Winter Term 2013 - Week #7
Welcome to Winter Term Week #7!
If you would like to schedule an advising appointment, please drop by or call the School of Psychological Science main office at 541-737-2311 to schedule an appointment. All Freshmen are advised in the College of Liberal Arts this year. All Sophomores are advised by Birken Noesen and Juniors and Seniors are advised by Teri Duever.
We would like to welcome Nathan Walters to the School of Psychological Science. Nathan will be the Academic Advisor for our Ecampus majors. He comes to us from the College of Liberal Arts Advising Office and will be housed in Reed Lodge.
Happenings in Psychology:
- Stay tuned for an exciting visitor/speaker coming on March 14th to the School of Psychological Science! More information soon!!
- 9:00 Friday, February 22, 2013 MAIS thesis defense “Comparison of the Characteristics and Attitudes of Dog Adopters from Three Dog Rescue Groups” by Zelda Zimmerman in OCB201.
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 5 pm THIS Friday, February 22 – 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.
- Dead Week: March 11-15
- Finals Week: March 18-22
- The first phase of Priority Registration for next term starts next week. YOU CANNOT WAITLIST DURING PHASE 1! During Phase 1, you can register for up to 16 credits. Remember you should see your advisor prior to priority registration. You can learn your priority registration date by logging into Student Online Services, clicking the “registration“ link and then clicking “Check Your Registration Status” link. By the start of week six, you should be able to see your Priority Registration date on this screen.
- With registration on the horizon, you should look in Student Online Services to see if you have any holds that might impede your registration. To do this, log into Student Online Services. Right below the “Registration” link, there is a link to “Student Records”. Click on the “Student Records” link, and then click on “View Holds” to see if you have holds.
- If your class has a second midterm, it is probably happening this week or next. Are you prepared? Consider what worked or didn’t work on your first exam and how you might improve your performance on this exam.
- Friday of this week is the deadline to withdraw from a class (11:55 pm online) or change from letter grading to S/U grading (5 pm at the registrar’s office- Requires an advisor signature on an S/U form). If these terms and policies are confusing to you, consult with your advisor or take a look at Academic Regulations 12 & 18 at this web site: http://catalog.oregonstate.edu/ChapterDetail.aspx?key=75
Upcoming Campus Events:
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to announce it is now offering after-hours crisis counseling services. To access a counselor anytime, all students need to do is call their main number, 541-737-2131. As always, students can see a CAPS counselor on a same-day basis for a first-time appointment or for urgent care during our regular business hours, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. They begin taking appointments at 8:30 AM, and students can simply call 541-737-2131 to schedule.
- Check out the Winter Career Fair Seminars on Tuesday February 19th and Monday February 25th sponsored by Career Services and presented by employers who actively recruit OSU students. Find out what employers are looking for in resumes. Learn tips and strategies to make your interview a success. Discover how to negotiate the best job offer.
- RecSports Functional Tour: Join us for a 45-minute functional tour of RecSports facilities Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 12:10 p.m. The tour includes the basics about building entry, equipment check-out, court reservations, cardio machines, weight machines, personal training services and more! Tours depart from the RecServices lobby, just inside of Dixon’s West Entry. Drop-in on a tour or RSVP here.
- Bag It Better Together – Interfaith Community Service: Bring your lunch to discuss topics of how interfaith cooperation and relationships can heal problems in our world. Lunch discussion for 45 min and serving our OSU Emergency Food Pantry together for 45 min. All spiritual and secular voices are welcome in interfaith service. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., Snell Kitchen. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- Poverty Simulation: Imagine what your life would be like as an OSU student experiencing poverty, hunger, homelessness, or food insecurity. Amidst this year’s food drive, join us for this new HSRC simulation to better understand the experiences of this unique, ever-growing group of students on our campus. For information contact Becky Evans. Event targeted for MU employees by the MU Inclusive Community Initiative, and open to all. Feb. 19, noon to 1:30 p.m., MU 109
- Papa’s Pizza Coupons for $15: Buy 100% profit coupons at Valley Library 4th floor Administration Desk from Feb. 14-25. Brought to you by OSU Libraries/ E-Campus/ Outreach & Engagement. For more information contact JoLynn.Ohearn@oregonstate.edu
- Corvallis-OSU Symphony Concert: Marlan Carlson, conductor. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets and info: cosusymphony.or
- Three new summer programs have been developed by OSU faculty, in conjunction with OUS International Programs. These programs offer OSU students shorter-length study abroad options with distinctive academic foci.
- Cuba: Cuban Culture, Society and Politics Today. Led by Dr. Dwaine Plaza, Sociology and Dr. Amy Below, Political Science Students will have the opportunity to learn first-hand about this fascinating neighbor of the US in a twelve-day summer program in Havana. In this course, students will review several of the components crucial to Cuba’s formation, including its historical and cultural formation, its politics, its art, its religion, its contemporary concerns, and its place in the globalized post-cold war era. The highlight of this valuable learning experience is living in Cuba for twelve days and being able to listen and talk to Cubans about their social, political and economic life today. The summer program (six credits) is preceded by a spring term course (four credits) in Cuban Culture, Society and Politics through Film, which will meet weekly to build a context for the understanding the summer experience. This program is open to all majors. Spanish is welcome, but not required. Application Deadline, March 1. More information and application at : http://oregonabroad.ous.edu/countries/specialprograms/cuba.html
- Scandinavia: Innovation, Conservation and Design with Natural Resources: Insights from Scandinavia; Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Led by Dr. Chris Knowles and Dr. Eric Hansen, Wood Science The OUS Scandinavia program allows students to experience, first-hand, the use of natural resources in sustainable design in the European region that pioneered this field – Scandinavia. During the 15 day program in Finland, Sweden and Denmark, the group will visit forest production sites, renewable energy facilities, and outstanding examples of the architectural and design use of natural resources. The program will be of interest to students in the College of Forestry, in design and human environment, housing studies, environmental studies, and other areas. The six-credit program is open to undergraduates and graduates. Application Deadline, March 15. More information and application at : http://oregonabroad.ous.edu/countries/specialprograms/scandinaviaacademics.html
- Eastern Oregon and Japan: Project Based Learning on Resilient Rural Communities: Led by Dr. John Bliss, Forestry, and Dr. Kate MacTavish, Human Development and Family Sciences - Oregon students have a unique opportunity to join Japanese peers and Akita/OSU faculty in a cross-cultural program sponsored by a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education. Focusing on the opportunities and challenges that affect rural communities in both countries, students will work in a cohort to examine such issues as aging populations and elder care, cultural heritage and tourism, and natural resource management. Students will spend four weeks together in Oregon, starting on the OSU campus in Corvallis, and moving to Wallowa County in Eastern Oregon. From there, they will travel to Japan to the Akita International University campus and then to rural Akita Prefecture to experience first-hand how the same issues impact communities in Japan for the second month of the course. This 12 credit course is open to students from all majors. Application Deadline: March 8. More information and application at : http://oregonabroad.ous.edu/countries/specialprograms/cuba.html
Registration Dates for future terms:
- Priority Registration: Phase 1 (Done by # of Credits – NO WAITLISTING!!) – February 24 – March 14, 2013
- Priority Registration: Phase 2 (Wait listing) – March 14 – April 07, 2013
Have a GREAT Week!!