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Psych Scoop, 9/20/16

September 26, 2016

September 20, 2016

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Psychology Advising

1. Psychology Advising Closed Tomorrow Morning (Wednesday, 9/21)

Due to an event, Psychology Advising will open tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/21) at 11:00am. Please email any questions to We look forward to seeing many of you at the PsyCareer Exploration Fair (info below) tomorrow evening!

Psychology Club/Psi Chi

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in Psi Chi/Psych Club activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

2. Psych Club/Psi Chi Welcome Meeting

Tuesday, September 27th, 5:30-6:30, N391 Elliott Hall

Welcome to Psych Club! Psych Club/Psi Chi has their first meeting next Tuesday, September 27th. If you're interested in meeting fellow students interested in psychology and want to get more involved in the department, stop by! There will be pizza. See you then!

PISA – Psychology International Student Association

PLEASE NOTE: All students interested in Psychology are welcome to participate in PISA activities. No previous participation or membership is required. If you're interested, please attend!

3. PISA Kickoff Party

Thursday, September 22nd, 5:00-7:00pm, S150 Elliott Hall.

The Psychology International Student Association is holding its first 2016-17 school year event! Please come join us for the PISA Kickoff/Welcome Back Celebration. We will introduce and discuss the future plans of PISA with our new and returning members, along with other fun activities. All are welcome! Sally's wings, snacks and soda will be provided. To learn more about PISA, see this webpage or contact

4. Stress-Free Series

Monday, September 26th, 4:30-5:30pm, S150 Elliott Hall.

Come de-stress with us! PISA will be kicking off its Stress-Free Series with a coloring therapy session on Monday, 9/26. All are welcome! Free snacks and drinks will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Job/Career Related Events

5. PsyCareer Exploration Fair - Tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 21st, 6:00-7:30pm. RSVP Here

Wondering what you can do with your major in Psychology? You’re not alone! Visit the PsyCareer Exploration Fair on Wednesday, September 21st to learn about various career pathways alumni have taken with their psychology majors. Alumni will be available to answer questions about different industries between 6pm - 7:30pm in Elliott Hall N219. Stop by as your schedule allows! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided - please let us know if you plan to attend:

6. Fraser Employment Open House

Thursday, September 22nd, 4:00-7:00pm, Fraser Penn South (6344 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423)

Fraser is a growing nonprofit with an inclusive culture and commitment to its mission - to make a meaningful and lasting difference in the lives of children and adults with special needs. Please join us on September 22nd for an employment open house to learn more about Fraser and explore current job openings. Recruiters will be available to answer questions and conduct brief interviews, so please bring your resume. Many entry-level and professional opportunities are available in the areas of healthcare, education, housing and administration. Visit to view current openings and complete an application prior to the open house.

7. Health Careers Fair

Wednesday, September 28th, 1:00-4:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

The annual Health Careers Fair brings together UMN health degree programs at all levels - undergraduate, graduate, and professional - to network with students and answer their questions. The UMN pre-health student groups will be there, in addition to organizations from the community that offer paid or volunteer experiences for pre-health students. For more information, visit

8. Idealist Grad School Fair

Tuesday, October 4th, 5:00-8:00pm, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Register Here.

The Minneapolis Idealist Grad Fair, generously hosted by University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, is free to attend, and perfect for anyone looking to pursue a socially-conscious career path, or advance their skills in the nonprofit and social impact sectors. At the Idealist Grad Fair you'll meet representatives from 50 local, national, and international universities, and learn about graduate programs in: social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship, and many more. For more information, visit

Other Events

9. Learning Abroad Fair - Tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:00am-2:30pm, West Bank Plaza

The Learning Abroad Fair is designed for students to discover the variety of learning abroad options available at the University of Minnesota. Students will have the opportunity to meet Learning Abroad Center staff, affiliated program staff, college advisers, and many other departments from around the U that will help with the decisions and steps needed to participate in an education abroad experience.  More information can be found on LAC's website.

10. Community Involvement Fair- Tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 21st, 10:00am-2:00pm, Coffman Great Hall

You can make a difference in the Twin Cities community! This event provides students a chance to learn about local volunteer and internship opportunities for individuals and groups. Talk to representatives from more than 90 organizations to find a position that matches your major and/or interests. Learn about volunteer and internship positions in fields such as: youth education and mentoring, ELL/ESL tutoring, the environment, animal rights, healthcare / public health, law / criminal justice, housing / homelessness, political organizing, public policy, family services / family violence, the arts, GLBT communities, and women and gender issues. For more information, visit

11. Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversation, Courageous Action

