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Hello psychology alumni!
We hope you enjoy reading about some of the news and events
from around the department.

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I Love Illinois Week

Psychology Leaders were one of several campus student groups that organized activities for “I Love Illinois Week.”

View pictures from the Psychology Leader’s event here.

For more information about the Psychology Leader Program visit our webpage.

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Psychology Study Abroad & Internship Opportunities

This summer five Psychology majors will take part in a pilot study abroad internship program. For this program, the University of Illinois has partnered with the Gustolab Institute Center for Food and Culture and the Scuola Leonardo da Vinci in Rome. As part of the curriculum, students will use food studies as a lens to explore aspects of business, marketing and advertising, and health and nutrition in Italy.

Participants were selected based on their academic preparation and desire to complete a summer internship in a relevant area of interest. The course work has been carefully designed to allow for students to develop their critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills while also exploring timely issues from a global perspective.

For more information about the program visit Study Abroad at Illinois.

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Psychology Times is interested in featuring undergraduate students in one of the four issues that is published during the academic year.

Contact Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations at cberger@illinois.edu if you want to share your story.

Rodney Hammond

What's Your Story

Rodney Hammond (BS’ 64) served as the Director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control for fifteen years. He was the first psychologist to serve as a director of a division of the CDC.

Read more about his career and other psychology alumni here.


February 6th panel, “How do I use my Psychology degree for a career in Education?”
L-R: Jacquelyn Hines (BS’06), Michael Langendorf (BS’75), Liz Arnold (BS’12)

“First Friday of the Month” Alumni Panel

The Psychology Alumni Advisory Board has created a new a mentoring opportunity for undergraduates and alumni. The “First Friday of the Month” panel discussions help current students explore career options. Contact Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations, if you would like to be part of a future panel discussion.

Visit here for more information.

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2015 Career Information Night

Thirty-five (35) alumni came back to campus to offer students insight on how a degree in Psychology can prepare them for a future career. Contact Cheryl Berger, Assistant Head for Alumni Relations at (217) 333-3429 or cberger@illinois.edu if you are interested in participating in our 2016 event.

View here for more photos from Career Information Night.

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Shape the Future Today Fund Drive

Our first fundraising campaign exceeded our goal of $25,000. Our NEW fundraising drive is just starting but with the help of the Alumni Advisory Board, we have hit the ground running and are over half-way to our goal!

Read more about the current campaign here.


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Psychology’s 2015 Lyle Lanier Lecture

Emanuel Donchin will deliver Psychology’s 2015 fall Lyle Lanier Lecture, “Typing With Your Brain Waves…A Communication Tool For Locked In Patients.” The lecture is scheduled on Thursday, October 15, 2015, 4 p.m. at the Beckman Institute Auditorium.



Sarah Brown-Schmidt and Andrei Cimpian

Psychology’s Professorial Scholars

The Psychology Department honors faculty members who have achieved promotion to Associate or Full Professor with the title of Professorial Scholar. The titles are named after eminent emeritus faculty members in our department. The appointments serve as recognition of our colleagues’ outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and service, as validated by their promotion in rank. The appointments are in effect for one year.

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Edward Shoben Professorial Scholar in Psychology
Sarah Brown-Schmidt (Cognitive Division)

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Judy DeLoache Professorial Scholar in Psychology
Andrei Cimpian (Developmental Division)

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2014-2015 Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement

The Psychological Services Center Advocacy Project, led by Associate Professor Nicole Allen, won the Campus Award for Excellence in Public Engagement.


Keri Niehans

LAS Academic Advising Award

Keri Niehans is the recipient of the College of LAS Academic Advising Award. Keri is also the coordinator for the department’s undergraduate internship program.


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