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  • 11/18/14

    Psych Scoop 11/18/14
    The inside scoop on staying engaged and up-to-date with the Psychology Advisor!
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
    --1.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    --2.Drop-In Hours Altered
    EVENTS
    --3.Global Seminars Info Sessions
    --4.Active Minds Hosts: Diversity in Mental Health
    --5.MCAE Fall Workshops
    --6.MCAE Tutoring
    --7.CLA Student Board Speed Networking Event
    --8.Win an Free Kindle in Kaplan's Drawing
    RESEARCH
    --9.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    --10.Research Opportunity in Social Psychology Lab
    --11.Mental Health Research in Mexico this Summer
    --12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    --13.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    ENGAGEMENT
    --14.Apply to be a De-Stress Volunteer
    --15.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    --16.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    COURSES
    --17.EPSY 5801: Assessment & Decision Making in School & Community Settings
    --18.Courses in Gerontology
    --19.Courses in Medical Laboratory Science
    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
    --20.Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online Program
    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
    --21.CORRECTION from 11/11 Psych Scoop : Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    --22.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    --23.Part Time Case Management Position
    --24.Director of Training and Outreach at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
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    PSYCHOLOGY ADVISING
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    1.The Diversity Expo Was a Success!
    Two weeks ago, the Psychology Diversity Council hosted the 2nd Psychology Diversity Expo. We had over 50 students, and more than 10 organizations/offices in attendance - thank you if you were among that number! Also, a big congratulations to Korrina Griffith and Alyssa Chou for winning the $25 Amazon Gift Cards! If you have any feedback about the council or our event, we would love to hear it! The Diversity Council is a relatively new entity of the Psychology Department, and we are still trying to figure out how we can be most helpful. Any feedback that you have can be submitted anonymously online. If you are interested in getting more involved with the Diversity Council, or would like to know more about our future events and programming, please send an email to psyadvis@umn.edu with the subject "I'm interested in the Diversity Council."
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    2.Drop-In Hours Altered
    Psychology Advising will have shortened Drop-In hours on Friday, 11/21/14. Kayla will be taking the Drop-Ins on Friday from noon-1pm in Psychology Advising.
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    EVENTS
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    3.Global Seminars Info Sessions
    Learn about 9 exciting study abroad programs during May Session. With Global Seminars, you can earn 3 credits and meet liberal education requirements during a 3-week, instructor-led program. Financial aid and scholarship opportunities will be discussed on Thursday, December 11, 420B Science Teaching & Student Services (STSS Building). Global Seminars in Europe from 2-3 p.m, and Global Seminars in Asia, Africa, and Latin America 3-4 p.m.
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    4.Active Minds Hosts: Diversity in Mental Health
    Active Minds, a mental health awareness student group on campus, is hosting a discussion panel for the University community titled "Diversity in Mental Health: The Unique Concerns of a Universal Problem." The event will take place from 8:00PM to 9:00PM in the Coffman theater on Monday, November 24th, doors will open at 7:30PM for refreshments. There will be a panel of university speakers including peer educators from the Aurora Center, Dr. Richard Lee from the Psychology department, and Stef Wilenchek from the GLBTA Programs Office. The panel will discuss how different groups of people can have varying risk factors, experiences, attitudes, and coping mechanisms related to mental health. The goal is to better understand how mental health issues affect our entire community. The event is free to all!
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    5.MCAE Fall Workshops
    The Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is offering great fall workshops on: Power, Hmong Culture, The Dream Act and American Indians. Check out their workshop schedule online for more information or email mace@umn.edu.
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    6.MCAE Tutoring
    As we approach the critical mid-term and final exam periods of this semester we want to remind you to take advantage of the resources available to you on campus. Walk-in tutoring service at the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) is service is free and available for all U of M Twin Cities students. Subjects covered include writing, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry, general biology, genetics, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, human anatomy and physiology, physics, C/C++ programming, languages (Dakota, Spanish, Ojibwe), economics, statistics, accounting, animal science, nutrition, and more (see online schedule). If you may need tutoring support for a course not included please contract MCAE.
