UST was well represented at Minnesota College Personnel Association Conference
The 2005 Annual Minnesota College Personnel Association Conference was held Oct. 27-28 at the College of St. Catherine .
Here are University of St. Thomas highlights from the conference:
- Karen Lange, dean of students, received the Linda Schrempp Alberg Outstanding Contribution to Minnesota Higher Education Award. The award honors a professional whose work with students and service at one of Minnesota ’s institutions of higher education sets an example for all student development professionals. This award recognizes a practicing student affairs professional or a professional retired from a Minnesota institution of higher education.
- Amy Graff, Katie Olson, Onar Primitivo, McKenna Schumacher and Jessica Webb served on the 2005 Conference Planning Committee.
- The following UST staff and faculty presented at this year’s conference:
- Jane Canney, vice president for student affairs, presented the session “Develop your Blueprint to Become a Senior Student Affairs Officer,” and a pre-conference workshop titled “Involved Parents: Partners in Student Development.”
- Kate Boyle, assistant professor, Department of Leadership, Policy and Administration, presented two sessions: “Maintaining our Theoretical Foundation in Student Affairs” and “But I’m Too Busy to Read! Is it Possible to Balance Being a Student Affairs Practitioner and Staying Current in Our Field?”
- Brian Dusbiber, director of the Life-Work Center, presented the session “Priming the Pump: Identifying and Getting Outside Funding for Your Campus Initiatives.”
- Lisa Mueller, assistant director of Multicultural Student Services, and Fnan Araia, graduate student hall director, presented the session “Interpreting the Blueprints and Selecting A Site: A Graduate Students Guide to Navigating the Job Search Process in Higher Education.”
- Tori Svoboda, associate dean of students, and McKenna Schumacher, graduate student, presented a session on “Trading Spaces: When Non-Traditional Students Become the Majority at Traditional Institutions.”
- The following UST staff served on the board of the Minnesota College Personnel Association: Mueller, president; Schumacher, graduate student liaison; Colleen Stephens (Box Office and Expeditions), newsletter editor; and Svoboda, technology chair.