PSI CHI DIGEST #187
March 23, 2012
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In this edition of the Digest:
• New Editor Appointed for the Journal
• Present(Virtually!)at the 2012 International Congress on Psychology
• Fund-raising Resource
• Upcoming Conventions
Dr. Melanie Domenich-Rodriguez Appointed Journal Editor
The Psi Chi Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Dr. Melanie Domenich-Rodriguez of Utah State University has been appointed Editor of the Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. She has served as interim editor since fall semester 2011 and was selected as editor through a competitive application process. She has served Psi Chi in a variety of capacities, including faculty advisor of the USU chapter since 2002 (co-advisor since 2006), Rocky Mountain Region Vice President (2005-2009) and Diversity Director (2010-2012).
Present in South Africa – Virtual Poster Session Call for Student Papers
Psi Chi invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit research abstracts for virtual presentation at the 30th International Congress of Psychology (ICP 2012) in Cape Town, South Africa, July 22-27, 2012. If abstract is accepted, students will be able to present at ICP 2012 without attending. Accepted research posters will be presented as 4-6 PowerPoint slides playing continuously. All submissions must be in English. Authors may not submit more than two individual and/or co-authored abstracts. First author/submitter must be a full time undergraduate or graduate student at time of submission, and must pay the $50 reduced conference registration fee for non-attending students at http://merchandise.psichi.org/icp-2012-registration.html . The fee will be refunded if the abstract is not accepted. Abstracts should be submitted through Psi Chi site https://www.scholarselect.com/scholarships/3407-2012-psi-chi-icp-virtual-posters-call-for-papers.
Deadline for both submission and registration fee payment is April 15, 2012, just before midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Check out Charities at Guidestar.com
The Central Office has received a number of calls and emails from chapters asking about charities contacting them out of the blue for support. Has this happened to you? Did you wonder if they were “on the up and up?” The website Guidestar (www.guidetstar.org) is a great source to find answers to your questions, and determine if your chapter should get involved. Guidestar gathers critical information about non-profit organizations, including mission statements, programs, goals, accomplishments, financials and more, and makes it available for free to interested parties. It can help you answer important questions like how much the charity spends on operating expenses (the less the better!) and specific details about their programs. Please note that all charities on Guidestar are IRS designated non-profit organizations, so if the organization you’re researching cannot be found on the site, you need to ask to see their IRS letter of determination. Got more questions about this or other as pects of fund-raising? Contact Michele Rumpf, Psi Chi’s Chief Operating Officer at email@example.com.
• April 12-14, 2012 Southwest Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK
• April 12-14, 2012 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV
• April 27-29, 2012 Western Psychological Association, San Fran.-Burlingame,CA
• May 3-5, 2012 Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
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