Friday, January 31, 2014

1/31's show with special guests, Maia Paluska and Ashley Connors!

On today's show:
Speacial guest, Maia Paluska - Graduate assistant in the psychology department here at PSU. Maia graduated from McKendree University with a psych major. She is currently enrolled in the applied and community psychology graduate program. Maia was an education major but decided to make the switch to psych. She loves psychology and wants to get her PH. D. in Social psychology (Social psychology looks at the influences of groups on an individual's behavior, and the influence of individuals on groups. It has ties to all other fields of psychology). She aspires to have a career as an instructor or in administration, either of which so she is able to work hands-on with students. 

Another special guest, Ashley Connors! Ashley studied mass communications and international business. She now has a successful career in technology sales management in San Francisco. Ashley's word of advice to students: "Be as prepared as possible but also open to opportunity".

The gang talks about "motivation" and what it actually means, whether it's drive, money, being happy with your job, being proud of your work, being confidant at what you do, supporting yourself, feeling like you're making a difference, having the freedom to do multiple things, balance, or all of the above. And the guests are quizzed about their favs and least favs! Tune in!

Also - little things going on around school:
Up coming career fairs: On Feb 12th, The Winter Engineering and Technology Career Faair in the SMSU 3rd floor ballroom.  Feb 13th, All Majors Career Fair, 11-3pm in the SMSU 3rd floor ballroom.
Last week for a 20% percent refund when dropping classes.
and Saturday (tomorrow) is the last day to apply for university scholarships.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Podcast 1/24/2014

Given that it's nearing the end of MLK Jr. week,  DJ Great Scott and special J.R. Tarabocchi (Coordinator for Outreach and Advancement for PSU) listen to one more speech about how non-violence is the most potent weapon:

"Through violence, you may murder a murderer but you cannot murder murder... Through violence, you can murder a liar but you cannot establish truth... Through violence, you can murder a hater but you cannot murder hatred... Darkness cannot put out darkness, only the light can do that." (Martin Luther King Jr, 1967)

J.R. discusses his involvement with local businesses who support PSU, one of which being Joe's Burgers, which has the "Scholarship Burger" contest, where students submit ideas for a delicious burger (try the "Hot Green Viking"!) to go on the menu. Half of the proceeds from the sales of this burger circulate back into PSU to fund student scholarships. Another business that J.R. works with is Zip Car that funds the Student Employee of the Year reward, and offers free driving-credit for students traveling to community service project sites. 

The show ends with a TED talk by Diana Nyad (who swam 100 miles from Cuba to Florida) on the concept of not giving up. What are some of themes we can take from Diana's TED talk that reflect the life of Martin Luther King Jr?

Applications to be a commencement speaker are due by FEB 28th.
The GRAD FAIR is this Tuesday(28th) starting at noon and going until early evening (SMSU 327-8-9) 
SHAC now offers walk-in counseling for students. 
Deadline to drop classes is FEB 23rd (Scott recommends you do this by Friday the 21st because campus is closed on Sunday...) 
SPRING CLASS SCHEDULE will be posted online by FEB 3rd. REGISTRATION begins FEB 17th.
Come to CH 317 and pick up and application to be psychology peer adviser for 2014-15!