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Spring 2019

The spring calendar is still being updated. Please check back for a complete list of workshops later in the semester.

All events on the calendar count for 97 and 99 credit, except those listed in red. If the event is listed in black, you can assume that it is for 9X credit and someone will be there to sign your forms (even if a specific name is not listed).   Any event title listed in red will not count for 9X credit. 

Virtual Workshops (complete remotely):

January

January 28: First day of classes

February

February 6, 7:00-9:00pm, Mayo Concert Hall: “Mothers of the Movement.” The AAS department and BSU are kicking off Black History Month with “Rap Sessions” with Samira Rice (Tamir Rice’s mother) and Gwen Carr (Eric Garner’s mother). A town hall discussion led by mothers who lost children to police violence and joined the fight for justice and police accountability. Dr. Onyewuenyi will sign 9X forms. https://psychology.tcnj.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/155/2019/01/Mothers-of-The-Movement.pdf  

February 7, 6:00-7:00pm in Ed Building 115: Healthy Relationships Workshop. In this workshop you will learn how to develop healthy relationship skills for all types of relationships- romantic, friendships, or professional! A representative from AVI will be available to sign 9X forms.

February 12, 11:00am-12:00pm in BSC 100: Former pro-baseball player Mike Marjama will be on campus to talk about his eating disorder and the stigma surrounding mental health.   Zachary Gall from AVI will be signing students’ forms after the event.

February 13, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 103: Writing the Grad School Essay: Dr. Feiring will give tips and explain the process of writing the graduate school essay. Dr. Feiring will sign 9X forms!

February 13, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. They will meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of an journal article. You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit.

February 15, 10:00am-12:30pm, Ed 212: Ryan Hampton is a national addiction recovery advocate and person in sustained recovery. A former White House staffer, he has worked with multiple nonprofits and political campaigns. He is a leading voice in America’s recovery movement, founder of The Voices Project, and has partnered with Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, a bipartisan initiative to register 1 million new voters who are in recovery by 2020. Ryan Hampton and a panel of experts will talk about how to end the addiction crisis and the importance of policies that support systems for adolescent and emerging adults such as collegiate recovery programs. The panel will also discuss the role that meaning and purpose play as protective factors for a person’s recovery. Chris Freeman will be available to sign 9X forms.

February 15, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: Zach Gall from TCNJ’s Anti-Violence Initiatives will be giving a talk on masculinity. The recent Gillette commercial about masculinity has sparked controversy and discussion surrounding the meaning of “toxic masculinity.” This workshop will discuss what this term means, as well as what it means to exhibit healthy masculinity. This workshop is cosponsored with WGSS and counts for 9X credit.

February 19, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: Rutger’s HR Masters program will be doing a recruiting event. Dr. Dahling will be signing 9x forms.

February 20, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: NEW DATE! RESCHEDULED FROM 2/27 TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. They will meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of an journal article. You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit.

February 20, 5:00pm, SSB 128: Resume Writing.Participants will learn to write a compelling cover letter, resume and thank you letter for employment. They will also learn about legal protections, managing gaps in their resume, their online presence, and the art of self-disclosure. Students can receive 9X for attending.

February 21st, 6:00-7:00pm in Ed Building 200: Green Dot Workshop. This program emphasizes the idea that it is our individual choice to make our campus safer by recognizing high risk situations and addressing bystander behavior. A representative from AVI will be available to sign 9X forms.

February 25th, 5:30-6:30pm in Ed Building 200: Escalation Workshop. This workshop is a 90-minute film based experience that exposes the warning signs of an abusive relationship. We will also highlight instances of stalking throughout the film and will discuss this all too common problem that occurs on college campuses. A representative from AVI will be available to sign 9X forms.

February 26, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: A representative from Rutgers University will joining us to discuss their Master’s degree in Applied Psychology.

February 27, 12:00-1:00pm, SSB 128: Students will share insights and advice about getting, and succeeding in, PSY internships. Dr. Herres will be available to sign 9X forms and Psi Chi members can receive 1 psi chi point for attending!

