Student News: Posters in the Rotunda and Psi Chi

There are nine Human Development and Psychology students traveling down to Madison in a few weeks for Posters in the Rotunda, an exciting event that showcases outstanding student researchers from across the UW System.  You can learn more about the event here:

The students, their research topics, and the supervising professors are listed below.  Congratulations to all of you.

Gateways to Phirst Year Success: Navigating College By Building Relationships (Bartell)

  • Kaitlin Hobbs
  • Jordan Grapentine
  • Ashley Grant
  • Hannah Blum
  • Alex Tristan Lee Wilson
  • Marleigh Fiedler

Gender Differences in Olympic Commercials (Cupit)

  • Ashley Marshall

Gender Stereotypes in Today’s Popular Music Videos (Cupit)

  • Tara Schilawski

Nature Pictures and Stress Reduction (Wilson-Doenges)

  • Amarra Bricco

Meanwhile, more than 60 students will be inducted into Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, on March 7th.  To earn an invitation to Psi Chi, students must have above a 3.0 GPA and be in the upper 35% of their class (to learn more about UW-Green Bay’s chapter of Psi Chi, see here:  Congrats to all of them, as well.

KaNisha Flemming – Memorial Event

“Smile Beautiful” Green Bay Benefit Dinner for Kanisha Flemming
May 3, 2014
3:00pm – 7:00pm
University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Mauthe Center

KaNisha, M.T Flemming, age 22, of Chilton, died on January 12, 2014 following a short battle with Leukemia. KaNisha was a senior at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, where she was scheduled to graduate this May with a double major in Psychology and Human Development. KaNisha had the intent to graduate in May and pursue a graduate degree with a desire to help troubled teens. While attending UWGB, she was also a member of Circle K, Phi-Kappa-Phi, Psi Chi, the Psychology & Human Development Club, and her name was consistently found on the Dean’s List. There is nothing that can compare to the caring, inspirations and magnetic personality that KaNisha possessed. She lit up a room with her warm, tender smile and showed so much love to her family and friends. She went out of her way to cheer people up; the world was a better place because of the living presence of KaNisha.

Crystal Kempton & Jordan Grapentine
218-730-7225 or 920-209-5090

Student Good News

As usual, our students have been accumulating honors and doing wonderful things. Here’s just a sampling of the great student accomplishments we have to celebrate.  Our heartiest congratulations are extended to all!!!

  • Fifty-six students were inducted into Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology and human development students.
  • As you saw above, new officers were elected for Psi Chi and the Psychology and Human Development Club.
  • Rebecca Gonnering recently made a presentation with her mentor, Prof. Christine Smith, at the national conference for the Association for Women in Psychology.
  • Many current and former students will be presenting their own research or be co-authors with Professors Regan A.R. Gurung, Ryan Martin, or Kris Vespia on their research at the upcoming Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago, Illinois. These students include: Patrick Adams, Rebecca Arrowood, Sarah Bohman, Kate Florer, Stephanie Freis, Anna Girdauskas, Areanna Lakowske, Rian Lamb, Katie Manders, Kaitlyn Multhauf, Sharayah Preman, Elise Rittenhouse, Karissa Ryan, Seenia Thao, Lauren Vieux, Emily Vogels, Christy Woods, Samantha Zweerink

And More Congratulations…to University Award Winners

Just announced this week was the identity of those earning Chancellor’s Medallions, University Leadership Awards, and Who’s Who Awards at the December 14, 2012 Leadership Awards ceremony. Congratulations to all Human Development and Psychology majors and minors who will be receiving awards tonight. We are proud of you and your accomplishments! Check out the list of recipients.

And Even More Congratulations…to the Experimental Psych Poster Session Winners

The judging was rigorous, but three emerged on top.  Congratulations to the top posters of the Experimental Psychology Poster Session!  Rosie Wysocki, Paul Ahrens, Katie Turner, and Cory Samson investigated the Effects of Positive and Negative Emotional Priming on Performance and State Self-Esteem.  Laura Kempen, Heather Wogikoski, Grace Vecchie, and Ashley Ramer considered the Influence of Superhero Depiction on Audience Response to Perpetrator-Victim Scenarios.  Miranda DeMars, Amy Vaughan, and Amanda Novak studied First Impressions:  Do Glasses Matter?  All of you should be commended for a job well-done.

Student News to Celebrate

We wish we could highlight every accomplishment of our talented and dedicated students, but we simply don’t have that much server space for the blog! As we near the end of another academic year, however, we would like to highlight just a few of the amazing things achieved by you and your classmates recently. 

