The Student Affairs Diversity Team has announced its next “Insights for Effectiveness” program, “Rise to the Top?” Are you ready to test your ability to rise to the top? This experience will immerse you in the challenges and struggles that many people face on a daily basis. After participating in this session, you will have a better understanding of the role you play in the lives of others. The session is offered on both October 28 and 29 (you need only attend one session).
The CME is hosting three speakers in the coming semester on the 2014-2015 Reaching for Higher Ground theme of Media and Social Media: A Networked Society. Daisy Hernandez, co-editor of the anthology [i]Colonize this: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism,[/i] will present on October 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the CME on her recently-released memoir, entitled [i]A Cup of Water under My Bed.
The Student Affairs Professional Development Committee is offering two learning opportunities in September. Nick Rafanello, Assistant Director of Residence Life, will be presenting “Exploring Student Engagement” on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the Center for Multicultural Education. Joan Thompson, Health Educator and Victim Services Advocate, and Mark Rowe-Barth, Associate Director of Student Wellness, will be presenting “Violence Prevention and Support: What’s Your Role?” on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On October 17-19, families of UNI students will come to campus to get a snapshot of their students’ new homes. Each of the academic colleges will be sponsoring tours, picnics and interactive presentations for the students’ and families. Additional activities include the Family Feast Tailgate at the dining centers, the Tony Award-winning musical “Camelot,” and UNI football versus South Dakota State. For a full and complete schedule or further information, visit http://www.uni.edu/familyweekend/. Additionally, you may contact Kristin Woods a
In recognition of its 5th year on the UNI Campus, UNI-National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is launching a new, shorter workshop entitled “Controversial Issues” on October 28, 2014 from 1-5 p.m. The workshop will apply NCBI principles to develop leadership skills to constructively navigate potentially divisive, tough situations and conflicts. I would encourage anyone available to participate. One need not have attended previous NCBI workshops to participate in this one.