Department News

Here a page listening recent department happenings that might be of interest to our alumni/ae.

  • 2006-2007

  • May

    • Congratulations to the following students who were inducted into PSI CHI the psychology honorary society:

      Taryn Bellgard Amy Bender Jennifer Braun Ayca Coskunpinar Jennifer Cotton Cody Davis Michaelia Gilbert Stephanie Gunderson Sarah Jane Hickman Robyn Hooker Sarah LeStourgeon April Schweinhart

    • Ellen Altermatt, Elizabeth Broady and Taren Bellgard presented the paper below at the recent Midwestern Psychological Association meeting in Chicago.

      Altermatt, E. R., Broady, E. F., & Bellgard, T. C (2007, May). Coping with achievement-related failure: An examination of conversations between friends.

  • April

    • April, 13, 2007: Butler:  The seniors presented their research projects at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference on April, 13.  Pictures are here, the papers, PowerPoint and abstracts are forthcoming.


    • April, 12, 2007: Honors Day Award Winners:  Congratulations to the following award winners in the department:


      • Zirkle Award Winners: Taryn Bellgard & Beth Tuck

      • Distinguished Student Award Winners: Elizabeth Broady & Jaccquelyn Wesseler

      • Jacquelyn Wesseler is also this years Hencry C. Long Citation Winner for the most outstanding senior woman.


    • What am seniors will be doing next year

      • Ashley Ubelhor will be attending the Chicago School of Professional Psychology for a MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology

      • Sarah Vogt will going Capital University Law School in Columbus, OH

      • Taryn Bellgard will going Spalding University this coming Fall to pursue a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

      • Sarah Jane Hickman will going to Indiana University, Bloomington this coming Fall to pursue a Master's in Counseling Psychology

      • Sarah Mauer will attend the the University of Louisville  to earn a Masters of Education in College Student Personnel

      • Elizabeth Broady will attend the University of Toledo, studying Social Psychology

      • Beth Tuck will be attending Washington University in their Neuroscience program in the Fall.

      • Jacquelyn Wesseler will be attending the University of Indianapolis Psy.D. Clinical Psychology program in the Fall.

  • March

  • February

    • Jim Erikson (2002) has been accepted to the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program and Indiana State University for the Fall.

    • February 1.  Skip presented his research on Bob Dylan to the Faculty Research Colloquium. It was his first take on the 500 responses he has obtained.

  • January

    • The following psychology students made the Dean's list for Fall 2006: Taryn Bellgard, Elizabeth Broady, Sarah Jane Hickman, Alexis Palphryman, Elizabeth Tuck, Ashley Ubelhor, Sarah Vogt, Christina Banks, Jennifer Cotton, Stephanie Gunderson, Holly Heindselman, Sarah Lestourgeon, Benjamin Paciorkowski, David Phelps, April Schweinhart, Ayca Coskunpinar, and Matthew Davis

  • November

    • November 29.  The Psychology Club showed the movie Walk the Line Wednesday, November 29 in Horner 102 starting at 7:00 p.m. Skip Dine Young led a discussion following them movie. 

    • November 28.  Michelle Mamberg gave a talk on practical techniques for combating public speaking anxiety. The talk was part of the Learning Centers Spotlight on Academics talk series. The talk took place at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28th, in old Science Hall 102

    • November 3, 2006.  Beth Tuck and John Krantz both delivered talks at the Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting.  Beth delivered a talk based on her summer REU at the University of Minnesota.  It was entitled Effects of disrupting cytoskeletal dynamics on neurite outgrowth and morphology.  John's talk was based on work he collaborated with Dan Cliburn off the computer science department.  It was entitled The effects of multiple display screens and stereo on navigation in a virtual environment.

  • October

    • October 13, 2006.  The psychology club sponsored a discussion of psychology related careers lead by all of the faculty of the department. 

    • October 3, 2006.  John Krantz and Melinda Leonard made the annual trip to Southwestern to show sheep brains and talk about the brain to two fourth grade classes.  This is the 10th year for such a trip.  Pictures will be forthcoming, I hope.

  • September

    • September 8, 2006.  Melinda Leonard gave a presentation on her research to the senior students.  She presented her work with ADHD and with the Ulster project.  She is planning to do a Spring term trip to Northern Ireland that will connect with her research on the Ulster Project.

    • September 4, 2006.  The department welcomes Melinda Leonard who joins us for the academic year 2006-2007.  She will teach introductory psychology, learning and help with the senior sequence.

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