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    7.CLA Student Board Speed Networking Event
    This Thursday, November 20 from 6:30 - 9:00pm the CLA Student Board is hosting a Speed Networking Event at the Campus Club. Throughout the year, CLASB offers various events that allow current students to network and build relationships with CLA Alumni. Our events range from a Speed Networking event to dinners with CLA Alumni that have created their own businesses. This speed networking event is a great opportunities to learn and get advice from Alumni. For more information go online.
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    8.Win an Free Kindle in Kaplan's Drawing
    Want to win a Free Kindle Fire HDX? Enter Kaplan's Season of Thanks Drawing. The winner will be notified on December 1st! Winners will also be chosen for other giveaway items, like gift cards or GRE Flashcards. Questions? Email Aly Johnson at alyssa.johnson@kaplan.com.
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    RESEARCH
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    9.Registering for Research with a Child Psychology Faculty Member
    If you are planning to work in a Child Development research lab (with a Faculty member from the Institute of Child Psychology) and register for CPsy 4994 credit, this experience can be used towards the Psychology major as PSY elective credit. In order to use CPsy 4994 for credit toward your psychology major, you must fill out a Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract and bring it to Psychology Advising to be approved before the end of the 2nd week of the term. If you do not fill out an Psychology Undergraduate Research Contract (to be obtained from Psychology Advising in N108 Elliott Hall) by the deadline, the credit will not be applicable towards your Psychology major.
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    10.Research Opportunity in Social Psychology Lab
    The Social Interaction Lab, run by Dr. Jeffry Simpson, is hiring research assistants for the spring semester to work on projects about conflict in romantic relationships, prosocial behavior and social networks, and evolutionary and social psychology. Interested students should Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) by 10am on Friday, November 21st with "Interest in RA Positions" as the subject line. The email should contain the following information: Name, Email, Major(s)/Minor(s), Expected graduation date, GPA, and One sentence about why you're interested in working in the Social Interaction Lab. Qualified applicants will receive a full RA application and detailed descriptions of the positions. Late emails will not receive a response. Email Allie Farrell (farre212@umn.edu) with any questions about these positions or the application process.
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    11.Mental Health Research in Mexico this Summer
    Undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students who are interested in conducting mental health research in Mexico during the summer of 2015, and who meet the application criteria, are encouraged to apply for the NIH/NIMHD-funded Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training program (MHIRT) which we refer to as the Latino Mental Health Research Training Program. Interested undergraduate and pre-doctoral level students meeting criteria should visit the website. Criteria include: 3.0 GPA or better, Research career orientation, Demonstrated interest in and/or commitment to reducing health disparities, Excellent Spanish language oral and written skills, Background in statistics and/or demonstrated social/behavioral sciences research experience, Undergraduates with junior or senior class standing for 2014-2015, post baccalaureate students, and pre-doctoral level students, U.S. citizen, permanent resident, non-citizen national, and From a group with health disparities including African American, Asian American, Latino, Native American, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and rural communities. The on-line application opened on November 15, 2014, and the last day to submit an application is February 2, 2015.
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    12.DESRE- Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience Program
    The initiative is a 6-week summer program at Georgia Southern University hosted by the Rural Health Research Institute and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The initiative, called DESRE (Disparities Elimination Summer Research Experience), is a paid, hands-on research experience for undergraduate and graduate students. During the program, students engage in cutting-edge rural health disparities research and receive training in the unique factors associated with addressing health disparities. Students work with and learn from a team of experienced faculty researchers from both Georgia Southern University and Mercer University. Go online to learn more about the program and access the application. The application deadline is Monday, December 1st, 2014. Please contact Janie Wilson, with any questions or for more information about the program.
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    13.McNair Research Scholars Applications
    The University of Minnesota's Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is now accepting applications for summer 2015. The priority application deadline is January 26, 2015. The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the the 10-week summer research program students: Develop a great relationship with a professor that is essential for applying to graduate school; Receive a $3,500 stipend; Conduct research with a professor; Develop a quality research paper; Receive guidance through the graduate school process (e.g. identify graduate programs, write a personal statement, create a curriculum vitae, etc.), and Present research at poster sessions held on campus. Qualifications include: First generation college student and low income, or from an underrepresented group; GPA of 2.75 and above; Full-time sophomore or junior and a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident; Students with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) focus are strongly encouraged to apply to the McNair Scholars Program, as are student veterans. I encourage interested students to check out the McNair website for more information, and to sign up to attend a information session. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about the program and application process. Click here (right toolbar) to view/register for upcoming information sessions. Also, feel free to contact Anthony Albecker (albecker@umn.edu), Shade' Osifuye (osif0003@umn.edu), Bai Vue (vuexx085@umn.edu) or visit us online and on Facebook.
