GSEU and the Labor Day Parade

The GSEU will be marching with the CWA in the Labor Day Parade on Monday, September 7. Participants are to meet at 11am in South Buffalo, with the parade beginning at 12pm. There will be a picnic afterwards. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend.

Anyone interested in participating should contact Kevin Ryan at by Friday, September 4.

Participants Needed ~ Study on the Effects of Age and Weight on Endurance

You are invited to participate in a University at Buffalo research study on the effects of age and weight on endurance.

– Age 25 – 55
– Overweight individuals are especially needed (body mass index 30kg/m2 – 40kg/m2)
– No current or recent history of a physical disorder affecting the wrist, arm, or back
– Not involved in any regular aerobic or resistance training (≤ 3 times per week)

Experiment Details:
-Participants will perform a set of endurance tests involving their hand, shoulder, and back muscles in a laboratory setting in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at UB. The study consists of 4 sessions lasting approximately 1.5 hour each. Participants will be compensated $10/hour.

Please contact Lora Cavuoto if interested:
(716) 645-4696

Participants Needed ~ Doctoral Student Literature Review Research Study

Dear Participant:

A research team is conducting a study regarding doctoral students’ experiences in working on a literature review. The research study is being conducted by Virginia Tech. This is an invitation to participate in the research study by taking the survey. In this survey, you will answer questions about your program experiences while working on the literature review phase of your doctoral program. Your participation in this study will inform the researchers regarding ways to help make writing a literature review a better experience for students in the future, so thank you for your participation! You must have already completed your dissertation literature review to participate in the survey.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. Your participation is completely voluntary. Declining participation will not result in any penalty or loss of benefits. Your participation will be anonymous and no identifying information will be collected.

If you have any questions regarding this study, please contact any member of the research team by sending an email to You may also contact Donna Fogelsong at (540) 449-9612. Thank you in advance for your valued input.

The survey may be found at:
The link will be active until September 23rd.

If you have questions about your rights as human research participants, please contact Dr. Moore at or (540)231-4991.

The Research Team
Miranda Sigmon, Lisa Pennington, Donna Fogelsong

GSA Job Posting: Application Deadline August 28th-5:00 pm

The GSA is currently hiring a student staff position for the 2015-2016 academic year. A description of the position is attached. If you are interested, please email the required materials listed to the GSA Vice President, Amy Miu, at by Friday, August 28th at 5:00pm in order to be considered. Applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students and must be able to serve for the full term of the position.

GSA Assistant Programming Coordinator Job Description