There were over 100 students at Dr. Martin’s presentation last month, but Dr. Zapf aims to top that with her colloquium on October 29th. Dr. Zapf’s presentation, Knowing more than one can say: The early regular plural, will be held in MAC 107 from 5:00-5:30. Space is tight, and it’s first come, first served, so get there early to make sure you have a place to sit. Take a look at the Faculty Colloquia Series Webpage for a schedule of the fall presentations.
So you think Matt Lauer of the Today show racks up frequent flyer miles? He’s got nothing on your faculty members! As we hope all students know, teaching really is the first love of professors here at UWGB. What you may not know is that part of our assigned job is to conduct research and publish and present our findings, which can take us to places near and far. Just since the semester began, Dr. Von Dras has been invited to present two papers on stress, aging, and memory at the Gerontological Society of America Conference in San Francisco, Dr. Zapf presented work on how two-years learn to use plural words at the Boston University Conference on Language Development, and Dr. Bartell has had her research on a marital disillusionment scale accepted for presentation at the National Council on Family Relations conference. Finally, demonstrating how seriously we take our teaching, research Drs. Gurung, Martin, and Wilson-Doenges have done on teaching (on freshman seminars and the ERLP program) will be shared at the Best Practices in Teaching Psychology Conference in Atlanta. To learn more about faculty research interests and how you can get involved as a research assistant, explore the faculty pages on the Human Development website.
Last spring, the Human Development and Psychology departments launched the Experiential Research Learning Program (ERLP), which is designed to expose introductory students to HUD/Psych research in a way that is interactive and fun. Students enrolled in Intro classes need to earn research points by attending research presentations or panel discussions, serving as a research participant, or reviewing research articles. After a successful first semester, the program is up and running again this fall. To learn more about the ERLP, including the results from our assessment of the program, go to: http://www.uwgb.edu/martinr/erlp.htm
Speaking of research, the Human Development and Psychology Departments are excited to introduce the Faculty Colloquia Series. Each month a different faculty member will do a presentation on one of their research projects. These presentations are open to anyone who would like to attend and will serve as a good way to get to know your professors’ research areas (hint: these will be especially valuable if you are thinking about being a research assistant, as you will learn more about the kinds of research we do). To see the Colloquia Series Fall Schedule, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/martinr/cs.htm. The first presentation will be on Monday, September 24th, from 5:00-5:30 in MAC 107. Dr. Ryan Martin will present on Knowledge and Attitude Changes during a Course on Mental Illness.
Still more research information! Dr. Von Dras is in need of a Research Assistant for this semester for a study that explores health perceptions of older adults. If you are interested, please contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.