Women’s Center every Thursday from 6:30-8pm. Games, snacks, toys (and maybe a movie!) are provided, and sitters provided by Chi Delta Alpha Sorority and they are excited to meet your kids .If you have questions, contact Jessie Meltsner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign-up here: https://doodle.com/poll/7sa7xmp6wfttbxwt?utm_source=poll&utm_medium=link
11. TRANSFORMATION + ABUNDANCE: AN INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA INSTALLATION
Friday, February 11-Sunday, February 13, 6-8pm, XYZ Gallery, 223 N. Main St.
Using a mixture of aural, visual, and textual elements, Transformation + Abundance is a multidisciplinary project created by graduate and undergraduate students from across the university. Through an iterative process, project collaborators explored two themes: “transformation and abundance.” Examined at both the individual and collective levels, the works presented in the installation explore human connection and empathy and our relationship to the natural environment. The installation is free and open to the public. Masks are required.
12. ABSTRACTS NEEDED FOR GPSS’ RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM AND EXPOSITION – 1st posting
Start crafting your submissions for the Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s 38th Annual Research Symposium and Exposition, which will be held March 23rd – 24th! The theme for the 2022 GSARS is “Interdisciplinary research and communication!” ALL graduate and professional degree programs are welcome to submit an abstractbefore the deadline: February 15th, 2022 at 11:59 pm. Our GPSS webpagewill have details regarding submission types, scheduling, the keynote panel, and more as we approach the event. Contact the GPSS Research Symposium co-chairs, Connor Brown (email@example.com) or Benjamin Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you have.
13. CALL FOR JUDGES AND REVIEWERS FOR GPSS RESEARCY SYMPOSIUM AND EXPOSITION – 1st posting
GPSS is seeking judges for the upcoming GPSS research symposium on March 23rd, 2022. The Spring 2022 event will be our 38th Annual GPSS Research Symposium and Exposition! This year’s theme is Interdisciplinary research and communication! Please submit your request to the google form. We ask that our volunteer judges commit to at least one hour of work the day of the symposium. Please encourage your faculty to join us in this opportunity to engage graduate students in a professional development opportunity, serving our campus by providing an audience to reflect on the wide variety of research that will be shared! Contact the GPSSRS team (Connor Brown, email@example.com Ben Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org) with your VT email address.
14. WRITING SUBMISSIONS NEEDED FOR PAID SCIENCE COMMUNICATION BLOG – 1st posting
Do you have a story to share about a community and natural resources? Looking for a paid science communication opportunity? The editors of the Food, Water, and Communities blog, sponsored by VT’s Center for Communicating Sciences, are currently recruiting graduate students to share their stories about communities that have faced a natural resource challenge that has inspired their career or graduate work. Interested writers should email Maddy Grupper (email@example.com) and Alaina Weinheimer (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a 3-5 sentence description of their story by Monday, February 21st. Writers can describe a community that influenced their own work or interview a peer to write about. If selected, writers will be contacted to contribute a full story for the StoryMap. Four authors will be selected to write 500-700-word stories. Authors will becompensated $100 for their work. For more information and to view previous stories, click here.
15. CALL FOR SUMBISSIONS: VT COMMUNITY CHANGE JOURNAL – 2nd posting
Community Change Journal’s fourth issue seeks a variety of submission pieces from graduate students that speak to the how, why and what of community change transmission. We are an online, peer-reviewed, graduate student journal that explores multiple approaches to democratic community development and change. This issue will be published on a rolling basis using these deadlines: February 28th, and March 31st. Please visit our website for a full description of our call for submissions
16. GRADUATE STUDENT BUDGET BOARD (GSBB) SEEKING MEMBERS – 2nd posting
Graduate students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), College of Engineering (COE), College of Science (COS), and College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) are needed to serve on the Graduate Student Budget Board (GSBB). GSBB manages the allocation process of a portion of student activity fees to registered student organizations with a majority membership of graduate and professional students. The purpose of funds allocated by GSBB is to enrich the graduate and professional student experience at Virginia Tech both socially and professionally. GSBB presents a great opportunity for you to have a say in how student service fees are allocated to the graduate community. Please email email@example.com for more information.
17. NUTSHELL GAMES SEEKING CONTESTANTS – 2nd posting
All graduate students are invited to compete in the Nutshell Games, 90-second presentations of graduate student research, at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, onstage at the Moss Arts Center. All contestants will receive professional video recordings of their presentations. Five winners will each receive a $500 cash prize. Contestants also register for a workshop (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3) to help prepare for the games. Register here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ba8C5NoODUtRPme The first 30 registrants will compete. We can’t wait to hear about your research!
