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