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Psych Scoop, 3/6/18

March 7, 2018

March 7, 2018

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Psychology Advising Announcements

1. Drop-in Hours Canceled!

Thursday, March 8th

Drop-in hours for Thursday, 3/8 from 1:00-3:00pm will be canceled. Feel free to email us at with questions. We apologize for the inconvenience!

2. Psy Advising Event: Draw and Destress

Thursday, March 8th, 11:30-1:30pm
N120 Elliott Hall - Community Room

Want to relieve stress after surviving midterm week? Do you like creating art? Psych Advising needs a makeover! We invite you & your friends to come draw and destress, connect with other psychology students, and make art! We want to display the creativity of our students and make our office a more vibrant & welcoming place. Help us decorate our walls! Psychology Undergraduate Advising will be collecting "selected" artwork to be displayed throughout our office.

*Art supplies and snacks will be provided. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 8th!

Psychology Student Organizations

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!

4. Join Psi Chi/Psych Club for Study Abroad Night!

Wednesday, March 7th, 5:00-6:00pm
N119 Elliott Hall

Psych Club will be hosting their first Study Abroad Night on March 7th from 5-6pm in N119. Come talk with fellow psychology students about their experiences studying abroad while eating delicious Insomnia cookies.
A reminder that meeting times for this semester will be biweekly on Wednesday nights at 5pm.Look for emails on later events such as volunteering, potlucks, and grad planning. For additional information on what the club is up to email

5. Apply for Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology

Psi Chi is the International National Honor Society in Psychology. It's a great way to improve your resume and become eligible for new opportunities within the field of psychology. We are taking applications now, and they are due March 28th. Visit the Psychology Student Organization page to find out more about becoming a member.

6. Psi Chi/Psych Club Registration Night

Wednesday, March 21st, 5:00-6:00pm
N119 Elliott Hall

Spring Break is almost here which means its almost time for registration dates to be sent out! Join Psych Club after Spring Break for a night devoted to deciding what psychology classes you want to take next semester and get a head start in planning before meeting with your academic advisor.


8. International Student Month Events

Did you know that March is International Student Month? To guide international students and multicultural students to more resources, during this month, MISA is collaborating with several departments on campus including International Careers, Student Legal Service at University of Minnesota, and The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education to put on the following events:

Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar so you don't miss out on the chance to learn about resources and build more connections! Visit the International Student Month Facebook page for more information.

9. Advocating for Social Justice Through the Arts

Friday, March 9th, 5:00pm
Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus

Join us for an engaging evening of performance and dialogue with select artist and scholar activists who utilize their passion for the arts and the insight gained through higher learning to address social inequalities. Featuring College of Continuing and Professional Studies alumni and current students:

All members of the University and larger Twin Cities community are welcome to attend. Seats are limited, please RSVP. This event is made possible through the generous support of the College of Continuing and Professional Studies and the Office of Equity and Diversity. This event is being brought to you by INC, the diversity and inclusivity initiative for graduate education at CCAPS.

Reception with refreshments at 5:00 p.m. Performances & dialogue at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

10. Perinatal Mental Health Symposium

Tuesday, March 20th, 8:00-4:30pm
UMMC Masonic Children's Hospital (South Building)
Wilf Family Center Auditorium, 2450 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454

In collaboration with Pregnancy and Postpartum Support Minnesota (PPSM), the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychiatry, Women's Wellbeing Program will be sponsoring a reproductive psychiatry training opportunity and perinatal mental health symposium for anyone who intersects with the perinatal population, across all disciplines and levels of training, to learn more about the identification, treatment, and impact of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs).

A certificate of completion will be offered. This event is free of charge and all are welcome.

Attendees are welcome to attend either the Morning Training, the Afternoon Symposium, or both! Please RSVP by March 16th with your preference for attendeance. For more information, visit the event page.

Learning Abroad

11. Psychology & Research in Madrid Summer 2018 Deadline Extension!

Application Deadline is now March 15th!

