professional development

Student employees at Campus Recreation at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln practice CPR skills as part of staff training.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Role play scenarios prepare recreation staff for emergencies
To provide the best service and troubleshoot potential problems, Campus Recreation strategically trains students and professionals to handle emergencies as a team.

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Paul Gebers, a student employee at the Outdoor Adventures Center bike shop, works on a chain as part of a basic bike tune-up.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Husker Grow conversations reinforce student learning

A newly implemented program called Husker Grow is helping student employees connect job experiences with academic learning. During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 departments in Student Affairs piloted the program where student employees engage in structured conversations with a supervisor.

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Pat McBride, recipient of the Kansas Monk Award from Benedictine College.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Pat McBride honored with Kansas Monk Award

Pat McBride, associate dean of enrollment management and director of New Student Enrollment, received the Kansas Monk Award during Benedictine College’s reunion weekend on June 17. The award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in a professional field, shown a prominence of service to the civic community, demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the alma mater and reflected honor on the college through family and social life.

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Student Affairs staff members attend Franco Friday
Monday, February 20, 2017
Franco Friday provides town hall for staff members

On Friday, February 17, more than 50 staff members from various departments in the Division of Student Affairs gathered in the Nebraska Union third floor hallway for Franco Friday. This town hall style event began last spring to encourage staff to connect with colleagues beyond their department and to provide staff with a venue to get questions answered by Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Register to attend Our Nebraska
Formerly known as the Empowerment Forum, Our Nebraska is a week-long celebration of inclusion. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to register to attend events throughout the week of March 6-10, 2017.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017
Two Nebraska students elected to NIRSA national board
Two students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were elected to the 2017-2018 NIRSA Board of Directors and Member Network.

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Robin Bowman accepts Oldt Award
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
UAAD selects Robin Bowman for Floyd S. Oldt Award

The University Association for Administrative Development (UAAD) presented Robin Bowman with the Floyd S. Oldt Award at its Founders’ Day luncheon on Feb. 15. The award recognizes employees who demonstrate exceptional service and dedication to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Kaleb Briscoe portrait
Thursday, February 9, 2017
UPC graduate assistant earns ACPA award for outstanding service

Kaleb Briscoe, a first-year doctoral student in the Educational Leadership and Higher Education program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will receive the 2017 Commission for Student Involvement – Outstanding Service to the Commission Award from the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).

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A slide from the presentation
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Self-Analysis Encourages Professionals to Improve Communication

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, speaker Vicki Highstreet led a group of Student Affairs staff through an exercise on Establishing Effective Communication in the Workplace. This seminar was part of the Student Affairs Staff Council’s professional development series.

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Stan Campbell accepts the inaugural Student Affairs Advocate Award
Monday, October 3, 2016
Campbell Honored with New Student Affairs Advocate Award

On Sept. 30, the Student Affairs Staff Council hosted the annual Fall Celebration for the Division of Student Affairs. More than 150 employees and graduate students attended the event which included introductions of new employees, introductions of Staff Council members and an update from Dr. Franco on the state of the division. This year’s event also included a performance by Boots & Cats, an all-female a cappella student group, and the presentation of a new Student Affairs Student Advocate Award.

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