Welcome to the May (part 2) Issue of the Pink Flamingo

So…we thought we were done for the year, but the news keeps on coming! See below for our trivia winner, other great student news, and a word about a new class offering for fall. Good luck with finals!

  • Winner of the Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity Contest
  • Student News to Celebrate: Scholarships, Fellowships, Research, and More!
  • Experimental Psychology Poster Session: And the winners are…
  • New Section of Death, Dying, and Loss for Fall

Winner of the Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity Contest

We’d like to congratulate Janna Wellnitz, the winner of our trivia contest, who was randomly chosen from among the correct respondents.  Janna correctly guessed that Dr. Burns wears a lot of black (it helps that Janna sees her 3 times a week), gambled away 10 cents in Las Vegas when she was there for a conference in January, has only owned blue cars, and drove without a license after she failed her driver’s license renewal test. She is also the new addition to the editorial staff of The Pink Flamingo this year, joining Drs. Vespia and Martin, which probably explains why the newsletter has seen such an increase in quality. We thought we would announce the winner now so that the suspense did not distract you too much from your finals week studying.  Good luck with your finals and see you in the fall!

Student News to Celebrate: Scholarships, Fellowships, Research, and More!

We are overwhelmed by all the great things our students are doing! Here’s a sampling of the fabulous news we’ve received just since our last issue. Congratulations to everyone, and we’re very sorry if we missed anyone!

  • Caitlin Gurlt has been selected to be the 2010 Yale University Summer Intern! This is a great honor for her, our department and university, and Psi Chi at UWGB. She will receive travel funding, room and board, and a stipend.
  • Katie Kordus is the 2010-2011 winner of the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship. She will receive $1000 to support her studies here at UW-Green Bay.
  • Kristin Nick recently presented her research at the prestigious “Posters in the Rotunda” event at the State Capitol Building in Madison.
  • Katie Von Holzen, a December graduate, has been awarded a $7500 Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship to support her graduate studies.
  • Finally, we want to congratulate all of our May and August graduates, as well as though who will be receiving Leadership Awards this Friday!

Experimental Psychology Poster Session: And the winners are…

Every semester, students enrolled in Experimental Psychology present their work at the campus-wide, Experimental Psychology Poster Session.  It’s an opportunity for them to showcase their hard work from the semester and a chance for other students and faculty to learn more about the great research being conducted in these classes. This semester’s session featured more than 25 impressive research projects from more than 100 researchers and, though we are proud of and congratulate all of the students for their hard work, three groups walked away with outstanding research awards. 

  • 1st Prize: Effects of Cell Phones on Learning and Memory Recall. Emma Bretl, Aaron Creamer, Kaitlyn Florer, and Rebecca Granger
  • 2nd Prize: The Effects of Color on Mood. John Chritton, Eric Effert, Heather Flick, and Brittany Zimmermann
  • 3rd Prize: Social Perceptions of Moral Character in Gothic Dressing versus Traditional Dressing Women. Shastel Baker, Aaron Menzer, Caitlin Neumann, and RoseMary Prem

Welcome to the May Issue of the Pink Flamingo

Welcome to the last issue of The Pink Flamingo for the year. We’ll be back during finals week with a little study break/surprise to reveal our trivia winner and to share some other great student updates, but this is the end of our hard-hitting news issues. As we bid a fond farewell to academic year 2009-2010, we want to take this opportunity to thank the tireless team of journalists, photographers, graphic designers, Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, magicians, fork-lift operators, and animal trainers who make this esteemed publication possible. We also want to congratulate all of our May and August graduates (keep in touch!) and wish everyone a fabulous summer! In this month’s issue:

  • Summer Classes Still Available
  • Reminder: End of the Year Picnic (i.e., Free Food)!!!
  • Contest: Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity and Win a $10 Gift Certificate!

Reminder: End of the Year Picnic (i.e., Free Food)!!!

The annual end-of-year picnic, co-sponsored by the P/HD Club and Psi Chi, is 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!

Contest: Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity and Win a $10 Gift Certificate!

The suspense is building.  Rumors are circulating.  Denials have been made.  The time has come for you to guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s identity.  We’ve given you 4 clues over the course of this year to help you out.  Here they are again to jog your memory:

1)      This person waited one day too long to renew his/her driver’s license, had to take the written test, and then failed the test by one question. Undeterred, this person drove home (without a license) anyway.

2)      This person has only owned blue cars. 

3)      This person gambled away 10 cents in Las Vegas in January.

4)      This person wears a lot of black.

Go to http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sfWgG3aK9MGvha&SVID= to submit your vote.  We will randomly choose a winner from among the correct answers.  Up for grabs is a $10 gift certificate to the bookstore! The deadline for entries is Monday, May 10th at noon. Note: You can only enter once!