Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Coming Enrollment

All students of the Behavioral Sciences Department should be alerted to the fact, next week begins the enrollment process here at SBU. With that in mind, I would like to also let you know that department faculty have sign up sheets in the office and students are to come by and sign up for an appointment with your advisor. Pay attention to the "number of hours completed" requirement when signing up, because that is based on the number of hours you had completed BEFORE this semester. That is, you cannot count the hours in which you are enrolled this fall.

Additionally, the department is known for "specialty" classes in Jan term, so don't overlook those when getting advised. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or me.

Impressive quote of the day: "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Welcome to the blog...

Welcome to the BLOG! Not bog, not fog, not frog, and certainly not hog. But hopefully for everyone, it is the establishment of some DIALOGUE that gives you and me the chance to talk about the happenings of the Behavioral Sciences Department of Southwest Baptist University.

I am Kevin Schriver and I chair this department. We have many things going on because of our fine faculty and the students we have in our majors.

Most recently, we had the opportunity to host a Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Preparation workshop for all students on our campus. This workshop was designed to not only introduce our students to the exam, but really give them an idea about the type of exam it is.

Many graduate schools will use the GRE as either a standard for admission to a graduate program in psychology, counseling, or sociology, or as a way to evaluate the students who are making application to such programs. It can be a scary part of the educational process for many students who are thinking about graduate school.

The workshop was led by a number of well qualified faculty and each assisted the students on everything from writing good essays, to building vocabulary, to reviewing math operations and statistics. We have done this type of thing before and the number of students taking advantage of this workshop is growing. Some of those who attended our workshops last year are in graduate schools all around the U. S.

It is really encouraging to me to see students use such an opportunity to get them focused on what they can do to achieve their goals. I am glad our department can help them reach those goals.

If you have any questions, or thoughts, I’d like to hear them. Blessings to all.