Psi Chi: A Message from the President, Becky Senn

Upcoming Events:

  • Next meeting is MONDAY, APRIL 7TH at 4-5 pm in Mac 201. We will be featuring a guest speaker Christina who will talk about jobs relating to non-profit organizations and fundraising
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9TH at 3-5:30 pm in Phoenix Rooms Senior Resource Fair: Stop by and order your Psi Chi cords! Only $15
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH at 6-8pm in Mac 204 is the Call Me Crazy movie premiere courtesy of the National Alliance on Mental Illness

Volunteer Opportunities:

Other News:

  • Towards the end of April we will be having a grad school panel where you can ask graduating seniors what the process is like and learn the best tips for when you start applying!
  • MPA: If you are interested in attending MPA (May 1st-3rd) and carpooling/making arrangements with Psi Chi, contact Becky Senn ASAP (

Psi Chi: A Message From the President, Becky Senn

Psi Chi would like to announce our new officers for the 2014-2015 year!

Congratulations to…..

            Olyvia Kuchta- President

            Ashley Kickbusch- Vice President

            Natalia Hahnfeld- Secretary

            Ashley Krueger- Treasurer

            Cassandra Bartlett- Public Relations

Upcoming Events:

UW-Oshkosh Graduate speaker: Dr. Charles Lindsey and guest grad student will be here to talk about the counseling program and answer any questions -March 4th 5pm Mac 224

Psi Chi’s Annual Induction Ceremony -March 7th 5:30-7pm in the Phoenix Rooms -A great time to meet our new members!

Next Meeting March 10th 4-5pm Mac 201-Come learn about our March Professor of the month (TBD)

Interested in finding out what careers are out there for psychology and human development? -Dr. Vespia will be giving a presentation on March 27th 11am-12pm Mac 120 -Snacks will be provided

News and Events from Psi Chi/PHD Club presidents Becky Senn and Taylor Saari

Upcoming Events!

Friday, November 1st Grad School Support Group Meeting 12:30-3:30 in Mac 301 (Vista Room). Need a time and place to work on graduate applications and/or ask questions about the process, come stop by and join! The following dates and times for upcoming meetings:

            November 8th 12:30-2:00pm Mac 301

            November 22nd 12:30-2:00pm Mac 301

Monday, November 4th Psi Chi/PHD Club Meeting: 4pm in Mac 201 (The Gathering Room). We will be hosting November’s Professor of the month!

Wednesday, November 6th Meet the Professor Night at Willow Creek Bowling Alley from 5pm-7pm. Bowling and Food will be provided J The address is: 2020 Verlin Road Bellevue, WI 54311

Friday, November 22nd Anti-Bullying Program is looking for volunteers to help put on a skit and run activities with 3rd-5th graders from a local elementary school. She is in need of 25-30 volunteers. It will be located here at the Mauthe Center on campus. The time frame will be decided soon, but if you are interested please contact Stephanie Nemec at or

MPA Submissions are due November 12th   If you have any questions about MPA, look for our Q&A video that will be posted on the Psi Chi website

Sign up for the Jingle Bell Walk/Run in support of Alzheimer’s! The walk is located here on campus, at the Kress Center! December 7th at 8am. If you have any questions you can contact Becky Senn at You can follow this link to join our team:

Don’t forget to vote for December/January’s professor of the month! The survey will be sent out at the end of November.

Get to know your Psi Chi officers!
Secretary: Timothy Zietz

Year: Junior

Majoring in Psychology and Human Biology with a Health Science Emphasis and a Chemistry Minor

My future career goals are to eventually attend medical school to earn my MD and possibly my PhD and to earn my license to practice neurosurgery.

I love to lift weights and I am currently training in Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and kickboxing.

Public Relations: Amarra Bricco

Year: Senior

Psychology Major, Human Development and Spanish Minor

I would like to get my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

I am a movie fanatic and like to draw and paint in my spare time

Treasurer: Kayla Klemm

Year: Senior (graduating in December)

Major: Psychology and Minor: Human Development.

