Dear Psi Chi chapter advisor,
Greetings for the fall! I hope your semester has
started well. I have a great deal to share with you about the upcoming RMPA
meeting in Boise, ID, as well as Psi Chi news.
First, I want to thank our regional steering
committee members for their efforts last year: Aaron Richmond, PhD
(Metropolitan State University at Denver), Rona McCall, PhD (Regis University,
CO), and Danette Stark, student member (Colorado Mesa University). I also want
to welcome our new steering committee members: Krista Bridgmon, PhD (Colorado
State University–Pueblo), Elizabeth List, PhD (Northwest Nazarene University,
ID), and Steven McKinley, student member (Colorado Mesa University). As we work
on planning Psi Chi programming for RMPA next April, please feel free to get in
touch with any of us for suggestions.
On to Psi Chi News:
- Our regional Rocky Mountain Psi Chi Facebook
page is growing. Please join and forward this link to your student officers and
members, so they can be connected, have a voice in programming at RMPA, and
receive reminders about awards and grants. http://www.facebook.com/groups/149411341813850/
- Check out Psi Chi’s Participate
in Research page, a great place for students to participate in research
projects and post their own studies.
- This is my last year as regional vice-president
of Psi Chi, so it’s time to help your chapter consider nominations for your
future regional VP. Any previous steering committee member is eligible to be
nominated. If you have any questions about the work of Psi Chi regional
Vice-President or serving on Psi Chi’s Board, please feel free to contact me.
- Volunteer to participate in the Open
Science Collaboration Reproducibility Project. Psi Chi is partnering with
the Open Science Collaboration to give chapter teams an opportunity to
contribute to an open, large-scale, collaborative research project estimating
the reproducibility of psychological science. Contributing teams conduct
replications of published studies following a protocol established by the Open
Science Collaboration. Team members earn authorship on the publication of the
results aggregated across dozens of replication projects.
- Psi Chi’s Distinguished Lecturer at RMPA April 9
to 11, 2015, in Boise will be Dr. Tom Pyszczynski. The title of his talk is
"Thirty Years of Terror Management Theory: From Genesis to Revelation.” This
should be a fun and interesting talk, and Psi Chi advisors will have an
opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Pyszczynski at the Advisors’
- Let your students know that Dr. Eddy Ameen from
the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) will once
again join us for RMPA to present several workshops about grad school and
careers in psychology.
us for the Advisor Appreciation Luncheon at RMPA 2015 in Boise. As a way
of saying "thank you” to the chapter advisors in the Rocky Mountain
region, the Psi Chi Central Office annually hosts an advisor luncheon at
RMPA. This will be an RSVP/invitation-only event, and more information
will be forthcoming. It was great fun last time, and I look forward to
enjoying downtown Boise next spring!
I hope that you will pass on our news to your
chapter members and that we will see you at RMPA! The best way to contact me is via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to send any questions, concerns, or comments. I look forward
to working with you over this next year!
Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President, 2013–15