Established to create a nexus between APA Divisions and student leaders, the Division Student Representative Network (DSRN) provides a forum for student representatives to discuss the challenges of recruiting student members, while building leadership skills within each division. Once a division has selected a student representative, they will then be subscribed to a closed listserv where they can share information and lessons learned within their divisions, and get important APAGS news and information from one source. For more information and forms for designating a student member, please visit: www.apa.org/apags/getinv/dsrninstructions.html.
DSRN at the APA Convention
The first annual APAGS-Division Student Representative Network Open Business Meeting and Social Hour was held at the APA Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Current and potential APAGS-DSRN Student Representatives were provided with an overview of the DSRN and were able to brainstorm about future projects. Current activities and progress within the network were discussed including: Efforts and ideas to recruit new DSRN representatives; The possible creation of an APAGS Division Networking Guide; Development of an APAGS Outstanding Division Award, and; The examination of data from the initial DSRN-Rep division surveys. The open discussion and exchange of ideas among student division leaders and members of the APAGS Committee and staff reinforced the importance and potential of this fledgling Network.
Thanks to all who attended!
Call for 2005 Convention Proposals
The 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association will take place in Washington, DC on August 18-21, 2005. That might seem far off, but now is the time to think about presenting your work at this prestigious event! Materials must be received in the APA Central Office by December 3, 2004 to be considered.
By presenting your work at the APA convention, you will not only gain valuable knowledge and professional contacts, but also professional experience unlike any other available to most graduate students. As an additional incentive, if you are an APAGS member, you can serve as the program's chair (without sponsorship from a full APA member). APAGS follows APA rules for submissions, so if you plan on presenting at APA or other major conferences in the future, this is a great way to learn the process and refine your skills.
Full details on APA's convention policies will be available in the September issue of the Monitor on Psychology and on the APA Convention site.
Get Involved With APAGS - Join a Subcommittee
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is seeking students to serve on three subcommittees: the APAGS Convention Committee, the APAGS Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) and the APAGS Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns (CLGBTC).
Applicants must be:
Enrolled as a student in good standing in a graduate psychology program.
At least two years from graduation.
A member of APAGS.
Subcommittee members serve two-year terms and may be reappointed for a second term by the subcommittee chair. Members of the convention committee must attend a meeting in Washington, D.C., Dec. 10-12. The application deadline is September 30th. To apply, submit a two-page curriculum vitae, a brief statement of no more than 750 words describing your qualifications, and a brief letter from your department chair verifying your status as a graduate student in good standing and stating support of your involvement on an APAGS subcommittee. Send applications to APAGS Subcommittee Application at the APA address. For more information, visit www.apa.org/apags.