October 29, 2013; Volume 8, Issue 1

Welcome to our special registration issue of The Pink Flamingo!  Read on to avoid ghostly surprises and spine-chilling frights for your spring registration.  We’re healthier than candy too!

“I should have read The Pink Flamingo…”

Why can’t I register for a class?: Look at the section number

Recycling Registration Resources

Psych and Hum Dev Offered over January Interim Session

Considering a Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, or Internship? Check Out the Department Want Ads

What is Camp Lloyd?

News and Events from Psi Chi/PHD Club presidents Becky Senn and Taylor Saari

Psychology and Human Development (PHD) Club Update

Dr. Kate Burns is new Chair of Human Development

Dr. Jennifer Lanter is new CATL Director

Welcome Dr. Sawa Senzaki!

Career & Graduate School Tips of the Month: Investigate New Resources

Did you know…to take gen ed courses now?

Volunteer Opportunity: Student United Way

Why can’t I register for a class?: Look at the section number

If you’re having problems registering for a class, it might be an Adult Degree class instead—check out the section number.  If the class has 1200 as the section number, it is only for students in the Adult Degree program.  If the class has 1800 as the section number, traditional students can register for it, but not until 12/2 since it’s through Adult Degree.  If you’re interested in one of these 1800 courses, you should definitely waitlist yourself for it during your registration appointment.  There’s no guarantee that you’ll get in since there are a small number of 1800 seats available, but it can’t hurt to try.

Psych and Hum Dev Offered over January Interim Session

Introduction to Human Development and Psychology of Emotion will both be offered this January interim (winterim) session.  Winterim courses are not a part of tuition plateau and all are Internet-based courses.  To see a complete list of which courses are being offered, go to the Schedule of Classes, change the term to Fall 2013, and change class type (at bottom) to January interim.

Considering a Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, or Internship? Check Out the Department Want Ads

If you’re interested in research or teaching assistantships, internships, or even volunteer work, you should check out the Human Development and Psychology Want Ads, a website where faculty can post these opportunities. This is a particularly good time to look because most faculty members are looking for their spring semester assistants right now. Keep in mind that not all professors will post openings on the website, so if you don’t see someone listed, you may want to visit the faculty links on the Human Development and Psychology websites, see if that person indicates whether or not he or she usually works with RAs or TAs, and then e-mail the individual to express your interest.

Visit the Want Ads today!

Don’t forget, though, that these are just internal positions, and that the Phoenix Recruitment Online (PRO) System through Career Services is where your job search should start. We also have very few internal internship positions. Your internship search might also involve PRO and the list of some of our past internships, but it should begin by making sure you meet pre-requisites and by talking with a faculty member and reviewing the internship policy.

What is Camp Lloyd?

Camp Lloyd is a day camp for grieving children who are between 7 and 14 years of age. Camp will be held at the Mauthe Center during the 3rd week in June 2014.  We are now taking applications for student interns who would like to work with the campers.  Application submission is open until November 7 2013.  All majors are encouraged to apply.  Although you will need to take Dying, Death and Loss prior to the beginning of camp, you do not need to have this course in order to apply.  Please consult the Camp Lloyd website (www.uwgb.edu/camplloyd) or contact Dr. Cupit (465-2703) for further details.

News and Events from Psi Chi/PHD Club presidents Becky Senn and Taylor Saari

Upcoming Events!

Friday, November 1st Grad School Support Group Meeting 12:30-3:30 in Mac 301 (Vista Room). Need a time and place to work on graduate applications and/or ask questions about the process, come stop by and join! The following dates and times for upcoming meetings:

            November 8th 12:30-2:00pm Mac 301

            November 22nd 12:30-2:00pm Mac 301

Monday, November 4th Psi Chi/PHD Club Meeting: 4pm in Mac 201 (The Gathering Room). We will be hosting November’s Professor of the month!

Wednesday, November 6th Meet the Professor Night at Willow Creek Bowling Alley from 5pm-7pm. Bowling and Food will be provided J The address is: 2020 Verlin Road Bellevue, WI 54311

http://www.willowcreeklanes.com/

Friday, November 22nd Anti-Bullying Program is looking for volunteers to help put on a skit and run activities with 3rd-5th graders from a local elementary school. She is in need of 25-30 volunteers. It will be located here at the Mauthe Center on campus. The time frame will be decided soon, but if you are interested please contact Stephanie Nemec at snemec@mcenter.org or nemesn02@uwgb.edu.

Reminders:
MPA Submissions are due November 12th   If you have any questions about MPA, look for our Q&A video that will be posted on the Psi Chi website

Sign up for the Jingle Bell Walk/Run in support of Alzheimer’s! The walk is located here on campus, at the Kress Center! December 7th at 8am. If you have any questions you can contact Becky Senn at sennrr05@uwgb.edu You can follow this link to join our team:  https://www.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1070717&lis=0&kntae1070717=77C8230EC1CF42A29C69FDC763A4D7DD&supId=371816311&team=5680495

Don’t forget to vote for December/January’s professor of the month! The survey will be sent out at the end of November.

Get to know your Psi Chi officers!
Secretary: Timothy Zietz

Year: Junior

Majoring in Psychology and Human Biology with a Health Science Emphasis and a Chemistry Minor

My future career goals are to eventually attend medical school to earn my MD and possibly my PhD and to earn my license to practice neurosurgery.

