NASPA has many organizations and groups that tailor your NASPA experience to your location, professional level, and institution type.
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How can we best prepare student employees within student affairs to be intentionally “career ready”? It’s a population of students we are very familiar with, but sometimes as student affairs professionals, we forget about their professional development. Are we providing a disservice? Can we as professionals, help them gain the competitive advantage?
Each October, the nation comes together to raise awareness for breast cancer. A disease that affects one in eight women in their lifetime (Understanding Breast Cancer, 2016). Companies create pink items to sell to assist in the research for a cure; walks and races are completed by survivors (both primary and secondary) and supporters alike; and the National Football League allows players and teams to stray from their traditionally masculine color schemes in order to don uniforms and accessories in the now infamous Susan G. Komen pink. Thanks to the efforts of companies, organizations, and individuals around the country, there was a “37% decline in [breast cancer related] mortality from 1990 to 2013 (Why Komen?, n.d.). “
Dr. Glennda M. Bivens on her speech about about college affordability and accessibility recently given at “The Political Party, an issues-based, action-oriented event designed to engage potential young voters by bringing together musical and performance acts, local beer and TED-like presentations from Iowans speaking on issues affecting Iowa’s young people.”
Student Affairs is a wonderful field where you can truly discover yourself by taking risks and venturing down the road less traveled. As Lao Tzu once said, “the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” What is your first step going to be?
An anecdote highlighting the need to make our personal wellness just as much of a priority as our professional goals, and how to balance competing values that form the core of one's Personal and Ethical Foundations.
There is never a better time than know to get involved with IV-West.
As you think about your travel plans to St. Louis, I write to share information with you about a program hosted by Washington University on Friday, November 11 on the Washington University Campus. The title of the program is: Young, Gifted and @Risk . Young, Gifted and @Risk is a one day conference focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color.