The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will be marking the event at this year's APA Annual Convention with a semiformal ball, "Food for Thought" breakfasts with eminent psychologists such as Philip Zimbado, PhD, and a publishing "mini-convention." The mini-convention will include sessions for students on such topics as how to publish a manuscript and how to negotiate authorship with professors and advisers. Other student-focused convention highlights include:
"Pre-Convention Internship Workshop" will guide students through the internship application process, Aug. 13. To register, visit www.apa.org/apags.
"Making the Most of Convention" offers tips for networking and picking convention sessions on Aug. 14. Speakers include Brian J. Hall, of Kent State University; Kathleen Donnelly-Wijting, of Gallaudet College; Mary Beth Bailar-Heath, of Nova Southeastern University; Katharine J. Hahn, of the University of Kentucky, and Catherine Hsieh of the University of Missouri.
"Introduction to Multilevel Modeling in the Social Sciences" on Aug. 17 with University of Nebraska--Lincoln graduate student Kevin A. Kupzyk, who will cover the basics of this powerful statistical tool.
"Balancing Personal and Professional Roles" will hammer out solutions to questions of work-life balance on Aug. 16. Participants include Katharine J. Hahn of the University of Kentucky; James L. Campbell, PhD, of Indiana State University; Mary Beth Kenkel, PhD, of the Florida Institute of Technology; Susan Zlotlow, PhD, APA's associate executive director for accreditation; and Pam Remer, PhD, of the University of Kentucky.