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August 23, 2013

Women’s Volleyball scrimmages today

Your Women's Volleyball team will play their first scrimmages of the 2013 season today at 4:45 PM in the Humanities Gymnasium.  The scrimmages will be admission free for everyone.  Come out and support your Blue Stars!

Hot Topic, August 28

HOW TO USE BLACKBOARD IN YOUR COURSES
TIPS & TRICKS

WHEN: Wednesday, August 28; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan Hall 206
FACILITATOR: Dr. Carrie Halpin

Do you know what Blackboard is? This system is designed to allow students and faculty to participate in online classes or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching. Attend this workshop to learn about the other features available in Blackboard as well as get answers to any other questions you have about Blackboard.

Retention Services
Chapman Hall 105

 

STEM-H Career & Employment Fair

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

11:00 am – 2:30 pm

CSHP Multipurpose Room 

*** REGISTRATION REQUIRED ***

Through the Hall Career Center - Thomas Center S202

Who should attend?

  • Students and Alumni in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Healthcare fields seeking employment. 
  • Students in these fields just beginning training.
  • Those considering a career or training in the STEM-H field.

“Funded by a U.S. Department of Labor ETA grant award. This announcement is the creation of the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the USDOL.”

Men’s Soccer at Ferrum tomorrow

The Men's Soccer team will play at Ferrum College, tomorrow at 7:00 PM on Ferrum's soccer field.  Come see the 2013 debut of your Virginia Western Blue Stars!

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