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    ENGAGEMENT
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    14.Apply to be a De-Stress Volunteer
    The de-stress health promotion student group is a peer counseling program being developed by UCCS and Boynton. The group focuses on student stress and mental health. Members of this group educate students about stressors, stress management skills, and campus resources related to stress management through Stress Check Ins and other activities. The program is currently recruiting volunteers. We are looking for volunteers with a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, a passion for public health, particularly within areas of mental health and stress management. Approximately 15 volunteers will be selected through a simple application basis essentially asking why they would like to be involved in the program. Volunteers who currently attend weekly meetings and participate will also be taken into consideration. Volunteers selected will participate in a 16 hour training prior to the start of the program (March) between January-February. Training will be provided by Boynton's Mental Health Clinic and UCCs and will cover a variety of mental health and stress management topics, including what to do if a student should need to be brought to Boynton's Mental Health Clinic. This group currently hosts weekly meetings on Thursdays from 4-5PM in Boynton's Garden room (N101). More information can be found online and on Facebook. Any additional questions can be sent to distress@umn.edu
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    15.Social Justice Leadership Retreat - Apply Now!
    The University of Minnesota offers many opportunities, but few are as meaningful and powerful as the Social Justice Leadership Retreat (SJLR). The SJLR focuses on developing and fostering diversity and social justice leaders committed to improving the campus climate for all students and working towards a more just and equitable society. The 3 day retreat (January 17-19) takes students and facilitators away from campus to explore issues of identity, oppression, and how to make an impact on campus and in the community after the retreat. Over 700 students have attended our retreats over the last ten years and those students are having a powerful impact on campus and in the community using what they learned and the connections they made. To find out more information about the retreat and to apply, please check out our website. The application deadline for the retreat is December 2.
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    16.Opportunity for Males to Get Involved: Ending Sexual Assault
    The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education is looking for male identified students and staff who want to assist our work in putting an end to sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking. Volunteers obtain a state-wide certification as a sexual assault counselor upon completion of a 40 hour training that happens over a long week starting Jan.30, 2015 through Feb. 7th. The training is based on a social justice model and experienced with a great community of up to 30 students and staff. You will find it challenging, rewarding and even fun with snacks and food at appropriate times. Applications are due by November 28th! To get more information check out umn.edu/aurora or email Jerie Smith at smith449@umn.edu. Come and be part of the solution!
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    COURSES
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    IMPORTANT: Not all courses listed below are offered by the Department of Psychology, and you will need to meet with your college advisor to find out how they will fit into your academic program.
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    17.EPSY 5801: Assessment & Decision Making in School & Community Settings
    The 3 credit course is an introduction to psychological and educational assessment for individuals who work with children and youth, especially those experiencing academic and behavior problems. We will study standardized tests of intelligence, achievement, socio-emotional functioning, perception, reading, mathematics, adaptive behavior, and language. The course will address preschool through grade 12, with an emphasis on preschool and elementary school. This class is recommended for students who plan to go into a career or graduate program related to education. Please contact Yvette Anne Aranas at arana004@umn.edu for more information.
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    18.Courses in Gerontology
    If you want to learn about aging, from the effects of biology on the aging process, to social and institutional supports and challenges, you should look into the courses offered through Gerontology this spring. A few courses include: GERO 5100 -001: Hot Topics in the Biology of Aging (1 credit); GERO 5100-002: Aging and Society (2 credits); GERO 5100: The Biology of Aging (3 credits); GERO 5115: Introduction to Geriatrics (2 credits), and GERO 5125: Gerontology Service Learning (3 credits), all of these courses and more are approved for the freestanding Gerontology Minor, as well as the Aging Studies Certificate. For further information, please direct inquiries to rockn008@umn.edu
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    19.Courses in Medical Laboratory Science
    If you enjoy science and may be considering a career in a medical setting, the Medical Laboratory Science (formally Clinical Laboratory Science) program is offering several courses this spring and/or summer. Some courses include: MLSP 1010: Introduction to Medical Laboratory Sciences; MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community; MLSP 5311 - Fundamental Biomedical Laboratory Techniques; MLSP 5511 Principles of Immunobiology. Any questions about our courses or requests for permission numbers should be directed to cahpinfo@umn.edu.
