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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Look at all those smart students!