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Psychology conference at Dordt College Thursday

April 25, 2005

Dordt College’s Psychology Department will host a Siouxland Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference on Thursday, April 28, from 9-3 p.m. on the Dordt campus in Sioux Center.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is David Wilcox, professor of psychology at Dordt. Wilcox holds a M.A. in clinical psychology from Wheaton College, a Master of Divinity degree from Liberty Theological Seminary, and is defending his Ph.D. dissertation from Liberty University in May. The subject of the keynote address will be “The effects of depression and spiritual maturity on the academic, social, personal-emotional, and institutional adaptation to college.”

Twenty-five PowerPoint sessions throughout the day will feature students from Dordt, Northwestern, Mount Marty and Briar Cliff Colleges. Eight poster presentations will also be at the Campus Center Eckardt Lounge from 1-1:45, featuring Briar Cliff and Dordt psychology student research topics.

Student presenters at the conference will be:

Dordt College: Karissa Stel, Jordan Gaiser, Elizabeth Bock, Seth Shannon, (poster presentation) Kathleen Dengerkink;

Northwestern College: Kristina Anderson, Alison Sadler, Chelsie Reed, Robyn Doornenbal, Matt Baird, Sharon Van Herk, Jeremy Koerselman, Amanda Majerus, Amy Goodrich;

Mount Marty College: Britt Chohon, Patti Pospisil, Sarah Furrow, Brett Netzer, Miguel Arriaga, Sister M. Inviolata Choi, Amy Vavruska, Diana Curtis, Amy Reyes, Lindsey Garvey, Angela Lutz, Josh Reilly, Dana Theisen, Kala Perry, Peyton Bierman;

Briar Cliff College: Monica Borchers, Christopher Ruder, Shayne Mayer, (poster presentations) Kassie Hobson, Tiffany Bauerly, Kendra Homan, Maria Guzman, Melissa Duchene, Jessica Rouillard, Janet Meister, Mary Brija, Jaque Simpson, Shelli Meier, Deb Dicks, Sheena Reuer.

For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Daniel Hitchcock at (712)722-6357

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