November 2, 2012; Volume 7, Issue

It’s what you’ve been waiting for: our never-to-be-missed all Registration-themed issue of your favorite newsletter. That’s correct; soon you’ll be able to register for Spring 2013 classes, and summer and warm breezes will be here before you know it – right? Please tell us we’re right. Then, read on!

  • Breaking News: How Avoid Error Messages and Registration Frustration with Internet Courses
  • Registration Update: Fulfilling the Anthropology/Sociology Requirement for the HUM DEV major
  • News and Events from the Psychology and Human Development Club and Psi Chi: A Message from the Presidents, Areanna Lakowske and Molly Swenty
  • Considering a Research Assistantship, Teaching Assistantship, or Internship?  Check Out the Department Want Ads
  • Study the Experience of Childhood in Jordan this Summer
  • Study Family Development In London This Summer
  • Faculty Reflections: Best Non-Major Class
  • Did you know…about January interim (Winterim) courses?
  • Careers of the Month: November 2012 Edition
  • Searching for another Human Development Professor
  • Recycling Registration Resources
  • The Pink Flamingo Mailbag

Breaking News: How to Avoid Error Messages and Registration Frustration with Internet Courses

Most internet courses for Spring 2013 (those offered through the Adult Degree Program) now have a new section number system. As you look at the course listing, all offerings have a class number (e.g., HUM DEV 345), but they also have a section number (e.g., 0001, 1200) and an SIS number (e.g., 3264 – the number you enter in SIS to register). These internet classes now have two sets of section and SIS numbers. They have both a 1200 and an 1800 section number, but those actually refer to the SAME CLASS. Confused? Just stay with me, and I’ll try to explain using the example below of Prof. White’s Human Sexuality class. These two entries are actually for one class taught by Prof. White. The class as a whole is capped at 40 students, and 15 of those seats are assigned to section 1200, with 25 seats assigned to section 1800. Again, though, it’s the same class. However, students need to register for different “sections” depending on who they are. Section 1200 is open ONLY to IST majors in the Adult Degree program, so it is listed as “open”, but it is really only open to those IST/Adult Degree students. Section 1800 is for all other students BUT there is a priority registration for Bellin Nursing students until Dec. 5th, so all other students (probably most of you reading this!) will not be able to get into the class until that date. You can, however, waitlist yourself for the class once your registration appointment day/time arrives, and I would encourage you to do so if you really want to enroll in one of these internet courses. The sooner you waitlist, the higher on the list you will likely be. The key, though, is that you can ONLY waitlist yourself for the 1800 section number. If you try to waitlist for the 1200 section number, you will get a message saying you don’t meet pre-requisites (because you are not an IST student). The good news here is that you should not have to contact the instructor for permission to register for 1800 sections of these classes once the priority registration period has passed on December 5th. Consult with your advisor if you have any questions. 

HUM DEV 345 Human Sexuality 3264 1200 LEC 3 Open       Internet   White, James M

 HUM DEV 345 Human Sexuality 3790 1800 LEC 3 Reserved Internet    White, James M

Registration Update: Fulfilling the Anthropology/Sociology Requirement for the HUM DEV major

There are three classes being offered in Spring 2013 that meet the Anthropology/Sociology Requirement for the HUM DEV major. They are ANTHRO 304 (1 section) and ANTHRO 320 (2 sections). Both are Internet classes and both are Adult Degree classes. If you are interested in these courses, make sure you carefully read our breaking news story above to avoid registration frustration! For seniors graduating in May 2013 or August 2013 only, we will also accept the following in-person classes as meeting this requirement. You will need to have the HUM DEV Chair (Dr. Kris Vespia) sign off on a course substitution form after the semester begins to get SIS to recognize that substitution. These additional class options for graduating seniors are: HUM STUD 327 Religion and the Social Order (no pre-requisites) and SOCIOL 404 Criminology (pre-requisites of Sociol 202 or Soc C D 204).

News and Events from the Psychology and Human Development Club and Psi Chi: A Message from the Presidents, Areanna Lakowske and Molly Swenty

Hi P/HD Club and Psi Chi Members! We have a few exciting events in the next couple of weeks and we would love to see you there!

 Monthly Meeting and Meet a Professor- November 12th, 4pm in MAC 201 

ROOM CHANGE!  With our fantastic attendance last month, we have decided to change our room location to MAC 201 so we will have more space.  Our monthly meeting will be at 4pm in MAC 201 on November 12th.  We will begin by discussing upcoming events and any new ideas that members would like to share.  Then Dr. Martin will be giving us a little presentation about his research on anger disorders.

 December 1st, Jingle Bell Walk/Run

We will be creating a Psi Chi/PHD team for this year’s Jingle Bell Walk/Run. The Jingle Bell Walk/Run aids in arthritis research. Registration is $22 before November 23rd and all participants will receive a long sleeve T-shirt with registration! The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. sharp and at 9:45 a.m. they will be having a post event celebration with hot soup and refreshments. Watch for the link to join our team in Psi Chi’s monthly email to members. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Molly Swenty at

 Holiday Celebration, December 10th, 4-6pm in MAC 210

With finals coming up, we thought it would be a fun idea to host a holiday celebration as our monthly meeting!  The festivities will take place on December 10th at 4 p.m. in MAC 210.  We will be providing treats and a classic holiday movie.  If you cannot come right at 4pm, please feel free to stop any time before 6pm! 

 Psi Chi has buttons for sale!

The buttons are pictured below. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Molly Swenty by email ( Each button is $.50.



 P/HD Club and Psi Chi Officers