March 30, 2012; Volume 6, Issue 5

Welcome to the special Registration Issue of The Pink Flamingo, the one and only official newsletter of Human Development and Psychology!

 

February 23, 2012; Volume 6, Issue 4

  • Psychology and Human Development Club: A Message from the President
  • Psi Chi: A Message from the President
  • Making the World a More Beautiful Place: Thanks to Some Current and Former UW-Green Bay Students
  • Careers of the Month: February 2012 Edition
  • Career Tip of the Month
  • Grad School Tip of the Month: Attend the Spring Graduate School Series
  • Internships: A Student Perspective (Special Bonus Edition)
  • Did You Know…About the Methods Requirement?
  • Exciting Adventures Await You!
  • Student Good News
  • The Pink Flamingo Mailbag

The Pink Flamingo Mailbag

DEAR PNK FLMNG,

M TXTNG THS 2 U BCAUS IM IN CLSS SO PLEAS FRGV TH TXT SPEAK. IV BEEN HEARNG A LT ABOUT BDGT CTS LTLY AND R WNDRNG IF WE SHOULD EXPCT NE CHNGS IN TH QLTY OF JOURNLSM AFFRDD 2 US BY TH PNK FLMNG. THRS NTHNG I LV MR THN READNG ABOUT TH FSCNTNG CMNGS AND GNGS IN TH HMN DVLPMNT AND PSYCHLGY DPRTMNTS AND I WOULD BE DVSTTD IF YR FN PBLCTN WR DMNSHD IN NE WY.

SNCRLY,

BRD IN BLGY

[Translation: Dear Pink Flamingo. I'm texting this to you because I'm in class so please forgive the txt speak. I've been hearing a lot about budget cuts lately and am wondering if we should expect any changes in the quality of journalism afforded to us by the Pink Flamingo. There's nothing I love more than reading about the fascinating comings and goings in the Human Development and Psychology departments and I would be devastated if your fine publication were diminished in any way. Sincerely, Bored in Biology]

Dear Bored,

First of all, stop texting in class. I’m certain your professor has noticed (we almost always do) and if he/she hasn’t said something to you about it, it’s because he/she is too busy laughing over the fact that you think you’re getting away with it. Alternatively, he/she has said something to you about it but you didn’t notice because you were texting. It’s probably the latter.

Second, that may have been the first time anyone has ever used the words “QLTY”, “JOURNLSM”, and “PNK FLMNG” in the same sentence (at least without ending that sentence with “LOL”, that is). You’re right to be concerned about the budget cuts. This is a tough time to be in the field of departmental newsletter editing and we’ve had to make some fairly substantial sacrifices. We were just informed by our chief editor that we can no longer afford our chocolate fountain, that our masseuse can only come in three times a week instead of the five we are accustomed to, and that we will have to send our guard puggle to live on our uncle’s farm (at least that’s where I was told he will go to live). We even had to cancel the opening ceremony performance by Lady Gaga at this year’s Pink Flamingo Annual Conference and move the location (see photo below; we love the decor and the low weekly rates, but it’s not ideal for an international conference). We were able to book Ke$ha for entertainment instead, but it’s just not the same, and she’s not happy about the acoustics in the new venue, either.

I’m kidding, of course. Newsletter editing isn’t nearly as glamorous as it’s made out to be by the media, and the vast majority of editors could have made more money doing something different. We chose to edit newsletters because we love the work, and even though it will be impossible to maintain the same level of quality with fewer resources, you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to bring you the high quality newsletter you deserve.

Sincerely,

 The Pink Flamingo

 

 

 

 

December 15, 2011; Volume 6, Issue 3

Please read our end-of-semester issue that focuses on celebrating the accomplishments of our students!!

  • Congratulations Graduates!
  • Human Development and Psychology Students Receive Prestigious Leadership Awards
  • Tonya Filz Selected as Outstanding Student and Senior Class Speaker
  • Student Presentations at Conferences
  • Experimental Psychology Poster Session
  • Dr. Gurung Featured in Inside Magazine
  • New Psychology Website and Facebook Page

Congratulations Graduates!

December 17th will be a very important day for the many, many human development and psychology students who will be receiving their degrees. Please know that the faculty looks forward to celebrating with you, and we hope to see you and your families at the ceremony. It is one of the days we most eagerly anticipate each year, as it is impossible not to feel the joy and sense of accomplishment that surrounds everyone. We hope you will keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. Meanwhile, enjoy the day and take a moment to reflect upon the hard work and dedication you invested into making it possible. Congratulations, graduates!!

New Psychology Website and Facebook Page

Some of you may have noticed this already but Psychology has a new website, complete with updated faculty profiles, current information on internships and other individualized learning opportunities, and much more.  Take a look here if you haven’t already. 

On a similar note, we have a new Facebook page for current psychology students and alumni.  It’s a great spot for networking, sharing good news, and learning about what other students and the faculty are up to.  If you are interested, it’s called UW-Green Bay Psychology Students and Alumni, and you can find it here.

October 26, 2011; Volume 6, Issue 2

• Breaking News: 2012 Registration Highlights

• Hot Off the Presses: Summer Classes!

• January Interim Again… With Even More Classes to Choose From

• Psychology and Human Development Club Updates

• Psi Chi Updates

• Did you know…About Double Counting?

• Independent Studies and Honors Projects: A Student Perspective

• Teaching Assistantships: A Student Perspective

• Recycling Registration Resources

• Interested in a Research or Teaching Assistantship, Internship? Check Out the Department Want Ads

September 29, 2011; Volume 6, Issue 1

In this month’s issue:

What is The Pink Flamingo?
• Welcome Dr. Holstead!
• And… “Welcome” Dr. Martin!
• PHD Club News
• Psi Chi News
• Careers of the Month: September 2011 Edition
• Career Tip of the Month: Attend Career Services’ Fall Events
• Grad School Tip of the Month: Get Informed!
• Did You Know…About the Human Development Diversity Requirement?
• Be A Camp Lloyd 2012 Buddy!!!!
• Research Assistantships: A Student Perspective
• Flamingos Around the World

May 11, 2011; Volume 5, Issue 7

It’s finals week, and we’re short on time but long on news! Read on for all of the great end-of-the-semester news we have to share. And…good luck with those exams, and congratulations to all of our wonderful graduating seniors!

Our Thanks and Congratulations to Professor Lloyd Noppe

Breaking News: Gurung Wins Regents Teaching Award

More Breaking News: Welcome New Chair of Psychology

This Just In…P/HD Club Recognized as Most Improved Student Organization!

Sabbatical Plans for Professors Regan Gurung and Illene Noppe

Good Student News

March 31, 2011; Volume 5, Issue 6

It’s March, everyone – in fact, it’s almost April. We at the PF are looking forward to April and the notion of “April showers bring May flowers” because rain sounds a whole lot more pleasant than the 17+ inch snow storm March brought us. Sigh. Meanwhile, April also brings Fall registration, so we present for your reading enjoyment a news-filled issue that includes many must-have registration facts and tips. Read on!

Breaking News: Faculty Changes for 2011-12

Registration Tips: Understanding Priority Registration, Pre-Requisites, and Internet Courses

P/HD Club: A message from the President, Kaitlyn Florer

Psi Chi: A message from the President, Amanda Luedtke

Another Scholarship Available! Apply for the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship

Career Tip of the Month: Choose Courses Wisely

Summer Classes and Summer Registration Reminder

Grad School Tip of the Month: Opportunity to Explore Graduate School

Recycling Registration Resources

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

Good Student News

Did you Know…?