The Feb 27 Neuroscience Club Meeting has been rescheduled for Feb 20

February 27th, 12:00-1:00pm in Ed Building 207: Supporting Survivors Workshop. Learn about your rights as a student, resources on campus, and what you can do to support friends who have experienced power-based personal violence. A representative from AVI will be available to sign 9X forms.

February 27, 6:00-7:00pm, Education 115: Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture with Tanya Hernandez discussing Race, Latinx identity and Law. Dr. Onyewuenyi will sign 9X forms.

March

March 1, 12:30-1:30pm, Library Auditorium: Beyond majority-minority: Presumed alliances and intergroup relations in the 21st century. Our speaker this semester will be Maureen Craig, Assistant Professor of Psychology at NYU. Here’s a link to her website to learn more about her research: https://wp.nyu.edu/craiglab/. This event is being co-sponsored by African American Studies and Political Science.

The racial diversity of the United States is increasing such that White Americans are expected to comprise less than 50% of the national population by midcentury—a demographic shift that is often called a trend towards a “majority-minority” nation. While this “majority-minority” terminology suggests a dichotomy between White and “non-White,” the present research moves beyond a broad majority-vs.-minority characterization to explore when people may expect political coalitions among the four largest American racial groups. One series of studies tests whether people expect that minorities will generally support one another against Whites’ political interests or if the extent to which policies are seen as relating to American cultural identity and societal status shape inferred support due to stereotypes about racial groups’ placement along these dimensions (see Zou & Cheryan, 2017). Another set of studies examine how the salience of national demographic trends toward greater diversity may affect future intergroup dynamics and coalitions. These experiments reveal that making salient the growth of Hispanic population and power leads White Americans to look to another higher-status racial group (Asian Americans) as a potential ally in maintaining the current racial hierarchy. This work has implications for how individuals react to longstanding and ongoing demographic trends and may provide insight into how future race relations could unfold.

March 6, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. They will meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of an journal article. You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit.

March 7, 5:00-6:00pm, BUS124 (NEW ROOM): Healthy Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adults:  Dr. Feiring and her students will talk about why romantic relationships are important and some of their research on couples.

March 8, 12:30-1:00pm, SSB 105: Exploring iRest, the treatment method bridging yoga and mindfulness with psychotherapy to help reduce stress and anxiety. Learn more about this evolving practice and how it is being used in treatment and counseling to bring benefits to mental health. Olivia Donini will sign 09X forms.

March 12, 12:30-1:00pm, SSB 105: Release and Reboot: Come and learn simple practices to generate stress relief and promote self care in your life. Learn the secret to crushing midterms by engaging with practices that can help you release and refresh your body and mind. Olivia Donini will sign 09X forms.

March 13, 11:00am-12:00pm, STEM 102: CAPS Wellness Session: Mark Forest from CAPS will discuss TCNJ’s mental health services and overall student wellness. Maddie Anthes will sign forms.

March 13, 1:30-2:50pm, Library Auditorium: The Department of Political Science presents a viewing of the academy award nominated documentary film: RBG. “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation” -Ruth Beder Ginsburg. Erin Haughee will sign 9X forms!

March 13, 5:00pm, SSB 128: Time Management.Participants will learn how to plan and set SMART goals, establish boundaries and manage their lives along with self-care and recovery. Students can receive 9X credit for attending.

March 13, 6:00pm, Library Auditorium: Viewing of the movie “Dawnland” as part of Women’s History Month. “Dawnland,” a documentary about stolen children and cultural survival, gives an inside view of the work of the Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the first of its kind in the U.S.  Named the “most necessary documentary” by MaineToday.com, “Dawnland” tells the story of a state’s effort to come to terms with the continuation into the twenty-first century of the longstanding practice of separating native children from their communities—a practice that the Commission recognized as cultural genocide.  Mishy Lesser, filmmaker, and Esther Anne (Passamaquoddy), who is in the film, will be present at the screening. Dr. Janet Gray will be signing forms.

