The April 2009 Edition of The Pink Flamingo

Welcome to our registration-themed issue for Spring 2009. Want to know what new classes are available for fall? Need the final scoop on the new Experimental Psychology/Foundations of Social Research pre-requisite for many upper-level Psychology courses? Looking for an internship, RA, or TA for next semester? How about a $500 scholarship? Well, read on because we have just the stories for you!


·        Breaking News: New Courses for Fall 2009

·        P/HD Club News: Peace Psychologist and New Officers

·        Psi Chi News: Initiation, Rock Band, and Tutoring

·        Summer Classes Still Open!

·        Registration Alert: Research Course Prerequisites for Fall and Waiver Request Procedures

·        Recycling Registration Resources

·        Advisors: Take Time to Meet With Yours

·        The Pink Flamingo Mailbox: How Do I Deal with Post-Spring Break Sadness?

·        The Human Development Diversity Course: Why Isn’t It Showing Up in SIS?

·        Call for Applications: The Fergus & Bonnie Hughes Scholarship for Human Development & Psychology

·        Careers of the Month: April 2009 Edition

·        Career Tip of the Month: Investigate Career Services

·        Graduate School Tip of the Month: Attend our GRE Information Session

·        Student News to Celebrate

·        Top Ten List: Your Instructors’ Favorite Exam Questions

·        Want Ads: RAs, TAs, and Internships

Breaking News: New Courses for Fall 2009

Psychology will offer two new upper-level elective courses this Fall: Psychology of Emotion and Psychology and Culture. Dr. Martin will be teaching Psychology of Emotion, which will study the many ways in which biological, cultural, cognitive and other factors can contribute to our emotions. Psychology and Culture (taught by Dr. Vespia) will explore core areas in psychology, such as cognition, emotion, and social behavior from a cross-cultural (e.g., international) perspective. Both classes will count as upper-level electives for the major and minor, but SIS may not recognize that since they are so new (and did not exist for the “catalog year” in which you declared your major). Psychology and Culture will also count as a World Culture General Education course, but again, SIS may not recognize that at this point. Consult the instructor or your advisor if you have questions.

P/HD Club News: Peace Psychologist and New Officers

The Psychology and Human Development (P/HD) Club has a big week ahead of them, having brought Dr. Linda Woolf, nationally-known expert on peace studies, to campus to deliver her presentation titled, “Psychosocial Roots of Terrorism.” Her presentation will be on Wed., April 1st, at 5:15 p.m. in the 1965 Room.


Additionally, the P/HD Club recently elected new officers for next year.  Congrats to the following students: Tiffany Wilhelm (President), Krista Rougeux (CoVice-President), Kortney Jenks (CoVice-President), Angela Woodward (Treasurer), Renee Buckley (Secretary), and Leanna Strick (Communications Director).


Psi Chi News: Initiation, Rock Band Concert, and Tutoring!

Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, held their 2009 Induction Ceremony last week, and 48 students became members of the society. Congratulations to those new members, as well as the incoming officers of Psi Chi: Amanda Degeneffe (President), Amanda Luedtke (Vice President), Jessica Hopp (Treasurer) and Katie VonHolzen (Secretary)


Psi Chi is also co-sponsoring a very exciting event that is open to all! Rock Band Concert (RBC) is a fund raiser program for the St. Baldrick’s organization, which raises money to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Rock Band Concert is a Rock Band (the video game) competition at which there will be several other opportunities to give money and just have fun.  RBC is being organized by several different organizations (Zeta Omega Tau, Philosophy Forum, National Residence Hall Honorary, PHD Club, and Psi Chi), and we are told that it will be (and we quote) “an absolute blast!” The program itself will be on Monday, April 27th, at 7:00 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. 


Finally, Psi Chi will begin to provide tutoring services for students in Psychology and Human Development classes. This will take the form of study tables and, if needed, more individual sessions.  If interested (either in helping or in taking advantage of the service), please contact Stephanie Busch (