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

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].
Karen Skyles, Cook I, ISU Dining
Celeste Welshhons, Cook I, ISU Dining

Their nominator wrote:
"Karen and Celeste are the main cooks in the Special Diet Kitchen within the Union Drive Marketplace dining center. They are the real stars of the SDK and serving our students with severe food allergies and other special dietary needs. Karen and Celeste are in the SDK every day, are extremely detail oriented, and constantly do what is needed to ensure a safe eating environment for the wide array of students we support through the SDK. Celeste and Karen have stepped in to welcome and provide extra support to prospective students who are meeting with the dietitian during lunch at campus visits. They love the collaborative and team approach to supporting our students in the SDK, and their work is so appreciated!"

AshLea Stauffer, Credentialing Coordinator and Assistant to the Associate Director, Thielen Student Health Center

Their nominator wrote:
"AshLea does a phenomenal job assisting the Peer Wellness Educators in navigating Workday. She is very patient with them and has excellent attention to detail. AshLea also does a great job assisting folks with the hiring and separation process. Her work makes a tremendous positive impact on our department. "

Monica Martinez, Student Services Specialist II, TRIO Student Support Services

Their nominator wrote:
"Monica returned to TRIO Student Support Services earlier this month and has dove right back in. She is a very welcomed addition to our team. We CARE and she cares so much for our students."
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!
Division of Student Affairs Holiday Reception
Friday, Dec. 17 | 9-10:30 a.m.
Friley Windows Dining Center

December 17 & 18
Hilton Coliseum | More info
University Holidays: Offices Closed
December 23-24, 27 and 31; Jan. 17
(Winter break hours run Dec. 20-Jan. 14)

Spring Semester Begins
Tuesday, Jan. 18

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