Welcome to the First Fall Edition of the Pink Flamingo

Welcome back! We know you’re thrilled to see the beginning of a new academic year because, after all, that means more new issues of The Pink Flamingo! Read on to find out what’s on the agenda for PHD Club and Psi Chi, to get great career and grad school tips, to learn what we did on our summer vacation, and to get a healthy dose of our vintage humor – including one of our signature Top 10 lists. This month’s headlines include:

  • Psychology and Human Development Club Walks to Raise Money for Mental Health Awareness

  • Psi Chi News: Pet Therapy, Rock Band, and Maybe Even some Research

  • Human Development and Psychology Welcome New Faculty Members!

  • The Pink Flamingo Opens New Press Office

  • Careers of the Month: September 2008 Edition

  • Career Tip of the Month: Attend the Fall Job/Internship Fair and Career Services’ Workshops

  • Graduate School Tip of the Month: Become a Competitive Graduate School Candidate

  • Health Psychology Lecture on PTSD

  • Special Section: How We Spent Our Summer “Vacation”

  • o GRE Summer Study Group

  • o Students Present at the APA Convention in August

  • o Camp Lloyd a Summer Success

  • Want Ads: Phuture Phoenix Needs You!

  • Top Ten Reasons This Semester Will Be the Best One Yet

Psychology and Human Development Club Walks to Raise Money for Mental Health Awareness

The P/HD Club is getting off to a great start this semester by putting together a team for NAMIWalks.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is an advocacy group with the mission of improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness, and NAMIWalks is an event designed to raise money and awareness.  The 3 mile walk is at 10:00 a.m. (check-in starts at 9:00 a.m.) on September 27th at Green Isle Park in Allouez. To join the UWGB Psychology and Human Development Club NAMIWalks Team, visit the team website (see website). 

Psi Chi News: Pet Therapy, Rock Band, and Maybe Even some Research

Psi Chi has a full slate of events for the Fall. Things to look forward to include: 3 or 4 different speakers coming to UWGB to discuss their research and meet with Psi Chi Members. Psi Chi is looking to bring in a Hypnotherapist and Pet Therapist, to have a Rock Band (the video game) concert, and to sponsor a Grad School night and a Career night. They will be discussing these issues at their first meeting [Wednesday, September 17th in the Vista Room (MAC 301) at 7 p.m.]. T-shirts are ready and will be available then. Check the UWGB Psi Chi page for more.  http://www.uwgb.edu/psychology/psichi/

Human Development and Psychology Welcome New Faculty Members!

For those of you who missed the announcement last year, HUD and PSYCH are thrilled to welcome two new professors to our ranks this year. Dr. Deirdre Radosevich is teaching Theories of Personality and Tests and Measurements. She holds a Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University and has had significant advanced training in the treatment of childhood trauma. Dr. Christine Smith is a Social Psychologist who also earned a doctoral certificate in Women’s Studies. She previously taught at Antioch College in Ohio, and she will be offering courses in Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Psychology of Women. Please extend a warm UWGB welcome to Drs. Radosevich and Smith when you meet them. If you would like to see the latest picture of all department faculty members (now 14 strong!), please check out the Human Development website (http://www.uwgb.edu/humdev/).