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.
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Luedap18@uwgb.edu.
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!
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!
MEETINGS — HONOR CORDS — BAKE SALE
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, www.uwgb.edu/psychology/psichi/.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to participate in any way.
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!
Please contact Amanda Degeneffe (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!
Please contact Amanda Degeneffe (email@example.com) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to become a member of our Run/Walk team or for more details!!!
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! www.nami.org/namiwalks09/BRC/PSICHIUWGB
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 http://www.uwgb.edu/psychology/psichi/ and/or become a member of our Facebook group!
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, held their 2009 Induction Ceremony last week, and 48 students became members of the society. Congratulations to those new members, as well as the incoming officers of Psi Chi: Amanda Degeneffe (President), Amanda Luedtke (Vice President), Jessica Hopp (Treasurer) and Katie VonHolzen (Secretary)
Psi Chi is also co-sponsoring a very exciting event that is open to all! Rock Band Concert (RBC) is a fund raiser program for the St. Baldrick’s organization, which raises money to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Rock Band Concert is a Rock Band (the video game) competition at which there will be several other opportunities to give money and just have fun. RBC is being organized by several different organizations (Zeta Omega Tau, Philosophy Forum, National Residence Hall Honorary, PHD Club, and Psi Chi), and we are told that it will be (and we quote) “an absolute blast!” The program itself will be on Monday, April 27th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms.
Finally, Psi Chi will begin to provide tutoring services for students in Psychology and Human Development classes. This will take the form of study tables and, if needed, more individual sessions. If interested (either in helping or in taking advantage of the service), please contact Stephanie Busch (email@example.com).
The Psi Chi honor society will have its 4th annual initiation ceremony on March 25th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the University Union. Please remember that final applications for membership are due by Feb. 15th. Members can also look forward to a special dinner on February 18th at 7 p.m. at Victoria’s. As always, graduating members should order their honor cords ($13.00 due to Twila Marquardt in MAC C310) well in advance of graduation. Finally, members are reminded to join the UWGB Psi Chi Facebook Group and check the Psi Chi D2L page regularly for updates, pictures, and more
Psi Chi will also be coordinating a number of events for all Psychology and Human Development majors/minors. Get your vocal cords and dancing duds ready for “ROCK BAND” on April 27th. It will be a great fundraiser and social event. On March 12th, Psi Chi will be coordinating a special event for area high school seniors and teachers of psychology in secondary schools – students and teachers will be provided with a free lunch (courtesy of the UWGB Admissions Office) and get to listen to scintillating presentations on psychological science. Other special speakers and social events (in collaboration with the PHD Club) are also in the cards.
First, there will be a dinner at Victoria’s (on Bay Settlement Road) on Wednesday, November 12th at 7:00pm. This is an informational and networking dinner for students who received invitations or are already in Psi Chi. The dinner will be a great opportunity to see some of the other individuals who received invitations, as well as those who are already involved. It will also be a great place to get to know about Psi Chi as well as the people involved in it. Those attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian Bar-Psi Chi President) by Monday, November 10th (11:59pm).
Second, consider the upcoming Free Candidate Lunches! Three candidates for a new Human Development position will be visiting UWGB in November. ALL students are invited to their Research Presentations (watch for titles, times, and locations). Psi Chi will be organizing lunches with the candidates. All PSYCH/HUM DEV students are welcome, but there is space for only 5-6 students per candidate, so email email@example.com if you would be interested in joining. It’s a free lunch and a chance to chat with our prospective new faculty members.
Finally, the Jingle Bell Run is Dec. 6th. Psi Chi is looking to put a team together for the run/walk fundraiser, and we need at least 10 people on the team to do so. Registration is due on November 12th, so please email us if you are interested as soon as possible. If you are interested in being a part of this opportunity, or have any questions about Psi Chi’s team for this event, please email Natalie Bressers at firstname.lastname@example.org.