PSI CHI DIGEST #243 | March 19, 2015
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In This Edition of the Digest:
• Voting Results Are In!
• We Want to Recognize Your Chapter Leaders
• Four New Online Resources
• Relax With GEICO—Here's How
• Mark Your Calendar
• Other Opportunity
Voting Results Are In!
Dr. Jon Grahe (Pacific Lutheran University, WA) is the official incoming 2015–16 Psi Chi President-Elect. Dr. Grahe is a passionate advocate for undergraduate participation in crowd-sourcing science opportunities and a general supporter of open science. He currently serves as a councilor in the Psychology Division of the Council for Undergraduate Research, is the managing executive editor for The Journal of Social Psychology, and was also the 2011–15 Psi Chi Western Regional Vice-President.
Vice-Presidential winners for the Eastern and Rocky Mountain Regions are Deborah Harris O’Brien, PhD (Trinity Washington University, DC) and Matthew C. Genuchi, PhD (Boise State University, ID), respectively. The final vote for the Western Regional VP position is still be processed; additional information will be forthcoming. The Psi Chi Central Office welcomes Dr. Grahe and both Regional Vice-Presidents.
Our members also voted to approve the proposed Psi Chi Constitution! This new version was written to (a) reorganize content to make it more approachable, (b) remove operational detail, and (c) clarify eligibility and membership status. Thank you to everyone who took part in our Psi Chi elections!
We Want to Recognize Your Chapter Leaders
Psi Chi members are encouraged to nominate their faculty advisors for one of our six Regional Faculty Advisor Awards as well as the Florence L. Denmark Faculty Advisor Award. Winners for both awards will receive significant cash prizes, commemorative plaques, and recognition for all they do to support their chapter. The deadline for both awards has been extended to March 24, 2015.
Four New Online Resource
- Attending and Presenting at Conventions—Visit here to find out everything you need to know about your next convention. This all-inclusive guide includes attendance tips and paper presentation advice, as well as poster pointers, templates, and samples.
- Chapter Leadership—Students interested in making a difference in their communities are invited to read about becoming an effective Psi Chi officer. Popular related resources about leadership are also provided.
- Diversity Committee—You can now meet Psi Chi’s diversity committee and learn all about their mission to “ensure that the Society reflects the rich diversity of people and perspectives in psychology.” Led by Dr. Caroline M. Kobek Pezzarossi (Gallaudet University, DC), this committee helps with programming at regional conventions and more.
- Publication Search—This new tool allows you to sort articles by category for Eye on Psi Chi and Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. Popular Eye categories include “Career Preparation,” “Graduate School,” and “Fields of Psychology.”
Relax With GEICO—Here's How
GEICO’s partnership with Psi Chi could help you reduce stress during this busy spring semester! Psi Chi members are eligible for a special discount on auto insurance with GEICO, and every completed quote helps benefit Psi Chi. All you have to do to take advantage of the discount is to complete a free, no-obligation rate quote by visiting geico.com or calling 1-800-368-2734, and make sure you mention your Psi Chi membership!
Mark Your Calendar
• Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award—March 30, 2015
Kay Wilson Presidential Leadership Award—March 30, 2015
RMPA Convention—April 9–11, 2015
SWPA Convention—April 10–12, 2015
APA Research Awards—April 15, 2015
• APS Research Awards—April 15, 2015
APA Convention Graduate Student Travel Award
Graduate students who are the first author of a poster or talk at this year’s APA Convention may apply for a grant sponsored by the APA Science Directorate. Last year, approximately 100 students each received $300! Visit HERE to learn more and apply by April 1, 2015.