On Sept 11, 2001 firefighters, police, and ambulance responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center. Three-hundred-and-forty-three firefighters were killed in the line of duty that day while attempting to rescue people in the Twin Towers. To pay tribute to these firefighters, fellow firefighters from around the world climb 110 stories, that’s the number of stories in each of the towers. As a psychology professor and as a volunteer firefighter I recognize the importance of grieving for and memorializing our deceased. So on Sunday Sept 7, 2014 I, along with 7 other members of the Cuba Fire Department (CFD), participated in a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb held in Binghamton, NY. These events, not only serve as a tribute to those who died in the line of duty, but also help build bonds between current firefighters and serve to remind us of why we are firefighters. A broadcast about the Binghamton 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb can be found at http://www.wbng.com/news/local/911-Memorial-Stair-Climbs-Attracts-Hundreds-274276691.html. To see photos of CFD participants visit CubaSmokeeaters.com and to learn more about or participate in a 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb visit http://www.firehero.org/events/9-11-stair-climbs/9-11-stair-climbs/.
Psych Club and Psi Chi will be having their first meeting next Wednesday, Sept 10th at 8pm in DLR 306. All interested students are welcome to attend!
Tomorrow, Tuesday 9/2 at 7:00 pm in the Walsh Auditorium, there will be a meeting for students interested in health professions. From the flyer:
The faculty pre-Health advisors will explain the structure of Health Professions advisement at St. Bonaventure and the process of obtaining an SBU Health Professions “Committee evaluation” in your junior year. The advisors will make suggestions for building a record that leads to a successful application to a professional school. (Medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and optometry fields usually require the SBU evaluation, but students interested in other health fields will also find this info helpful.)
This meeting is aimed toward first-year students who are NOT already in a “dual-degree” program. [Early Assurance opportunities will be discussed briefly.] Also, we try to address issues common to transfer students and upper-class students who are just realizing that they have an interest in a Health Professions career. Interested faculty/staff are also welcome.
This information will be especially helpful if you are considering medical school, but could potentially be valuable if you are considering any graduate programs.
Dr. Robin Valeri, Professor of Psychology, conducted a Psychological Skills Training Workshop with the Brock University Rowers in Ontario, Canada on Friday, Aug 29. Workshop topics included goal development, motivation building, confidence enhancement, and focus management.
Welcome back Psych Students! As you're getting back into the groove and preparing for your courses, here is an interesting interview with some study tips to keep in mind. In the interview Benedict Carey talks about using testing as a learning tool, not just an evaluation. Freshmen - to start the year off right, we will be talking about self-testing/quizzing, and other effective study habits, in my Psych 101 classes today.
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Thank you to all who came to the Welcome Reception for incoming Psychology students today! It was a pleasure meeting our new students and we look forward to seeing you in class next week!
Craig, a Clinical Psychologist, works and teaches in the greater NY City area. Catch up with Craig in our Alumni Update.