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Happy New Year! I hope that you had a restful, meaningful, and enjoyable holiday break and season. Hopefully you had a chance to rejuvenate for 2018! As the new semesters and quarters begin I wanted to give you a quick update on some of the activities that have been occurring within the Region and beyond.
Register for the 2018 APPEX pre-conference session during the NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia.
For members of the Public Policy Division the month of December meant keeping a watchful eye on two important pieces of legislation in addition to taking time to celebrate the merriment of seasonal holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The first bill was H.R. 4508 “Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act” or ”PROSPER Act.“ This 472-page bill was introduced to the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce on December 1st and marked-up and passed out of the committee less than two weeks later on December 12th. The second bill was the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Trumped on December 22nd, which was just in time for anyone who celebrates the December 23rd Festivus holiday.
As part of the welcome to campus activities at Eastern Illinois University each fall, all incoming students participate in JumpStart 2 Give. JumpStart is a 3-hour service project where we send students out in groups of at least 40 to participate in projects in our community at large. We send students to locations that could be a resource to them while they are on campus and call this community home. We send them to help clean up the trails around our lake so they learn about this amazing community resource less than 2 miles from campus. We send them to local food pantries so they know of the places to go if they need help putting food on their own tables. One of our most popular activities is making fleece blankets for local children for a program called One Stop Community Christmas.
The Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community is proud to announce the opportunity for professional affiliate and student members to apply for access grants to be used toward registration and/or travel costs for the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference.
This post is an introduction to the AVP of the month: Amy Pennington at Arkansas Tech University
Welcome to the DKC Presentation about how to include students with disabilities into all aspects of college/university life. The objectives of this presentation are to: Define what a learning disability is Identify areas of learning that can be affected by a learning disability Identify inclusive, non-ableist strategies for including students with learning disabilities
I am grateful for this opportunity because it forced me to invest in strengthening my own social media presence and leveraged my strengths and talents in giving ideas shape and structure. Are you are looking for a space to connect with other student affairs professionals from community colleges or an opportunity to serve NASPA? I encourage you to visit Volunteer Central