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Mark your calendar and take advantage of these events designed to support your growth, development and recognition. Details will be added as they become available.


February 2020

When: 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb. 12
Where: Russell House Room 315

Brush up on your writing skills and learn best practices for writing successful award nominations. With the division's award nominations deadline coming up March 16, now is the perfect time to enhance this important component of your own professional development. Marc Shook, dean of students, and Ashley Byrd-White, Career Center assistant director for career education, will facilitate.

Registration is required.

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20
Where: Osborne Administration Building, Room 107C

This informal, yet informative, event is a great opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in higher education. Didn't have time to read the articles? It's OK! The topics vary, and Dr. Pruitt is always open to talking about anything of interest to the attendees. A light continental breakfast will be provided. 

Registration is required.

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Resiliency is both the skills you use in the immediate face of a challenge and the habits that build your ability to face daily stressors. Learn about the theoretical underpinnings of resiliency, what we know about the resiliency of our students, how to build your own resiliency, and how the Resiliency Project will address issues  such as loneliness, sense of belonging, failure, self-compassion and building healthy relationships.

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

March 2020

When: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, March 5
Where: Russell House Room RHUU 315

At some point, many Student Affairs and Academic Support employees will find that they may need to serve as a campus responder for a critical incident. In this session, participants will be provided an overview of the UofSC Emergency Management/Preparedness Program for the Columbia campus. Additionally, individuals will gain tips and information to better prepare not only themselves, but their families, for critical incidents that may affect them. Kelley Fink, Housing assistant director for business operations, will facilitate.

Registration is required.

When: 4 p.m. Monday, March 16

Nominate your colleagues to be recognized for their contributions in 10 categories to the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support and the University of South Carolina community.

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, March 19
Where: Osborne Administration Building, Room 107C

This informal, yet informative, event is a great opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in higher education. Didn't have time to read the articles? It's OK! The topics vary, and Dr. Pruitt is always open to talking about anything of interest to the attendees. A light continental breakfast will be provided. 

Registration is required.

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Friday, March 27
Where: Russell House Ballroom

All Student Affairs and Academic Support employees are encouraged to take part in our monthly meetings, which feature campus and national experts discussing trends and issues in higher education and student affairs. 

Coffee will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

When: Friday, March 27

The Professional Development Team invites proposals for educational sessions, roundtable discussions and TED Talk-style presentations. Submit your proposal by March 27.

April 2020

When: 9-10 a.m. Thursday, April 16
Where: Osborne Administration Building, Room 107C

This informal, yet informative, event is a great opportunity to discuss current trends and issues in higher education. Didn't have time to read the articles? It's OK! The topics vary, and Dr. Pruitt is always open to talking about anything of interest to the attendees. A light continental breakfast will be provided. 

Registration is required.

May 2020

When: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, May 1
Where: Russell House Ballroom

Join us as we connect and celebrate the great work done this year in the Division of Student Affairs & Academic Support. Award nominations will be available online this winter.

Hot breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m.

Registration is required.

When: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13
Where:
Russell House Ballroom

The conference theme, RISE: Reframing in Shifting Environments, will inspire participants to reframe and refocus on why it's important to work in higher education.

IdeaPOP! is open to all Student Affairs and Academic Support staff members and graduate assistants. The conference is free and includes a light breakfast, lunch, a keynote presentation, concurrent sessions, and door prizes.

A conference schedule, including descriptions of sessions, will be posted when it's available.  

Registration is required.

 


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