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by Lisa Mantooth - Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Psi Chi National Office
Category: Editor's Column
The spring issue of Eye on Psi Chi has some great articles and important information for our members and chapters. Psi Chi is honored to have an article from Kathy Blau, Zeno Franco, and Dr. Philip Zimbardo regarding their research on heroism. It is a very fascinating subject and one I think you will enjoy. Another great contribution to this issue is the article on the Psych Follies. I hope you will take advantage of the suggestions in this article. This is a great way for Psi Chi chapters to include a little fun in meetings and activities.
Psi Chi has two constitutional amendments that are being submitted to chapters for a vote. Each amendment is important to the organization as a whole. Please hold a chapter meeting to inform your members about these two amendments and determine how your chapter will cast its vote on each of these amendments (see webpage).
It is also time to vote for the position of National President-Elect of Psi Chi. At your next meeting, appoint a member to inform your chapter about the individuals who have been nominated for this important position. Also, if your chapter is located in the Eastern, Rocky Mountain, or Western Region, your chapter will have an opportunity to vote for a regional Vice-President (see webpage).
Each Psi Chi chapter will submit its vote regarding the constitutional amendments and the elections electronically. Chapters will receive the Email Digest with instructions of how to vote electronically through the Psi Chi website. The election will be held beginning February 1 and ending March 15, 2009.
Finally, I would like to personally thank each member of the 2009 National Leadership Conference (NLC) Program Committee—Drs. Susan Krauss Whitbourne (chair), Regan Gurung, Kate Marsland, and Ken Weaver—for their exceptional leadership in planning the 2009 NLC. I would also like to thank all of the participants who were able to take time out of their holiday schedules to attend the conference. I have received a lot of helpful and positive feedback from the NLC participants. If you were not able to attend, please take a moment and review the article from the Program Committee.
I wish each of you a very successful spring 2009!