Psych Club shares movies, pen pals
By Julie Newell
Psychology is one of the more fascinating subjects a person can study. Those LCC students who find psychology interesting can join the Psychology Club, even if that is not their degree of study.
“This is a student-operated club for those interested in the field of psychology,” Psychology Club Adviser Kandy McKeown said.
The club meets every other Wednesday via WebEx from 4 to 5 p.m.
“Our next meeting and last of the semester will be Dec. 16 where we will watch, “To the Bone” via streaming and discuss in chat while we watch,” McKeown said.
During the club meetings, students participate in several different activities.
“We have had guest speakers, we talk about issues related to psychology, and we are limited to what we can do due to the pandemic,” McKeown said.
Pre-pandemic, the club took several field trips.
“We have previously taken a field trip to see Bodies Alive at the Grand Rapids Museum,” McKeown said. “Once we are back together and able to travel again, we will resume our plans to visit the Traverse City State Hospital, (which) is a decommissioned psychiatric hospital that has been variously known as the Northern Michigan Asylum and the Traverse City Regional Psychiatric Hospital. It is the last Kirkbride Building of Michigan’s original four left in the state.”
The club is working on setting up a pen-pal program.
“We are currently in the process of setting up a pen-pal partnership with some local senior living centers in order to bring them some joy, not just during the holidays, but all year long,” McKeown said. “This is open to the entire student body if anyone wishes to participate.”
Along with the pen-pal partnership, the club has other activities planned, such as movie reviews and game nights.
Anyone interested in joining the club or participating in the pen-pal service project can email McKeown at email@example.com.