Midwest Region

Midwest U.S. Region

States Include:
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Midwest Regional Coordinators (RCs):

  • 3rd Year: Melissa Ponce-Rodas, Andrews University (MI)
  • 2nd Year: Tonya Hall, Chicago State University
  • 1st Year: Vacant

Midwest Student Regional Coordinators (SRCs):

  • Moshood Olanrewaju, National Louis University (IL)
  • Vacant

SCRA Biennial 2019

(Wednesday, 6/26/19, 12:00 to 12:45, Room 5030 NLU)

Conference Session Title: "An Informal Gathering with the SCRA Midwest Regional Coordinators”
Conference Organizers: Tonya Hall, Melissa Ponce, Olya Glantsman (RCS Emerita), Amber Williams (RCS Emerita), and Moshood Olanrewaju

Are you a SCRA member who resides in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin? If so, please join the Midwest Regional Coordinators (RCS) and Midwest Regional Student Coordinators (SRCS) for an informal session at the SCRA Biennial 2019 to highlight the role of the Coordinators, express your interest in becoming a Coordinator and complete an application, receive an overview of upcoming SCRA events that you may want to help to establish such as the ECO conferences 2019 and 2020, and share your personal accomplishments in the field of CP, which may be highlighted in the TCP and/or fall/spring ZOOM sessions. The Midwest Regional Coordinators (RCS) Emeriti will be honored for their years of service and dedication to the Society for Community Research and Action and its members residing in the Midwest. All SCRA conference attendees are welcome and students are strongly encouraged to attend. See you there!

News from the Midwest

The SCRA Midwest region just hosted the SCRA-affiliated meeting as a part of the 91st Midwestern Psychological Association conference that was held at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, Illinois on April 11-13, 2019.  More than 3,300 individuals attended the conference. Midwestern community psychology researchers including undergraduate and graduate students submitted approximately 50 well-prepared conference proposals, which were all accepted this year including 5 symposia, 15 roundtables, and 30 poster sessions. Student posters were rated by three judges and three poster winners, who served as first author for each poster, were selected and recognized at an informal SCRA dinner held at Exchequer restaurant. The poster winners will be announced on the SCRA listserv so stayed tuned. A record number of students, faculty, and staff attended this annual dinner, which provides members the opportunity to socialize and network with one another. The next MPA conference will be held on April 23-25, 2020 at the Palmer House a Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Check out one of the pictures from the SCRA dinner event.

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The SCRA Midwest Regional Coordinators are actively recruiting another RC to serve for a three-year term. If you are interested or would like more information, contact Tonya Hall at thall26@csu.edu. Announcements and information for inclusion in future Midwest updates should be sent to Melissa Ponce-Rodas (ponce@andrews.edu).  Remember to keep community psychology alive and well in the Midwest, nationally, and globally!

Fall 2018 Midwest Zoom Session Powerpoint Presentation

FALL_2018_MIDWEST_SESSION.pptx