Forensic Psychology: The Real World of CSI (12/9/09)

The Psychology Department at GRCC  will host a lecture “Forensic Psychology: The Real World of CSI” on Wednesday, Dec. 9th, 1:15 – 2:45 in the Applied Technology Center Auditorium featuring Jeff Kieliszewski, Ph.D.

Dr. Kieliszewski is a Forensic Psychologist working at Human Resource Associates in Grand Rapids Michigan. In this presentation he will provide an overview of Forensic Psychology. This fast growing field of psychology is the intersection between psychology and the legal system.  In this presentation he will explain the kind of work and issues a forensic psychologist deals with on a daily basis. Examples of these topics include; insanity pleas, evaluating competency to stand trial, jury selection, eye witness testimony, sex offender and violence risk assessment, and family law issues including custody evaluations in divorce and termination of parental rights.

Nutrition Information Session

Nutrition — simple changes you can make

Sandy Andrews, Physical Science Dept. Professor and Registered Dietician, will facilitate a session on nutrition.  This session will explore individual nutritional needs and tips for making healthy food choices and estimating food portions. Participants will generate MyPyramid daily food plans, examine shopping behaviors and explore ways to make small but effective changes to improve nutritional status.  Emphasis will be placed on reading food labels and estimating food portions.  This will be hands-on, interactive session held on Friday, November 13 from noon to 1 p.m.

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Thank You From Josephine Prince

This thank you comes from Josephine Prince on the recent passing of her brother:

Thank you for all the support shown to me and my family over the sudden passing of my brother.  Your cards, emails, and phone calls have made a monumental difference– I will forever be grateful that I work with such great people. You have given me light and hope during an extremely difficult time… your support speaks to the best of humanity that I have come to know.

Thank you again,
Josephine Prince
Assessment Center

Biological Sciences Engages K-12 Students in Physiology

The Biological Sciences lab was alive with activity this past Saturday as we welcomed 24 students (ages 9-12) for a fun filled morning of science. “Girls Got The Beat” was the theme for the day of discovering the work of the heart.  The girls learned about the anatomy & physiology of the heart, did a dissection of sheep & deer hearts, listened to their heart sounds, and navigated through an animated heart transplant surgery.

Nine GRCC students who are preparing for careers in teaching assisted Professor Laurie Foster in this “heart” warming day.