Illinois State University’s Professor of Psychology Valerie Farmer-Dougan will give a presentation titled, “Student Community Service, Shelter Dogs and Operant Conditioning: A Triple Win,” at the University Club at 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 25, in the Founders Suite of the Bone Student Center.

The talk will highlight the collaboration between Illinois State’s Canine Behavior and Cognition Laboratory and Pet Central Helps Animal Rescue and Shelter. Farmer-Dougan will also touch on a range of other subjects, such as an advanced operant conditioning laboratory, the impact of these programs on shelter dogs, and the many student-driven research projects regarding rewards and training.

All faculty, staff, annuitants and ISU community members are welcome to attend the University Club from 3:30-5:30 p.m. this Friday in the Founders Suite of the Bone Student Center. You not need to be a University Club member to attend. Additional information about U-Club events and activities can be found on the website. Continued program support is provided by the Office of the ISU Provost and the office of the President. In addition, snacks and liquid refreshments are available at each meeting.