Monday, October 11, 2010
Welcome to Week 3!!
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 with Dr. Crowley, 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 are in the process of hiring a new Academic Advisor and hope to make an announcement introducing that person in the next few weeks.
- Psychology students currently organize 2 student groups; Psi Chi, a chapter of the national honor society in Psychology, and Psychology Society, a local-only group.
- Psi Chi will meet FRIDAY, October 15, at 4 PM in Moreland 206. All who have been or would like to be part of Psi Chi are encouraged to attend. Come meet the other members and talk about the upcoming year for Psi Chi.
- Psi Chi has application restrictions, including Psychology and overall GPAs of 3.0 or above, and at least 14 quarter credit hours. More information can be found at psichi.org and from Kylyn Kizer, current chapter president (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Psychology Society is open to all Psychology majors and minors at any time with no credit or GPA restrictions, and students may choose to be in both Psi Chi and Psych Society. The role of Psych Society is especially to provide an introduction to the department and major professional development issues, as well as have fun with interesting psychological concepts in current society. Katie Hanna (email@example.com) can provide more information. Professor Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Faculty Advisor for both groups and can also provide information.
- Active Minds is hosting an event called "Have You Heard?" with a guest speaker named Jordan Burnham. He is a survivor of suicide, and is coming to Oregon State October 14th (Thursday) to talk about his journey through depression, as well as the coping skills he has learned and seeking help. . This is going to be a very powerful message that will be held at La Sells Stewart Center in the C&E Auditorium from 6:30p-8:00p. This event is free, and open to the public.
- Active Minds is an OSU club that strives to end the stigma surrounding mental health. They will be having their second meeting of the term, this Wednesday, October 13th at 6pm at CAPS conference room (5th floor in Snell Hall). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great way to get involved and meet new people, so please join them!
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 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
- In order to participate in the November general election, voters must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 12th. If you are not yet registered to vote, you can obtain a voter registration card from the local DMV or Post Office.
Upcoming Campus Events:
- Music à la Carte, the lunch hour concert series at Oregon State University, opened its 41st season with a switch from Thursdays to Fridays, last week. The free, public performances take place most weeks during fall, winter and spring term in the Memorial Union lounge.
- Oregon State University is offering online mental health screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that tend to go undiagnosed. Students can complete a simple, confidential questionnaire to determine what is wrong and the treatment options available. Free, anonymous screenings for depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/OREGONSTATEUNIV. Immediately following a screening, students receive feedback about their scores, along with referral to campus resources if appropriate.
- “Pain and Its Meaning” is a series of seminars starting Tuesday, Oct. 12. It is presented by the Program in Medical Humanities at OSU, a new multidisciplinary integrated program to study health, medicine and the healing professions. All seminars are free and open to the public. They take place in the Pharmacy building, room 305 and start at 7 p.m. The seminar includes: * Oct. 12: Dr. Sydney Piercey, neurologist with the Corvallis Clinic, “Pain: the 5th Vital Sign: what, when, where, how… what does it mean?” * Oct. 19: Stacy Ramirez, OSU College of Pharmacy, “The Complexity of Pain Management and every Patient’s Right to Treatment.”
For a full list of seminars see http://bit.ly/cpIMjc
- The OSU Run, Walk ‘n Roll with the President (and special guests) takes place Friday, Oct. 15 starting in the MU Quad. The 5k event will include participants from all over campus and the community. There is an optional one-mile course for those who don’t want to do the entire 5k event. Registration is free and pre-registration participants receive a t-shirt. To register early go to the Sports Clubs Intramural Sports Office in Dixon Recreation Center. There will be check-in and late registration on site in the Memorial Union Quad from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. on the day of the event, but t-shirts will only be offered on a first-come, first-served basis at that time. President Ray will speak to participants at 3:15 p.m., and the Run, Walk ‘n Roll begins at 3:30. Participants will be registered to win prizes in a random drawing after the 5k.
- OSU Professor Kathleen Dean Moore will be speaking and giving a reading from the new book “Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril,” on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m., in the MU Journey Room. The talk is free and open to the public.
- 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.
- There are three ways to set up an appointment:
- Call 737-2272
- 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!!