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Rocky Mountain Regional Fall Letter

Dear Psi Chi Chapter Advisor,

Welcome to the new academic year! I hope your semester has started well. I have a great deal to share with you about the upcoming RMPA meeting in Salt Lake City, as well as Psi Chi news.

First, I want to thank our regional steering committee members for their efforts last year and their willingness to continue serving this year. Our regional Psi Chi steering committee members are Aaron Richmond, PhD, (Metropolitan State University at Denver) and Rona McCall, PhD (Regis University, CO). Danette Stark (Colorado Mesa University) is our new student steering committee member.

On to Psi Chi News:

  1. 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.

  2. Check out the new Psi Chi website—well organized and easier to use at

  3. Psi Chi now has a membership services director—Lisa Norman. You can contact her with any questions about inducting new members using the new member registration on the website at

  4. Inform students about travel grants. We have both regional and general travel grants designed to help students travel to the regional, national, or international conventions in psychology to present their research. More information on these grants and the other Psi Chi awards and grants can be found at

  5. 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. Learn more at

  6. Psi Chi’s keynote speaker at RMPA April 24–26, 2014, in Salt Lake City will be Hall "Skip” Beck. The title of his talk is "What Can We Really Learn from the Study of Little Albert?" This should be a fun and interesting talk, and Psi Chi advisors will have an opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Beck at the Advisors’ Appreciation Luncheon.

  7. Join us for the advisor appreciation luncheon at RMPA 2014 in Salt Lake City. 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, so I hope you’ll be able to join us in Salt Lake.
I hope that you will pass on our news to your chapters and that we will see you at RMPA! The best way to contact me is via email at You can also contact Aaron at and Rona at Please feel free to send any questions, concerns, or comments. I look forward to working with you over the next year!

Take care,

Susan Becker, PhD
Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President, 2013–2015

Susan Becker, PhD
Colorado Mesa University
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