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

James Puckett

James Puckett, Psychology, presented "Growing Through Trauma: A Story of Resilience and Hope" at The National Association of Drug Court Professionals RISE22 on Tuesday, July 26 in Nashville, TN.

Submitted on: July 26

Tesia Marshik

Tesia Marshik, Psychology, presented "Learning How to Learn" at The Great Courses - Audio Book Published on June 6. This 4.5 hour audio version highlights findings from educational psychology. Aimed at adult learners (18+) the focus of the material is teaching the listener how to apply research-based tactics to improve their learning in any context, whether in a typical classroom setting, pursuing a professional development opportunity, or working their way toward accomplishing a personal goal.

Submitted on: July 14

Leslie Rogers and Daniel Hyson

Leslie Rogers, Educational Studies and Daniel Hyson, Psychology, co-authored the article "Creating Brave & Productive Learning Environments for Young Adolescents: Parents’ Perspectives of Teacher-Parent and Teacher-Student Relationships" in Middle Grades Review published on May 31 by University Libraries of the University of Vermont through the ScholarWorks @ UVM Institutional Repository. Dr. Rogers' and Dr. Hyson's interest in teacher relationships led them to complete a literature review. The result is an interesting article recently published in Middle Grades Review. Their investigation highlights the importance of connections, to include those between teachers, their students, and their students' caregivers. The next steps will be considering how to continue this work to help both preservice teachers and future school psychologists in their important work.

Submitted on: June 1

Nicole Gullekson, Christa Kiersch, Christine Manno, Erica Srinivasan and Jörg Vianden

Nicole Gullekson, Christa Kiersch and Christine Manno, all Management; Erica Srinivasan, Psychology; and Jörg Vianden, Student Affairs; co-authored the article "Exploring the Differential Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Employees with Disabilities: A Call for Organizational Action" in Sociation published on March 22 by North Carolina Sociological Association.

Submitted on: Mar. 30

Ruth Schumacher-Martinez

Ruth Schumacher-Martinez, Psychology, presented "Advancing Disability and Racial Justice in Schools through Intersectionality" at Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) Spring 2022 Convention on March 4 in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Submitted on: Mar. 7