Paving Your Path, November 10–12, Baker University Center at Ohio University

The Region VI Conference Planning Team invites you to join us for an interactive, dynamic, and thought-provoking conference with a strategic emphasis on “Paving Your Path.” This conference will provide engaging educational sessions that not only encompass the Association’s core competencies, but also encourage dialog and sharing of ideas.

The 2017 ACUI Region VI conference will be held at Ohio University in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Baker University Center, which will host most of the conference’s events, connects the upper and lower campus and is the vibrant hub that welcomes and serves all members of the university community and campus guests. 

2017 Region VI Conference Logo

Keynote Speakers

Justin Jones-Fosu

Join us Friday, November 10 at 6 p.m. as we break bread and welcome Justin Jones-Fosu to Ohio University and Region VI! Jones-Fosu is a full-time husband and father who also happens to be an international speaker, young-award winning entrepreneur, and author. He is the president/chief inspirational officer of Justin Inspires International LLC  where he speaks 50-60 times a year for professionals, colleges, and youth internationally. He has spoken in four countries for over 250+ organizations and given over 450+ presentations. Jones-Fosu is also the founder of Respectivity, a company helping workplaces to develop better cultures of respect.

Jones Fosu, Justin

Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones

Before we depart back to our home campuses, three-time Bobcat Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones will leave us with some closing thoughts and wisdom on Sunday, November 12. Dr. Hall-Jones has been serving as the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students for Ohio University since May of 2013. Her duties relate to the administrative operation of a number of student affairs departments that include Community Standards and Student Responsibility, the Career and Leadership Development Center, the Campus Involvement Center, Counseling & Psychological Services, Parent Programs, and The Post, Ohio University's student-run daily newspaper. Hall-Jones discovered her love of working with college students during her second year of college when she became a resident assistant on campus. That single involvement and leadership opportunity led her to her current work as dean. Getting to work with students every day is her passion, and she is blessed to be able to do so at her alma mater.

Hall Jones, Jenny

ACUI Talks

Our Saturday, November 11 general session will feature three speakers discussing the future of higher education as it relates to various subject matters.
Dr. Pete Mather is a professor of higher education and student affairs at Ohio University. He held a number of administrative positions in student affairs prior to beginning his faculty work in 2005. His research and teaching are focused on transformative educational experiences and he has published and spoken widely on the topics of positive psychology and service-learning pedagogy. In addition to his role as professor, Pete has served as Ohio University's secretary to the Board of Trustees and interim dean of University College/vice provost for undergraduate education. He also serves as the senior associate editor of the Journal of College and Character.
Kevin Carmody serves as the associate dean of student life and Title IX coordinator for Ferris State University. In his role, Carmody coordinates the University response to reports of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including investigating allegations, facilitating accommodations, and overseeing prevention efforts for the University. Formerly, Carmody has been a conduct professional at a number of institutions, including Youngstown State University, Endicott College, and Alma College. As an undergraduate student at Central Michigan University, Carmody volunteered as a sexual aggression peer advocate, providing advocacy for survivors and friends via confidential hotline, and as a peer educator. This experience had a profound effect on him; galvanizing a passion for the topic of sexual violence and a professional care in student affairs.
David Edwards is the director of the Brigadier General James M. Abraham & Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center. He is an Air Force Veteran who served 26 years. Edwards completed his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Methodist College and a Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in postsecondary and adult education from Capella University in September 2010. Edwards became the inaugural director of the Center in May 2014 and his primary duties include: building liaisons between university agencies, educating faculty/staff/students about who veteran students are and what they bring to the classroom, and ensuring veteran and dependent students using VA education benefits to take classes that meet a degree requirement.

Educational Sessions

The conference will be providing educational sessions geared specifically toward both professionals and students. The professional track will offer sessions related to topic areas such as human resources, student and staff development, supervision, facilities, challenges that college unions currently face, etc. The student track will be more focused on topic areas such as student development, supervising peers, emotional intelligence, and how to relate your skills as a student employee to future professional careers.


Schedule

All times are converted to Eastern Standard Time
Fri, November 10, 2017
10:00 AM

Buildings/Facility Tour

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Baker Center. This tour will highlight storage spaces, conference rooms, indoor/outdoor seating areas, and recent renovations.

