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Outstanding Junior Psychology Majors

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Congratulations to Alexandra Grant, Diane Nguyen, Joana Peders, Christy Blevins, & Brandy Plouff. They received the award for Outstanding Junior Psychology Majors. This award is given to the junior student or students deemed by the faculty as having demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and potential for continued success in Psychology.

Congratulations Ladies & Keep up the good work!

Psychology Department Just Dance Party

By popular demand. Almost everyone got into the dance party. Almost everyone.

The annual Psychology Department Just Dance Party has been scheduled! Join us to dance or watch on Wednesday April 29 from 2 to 3:30 in Life Sciences room 515. We really hope to see the psychology seniors there, but everyone is welcome, no matter your major. Local alums are welcome also. And we particularly welcome anyone who can beat reigning champion Dr. David Nichols.
See what we mean?

Alumni Weekend is Almost Here!

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The Psychology Department will be having an alumni reception over Alumni Weekend (Saturday, April 11th) on the outdoor balcony of Lucas Hall (2nd floor) from 4:00 to 5:30pm. (Rain Location: Lucas 215)

Please stop by for some drinks, snacks, and fun activities with the Psychology Department! This year we will also be honoring the years of dedicated service from Dr. Jan Lynch and Dr. Chuck Early, who will both retire at the end of this year. Contact Chris Buchholz (buchholz@roanoke.edu, 540-375-4904) for more information.

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Get Ready for Alumni Weekend!

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The Psychology Department will be having an alumni reception over Alumni Weekend (Saturday April 11th) on the outdoor balcony of Lucas Hall (2nd floor) from 4:00 to 5:30pm. (Rain Location: Lucas 215)

Please stop by for some drinks, snacks, and fun activities with the Psychology Department! This year we will also be honoring the years of dedicated service from Dr. Jan Lynch and Dr. Chuck Early, who will both retire at the end of this year. Contact Chris Buchholz (buchholz@roanoke.edu, 540-375-4904) for more information.

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Psi Chi Candy Count

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During lunch and dinner hours outside of Commons this week, Psi Chi will be having a fundraising event! For just $1, students will have the opportunity to guess how much candy is in a jar (with the help of some psychology related clues). The student who guesses correctly wins the entire jar!

Students are allowed to donate more than once, thus allowing for multiple guesses! All proceeds will go towards the Psi Chi chapter here at Roanoke.

 

Free the Girls!

 

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Free the Girls is a nonprofit that collects new or gently used bras to help women build up an inventory for a micro-business. It is really simple way to help support women in developing countries by enabling them to establish a sustainable economy.

If you have any questions, you can contact Prof. Brogan at dbrogan@roanoke.edu and you can drop off bras in Prof. Brogan’s office in Trout 205!

 

Upcoming SEPA Conference

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SEPA is a regional psychological association affiliated with the American Psychological Association (APA). The annual meeting is coming up from March 18 – 21 in Hilton Head, South Carolina! Register on-site or go here to find out more: http://www.sepaonline.com/

Some of this year’s program highlights include:

  • Deborah Best, Wake Forest University – Culture and the Socialization of Gender
  • Steve Kass, University of West Florida – Driver Attention: Findings and Future Directions
  • Scott Lilienfeld, Emory University – Lies My Psychology Teacher Told Me: The Myths of Popular and Academic Psychology

TAP: Total Action for Progress

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Next week, the Education Job Fair will take place in the Wortmann Ballroom on Wednesday, February 4th from 9am-3pm. One of the many employers that will be on campus that day is TAP: Total Action for Progress.

TAP’s mission is to help “individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments.” TAP’s goal is provide everyone with an equal opportunity for economic development and obtaining the American way of life. TAP offers over 30 different programs for Education & Career Development, Business & Economic Development, and Housing & Community Scholars.

TAP offers many regular entry-level jobs that Psychology, Teacher Licensure Program, Sociology, and Spanish majors would qualify for. There will be a representative at this event for graduating seniors. The representative will be looking to fill positions that teacher licensure candidates many wish to fill. The representative will not be conducting formal interviews, but an informal interview where you can ask more questions about the opportunity and TAP.

It is recommended that you bring your resume along with you to meet the representative. Business attire is not required, however very nice business casual attire is recommended.

Explore the opportunities TAP and many other employers have to offer by visiting their tables on February 4th from 9am-3pm at the Education Job Fair!

For more information,  you can visit their website at http://www.tapintohope.org/

Career Services Workshops for February

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Every semester the Office of Career Services (located in the Fowler House, to the right of Fintel library) offers workshops throughout the semester that mainly deal with internships, job searching, and grad school practice exams. Do you need help writing a résumé? Are you unsure what LinkedIn is? Visit these workshops! The Career Services staff are there to help!

Below are the events going on in February:

FEBRUARY
2 4:30-6:00 Internship & Summer Camps Job Fair (Colket Center Atrium & Pickle)
4 9:00am-3:00pm Education Job Fair (Wortmann Ballroom)2
4 4:30-6:00 Health Careers Graduate School Fair (Wortmann Ballroom)
9 5:30-7:00 Interviews – How to Make a Great Impression
16 4:00-5:30 Etiquette Dinner Workshop (Wortmann Ballroom)3
18 5:00-6:30 Department of State Careers Information Session (Kime Conference Room)
21 10am-2pm Kaplan Practice Graduate Exams (West Hall)

2 By appointment only.  Contact Career Services as soon as possible.

3 Reservation for the Etiquette Dinner Workshop must be made in Career Services no later than MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16.  Students on the college meal plan must pay a $4 fee, while non-meal-plan students must pay $8 for this workshop.  Maroon Card may be used for this purpose at the Cashier’s desk in College hall, or cash or check may be used in Career Services. Bring receipt for payments made at the Cashier’s desk to Career Services to complete your registration.

