VKC and Military-Connected Student Events at NASPA18
All of the VKC and military-connected student happenings at #NASPA18
The Service and Legacy of Montford Point Marines
In honor of February’s Black History Month, Crisann highlights the service and legacy of Montford Point Marines.
Adult Learners and Students with Children KC Guide to NASPA 2018
The new majority is so diverse that we forget to consider them as a group. Join our KC at NASPA for sponsored and other relevant programs to get in tune with the best practices for serving students with an identity factor of nontraditional student.
2018 State Legislation Governing Guns on Campus
Just over a week ago, families and friends of 17 high school students, faculty, and staff in Parkland, Florida were forced to mourn under the spotlight of our national conversation around guns and gun control. In what has become tragically routine, the coverage of the shooting included discussions of race, mental health, access to and availability of so-called assault rifles, and many calls for legislative action at both the federal and state levels. The activism of the student survivors has kept the conversation in the headlines longer than has become usual for mass shootings, prompting many – advocates both for gun control and for protection of 2nd Amendment rights – to declare a tipping point that will finally prompt legislative and regulatory action. Whether those predictions will actually occur, however, remains to be seen. For example, on Tuesday, the Florida House of Representatives rejected a ban on semiautomatic guns and guns with large capacity magazines, which could indicate that the national debate about guns will be revisited soon. In this post, Teri Lyn Hinds, NASPA's Director of Policy Research and Advocacy, reviews 10 pieces of proposed legislation related to firearms on campus in the 10 states that have been acted on state legislatures in 2018.
RESEARCH & POLICY INSTITUTE GUIDE TO #NASPA18
Join members of NASPA’s Research and Policy Institute (RPI) at #NASPA18 to learn more about our work to connect research, policy, and effective student affairs practice in support of student success and the strategic priorities of the Association. Be sure to stop by the NASPA Booth in the Exhibit Hall to learn more about the work RPI staff are engaged in! The RPI blog is a great way to stay caught up with us year-round.
Understanding Veterans – Part Two
For Part Two, we introduce the military’s structure. Misconceptions about the military, limited opportunities to clarify stereotypes, and influence from the entertainment industry all contribute toward shaping a civilian’s understanding of military service. The second part in this series attempts to distinguish the five service branches and clarify organizational structure.