Guest speaker Ellen Birrell gave a informative and eye-opening talk about the “wicked” problem of homelessness on October 16th.
Ellen’s specialty is in homeless health care where she has been an advocate for over 20 years. Her expertise shined through as she shared stories and videos of the homeless in our community.
Her advice to those who attended was to keep the conversation of homelessness alive. This is the first step in ending this “wicked” problem.
The career fair is today, October 9th, in SNC’s Patterson Hall from 11am to 2pm.
There will be a “Professionally Dressed Drawing” so come dressed professionally and be entered into a drawing for our “night out” basket with gift certificates to Wild Alaskan, Incline Theater, and Candy. Employers will hand tickets out to students they deem are dressed professionally and these tickets will be entered in a “drawing.”
Companies on campus to recruit include:
Great Basin Outdoor School
Harrah’s and Harvey’s Hotel& Casino
Homewood Mountain Resort
International City Mortgage
IVGID (Incline Village General Improvement District)
Meek’s Lumber and Hardware
Out and About Marketing
Resort at Squaw Creek
Sierra Nevada College-Graduate Admissions
Sierra Nevada Journeys
Squaw Valley Ski Corp
US Forest Service
Wyndham Vacation Ownership
Hope to see you there!!
As our Fall 2014 semester begins, our psychology alumni were gracious enough to share their experiences in both the Research Methods and Introduction to APA. The alumni who visited included Morgan Burke, Cindy Conover, Kallie Day, Anza Jarschke, & Evelina Rutdal. It is always great to see our alumni and hear about all of their achievements since graduation!
Christina M. Frederick, Constance A. Barnes, Kallie B. Day, & Robert D. King presented a workshop focused on sharing a plethora of Active Learning techniques with Sierra Nevada College faculty at a Professional Development Worskshop on Tuesday, August 12.
We appreciate the enthusiasm from the audience and hope the content presented during this workshop will facilitate the practice of Active Learning at Sierra Nevada College in the coming Fall 2014 semester.
Beau D. Kissler, BA, and Christina M. Frederick, Ph.D., have just been published in the Undergraduate Research Journal for the Human Sciences for their work entitled, The Heart’s Hand in Creativity: The Effect of Coherence™ Meditation. Kissler conducted research that allowed him to collaborate with his dream organization, was invited to give a talk at Stanford University, and completed a project which led to his third publication.
The Psychology Department looks forward to introducing our next published student!
Anna K. Jarschke along with mentor and co-author, Christina M. Frederick, Ph.D., are now published in The International Student Journal, Student Pulse. The title of the published work is The Influence of Gender on Long-Term Incidental Memory. The article can be accessed at the following link: http://www.studentpulse.com/authors/2153/anna-k-jarschke-and-christina-m-Frederick
Sierra Nevada College Psychology Students attended the 26th annual Association for Psychological Sciences (APS) conference held from May 22-25 in San Francisco, CA. Undergraduate student researchers included Margaret K. Burns and Kallie B. Day. Sierra Nevada College alumni included Constance A. Barnes. Christina M. Frederick was also in attendance and presented alongside each of the students mentioned above.
The presentations included Cosmetics Use is Irrelevant When Considering Student Retention by Margaret K. Burns and Christina M. Frederick and Active Learning in Practice: Alignment and Misalignment of Faculty and Undergraduate Perspectives by Christina M. Frederick, Constance A. Barnes, Carly S. Courtney, Briana T. Crespo, Kallie B. Day, Robert D. King.
A unexpected highlight of the trip included meeting Dr. Philip Zimbardo who led the Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971.
We look forward to attending many more APS conferences in the future.
9 Sierra Nevada College undergraduates and 3 Sierra Nevada College Alumni presented their research at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS) on April 23rd, 2014 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The undergraduate students who presented included:
Jennifer Balaban,Morgan S. Burke, Margaret K. Burns, Kallie B. Day, Jamie L. Himes, and Dana Hoffelt.
Our Sierra Nevada College alumni who presented included:
Elizabeth M. Hill, who was also chosen for one of six oral presentations included during the conference and Constance A. Barnes (alumni) presenting with fellow undergraduate authors, Kallie B. Day, Carly Courtney, and Briana Crespo, and for mentors Christina M. Frederick and Robert King.
Our Sierra Nevada College Psychological Society was also in attendance for this event including, Stephanie Kwon, Zack Birdsdale, Tess Rafello, and Arno Ruymaekers. A big thanks to the society for providing lunch for our presenters.
This trip was rewarding for both Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate students as well as our alumni. We look forward to presenting at many more NURS conferences in the future.
A total of five Sierra Nevada College undergraduates and three Sierra Nevada College alumni presented at the 3rd annual Berkeley Interdisciplinary Research Conference (BIRC) on May 3rd, 2014 at UC Berkeley.
The undergraduate students: Morgan S. Burke, Margaret K. Burns, Cindy A. Conover, and Dana Hoffelt.
Our Sierra Nevada College alumni and their projects included: Constance A. Barnes presenting for fellow authors, Christina M. Frederick, Kallie B. Day, Robert King, Carly Courtney, and Briana Crespo, Elizabeth M. Hill, and Anna Jarschke.
This trip was rewarding for both Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate students as well as our alumni. We look forward to presenting at many more BIRC conferences in the future.
This year we submitted to present at 3 external psychology conferences: Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium (NURS), UC Berkeley (BIRC), and the Association for Psychological Science (APS).
I’m almost in shock to present a 100% hit rate. What I am NOT is surprised because each and every one of these students deserves these opportunities given the blood, sweat, and tears they poured into their research.
11 projects will be presented by 10 current SNC students and 4 alumni at NURS
8 projects will be presented by 7 current SNC students and 3 alumni at BIRC
2 projects will be presented by 5 SNC students and faculty at APS.
These students wanted these opportunities as bad as I wanted these chances for them. A wonderful day in undergraduate research at SNC!