September 15, 2010; Volume 5, Issue 1

This issue marks the beginning of the fifth year of our quirky little blog, meaning many of you have never known a UWGB without The Pink Flamingo. Those were some dark days before we came along – no official outlet for all news Human Development and Psychology-related, no bad puns, no Top 10 lists, no jokes at the expense of your faculty members. Really – what would you do without us? Please don’t answer that (we have a little pride, after all), and instead read on and enjoy the news and humor of our latest edition. Happy Fall Semester, everyone!

• P/HD Club News: A Message from the President, Kaitlyn Florer
• Psi Chi News: Events to Get Psyched for
• New Chair in Human Development
• Changes to Human Development and Psychology Internship Policies
• Join the P/HD Club and Psi Chi for NAMIWalks
• Careers of the Month: September 2010 Edition
• Career Tip of the Month: Plan and Market Your Degree Effectively
• Graduate School Tip of the Month: Read More about Selecting and Applying to Grad School
• Important Advising Reminder: Developmental Research Methods, not Foundations of Social Research
• Two Honors for Dr. Gurung
• UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden has Human Development/Psychology Ties
• Departmental Want Ads Still Kicking
• From Dr. Illene Noppe: Human Development in South Africa
• From Dr. Von Dras: Gerontology Center Announces Website and Colloquia and Brown Bag Series
• From Dr. Illene Noppe: Child Life Department Sponsors Art Show
• Top Ten Best Facebook Posts from the First Day of Class

P/HD Club News: A Message from the President, Kaitlyn Florer

The Psychology and Human Development (P/HD) Club is an organization here on campus designed to bring together students who are majoring or minoring in Psychology or Human Development or those who are just interested in the events!  We have a host of fun events planned for the coming semester, and we hope you will join us! 

 Here is what we have planned so far:

  • First Meetings:  September 22nd @ 7 pm in the 1965 Room or September 23rd @ 5 pm in the Wequiok Room (the same information will be covered at both meetings, so you only need to attend one).
  • Club Meeting:  October 4th @ 5 pm in the 1965 Room or October 5th @ 5 pm in the 1965 Room (again, the same information will be covered at both meetings).
  • Movie Night:  October 6th @ 6:30 pm in MAC 210 – the movie is Unlisted: A Story of Schizophrenia.
  • Graduate School Series
    • September 30th @ 5 pm in MAC 208:  General Graduate School Info (open to everyone, but particularly targeted at first and second year students who want to know more about graduate school, what it takes to get in, why they should go, etc.).
    • October 12th @ 5 pm in MAC 206:  Writing Your Personal Statement (again, open to everyone, but targeted at students who are in the midst of the application process or just starting the process). 

If you have any questions about the club or want to join our mailing list, contact me at

Psi Chi News: Events to Get Psyched for

Hi everyone, this is Amanda Luedtke, the Psi Chi president. Hope all of you had a great first week of classes. Psi Chi has a couple of exciting events planned for September and October that we hope all of you can make it to.

  • MEETINGS: Psi Chi held its first general members’ meeting on Monday, September 13th at 4pm. These meetings are a great opportunity to get to know your fellow Psychology and Human Development students and to give your ideas on what events you would like Psi Chi to do. We will also be having a general meeting on September 27th at 4pm in the Vista Room (MAC 301).
  • GUEST SPEAKER: Psi Chi is glad to have Dr. Susan Sprecher, a Social Psychologist, as a guest speaker Monday October 4th at 2:00pm in the 1965 Room.
  • GRANT WRITING: On October 11th at 4pm Psi Chi will be doing a presentation on how to get a grant and what they look for when reviewing grants. This is a great chance for students to get a better sense of what they need to do to stand out from the crowd and hopefully secure a grant.

For more information about Psi Chi and future events visit our Psi Chi webpage and add us on org sync at

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at

New Chair in Human Development

For those of you who wander down the MAC Hall C Wing from time to time, you may have noticed that Dr. Gurung is no longer in his old office.  Don’t worry, he hasn’t gone far – just down the hall – and his moving reflects the fact that Human Development has a new Chair, Dr. Vespia.

What this means to you is that you should bring your Chair-related concerns to Dr. Vespia rather than Dr. Gurung.  Of course, the first place you should start with any concerns or questions about your major or minor in Human Development is your advisor, as he or she can usually help you. 

In the meantime, we want to extend a hearty thanks to Dr. Gurung for serving us as Chair for the last three years and thank Dr. Vespia for taking on this important responsibility for the next three years.