Connecting the upper and lower campus, Baker University Center is a vibrant hub, welcoming and serving all members of our community--from university students, faculty, and staff, to parents, alumni, community members, and other campus visitors.

Baker offers state-of-the-art conference and event spaces, extensive support for students and their leadership development, exciting dining options, comfortable places to be, and service that will exceed your expectations.

Dodgeball Registration Open

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stop by the tables near the Theater Lounge and register yourself or a team for the inaugural Region VI Dodgeball Tournament!

Registration Opens

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Welcome to the 2017 RVI Conference at Ohio University! Head to the second floor of the Baker Center to meet members of the Conference Planning Team and Regional Leadership Team for conference check-in.

11:00 AM

Audio-Visual & Production Tour

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

This behind-the-scenes tour will highlight the state-of-the-art equiptment used by the Baker University Center production team. Known on campus and in the community for their exceptional work, the Baker University Center is a place where there is something happening--from coffeehouse concerts, movies, and student activities to lectures, conferences, symposia, and exhibitions. This tour will highlight set-up designs, equiptment, staging, and creative approaches to deliver high quality productions and shows.


Since its opening in January of 2007, Baker University Center has been the recipient of several industry awards and has earned praise from those in higher education, facility design and more.

2:00 PM

Conference Welcome

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Kick-off the weekend with an exciting conference welcome from the 2017 RVI Conference Planning Team [CPT] and Regional Leadership Team RLT].

We are excited to have you join us for an interactive, dynamic, and thought-provoking conference with a strategic emphasis on “Paving Your Path.” We hope this conference will provide engaging educational sessions that not only encompass the Association's core competencies, but also encourage dialog and sharing of ideas!

3:45 PM

Audio-Visual & Production Tour

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

This behind-the-scenes tour will highlight the state-of-the-art equipment used by the Baker University Center production team. Known on campus and in the community for their exceptional work, the Baker University Center is a place where there is something happening--from coffeehouse concerts, movies, and student activities to lectures, conferences, symposia, and exhibitions. This tour will highlight set-up designs, equipment, staging, and creative approaches to deliver high quality productions and shows.


Since its opening in January of 2007, Baker University Center has been the recipient of several industry awards and has earned praise from those in higher education, facility design and more.

Buildings/Facility Tour

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Baker Center. This tour will highlight storage spaces, conference rooms, indoor/outdoor seating areas, and recent renovations.

Connecting the upper and lower campus, Baker University Center is a vibrant hub, welcoming and serving all members of our community--from university students, faculty, and staff, to parents, alumni, community members, and other campus visitors.

Baker offers state-of-the-art conference and event spaces, extensive support for students and their leadership development, exciting dining options, comfortable places to be, and service that will exceed your expectations.

Athletics Tour

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

OU teams play all of their home games in the beautiful Health and Physical Education Center, which is located on campus. The facility is also the home of the OVAC Basketball Championships and the Eastern District Sectional and District Basketball Tournaments.

Ohio University Eastern offers intercollegiate athletics in women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, and co-ed golf.

OU programs compete in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference, which is comprised of eleven regional campus schools from The University of Akron, Miami University, The Ohio State University, Wright State University and Ohio University. Non-conference competition traditionally involves local and regional schools such as Fairmont State, Franciscan, Slippery Rock, and Wheeling Jesuit.


4:30 PM

Food Drive for the Baker Center

4:30 PM - 4:30 PM

One of our regional priorities is "Give". You were invited to bring canned food items with you to donate to the Food Pantry, located on the Second Floor of the Baker University Center. Please bring any items to donate to the Registration Area, located outside of the Theater.

5:00 PM

Professional Networking Event

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet up, reconnect, or engage with new colleagues from across Region VI. Join us for this informal meet and greet event on the 4th floor!

Student Experience Focus Group

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome, students, to ACUI RVI Conference! We value your involvement and opinions...join us for this interactive meet and greet with students from institutions across our region [Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario] and Association.

Come learn about all of the student programs ACUI has to offer and how YOU can get involved with them! This will also be time for you to provide us with feedback so we can provide opportunities that can support your role within the college union and activities.

