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Submitted by Andrew Beattie, Assistant Director for Operations, Recreation & Athletics
In 2010-11 some basic building blocks were established in key areas including operations plans, student employment, program offerings, and implementation of an advisory board. The 2010 Student Voice Survey indicated mind/body offerings, outdoor pursuits and a ropes course were significant areas of interest for expansion. Yoga, Tai Chi and Stretch/De-stress classes have become our core course offerings as a result. The outdoor pursuit demand has been responded to in the rebuilding of The Outdoor Program. Read the rest of this entry »
Opal, born October 20th to Abby Kelso, Admissions Counselor, and her husband, Clay.
Olive-James, born October 19th to Matt Lebens, RAD Locksmith & Maintenance Mechanic and his wife, Len Balli
Elizabeth, born October 9th to Ashley Emmett, Office Assistant in the Children’s Center, and her husband, Joseph. Read the rest of this entry »
The Power of One is a Northwest student leadership conference designed to encourage and empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning college students, their allies, and the faculty and staff who support them. The conference content seeks to enrich students’ lives and promote healthy and safe communities on our campuses and in our societies. Read the rest of this entry »
We received 14 entries and enjoyed cupcakes with many on Friday, October 28. Special thanks to our Judges: Chris Ciancettta, Andrea Coker-Anderson, Casey Lalonde, Allen Olsen, Carrie Hernandez, Ruth Joynes, Bill Ransom, Liza Rendon, Jan sharkey & Ed Sorger and our Set-up Volunteers: Casey Lalonde, Andy Corn, Sara Martin, Katherine McGee, Lana Brewster, Leona Walker, Julia Rose, Tara Trimell, and Amber DeVillers. Read the rest of this entry »
The Readers Project: Honoring the Fallen has received the 2011 NASPA Region V Innovative Program Award. This award is presented to an institution or individual who has developed and implemented an outstanding program that furthers the growth of students and enhances life on campus. Innovative programs are defined as new ideas, methods, or programs which result in improved educational activities, services, or management for an individual campus community or group of campus communities. Read the rest of this entry »
Art Costantino’s article, Sustainability and Social Justice: Making the Connection, is the featured article in NASPA’s fall 2011 Leadership Exchange magazine. In the article he speaks to the current import of social justice and sustainability on college campuses. The article highlights the intersection that exists between the two concepts as well as a variety of ways in which faculty and staff can help students explore this connection and use it to inform decision making.
I think it’s safe to say that student affairs practitioners rarely get into our specific line of work because of our love for assessment – it’s much more likely that we are motivated by our desire to work with students directly and that we draw our satisfaction from interaction, dialogue and support. I came to appreciate assessment relatively recently, only after seeing how it is a key component in helping us assist students and how, when done well, it can elevate the work we all do. Read the rest of this entry »
Richard Shelman, Washington State Employee Advisory Services
for supervisors — November 3 — 9:00 AM – Noon
for non-supervisory employees — November 10 — 9:00 AM – Noon
11am to 2pm
Library, 3rd floor lobby – back window facing the forest
Enter and/or encourage your colleagues across campus to do so … and compete to win in 6 categories for Evergreen’s BEST homemade… Read the rest of this entry »
Full-time equivalent enrollment of 4,843 which is 17 students more than fall 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Based on the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Practitioners, these webinars address the broad professional knowledge, skills, and, in some cases, attitudes expected of student affairs professionals regardless of their area of specialization or positional role within the field. Read the rest of this entry »
Imagine surfing facebook and finding a string of comments talking about all the horrible things you supposedly represent and how terrible your leadership style supposedly is. Picture looking for a student’s photography blog and finding a web page devoted to discussing their sexual history and a ranking of their sexual prowess. Visualize being an 18-year old new student who – after a night of partying and taking some silly pictures – is branded a sexist or homophobe all across campus because of a “funny” gesture they made in front of a camera. Read the rest of this entry »
At times like this, when we lose a member of the community to suicide, it is helpful to remember the resources available to students and employees who may be experiencing depression or who are struggling with issues or feelings related to death.
The Counseling Center staff is an immediate resource for students and appointments can be made by calling 867-6800. Walk-in appointments are also available during specific times. The Employee Assistance Program serves all employees of the College and support can be obtained by calling 360-753-3260. Read the rest of this entry »
10:00 – 11:30 am
Do you supervise student employees? Curious about how others do it? Read the rest of this entry »
At any college, Academic Advising always has a strong connection both to Student Services and to Academics, and that is especially true at Evergreen. Working closely with the Academic Deans and the Registrar, we make it a priority to know and understand the details of the ever-changing curriculum and our faculty’s interests and teaching styles, as well as the whys and hows of the Evergreen educational models, so that we can be good guides for students as they plan their academic pathways. We help students with Read the rest of this entry »
We have the opportunity to work with talented students who might not be fully aware of the possibilty of a career in student affairs. October is Careers in Student Affairs Month (CSAM). This provides a unique chance to invest in the future of our profession. NASPA President, Patricia Telles-Irwin writes, “As you know, a career in student affairs is largely an unknown option to students as they enter college. It is not until they experience exciting learning opportunities organized by student affairs staff and get to know the diverse and gifted persons engaged in student affairs that they consider whether the field might have promise for them personally.” Read the rest of this entry »
Forums on Proposed Student Code of Conduct
- Monday, October 10, 4:30-5:30 pm in Seminar II, A2107
- Wednesday, October 12th, 3:00-5:00 pm in Seminar II, A2107
Community members may also share feedback by talking directly with or sending email to Art Costantino through October 14th. Read the rest of this entry »
This summer staff was invited to read A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward An Undivided Life by Parker Palmer. Palmer, founder and senior director of the Center for Courage and Renewal, is a deep thinker and writer about how how we can reconnect who we are with what we do. Read the rest of this entry »
Student Affairs conducted eight Student Voice surveys in the last two years using designed to obtain student feedback and perspectives on a number of areas. Over the course of fall quarter, the Vice President will be sharing summaries of these surveys with the community. Respondent demographics, aggregate survey responses, and all of the briefings may be found at the Student Affairs Assessment site. Please share observations or potential action items that might be warranted in light of the data provided by the surveys with Art Costantino directly or with Wendy Endress or Michael Sledge. Read the rest of this entry »