News for Students from the
College of Health and Behavioral Studies
January 29, 2014
What will you do this summer?
It's mid-winter, freezing cold, and time to make summer plans! Many opportunities to apply for special summer opportunities will soon close. Here are some examples of opportunities of possible interest to CHBS students:
Spain during May. Consider a Short-Term Study Abroad course to Spain! There are still a few open spots in the "Health Care in Spain: A Cross-cultural Exploration of Illness and Wellness" course to Tarragona, Spain. Dates are 5/18 - 6/11. This is a 4 credit course that includes a 2-week clinical internship with Spanish healthcare professionals. This course will benefit you as a future healthcare professional through learning basic clinical skills and strengthening your Spanish language ability. This experience is open to ALL majors. The clinical/practical component of this class can count as the practical component of the Medical Spanish minor. For more information, please email Erika Metzler Sawin ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) and visit the trip website<http://www.jmu.edu/international/abroad/programs/jmu-spain-tarragona-nursing.shtml>. Basic proficiency in Spanish is required, but contact Dr. Sawin if you have questions about this. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis, so apply now!!
Residential Tutors/Counselors. The Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University is now accepting applications for residential tutors/counselors and head residents for their six week summer program. More information<http://mirror.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter/jobs/>
Residential Treatment Program. The Wediko Summer Program is a short term residential treatment program that serves approximately 160 children with emotional and behavioral difficulties each summer. Each year, they hire college students who can make the program meaningful and successful for each child. Last summer at least 5 JMU students worked for this program and they all report that they had intense, well-supervised experiences. More information <http://www.wediko.org/summerinternships.html>
Summer Camp Counselor. Camp Easter Seals offers children and adults with disabilities the opportunity to enjoy fun and challenging activities in a supportive camp atmosphere. They are seeking counselors for summer employment. Located about 45 minutes northwest of Roanoke Virginia, this camp serves campers who have a variety of disabilities including Autism, Down syndrome, and Cerebral Palsy. More information<http://www.campeastersealsucp.com/>.
Summer Research Fellowship. The UNC Eating Disorders Program has open positions for an 8 week, full time paid research interns. Summer research fellowships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Fellows participate in investigations currently underway including topics related to eating disorders. Applications are due by April 1, 2013. More information<http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/eatingdisorders/research%20eating%20disorders/trainees-directed-research-students-wanted>
Summer Conference Assistants. Every summer, JMU hosts many camps and conferences on our campus. Conference Services provides logistical support to ensure those events are successful. Several positions are available. Applications are due February 20. For more information email Joyce Bentz ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>) More information<http://info.jmu.edu/conferences/about/summer-employment/>.
Consider Summer School at JMU! JMU will offer many courses during Summer 2014, on campus and online. The schedule is not yet available, but information about session dates<http://www.jmu.edu/summersession/index.shtml> and courses typically offered<http://www.jmu.edu/summersession/everysummer.shtml> are available online. Registration for summer session begins March 24.
Events & Opportunities
* Grad Students & Faculty: You are invited to "Let's Talk," a CHBS Diversity Council sponsored event. January 30, 4-6 PM, at The Blue Nile (181 N. Main St., Harrisonburg). The discussion will focus on strategies for addressing diversity in the college. For more information contact BJ Bryson ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).
* Make your Mark on Madison. Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who will be JMU students during Spring and Fall 2014 are eligible to apply for this leadership development program. Applications are due January 31. More information<http://info.jmu.edu/osai/mymom/>
* Service Fair, February 5, 11 am - 4 PM. An opportunity for non-profit service agencies to showcase their service opportunities on the JMU campus. This event, sponsored by the Office of Community Service-Learning, invites students, faculty and staff to meet representatives from non-profit organizations and learn about community service opportunities in the Virginia and surrounding area. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/events/csl/2014/02/05-servicefair.shtml>
* Assessment Day. February 11 More information<http://www.jmu.edu/assessment/JMUAssess/Aday_Overview.htm>
* Provost's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship. Nominate a faculty member who has demonstrated significant achievement in research, scholarship, or creative work. Nominations due February 14. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/research/ERSProvostAward.shtml>
* Career and Internship Fair, February 18 & 19, Festival Conference Center. The purpose of the fair is to learn about jobs and internships available, talk with employers representing different organizations, and network. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/cap/fair/spring-students.shtml>
* Eating Disorders Awareness, Feb. 25, at 7 pm in Festival Ballroom. As part of Eating Disorders Awareness Month, the University Health Center's Student Wellness & Outreach is bringing to campus Ryan Sallans<http://www.ryansallans.com>, public speaker, diversity trainer, consultant, publisher, and author. Ryan will speak about his experience with an eating disorder and journey to self-acceptance, including the realization and acceptance of identifying as transgender. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/events/healthcenter/2014/02/25-sallans.shtml>
* Ninth Annual Early Childhood Leadership Summit sponsored by Smart Beginnings at IIHHS, March 4, 8 am - 2 pm, Festival Conference center. Join early childhood educators and community and business leaders in moving towards a comprehensive early childhood systems change. More information<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/early-childhood-leadership-summit-registration-2014-registration-10189369679>
* Celebration of Social Work. March 6.
