Finish the Semester Strong!!!!

When you should study and helpful tips ?

  • try to study at least a week before your exam
  • it is best to study each day for a shorter amount of time than to cram the night before
  • if your professor has not posted a study guide: begin reviewing your notes and old quizzes
  • study smarter not harder.. set an alarm for how long you are going to study and do not check your phone during that time (put on airplane mode)
  • study with someone in your class
  • truly test yourself- ask yourself questions and answer them without notes in front of you
  • writing out notes seems to be more effective in remembering information than typing


Take Care of Yourself

  • make sure to get enough sleep (ideally 8 hours)
  • eat a good meal before an exam
  • exercise can help reduce stress and is a good study break
  • keep your room and desk clean and tidy , there is the saying “Cluttered desk means cluttered mind” for a reason
  • and remember these tests do not define you!
  • Study hard and then relax on winter break 🙂

Good Luck !

New Majors Orientation

When? Thursday, November 18th from 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where? Life Science Room 502

This event is for anyone who is planning to major in Psychology, recently declared their major in the Psych Department, or is a psychology major and has not been able to attend this event previously.

This meeting will be very informative because we will be discussing topics such as requirements for a degree in Psychology, internship opportunities, concentrations within the major, research, and studying abroad.

If you are not sure what direction you want to go with your degree, that is okay! We are going to be talking about the many different options there are.

P.S. When you attend this event you get to sign the major’s board!

UNC Clinical Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling Program

The Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health (CRMH) Counseling department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has extended an invitation to students who may be interested in pursuing a degree in counseling to come to one of their upcoming Information Sessions on the following dates:

Wednesday 11/17 12:00 pm-1:00 pm ET
Monday 12/16 11:30am-12:30pm ET
Tuesday 01/11 12:00 pm-1:00pm ET
Friday 02/11 4:00pm-5:00pm ET

In addition to their website, which can be found here, the Information Sessions are a good way to find out more about the CRMH program from a faculty member, ask questions about the program and application process, and meet with current students to hear about the program from their perspective. Interested students may RSVP to any of the above dates at to receive the Zoom link for the Information Session.




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Local Organization Highlight

Go Check out the Family and Wellness Initiative! This is a local, non-profit organization in the Roanoke area. They focus on establishing healthy, strong, and supportive family environments within the Roanoke community. They offer parenting workshops for ages 0-5 and 5-12, free community events, health advice for children (e.g., nutrition, active lifestyles, and mind and body wellness), school connections, parenting tips, and how parents can healthily learn and get involved in youth culture with their children. They are supported by Blue Ridge Behavioral Health, Prevention, and Wellness Services, and funded by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Family and Wellness Initiative, you can find them at Also make sure to follow their blog at!