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Communications: March 1, 2012

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Need to Know, Good to Know

 

In this edition:

 

ü    New Program Director for Native American Student Affairs (NASA)

ü    Hunter White Spring Break Safety Program in Centennial Hall on March 5

ü    Inside the Student Affairs Studio with Frank Farias on March 7

ü    Assessment in the A.M. continues on March 7

ü    Tucson Festival of Books is March 10-11

ü    Student Affairs invited to coffee talk with Gregory Roberts, Exec. Director of ACPA

ü    New Brown Bag Series continues on March 16

ü    Nominate a colleague or student for the Difference of One Award

ü    Student Affairs Marketing excels at the 2011-2012 ADDYS

ü    Women’s Herstory Month is going on now

ü    New UA residence halls receive LEED platinum certification

ü    UA earns STARS Gold Rating for sustainability

ü    March Family-Friendly Lunchtime Seminars from UA Life & Work Connections

 

 

NEED TO KNOW

 

NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS (NASA)

The Dean of Students Office is pleased to announce the arrival of our new Program Director for Native American Student Affairs, Kyle Ethelbah.  A member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, Kyle brings a wealth of experience to The University of Arizona following a successful career with the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach programming at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).

 

Kyle graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in Anthropology and Spanish and has a graduate degree from UNLV.  While at UNLV Kyle served on the State of Nevada Task Force on American Indian Education, a gubernatorial oversight committee aimed at increasing access to education for Nevada’s American Indian communities. 

 

Kyle is located in the Native American Student Affairs Center on the second floor of the Nugent Building.   He can be reached at 626-2300 or via email at kyleethelbah@email.arizona.edu.

 

A special thank you to Karen Francis-Begay, Special Advisor to the President, for chairing the search that brought Kyle to our community.

 

 

GOOD TO KNOW

 

HUNTER WHITE SPRING BREAK SAFETY PROGRAM IN CENTENNIAL HALL ON MARCH 5

This free event, sponsored by Fraternity and Sorority Programs, features Mark Sterner’s presentation entitled “DUI: A Powerful Lesson.”  This poignant story describes Mark’s tragic experience as an undergraduate student during his senior year spring break. Mark tells the story of his fraternity brother’s nights out drinking during their spring break. He also talks about their final night of partying and how he was the one who ended up with the car keys at the end of the night. The next morning, three of his friends were dead and Mark lay in hospital bed critically injured and facing felony charges, all stemming from a drunk-driving accident.

 

Monday, March 5, 2012 – 7:00pm – Centennial Hall

 

INSIDE THE STUDENT AFFAIRS STUDIO WITH FRANK FARIAS ON MARCH 7

Associate VP Frank Farias will be in the hot seat for the next Inside the Student Affairs Studios! Join us for coffee, breakfast pastries, and great conversation as we interview Frank about everything under the sun. One lucky audience member will also win a dining card to Union restaurants!

 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 – 8:15-9:15am – Ventana Room, SUMC Level 4

 

ASSESSMENT IN THE A.M. CONTINUES ON MARCH 7

Overcoming Survey Fatigue: Survey fatigue is a growing concern of all educational practitioners. In this webinar, we will discuss the current issues campuses face regarding the potential over-surveying of students. Strategies for addressing this issue will be presented including methods to increase response rates, web survey best practices, and the use of incentives. We will discuss recent research in this area and the implications of this research on the assessment culture at UA.

 

Presented by Campus Labs Via Webinar

 

Wednesday March 7, 2012 – 8:30-9:30 AM – Tubac Room, SUMC Level 4 

 

For more information and the full workshop schedule please visit our website at http://www.studentaffairs.arizona.edu/assessment/skill_building_workshop.php

 

TUCSON FESTIVAL OF BOOKS IS MARCH 10-11

The Tucson Festival of Books brings together authors, publishers, and the reading public in a family-friendly community event. Net proceeds of the Festival are used to promote literacy in Southern Arizona.

 

March 10-11, 2012 – 9:00am-5:30pm – UA Mall

 

General admission is free!

 

Visit the website for more information or to sign up to volunteer: http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS INVITED TO COFFEE TALK WITH GREGORY ROBERTS, EXEC. DIRECTOR OF ACPA

Gregory Roberts, Executive Director of ACPA-College Student Educators International, will host a coffee talk with members of the UA Division of Student Affairs on Tuesday, March 13.  Gregory will share his thoughts on the current situation for higher education in Washington, D.C., the state of student affairs internationally, and field questions from participants about how the profession can better serve them in their roles on campus.

