Friday, February 27, 2009

Registration and the Regents Test

Registration for Summer and Fall classes will begin on Monday, March 30. Please check your record on RAIN to make sure that you don't have any holds prior to registration. If you see something called an "Advisor Hold", that means you have to meet with your advisor prior to registration. You will most likely have an Advisor Hold if you:

Have applied to graduate in spring 2009
Have between 85-105 overall earned hours
Have less than 30 overall earned hours

There may be other reasons too, but these are the most common ones.

The ONLY hold your advisor can take care of is the Advisor Hold. If you have a hold due to unpaid parking tickets, Health Center fees, missing vaccinations, or something else, you need to resolve that either through Public Safety, the Health Center, or the Cashier's Office.

Also, if you have not yet passed the Regents Test and need to sign up to take it this semester, you need to register to take it by March 11. You can register online through RAIN. If you click on the link in RAIN for viewing your academic transcript you can see which parts of the Regents Test you need to take.

The Board of Regents requires students to begin testing their first term at GSW, and they only get two attempts to pass the tests before the students are required to enroll in remedial skills classes. However, if the student misses the tests then that is considered an attempt. Please sign up for the Regents Test (and show up to take them!) as soon as possible to reduce your chances of having to take the remedial skills classes.

Psychology/Sociology Club Meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, March 4, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 3. We will talk more about our plans to go to the colloquium at Fort Valley State University. We will also elect a new Treasurer. If you are interested in holding this office, please come to the meeting and be prepared to talk for a couple of minutes about why you're interested in this position and why you think you'd be good at it. If you have questions about what the Treasurer does, please let me know.

Also at this meeting, Dr. Laura DePaola, a clinical psychologist here in town, will be our guest speaker. She will be talking about graduate school preparation as well as giving some information about the life of a practicing clinical psychologist. Dr. DePaola's presentation will start at 11:30.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Club meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 3 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. All are welcome to come.

We also have a Facebook page created by our secretary, Michelle Chaney. If you log into Facebook and search "gsw psychology" and click on the "Groups" tab, you will see a link to our group. Thank you Michelle for setting that up!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Writing Center

The following information comes from Dr. Brian Adler, Vice President for Academic Affairs:

The GSW Writing Center, located in Room 107 of the English Building, will be open this semester during the following hours:

Monday through Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday 10 am - 2 pm

Beginning this semester, the Writing Center will be under the direction of Lydia Rogers, assistant professor of English. Tutors from various disciplines will be available to help students in any class. The emphasis of this tutorial work will fall on the writing process, with special attention to helping students get started with assignments, helping them imagine ways to develop content and structure for their writing, and with strategies for more effective editing and proofreading. Please remember that tutors do not "fix" student writing; instead, they provide support for writers as they move toward completion of a project. PLEASE NOTE: THE WRITING CENTER IS OPEN TO ALL GSW STUDENTS who are engaged in writing projects.

For more information, contact Lydia Rogers (phone: 2198; e-mail:

Friday, February 6, 2009

Psy/Soc Department Picture

From left: Jamie MacLennan, Chuck Huffman, Ellen Cotter, Paul Shapiro, LaVerne Worthy, Tom Johnson, Linda Singleton and Gary Fisk