September 25th - October 1st, 2016

Every person is capable of making equity and diversity a core value in their life. We also know that it can be challenging to determine how and when you want to enter the conversation. OED invites YOU to open up and continue the dialogue by participating in the second annual Greater Than 7, a week of events designed to engage our entire University community in the work of co-creating an environment where all can thrive. The climate we live, learn and work in affects the way we communicate with others, our engagement in our work, and how we see ourselves as participants in the life of the U. September 25 - October 1 is only 7 days, and we know that a week represents only the beginning of a multitude of conversations about equity and diversity and how they impact your life. For more information and to view a calendar of events, visit

Campus Resources

12. de-Stress Check-ins

Feeling Stressed? Take a short break to learn new ways to manage your stress. During a Stress Check In, you will talk one-on-one with a trained peer who will listen as only a peer can, and provide referrals and resources to learn stress management techniques, all free of charge. Schedule your Stress Check-in today!

Learning Abroad

13. Study Abroad Scholarships

Planning to study abroad this winter break or spring semester 2017? Scholarship deadlines are fast approaching. The Financial Need Scholarship is due Wednesday, September 21st. The Study Abroad Scholarship and Diversity Scholarship are due Wednesday, October 12th. If you are Pell Grant Eligible or plan to study abroad in Asia, also check out the Gilman International and Freeman-ASIA scholarships. Workshops for the Gilman/Freeman-ASIA scholarships will be held this Friday. For more information, visit LAC's events page.

Attend our You CAN Afford to Study Abroad information session to learn about a variety of scholarships and financial aid options that will help make your dream a reality. The next session will be held Friday, September 30th, from 12:00-1:00pm in 155 Blegan Hall.


14. Apply for the 2016-17 Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board

The Human Rights Program is seeking undergraduate students with a passion for human rights advocacy to serve on the Program’s Student Advisory Board. Students from ALL undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply. Everyone from first semester students to seniors are welcome to apply! Members will meet weekly to develop student-led initiatives on current human rights issues, work as partners with the Program’s staff and serve as ambassadors among U of M students. Desired qualifications include: commitment to the HRP mission, prior organizing, advocacy and leadership qualities, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

To apply, submit a resume AND a brief cover letter detailing why you would like to be a part of the Board. Please include details about human rights issues you are passionate about and explain what type of event you would plan/organize to promote awareness around this issue. Submit applications via email to Applications due by 4pm on Friday, September 30th

15. CAPE Major Network - Become a Mentor!

The Major Network is a University of Minnesota cross-college network that connects exploring students with upperclassmen who are passionate about their majors. This way, interested students can get a firsthand look at what a major is really like. Mentors answer questions about their passion, their coursework, internship searches, career goals, and more to help exploring students learn about the major. As a whole, the Major Network is in a low-key, time-commitment-friendly environment. Exploring Students and Mentors collaborate to ask questions and share information about their major(s) of interest.

The Major Network is open to join in both the fall and spring semesters. Because the network is so flexible in terms of time commitment, you can apply whenever you desire. For more information and to apply to become a mentor, visit

16. Institute on the Environment Undergrad Leaders Program - Deadline 9/21

Interested in changing the world? We are too! Check out the Institute on the Environment's Undergraduate Leaders Program. We are a creative interdisciplinary cohort looking for folks from all disciplines to explore topics in sustainability, environmental justice and equity, and decolonizing our minds. We'll be focusing on the Native American Medicine Gardens on campus this year as our context. We use a framework of place, relationships, and expression to ground our leadership style. Application deadline is Wed, Sept 21.

17. Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat for International Students

Undergraduate and non-degree international students: Apply now to attend the Cross-Cultural Leadership Retreat on October 14 & 15. It is a great opportunity to meet other students, begin friendships with people from all over the world, and discover your own leadership potential. Learn more and apply at


18. Due Tomorrow! $500 Psychology Engagement Award

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Are you participating in an internship here or abroad this fall semester? Or engaging in a learning opportunity that takes you outside of the classroom for a unique experience? The Department of Psychology's Donor Awards for Psychology Undergraduate Engagement are available to support you! The purpose of these awards is to encourage and support psychology majors who engage in learning experiences beyond the University campus and classroom environments (i.e. unpaid internships, volunteer experiences, study abroad containing a psych-related internship or research component, etc.). Up to two awards of $500 will be offered for Fall 2016. Fall 2016 application deadline is September 21st, 2016. Notification of Award Date: October 10, 2016. For details about the awards and application materials, visit our webpage. Materials must be submitted electronically to Mike Houlahan at

19. Also Due Tomorrow! $2,000 CLA Internship Scholarship

Deadline is Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

The CLA Internship Scholarship Program is designed to provide some financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in unpaid internships. Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 are offered each semester (spring, summer, fall). You must apply to be considered for a scholarship. Go to to figure out if you're eligible, and to read the application instructions and tips. Applications must be received by 11:59pm on Wednesday, September 21st.