Monday, November 15, 2010
Welcome to Week 8!!
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:
• Registration started this past Sunday. If you want to get into the classes you want, you need to register right when you are allowed. DO NOT WAIT!
• Oregon State Psi Chi presents... Graduate School Prep and Career Night 2010 - Tuesday, November 16th - 5:30-7:30 PM in Moreland 206 Back by popular demand, Psi Chi will be hosting an informational evening addressing your questions concerning graduate school or careers in Psychology. We know firsthand that applying to graduate school can be a daunting task, and even if you aren't planning on graduate school, many students are wondering what happens after graduation. Come prepared to hear from Psychology faculty and students about their experiences, enjoy some refreshments, and get connected with other students who are in the same boat as you. This event will be designed as a seminar - a series of sessions where you are welcome to pick and choose which ones you would like to attend. The first hour from 5:30-6:30 PM will address graduate school from the process of picking a program to applying to graduation. Presenters will include students currently applying to grad school and professionals who already have their degree. At 6:30 PM, careers related to Psychology at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level will be presented by professionals in various fields. The final schedule of events will be available Monday. As always, Psi Chi is welcoming new members throughout the year. We have our bi-weekly meeting today-- Friday, November 12th at 4pm in Moreland 206. If you would like to be involved with planning grad night, speaking at grad night, or generally just be involved with Psi Chi, we strongly encourage you to come to this Friday's meeting! Please email email@example.com for more information on grad night or Psi Chi membership. We hope to see you there!
Here are some things you should remember for Fall Term:
• 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 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.”
• INTO OSU International Fair, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Heckart Lodge. Students will be showcasing their cultures with traditional dress, snacks and drinks, music, videos, and posters. They will write your name in Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, or maybe Thai, Russian, Nepali or Burmese. There will be live music, a Saudi wedding ceremony and dance party, henna, and more.
• Chamber Music Corvallis presents the duo of Jon Manasse, clarinet, and Jon Nakamatsu, piano on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at La Sells Stewart Center. The concert is sponsored by the Associated Students of Oregon State University. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $22 at Grass Roots Bookstore in Corvallis or on line at our website, http://www.violins.org. Tickets are $25 at the door on concert night. A parent accompanying their child is admitted for $10. OSU students with ID and K-12 students enter free. Tickets are $5 for other students and student spouses.
• Peace Corps Panel Discussion: Q&A with Returned Volunteers, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Bexel, room 103. Come learn about volunteer experiences, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process .
• DIY Series: Facial Scrubs, Wednesday Nov 17, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Women’s Center. Come see a demonstration of how to make your own rejuvenating facial mask with ingredients found in most household cupboards! This will also include some very cost-effective info about the different benefits of using common kitchen items like sugar, salt, and honey, instead of pricey face wash from the grocery store. Best of all, the first 10 people to arrive will receive a small jar of the facial mask made during the workshop.
• The second lecture in the 2010–11 Horning Lecture Series, “The Historical Sciences,” will be given by Mott Greene, professor at the University of Puget Sound on Thursday, Nov. 18. Titled “[Geo] History Fights Back from the Grave,” the lecture will be held in the Memorial Union, room 109.
• 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 email@example.com 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!!