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June 28, 2013

RESEARCH STUDIES

MRI Research Study on Depression

Researchers at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute are conducting a new research study investigating emotional reactions in brain responses in people who suffer from depression. We may first invite you to come in for an interview about some of your experiences and how you are feeling. We may then ask you to come back and do some activities during a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scan, which uses a magnet and radio waves (no x-rays!). Counseling may also be available for those who are interested.�
Compensation: Interview: $15/hour Scanning: $20-60 per scanning session plus a high resolution image of your brain. Free counseling.  

If you would like to participate, please contact Cari at 540-526-2032 or email depression@vtc.vt.edu

 

fNIR STUDY PARTICIPANTS NEEDED

This study involves characterizing certain students who vary in their altruistic tendencies, and the first part of this characterization is accomplished through a survey. If a student's answers align with our criteria, they could be asked to come in for a follow-up study. Each participant will be compensated if they are chosen for the follow-up.

ELIGIBILITY:  Must be 18 or older

SURVEY LINK:  https://survey.vtc.vt.edu/index.php?sid=52322&lang=en

BRAIN PATTERN STUDY

The Human Neuroimaging Laboratory at Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) located in Roanoke, Virginia would like to invite you to participate in a variety of groundbreaking studies!

  • Eligibility:  healthy adults, age 18-64
  • Compensation:  at least $20.00
  • Primary goal:  To study the response of the normal brain to patterns of stimuli, rewards, and decision-making
  • Institute sponsor:  Human Neuroimaging Laboratory labs.vtc.vt.edu/hnl
  • Study timeframe/duration:  1-3 hours per visit

 If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: http://vtcri.info/jkzexq

To contact us via e-mail: signup@vtc.vt.edu; or call 540-526-2034

CIGARETTE SMOKERS

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is conducting a brain imaging study on cigarette smokers. Eligible participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current smokers, age 18-55
  • Smoke at least 5 cigarettes per day
  • Have been smoking for the past year

You will be compensated for your time. Eligible participants typically make $50 for the first session and $30 for the second session, with the potential to earn an additional $75. We have two locations, Blacksburg and Roanoke, and scheduling is very flexible to best accommodate your schedule. If interested, please contact Andre at 540-526-2068 orajplate@vtc.vt.edu for more information.

OEF/OIF VETERANS NEEDED FOR FMRI STUDIES

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Deployment impacts veterans in many ways
  • We use new FMRI technology to understand how deployment can affect the biology of the brain

PARTICIPANTS WILL:

  • Have the study described and questions answered by study staff before deciding to participate
  • Participate in a videotaped interview about your life experiences
  • Fill out some questionnaires
  • Complete computer tasks during an fMRI scan which may include:
    • Viewing positive, negative, & neutral images- including some that are combat related
    • Playing simple computer games
    • Be asked to provide a saliva sample for genetic analyses
    • Receive a CD copy of your structural brain scan
    • Be compensated $15 per hour for the interview & questionnaire session and $20 or more for the fMRI scan depending on how you play the game

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • OEF/OIF Veterans who are:
  • Between 18 & 64 years old
  • Free from metal in their body
  • Not claustrophobic

CONTACT:

(540) 526-2032, vets@vtc.vt.edu, http://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets

June 27, 2013

Staff Senate Summer Meeting/Luncheon

The Staff Senate Summer Meeting/Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 17th at 11:30 a.m. in the Natural Science Center. Plan now to attend! Please register at http://calendar.activedatax.com/virginiawestern/EventRegistration.aspx?Rid=133&Iid=607545&Frm=

Please register by July 10th so we can be sure to order the correct amount of food.

Contact Rick Robers at rrobers@virginiawestern.edu with questions.

June 26, 2013

Summer 2013 Add/Drop Dates

Last Date to Register/Add a Class

10 Wk Regular Session~ May 22

5W1 Session ~  May 20

5W2 Session ~ June 27

 

Last Date to Drop and Receive a Refund

10 Week Regular Session ~ May 28

5W1 Session ~ May 21

5W2 Session ~ July 1

 

Last Day to Withdraw Without Grade Penalty

10 Week Regular Session ~ June 29

5W1 Session ~  June 6

5W2  Session ~ July 15

Accounts Payable Reminder

Vendor invoices now serve in the place of receiving reports.

CAPP Topic 20305 entitled Receiving Reports states as follows:

In lieu of a separate receiving report document, a packing slip, delivery receipt, requisition, copy of the purchase order, or electronic receiving report may be used, provided that all of the required information listed in Subsection 200, "Essential Elements of Receiving Reports," are recorded. If one of these methods is used in lieu of a receiving report document, it must be noted as "original."

