Here a page listening recent department happenings that might
be of interest to our alumni/ae.
We will miss you!
Back row: Sarah Pierce, Kim Ault, Megan Stevens, Kati Knight, Maggie
Tate, Bree Kitchens, Briana Underwood
Front Row: Scott Keegan, Whitney Nixon, Kirsten Li, Maxx Somders, Katie
Bottom, Brandi Reynolds, Jessica Thornberry, Sarah Blythe, Any Kerr, Johnny
Tock, Adam Bowman, Derek Oswald (Not Pictured: Ashley Boester, Sarah Davis)
Here are pictures from graduation
Congratulations! Bree Kitchens has
University Graduate Scholarship from the University of Cincinnati.
May 19, 2000 Psych Club Election results:
The New Officers for 2003-2004 are
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who ran and voted.
May 8-9, 2003. Sarah Blythe, Maggie Tate, & Jessica
Thornberry represented the department at the recent MPA conference
presenting posters based on their senior projects. Dean Jakoubek
stopped by. For more pictures
Psychology majors Nate Moore, Derek Oswalt, Danielle
Pattison (not pictured), and Abby Ramser are all recipients of 2002/2003
Scholar Athlete awards. Congratulations.
to Ashley Boester and Adam Bowman. Ashley has accepted an offer to
attend Loyola University's M.A. program in Community Counseling which is a
prerequisite to the Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, which she plans to enter. Adam
has accepted the offer to attend Law School at the University of Northern
April 10, 2003 Psychology has several award winners at the Honors
Sarah Blythe and Kati Knight are the 2003 winners of the George and
Sara Zirkle Award.
Maggie Tate and Jessica Thornberry are the 2003 winners of the
Distinguished Student in Psychology Award
Kati Knight is also the 2003 winner of the Henry C. Long Citation.
Psychology minors and almost majors also picked up other awards.
Valerie Horobik won Distinguished Student in Biology. Jen
Chalmers won Distinguished Student in Spanish. Robyn Shoaff
won Distinguished Student in Theology.
Several students are presenting work at the upcoming
American Psychological Society Conference.
All papers will be presented with Elizabeth Spievak. Here are the papers
(student names are in bold):
Escape-Style Coping: Exercise and Self-Focused
Attention (Talk) Elizabeth Spievak, Amy Kerr, Kristi Helmkamp,
Jessica Thornberry, Patricia Callahan, Shannon Hooven, Tasia Cowan, Shannon
What We've Forgotten about the Day We Would Never
Forget: Memories of September 11th (Poster Presentation):
Patricia Callahan, Elizabeth Spievak, Amy Kerr, Kristi Helmkamp,
Jessica Thornberry, Shannon Updike
The Effect of Group Values on Attitudes Towards the
Mentally Illl (Poster Presentation): Amy Kerr, Elizabeth
April 7, 2003. Kati Knight has been named an Honorable Mention in
the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
Congratulations to Sarah Blythe. She has accepted the offer to
attend Northwestern University in their Neuroscience Ph.D. program.
April 4, 2003. Psychology majors Briana Underwood (03) and Angie
Miller (04) are playing tonight with the Hanover College Orchestra tonight at 7:30 in the CFA. They are playing Dante's "Divine
Comedy" and according to Briana "it has a lot of cool sound
So come out and support Briana and Angie.
April 2, 2003. At the annual Alumni/Senior Banquet, Kati Knight
receive and Alumni/Senior Award and Valerie Horobik won the Independent
Student of the Year Award. Ok, Valerie is not a Psych Major but she is a
Psych Minor and she is an officer in the psych club. Congratulations
Congratulations to Bree Kitchens (Picture coming if I can get one).
Bree has accepted the offer to attend Counseling program at the University of
Cincinnati where she plans to get her Ph.D.
Congratulations to Brandi Reynolds. She has accepted the offer to
attend Spalding University for the Fall in their Psy.D. program. In addition
to being accepted, she was offered an assistantship there in the
Congratulations to Kati Knight. She has accepted the offer to
attend the University of Michigan to study Social Psychology. She will
be working with Jenny Crocker, Connie's adviser.
March 21, 2003 John Krantz has received word that he will be promoted
to the rank of Professor in the coming Fall.
