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Austin Campus hosts career, graduate school fair
The Austin (Texas) Campus Center hosted a Social Psychology Career and Graduate School Fair on July 13. The event featured Park alumni, including Tom Allen (at right in adjacent photo), program specialist at the Austin Campus. Guest speakers discussed their careers and educational pursuits since graduating from Park. To view an album of pictures from the event, visit http://on.fb.me/Ml3b0r.
Scott AFB students wins prestigious Air Force award
March 26, 2012 - Alumni Statement from Adrienne Leigh Barr
Before my graduation from Park University in 2008, I accepted a position out of state with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where I could no longer attend face-to-face classes. Thanks to the Online Degree Program and the flexibility of my professors, I was able to complete my degree with online courses and the Quantico Marine Corps Base Testing Center for Park University. Without Park University’s flexible professional staff and available courses, I would not be where I am today.
I contribute the establishment of my career with the FBI to the guidance of the Career Development Center and my involvement with student-based clubs and organizations, Honor societies and Study Abroad programs. Through my involvement with Park University’s extracurricular activities, I learned that education in not only received in the classroom, but is also gained through real-world experiences. The education that I received at Park University is undoubtedly the foundation of my ability to not only enter the workforce, but to succeed.
May 2012- Zachary Glimcher was accepted to the Law programs of Hofstra University and Tulane University. He accepted the Tulane University offer.
Dr. Andrew Johnson served as an external expert – Alexis Simon Senior Project - Is there enough evidence that Illuminati exists in today's society? – North Kansas City High School (April 19, 2012)
Dr. Andrew Johnson and Dr. Dennis Kerkman served as external experts – Michael Mason (candidate for the North Kansas City Gold Medallion Honors Diploma) Project – Is superstitious behavior adaptive? – Staley High School (April 13, 2012)
Dr. Andrew Johnson served as an Expert Reviewer – 2012 – Graduate Record Exam – Psychology– Educational Testing Services – Princeton, NJ
Emma Hart (Class of 2012) was selected as a 2012 Parkite Recipient
Emma Hart received the 2012 Senior Psychology Major Honors
Rebekah Purvis received the 2012 Junior Psychology Major Honors
Dr. Andrew Johnson received the 2012 Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award
Purvis, R., (2012, April). Horseshoes, hand grenades and students’ exam score estimations. (Poster presentation at the 2012 Missouri Academy of Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, and at the Thirty-second Annual Great Plains Students Psychology Convention, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO))
Purvis, R. (2012). Fact or fiction: A comparison of the readability estimates of academic journal articles versus popular fiction (Poster presentation at the 2012 Missouri Academy of Science, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Student Research and Creative Arts Symposium, Park University, Parkville, MO, and at the Thirty-second Annual Great Plains Students Psychology Convention, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO)
Taylor Whipple, a sophomore majoring in psychology, was selected as one of Campus Connect's 2012 Newman Civic Fellows.
Dr. Patricia Marsh was a finalist for the Park University 2012 Newcomer of the Year award
2012 Park University Psi Chi Chapter inducted: Hannah Alpers, Rebekah Purvis, Taylor Whipple, and Brittany Wolf
January 25, 2012 – Dr. Brian Cowley and Dr. Andrew Johnson – received a Faculty Endowment Fund grant to purchase a giant brain model for instruction.
January 2012 – Dr. Andrew Johnson accepted an invitation to serve as an exam manager for Educational Testing Services Advanced-Placement Psychology exam for high school students.
August 2011 – Dr. Brian Cowley was elected as President of the Kansas City Down Syndrome Guild
August 2011 – Dr. Andrew Johnson was appointed to Educational Testing Services CLEP – Psychology Review Committee
Johnson, A., & Smyers, J. (2011, July). Students Know More Than What is on the Test: Empirical Evidence (Oral presentation at the 3rd Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada)
Johnson, A., & Smyers, J. (2011, July). Estimating Exam Performance: A Comparison of Explicit and Implicit Measures of Metacognition (Poster presentation at the 3rd Vancouver International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, Canada)
June 2011 – Dr. Brian Cowley and Dr. Susie Sympson served as evaluators for the 2011 Educational Testing Services Advanced-Placement Psychology exam for high school students.
June 2011 – Dr. Andrew Johnson served as an exam manager for the 2011 Educational Testing Services Advanced-Placement Psychology exam for high school students.
May 2011 – John Smyers accepted an offer from Kansas State University’s Psychology Doctoral program in Cognition. He received a teaching assistantship also from K-State.
April 2011 – Dr. Andrew Johnson received the Excellence in Advising Award – Park University
Fox, D., Hageman, S., Johnson, A., Payne, K., & Royals, B. (2011, April). Students know more than is on the test: Multidisciplinary evidence (Oral presentation at the 6th Annual Midwestern Conference on Research at Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions, Park University, Parkville, MO)
Smyers, J., & Johnson, A. (2011, April). The day-after effect: Attendance and final grades (Poster presented at the 2011 Missouri Academy of Science, Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO)