Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Students Present Their Work at MPA in Chicago

AU Psychology students Tiffany Pryce, Hannah Drake, and Natalie Bisignano presented their original research at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago on April 12th. The students conducted their research as part of Dr. Bonfiglio’s Fall 2017 Research Methods course. They had the opportunity to connect with psychologists across the region to discuss their research interests, and were also able to spend some time exploring downtown Chicago. We are incredibly proud of these students!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

New Members Inducted Into Psi Chi

On Tuesday, April 10th, nine students were inducted into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Congratulations to these accomplished students: Dana Awlia, Aubrey-Leigh Baker, Sabryna Benzel, Natalie Bisignano, Savannah Lewis, Tiffany Pryce, Tiffany Smolinski, Lainy Spies, and Elizabeth Takacs.  Tiffany Smolinski was selected as the next Psi Chi President and Savannah Lewis was selected as the next Vice-President following the induction ceremony. 

Psi Chi honor cords were presented to these graduating Psi Chi members: Natalie Bisignano, Amanda Case, Kelly Dremann, Bryce Garman, Sarah Hyer, Haley Murphy, and Kimberly Vidika.  Congratulations to these outstanding students!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

AU Faculty Member and Student Publish Article

Dr. Chris Chartier (Associate Professor of Psychology) and Savannah Lewis (psychology major), along with Dr. Randy McCarthy (Northern Illinois University) recently published an article in Eye on Psi Chi.  The article is titled "Undergraduate Researchers Will Save Psychological Science" and details how undergraduate researchers have "been making significant contributions" to the discipline.  Click HERE to read the full transcript of the article.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

More Positive Press For The Psychological Science Accelerator!!

The Psychological Science Accelerator (PSA), founded last year by Ashland University's Dr. Chris Chartier, is getting more positive feedback in the press! Click HERE to read an article titled "Hundreds Of Researchers Are Trying To Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies" that was recently  published at BuzzFeed. Congratulations!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

AU Alum Makes Team USA

Katie Nageotte, former Ashland University Psychology major, recently earned a spot on Team USA for the IAAF World Indoor Championships which will be held in March in Birmingham, England.  While at Ashland University, Katie was a national champion in the pole vault in 2013, and made a spot on Team USA by clearing 15' 7 1/4" last week at the USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, NM.  That vault leads the WORLD so far during the 2017/2018 indoor track season.  Click HERE to read the press release from Ashland University.  Congratulations, Katie!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Drew Saylor Speaks to Sport Psychology Class

Drew Saylor, the manager of the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers), spoke to Dr. Curt Ickes’ Sport Psychology class this past week. He discussed the role the mental game plays in the peak performance of professional baseball players and how this type of training takes place throughout the minor leagues. Drew grew up in Wadsworth and played at Kent State University before being drafted by the Marlins. He later played for the Lake Erie Crushers where Dr. Ickes was the Player Development Specialist. Following his tenure at the Crushers, Coach Saylor went on to manage in the Colorado Rockies system before being hired by the Dodgers in 2015.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Can Reproducibility Be Predicted?

Click HERE to read an article on predicting the reproducibility of published studies.  Our very own Dr. Chris Chartier was quoted in this article that recently appeared in Science Magazine.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Emily Wirtz - December 2017 Intern of the Month!

Congratulations to Emily Wirtz who has been named Ashland University’s December Intern of the Month! Emily graduated in December and majored in Pychology, Creative Writing, and Religion. During her internship she worked as an Outreach and Prevention Assistant at Safe Haven, a rape crisis and domestic violence center. 

Emily assisted in rebranding general marketing materials as well as created a new set of marketing materials to be used on campus. She also researched and assisted in the creation of new programs, including a college-geared social media platform, college-age support group for sexual assault survivors, and teaching curriculum for high school and college students. Additionally, she had the opportunity to attend training in advocacy and awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence. Emily continually worked directly with the Title IX committee of AU to improve policy and support for all students.

“The subject matter of this internship has prepared me to do ground-level work with people in need. It has given me the tools to care for others and myself in stressful and high-risk situations, such as those present in circumstances of domestic violence and sexual violence. Additionally, the internship, and more specifically my supervisor, has provided me with the social and business etiquette to function and excel in the workplace, no matter who I am working with. Working in this environment has showed me how to raise my voice for important issues and be respectful while doing so.”

The Career Services Center is so glad you achieved a great deal at your internship, Emily. We hope the skills and knowledge you obtained will continue to benefit you on your career path. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Full Time Position Seeking Applicants

There has recently been posted a vacancy announcement for a full-time Vocational Rehabilitation Caseload Assistant position, headquartered in Mansfield. The working hours for this position are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., subject to management discretion. The posting will close on 1/17/18 at 11:59 p.m. This position is open to internal and external applicants.  To apply, go to http://careers.ohio.gov, click on Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs, click the drop down arrow next to Filter, click on Department, scroll down and click on Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities under the Department heading, click on the X to close the Department list, and then click on the job title of the position.