Departmental Want Ads Still Kicking

This is just a reminder that we advertise teaching assistantships, research assistantships, internships, and volunteer work on a separate blog called the Human Development and Psychology Want Ads.  Though there will be much more posted when registration rolls around, there are several opportunities there now for you to check out. 

We also wanted to remind you, though, that although part-time jobs are occasionally included, what are posted there are most typically only internal, departmental postings. Your first resource in your job search should always be the PRO system through Career Services.

From Dr. Illene Noppe: Human Development in South Africa

Please consider joining Dr. Illene Noppe for the trip and educational experience of a lifetime.  Earn three credits by learning about “Human Development in South Africa”, the tentative dates are January 2-21, 2011 at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  Please contact Professor Noppe ( for additional details.  There are tentative plans to show the movie, “Invictus”  in the evening on September 23, 2010  with a discussion about South Africa to follow.  Please watch for announcements.

From Dr. Von Dras: Gerontology Center Announces Website and Colloquia and Brown Bag Series

The Gerontology Center of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay proudly announces that its website is up and very navigable.  In keeping with the traditions of the University, the Gerontology Center’s foci are interdisciplinary and community oriented.  Thus the website is a forum to bring together faculty and students as well as professional and lay-members of our broader community.  The web-site features the Gerontology Center’s upcoming programs, book reviews, research opportunities, as well as local, state, and national resources. Please feel free to browse the site and let us know your reaction to the website of a center that has as its goal the promoting of education and knowledge of continuing adult development.

The Gerontology Center has also announced a series of colloquia and brown bag talks that are open to all. The brown bag discussions are listed on their website. Fall colloquia include:

  • “Economics of Health Care Reform” presented by Dr. Kumar Kangayappan, Professor of Urban and Regional Studies, Economics and Interdisciplinary Studies, 2 pm, October 5th, 2010. (University Union, Alumni Room B)
  • “Gender and Aging” presented by Dr. Christine Smith, Assistant Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Women’s & Gender Studies, 2 pm, November, 11th, 2010. (University Union, Alumni Room B)

From Dr. Illene Noppe: Child Life Department Sponsors Art Show

The Child Life Department at St. Vincent Hospital is having an art show with paintings made by 28 kids with cancer and 2 children with other illnesses. There will be a total of 50 paintings. Kim, an art therapist, has been working hard with the kids to create the paintings, and they would love to see you there. All art will be on display for the month of September at The Art Garage. On September 30th all of kids, families, and friends will be invited to a reception at The Art Garage. It is open to the public. Paintings can be purchased anytime during the month of September and can be picked up on September 30th.

Top Ten Best Facebook Posts from the First Day of Class

We at The Pink Flamingo know that the first day of class is full of excitement, anxiety, frustration, and wonder (at least we HOPE there’s some excitement and wonder).  What better place to capture all those emotions than Facebook.  That’s why we asked The Pink Flamingo IT Specialist to hack into the famed social networking site to bring us the very best status updates from students and faculty members on that first day. 

Don’t worry, the names have been changed to protect your confidentiality.  In fact, if you can tell us what the fake names all have in common, you might just earn yourself a little fortune and glory (by “fortune,” we mean a candy bar of your choosing and by “glory,” we mean that you will be prominently featured in the next issue of The Pink Flamingo; click here to submit your guesses.

10. Donald Grant cannot find a parking place.
9. Tatiana Romanova hopes this is the year she gets a class where there are no tests, no presentations, and little homework.
8. Dr. Rosa Klebb hopes this is the year she has students who want to take tests, do presentations, and do homework.
7. Victor Kronsteen regrets scheduling all his classes for the same day and worries about blowing his food budget on five hour energy drinks.
6. Donald Grant STILL cannot find a parking place.
5. Dr. Zora wonders if her students know that she is far more nervous than they are.
4. Major Boothroyd doesn’t think the laws of physics will allow him to get from Wood Hall to MAC Hall in the time allotted between classes.
3. Donald Grant found a parking place!!!…but missed class.
2. Captain Nash was appalled to learn that his Monday night class will still be in session during Monday night Packer games and plans on contacting Chancellor Harden regarding this atrocity.
1. Kerim Bey wants to know why his professors are making Facebook jokes.  Don’t they know that Facebook hasn’t been cool since they started using it?