Welcome to the April Edition of The Pink Flamingo!

Welcome to the eagerly-awaited April issue of The Pink Flamingo. Okay, we know you’re tired. We know it seems like Spring Break was months ago, and we know you are currently struggling with the results of the faculty’s sinister plot to schedule exams and papers for all Human Development and Psychology classes within the same two-week period. What better way to deal with the stress than to read about a new $1,000 scholarship opportunity, the upcoming speakers on Careers and Forensic Psychology, the latest registration news, and Dr. Martin’s new bowling career? Read on for more!

  • Breaking News: $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Human Development/Psychology Students!

  • P/HD Club News: Movie Night and Guest Speaker on Forensic Psychology

  • Psi Chi News: National Speaker on Careers, Free Food, and Congratulations

  • Recycling Registration Resources

  • What’s New for Fall 2008 Registration? Anger and Wishes

  • Teaching Assistantships: A Student Perspective

  • This Just In…Dr. Martin Leaving UWGB to Join Professional Bowlers Association

  • Careers of the Month: April 2008 Edition

  • Career Tip of the Month: Attend the Psychology Careers Presentations

  • Graduate School Tip of the Month: Consider Joining the GRE Preparation Group

  • Research and Teaching Assistant Want Ads for Fall 2008

  • The Pink Flamingo’s Top 10 Signs that Spring Has Arrived

Breaking News: $1,000 Scholarship Opportunity for Human Development/ Psychology Students!

We are currently accepting applications for the new Bonnie M. and Fergus P. Hughes Annual Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship recipient will be selected using the following criteria: a) strong academic record, b) minimum of 18 credits completed in Human Development and/or Psychology, and c) record of service to the university and/or community. To apply, send a statement (maximum=2 pages) describing your career plans and addressing the three criteria listed above. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Regan Gurung (gurungr@uwgb.edu) by 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2008. The Human Development and Psychology programs are deeply grateful to Professor Emeritus Fergus Hughes and his wife and UWGB alumna Bonnie Hughes for the generous gift that makes this scholarship possible!

P/HD Club News: Movie Night and Guest Speaker on Forensic Psychology

This month, the Psychology and Human Development (P/HD) Club has plans for a movie night and a guest speaker. On April 10th at 5:30 p.m., they will be showing The Other Sister over at the Roy Downham Hall TV Lounge. Attendees are encouraged to bring a snack to pass and their own drink. 

Later in the month, on April 24th at 6:00 p.m., Dr. Tracy Luchetta will be coming in from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute to deliver a presentation on forensic psychology titled Forensic Psychology is Not Criminal Profiling: An Introduction.  Dr. Luchetta is a clinical psychologist and former UW-Green Bay professor who now works in a forensic evaluation and treatment program. The presentation will be in the 1965 Room at the University Union.

Psi Chi News: National Speaker on Careers, Free Food, and Congratulations

Psi Chi will be hosting Dr. Eric Landrum of Boise State University this month. He is a nationally-recognized author with expertise in the area of careers in Psychology, and he will be making two presentations that are open to all students. One will address a burning question for many of our students: What can I do with a Psychology major? This first talk, The Psychology Major: Careers and Strategies for Success will take place on April 16th at 6:00 p.m. in Rose Hall 250. The second presentation is entitled Undergraduate Writing in Psychology: Learning to Tell the Scientific Story, and it will be on April 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Mark your calendars now!

Psi Chi also invites all Human Development and Psychology students to join them for the end-of-the-year picnic on May 13th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on campus at Lambeau Cottage. Come take a study break, enjoy a free lunch, and mingle with faculty and students.

Finally, congratulations are due to all those who were inducted into Psi Chi last month, as well as to their 2008-09 officers: Brian Bar (President), Katie Bruni (Vice-President), Natalie Bressers (Secretary), and Becky Miller (Treasurer).