Interested in a Career in Psychology? Mentoring Available!

30 10 2014
mentor keep calmThe Clinical Psychology Department is now offering clinical psychology mentoring for undergraduate or graduate students with questions about graduate school and/or careers in clinical psychology. Advising Analyst Hannah Yanow will connect the student to a mentor, based on availability and student preferences. Hannah will be serving as a mentor, along with Clinical Psychology graduate students and faculty.
Attached are two flyers with more information, including contact info:  Peer Mentoring 2[4] and PMP flyer[10].  This is an excellent opportunity; many thanks to Dr. Helen Marlow and the faculty and students of the Clinical Psych program for offering it!
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Construction on Ralston – Expect Delays!

29 10 2014
construction delays 

The following comes from NDNU’s Provost, Dr. Paul Ewald. He also sent a handout with Questions and Answers about the construction from the City of Belmont. The good news is that the construction is slated to take place before 3PM, so if the construction sticks to the schedule, evening students should have minimal delays getting to class on the main campus. But construction schedules can change, so allow time and be careful! See more below:


The City of Belmont is replacing and upgrading the sewer pipes that run along Ralston Avenue, starting with the section in front of the entrance to NDNU and moving west past the high school. Both eastbound and westbound lanes are expected to remain open throughout the project. Lanes will be reduced in size (watch for cones).


However, there will be some specific effects on the NDNU community:


  • The size of the entrance will be reduced (again watch for cones) due to equipment that will be placed at the entrance.
  • At times, only right turns will be allowed for cars exiting onto Ralston, during the project. U-turns at Chula Vista are allowed.
  • Activity will vary throughout the day and exact delay times are not possible to predict. It is recommended that you allow at least an additional 15 minutes in your travel schedule.


We advise that you plan to arrive 20-30 minutes earlier than usual to be sure that you are on time for your commitments on campus. There may also be additional congestion leaving the campus. The City of Belmont will study the traffic flow and post flaggers as necessary to enhance traffic flow.


The project is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks. The effects on the entrance to NDNU are expected to begin on Wednesday, November 5 and work directly in front of the entrance is expected to be complete by Wednesday, November 19.


As with any construction project, schedules may change. We will keep you informed of any changes as we learn of them from the City of Belmont.


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Job Opportunity: Director of Human Resources

28 10 2014

chpThe Community Housing Partnership in San Francisco is looking for a Director of Human Resources.  I know some students who have these qualifications and might be interested….

Position Overview:
Providing strategic leadership and day-to-day management, the Director of Human Resources will ensure that CHP has the staff and systems it needs to fulfill its mission. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director will serve as a key member of CHP’s management team, collaborating with other leaders to establish consistent, effective systems and policies and acting as a thought partner on ways in which strategic HR contributes to organizational goals. Overseeing a small human resources team, the Director will be able to think strategically while acting tactically to ensure the successful execution of human resources initiatives. The Director will exercise sound judgment and excellent relationship-building skills in order to support staff across the organization, including both unionized and non-unionized employees. S/he will approach this work with sensitivity to the challenges that CHP’s clients and direct-service staff experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated individual with strong leadership skills to join an innovative organization that is considered one of the leading supportive housing providers in the country.

More information, including information about how to apply, can be found at this link.

commongoodBy the way, this position was sent to me by CommonGood Careers.  Have you heard of them?  Their web site says that they are “a mission-driven search firm that is committed to social impact. Our purpose is to support the hiring needs of organizations that are dedicated to tackling today’s most pressing social problems. Because of our clients’ ambitious goals, we work hard to ensure that they are able to secure the talent they need to create even greater social impact.”  Check them out if you are interested; they have a lot of interesting jobs posted and about half of them seem to be in the SF Bay Area.

