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Gopakumar Venugopalan, Editor

APSSC 2001-2002 Executive Committee
Call for Nominations

The APS Student Caucus would like to call for nominations for positions on the 2001-2002 Executive Committee. We are looking for interested and dedicated students to serve on the Student Caucus Executive Committee. Serving on the Student Caucus is not only a great way to get involved in psychological science at the national level but also a wonderful opportunity to help shape the future of student affiliates' experiences as members of APS.

The Student Caucus is now accepting nominations for candidates for the following positions on the 2001-2002 Executive Committee:

  • Graduate Advocate. This position serves as a voice for graduate student affiliates of APS. The Graduate Advocate is responsible for the coordination of the Student Research Competition and the Student Grant Program. Other duties of the Graduate Advocate include advertising the Student Research Competition and Student Grant Program, organizing the review process for these competitions, and selecting the winners of these competitions. For more information about this position, please contact the current Graduate Advocate, David Hanna, at dh6410@csc.albany.edu.
  • Advocate for Research on Socially and Economically Underrepresented Populations (RiSE-UP). The RiSE-UP Advocate is responsible for organizing the RiSE-UP Competition and the RiSE-UP Symposium held at the Annual APS Convention. Other duties of the RiSE-UP Advocate include advertising the RiSE-UP Competition, organizing the review process for the competition, and selecting the final winners and participants in the RiSE-UP Symposium. For more information about this position, please contact the current RiSE-UP Advocate, Joel Rodriguez, at joelrodz@umich.edu.
  • Communications Director. The Communications Director is responsible for serving as the web-master for the APS Student Caucus web site, and for monitoring the Mentorship Program web site. The Communications Director is also responsible for sending the monthly email newsletter to all student affiliates of APS. For more information about this position, please contact the current Communications Director, Ricardo Marte, at ricardo@unr.nevada.edu.
  • Travel Award/Volunteer Coordinator. This position organizes the Travel Award program for the Annual APS Convention. Other duties of the Travel Award/Volunteer Coordinator include advertising the Travel Award Program, organizing the review process for the program, and selecting the winners of the program. This position is also responsible for organizing the Hotel Match-Up Program. For more information about this position, please contact the current Travel Award/Volunteer Coordinator, Rhiannon Ellis, at rellis+@pitt.edu.
  • Student Notebook Editor. The Student Notebook Editor is responsible for soliciting and writing articles for the Student Notebook in the Observer. The Editor is also responsible for printing APS Student Caucus announcements (e.g., competition deadlines) in the Student Notebook. For more information about this position, please contact the current Student Notebook Editor, Gopakumar Venugopalan, at gvenugop@bamaed.ua.edu.

If you are interested in any of these positions, the Student Caucus Executive Committee encourages you to "throw your hat in" and nominate yourself! We will be accepting nominations starting now and continuing through the Student Caucus Business Meeting at the 13th Annual Convention in Toronto. In order to serve as an Executive Committee officer, nominees must be student affiliates of APS, have graduate student status, and be enrolled in school for at least one semester during their terms of office. To nominate yourself, or another student affiliate, please contact the APS Student Caucus President, Kymberley K. Bennett, at kym@unr.nevada.edu. Correspondence can also be sent to:

Kymberley K. Bennett
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 140
Reno, NV 89557

Because the Executive Committee elections take place at the Student Caucus Business Meeting, if you would like to nominate yourself, or another student affiliate, please plan to attend the Convention in Toronto. During the Business Meeting, nominees will be given a few minutes to state their experiences and ideas for their respective offices, and elections will immediately follow.

Even if you do not plan to run for an office on the Executive Committee, the Student Caucus would like to invite you to attend our Business Meeting. Not only will you be able to learn about our activities and programs, you will be given the opportunity to vote for student affiliates who will represent you on the 2001-2002 Executive Committee. We hope to see you there!

Travel Awards for Annual Convention

The APS and APS Student Caucus (APSSC) have successfully maximized student attendance at APS Conventions in the past by helping students defray part of their travel costs. This is primarily done by the Student Travel Award Program. Winners of this competition will receive a cash award of $125 and are required to volunteer for six hours during the convention. Winners' registration fees for the convention are also waived as part of this award. All applicants must be APS student affiliates who have had their proposals accepted for presentation at the 13th Annual Convention in Toronto. Preference will be given to students who are first authors on their proposals, and who demonstrate need. Application materials for this competition will be mailed to all students with their poster presentation acceptance forms. Please look for this application in the mail.

The deadline for the applications is March 31, 2001 and the winners will be notified by April 30, 2001. If you have any questions about this competition, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Rhiannon Ellis, by email at rellis@pitt.edu.

The APS Student Caucus also sponsors a Hotel Match-Up Program. A list of students attending the convention who seek to share lodging is shared with their peers. This is only a service provided by the APS Student Caucus. The APS or APS Student Caucus does not assume any responsibility or liability for the costs or otherwise. For more details please visit our web site, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rhiannon Ellis, by email at rellis@pitt.edu.

APSSC's Hot Sites

Here are some tips that we received: Dr. Curt Burgess recommends the newly created www.psychgrad.org for those on their way to grad school. If you need data to run simulations or run experiments, then Dr. Richard Lomax recommends lib.stat.cmu.edu. He also recommends Dr. John Behrens' site, which is a great resource for statistics: http://research.ed.asu.edu/.


President:
Kymberly K. Bennett
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology
MailStop #140, University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557
kym@scs.unr.edu

Past-President:
Dan Richard
Department of Psychology
Texas Christian University
TCU Box 298920, Fort Worth, TX 76129
(817) 257-7414; fax: (817) 257-7681
fdrichard@delta.is.tcu.edu

Graduate Advocate:
David Hanna
University at Albany, SUNY
Social Sciences 112, Albany, NY 12222
518-442-4903
dh6410@csc.albany.edu

Undergraduate Advocate:
Judith Salter
Oglethorpe University
PO Box 1831, Tucker, GA 30085
j.salter@students.oglethorpe.edu
RSE-UP Advocate:
Joel Rodriguez
University of Michigan
525 E. University, East Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
joelrodz@umich.edu
Communications Director:
Ricardo M. Marte
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology
MailStop #140, University of Nevada
Reno, NV 89557
(775)-784-6490, fax: 1st (775) 205-2193
2nd (775) 784-6493
ricardo@scs.unr.edu

Travel Award/Volunteer Coordinator:
Rhiannon Ellis
635 Learning Research & Development Center
3939 O'Hara St., University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
rellis+@pitt.edu
Student Notebook Editor:
Gopakumar Venugopalan
306A Carmichael Hall
College of Education
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231
(205) 348-7575
gvenugop@bamaed.ua.edu
Bookstore Project Chair:
Timothy N. Odegard
316 Memorial
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
todegar@comp.uark.edu
 

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February 2001
Vol. 14, No. 2


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