Here a page listening recent department happenings that might
be of interest to our alumni/ae.
June 11, 2002, Sara Zirkle, wife of department
founder George Zirkle and part time instructor in the department passed away
today. The department expresses its deepest condolences to George
May 30, 2002. Connie
Wolfe, Psych Club PR Officer Brandi Reylonds and John Krantz have a
letter to the editor accepted to the American Psychological Society
Observer. It will be published in September.
Nancy Hanna and Connie Wolfe
Leave. It is with deep regret and a profound sense of loss that
the psychology department announces the departure of two very highly valued
colleagues. Connie will be going to Muhlenburg College and Nancy is
not yet sure of her next position. Best of luck to you both. We
will miss you.
Psychology Major Erin Brock '02 will
be working with Americorps in St. Louis for the next year. Erin has
promised to keep in touch about her experiences so be sure to check back
with Alumi Careers page during 2002-2003 school year.
Due to the departure of Nancy Hanna
and Connie Wolfe, Elizabeth Spievak, Ph.D. will continue on with the
Psychology Dept. for the 2002-2003 school year. Bob Bettler, Ph.D.,
from the University of Louisville, is also coming on board for a one-year
Psychology Major Kirsten Mills '01 has been accepted
to Boston College. It's a mental health counseling masters program, and she
will most likely go for the 48 credit hour track, to get right into doctoral
Psychology Major and out-going Psi Chi President
Heather Buford '02 has received a position with
Teach for America! She will be teaching special education students at
schools in St. Louis for the next two years! It was a grueling application
process, but well worth it! Congratulations Heather!
Psychology Major Sarah Blythe has accepted an
offer from the Summer Research Program in Neurobiology and Animal Behavior
at the University of Illinois at Chicago. This program is sponsored by the
UIC Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience [LIN]. Congratulations
Psychology Major Sarah Blythe has been elected
as Psi Chi president for the Hanover Chapter for next year.
Psychology Major Kati Knight has been elected
Student Senate President for next year.
Psychology Major Brandi Reynolds has accepted
a summer job with Englishton Park as a teacher therapist.
Junior Psychology Club Member, Amy Kerr, will be
doing research over the summer with Dr. Barbara Burns in the Dept. of
Psychology & Brain Sciences at the University of Louisville! They will be
working on a study exploring attention in children who were born
March 28, 2002. The Psychology Club announced
its new officers for 2002-2003: President - Maxx Somers,
Vice-President - Julie Witherup, PR/Historian - Brandi Reynolds,Treasurer -
Valerie Horobik, Secretary - Jessica Thornberry.
March 22, 2002. The department hosted several
psychology students from Madison High School giving them a tour of the
building and doing several demonstrations.
Kati Knight has received a psychology internship
working at Oklahoma State University for eight weeks. She will be conducting
an individual research project on contingencies of worth and will be helping Dr.
James Grice with his research on self-discrepancy. Congratulations, Kati.
The Department Psi Chi Chapter inducted the following
students: David M. Buck, Jennifer Lynn Drake, Kristi E. Helmkamp,
Angela Lynette Miller, Allison A. Rainey, Jessica Ann Rouse, Amy Kathleen
Till, Julie D. Witherup
February 21. Jim Erikson teaches
high school students about Psychology! Jim was the "professor" at a
morning long lab session for Central High students on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Hanover Psych Alum, Megan Moore ('01),
recently had a chance to present a poster about her senior thesis work (sex
role beliefs and women's appearance) at the annual meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
You can read the poster here.
February 7, Science Center First Floor Lounge.
The psychology club presented
"Tough guise: violence, media, and the crisis in masculinity" as the
masculine mirror to the previous presentation.
November, 29, 4-5 pm, Science Center/Goodrich Lounge.
The psychology club hosted a panel discussion about graduate school
with Margaret Krantz from the Career Center, Skip Dine Young and Connie
from the department faculty and Brandi Reynolds, Megan Tweed, Sarah
Kemp, Kati Knight and Jim Erikson as student members.
November 14. John Krantz hosted students
from Madison High School as part of the Cubs on Campus Program.
November 10. Jim Erikson and Connie Wolfe
hosted a group of students from Central High in Louisville as part of
the Science Saturday.
The new major. The department has put a new
major into place. Click
here to see a summary.
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm. Former Psychology Faculty
Member Carolyn Lee spoke on how psychology responds to
traumatic events such as the Terrorist attacks on the United States on
September 11, 2001. Afterwards there will be a Psychology Social
Hour in the Goodrich Lounge.
are some pictures from the event.
Friday, September 7. Dr.
Elizabeth Spievak addressed seniors and other interested students on
Traumatic Personal History and its Effects
August 24-28. Skip Dine Young and John Krantz both made
presentations at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting.
Nancy Hanna will be on sabbatical for the Fall. John Krantz will
be acting chair during that time.
John Krantz will be on sabbatical during the Winter and Spring.
Elizabeth Spievak has been hired as a sabbatical replacement for Nancy
The psychology department has moved into their new location in the
renovated Goodrich Hall.
some pictures here. Come by and visit. We love showing
off the place.
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