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SESSION #1 MONDAY, 8:00-9:00am

1 Beginning the Journey of Supervision


Room # 200

Rachel Hosler, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Walsh University (rhosler@walsh.edu)


Bryan Badar, Director of Residence Life, Walsh University (bbadar@walsh.edu)

As you begin your first job within housing, one of the first challenges you may face is
supervising one or more individuals as a responsibility of your job. Supervising can be
rewarding and challenging and as you continue in your career the more individuals you
supervise the more you learn about yourself. This session will look at theories behind
successful supervision, how to implement these theories and how to succeed in your
first supervisory position. This program will be limited to 25 participants.

2 Streamlining Physical Plant Operations in a University’s Housing


Department Using Internet Technology
Room # 201

Scott Hair, Regional Account Manager, SchoolDude.com (sonya@schooldude.com)

Most physical plant teams in the university’s housing department are fighting fires by
reacting to work requests from their students – work requests that occur hundreds to
thousands of times a year and drive manpower responsibilities. Computerized
Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) have been available for years and allow the
physical plant team to streamline this process. However, the systems have historically
been too expensive and too complicated for most small educational institutions. New
Internet technology brings the power of maintenance technology to the smallest of
physical plant departments, as well as the largest!

3 Women's Journeys in GLACUHO Roundtable Discussion


Room # 202

Laura Berry, Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of Southern Indiana
(Lberry@usi.edu)
Julie Payne Kirchmeier, Director of University Housing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(jpkirch@housing.siu.edu)
Ann Marie Klotz, Assistant Director for Programming and Training, DePaul University
aklotz@depaul.edu

Each of us has a different journey to where we are currently. In April of 2007, the AAUW
released a report entitled “Behind the Salary Gap” in which many issues impacting
salaries, career advancement and equity were discussed. This roundtable session is
designed to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about and discuss these
issues in greater detail, as well as begin a conversation about what women in the
housing profession need from our regional association. Information will be shared back
with the board of GLACUHO and the GEAR committee in order to frame further
association programs, discussions and activities.
4 S.H.O.down: Journey through a case study with a Senior Housing
Officer
Room # 203

Nicole Coy, Assistant Director of Residential and Commuter Education, Hiram College
(coynm@hiram.edu)
Kyle Lineback, Hall Director, Southern Illinois University: Edwardsville (klineba@siue.edu)
Jack Trump, Heritage Commons Apartment Director, Miami University trumpj@muohio.edu

Have you ever dealth with a situation on your campus and wondered if there was a
definitive response or answer? Case studies in our profession come from these
situations. Attend this session and watch several Senior Housing Officers solve a case
study. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to observe the SHO's solve
the case and then ask questions.

5 Journeys in Social Justice: The Ball State University R.E.D Project


Room # 204

Tracy Dubs, Hall Director, Ball State University (tldubs@bsu.edu)


Tim O'Malley, Hall Director, Ball State Unviersity (tjomalley@bsu.edu)

Are you looking for a creative and dynamic diversity initiative for your campus?! The
Residential Experience in Diversity, or R.E.D., Project was created and implemented
through the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Ball State University. The R.E.D.
Project was a way to positively impact institutional climate and allowed students an
interactive and exciting way to engage with others on various topics of diversity. This
program will outline the R.E.D Project and explain how participants can adjust the
program to meet their campus needs. Presenters will help participants assess their own
university climate in order to develop their own unique diversity initiative.

6 Academic Honor Code: Not Just a Classroom Issue


Room # 205

Ostrowski Janielle, Director of Residence Life, Lawrence Technological University


(ostrowski@ltu.edu)

What happens when a student violates your school’s academic honor code? What
happens if that student is a staff member? If a staff member is found in violation, how,
if at all, does it impact their employment within you department? This presentation will
share one campus’ response to this issue and participants will share how their
campuses respond.

7A The 21st Century Project (Extended Session)


Room # 206

John Bruch, Area Coordinator, University of Illinois-Chicago (jbruch@uic.edu)


Javier Esteban, Mackey Mitchell (Javier_E@mackeymitchell.com)

EXTENDED SESSION The 21st Century Project of ACUHO-I is a multi-phased initiative


leading to the construction of a new, state-of-the-art residential facility. In addition to
creating one or more prototype residential facilities, the project will assist colleges and
universities in designing new buildings that reflect the ever-changing roles residences
play in the collegiate experience. Mackey Mitchell and Southern Illinois University -
Edwardsville (SIUE) won the People’s Choice Award. Come and have a look inside the
concept and design with members from Mackey Mitchell and SIUE as they take us
through the first phases of this project.

8 Finding the Fit: Navigating the job search as a LGBT professional


Room # 207

Lisa Ortiz, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Ferris State University


(lisa_m_ortiz@Hotmail.com)
CJ Holterman, Residence Hall Director, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(cjholt@uiuc.edu)

The success of a job search often depends on the fit of the person to the institution.
Institutional fit is an important aspect of a job search for a LGBT professional who is
looking for a welcoming community to both live and work in. This session will discuss
the importance of developing a plan when job searching as a LGBT professional.
Authenticity, domestic partnership benefits, current laws, and institutional fit will be
discussed in this informative and comprehensive session.

