DEAR PNK FLMNG,
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[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]
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.
The Pink Flamingo
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
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!!
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.
• 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
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
Human Development and Psychology students are invited to apply for the Fergus and Bonnie Hughes Scholarship. A scholarship of $1250 for the 2011-12 academic year will be awarded to a HUM DEV or PSYCH major who best exemplifies interdisciplinary academic achievement both in and out of the classroom. Address your letter of application to Dr. Vespia and submit it by April 22, 2011, to email@example.com. The letter should describe your:
1. GPA [overall and in the major(s)],
2. interdisciplinary focus in work both in and outside of class,
3. service, volunteering, and extra-curricular achievements,
4. future plans, and
5. overall eligibility (i.e., Why do you think you are deserving of this scholarship?).
Again, applications should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 22, 2011.
Valentine’s Day may have passed, but we here at The Pink Flamingo believe in Valentine’s week. After all, why should relationships only be celebrated on one measly day? Besides, there’s lots of love in the air these days–for the victorious Green Bay Packers, for the (at least brief) return of above-freezing temperatures, for upcoming midterms…
Okay, so maybe we’re pushing it with that last one. However, what’s not to love about a relationship-themed issue of your favorite departmental newsletter? You’ll find all the news and a great Top Ten list below!
P/HD Club: A Message from the President, Kaitlyn Florer
Psi Chi: A Message from the President, Amanda Luedtke
Career Tip of the Month: Attend the Spring Job & Internship Fair
Careers of the Month: February 2011 Edition
Summer Classes and Summer Registration: Plan Ahead, Get Ahead, and Register NOW!
Grad School Tip of the Month: Investigate the “New GRE”
Good Student News
Did You Know…?
Human Development Abroad: A Travel Course to South Africa
Holiday-Themed Top Ten
We hope you all enjoyed the short week that came with the Thanksgiving holiday – now it’s the sprint to the finish and the end of the semester! So…put those leftovers out of your mind and focus on those papers, assignments, and exams. Who needs those silly old turkeys anyway, when there is an infinitely better bird right in front of you? Your favorite bird – in the form of the latest issue of The Pink Flamingo, that is! Happy reading!
- P/HD Club: A message from the President, Kaitlyn Florer
- Psi Chi: A message from the President, Amanda Luedtke
- Career Tip of the Month: May Grads – Start Your Job Search Now!
- Careers of the Month: November 2010 Edition
- Summer Classes and Summer Registration: Coming Soon!
- Follow-up: Tips for Hybrids
- Double Methods Fun for Double Majors
- Grad School Tip of the Month: Tips for New Majors
- UWGB at Yale University- Part II
- Faculty-Resolution Matching: Earn Yourself a Candy Bar
Welcome to our special Registration Issue of The Pink Flamingo. Read on for great information about a new class, new course formats, and much more! Know, too, that your advisors look forward to seeing you as you work to select classes for next semester. Most importantly, know that the Packers beat the Vikings in their most recent grudge match at Lambeau Field. We mention this while we still can because one of your editors is scared that won’t be the outcome once the game in Minnesota arrives in a couple of weeks, and another one of your editors is, of course, hoping the outcome will be different next time. In this tense political season of very negative ads, though, notice that we’ve managed to cross an even wider gulf than the one between Democrats and Republicans and work together in a bipartisan fashion yet again to produce a fun and informative newsletter!
- New Class for Spring: Gender and Aging
- Catalog Year and Course Substitution Issues
- A New Car or a New Course Format? The Hybrids are Here
- Interested in a Research or Teaching Assistantship, Internship? Check Out the Department Want Ads
- Service Learning In the Middle East
- Recycling Registration Resources
- Looking to speed up your graduation date?: Part I
- Looking to speed up your graduation date?: Part II
- Know Your Advisor: Radosevich or Radosevich
- Did You Know…? Spring Graduates Should Apply for Graduation this Semester
- Point/Counterpoint: The Library