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Get ready for San Francisco

Nominate an outstanding state association

Get involved in APAGS leadership

Apply for a spring 2007 CEMA grant

ACT honors outstanding student advocates

Get ready for San Francisco

Students interested in presenting at APA's 2007 Annual Convention in San Francisco, Aug. 17-20, must submit their materials to APA by Dec. 1 for consideration. By presenting their work at the APA convention, students gain valuable public-speaking experience and professional contacts. APAGS follows APA rules for submissions. Visit the APA Convention Web site for more information on convention policies and how to submit a proposal.


Nominate an outstanding state association

The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) seeks nominations from students for the 2007 Outstanding State, Provincial or Territorial Psychological Association of the Year Award. APAGS, APA's Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP) and Div. 31 (State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs) present this $1,500 award each year to a state, provincial or territorial psychological association (SPTA) that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to promoting graduate student development and joint APAGS/SPTA member-ship. The application deadline is Jan. 15.

SPTAs that have won the award within the last five years, including last year's winner--the New York State Psychological Association--are not eligible for the 2007 award. For application requirements and instructions, visit the APAGS Award Web site.


Get involved in APAGS leadership

Develop leadership skills, represent student colleagues and nationally advocate for psychology by serving in an elected position on the APAGS Committee. APAGS members are eligible to run for one of the following elected positions, which begin in August 2007: chair-elect; member-at-large, education focus; and member-at-large, communications focus. APAGS is also accepting applications for the chair of the APAGS Convention Committee. The application deadline for each position is Feb. 16. Applicants must be APAGS members and actively enrolled as students in good standing in a graduate psychology program. For detailed position descriptions and information on how to apply, visit www.apa.org/apags.


Apply for a spring 2007 CEMA grant

The APAGS Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) awards up to two $500 grants each spring semester and up to three $500 grants each fall semester for projects that recruit, retain and enhance the training of ethnic-minority graduate psychology students. Examples include workshops, conferences, speaker series, mentorship programs and the development of student organizations with a focus on multiculturalism or ethnic-minority concerns. Visit APA APAGS Awards for details. Applications for the spring 2007 grants are due Dec. 1.


ACT honors outstanding student advocates

The APAGS Advocacy Coordinating Team (ACT) congratulates its state advocacy coordinators and campus representatives for their outstanding efforts as part of the ACT network, which promotes student advocacy and monitors legislative activity that affects psychology. APAGS recognized the following students between May and July 2006. The ACT Excellence in Leadership Award winners are:

  • Becky Fenton, of Long Island University's C.W. Post Campus.

  • Bernice Joo, of the University of Virginia.

  • Priscilla Bade-White, of the University of Arizona.

  • Pearl McGee, of John F. Kennedy University.

  • Sakina Butt, of Argosy University/Tampa.

  • Jonathan Adler, of Northwestern University.

  • Melissa Olivett, of Gannon University.

  • Nathan Doty, of the University of Miami.

  • Kara Vick, of the University of South Dakota.

The ACT Campus Leadership Award winners are:

  • Kate Calhoon, of the Colorado School of Professional Psychology.

  • Alisha Wray, of the University of New Mexico.

  • Melissa Noya, of Carlos Albizu University.

For more information visit the ACT Network.

-E. Packard