Donna Bellinghausen, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, was elected to chair the Operational Information Technology (IT) Committee that includes members from academic and administrative units across campus.
Laura Dannenmaier, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented at the Wellness Network’s Brown Bag Lunch Speaker Series on Oct. 19. She discussed the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) program and its recent expansion.
Jeremiah Gunderson and Jeff Moe, Office of the Dean of Students, partnered with the School of Social Work to present at the Fourth Annual Military Social Work Conference. Their presentation was entitled, “Veterans Integration To Academic Leadership (VITAL): A Model of Strengths-based Collaboration between Student Veterans, the University of Texas and the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
John Harris, The Center for Students in Recovery (CSR), gave a presentation to the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s peer educator class on Oct. 27. He discussed collegiate recovery programs and CSR’s mission.
Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, served on a team that conducted an external review of Student Housing and Residence Life at University of Houston.
Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, partnered with Kirksey Architecture’s Wes Good to present “Graduate Student Housing vs. Housing Graduate Students” at the Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) 2016 conference.
Mylon Kirksy, Housing and Food Service, presented “Enhancing Intercultural Competency Through Effective Communication” to the graduate students in the Introduction to College Student Personnel Administration class.
Kristi Koch, Housing and Food Service, presented “From ‘Dormitory’ to Student Life Oasis” at the Association of Texas College & University Facilities Professionals (TCUF) 2016 conference.
Kelsey Lammy and Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented “Real Talk: Helping Friends in Distress” to a group of students in The Center for Students in Recovery meeting space. They also led a workshop on Oct. 4.
Teryl McFerrin, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, led a development focused break out session during The Center for Students in Recovery council meeting on Oct. 21.
Soncia Reagins-Lilly, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, and Darrell Bazzell, senior vice president and chief financial officer, were recently recognized for their historic leadership appointments. Gregory Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, honored them at a reception in Dallas on Oct. 7.
Darla Stewart, Housing and Food Service, partnered with Terri Shrode, UT Austin Central Business Office, to plan and host the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) annual regional meeting. Stewart presented “Purchasing Jeopardy,” an interactive game-themed session on general purchasing knowledge.
Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, delivered the keynote address at the Out of Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Oct. 23 at the State Capitol.
Kudos to the following staff who presented at the Texas Association of College & University Student Personnel Administrators (TACUSPA) conference Oct. 23-25:
Susan Buckenmeyer, Emily LaPlaca, Marilyn Russell and Melissa Jones-Wommack, Office of the Dean of Students: “Best Practices for Student Organization Discipline”
Corey Benson, Office of the Dean of Students: “Equity and Inclusion within Sexual Misconduct Investigations”
Corey Benson and Dean Kruse, Office of the Dean of Students: “Partnership through Process: The Intersection of Due Process and Support”
Ashley Jones and Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service: “How do I know if a doctorate is right for me?”
Rita Thornton, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, and Maureen Halton, Campus Labs: “I’ve Been Told to Assess My Area, Now What?”
“A Tip of the Hat to…”
…Dr. Ginger Bloomer, University Health Services, who received this note from a parent:
“My son came in to see you this morning. I just want to thank you for the time you took with him and the methodical approach you executed in managing his care. It is reassuring to know you are there to care for these kids who are away from home. I appreciate it! Thank you!”