Students interested in the courses only track of this program are able to apply through March 15th. The courses only track allows students to take Introduction to Biological Psychology and Cross-Cultural Psychology for a total of 6 credits.

The program has been developed in partnership with the University of Minnesota's Psychology Department and the Fundación Ortega-Marañon in Madrid. Students live in homestays or residence halls and take courses at our centrally located study center. For eligibility requirements and more information please visit the program webpage.

Contact Amy Garwood-Díaz with questions.

12. Studying Abroad During the 2018-2019 School Year?

There are two new scholarships available!
Application Deadlines: March 15th!

The Dean’s Scholarship whose function is to help bridge the gap between tuition paid by the student at the University of Minnesota and the program fee for a semester-long learning abroad program; or program fee associated with a faculty led short-term program. This Scholarship will be awarded according to the following criteria: student need; cost of program; role of the program in the student’s completion of their degree program; commitment of student upon return to present on the ways in which the program abroad has contributed to their development of one of the core career competencies identified by the College of Liberal Arts.

The Larson Foundation Scholarship supports undergraduate students in financing semester or short-term learning abroad experience. This Scholarship will be awarded according to the following criteria: student need; cost of program; role of the program in the student’s completion of their degree program; commitment of student upon return to present on the ways in which the program abroad has contributed to their development of one of the core career competencies identified by CLA.

Please contact Tim Dohmen at with questions or to apply for either of these scholarships.

Campus Resources

13. Calling all Undergraduate Men of Color!

RISE invites Native American, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and Pacific Islander undergraduate men who are presently in their junior year of college to apply for participation in our Grad Prep Academy. The Academy prepares scholars for doctoral study and research-relatd careers in the five RISE fields: Education, Health, Human Services and Social Policy, Criminal Justice, and Workforce Development.

During a 4-day campus visit to the University of Southern California, scholars will:

  • Build relationships with other men of color interested in graduate study
  • Network with current graduate stduents and faculty in their field(s) of study
  • Learn about navigating graduate school admissions

Scholars will also receive full-funding for a 4-week GRE Prep Course

Apply by the Application Deadline: March 9th, 2018!

Jobs/Internship Opportunities

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14. The Center for Community Engaged Learning is looking to hire 3 more Peer Advisors to start this semester!

The Center for Community Engaged Learning is currently looking to hire 3 more Peer Advisors to start this semester as soon as possible. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis until all 3 positions are filled.

Summary description: Peer Advisors help connect students to volunteer opportunities with our partner nonprofit and community organizations. They also give information sessions about our programs and facilitate workshops around social justice and community engagement. In addition they manage projects that support the CCEL and our programming.

All students are welcomed to apply. International students, students of color, indigenous students, LGBTQI students are encouraged to apply. Prior community involvement or volunteer experience is required. Work study funds OR eligibility to request work study funds is a plus. Students can email their resume and cover letter directly to me at The full position is attached and can be found on our website at

15. Apply to be a Peer Advisor in CLA Career Services

Deadline is Friday, March 9th!

CLA Career Services offers resources and services to help CLA students choose a major, search for internships, jobs and/or volunteer opportunities, revise their resume and cover letter, choose a career, apply to graduate/professional school, and prepare for opportunities post-graduation. Peer Advisors work in the resource room at CLA Career Services providing assistance to a diverse population of students, in all of the above areas, on a drop-in basis. More information on CLA Career Services can be found by visiting CLA Career Services has a strong commitment to support the University's goal of creating a positive and inclusive campus climate for all. We are seeking a diverse pool of candidates with varying identities and backgrounds.

Visit - and enter 322372 into the keyword search. Please submit a resume and cover letter to apply. The deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018. If you have not drafted a resume or cover letter before, CLA Career Services offers drop-in advising from 9am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Please direct questions to Erica Tealey, Career Counselor, via or (612) 626-5770.