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  • 3/17/15

    Psych Scoop 3/17/15
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Major!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING--1.Are You Graduating Spring 2015? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    PSI CHI/Psychology Student Organization--2.Psychology T-Shirts Now Available! Eat, Study Psychology, Sleep, Repeat.
    EVENTS
    --3.De-Stress with Furry & Feathered FriendsCAMPUS RESOURCES--4.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    ENGAGEMENT
    --5.Share your CLA Experience
    COURSES

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    Medical Laboratory Science Courses--7.Complement your Psy Major with a GWSS Course
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES--8.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    --9.Student Admin/Support Services in CEHD
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    *****1.Are You Graduating Spring 2015? Save the Date to Celebrate!
    Psychology majors who have applied for Spring 2015 graduation will soon be receiving an email invitation to the 2015 Psychology Undergraduate Celebration. This annual psychology undergraduate event recognizes award recipients and graduating seniors in front of peers, staff, faculty, and family for all of their accomplishments! The event will be held on campus Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Please mark your calendars now and keep an eye out for your email invitation, which will be sent following Spring Break. Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of last year's celebration.
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    PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/ Psychology Student Association activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!
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    2.Psychology T-Shirts Now Available! Eat, Study Psychology, Sleep, Repeat.
    Get your Psychology T-Shirt NOW! By purchasing a Psychology t-shirt, you can help Psychology Club/Psi Chi continue to bring students together with fun, food, and psychology!  These maroon and gold t-shirts feature a design that says "Eat, Study Psychology, Sleep, Repeat".  They will be available to purchase for $15 until March 31st!  Follow the link to get yours! Note: Please be sure that you order the correct size, there will not be extras on hand.
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    EVENTS
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    3.De-Stress with Furry & Feathered Friends
    If you’re feeling stressed, come to Coffey Hall on the St. Paul campus on a selectTuesday, March 24th and spend time with one of the registered therapy animals at PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress). There are dogs, cats, rabbits, and Woodstock, the chicken.  Animal interactions have been demonstrated to positively affect blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone levels in Humans.
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    CAMPUS RESOURCES*****
    4.Start the Semester Off On the Wrong Foot? LASK 1101 Can Help
    If you're having some difficulties this semester, LASK 1001 might be a great B-term course for you. LASK 1101 is a 1-credit, mid-semester course that offers assistance over the 2nd half of the semester to students experiencing academic concerns. In LASK 1101, students receive weekly instruction and the opportunity to consult with students facing similar challenges. This course requires instructor permission to register, and registration closes in March, so interested students should contact theSASS (Student Academic Success Services) front desk at (612) 624-3323 as soon as possible for more information.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    5.Share your CLA Experience 
    Have you had a great CLA experience? Would you like to share it with others? Are you interested in being involved recruitment events for prospective CLA students? Are you looking for a great leadership opportunity? Apply to become a CLA Student Ambassador.  Application deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015 Apply here.*****
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    6.Medical Laboratory Science Courses
    If you enjoy science and may be considering a career in a medical setting, the Medical Laboratory Science (formally Clinical Laboratory Science) program is offering several courses this summer and/or fall that may be the perfect compliment to your Psychology major. Courses include: MLSP 1010: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences (1 credit); MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI); MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques; and MLSP 5511 Principles of Immunobiology. Any questions about courses or requests for permission numbers should be directed to cahpinfo@umn.edu.
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    7.Complement your Psy Major with a GWSS Course
    GWSS 3415:Feminist Perspectives on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (3 credits) is a course that focuses on the history of and contemporary thinking about activism, social change, public policies, and legal remedies directed toward sexual assault and domestic violence, particularly from the point of view of feminism. The course deals, for example, with how notions of privacy and assumptions about traditional gender roles contribute to attitudes toward stranger sexual assault and intimate partner violence. Readings offer insight into early links between slavery and rape, between the temperance movement and domestic violence, and between views of child abuse and sexual abuse, as well as the increasing roles of psychiatry and social work in addressing such violence. The course traces how these historical foundations and cultural attitudes help determine contemporary responses by legal and law enforcement officials, and the course covers such diverse topics as sexual abuse of men and women in prison; incest; child abuse; elder abuse; sex trafficking; and sex offender treatment. Students read a memoir (Alice Seabold's Lucky) about surviving sexual assault and view a film (The Accused) as well as read historical and analytical texts. The course ends with a close look at a project by the president of William Mitchell College of Law on sexual predator laws, in terms of their effectiveness, feminist perspectives, and impact on Constitutional rights. Other speakers include a representative from a non-profit group devoted to stopping sexual assault and domestic violence, the former head of the Minneapolis Police Department Sex Crimes Unit, a police officer specializing in stopping stalking and domestic homicide, and a representative from an organization dedicated to restoring lives of offenders through clinical therapy. Contact instructor, Professor Mary Schuster if you have any questions.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.  
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    8.Behavior Therapist Full Time/Part Time
    Looking for behavior therapists to conduct in-home behavior therapy services for young children with autism in the Twin Cities Metro area. 1500 hours of Experience working with adults or children with disabilities required. Paid training is provided. This is a salaried position with full benefits. Contact Carly Haugen atcarlyhaugen@lovaas.com
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    9.Student Admin/Support Services in CEHD
    The Dean's Office at the College of Education and Human Development is hiring a part time student position to start June 2015. This position will be 4-6 hours a week Monday Friday. For a full position description, and to apply, go online to the U of M employment website (requisition number: 197258).
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    March 20th, 2015

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