Friday, April 29, 2016

Ashland University Psi Chi Inducts New Members

Congratulations to the following psychology majors/minors who were inducted into Psi Chi, the psychology honorary society, at our ceremony on April 19th.  Pictured below are Emily Wirtz, Kimmy Vidika, Dendara Oakleaf, Marissa Lindberg, Jimmy Lentine, Sarah Burdick, Jeremy Hanna, Danielle Bruno, and Abbie Brady (not pictured are Taylor Banks, Dani Czekaj, and Alyssa Edwards).  Congratulations!!!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Psychology Student Presents at Conference

Dan Whitacre, a junior psychology major, presented at the 30th Annual Ohio Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference recently held at Lorain Community College.  The research, co-authored by Derek Baker with Drs. Ickes and Chartier serving as faculty sponsors, was titled “The Effect of Color on Athletic Performance.” The study explored whether or not the color of a golf putter impacted performance on a putting task.  Subjective ratings of emotional calmness were also analyzed.  Congratulations, Dan!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Attention! English Reading Series

Psychology majors and minors:  Please see the note below from Dr. Mondal in the AU English Department:

I am writing to make you aware of an extraordinary writer and journalist who will be visiting our campus as part of the English Reading Series.  Helen Benedict will be reading from her 2012 novel Sand Queen which is about sexual assault in the U.S. military.  This widely acclaimed novel, as well as Benedict's non-fiction book on the same topic, The Lonely Soldier, have been groundbreaking in raising awareness of the military's handling of sexual assault and in sparking action to reform this problem. 
Helen Benedict will be giving a public reading from Sand Queen from 5-6:15 PM on Monday, April 18 in the Ridenour Room (115 Dauch) and will be available for book signing, as well (some of her books will be available for purchase at the reading).  I'm pasting her bio below.  The film The Invisible War, a documentary inspired by Benedict's work, is also available for viewing in the campus library (call number DVD 0949) for those who might be interested. 
All best,
Dr. Mondal

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

YSU School Psychology Program

The Youngstown State University School Psychology Program is accepting student applications for the cohort to begin in July of 2017.  The program provides comprehensive training which leads to an Ohio license as a school psychologist. Those with a background in psychology, education, and other related fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications are due 1/31/17, and the interview process begins in February of 2017. The spring information session (to describe the program and answer questions) with be held on Thursday, April 28th at 3:30 pm, in Room 3322 of Beeghly College of Education on the third floor.  For additional information and application materials (and to RSVP for the session), please visit the program website at .

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mark Your Calendars!

Join us for the Spring 2016 Job, Internship, Graduate School, and Career Fair!
Internships • Seasonal Employment • Grad Schools • Careers
Wednesday, March 16th
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
(come and go as you please)
John C. Myers Convocation Center
(Upper Convo)
Pre-Registration is recommended
Pre-registration Deadline: Monday, March 14th, 5:00 pm

Over 80 employers and graduate programs are expected to be in attendance!

Check out the most up-to-date information about the fair, including a list of organizations attending, at

Please dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. Students seeking internship and job opportunities are encouraged to wear suits.

All students are expected to be dressed in business casual attire or better. Career Services staff members may ask students dressed less appropriately to change.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Want To Help Make A Difference?

Remember Nhu Chili Dinner
Friday, February 26th
Mitchell Hall (Lower Level)
Trinity Lutheran Church, Ashland
6:30pm dinner; 7:00pm speaker

Come join us on a cold winter night for some delicious hot chili. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial, the Christian non-profit, Remember Nhu is offering a FREE dinner to all. The evening will be filled with fellowship and an opportunity to learn about the child sex trade in the country of Bolivia and the prevention methods Remember Nhu is utilizing there to help end this tragedy. Please come prepared for an eye opening experience, as well as a chance to give back. All donations will go to Hali Brook is who a missionary for Remember Nhu in Bolivia and the effort to buy a van to reach more villages and transport more children to safety.  RSVP to Mickey Rogers at (216) 898 - 2262 ext. 125 or  Visit to learn more about this program!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Must-Read for Psychology Majors...

Dr. Drew Appleby has written an article on the "blessing and the curse" of being a psychology major, which was published recently in Eye on Psi Chi. This is an excellent article that any psychology major or minor would benefit from reading.  In fact, much of the advice given in this article is the same that the AU Psychology Department faculty often tell our own students!  Click HERE for access to the article.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Psychology Students Graduate at Winter Commencement

Congratulations to the following psychology students who were awarded degrees at the Winter Commencement ceremony on December 19th!!

Ashley Keres (BA)
Magna Cum Laude

Ellen Loftus (BA)

Melissa Smith (BA)
Summa Cum Laude
Psychology/Criminal Justice

Maddison Virgili (BS)

Terri Lynn Wolfgang (BS)
Multidisciplinary Studies

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Psychology Students Selected for Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary

Congratulations to the following Ashland University psychology majors who were recently invited to join the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honorary.  The mission of this society is to identify, honor, and develop leaders in collegiate community life, and to encourage collaboration among students, faculty, staff, and alumi to advance leadership.  Congratulations!

Taylor Banks

Abigale Brady

Kate Budzik

Dendara Oakleaf

Derek Rangel

Emily Wirtz