Erin Burrows, Counseling and Mental Health Center, participated in the panel discussion “Freshman Orientation: Engaging College Age Men 101” at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) conference.
Lisa Dela Cruz, University Unions, was awarded the Greer Dawson Wilson Scholarship at the 2016 Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Annual Conference.
Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service, presented “Reinventing Approaches to Serve Student Activists” at the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) annual conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with Paul Shang from University of Oregon. She also presented with Brooke Bulow, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, about “Purposeful Communication: Managing Your Reputation in Cyber Space.”
Sara Kennedy, Office of the Dean of Students, presented “Translating Media Training Tips to Everyday Professional Success” at Professional Development Day on Feb. 23. The event was for UT Austin academic counselors, advisors and student affairs professionals and surrounding institutions.
Sarah Key, Housing and Food Service, posthumously received the Arno Nowotny Medal for her 37 years serving students on the Forty Acres. Her brother, Dr. Sam Key, accepted the award at the President’s Awards on March 8. Read the story.
Kelsey Lammy and Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, presented “Bystander Intervention Programs to Enhance Student Connection, Mental Health, and Campus Climate: Case Studies from Two Campuses” at the Depression on College Campuses Conference at the University of Michigan.
Katie O’Malley, Office of the Dean of Students, presented “LEAPing into Assessment: Developing an Assessment Model to Capture Student Leadership Development” at Professional Development Day.
Gage Paine, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, met with US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy before he spoke to a packed house at the Student Activity Center (SAC). Paine took Dr. Murthy on a tour of Gregory Gym, SAC and East Mall. See the photos.
Reed Rallojay, Office of the Dean of Students, presented “Standing Out Like an Albino Squirrel: How Students Have Earned Their Orange with the Burnt Orange Society” at Professional Development Day.
Alyssa Singleton, Office of the Dean of Students, and Marian Trattner, Counseling and Mental Health Center, partnered with Emily Shryrock, Services for Students with Disabilities, to present on BeVocal: The Bystander Intervention Initiative at The University of Texas at Austin during Professional Development Day.
Division Presenters at the 2016 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference
Adriana Alicea Rodriguez and Corey Benson, Office of the Dean of Students: “Toward More Robust Gender Inclusivity: Using Law and Police to Address the Needs of a Gender-Diverse Campus”
Stacey Bennett, Housing and Food Service: “Dialogue for Change: Challenges to White Privilege”
Stacey Bennett, Justin Jaskowiak and Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service: “The Middle Management Conundrum: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”
Brooke Bulow and Gage Paine, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, LaToya Hill, University Compliance Services, and Hemlata Jhaveri, Housing and Food Service: “Purposeful Communication: Managing Your Reputation in Cyber Space”
Alex Kappus, New Student Services: “Challenging Privilege: Facilitating for Change”
Mylon Kirksy, Housing and Food Service: “Shaping a Professional Development Curriculum: Preparing Professionals for Today and Beyond” during the pre-conference workshop.
Marcus Mayes, Office of the Dean of Students: “Building Bridges for Black Male Student Achievement”
Justin Samuel, Housing and Food Service: “How Do I Know If a Doctorate Is Right for Me?,” and “Sari Not Sorry: Implications of South Asian Cultural Appropriation for Students and Student Educators
Justin Samuel and Aaron Voyles, Housing and Food Service: “Student Affairs Performativity: How Men Navigate Privilege and Identity”
“A Tip of the Hat to…”
…Susan Buckenmeyer, Office of the Dean of Students, who received these thank-you notes from students at Rhode Island School of Design who attended the Texas Tradition reception at the 2016 Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference.
“I wanted to thank you so much for your kindness and helpfulness at NASPA. We met outside of the UT Austin social (where I accidentally called it UTA) and you gave me your business card. As a first–year graduate student who was totally intimidated by walking into a social as big as UT Austin’s, you made my search to meet new professionals so much easier. I really enjoyed all of the interactions I had with everyone working at UT Austin and they will definitely be on my radar at the next TPE (The Placement Exchange) if I am able to have the privilege of attending. I wanted to thank you for reaching out to me and I hope you know that your kind words made a big impact on my evening.”
“I just wanted to thank you for helping me during the social at 2016 NASPA Annual Conference. As a first–year graduate student it was very intimidating going to different socials but you helped guide me through it. I am now looking forward to this process next year. I can’t wait to see what the state of Texas has to offer. Once again thank you and if you ever find yourself in Rhode Island and want to connect again please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email. Hopefully we will have a chance to chat in the future.”
…Karen Hickey, University Health Services, who received this note from a UT Austin parent:
“My daughter experienced an allergic reaction to an antibiotic. It was not prescribed by your office. She tried to reach the prescribing physician’s office but no one returned her calls. The symptoms grew worse, so she called the Nurse Advice Line. They advised her to go to the Urgent Care Clinic. She was seen by Karen Hickey. I just want to thank Karen and her nurse for taking such good care of my daughter. The medical and personal attention she received from the clinic was beyond our expectations. They even called her the next day to follow up! My daughter felt genuinely cared for on all levels, and that feeling is priceless.”
…Robert Valdez and Kati Leudecke, Housing and Food Service, who received this thank-you note from Gillian Jeter, College of Education:
“Dear Robert and Kati, I wanted to send a ‘thank you’ for the amazing job you did hosting our College of Education Advisory Council Event last Friday. Kati, the food was delicious, as usual! We had a lot of positive feedback about the food. … The food service staff were so friendly and attentive, and our Dean’s staff made a comment about how great the service was. It’s always great to work with you and your team, Kati. Robert, you handled all of our logistics perfectly. We were especially high maintenance at this event and you never seemed frustrated or annoyed with our requests — no matter how last minute they were. You were always available to answer questions and troubleshoot, and were great about offering solutions and suggestions. I appreciate how flexible both of you were leading up to and during the event. You make my job a lot easier. We looking forward to working with you again!”