Sunday, November 23, 2008

Psychology/Sociology Club meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its last meeting of the semester on Wednesday, December 3, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 3. Because our current officers are graduating, the primary purpose of this meeting will be to elect new officers. The available positions are:

President: The President presides over the meetings and delegates responsibilities and duties as necessary.

Vice President: Primarily responsible for publicizing the meetings and activities of the club, but may be asked to fill in if the President is not available.

Secretary: Responsible for recording and distributing the minutes of meetings and also conducting any necessary correspondence.

Treasurer: Responsible for collecting, depositing, and keeping track of dues and other monies.

Any interested candidates and club members should come to the December 3 meeting and be prepared to give a brief speech, if needed, about their qualifications and experiences relevant to this position. Please let Dr. Cotter know if you have any questions prior to the meeting.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Donations for Liberty House

Liberty House is a domestic violence shelter in Albany, essentially the only local option for people who need assistance because of domestic violence problems. When clients come to Liberty House, they often have left their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and when it comes time for them to set up new households, they may have very little they can use. Liberty House attempts to help as much as possible but can't do it all. Therefore, the Psychology/Sociology Club has started a donations drive for Liberty House. Around campus (including in the Psychology/Sociology Building) you will see boxes decorated with Christmas wrapping paper and with a sign on the outside soliciting donations.

Liberty House particularly has asked us to try to gather household items: Silverware, potholders, cookware, dishes, sheets, blankets, towels, etc. They will take just about anything, including clothes, toys, and toiletries, but housewares are especially needed. Used items are fine. Times are tough for lots of people, but the Liberty House clients may not have cups to drink out of or plates to eat off of, and every little bit will help. Please consider donating some household items to Liberty House this season. The donation boxes will be available until December 3. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Psychology/Sociology Club Meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet tomorrow (Wednesday, November 19) at 3:00 p.m. Please give your T-shirt orders to Christi if you haven't already done so!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Counseling and Forensic Psychology

The Graduate Admissions Office at Marymount University in Arlington, VA will be hosting an online chat about Marymount's graduate programs in counseling and forensic psychology. Marymount offers Masters-level programs in community counseling, pastoral counseling, forensic psychology, and school psychology.

The chat will be held on Tuesday, November 18, from 8:00-9:00 p.m. The chat is free and can be accessed at:

Conference opportunity

The School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University is currently accepting applications for its annual professional development conference, to be held September 25-27, 2009. This conference is specifically for undergraduate students who are interested in research-based graduate programs in some kind of discipline related to family studies (e.g., developmental psychology, sociology). Conference topics will focus around the current state of research in family studies as well as information related to the graduate school experience.

Conference attendance, including travel expenses, is FREE for selected students. If you are interested in applying, go to the program's home page:

This page also has links to the application form and some other information that might be useful. If you will be a senior in the 2009-2010 academic year and are interested in graduate school in one of these areas, please consider applying!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Psychology/Sociology Club meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet at 3:00 on Wednesday, November 5, in Room 4 of the Psychology/Sociology building. We will hear a presentation from someone affiliated with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), a program that trains community volunteers to act on the behalf of abused and neglected children. T-shirt orders will also be due at this time, and we will also discuss our plans for the trip to the Sleep Disorders Clinic on November 14.