18. SIGMA PHI EPSILON GRADUATE SCHOLAR NEEDED – 3rd posting
Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity (SigEp) at Virginia Tech is seeking a graduate student to serve in the Graduate Scholar position during the 2021 – 2022 academic year and in the future. The position is designed to support the development of undergraduate chapter members in the areas of academics and leadership and to sustain a strong SigEp Learning Community (SLC) culture for the chapter. As a key participant of the Chapter Support Team, the Graduate Scholar will provide the Fraternity’s undergraduates with guidance and support through coordination with the Chapter Counselor, Faculty Fellow(s), and the Chapter Support Team. In coordination with the Chapter Counselor, the Graduate Scholar will periodically communicate with the Alumni and Volunteer Corporation on their activities. This position will allow Graduate Scholar to gain hands-on experience working with undergraduate members, committee chairmen, and the chapter’s executive board as well as the Chapter’s volunteers, alumni, HQ and University stakeholders. We hope to have the Scholar selected by mid-February. For additional information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with Graduate Scholar information in the subject line.
19. GRAD STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPACE NEED ASSESSMENT – 3rd posting
The Graduate School, in collaboration with Student Engagement and Campus Life, is conducting a space-use assessment survey to explore the space needs of graduate student organizations and how current GLC spaces might be better aligned with such needs. All registered graduate student organizations, regardless of their classification (RSO, UCSO, USLP) are invited to complete this survey at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ByZU4oxuQyrrN4 by Friday, February 11.
20. FINANCIAL WELLNESS EVENTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS – 3rd posting
Looking to enhance your financial wellness in 2022? Hokie Wellness is offering the following opportunities for graduate students across all VT campuses. Upcoming workshops for students (including medical students) in Roanoke: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial6 Upcoming Financial Wellness day for the National Capital Region campus (2/11): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial4 All graduate students can sign up for an individual financial coaching appointment to discuss topics of budgeting, credit scores, or managing debt by clicking here and selecting the “Virginia Tech Login” when prompted. Students (grad and undergrad) as well as employees in Blacksburg can attend any of the workshops on the following list: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054eaeae22a7ff2-financial2 Questions can be directed to Kevin Sutton, Assistant Director of Financial Wellness, at SuttonKL@vt.edu
21. GRADUATE HONOR SYSTEM RECRUITING GRADUATE STUDENT PANELISTS – 3rd posting
The Graduate Honor System is recruiting graduate students to serve as panelistswho review the evidence and determine the outcome of GHS cases. To be eligible, you need to be a graduate student in good academic standing. All graduate students are eligible regardless of how long they have been at Virginia Tech. The overall time commitment is 3-4 hours a semester based on the number of cases and panelistavailability. If you are interested in serving as a student panelist, please contact the GHS Chair, Kayla Alward (email@example.com) to set up a brief meeting to discuss the role. Once the meeting is complete, you will be added to the GHS email list and are free to volunteer to serve on any panel based on your availability.
22. SURVEY TO UNDERSTAND CAMPUS CLIMATE FOR JEWISH STUDENTS – 3rd posting
Virginia Tech is interested in assessing and improving the experience for undergraduate and graduate Jewish students on campus which is why we have partnered with Hillel International and Hillel at Virginia Tech on the Campus Climate Initiative (CCI). We hope you will take this quick survey to help inform our understanding of the campus climate for Jewish students and our next steps to create positive change. Responses to this survey will be strictly confidential; your name will not be identified, nor will your responses be attributed to you in any way. The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and should ideally be completed in one sitting. Please submit your response by February 15, 2022. https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/CCIVirginiaTech. If you have any questions about this survey, please reach out to Alicia Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
23. VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATE ACADEMY FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE (GrATE) APPLICATION CYCLE OPEN – 3rd posting
VT GrATE is opening the spring 2022 application cycle. Graduate students are invited to become members and advance without our peer-mentoring program focused on best practices in teaching and learning. The application deadline is March 5, 2022, at midnight. Visit vtgrate.org for information and to submit your application. http://vtgrate.org/membership/application-and-review/ You can also follow VT GrATE on Twitter @VT_GrATE and Facebook at Graduate Academy of Teaching Excellence @VTGrATE.
