Monday, September 26, 2011
Welcome to Fall Term!!
Hello and Welcome new and returning Psychology students to OSU! We hope you had a good summer!
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. 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:
· The Psychology Department would like to welcome new Instructors: Dr. Juan Hu and Dr. Cynthia Klubnik. Dr. Hu will be teaching PSY 202 General Psychology, PSY 350 Human Lifespan Development and Dr. Klubnik will be teaching PSY 201 General Psychology and PSY 483 Developmental Psychopathology this fall. You will see some new faces in the Department Office as well Jesseanne Pope, Christian Chase and Sage Losh … welcome to the main office. You will still see Amber Gomes, Kelli Morrow, Myriah Short Stevanie Medearis & Sarah Dorris who are returning from last year. Please stop by and welcome the newest members of the Psychology Department and say hello to those who are returning!
· Psychology students currently organize Psi Chi, a chapter of the national honor society in Psychology
Psi Chi will be holding its first meeting of the year on 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. Stay tuned for our upcoming events this term, which include Grad School Night and a t-shirt sale. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Cobb, Psi Chi President, at email@example.com or Dr. Lewis, Psi Chi Advisor, at Teri.Lewis@oregonstate.edu.
· Active Minds is an OSU club that strives to end the stigma surrounding mental health. They will be having bi-weekly meetings (which will be announced soon) and all are welcome 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:
· Add/Drops: During the first week of the term you can add and drop courses on-line. Starting Monday, October 4 if you are adding a course you will need to get the Department that is offering the course to do an override for you. For dropping courses you can do this online this week and next week. The deadline for adding/dropping/registering for courses is Friday, October 07.
· 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
· New Students:
Reminder if you haven't set-up your ONID email account yet for campus, please do so. If you have questions, please call or stop by the Psychology Department main office.
· Registration Holds:
Students will be able to register if their OSU student account balance is $2,200 or less AND only contains outstanding charges from the two most recent terms.
· The OSU Alert system has proven to be an effective way to communicate critical information quickly to tens and thousands of Oregon State University students, faculty and staff and other members of the University community. To access the site, OSU students, faculty and staff should go to http://alert.oregonstate.edu/ and select the “Enter your emergency contact information” link. The site requires users to supply an OSU “ONID” e-mail address and nine-digit OSU identification number. All students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to log in to the system, whether or not they are new to OSU, to ensure currency of their information. Individuals who have obtained a new cell phone number or who have moved and gotten a new home phone number, for instance, should be aware that there is no way for that information to be updated automatically in the OSU Alert system; users must take care of that themselves.
· Once again, as the school year begins, the OSU Computer Help Desk is receiving reports of Phishing emails requesting your ONID or oregonstate.edu login ID and password. What is Phishing? Phishing is an attempt by a person or organization to gain information such as usernames, passwords or credit card information for fraudulent reasons. Please DO NOT respond to these emails! Oregon State University I.T. staff will NEVER ask for your ID and password. If you receive one of these emails DO NOT reply. If you have already replied to one of these emails, please contact the OSU Computer Helpdesk, so they can help you change your password and determine whether your account has been compromised. For more information see http://oregonstate.edu/helpdocs/security/email-fraud/phishing Again, Oregon State University I.T. staff will NEVER ask for your ID and password!
· 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:
· Check out the Cultural and Resource Centers on campus by going to their Open Houses!
o Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez Tuesday September 27th – 5:00-7:00pm (Located on 26th, across from Reser Stadium)
o Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center Wednesday September 28th – 5:00-7:00pm (Located on Monroe across from the Brew Station)
o Asian and Pacific Cultural Center Thursday September 29th – 5:00-7:00pm (Located on 27th and Jackson)
o Native American Longhouse Friday September 30th – 12:00-2:00pm (Located on 26th and Jefferson)
o Pride Center Monday October 3rd – 5:00-7:00pm (Located on 1553 SW A Ave.)
o Women’s Center Wednesday October 5th – 4:00-6:00pm (Located between Benton Hall and the Valley Library)
· On Sept. 30, the OSU Memorial Union Quad will host the “Where It’s At: Beaver Community Fair” from noon to 4 p.m. All currently recognized student organizations and OSU departments and programs can register now for free. Registration is available through the Corvallis Benton Chamber website at http://tinyurl.com/BvrCmtFair Find out more by visiting us on the web at http://oregonstate.edu/sli/sorgs/bcf or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Open mic: An open-microphone event called “Performing for PEACE,” sponsored by groups from OSU and the Corvallis community, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon in downtown Corvallis. Spoken word and performing artists are invited to showcase their talents on the theme of peace.
· Harvest party: A free family harvest party with music, cider pressings, garden tours and kids’ activities will be held 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, in the new WORMS Youth Garden, built as part of an OSU project, at Westside Community Church, 4000 S.W. Western Blvd.
· Please remember if you are feeling sick … stay home. Flu Shot Clinics for Students: Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, in MU 109, from 10 a.m. to 3 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.
· Student lots are open no permit required through Friday, Oct 7. The 2011-12 parking permits are now available for purchase. Please access the Parking Services website at http://oregonstate.edu/facilities/transit_pkg/permit_pkg.html for more information
· 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.
· 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 Fall Term!!