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October 25, 2013

Hot Topic, October 30

CAREER PLANNING/DEVELOPMENT

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 30; 1:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Duncan 206
FACILITATOR:  Ms. Rhonda Perdue

At this session you'll learn about the services and information provided through the Career Services Office such as: information regarding hundreds of occupations along with educational requirements, salaries, and employment outlook for each occupation. This session's goal is to get you started on exploring how your interests, abilities, values, and personality style relate to choosing a major and a career.

 Advising Retention Services
Chapman Hall 105

 

Indoor Soccer Open Gyms

Indoor Soccer open gyms begin Monday, October 28 in the Humanties Gymnasium.  Open gyms go on from 3:00 - 4:30 PM.  Students need their current student ID to sign-in.

Questions about open gyms?  Email Nick Owens at nowens@virginiawestern.edu.

Movie: As I Lay Dying

Get a second chance to see this recent Hollywood film!  All films will be shown in Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science.

As I Lay Dying - Based on the classic by William Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.  Drama.

When:  Thursday, November 7

2 PM

Where: Whitman Theater - First Floor of Business Science

FREE! Open to students, faculty/staff and guests!

Free popcorn available in the lobby before the show!

 

For more information, contact Student Activities Coordinator Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or 857-6326.

Stop the bullying!

Rosalind Wiseman author of the best selling book "Queen Bees and Wannabes: Ending Mean Girl Behavior in High School, College and Beyond"

Lecture at Hollins University in the Niederer Auditorium, Wetherill Visual Arts Center on Monday, October 28th at 7:30p.m. with a book signing to follow.

Any questions, please contact Natasha Lee at nlee@virginiawestern.edu or ext. 857-6326.

RESEARCH STUDIES

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.

 

Are you a daily cigarette smoker?
Earn up to $120 for 3 study visits. This is not a treatment study. Confidential research study. Call text or email 540-315-0205, arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

Are you interested in QUITTING SMOKING?
Earn up to $20-$30 per session. Confidential research study. This is not a treatment study. Call text or email 540-315-0205, arrc@vtc.vt.edu.

 

UNSAFE BEHAVIOR STUDY

Do you use cocaine sometimes? Have you used cocaine recently?
Adult volunteers needed for an important, confidential 2 visit decision-making study involving brain imaging $400 maximum compensation. Not a treatment study. All information is completely confidential. Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Call, text or email 540-315-0205 or arrc@vtc.vt.edu
NEUROIMAGING STUDY 

Volunteers needed. Eligible participants must be healthy adults who:

  • Are between 18 and 55 years old
  • Are not claustrophobic
  • Do not have permanent metal implants
  • Can commit to participating in multiple sessions over the course of several months

Participants will:

  • Participate in interview and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Receive a copy of their brain scan
  • Be compensated $15 per hour or more for participating

If you are interested, please contact us at 540-526-2032 or at participate@vtc.vt.edu

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.

Eligible participants must:

  • Be 18-55 years old
  • Have problems with depression
  • Not taking antidepressants
  • Not have any metal implants
  • Not be claustrophobic

Participants will:

  • Receive free counseling
  • Participate in interviews and questionnaires
  • Play computer games during MRI scans
  • Be paid $15 per hour or more for participating

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.

 

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

 

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.eduhttp://info.vtc.vt.edu/vets