Psi Chi Digest #168
- URGENT!! 990N Authorization
- Synergy Conference Update
- Call for Nominations
- Looking for Outstanding Chapters
- Get Ready! New Process for Entering Members Coming
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||Undergraduate Research Grants
||Poster Submissions to MPA
||Abstract Submissions to SEPA
||Poster Submissions for EPA & WPA
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||APA & APS Society Convention Research Awards
||Denmark Faculty Advisor Award
||Regional Chapter Awards
||Regional Faculty Advisor Awards
URGENT!! 990-N AUTHORIZATION
The November 15th deadline for filing 990Ns for 2009 is almost upon us. If your chapter has NOT submitted a 990-N Authorization form to the Central Office, you need to do so immediately
Chapters that choose not to file this authorization form will be required to file their tax returns directly with the IRS, and comply with all IRS regulations. Failure to do so may result in loss of your tax-exempt status, the consequences of which are having to file business tax returns and owing $$ the IRS.
Chapters who have not submitted this form will be contacted by email and phone over the next two weeks. Be aware this is a separate form from the e-receipt from the IRS that many chapters have submitted.
This form can be found at http://www.psichi.org/pdf/990NAuthorization.pdf
Chapters can find their EIN and/or charter number by logging into the Psi Chi web site as the chapter administrator or by emailing email@example.com
. Forms must be signed in order to be valid.
OCTOBER 29-31, 2010 SYNERGY CONFERENCE ADDS SATURDAY-ONLY OPTION
The 2010 Synergy Conference theme is Positive Psychology, and will be held October 29-31 in Denver, Colorado. Students and faculty wishing to attend the conference on Saturday only may access both the Oct. 30 and the Oct. 29-30 registration forms at:
The Saturday-only $10 conference fee includes lunch. The registration fee for the entire conference is $55 for students, $60 for nonstudents.
The Synergy Conference is co-hosted by the Psi Beta chapter at Community College of Denver, and the Psi Chi chapters of Metropolitan State College and University of Colorado, Denver. The keynote speaker on Saturday morning is Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of “The How of Happiness.”
ONLINE CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The call for nominations for the 2011-12 Board of Directors will be done electronically through the Psi Chi website. On November 1, the link to the Call for Nominations for Psi Chi Board Officers will be opened and accessed through your chapter's administrator login. Nominations will be accepted for President-Elect and Vice-President for three regions (Eastern, Rocky Mountain, and Western).
All chapters may submit a nominee for President-Elect from the list of candidates who qualify for this position by having served at least two years within the last 10 years as a regional vice-president. The list of eligible candidates will be sent with the call for nominations. Each chapter may nominate one candidate from this list for the President-Elect position. Each nomination must be accompanied by two statements from the candidate. Nominations must be submitted by December 15 in order to be counted as valid.
In addition to President-Elect, chapters in three regions (Eastern, Rocky Mountain, and Western) may nominate an actively involved Psi Chi faculty advisor for the vice-president position in their region. Please include the email address of the candidate. After completing the form online, an email will be sent to your candidates acknowledging their acceptance of the nomination and requesting position and biographical statements. Nominees will then submit this information by December 15. On or before February 1, election ballot information regarding the candidates for Psi Chi's Board of Directors and how to vote online will be sent to all Psi Chi chapters.
Deadlines and Procedures
||Psi Chi Central Office sends email to chapters with link to online nomination site and list of eligible candidates and their email addresses.
||Chapter selects a candidate for nomination and submits nomination form electronically to that person.
||Candidate returns acceptance electronically with the biographical statement and position statement.
The Nomination/Election Committee considers the qualifications of all candidates for office and proposes at least one nominee for each office to be filled.
OUTSTANDING CHAPTERS NEEDED
Do you have an outstanding Psi Chi chapter? Were you a Model Chapter Award recipient for 2008-09? Could your chapter use $500? If you answered yes any of these questions, you should consider nominating your chapter for a Regional Chapter Award. Applications are due online on December 1
There are a total of 12 awards available; that is, two awards per region with one awarded to a large school and one awarded to a small school. Each winning chapter receives a check for $500 and a plaque. You can review this award’s cover sheet at http://www.psichi.org/pdf/reglchap.pdf
GET READY! NEW PROCESS FOR ENTERING MEMBERS IS COMING
Effective January 2011, the only method for submitting new inductees will be to enter them through the Psi Chi website. The process is easy:
- Logon to www.psichi.org with your chapter admin. username and password. In the blue box to the left, first bullet under Members, click “Add Member(s).” Enter each of your new members.
- Once the new members are entered, there are two options for payment; 1) through the website using a credit card or Paypal account, or 2) sending payment to the Central Office with the pre-populated registration form that you can print from the website.
- No physical materials should be sent to the Central Office if you pay for your new members online.
The Central Office will continue to provide information about the new process as we draw closer to the effective date. For help or questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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