|Bobblehead of Tom Petros to be unveiled today|
The University and the Department of Psychology will unveil a “bobblehead’ figurine at a reception honoring long-time professor Tom Petros. The event will be Tuesday, July 25, at 1:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Petros was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished Scholar in 2005, the highest academic honor awarded by UND. “The bobblehead is a way to both honor Dr. Petros and to generate additional funds for travel and research for our psychology department students,” said Jeffery Weatherly, chair of the psychology department.
All proceeds from the sale of the bobbleheads will go directly into the psychology student research and travel endowment. This fund was designed to support the efforts of students in the department to conduct research on their honors theses, master's theses, or doctoral dissertations, as well as provide funding for students' travel to regional, national, and international psychology conferences. As an endowment, the principle remains while the interest is used to benefit students on an annual basis.
The public is welcome to attend the unveiling and reception. The bobbleheads will be available for a $15 contribution to the endowment. To order a bobblehead or for more information, contact sychology at 777-3451.
The Department of Psychology was officially founded in 1921. Today it is home to nearly 400 undergraduate majors and over 50 graduate students enrolled in one of the department's four graduate programs.