Friday, January 30, 2009

Psi Chi honor cords

Following up on the previous post, if you are a member of Psi Chi and would like to order an honor cord to wear at graduation, please bring me your money no later than March 23 as well. The cords cost $14 including shipping. If you pay by check, please make the check out to Psi Chi (not to me!). You can see the Psi Chi honor cords here. If you wish to order something else, that's fine, but please add $2 per item to cover shipping costs.

Gowns for Graduating Seniors

Graduating seniors: If you intend to participate in the spring graduation ceremony you must order your cap and gown soon. From the bookstore:

All orders for caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and accessories must be placed online by March 23, 2009.

No orders will be taken directly from students in the Bookstore.

Place your order for Official Custom Graduation Announcements, Accessories and Cap & Gowns online at:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Summer Research at Clemson

Clemson University is offering research internship positions this summer. From the announcement:

10 Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Internships
NSF Summer Program in Applied Psychology:
Human Factors, Health, I/O Psychology

This internship experience would NOT be eligible for the internship credit because it is a paid position.

More information about this position is available on their web site.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Psychology/Sociology Club

The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its next meeting on Wednesday, January 28, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 3 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. All are welcome to come. We will discuss our plans for this semester, including any field trips, guest speakers, fundraisers, or other activities anyone can suggest. Also, the T-shirts are here! If you ordered a T-shirt last semester, you can pick one up at the meeting, and if you can't make the meeting Dr. Cotter has them in her office. If you did not order a shirt last semester, we will probably have some extra ones to sell.
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is hosting its annual Undergraduate Student Education Research Training Workshop in San Diego from April 13-15, 2009. According to their website:

"This workshop is designed to build the talent pool of undergraduate students who plan to pursue doctorate degrees in education research or in disciplines and fields that examine education issues. Applicants are sought who have potential and interest in pursuing careers as education researchers, faculty members, or other professionals who contribute to the research field."

AERA offers fellowships for qualified students. These fellowships cover the registration costs as well as two nights of lodging. Transportation costs to and from the meeting are not covered. Forms and instructions for the fellowship applications can be found at the above website. The application deadline is February 20.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Upcoming Student Conferences

There are two student conferences in our area this spring. These conferences will provide a great opportunity for presenting the results from independent study projects.

The Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology (GURP) is being held on March 21, 2009 at Kennesaw State University. The deadline for submissions is March 1. Additional information is available on the GURP website.

The Banks-Pierro-Rutland-Bellamy Colloquium in the Social and Behavioral Sciences is being held on April 2 & 3 at Fort Valley State University. The submission deadline for proposals is March 2, with completed papers due on March 20. Please contact Dr. Fisk for the registration forms and guidelines.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Chat for students interested in forensic or counseling psychology graduate programs

Once again, the nice folks at Marymount University in Virginia are hosting an online chat session to provide information about their graduate programs in Forensic and Counseling Psychology. The chat will be on Thursday, January 22, from 7-8 p.m. There is no charge, and all you need is a computer with an internet connection. To join the chat, go to the following website:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Psychology/Sociology Club Meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its first meeting of the semester on Wednesday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. in Room 3 of the Psychology/Sociology Building. Everyone is welcome to come.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Psychology and Law

The University of Nebraska at Lincoln has a really cool program for undergraduate students interested in psychology and law. Students accepted in this program will spend a year at UNL participating in research and taking classes; this experience will make you extremely attractive to possible graduate programs and possible employers, especially if you are seeking employment or graduate training in this field. The classes you take would most likely transfer back to GSW (this would need to be worked out with the Registrar's Office in advance). There is also a stipend and other financial compensation for participants.

If you're interested, the link to the program's website can be found here. They will start reviewing applications on February 1, so you still have some time to get your materials in if you're interested in applying!