Presentations, Publications, Professional Positions, and Awards


  • Richard Lambert, Greg Nielsen, and Winn Stanger:  2012 Northwest Association of Student Professionals.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Mike Moon and Jan Winniford, “An Integrated Educational Infrastructure for Civic Engagement: Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Working Together.” Presented at CUMU (Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities,) Chattanooga, TN, October 15, 2012.
  • Sarah Steimel. “Models and Applications of engaged scholarship in contemporary communication studies. Panel presented at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. November 2012.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Mike Moon, Jan Winniford, and Ryan Thomas. “Beyond Collaboration: Student Affairs-Academic Affairs Integration.”  Presented at the annual NASPA conference.  Orlando, FL.  March 18, 2013.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Carey Anson, Tara Peris, and Jan Winniford.  “Defining, Facilitating and Evaluating Civic Learning Consistently in both Student Affairs and Academic Affairs.”  Presented at NASPA’s Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference.  Philadelphia, PA.  June 20-22, 2013.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski and John Saltmarsh, “Applying for the Carnegie Classification.”  Presented at the Annual meetings for the American Democracy Project.  Denver, CO.  June 6-8, 2013.
  • Leah Murray. “Effectively Using Facebook to Foster Civic Engagement.” Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference, Long Beach, CA.
  • Sarah Steimel. “Community partners’ assessment of service learning in an interpersonal and small group communication course.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, Kansas City, KS. April 2012.
  • Mike Moon, Trevor Annis, Leah Murray and Julia Saxton. “An Integrated Model for Community Partnerships, Student Development and Assessment.” Presented at Continuums of Service. Portland, OR. April 26, 2013.
  • Leah Murray and Becky Jo Gesteland.  “Assessing Civic Engagement: Use of a Rubric to Measure Engagement in Online and Face to Face Courses.” Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of Continuums of Service, Portland, OR.  April 26, 2013.
  • Moon, Mike and Kris Coles. “Communicate Carefully with Others.” Presented at the UVU Leadership Day. Orem, UT. August 24, 2012.
  • Moon, Mike. “Develop Your Identity.” Presented at the UVU Leadership Day.  Orem, UT. August 24, 2012.
  • Leah Murray.  “Making the Connection” to the 2nd Annual Symposium on Social Studies and Civic Education in Utah Schools (2012) sponsored by the Utah Commission on Civic and Character Education and the Utah State Board of Education.
  • Mike Moon. “Develop Your Volunteer Coordinator Identity.” Presented at the Lt Governor’s Conference on Service: Northern Region. Ogden, UT. February 27, 2013.
  • Mike Moon. “Develop Your Volunteer Coordinator Identity.” Presented at the Lt Governor’s Conference on Service: Central Region. West Valley City, UT.  May 9, 2013.
  • Brett Perozzi and colleagues. “Global Themes in Student Affairs and Services.”  Presented at the NASPA International Symposium, March 18, 2013.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski. “Giving Back.”  Leadership workshop presented in the Athena Leadership Workshop Series sponsored by Ogden Weber Chamber Women in Business Committee at Ogden-Weber Tech College, BDO, May 29, 2013.
  • Shaney McCoy and Jodie Benabe. “Stop It!: Understanding and Preventing Compassion Fatigue.” Workshop presented at the 2012 Utah University and College Counseling Centers Conference in Park City, UT.  November 2, 2012.
  • The Counseling & Psychological Services Center did a total of 11 presentations to educate campus and community groups on QPR for Suicide Prevention, with 497 new QPR Gatekeepers certified.
  • International Student & Scholar Center (ISSC) staff member, Yousef Alawadhi, developed an Arabic program for Gallup’s StrengthsQuest program and presented at their July Conference.
  • Sheldon Cheshire. “Understanding StrengthsQuest.”  Presented to the Ogden School District Grants Department, December 2, 2012, and to the Ogden School District High School Leadership Training, April 9, 2013.
  • Adrienne Andrews, Forrest Crawford, and Marie Parrilla de Kokal. “Diversity Education in Higher Education.”  Presentation at the International Society for Teacher Educators Conference. Paro Bhutan
  • Jessica Oyler and colleagues. “Understanding the mental health needs of today’s college students: Are you informed?”  NASPA Conference. Orlando, FL. March 2013.
  • Aaron Newman. “Strengths for a Better Team.” Presented to the Weber County Library System and “Strength in the Workplace,” Presented to Media One.
  • Asha Jones. “Undocumented: the American Dream Revised.” Presented at the National College Access Network Conference. Las Vegas, NV. September 2012.
  • Lynnae Dopp.  International Tutor Training Program Certification Workshop.  Presented at the College Reading and Learning Association Conference.  Houston, TX. November 2012.
  • Carol Merrill. “Putting the Power into Empowerment” and “Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate ‘Men-o-pause.”  Presented to the Family Advocacy Center. Layton, UT
  • Carol Merrill.  “Learn Constantly.” Presented at the Women in Business Athena Leadership Series at the OWATC Custom Fit Training. Ogden, UT.


