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Fall 2020

The calendar is constantly updated. Please check regularly! All events on the calendar count for PSY99 credit; please follow the instructions in Canvas to document your attendance and involvement in the events/workshops that you choose to attend.  

 

Microaggression Virtual Workshop

This workshop can be completed remotely on your own at any time and counts as an event for PSY9x advising courses; the reflection component must be uploaded to Canvas before the end of the course.

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SEPTEMBER

September 2, 4pm: Praying for Sanity: Strategies for Helping Someone with a Substance Use and/or Mental Health Disorder Move Towards Recovery. Watching a family member or a friend struggle with a substance use or other mental health disorder can be a frightening and frustrating experience. Often, the process of helping can leave us emotionally drained and feeling powerless. Through a discussion based presentation, participants will learn how empathy, communication, and boundaries can help move their loved one towards a recovery journey. Contact Chris Freeman of the Collegiate Recovery Program if you have questions (freemanc@tcnj.edu). Join the Zoom presentation here.

September 9th, 11:00am-12:00pm: Division of Inclusive Excellence event, Our Voice – Our Movement. Take a stand with us in this virtual protest where we as a community will collectively reject all forms of discrimination and injustice, both nationwide and locally. This event will feature the voices of student, faculty, and staff presenters, as well as your own. We encourage all participants to either wear red or black. Learn more and join the conversation here.

September 9, 11:00am-12:00pm: Neuroscience Club meeting. The club meets to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. Any and all students are welcome to attend. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of a journal article found on the website linked above; you will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion, but you should feel free to attend and listen. Join the meeting on Zoom and email club president Maya Nandy (nandym1@tcnj.edu) for the meeting password.

September 9, 2:00-3:00pm: Psychology Club meeting. Meet other PSY students and form some connections to help you get through the semester. Join the Zoom meeting here.

September 9, 2:00-2:45pmCSS Workshop on Steps to a Successful Semester. Participate in this workshop with Center for Student Success staff to help plan out your coursework and better schedule your time this semester. Register to participate on the CSS website to receive the Zoom link.

September 9, 7:00pm: DACA Awareness Day Discussion.The abrupt and ongoing changes in immigration policy that have impacted students across the United States has demonstrated the continued importance of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the protections it offers undocumented students. Join for this discussion and examination of DACA as it stands in 2020. Co-sponsored by the Unified Greek Council. Join via Zoom at this link.

September 9, 7:00pm: Pre-Law Society Event with Aaron Coyner (c/o ‘2019). TCNJ Pre-Law Society will be hosting Aaron Conyer, an alumni of TCNJ who graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction in 2019, and who is currently enrolled as a 1L at Howard University School of Law. The event is being co-sponsored by the Black Student Union, NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Iota Iota Chapter, and TCNJ Men of Excellence. Aaron will share his experience at TCNJ, applying to law school, interning at a law firm, and attending law school. Join the Zoom meeting here (p/w 952182).

September 10, 5:30pm. P.O.P. Culture Discussion Series. The first entry of this discussion series on power, oppression, and privilege will begin by examining different concepts of power and how they are wielded within social systems. Offered by the Division of Inclusive Excellence. Learn more and join the meeting here.

September 16, 4pm: Our Stories Have Power: A Training on Breaking the Stigma of Addiction. Language shapes how we understand the world. The language we use has a particular impact on how we view people with substance use disorders. Through this training, participants will gain a greater understanding of how the language they use may unintentionally serve to stigmatize and dehumanize individuals experiencing an addictive disorder. Participants will learn “person-first” and empowering language to use when talking about substance use disorders. Contact Chris Freeman of the Collegiate Recovery Program if you have questions (freemanc@tcnj.edu). Join the Zoom training here.

September 22, 12:30pm-1:50pm. Hate Crime or Bias Incident? Please join this event co-sponsored by the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST), Campus Police Services, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for an overview of bias crime law, how hate crimes differ from bias incidents, and what TCNJ is doing to reduce both. Additional details and RSVP available here.

September 23, 12-1pm: Workshop on Writing Graduate School Essays. Dr. Feiring will present on how to write a strong essay for graduate school applications and point out some common errors. Zoom link TBA.

September 23, 2:00-2:45pmCSS Workshop on Time Management in a Digital Environment. Participate in this workshop with Center for Student Success staff to help improve your time management while taking courses remotely. Register to participate on the CSS website to receive the Zoom link.

September 24, 4:00-5:30pm: Dawley Center speaker event: The Global Struggle for Human Rights. Professor Eric Weitz (Distinguished Professor of History, City Center and Graduate Center, CUNY) will speak on ”A World Divided: The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States.” Professor Weitz will give a short talk, followed by a moderated discussion and open Q&A. Read more and access the Zoom link here.

September 28, 3pm: TCNJ Washington Center Information Session. Learn how you can spend a summer or semester focusing on your career launch with The Washington Center. They’ll talk about the internship and career development opportunities and highlight the cost and credit benefit of this partnership. Students should register here prior to the event for meeting access & instructions.

September 29, 12:30-1:30pm: Workshop on Social Justice Internships and Careers. Please join us for this workshop led by Lynette Harris from our Office of Career and Leadership Development. She will be speaking about possible careers related to social justice with an emphasis on using internships as part of your career pathway. You will be able to ask questions during the workshop and/or can submit them in advance to Dr. Lisa Grimm (grimm@tcnj.edu). Join the Zoom meeting here.

