Humanics Lecture Featuring 2019-20 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Judy L. Van Raalte

Springfield College hosted the annual Humanics Lecture on Oct. 20, 2020 featuring 2019-20 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Judy L. Van Raalte and her presentation, Humanics: Give it a “Tri.”

 

Springfield College hosted the annual Humanics Lecture on Oct. 20, 2020 featuring 2019-20 Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics Judy L. Van Raalte and her presentation, Humanics: Give it a “Tri.”

Humanics Lecture 2019-20

Humanics: Give it a “Tri” presented by Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD

Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics

Judy L. Van Raalte

Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD, is professor of psychology at Springfield College, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Van Raalte has presented at conferences in 18 countries and published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

The National Institutes of Mental Health has funded her research developing and evaluating the effectiveness of a multimedia CD-ROM for college student eating disorder education. The NCAA funded her work developing and evaluating

a multimedia website for student-athlete mental health and on student-athlete career development (supportforsport.org). Van Raalte served as president

of the American Psychological Association Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology

(Division 47) and as the vice president of the International Society of Sport Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the International Society of Sport Psychology.

Spirit

“At night I walked along the shore where so many spend the day gathering shells for their collections.  A woman walked among the starfishes that waves and tide had stranded on the beach, picking up each tenderly and casting it out to sea.  I hailed her and asked, ‘With so many millions left dying along these sands night after night after night, what difference can you possibly make?’  She gathered up another and arched it high over the water.  ‘I made a difference for that one.’  Silently I sought and picked up a still-living star, spinning it far out into the waves.”

~adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)

Mind

“When we know the way we should be going we are steady on the path. But the moment we get lost, we run. We run thinking that if we cover as much ground as possible we can find the right path to walk on. We run thinking that because our heart aches, our knees wobble, and because generally we are suffering that we are doing something right (the right path must be filled with hardship right?) It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way. It makes more sense to walk slower and use our eyes and brains in those moments.”

~Rollo May, psychologist (1909-1994)

Body

“I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that.  Then I realized that I was somebody.”

~Lily Tomlin

Program

Welcome and Introduction

Martha A. Potvin, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mary-Beth A. Cooper, PhD, DM

President

Humanics Lecture

Humanics: Give it a “Tri”

Judy L. Van Raalte, PhD

Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics

Professor of Psychology

Presentation of the Humanics Pin

Martha A. Potvin, PhD

Introduction of the 2020-21

Distinguished Springfield Professor of Humanics

Martha A. Potvin, PhD

Distinguished Springfield Professors of Humanics

Listed in chronological order beginning in 1966.

Seth Arsenian

Harry H. Giles

Charles Weckwerth

Holmes VanDerbeck

Charles Silvia

Walter H. English

Josephine L. Cecco

Henry J. Paar

Edward J. Sims

Edward T. Dunn

Jesse L. Parks

Jean F. Ross

Herbert Zettl

Paul U. Congdon

James Robertson

Diane Potter

Joel R. Cohen

Janice C. Eldridge

John Cox

James Genasci

Martin Dosick

Elizabeth Evans

Margaret Lloyd

Joel Dearing

Peter Polito

Barbara Jensen

Delight Champagne

Frank Torre

Bernard Graney

Dottie Potter Zenaty

Charles Redmond

Ronald Maggio

Richard Davila

Mimi Murray

Albert Petitpas

Robert Accorsi

Robert Barkman

Naomi Graves

Charles B. Redington

Carol Mitchell

Martin Dobrow

Regina Kaufman

Samuel A.E. Headley

M. Susan Guyer

Anthony C. Hill

Judy L. Van Raalte