Monday, November 28, 2011
Welcome to Fall Term Week #10!!
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:
o Important Upcoming Events for Psi Chi
o Induction night is December the 1st. The $45 fee must be paid three weeks in advance which is the 10th of November. This can be turned in to the Psychology office.
· DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE STUDENT EVALUATION OF TEACHING FOR EACH OF YOUR CLASSES ONLINE! Login here: https://adminfo.ucsadm.oregonstate.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin?ret_code=E to complete evaluations for each of your courses. The evaluation process will be available to you until 9 a.m. Friday, December 16th. You will not have online access to your grades, transcripts, or MyDegrees until you have completed your evaluations for this term. Your participation in this effort will provide faculty and administration with valued feedback from OSU students, information an instructor can use to improve teaching methods, and credible information for analysis of performance. If you need assistance with this process, click on the “Help” button at the top of the page or reply to this email with questions. You can also find SET from the Self-Service Main Menu. Click on "Student Records". Click on "Student Evaluation of Teaching". At this point, another window will pop up for CollegeNet. Your responses will be anonymous.
· 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:
· Priority Registration is happening now! Check your registration status in online services.
· Dead Week: November 28-December 02, 2009
· Finals Week: December 05-09, 2009
· Grades Available on Web: Wednesday, December 14
· Phase 2 of priority registration usually starts sometime this week. You can add to your original 16 credits, and you can add your name to a wait list for a class. To learn how to wait list, check out this site: http://oregonstate.edu/registrar/waitlisting-courses for more information.
· Look forward: Get yourself ready for finals week which is next week. If you haven’t done so already, write down the time and location of all your finals. This information should be on your syllabus, and you can also find it by going to this web site: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=371 . Regardless, you should confirm the information with your instructor to make sure nothing has changed. As you did with your midterms, develop a study schedule and plan ahead for how you might negotiate the stress of having more than one exam on one day.
· Final labs, papers, and projects are often due this week.
Upcoming Campus Events:
· Poinsettia sale: The OSU Horticulture Club is holding their annual poinsettia sale, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. The plants are $15 each or $3 for $40, and come in red, Picasso, and Shimmer Surprise. They will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Kerr Admin, and Wednesday-Friday at the green house next to Cordley Hall. For information: Shepherr@onid.orst.edu
· Winter Coffee: Thursday, Dec. 1, 9:30 to 11 a.m. OSU faculty, staff and students are invited to take a break before finals for holiday treats and gourmet coffee. Join President and Mrs. Edward J. Ray in celebration and conversation. Featuring Beth Rietveld at the Piano. Please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the OSU Food Pantry.
· Songs of the season: Advanced choral conducting students from Oregon State University will give their public recital on Friday, Dec. 2 at 12 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Street. The students will lead the University Chorale (UC) in a special concert titled “Songs for the Season,” that will finish out the term for Oregon State’s lunch hour concert series, Music à la Carte.
· Children’s party: A children’s holiday party will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, noon to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lounge. The event is free but space is limited so pre-register online before Monday, Nov. 28 at mu.oregonstate.edu/mupc/childrensparty. The party is for children ages 5 to 10.
· Holiday concert: The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents the annual holiday concert, featuring faculty and guest soloists, the OSU choirs, and a campus brass ensemble. On the program: Bach’s “Concerto for Oboe, Violin and Strings” and Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms.” Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. at LaSells Stewart Center. For tickets and information: http://cosusymphony.org
· Rulemaking hearing: Oregon State University will hold a rulemaking hearing on Dec. 5 at 1 p.m., MU 206. The purpose of the hearing will be to receive public comment regarding several proposed rule changes. First, OSU will take comment regarding the Smoke-Free Campus rule amendments. Then, it will take comment on a new rule governing Confidentiality and Inadmissibility of Workplace Interpersonal Dispute Mediation Communications. Finally, comments will be taken on the setting or changing of fees and charges for services during the second half of fiscal year 2011-2012. A list of these fees and charges, as well as those already in place for this fiscal year, may be viewed in the Valley Library on the OSU campus under call number PERM 006. For more information, including copies of all of the proposed rules: Barbara Melton at email@example.com.
· Facilitator training: Student-led program Team Liberation is holding a Human Relations Facilitator training. It is free for students and $50 for faculty and staff. Participants will be provided an opportunity to develop facilitation, communication, and leadership skills. The training is Dec. 12-15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications are available at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/teamliberation/training and are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 30. For more information, firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-737-9857.
· Toys for Tots: NROTC-OSU will be a collection site for Toys for Tots this year. Bring unwrapped new toys to the Naval Science Building, located in the white Quonset huts across from the parking garage. Deadline is Dec. 22. Every year the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new toys to give to children that may not otherwise have so bright a holiday. For more information: Charles Van Acker, Charles.VanAcker@bus.oregonstate.edu, or Cass Williams, email@example.com.
· OSU Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program: is looking to recruit students, faculty and staff who are willing to participate in this innovative and cutting edge program. Participation would include training, a kick-off dinner and meeting with a mentor/mentee. Professional development opportunities, check-in lunches, and various events will be offered each term. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please contact Lauren Plaza.
· 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: Began Sunday, November 13
o Phase 2: Begins Thursday, December 01
Have a GREAT Week!!