Someday I hope to become a counselor for adolescents. :)

Vice-President: Sam Zweerink

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Human Development

Career Goals: I want to attend graduate school after UWGB and hopefully become a school psychologist.

Fishing is my favorite hobby and my favorite place to be is Miller Park watching the Brewers!

President: Becky Senn

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Minor: Human Development

I would like to earn my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in human sexuality. My career goals are to start my own practice, conduct research in Europe, and create free classes for individuals on sex education.

I am an avid baker and chef. I would love to go to culinary school for fun, and hopefully someday I will be able to.

PHD Club and Psi Chi Updates

First of all, congratulations to our 2013-2014 Officers!

Psi Chi Officers

President: Rebecca Senn

Vice President: Samantha Zweerink

Secretary: Timothy Zietz

Public Relations: Amarra Bricco

Treasurer: Kayla Klemm

PHD Club Officers

President: Taylor Saari

Vice President: Lauren Vieaux

Secretary: Katy Doll

Treasurer: Becky Senn

Public Relations: Amarra Bricco

Also, although we don’t have the details yet, be on the lookout for more information on these upcoming events.

  • GRE Information Session in April
  • End of the Year Bunch in April 
  • Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Conference from May 1st -May 4th

We would also like to congratulate all the students presenting at MPA and for the increase in student participation!

We hope to see you at our upcoming events!

Happy Spring Semester,

Psi Chi & PHD Club Officers

News and Events from the Psychology and Human Development Club and Psi Chi: A Message from the Presidents, Areanna Lakowske and Molly Swenty

Hi P/HD Club and Psi Chi Members! We have a few exciting events in the next couple of weeks and we would love to see you there!

 Monthly Meeting and Meet a Professor- November 12th, 4pm in MAC 201 

ROOM CHANGE!  With our fantastic attendance last month, we have decided to change our room location to MAC 201 so we will have more space.  Our monthly meeting will be at 4pm in MAC 201 on November 12th.  We will begin by discussing upcoming events and any new ideas that members would like to share.  Then Dr. Martin will be giving us a little presentation about his research on anger disorders.

 December 1st, Jingle Bell Walk/Run

We will be creating a Psi Chi/PHD team for this year’s Jingle Bell Walk/Run. The Jingle Bell Walk/Run aids in arthritis research. Registration is $22 before November 23rd and all participants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt with registration! The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. sharp and at 9:45 a.m. they will be having a post event celebration with hot soup and refreshments. Watch for the link to join our team in Psi Chi’s monthly email to members. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Molly Swenty at

 Holiday Celebration, December 10th, 4-6pm in MAC 210

With finals coming up, we thought it would be a fun idea to host a holiday celebration as our monthly meeting!  The festivities will take place on December 10th at 4 p.m. in MAC 210.  We will be providing treats and a classic holiday movie.  If you cannot come right at 4pm, please feel free to stop any time before 6pm! 

 Psi Chi has buttons for sale!

The buttons are pictured below. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Molly Swenty by email ( Each button is $.50.



 P/HD Club and Psi Chi Officers

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 ( 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

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 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

Psi Chi: A Message from the President

Hello Psi Chi members!

First I want to welcome all of our new members; we are excited to have you!  We have some events coming up in the next few weeks that we would like to inform you about!

  • • If you received an invitation to join Psi Chi, the deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, February 24. Please bring application materials and $65 fee (cash or check made payable to UWGB-Psi Chi) to Helene Rosner in MAC C310.
  • • Meeting and Journal Club: 2/27 from 3:45-4:30
  • • Movie Night: 3/5 @ 4:00, location TBA
  • • Relay for Life: 3/31 – if you want to join the Psi Chi and PHD Club team please bring $10 (registration fee) to the next Psi Chi meeting or contact me if you are unable to make it to the next meeting
  • • Put Friday, April 20th on your calendar. That is the date set for the Psi Chi Induction Ceremony. Details to follow.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, Kaitlin Florer, at

Student Presentations at Conferences

Craig Van Pay will be presenting at the Midwestern Psychological Association on his work with Dr. Jen Zapf on “Putting together the pieces:  Meaning matters in children’s plural comprehension” and “The influence of language on memory: Differences in recollection of regularly English plural nouns with varying phonological properties”.  Craig has received a very competitive Regional Research Award from Psi Chi for this presentation.  Erin Ehlers and Patrick Spellman will be presenting at the National Conference for the First Year Experience on their work with Dr. Denise Bartell on “Building an institutional inventory of high impact practices for students in transition”.  Congratulations to these student presenters!

