Spring 2008 Trivia Results

There’s no getting around it, these were some tough questions.  Our end of the year exam had an average score of 15% and our big winner, Melissa Sheldon, won with 23%. Actually, Melissa tied two others with 3 out of 13 but also correctly guessed the two Pink Flamingo editors (drum roll please)…Drs. Kris Vespia and Ryan Martin.  Nice job Melissa and thanks to everyone who played.  We hope your real finals are easier than this one and that you all have a great summer. 

For those of you wondering what the correct answers were, take a look below.  The question is followed by the correct answer and the percentage of correct answers.  For those of you wanting to know more about why some of these things happened, we have been sworn to secrecy, so you better go directly to the source.   

1. Was on the college fencing team (Illene Noppe, 0%)

2. Played the part of Lucy in a 6th grade production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, 25%)

3. At age 16, fell and got tied up in the rope tow of a bunny hill while skiing in front of friends (Jennifer Zapf, 10%)

4. Took a group of 12-year-old campers to the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival (Lloyd Noppe, 25%)

5. Was Cattle Grand Champion Showman at a County Fair (Twila Marquardt, 10%)

6. Was late renewing a driver’s license, so was forced to re-take the written test and failed it (but then drove home anyway…to study; Kate Burns, 0%)

7. Did Barrel Racing in rodeos from ages 10-13 (Jill White, 0%)

8. Was part of a sprint-medley relay team that holds a junior high school record that will never be broken – he/she then went on to become co-captain of the 9th grade track team (Dean Von Dras, 16%)

9. Attended a Boys State Camp where he encountered then college student and later famed NBA coach Phil Jackson (Dennis Lorenz, 5%)

10. Earned a prize for best cake in an eighth grade cooking class (Regan Gurung, 5%)

11. Traveled to Russia as a high school freshman and was serenaded by a teenage accordion player at a youth camp concert (Kris Vespia, 5%)

12. Once consumed three “Tremendous Twelves” at Perkins in one ten-hour period (Ryan Martin, 60%)

13. Was almost arrested for “traying” down a hill (Libe Slope) on his/her college campus (Denise Bartell, 10%)

Welcome to the Year-End Edition of The Pink Flamingo!

Yes! You’ve almost made it! The end of the academic year is fast approaching. Pretty soon the presentations will be done, the papers will be turned in, and the exams will be a distant memory. Right now, though, we know you are tired, stressed, and in need of some Pink Flamingo fun. Enjoy this almost news-free edition of the newsletter, try to win a free t-shirt through our traditional Study Break Trivia Contest, and take a shot at identifying the top-secret Co-Editors of this most esteemed publication.

  • Reminder: End-of-the-Year Picnic on May 13th!

  • Summer Classes Still Available

  • Win a Great Prize, Avoid Studying, and Learn Strange Facts about Your Faculty Members: Enter the Study Break Faculty Trivia Contest!

Reminder: End-of-the-Year Picnic on May 13th

Remember to join us for the end-of-the-year picnic on May 13th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage. For those of you not familiar with the location, Lambeau Cottage is part of the UW-Green Bay campus. It is located off of Nicolet Drive. If you are driving northeast on Nicolet Drive, shortly after you pass the Main Entrance to campus, you will see a small road on your left, which will lead you to the cottage (with a small sign that reads “Lambeau Cottage”). It is the last left turn that can be made from Nicolet Drive before you reach Communiversity Park. Come take a study break, enjoy lunch, and mingle with faculty and fellow students! Hamburgers are being provided by Psi Chi, but students are asked to bring something to share. There is a sign-up sheet posted on Twila Marquardt’s door (MAC C310).

Summer Classes Still Available

At press time, there were still openings in the following Human Development or Psychology classes: Middle Childhood and Adolescence; Adulthood and Aging; Death, Dying, and Loss; Family Development; Theories of Personality; and Health Psychology. Take advantage of this great opportunity to earn additional credits, fill requirements, and move yourself closer to graduation!

Enter the Study Break Faculty Trivia Contest!

Want to know which of your faculty members failed a driving test? Performed in rodeos? Baked a prize-winning cake? Well, enter our Study Break Faculty Trivia Contest. Click on the link below, read the statements, and match them with the faculty member they describe. Don’t forget to guess the newsletter editors’ identities in our tie-breaker! Answers will be revealed on May 15th. The winning student (after tallying the correct answers, implementing tie-breakers, and drawing names from hats) will win a PHD Club t-shirt.

Click here to go to the Trivia Contest