Monday, October 10, 2011
Welcome to Fall Term Week #3!!
It’s wet out there! Are you staying dry?
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 or Teri Duever, 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:
· Psi Chi will be holding its first meeting of the year TOMORROW, Tuesday, October 11th at 5 p.m. in Moreland 206. Membership is open to undergraduate and graduate students with a major or minor in Psychology who have a 3.3 GPA and have completed 14 quarter credit hours of Psychology. Anyone who is interesting in learning what Psi Chi is about is invited to attend. We will be holding elections for the following positions: Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Webpage Administrator, and Public Relations/Recruitment Chair. Also, Psi Chi's webpage is now up and running, so check there for more information! It can be accessed through the Student Organizations section of Psychology webpage. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cobb, Psi Chi President, at email@example.com or Dr. Lewis, Psi Chi Faculty Advisor, at Teri.Lewis@oregonstate.edu.
· Have you checked out our Facebook Page? http://www.facebook.com/pages/OSU-Psychology/148819121794840
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 11 – 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 11
· Thanksgiving Holiday: November 24-25
· Dead Week: November 28-December 02, 2009
· Finals Week: December 05-09, 2009
· Grades Available on Web: Wednesday, December 14
· 20% of the term is gone! Review your syllabi and start your preparation for midterms. You should also get a start on projects or papers that might be due later in the term.
· How are you keeping up on your reading? Are you struggling at all with note taking? Any issues in keeping up with your homework? Don’t let small problems early in the term become big problems later in the term! Visit the Academic Success Center (ASC) in 102 Waldo Hall to get help if you need it.
· Identify a question or concern you have about each class after the first few weeks and make it a point to visit your professor during office hours. It is a good way for you to get to know them, and more importantly a good way for them to put your face to your name on their roster. It also shows you care about your learning.
· In order to participate in the November general election, voters must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 11th. 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:
· Living center open house: The grand opening of the International Living-Learning Center Grand Opening takes place Oct. 10. The International Living-Learning Center is the new home for INTO Oregon State University and OSU International Programs. 4 p.m. main presentation and ribbon Cutting 4:30 – 6 p.m. open house and self-guided tours. For more information visit the grand opening website.
· Performance artist: The OSU Pride Center continues the celebration of Queer History Month by hosting Tim Miller, an internationally renowned queer performance artist and activist on the OSU campus on Wednesday, Oct 12 , 7 to 9 p.m. in the International Forum, Snell Hall. For more information contact the OSU Pride Center: 541-737-9161 or firstname.lastname@example.org
· Emergency Alert Test: OSU will test the campus Emergency Alert System on Wed., Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. The system will send test messages to every employee and student with an OSU e-mail address. Make sure you’re prepared – log in to the system now at alert.oregonstate.edu under the “Enter your contact information” tab, using your e-mail address and OSU ID number. Input your best contact info and specify the priority for how you should be reached – text, e-mail and voice call options are all available. Read the alert test news release for more information.
· Daugherty reading: OSU professor Tracy Daugherty will read from his new book, a biography of “Catch-22” author Joseph Heller, titled “Just One Catch,” on Thursday, Oct. 13, at OSU’s Valley Library. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the main rotunda; a book signing follows.
· Flu Shot Clinic for Students: Thursday, Oct. 13, in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. while supplies last. Students: $15 (charged to student account). FluMist nasal vaccine also available. Details: 541-737-9355 or http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/flu.
· Symphony Season Opener: “Local Virtuosos” on Oct. 13 features several OSU faculty and students as soloists under the baton of Marlan Carlson. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Austin Auditorium at LaSells Stewart Center.
· Halloween With Harry Potter: A concert by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra takes place at LaSells Stewart Center on Sunday, Oct. 30. At 3 p.m. the orchestra will perform music from the first three Harry Potter movies. Beginning at 1 p.m., those with tickets to the concert are invited to come to the lobby of LaSells Stewart Center for a pre-concert, “Diagon Alley” themed, interactive community business fair. All tickets are $10 available online at cosusymphony.org and at Grass Roots Books & Music, Gracewinds Music and the door prior to the concert. Doors and box office open at 1 p.m.
· The Division of Student Affairs presents OSU’s second diversity summit, themed “[c.a.r.e.] harmonize our voices, transform our world,” on Nov. 2-3, in the in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The summit will include a variety of nationally renowned keynotes, engaging program sessions, and opportunities geared towards OSU students. Register at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/care/registration/
· 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 13
o Phase 2: Begins Thursday, December 01
Have a GREAT Week!! Try to stay dry!!!