Welcome to the April Issue of The Pink Flamingo

No April foolin’ here – just your extra special Registration issue of The Pink Flamingo, filled with news, fun, and well, maybe an April Fools’ joke or two. As usual, though, the real and fake news are kind of hard to tell apart in our fine publication. Enjoy! 

  • Breaking News: Scholarship Available!
  • Course Substitution for Human Development Majors
  • Recycling Registration Resources
  • Registration Reminders
  • Don’t Forget…the Departmental Want Ads are Live
  • Summer Classes Are Here!!!
  • South Africa Travel Course Scheduled (Again – Really!)
  • P/HD Club News: A Message from the President, Tiffany Wilhelm
  • Psi Chi News: A Message from the President, Amanda Degeneffe
  • Save the Date: Free Food on May 7th!!!
  • Careers of the Month: April 2010 Edition
  • Career Tip of the Month: Earning a Great Reference
  • Graduate School Tip of the Month: Attend One of Our GRE Information Sessions
  • 2010 NAMI Wisconsin Convention in Green Bay
  • Your 4th Hint: New Pink Flamingo Editor
  • Student News to Celebrate
  • Top Ten Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep

Breaking News: Scholarship Available!

Human Development and Psychology students are invited to apply for the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship.  A scholarship of $1000.00 for the 2010-11 academic year will be awarded to a HUM DEV or PSYCH major who best exemplifies interdisciplinary academic achievement both in and out of the classroom. Applications should describe: 1) GPA [overall and in the major(s)], 2) Interdisciplinary focus of the student’s work in and outside of class, 3) Future plans, 4) Service, volunteering, and extra-curricular achievements, and 5) Your eligibility (i.e., Why do you think you are deserving of this scholarship?). Submit your application electronically to Dr. Gurung by April 30, 2010 at: gurungr@uwgb.edu

Course Substitution for Human Development Majors

Attention Human Development Majors! Many of you are completing your majors using a catalog which requires that you take COMM SCI 301: Foundations of Social Research. Please note that HUM DEV 302: Developmental Research Methods is an acceptable substitute for COMM SCI 301. HUM DEV 302 is the research requirement for Human Development majors declared under catalog years 2009 onwards, but, again, this class can also be used for students whose catalogs require COMM SCI 301. Note that a course substitution waiver will have to be signed in the Fall before SIS recognizes the course as meeting your requirement, so don’t panic if it doesn’t immediately “slot in” to your major requirements when you register for classes. See your advisor if you have any questions.

Recycling Registration Resources

April is the month for fall registration and Earth Day.  What better way to celebrate both than by recycling some classic registration resources from the past? 

FAQs About Registration and Advising

This Just In…New Procedure for Declaring a HUM DEV or PSYCH Major or Minor

Research Assistantships: A Student Perspective

Teaching Assistantships: A Student Perspective

Internships: A Student Perspective

Registration Reminders

As you’re planning your schedule for next semester, we’d like to remind you to take the statistics and research methods courses (Experimental Psychology, Developmental Research Methods) as early as you can.  These courses not only provide a strong foundation for your later coursework, they also help you understand the jokes in our 4th hint about the new Editor’s identity. In addition, as a psychology major or minor, many of the upper-level courses require the statistics and research method courses as prerequisites.  Since this will be the second year these prereqs have been in place, we will not be offering concurrent enrollment waivers as we have done in previous semesters.  One potential exception to the research methods requirement will be for those students who declared a minor in psychology in 2009 or earlier and find they cannot complete the Social/Personality requirement because of the pre-requisites.  In this case, you should contact the course instructor about a possible waiver. 

Don’t Forget…the Departmental Want Ads are Live

Last month, we told you about the new blog for advertising teaching assistantships, internships, or even volunteer work.  We just wanted to take a minute to remind you that the Human Development and Psychology Wants Ads are live and right now is a great time to take a look because many faculty members are starting their searches for Fall semester teaching and research assistants, not to mention interns and other opportunities. To take a look at the want ads, go to: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hudpsychwantads.

We also wanted to remind you, though, that the ads posted there are only internal, departmental postings. Your first resource in your job or internship search should always be the PRO system through Career Services.

Summer Classes Are Here!!!