March 14, 11:00am, Biology Lounge: Students who have viewed “Dawnland” during the March 13 screening (or watched it on the library website) can join Professor Rob McGreevey’s history seminar in hosting filmmaker Mishy Lesser. Mishy Lesser, Ed.D., is an Education Fellow at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.  She is also the learning director for the Upstander Project https://upstanderproject.org/mission, an organization dedicated to educating bystanders to become upstanders—people who speak out and take action “in defense of those who are targeted for harm.” The class will discuss many topics depending on attendees’ interests, including: the roles of women in creating social movements, the persistence of institutionalized racism in state child welfare systems, recovering, re-focusing, and documenting histories to displace false narratives, truth and Reconciliation commissions as a strategy for promoting social justice, and strategies for teaching about these movements and histories. Dr. Janet Gray will be signing forms.

March 14, 6:00pm, ED209: Green Dot Workshop with AVI: The Green Dot program emphasizes the idea that it is our individual choice to make our campus safer by recognizing high risk situations and addressing bystander behavior. This program will teach you how to define and use both reactive and proactive Green Dots in order to prevent power-based personal violence from occurring. In order to get credit for this event, you need to sign in AFTER the workshop. Then, go to AVI’s office (Forcina 308) between 8:30-4:30 so they can compare your name against the sign in sheet and sign your workshop sheet.

March 15, 12:30pm, Ed 113: Zach Gall from TCNJ’s Anti-Violence Initiatives will be giving another talk on masculinity! The recent Gillette commercial about masculinity has sparked controversy and discussion surrounding the meaning of “toxic masculinity.” This workshop will discuss what this term means, as well as what it means to exhibit healthy masculinity. This workshop is cosponsored with WGSS and counts for 9X credit.

March 25, 7:30pm, Library: TCNJ Disability PRIDE’s Spring Event: Piss on Pity- Film Screening. Dr. Harriet Hustis will sign 9X forms.

March 26, 8:00pm, Mayo Concert Hall: TCNJ Disability PRIDE’s Spring Event. Leroy Moore: The Black + Disabled Experience. Dr. Harriet Hustis will sign 9X forms.

March 27, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 105: Tabitha Hilliard of the TCNJ Library joins Jean Kirnan of the Psychology Department in a discussion of Animal Assisted Interventions.  This presentation will cover general background on the increasing use of animals to promote human well-being with examples from equine therapy and certified therapy dog activities. This event counts for 9X credit!

March 27, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. Guest speaker Dr. Michelle Niedziela from HCD research will present on the following: The use (and abuse) of neuroscience and psychological research methodologies has become a hot topic in consumer research. Neuro- and psychological science can help consumer and sensory researchers and product developers better understand consumers’ unconscious motivators and reactions. However, the field of “neuromarketing” has been plagued with pseudoscience and “neurohype” and researchers have experienced some disappointments when trying to incorporate these measures into their research. . You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit.

March 27, 12:00-1:00pm, SSB Atrium: Psi Chi Lab Recruitment Fair. This is a great opportunity to learn about the research going on at TCNJ, and as registration is right around the corner, we highly encourage you to join a lab for the fall 2019 semester! This event counts for one Psi Chi point and 09X credit. To earn 9X credit, you must talk to three different labs; lab members will be giving out stickers after you ask questions and engage with lab members. Your three stickers will count as a workshop signature.

March 27, 5:30 pm, BSC 100:  Tarana Burke, honored by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of 2018, will speak at TCNJ, followed by a question and answer period. Tarana Burke, currently the Senior Director of the Brooklyn-based Girls for Gender Equity, is best known for founding the #MeToo movement years before it went viral in response to cases of sexual misconduct involving celebrities. She has dedicated more than 25 years to social justice, laying the groundwork for a movement that was initially created to help young women of color who survived sexual abuse and assault. The movement now inspires solidarity and amplifies the voices of thousands of victims/survivors of sexual violence. Tarana Burke’s visit to TCNJ is co-presented by Anti-Violence Initiatives and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as a bridge event between Women’s History Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Dr. Herres will be outside BSC 100 to sign 9X forms after the talk! 

