Monday, November 08, 2010
Welcome to Week 7!!
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. We encourage all Freshmen and 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:
- We have hired a second Academic Advisor!! Please welcome Teri Duever to the Department of Psychology! Teri has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Western Washington University and a Masters Degree in College Student Services Administration from OSU. She will be a great addition to our Department and is looking forward to working with each of you. Please call to schedule an appointment with either Dr. Crowley or Teri Duever or stop by to say Hello. Teri starts work on November 29th.
- Registration starts this Sunday. Are you ready? Do you have your classes picked? Do you know when your registration time is? You can find your registration status and when you register in online services. https://adminfo.ucsadm.oregonstate.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin If you want to get into the classes you want, you need to register right when you are allowed. DO NOT WAIT!
- Psi Chi will be holding its third meeting of the term this Friday, November 12th at 4pm in Moreland 206! Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology and is committed to encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, in addition to advancing the science of psychology. If you are a graduate or undergraduate student majoring in psychology and wish to be more involved in psychology at OSU, please consider coming to this meeting! Get connected with fellow psychology students and faculty while learning more about what the world of psychology has to offer. We will be discussing and planning our upcoming Graduate and Career Night event – your input is needed! If you have any questions about Psi Chi, membership, or meetings, please contact Kylyn Kizer, Psi Chi OSU Chapter President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some things you should remember for Fall Term:
- To change to or from S/U Grading: The deadline to change to or from S/U Grading is this FRIDAY, November 12 – 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 November 12
- Thanksgiving Holiday: November 25-26
- Dead Week: November 29-December 03, 2009
- Finals Week: December 06-10, 2009
- Grades Available on Web: Wednesday, December 15
Upcoming Campus Events:
- A reading and book signing with James Foster will be held tonight in OSU’s Memorial Union, at 7 p.m. in the Joyce Powell Leadership Room. Foster has spent 25 years at OSU and OSU-Cascades specializing in Supreme Court policies and politics, and is the author of the curiously titled book, “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS,” about a national dispute over constitutional free speech issues.
- At Science Pub Corvallis on Nov. 8, Steve Brandt, director of the Oregon Sea Grant program, will discuss findings from six seasons of subsurface exploration in the low-oxygen waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico. And he’ll share what was different about this year’s cruise, which began after the United States’ largest recorded oil well blow-out was capped in July.
- Steve Squyres, a planetary scientist, geologist, and principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Project will present the 2010 Thomas Condon Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Oregon State University. The lecture is free, open to the public and designed for a non-specialist audience. It is titled “Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity, and the Exploration of the Red Planet” The presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium of the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus.
- Oregon State University Theatre will present the West Coast premiere of Richard Marius’ stage adaptation of his critically acclaimed novel, “The Coming of Rain,” starting Nov. 11. Performances run Nov. 11-12 and 18-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 14 and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. on the Withycombe main stage, located at 30th and Campus Way on the OSU campus. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, $8 student/youth, and $5 OSU students and are available through the OSU Theatre box office at 541-737-2784 or check out http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/theatre
- Innovation comes in many forms: life-saving robots, microbial fuel cells, carbonated fruit, plant-based lubricants and adhesives, and clothing that adjusts to your lifestyle. These are among the ideas that are fueling start-up companies in Oregon and will be featured at Willamette Innovators Night, Nov. 11 at Oregon State University. The event starts at 1 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center and the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
- Award-winning poet Sidney Wade will visit Oregon State University on Friday, Nov. 12, where she will read from her works beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Valley Library rotunda. The reading is free and open to the public, and a book signing will follow.
- A talk by Barbara Altmann, Director, Oregon Humanities Center, Chair, Romance Languages, University of Oregon, will take place at 4 p.m., Nov. 15 at the OSU Center for the Humanities, 811 S.W. Jefferson Ave. Altmann will speak on “Knights Rampant in the Vault: Vicissitudes in the History of a Manuscript.”
- OSU’s Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program is recruiting students, faculty and staff for the winter cohort. The Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program is designed to connect students with faculty/staff from across campus, to create a support network, and to provide a cross-cultural educational experience. Participation would include attending a one-day training on Jan. 7 or 8, a kick-off dinner on Jan. 12 and meeting regularly with a mentor/mentee throughout the year. There will also be professional development opportunities, check-ins, and other events. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the ISS office (A150 Kerr) or the SHS Health Promotion Office (Room 310 of Student Health Services) and are due by Nov. 30. For more information, contact Malinda Shell (email@example.com; 541-737-2776) or Gustavo Martinez-Padilla (Gustavo.Martinez-Padilla@oregonstate.edu; 541-737-9031)
- Triad Scholarship - This scholarship is for juniors or seniors during the 2010‐2011 academic year. Evaluation will be based on your undergraduate record (GPA, progress toward degree) and on your service activities. Service is defined as any volunteer or paid assistance provided to benefit Oregon State University, a student organization, a community service project, an academic department or other entity at OSU or in our community. Applications require the form found here: http://physics.oregonstate.edu/~kranek/TRIADscholarship.pdf -- plus an essay, letter of nomination from OSU staff or from an organization, two references, and your resume. Deadline: December 1
- The Clark Meat Center on campus is now open on Fridays from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The center offers a variety of quality meat products produced on campus by students. Featured products include pork rib chops, bacon and beef jerky. The center is located to the west of the Motor Pool offices.
- November is Native American Heritage Month!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and include your phone number for a call back.
Registration Dates for future terms:
- Winter 2011
o Priority Registration Phase 1: Begins Sunday, November 14
o Phase 2: Begins Thursday, December 02
- Spring 2011
o Phase 1: Begins Sunday, February 20, 2011
o Phase 2: Begins Thursday, March 10, 2011
- Summer 2011
o Online Registration: Begins Sunday, April 10, 2011
Have a GREAT Week!!