17th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference

The Behavioral Sciences Department hosted the 17th annual Mid-South Psychology Conference (MSPC) on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The conference welcomed more than 120 attendees and presenters from Christian Brothers University, The University of Memphis, Delta State University, Union University, Rhodes College, and University of Alabama in Huntsville. The Keynote address, Applications of Magnetoencephalography to the Psychological Sciences, was presented by Dr. Andrew C. Papanicolaou of University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.

Pictured are two award winning student presenters, Antwa’nae Briars, who received 2nd place in the poster category with her presentation of Student Burnout related to Procrastination, and Diana Lockett and Daryl Stephens, who received 3rd place in the paper category with their presentation of Self-esteem, Distortion of the Truth, and Gossip. Other CBU student awardees included Talisha Frazier and Sarah McClain, who received an honorable mention in the paper category with their presentation of Attitudes toward Dating Violence and a Need for Control; Kierica Barnett and Gina McNeil, who received 3rd place in the poster category with their presentation of The Relationship between Personality and College Dormitory Life; and María Fernanda Fallas, who received an honorable mention in the poster category with her presentation of Perception of Cultures.

CBU Recognized as Top College for Teacher Education

Christian Brothers University has been recognized as a top college for teacher education. The College Database – the most current and comprehensive source for U.S. college and university data – has named its top colleges in the state for teacher education. The new list entitled “Top Colleges in Tennessee: Shaping the Next Generation,” highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year.

“Many colleges and universities have tremendous teacher education programs,” said Doug Jones, founder of The College Database. “But which ones are producing the most  young educators today? We wanted to identify the colleges making the largest impact on our students.”

The College Database used the following methodology to identify the top colleges shaping the next generation:

- Must be fully accredited
- 4-year colleges only
- Public or private, not-for-profit colleges only
- No for-profit schools
- U.S. colleges only
- Minimum of 10 grads from education or teaching programs in 2012

The College Database is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to provide free information about education options both nationally and locally to students, parents and other interested parties. The goal is accomplished by making all information and tools on the site free and easy to access. While still a relatively young company, The College Database has become a leader in providing educational information to libraries, high schools and career centers across the country.