Eastern Regional Fall Letter (2004)
Greetings Fellow Psi Chi Members!
Welcome to the beginning of a new academic year and to continued celebrations of Psi Chi's 75th Anniversary!
Please join us on Friday, September 3rd at Yale University as we celebrate Psi Chi's 75th Anniversary in the place where it all began. Psi Chi was founded on September 4, 1929, during the 9th International Congress of Psychology held at Yale University. If you are in the New Haven area, or can be that day, please join us from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the President's Room, Woosley Hall (second floor) for our anniversary reception. Please RSVP to me at email@example.com so we can get an idea of how many people to prepare for.
Our second celebration will occur during the annual conference of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) on October 15-16, 2004, at Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. We'll start with a free 75th Anniversary Continental Breakfast, and then move on to a full day of programming, including panels on Careers in Psychology and Applying to Graduate Programs. Our Distinguished Speaker will be former Psi Chi Eastern Regional Vice-President Dr. John Hogan of St. John's University. The title of his talk is Revisiting Classic Tales in the History of Psychology (The Story Behind the Story). The presentation will review the background of several classic tales (such as the Wild Boy of Aveyron, Anna O., Little Albert), plus a few contemporary ones, and explore their role in promoting an accurate, scholarly and interesting history of psychology. The Psi Chi program is available on the Psi Chi web site at www.psichi.org/conventions/convention_1136.asp and the entire NEPA program, registration, and other information is available at www.nepa-info.org. Please make plans to join us.
The 16th Annual Greater New York Conference on Behavioral and Social Research will again be held on the Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus on Friday, November 5, 2004. Direct all inquiries to (212) 636-6393.
October 27, 2004 is the deadline for poster submissions to the Psi Chi poster session at the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) which will be held March 10-13, 2005, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. [UPDATE! - submission deadline extended to December 5, 2004...read more here] As in the past, all submissions to our poster session are eligible for a Regional Research Award consisting of a certificate and check for $300! See the enclosed Call for Posters for more submission information. Based on the success of last year's online submission process, all submissions will be completed online via the Psi Chi website at www.psichi.org/regions/east.asp. Remember, the deadline for submissions is firm--11:59:59 p.m. on October 27. We expect to have a terrific program of panels, workshops and speakers. I hope to meet many of you in Boston!
Do you have an especially active chapter and/or terrific faculty advisor? Then you should complete applications for a Regional Chapter and/or Regional Faculty Advisor Award! If your faculty advisor is really, really terrific, consider nominating him or her for the Florence Denmark National Faculty Advisor Award. More information on these awards is in the Chapter Notebook of Psi Chi forms you will receive in the mail from the National Office, or from the "Awards/Grants" section of the Psi Chi website. The deadline for these awards is December 1, 2004.
December 1, 2004, is also the deadline for submissions to the Psi Chi program at the annual convention of the American Psychological Society (May 26-29, 2005, Los Angeles, California), and for the Psi Chi/American Psychological Association Convention (August 18-21, 2005, Washington D.C.). The APA site is much closer than last year's site in Hawaii, so I hope many more of you can attend.
The Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) is one of Psi Chi's national service projects. During 2004 (Psi Chi's 75th anniversary year), Psi Chi is encouraging all chapters to devote at least one fundraising effort to benefit AHAP, a one-of-a-kind repository that houses historically significant materials related to the growth of our discipline (important Psi Chi documents are also archived here). Donations to the Archives from these chapter fundraising efforts should be sent directly to the Psi Chi National Office, where all donations will be logged and forwarded to AHAP. If each chapter in the Eastern Region donates just $10, we will raise over $2,700 for this worthwhile institution. You can learn more about AHAP on their website at www3.uakron.edu/ahap/.
Psi Chi has a tremendous amount to offer to you and to your chapter. Please participate and take full advantage of these opportunities.
Wishing you a successful semester,
Vincent Prohaska, Ph.D.
Eastern Regional Vice-President
Department of Psychology
Lehman College, City University of New York
250 Bedford Park Blvd W
Bronx, NY 10468
enc: Call for Research Posters
online submission page: Psi Chi Student Research Poster Submissios