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Eye on Psi Chi: Spring 2008

Greetings! From the Editor
Lisa Mantooth, Executive Officer, Psi Chi National Officer

I am very excited about this issue because we have several topics that will interest everyone! I would like to urge you to take time to read Ken Weaver’s article on Leadership Strategies (page 26) and a timely article about online profiles on websites such as Facebook® and MySpace® (page 22). Also, please review the Convention Calendar section (page 36) on upcoming conferences—the Psi Chi programming at regional and national conferences are designed for you.

Award/Grant Deadlines. The award and grant program is a topic that is very important to me, and I would like to see every one of them given out each year. To achieve this goal, we need you to apply. Please take some time to review the awards and grants on our website. May 1 is the upcoming deadline for the Allyn & Bacon, Erlbaum, Guilford, and Kay Wilson Leadership awards. There are numerous awards and grants available to Psi Chi members, and it is well worth the time and energy to apply.

Psi Chi National Elections. It is election time—not only for our Nation—but for Psi Chi. President-Elect, Southeastern Vice-President, Southwestern Vice-President, and Midwestern Vice-President are the positions on the ballot (page 8). It is extremely important that every chapter participates in the election.
This is the second year that Psi Chi will utilize electronic ballots for the election. What does your chapter need to do to vote?
  • Hold a meeting to discuss the candidates. Remember your chapter can only vote for the
  • VP for the region in which your chapter is located. All chapters may vote for President-Elect.
  • Determine which candidate(s) your chapter supports.
  • Go to the Chapter Administration page at
  • Cast your vote!!!
Voting is that easy! Voting is open until March 15, 2008. Remember, every vote is important. You are
deciding the leadership of your region and the future Psi Chi President!

Regional Conferences. Will you be attending a regional conference? Are you presenting a poster? Are you going to a conference to learn about different types of research or are you interested in meeting students and faculty with a similar interest? I personally enjoy the regional conferences! They give me the opportunity to talk to Psi Chi members and hear your thoughts and concerns about our organization. Did you know that a member of the Psi Chi National Office will be attending each of the regional
conferences? Please take the time to stop by and say hello during the Psi Chi programming. This is a good time to meet members of the National Office staff and to ask questions. Our staff members
have a wealth of information about Psi Chi.

Chapter Annual and Financial Reports.
It is extremely important that EVERY chapter file its Annual and Financial Reports with the Psi Chi National Office. Please, please, please designate an individual to file these reports. They are online and easy to complete at Finally,
please follow up to ensure these reports have been filed. It is imperative that the National Office has an account of your chapter activities for both internal and IRS reports. As you begin the hectic time going into spring finals, please remember…

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome."—Anne Bradstreet

Lisa Mantooth is a veteran of nonprofit management leaving a position as executive director of the American Red Cross—Hiwassee Chapter to join the Psi Chi National Office. She is very excited about her future with Psi Chi stating, "I feel that my entire career has led up to the responsibility of this position. I look forward to my future here, but I am also very cognizant of the history and the women, such as Ruth Cousins, who have left their invaluable mark on Psi Chi.”

Lisa received her bachelor of science degree from Tusculum College (TN) in organizational management and has an MBA from Regis University (CO). Aside from her professional life, she is married to Chris Mantooth and they have two active sons—Byron and Spencer.

Very community minded, Mrs. Mantooth is President-Elect of Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club where Habitat for Humanity and Angel Flight are the service projects. She feels that the Rotary motto, "Service above Self,” epitomizes her professional and personal life.

Copyright 2008 (Volume 12, Issue 3) by Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology


Eye on Psi Chi is a magazine designed to keep members and alumni up-to-date with all the latest information about Psi Chi’s programs, awards, and chapter activities. It features informative articles about careers, graduate school admission, chapter ideas, personal development, the various fields of psychology, and important issues related to our discipline.

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