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    GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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    IMPORTANT: Programs listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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    20.Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online Program
    We are pleased to announce the Master of Science in Applied Psychology Online program at University of Southern California. This unique program is for those seeking to work in organizational development, social media and analytics, market research, marketing or any field related to human behavior in organizations. Our curriculum is at the intersection of psychology theory, research and practice in business settings. We currently offer concentrations and coursework in both organizational psychology and consumer psychology, both of which are in the top occupational growth areas of this decade. We encourage you to explore this program if you are interested in using psychology in a real-world setting other than in a clinical context. The education and the support you will receive by joining our diverse and rapidly growing online student body at the University of Southern California is nothing less than excellent. Feel free to contract us (annycho@usc.edu) with any questions that you may have.
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    JOB/INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
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    IMPORTANT: Organizations listed below are not necessarily affiliated with or endorsed by the Department of Psychology or Psychology Undergraduate Advising. Please exercise the same discretion you would in viewing any other source.
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    21.CORRECTION from 11/11 Psych Scoop : Full Time Job Opportunity at Natalis
    There was a full time job opportunity with Natalis Outcomes posted in the Psych Scoop last week, 11/11/14, and it was brought to our attention that the email address that was listed to send letters of interest and resumes was misspelled. The correct email is: Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org.
    ORIGINAL POST:
    Natalis Outcomes is seeking a lead behavioral health care manager to perform the following at Natalis Counseling & Psychology Solutions, a multispecialty mental and behavioral health outpatient clinic: 1. Provide care coordinator services and referral support to clients and clinic providers 2. Assist clients with accessing community-based resources and services 3. Effectively work with the clinic's providers 4. Administer, interpret and coordinate client treatment outcomes evaluation and tracking 5. Perform other duties assigned by administrative or clinical leaders. The position will be full time position during normal business hours, and is located on MTC Light rail Green Line (though private transportation is desired). The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and there will be a monthly healthcare expense reimbursement of $200, and 10 days of PTO, plus 7 holidays. Qualifications include: 1. Bachelor's of Arts in psychology or social sciences strongly preferred 2. Completion of a bachelor's in social sciences by the summer of 2015 required, 3. Demonstrate cross cultural understanding and competency to work with diverse client population 4. Ability to use a PC and basic software packages 5. Basic understanding of mental and behavioral health care and treatment modalities. Please send a letter of interest and a resume to Jeffrey.wigren@natalisoutcomes.org.
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    22.Intern with Congressman Keith Ellison
    As we near the semester's end, Congressman Keith Ellison is looking for the next group of smart, hardworking, and dedicated students for a Winter 2015 internship opportunity in his Minneapolis office. Internships are offered for individuals interested in learning the operations of a Congressional office: current events as they relate to Congressional activity, federal legislation and legislative issues, constituent services, and events research and planning. Interns must work at least 15 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to House ethics guidelines, we are not able to offer compensation to interns. People of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, and those from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Though this internship demands high-quality work and investment, we are seeking applicants who are passionate about social justice and in need of experience. Applications are due by December 12, 2014, and may be emailed to nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov. More information about the posting can be found online. If you have any questions, please contact Nicky Leingang by email (nicky.leingang@mail.house.gov) or telephone (612-522-1212).
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    23.Part Time Case Management Position
    Empowering Students to Achieve Program at LSS, currently has a part-time case management position (up to 20 hrs./week) available for the remainder of the school year. We are looking for a strong candidate with a great youth development experience. Please apply online. The Position is under the Human Services Category
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    24.Director of Training and Outreach at the Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota
    MPM is looking for great addition to our dynamic team. The Director of Training and Outreach is responsible for development, delivery and evaluation of the services of MPM's Training Institute, which supports Minnesota organizations' efforts to start and strengthen quality youth mentoring programs. This is a position with a lot of variety, including opportunities to connect with mentoring program staff, volunteers and supporters throughout Minnesota and beyond. The complete job description and application are online; applications will be accepted through December 1st.
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    November 20th, 2014

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