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Welcome to Psychology's First E-Newsletter

Hello Psychology alumni! We will be providing you with periodic updates on upcoming events in the Department, Alumni Advisory Board initiatives, and the latest news from the Department. If you have trouble viewing this page, click on the link at the top of the page. To ensure delivery of Psychology Times Online to your inbox, please add to your address book or list of approved senders.

Commemorative T-Shirt Competition

The Alumni Advisory Board's Communications Committee launched the 'Psychology Commemorative T-shirt Competition' at the beginning of the 2012 spring semester. Click here for more information.

Connect With Us!

The Communications Committee has established the goals of maintaining connections with our growing alumni base, keeping our alumni informed of department activities and events of interest, including alumni advisory board activities, and providing information that may either be of interest or informative for your career and networking. Click the icons below to join us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Help "Shape the Future Today"

With the generous support of our alumni and 100% participation by the members of the Alumni Advisory Board, the Shape the Future Today Initiative has reached more than 80% of its goal! The Initiative was established to provide scholarships for qualified students who cannot afford an unpaid internship and to outfit more classrooms with state-of-the art multimedia technology.

A summer internship is one of the best uses of the knowledge and skills that our students acquire as a Psychology major. Powerful multimedia tools have been shown to enhance classroom learning. Read more about the importance of internships and the need for cutting edge technology in the classroom.

Learn more about the Shape the Future Today Fund and how you can help.


Psychology Mentor Program

The Mentoring Committee has successfully launched the Psychology Mentor Program (PMP). PMP is designed to enhance the transfer of knowledge and encourage relationships between undergraduate students in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and alumni of the program.

We are very pleased that, to date, 64 alumni have volunteered to serve as mentors in the program. Click here for more information or to apply to be a mentor.


Diener Recognized for Professional Excellence

Ed Diener, professor emeritus of Psychology, and the Joseph R. Smiley Distinguished Professor of Psychology, is the 2012 recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Scientist Award, and he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Read more at the following links:
U. of I. psychology professor receives APA distinguished scientist award
Two U. of I. faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences



2012 Fall Lanier Lecture

Stephen J. Suomi, Ph.D. will be the featured speaker for the Department of Psychology's 2012 Fall Lanier Lecture. For more information visit:

View our 2011 Fall Lanier Lecture featuring Dr. Nicholas Christakis.


Get Involved

Volunteer for Psychology's 2013 Career Information Night

Meet one-to-one with students and share how a degree in Psychology helped shape your career. The event is special for the students as well as the participating alumni. Contact Cheryl Berger, assistant head for alumni relations at (217) 333-3429 or if you are interested in participating in the department's spring 2013 event.

View pictures of our 2012 Career Information Night.

Internship Opportunities

The Department of Psychology would like to increase the number of internships that we can offer our undergraduate students. Does your company have an internship program; do you currently offer internships to psychology students? What qualifications do students need to apply to your program? If your company does not have an internship program in place, are you interested in starting a program for psychology students? For more information, contact Leslie Vermillion, senior director of development, LAS Office of Advancement, (217) 333-7108 or

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You have received this email because you are a graduate or friend of the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Copies of this electronic newsletter are distributed twice a year.

The e-newsletter is designed to complement our bi-annual newsletter. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Cheryl Berger, assistant head for alumni relations,, (217) 333-3429

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