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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MS Program at Shippensburg University of PA

The Master’s of Science program in Psychological Science at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is currently accepting applications for Fall 2018. This program is a traditional two-year Master’s program, with three possible exit strategies: (1) Thesis, (2) field experience with an emphasis in data analysis OR applied behavior analysis, or (3) a comprehensive examination based on coursework taken. All of the on-campus graduate courses are taught by faculty holding doctoral degrees, and graduate assistantships are available, both within our department and across the university. Full-time assistantships provide full tuition reimbursement as well as an hourly stipend. Faculty areas of focus include behavior analysis, cognitive/human factors, developmental psychology, experimental psychology, social psychology, and statistical analysis. More information about can be found HERE.  In addition, they offer a nationally-approved coursework sequence for those interested in board-certification in behavior analysis (www.bacb.com), with a new cohort beginning in May 2018.  Interested students should contact Kathryn Potoczak, Coordinator of the program, at kmpoto@ship.edu



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Saint Joseph's University Hosting Open House for Graduate Programs in Psychology

The master's program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph's University is a full-time program designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in the program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction.  Saint Joseph's will be hosting a virtual (online) open house on Monday, November 13th at 11:30. Information on how to attend the open house can be found HERE.  Complete details about our program are available HERE

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

AU in Germany 2018 Interest Meeting


Hey Psychology majors and minors -- this is Dr. Metzger writing this blog post.  I wanted to clue you in on an outstanding opportunity that you won't want to miss if you've ever considered studying abroad -- the AU in Germany program.  I was lucky enough to participate in this trip on four different occasions, and I served as the director of this program for three of those four years.  In essence, this is a four week experience with three of those four weeks taking place in eastern Germany.  Students take two core classes in the program (see below), and thus earn 6 credits toward their studies.  Eastern Germany has some of the most beautiful landscapes and architecture in all of Europe, and you won't be sorry if you decide to make this trip.  There will be an additional information meeting on November 13th at 5:00pm in Bixler 209, and if you can't make this meeting feel free to contact Rebecca Parillo in the Global Education office.  

SOC 340: Marriage and Family Relationships (Soc Sci)

PHYS 350: Science as a Cultural Force - Making of the Atomic Bomb (Nat Sci or Human)

MUS 225: Musical Style (Aesth)