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

  • 2001-2002

  • July, 2002

    • Congratulations Psych Majors.  14% of next years seniors and 20% of next years juniors were on the Dean's List.  Well done all!

  • June, 2002

    • 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 Zirkle.

  • May, 2002

    • 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 position. 

  • April, 2002

    • 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 school.

    • 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 Sarah!

    • 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.


  • March, 2002

    • 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 prematurely.

    • 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, 2002

    • 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.


  • January, 2002


  • December, 2001

  • November, 2001

    • 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.


  • October, 2001


  • September, 2001

    • 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.  Here 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, 2001

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Last update on 08/05/10