March 29, 4:00pm, Ed 204: TCNJ Disability PRIDE’s Spring Event. Facilitated Discussion on Disability Identity. Dr. Harriet Hustis will sign 9X forms.

April

April 3, 1:30-2:30pm, SSB 230: Psychology faculty will lead education session about suicide risk and prevention, grief and resources to deal with these challenging issues.

April 3, 5:00pm, SSB 128: Budgeting. Participants will assess their financial assets and create a working budget to meet their goals. Students can receive 9X credit for attending!

April 4, 10:30am-12:00pm, Education 212: “The Future of Intersectionality and Social Justice:” Panelists: Patricia Hill Collins, Lina Richardson (Urban Education), Shaun Wiley (Psychology), Zakiya Adair (African American Studies/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies), Mary Cannito-Coville (Criminology/African American Studies); Moderator: Janet Gray (Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). TCNJ faculty on the panel will share briefly how Collins’ ideas on intersectionality has informed scholarly work in their field before Collins responds to and discusses with the panelists the future of intersectionality and social justice, which is her current project. Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris will be signing 9X forms.

April 5, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 105: A graduate student at Lehigh University’s PhD program in school psychology, TCNJ alumna Nina Ventresco (c/o 2015) will introduce the profession of school psychology as well as offer advice on the graduate school application process and the transition from TCNJ to a doctoral program. You can ask Nina anything about applying to graduate school, adjusting to graduate school life, or her program in School Psychology. To help her prepare, you can submit a question by clicking here. Dr. Kirnan will sign forms. Psi chi members can receive 1 psi chi point for attending!

April 5, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 130: Psychology faculty will lead education session about suicide risk and prevention, grief and resources to deal with these challenging issues.

April 5, 12:30-1:30pm, Library Auditorium: Gender and the 2016 Presidental Election: Virginia Valian from Hunter College will be giving a talk. 9X credit will be given.

April 8, 2:00-3:00pm, SSB 328: Psychology faculty will lead education session about suicide risk and prevention, grief and resources to deal with these challenging issues.

April 9, 10:00am-2:00pm, BSC 100: Day to End Rape Culture — DERC is an expo style event that seeks to engage students, faculty, and staff in interactive exhibits and build their skills to recognize and address rape culture in their daily lives. Each exhibit has been created by a TCNJ community member. We all have a part to play in ending the violence. What will you do? To earn 9X credit for this event, upload a photo of your power card (will be handed out at the event) with at least 5 signatures from 5 different tables.

April 11, 5:00-6:00pm, SSB 223: Psychology faculty will lead education session about suicide risk and prevention, grief and resources to deal with these challenging issues.

April 12, 12:30-1:50pm, ED 115:  Dr. Messerschmidt, expert on intersectionality in criminology and criminal justice will be giving a talk titled, “Adolescent Boys, Heteromasculinities, and Sexual Violence”. James W. Messerschmidt is a Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Criminology Department at the University of Southern Maine. He has published 14 books and 65 refereed journal articles and book chapters and he teaches White-Collar Crime, Gender and Crime, and Political Crime. His research interests focus on: gender, masculinities, and sexualities; criminology, youth crime, and violence; and political sociology. To see more of Dr. Messerschmidt’s work, see his site here: https://usm.maine.edu/criminology/james-w-messerschmidt-phd

April 17, 12:00pm, SSB 128: Psi Chi Masters Panel. Students who have been accepted to masters programs in psychology will share their advice on the application process and how to be a competitive applicant. Students can receive 9X credit and 1 Psi Chi Point for attending!

April 17, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. They will meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of an journal article. You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit

April 17, 8:30pm, Ed 212: TCNJ Disability PRIDE’s Spring Event. We’re a Pair! Animals Provide An Important Resource. A panel by students with service and support animals. Learn about the benefits of animal therapy and different self-help strategies. Dr. Harriet Hustis will sign 9X forms.

