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INTD Student Spotlight: Sydney Pinkerton

By Sydney Pinkerton

Sydney is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and ODAL with a minor in Psychology. She graduates in May 2016.

Ever since I was very little, I knew that art would be my passion. I also knew that the mountains were calling and Ohio wasn’t the place for me. After high school I studied at an art institute in Colorado, but going to school to focus only on art seemed to take the enjoyment out of it for me and I knew I could get more out of my college career. While I vacillated, my mom suggested I look at SNC. All it took was a Google search of Lake Tahoe and a virtual tour of the campus for me to decide this was the place I needed to be.

Being at a SNC has reignited my love for learning and is setting me on a path to amazing opportunities and achievements.

Pinkerton-Sydney1-420Initially I majored in Psychology and Outdoor Adventure Leadership but I really missed art classes, so I decided on an Interdisciplinary ODAL and Fine Art major with a minor in Psychology. I’ve always felt a need to encourage individual empowerment and teach people self-love, and the path I am on now is taking me closer to making that passion a career. I hope to work in established adventure and art therapy programs on the way to starting my own!

I developed a deep connection and appreciation for horses riding and competing growing up, so my service learning project starts my journey into the world of therapy at Equus Insight in Reno, an equine therapy program for at risk youth. I helped with equine therapies for clients and worked on the ranch. I also designed and ran a weekend retreat for SNC students to come to the center and participate in art, adventure and equine activities with the horses. It’s so exciting to share this passion with others in a therapeutic way. I know that horses have been a large part of my life for a reason and I definitely see myself incorporating them more in my future.

I know that without the help and inspirations from the professors and peers I’ve met here, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I couldn’t be more grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the doors that have opened throughout this community.

This article was originally posted on the Sierra Nevada College website.

Anna K. Jarschke Gets Published in Student Pulse

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 Attend 26th Annual APS Convention

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.


Visit Senior Project presentations on Wednesday, Dec. 4

Students, faculty and the public are invited to the Fall Term Senior Projects/Senior Portfolios from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in TCES 139.

An unusually rich selection of the work our Humanities and Social Sciences students have completed this year will be on display, including:

Senior Projects

 Gregory Block — Repurposing Industrial Wastelands: Why Brownfields Hold the Most Innovative Potential for the Future of Renewable Energy

 Chelsea CunninghamGraphic Novel

Spencer LopesHooked on Tahoe

Lusedna SandovalBilingual Education

 Kenneth StonemanWhy Writing a Novel Is a Matter of Perspective

 Emalee StoverThe Navaho Generating Station: An Opportunity for Justice in Black Mesa

Madeline WilsonPromoting a Meaningful Old Age through the Art Therapy Process

Senior Portfolios

Corey Donahue: Sustainability major: Wine Country Party Bike

Chelsea Cristoph: Digital Arts/Management major: Verbal Information into Multimedia Communication

Todd Karol: Sustainability major: Trail Head Juice

Ethan Rollins: Digital Arts/Entrepreneurship major: Creating Brand Awareness via Social Connections