Cameron University announces events for School of Education and Behavioral Sciences Week

Cameron University continues its Centennial Celebration with School of Education and Behavioral Sciences Week from March 29 - April 2. The departments of Education, Psychology and Human Ecology, and Health and Physical Education have planned events that will appeal to CU students, alumni and all residents of southwest Oklahoma. Events are open to the public and free of charge.

"The departments within the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences are thrilled to continue Cameron's Centennial Celebration," says Dr. Ronna Vanderslice, Dean. "Fitness, education and behavioral health will be featured with events that will appeal to a wide range of interests."

On Sunday, March 29, a Family Fitness & Fun Fair for all ages will be held at Cameron Stadium. Stop by for a fitness evaluation, tackle the rock-climbing wall, or try your hand at various arts and crafts. Gather the kids for story-telling, puppet shows, games, face painting, a Moon Bounce and more! The Family Fitness & Fun Fair takes place from 2 - 4 p.m.

On Monday, March 30, Cameron University and Lincoln Elementary School will celebrate "A Shared Centennial," as both schools commemorate 100 years. The joint celebration will feature the Lincoln Continentals, a special performance choir comprised of third through fifth grade students from Lincoln Elementary. This festive two-for-one celebration is open to the public; birthday cake will be served. The party starts at 11:30 a.m. in Cameron's CETES Conference Center.

The celebration continues on Tuesday, March 31, in the Cameron Fitness Center with "Wii Have Fun With Exercise" from 9:30 - 11 a.m.  A Wii demonstration by experts Marna Casteel and Dr. Shae Foutch will focus on using the popular game system for exercise and will include opportunities for audience members to step up to the console, grab a remote controller and experience how the Wii has revolutionized exercise.

That same day, the Department of Education will host "Alumni Exhibits of Excellence" in the CETES Conference Center from 5 - 7 p.m.  A browsing fair featuring teaching ideas from distinguished CU graduates, this event presents a great opportunity for current and future educators as more than 20 CU alumni share teaching tips.

On Thursday, April 2, the Department of Behavioral Sciences wraps up the festivities by hosting a Psychology Spectrum in the CETES Conference Center. From 9 to 10:30 a.m., join CU Student Services Counselor and CU alumnus Deanice Shegog, MS, LPC, for "When Bad Things Happen to Good People: A Talk on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder."

From 10:45 a.m. - 12:15  p.m.,  Brenda Ototivo, MS, LBP, LADC, Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center and CU alumnus, will share information about addictions in "Coming Unraveled: Why Alcohol and Drugs Affect My Life." A light lunch will be served.

Featured speaker James Capshew, Ph.D., will discuss the history of psychology from 1-2:30 p.m. Capshew, editor of "History of Psychology," a journal published by the American Psychological Association, will provide a historic look at the role of psychology.


March 20, 2009