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Psych Scoop, 3/3/20

March 3, 2020

March 3rd, 2020

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop-Ins Schedule

Our office will not have drop-ins on Wednesday, March 4th or Thursday, March 5th. Additionally, drop-ins are not scheduled during Spring Break. Drop-ins will occur next on Tuesday, March 17th. Drop-ins are canceled for Wednesday, March 18th, but then will continue as scheduled.

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.

2. PISA Global Study Buddies: Movie Night

Tuesday, March 3, 2019, 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Bruininks 512A

Come join PISA for a movie night with movie snacks and time to socialize! Again, this event is open for everyone, including international and domestic students regardless of major. Check our Instagram @umnpisa for the final movie decision as we are currently running a poll for the movie choice. RSVP at Email with any questions.

3. IOPC: Speakers from MHRIR

Wednesday, March 4, 2019, 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Elliott N119

This Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 we will be having representatives from Carlson’s Masters of Human Resources and Industrial Relations Program speak. The MHRIR Program is widely considered to be one of the top programs of its kind in the nation and is available right here in Minnesota. The curriculum gives students a thorough understanding of contemporary HR practices and the underlying theories that are necessary for successful careers in the field. The program has a significant proportion of students with a background in psychology and is adjacent to the field of IO. Come to learn more about MHRIR and to grab a slice of pizza!! Can’t wait to see you all there.

4. Psychology Club Professor Coffee Hour 2.0

We will be hosting another coffee hour with Professor Patricia Frazier from the Stress and Trauma Lab. We are currently looking to hold it on March 24, 25, or 26 from 4-5 pm at CMU Starbucks. Dr. Frazier has taught Psychology of Stress and Trauma, Counseling Psychology Process and Outcome Research. Professor Frazier also specializes in a range of topics, most notably reactions to victimization and trauma, coping strategies, recovery, and interactions. We are so grateful to her for her willingness to spend time talking with students. If you are interested in attending, please click here and fill out this form, then keep your eye out for more information as the date approaches!

5. Psychology Club: Upcoming Event

We are currently trying to decide whether we should host a Career Exploration event with Career Services or a registration event with Psych advising. If you have an opinion on which event you would like, please click here to let us know. This event will be the week of April 13-17 in CMU Room 325. The time is still currently being determined. The snack that will be provided for this event is trail mix. Please let us know what you are interested in and keep an eye out for more information on the event!

6. Psychology Club Volunteer Event

We are currently trying to determine a time to hold a volunteer event with Meals on Wheels. As of now, we don’t have a date but it would be a weekday from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. For participating students, granola bars and water will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering, please click here to mark your availability. Please then keep your eye out for more information as it comes out!

7. Psi Chi Payment Due April 1st

Spring 2020 Payment Deadline for Psi Chi the International Honor Society in Psychology must be received by or before Wednesday, April 1st! Psi Chi has a dropbox in Elliott Hall in the Psychology Advising corridor. It is a box hanging on the wall just outside of N108 (Psychology Advising Main Office). You can drop your check there ($65). Please make sure that your name/contact information is attached to the check so it is clear who the check is for. Checks can be made payable to UMNTC PSI CHI.

Courses of Interest

8. Summer CPSY Course Options

Looking for a summer online course? Both CPSY 3301 (Intro to Child Psych) and CPSY 4303 (Adolescent Psych) will be offered this year! These can count as Group B or electives in your Psychology major and also for a Developmental (Child) Psychology minor. Email with any questions.


9. Graduate School Info Session

Tuesday, February 25 - Thursday, February 27, 2019, 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Memorial Union 210

Students: are you interested in graduate school programs in counseling, social work, or related mental health options? Please join us at this informal panel discussion event over lunch, sponsored by the Institute of Child Development! We'll have representatives (staff, instructors, and current students) from UMN master's programs such as School Counseling, Integrated Behavioral Health, Social Work, and Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health. These are examples of programs that can lead to mental health licenses such as LPC, LPCC, LICSW, LADC, and Licensed School Counselor. (If you aren't yet familiar with the "alphabet soup" of letters there in the licenses - - all the more reason to attend the event to learn!!) We'll have our panelists talk about topics such as admissions, the academic programs themselves, licenses and "what can I do with this" career topics. Bring your questions! Thanks for completing these few RSVP questions so we can get an accurate pizza order.

10. February Nutritious U Food Pantry - St. Paul

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.

11. Polarization and the Information Environment

Friday, March 20, 2020, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Carlson School 1-123

The Center for the Study of Political Psychology invites students and faculty to our spring symposium titled Polarization & the Information Environment from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm on March 20th, 2020. The symposium will feature four prominent scholars in Political Science who focus on a wide range of research topics such as judicial politics, political behavior, digital media, political psychology, and empirical methodology. RSVP here.

12. 8th Annual Data Blitz

Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:00 am- 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

DataBlitz is an event aimed at giving students an opportunity to practice presenting research while receiving professional feedback in a supportive, small-scale environment. Students can often use this event to practice presenting for upcoming conferences or thesis defenses and to network with local professionals. We are currently accepting both poster submissions and formal presentation submissions. Submit the presenting/contributing author(s), an abstract, and presentation type by March 20th. RSVP to confirm attendance by April 1st. Email Emily Boduch at for links to register.

13. The 2020 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference - Registration Open

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Macalaster

Anyone - students, staff, and faculty - who want to attend (or attend & present at) MUPC needs to register using the form here. Registration is open from Monday, March 2nd to Monday, April 13th. See more information about the Keynote speaker and FAQs on the website. Contact Lee Olson at with questions.


14. 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.


15. University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program

The University of Minnesota McNair Scholars Program is now in the rolling admissions phase and we will continue to accept applications for the 2020 McNair Cohort until we meet our enrollment objectives. As a federally funded program, McNair has set eligibility requirements (document attached) that include income eligibility, first-generation status, and underrepresented identities. If you are interested in a program that will pay you to conduct research, help you master the graduate school application process, and offer you course credits, all in 10 weeks then click this link to fill out a form (less than 1 minute) and express your interest in McNair.

Grad School

16. Discover Dental School: Preparing to Apply Program

Thank you for your interest in the Discover Dental School (DDS) summer program Monday, June 1 - Friday, June 5, 2020! The application deadline is Monday, March 9, 2020, at 11:59 pm CST. The application below includes three required essays and one letter of recommendation that must also be submitted by the deadline. Applicants will be notified if they have been selected for the program by Monday, March 30, 2020. Students selected to participate in this week-long program will be provided with training, resources, and experiences to strengthen their skills and assist them in creating a competitive application to dental school. Experiences will include DAT prep, connecting with current dental students, and hands-on activities. More information will be provided to students selected for the program. Apply today, no cost to attend!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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17. University of MN Internships in Athletics

Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply to various internships in the Athletics Department. These include video production, leadership positions, communications, and more. More positions to be posted soon. Please direct any questions to Intern Coordinator Conner McHugh at

18. Administrative Assistant Float - David Hoy and Associates

David Hoy & Associates is seeking a full-time employee to support our staff and client administrative needs at our Golden Valley and Chaska offices. This is a float position and the schedule with vary between two office locations. This is the perfect opportunity for a Bachelor’s level Psychology student to learn what it is like to work in a therapist's office. In this position, you will greet clients, answer phones, manage office flow, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. See the full job description on the website. To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Nicole Recke at