9 GLACUHO Conference Schedule Task Force: We Need to Hear


From You!
Scott Boden, GLACUHO Past President & Associate Director of Housing Education, Ohio State
University (boden.4@osu.edu)

At the 2007 Annual Conference, the president at the time, Scott Boden, created a task
force to address the structure and timeline of the GLACUHO conference. A Task Force
was created with representation from all 4 states as well as different institutional
demographics to explore different conference schedules across various ACUHO-I regions
and report back with suggestions to our membership. It has been our intention to
gather data to inform us as we consider changing the structure and timeframe of our
conference. Please come and listen to the thoughts of the Task Force and learn about
our suggestions for change. We are also interested in learning from your perspective
what changes could be made to ensure that our conference continues to meet the
needs of our association. Please visit with the task force, bring ideas and be a part of
GLACUHO’s future!!!

10 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.

11 Journey into the real world: Recent alumni perceptions of


residence
hall leadership learning
Room # 210

Joshua Lawrie, Area Director, Eastern Illinois (jdlawrie@eiu.edu)

Have you ever wondered if your student leaders gained any tangible skills, which will
help them in the workforce? Do you ponder how they use their skills outside of the
residence halls? This presentation will answer these questions and many more based
upon a qualitative study conduct with 6 alumni who are currently in the workforce. The
presentation will allow you to follow these alumni’s journey into the workforce and gain
insight into whether they use skills learned in residence hall organizations in their
careers.
SESSION #2 MONDAY, 9:15-10:15am
12 Let's Take a Mid-Year Rest Stop! How's the Advising Going?
Roundtable Discussion
Room # 200

Sheila Coressel, Assistant Director for Training & Development, Southern Illinois University
Edwardsville (scoress@siue.edu)

Lack of attendance? Low morale? Domineering officer? It doesn't matter if your


organization has an issue or not, this is a great time for all advisors to gather to discuss
what's happening and to share suggestions with other advisors. This is open is any
current or former advisor who is interested sharing or learning about the advisor role.
Topics that may be covered: low attendance, motivating members, the advisor’s role,
budgeting, legal issues, and others.

13 Live Action Underground Railroad


Room # 201

Kari Talik, Hall Director, Ferris State University (talikk@ferris.edu)

It is so dark that you can't see your own hand in front of your face. You have no idea
why you chose to go into the woods, you should have chosen the river. You decided to
leave with your sister in the evening, when you really wanted to leave with your brother.
All of these choices, and with each choice you are unsure if you have become one step
closer to getting caught. This is just the beginning, come and experience what it was
like to actually go through the Underground Railroad. This program will be limited to 20
participants.

14 Recruiting candidates to take the road less traveled.


Room # 202

Carly Jones, Assistant Director, College of Wooster (cejones@wooster.edu)


Christie Bing-Kracker, Associate Dean/Director of Residence Life, College of Wooster
(ckracker@wooster.edu)

Ever had the experience of finding a candidate who connected well with your institution,
but found it difficult to sell them on your location? Feel like you need to live close to a
beach, a big city, or a good ski resort to get people to look at your position? Come join
a group of colleagues for a discussion on recruiting strategies for schools off the beaten
path during tough economic times.

15 A Vision for the Journey: Using the Institutional Mission as more


than a Guide
Room # 203

Aaron Copley, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Millikin University (acopley@millikin.edu)


Molly Pawsey, Area Coordinator for Residence Life, Millikin University (mpawsey@millikin.edu)
End unintentional meandering and restart the journey with mission-driven strides! This
session strives to develop the ability to incorporate the university's mission and vision
into the daily work of housing and residence life. Participants will be encouraged to
think beyond present practices in order to realign the department with institutional
goals -- live, breathe, and speak the mission. Note: This session will NOT merely focus
on what's happening with Millikin University's campus, but instead will actively work to
create opportunities to enhance participants’ focus on their own universities’ missions.

16A True Confessions of an SHO: Life Inside the Corner Office


(Extended Session)
Room # 204

Kelly Wesener, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Northern Illinois University
(kwesener@niu.edu)

EXTENDED SESSION You aspire to be a Senior Student Affairs Officer, but do you really
know what is included in the job? That dream job may be a nightmare once you know
what happens in the corner office! Come learn about the responsibilities of the SHO
position, the skills needed for success, and how to begin to build your resume.

17A Is something bad happening in Oz? (Extended Session)


Room # 205

Ramona Bolden Fether, Assistant Director, Indiana University (rebolden@indiana.edu)


Michael Moore, Associate Director, Indiana University (migmoore@indiana.edu)
Cedric Harris, Residence Manager, Indiana University cwharris@indiana.edu

EXTENDED SESSION Calling all alums of Shiz University! If you enjoyed the musical
“Wicked” (based on the book by Gregory Maguire), you’ll enjoy this session. This
session will include a structured discussion and identification of the many lessons this
important tale has to offer. We will strategize methods for becoming better allies,
educators, and leaders for our students, staff, & colleagues. While this session may not
make you “Popular”, we hope that you’ll leave with tools that allow you to enrich others
on your journey to the Emerald City! This program will be limited to 35 participants.