  • Hayes, Allison. (2013, February). Student staff recognition. AIMHO Angle.
  • Callahan, K. & Stanfield, D. (2012).  In Perozzi, B. (Ed.) Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services Executive Summary and Proceedings.  Nov.  NASPA:  Washington, D.C.
  • Perozzi, B. & Callahan, K. (2013).  Intercultural Knowledge and Global Competence:  Are we making a difference?  Bold Without Boundaries, Mar., pp. 36-39.  NASPA: Washington, D.C.
  • Steimel, Sarah.  (2013, January). Connecting with volunteers: Memorable messages and volunteer identification. Communication Research Reports.  Eastern Communication Association Journal, 30(1), 12-21.
  • Steimel, Sarah.  (2013, July). Community partners’ assessment of service learning in an interpersonal and small group communication course. Communication Teacher.  National Communication Association Journal.
  • Garrett, Jayrod. (2013, May).  Solutions to the three most significant challenges faced by non-traditional students. The EvoLLLution, Illuminating the Lifelong Learning Movement.
  • The Writing Center Journal, Verbal Equinox, published two editions this year.  The fall edition published tutor articles about Online Tutoring, the value of the Creative Writing program for enhancing learning across courses, the craft of argument, and writing literature reviews. The spring edition published student winners of the annual writing contest.

Professional Leadership Positions

  • Teri Bladen, Campus Recreation Director, serves as the 2012-14 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) State Director for Utah.
  • Casey Wilkerson, student with Campus Recreation, serves as the 2012-13 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Student State Representative for Utah.
  • Brett Perozzi, Associate Vice President, established an International Advisory Board for NASPA with members from nine different countries.  In addition, he served as the co-chair of the Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services, which drew 50 leaders from 28 countries.  He also served as a member of the NASPA Assistant/ Associate Vice President Advisory Board.
  • Daniel Turner, Campus Recreation Outdoor Programs Coordinator, served as Exhibitor Hall Coordinator for the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) national conference held at Snowbird Resort, UT. 
  • Winn Stanger, Director of Career Services, is serving as President of the Utah Association of Career Educators for 2013.
  • Mike Moon, Assistant Director, Community Involvement Center, served on Continuums of Service Conference Planning Committee.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Director, Community Involvement Center, served on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Conference planning committee for NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).
  • Erik Ashby, Student Involvement and Leadership, served on the State NASPA conference committee where he collaborated with Student Affairs colleagues from other institutions to organize and promote a state-wide professional development conference for Student Affairs professionals in Utah. 
  • Clayton Oyler, Director of Student Affairs Technology, and Jessica Oyler, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator, served on the NASPA Region V Advisory Board as the Technology Knowledge Community Chair and Utah State Representative, respectively.
  • Jessica Oyler, Student Affairs Assessment Coordinator, is currently serving as the 2013 Utah NASPA Conference Chair and as the 2013 Western Regional NASPA Conference Registration Chair.
  • Allison Hayes, Assistant Director, Housing & Residence Life, is serving as the State/Provincial Representative for the Association of Intermountain Housing Officers (AIMHO).
  • Charles Chandler, Veterans Services Coordinator, is serving as chair for the National Association of Program Administrators 2013 annual conference to be held at Park City.
  • Rebecca Tierney, Educational Talent Search Director, serves on the Community of Resources committee with Weber Human Health Department.
  • Sheldon Cheshire, Ogden GEAR Up Coordinator, serves on the Ogden Area Youth Alliance.
  • Betty Sawyer, State GEAR Up Director, serves on the Interfaith Works of Northern Utah and in the Ogden NAACP Ogden Chapter.
  • Jan Winniford, Vice President, serves on the NASPA Foundation Board of Directors.


  • WSU and the Community Involvement Center (CIC) were recognized as an Outstanding Community Partner by Catholic Community Services.
  • WSU and the Community Involvement Center (CIC) were recognized as the Community Partner of the Year by United Way of Northern Utah.
  • Mike Moon, Community Involvement Center, was recognized as the Advisor of the Year for Best Buddies Utah, was certified as a Volunteer Management Trainer, and received the Extra-mile Award from the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism.
  • Leah Murray, Community Involvement Center, was a nominee for the John Saltmarsh Award sponsored by the national American Democracy Project.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski, Community Involvement Center, and Dave Trujillo, Upward Bound, received the 2013 Aldous H. Dixon Award provided through the Weber State University Alumni Association.
  • Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski was also selected as a finalist for the Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award as part of the National Campus Compact.
  • Dianna Abel, Counseling and Psychological Services, was awarded the 2012-2013 Presidential Outstanding Professional Staff Award.
  • Ruth Patiño Stubbs, Director of Education Access and Outreach, was nominated and will be included in the 2013 Latinos in Utah Publication by Vox-Creative.
  • GEAR UP received the Social Justice/Civil Rights Award from Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Iota, Iota, Iota Chapter at the Annual Awards Ceremony. 
  • Shae Eason, Student to Student, received the Sister Called to Serve Award from the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority for her dedication to the community and sorority through public service.

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