Psi Chi: A Message from the President

Hello Psi Chi members!

Here are our upcoming events; we hope you’ll be able to join us!

• Graduate School Series Part 1: 4/2/12 @ 3:45 p.m. in MAC 204: Dr. Burns and Dr. Martin will be presenting the basics of grad school – why to apply, how to apply, when to apply, etc.

• Graduate School Series Part 2: 4/5/12 @ 5:00 p.m. in MAC 204: Dr. Radosevich will be discussing the GRE – when to take it, how to sign up, the composition of the exam, and study tools

• Graduate School Student Panel: time and location TBA: a panel of current seniors will discuss their experiences applying to graduate school, interviewing for grad school, and answering any questions you may have.

• Meeting/Journal Club: 4/9/12 @ 3:45 p.m. in the Vista Room (3rd floor of MAC)

• Dr. Leslie Moore Presentation: 4/19/12 @ 5:00 p.m. in the Christie Theater: Dr. Moore is a linguist who has done a lot of work in the Somali community. She will be talking about the children and families of the Somali Diaspora, with particular attention to educational experiences.

• Meeting/Journal Club: 4/23/12 @ 3:45 p.m. in the Vista Room (3rd floor of MAC)

Here are some important upcoming dates/deadlines for members to remember:

• April 20 – Graduating Seniors – deadline to order your honor cords is Friday, April 20. Cost is $13. Cash, money order, or checks accepted. Make payable to: UWGB Psi Chi. Orders should be delivered to Helene Rosner or Twila Marquardt in MAC C310.

• April 6 & 20 – Psi Chi Induction of New Members, 6 pm on April 20th, Kress Center. Note to new inductees: please RSVP to marquart@uwgb.edu if you plan to attend, and provide the number of guests that will be accompanying you by April 6th.

Contact me if you have any questions!

Kate Florer

florkj22@uwgb.edu

The Matter Memorial Scholarship Recognizing Promise in Psychological Science

The Psychology Department is pleased to announce the new $500 Matter Memorial Scholarship Recognizing Promise in Psychological Science for Psychology Majors with plans to pursue graduate study.

Dr. Chuck Matter served UW-Green Bay with distinction as an Associate Professor of Psychology and as the chairperson of the program for many years. He was responsible for mentoring many students who went on to excel in doctoral programs in psychology, as well as medical and professional schools. As a way of recognizing his dedication to undergraduate students and the field of psychology, his family has created an annual $500 scholarship specifically designed to support an outstanding psychology major who plans to pursue graduate studies after finishing his or her work at UW-Green Bay.

Applications are due April 10, 2012. For more information about applying, please contact Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges at wilsong@uwgb.edu or 465-2479.

Summer Classes Still Available

We first mentioned summer classes last October when it seemed like summer was never going to get here.  We’re back at it, though, at a time when the weather makes us feel like summer has come and gone.

 As you probably know, registration for summer classes has been up and running since January.  There are still some sections open for both Psychology and Human Development, though, so take a look. 

 Here’s what is being offered:

 Community Sciences: COMM SCI 205 Social Science Statistics

 Human Development: Introduction to Human Development; Infancy and Early Childhood; Middle Childhood and Adolescence; Dying, Death, and Loss (in person); Developmental Psychobiology; Family Development

 Psychology: Drugs and Behavior (in person); Social Psychology; Psychology of Women; Psychology of Cognitive Processes; Psychology of Emotion; Abnormal Psychology

 Note that all of these classes are expected to be Internet/Online unless “in person” is specified. Most are offered through our departments (not Adult Degree), so you won’t need to be one of their students to register as you do in Fall and Spring. Just make sure the section number begins with a “0.” If not, you may need permission from an Adult Degree instructor to register for the class.  

Want to Learn About Available Research Assistantships, Teaching Assistantships, or Internships? Check Out the Department Want Ads

If you’re interested in research or teaching assistantships, internships, or even volunteer work, you should check out the Human Development and Psychology Want Ads, a website where faculty can post these opportunities. This is a particularly good time to look because most faculty members are looking for their fall semester assistants right now. Keep in mind that not all professors will post openings on the website, so if you don’t see someone listed, you may want to visit the faculty links on the Human Development and Psychology websites, see if that person indicates whether or not he or she usually works with RAs or TAs, and then e-mail the individual to express your interest. 

Visit the Want Ads today!   

Don’t forget, though, that these are just internal positions, and that the Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO) System through Career Services is where your job search should start. We also have very few internal internship positions. Your internship search might also involve PRO and the list of some of our past internships, but it should begin by making sure you meet pre-requisites and by talking with a faculty member and reviewing the internship policy