6:00 PM

Opening Dinner and Keynote Presentation

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Join us in the beautiful Baker University Center for a decadent dinner and fellowship to kick off our weekend.

Following dinner, a keynote presentation will by international speaker, young-award winning entrepreneur, and author, Justin is also the president/chief inspirational officer of Justin Inspires International LLC (www.justininspires.com), where he speaks 50-60 times a year for professionals, colleges, and youth internationally.

7:30 PM

Dodgeball Team T-Shirt Making

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Did you register to participate in the Dodgeball tournament on Saturday night? Join us to make matching shirts with your fellow teammates!

P.S.: there's still time to join in the fun...talk to a member of the Conference Planning Team about registering to play!

A special thank you to High Peak Sportswear for their donation of our shirts.



SuperGames: Jumbo Pong

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Travel around the Baker University Center and enjoy interactive activities, sponsored by the Ohio-based company, SuperGames!

Enjoy a fun-filled game that takes the excitement of the game of Pong to the next level. With extra large red buckets and an oversized ball, you play this game the same way as Pong. The object of the game is to either throw or bounce the ball into the other teams buckets and eliminate all of the other teams buckets before they eliminate all of yours.

SuperGames: Lite Bright

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Travel around the Baker University Center and enjoy interactive activities, sponsored by the Ohio-based company, SuperGames!

The ultimate ILLUMINATION STATION!! Picture your old lite bright but BIGGER and BRIGHTER!

SuperGames: Putt-Putt

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Travel around the Baker University Center and enjoy interactive activities, sponsored by the Ohio-based company, SuperGames!

Bogey you way through our 9 hole portable course, comprised of mini-golf obstacles, hole flags, putters & balls. Fun for all ages…glow with the flow!

Sat, November 11, 2017
8:00 AM

Town Hall: Morning Joe with Joe

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Grab a warm drink from the Front Room and join our Regional Director, Joe, for updates on the Association and region and a chance to provide feedback on your member experience.

Silent Auction, T-Shirt Swap, and Book Swap

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

It's time to shop & swap! Bidding continues for all silent auction items. Swap out a book or shirt with one you brought or pay $5 and take your new item home with you!

All proceeds will help fund scholarships for students to attend I-LEAD® and new professionals to attend IPDS. https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=285908252

9:15 AM

ACUI Talks

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Join us for 3 dynamic speakers in a TED Talk style format to learn about using positive psychology in our work, addressing sexual misconduct on our campuses, and supporting student veterans.

Dr. Pete Mather is a professor of higher education and student affairs at Ohio University. He held a number of administrative positions in student affairs prior to beginning his faculty work in 2005. His research and teaching are focused on transformative educational experiences and he has published and spoken widely on the topics of positive psychology and service-learning pedagogy. In addition to his role as professor, Mather has served as Ohio University's secretary to the Board of Trustees and interim dean of university college/vice provost for undergraduate education. He also serves as the senior associate editor of the Journal of College and Character.


Kevin Carmody serves as the associate dean of student life and Title IX coordinator for Ferris State University. In his role, Carmody coordinates the university response to reports of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including investigating allegations, facilitating accommodations, and overseeing prevention efforts for the university. Formerly, Carmody has been a conduct professional at a number of institutions, including Youngstown State University, Endicott College, and Alma College. As an undergraduate student at Central Michigan University, Carmody volunteered as a sexual aggression peer advocate, providing advocacy for survivors and friends via confidential hotline, and as a peer educator. This experience had a profound effect on him; galvanizing a passion for the topic of sexual violence and a professional care in student affairs. Carmody has presented numerous workshops and presentations across his career at ASCA, NASPA, ACPA, and now ACUI.


David Edwards is the director of the Brigadier General James M. Abraham & Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield Veterans and Military Student Services Center. He is an Air Force Veteran who served 26 years between 1986–2012. Edwards completed his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Methodist College and a Master of Science in education, with a concentration in postsecondary and adult education from Capella University in September 2010. Edwards became the inaugural director of the center in May 2014 and his primary duties include: building liaisons between university agencies, educating faculty/staff/students about who veteran students are and what they bring to the classroom, and ensuring veteran and dependent students using VA education benefits to take classes that meet a degree requirement. Edwards' personal interests include spending time with his beautiful wife Lisa, reading, golfing, working in the yard, helping veteran and dependent students succeed, and playing with his grandson, Raylan.


