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 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!