Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bowling and Fundraising at Playdium

We had a lot of fun this past Thursday night 10/25/12 at Playdium bowling and raising money for Club Zoe.  Club Zoe is a 501(c)(3) public charity in Albany that provides a safe environment during after-school hours for youth who must survive life on dangerous streets.  (For the organization's website click here.)  We raised over $100 from student donations.   Thanks to everyone who came out to support this cause!  

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Brown Bag Event: "Readiness to Deal with the Unexpected"

Hi all!

On October 17, 2012 we had our first Brown Bag event of the Fall 2012 semester with Dr. Sigmund Tobias and Dr. J. Dexter Fletcher.  The topic of discussion was "Readiness to Deal with the Unexpected" -- how do we prepare individuals to deal with surprise and the unexpected as well as an introduction to the 12 components of cognitive readiness.  It was a great event with many students and faculty in attendance.  This is a very interesting area of research and Dr. Tobias welcomes anyone interested in this topic to contact him about research ideas and funding opportunities.  (For his contact information email our RGSO president:  Below are some pictures of the event.  For references and PowerPoint slides of the presentation join our Facebook group! Thank you to Dr. Tobias and Dr. Fletcher, the RGSO and everyone in attendance for making this event a success!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Involvement Student Group Challenge Winners!!

Update:  Our RGSO has won the $100 prize from the My Involvement Student Group Challenge!  Weeee!  Hurray!  Wahoo!  We suffered major budget cuts this year and thanks to everyone's participation on our MyInvolvement page we've been able to get some of it back!  

Other announcements:

Our first Brown Bag of the Fall 2012 semester is coming up this Wednesday 10/17/12 in ED 335, from 11:30 to 1pm.  See the Save the Dates section for more details!

October is community service month and we've made a personal group goal to increase our community service hours this year.  Some of our awesome members volunteered at the Alumni Association's Annual Homecoming 5K Run/2.5K Walk at the Fallbany event on campus yesterday 10/13/12.  The proceeds benefited UAlbany Cancer Research Center's Fund for Memory and Hope. More pictures from the event are posted in our photo section but here are some goodies: