Monthly update on behalf of the Division of Student Affairs. Submit news and announcements to Katy Cran at [email protected].

The Office of Sorority and Fraternity Engagement (SFE) staff recently traveled to Dallas, TX for the 2021 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting. During the award banquet, ISU staff were recognized for their outstanding efforts. Maddy Field, first year graduate student and Leadership Development and Education Advisor, won first place in the Order of Omega Case Study competition. Jayde Ware, SFE Assistant Director was recognized with the Essentials Article of the Year for "Tap, Tap, Tap In: How Buy-in Helps Reshape Prevention and Accountability in a Virtual World."

The Division of Student Affairs Assessment Committee is offering a series of workshops for division staff. Attend one or all to increase your knowledge of assessment tips and tricks. There is a session for everyone, whether you are new to assessment or ready to tackle your survey results.

These workshops will be lead by Dr. Matt Pistilli, Director of Assessment and Research, Division of Student Affairs; Dr. Denise Williams-Klotz, Assistant Director, Multicultural Student Affairs; and Dr. Liz Householder, Senior Research Analyst, Campus Life.

Learn more and RSVP here.
CARE Recognition is an ongoing recognition for Committed • Accomplished • Responsive • Engaged Division of Student Affairs staff. It is a great way to send kudos to a colleague for a job well done! Staff submitted for recognition will receive their nomination via email (supervisor copied) and may be included in the division newsletter, social media, and at events. Questions can be sent to Katy Cran at [email protected].
Rob Lipsey, Director, TRIO Student Support Services Program

Their nominator wrote:
"Rob has always made it a priority for our team to have a well-balanced work/personal life. The impact of this is felt by not only me but our entire team. Rob reminds us to prioritize our personal lives and supports us when we need time away. I am very thankful for trusted communication that Rob has developed with me and our staff, and I know our families appreciate it as well."

Erin Baldwin, Associate Vice President for Student Health and Wellness and Director, Thielen Student Health Center

Their nominator wrote:
"Erin is a tireless advocate for each member of her Student Health and Wellness team as well as every single student that her team serves. Since I began working with her in spring 2020, I have personally witnessed her unmatched dedication to our entire campus community and the widespread positive impact that she's had in uplifting our ISU staff, faculty, students, and their families during a very challenging time. Under her outstanding leadership, Student Health and Wellness has met these challenges head on and continued to go above and beyond in serving our entire ISU community. Erin is knowledgeable, compassionate, and second to none. We are so very lucky to have her leadership on our campus."
See a list of all staff who have received a CARE Recognition here.
Wellness Breaks
Division of Student Affairs staff are encouraged to dedicate 30 minutes each month to focus on their wellbeing. Staff can build this dedicated time into their schedule proactively and is not intended to replace breaks staff already receive nor it is a time to catch up on work. The purpose is for staff to engage in something that will help with their current state of wellbeing. This individualized approach can help staff focus on what's most important to them. Resources and opportunities are available in this CyBox.
Division of Student Affairs Diversity and Inclusion
Educational Session Call for Proposals
These sessions are intended to provide Division of Student Affairs employees with the opportunity to engage in educational discussions and presentations centered on diversity and inclusion. Sessions can be 50, 75, or 90 minutes in length. In addition to developing new presentations, you are also invited to submit a presentation/program you may have previously given, or preparing to give, at a conference. Sessions will begin this fall and continue throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. We look forward to your submissions!
University Holiday
Monday, Jan. 17

Spring Semester Begins
Tuesday, Jan. 18
Health and Wellness Symposium
Friday, Feb. 4 | 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Memorial Union

Division of Student Affairs Spring Information Meeting
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.
Sun Room, Memorial Union

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