Psi Chi: A Message from the President, Amanda Luedtke

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a great winter break! First, I would like to congratulate the newly-elected officers for the next academic year, and to thank everyone who ran for a position:

President: Kaitlyn Florer

Vice President: Erin Ehlers

Secretary: Emma Bretl

Treasurer: Molly Swenty

Public Relations Chair: Amber Kasten

Next, although the exact time and date are still TBA, please note that Psi Chi will have its first meeting of the semester during the week of February 21. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the President of Psi Chi, Amanda Luedtke.

Psi Chi: A message from the President, Amanda Luedtke

Hey everyone. 

I hope your semester is going great! Psi Chi has a couple of events coming up for December.

December 4th: Psi Chi will be participating in the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis. The walk starts at 9:00 a.m. on the UWGB campus.

Also, until December 8th Psi Chi will be looking for new officers for next year. Please submit a small personal statement to if you are interested in being President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer

If you have any questions please contact me at

Psi Chi News: Exciting Upcoming Events

Hey everyone – This is the Psi Chi president Amanda Luedtke, just here to tell you about some exciting events Psi Chi will be doing in the following weeks:

Wednesday, October 27th at 7:00 p.m. Psi Chi will be having a dinner at Victorias to get to know all of our members.

Monday, November 8th at 4:00 p.m. (Room TBA) Psi Chi will be having Caitlyn Gurlt talk about her experience as a summer intern working at Yale University this year. She will also be talking about how next summer her mentor, Dr. Chris Cutter, will be looking for another UW-Green Bay student to do an internship at Yale, as well as the application process. 

For all of October Psi Chi will be looking for officers for next year. Please send a small personal statement (no more than half a page long) stating your interest in Psi Chi, why you would be right for the position, and a little about yourself to The small personal statement will go up on Psi Chi’s D2L page so members can vote for who they want as officers.

Hope you guys are having a great semester so far, and that exams have not been too brutal. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda Luedtke at

Psi Chi/PHD Club Success at the NAMIWalk

As you may remember from last month’s issue, the PHD Club and Psi Chi formed a joint team for the NAMIWalk this year.  On September 26th, more than 20 students and faculty got out and walked for NAMI and, collectively, raised more than $1,500 for the cause!  That money will be used for support, advocacy, and education initiatives throughout Brown County.  Thanks so much to all those who walked.

Psi Chi News: Events to Get Psyched for

Hi everyone, this is Amanda Luedtke, the Psi Chi president. Hope all of you had a great first week of classes. Psi Chi has a couple of exciting events planned for September and October that we hope all of you can make it to.

  • MEETINGS: Psi Chi held its first general members’ meeting on Monday, September 13th at 4pm. These meetings are 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. We will also be having a general meeting on September 27th at 4pm in the Vista Room (MAC 301).
  • GUEST SPEAKER: Psi Chi is glad to have Dr. Susan Sprecher, a Social Psychologist, as a guest speaker Monday October 4th at 2:00pm in the 1965 Room.
  • GRANT WRITING: On October 11th at 4pm Psi Chi will be doing a presentation on how to get a grant and what they look for when reviewing grants. This is a great chance for students to get a better sense of what they need to do to stand out from the crowd and hopefully secure a grant.

For more information about Psi Chi and future events visit our Psi Chi webpage and add us on org sync at

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

Join the P/HD Club and Psi Chi for NAMIWalks

Like every year, the P/HD Club and Psi Chi are getting out to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) by walking in the NAMIWalk.  This year, though, they are combining forces to put together one Super-Team by walking together – and they want you to join them. 

For those of you unfamiliar with NAMI, it is an advocacy group with the mission of improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness, and NAMIWalks is an event designed to raise money and awareness.  This year, the 3.1 mile walk will be on Sunday, September 26th, at 10:30 am (check-in time is at 9:00 am), at Green Isle Park. Please note that, for you die-hard Packer fans, there is no game that Sunday so you won’t be missing out.

To join the team, click here and click on “Join an Existing Team.”  The website will take you through how to create an account and join a team.  Our team is called the UWGB Psychology and Human Development Club/Psi Chi Team, and Kaitlyn Florer and Amanda Luedtke are the team captains.  In the past, the team has arranged to carpool in order to help out those students who don’t have transportation.  So, if you want to walk but don’t have a ride, contact Kaitlyn or Amanda to see if they can help you arrange something.   

For those of you who aren’t interested in the walk or can’t participate that day but would like to know more about NAMI, here are the links to NAMI National and NAMI Brown County.  If you have any questions, please direct them toward Kaitlyn, Amanda, or Dr. Ryan Martin. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: End of the Year Picnic (i.e., Free Food)!!!

