Special Pink Flamingo News Bulletin: Trivia Winner Announced!

Congrats to both Sarah Winter and Amanda Ten Haken for correctly matching five of the eight faculty members with their New Year’s Resolutions.  We had to consult The Pink Flamingo Trivia Contest Rule Book to find out how to deal with ties and were surprised to find out that we must either (A) hold a dance-off during graduation between the two contestants or (B) flip a coin.  After careful deliberation, we decided on option B, and the winner of the coin toss was Sarah. 


Nice work to both of you and thanks to all who participated. See below for the correct answers. 

Dr. Burns: To eat at home more so that my son stops naming his favorite dish at every restaurant we drive by.

Dr. Martin: To buy myself an outbreak suit so I can still hug my son without catching every virus that makes its way through the infant room at his daycare.

Dr. Vespia: To train my cat to sign waiver forms.

Dr. Illene Noppe: To convert all my lectures to hip hop.

Dr. Gurung: To be able to understand how to operate the technology I own to at least 60% of their potential.  Is that too much to ask?

Dr. Zapf: To do my best to ensure my children do not swallow any more coins.

Dr. Bartell: To refrain from analyzing the behaviors of couples at nearby tables when I’m out with friends at bars or restaurants.

Dr. Wilson-Doenges: To give out raisins (“nature’s candy”) next year for Halloween to avoid the temptation of eating the hundreds of leftover Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups I had this year.  

Faculty-Resolution Matching:

Earn Yourself a Candy Bar (we were going to offer a MN Vikings Brett Favre jersey but decided the candy bar had greater value)

We know it’s a bit early, but some of us have been giving some serious (or not-so-serious) thought to what we want to change about ourselves in 2011.  At the link below you will find several New Year’s resolutions and your job is to match each resolution with the faculty member who endorsed it.  The winner is the student who gets the most correct (in the case of a tie, we’ll do a random drawing from those students).  Good luck to all! 

 Enter Contest Here:

And the Trivia Winner is…

Congrats to Amanda Ten Haken who was able to correctly identify what all the names from last month’s top ten list had in common.  Many students correctly answered that they were all characters from James Bond films, but only Amanda realized that they were all from the same James Bond film, the 1963 classic (and Dr. Martin’s favorite) From Russia with Love.

Winner of the Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity Contest

We’d like to congratulate Janna Wellnitz, the winner of our trivia contest, who was randomly chosen from among the correct respondents.  Janna correctly guessed that Dr. Burns wears a lot of black (it helps that Janna sees her 3 times a week), gambled away 10 cents in Las Vegas when she was there for a conference in January, has only owned blue cars, and drove without a license after she failed her driver’s license renewal test. She is also the new addition to the editorial staff of The Pink Flamingo this year, joining Drs. Vespia and Martin, which probably explains why the newsletter has seen such an increase in quality. We thought we would announce the winner now so that the suspense did not distract you too much from your finals week studying.  Good luck with your finals and see you in the fall!

Contest: Guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s Identity and Win a $10 Gift Certificate!

The suspense is building.  Rumors are circulating.  Denials have been made.  The time has come for you to guess the New Pink Flamingo Editor’s identity.  We’ve given you 4 clues over the course of this year to help you out.  Here they are again to jog your memory:

1)      This person waited one day too long to renew his/her driver’s license, had to take the written test, and then failed the test by one question. Undeterred, this person drove home (without a license) anyway.

2)      This person has only owned blue cars. 

3)      This person gambled away 10 cents in Las Vegas in January.

4)      This person wears a lot of black.

Go to http://uwgreenbay.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sfWgG3aK9MGvha&SVID= to submit your vote.  We will randomly choose a winner from among the correct answers.  Up for grabs is a $10 gift certificate to the bookstore! The deadline for entries is Monday, May 10th at noon. Note: You can only enter once!

Spring 2008 Trivia Results

There’s no getting around it, these were some tough questions.  Our end of the year exam had an average score of 15% and our big winner, Melissa Sheldon, won with 23%. Actually, Melissa tied two others with 3 out of 13 but also correctly guessed the two Pink Flamingo editors (drum roll please)…Drs. Kris Vespia and Ryan Martin.  Nice job Melissa and thanks to everyone who played.  We hope your real finals are easier than this one and that you all have a great summer. 

For those of you wondering what the correct answers were, take a look below.  The question is followed by the correct answer and the percentage of correct answers.  For those of you wanting to know more about why some of these things happened, we have been sworn to secrecy, so you better go directly to the source.   

