Psychology Department Newsletter

April 2003

Psych Day - April 15

Psych Day is coming on Tuesday, April 15. Events will be held throughout the day on topics such as preparing for a career in teaching and graduate study in psychology. Two major speakers are scheduled:

Check the fifth floor information boards for the latest schedule of Psych Day events.

Graduation Banquet - Friday, May 9

:For all graduating students -- Celebrate with your friends and faculty at the Psychology Department Graduation Banquet, May 9 from 6 to 10 PM. Tickets are $12 until May 1, and $15 thereafter. Tickets include an Italian dinner and door prizes. Department awards will be presented. Dressy attire is recommended. Purchase tickets at Psych Day or in the department office.

Summer Session

Be sure to check out the department summer session offerings. You can view the course schedule and register online at Registration priority is granted to graduating seniors. Here are the dates that registration begins:


Congratulations to all those graduating this year with bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology. Our department commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 31 in Titan Gymnasium. All eligible students have been sent commencement information. Be sure to carefully note the procedures for obtaining tickets for the department graduation ceremony and purchasing caps and gowns.


Grad Checks: If you are planning to graduate in June 2004, you will need to complete a graduation check during the Fall 2003 semester. You should apply for a grad check no later than the end of this current semester by filing an application at the cashier's office, UH-180. In a few months, you will receive a white and a gold copy of paperwork in the mail. Once you receive these forms, sign up for a grad. check appointment with a faculty advisor (yellow time slots) in the Psychology Dept. Undergraduate Advisement Office, H-507. Bring the forms with you to the appointment. Once the Psychology advisor has competed the forms and you return them to the university at LH-108, the grad check is complete.

Students on academic probation have received a letter from the Dean’s office. If you are on probation, you must now make an appointment for academic counseling with either a faculty or a student psychology advisor. The appointment is necessary to remove a hold on your ability to register for summer school or for Fall 2003. Sign-up sheets for appointments are posted outside H-507 on the bulletin board to the left of the door.

Claire Palmerino Receives Wang Award

Dr. Claire Palmerino is the recipient of a 2003 Wang Family Excellence Award for her work developing teacher education programs. She has been a psychology faculty member since 1979 and currently is the head of the Center for Careers in Teaching and the Academic Advisement Center. The award includes a cash prize of $20,000.

Western Psychology Association (WPA) Meeting

Congratulations to the CSUF students and faculty members who made presentations at the Western Psychological Association meeting in Vancouver on May 1-4, 2003. All student presenters received travel funds via the Associated Students, H&SS Dean's Office, or through a fund set up by psychology faculty members.

Visit the department Web site

Take a look at the department's Web site at You can find information on faculty, advisement, and links to useful sources of information for psychology majors.  And don't forget the many campus career resources such as the Career Planning and Placement Center and the Center for Careers in Teaching.



Read previous on-line newsletters:

November 2000

February 2001
April 2001
September 2001
November 2001
April 2002
September 2002
February 2003

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