The annual end-of-year picnic, co-sponsored by the P/HD Club and Psi Chi, is on Friday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage (part of the UWGB campus – located right on the Bay and off Nicolet Drive). All students and faculty are invited to celebrate the last day of classes and to enjoy a free cook-out. Drop in anytime!

Psi Chi News: A Message from the President, Amanda Degeneffe


Our next Psi Chi meeting will be Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Vista Room of MAC Hall.  Later on this month we will be hosting a speaker to discuss the topic of relationship psychology.  Details will be provided via email and posted on our Psi Chi website,    

Psi Chi members graduating in spring may purchase Psi Chi honor cords for $13.00.  All orders must be placed with Twila Marquadt in MAC Hall’s C-Wing by 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 23rd.  Exact change or checks will be accepted for payment.  Please make checks payable to “UWGB Psi Chi.”

The spring Psi Chi Bake Sale is going to be on Monday, April 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Garden Cafe.  Please contact Vice President Amanda Luedtke ( if you would like to participate in any way.

Save the Date: Free Food on May 7th!!!

In other P/HD Club and Psi Chi news, the two organizations are co-sponsoring the annual end-of-year picnic on Friday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage (part of the UWGB campus – located right on the Bay and off Nicolet Drive). All students and faculty are invited to celebrate the last day of classes and to enjoy a free cook-out. Drop in anytime!

Psi Chi Update from President Degeneffe

Please contact Amanda Degeneffe ( with any questions about Psi Chi.

CONGRATUALTIONS!  Psi Chi elections were held on February 8th, and we are “psyched” to introduce the 2010/2011 officers:  Amanda Luedtke (President),  Caitlin Gurlt (Vice President), Martha Davis (Treasurer), and Heather Flick (Secretary). 

NEW MEMBERS!  Psi Chi Honor Society will be hosting its 5th Annual Induction Ceremony on Monday, March 1st from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. in the University Union Phoenix Rooms. Please remember that final applications for membership are due no later than February 19th.  Feel free to email Amanda Degeneffe (President) at if you have any questions or concerns.

ALL MEMBERS!  Our next chapter meeting will be held on Monday, February 22nd at 4 p.m. in the MAC Vista Room. We will be discussing community service projects, the Induction Ceremony, social activities, and potential speakers for this semester.  We’ll see you there!!!

Psi Chi Update from President Degeneffe: Three great events in November

Please contact Amanda Degeneffe ( with any questions about Psi Chi.

Psi Chi is proud to present three exciting events for the month of November! During our chapter meeting on Monday, November 2nd at 4:00pm in MAC 206 we will have guest speaker Brad Bordini from Bellin Psychiatric discuss his experience being a Lead Therapist working as a clinical social worker. On Monday, November 23rd at 4:00pm we are hosting guest speaker Jeff Laurent, from Western Illinois University in MAC 206.  Dr. Laurent’s presentation is about School Psychology and how this career can truly make a difference. On Monday, November 30th at 4:00pm Psi Chi is hosting a presentation by Dr. Martin and Dr. Gurung titled, “How to Become a Rockstar Student” in MAC 206. This presentation serves in place of our regular chapter meeting. Please Note: Psi Chi will not be meeting on Monday, November 16th for our regularly scheduled chapter meeting.

Finally, stay tuned for information on our upcoming bake sale in November, and be sure to keep a look out for future events, including the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis on Saturday, December 5th at UWGB, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Please contact Amanda Degeneffe at to become a member of our Run/Walk team or for more details!!!

Psi Chi Update: Notes from President Amanda Degeneffe

Please join us for the first Psi Chi meeting of the semester on Monday, September 21st at 4:00 PM in the Vista Room (MAC 301). Our general meetings will continue to be held every other Monday at this time.

Psi Chi is “Psych’d” to be involved with the NAMI Walk (5k) in Green Bay on Saturday, September 26th to raise money and awareness for the treatment and recovery system for people with mental illness. Please join our team!

We will be having an informal introduction dinner at Victoria’s located on Bay Settlement Road (likely in place of one of our normal member meetings). Members and nonmembers are welcome to attend.  It’s a great time to get to know other students interested in psychology and talk about current classes, goals, etc. The date is currently to be announced, but check back here. The blog will be updated with the date as soon as it’s confirmed. 

New Psi Chi t-shirts! We will have t-shirts for sale at OrgSmorg and all other Psi Chi affiliated functions.  For just $10 you’ll be able to rock a UWGB Psi Chi t-shirt!!!

For future updates visit our UWGB Psi Chi webpage at and/or become a member of our Facebook group!