Psychology Undergraduate Office  
Psychology Advising
I can't believe we are approaching the last month of 2015 - 2016 academic year.  We are starting to solidify our plans for summer, after graduation and next year.  During this busy enrollment time, the advisors are extremely busy.  Check the Advisor on-line schedule for available appointments.
PSY Faculty Wins AT&T Award!!
Dr. Cathleen McGreal's PSY 444 course taught on Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Youth has been selected as the 2015-2016 MSU-AT&T Instructional Technology award recipient for BEST blended/hybrid course.
This is Dr. McGreal's 5th AT&T award!
Congratulate Dr. McGreal when you see her!!

PSY Summer On-line Courses, Internships, & Transfer Credits
Are you planning on enrolling in Summer 2016 courses? Do you have an internship or volunteer experience set up for this summer? If you answered YES to either of these questions please read carefully the information below that corresponds.
Summer PSY General Internship 2016:
Do you have an internship or volunteer experience set up for this summer?  Would you like to get credit for the experience to help you get closer to graduation and also to help you learn to network and use this position to help you find full-time employment or get into graduate school?  If so, you may want to apply for the PSY General Internship for Summer 2016.  Students can earn between 6 - 12 credits of PSY 382 for an approved internship.  For more information, there is a brochure and application on the PSY Undergraduate website under "Get Involved".  Take a look and help yourself gain experience this summer, while moving closer to graduation.  HERE.
MSU Summer PSY On-line Courses:
Are you aware that there are a lot of on-line courses offered by the PSY department that can be taken anywhere that you have internet?  Save the time and hassle of transferring credit from another school and just plan to add the courses through MSU and still have the comfort of living at home in the summer.  Below are the courses that are available for summer 2016.  It is important to also note that some of these courses are only offered in the summer so if they sound interesting, this would be a great time to take them!!!  HERE.
Transfer Credit from community colleges & 4 year institutions:
If you plan to take a course at another institution this summer, please make sure that your course will transfer to MSU.  Courses and Institutions that are approved can be found: HERE.
Students who have less than 56 credits can take courses at a community college until their combined credit total is equal to 56 credits.  Any credits taken beyond 56 will not be added to your MSU cumulative credit total.  If you attend a 4 year institution, the rules are different.  Transfer credit can be taken at a 4 year school beyond the 56 credits.  If you are nearing the 90 credit mark, you should seek advisor approval before taking courses at a transfer institution.

If you are planning to take a PSY course that is not on the transfer system (not evaluated), please complete the necessary Transfer Credit Evaluation form (for PSY courses only): HERE.
Dia de la Mujer Conference
DDLM has grown into a multi-faceted series of workshops focusing on education, health, political, inter-personal relationships, culture, personal development, and self-empowerment for Latinas of all ages and backgrounds.
Our conference goals are to empower, motivate, inspire, connect and support Latinas and all women in their quest for advancement in society. DDLM is also an excellent opportunity for non-Latinos, who are interested in learning about the beliefs, views, and way of life in the Latino community. DDLM recognizes that there is value in difference and is an excellent cross-cultural experience for all who take advantage of the opportunity. DDLM is open to all regardless of ethnic background. We encourage everyone to attend and participate in all that DDLM has to offer. DDLM is open and inclusive of all who value diversity and wish to learn about the growing Latino community.

The 23rd Annual DDLM Conference
April 9th, 2016
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MSU Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Additional Information & Register: HERE

THEME -Solidarity for Change: Using Our Voice to Inspire Action
KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Ms.Christine Chavez
Volunteer Opportunity - Michigan Science Olympiad 
Do you need outreach and volunteer experience to add to your resume?  Then the Science Olympiad organization may be just what you're looking for!
Science Olympiad (SO) is a non-profit organization that strives to improve and promote K-12 science education. The state SO tournament has been held at MSU for over 25 years and each year middle and high school students from all across Michigan travel to our campus in order to compete in 46 unique science related events for the chance to advance to the national tournament University of Wisconsin-Stout.
The Olympiad is scheduled for Saturday, April 30th, 2016. This event requires over 300 volunteers.
Volunteer responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: proctoring and grading tests, set-up/take-down of laboratory equipment, resetting stations, directing visitors around campus, timing building events, general assistance to event supervisors, checking volunteer wristbands, ushering at the awards ceremony,etc.
There will be an informational volunteer meeting in 212 North Kedzie Hall on March 29th from 5-7 pm. Please come to speak with the student volunteer coordinators, to learn more about this event! These will be informal meetings in which you can stop in at ANY time during the scheduled meeting time.
Contact Persons:
Rachael Losee | Jake Hall | Sophia Potter
Volunteer Coordinators
MSUSO Site Team
39 Kellogg Center