7B The 21st Century Project (Extended Session)


Room # 206

John Bruch, Area Coordinator, University of Illinois-Chicago (jbruch@uic.edu)


Javier Esteban, , Mackey Mitchell (Javier_E@mackeymitchell.com)

EXTENDED SESSION The 21st Century Project of ACUHO-I is a multi-phased initiative


leading to the construction of a new, state-of-the-art residential facility. In addition to
creating one or more prototype residential facilities, the project will assist colleges and
universities in designing new buildings that reflect the ever-changing roles residences
play in the collegiate experience. Mackey Mitchell and Southern Illinois University -
Edwardsville (SIUE) won the People’s Choice Award. Come and have a look inside the
concept and design with members from Mackey Mitchell and SIUE as they take us
through the first phases of this project.
18 LGBT Safe Zone/Allies Training
Room # 207

Anton Zanotto, Graduate Supervisor, Indiana University - Bloomington (azanotto@indiana.edu)

Many institutions are now seeking to create Safe Space programs for their LGBT student
populations. Additionally, many student affairs professionals would like to serve as
allies for LGBT students, but do not have the training or resources to do so. This
program seeks to help educate professionals about how to begin Safe Space programs,
become and train allies to LGBT students, and share ideas from different institutions
which have these programs. This program is open to all audiences and will be a
combination of presentation and discussion.

19 Sitting in the Middle: A Roundtable Discussion for Mid-Managers


Room # 208

Sara Ivey Lucas, Assistant Director - Assignments, Indiana University (sivey@indiana.edu)


Jennifer Jacobson, Area Coordinator, University of Illinois-Chicago (jennyj@uic.edu)

This program will be a roundtable discussion for mid-level professionals ONLY. This
program will be designed to provide a safe and energizing environment for mid-level
managers to discuss key issues in our departments and profession. We will discuss
topics such as generational issues in supervision, building collaborative relationships
with other mid-level managers and how to deal with the issues of moving up, moving
around, or staying put. Please come with questions and answers.

20 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.

21 The Journeys of Creating a Residential Curriculum


Room # 210

Daniel Schraeder, Residential Learning Coordinator, Valparaiso University


(daniel.schraeder@valpo.edu)
Kevin Malburg, Residential Learning Coordinator, Valparaiso University
(kevin.malburg@valpo.edu)

Do you find that your RAs are unsure what to program on or have problems defining
students’ needs? Do you find when your RAs implement their programs, they have
trouble completing their objectives or the programs lack quality? These are the issues
we encountered, and we will share the journey we took to create a Residential
Curriculum. The curriculum provided our RAs with a more concrete programming model
but also allowed them the freedom to creatively program. When you walk out of this
presentation, you will have the tools to create your own Residential Curriculum with a
focus that fits with the needs of your university.
SESSION #3 MONDAY, 10:30-11:30am

22 Best Practices for International Student Housing Roundtable


Discussion
Room # 200

Joseph Haferman, Assistant Complex Director, Western Illinois University (JL-


Haferman@wiu.edu)
Jennifer Shields, Hall Director, The Ohio State University (shields.141@osu.edu)

Four years ago Western Illinois University developed a small internationally themed
housing option for students. University Housing and Dining Services was looking for a
year round living option for international and domestic students that would have an
international theme. Since its inception the International House has seen many
changes, particularly in the demographic of students choosing this option. This round
table is an opportunity for those working with, or interested in housing for our
international student to share best practices and discuss where housing programs for
this population is headed considering the increasing amount of international students in
the U.S. This program will be limited to 20 participants.

23 36/24/36 - Only if she's 5'3"


Room # 201

Jamie L. Workman, Coordinator of Residence Life, Miami University (workmaj2@muohio.edu)

It’s no mystery that a woman’s body image is affected by outside influences. The
media, family influences, one’s peers, and campus environments are all key factors that
play a role in how a woman views herself. Statistics show that negative body image is
rising among traditionally aged college women. Come learn more about how living on a
college campus impacts many women’s self images and how colleges are combating
this phenomenon. Be prepared to share ideas and initiatives from your own campus
and leave with strategies to help your students!role in how a woman views herself.
Statistics show that negative body image is among the rise among traditionally aged
college women. Come learn more about living on a college campus impacts many
women’s self-image and how colleges are combating this phenomenon. Be prepared to
share ideas and initiatives from your own campus and leave with ideas to help your
students!

24 Constructing Your Own Path: An Introduction to Facilities & Its


Significance to Your Residence Life Journey
Room # 202

Jenesha Penn, Resident Director for Academic Programs, University of Illinois-Chicago


(jpenn@uic.edu)
John Bruch, Area Coordinator for Facilities, University of Illinois-Chicago (jbruch@uic.edu)

For those of us in Residence Life, we typically enjoy our work because of the student
interactions and developmental growth we are often part of. When we think about leaky
faucets, labor unions, and constructing facilities according to LEED standards, our eyes
tend glaze over. This session aims to re-define why Facilities should be a significant part
of your Residence Life journey and will provide you with the resources to begin moving
forward in bettering your understanding of this very critical component of the Residence
Life competencies.

