Students host community-wide Greater Good symposium April 30

Posted by Centre News in News 27 Apr 2017

SymposiumCentre College students in the Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychology Senior Seminar course are sharing their knowledge of science to the community at the Psychology and Neuroscience for the Greater Good Symposium, funded by a community-based learning grant, at the Danville Community Arts Center on Sunday, April 30 from 2-5 p.m.

A series of talks and discussions will be presented by students in the course on a variety of topics and how they can be applied in the classroom, medical office and community-building conversations.

To prepare for the event, they have spent their semester working with community partners involved in public outreach, healthcare, education and community building in an effort to directly apply the wealth of knowledge drawn from research on stress management, compassion, gratitude, mindfulness and kindness on the problems that people working in these fields face every day.

Aaron Godlaski, assistant professor of behavioral neuroscience and psychology, perceives the symposium as a way to help his students put science into action to promote the public good of the Danville-Boyle County community.

The event is free with light refreshments served. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend an afternoon of learning and discussion on how scientific knowledge can be brought to bear on building stronger more healthy communities.

by Centre College News
April 27, 2017