Monday, December 8, 2008

New Multimedia Equipment - A Polyvision System

We have received new multimedia equipment for one of our classrooms. This is a Polyvision system that is specifically designed for classroom instruction. The system includes a wireless mouse. The instructor can also write on the screen of the unit. The writing can be displayed on the projection screen. This technology will enable us provide cutting-edge instruction to our students.

We thank Greg Crowder and the Sumter EMC Foundation for providing the funding for this equipment. We also thank Stephen Snyder, Bob Slenker and Physical Plant for setting up this system.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Featured Scholar Award

Gary Fisk is GSW's Featured Scholar for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Poster Presentations in Experimental Psychology

The Experimental Psychology class presented posters on the topic of gender perception in faces on December 3. All of the graduating Seniors are glad to be finishing their college educations.

From left: Julia Sheppard, Iborya Jones and Shamekia Eason

From left: Daphne Rachals and Valentina Gabrielli

Josh Minich with his poster.


Congratulations to the new members of Psi Chi:

Emily Cox
Christian Dane
Lesley Hill
David Mathis
Timothy Parks
Mallory Sims

And also congratulations to the new officers of the Psychology/Sociology Club:

President: Christian Dane
Vice President: Timothy Parks
Secretary: Michelle Chaney
Treasurer: Gary Dane

Monday, December 1, 2008

Information for Psi Chi members (and other folks)

If you are a member of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, you may not know that the Psi Chi website has a lot of useful information about scholarship and other opportunities. For example, the latest edition of the Psi Chi Digest discusses two summer programs that may be of interest to psychology majors:

The APA Science Directorate Internship is a paid, 10-week summer program that allows students to gain experience in science administration by working at the American Psychological Association Science Directorate office in Washington, DC. The application deadline is January 15!

The APS Summer Research Grants program provides funding for undergraduate students to conduct research projects under supervision of members of the Association for Psychological Science. The application deadline is March 1.

If you are interested in either of these programs, please consider applying! Be aware, though, that some of these deadlines are coming up soon and the application process might take some planning.

Whether or not you're a Psi Chi member, you might find some useful information about graduate school, employment, or class-related issues in the magazine Eye on Psi Chi (link is to the current version). There is usually a copy of the most current version on the table in the hallway of the Psychology/Sociology building, but you can always go to the website and look at articles there if necessary.