25 Went to sleep as a Graduate Student, but woke-up as a New


Professional… Now what? Roundtable
Room # 203

Megan Thurston, Hall Director, Western Illinois University (ME-Thurston@wiu.edu)


Elizabeth Hudnall, Residence Hall Coordinator, Saint Louis University (EI-Hudnall@wiu.edu)
Nicole Remy, Resident Director, Loyola University Chicago NT-Remy@wiu.edu

While graduate programs prepare incoming professionals to supervise graduate


students and new professionals, there are many challenges a new professional faces in
the supervisory role. The challenges tied to navigating relationship building and
maintaining accountability with staff members close to one’s own age and professional
experience will be addressed. Strategies for tackling these common challenges will be
shared and we will generate ideas for best practice solutions. Additionally, we will look
at what makes up the new professionals working within student affairs, as millennials
begin to play a more active role within the field. Come share your experiences at our
roundtable and learn how to create your journey as a new supervisor and professional in
the field.

16B True Confessions of an SHO: Life Inside the Corner Office


(Extended Session)
Room # 204

Kelly Wesener, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Northern Illinois University
(kwesener@niu.edu)

EXTENDED SESSION You aspire to be a Senior Student Affairs Officer, but do you really
know what is included in the job? That dream job may be a nightmare once you know
what happens in the corner office! Come learn about the responsibilities of the SHO
position, the skills needed for success, and how to begin to build your resume.

17B Is something bad happening in Oz? (Extended Session)


Room # 205

Ramona Bolden Fether, Assistant Director, Indiana University (rebolden@indiana.edu)


Michael Moore, Associate Director, Indiana University (migmoore@indiana.edu)
Cedric Harris, Residence Manager, Indiana University cwharris@indiana.edu

EXTENDED SESSION Calling all alums of Shiz University! If you enjoyed the musical
“Wicked” (based on the book by Gregory Maguire), you’ll enjoy this session. This
session will include a structured discussion and identification of the many lessons this
important tale has to offer. We will strategize methods for becoming better allies,
educators, and leaders for our students, staff, & colleagues. While this session may not
make you “Popular”, we hope that you’ll leave with tools that allow you to enrich others
on your journey to the Emerald City! This program will be limited to 35 participants.
26 Journey of a Curricular Approach to Residential Education
Room # 206

Amanda Stonecipher, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Southern Illinois University


Edwardsville (astonec@siue.edu)
Cathy Passananti, Hall Director, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (cpassan@siue.edu)
Kyle Lineback, Hall Director, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville klineba@siue.edu

Experience the peaks and valleys of the road from a programming model to a
curriculum. What do the professionals love about this approach and what does the
student staff appreciate? Learn how you can better serve your students as an educator.
This session will share one university’s method for creating a rich residential experience
for its residents.

27 Getting Faculty Members on Board: Developing an effective


faculty involvement program
Room # 207

Terrence Brooks, Assistant Director of Residential Life, Capital University


(tdbrooks2@capital.edu)
Temetria Hargett, Resident Director, Eastern Illinois University (tdhargett@eiu.edu)

The purpose of this program is to discuss the nature of intentional academic programs
on residential campuses and ways to recruit faculty members for participation.
Participants can expect engaging dialogue in a brainstorming session that will help
institutions develop a faculty involvement program, especially when there isn’t much
financial support. This presentation will utilize examples from a mid-sized, public
institution and discuss faculty recruitment for such programs, assessment techniques,
and much needed collaborations between campus offices.

28 Roommate Conflicts and Territoriality Research - A Collaboration


Room # 208

Dr. Karen Erlandson, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Albion College


(kerlandson@albion.edu)

Communication Studies professor and Housing professional joined together to study


territoriality as it played out in roommate conflicts at a small, private liberal arts
college. Incoming first-year students filled out housing request forms with territoriality
scale and students' territoriality scores were used in the roommate matching process.
Preliminary research findings will be discussed. Ideal for small private
colleges/universities looking to collaborate with faculty on research and to add research
findings into departmental practices.

29 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee


Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.

30 How did I get here? - A panel discussion on the career path of


mid level professionals of color
Room # 210

Lisa Ortiz, Assistant Director of Residence Life, Ferris State University


(lisa_m_ortiz@hotmail.com)

This dynamic panel discussion will focus on the topic of mid level professionals of color
to the Residence Life field. Mid level professionals of color will discuss the skills and
experiences that have been beneficial for them in the transition from an entry level to a
mid level position in Residence Life. This session will be beneficial for Entry level
professionals of color who are looking to take the next step to a mid level position in
Residence Life and for CHOs who are interested in listening to the perspective of
professionals of color in mid level positions.
SESSION #4 MONDAY, 4:00-5:00pm

31 Furniture 101: Understanding furniture and making wise choices


Room # 200

Al Keener, Sales Associate, RT London (akeener@rtlondon.com)


Matt Bierman, Director of Residential Facilities, Western Illinois University (mj-
bierman@wiu.edu)

Furniture is one specific element of student life that can either create a comfortable or
confusing environment. Come to learn if a specific item of furniture is well made, about
different wood species, different types of joints, fasteners, finishes, laminates, “green
furniture”, and fabrics. Finally, what to look for in a company and sales person,
checking references, warranties, service, and reputation. This presentation will include
a “hands on” component parts demonstration and will cover these basics. It is designed
for anyone with furniture selection responsibility who wants to understand more about
what makes furniture good!

32 Exchanges
Room # 201

Ramona Bolden Fether, Assistant Director, Indiana University (rebolden@indiana.edu)


Lisa Ortiz, Asst. Director, Ferris State University (Lisa_m_ortiz@Hotmail.com)

If you are interested in mentoring, this is the session for you! While mentoring enhances
most professionals' careers, we will examine how it can be especially beneficial for
people of color. We will explore what it means to be a mentor, devise strategies for
successfully finding a good mentor, and discuss initiatives that GLACUHO has created to
encourage mentoring.