According to Subsection 200, the essential elements of a receiving report are as follows:

  • Date received
  • Date receiving report was completed
  • Vendor name
  • Purchase order or requisition number, if applicable,
  • Quantity and description of the items received
  • Authorized signature verifying that the items were received in good condition

All invoices must be indicated as “Okay to Pay” or “Received” or “Services Performed Satisfactorily”, etc. and include your signature and the date that the goods or services were received or performed.  The documentation on each invoice is required in addition to submitting a purchase requisition.

CAPP Topic 20310 entitled Expenditures states as follows:

The vendor payment due date is defined as either

  • the date on which payment is due under terms of the contract for provision of goods or services, or
  • if such a date has not been established by a contract, thirty days after receipt of the vendor’s invoice or thirty days after receipt of the goods or services, as specified by the date-stamped receiving report, whichever is later
  • the only exception to this rule is when the vendor offers a % discount for paying the invoice earlier

Important:  The date you indicate on the invoice following your signature is the date that will be used to establish the 30 day due date for the payment to be keyed and for the check to be mailed to the vendor.

 

 

June 25, 2013

Optional Group Life Rates Reduced for Certain Age Groups – Update!

Effective July 1, 2013, the optional group life rates for the three age brackets shown below will be reduced.  Those employees within the age groups below that participate in the optional group life will see a slight increase in their July 16, 2013 paycheck. The rates will continue to be based on the salary and age of the member (or covered spouse) as of January 1, 2013. 

Age 35 – 39   Reduced $0.01 from $0.08 to $0.07, per month, per $1,000 of coverage

Age 50 – 54   Reduced $0.01 from $0.21 to $0.20, per month, per $1,000 of coverage

Age 55 – 59   Reduced $0.06 from $0.40 to $0.34, per month, per $1,000 of coverage

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Schuh at 540-857-7962 or dschuh@virginiawestern.edu.

 

 

Career Bytes: “Be Your Own Boss”

Career Bytes is a 30 minute informational session about Entrepreneurshi​p. Contact the Hall Career Center at 857.7298 or careercenter@virginiawestern.edu to sign up for one of the following sessions: (Two time slots offered for each Career Bytes session)

  • When: Wednesday, July 10
  • Times: 12:15-12:45 OR 5:00-5:30
  • Where: Hall Career Center (Thomas Center G202)

Resume Power Hours

This is a drop-in, first-come, first-served service! Bring a hard copy of your resume and have it reviewed by one of our professional. Resume Power Hour is a few minute informational session that will help you tweak your resume to the needs of your future employer.

  • Every Monday 11-12
  • Every Thursday 10-11
  • Every Friday 1-2

Join us in the Hall Career Center-Thomas Center 202

Employment Opportunities for Students & Alumni

Apply TODAY for:

Assistant Operations Mananger, Office Coordinator, Radiologic Technician, 3D CAD Technician, Collector, Billing Clerk, Administrative Assistant, or any of the other 80+  postions avaliable on our job bank. Register for THE HALL CAREER CENTER's online job bank to view position descriptions, company details, & application process. Check out the Career Center's televisions located in the library and on the 2nd floor of the Thomas Center for JOB BLAST listings weekly.

Registration Instructions:

  1. Virginia Western Homepage
  2. Click on HALL CAREER CENTER (top center)
  3. Click on JOB BANK (on left side)
  4. Click STUDENTS/ALUMNI
  5. Register
  6. *Check email for password instructions
  7. Upload RESUME to apply( need help?- check homepage for Resume Power Hours)

Contact THE HALL CAREER CENTER if you have any questions- 540.857.7298/ careercenter@virginiawestern.edu

Lunch Leads: Banking/Accounting/Finance

A HR representative will be on campus providing information pertaining to employment in Banking, Accounting, & Finance. Lunch will be provided. Contact The Hall Career Center for  registration information at 540-857-7298, careercenter@vi​rginiawestern.e​du or stop by our office in the Thomas Center G202.

  • When: Thursday, July 18; 12:00-1:30
  • Where: Natural Science Center
  • Registration Required: YES by Tuesday, July 16
  • FREE LUNCH!!!!!

ALL FULL TIME EMPLOYEES – LEAVE REPORTING

All leave for the pay period 06/10-06/24/2013 must be submitted and approved by close of business on Wednesday, June 26th. Managers should contact Dorrisa Williams at dmwilliams@virginiawestern.edu if their employees will be unable to enter their leave for this period or if they have leave that has not been entered for any prior periods.