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Friday, August 16, 2013

Psychology Picnic & Autism Walk Update

This past Monday evening, I attended PCOM’s Welcome/Welcome back Psychology Department picnic for new and returning students.  I saw a lot of familiar students and faculty from various programs and also met a lot of new students.  It was a great way to mingle with students in programs other than the school psych ones.  There were yard games and a PCOM-related trivia game that had me trying to remember the actual name of the library (surprisingly enough it’s not just “The Library”).  Liz (fellow cohort member and treasurer of PCOM’s Psi Chi chapter and Psychology Society) and I visited each picnic table and advertised for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks event.  Sponsored by Psi Chi (International Honor Society in Psychology), the Psychology Society, and CAPS (Culturally Aware Psychology Students), the event is open to all PCOM students and is FREE to join, raise money, and walk.  The walk is now scheduled for Saturday November 2 from 11am to 1pm at Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia.  As of my last update in March, the Philadelphia walk location had raised just over $18,000.  As I post this today after five months, that total is almost $143,000!  PCOM students will join the Philadelphia area teams as well as teams across the nation in support to fund research and spread awareness about autism.  Below is the link to our PCOM team homepage where you can register to walk and raise funds.  I am looking forward to getting to know other PCOM students as we work together to support a great cause.  Tell your friends and come out and walk!

Meg ponders the start of a new semester.

About to begin our second year as EdS students!

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