December 15, 2011; Volume 6, Issue 3

Please read our end-of-semester issue that focuses on celebrating the accomplishments of our students!!

  • Congratulations Graduates!
  • Human Development and Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Leadership Awards
  • Tonya Filz Selected as Outstanding Student and Senior Class Speaker
  • Student Presentations at Conferences
  • Experimental Psychology Poster Session
  • Dr. Gurung Featured in Inside Magazine
  • New Psychology Website and Facebook Page

Congratulations Graduates!

December 17th will be a very important day for the many, many human development and psychology students who will be receiving their degrees. Please know that the faculty looks forward to celebrating with you, and we hope to see you and your families at the ceremony. It is one of the days we most eagerly anticipate each year, as it is impossible not to feel the joy and sense of accomplishment that surrounds everyone. We hope you will keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Meanwhile, enjoy the day and take a moment to reflect upon the hard work and dedication you invested into making it possible. Congratulations, graduates!!

Human Development and Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Leadership Awards

Please congratulate the following psychology and human development majors and minors who will be honored on December 16 with some of UW-Green Bay’s highest awards. The Leadership Medallion is only awarded to a small number of graduating seniors. In the fall semester Leadership Awards also only go to graduating seniors, while the “Who’s Who” honor can also be bestowed upon other worthy students. We are very proud of our honorees!

 Fall 2011 Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion:

Tonya Filz, Caitlin Gurlt, Michael Roderique

 Fall 2011 University Leadership Award:

Rachel Coughlin, Kinsey Kopp

 Fall 2011 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and College Awards:

Christiana Allan, Corey Arno, Rachel Coughlin, Adyson DeJardin, Erin Ehlers, Tonya Filz, Kaitlyn Florer, Stephanie Freis, Caitlin Gurlt, Ariel Hull, Tiffany Klegin, Kinsey Kopp, Katie Manders, Lea Meulemans, Amanda Sherman, Craig Van Pay, Stacy Van Eperen, Kristie Walker

Tonya Filz Selected as Outstanding Student and Senior Class Speaker

One of our very own students has been singled out by two different selection committees for her amazing work here at UW-Green Bay and within the community. As a result, she will be delivering remarks on behalf of the graduating class at commencement ceremonies on December 17th, and she will be recognized as the Outstanding Student of that class during the December 16th University Leadership Awards ceremony. You can read more about her here.  Excellent work, Tonya!

Student Presentations at Conferences

Craig Van Pay will be presenting at the Midwestern Psychological Association on his work with Dr. Jen Zapf on “Putting together the pieces:  Meaning matters in children’s plural comprehension” and “The influence of language on memory: Differences in recollection of regularly English plural nouns with varying phonological properties”.  Craig has received a very competitive Regional Research Award from Psi Chi for this presentation.  Erin Ehlers and Patrick Spellman will be presenting at the National Conference for the First Year Experience on their work with Dr. Denise Bartell on “Building an institutional inventory of high impact practices for students in transition”.  Congratulations to these student presenters!

Experimental Psychology Poster Session

Once again, students enrolled in Experimental Psychology presented their work at the campus-wide, Experimental Psychology Poster Session.  This event is 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. We are proud of their hard work and want to congratulate all of the students, including three groups that earned outstanding research awards.

Participants who see photos of models will take fewer cookies than those who see photos of landscapes: Elise Rittenhouse, Shana Nadler, and Sarah Guzzonato

Stress will alter moral decision-making: Karissa Ryan, Rhiannon Gatton, Brea Gatton, and Amber Grube

Is body image positively affected by brief viewing of average bodies in the media?: Thomas Floading, Shannon Kolash, and Yeng Lovaj. 

New Psychology Website and Facebook Page

Some of you may have noticed this already but Psychology has a new website, complete with updated faculty profiles, current information on internships and other individualized learning opportunities, and much more.  Take a look here if you haven’t already. 

On a similar note, we have a new Facebook page for current psychology students and alumni.  It’s a great spot for networking, sharing good news, and learning about what other students and the faculty are up to.  If you are interested, it’s called UW-Green Bay Psychology Students and Alumni, and you can find it here.