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Fall Term II Classrooms

27 10 2014

doorWelcome to Term II classes!  Here’s where to go:


Business Policy, Barden:  CU1

Contemporary Professional Writing, Larragoiti: SM 208

Managing Cultural Diversity, Davis-Wick: CU21


Money, Markets, and Financial Institutions, Hua: CU22

Religions of the World, Delaporte: SM207

Communication Skills, Arbore: CU1

Psych Assessment, Nyland: CU9

Tuesdays At Canada

Marketing Principles, Schornstein: CANADA Bldg 5, Room:


Latino/Hispanic Experience in the US, Lopez-Gomez: SM117

Financial Management, Kaplan: SM 208

Wednesday at Canada:

Women’s Spirituality, Lipowitz:  CANADA Bldg 5, Room:

Wednesday at Mission:

Professional Ethics and Social Responsibility, Reynoso:  Mission MT 17A

Managing EAPs, Barsi: Mission MT 17B


Management Principles and Organizational Behavior, Barden: CU9

Change and Conflict Management, Davis-Wick: CU7

Creativity and Work, Madden: CU11

Moral Problems, Cardoza-Kon: SM202

Thursday at Canada

Abnormal Psychology, Lehrke:  Canada, Bldg 5, Room:

Saturday, November 15:
Community Leadership Practicum, Santamaria:  CU9


ALSO, don’t forget to make an appointment to register for Spring 2015 classes NOW! :-)








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Go Giants! How Workplace Culture Carries the Day

22 10 2014

GiantsThis is a great article about the importance of workplace culture, using the SF Giants as an example.  Here is a teaser:

The San Francisco Giants are going to baseball’s World Series for the third time in five years. And a big reason why is the team’s workplace culture — a culture that organizations beyond baseball can learn from.

The Giants are a “teamy” team, one with heaps of solidarity, ego-sacrifice and brotherly love. That workplace climate, sometimes called “chemistry,” has helped make the Giants a talent magnet, prepared them to overcome major adversity, and propelled them to their sport’s biggest stage again.

“We’ve just got a bunch of guys who have come together,” Giants third base coach Tim Flannery said after the team won their National League pennant series over the St. Louis Cardinals. “And there’s something magic that happens in this clubhouse.””

So, you are a Giant’s fan and salute the results of their strong culture.  When the World Series is over, what can you do to build a “Giants culture” in your workplace, making it  stronger, more effective, more enjoyable?  Some additional quotes about the importance of culture in leading organizations from the Giant’s to major tech firms to ponder:

“Everybody cares about each other in this organization.”

“We’re all in this together.”

“You can count on people to cooperate.”

Is that true in your workplace?  What actions could you take to make it true?  What actions could other leaders at higher levels take?


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Information Forum: Please Share!

21 10 2014

Belmont Sen Sem S14

We will have an informational forum tomorrow (Wednesday) night at 6:30 at Sobrato, which is at 350 Twin Dolphins Drive.  Love your program and want to share it with family, friends, or co-workers?  This is a chance to do so while we brag about how awesome you are!  (NDNU even offers an amazon gift certificate award to students who refer potential students, so check that out!)

(Pictured are recent graduates, posing after their capstone class.)


Campus Events This Week

21 10 2014

Yes, it is break week, but don’t you miss being on campus?  We miss you!  Here are some opportunities to learn, to connect, to meet new people…

DSC eventWednesday, October 22, 7PM, Cunningham Memorial Chapel.  FREE:  Dr. Sakena Yacoobi will be speaking about Women’s Education and Empowerment in Afganistan.  Spread the word; this is open to the public and looks to be inspiring, challenging, and very worthwhile. (Click on the image to enlarge it.)

Thursday, October 23, 4-5:30.  Pink Ribbons, Inc., a documentary film will be screened in the Sr. Dorothy Stang Conference Room (behind the Chapel).  This movie poses challenging questions about where funds are going, the origins of breast cancer, and more.  “Women who are fighting for their lives are also fighting to reclaim the true meaning of the pink ribbon.”  Read more on the flyer:

Pink Ribbon Inc Flyer

Friday, October 24 at 5PM in the Gellert Library:  the library announces:

You may have already seen the Library’s book display devoted to the National Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be closing out the Hispanic Heritage Month by screening a movie in the Gellert Library on Oct. 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Please join us to watch the movie and enjoy light refreshments.

Stay tuned for more… classroom assignments will be posted before Monday!


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