December 28, 2005



Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day will be held on Friday, March 10,1:00-3:30, in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Proposal submission deadline is Friday, February 3. Proposal forms are available in 206C Burton.

Posted by kwalter at 9:31 AM

December 14, 2005


Registration for Spring 2006 began Tuesday, November 8. Spring Semester begins on Tuesday, January 17. Be sure to register by Monday, January 16, in order to avoid paying a late fee. Remember: You have to register every semester, even if you are graduating in the first week of January.

If you don't register within the first two weeks of the semester, you will become inactive and have to reapply to the Graduate School.

-- If you have a graduate assistantship OR are an international student, you must register full-time (6-14 credits).

-- If you are a doctoral student and have completed all course work, successfully passed your prelim oral, and registered for all thesis credits, you are eligible for full-time equivalent registration. See details at Advanced masters students must apply for this status in advance.

-- If you are taking your oral prelim by January 26, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Spring 2006.

-- Registration in Grad 999 (no-cost/no-credit) will keep you active in the Graduate School only. This registration is NOT appropriate if you are required to register in order to hold an assistantship or fellowship, because of visa requirements, or if you are trying to defer student loans. Educational Psychology graduate students may only register for Grad 999 four semesters.

If you have registration questions, please contact Kathy Walter (624 16898 or

Posted by kwalter at 4:15 PM

Judd Fellowships for International Study/Research, for Master's and Professional Degree Students

The Office of International Programs and the Graduate School are pleased to announce the next competition for Judd Fellowships for international study/research, open to master's and professional degree students at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of the program is to provide critical assistance to students engaged in international study, internships or research projects.

Up to twenty grants will be made. Students may request up to $2000 to support travel, living and related academic expenses abroad. Applications and guidelines are on the web at:

Forms and guidelines in paper form are also available at:
Office of International Programs
645 Heller Hall
271 19th Ave. South
West Bank Campus

The deadline for application is 12:00 noon, February 13, 2006 at the Office of International Programs.

For further information contact Meaka Henningsen in the Office of International Programs at (612) 624-5580.

Posted by kwalter at 4:09 PM


Each year the Graduate School awards Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to outstanding final-year PhD candidates. The award provides support so that recipients can devote full-time effort to research and writing of the dissertation. The award includes a stipend of $21,000, academic year tuition for up to 14 thesis credits, and subsidized health insurance through the graduate assistant plan.

This competition requires nomination by the graduate program. Programs are required to decide how many incoming students they will nominate for new student fellowships and how many nominations they will reserve for doctoral dissertation fellowships. The Ed Psych Graduate Advisory Committee will decide how those nominations will be divided at their January meeting

Eligible students must have (1) passed written and oral prelim exams by March 10, 2006; (2) an approved degree program on file in the Graduate School; (3) all program coursework completed by the end of spring semester 2006; (4) no incompletes in official program coursework on transcript by March 10, 2006; and (5) plan to graduate by the end of spring 2007 (or no later than fall 2007). It is also strongly recommended that candidates have a thesis proposal on file at the Graduate School by March 10, 2006. Please note that the award is intended for students who, typically, will be entering their fifth or sixth year of graduate study, having entered the Graduate School in fall 2001 or later with a bachelor’s degree (or 2003 or later with a master’s degree). Students who entered before this date are eligible, but the program will be required to provide an explanation of individual circumstances that led to a lengthier program of study.

If you will meet the above requirements and think you may submit a proposal for the award, please notify Kathleen Walter (; 206 Burton Hall) by Friday, January 6. The Graduate Advisory Committee will review the pool of applicants and determine how many nominations will be held for the doctoral dissertation fellowship. You do not need to submit a proposal at this time; February 15 will be the deadline for proposals. (For more information on proposals and the nomination process, see Details about the internal nomination process will be sent following the January 11 GAC meeting. NOTE: Only students who indicate their interest in this award by the January 6 deadline will be considered for nomination

Posted by kwalter at 4:06 PM

December 2, 2005


Walk-in Flu Clinic - LAST CHANCE!!
Monday, December 5th, 10am to 6pm
Coffman Memorial Union - Great Hall

The vaccinations are available at no charge to students, staff and faculty.

WHY: Influenza is an upper respiratory infection that kills 36,000 people in the United States per year and is responsible for over 110,000 hospitalizations. When you receive a vaccination you not only reduce your chance of getting influenza, you reduce the chance you will spread it to others.

Do it for the herd!

There will be at least 8 nurses providing injections and we expect over 2000 people to be vaccinated. The lines should move very quickly and everyone that is standing in line at 6:00 pm will be vaccinated.

This clinic is sponsored by Boynton Health Service and Employee Benefits.

Posted by kwalter at 6:40 AM

December 1, 2005


The Educational Psychology Department is allocating funds for reimbursement of student travel this year. Award amounts will be based on the number requests received, up to a maximum of $400 per student. (Last year, students requesting funds received $250 in reimbursement.)

To request funds you must be an active Educational Psychology graduate student and travel to and present at a national or international conference or professional meeting between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Your faculty must approve the travel. Send your advisor a letter noting the title of the paper presentation, including all authors and presenters, and the name date and location of the conference. Also include proof of attendance, a copy of the conference program showing the presentation, original receipts for all expenses for which you are requesting reimbursement. Your advisor should sign the letter, noting his/her approval.

Submit all of the above and a completed expense reimbursement form (attached) to Lori (PsyF), Mary (SpEd and CSPP) or Deb (SchPsy) by May 12, 2006. No late requests will be considered. If you are presenting after June 20 (e.g. APA), those requests will be considered during the 2006-2007 academic year.

Posted by kwalter at 2:40 PM


The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Susan Jensen

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

An Investigation of the Relationship among Attitudes toward Cooperation, Math Anxiety, and Mathematics Performance in Vocational Education Courses with an Enhanced Mathematics Curriculum

Monday, December 12, 2005
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
329 Burton Hall

Dr. James Stone (chair)
Dr. David W. Johnson (advisor)
Dr. Thomas Hummel
Dr. William Bart

Posted by kwalter at 2:36 PM