Psychology Newsletter

October 2022


Important Deadlines

Regular Academic Session Courses (08/22/2022 - 12/07/2022):

  • 10/7/2022: Honors Convocation - no classes from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Family Weekend)
  • 10/16/2022: Last day to make registration changes without the dean's signature
  • 10/17/2022: Instructor's and dean's signatures are required on all Change of Schedule forms to add or change classes
  • 10/30/2022: Last day to file for Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO)
  • 10/30/2022: Last day for students to withdraw from a class online through UAccess
  • 10/31/2022: Instructor and dean's signatures required on a Late Change Petition in order to withdraw from class and students must have an extraordinary reason for approval

Seven Week First Session Courses (08/22/2022 - 10/12/2022):

  • 10/3/2022: Last day for students to submit a Late Change Petition to their college
  • 10/12/2022: Last Day of Class. No registration changes can be made after the last day of class. Final exam.

Seven Week Second Session Courses (10/13/2022 - 12/07/2022):

  • 10/13/2022: First day of class. UAccess still available for registration. First day to file for the Grade Replacement Opportunity (GRO).
  • 10/16/2022: Last day to use UAccess for adding classes, changing classes, or changing sections
  • 10/17/2022: Instructor approval required on a Change of Schedule form to add or change classes
  • 10/20/2022: Last day to drop without a grade of W (withdraw)
  • 10/21/2022: W period begins a penalty grade of W will be awarded for each withdrawal and the class(es) will appear on your transcript

Important note: this is not an exhaustive list of all dates and deadlines.

Click here to view the complete list of deadlines.

Winter 2022 and Spring 2023

The Schedule of Classes for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 was published on Saturday. The schedule is now viewable in UAccess.

The dates/enrollment appointments for undergraduates are:
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Other dates to know:

  • October 7 - Deadline to submit transcripts for transfer credit
  • October 24 - Enrollment Appointments visible in Student Center/email sent to students
  • October 31 - First registration appointment

Contacting Psychology Advisors

Appointments can be scheduled with your assigned advisor or you can search all Psychology advisor availability via Trellis.

Psychological Science Majors and Pre-Majors: Randy Yazzie -

Psychology BA Majors with last name A-K: Rani Metz -

Psychology BA Majors with last name L-Z: Alan Truong -

Christy's Column

Welcome to Christy’s Column, October 2022 Edition

Dear Students,


If you haven't already noticed or seen it, the Psychology Department launched a brand new website! There are some new pages that I want to highlight to help you on your path to your ultimate career or next step of graduate school. Please go here.

Please notice the resources we now have to help you prepare for your career or graduate/professional program. Here is a non-exhaustive summary list of what you can find on these pages:

  • Careers with a Bachelor's or Graduate degree
  • Resumes
  • CV's
  • Cover Letters
  • Interviewing
  • Personal Statements
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Advice from Grad Students
  • And So Much More!


Please consider taking this course: PSY 396C Preparation for Graduate Programs in the Field of Psychology (and related fields). It is offered this semester, fully online, in 7wk2 starting 10/13/22. This course is recommended for Juniors and above who are considering applying to graduate school, or are curious about the process. To learn more about this class, please go here. Registration is open on UAccess now.


Here are the events currently scheduled for October:

Career paths and Q & A with Special Agent Dollard of the FBI

Wednesday, October 5th, 12-12:50 pm Virtual on Zoom

Psychology majors and Careers at Goldman Sachs

Monday, October 17th, IN-PERSON 5-6 pm BASC room 306

Careers as a Mental Health Clinician, Master's Edition

Tuesday, October 18th Virtual on ZOOM 12-12:45 pm

Networking for Psychology Majors

Tuesday, October 26th Virtual on Zoom 11-11:50 am

Careers in Social Work & Pizza presented by Heather Voelkel & ASU School of Social Work Round 2

Thursday, October 27th at Noon In-Person Psychology 323


In closing, If you have an idea for an event or want to learn about something specific related to career, professional, and graduate school preparation, please email me directly at I will see what I can do!


"Together, We Got This!"

Christy M. Ball

Associate Professor of Practice

Career & Professional Development/Graduate School Preparation

Psychology Building Room 448


New Psychology Department Website

We recently launched a new Psychology website:, and we want to highlight some new features and content designed with you in mind!

First thing you’ll notice is that you can now access the advising page ( from the main page! We’d also like to bring your attention to some new and improved pages:

  1. Career & Grad School Planning – On this page, you can find career-related information on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, careers with a bachelor's degree, and graduate school prep information on personal statements, letters of rec, CVs, and careers with a graduate degree, and so much more!
  2. Research, Internship & Teaching Experiences – On this page, you can access all the information you need to get involved with research, internships and teaching experiences!
  3. Student Opportunities – On this page, you’ll find information on clubs and organizations, scholarships, mentor opportunities and more!

We hope you will take time to explore these great resources available for you!

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COVID Testing

The University of Arizona strongly encourages that students test regularly.


Undergraduate Certificate: Insights Into Healthy Aging: Promoting Healthy Minds, Brains and Lives

Students are now welcome to enroll in a new undergraduate certificate offered through the Psychology Department. The certificate is intended to help students develop transferrable skills that are highly valued by employers and to make students more marketable upon graduation. One of the classes offered through the certificate program in Fall 2022's Second Seven Week Session is PSY 386: Caring for Aging Adults and Selfcare for the Caregiver. This class emphasizes self-care and stress management for professional and family caregivers and though the focus is on aging adults.

