October 5, 2012; Volume 7, Issue 1

Welcome to the new academic year! Okay, so we’re more than a month late in that greeting. The great thing about writing your own newsletter, though, is that you get to set your own deadlines. Don’t you wish your professors would let you do that in class? They won’t, you know, but allow yourself to dream for a moment before arriving at that bitter realization. Then, read on to find out more about Human Development’s new website, the Grad School Series happening in October, what career advice one of our proud graduates wants to share with you, and much, much more! 

  • News and Events from the Psychology and Human Development Club: A Message from the President, Areanna Lakowske
  • News and Events from Psi Chi: A Message from the President, Molly Swenty
  • Graduate School Series Starts This Month – Don’t Miss These Important Sessions
  • Career and Graduate School Tip of the Month: Visit the Website and Get Involved
  • Career of the Month: New Alumni Profile Feature
  • Camp Lloyd Counselor Applications and Information Sessions
  • Did you know…About Courses Outside your Major or Minor?
  • Travel Courses: A Student Perspective
  • Top 5 Ways this Newsletter would be Different if it were Written by “Replacement Editors”

News and Events from the Psychology and Human Development Club: A Message from the President, Areanna Lakowske

Happy fall semester everyone; I hope your semesters are off to a great start!  Here is a quick look at our new officers for PHD Club.

 Areanna Lakowske-President

Rebecca Arrowood-Vice President

Rebecca/Becky Senn-Treasurer

Kaitlyn Multhauf-Secretary

Taylor Saari-Officer of Communications

PHD club has several great events coming up this October, and we would love everyone to join us!

October 7th-13th: Mental Illness Awareness Week

Sunday, October 7th from 1-4pm in the Phoenix Room:  Learn how art therapy can be used in the therapeutic healing process for depression, PTSD, anxiety and mood disorders through presentations and a panel discussion.

Monday, October 8th at 4:00pm in the Vista Rooms: Our Meeting will be moved up a little bit due to a special guest speaker!  Dr. Gurung will be speaking about his research and travels from last semester.  This will be a fun and interactive meeting, so please join us in the Vista Rooms located on the 3rd floor of MAC!

Wednesday, October 10th at 6pm in MAC (Mary Ann Cofrin) Hall Room 109: Our feature presentation is “A Guy Called Dad,” a documentary about a woman whose father has schizophrenia. 

Our Graduate School Series also begins this month with presentations on Oct. 17th and 24th. Refer to the separate news item in the newsletter for all the exciting details!

If you have any questions or would like to become a PHD Club member, feel free to contact me (Areanna) at lakoam15@uwgb.edu.  Have a wonderful semester!

News and Events from Psi Chi: A Message from the President, Molly Swenty

Hello everyone and welcome back!

I want to take a second and introduce you to the 2012-2013 Psi Chi Officers:

Molly Swenty/President

Cynthia Sanchez/Vice President

Areanna Lakowske/Secretary

Emily Vogels/Treasurer

Becky Senn/Officer of Communications

We are all super excited for Psi Chi this year! Here are some upcoming events that we hope you attend!

Oct. 8th @4pm in the Vista Conference Room: We will be having our general meeting and introducing our Professor of the Month! The Professor of the Month is new to Psi Chi this year. We will be picking our Professor of Month and inviting them to present at our Psi Chi meetings on any research they are conducting or other experiences they would like to share. Attend the meeting and find out who the Professor will be!

This one is a jump ahead, but it’s so exciting we need to bring it up now!

May 2-4, MPA in Chicago: MPA is an annual meeting, held in Chicago, that features research from leading psychologists across the nation. Students are invited to present their own work at MPA. If you would like more information on how YOU can present at MPA, please email myself (swenmm10@uwgb.edu) or Dr. Gurung for more information. The submission deadline is November 11, 2012. Details and instructions are available here.  Remember, you do not need to have data collected by the time you send in your proposal.

Every year MPA has a distinguished speaker for the year’s annual meeting. This year Albert Bandura has been announced as the distinguished speaker. As if presenting your own work weren’t enough or meeting numerous leading psychologists from across the nation, you ALSO can get a chance to listen to and meet Albert Bandura.

Once again, if you have any questions about Psi Chi, please feel free to contact me at swenmm10@uwgb.edu.

Graduate School Series Starts this Month – Don’t Miss These Important Sessions

Sponsored by PHD Club, the annual graduate school series begins this month with two important presentations.

 An Overview of Graduate School: Wednesday, October 17th at 5:10 pm in MAC 237 (down the vending machines hallway).  This will be the first presentation of the three-part graduate school series.  Dr. Martin & Dr. Burns will be giving a general presentation about graduate school. All students, from the first year through seniors, are welcome to attend. In fact, this presentation may be even more helpful to you if you are further away from graduation.

Writing Your Personal Statement: Wednesday, October 24th at 5:00 pm in MAC 229 (also down the vending machines hallway). This is part two of the graduate school series. Dr. Vespia will be discussing how to write your graduate school application personal statement. Again, all students are welcome. It may be more timely for juniors and for seniors who are in the midst of the application process, but it is never too early to learn about this important piece of the application process.