Geocache For Campus Cash & Financial Resource Fair 

April 21, 2016
6:00-8:00 PM 
Human Ecology Building, Room 300 (next to MSU Union)
A chance to win:                              Learn How To:
Multiple Scholarships                          Manage student debt
MSU Prizes                                       Avoid identity theft
Gift cards                                          Use debit & credit cards
                                                        Understand auto financing 
                                                         Successfully budget
                                                         Improve your credit score
Career Services Seminars & Events 
Resume Boot Camp
Do you need help with your Resume?  Don't have one? No problem!!  Bring your resume or speak with someone that can give you tips to start on one.  All Majors welcome!!!
Get your free Linked In professional headshot.

Friday, April 8, 2016
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Room 113 Student Services Building
Career Services Office

Networking: Where's Sparty?
These events are to help students meet other students who will be interning in various locations inside and outside of MI this summer.  These events take place on campus during the week of April 11. Flyer HERE

Discover English... 
The English department is excited to present our event called DISCOVER ENGLISH: Your Passion, Your Preparation, Your Path on Saturday, April 16 at 1:30 in 112 Brody.
This is our annual chance for students to meet and chat with professors and alumni who will share their passion for English and Film Studies with the audience. Hear alums from the department tell how their English or Film degree led to a career. Professors will talk about the strengths of the various paths in the major (literature, creative writing, education, film studies, pop culture). The career and internship advisors will speak about how the skills developed over the course of an English or Film major provide fundamental preparation for any job. Students will be invited to participate in Q & A with alums as well as chat with them in the mixer following the program.

The public is welcome. All students, including current MSU English majors, non-English majors, and future English majors from high school or community college, are welcome. Advisors, high school English teachers and counselors are also invited!

There will also be refreshments during the event, and t-shirt prizes for literary quizzes!


April 2016
In This Issue
  Advising Appointments

During this busy enrollment period, it is best for you to schedule an appointment 1-2 weeks in advance on the advising system.  If you can not find an open appointment, you may want to come during walk-ins available from 1:00 - 3:00PM.  Note that walk-ins are only 10 minutes.  Please come prepared!!
HRLR Info Session

MSU SHRLR Info Session
SUNDAY, April 3, 2016
South Kedzie - Room 134
If you want to make a difference in the work lives of people and the success of organizations, our Master's degree will open doors for you to build an exciting career in one of the most highly sought after professions you could choose. Our master's program offers an excellent education, personalized career and development support, exceptionally high placement rate, exciting careers and a network of alumni ready to help every graduate succeed.
ZOOLOGY (ZOL) Name Change

The DEPARTMENT changed its name to INTEGRATIVE BIOLOGY from Zoology in Fall 2015.
The course codes will be changing as of FALL 2016.
FOR US 16: Courses offered by this department will still be listed as ZOL
FROM FS 16 onward: Courses offered by this department will be listed as IBIO
Please note that former ZOL courses may be listed under IBIO, BS, MMG 
Pre-professional Advising Walk-ins

As enrollment begins, the Pre-professional Advising Team will be doing walk-ins for summer 2016-spring 2017 scheduling concerns on most Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. It is recommended that pre-professional students meet with their major advisors FIRST. Pre-professional requirements are planned around major requirements.
Walk-in advising dates and times, can be found on the pre-professional website: HERE
Spartans Will - A Global Day of Service

Please join us and Spartans from around the world to make a difference
On Saturday April 16, 2016 MSU student Spartans will be going into the greater Lansing area to serve at 23 different service sites. 
Please join us for this memorable annual event!
To sign up, go to: HERE 
Sign up individually or as a group.   
Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch and free transportation to the volunteer sites and back to campus.
The day will start off at 8:30 a.m. at B115 Wells Hall and end at 3:30 p.m.
Leadership Opportunity

The MSU Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year. SHAC members are MSU undergraduate students interested in public health issues, and in providing a voice for students in regard to health and wellness concerns on the MSU campus. The application for the MSU Student Health Advisory Council is now open: 2016-17 SHAC APPLICATION. It is due Saturday, APRIL 9 11:59PM. Please share widely to those with a passion for college public health, regardless of major. 
Application: HERE

PSY Lost & Found!!
Our collections of items found in the PSY building is growing.  If you have lost, water bottle, shoes, scarves, lunch bag, umbrella, etc., drop by room 100 PSY Building to reclain your lost items.
Items not claimed by the end of exam week will be donated!!
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