News & Events Blog

Cory Cobb Wins Psi Chi Award at APA

Congratulations to Cory Cobb, doctoral student in our department for being awarded one of four Psi Chi awards in the APA Society Convention Research Award program. The title of his presentation is “Acculturation/Enculturation, Discrimination, and Depression among Undocumented Hispanic Immigrants.”

Congrats to Devon Patterson

Congratulations to Devon Patterson for a successful defense of his doctoral dissertation.

UCA Psychological Society Officers Elected for 2015-16

Research Chair: Ivana Ilac
Secretary/Treasurer: Erika Ware
Public Relations Chair: Becca Stallman
Recruitment Chair: Nathan Jones
Vice-President: Kelli Wierzbicki
President: Barbara Ozimica

Psi Chi Inductees

The Spring inductees to the Psi Chi International Honor Society are:

Savannah Cavender, Jaci DeLoach, Jessica Farmer, Haylie Hart, Ivana Ilic, Brooklin Jackson, Tyler Karnes, Devin Lephere, Megan Mervish, Shelby Nichols, Carley Owen, Shannon Perry, Fulani Petties, Aerielle Phelps, Tyler Ramsey, Chelsea Ratcliffe, Jonathon Schmidt, Trevor Sharpe, Rebecca Stallman, Caleb Stovall, Vincent Suha, Dayshia Tanks, Mary Wade, Lauren Webb, Blair Wilson, Kirsten Young.

New Psi Chi Officers Announced

Psi Chi International Honor Society officers for 2015-16 are:

President - Kelli Wierzbicki

Vice-President - Ivan Ilic

Secretary - Brooklin Jackson

Treasurer - Kevin Phelps

Historian - Fulani Petties

Award/Grant Coordinator - Danielle Umland

Program Coordinator - Becca Stallman

Amy Hufstedler Named Outstanding Psychology Student

Congratulations to Amy Hufstedler for being awarded this year's Richard A. Scott Outstanding Psychology Student Award and receiving $750.

Congratulations to Zach Stillman for being the 1st Runner Up and receiving $250.

Congratulations to Hailey Arens for being the 2nd Runner Up and receiving $100.

UCA Psychology Rocks SWPA

Thirty-five (35) UCA graduate and undergraduate students and 11 faculty presented research at the Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) annual convention in Wichita, KS on April 10-12.. Some students presented more than one paper. In the SWPA graduate research competition, Tiffany Wierzbicki and Danielle Umland were named finalists, placing in the top four out of all the submissions. In the SWPA undergraduate research competition, Jonathon Halligan placed 2nd and Zach Stillman was named a finalist. In addition to these accomplishments, Tiffany Wierzbicki, Brooklin Jackson, Brentnie Connor, and Shannon Perry all received Psi Chi student research awards.

UCA Chapter of Psi Chi Wins Prestigious Award

The UCA Chapter of the Psi Chi International Honor Society recently received the 2014-15 Kay Wilson Officer Team Leadership Award.

From the announcement: "This award honors Kay Wilson, Executive Officer of Psi Chi from 1991–2003, and her commitment to leadership and collaboration. Under Kay’s leadership, Psi Chi doubled its membership and increased its grants, awards, and national visibility. Like Kay, your team has not only demonstrated excellence in leadership but also realized the role Psi Chi plays in developing future leaders in psychology."

Psychology Banquet 2015: Tuesday, April 21st, @ 6:30 PM - Larry's Pizza of Conway

Join us for a time to celebrate faculty and student accomplishments during the past year and to induct new members into Psi Chi.

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Student Research Poster Symposium

This event will be held on Tuesday, Apr 21 from 1:30-3:00 pm in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. Students from various departments in the college will present their research as poster presentations.