 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – 1:00 PM – Tubac Room, SUMC Level 4

 

Check out the Student Affairs Professional Development website for more info: http://studentaffairs.arizona.edu/vpsoffice/prodev.php

 

NEW BROWN BAG SERIES CONTINUES ON MARCH 16

Professional Development continues the New Brown Bag Series: Campus Partnerships/Collaborations, a series that invites Student Affairs departments to share their best practices in developing partnerships and collaborative efforts across campus to better serve students. The next installment will feature Student Learning Services!

 

Friday, March 16, 2012 – 12:00-1:00pm – Career Services Workshop Room, SUMC Level 4

 

All Student Affairs employees are invited to attend. Bring your lunch and we’ll bring dessert!

 

Check out the Student Affairs Professional Development website for more info: http://studentaffairs.arizona.edu/vpsoffice/prodev.php

 

NOMINATE A COLLEAGUE OR STUDENT FOR THE DIFFERENCE OF ONE AWARD

Please follow the link below to nominate a colleague or student for the Difference of One Award. The Difference of One Award is presented by the SafeCats program, through the Dean of Students Office, in an effort to recognize students, faculty, and staff who make a difference by stepping up when a fellow Wildcat is in need.

 

http://deanofstudents.arizona.edu/difference-of-one

 

STUDENT AFFAIRS MARKETING EXCELS AT THE 2011-2012 ADDYS

The ADDY Awards were created in 1981 to recognize the most creative advertising produced in Southern Arizona. At the awards gala on February 18, 2012, our very own Student Affairs Marketing team not only took home SIX gold awards, but they also won Best of Show – Overall Body of Work.

 

Congratulations, Marketing! This is a huge and well-deserved accomplishment!

 

Go here to check out Lo Que Pasa for more info: http://lqp.arizona.edu/node/4928

 

WOMEN’S HERSTORY MONTH IS GOING ON NOW

March is Women’s Herstory Month! Sponsored in part by the Women’s Resource Center, LGBTQ Affairs, and the Student Services Fee, there are tons of activities going on all month to celebrate!

 

See the Women’s Resource Center website for the complete list of events: http://wrc.arizona.edu/womens-herstory-month

 

NEW UA RESIDENCE HALLS RECEIVE LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION

 The U.S. Green Building Council has announced LEED platinum certification for the two newest residence halls at the University of Arizona. This is the first residential project to earn LEED platinum in the state of Arizona and the second LEED platinum designation for the UA.

 

Check out UANews for the full story: http://uanews.org/node/45192

 

UA EARNS STARTS GOLD RATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The University of Arizona has earned a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its campus-wide sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, or AASHE, a group that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

 

Check out UANews for the full story: http://uanews.org/node/45106

 

MARCH FAMILY-FRIENDLY LUNCHTIME SEMINARS FROM UA LIFE & WORK CONNECTIONS

Parents of Infants and Preschoolers:  Join Us for UA Life & Work Connections’ March Lunchtime Seminars! (For both, no reservations required; come early to ensure seating up to room capacity.)

 

Lunch and Learn:  Are UA New Parent? Panel Discussion by UA Life & Work Connections - LWC

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 from 12 noon-1 PM

Student Union, 4th Floor, Presidio Room

Join LWC colleagues Caryn Jung, Nancy Rogers and Beth Darland for an informal discussion on infant lactation and child care resources, nutritional guidelines and changing family relationships as a new or expectant parent.   More is at http://lifework.arizona.edu/node/822

 

New!  Lunch and Learn:  Are UA Parent…of a Preschooler? Panel Discussion by UA Life & Work Connections

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 12 noon-1 PM

Student Union, 4th Floor, Tubac Room

 Join LWC colleagues Caryn Jung and Jodi Charvoz for an informal dialogue on child care resources and nutritional tips and guidelines when entering the preschool years.  More is at http://lifework.arizona.edu/node/831

 

We hope to talk with many students and employees at our family-friendly lunch and learn sessions!  Have a scheduling conflict or are at another UA site for the March dates below?  No problem!  Contact Caryn Jung, MS at 621-9870 or at jungc@email.arizona.edu for a personalized child care or flexible work arrangement consultation.  Information may be cross-posted and can be forwarded to others.