1. Was on the college fencing team (Illene Noppe, 0%)

2. Played the part of Lucy in a 6th grade production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” (Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, 25%)

3. At age 16, fell and got tied up in the rope tow of a bunny hill while skiing in front of friends (Jennifer Zapf, 10%)

4. Took a group of 12-year-old campers to the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival (Lloyd Noppe, 25%)

5. Was Cattle Grand Champion Showman at a County Fair (Twila Marquardt, 10%)

6. Was late renewing a driver’s license, so was forced to re-take the written test and failed it (but then drove home anyway…to study; Kate Burns, 0%)

7. Did Barrel Racing in rodeos from ages 10-13 (Jill White, 0%)

8. Was part of a sprint-medley relay team that holds a junior high school record that will never be broken – he/she then went on to become co-captain of the 9th grade track team (Dean Von Dras, 16%)

9. Attended a Boys State Camp where he encountered then college student and later famed NBA coach Phil Jackson (Dennis Lorenz, 5%)

10. Earned a prize for best cake in an eighth grade cooking class (Regan Gurung, 5%)

11. Traveled to Russia as a high school freshman and was serenaded by a teenage accordion player at a youth camp concert (Kris Vespia, 5%)

12. Once consumed three “Tremendous Twelves” at Perkins in one ten-hour period (Ryan Martin, 60%)

13. Was almost arrested for “traying” down a hill (Libe Slope) on his/her college campus (Denise Bartell, 10%)

Enter the Study Break Faculty Trivia Contest!

Want to know which of your faculty members failed a driving test? Performed in rodeos? Baked a prize-winning cake? Well, enter our Study Break Faculty Trivia Contest. Click on the link below, read the statements, and match them with the faculty member they describe. Don’t forget to guess the newsletter editors’ identities in our tie-breaker! Answers will be revealed on May 15th. The winning student (after tallying the correct answers, implementing tie-breakers, and drawing names from hats) will win a PHD Club t-shirt.

Click here to go to the Trivia Contest  

Study Break: Enter the Baby Picture Trivia Contest and Win a FREE T-Shirt!

The secret editors of The Pink Flamingo have been working hard to think of a way to help you prepare for those upcoming final exams. Our answer was to provide you with a fun distraction and a way to practice your test-taking skills.  That’s right, hone your test-taking skills with the First Annual Human Development Baby Picture Matching Contest

Click here to see what cute kids we were and reach the survey. Take your best guesses. The person who gets the most correct answers (and successfully navigates our host of tie-breakers) wins a Psychology and Human Development Club T-Shirt.  Make sure to enter your name and email address at the end so we can give you your shirt if you are the winner. Results will be revealed on Wednesday, December 19th.

The contest is now closed. You can view the results at:


Thank you for entering!

HUD/PSYCH Trivia Results (November 2007)

Who won last month’s contest and will be immortalized as a trivia genius on the World Wide Web (and get a candy bar)? Read on to find out!

Question: Which lobe of the brain is believed to play the most significant role in judgment and decision-making? 

Answer: We actually had in mind “the frontal lobe” as the answer to this question, but student Shanna Sanford responded with “Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex,” and it sounded so impressive that we just had to give her credit. We may have to get an official ruling from Dr. Lorenz before we award the candy bar, but congratulations, Shanna, on showing up your professors!

Faculty Trivia Results (November 2007)

Question: Which faculty member helped to support herself through college by serving as the culinary artist (i.e., cook) for a fraternity house at an Ivy League school? 

Answer: Nobody managed a correct answer to this question even after we eliminated about half of your options by using “herself” in the question! We’re not giving up, though. Having the correct answer to this question will now be the tie-breaker on the Human Development Baby Picture Matching Contest.


HUD/PSYCH Trivia Results (October 2007)

Who receives this month’s helping of fame and candy? Read on for October’s trivia answers and winners!

Question: When a member of a group is worried about being judged according to a stereotype, this can negatively affect his or her performance.  What do social psychologists call this phenomenon?
Answer: Brittany Broder is not just our featured Research Assistant. She is also one of several students who knew (not surprisingly given her work with Dr. Burns) that stereotype threat is when there is a negative stereotype about one’s own group.  Individuals feel the threat of being evaluated according to the stereotype, which negatively impacts their performance.  For example, women will underperform on a math test if they are worried that they are being judged according to the women and math stereotype.  Great job Brittany!

Faculty Trivia Results (October 2007)

Question: Which faculty member, based on his or her performance at PHD Club’s Cold Stone Fundraiser, is clearly not lactose intolerant?
Answer: So, it would seem that a lot of students must know about Dr. Martin’s now infamous Cold Stone Creamery eating performance.  However, Robyn Gabel answered this one well with her submission (and commentary), “Dr. Martin!  I have never seen someone eat so much ice cream and not be sick!”  We haven’t either, Robyn.  Dr. Martin wanted readers to know that it isn’t just ice cream he can eat in mass quantities.  It’s pizza, bratwurst, Taco Bell…pretty much anything that doesn’t have mushrooms, almonds, or peas.