33 Providing Campus Housing in Private Off Campus Apartments:


Issues to Consider and Lessons Learned
Room # 202

Paul Hubinsky, Director of Residence Life, Illinois Institute of Technology (phubinsk@iit.edu)


Stacy Oliver, Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life, Indiana University South Bend
(soliver1@iusb.edu)

Need more room to house your residents, but not building anytime soon? Many
campuses are exploring the idea of offering private off campus apartments as a
residential option for their students. Come to learn about how one university has
successfully operated in such a partnership for several years. Included will be discussion
on issues to consider about and the pros and cons of the choices put into place by
Valparaiso University.

34 Are you with me? Creatively Engaging RAs in Staff Meetings and
One-on-Ones
Room # 203

Molly Pawsey, Area Coordinator, Millikin University (mpawsey@millikin.edu)

There is always at least one RA who is difficult to connect with during One-on-Ones.
They are reserved, guarded, and the idea of building a relationship with them is a
distant thought. Do you suffer from short
staff meeting syndrome? No one is speaking, the students are disengaged, everyone is
watching the clock, and everything is done in 10 minutes. This interactive session will
be full of information to help put purpose, education, and development into RA One-on-
Ones and staff meetings. Participants will receive a packet of information regarding
tools, activities, and tips to conduct effective interactions with student staffs.

35 Hero's Journeys: Using Literary Device to Assist


Mentoring/Advising Relationships
Room # 204

Todd Heft, Area Coordinator, Baldwin-Wallace College (theft@bw.edu)


Nikki Peters, Graduate Hall Director, Baldwin-Wallace College (npeters@bw.edu)

Joseph Campbell’s research into numerous fictional and mythological heroes identifies a
progression of events and characters that are common to almost all heroes. Classic and
modern literature provides many examples of “hero” characters who have embarked on
this “Hero's Journey”. Luke Skywalker, Harry Potter, the Pevensie siblings in Narnia, and
Dorothy Gail in Oz are but a few popular examples. But did any of these characters start
out as more than the students we advise? This session will introduce the characters
and events of the Journey, explore how these characters and events translate to the
college experience, and discuss how we can use this literary device to help us aid our
students.

36 GLACUHO and beyond: A journey through the landscape of


professional development in sustainability
Room # 205

Matthew Damschroder, Director of Residential Life, Illinois Wesleyan University


(mdamschr@iwu.edu)

GLACUHO’s environmental statement calls upon housing officers to be advocates and


educators regarding issues of sustainability. Yet for many, there’s a knowledge gap
between experience and education and a firm understanding of the juxtaposition of
sustainability and student affairs practice. Increasing one’s sustainability competency
may mean reaching out for additional training and information on environmental issues,
trends and best practices. GLACUHO is just one source of professional development
with a sustainability component. This session will introduce several others. Conference
and leadership opportunities abound in AASHE, HEASC, ACPA, and ACUHO-I – and that’s
just the first leg of this whirlwind tour!

37 Queer: The New Frontier


Room # 206

Wendy Hardy, Hall Director, Ferris State University (WendyHardy@ferris.edu)


Jesica Berndt, Hall Director, Ferris State University (jesica_berndt@yahoo.com)
Brian Kelley, Hall Director, Ferris State University kelleyb3@ferris.edu

Sexual orientation and gender identity continue to be topics of discussion in student


affairs and society. We define the “alphabet soup” and discuss ally development
strategies…and the community evolves. “Coming out” begins earlier and is more fluid
but “labels” may or may not be part of that process. It can be confusing to support and
advocate for a community that cannot (or will not) be defined by label(s). We’ll discuss
recent trends on queer identity and strategies for professionals and departments as we
work to support diverse sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. We
welcome LGBTQI professionals, aspiring and seasoned allies.

38 The Strengths and Weaknesses of Diversity: Succeeding as


Educators in a Multicultural, Intergenerational, Financially
Challenging, and Intellectually Dynamic Society
Room # 207

Liz Okuma, Professional Development Chair, Hiram College (okumaem@hiram.edu)


Dee West, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Ethnic Diversity Affairs, Hiram College

Educators in the 21st century have the ability to have an enormous positive impact on
society. In fact, for years, it has been discussed that the contemporary
college/university campus would reflect perhaps “the” most multicultural learning
environment in history. This interactive session will explore the skills and abilities
necessary for educators to be successful engaging students and colleagues across
culture. Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying some of the common
behaviors that unintentionally mimic an understanding of diversity and how to
successfully correct them.

39 In and Out of Focus: Supervising RAs and Student Leaders with


LD and/or ADHD
Room # 208

Ellen Herion, Residence Director, DePaul University (eherion@depaul.edu)


Michael McKeon, Resident Director, Loyola University Chicago (mmckeon1@luc.edu)

We all know how difficult supervising our students can be. Sometimes we have to adapt
to various styles and personalities, but what about students with learning disabilities
and ADHD? How do we supervise these students differently? Should we supervise
them differently? This session will discuss some challenges as well as best practices for
supervising our student leaders with special needs while preparing them to enter a
global society.

