{Students} Advisement Reports

It’s that time of the semester again. Advising period! Make sure to make an appointment with your assigned academic adviser to go over your progress in the program.
Before heading to your meeting with your adviser, make sure to print out your advisement report. You can watch the Psychology Department’s How To Video for Advisement Reports to learn more about what this means and how to do it.
One points to the first person to guess the narrator’s voice.

take heART project


Come check out our first annual Take HeART
where local artists bring pieces to sell / auction and a percentage
will go to our cause. We will also be having a Take Heart themed competition
piece that artists can sign up for and create a piece for! The show will be
featuring photography, paintings, sculpture and more! We will also have music,
fashion, and poetry (the competition piece also applies in each of these
genres!). Please let us know if you would like to be involved!

Email: accecala@takeheartinc.net
if YOU would like to have your work at the show!

We will be having LIVE music, art,
fashion, poetry, & MORE!

The event will be catered by Dariel Rosado and meal & drink tickets will be
purchased before the event HERE as well as at the event!

WHEN: Sunday April 29th 12pm-8pm

WHERE: The Ant Cellar – 780 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA

WHY: For all of you local artists to get your name out, make some dough, &
donate to a great cause!

HOW: Get tickets here: http://takeheartproject.eventbrite.com/ !!

For those who cannot make it, we will have live interactive viewing of art on
our website!

We hope to see you there!!

With love & hope,
Take Heart Inc
Alessandra Cecala

2012 CSP Awardees

Congratulations to this year’s CSP awardees!

Outstanding Student’Danielle Marie Carkin

Research Award’James Worthley

Campus Leadership Award’Maria McDuffie

Community Leadership Award’Daniel Bach & Megan Lewis

Outstanding Alumnus/a’Paul Marion

Please also join us on Tuesday, April 24 at the ICC Junior Ballroom for the Psychology Recognition Ceremony (reception at 5:30, ceremony at 6:00).

{Invitation} Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame

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Written by CSP student Megan Lewis

For my practicum I have been working on a project called The Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame.An initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, UMass Lowell has collaborated with the Northeast Tobacco Free Community Partnership to bring The Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame to the university.

The Hall of Fame celebrates the powerful stories of UMass Lowell faculty, staff, and students who have successfully conquered their addiction to tobacco. Their personal quitting stories delve into why they quit, how they quit, and how quitting smoking has changed their lives. These participants hope their stories will inspire other smokers to quit as well.

The Ex-Smokers’ Hall of Fame recognition reception will be held on Monday, April 23rd at noon in the Tsongas Arena. Chancellor Marty Meehan will be there to give a brief speech and show his support.

I hope to see you all there!

Megan Lewis

CWW Women’s Work this Thursday at ICC


UMass Lowell Center for Women & Work invites you to’

Thursday December 1st (2-7pm) at the University Inn and Conference Center in downtown Lowell for a great holiday shopping alternative’ plus a chance to bid on amazing silent auction items.

Join the action to bid on’.

~ tuition for online Undergraduate Course offered through Division of Online and Continuing Education

~ a cozy handmade 100% cashmere shrug donated by the Hub Mill Store
~ 3 month membership to The Club- Fitness, Health & Spa in Lowell

~ a fabulous night in a bed and breakfast nestled in the White Mountains

~ an original art piece made by a Psychology Dept. faculty member

~ a mini photo shoot donated by Tara Bedard Photography

~ 2 tickets to ‘Rock of Ages’ performed at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium

Drop by the University Inn & Conference Center in downtown Lowell on Dec. 1st (2-7pm) for our Women’s Works event to celebrate the creative women of Lowell ‘ and to raise funds to support the Center for Women & Work.

Check out the facebook page at: www.facebook.com/WomenWork

Spotlight on Danielle Bergeron

Danielle Photo 2.JPGThe cover of the September 2011 Merrimack Journal Magazine pictured Danielle M. Bergeron (second from the left) with three
of her colleagues.

Danielle Bergeron graduated from our program in 2007.

As of June 14th, 2011, Danielle Bergeron is now the President and CEO of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce. This organization has a mission that includes : ‘ ‘. bringing members of the business community together to unify them to produce initiatives that serve their interest in ensuring their community is a place where they want to locate and sustain their business.’ The organization cited Danielle’s ”energy, charisma and marketing sense” as one of the reasons she was named president.

On September 22nd, 2011 this organization hosted their 16th annual business expo bringing together over 1000 attendees to intermingle with Greater Lowell local businesses. This event was just one of many events the GLCCB hosts in the regions of Billerica, Dracut, Lowell, Chelmsford, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford. Danielle can be seen on the cover of the September 2011 issue of Journal Magazine touting the event.

Following her graduation from the Community Social Psychology program at UML, Danielle started a business called Frills and Thrills Wedding and Events, a company specializing in wedding and event planning in the Lowell area. In the years after she has also moved into teaching about how to effectively use social media both through her company and as an adjunct professor at Middlesex Community College.

When she is not working at the GLCC or Thrills and Frills, Danielle also co-hosts a radio talk show entitled ‘Business Lunch with the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce’ with Jeanne Osbourne on 980 WCAP. According to her LinkedIn profile, Danielle also is involved in many other organizations with her community of Lowell. These include, but are not limited to, Young Professionals of Greater Lowell (Secretary), Merrimack Valley Food Bank (Secretary), Salvation Army (Public Relations Committee Chair) and UMass Lowell’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board.

Clips of her talk show can be found at www.youtube.com/greaterlowellchamber under the Business Lunch playlist

For the press release on Danielle being named the president of the GLCC: http://www.prlog.org/11541278-greater-lowell-chamber-of-commerce-names-new-president.html

Post written by Dan Bach. Special thanks to Professor Richard Siegel for bringing this article to our attention.

Do you have know someone or an organization that deserves a spotlight? Feel free to send me suggestions at nellie_tran@uml.edu.

Incoming 2011 Community Social Psychology Students

community psychology students 2011.JPGWe are now half way through the semester and our incoming class is starting to get the hang of life as a CSP student. Join me in welcoming them. I encourage everyone to leave words of wisdom and advice for our students as they enter the most stressful part of the semester.

From me: Remember CSPers, you are here because you are good enough, tough enough, smart enough, and you can and will work hard enough to get what you want.

Welcome to Community Psychology!