On Saturday October 25th 2014, Psi Chi students headed to Live Oak, a therapeutic community that provides long term care for those with cognitive disabilities. We threw a Halloween party complete with dancing, face painting, bean bag tosses, bingo, mummy wrapping competitions, a cake walk and some karaoke! It was a great time as always with this group, and we were lucky enough to witness some truly skilled dance moves and karaoke.
Live Oak Residents
Brian got his face painted to be a baby wolf!
Kelly Stewart, Carlos Ayala, Alexa Jesko, Allie, Patience Kelly, Daniela Mendoza, with Live Oak residents.
The Halloween party was a great success and the residents were all persuaded into dancing and laughing hysterically by the end of the day. If you missed this trip, don’t worry! There are still more to come this semester.
Please join us in a few weeks for our next volunteer trip to Austin State Hospital on Saturday November, 15th!
Officer elections will be held at our upcoming meeting on Wednesday, Oct, 1st at 5:15pm in UAC 275. Being a Psi Chi officer is a great way to develop leadership skills and get acquainted with the faculty. The following positions are open:
If you are unable to attend our meetings, not to worry! A summary of the meeting is sent out afterwards and all information is on our TRACS site.
All new members and interested students are encouraged to attend our first meeting of the month on September 3rd at 5:15pm in UAC 275.
Come learn more about Psi Chi and getting involved! We will introduce your officers, sign the constitution (for official members), and talk briefly about what we have planned for the semester.
Hope to see you there!
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 Fall 2017 semester will be held Thursday Sept. 7th at 6:30pm 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.
We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!
–Your Texas State Psi Chi officers