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Clinical Careers Club (C3) – Tuesday, 09/23 *** FREE FOOD!

Clinical Careers Logo copyWe are planning to have our first meeting of the semester for the Clinical Careers Club (C3)

Tuesday, September 23rd at 12:15PM in Carnegie Hall Room 107.

C3 is an “official” club (i.e.- we have a budget!)* that was developed by
students who wanted to learn more about life after Allegheny in the applied
field of psychology.

Topics of interest include graduate school (where to start, the application
process, what programs are looking for, etc.) and educational opportunities
(Internships, Shadowing, and Independent Studies) that can help prepare you
for the workforce.

*We need officers! *

*Looks good on resume’! *

Psychology Picnic hosted by Psi Chi

picnicCome one, come all to the psychology picnic!

Monday, Sept. 22nd at 5:30 in Schultz East Alcove.


A great place to meet psychology faculty and students and to enjoy some free food. Sponsored generously by Allegheny’s chapter of Psi Chi.



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American Colors Inc. Prefers Blue and Gold

By Kathleen Prosperi ’11

Jim Wible ’71, co-founder and president of American Colors in Sandusky, Ohio, has long believed in the potential of Alleghenians. Not only does he advocate for students as a College trustee, he believes the Allegheny graduate to be a quality investment for his company, having recruited and hired Gators since the company’s inception in 1975.

“I know that the skills it takes to handle the pressure of getting a degree from Allegheny apply to the business world as well,” says Wible. His company provides high-quality liquid pigment systems and other products to the coatings, composites, plastics and allied industries. It serves customers from two manufacturing facilities, one in Sandusky, and the other in Lebanon, Tenn.

Finding committed, long-term employees has produced challenges, and a need for change has blossomed into what appears to be the next revolutionary idea in corporate recruitment.

Jim Fitch, assistant director of career education at Allegheny, explains: “Jim (Wible) came to me and proposed hiring a group of graduating seniors as a team, interviewing and hiring them as one unit … a unit with a variety of majors, skills and talents.”

The hope is to promote future success and satisfaction at American Colors through pre-existing, forged relationships [...] Read More

Source: Student & Alumni Features

Crystal Stone ’15 Receives 2014-2015 Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship

Crystal Stone ’15 is one of only nine students at private colleges to receive a 2014-2015 Commonwealth Good Citizen Scholarship from the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) Foundation. You can read more about Crystal’s work here.

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Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Pensky Is Project Director for Development of New EEG Research Lab

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Allison Connell Pensky is the project director for the development of an electroencephalography (EEG) research laboratory being funded through an $85,000 grant from the Orris C. Hirtzel and Beatrice Dewey Hirtzel Memorial Foundation. The EEG laboratory will benefit both research and teaching experiences on campus. Pensky had an article published in Perception (volume 43). “Effects of using multiple hands and fingers on haptic performance in individuals who are blind” reports data collected with collaborators from UC Berkeley and the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute. The article discusses how blind individuals benefit from the use of multiple fingers and hands when interacting with tactile maps and that this benefit surpasses those you see in sighted participants.

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Source: Academics, Publications & Research

Announcing the 2014/2015 Psychological Science Brown Bag Series Series



Find out about the latest research in Psychology and Neuroscience!

Learn more about the process of conducting research, including Senior Projects in Psychology and Neuroscience!


Get involved with faculty research projects in the department!

Get feedback on your Senior Project ideas and design!

Get tips on how to prepare for an academic conference presentation!

Discuss these and many more exciting topics with fellow students and faculty in a fun, informal setting!


Room 101, Carnegie Hall


The following Fridays from 12:20-1:20 pm

  • September 12th– Why Psychology is a science
  • Friday, October 3rd – Did the recent Facebook experiment violate the ethics code?
  • Friday, November 7th – student presentations of Senior projects
  • Friday, December 5th– student presentations of Senior projects


For questions, or to be added to the mailing list for reminders, email Prof Jackson at

Also, like the Allegheny College Psychology Department Facebook page for up-to-date


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A Walk on the Wild(life) Side

Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 releases a rehabilitated owl on Allegheny’s campus. Photo credit: Local wildlife photographer Larry Slomski.

