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MSUM Psi Chi receives $1000 Undergraduate Research Conference grant from Psi Chi International

Posted on November 18, 2014

MSUM Psi Chi (the honor society for psychology) has received a $1000 Undergraduate Research Conference grant from Psi Chi International.

MSUM Psi Chi will use the funds to host the Red River Psychology Conference on campus April 23-24. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the MSUM Psi Chi chapter.  The key note speaker will be Dr. Susan Everson-Rose, an MSUM graduate and first-ever MSUM Psi Chi President. Read the rest of this entry →

MSUM Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month

Posted on October 31, 2014

Minnesota State University Moorhead
Celebrates November American Indian Heritage Month

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
10:30 AM Opening Pipe Ceremony (Library Lobby)
Laidman (JR) Fox, Jr., Spiritual Advisor from Spirit Lake Nation, will conduct a traditional pipe ceremony to welcome in American Indian Heritage Month on the MSUM campus. Read the rest of this entry →

Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presents to Title I teachers at ND statewide conference

Posted on October 23, 2014

Dr. Lisa Stewart presented two sessions at the ND Department of Public Instruction Fall Conference October 8-10, 2014 in Bismarck. Her sessions were titled “Using iPad Apps in Interventions” and “Strengthening Language and Literacy: Hands On Activities”. Over 900 teachers attended the conference from across the state.

Psychology Club Meeting this Thursday, September 18th at 6:00pm!

Posted on September 17, 2014

Psychology Club is having their FIRST Psychology Club meeting of the fall this Thursday, September 18th at 6:00pm in CMU 214!

Come join us for games,  treats, and socializing! We will discuss what Psychology Club does  (including how you can join Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in  Psychology), talk about the Red River Psychology Conference in the spring (which we will be planning and hosting!), and  get ideas from YOU about what you want from Psychology Club! Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology Department launches online journal

Posted on September 08, 2014

The Psychology Department launches an online journal The Red River Psychology Journal. The RRPJ publishes the research of our undergraduates, and provides students the chance to take part in the peer review process as student editors. The RRPJ also provides department updates for our students and alumni.

Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, publishes chapter in Best Practices in School Psychology

Posted on August 19, 2014

Dr. Lisa Stewart published the chapter, “Best Practices in Developing Academic Local Norms” in the most recent edition of the National Association of School Psychology Best Practices in School Psychology. The Best Practices resource is a staple in graduate programs across the country and the new edition was released August 2014.

Chalikia presented at conference in Paris

Posted on July 17, 2014

Magdalene Chalikia, Psychology, presented an e-poster at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris, France, July 8-13. The title of the presentation was “Relationships and rates of errors within and between numerical and knowledge problem categories.” Verlin B. Hinsz, and Jared L. Ladbury of the Psychology Department at NDSU were co-authors.

Dr. Lisa Stewart gives 3 presentations at ND RTI Conference

Posted on June 30, 2014

Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, presented conference sessions on “Using Apps in Interventions,” “Instructional and Data Coaching” and “Strengthening Language and Literacy in PreK and K” at the 4th Annual ND RTI Conference on June 16, 17 and 18.

Dr. Lisa Stewart and psychology graduate students contribute to success of ND RTI conference

Posted on June 24, 2014

Dr. Stewart and School Psychology Graduate Students contribute to success of ND RTI conference. The 4th Annual ND Response to Intervention Conference was held in Fargo, ND June 16, 17, 18. Over 380 educators from ND and MN attended. Speakers included Dr. Steve Goodman, Dr. Kevin Feldman, Dr. Amanda Vanderheyden and Dr. Matt Burns as well as breakout sessions from local and regional teams and experts. Dr. Lisa Stewart, faculty in the MSUM School Psychology program, was one of the conference organizers and several MSUM School Psychology graduate students including: Breanne Ternes, Stacy Quackenbush, Kari Shane, Sean Sohren, and Alison Carlson volunteered at the conference. The conference is sponsored by ND SEEC and MDEC and draws educators from across the state of ND and several bordering MN school districts.

Employee Excellence Award Winners

Posted on May 16, 2014

Nine employees were recognized for excellence at the 2014 Retiree Recognition and Employee Excellence Awards Luncheon May 15.. Employees are nominated by their peers for recognition in five categories. This year’s award winners include:

Excellence in Service to Students: Hannah Severtson, Director of Learning Communities and Dr. Theresa Hest, Professor of Communication Studies
Excellence in Service to the Community: Brittney Goodman, Executive Director of Library Services
Excellence in Service to the University: Joanne Strandlien, Records Office; Dr. Richard Lahti, Associate Professor of Chemistry; and Nathan Hollatz, Admissions Counselor
Excellence in Teaching: Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson, Associate Professor of Film Studies
Excellence in Research and Creative Activity: Dr. Peter Geib, Professor of Business Management and Dr. Lisa Stewart, Professor of Psychology

Congratulations!

