Two of our undergraduate students, Kristen Boyle (sophomore OT major) and Kelsey Glennon (junior BH major), attended York University's prestigious Naylor Research Institute. Kelsey is working to align Behavioral Health principles with Writing Center theory to determine if treatment of a client's anxiety could help us to reframe the ways in which we address student anxiety. Kristen Boyle is collaborating with Dr. Zeleny on a project entitled "Jolly Good Fellows: Developing Sustainable Practices for Writing Fellows Program." She has designed a survey and follow-up questions to assess faculty perspective as it pertains to writing fellow training. We are so proud of these dyamite women!!
The Berks County Consortium Mini-Conference was an enormous success. We had six schools in attendance: Albright, Penn State Berks, RACC, Northampton Community College, Alvernia, and Kutztown. In this exciting and inaugural workshop, we had two sessions. The first session (sponsored by Penn State Berks) focused on the role of social media and identity construction.. In the second session (sponsored by Alvernia University), attendees considered the ways in which marketing videos can set the tone for types of interactions that others can expect from this support service. And did we mention the use of superhero capes, butterfly wings, and stethoscopes? We had an amazing time!!