From as far back as she can remember, Lee Ann Streshenkoff ’17 has wanted to be a veterinarian.

“I have always loved animals,” says Lee Ann, a chemistry major and psychology and Spanish minor.

Since her freshman year, Lee Ann, a Pittsburgh native, has been serving as a Bonner Scholar at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Center in Saegertown, Pa. The center rehabilitates wildlife and returns it to the wild, as well as provides community education. Tamarack specializes in treating birds of prey of all ages, adult seed-eating songbirds, turtles, and opossums.

Bonner Scholars like Lee Ann work with a local agency like Tamarack for four years as part of the national AmeriCorps program. Students receive financial compensation for their commitment and participate in a leadership development training series.

“We’ve hosted Bonner students, as well as Allegheny work-study students, for as long as I can remember,” says licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator Carol Holmgren, Tamarack executive director. “Each student brings something unique.”

At Tamarack, Lee Ann assists with food and medication preparation, admissions exams, general care, and physical therapy. She also presents education programs [...] Read More

Source: Student & Alumni Features

New Allegheny Psi Chi Board Members Elected

New Allegheny Psi Chi Board Members Elected for 2014-2015.

President- Breana Gallagher
Vice President of Events- Erin Brockett
Vice President of Service- Alyssa Schneider
Public Relations Chair- Katie Mohan
Treasurer- Christine Wachnowsky
Secretary- Timur Dikec


2014 Psi Chi

2014 Psi Chi

Seventeen Allegheny Students Participate in Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference

Seventeen Allegheny students participated in the Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference held at Penn State Behrend on April 12. They are (with their faculty advisors listed in parentheses): Leanne Balster ’14 (Stephanie Martin and Ben Slote), Patricia Belle ’14 (Brad Hersh), Mark Burkhart ’14 (Scott Wissinger), Jordan Gaston ’16 (Tricia Humphreys), Shelby Hernan ’15 (Jeff Cross), Maria Miranda ’14 (Jeff Cross), Allison Palmer ’14 (Tricia Humphreys), Patrick Payne ’15 (Stephanie Martin), Kirsten Ressel ’14 (Scott Wissinger and Matt Venesky), Tashina Robinson ’14 (Tricia Humphreys), Kelsey Sadlek ’14 (Brad Hersh), Samantha Skobel ’16 (Jeff Cross), Amanda Spadaro ’15 (Kristen Webb), Rachel Stegemann ’14 (Brad Hersh), Adrianna Stolarski ’14 (Milt Ostrofsky), Rachel Verno ’14 (Stephanie Martin), and Jennie Vorhauer ’14 (Brad Hersh). Gaston, Hernan, Ressel, Stegemann, and Stolarski were given awards for best presentations in their sessions. A total of 248 students and 136 faculty from 13 colleges in western and central Pennsylvania participated in the conference.

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Source: Academics, Publications & Research


Last Brown Bag Lunch on Friday 4/25

The end of the academic year is near and we will meet for our last brown bag of the year this Friday (4/25) at 12:15pm in Carnegie 110.

Emily Farr, Caitlin Kraska, and Ashley Drewry will present their comp research in preparation of the Western PA Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) to be held this Saturday.

Please come and join us, support your peers, and learn about fascinating research conducted in the department.

There will also be pizza, so please RSVP by Thursday (4/24) at 6pm if you would like to “reserve” a slice (or two).  (RSVP to


Lastly, please be reminded that the college is also holding a Senior Project Celebration this Friday (4/25) from 10-noon .. right before our brown bag. This event will be held in the Campus Center lobby – please consider stopping by to learn more about a variety of topics researched on campus.

As always, feel free to email me with questions.
Hoping to see you on Friday!