Learn How to Review A Manuscript

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On Friday, January 30th, Dr. Nichols will be conducting a workshop in which you can learn how to review manuscripts for publication. The workshop will take place in Life Science 502 @ 3pm. 

This workshop will help you to distinguish how strong a manuscript is, if it is appropriate for publication, and if the manuscript makes a significant scientific contribution amongst many other areas.

This workshop will specifically help those who have intentions on pursuing graduate school. Come on by and learn how to review a manuscript and potentially improve  your own writing!

TAP: Total Action for Progress

TAP.HSTAP

Next week, the Education Job Fair will take place in the Wortmann Ballroom on Wednesday, February 4th from 9am-3pm. One of the many employers that will be on campus that day is TAP: Total Action for Progress.

TAP’s mission is to help “individuals and families achieve economic and personal independence through education, employment, affordable housing, and safe and healthy environments.” TAP’s goal is provide everyone with an equal opportunity for economic development and obtaining the American way of life. TAP offers over 30 different programs for Education & Career Development, Business & Economic Development, and Housing & Community Scholars.

TAP offers many regular entry-level jobs that Psychology, Teacher Licensure Program, Sociology, and Spanish majors would qualify for. There will be a representative at this event for graduating seniors. The representative will be looking to fill positions that teacher licensure candidates many wish to fill. The representative will not be conducting formal interviews, but an informal interview where you can ask more questions about the opportunity and TAP.

It is recommended that you bring your resume along with you to meet the representative. Business attire is not required, however very nice business casual attire is recommended.

Explore the opportunities TAP and many other employers have to offer by visiting their tables on February 4th from 9am-3pm at the Education Job Fair!

For more information,  you can visit their website at http://www.tapintohope.org/

Career Services Workshops for January

Every semester the Office of Career Services (located in the Fowler House, to the right of Fintel library) offers workshops throughout the semester that mainly deal with internships, job searching, and grad school practice exams. Do you need help writing a résumé? Are you unsure what LinkedIn is? Visit these workshops! The Career Services staff are there to help!

Below are the events going on in January.

January
19              5:30 – 7:00          Résumé Writing – Coming to Life on Paper (bring laptop!)

22              12:00 – 1:00       LinkedIn – A Powerful Networking/Job & Internship Search Tool (bring laptop!)

26              5:30 – 7:00          Networking & Internships – Who Knows You, & How Can They Help

28              4:00 – 5:30          Etiquette in the Workplace (West 210)

Carilion Clinic Career Focus Dinner

November 6, 4:30-7pm

Location: off-campus site TBD

Large health care organizations offer a variety of opportunities for employment, internships, and research to students in many majors – Business, social sciences, and healthcare related fields. Come and hear from one of our local health care systems – Carilion Clinic – about such opportunities, as this could be useful in looking for similar settings in other locations. Registration is required by Thursday, October 30, through Career Services. This program takes place off-campus and includes dinner at no cost. Rides are available if desired or needed. For more information, contact Career Services.

For more information contact: Toni McLawhorn (540) 375-2303

Psychology Department Gets a New Chairperson!

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Denise Friedman has become the new chairperson for the Department of Psychology.  

Dr. Friedman joined the department in 2007. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Averett University with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned a M.S. (2004) and Ph.D. (2006) from Virginia Tech where she specialized in Developmental and Biological Psychology. She is a member of Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi. Her research interests include cognitive and frontal lobe development from infancy through early adulthood. Her current research program examines the impact of technology on cognitive and social skills.

The Psi Chi Achievement Award Goes To:

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Yuki Yamazaki! Yuki was the VP of Psi Chi this year. As such, she organized a number of events, including service activities and induction.

The Roanoke College Chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in psychology, selects from its membership a student who has best exemplified excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service. A gift and certificate are given by Psi Chi.

The Karl Beck Memorial Prize Goes To:

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Julia Boudrye. Julia is recognized for her scholarship. She has been a member of Dr. Friedman’s lab and the URAP program for four years. She has presented at a number of conferences, regional and national, has completed research practicums, independent studies, and honors in the major. Additionally, she has served as the lab coordinator for the past year.

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Chava Urecki. Chava has been a member of Dr. Buchholz’s lab and the URAP program for the last four years. She has been lab manager for the past two years, conducting her own independent research and overseeing underclassmen. She has presented at several conferences and recently defended her honors thesis!

The faculty selects a psychology major to receive the Karl W. Beck Memorial Prize, which is given for excellence in psychology. The recipient is awarded a prize of money, which is made possible by gifts of friends in memory of the late Dr. Karl W. Beck, professor and first chairperson of the Roanoke College Psychology Department. The recipient’s name is engraved on a plaque which is located in the department reception room.

Senior Seminar Students Present at Psychology Poster Session

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Students in the neuroscience seminar course explain their project to Drs. Buchholz and Pranzarone. This is the second year research seminar in neuroscience has been offered. The concentration is growing fast so it will be offered twice next year!

 

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Siera Sims (Biology), Hazel Smitson, Rebecca Ward (Biology), Jennifer Klenzmann, and Julie Whitt pose with their seminar professor, Dr. Nichols.