Division of Student Life Newsletter, Spring 2017Brought to you by Tabitha Groh, Casey Impagliazzo, Nicole Long, Logan Penna, Linda Stacy and Lisa Sydney
On behalf of the campus and town communities, I want to thank all of you who participated in the planning and execution of Shamrockfest. As you know, we had reason to be concerned about the decision-making and safety of some of our students around their participation in St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Even students who are not prone to high-risk behaviors can be swept up in poor decision-making during this holiday.
Our St. Patrick’s Day Planning Committee developed a robust intentional program, marketing and communication plan for the week leading up to and including the actual holiday. The marketing of events and our communication with students about our care for their wellbeing was strong and consistent. The events were well attended and the weekend saw very little excessive drinking, vandalism, or violence.
The campuswide collaboration was truly phenomenal, and I would like to thank the committee members for coming together to make the weekend safe:
Logan Penna, chair, Student Wellness and Health Promotion
Meaghan Davidson, Alex Keen and Amne Harrington, University Student Centers
Michelle Scott and Hannah Lightcap, Student Health Services
Edward Franklin, Center for Black Culture
Sydney Lobosco, student leader
Travis Pocta, Office for International Students and Scholars
Cortney Ranck, Benjamin Oser and Ryan Wolfe, Athletics and Recreation Services
Timothy Kim, English Language Institute
Sarah Georger, Honors Program
Jon Maier, University of Delaware Police Department
Casey Impagliazzo, Division of Student Life
I also want to thank our students for making good decisions and caring about one another, as well as each of you for your assistance in making the week a successful one. #BlueHenPride
Although it is raining as I write this note, I anticipate the sun will shine again and the temperatures will reach that sweet spot of warmth with no humidity. As the students return from Spring Break and head into the last two months of the academic year there will be many weekend activities occurring. Students will have ample opportunity to “make up for St. Patrick’s Day”. We must continue to model a culture of caring, and to educate students about amnesty protocol, helping friends stay safe, and making decisions that support their long-term success.
I look forward to seeing you at the annual end of the year SL celebration!
All the best,
In this Issue
CSC Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant | Spring Into Success Conference | Shamrock Fest
Wellness Speaker Series | Sexual Assault Prevention and Education | Meet the Office of Equity & Inclusion
New Staff | Celebrating our Colleagues | Photo Tour: USC Staff Move to Perkins
No-Cost Professional Development
CSC Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant
Career Services Center announces funding opportunities for student development activities
Faculty and staff interested in creating professional and career development activities for their students can now gain funding for these efforts through the new Career Services Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG)! Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program or school-based initiatives.
Applications are open online from March 15 – June 1, 2017.
Student Life funding is also available through June 2 for for innovative projects that enhance the Winter Session experience by furthering learning and fostering a more diverse and stimulating educational and social environment for undergraduate students who enroll in Winter Session.
Proposals must be for Winter Session 2018 and should be submitted as a single PDF to Laura Gleason.
Proposals must not exceed 3 typed pages and must include the following:
a. description of the program including intended audience, size and location
b. how the project will further student learning and foster a more diverse and stimulating
educational and/or social environment during Winter Session
c. estimated budget identifying fees and production costs, including identification of
funds and in-kind subsidy from any departments, colleges or student organizations
d. plans for assessment and evaluation
Spring Into Success Conference
Collaborative conference provided students with social, personal, academic and career development
Residence Life and Housing, New Student Orientation, and University Student Centers recently teamed up to help students jump-start their spring semester with resources, skill-building and interactive workshops.
Nominations are now open for Bright Initiative and Outstanding Service
Help the Student Life Staff Development Committee recognize our most talented and dedicated staff members who contribute to the advancement of the Division’s mission and vision by nominating someone for a Bright Initiative or Outstanding Service Award! Nominations are open online from March 27 through April 27, 2017.
Photo Tour: USC Staff Move to Perkins
The new year brought some big changes to University Student Centers office space, including the creation of a new Fraternity and Sorority hub on the second floor of Perkins Student Center. Take the virtual tour of USC Perkins offices so you’ll know where to go when you visit in person!
Professional development does not always require funds or traveling. Mark your calendars for these upcoming no-cost professional development and networking opportunities that you can pursue from the comfort of campus.
Monday, April 17 – Friday, June 2
Applying and Leading Assessment in Student Affairs – a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Sponsored by Student Affairs Assessment Leaders
For more information or to register, visit https://www.online.colostate.edu/free-online-courses/student-affairs-assessment/
Friday, April 7
The BRIDGE (Building Interfaith and Religious Dialogue Engagement and Experience) Workshop
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Redding Complex Lounge
Wednesday, April 19
Human Resources Diversity Training Workshop sponsored by the Student Life Experienced Professionals Development Series (SLEDS)
Wednesday, April 26
Conference Recap sponsored by Student Life Advancing Professionals (SLAP)
Wednesday, May 17
SLEDS Happy Hour
Tuesday, May 16
UDairy Happy Hour with SLAP
UDairy Creamery, 535 S. College Ave.
Wednesday, May 24
Student Life End of the Year Celebration
STAR Campus Atrium