Heather Giles (pictured with Dr. Juan Casas) presenting her poster at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD) in Seattle, WA
Alicia Bower presenting her poster at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD) in Seattle, WA
Congratulations to Chelsea Rose the UNO Student Employee of the Year for 2013!
(pictured here with Heather Jensen and Dr. Jeffrey French)
Congratulations to Ryan Placzek recipient of the
UNO Summer 2013 Rhoden Biological Fellowship
Department of Psychology Undergraduate
Representatives for the 2013-14 Academic Year
Represent undergraduate student concerns at meetings of the Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC) and the Department of Psychology. Meetings are 12:00-1:00 on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
Have a voice in issues which affect you and other undergraduate majors. Get to know individual members of the department faculty. You may contact either of this year’s representatives for more information about your role: Sheridan Trent (email@example.com) and Jaclyn Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Representative must be a Psychology major registered for at least one Psychology class each term next year. You must be able to attend meetings of the UPC and the Department.
Interested students should nominate themselves for the position. Applicants should submit the following information to Dr. Wayne Harrison (email@example.com) by 5:00 on Friday, April 26.
2. Credit hours completed through Spring 2013
3. Faculty sponsor (name of a Psychology faculty member who can vouch
4. A brief statement of your interest in the position
The UPC will select a representative or two from among the nominees at its meeting in early May.
Dr. Juan Casas' students in his service learning course on peer relations are working iwth Mockingbird Elementary to stop bullying - see story below:
Students From UNO, Mockingbird Work To Stop Bullying
Students from Mockingbird Elementary and the University of Nebraska Omaha will address the important issue of bullying on Tuesday through games and books they designed.
As part of the day’s events, students from Mockingbird will formally present their projects to students from UNO, which will later be donated to the KidsCan! Community Center.
Students from both schools have visited often throughout the semester, during which time UNO students informed their sixth-grade counterparts about important issues related to bullying and how to reduce it.
The project is part of a semester-long service learning effort coordinated by UNO’s P-16 Initiative. As part of UNO’s Service Learning Academy, the P-16 Initiative facilitates partnerships between three key groups: UNO students and their teachers, preschool through high school students and their teachers and community organizations and their members.
Through these service-learning partnerships, P-16 brings the classroom into the community through application of education to find solutions to real-life problems.
The games and books are designed to provide positive peer dialogue opportunities in a way that speaks to the age group most vulnerable to bullying.
Five happy FUSE recipients for the 2013 award cycle from Dr. Suzanne Sollars' lab.
Left to right: Jason Ginsburgh, Brett Anderson, Maxwell Virus, Alex Baker and Tim Woods
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cortese who has been promoted to the rank of Professor!
UNO was very well represented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) annual convention in Seattle, Feb. 12-15. The following faculty and students participated in presentations and poster sessions: Students: Samantha Bayer, Kelly DiFolco, Stephanie Dredge, Brittany Judge, Kelly Juilfs, Savanna Kok, Kristin Micek, Madeleine Moody, Allison Nields, Magnum Peterson, Amber Reis, Stephanie Scheer, and Paige Wintz; Faculty: Lisa Kelly-Vance and Brian McKevitt.
Brittany & Dr. McKevitt
Amber & Stephanie
Kelly & Allison
Kelly & Kelly
Samantha & Amber
Stephanie & Kelly
Maddie & Magnum
Dr. Santo recently published a paper in the Journal of Research on Adolescence entitled "Factors Underlying Contextual Variations in the Structure of the Self: Differences Related to SES, Gender, Culture, and “Majority/Nonmajority” Status During Early Adolescence"
Justin Barnes, Hanna Schleu & Sheridan Trent
For the first time in the University’s history, UNO will be represented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). Justin Barnes, Hanna Schleu, and Sheridan Trent, three psychology majors mentored by Dr. Lisa Scherer, will present their independent research projects at the conference, hosted this year by the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. All three projects address psychological and behavioral antecedents and consequences of work-school conflict among college students. Over 3500 undergraduate students from over 300 universities across the country submitted manuscripts to this conference, with acceptance being based on the students demonstrating their unique contribution to their chosen field of study.
Dr. Santo recently published a paper in the journal of Quality & Quantity entitled "Investigating the Portrait Values Questionnaire at two transitions in adulthood: Retirement and University".