Welcome to the Special Registration Issue of The Pink Flamingo!

Welcome to the Special Registration Issue of The Pink Flamingo! It’s that time again – time to think about requirements, electives, writing emphasis classes, wish lists, and waiting lists, and about spending quality time with SIS. Never fear, though, your trusty newsletter editors are here to help you navigate the process with the least amount of stress possible. Read on to learn about the RA and TA openings for the Spring, the process of applying to graduate, the internship experience, and much more! You’ll even be treated to our new “Myth-Busting” feature and a great Top 10 List.

  • Breaking News: Changes to Human Development Biology Requirement for this Semester Only!

  • Registration Reminder: Take Experimental Psychology if you Haven’t Already

  • Possible Changes to Upper-Level Human Development Course Pre-requisites

  • Don’t Forget About Summer Classes

  • Are You a Student Who Will Be Deploying for Active Duty?

  • Attention May Graduates! Apply to Graduate by December 1st!

  • Who You Gonna Call? Myth-Busters!

  • Recycling Registration Resources

  • What’s New for Spring 2009? Relationships, Spirituality, and War and Peace

  • Questions or Concerns about Registration: See Your Advisor

  • Registration Special–EXTENDED OFFICE HOURS with HUM DEV Chair

  • P/HD Club News: Grad School Guidance and Walks for Arthritis

  • Psi Chi News: Dinner and a Free Lunch

  • Want Ads

Breaking News: Changes to Human Development Biology Requirement for this Semester Only!

Human Development majors have to fulfill a Biological Course requirement to complete their program of study. Many of the courses traditionally taken to fulfill that requirement (e.g., Biology of Women, Human Genetics) are not being offered this spring. For this semester only, the following courses may be taken instead to meet that requirement: NUT SCI 242 Food and Nutritional Health; NUT SCI 250 World Food Population Issues, and NUT SCI 302 Ethnic Influences on Nutrition. This message is intended primarily for May graduates who have not yet completed this requirement, as additional options (e.g., on-line Biology of Women, Developmental Psychobiology) should be available for summer and fall, respectively. If there are other students who wish to take one of the above Nutritional Sciences courses to meet their Biological Course requirement this semester, however, they are welcome to do so. We will not retroactively count these courses, though (e.g., if you took one of those classes two semesters ago, we will not waive the requirement), except for graduating seniors (who should see Dr. Gurung).  In the meantime, the Human Development faculty will be revisiting this requirement, which would mean some possible changes to the curriculum. Rest assured readers, when that news breaks, The Pink Flamingo will be on the story.

Registration Reminder: Take Experimental Psychology if you Haven’t Already

For those of you who missed the last newsletter or have simply forgotten, starting in 2009, Experimental Psychology (PSYCH 300) or Foundations for Social Research (COMM SCI 301) will be required as a prerequisite for most upper-level psychology courses.  This means you will need to take PSYCH 300 or COMM SCI 301 before you can take most other courses in the major.  The Psychology department will be offering three sections of Psych 300 in Spring 09 and three sections in Fall 09.  If you have any questions or concerns, see your advisor.

Don’t Forget About Summer Classes

As you consider your classes for Spring 2009, don’t forget about summer! Taking summer courses can accelerate your graduation, and this summer Human Development and Psychology have numerous offerings. You can find them on-line in the Schedule of Classes (just change the pull-down menu from Spring 2009 to Summer 2009). We have both on-campus and on-line options, and your registration date for Summer 2009 should be the same as the one for Spring 2009 (check SIS to confirm that). So…join us this summer! Come on, you know you’d miss us if you didn’t.