Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

A broader perspective on psychology

perspective on psychology 2Peony Fhagen, associate professor of psychology and chair of the Psychology Department, has been teaching multicultural psychology at Wheaton for 11 years and runs the Self Development Lab. She currently is working on a multicultural psychology textbook to fill a void in the field and improve the information available to students. She discusses her work in a recent video interview, part of a series highlighting the teaching and scholarship of Wheaton faculty. View it on the WheatonCollegeMA YouTube channel.

 

Revamped Chase reopens

The newly renovated Chase Dining Hall reopened in August 2015 with a new look and new menu offering made-to-order sandwiches and stations for cooked-to-order meals, and dedicated serving areas for students who have food allergies. The renovation and changes are part of an overall program to enhance campus dining with more choices and improved quality.

 

Celebrating Jewish harvest festival

Wheaton carpenters spent one morning in September 2015 building a Sukkah, in honor of the Jewish holiday Sukkot. Students, joined by Professor of Religion Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus and Hillel associate director Patti Sheinman, decorated it according to tradition (with a roof of leafy branches through which the stars can be viewed and the rain can fall). The Wheaton College Hillel, Jewish Life House, Farm House and Office of Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility collaborated to create the structure and plan programming. Above, Professor Brumberg-Kraus leads a discussion in a class held here.

 

Flower power

A beautiful September afternoon provided the perfect opportunity for students who live in the Farm House to create flower wreaths right from their own garden.