10:11 AM

Food Drive from Baker Center

10:11 AM - 10:11 AM

One of our regional priorities is "Give". You were invited to bring canned food items with you to donate to the Food Pantry, located on the Second Floor of the Baker University Center. Please bring any items to donate to the Registration Area, located outside of the Theater.

11:00 AM

1-A Understanding Student Veterans in the Classroom

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The presenter will be speaking on post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury and how these may affect a veteran attending a university or college. He will also cover deployment issues that will include pre-deployment and post-deployment challenges. Additionally, he will discuss treatments that are available to our veterans, whether they are students or not.

Presenter: David Edwards, Sr. (SMSgt – E-8 Retired, USAF, Ohio University)


1-B ACUI's Strategic Plan

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

ACUI is in the middle of its three-year strategic plan, 2016-18. Attend this session to learn about accomplishments to date and what is underway for the future. Members will also be invited to contribute to a discussion about a new strategic planning process and priorities for the coming years. While conversations will also take place virtually allowing for broader participation, this is a convenient, face-to-face opportunity to engage with Association leaders during the regional conference.

Presenter: Jeff Pelletier, The Ohio State University

1-C Navigating the Challenges of an Evergrowing College Campus

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Fifth straight year of record-breaking enrollment!? As the student union, we are the hub of campus, and to keep up with enrollment, we've had to get creative with our spaces by transitioning student study space into meeting space, so meeting space can be transitioned into academic space. We've had to modernize the union to accommodate the growing diverse campus community. We've had to adjust internal operations and increase staffing levels. Join us as we talk about the University of Cincinnati's strategies to address these operational challenges of the student union during record breaking enrollment, campus construction, and not enough academic space.

Presenters: Jamie Miller, Ryan Gaerke, & Kyle Augustitus; University of Cinncinati

1-D "Pardon Me" A New Look At Customer Service

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

The audience will observe the University Center's approach toward responding to both customers and peers. Our presentation will begin with identifying the factors that cause us to be overwhelmed and, in turn, how we can change the way we respond that ensures our interactions with others are positive ones. We will highlight that these factors are prevalent in many aspects of the workplace such as in person, through emails, and over the phone. The presentation will be broken down into three categories which are highlighted below:
1. Listening - Examining the effects of positive and negative language, what body language and speech tell the customer, with special focus on leading questions and knowing your resources. 2. Validating - How critical thinking can play a role in problem solving, owning the mistake, and being flexible in difficult situations. 3. Adjust - Establishing or determining the difference between empathy and apathy in while responding to others. Keeping a high level of customer service, while not over doing it or becoming passive about a customer's needs.
We will then discuss how we can use utilize these three categories when responding to our coworkers, the importance of real conversations, dealing with coworkers you just don't like, and how to talk to co-workers about issues that arise with the goal to keep management out of the little issues.

Presenters:

Shana Beiseigal
Brooke Heyduk
Justine Upham
Brooke Bewak

Ferris State University



1-E Telling Our Stories

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

This session is an opportunity for LGBTQ conference attendees to literally tell their stories of coming out or being out or not on campus, in ACUI, and in their lives. The session will employ a powerful and affirming format, using a talking-stick style of storytelling. Meet your family and friends; hear their stories of pride, passion, and perseverance. Confidentiality will be maintained.

Presenter: Clayton Kolb, Virginia Tech

1-F Urban Unions Community of Practice Roundtable

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

College unions and student activities programs at colleges and universities in dense urban areas have unique advantages and disadvantages. This community of practice is centered around educational programs and opportunities, focusing on the urban campus and union experience, and producing scholarship to match the growing scholarship across many fields focused on the urban experience. This session will focus on issues brought to fore by the attendees and promote continual networking throughout the year. The Urban Unions Community of Practice, borrowing from the Coalition of Urban serving Universities and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, defines an urban campus (and its associated urban unions or campus center activities) as follows: - Located in a metropolitan area with a population of 450,000 or greater (USU) - Serving the region not only by providing an educated citizenry and workforce, but also as a cultural and intellectual resource (CUMU) - Supporting civic engagement and service learning opportunities in the city through both the institutional and union mission

