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Psychology Department recognizes students for awards

Posted on April 20, 2015

The Psychology Department recognized Katherine Johanson, Psychology and Gerontology major, as the 2015 nominee and winner of the Paterson Award given to an outstanding Psychology senior by the Minnesota Psychological Association. Caroline Kinskey received the Excellence in Research Award, as a junior student in Psychology. Aubrey Borgen received the junior Departmental Award, for Excellence in overall academic achievement and commitment to the field of Psychology. Congratulations to all of you.

Creating compliance: Improving behavioral intervention in the classroom

Posted on April 10, 2015

Graduate student to present at Student Academic Conference on April 14

By Meghan Feir

School Psychology graduate student, Sean Soehren, entered the program knowing he wanted to help struggling students in the classroom, and through his research, he may be able to assist educators with new methods of growing classroom compliancy.

His presentation topic, “Increasing Compliance Using Mystery Motivator and Sure I Will Behavioral Interventions,” is based on the research he did on behavioral intervention for his thesis. Soehren worked with second graders with reading disabilities and extreme behavioral issues last spring to find a way to increase compliance for the benefit of the classroom. Read the rest of this entry →

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had paper accepted for publication in international journal

Posted on March 30, 2015

Gary Nickell, Psychology, had a paper accepted for publication in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. The paper “The Prediction of Workers’ Food Safety Intentions and Behavior with Job Attitudes and the Reasoned Action Approach” was co-authored with Dr. Verlin Hinsz from NDSU.

Psychology Club Bake Sale March 24, 25

Posted on March 18, 2015

Psychology Club/Psi Chi is hosting a two-day bake sale on March 24th and 25th from 10:00am to 4:00pm in the Flora Frick-MacLean Hall corridor (by the vending machines and water fountain). Please come support our organization and buy some brain cookies, cookies, scotcharoos, and much more! Most items are only $1, and who doesn’t love some sugar? See you there!

School Psychology Students Attend and Present at National Conference

Posted on February 25, 2015

Seven School Psychology graduate students and faculty member, Peg Potter, recently attended the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) in Orlando, Florida. Read the rest of this entry →

Soehren and Bukhari Selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers

Posted on February 10, 2015

Congratulations to Sean Soehren, School Psychology Graduate Student and Khulude Bukhari, Counseling & Student Affairs Graduate Student! Soehren and Bukhari have been selected as the 2015 Graduate Student Lecturers who will be presenting their research at the Student Academic Conference on Tuesday, April 14th. Read the rest of this entry →

School Psychology Graduate Program gets “Full Approval” from NASP

Posted on February 05, 2015

The MSUM School Psychology program is pleased to announce our graduate program has once again earned National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Full Approval -National Recognition- from the NASP Program Accreditation Board. Read the rest of this entry →

Stewart presented to NCW & Ada-Borup teachers

Posted on January 21, 2015

Dr. Lisa Stewart, School Psychology, conducted two inservice trainings with K-12 local educators from Norman County West and Ada-Borup on Monday, January 19. The training covered the topics of Academic Engagement and Academic Language/Vocabulary and tools to use in Tier 1 and Tier 2 instructional settings.

Department of Psychology publishes first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal

Posted on November 24, 2014

The Department of Psychology publishes the first issue of The Red River Psychology Journal. This online journal showcases our undergraduate student research and provides student editors with experience as peer reviewers. The journal is serialized with an ISSN number so the contents are electronically archived and searchable. And the journal will be used as a department newsletter and alumni outreach. Read the rest of this entry →

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

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



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.

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