 

Doris Walker-Dalhouse and A. Derick Dalhouse publish chapter in “Social Diversity within Multiliteracies”

Posted on May 14, 2014

Doris Walker-Dalhouse, Professor Emerita STL, and A. Derick Dalhouse, Psychology, have a chapter entitled “Culture and Identity” in an edited book being published by Routledge Taylor and Francis Group.  The book is entitled Social Diversity within Multiliteracies and is edited by Fenice B. Boyd and Cynthia H. Brock.

Psychology Department inducted 14 students as members of the Psi Chi National Honor Society

Posted on May 07, 2014

The Psychology Department proudly inducted 14 students as members of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology. The following students were recognized for their achievements: Matthew Ashburn, Julie Piche, Merianne Bott, Erik Gatzke, Rebecca Larson, Meri-Elena Salonek, Sean Hushagen, Aubrey Borgen, Sara Rundlett, Rachel Tengwall, Shawn Carlson, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher McDonald, and Beth Anderson. Congratulations to you all!

Psychology Department congratulates award winners

Posted on May 01, 2014

The Psychology Department congratulates the following three award winners: (1) Kelsey Ihringer–Senior–Diana Divecha Award in Developmental Science, (2) Katherine Johanson–Junior–Psychology Departmental Award, and (3)Madhuri Tiwari–Junior–Psychology Research Award.

Students present research at Red River Psychology Conference

Posted on April 14, 2014

Psychology students presented research at the 28th Annual Red River Psychology Conference, hosted by Concordia College.

The following presentations were made:

Madhuri Tiwari and Katie Johnson (with Dr. C. Malone) “Competing Sound and Spelling Information Produce Memory Blocks in Word Fragment Completion”

Samantha Kallberg (with Dr. R. Bergstrom)”Appearance-related Social Norms: How the Thin-Ideal Impacts Opposite Sex Perceptions of Attractiveness” Read the rest of this entry →

Psychology student accepted to Carlson School of Management and offered fellowship

Posted on April 10, 2014

Courtney Messinger, a senior Psychology major, has been accepted into the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, and has been offered a fellowship. She will be attending the Human Resources and Industrial Relations program. Congratulations, Courtney!

Gerontology Student Awarded Scholarship from the MN Gerontological Society

Posted on April 01, 2014

Katherine Johanson, a junior majoring in Gerontology and Psychology, has been awarded the Gerald Bloedow Scholarship from the Minnesota Gerontological Society. In 1994, MGS established the Bloedow Scholarship fund to honor the lifelong contributions of Gerald Bloedow to the field of aging and to provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students to further their education in gerontology.

Johanson will receive the scholarship at the 38th Annual MGS Conference on April 25 in Brooklyn Center.

Psychology students to present research at Stanford

Posted on March 27, 2014

Three Psychology students have had their research abstracts accepted for a conference at Stanford University this spring. Kelsey Ihringer will present research on attachment and emotion discrimination; Madhuri Tiwari will present research on test anxiety; and Katherine Johanson will present research on perfectionism. These student research projects were mentored by Dr. Chris Malone and Dr. Lisa Nawrot in the Psychology Department.

Psychology Department offers summer courses

Posted on March 03, 2014

The Psychology Department is offering the following new courses this summer: Psy 290 (Positive Psychology) and Psy 390 (Forensic Mental Health). In addition, the following will also be offered: Psy 463 (Abnormal Psychology), Psy 342 (Learning and Memory), Psy 220 (Social Behavior, this is a LASC 5 course), Psy 261 (Personality), Psy 323 (Industrial/Organizational Psychology), Psy 317 (Alcohol and Drug Abuse), Psy 345 (Physiological Psychology), and Psy 202 (Lifespan Development).

Keep these in mind as your are making your summer school choices.

Elizabeth Nawrot’s article published in Journal of Vision

Posted on January 14, 2014

Elizabeth Nawrot, Psychology, had an article titled “The role of eye movements in depth from motion parallax during infancy” published in the December issue of the Journal of Vision. The research investigated the role of various eye movement systems in infants’ ability to perceive depth early in life. More than 200 babies participated. A number of MSUM undergraduate students were involved with the project, which was funded for three years by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

www.journalofvision.org/content/13/14/15.abstract

Olivia and Keith Melroe honored by City of Fargo-Native American Commission

Posted on November 19, 2013

Olivia Melroe, School Psychology Graduate Program, and Keith Melroe were honored by the City of Fargo -Native American Commission at Fargo City Hall on Nov. 14 for their contributions to the Native American community. They were thanked for their support of, and availability to, multiple agencies and organizations across the community.

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