Vol 8. Issue 23 / August 11, 2008

In Brief

Kathy Sterling Honored with Highest Toastmaster Accolade
Kathy Sterling, Scripps Research administrative assistant and one of the founding members of the Scripps Outstanding Speakers (SOS) Toastmasters club, has been honored with the highest Toastmaster's award, Distinguished Toastmaster. This award was based on her presentation of more than 40 speeches, as well as numerous leadership activities, including overseeing six clubs as an area governor, leading a Youth Leadership Program at a middle school, planning an area-wide contest, and mentoring and sponsoring two new clubs.

SOS Toastmasters meets on the first three Tuesdays of every month from 12:15 to 1:15 PM, third floor conference room, in the Beckman Building. The club's mission is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. For more information, visit the Toastmasters website or stop by a meeting.

Library Tip: PsycARTICLES Added, PsycINFO Moved
PsycARTICLES, a collection of about 60 peer-reviewed journals has been added to the Kresge Library's collection. Titles include: Behavioral Neuroscience , Developmental Psychology , Journal of Experimental Psychology , and Neuropsychology .

The PsycINFO database, which offers coverage of psychological and neuroscience literature, has changed platforms, moving to the American Psychological Association's user-friendly PsycNET platform. Features include a term finder using the APA Thesaurus; author, journal, citation and cited reference searching; and the ability to save searches and set up alerts using the My PsycNET personal manager.

For more information or to share comments, contact the Kresge Library Help Desk, x4-8705 or helplib@scripps.edu.

Upcoming Onsite Clinics
On Monday, August 18, Wednesday, August 20, and Friday, August 22, personnel from Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group will be on-site to conduct TB screenings, hepatitis B immunizations, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations.

The clinics will be conducted in the 3366 Building, in Room 325, on the third floor, from 11 AM to 2 PM on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

No appointments are necessary. TB screening requires a 48 to 72 hour follow-up. Individuals receiving the TB screen on Monday will need to return on Wednesday, and individuals screened on Wednesday, will need to return on Friday. Initiation of the TB screening process will not be available on Friday, but hepatitis B immunization, serum draws, and tetanus immunizations will be. To learn more about these programs, see the Environmental Health & Safety Occupational Medicine web page.


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