April 8, 2013

  • Meet the newest inductees of Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology.  Sponsors for the organization are Dr. Spiker and Dr. Bayly.  Psi Chi was founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology.  The UC chapter of Psi Chi will assist in hosting the Tri-State Psychology Conference on UC’s Charleston campus, Friday, April 12.
Psych students

Pictured from left to right are Katie Clark, Sam Colvin, Brittany Cyrus, Chante Reeves, and Andrea Shepler.

  • UC made regional news, and earned a mention in USA Today by signing an articulation agreement last week with Blue Ridge Community & Technical College: http://tinyurl.com/bpohxr7
  • The Radiologic Science Faculty would like to recognize Heather Workman, senior radiology student, for her recent achievement of tying for third-place at the Student Bee Competition while attending the national West Coast Student-Educator Seminar, held in Orlando, Florida.  The Student Bee Competition consisted of three students from each school participating in a live question and answer competition that tests students’ knowledge of radiography.  Heather made it to the 6th round and tied for 3rd place out of approximately 156 students. Congratulations Heather!
  • The Student Government Association Executive Board has been selected for the 2013-14 school year:
  • UC-Charleston psychology department traveled to the University of Akron (OH), Monday, March 25, to tour the Center for the History of Psychology.  The Center’s archives include significant documents, films, and apparati from iconic psychological studies including Stanley Milgram’s investigation of obedience to authority and Phillip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison experiment.
Psych 2

From left to right (First Row): Lindsay Adkins, Sarah Thomas, Ashley Holt, and Dr. Michael Bayly. (Second Row): Brianne Washington, Dr. Marty Spiker, Patrick Morris, Landon Bonner, Claire Larry, Jessi Cowden, and Sam Colvin.

Upcoming Events:

  • Ever wanted one UC calendar that tracks events across campus? So do we! Help the UC Communications Office wrangle all campus happenings into one place. Visit http://ucmarketing.famundo.com/calendar_center to view what we have so far, as well as to add your events.
  • UC will be shining a light on slavery this Tuesday, April 9th from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. in the Erma Byrd Art Gallery.  You can sign petitions to stop slavery, purchase fair trade items, and learn about how slavery is used in the modern business world.  David Henry, who works with Love146, a nonprofit that works globally to bring an end to child exploitation, will be speaking at 7 p.m. in Geary Auditorium.
  • The Red Cross will be collecting blood donations in the Rotunda this Thursday, April 11th from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome but you can also reserve an appointment time by emailing Kali Tichenor at kalitichenor@go.ucwv.edu.  Remember, more than 44,000 blood donations are needed daily to keep up with the current demand!
  • On Monday, April 15th, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the John Yurick Quartet will be jamming to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the University of Charleston-Beckley Library. The group members share a vast amount of experience.  They will also be speaking about the music form, sharing first-hand stories that will recount the work of jazz greats such as Woody Herman and Al Cohn. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History established Jazz Appreciation Month to encourage Americans to listen to, read about, and appreciate this significant American art form.  The University invites the community to come out to experience the fun and significance of great American jazz.  Admission is free.
  • The Academic Showcase is an opportunity to celebrate the academic achievements of UC students. Academic work is presented in a variety of disciplines and formats. Presentations range from a mini health fair in the Rotunda, a newborn simulation in the new assessment and simulation lab to a presentation by the award-winning Enactus student group. Showcase activities will take place on Wednesday, April 17th from 9 a.m. – noon campus-wide. A full schedule of events can be found on the UC website here: http://www.ucwv.edu/Students
  • Start something that matters! On April 17 from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m., the First Year Learning Communities will be holding a TOMS “Style Your Sole” event as part of the UC Living the Mission Week. Students and community members will be able to come to the Ballroom and get a pair of TOMS styled by a local artist. TOMS shoes will be able for purchase at the event or you can bring a pair of your own.


  • The University of Charleston Concert Choir and University Singers will present their annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 21 at 1 p.m. The event will take place in Riggleman Hall’s Erma Byrd Art Gallery on UC’s Kanawha City campus and will feature music from the United States, Europe, and Africa. Secular and sacred works by composers Hovland, Telemann, Lennon, Schonberg, Rutter, and many others will be performed by the 25-voice choir. Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the African Children’s Choir and Music for Life Centers. The students adopted a member of the African Children’s Choir at the beginning of the school year and are supporting a 17-year-old boy from Uganda in following his passion for singing. So far this year, the choir has raised nearly $1,200 from various concerts on top of a monthly $50 donation from the choir members.
  • The office of Student Life is looking for volunteers to help make the UC Day of Service a great success.  The on-campus event takes place Monday, April 22nd.  Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks which includes planting flowers, spreading mulch, picking up trash, washing down benches, and more.  All participants will receive a free t-shirt.  Sign up with Megan Sparrow to participate!

Conservation Corner:

  • Using a broom instead of a water hose to clean driveways and sidewalks saves hundreds of gallons of water each year.
  •  A discarded gallon of paint or a quart of used motor oil can pollute 250,000 gallons of water.

Cheering Section:

  • The men’s tennis team extended its record to 8-0.  They shut out both Winston-Salem State University and Shaw University last Monday, beating both teams 5-0 and then went on to shut out West Virginia State 9-0 on Thursday. They followed that effort by defeating West Liberty 5-4 on Friday and Shepherd 8-1 on Saturday. The boys travel to Bluefield State this Monday and then take on Davis & Elkins at home this Thursday at 4pm and Fairmont State this Friday at 1 p.m.


  • The men’s golf team placed 3rd out of 13 teams at the Southern Regional Tournament last week.  Three team members were awarded WVIAC honors last Wednesday. Senior Jamin Smith earned First Team honors, and Senior Shane Chaplin and Freshman George Hamrick were both named Honorable Mention.
  • The baseball team made a comeback after losing their first game to Pitt-Johnstown 4-0, winning their second game 11-10 last Tuesday.  They did the same thing at Concord this past weekend, losing their first game 7-6 and then winning their second game 7-3.  The team travels to Wheeling this Tuesday and then they play Bluefield State at home on Saturday at 1 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
  • The softball team lost their first game to Wheeling Jesuit 2-0, then came back to win the second game 5-0 last Tuesday.  They did the same thing on the weekend, losing their first game to West Virginia State 0-4 and then winning their second game 2-0.  The girls take on West Liberty at home this Wednesday at 3pm and D&E at home this Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
  • The women’s tennis team travels to Bloomsburg University for the Bloomsburg Duals this weekend.  This will cap the team’s 2013 season.
  • The women’s rowing team had a successful Governor’s cup.  Check back next week for full results!  They will head to Camden, NJ this weekend to participate in the Knecht Cup.


  •  The women’s track and field team travels to Glenville State this Friday.

This Talon was prepared by UC junior Megan Bauman. Megan is a communications major interning in the UC Communications Office, and a member of the women’s soccer team.

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