40 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.
41 Retention IS our job
Room # 210

Brian Kraft, Asst Director Residence Life, Ohio Dominican University (kraftb@ohiodominican.edu)
Joanna Ellwood, Director, Residence Life, Ohio Dominican University
(ellwoodj@ohiodominican.edu)

Overall student retention rates and student academic success directly effect housing
and residence life departments. During this presentation, we’ll discuss the basics of
retention and how our university has developed campus wide initiatives designed to
raise retention rates at the university. We will also share how our department has
incorporated retention into our daily work. Participants will learn tangible ways that the
Resident Assistants and Hall Directors have become an integral part of these efforts
with the goal of raising housing occupancy levels and increasing student success on our
campus.
SESSION #5 TUESDAY, 9:30-10:30am

42 Planning your professional development course: Getting the


most out of the journey Roundtable Discussion
Room # 200

Liz Okuma, Assistant Dean of Students, Director of Residential, Citizenship and Commuter
Education, Hiram College (okumaem@hiram.edu)
Nicole Coy, Assistant Director of Residential and Commuter Education, Hiram College
(coynm@hiram.edu)

Have you ever wondered how to keep up with higher education trends? What is my next
job or how am I gaining marketable experience? Join us for a roundtable discussion
about professional development. In this session, we will challenge you to place
professional development in your daily or weekly schedules. Participants will also
determine what skills need refined through assessment.

43A The CRAWL Program: Addressing College Substance Use on


Campus (Extended Session)
Room # 201

Mike Tozer, Counselor, Eastern Illinois University (mtozer@eiu.edu)

EXTENDED SESSION CRAWL is the a program at Eastern Illinois University that


addresses more severe alcohol and drug violations. CRAWL stands for Choosing
Responsible and Within Limits. This program has its basis in the latest research in the
field of college drinking and marijuana use. It is modeled after the current Back on TRAC
model developed at Colorado State University. The Advanced CRAWL program is an
intervention that has the participants actively involved in learning skills to address poor
decisions surrounding their substance use. Advanced CRAWL is a collaborative effort
that involves Eastern Illinois University’s Counseling Center, Residence Life, Judicial
Affairs Office, and the Health Education Resource Office. The program offers the more
serious offenders the opportunity for an educational and therapeutic approach to
resolving issues related to their substance use.

44 Women’s Rites of Passage: A Tool for helping 1st Generation


College Students along their Journey Roundtable
Room # 202

Quiana Stone, Complex Director, Eastern Illinois University (qmstone@eiu.edu)


Temetria Hargett, Resident Director, Eastern Illinois University (tdhargett@eiu.edu)

First-generation college students represent 54% of the population on many American


college campuses. Women (particularly women of color) make up the majority of this
group. The excitement that many of these women bring to our communities is often
exchanged for anxiety and frustration as they begin to struggle with a multitude of
issues. If not supported adequately, these women may not connect to campus
communities, specifically, the residential community. This disconnection may lead to
inappropriate behaviors, low academic achievement, and eventually, withdrawal from
the university. This roundtable is designed to educate professionals on how to engage
these women more effectively, and ensure success from the onset of their college
experience.

45 How do I get Mid-Level to Include Me? Panel Discussion


Room # 203

Sara Ivey Lucas, Assistant Director - Assignments, Indiana University (sivey@indiana.edu)


Jennifer Jacobson, Area Coordinator, University of Illinois-Chicago (jennyj@uic.edu)

This program will be a panel discussion and roundtable for new and entry level
professionals looking to explore the issues related to moving into a mid-level
management position. Panelists from a variety of institutions and backgrounds will
discuss issues of communication, supervision, and transition as it relates to working in
middle management. Please come with questions.

46 A Whole New World: Supervising Full Time Professional Staff –


Roundtable Discussion
Room # 204

Melinda Grove, Assistant Director, The University of Akron (mgrove@uakron.edu)

This roundtable discussion is for those who are supervising full time professional staff
either for the first time or for many years. The discussion will revolve around the
differences in supervising graduate/student staff versus full time professional staff, the
advantages and challenges of each, and potential strategies for dealing with some of
those challenges. If you have found the transition into supervising professional staff
members a little rocky, would like to improve your supervision techniques with
professional staff, or want to share your successes – this session is for you.

47 Creating a Dynamic Working Partnership


Room # 205

Mary Erin Morrissey, Residence Hall Director, Ball State University (memorrissey@bsu.edu)
Allyson Mayers, Assistant Residence Hall Director, Ball State University (almayers@bsu.edu)

This program will examine the essential components in an effective working


relationship. As a residence hall director and assistant residence hall director team, we
worked to find the balance between a collaborative and supervisory relationship. In this
session we will present and explain the process we took to build our working
relationship, ask for attendees to share their experiences, and answer questions. This
session will cover a variety of ways to work in a partnership or team environment.

48 Praise the Lord! (and Pass the Ammunition)


Room # 206

Matthew Damschroder, Director of Residential Life, Illinois Wesleyan University


(mdamschr@iwu.edu)
Stacy Ploskonka, Residence Director, Illinois Wesleyan University (sploskon@iwu.edu)
Attention to students' spiritual development is gaining credibility as essential practice
for professionals dedicated to residents' holistic growth. For practitioners who find
themselves continuing on their own spiritual journey, or maintaining neutrality at public
institutions, this work may feel uncomfortable or intimidating, especially working with
students whose beliefs seem more immutable and/or restrictive than one's own. Our
goal is to open the toolbox and seek out the ammunition (development theory, skills,
models of practice) that will make for trusting, supportive interactions with students of
faith. This session will incorporate discussion and sharing, so attendees should be
comfortable with moderate self-disclosure.

49 Class Matters: How SES Affects our Students & their College
Experience
Room # 207

Ellen Herion, Residence Director, DePaul University (eherion@depaul.edu)


Ronnie Houchin, First Year Advisor, Miami University, OH (houchir@muohio.edu)

This session intends to begin a conversation how classism is embedded into our
student’s experience in college and how student affairs practitioners can create better
environments of inclusiveness. In the context of diversity, class impacts the shaping of
our student’s identity, yet it is highly unexamined in research. Furthermore, there is no
student population that class affects more than our “working-class” students. This
session will discuss the challenges of our working class students as well as best
practices for affording them opportunities for success.

50 Don't Forget your Compass! Using Assessment to Guide Your


Planning Journey (Extended Session)
Room # 208

Julie Payne Kirchmeier, Director of University Housing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(jpkirch@housing.siu.edu)
Laura Berry, Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of Southern Indiana
(lberry@usi.edu)

Extended Session. When it comes time to embark on the journey of planning the future
for your unit or department, having the compass of assessment "at the ready" is
imperative. Having the information provided by various assessment tools or avenues
will provide you with the important knowledge necessary to develop an effective plan.
This session will allow participants the opportunity to understand the concepts of
assessment, the importance of assessment in planning, the integration of learning
outcomes into assessment, and how to develop an effective assessment plan.

51 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.
52 Small Private School Issues Roundtable
Room # 200

Terry Keller, East Area Director, Aquinas College (kelleter@aquinas.edu)


Sara Dickey, Associate Director of Residential Life and Housing, Hope College (dickey@hope.edu)
MaryAnn Matzke, Residence Hall Director, Aquinas College matzkmar@aquinas.edu
Dena Willis, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, Davenport University
(dena.willis@davenport.edu)

Many of us from small institutions share similar challenges and rewards. This
roundtable will allow an open space for conversations about issues specific to small,
private institutions. Whether you’re wondering about how others work with a small RA
staff, wear many “hats” as a professional, or transition from a large campus, we hope to
cover the topics or questions that you have!
SESSION #6 TUESDAY, 10:45-11:45am

53 Does your Journey include being a Director at a Small College?


Roundtable Discussion
Room # 200

Robin Gagnow, Director of Residence Life, Baldwin-Wallace College (rggnow@bw.edu)

Are you a mid-level professional thinking about working at a small school environment?
Do you feel overwhelmed by the differences and additional duties that would be expect
of you? This roundtable discussion will share the rewards and challenges of working at a
small college by a group of seasonal professional from the GLACUHO region. This
program will be proactive and highly interactive as the panelists compare their
experiences at different types of small colleges.

83 2008 GLACUHO Assessment Update…Come Hear What GLACUHO


is Saying! Roundtable Discussion
Room # 200

Scott Boden, Associate Director of Housing Education, Ohio State University (boden.4@osu.edu)

Currently, GLACUHO is in the 4th year of our assessment cycle. We have committed to
listening to different levels of our association and working hard to learn how GLACUHO
can better meet the needs of our membership. This year, we focused our assessment
on New Professionals and Graduate Students. We have gathered information from the
different levels of staff on these specific populations. Come learn about what
information we gathered and how GLACUHO is working to address the needs of our
membership. We will not only discuss how the conference can meet the needs of these
populations, but what we can do on our home campuses to make a difference.

43B The CRAWL Program: Addressing College Substance Use on


Campus (Extended Session)
Room # 201

Mike Tozer, Counselor, Eastern Illinois University (mtozer@eiu.edu)


EXTENDED SESSION CRAWL is the a program at Eastern Illinois University that
addresses more severe alcohol and drug violations. CRAWL stands for Choosing
Responsible and Within Limits. This program has its basis in the latest research in the
field of college drinking and marijuana use. It is modeled after the current Back on TRAC
model developed at Colorado State University. The Advanced CRAWL program is an
intervention that has the participants actively involved in learning skills to address poor
decisions surrounding their substance use. Advanced CRAWL is a collaborative effort
that involves Eastern Illinois University’s Counseling Center, Residence Life, Judicial
Affairs Office, and the Health Education Resource Office. The program offers the more
serious offenders the opportunity for an educational and therapeutic approach to
resolving issues related to their substance use.

54 Providing a JOURNEY of Their Own, An Introduction to Student


Affairs for Undergraduate Students
Room # 202

Victoria Kathrein, Residence Hall Director, Illinois Institute of Technology (vkathrei@iit.edu)


Michelle Hopper, Complex Director, Eastern Illinois University (mdhopper@eiu.edu)

Join us as we JOURNEY down the path of welcoming undergraduate students into the
field of Student Affairs. Learn from the presenters about programs and/or initiatives to
provide during Student Affairs month, as well as developing a Preparatory Program,
based off Eastern Illinois University’s program, for undergraduates on your campus.
Participants will leave this presentation with a handful of resources for either type of
initiative, as well as receive information of what other campuses around the GLACUHO
region are doing! Help us reminisce about our own JOURNEY and begin to create a
JOURNEY for the future of our field!

