The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is offering two learning opportunities in September. Nick Rafanello, Assistant Director of Residence Life, will be presenting “Exploring Student Engagement” on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education. Joan Thompson, Health Educator and Victim Services Advocate, and Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director of Student Wellness, will be presenting “Violence Prevention and Support: What’s Your Role?” on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On October 17-19, families of UNI students will come to campus to get a snapshot of their students’ new homes. Each of the academic colleges will be sponsoring tours, picnics and interactive presentations for the students’ and families. Additional activities include the Family Feast Tailgate at the dining centers, the Tony Award-winning musical “Camelot,” and UNI football versus South Dakota State. For a full and complete schedule or further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/. Additionally, you may contact Kristin Woods a
In recognition of its 5th year on the UNI Campus, UNI-National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is launching a new, shorter workshop entitled “Controversial Issues” on October 28, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. The workshop will apply NCBI principles to develop leadership skills to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts. I would encourage anyone available to participate. One need not have attended previous NCBI workshops to participate in this one.
The Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education and the Division of Student Affairs are proud to announce the fifth annual Student Affairs Preview Day will be September 19, 2014.
A team comprised of ten UNI faculty and staff participated in the National Institute on Learning Communities at Evergreen State in Olympia, Washington. The goal of the team was to create a multi-year plan for the development of academic learning communities that will provide intentional, integrated and transformational experiences that are student-centered, faculty-led and administratively-supported. Team members consisted of:
- April Chatham-Carpenter, Interim Associate Provost & Dean, Graduate College
- Tony Smothers, Academic Advisor