Monday, September 3, 2012

Labor Day

This is my first post as the new Social Web Manager. Hi. I'm Holly. I am new to blogging so please bear with me. As we start our second week of classes with Labor Day off, I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and sunshine!!

Last week our division held the Welcome/Welcome Back Orientation and it was great to see so many familiar faces as well as meet many of the new students! 30+ people - including faculty and students - were in attendance and I hope everyone will continue to come to these events!  

We held our division RGSO elections at the orientation and I would like to extend congratulations to the following Ed Psychies who have been elected as the 2012-2013 Ed Psych RGSO officers:

President: Angela Lui
VP: Mary Beth Arcidiacono
Secretary: Hirah Mir
Treasurer: Jenna McLain
   Justin Chase
   Holly Meredith
   Jessica Lamendola
   Shufen Wang
   Fusun Sahin

They are being put straight to work as the first RGSO meeting of the semester is being held tomorrow!  Looking forward to a great year working with you all :)

Last but certainly not least, at the orientation we talked about an exciting ITLAL event coming up that I urge everyone to attend if they can!  Therese Huston is coming to UAlbany on Thursday September 20, 3:00-5:00pm, and also Friday September 21, 10:30am-12:00pm.  She is the author of the book: "Teaching What You Don't Know" which is an excellent resource for graduate students and professors about university teaching and learning.  The Thursday event is geared more towards graduate students while the Friday event is more for faculty, but you can attend either/both!  Regardless of your status and experience and how long you've been in the Ed Psych program, you should check it out!  In order to attend, you have to register first through the ITLAL website.  Here's the link to register:


Spots may fill up quickly as we anticipate this to be a popular event so sign up ASAP!

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