President:  Hannah Rapport
Chair for Social Events: 
Alexandra Zeldenrust
Chair for Service Events: 
Jennings Johnstone

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SPRING 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

DATE: EVENT: DETAILS:
Feb. 9-11 Organizational
Position nominations due by Wednesday, Feb. 9 at noon.

E-mail ballot to be distributed Wednesday, Feb. 9 by 9 PM

Voting concludes by Friday, Feb. 11 at midnight.

Election of 2011 Psychology Kingdom Officers

The positions of President, Chair of Social Events, and Chair of Service Events.  Here is a description of the job duties for each position:

  • PRESIDENT - Responsibilities include working with Dr. Pittman and the chairpersons for social events and service events to coordinate the planning and implementation of events.

  • CHAIRPERSON FOR SOCIAL EVENTS - Responsibilities include planning and coordinating social events during the year including delegating specific events to other members.   Typically, you will work with Dr. Pittman to plan 2 social event per semester.

  • CHAIRPERSON FOR SERVICE EVENTS - Responsibilities include planning and coordinating social events during the year including delegating specific events to other members.   In the Spring, you are responsible for organizing the Terrier Play Day booth and an event during Brain Awareness week.  In the Fall, you are responsible for organizing the Halloween Carnival booth.

 E-mail Dr. Pittman to be placed on the ballot for a position.

Feb. 8
Tuesday
11 AM
Olin Theater
5 PM
RMSC 339
Academic
Neuroscience Candidate 1
Candidate for the Tenure Track Position in Neuroscience
Make a difference in the future of your psychology department!  We are hiring a new faculty member and each candidate will give a presentation of their research area as well as a teaching lecture for Chapter 9 (Hypothalamaus) from Biological Psychology.  Come listen to the candidate's presentation and lecture and send us your feedback.

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 11AM-noon, Candidate 1 Research Talk Olin Theater

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 5-6 PM, Candidate 1 Teaching Lecture RMSC 339

See Ms. Susan Thomas in the main psychology office for a fact sheet of background information for this candidate.

Feb. 9
Wednesday
8 AM
RMSC 233
Social
Dr. Reid on the TODAY show
Chaser

Breakfast in the Department

Join us to watch Dr. Reid on the NBC Today Show at 8 AM highlighting his work with Dr. Pilley and his dog, Chaser.  We will provide coffee, orange juice, and breakfast snacks while we watch Dr. Reid live on the NBC Today Show in NYC!

WATCH THE CLIP ONLINE

Chaser, a border collie, has quickly gained scientific attention for her ability to understand the names of 1,022 objects. Chaser and the research of Dr. John Pilley and Dr. Alliston Reid have received attention from around the world. This research (published in the journal Behavioural Processes) demonstrates that dogs, like children, can learn that certain words represent individual objects, and other words represent categories of objects, independent in meaning of what they are asked to do with those objects.

Feb. 16
Wednesday
5 PM
RMSC 339
Feb. 17
Thursday
11 AM
RMSC 326
Academic
Neuroscience Candidate 2
Candidate for the Tenure Track Position in Neuroscience
Make a difference in the future of your psychology department!  We are hiring a new faculty member and each candidate will give a presentation of their research area as well as a teaching lecture for Chapter 9 (Hypothalamaus) from Biological Psychology.  Come listen to the candidate's presentation and lecture and send us your feedback.

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5-6 PM, Candidate 2 Teaching Lecture RMSC 339

Thursday, Feb. 17, 11AM-noon, Candidate 2 Research Talk RMSC 326

See Ms. Susan Thomas in the main psychology office for a fact sheet of background information for this candidate.

March 8
Tuesday
5:30-6:30 PM
Neuroscience Lab
RMSC 228
Social
9th Annual Faculty Chili
Cook-Off
SOME LIKE IT HOT!  Faculty Chili Cook-Off

Join the psychology department for the 9th annual faculty chili cook off competition.  The psychology faculty will be cooking up their best pot of chili and YOU will be the JUDGE!  That's right, you get the chance to grade your professor's culinary skills.  We will serve up bowls of chili along with side dishes and drinks.  Drop by anytime to taste and vote.  We will count / announce the vote at 6:30 PM!

March 10
Thursday
9-11 PM
Pavilion
Social
Peter Mayer Concert

Peter Mayer, the guitarist from Jimmy Buffet's band, will be at Wofford playing songs from his new album Hello, Goodbye, which is a fresh, new spin off of songs from the Beatles. This is an amazing opportunity to listen to some spectacular music; so come out and have fun with the Psychology Kingdom on Thursday Night! This event is BYOB.  Please bring your friends!

