Dear Psi Chi Advisors in the Southeastern Region,
First, let me say thank you for electing me to serve as your
Vice-President for Psi Chi and to represent you on the international board. Please know that I appreciate the honor and look forward to working with you. If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to let me know!
Also, please join me in welcoming and thanking the members of our 2016–17 regional steering committee: Dr. Barbara Acker-Mills (Tuskegee University, AL), Dr. Alicia Briganti (Dalton State College, GA), Dr. Gina Mariano (Troy University, AL), Dr. Jenny Mason (Cumberland University, TN), Robyn Bates (graduate student at Argosy University), and Jessica Downing (undergraduate student at Charleston Southern University, SC).
Just for your information, the 2017 SEPA convention will be held March 8–11, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. Undergraduate researchers still have until November 18, 2016, to submit their work to the CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Poster Session at SEPA. The submission process has been streamlined to one, simpler online application. Here’s the link: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/22893-Psi-Chi--Regionals-.
We will be organizing a social event for students as well as the annual appreciation luncheon for our faculty advisors at SEPA. If you have any suggestions, please EMAIL or send me a Facebook message. Stay tuned to our Facebook group for more details: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/661683827208932/.
If you are at SEPA, stop by our exhibit booth to say hello and join us at our Psi Chi programs. Below is the tentative schedule.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
GRAD SCHOOL TALK
Preparing for and Managing the Graduate School Application Process
Dr. Gina Mariano (Troy University, AL)
GRAD SCHOOL WORKSHOP
Dr. Alicia Briganti (Dalton State College, GA)
Technology, Psychology, and Religion: From Surveys to Attachments and God
Dr. Michael Nielson (Georgia Southern University, President, Division 36 APA)
Navigating the Psycholegal Nexus: The Role of Forensic Psychology
Dr. Susan Knight (Applied Psychological Services, LLC)
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017
DIVERSITY QUIZ BOWL
Grab a friend and take part in a fun-filled, low-stress quiz bowl including prizes and giveaways. No preparation is necessary.
Dr. Barbara Acker (Tuskegee Institute)
Faculty members who are interested in becoming more engaged with Psi Chi, consider volunteering for next year’s Steering Committee. Just message me and let me know. Also, we can always use help at the booth—stop by and volunteer.
Check out the many awards and grants that are available to Psi Chi members. Nominate your leaders, faculty advisor, and chapter!
Travel grants are available to help Psi Chi student members attend SEPA and other professional conferences. We have recently streamlined the travel grant application for SEPA and have increased the available funds!
Check out and/or submit to our two organizational publications: the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research and Eye on Psi Chi.
Again, thank you so much for allowing me to represent you. I hope you have a wonderful year and don’t hesitate to contact me if I can help!
Christina S. Sinisi, PhD
Psi Chi Southeastern Regional Vice-President
Charleston South University, SC