Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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 Mike Crowley or Teri Duever, 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. We have exciting things happening in the Peer Advising office! Peer Advisors are being trained on a variety of advising topics so they are better equipped to handle your questions. If you would like to request a Peer Advising appointment, please do so via the main office.
It is time once again to complete your 2011-12 FAFSA!! If you haven’t already done your FAFSA, do this as soon as possible at www.fafsa.gov – Make your piggy bank happy next year!!!
Happenings in Psychology:
• The first meeting of Psi Chi during this term will be this Wednesday at 4:00 PM in our previous meeting room. We'll talk about the successes of last term and think of some plans for the weeks to come.
o Psi Chi: Winter Term Meeting - Wednesday, January 19th - 4:00 PM in Moreland 206 --- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We hope to see you there!
• Active Minds is the nation's only peer-to-peer advocacy group that helps decrease the stigma around mental health issues on campus. They will be having their annual bi-monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 19th at 6:00pm on the 5th Floor of Snell Hall. We will be talking about our upcoming events, as well as brainstorming innovative ways to "stomp the stigma."
• It is week #3 and 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 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 them you care about learning.
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 Friday, February 18 – 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 February 18.
• Dead Week: March 07-11, 2011
• Finals Week: March 14-18, 2011
• Grades Available on Web: Wednesday, March 23.
• Spring Break: March 21-25, 2011
Upcoming Campus Events:
• Sign up for Beaver Strides now through Friday, Jan. 21. Register online for this FREE walking program for all OSU students, faculty and staff. Starting Jan. 24 they will be running the Solo Strider 6 week Physical Activity Program. Each faculty/staff member receives a free pedometer, tracking booklet, menu ideas and recipes, links to helpful fitness and wellness websites, and can enter into weekly raffle drawings for prizes. If you continue with the program through the whole 6 weeks, you will receive a Beaver Strides Klean Kanteen water bottle for your efforts. To register for the program see: http://studenthealth.oregonstate.edu/beaverstrides. They will be having a Kick-Off event Jan. 21 at Student Health Services (Plageman Hall) room 322 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. where participants will get their pedometer and tracking booklet. For more information email Beaver.Strides@oregonstate.edu
• Author Monica Brown will discuss the challenges of writing books for children about the Latino/a American experiences in “Taking Flight: The Promise and Potential of Latino/a Children’s Literature, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. at the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 S.W. Ninth St. She will read selections from her work.
• A Nonprofit and Volunteering Expo will be held Jan. 20, 1 to 4 p.m., in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The expo features representatives from more than 50 local and national nonprofit organizations who are looking for volunteers, interns, and employees.
• Interested in learning more about Teach For America and/or Peace Corps? If so, we invite you to the following panel discussion:
o Monday, January 24t 7pm-8pm
Kearney Hall, room 212
Hosted by Engineers Without Borders – All majors are welcome
• T h e A R T o f L E A D E R S H I P – “ S e l f D i r e c t i o n” - Here is a great opportunity for you to consider as you prepare yourself for life after college. The Memorial Union Program Council, the Center for Leadership Development and the Residence Hall Association are sponsoring the 2nd Annual “Art of Leadership Conference” on Saturday, February 1, 2011. In designing this conference, our main goal has been to focus on topics surrounding “Self Direction” in order to make it relatable to your experiences. Here are a few examples: This is a cherished Saturday, so we will not begin until 11:00 am and will be completed by 4:00. You will have an opportunity to be one of three winners in a drawing for $1000.00 scholarships to be applied to spring term. There is no charge to attend. Your hunger will be nourished. Most importantly – we will focus on the concepts of “self direction,” particularly in the areas of:
o o How am I unique and,
o o How do I make decisions?
Keynote speakers include: Mamta Accapadi - Dean of Students Life speaking on “Our journey in life and how to allow ourselves to participate in it fully. Ryan Kirkpatrick – Founder of Campus Rail Jam Tour speaking on “Personal success and making your dreams a reality. Panel of OSU Graduates – Will discuss life after college and staying true to yourself. To register and see more detail, go to: http://oregonstate.edu/sli/center-leadership-development/leadership-conf...
• Looking for help and support to achieve your New Year’s resolutions? A newly created OSU website called “Be Well,” is a portal to all the resources the university offers to help students, staff and faculty make healthy choices. From where to exercise to what to eat to how to access nicotine replacement therapy on campus, the website will make it even easier to chose to live a better, healthier life. The website is available at: http://oregonstate.edu/bewell
• Get coaching appointment at the Academic Success Center!
o Improve your grades - Get organized - Learn new study techniques
o There are three ways to set up an appointment: 1) Call 737-2272 -- 2) Stop by the Academic Success Center 102 Waldo Hall -- 3) Email a coach at email@example.com and include your phone number for a call back.
Registration Dates for future terms:
• 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!!!