24. VT GrATE OFFICE HOURS FOR GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS – 3rd posting
Weekly office hours with VT Graduate Academy for Teaching Excellence http://vtgrate.org/ Starting Jan 28, join us every Friday 3-4 pm during Spring 2022 with your teaching-related questions or to talk about teaching & learning, troubleshooting, & more questions about being a GTA. We are available on zoom https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/82839594294 Come when you can for as long as you can!
25. STUDENT AFFAIRS GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2022-2023 – 1st posting
Student Affairs has graduate assistantship positions available for the 2022-23 academic year! In order to learn more about the opportunities, please visit https://students.vt.edu/jobs/GA.html
26. WAGE POSITION – BLACK CULTURAL CENTER PROGRAM COORDINATOR – 1st posting
The Black Cultural Center is seeking a graduate student to serve as the program coordinator. The position is 20hrs per week at $20 per hour. The start date of the position could be later this semester and could continue throughout the year if the candidate is successful in the role. If interested, email your resume to email@example.com with the subject “Interested in the program coordinator position”. No resumes will be accepted for consideration of this position after Friday, February 11th at 5pm.
27. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH ON PARENTAL INFIDELITY – 1st posting
The Family Complexity Lab seeks participants who have learned about their parents’ infidelity (IRB-21-688). Participants must be between the ages of 18-30 and agree to a 1.5-hour interview about what it was like to learn about parental infidelity. Interviews can be in person or on Zoom. Participants will receive a $20 Amazon gift card for their time. For more information, please contact Dr. Caroline Sanner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
28. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR STUDY ON POLYAMORY AND CONSENSUAL NON-MONOGAMY – 1st posting
Family Complexity Lab seeks participants for a research study on polyamory and consensual non-monogamy. (IRB 21-840-Research Protocol [HRP-503]). The purpose of the study is to understand the lived experiences of polyamorous people. To participate in the study, you must be 18+ and engage in CNM or polyamory. Commitment includes two 1.5-2-hour interviews that will be video and audio recorded (Zoom/in-person based on preference). Compensation includes a $20 Amazon gift card per interview. For more information, please contact Mari Tarantino (email@example.com) or Shivangi Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
29. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOCUS GROUP STUDY: EFFECTS OF DARK PATTERNS ON PRIVACY INTEREST AND DECISION MAKING- 1st posting
This study seeks to understand the influence of dark patterns on individuals’ privacy interest, information disclosure decision-making, and protective privacy behaviors. Individuals interested in participating will be asked three (3) screening questions to determine their eligibility to participate. If eligible, you will be asked to consent to participate. Focus groups will include up to three (3) participants, will take between 45 minutes to 60 minutes, and will be conducted online through Zoom—thus reliable internet connection is required. Participants must be 18 years or older and capable of providing consent to participate in the study. No risks are associated with participating in this study. You will be compensated $10 (Amazon gift card) for your time and effort. This study was reviewed by the VT IRB under protocol IRB-21-1093. To participate in the study, please fill out this form: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_39tPhY5u6KCBkjQ If you are interested in learning more, please contact Nicholas Brown at email@example.com.