Presenter: Joe Hayes, IUPUI

Educational Session Block I

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

12:00 PM

Exhibitor Showcase

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Come meet and interact from:

VMDO
MTVU
Crowdfind
SuperGames
TjohnE
High Peak Custom Screen Printing & Embroidery






Lunch Break (On Your Own)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Explore downtown for lunch and see what Athens has to offer! It's a beautiful (and brisk) 10 minute walk through campus to get to most of the downtown restaurants.

Want to beat the rush? Looking for a local place that could deliver your lunch? Stop by the Registration Table for a list!

1:30 PM

2-A Knowing Yourself as a Leader

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Knowing yourself as a leader will assist you with interacting with those you serve and those you serve with. This workshop will provide an in-depth look at how you process information and give you the tools needed to embrace your learning patterns in an effort to better interact with others. Information obtained will assist the participant in serving as a student leader and in the classroom.

Presenter: DaNika Robinson, Virginia Commonwealth University

2-B Transitioning from the Military to College

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Will discuss briefly their duty in the military. They will also discuss why they choose Ohio University and what Ohio University has done to help make their transition from the military to the college environment both easy and challenging.

Presenters: Cesar Flores-Vega & Zachary Wood, Ohio University

2-C Paving YOUR Leadership Path

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

Discovering your potential and how to lead others takes time, commitment, and most importantly, passion! Join us for a hands-on opportunity to reflect on your values, learn more about yourself, and in turn, discover ways to better lead your peers, colleagues, and organizations! Together, we will help YOU path your path to authentic leadership.

Presenters: Clayton Kolb, Virginia Tech & Ali Doehring, University of Akron

2-D Inclusivity For All: Making Campuses More Welcoming

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

As individuals that work or attend institutions it is important that we are welcoming to all people. This session will discuss ways in which colleges and universities can make their campuses more inclusive to individuals that don't always feel welcome based on their sexual orientation, gender and/or gender expression.

Presenter: Marissa Radigan, Ohio University

2-E Technology Roundtable

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

This roundtable discussion will be a show and tell about the different tech products and options you are using. Please come prepared to show off the great ideas you are doing on your campus!

Presenters: John Dolovacky & Sam Binnig, Ohio University

Educational Session Block 2

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM

2:30 PM

3-A Back Hallways and Secret Storage Rooms

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

What happens when you combine a knowledge of union operations and student activities? In this session, I will discuss how my experiences as a graduate building manager at IUPUI have shaped the way I view our union building as a programming space for student activities. From figuring out where to fill up large buckets of water for T-shirt tie dyeing to creating emergency action plans for large-scale events within the union, having a knowledge of the building's spaces, policies, and procedures have enabled me to see the space in a way most programmers don't. During this session, I will highlight key experiences from my time as a building manager that have had a significant impact on how I advise students with regards to programming. I will also discuss how maintaining strong relationships between programming and operations staff members can lead to a fuller, more robust union space and better programs.

Presenter: Emily Singer, IUPUI

3-B Enhancing the Student Staff Experience

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

During the 2015-2016 academic year, Virginia Tech's Student Engagement and Campus Life (SECL) department formulated the Student Staff Experience Committee. The committee was set to both create a comprehensive training program that remained consistent across all SECL areas of employment and to offer developmental and social programming to assist in building a culture across SECL areas. During the development of this committee and this program, the committee has set in place staple programming for the student employees, has established learning outcomes, and has done so through assessment and feedback. In this session, we will be discussing how employment within a college union, while it may be different experience to experience, can be enhanced by the coming together of different supervisors to create a holistic program for each area to build off of.

Presenter: Molly Bower, Clayton Kolb & Nichol Kruger, Virginia Tech

3-C Emergency Preparedness

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Join Campus Shoot Dialogue Team members as we explore preparation, response, and recovery to emergencies on your campus.

Presenter: Shayna Sandback, Miami University

3-D Getting Involved in ACUI!

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

New to the association and looking to get involved? Been involved but looking for new ways to give back? This session is for you to learn about volunteer roles available and ways to get involved.

