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UWL Newsletters

CAPSTONE:  The official newsletter of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities is published online biannually. To find features about psychology, click on an issue, click the "Find" magnifying lens on the bottom right, and search for the word "psychology" to quickly view the psychology-related stories.

Archived Media Coverage

2019 expanding section


  • 2/2019 Interview with Dr. Ryan McKelley on Here We Are science podcast with comedian Shane Mauss (Masculinity + Culture)
  • 2/2019 Interview with Dr. Ryan McKelley on Vox Media's show Consider It titled "Traditional expectations of masculinity are damaging men" (Consider It)
  • 1/2019 Interviews with Dr. Ryan McKelley on the American Psychological Association's release of the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Boys and Men (Central Time on WPR; New York Times column; ABC News)


2018 expanding section


  • 4/2018 Public-facing summary of Dr. Sugimura's research on what makes youth more likely to be bullied (Public Health Post)
  • 1/2018 Coverage of Dr. Dawn Norris (Sociology), Dr. Eric Hiris (Psychology), and Psychology alumnus William McLoughlin (Fall 2017) on UWL's designation as an Age-Friendly University (WKBT News 8000)


2017 expanding section


  • 12/2017 Coverage of adjunct instructor Jeff Reiland discussing the future addition of "gaming disorder" as a mental health disorder (La Crosse Tribune)
  • Summer 2017 Several different stories and interviews about Dr. Betty DeBoer's work on a grant funded program in providing trauma-informed care in local schools


2016 expanding section



2015 expanding section
2014 expanding section
  • 10/2014 Coverage of mob mentality - Dr. Grace Deason (TV)
  • 10/2014 Coverage of Wisconsin's drinking culture - Dr. Betsy Morgan  
  • 5/2014 Joseph Nyre (Psychology 1991) - Maurice O. Graff Distinguished Alumnus Award
  • 5/2014 Coverage of At-Risk Child & Youth Care project "Discovering Compassion" (TV) (YouTube)
  • 5/2014 Coverage of student intern work with Jeff Reiland on parenting resilient kids (Profile)
  • 4/2014 Coverage of Active Minds: A student-run mental health awareness group (Tribune)  
  • 4/2014 Coverage of undergraduate research from UWL psychology majors (UWL Profile)
2013 expanding section
  • 12/2013 TEDx talk on masculinity - Dr. Ryan McKelley (YouTube)
  • 10/2013 Coverage of student involvement creating an anti-bullying website (UWL Profile)
  • 9/2013 Coverage of Dr. Grace Deason's conference on Gender and Political Psychology (Web)
  • 3/2013 Coverage of psychology student Megan Kunstman's work raising money for cancer research with her photography (Tribune)
  • 3/2013 Coverage of the YWCA's program "Bridges" - interview with psychology intern Courtney Retzlaff 
  • 3/2013 Coverage of Dr. Ryan McKelley's 5 myths about men (UWL Profile)
2012 expanding section
  • 12/2012 Coverage of Psychology graduate, Jamie Scholl, regarding success through adversity  (UWL Profile)
  • 11/2012 Coverage of students from Dr. Grace Deason's Group Dynamics anti-bullying chalking event 
  • 7/2012 Coverage of Dr. Betty DeBoer's and Dr. Newton's comments on student mental health indications (Tribune)
  • 5/2012  Coverage of Child Youth Care Autism Mentorship Program or C.A.M.P (Print) 
2011 expanding section
  • 9/2011 Coverage of Dr. Ryan McKelley's radio work on masculinity (UWL Profile)
  • 8/2011 Coverage of Honors project mentioned in Allure magazine
  • 4/2011 Coverage of CYC project (Tribune) and CYC student written article on healthy safe relationships - Coulee Parenting Connection (posted 10-2011)
  • 4/2011 Coverage of graduating senior Bill Westerman - TV

Psychology kudos

Ruth Schumacher-Martinez

Ruth Schumacher-Martinez, Psychology, presented "Keynote: Exploring and Valuing Neurodiversity Throughout the Fabric of Our Society" at Adolescent Health Symposium on Feb. 16 online. This keynote presentation provided attendees with a transformative foundation in utilizing a neurodiversity-affirming lens to partner with adolescents and their families in therapeutic care. Attendees were given current innovative research and case examples to reframe the way we think about partnering with neurodivergent people. This session provided attendees with information on building true accessibility and inclusivity in schools, public health, and community settings. Participants learned steps to engage in systems change to build more meaningful support for this important population with the aim of creating greater autonomy, community, connection, wellness, employment, friendship, and life satisfaction for neurodivergent people.

Submitted on: Feb. 28

Bill Cerbin and Tesia Marshik

Bill Cerbin, Psychology/CATL, and Tesia Marshik, Psychology, co-authored the chapter "Learning Styles and Cognition" in Investigating Pop Psychology published on Dec. 13, 2022, by Routledge Press.

Submitted on: Feb. 20

Grace Deason, Erica Srinivasan and Tanvi Thakkar

Grace Deason, Erica Srinivasan and Tanvi Thakkar, all Psychology, presented "The Women, Gender Minorities, and Allies in Science Symposium" at the Association for Research in Otolaryngology Mid-Winter Meeting on Feb. 13 in Orlando. Thakkar chaired the symposium, and Deason and Srinivasan presented "From Barriers to Opportunities: How Stereotypes Shape Women's Experiences in Science" and "Gender Discrimination and Gender Stereotypes: Exploring the Impact on Women in Academia."

Submitted on: Feb. 17

Bradford Daley, Robert Dixon and S. Kathleen Krach

Bradford Daley, Alfred University; Robert Dixon, Psychology; and S. Kathleen Krach, Florida State University; presented "No Problem! Problem-Based Learning in Training" at TSP Conference: The Art & Science of Teaching on Feb. 6 in Denver.

Submitted on: Feb. 13

Ryan McKelley

Ryan McKelley, Psychology, presented "Putting the Self Back in Self-Care" at WTC College Day on Jan. 17 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Jan. 23