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As the director of a research institute studying higher education’s role in democracy, I have been inundated on November 9 with emails, texts, and calls. Donald Trumps’ election as the 45th President of the United States shocked people on college campuses who are worried about his messages of exclusion, hate, and fear, his disregard for facts and truth, and an anti-intellectualism that may characterize his leadership and “base.” As I have written before, his messages are antithetical to goals of truth, equal opportunity, and inclusion central to higher education’s mission.
Registration for the Community College Institute is open!
Meeting of the Minds is a regional prevention and health education conference for college and university peer educators, their advisors, administrators, and campus and community law enforcement. Sessions on evidence-based alcohol and drug prevention, violence prevention, and health education will be presented! Meeting of the Minds 2018 will be hosted in Kansas City April 5-7. Special sessions for members of campus law enforcement will also be provided.
As we approach the New Year, I will have been in a professional role for two years. I cannot believe it! I swear grad school was just yesterday. Throughout my time in graduate school, I had mentors and supervisors who pushed me to be my best. They pushed all of us to be active participants on-campus, start volunteering at conferences, submit poster proposals, submit educational session proposals, and get involved in any way possible.
NASPA Region IV-W is thankful to our NASPA Foundation Diamond Club members! Leading up to the National Day of Giving on November 28th, we will be featuring a regional member as they share their reason for why they give.
The IMPACT Summit: College Student Mental Health Conference, a NASPA IV-W Critical Conversation, will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Missouri State University’s Plaster Student Union located in Springfield, MO.
It is with great sadness that we share the passing of M. Ann Eversole, a longtime member of the NASPA IV-W Family.
Richard Walker, Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services at the University of Houston, expresses gratitude for being part of a strong and resilient team of student affairs professionals during a tremendously challenging fall semester.