I love to lift weights and I am currently training in Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and kickboxing.

Public Relations: Amarra Bricco

Year: Senior

Psychology Major, Human Development and Spanish Minor

I would like to get my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

I am a movie fanatic and like to draw and paint in my spare time

Treasurer: Kayla Klemm

Year: Senior (graduating in December)

Major: Psychology and Minor: Human Development.

Someday I hope to become a counselor for adolescents. :)

Vice-President: Sam Zweerink

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Human Development

Career Goals: I want to attend graduate school after UWGB and hopefully become a school psychologist.

Fishing is my favorite hobby and my favorite place to be is Miller Park watching the Brewers!

President: Becky Senn

Year: Senior

Major: Psychology and Minor: Human Development

I would like to earn my Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy with a specialization in human sexuality. My career goals are to start my own practice, conduct research in Europe, and create free classes for individuals on sex education.

I am an avid baker and chef. I would love to go to culinary school for fun, and hopefully someday I will be able to.

Psychology and Human Development (PHD) Club Update

PHD Club is a student organization here on campus designed to bring together students who are majoring or minoring in psychology or human development but can also extend to those who are just interested in the events! We have a host of fun events planned for the coming semester.

Meet the Officers of the PHD Club:

President: Taylor Saari

Year: Senior

Major/Minors: Human Development Major; Psychology Minor

Fun Fact: Participated in the Spartan and Rugged Maniac obstacle races.

Vice President: Lauren Vieaux

Year: Senior

Major/Minors: Psychology Major; Human Development and Women & Gender Studies Minors

Fun Fact: I run an art program for the kids at the Freedom House homeless shelter.

‪Secretary: Katy Doll

Year: Junior

Major/Minors: Psychology Major; Human Development Minor

Fun Fact: I love to sew and have made six quilts

Treasurer: Becky Senn

Year: Senior

Major/Minors: Psychology Major; Human Development Minor

Fun Fact: I love to travel, I have been to Italy, France, and England. The next country I want to visit is Greece. At one point I wanted to be a Greek Interpreter so I could live there :)

Public Relations: Amarra Bricco

Year: Senior

Major/Minors: Psychology Major; Human Development and Spanish Minor

Fun Fact: I Love to participate in fun 5k runs, draw/paint, and am a Movie/Zombie enthusiast

There are wonderful resources available for students as they consider jobs and/or graduate school after they finish their degrees here at UW-Green Bay.

The career portions of the Human Development website were revised substantially this summer. Although designed for Human Development, much of the information is applicable to liberal arts degrees in general, including Psychology. Check them out!

-Liberal arts degrees and their job options: http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/careers/do-major/
-Enhancing your marketability for jobs: http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/careers/do-major/
-Practical resources (e.g., resumes): http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/careers/further-info/
-Alumni career profiles: http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/careers/alumni/

For those thinking about graduate school, these may be helpful.

-Some basic information on grad school: http://www.uwgb.edu/human-development/careers/grad-info/
-Lecture capture of the recent presentation on writing personal statements (part of a grad school application): http://mediasite.uwgb.edu/Mediasite6/Play/18d4cb47b9a1469eaea77fc24874d1181d

 

Take home message: Your career and graduate school search starts today – whether you are a first semester freshman or a senior. The earlier you begin the journey, the smoother it is likely to be, and investigating these resources is an easy first step to take.

St. John’s is currently accepting resumes for the position of Volunteer Coordinator at St. John’s Shelter. This position offers 25 hours/week during the shelter season and 8 hours/week in the summer months. Continue reading

Dr. Kate Burns is new Chair of Human Development

Hello from MAC C309!  I just started my three year term as chair of Human Development, taking over after Dr. Vespia’s term.  What this means is that we’ve switched offices (don’t worry, Dr. Vespia got to keep the candy dish).  If you have any human development course substitution requests or issues/concerns, send them my way!  Dr. Martin is still the psych chair if your issue is a psychological one instead.  Wait, that came out wrong…

Dr. Jennifer Lanter is new CATL Director

Greetings, Students!

I am not teaching as much as I used to these days, but there is a very good reason for this.  This past summer I was appointed as the Director of UWGB’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL).  The goal of this Center is to provide opportunities, resources and supportive communities to faculty and instructional staff that foster the awesome teaching that is going on in (and out of) the classroom here at UWGB!  The Center offers support to faculty and instructional staff who would like to enhance their teaching and student learning through research of classroom activities and instructional techniques.  I also work on organizing a Faculty Development Conference in January where we focus on pressing teaching and learning issues and I organize book groups and workshops throughout the academic year that foster collaborations among faculty and staff from numerous departments on campus, all working together to discuss and reflect on a variety of learning, teaching, and educational issues.  The Center offers numerous grants and awards throughout the academic year, most often known by students is the Student Nominated Teaching Award (SNTA) that is awarded each Spring to a well-deserved early career instructor and an experienced instructor.  The Center also provides training for instructors who teach online, giving them an opportunity to experience online learning from a student’s perspective and to collaborate with colleagues to improve online teaching techniques. In all, although I am not teaching as much as I used to, I am still very much involved in instruction that is taking place on campus!  Don’t hesitate to visit me in my CATL office, IS 1144 (right next to the GAC Lab)!