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Rocky Mountain Regional Fall Letter

Dear Rocky Mountain Psi Chi members,

Welcome back after what I hope was a very enjoyable summer. I am excited to begin my service as your Rocky Mountain Region Vice-President. You are part of an exciting organization that continues to provide a number of great opportunities for student funding, research, and academic development. Listed below are several important updates, announcements, and deadlines to keep in mind for this year.

  • The 2018 Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) convention will be April 12–14 in beautiful Denver, Colorado. Proposals to present at RMPA are due Friday, January 26, 2018. Additional details are available on the RMPA webpage. Please note that students holding membership in Psi Chi may elect to submit proposals for oral papers that will be specifically considered for Psi Chi awards. The Psi Chi Distinguished Lecturer at RMPA will be Dr. Nadine Kaslow (Emory University), Past-President of APA and chair of Psi Chi’s first annual giving campaign. Her talk is titled “Uniting Psychology for the Future” and will be followed by a conversation hour.
  • We are so excited to be collaborating with the RMPA Diversity Chair, Dr. Nikki Jones (Colorado Mesa University) to host the APA Women’s Program Office’s pop-up museum “I am psyched!”, featuring the history and impact of women of color in psychology. For more information see here.
  • Looking for an opportunity to Give Back? Stay tuned for more information about a service opportunity for your chapter at RMPA in April. Also, help Psi Chi meet the goal of raising $88,000 to help fund scholarships, grants, and awards. For more information, please watch the video message from Dr. Nadine Kaslow.
  • Is there something you want to see at RMPA? I invite you to send me your suggestions at The Psi Chi Rocky Mountain Steering Committee will soon begin to discuss the program. Your Steering Committee members are Dr. Elizabeth List (Northwest Nazarene University), Dr. Xiaomeng “Mona” Xu (Idaho State University), and student member, Kèren Bakke (Adams State University). Their service is much appreciated!
  • Psi Chi offers over $400,000 in awards and grants! Make sure to take a look at the broad range of awards and grants available to Psi Chi members. Deadlines for many awards and grants are coming up within the next few months including those for the Undergraduate Research Grants (up to $1,500, November 1), SuperLab Research Grants (software, October 1), Unrestricted Travel Grants (up to $3,000, November 1), and Mamie Phipps Clark Research Grants (up to $1,500, November 1), among others.
  • Check out Psi Chi’s two organizational publications, Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research and Eye on Psi Chi. There are many interesting articles available to you in both.


Leslie Cramblet Alvarez, PhD
Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-President
Adams State University





Leslie D. Cramblet
Alvarez, PhD

Adams State University
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Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, West Indies


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