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.

Another Scholarship Available! Apply for the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship

Human Development and Psychology students are invited to apply for the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship.  A scholarship of $1250 for the 2011-12 academic year will be awarded to a HUM DEV or PSYCH major who best exemplifies interdisciplinary academic achievement both in and out of the classroom. Address your letter of application to Dr. Vespia and submit it by April 22, 2011, to The letter should describe your:

1. GPA [overall and in the major(s)],
2. interdisciplinary focus in work both in and outside of class,
3. service, volunteering, and extra-curricular achievements,
4. future plans, and
5. overall eligibility (i.e., Why do you think you are deserving of this scholarship?).

Again, applications should be submitted electronically to by April 22, 2011.

Career Tip of the Month: Choose Courses Wisely

As you consider your course options for Fall 2011, think about your future career. What skills (e.g., foreign language, writing, public speaking) might enhance your marketability? What classes will specific graduate programs hope to see on your transcript (e.g., school psychology programs may be looking for Tests and Measurements)? Careful selection of classes can pay off in the future, which is a great reason to consult with your advisor as you consider your options for fall.

Summer Classes and Summer Registration Reminder

We re-print the following message from Dr. Wilson-Doenges, who reminds everyone that the time to think about summer is now! Can’t get in to a class you want for Fall or don’t see it listed on the Fall schedule of classes (e.g., Psychology of Emotion and Organizational and Personnel Psychology)? Think about summer! Registration for summer is open right now, and classes are filling!


HUM DEV 353: Family Development (4W2, afternoons, Dr. Denise Bartell)

PSYCH 438: Counseling Across the Lifespan (4W1, mornings, Dr. Kristin Vespia)

PSYCH 415: Organizational and Personnel Psychology (4W1, HYBRID, afternoons, Dr. David Radosevich)


COMM SCI 205: Social Science Statistics (6W1, Dr. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges)

HUM DEV 210: Introduction to Human Development (6W1, Dr. Dean VonDras)

HUM DEV 331: Infancy and Early Childhood (4W1, Dr. Melissa Schnurr)

HUM DEV 332: Middle Childhood and Adolescence (4W1, Dr. Lloyd Noppe)

PSYCH 401: Psychology of Women (4W2, Dr. Christine Smith)

PSYCH 417: Psychology of Cognitive Processes  (6W1, Dr. Jennifer Zapf)

PSYCH 424: Psychology of Emotion (6W1, Dr. Ryan Martin)

PSYCH 435: Abnormal Psychology (4W1, Dr. Ryan Martin)

Please note that all of the classes listed above are offered through our department and are open to students who meet the basic pre-requisites. Other PSYCH and HUM DEV classes listed on the summer schedule (i.e., those with section numbers that begin with a “1”) are offered through the Adult Degree program. You will have to request special permission from the instructor and the Adult Degree program to register for those.