April 23, 12:30-1:30pm, SSB 103: Sofia Roman will be giving a talk on her independent study titled “The Impact of Situational Changes on Memory in the Context of The Event Horizon Model.” Sofia will talk about studies pertaining to what exactly happens in our memories when we forget what we were doing after walking through a doorway. This is a literature review so she will be going through a few key studies.

April 24, 11:00am, SSB 105: Students from TCNJ’s Counselor Education Department will be presenting information on homelessness in our area and the benefits that art therapy can have on these individuals. The presentation will also touch on the efforts of HomeFront, a local organization dedicated to assisting impoverished families. Psychology students can receive 9X credit for attending!

April 24, 12:00pm, SSB 128: Psi Chi Ph.D./ Psy.D Panel. Students who have been accepted to doctoral programs in psychology will share their advice on the application process and how to be a competitive applicant. Students can receive 9X credit and 1 Psi Chi Point for attending!

April 24, 12:00-1:00pm, ED209: Green Dot Workshop: This program emphasizes the idea that it is our individual choice to make our campus safer by recognizing high risk situations and addressing bystander behavior. AVI staff member Christina Sargiss will be singing 9X forms.

April 26, 12:30pm, SSB 105: Alumna Cristina Nardini (’18) will be speaking about how TCNJ prepared her for post-graduate life. As a full-time researcher at Yale University School of Medicine in the Child Study Center, she will touch on her full-time job search and what was most helpful in scoring a position. She will also discuss how to optimize your time at TCNJ to become a competitive applicant for graduate school. This talk would be particularly helpful for students who anticipate taking a gap year (or two!) before entering a PhD program in clinical psychology, neuroscience, or a related field, but is of course open to all interested students. Students will receive 9X credit for attending.

April 26, 12:30pm-2:00pm, ED 210: Supporting Survivor’s Workshop: Learn about your rights as a student, resources on campus, and what you can do to support friends who have experienced sexual assault and other forms of power-based personal violence. AVI staff member Zach Gall will be signing 9X forms.

May

May 1, 11:00am-12:00pm, SSB 105: Student Anna Mucciarone will present about her 499 internship. Info from the presenter: “I will be talking about my PSY 499 internship with Bancroft NeuroRehab, a rehabilitation program for adults with traumatic and acquired brain injury. I will be discussing my internship experience as well as the topic that I chose to research for my PSY 499 paper. Based on what I have experienced at Bancroft NeuroRehab, I will present current research on adults with chronic Traumatic Brain Injury, focusing in on the positive benefits that participating in a holistic, long-term rehabilitation program with a group therapy component can have on psychosocial wellbeing, community reintegration, and independence.”

May 1, 11:00-12:00pm, SSB 128: TCNJ has a Neuroscience club student organization. They will meet every other week to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of an journal article. You can find specific meeting information on our webpage: http://www.tcnj.edu/~leynes/neuroclub.html. Any and all students are welcome to attend. You will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion; however, you should feel free to attend and listen. This meeting counts as PSY 09X credit.

May 8, 11:00am-12:00pm, Business 204: Dr. Chung will present an overview of Community Psychology, and two students from the REACH Lab will discuss their senior-level projects. Shanise Curry will present the development of a training curriculum for undergraduate students involved in community-based projects. Dylan Bridgen will present the development and evaluation of a music education program with Trenton middle school students.

May 8, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Education 110: Cassidy Alia will discuss her senior internship (PSY 499) with the Marlboro Township Public Schools. She worked directly with school psychologists and the district behaviorist using Applied Behavior Analysis with K-8 classrooms. During this session, Dr. Chung will also discuss the internship application process and discuss frequently asked questions about the Psychology Department’s internship courses and application process

May 10: All coursework due for PSY 97 and PSY 99

Instructional Intern Workshops 

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