2014 ACUI Region VIII Conference Planning Team – APPLY TODAY!

Greetings Region VIII ACUI members,

Happy December!  I wanted to send a quick note and let you know there is still time to apply for the 2014 ACUI Region VIII Conference Planning Team!  Our next regional conference will take place at The University of Vermont on November 14 – 16, 2014.  Melissa Paradee, director of student activities at Castleton State College, will serve as conference coordinator and Allen Josey, director of operations and event services at the University of Vermont, will serve as host chair.

 The CPT job description and application are posted on the volunteer section of the ACUI website.  **Remember to select Region VIII on the drop down menu!**

About the Application Process

The application process has changed slightly from years past. 

o   Applications are to participate on the Conference Planning Team

o   All applicants will participate in a brief interview with the Regional Leadership Team (RLT) screening committee the week of December 11th – 18th

o   During this conversation we will ask applicants which areas they are interested in (education, entertainment, silent auction, social media, etc)

Please feel free to contact me with questions about the application process or Melissa about the conference planning team!  Applications will be accepted until Friday, December 6th.

We look forward to volunteering with you!

Best,

Laura DaRos

ACUI Region VIII Volunteer Coordinator

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ACUI Awards, Scholarships & Applications

Hello Region 1! 
ACUI has always been an association of volunteers and it is for this reason that we are encouraging volunteers to nominate other volunteers for the myriad of awards and scholarships available this year. The process is easy and I have provided the link below to help with navigation. The deadline is November 15, but please don’t delay in ensuring that some amazing ACUI volunteers are nominated!

http://www.acui.org/awards

Additionally, the nomination process for the incoming regional conference program teams are now available. If you are interested, please apply and help make next year’s regional conference a phenomenal experience!

http://www.acui.org/volunteer

Thank you!

Sarah Comstock
ACUI Volunteer Development Team
scomstock@pugetsound.edu

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Take a Moment to Nominate Someone TODAY

Today is the last day to nominate someone for an award or to apply for a scholarship. Please consider nominating someone for one or more of the following:

Scholarships:

Thomas Ahern Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students (up to 2 available).
Donnchadh O’hAodha Scholarship for Professional Staff Members (1 available).

Awards:

Distinguished Service Award
Significant Volunteer Award
New Professional Award
College Union Role Model and Campus Life Award (student)
College Union Role Model and Campus Life Award (staff)
Student Employee Award

Please visit http://www.acui.org/groups/region.aspx?id=4236 for the scholarship application.

For questions, please contact Sharon Hay at sharhay@providence.edu

Conference Registration is Closed

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THANK YOU TO THE 225 PEOPLE REGISTERED FOR THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE! 

Unfortunately, we have reached our capacity and cannot take any further registrations. We hope you can join us next year!

For those of you who are registered, we are excited to see you in just a couple of weeks! Stay tuned for more information via email soon. Also, be sure to check the website for updates: www.acuir1conference.com

Region 1 Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday, October 11

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Register for the Region 1 Conference today! Early bird and international delegate deadline is this

Friday, October 11!!

Check out a sampling of Education Sessions, explore the educational highlights for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals, by visiting the conference website.

Watch our promotional video to learn more about the conference, Wesleyan University and Middletown, CT.

Rates:

Professional staff and undergraduates – Early bird: $180, after October 11: $200
Graduate students: $165

Region 1 Conference Early Bird Registration – Ends one week from today!

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Register for the Region 1 Conference today! Early bird ends one week from today – October 11!

Check out a sampling of Education Sessions, explore the educational highlights for undergraduate students, graduate students and professionals, by visiting the conference website.

Things the Conference Planning Team are excited to share with you:

  • Opening networking activity with the Anti-Defamation League
  • One on one coaching assessment with Gavin Henning, Ph.D.
  • Our Sunday closing speaker, Hannah Brencher, and our Service Project
  • The 2nd Annual Case Study Competition
  • The Mentor/Mentee Program
  • The Live and Silent Auctions
  • Networking with International Delegates
  • The Social Media Challenge
  • 1nnov8ive education sessions
  • Action-packed entertainment – highlighting some of the most unique organizations at Wesleyan!

Rates:
Professional staff and undergraduates – Early bird: $180, after October 11th: $200
Graduate students: $165

Watch our promotional video to learn more about the conference, Weslyan University and Middletown, CT!

Meet the New Region VIII Leadership Team

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As all 15 of ACUI’s current regions prepare to celebrate their history at the upcoming 2013 regional conferences, we are pleased announce the new Regional Leadership Team for Region VIII.These volunteers will work with the regional director, Brenda Evans, University of Massachusetts–Lowell, to provide oversight and leadership to the work of the new region.
Selected through an application and interview process, the team for your region is:

  • Student Regional Director — Justin Towner, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
  • Business Manager — Kim Schwarz, University of Connecticut
  • Communications Coordinator — Tiffany Moffo Simpson, Central Connecticut State University
  • Web and Social Media Coordinator — Tim St. John, University of New England
  • Corporate Partnerships Coordinator — Amy C. Liss, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
  • Inclusivity Coordinator — Joanne Rafferty, Wesleyan University
  • Membership Coordinator — Tasha Baclawski, University of Massachusetts–Lowell
  • Volunteer Coordinator — Laura DaRos, Tufts University
  • Awards and Scholarships Coordinator — Maria Santilli, Central Connecticut State University
  • 2014 Regional Conference Coordinator — Melissa Paradee, Castleton State College
  • 2015 Regional Conference Coordinator — Brett Gagnon, University of New Hampshire
  • Educational Programs Coordinator — Joel Pettigrew, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Online Learning Coordinator — Erin Morrell, Albertus Magnus College

Rosters for all eight new regions are available here.
With the new regions launching on Jan. 1, 2014, all eight Regional Leadership Teams will begin their planning over the next few months to prepare. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of your region’s team, and be on the lookout for additional ways to connect with ACUI.

Internationalizing the College Union Google Hangout

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Internationalizing the College Union Google Hangout
Tuesday, October 1 @ 1pm

The ACUI Region Education Council is taking our popular Brown Bag Chats to the next level!  Join us for a Google Hangout to discuss best practices, challenges, ideas, and issues with Internationalizing the College Union!

Discussion Topics to Include:

  • What does an internationalized student union look like?  This brown bag chat will explore numerous themes to help create a truly international student union experience.  What can we do to support an engaged and involved undergrad and graduate international student community?
  • As we renovate or rebuild our unions and bring the latest technology into our spaces, how can we enhance the international experience on our campuses through those processes?
  • What resources are available from ACUI to help our union better embrace the global experience?  ACUI has an “Engaging Global Citizens” Resource Guide here: http://www.acui.org/resourceguides/ and ACUI recently hosted a webinar called “How do you support International Students?” which will help inform discussion as well!

For a helpful resource prior to the chat, please refer to the Global Citizen Resource Guide:  http://www.acui.org/resourceguides/

New to Google hangout? Learn more here.

For questions or to RSVP, contact Joel Pettigrew at joelp@mit.edu.