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Psychology convention presents unique opportunity

March 27, 2016

CHADRON – Ten Chadron State College students majoring in psychology or psychological sciences, will have the opportunity to represent CSC, along with Psychological Sciences faculty members Dr. William Roweton, Dr. Laura Gaudet and Dr. Mary Jo Carnot, at the American Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Aug. 4-7.

Student applicants of junior or senior status must have a GPA of at least 3.0 entering fall of 2016 to be eligible. Applications can be obtained from jpitts@csc.edu and should be submitted to the same address by noon Friday.

Annually attended by over 11,000 members, the American Psychological Convention allows professionals, professors and undergraduate and graduate students, to grow and experience various subjects within the disciplines of psychology and psychological sciences.

Attendees will experience numerous workshops and over 20 prominent speakers, as well as explore graduate-level programs and new scientific research.

Roweton, professor of psychology, said the convention is a great opportunity for students and faculty alike.  

“Psychology is a science, a behavioral science,” Roweton said. “This convention allows for that understanding and gives it professional credibility.”

Funding for the conference, which includes student stipends to cover registration, travel and conference-related costs, is made possible by the departmentof Counseling, Psychological Sciences, and Social Work and the Intentional Initiatives Fund.

Roweton expressed his gratitude to the college’s three academic deans for approving the funds and offering support and encouragement.

More information about the convention is available at the APA website.

 

—Conor P. Casey, Graduate Assistant

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