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Dr. Corey Keys Lecture "Finding Me Through the Search for Happiness"

Dr. Corey L. M. Keys, Professor of Sociology and Winship Distinguished Research Professorship at Emory University will present a lecture on "Finding Me Through the Search for Happiness" as part of The Orators program ath the Shackouls Honors College. The Orators program invites speakers, representing various campus disciplines, to engage and enrich the campus and local communities through...

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Ripple Effect Film Screening

Film Screening and Panel Discussion of "Suicide: The Ripple Effect"

The film Suicide: The Ripple Effect (trailer) will be shown on Tuesday, 11/13 at 6:00pm in the Colvard Student Union Ballroom. A panel discussion will follow the screening, which is sponsored in part by the Psychology Department and Undergraduate Psychology Club. The documentary film is about Kevin Hines, who attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, and includes interviews with leading experts in the field including John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and David Covington, president-elect of the American Association of Suicidology.

Erica Szkody to Propose Dissertation

Erica Szkody will propose her dissertation entitled "Let's Talk About Sex: The Dual Process Model of Supportive Communication in Couples" on November 12th at 8:00 am in 110 Magruder Hall. Her chair is Dr. Cliff McKinney and her committee members are Dr. Michael Nadorff, Dr. Danielle Nadorff, and Dr. Kevin Armstrong. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Dr. Laura Allen

Dr. Allen Recognized For $2.8 Million in Recent Grant Funding

Dr. Laura Allen, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department, was recently highlighted by Mississippi State University for her incredible success in procuring grant funding from the Institute of Education Sciences (https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2018/10/msu-cognitive-scientist-receives-28-million-grants/).

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Congratulations to Melanie Stearns on her Defense!

Congratulations to Melanie Stearns on the successful defense of her dissertation entitled "Parenting Practices and Religiosity: The Context of Region and Conservatism." She is pictured here with her committee (from left to right) Dr. Danielle Nadorff, Dr. Cliff McKineey (Chair), Dr. Arazias Oliveros, and Dr. Torri Jones (on the iPad).

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The Diversity Committee Announces Upcoming Events

The Diversity Committee would like to let you know about November events on campus related to diversity.

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Michael and Nell Valetine

Our Professor Mr. Valentine and his wife Nell Valentine consider their career a calling and not just a job.

Click here to read more: Michael and Nell Valentine "A Calling"

Mary Moussa Rogers to Propose Dissertation

Mary Moussa Rogers, M.A., will propose her dissertation, entitled "Understanding Family Dynamics in a Cross-Cultural Sample", on October 1st at 10:00 am in 110 Magruder Hall. Her chair is Dr. Cliff McKinney and her committee members are Dr. Arazais Oliveros, Dr. Danielle Nadorff, and Dr. Kevin Armstrong. All interested parties are invited to attend.

Lediya Dumessa to Propose Dissertation

Lediya Dumessa, M.A., will propose her dissertation, entitled "Promoting Resilience in Children and Youth with Adversity: A Trauma-Informed Approach", on September 28th at 10:00 am in 110 Magruder Hall. Her chair is Dr. Arazais Oliveros and her committee members are Dr. Cliff McKinney, Dr. Kevin J. Armstrong, and Dr. Hilary DeShong. All interested parties are invited to attend

Marshall Green to Defend Thesis

Marshall L. Green will defend his thesis titled "The Role of Predictive Coding and Attention on Motion Perception in Early Visual Cortex" on September 28th at 12:00 pm in McCool 113. His chair is Dr. Michael S. Pratte and his committee members are Dr. Deborah K. Eakin and Dr. Jarrod Moss. All interested parties are welcome to attend.

Gage Jordan to Propose Dissertation

D. Gage Jordan, will propose his dissertation, entitled "Longitudinal Examination of Behavioral Markers of Positive Valence Systems and Anhedonia", on September 27th at 9 am in 110 Magruder Hall. His chair is Dr. E. Samuel Winer and his committee members are Dr. Michael R. Nadorff, Dr. Andrew F. Jarosz, and Dr. Mitchell Berman. All interested parties are invited to attend.

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