NASPA Region IV-West is one of the most diverse and expansive regions in all of NASPA. We pride ourselves in our multifaceted voices and welcoming culture. We focus primarily on our members leading the organization and the development of our members. Be a part of what makes IV-W special!
May was Mental Health Awareness Month, and Kristen Abell reflects on what it means to have mental illness as a professional in higher education. What are you doing to support those with mental illness on your campus and educate about mental illness?
Summer has arrived. And I am sure if you ask many of our family members who still struggle to fully understand what we do, we don't even work during the summer. But in all seriousness, while the summer is often filled with major budget tasks, policy updates, orientation sessions, prep for the upcoming fall, strategic planning, evaluations, and the like, we each can hopefully find some time to rejuvenate.
We have less than 30 days to meet our NASPA IV-W goals for the NASPA Foundation.
“Cultivating a New Crop” is not only the theme for the Region IV-W conference, but a reflection of the region as we work to grow professionals. This year’s conference will focus on how come together to cultivate an environment for all to grow.
The great equalizer of all of us is the inevitability of encountering rocky, demanding life challenges. Illness, injury, physical discomfort, mental distress, social upheaval; these events evoke feelings of confusion, rage, and frustration in all of us. Left unchecked, these events may wreak internal havoc and render us raw and defenseless. To combat the imminent, I am convinced the ancient art of meditative mindfulness strategies is the key to transforming unmitigated disasters into a genesis for personal growth and deep mental reconstruction instead being our great demise.
Hi All - This is Bryan your IV-West SAKC Rep! I just wanted to check in and see how everybody’s summer was going. Hopefully you have some awesome plans, maybe a trip or two or at the very least, some down time with the students being gone. NOT! Since the beginning of my student affairs career it has always amazed me how there is a perception out there that we don’t do anything over the summer months.