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Psych Scoop, 3/17/20

March 17, 2020

March 17th, 2020

The Psych Scoop is sent to all Psychology Undergraduate students and alumni every Tuesday throughout the academic school year. 

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Psychology Advising COVID-19 Response

To our Psychology Undergraduate Students:

Our staff is here and ready to be available as we all transition into a fully remote and online environment in our current status. Our staff has been working hard to update our processes, communications, and staffing in anticipation of what is typically a busy “registration period” of March/April. We will do our best to continue to provide as many services and engagement experiences as possible.

While we understand the very necessary measures being implemented, we are sad that we will no longer be able to gather to celebrate our students in May for the Psychology Undergraduate Celebration and to see our graduating students walk across the stage in Mariucci Arena. We know all of the hard work that our Department student groups (Psych Club, IOPC, Assoc. Of Black Psych Students, and PISA) have done this year to promote community in the department and are hopeful that all of our collective work will somehow begin to reshape and engage you all in new and different ways over the coming weeks. This is really challenging in so many ways, but, there is still opportunity in the coming weeks to make the best possible experience in our new environment.

As our staff adjusts to new work, please be patient with us - we are a lean operation with a full-time staff of 3 and our 3 important student employees. Our students will be challenged, like you, to adjust to new working styles. And, our staff will also be adjusting to new demands of family care as Minnesota K-12 schools have also shut down. We know many of you will also experience the same constraints. And, we know many of you are returning home soon - and schedules may continue to evolve and present challenges. Our commitment is to continue to provide the best possible experience, remotely, and engage you in high-quality advising for your academic and post-graduation planning.

Email to our will continue to be the most efficient method for reaching out to us for your needs. If you have quick questions, visit us in our virtual drop-ins, or, we look forward to seeing you in our online appointments. Take care of yourselves during this time, and we look forward to continuing to work alongside you on your academic journey.

2. Resources Moving Online

We have received alerts that many offices on campus are moving to online services so you can still get assistance, even off-campus! Here are some highlights:

SMART Tutoring Services
CLA Career Services
OneStop (by email - )

Psychology Student Group Announcements

All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psychology student organizations. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend! To learn more, visit our website.

3. Student Group Upcoming Events - Psychology Club/Psi Chi, IOPC, PISA, and Association of Black Psychology Students

Student group events are on hold until further notice. Please feel free to contact the student groups directly if they have any plans for virtual meetings.

4. Psi Chi Payment HOLD

Spring 2020 Payment Deadline for Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology must be received by or before Wednesday, April 1st! We will be sending updated instructions for sending in Psi Chi payments in the Tuesday, March 24th Scoop.


5. Graduate School Info Session- canceled

Event is hoping to be rescheduled

6. Polarization and the Information Environment - canceled

Organizers are hoping to reschedule this event for the Fall.

7. The 2020 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference - Registration Closed -

Check the website for updates.


8. The Lynn Johnson – Johnson Brothers Scholarship in Entrepreneurship

Do you have a dream of starting your own business, non-profit, or arts venture? Do you have an inspiration for developing a new product or a mobile app? The Lynn Johnson – Johnson Brothers Memorial Scholarship in Entrepreneurship may help you reach that goal. Entrepreneurs are found in all fields and professions. Applications for the scholarship are encouraged from students in all UMTC undergraduate colleges. Information about the scholarship is available at the UMTC Undergraduate Scholarship Search site. Click ‘Let’s Begin’ and find the link for the Johnson Brothers Scholarship Program. It will include detailed information about the qualifications and the application process. The deadline for the initial completed application is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Grad School

9. Psychology Grad School Virtual Fair

Tuesday, April 7, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Cost: Free

Register now for the online Psychology Grad School Fair. You can join the fair from anywhere and talk to schools in real-time. If you have any questions, reach out to


10. February Nutritious U Food Pantry - St. Paul - still on

Tuesday, March 17 - Thursday, March 19, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: St. Paul Student Center, Harvest Room

Do you worry your food might run out before you can buy more? Do you lack reliable transportation to an affordable grocery store? If you struggle to get enough, quality food to eat - visit the Nutritious U Food Pantry on March 17th-19th from 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm in the St. Paul Student Center! Any registered undergraduate, graduate, or professional student is welcome! No verification of income required. We care about sustainability - if possible please bring your own reusable bag! Find out more information.