Presenters: Mara Dahlgren & Angel Flowers, Indiana University

3-E Facility Branding: Turning a Bland College Union Into an Eye-Popping Dynamic Facility

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Join this roundtable discussion to hear a short story about recent facility branding projects at the Gallagher Student Center at Xavier University and chat about the importance of facility branding in creating a sense of community, pride, and loyalty in the college union. We will discuss and explore best practice examples of union facility branding around the country and how we can apply similar concepts at our home unions.

Presenter: Chris Marshall, Xavier University

Educational Session Block 3

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM

3:20 PM

Coffee Break & Network

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Networking Break! Grab a cup of coffee, courtesy of the Baker University Center, and enjoy a quick break in between education sessions.

3:40 PM

4-A Disruptive Leadership and Altruism

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

During this session, we will explore some foundational elements of leadership and the movement of leadership theories over the past 100 years. After creating this foundation, we will discuss challenging the status quo and its impact on developing your leadership abilities. Finally, what is emotional intelligence? And how does one become an emotionally intelligent leader? By the end of this session, you should be able to understand more about leadership, where you are in your journey and how to become a more emotionally intelligent leader and individual.

Presener: Clayton Kolb, Virginia Tech

4-B Small Schools, Big Challenges

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Small school space limitations and reservations. Each university has it owns challenges, take a look at Shenandoah University and how we have changed from no policies on space reservations to a comprehensive reservation policy. We have multi-use and meeting room space along with the largest multi-use space on campus.

Presenter: Amanda Levy, Shenandoah University

4-C Adventures and Missteps in Lost & Found

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

A story of how trying to implement a lost and found system for Virginia Tech's Student Centers' became a two-plus year project and we ended up being the unofficial campus lost and found. Learn how we leveraged technology to promote efficiency in logging and claims, navigate state policy, write our own policy, build partnerships and our missteps along the way. There will be opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas.

Presenter: Spencer Stidd, Virginia Tech

4-D Let Me Be Frank: Understanding the Importance and Impact of Feedback

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

Join this session to learn more about what "feedback" actually is, its importance and impact on you and your team, and tips on how and when to communicate it effectively.

Presenter: Ashley Barker, Virginia Tech

4-E A Day In the Life of a College Union Operations Professional: A Roundtable Discussion

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

One power outage, two elevator service outages, and one student leaving the facility in a stretcher—all before lunch. This is the day in the life of a college union operations professional. Join us for a round-table discussion about the reactive nature of a college union operations position. We will share stories and best practice regarding handling operational issues on the fly.

Presenter: Chris Marshall, Xavier University

Educational Session Block 4

3:40 PM - 4:30 PM

4:30 PM

Veteran Card Signing

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Help us recognize and thank our veterans for their service by writing a thank you card.

6:00 PM

Final Bids in Silent Auction

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Last chance to bid for that item that you've been eyeing all day!! Silent Auction items will be displayed on Saturday at Baker Center Ballroom.

The Region VI Silent Auction will help fund scholarships for students to attend I-LEAD® and new professionals to attend IPDS. https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=285908252

6:30 PM

Conference Banquet

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join us for the Conference Banquet where we will dine together, celebrate with awards, and participate in a Live Auction.

Did you purchase $5 beads for the Heads and Tails game? Bring them with you to dinner and let's see who will be out 2017 RVI winner!



7:00 PM

Silent Auction Check Out

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

9:00 PM

Billiards

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Dodgeball Tournament (Give, Go)

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ThinkFast by TjohnE

9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sun, November 12, 2017
9:00 AM

5-A How to Get 'Em, How to Keep 'Em: Student Employee Training and Retention

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Our team will take the audience through an employee's view of the University Center starting with our hiring process, to how we develop training, and then talk through the training itself. Afterwards, we will illustrate the experience of working at our facility from a student employee perspective. Finally, our staff will discuss ways to enhance employee retention.

Presenters:
Shana Beiseigal
Brooke Heyduk
Justine Upham
Monica Corcoran

Ferris State University








5-B "I Don't Speak Engineering:" Communicating Through Differences

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

When working with students, faculty, and staff, communication is key. While understanding others can be difficult, realizing what you do and do not know can be beneficial to finding a way forward that works for everyone involved. Learn and share experiences that can help to awaken the inner "engineer" in us all.

