The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is pleased to offer our fall conference “Maximizing Effectiveness” on Wednesday, November 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Maucker Union. Lyn Redington, Director of Residence Life, will begin at 8 a.m. with a keynote address entitled “Keys to Success.” There will be three concurrent sessions by a variety of UNI faculty and staff from 8:30 a.m.
Nominations are now being accepted for the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award. This prestigious award honors staff in the Division of Student Affairs who are committed to quality and excellence and whose efforts and achievements exceed expectations. Please nominate staff who continually work to carry out the mission of Student Affairs by helping students succeed. More detailed information about the award and the nomination form may be accessed here. Nomination forms are due on Tuesday, December 2, 2014.
The Student Affairs Diversity Team has announced its next “Insights for Effectiveness” program, “Rise to the Top?” Are you ready to test your ability to rise to the top? This experience will immerse you in the challenges and struggles that many people face on a daily basis. After participating in this session, you will have a better understanding of the role you play in the lives of others. The session is offered on both October 28 and 29 (you need only attend one session).
The CME is hosting three speakers in the coming semester on the 2014-2015 Reaching for Higher Ground theme of Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. Daisy Hernandez, co-editor of the anthology Colonize this: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, will present on October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the CME on her recently-released memoir, entitled A Cup of Water under My Bed. On October 16, 2014, Joe Hall, founder of Ghetto Film School, will present at 7 p.m. in the CME. And, Dr.