Department of Education and Psychology students get ready for Psychology Week at Alcorn

Psychology students who are committed to spreading awareness on different issues are gearing up for their Psychology Week events at Alcorn State University.

The Psychology Society will host Psychology Week Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7. The week’s events will kickoff with the Psych Service Community Service Project at the Natchez Stewpot Monday from 8-10 a.m. On Tuesday, the organization will shed light on Autism Awareness at the Dr. Clinton Bristow Jr. Dining Facility lobby from 1-1:30 p.m.

Bringing attention to issues such as autism is one reason why senior Justin Knight has enjoyed participating in the organization’s event over the years. He said that dedicating time to awareness is a big part of the organization’s mission.

“Since day one, the organization has stood on the fundamental principles of awareness, service and scholarship,” said Justin. “I am super excited about the events because the organization has grown significantly, and the support on campus has grown.”

On Wednesday, the organization will have a little fun at the Battle of the Organizations Kickball Tournament at the James L. Bolden Campus Union from 2-4 p.m. The organization’s inaugural Psychology Commemorative Ceremony will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. – noon at the Oakland Memorial Chapel. Following the ceremony, festivities will move to the J. D. Boyd Library Medgar Wiley Evers Auditorium for the Talking With Tiffany program from 2-4 p.m.

The Psychology Commemorative Ceremony is one that junior Asadisia Archie is anticipating the most.

“This is the first time we have ever had a ceremony before, so we are extremely excited about it, and we hope that it is a success,” said Asadisia.

The festivities will conclude Friday with an Ice Cream Psy-Social, where free ice cream will be served at the Walter Washington Administration and Classroom Building Curriculum Resource Center from 2-4 p.m.

For more information about Psychology Week, contact Dr. LaShawn Thompson, assistant professor of psychology, at [email protected].

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