Psi Chi Updates

Hello Psi Chi members! First I would like to welcome our 27 new members; we look forward to getting to know you!

Our upcoming events are:

Journal Club: 10/27, 11/10, 12/1, 12/8 all @ 5:30 in the Fireside Room in the Mauthe Center (the Ecumenical Center) – there will be a new topic each journal club, and that topic will be sent out a week before we meet, so that if you are interested in joining us for that week, we can get you the links to the articles (usually 2, not too long). This is a pretty informal gathering where we read some fun articles and spend some time chatting about them. This week’s (10/27) topic is behaviorism. If you would like to come this week, please send an e-mail to, and I’ll get you the articles!

Victoria’s Dinner: 11/11/11 @ 6:00 – Victoria’s is a delicious Italian restaurant very close to campus. We do this each semester, as it’s a great way of socializing with other Psi Chi members and especially for getting to know our new members! If you are interested in joining us or have more questions, please e-mail Please RSVP by 11/9 so we have an idea on numbers. Members will receive a Psi Chi email invitation to the dinner next week, and you can RSVP by simply responding to that message when you get it.

Meet the Professors Night with PHD Club: date TBD, but will be sometime during the second or third week of November. We will be going bowling at Suamico again; it was a lot of fun last year and we hope that you can join us!

Psi Chi News

Hello and welcome back!

First of all, let me introduce you to the 2011-2012 Psi Chi officers:

Kaitlyn/Kate Florer – President

Erin Ehlers – Vice President

Molly Swenty – Treasurer

Emma Bretl – Secretary

Amber Kasten – Officer of Communications

Psi Chi is adding some new types of events to its repertoire, and we hope you’ll join us! Here are some of our upcoming events:

October 6th @ 4:00 pm: First Journal Club Meeting – We will be reading and discussing an article in a casual and enjoyable setting. More information about this will be coming out soon, so keep an eye on your e-mail, facebook, orgsync, etc.

Grant Writing Workshop: This workshop will be ongoing throughout the school year, and those who wish to participate in it will meet either once or twice a month as needed. Psi Chi is an international society, and it has a lot of money that it loves giving away to students for research or award purposes. Writing a grant is definitely a challenge and requires a fair amount of time and dedication, but that is why we created the workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to meet with fellow Psi Chi members who are working on their grants. This way we can ask each other questions, bounce ideas off each other, peer review drafts, and hold each other accountable on meeting deadlines. We recently had our first meeting, but if you are interested in this group/workshop, please let me (Kaitlyn) know ASAP!

Invitations to new invitees went out this last week. We hope to have you all join us as fellow Psi Chi members! If you have any questions about Psi Chi, please feel free to contact me at

Psi Chi: A message from the President, Amanda Luedtke

Hi everyone, this is Amanda Luedtke, the Psi Chi president. I hope all of you had a great spring break. Psi Chi has some great events coming up in the next month.

MEETINGS: First, Psi Chi will be holding its general members’ meeting on Monday, April 11, at 5 pm in the Vista Room (MAC 301). This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow Psychology and Human Development students and to give your ideas on what events you would like Psi Chi to do.

INDUCTION CEREMONY: Psi Chi will be holding its annual Induction ceremony for new members April 8 at 5:30 pm at the Special Events Room in the Kress Center. New members should R.S.V.P. by March 31 if they plan to attend.

GUEST SPEAKER: On April 20 at 5:30 pm (room TBA), there will be a presentation about the recent travel course trip to South Africa that some Human Development and Psychology students took with Professor Illene Noppe.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Luedtke.