Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Welcome to Winter Term Week #6!!
The Psychology Department main office is here to assist you in with your academic needs such as registering for courses, scheduling advising appointments, getting your registration PIN, etc. Our office hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please feel free to drop by anytime.
If you would like to schedule an advising appointment, please drop by or call the Psychology Department main office at 541-737-2311 to schedule an appointment. All Freshmen will be advised in the College of Liberal Arts this year. We encourage all Sophomores to see a Peer Advisor and have Peer Advisors available to assist with basic advising questions. If you would like to request a Peer Advising appointment, please do so via the main office.
Happenings in Psychology:
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH?
- Dr. Bernieri’ s lab studying emotional intelligence has immediate openings for a nonverbal behavior coder. This project and position will last only for the remainder of this term. Anyone over 18 years of age who is enrolled as an OSU student can apply. Please email him A.S.A.P. if interested. (Please do not respond to this email in an attempt to reach Dr. Bernieri, contact him directly via email)
PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLARS AWARD WINNER
- Nathan Herdener Chosen as Fall Term Psychology Scholar!! Each term, the OSU Psychology Department faculty members formally recognize a senior psychology major who has shown outstanding involvement in psychology through her or his work in research labs, internships, or student organizations. It is our pleasure to announce that we are awarding the Psychology Scholar Award for Fall, 2011 to Nathan Herdener. Nathan will receive an award certificate and $200. His name will be engraved on the award plaque in Moreland Hall. Please join us in congratulating this deserving student!
- Freshmen will continue to be advised through the College of Liberal Arts until Spring term
- Sophomores and Minors are advised by Dr. Crowley
- Juniors and Seniors are advised by Teri Duever
- Registration PIN’s for next academic year will be available after Spring Term Week #3. You DO NOT need a new PIN to register for Spring Term.
- Your registration dates and times have now been posted to Student Online Services. Go online and “check your registration status” (under Registration) to find out when you can register, THEN schedule an advising appointment with Teri Duever or Dr. Crowley BEFORE your registration date. You should also check your registration status to find out if you have holds on your registration. If you do this early enough you can potentially get them cleared BEFORE you sit down to register. Missing your registration date and time could potentially set you back a full term if the classes you need fill before you get your holds resolved. Remember, 20 minutes per term of advising could save you a full term’s tuition.
- OPEN TO EVERYONE! Psi Chi is hosting a movie night on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 6pm in Moreland Hall room 206. We will be watching Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It is potluck style so bring a snack or dish to share. This event is open to everyone, not just Psi Chi members.
- New Member Applications for Psi Chi are due by February 17, 2012 for initiation for Winter term 2012, along with the $45 membership fee.
o The minimum requirements are a 3.3 GPA and 14 quarter credits of Psychology classes. For more information please contact Erin Cobb, President at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Teri Lewis, Faculty Advisor at Teri.Lewis@oregonstate.edu. The application can be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science/psichi
Here are some things you should remember for Winter Term:
- To change to or from S/U Grading: The deadline to change to or from S/U Grading is 5 pm, February 24th – Remember, you cannot S/U any of your major courses and must get a C- or higher to pass the course if you S/U.
- The last day to WITHDRAW from a course is 11:55 pm Friday, February 24th
- Dead Week: March 12-16, 2012
- Finals Week: March 19-23, 2012
- Grades Available on Web: Wednesday, March 28
- 50% of the term is gone! Have you made that advising appointment yet with either Dr. Crowley(Soph or Minor) or Teri Duever (Junior or Senior)?
- During week #3, we recommended a visit to your professor during office hours. It is good to do that again this week. Possible topics of discussion could again include concepts you don’t understand or questions you have, but by this time, you may have graded material from the class. It would be good to review that graded material face-to-face with the professor or your TA, especially if you didn’t perform well.
Upcoming Campus Events:
- Visiting Scholar Lecture (Religion in America): Dr. Heather Rachelle White is visiting the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and will be presenting “Gay Liberation at the Church of the Holy Apostles: Situating Religion in Gay Rights History” on Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Furman Hall, Room 215.
- Authors present work: Fiction writers Julie Orringer and Ryan Harty will team up for a combined reading at Oregon State University, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.16, at OSU’s Valley Library. The reading is free and open to the public.
- Gender Your Cookie: Express yourself through an afternoon of cookie decorating with us at the Pride Center on Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will also be an open discussion on gender identity and gender expression.
- OSU Has Talent! Audition registration is open now until February 17th, and auditions will take place February 24th-26th in KBVR Studios. After that, the best contestants will go onto the finale round on Friday, March 16th. The first place winner will win $300, second place gets $200, and third place gets $100! This is a great opportunity to show off any talent you may have and win a lot of money in the process. If you are interested, please visit our website to register:
- Recreational Sports Outdoor Used Equipment Sale: An outdoor gear sale will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at McAlexander Fieldhouse. There will be a Gear Preview on Friday, Feb. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. in Dixon Lower Gym. Contact the Adventure Leadership Institute, 541-737-3630, for more information.
- Winter Career Fairs: University Wide Career Fair, Feb. 22 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Engineering Career Fair, Feb. 23 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. There will be over 100 employers from various industries and graduate schools at the Career Fair to network with students and alumni, offer jobs and internships, and provide many other future career opportunities. Admission is free and all OSU students and alumni are encouraged to attend. To learn more visit http://oregonstate.edu/career.
- Service Learning Symposium - Monday, February 27, 9 am-5 pm, MU -- The symposium will offer an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to learn more about service learning and about co-curricular service. An opening session at 9 am will provide an overview of service learning and will be followed by concurrent sessions that focus on examples of service learning experiences and co-curricular service activities. The symposium will conclude with a 4 pm public lecture by Lori Pompa, founder of Inside-Out, an academic program that brings college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls. Learn more at http://www.insideoutcenter.org/index.html. More details will be available soon.
- Call the Academic Success Center for a Coaching appointment today! Coaching appointments are free. Increase your academic performance. Weekly visits and check-ins are available.
o There are three ways to set up an appointment:
Stop by the Academic Success Center 102 Waldo Hall
Email a coach at email@example.com and include your phone number for a call back.
Registration Dates for future terms:
- Spring 2012
o Priority Registration Phase 1: Begins Sunday, February 26 – have you checked your registration status yet?
o Phase 2: Begins Thursday, March 15
Have a GREAT Week!!