Professional Development

Vicki Highstreet and Deb Johnson
Friday, March 25, 2016

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Campbell Honored with New Student Affairs Advocate Award

On Sept. 30, the Student Affairs Staff Council hosted the annual Fall Celebration for the Division of Student Affairs. More than 150 employees and graduate students attended the event which included introductions of new employees, introductions of Staff Council members and an update from Dr. Franco on the state of the division. This year’s event also included a performance by Boots & Cats, an all-female a cappella student group, and the presentation of a new Student Affairs Student Advocate Award.

Self-Analysis Encourages Professionals to Improve Communication

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, speaker Vicki Highstreet led a group of Student Affairs staff through an exercise on Establishing Effective Communication in the Workplace. This seminar was part of the Student Affairs Staff Council’s professional development series.

UPC graduate assistant earns ACPA award for outstanding service

Kaleb Briscoe, recipient of the James V. Griesen Award for Exemplary Service to Students
Kaleb Briscoe, recipient of the 2017 Commission for Student Involvement – Outstanding Service to the Commission Award from ACPA.

Franco Friday provides town hall for staff members

On Friday, February 17, more than 50 staff members from various departments in the Division of Student Affairs gathered in the Nebraska Union third floor hallway for Franco Friday. This town hall style event began last spring to encourage staff to connect with colleagues beyond their department and to provide staff with a venue to get questions answered by Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs.

UAAD selects Robin Bowman for Floyd S. Oldt Award

The University Association for Administrative Development (UAAD) presented Robin Bowman with the Floyd S. Oldt Award at its Founders’ Day luncheon on Feb. 15. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional service and dedication to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Prestigious Award to One of Our Own

Congratulations to Deb Johnson, senior associate director at Campus Recreation, for earning the distinguished Carl A. Donaldson Award from the University Association for Administrative Development.

Schwartzkopf Awarded for Exemplary Service to Students

The UNL community showed appreciation for Linda Schwartzkopf’s years of exemplary service when she was honored with the James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award April 24 during the annual All-University Honors Convocation at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Q&A with Charlie Foster

Get to know Charlie Foster, the new interim director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs for diversity and inclusion. After 15 years in Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS), Foster is excited to work with new staff at the Gaughan and to further her connections with UNL students. Plus, learn why the football stadium is her favorite place to be on campus!

Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals Visits UNL

On July 22 the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals in partnership with the UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center hosted a one-day national conference at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. More than one hundred attendees from as far as Massachusetts, California and Georgia joined together to discuss best practices for serving LGBTQ student populations.

Title IX Training for Staff

Does this look familiar? Have you completed your Title IX Online Training?

When students enroll at the University of Nebraska, they are required to complete an online training on Title IX. Likewise, employees need to complete this training after being hired.

If you have not completed the online module, please set aside 45 minutes to do so. The Division of Student Affairs would like to set the best example for staff and faculty on campus.

To complete the training, employees should:

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