Presenter: Darius Darling, Indiana Tech

5-C Summer Bored? No, Summer Board! How to Plan for Students During the Summer

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

This session will give an overview of summer programming and its importance, teach students best recruitment practices for the summer term, go over programming strategies and various event ideas, and talk about how to lead a student-led summer organization. The session will engage students so that they can learn about summer programming from other universities and give their own ideas as well. They will leave the session feeling inspired to think outside the box and institute an improved summer programming organization.

Presenters: Chase Hammerstrom & Beth Nethery, Indiana University

5-D Ethical Leadership in Action

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Often the ideas of ethics and leadership are disjointed and we find it challenging to bring them together in a meaningful way to help students understand and apply them effectively. This past year at James Madison University, undergraduate student facilitators from an ethical reasoning program and a leadership development center collaboratively developed a program to help students become better leaders. The innovative ethical leadership program used a common language, experiential and application-based sessions, and reflection opportunities about “in-the-moment" decisions and experiences. The program included training workshops and an alternative break experience. Students participating in the program were enabled to practice ethical leadership while giving service to seven different communities. This session will present the collaborative methodology used to integrate Kouzes and Posner's, The Student Leadership Challenge with JMU's inquiry-based ethical reasoning program. Come participate in this interactive and engaging discussion with two of the JMU undergraduate student facilitators and one of the professional staff. Explore the intense collaborative effort used to bring two very disparate offices together to plan, develop, and implement this innovative, hands-on program. There will also be some discussion of the assessment methods used to identify what participants were learning and applying.

Presenters:
Michael McCleve
Amy Lebrecht
Erin Sullivan

James Madison University





5-E Ice Breakers: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Does your campus have a unique ice breaker? Do you need new ideas to use in training sessions? How many times can you play 'Two Truths and a Lie"? Let's chat about what works and what doesn't. In this session we'll talk for a bit, then play for a bit!

Presenter: Michael Golze, Shepherd University

Educational Session Block 5

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM

Brunch with Keynote

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Before we depart back to our home campuses, three-time Bobcat Dr. Jenny Hall-Jones will leave us with some closing thoughts and wisdom.

Hall-Jones has been serving as the associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students for Ohio University since May of 2013. Her duties relate to the administrative operation of a number of student affairs departments that include community standards and student responsibility, the Career and Leadership Development Center, the Campus Involvement Center, counseling & psychological services, Parent Programs, and The Post, Ohio University's student-run daily newspaper. Hall-Jones discovered her love of working with college students during her second year of college when she became a resident assistant on campus. That single involvement and leadership opportunity led her to her current work as dean. Getting to work with students every day is her passion, and she is blessed to be able to do so at her alma mater.

11:15 AM

2018 Reveal and Conference Closing

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM


Registration

Early  (October 20)Regular
Professional Member$210$230
Professional Nonmember$270$300
Graduate or Undergraduate Member$180$180
Graduate or Undergraduate Nonmember$235$235


Register


Lodging and Transportation

Lodging is available at the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center, conveniently located within walking distance from the Ohio University Baker Center. Reserve your room by October 11 to guarantee the conference rate of $130 per standard room. For online reservations, use group code "171109ACUI" or call 866.593.6661 and mention you are part of the ACUI group.

Lodging is also available at the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Reserve your room by October 20 to guarantee the conference rate of $99 per standard room. 


Conference Planning Team

  • Ashley Barker, Chair | Virginia Tech
  • Clayton Kolb, Communications | Virginia Tech
  • Jamie Miller, Registration | University of Cincinnati
  • Darius Darling, Registration | Indiana Tech
  • Marissa Radigan, Educational Sessions | Ohio University
  • Molly Bower, Educational Sessions | Virginia Tech
  • Chris Marshall, Educational Research Fund | Xavier University
  • Angel Flowers, Keynote/Special Events | Indiana University-Bloomington
  • Evan Wilkof, Host Institution | Ohio University
  • Michael Golze, Corporate Partnerships | Shepherd University