Monthly Archives: February 2019

Market research opportunity for students. Oh, and $100

As Vaishali has announced, Miami social Ph.D. alum Matt Groebe will be hosting focus groups in his current industry position on March 5 & 6. You might direct students to this opportunity; Matt writes:

Are you interested in seeing how qualitative research is conducted in the field? Would you also like to make $100? If you answered yes to both questions, follow the link below to complete a brief online screener for several upcoming focus groups that will be held in the Psychology Building. Mane Inc., a flavor and fragrance company based in Lebanon, OH, will be visiting campus on March 5th and 6th to conduct focus groups aimed at learning more about the values, attitudes, and experiences of consumers ages 18 – 23. Come see how psychological research methods can be applied in the field!

Diversity & inclusion events next week

Please be sure to see especially an event hosted by our own Student Circle of ABPSi:

Black Mental Health Night
When: Tuesday, 2/19 6-8pm
Where: 32 Shideler Hall
Description: Dr. Linda James Myers will be giving the keynote presentation at the second annual Black Mental Health Night, hosted by the Miami University Student Circle of the Association of Black Psychologists and the Department of Psychology.

…as well as other events, still thanks to Lauren:

Nature Tech: The History of Native American Land Management in the Ohio Valley
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 5-6pm
Where: 322 McGuffey Hall
Description: The Native American Student Association of MUH will host this event, where attendees will “gain insight into the greatest story never told about how Native peoples created vast foods capes with bio-engineering and lost it all in the process of American expansion.”

Discipline, Control, and the Black Body
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 6-7:50pm
Where: 001 Upham Hall
Description: Robert Turner II from George Washington University will give a Penny Lecture related to race, sport, and social justice. Specifically, his talk is entitled “Discipline, Control, and the Black Body.”

The Student Voice: Parkland Students Speak
When: Monday, 2/18 @ 7:30-9:30pm
Where: Hall Auditorium, Green Room
Description: Parkland High School students David Hogg and Alex Wind will speak as part of the Miami University Lecture Series.

Native American Perspectives on Interracial Healing
When: Tuesday, 2/19 @ 5-6pm
Where: Wilks Conference Center, Hamilton, OH (1601 University Blvd)
Description: The Native American Student Association of MUH will host this talk, which will “discuss race in America from the Diné (Navajo) lens of “hozhó” to give the much needed tools in this time.”

Black History Month Banquet
When: Wednesday, 2/20 @ 6-9pm
Where: Armstrong Pavillion C
Description: The theme of the banquet is “I’m Black and I’m Proud.” The banquet will feature a keynote presentation by Courtney Allen, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership PhD program at Miami. The event also includes dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general admission, and can be purchased online or in person at the Miami Box Office. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, 2/13.

Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality Symposium
When: Friday, 2/22 @ 7:30am-8pm
Where: Dolibois Room, Shriver
Description: This symposium consists of paper presentations, panels, roundtables, and performances all related to race, class, gender, and sexuality. This symposium is free and open to the public.

Congrats to our APAGS grant recipient!

Please join me in congratulating Selime Salim on her receipt of two research grants to support her research! She was selected for the 2019 APAGS research grant, awarded to only 9-12 graduate students nationally each year. She also received the Fall 2018 Student
Research Grant from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, which includes an invitation to present the work at their annual meeting. Selime is mentored by Terri Messman-Moore, and describes her research as follows:

The funding will support a research project that aims to examine the relation between
sexual victimization and suicidality among bisexual women, given the elevated rates of
violence and negative mental health outcomes experienced by this population. Further,
the project will examine how experiences of anti-bisexual stigma may exacerbate
outcomes and lead to poorer post-assault recovery. The goal is to identify factors that
negatively impact bisexual women’s well-being in order to inform future prevention and
intervention efforts.

Outstanding job, Selime! We are proud of you and your important work on a population underrepresented in psychological science.

Alumni board Career Path Symposium

Our dedicated Alumni Advisory Board has worked extremely hard in developing a workshop for all students interested in improving their career readiness. From Vaishali:

The Department of Psychology Alumni Advisory Board presents a Career Path Symposium titled, ” Innovative & Prepared: Your Road Map toward Career Success” on Friday March 15 from 10 am to 2 pm in Farmer School of Business. The workshop will enable you to discover your own personal story and brand, provide practical guide to your job search, describe many career avenues open to you with a psychology degree, and discuss written and unwritten roles for work success.

More information can be found on the flyer in the Team Drive here.

Please help to Make It Miami 2019

The schedule for this year’s Make It Miami events is available and Ted Peters (CAS) is asking that those faculty interested please enter your names directly in this spreadsheet. These are usually held Fridays (two Mondays), 11:15 – 12:15, in Armstrong.

In addition, those interested in serving on other faculty panels through the Office of Admission  are asked to contact Ted Peters. These other panels are Junior Preview Days held on Saturdays (3/9, 4/6, 4/27) from 9:15 – 10:15.

Finally, if you are willing to allow prospective students to visit your classes to get a sense of how excellent we are as instructors, please enter your information in this spreadsheet (be sure it opens to the first tab, CAS).