Additional information on the certificate can be found here:

Fall Study Abroad Fair, October 12, 2022

Study Abroad to see the world and enhance your education through once-in-a-lifetime global experiences! Visit the Fall 2022 Study Abroad Fair from 10AM-2PM on the UArizona Mall in front of the Student Union Memorial Center to learn more about our exciting programs, scholarship opportunities, how you can get ahead academically, and stand out professionally by studying abroad.

Students who check in at the fair will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $1000 Study Abroad scholarship!

Don’t forget to connect with the #WildcatsAbroad community on Instagram and Facebook to get a sneak peek into what awaits when you study abroad!

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Volunteer for Indigenous People's Day

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Tribal Courts and Justice Administration Undergraduate Certificate

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You can apply directly on the linked website below to be enrolled in the Tribal Courts and Justice Administration Undergraduate Certificate. All that is required in your name, student ID, cumulative GPA, and contact information. APPLY NOW


The Tribal Courts and Justice Administration Undergraduate Certificate is available both to University of Arizona students and to members of the community interested in administering justice in Indian country.

*No more than six (6) units of credit used to complete the certificate can also be used for a current degree requirement (i.e., major, minor, or General Education) or second certificate.

Students pursuing the 12-credit certificate must complete the following required coursework:

  1. Either LAW 402A American Common Law System I (3 units) OR LAW 402B American Common Law System II (3 units)
  2. LAW 450A Native American Law and Policy (3 units)
  3. LAW 467 Tribal Courts Practice and Procedure (3 units)
  4. Either LAW 468 Tribal Criminal Law and Procedure (3 units) OR LAW 469 Native American Family and Domestic Relations Law (3 units)

Students also benefit from a number of experiential learning opportunities, visiting tribal courts and meeting with tribal court judges and administrators.

Key Contact

Mark L.M. Blair
Associate Director, Master of Legal Studies Program; Undergraduate Law Program, Part-time Professor of Practice
Email: sends e-mail)
Office Phone: 520-626-8575

Volunteer for The Tucson Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk was developed in 1995 to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise money for research and education programs. The Buddy Walk Program has expanded from 17 walks the first year to more than 250 last year. Today, the Buddy Walk Program is supported nationally by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) and locally organized and hosted by SANDS.

The Tucson Buddy Walk is the primary fundraiser and awareness-building event for the Southern Arizona Network for Down Syndrome (SANDS). The Tucson Buddy Walk is an extended family picnic for the entire community that features exhibits, food, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Although the Tucson Buddy Walk is less than one mile, it is the largest walk of its kind in Southern Arizona and anyone can participate without special training.

When: Saturday November 12, 2022

Where: MICA Mountain High School

10800 E. Valencia Road

Tucson, AZ

Times Vary by Volunteer Role

Start time 9:00 am

Finish time 2:00 pm

Link to sign up:

Virtual MSW Info Session

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Summer Internship Opportunities

Employers are hiring interns right now for summer internship opportunities! And consider this... besides learning about different industries and building skills, internships can also offer a full-time job post-graduation! Students who complete internships are 2X more likely to report employment upon graduation AND over 50% of employers offer full time positions to interns.

The Peer Coach team within SECD is launching an internship series and they want you to be there! This series is designed to help you find and apply for opportunities with confidence through workshops, email-based guidance, and 1:1 support.

Some details about the series:

  • Receive motivational messages every Tuesday in October - a great way to start the week in only 5 minutes!
  • Meet every Wednesday in October from 1:00 to 1:45 PM, and work alongside peers going through the same process.
  • Receive resources for self-paced work that you can complete any time you like.
  • 1:1 support throughout the entire series. A career peer coach will always be there to answer your questions.

The full commitment is 2 hours per week and wraps up with a November Internship Fair that you’ll be prepared to attend.

Research Participants Needed

I am conducting a research study examining ESL learners’ reading behavior while reading an English text. You are invited to participate in a study in which you read text while your eye movements are recorded, and then engage in activities that demonstrate what you learned about what you read. You will also complete a short questionnaire that asks you a few demographic questions and questions about your language background and use.

The experiment is anticipated to take no more than 1 hour, and you will be paid $20 to complete the study. It is possible that you may be excluded from participation if there are eye-tracking calibration issues (this does not happen very often), and if this is the case, you will receive $5.

To participate, you must meet all the following criteria:

(1) a U of A student whose native language is either Chinese, Japanese or Korean

(2) 18 years of age or older

(3) Not having lived abroad for more than 6 months before the age of 18

(4) Not having astigmatism

In addition, we ask you to avoid wearing bifocal or dark-colored glasses, and that you not wear heavy eye make-up; these can interfere with eye-tracking.

Participation in this study is voluntary. Your identity as a participant will remain anonymous during and after the study. You will be assigned a participant code; a list containing links between participant codes and names will be encrypted and kept in Box@UA until the experiment is complete (at which time it will be deleted).

This experiment will be conducted individually in an eye-tracking lab located in the Communication building (Room number: 314). You can schedule your experiment at .

If you would like to participate (or have questions about the study), please contact me at

Thank you for your consideration,

Hyeonah Kang

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at The University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

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Psychology Advising

How to Make an Advising Appointment

Advising appointments are for majors only can be scheduled by going to Trellis. Students can search for any of the names listed below to meet with.

Psychology minors, please email


Randy Yazzie - Psychological Science major and pre-major (

Rani Metz - Psychology BA Majors with last name A-K (

Alan Truong - Psychology BA Majors with last name L-Z (

Melanie Lipton - Assistant Director of Academic Advising (