  • A number of our students presented their work at the annual UW-Green Bay Academic Excellence Symposium. Congratulations go out to: Nicole Phillips, Bradley Klinger, Erin Ehlers, Matthew Machnik, Brittaney Molina, Kaitlin Brown, Stephanie Freis, Kathryn Doll, Kaitlyn Florer, Craig VanPay, Areanna Lakowske, Rebecca Arrowood, Stephanie Lynch, and Rachel Prokop. Those final two students also presented their work at the UW System undergraduate research conference as representatives of our campus. We are so proud of all that each one of you did in developing and executing these wonderful projects.
  • Three of our students have been awarded departmental scholarships for next year. First, we share a sincere thank you to all who applied – you do not know how difficult these decisions are for us to make. Second, we are thrilled for the following students whose talent and hard work earned them these scholarships. Kaitlyn Multhauf was awarded The Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship; Kristie Walker received The Matter Memorial Scholarship Recognizing Promise in Psychological Science; and Kate Darnell was recognized with the Casie Rindfleisch-Schulz Scholarship in Psychology and Human Development. Allow us to also thank the generous donors who provided these wonderful scholarships to recognize outstanding students in Human Development and Psychology.
  • An enthusiastic “well done!” is also due to the 42 students who were recently inducted into the UW-Green Bay chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, which also recognizes our outstanding students in human development. We would also like to recognize the new officers who were installed at that ceremony. They include Molly Swenty (President), Cynthia Sanchez (Vice President), Emily Vogels (Treasurer), Areanna Lakowske (Secretary), and Rebecca Senn (Public Relations).
  • Many of our wonderful majors and minors will receive honors at the University’s year-end awards ceremony on May 11. They include graduating seniors and prestigious Chancellor’s Medallion recipients:  Casey Calhoun, Mary DeLong, Kalli Donaldson, Erin Ehlers, Kaitlyn Florer, Stephanie Freis, Hannah Quilling, Stacy Te Stroote, Stacy Van Eperen, and Craig Van Pay. Earning coveted University Leadership Awards are: Christina Allan, Corey Arno, Emma Bretl, Kaitlin Brown, Angela Bub, Madeleine Drusch, Danielle Furton, Rachael Gardner, Ariel Hull, Tiffany Klegin, Areanna Lakowske, Lea Meulemans, Lisa Neuman, Stephanie Sielaff, and Kristie Walker
  • We also want to highlight the amazing accomplishment of Stephanie Freis, who was selected to represent the senior class as the student commencement speaker at the May 2012 graduation ceremonies. Congratulations, Stephanie – we are so looking forward to hearing your remarks!
  • Last, but most certainly not least, congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. Know that we are proud of you, that we will miss you, and that our very best wishes go with you.

Making the World a More Beautiful Place: Thanks to Some Current and Former UW-Green Bay Students

Kimberly Martiny, a UW-Green Bay Psychology and Art student, recently teamed up with the Brown County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to coordinate an art based project for Diversions, a temporary home for individuals recovering from mental health issues.

The project was funded by NAMI Brown County, who worked with Tradewinds Art Supply to provide the supplies. After 5 months of hard work and donated time from more than 15 artists (most of them current or past UW-Green Bay students), 87 paintings were completed and, last November, were installed at Diversions.

Artists involved in the project (some of whom also have links to Psychology and Human Development) included Matthew Pickard, Emily Bartos, Beth Servais, Jason Keller, Kristin Gregiore, Rich Rouse, Amber Bork, Garrett Hetzel, Ashley Sixt, Ali Stalsburg, Alyssa Falvey, Jen Aldrich and Kimberly Martiny. Additionally, Lauren Garrison worked on a number of paintings with high school students to complete their volunteer and service hours for school requirements. All of the work now proudly hangs in Diversions for clients to enjoy.

Student Good News

As usual, you and your fellow students are accomplishing great things. Please read on to learn more and be inspired about different ways you might get involved both on campus and in the community. Not only are we proud of our students, as always, but it is important to point out that these are the kinds of experiences that can enhance your own learning, provide valuable service to others, and result in marketable skills that increase competitiveness for jobs and graduate school.

  • Some current students and very recent alumni will be participating in the national convention of the American Psychological Association this August based on their own honors projects or independent studies or serving as research assistants to faculty members. We hope we aren’t missing anyone, but we know that Nikki Clauss, Tonya Filz, Stephanie Freis, and Amy Weise are all co-authors on different research presentations for this conference. Congratulations to all!
  • Rebecca Arrowood was prominently featured in a recent newspaper article for her volunteer work with NAMI Fox Valley where she is involved in a life coaching program for individuals with mental illness. You can see the full article in the Post Cresent.  Great work, Rebecca!

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.