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR “WHAT IS CASTE?” CONVERSATION – 1st posting
If you have ever wondered “what is caste?”, then sign-up today to join Shah Shajahan and Dr. Bonnie Zare of VT Sociology for an Understanding Privilege focus group and be part of an approved VT Study (#21-656). Participants must be a South Asian American student between 18-24. Benefits of participating: you will expand your knowledge, reflect on the systems of caste, enjoy chai and samosas during the workshop, receive a completion certificate that tells employers you care about interpersonal intelligence, and the opportunity to sign-up for confidential interview to get a gift card. The graduate student only session will take place on Saturday, March 26, 1-4:30pm. Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfbT9zRqzD6bh3LbXQK9iby1Zs6Lu2MRO8kPHqwZ8m0KN8z4A/viewform If you have questions, please contact Dr. Zare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EVENTS AT MOSS ARTS CENTER – 2nd posting
This Moss Arts Center is in need of student volunteers to assist with their school-day matinees. Typically, volunteers are asked to arrive about 30 minutes to an hour before the show begins to help with the arrival of students and then assist with the departure of the students after the show is over. Dates and times of performances when volunteers are needed are: Ballet Hispanico: Wednesday, February 23, 10-11am and Memphis Jookin: Friday, March 18, 10-11am.If you’re available and interested in assisting with one or more of these performances or have questions, please email Ashley Pope at email@example.com
32. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR NUTRITION RESEARCH STUDY ON DIETARY ASSESSMENT AND WEIGHT – 2nd posting
Are you interested in helping researchers better measure dietary intake in participants of varying body size? Participants are needed for a study (IRB #21-588) seeking to understand how weight can affect measurements of dietary intake. You will complete three phone dietary recalls over a two-week period, attend one in-person study visit in Roanoke, VA where height, weight, and energy expenditure will be measured, complete a questionnaire asking about feelings about weight and body size, and participate in a Zoom interview about your experiences. To be eligible, you must be over 18, have a body mass index ≥25, and not be following a weight control diet. If you are interested in participating, complete this screening survey: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8kM70CN7NFqBVgG or contact Erica Howes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A CONSUMER STUDY ON HARD CIDER – 2nd posting
The Sensory Evaluation Laboratory at Virginia Tech seeks participants to evaluate hard cider (IRB 21-1045). The study will take place on the following dates from 11:00 am– 5:00 pm: 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/14, and 2/16. The study will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. To participate in this study, you must be 21+, have previously consumed alcohol, not allergic to apples, cider, alcohol, or fermented beverages. You must be vaccinated against COVID-19, and not currently pregnant. Panelists will be required to taste 8 hard cider samples. The purpose is to identify drivers of consumer preference for Virginia hard ciders. This is a research study, and results may be published. When you participate in a sensory panel, you will receive snacks as a token of our appreciation. Participation is voluntary and will not affect your relationship with Virginia Tech or VT SEL. This study takes place in the HABB1 Building, Rm 205 (Corner of Duck Pond Drive and Washington Street). Parking passes are available upon request. Sign-up for the study using the following link: https://vt.compusensecloud.com/edu/login.aspx?p=vtu
For more information, contact Elizabeth Cole (email@example.com).
34. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR SENSORY EVALUATION OF NORTHEAST AND MID-ATLANTIC HARD CIDER – 3rd posting
The Sensory Evaluation Laboratory at Virginia Tech seeks panelists to smell and taste hard ciders from Virginia, Vermont, and New York (IRB 20-527). To participate in this study, you must be 21 years or older and have previously consumed alcoholic beverages. The purpose of this study is to identify various sensory attributes of hard ciders from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic United States. Results of this research study may be published. We have taken steps to reduce risk related to COVID-19 and will provide you with a summary of those steps prior to beginning the study. This study will involve 10-15, 1-hour group training sessions over a 6-week period, as well as 10-15, 30-minute individual evaluation sessions. Participants will receive two, $25 gift cards for their time and participation in the study, at the halfway and end of the study. Participation is voluntary and will not affect your relationship with Virginia Tech or VT SEL. For more information, contact Martha Calvert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or click here to express interest in the study.
35. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR LIMB LOADING ASYMMETRY STUDY – 3rd posting
The Granata Biomechanics Lab at Virginia Techis recruiting participants between the ages of 18 and 35 for a single visit (~45 minutes) biomechanics research study (protocol number 21-747). This study aims to examine symmetry differences within an individual throughout different daily functional tasks. These tasks include level walking, standing up from a chair, and ascending and descending stairs. Participants will be asked to wear their own athletic clothing and will be provided with a pair of shoes (ranges between a men’s 6-11 or a women’s 7.5-11) that are compatible with our in-shoe force sensors. These flat and flexible in-shoe force sensors cover the bottom of each foot, pair via Bluetooth with an iPad, and measure the resultant force between the foot. If you are eligible and willing to volunteer, sign up here. If you would like more information about the study, please fill out this short form or contact Jill Streamer at email@example.com.
36. PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR A FOCUS GROUP ON THE USE OF AUDIO IN AR TECHNOLOGY – 3rd posting
Participants are needed for a focus group to discuss the concept of using audio in augmented reality technology and to help build a definition of Audio to Augment Your Reality (AAYR). Researchers from the Mind Music Machine Lab at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, USA, along with industry partner ARx, London, England, are conducting research on the concept of AAYR. It will take up to 1 hour. Please note, it is not mandatory to sign up as a participant, and participation is completely voluntary. Participants will be compensated with a $10 e-gift card from Amazon. If you would like to participate, please fill out this form. You will be required to fill out a demographic questionnaire which should not take more than 2 minutes, and then answer questions/have a discussion on the role of audio in AR applications in the focus group. The session will be conducted through Zoom and recorded. The research protocol for this experiment has been reviewed by the Virginia Tech Human Research Protection Program (IRB #21-766). If you have any questions, please reach out to Arsh Siddiqui (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Abhraneil Dam (email@example.com)
37. BECOMING THE FREEDOM RACE: THE JOYS AND PERILS OF WRITING A FUTURISTIC NOVEL TRILOGY ABOUT RACE, FLIGHT, AND HERITAGE
Monday, February 14, 12pm, Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room
Lucinda Roy, Alumni Distinguished Professor in Creative Writing, will talk about her futuristic trilogy The Dreambird Chronicles. The Freedom Race, the first book in the series, was published last July. A wave of secessionism has divided the country into liberty and segregationist regions. In the Disunited States’ Homestead Territories, Black and mixed-race laborers are not classified as human. Instead, they are known as “botanicals” or “seeds.” Yet these so-called seeds have found creative ways to revolt, including the creation of a game inside a “flying birdcage”. Lucinda Roy will talk about how she came to believe that secessionism could be on the horizon for the U.S. Her tale of magical realism pays tribute to African Diasporic narratives of flight, and to the courage of Dreamers who dare to believe that dreams are “promises the imagination makes to itself,” even if it costs us our lives. Register at https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8qcIh31hH9B2GgK. Lunch will be provided. Questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
38. GETTING STARTED WITH ENDNOTE
Monday, February 14, 2:30-3:45pm, Zoom
EndNote is one of the most powerful citation managers available today. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of EndNote, including adding references to your library, organizing your library, and using EndNote to cite references within a document. To get the most out of the session, you should have the most recent version of EndNote (20) already downloaded from VT Software Distribution. More information and a link to download it is available at guides.lib.vt.edu/citationmanagers/EndNote. Register for the session here: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/8615055
39. INTERVIEWING WORKSHOP
Monday, February 14, 4-5pm, Zoom
Preparing for an upcoming interview? Attend this virtual workshop to learn best practices on what do to before, during, and after your next job interview. We’ll cover both academic and industry interview processes and the differences between phone, video, one-way, and in-person interview formats. Graduate students are welcome to bring any questions or concerns they have about interviewing with them, especially an interview question that tends to stump you so we can talk about strategies together! Sponsored by Career and Professional Development. Register here: https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/924586/share_preview
40. K-POP EVENT
Tuesday, February 15, 5pm, Zoom
The ACEC (Asian Cultural Engagement Center) in collaboration with Black Cultural Center (BCC), El Centro, Shidae, and Exodus are presenting this K-pop event about “The Global Sensation of Korean Popular Music: What makes K-pop, K-pop?” This event features Wonseok Lee, a Ph.D. candidate in ethnomusicology at The Ohio State University. Before coming to the U.S., he worked with K-pop artists for many years as a professional drummer/percussionist. Register here: rb.gy/bm5kyr
41. GRADUATE RESILIENCY SERIES: DEVELOPING A GROWTH MINDSET
Wednesday, February 16, 12-1pm, GLC Wellness Room
how do you navigate challenges and struggles? Together we will learn how to develop a mindset that focuses on growth, learning from mistakes and failure, and supportive self-talk.
42. GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR CITATION MANAGER
Wednesday, February 16, 4-5:15pm, Zoom
Citation managers like EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero are powerful tools that can help you save, organize, and cite your references. Their use can also help improve your workflow and make the research process easier and less stressful. This session will focus on ways to get the most out of your citation manager. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to integrate citation managers into your existing workflow, identify personal best practices for using citation managers and use advanced features of the citation manager of your choice to streamline your research workflow. This session will assume that you are already using and are familiar with a citation manager like EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. If you’re not, you should familiarize yourself with a citation manager by signing up for one of the introductory sessions in this series or via one of the tutorials on this guide: https://guides.lib.vt.edu/citationmanagers Register for the session here: https://calendar.lib.vt.edu/event/8615067
43. “BE WATER” DOCUMENTARY DISCUSSION
Wednesday, February 16, 5:30pm, Black Cultural Center, Squires 126 and Zoom
The Asian Cultural Engagement Center (ACEC) in collaboration with the Black Cultural Center (BCC), and Cook Counseling are presenting a film discussion for “Be Water” documentary. This documentary is about Bruce Lee’s life in Hollywood. Light refreshments will be served according to the COVID-19 health guidelines. Please Register in advance here: https://rb.gy/bi6qfm
44. APIDA CAUCUS GENERAL BODY MEETING
Thursday, February 17, 7pm, Zoom
Join the APIDA caucus for their general body meeting. For more information and Zoom link, contact Dr. Theo Lim at email@example.com or Dr. Vincent Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
45. CROSS-CULTURAL DISCUSSION GROUP: CULTURE SHOCK
Friday, February 18, 3:30-5:00pm, GLC Room B
Join the Cross-Cultural Discussion Group for a fun conversation on culture shock, make new friends from different cultures, expand your worldview and enjoy some international snacks! Due to space limit, please sign up ahead of time via https://forms.gle/7R5UcKGmvgnnWWzBA.