* Spring Break. March 10-14. Classes do not meet.
* From Communities to Countries: Making Health Systems Sustainable, March 27, 5:30 pm in the Festival Highlands Room. This Viewpoints on Health, Huber Memorial Speaker Series event will include a presentation by Kristin A. Cooney, MA (JMU Class of 1985), Director, Country Portfolio, Center for Leadership and Management, Management Sciences for Health<http://www.msh.org/>. Ms. Cooney is a seasoned project manager and motivated team leader with 28 years of experience working for international NGOs as well as for USAID. More information<http://chbs.jmu.edu/documents/Viewpoints_KCooney_2014.pdf>
* JMU Diversity Conference, March 17.
* Family Studies Minor Information Sessions. March 19, 21, 25 & 27 More information<http://www.jmu.edu/socwork/familystudies.html#fsminor>
* All Together One Award. Nominations are being accepted for faculty, staff and students for this prestigious award. Nominees are selected because of their: Impact on the community. Inspiration of others, attitude of caring/humility/kindness, dedication to learning, collaboration, and other unique contributions. Nominations are due March 21. Send nominations to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>. More information<http://www.alltogetherone.org/>
* Mercy Killers, a one man play by Michael Milligan is coming to the Forbes Center. Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. In Mercy Killers, Joe struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty. No tickets required. Free. First come, first served. March 26, 7:30 pm in the Earlynn J. Miller Dance Theatre. More information<http://mercykillerstheplay.com/>
* Rain Pryor presentation sponsored by the Health Sciences Diversity Committee. March 26, 7 PM, Memorial Hall More information<http://www.rainpryor.com/home>
* Midwives for Hatiti Project, March 29, 2-3 PM, Campus Center Room 105, Eastern Mennonite University. Speaker Nadene Brunk, founder and manager of Midwives for Haiti, will talk about how this project works to reduce the barriers for pregnant women in rural Haiti. More information<http://abookfortheburg.com/events/29-midwives-for-haiti.shtml>
* The Spring Exam Schedule has been revised. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/registrar/wm_library/1141_examschedule.pdf>
* Graduate Commencement. May 9, 10 am, Convocation Center More information<http://www.jmu.edu/commencement/>
* University Commencement. May 9, 3 pm, Bridgeforth Stadium More information<http://www.jmu.edu/commencement/>
* CHBS Undergraduate Commencement. May 10, 9 am, Bridgeforth Stadium More information<http://www.jmu.edu/commencement/>
* Connect with the local community. The Reading Road Show-Gus Bus program and the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education program are recruiting volunteers for tutoring programs. Volunteers visit the child's home for 1 - 2 hours per week. More information<http://www.iihhs.jmu.edu/thegusbus/>
* Career & Academic Planning offers resume writing workshops, career coaching, mock interviews, employer-networking, and other opportunities to prepare for post-graduation opportunities. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/cap/students/index.shtml>
* JMU Learning Centers provide assistance with writing, communication, math, science and selected other courses. More information<http://www.jmu.edu/learning/>
* Graduate Students are invited to join the JMU Graduate Student Association GSA Blog<http://jmugsa.blogspot.com/> GSA Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/pages/JMU-Graduate-Student-Association/144824518871608> GSA Twitter<https://twitter.com/JMUGSA> [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
* CHBS Announces Faculty Awards
o Lennie Echterling (Graduate Psychology), Madison Scholar Award
o Carol Dudding (CSD), Distinguished Teacher Award
o Brenda Ryals (CSD), Distinguished Service Award
o Christopher Clinard (CSD), Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
* Madison Collaborative Assessment Team Showcases Efforts (Graduate Psychology)<http://www.jmu.edu/stories/mc/2013/02-11-story.shtml>
* Alternative Break in Ecuador Led by Kinesiology and Health Sciences Students<http://www.jmu.edu/news/2014/01/27-alternative-winter-break.shtml>
* Kinesiology Major Molds Solid Foundation for Physical Therapy<http://www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/features/bardinasprofile.html>
* Physician Assistant Student Society (PASS) Donates to Our Community Place (Health Sciences)<http://www.healthsci.jmu.edu/features/passdonation.html>
* Award-Winning Counseling Faculty Member Plans Retirement (Graduate Psychology)<http://psyc.jmu.edu/counseling/clinical/features/presbury.html>
We welcome suggestions for additional events and opportunities for these listings. Please send your submission to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> .
The Office of the Dean
College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS)
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