As you think about Registration for Fall, don’t forget about summer! Taking summer classes can be a great way to move toward graduation and to enjoy class in a little different format or at a slightly different pace. Take advantage of the currently open in-person and on-line offerings from Psychology and Human Development, which include: Intro to Human Development; Infancy and Early Childhood; Adulthood and Aging; Death, Dying and Loss; Human Sexuality; Family Development; Psychology of Cognitive Processes; and Counseling Across the Lifespan. Some of our summer offerings have already closed, so register now!

South Africa Travel Course Scheduled (Again – Really!)

Come to beautiful and interesting South Africa for a 3 credit Human Development course:  Human Development in South Africa.  The dates of the trip are January 2 – January 21, 2011.  Students will need to have taken HUMDEV 210 (Introduction to Human Development) or its equivalent prior to the trip, to fill out an application in the Office of International Education by October 1, 2010, and to attend several orientation sessions during the Fall 2010 semester.  The cost of the trip is approximately $6400, which covers meals, lodging (at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University campus in Port Elizabeth), tuition, airfare, and trip expenses.  Financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip.  Please see Dr. Illene Noppe for further details about this potentially amazing educational experience.

P/HD Club News: A Message from the President, Tiffany Wilhelm

Hey Psychology and Human Development Majors! It’s never too late to get involved with the P/HD Club! Please feel free to join us at our events this month, even if you’re not a member!

First, we have the Meet the Professor Bowling Night at the Suamico Ale House on Thursday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m. Please e-mail Tiffany Wilhelm at wilhtm31@uwgb.edu for directions or if you’d like to carpool. After that, our next big speaking event is David Allen Kopec, an environmental psychologist, who will be speaking to students about how our environment impacts our well-being. This event will take place Tuesday, April 20th at 7:00 p.m. in the 1965 Room of the University Union.

I would also like to introduce the P/HD Club’s newly elected officers, who will serve for the academic year 2010-2011. Please congratulate them accordingly. I would like to thank them for taking on this responsibility, and I know that we will see great things happening with the club in the future!

Kaitlyn Florer – President
Emma Bretl – Vice President
Amanda VandeHei – Treasurer
Cassandra Paulus – Secretary
Emily Wallace – Officer of Communications

Finally, good luck with the rest of your semester, and please feel free to contact me if you need anything!

Tiffany Wilhelm
President of the P/HD Club
wilhtm31@uwgb.edu

Psi Chi News: A Message from the President, Amanda Degeneffe

MEETINGS — HONOR CORDS — BAKE SALE 

Our next Psi Chi meeting will be Monday, April 5th at 4:00 p.m. in the Vista Room of MAC Hall.  Later on this month we will be hosting a speaker to discuss the topic of relationship psychology.  Details will be provided via email and posted on our Psi Chi website, www.uwgb.edu/psychology/psichi/.    

Psi Chi members graduating in spring may purchase Psi Chi honor cords for $13.00.  All orders must be placed with Twila Marquadt in MAC Hall’s C-Wing by 10:30 a.m. on Friday, April 23rd.  Exact change or checks will be accepted for payment.  Please make checks payable to “UWGB Psi Chi.”

The spring Psi Chi Bake Sale is going to be on Monday, April 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. near the Garden Cafe.  Please contact Vice President Amanda Luedtke (luedap18@uwgb.edu) if you would like to participate in any way.

Save the Date: Free Food on May 7th!!!

In other P/HD Club and Psi Chi news, the two organizations are co-sponsoring the annual end-of-year picnic on Friday, May 7th from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Lambeau Cottage (part of the UWGB campus – located right on the Bay and off Nicolet Drive). All students and faculty are invited to celebrate the last day of classes and to enjoy a free cook-out. Drop in anytime!

Careers of the Month: April 2010 Edition

This month we feature two careers that you may not even have heard of before! Read more about them and think about how your skills and interests might match with them. Remember, some of the careers we feature may require graduate study, and same may require additional majors and/or minors beyond Human Development or Psychology.

Technical Writer: Use those great skills you are honing as you write your term papers and consider a career that involves pen and ink (well, probably typing and toner cartridges). Read more at: http://www.occupationalinfo.org/13/131267026.html

Employee Relations Specialist: Merge your skills working with people and your interest in the business world with a career in employee relations. Learn more at: http://www.occupationalinfo.org/16/166267042.html