Stan Campbell accepts the inaugural Student Affairs Advocate Award
Monday, October 3, 2016

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Linda Schwartzkopf, recipient of the James V. Griesen Award for Exemplary Service to Students
Friday, April 29, 2016

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Participants from the 2016 Lavender Graduation
Monday, April 25, 2016

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Vicki Highstreet and Deb Johnson
Friday, March 25, 2016

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Student Affairs Strategic Plan Approved Through 2019

On July 14, the Council of Student Affairs Directors (CSAD) approved an amended copy of the Student Affairs Strategic Plan. The current plan, established as a three-year plan through 2017, was extended through 2019. The plan provides four strategic initiatives that help define the role of Student Affairs and its associated departments at the University of Nebraska.

The strategic initiatives are now:

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:

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.

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.

Our Nebraska celebrates inclusion

Our Nebraska, a series of events held March 6-10, gave students from all backgrounds the opportunity to discuss what it means to be diverse and how to create an inclusive campus and community.

Previously known as the Empowerment Forum, Our Nebraska offered events throughout an entire week rather than in a concentrated day-long seminar. Activities were sponsored by Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) with co-sponsorship from the Diversity Council.

Two student affairs staff members' quilts displayed in museum show

As part of the 8th Annual UNL Employee and Retiree Quilt Show, two staff members from the Division of Student Affairs have their works on display. Kathlene Bateman, clerical assistant in University Housing, submitted three quilts, and Debbie Hendricks, executive secretary in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, submitted two quilts.

Goodin named director of Services for Students with Disabilities

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has named George “Sam” Goodin as director of Services for Students with Disabilities. Goodin, director of Disability Support Services at Southern Illinois University, will start his new role April 3.

University Housing moves to new office location

University Housing will be moving this week to their new office location on the third floor of the new Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at 530 N. 17th Street.

Departments will complete their move on Wed., April 13, however the office is open for business starting Monday, April 10. Those needing to come to the new location should enter the building at the south atrium entry and take the elevator to third floor.

Ivy Day tradition endures

On Saturday, April 8, the Innocents Society and the Black Masque Chapter of Mortar Board recognized new members, outgoing members and undergraduate scholarship recipients at the Champions Club before planting the ceremonial ivy on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus as part of the annual Ivy Day celebration.

Student achievements applauded at Student Impact Awards

On Thursday, April 6, Student Involvement honored outstanding contributions and efforts by Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), RSO leaders and advisors at the Student Impact Awards.

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.

Lavender Graduation

Held April 21, the Lavender Graduation and Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community honored achievements by members of the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The ceremony honored six undergraduates, four master’s degree graduate students and two doctoral graduate students. All are graduating members of the LGBTQA+ community who received certificates and commemorative rainbow tassels. A complete participant list is provided below.

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.