Dear Student Affairs Staff,
Staff Updates: Please join me in welcoming Amy Huntington, Education Access & Outreach, and Aaron Jeffrey, Counseling & Psychological Services Center. In addition, two new VISTAs have joined EAO, Aminah Sloan and Belia Alvarado. Unfortunately, we are losing the following staff: McKell Christensen, took a position at Clearfield Aquatic Center; Marlen Avalos moved to Arizona; and Cathy Barrow will be retiring October 1. Dave Trujillo is also retiring at the end of September, so please stop by his Retirement Reception on Wednesday, September 24, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Alumni Center Garden Room to wish him farewell.
Mark your calendars for the 16th Annual Diversity Conference - Diversity and Education: The Danger of the Single Story. The opening session is at Davis Campus Ballrooms from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. featuring Forrest Crawford. Friday’s conference begins at the Ogden Campus at 8:30 with concurrent sessions followed by a keynote speaker, Myron Anderson on “Why Inclusive Excellence,” at 11:30 a.m. For more details, go to http://www.weber.edu/diversityoffice/
Student Affairs Assessment offices, including Jessica Oyler and Savannah Grotz, will be moving next Tuesday from the Student Services Center to the “Garden Level” of Annex 5 below Veterans Services. They will be joined by other assessment staff in Academic Affairs. Stop by next week and check out their new digs!
The annual Student Services Expo is scheduled on Wednesday, September 17 from 9:00 noon in the Union Atrium. For information, contact Emily Stanger (firstname.lastname@example.org, 6008.) Today is the last day to reserve your table.
Division Meeting. Our first meeting of the year on September 22 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. in 404 SU will focus on the important topic of “Safety First: Protecting Our Students & Ourselves.” Campus safety is at the forefront of campus concerns across the nation as well as here at WSU. Learn how to de-escalate tense situations, how and when to report incidents to campus police, and how to keep yourself and students safe during emergencies.
The Wight Paper is a quarterly e-newsletter from President Wight to members of the President’s Society (donors who give $1,000 or more annually.) Topics range from presidential priorities to campus news. The latest issue focuses on college access & affordability, retention, and the Walter Institute. http://www.weber.edu/PresidentsOffice/newsletters/WightPaper-Aug2014/affordability.html
Diversity Fact: According to the 2013 Campus Climate Survey, 66% of students believe that WSU is supportive of LGBT individuals. As we prepare for the opening of the new LGBT Resource Center, does your department use inclusive language? Have you thought about providing Safe Zone Training for your staff and students? Are you aware of the available resources for LGBT students? If you are interested in knowing more, please contact Teresa Holt at email@example.com or 6957 to learn how to provide a more inviting, inclusive and safe space for all students.
Tech Trivia: If you are looking to purchase a new computer, tablet, or other technology equipment for your department, make sure you contact Clayton Oyler (7415) to get your equipment ordered properly. Follow Student Affairs Technology on Facebook to get helpful tips and win prizes! https://www.facebook.com/WSUSAT
As always, please send me your suggestions or ideas for future Division E-Updates.