Staff Updates: Please join me in welcoming Emma Clark, Programming Coordinator in SIL and Morgan Fradley, Intramural and Rec Clubs Coordinator. Aaron Jeffrey will join the CPSC as a Marriage & Family Therapist on Aug. 18. Sadly, we are losing the following staff who are pursuing other opportunities: Scott Ball is moving back to Oswego, NY; Larry Helmbrecht-LaPointe is moving to Minnesota;Mark Adams will become a professor in Child and Family Studies on Aug. 14; and Kassidy Symonds is leaving on Aug. 18 for school at Utah State.
Emily Stanger is the elected chair for the WSU Staff Development Committee. Other Student Affairs representatives this year are Tracey Smith and Teresa Holt. The next deadline for staff development grant applications is August 25. For more information and to apply go to http://www.weber.edu/staffdevelopment. Congratulations to Betty Sawyer as a recipient of the YWCA Outstanding Achievement Award. She will be recognized at the Annual Leader Luncheon on September 26.
Please join us on August 19 for our Student Affairs Opening of School Luncheon from 11:30-1:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Union Ballroom C.
The 2014 Student Employee Training “Get Set” will be held Aug. 20 from 8:30 - 2:00 p.m. in the Shepherd Union. This training will include keynote speaker Tracy Knofla, breakout sessions on Interpersonal Communication, Community Engagement, Cultural Competency, Customer Service and Wellness. For more information or to register students go to www.weber.edu/getset
Registration is now open for the Wildcat Block Party 2014, “Celebrate Weber State.” Go online to register www.weber.edu/blockparty/registrationform.html
Check out all the great things happening across the division by reviewing the 2013-14 Division of Student Affairs Annual Report at https://apps.weber.edu/wsuimages/SAAssessment/2013-14%20Division%20Annual%20Report_.pdf
Save the Dates:
“NOT ALONE: Confronting Sexual Violence on College Campuses” -- a Sexual Violence Symposium on Friday, September 19 from 9-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9-1 p.m. at Westminster College, www.westminstercollege.edu. Cost is $10.
Diversity Fact: Did you know only 28% of students take advantage of the opportunities provided by WSU to learn about diversity-related issues? (according to the 2013 Campus Climate Survey.) What can we do to improve this statistic? What are you and your departments planning for the upcoming year that will help students take advantage of these opportunities? If you would like to provide your input or share what your departments are doing to help students become more engaged, please share with the Diversity Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 801-626-6957
Tech Trivia: Hard drives can fail at any time without warning. If it fails, all of those documents, pictures, and videos on that drive will be lost. Sometimes they can be recovered but it is best to be prepared by backing-up data. SAT strongly suggests that you use WSU Box instead. Please contact the STAs (x8628) to learn more about backing up hard drives and using Box. Follow Student Affairs Technology on Facebook to get helpful tips and win prizes! https://www.facebook.com/WSUSAT
Reminders: (1) Department 6-Column Models are due to Jessica Aug. 1 (that’s today!) and (2) Division committees have been appointed and notified. If you haven’t received notice that you’re on a committee and are interested in serving, contact your SAMC representative or our office at 626-6008.
As always, please send Marlen or me your suggestions or ideas for future Division E-Updates.I look forward to seeing everyone at our Opening of School Luncheon!