Matthew Paava Stults (2001) has won the prestigious Senator Fulbright
Grant for international study. His proposal is to study how exercise is
instrumental as a treatment for clinical depression in the elderly. He
will travel to Jyvaskyla, Finland for a year long research project. Returning
to the U.S. in 2004, funding has already been produced to hire me as adjunct
faculty at University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, lecturing on his experiences in
special topics classes.
Ashley (Hughes) Harden ('99) has her senior thesis featured on the
website for the 5th of the St. Martin's Handbook, a guide to
undergraduate writing, by Andrea Lunsford published by Bedford St. Martins.
Her senior thesis is a model scientific literature review. To see her thesis,
www.bedfordstmartins.com/smhandbook and click on student samples. Her
paper is the first one listed.
Reeshad Dalal's ('98) dissertation at the University of Illinois,
Chapaign-Urbana, won the Seymour Sudman memorial award. It's an all-UIUC
(i.e., any graduate student in any department at any of the
campuses--Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield--is eligible) award for
excellence in survey research. Next Fall he will be joining the faculty
Congratulations to Kirsten Li. Senior Kirsten Li will be going to
the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee where she has bee accepted to the
Experimental Psychology Ph.D. Program. As part of her package she has
been awarded the Chancellor's Fellowship which is renewable.
February 14, 2003. John Krantz made one of his increasingly
regular visits to the psychology classes at Madison High School. This
time we took over the hall ways.
February 5-8, 2003. Sara Blythe, David Buck, Kati Knight, Noelle
Liwski, & Maxx Somers all presented posters with Connie at the Society for
Personality and Social Psychologists.
Congratulations to Skip. Skip has received word from the
President that he will be granted tenure and promoted to Associate professor
with his next contract.
Blood?, Sweat (Definitely), but no Tears (at least not visibly).
Monday evening (Feb 3, 2003) Our seniors accomplish the daunting task of
taking comps. Maxx is either sharing his enthusiasm for the activity or
...? The seniors struggle through with their usual good humor.
January 25, 2002. Skip and Katie Dine Young are the proud parents of
a new son. Skyler Dine Young was born Saturday afternoon and weighed
9lb. 2 oz. Both Mother and son are doing fine. Please congratulate
the new parents.
The whole family welcomes Skyler.
Lilly enjoys being a big sister.
Skyler thinking deeply already.
Two Senior Projects have been accepted by Midwestern Psychological
Association. Jessica Thornberry and Maggie Tate will present their
project, The Role of Social Interaction in the Development of an Abstract
Self-Understanding, and Sarah Blythe will present her project, A Mathematical
Model of the Retina Capable of Form & Color Analysis at the May meeting of the
November 22, 2002. Kirsten Li gave a
presentation based on the internship she did last summer working with
cognitive delayed children at a camp in Wisconsin. Kirsten will talk about
her experiences and she will talk about a research project she did as part
of the experience.
November 19-23. David Buck (04) and Brandi
Reynolds (03) participated in the Hanover College Theatre production of
November 21, 2002. The psychology department
participated with the other science departments in hosting several classes
from Ryker's Ridge Elementary school. The departments contribution was
showing the students sheep brains. Always good for a strong reaction.
Photo by Ken Ritchie, The Madison Courier
November 19, 2002. The psychology club hosted
students from Madison High School psychology classes. Thanks to
Thanks to Sarah Blythe, Ashley Boester,
Katie Bottom, Sarah Davis, Brandi Reynolds, Maxx Somers, and
Jessica Thornberry for their help.
November 15, 2002. John Krantz gave a
presentation to the Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church held in NYC.
October 19. The Hanover College Board of
Trustees Voted to Adopt the Academic Vision Plan.
Here is the Presidents Announcement.
October 10-13. David Buck (04), Brandi Reynolds
(03) and Megan Somers (03) all performed in the Hanover College Theatre
performance of Godspell.
David Buck, Noelle Liwski, Connie Wolfe, Max Somers, Katie
Knight and Jennifer Crocker (U. Mich) have a poster accepted to be presented
at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychologists, in L.A. (February , 2003).
The title of the poster is
The school competency contingency of worth as a mediator between
performance-oriented achievement goals and performance outcomes.
Aug 28, Skip Dine Young just received work that he
has both become licensed as a clinical psychologist in psychology and been
certified to as a Health Service Provider of Psychology (HSPP) in Indiana.
The department would like to welcome Bob Bettler, Ph.D.
to the department as a visiting assistant professor for 2002-2003.
Bob got is Ph.D. from the University of Louisville with an expertise in
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