professional development

Rising Star recipient Brianna Ridenour with her three nominators, Moi Padilla, Veronica Riepe and Samantha Kennelly.
Friday, November 10, 2017
NASPA recognizes Brianna Ridenour with Rising Star Award

University of Nebraska-Lincoln senior Brianna Ridenour received the NASPA IV-W Undergraduate Rising Star Award at the regional conference held in Lincoln Nov. 7-9.

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Richard Harris presents "Disability Humor: The Bridge Over the Discomfort Gap"to employees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Harris leads conversation on disabilities

On Friday, Oct. 27, more than 70 employees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln participated in a professional development program on disabilities and interpersonal communication sponsored by Student Affairs. Presenter Richard Harris, retired director of student disability services at Ball State University, addressed common stereotypes through cartoons and led a discussion on how cartoons have brought disability issues to the mainstream.

Harris offered the following tips for working with individuals with disabilities:

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Richard Harris will present "Disability Humor: The Bridge Over the Discomfort Gap" on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Speaker invites humor while discussing disabilities

Student affairs professionals are invited to participate in the fall 2017 professional development workshop, focusing on bridging the gap between discomfort and humor in disabilities.

On Friday, Oct. 20, Richard Harris, the retired director of student disability services at Ball State University, will present “Disability Humor: The Bridge Over the Discomfort Gap.” Harris was a co-founder of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) and twice served as its president.

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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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