Established in 1992, the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award is intended to recognize individuals who emulate the former division vice president. The criteria employed to determine the recipients of the award are: committed to students and the mission of Student Affairs, exceeds expectations, has made continued and sustained contributions to students and/or staff, exhibits a positive influence in the work place, and demonstrates excellence in the performance of responsibilities.
The 25th Anniversary of the annual UNI RA Conference was celebrated January 23-25, 2015 by taking guests “Back to the Future.” This year’s conference included 553 students from 50 colleges and universities in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Following an evening of fun at the WRC, guests were treated Saturday morning to keynote speaker James Robilotta. Students then participated sessions throughout the day centering on leadership and community building. The day ended with dinner, an awards ceremony and a dance.
The Office of the Dean of Students and the Student Involvement Center are accepting nominations for the annual student leadership awards. Students may be nominated for the Emerging Leader of the Year Award, Outstanding Student Leader Award, the Servant Leadership Award and the Lux Service Award. Student organizations and programs can be nominated for Student Organization of the Year and Program of distinction. Student organization advisors can be nominated for the Student Organization Advisor of the Year Award.
P&S staff are invited to join Vice President Hogan for an hour of “Coffee and Conversation” where we can discuss university and division business as well as career and professional development, work-related challenges and other questions of the day. Entry-level staffers (those with five or fewer years at UNI) are invited to attend on Thursday, February 19 at 9:30 a.m. in the Faculty/Staff Presentation Lounge at Bartlett Hall 1017. Mid-level staff (more than five years at UNI but not yet in a director role) are invited to attend on Friday, February 20 at 9:30 a.m.
Congratulations to Dr. Kristi Marchesani, Assistant Director 0f Admissions for International Relations, and Heather Place, Coordinator of the LGBT* Center, for receiving 2015 Diversity Matters Awards. Thanks for the commitment and service that resulted in your being recognized.