Blog reminders and rules

Hello, everyone!

I think for the most part we’re getting used to the blog. Lots of students have apparently even rediscovered old friends and neighbors in the class! Perhaps you’ll even make new friends along the way. I hope you’ll find the blog to be rewarding when we’ll be discussing our future readings. But first…!

Let’s remind everyone of the rules:

All posts will end with text like the following. (You need to read it and follow the instructions.)

This assignment is due Tuesday January 24, 2012 by 11:59pm. You must make sure to log in to WordPressFacebook, or Twitter before posting, so that the website recognizes you and posts your lovely picture.

Note: If you’re following @kucognitivepsyc on Twitter, you’ll get a tweet when I post on the blog. Likewise, if you’ve subscribed to the blog, you’ll get an email when I post.

Deadlines ought to be observed.

You must log in appropriately before commenting. (If you’re on the same computer all the time, this information is likely saved the first time you log in, so you don’t have to trouble yourself with it.)

Follow @kucognitivepsyc for reminders and announcements when posts appear on the blog. (@meyourprofessor will provide more general tweets about psychology and another class of mine, so that account is optional. Please follow @kucognitivepsyc.)

So, as you see in the screenshot below, I am already logged in to WordPress and I am ready to leave a comment to the post. (You can even see my picture. A picture is required with your accounts! This allows me to deal effectively with spam on the blog, which you’ll notice is absent.)

If I wanted to Log Out, I could select so and re-log in with WordPress, Twitter, or Facebook, as you see in the next picture. The icons are on the bottom right.

Once you log in to Twitter or Facebook, you’re free to post, provided you have a picture associated with your account. Simple!

On another note, the Meebo IM chatroom is manned during my office hours (in case you can’t make it to Fraser 434) or by appointment. If I’m online, the room will look like this:

If it doesn’t say I’m online, I will not get any message you leave until next time I log in. So, email me instead! Also, where it says “edit nickname”, please replace the default text, normally something like “meeboguest3625746372”. If you don’t replace this text with your name, I will have no way to know whom to contact. So, email me if I’m not in the virtual office. If, however, you would like to chat anonymously, that is perfectly fine; no need to change the “nickname” then. Please do so during my normal office hours; I’m in my office (Fraser 434) and logged in, monitoring the Meebo online office.

One last thing! Please make sure to sign your posts with your first and last name and PSYC 318. This way, Yana, your TA, and I can make sure to award credit for your comments more effectively. If you ever forget, no big deal. Immediately hit REPLY to yourself and add the information. Easy!

Now let’s test this. Please indicate below in a comment that you have read this post fully and understand ‘the rules’ and demonstrate this understanding by following said rules.

This assignment is due Thursday January 26, 2012 by 11:59pm. You must make sure to log in to WordPressFacebook, or Twitter before posting, so that the website recognizes you and posts your lovely picture.

Note: If you’re following @kucognitivepsyc on Twitter, you’ll get a tweet when I post on the blog. Likewise, if you’ve subscribed to the blog, you’ll get an email when I post.

KU Office of Study Abroad

Enrich your life and gain valuable career skills in one amazing experience by doing an international internship!

Living and working abroad offers many benefits that can help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

  • Gain valuable first-hand experience in your field.
  • Begin to build a network of industry professionals.
  • Earn academic credit.
  • Get an inside look at what your chosen career could be like.
  • Broaden your perspective of the world.
  • Gain appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Travel and make new friends.

KU offers the following international internship programs for all majors:

Questions? Contact the Office of Study Abroad at 785-864-3742 to schedule an appointment with Kate Gerken, the coordinator for international internship programs, or email her directly at kgerken@ku.edu

Here is a link to the Internships section of the KU Office of Study Abroad website.

Notetaker needed

Hello, everyone.

There are students in our class who need the help of a volunteer notetaker. Students who perform this valuable service will be recognized with a certificate attesting to their service to students and to the University of Kansas. The notetaker should have the following characteristics:

  • well-organized and detailed notes
  • legible handwriting
  • willingness to interrupt the teacher during class and ask questions to clarify the information
  • five minutes before or after class to review the notes with the student when necessary

Disability Resources provides NCR (“no carbon required”) paper which makes the duplicate set of your notes as you write. The student and the notetaker should decide which person will obtain this paper from the Disability Resources office in Strong Hall.

Please let me know by email if you are interested.

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!