March 12
Saturday
2 PM
Picnic area between the soccer stadium and baseball field
Social
Tailgate Party at the Wofford vs. Harvard Baseball Game
Take me out to the ball game TAILGATE!

Dr. Pittman will fire up the grill and cook up cheeseburgers (& some veggie burgers too!), sausages, and hot dogs.  We will also have chips, sodas, and of course PEANUTS and CRACKER JACKS!  Find us in parking lot at the baseball stadium.  Come cheer for the Terriers as they take on Harvard in a double header!  We will have the tailgate party beginning at 2 PM so come join us for lunch at the start of the game. 

Wednesday
March 23
6 -7 PM
RMSC 228
Social
Study Break
Midterm Week Study Break
Take a study break and come to the neuroscience laboratory for food by Jason's Deli, drinks, and cookies.  Remember your brain needs lots of glucose and oxygen to encode those memories!
April 15
Friday
8AM-1PM
Milliken & Company Campus
Academic
SC Upstate Research Symposium
The Seventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium

It is rare that you have the opportunity to attend a local research conference.  Take advantage of this opportunity to come support your fellow students and psychology faculty as they present their research!

The Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium will be held on Friday April 15, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Milliken & Company in Spartanburg. Lunch, printed symposium proceedings, and other materials will be provided. This FREE Symposium series provides a forum for faculty, students, and community representatives throughout the Upstate to interact with each other, to share information and expertise, and to nurture future research collaborations.

The program will feature presentations, posters, and tutorials contributed by faculty and students from numerous disciplines at USC UpstateConverse College, Wofford CollegePresbyterian CollegeLimestone College, Sherman CollegeWinthrop UniversitySpartanburg Community College, Lander UniversitySpartanburg Methodist College, and Southern Wesleyan University. The Best Student Presentation, Poster, and Paper will be recognized with the student scholars receiving award certificates and prizes. 

This event is free but you must register online prior to the event. 

April 9
Saturday
11 AM - 2 PM
Lawn of Old Main
Service
Terrier Play Day
The Psychology Kingdom is Sponsoring a Booth for Terrier Play Day:  The RAT RACE HUMAN MAZE is back!

Sign up to volunteer for a 30 minute slot!  The sign-up sheet is on the psychology kingdom bulletin board in the psychology office suite.  Come help the Psychology Kingdom make Terrier Play Day a success for the children of Spartanburg.
Contact Jennings Johnstone to volunteer to help plan and organize this event..

April 21
Thursday
11 AM
Leonard Auditorium
Academic
Phi Beta Kappa Colloquium:
Dr. Jack Goldstone
Jack A. Goldstone

 

Phi Beta Kappa Colloquium

Come recognize the psychology majors that are being inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and hear Jack Goldstone talk about his expertise in international regional conflicts.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Jack A. Goldstone is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Jr. Professor at the George Mason School of Public Policy and an Eminent Scholar. His work on issues such as social movements, revolutions, and international politics has won him global acclaim and tens of thousands of dollars in research grants. The author or co-author of 9 books, Professor Goldstone is a leading authority on regional conflicts, has served on a U.S. Vice-Presidential Task Force on State Failure, and is a consultant to the U.S. State Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

April 28
Thursday
11 AM
Steps of Old Main
Social
Terrio Golf Cart Race

5th Annual Terrio Golf Cart Race

The Psychology Kingdom will sponsor an entry in the annual running of the golf carts in the Wofford College TERRIO Race.  The only sanctioned golf cart race on-campus, this is an event to experience.  Each department / organization decorates their golf cart entry in a theme appropriate for their group. 

Contact Alexandra Zeldenrust if you have an idea for our psychology golf cart theme or if you want to help decorate and / or race!

May 13
Friday
2-3 PM
Olin Theater
Academic
Student Research Presentations
Student Research Colloquium
Students will present research projects conducted during the spring semester.  Come support your senior psychology majors and learn about the different options you have available for conducting your senior research thesis. 

Click here for a list of the Student Presentations!

May 13
Friday
6 PM - until?
Pittman Residence
Social
End of the Year Cook Out honoring our senior psychology majors.
Come to the Pittman Residence for a Cook Out honoring our SENIORS!
We will be serving dinner, drinks, and desserts.  There will be plenty of room for throwing baseballs, footballs, Frisbees, and just hanging out.  Come relax before exams and say farewell to our senior students. Click here for a map and directions to the Pittman residence.
May 17
Tuesday
6 -8 PM
RMSC 228
Social
Study Break
Exam Week Study Break
Take a study break and come to the neuroscience laboratory for food, drinks, and cookies.  Remember your brain needs lots of glucose and oxygen to encode those memories!

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