September 30, 4pm: Reigniting Ashes: Stories of Recovery and Hope. Through storytelling, students in addiction and mental health recovery will tell their stories of hope and healing. Participants will walk away with a new understanding of the journey of recovery– and with a new inspiration for their own or a loved one’s healing. Contact Chris Freeman of the Collegiate Recovery Program if you have questions (freemanc@tcnj.edu). Join the Zoom discussion here

 

 

OCTOBER

October 5-9, various times: TCNJ Fall Leadership Conference. This week-long, virtual conference involves speakers from across the campus community. You can participate in as many workshops as you would like; each 50-minute workshop counts as one “event” for the PSY99 course. Topics include leadership identity, communication, career readiness, resiliency, and activism. Read more here and register ASAP to receive the workshop links.

October 7, 2:00-3:00pm: Psychology Club meeting. This meeting will focus on the registration process and student-student discussions about different course options. Join the Zoom meeting here.

October 7, 4-5:30pm: Fighting the “infodemic”: Fake news, public trust, and public health policy: This panel discussion will focus on the challenges of producing and disseminating accurate information during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will bring together experts in medicine, journalism and public health to place current communications challenges in historical context and to address ways of combating misinformation. More details on the panelists and a link to the registration page for the event can be found here.

October 13, 11am-12pm: Romantic Relationships Research Lab presentation. Learn about the research performed in Dr. Feiring‘s lab group and some findings to help improve your own romantic relationships. Zoom link TBA.

October 13, 12-1pm: Political Psychology Lab presentation. Learn about the research performed in Dr. Crawford’s lab group concerning replication and best practices in psychological science. Zoom link TBA.

October 14, 11:00-11:45amCSS Workshop on Procrastination and Mental Health. Participate in this workshop with Center for Student Success staff to learn more about the psychology of procrastination and how to motivate yourself to get work done. Register to participate on the CSS website to receive the Zoom link.

October 14, 11:00am-12:00pm: Neuroscience Club meeting. The club meets to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. Any and all students are welcome to attend. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of a journal article found on the website linked above; you will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion, but you should feel free to attend and listen. Join the meeting on Zoom and email club president Maya Nandy (nandym1@tcnj.edu) for the meeting password.

October 16, 5pmService and Support Animal Discussion Panel. The goal of the panel is to educate the campus community about Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals, and their handlers using research done by the TAP Lab and first-hand personal handler accounts. We want to let the campus know who we are, discuss how we can best be included in campus life, and share our experiences being on campus with our animals. We will also address common misconceptions about us and our animals, discuss the benefits and drawbacks of our animals, and answer any and all questions about Service and Support Animals! Join the Zoom meeting here.

October 21, 11-11:50am: Recruiting presentation from the Human Resource Management program at Rutgers University. Learn about this highly-ranked nearby program that routinely accepts TCNJ PSY students. Zoom link TBA.

October 27, 12:30-1:50pm: Presentation by Dr. Nuwan Jayawickreme, visiting professor from Manhattan College. Dr. Jayawickreme will present on some of his research concerning cross-cultural models of post-traumatic stress. Zoom link TBA.

October 27, 12:30-1:50pm. Hate Crime or Bias Incident? Please join this event co-sponsored by the Bias Education and Support Team (BEST), Campus Police Services, and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for an overview of bias crime law, how hate crimes differ from bias incidents, and what TCNJ is doing to reduce both. Additional details and RSVP available here. (Please note that you can’t participate in this event for credit if you already participated in 9/22.)

 

NOVEMBER

November 4, 2:00-3:00pm: Psychology Club meeting. Friendsgiving event to lead into the end of the semester! Join the Zoom meeting here..

November 10, 12:30-1:50pm: Invited Talk: Learning with and from Artificial Intelligence. TCNJ PSY alumna Rachel Dickler (now a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers) will share her research on the design and implementation of an AI-based intelligent tutoring system for students and corresponding dashboard technology for teachers in STEM. The results of this research indicate that AI can significantly shape STEM teaching and learning outcomes.

November 11, 11:00am-12:00pm: Neuroscience Club meeting. The club meets to share information about relevant classes, programs, speakers, research, and other neuroscience opportunities. Any and all students are welcome to attend. During most meetings a moderator will lead a discussion of a journal article found on the website linked above; you will get more out of the discussion if you read the article and contribute to the discussion, but you should feel free to attend and listen. Join the meeting on Zoom and email club president Maya Nandy (nandym1@tcnj.edu) for the meeting password.

November 30, 12:30-1:50pmSenior capstone presentations in PSY470-1 (Women’s Reproductive Health). Watch seniors present their capstone projects in this course section of the Senior Topics Study Group that focuses on issues related to women, gender, and reproductive health. Zoom link TBA.

 

DECEMBER

December 2, 9:30-10:50am: Senior capstone presentations in the Reproductive & Sexual Health Lab. Learn more about scholarship in Dr. Barnack-Tavlaris‘s lab group by watching the presentations given by students who completed their senior capstone studies. Zoom link TBA.

December 2, 2:00-3:00pm: Psychology Club meeting. Discussion will focus on de-stressing strategies and final exams. Join the Zoom meeting here..

December 3, 12:30-1:50pmSenior capstone presentations in PSY470-1 (Women’s Reproductive Health). Watch seniors present their capstone projects in this course section of the Senior Topics Study Group that focuses on issues related to women, gender, and reproductive health. Zoom link TBA.

December 4, 12:30-1:50pmSenior capstone presentations in PSY470-1 (Women’s Reproductive Health). Watch seniors present their capstone projects in this course section of the Senior Topics Study Group that focuses on issues related to women, gender, and reproductive health. Zoom link TBA.

 

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