Our first volunteer trip to Austin State Hospital will be on Saturday, February 1st. Members will meet in the Alkek parking garage at 8:15am in order to leave campus by 8:30am. Alkek parking garage is open to anyone on weekends, and members can carpool to Austin with officers. The event will conclude around noon and we will return to San Marcos in the early afternoon. Please dress appropriately.
For those interested in attending, please sign up on TRACS and be sure to print out a travel form. The travel form is found under “Resources” on TRACS and must be turned into the CASO desk on the 4th floor of LBJ Student Center.
Feel free to direct any questions to the Psi Chi Facebook page, or in an email to an officer.
Psi Chi will be represented at the Texas State Student Involvement Fair on Thursday, January 29th. Look for our table in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom from 10am-12pm.
Good evening Psi Chi Members,
Our first meeting of the semester went very smooth! We commend those you who showed up to the meeting and encourage ALL Psi Chi Members to devote time this semester to our Society. Tonight’s meeting covered the introduction of the current Officers: Madam President Brittany Hill, Madam Vice President / Event Coordinator Patience Kelly, Mister Secretary Matthew Osborn, Mister Treasurer Christian Herrera, Madam Historian Jessica Cline. We appreciate those who attended and were able to introduce themselves to other members.
During tonight’s meeting we discussed t-shirt sales. Currently we have long sleeve shirts ($20) and short sleeve shirts ($15) that are available for purchase and your support! The plan is to be all decked out in our Psi Chi apparel! Depending upon votes a new design may be created later this semester. Feel free to include your interest in this matter under the polls tab on TRACS. For seniors graduating this May or even during the Summer sessions, PLEASE email myself if you are interested in regalia (Cords) from Psi Chi. Currently I have a list of 6 members who are interested. The more the better due to discounts.
Up Coming Events: Our first event is the Student Involvement Fair next Thursday Jan. 30th in the LBJ Student Center Ballroom from 10am – 1pm. We will have a table set out and will be interacting with the student body community telling them about Psi Chi! Members are highly encouraged to stop by and say hello!
Our second upcoming event is an Austin State Hospital volunteer opportunity Saturday Feb.1st from 9:30am-12:00pm. This is an opportunity to meet individuals who have mental deficits of varying degrees. This is a wonderful chance for those who are interested in Clinical Psychology to have a feel for the field. If anyone is interested in this event transportation to and from Austin is provided, however, a transportation waiver must be signed soon! During this event we will interact with the residents, create crafts, and talk to the individuals while providing light refreshments.
Our third event is the Student Faculty Mixer! This will take place Monday Feb. 3rd in UAC 275 from 11:30am – 1:30 pm. Food is provided and all are welcome. Come meet your professors / future professors and have an opportunity to get interested in faculty research which, better enhances your resume.
Second General Meeting: The next meeting will be held Monday Feb. 3rd in UAC room 275 at 5pm. Dolores Reyes-Pergioudakis, Student Advisor for Liberal Arts, will be giving speech over Psychology degree plans. This is great knowledge for everyone in how to properly balance your future academic goals. Don’t miss it!
Final words: Attending the meetings and events is critical to socializing with fellow Psi Chi members and staying personally informed with the decisions that are voted upon from time to time. If a member is not present their vote is not heard. By attending meetings, events, and participating, points are awarded which, in turn, not only shows the dedication by members but also opens up opportunities to later run for Officer positions in Psi Chi.
A copy of the Psi Chi calendar with meetings and events can be found on TRACS under resources. If there are any questions about anything please don’t hesitate to email your officers. We look forward to seeing you all!
Texas State University Psi Chi – Secretary
Psi Chi has an exciting semester ahead! The first meeting of the Spring 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, January 22nd at 5pm in UAC 275. Attendance is important as we will be discussing the event calendar for the semester. The dress code for the meeting will be casual.
Links to the calendar of events as well as member applications are now available in the module at the top of the page.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
–Your Texas State Psi Chi officers