46. HOLISTIC MEDITATION RETREAT
Friday, February 18-Sunday, February 20, Online
Participants will learn a breath-based meditation practice called SKY that has been scientifically documented to increase immunity, battle stress, and relieve anxiety and depression. This 9-hour long workshop will be led by trainers with thousands of hours of experience under their belts, and is available to VT students free of charge. Fill out the interest form here: http://tiny.cc/vtsky This event is sponsored by the SKY Happiness Club. Read more about SKY: http://campushappiness.org/impact/#research
47. DINING ETIQUETTE
Monday, February 21, 5:30-7pm, GLC Multipurpose Room
Learn how to conduct yourself during a formal meal in a professional setting, whether the dinner is part of an interview, a conference, or other engagement. The program will include a presentation, helpful tips, and a pizza meal during which you can network with other graduate students! Register here: https://virginiatech.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cIyJDJb9jFgHZhY
48. PREPARING THE ACADEMIC CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)
Wednesday, February 23, 12-1pm, Zoom
If you’ve ever wondered how to prepare your curriculum vitae (CV) for the academic job search, this workshop is for you! The collaborative seminar will include a discussion of how to effectively construct and format the CV, as well as important elements to include, in each section, to advance your hiring potential. The co-presenters are: Kerry Spitze, Remote Career and Professional Development Advisor and Chontrese Hayes, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Academic Affairs and Student Success for the Washington, DC Area campuses; and Alyssa Rametta, Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development for the Blacksburg campus. Registration is required: https://vt.joinhandshake.com/events/953884/share_preview
49. SCIENCE ON TAP OF THE NRV: A VIRUS WALKS INTO A BAR
Wednesday, February 23, 5:30-7pm, Rising Silo Brewery, 2351 Glade Road/Youtube
Science on Tap of the NRV presents “A Virus Walks Into A Bar” with Dr. Andrea Bertke and her research team! Join us in person at Rising Silo or live on Youtube for an interactive discussion about coronavirus, herpes, antiviral and proviral food and beverages, bingo, and more! There will even be a special themed food option offered by Rising Silo! This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, contact Science on Tap at email@example.com Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzVQ-OBnqU0
50. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LUNCH PANEL -REGISTER NOW!
Tuesday, March 1, 11:30am-1pm, Owens Ballroom
Cranwell International Center invites Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff to a celebration of International Women’s Day with a special lunch panel presentation with graduate students from Ghana, Iran, Liberia, Russia, Tanzania, and the Cherokee Nation. Join us for this dynamic intercultural conversation about women’s bodies from the students’ personal perspectives on women’s sexuality, sexual health, menstruation, matriarchy & motherhood, and body image. If you have questions, please email Pamela Serota at firstname.lastname@example.org. Box lunches will be provided. RSVP is required by Feb. 15. Register here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=hGiVYK0Q-kCGPU8yweOjetoLvB0wn8ZCqakHdOX6puVUNVFCQTFYNktEU1VPOEM4MkRVRTJaSVozOS4u
51. HELPING STUDENTS IN DISTRESS: GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTS – REGISTER NOW!
Tuesday, March 1, 3-4:30pm, Zoom
What can GTAs do to help other students in distress? Join VTGrATE for an interactive and discussion-based Zoom workshop through Hokie Wellness. This workshop is geared toward learning the warning signs of distress, practicing conversation skills to support someone in distress, and reviewing resources that students in distress can access. The workshop is limited to 25 participants. Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/hsid_gta to register. People who register on Sign Up Genius will receive the Zoom info in their confirmation & reminder. Registration closes at 12 pm on the day of the workshop.