55 Making a Change in Course: Kicking the Tires on Your Career in


Student Affairs
Room # 203

Ziena Clarkson, Area Coordinator, University of Southern Indiana (nclarkson@usi.edu)

There are a variety of vehicles you can take on the field trip of our careers, and
sometimes the housing SUV (hybrid, of course!) just isn’t the car for us at that time!
Come talk with a fellow driver who has seen her share of the road… after passing her
driver’s test (aka grad school), this license holder took a spin in the student activities
Winnebago. While she returned to her trusty housing car, she does have some
experiences she’d love to share with others looking at a trip to the dealership of student
affairs careers.

56 JOURNEYing Through the Generations: Revisiting Millennials in


the Workplace
Room # 204

Kelly Thacker, Eigenmann Residence Manager, Indiana University (kelthack@indiana.edu)


Tiana Williams Iruoje, Briscoe Residence Manager, Indiana University (tiwillia@indiana.edu)
Anton Zanotto, Graduate Supervisor, Indiana University azanotto@indiana.edu
The term millennials’ has become part of student affairs vernacular, but what does
being a millennial really mean and how does it impact our daily interactions? This
interactive session will provide you with the tools to better understand the students and
staff you work with everyday, in addition to providing supervisory suggestions. We ask
that conference attendees bring an open mind as we journey together to redefine what
millennial truly means.

57 Best Methods in Recruiting and Retaining People of Color


Room # 205

Jody Stone, Assistant Director, Eastern Illinois University (jestone@eiu.edu)


Ramona Bolden Fether, Assistant Director, Indiana University (rebolden@indiana.edu)

There have been many approaches and theories on best practices to recruit and retain
people of color into our field but do they create tangible results? Many organizations
spend an abundant amount of time and financial resources with little to show for it.
This presentation will focus on best practices that have proven to create positive,
tangible results in supporting, recruiting and retaining people of color. Attention will
also be provided on our responsibility and best practices in support and mentoring
young people of color into our field.

58 Girlfights are not Fetch: Mean Girls and Their Impact on our
Residential Communities
Room # 206

Ronnie Houchin, First Year Adviser, Miami University (houchir@muohio.edu)


Shannon Foley, First Year Adviser, Miami Univerity (foleys@muohio.edu)

The 2004 film Mean Girls brought to national attention the phenomenon of female
bullying. By using this film and its many lessons as a framework, as well as current
research and trends, we will explore the different tactics young women use to bully
other young women, the reasons behind this bullying, and how it impacts our young
women and our residential communities.

59 Promoting Holistic Growth of Resident Advisors: A


Developmental Perspective on Training and Supervision
Room # 207

Gina Kozlowski, Hall Director, The Ohio State University (gkozlowski@studentaffairs.osu.edu)


Kavitha Dharmalingam, Assistant Hall Director, The Ohio State University
(kdharmalingam@studentaffairs.osu.edu)

In paraprofessional training and supervision, the needs of RAs at various levels in their
development are often not considered. According to several student development
theories, students in differing years of college exhibit characteristics that represent
diverse stages in these models. Since RAs are at dissimilar stages of development,
training needs should be assessed, and expectations of RAs should not vastly exceed
developmental levels. Our presentation will discuss the incongruence between the
demands placed on RAs and their level of development. We will explore several cases
and conclude by examining solutions that could be implemented when confronted with
this dissonance.
60B Don't Forget your Compass! Using Assessment to Guide
Your Planning Journey (Extended Session)
Room # 208

Julie Payne Kirchmeier, Director of University Housing, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(jpkirch@housing.siu.edu)
Laura Berry, Director of Housing and Residence Life, University of Southern Indiana
(lberry@usi.edu)

Extended Session. When it comes time to embark on the journey of planning the future
for your unit or department, having the compass of assessment "at the ready" is
imperative. Having the information provided by various assessment tools or avenues
will provide you with the important knowledge necessary to develop an effective plan.
This session will allow participants the opportunity to understand the concepts of
assessment, the importance of assessment in planning, the integration of learning
outcomes into assessment, and how to develop an effective assessment plan.

61 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.

62 The Female Advantage: Creating Strategies to Assist Mid-level


Women On their Journey to Success
Room # 210

Ann Marie Klotz, Assistant Director of Residential Education, DePaul University


(aklotz@depaul.edu)
Deb Schmidt-Rogers, Director of Residential Education, DePaul University (drogers@depaul.edu)

This program is designed for female mid-level managers who seek to sustain their
current level of success or obtain senior leadership positions. We believe that women
have distinctly different managerial skills and these abilities should be maximized in
order to succeed. These skills include but are not limited to: collaboration, time
management, seeking compromise and using alternative management styles. The
presenters interviewed several senior level women in our region about their uniquely
female leadership traits and this program will offer video clips from these interviews.
These leaders will discuss how they used the female advantage in their journey. This
program will be limited t 35 participants.
SESSION #7 TUESDAY, 3:00-4:00pm

63 Moving towards wellness at Illinois


Room # 210

AJ Costa, Residence Hall Director, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (ajcosta@uiuc.edu)


Melanie Pridemore, RD and Certified Personal Fitness Trainer, University of Illinois at Urbana
Champaign (mpridemo@uiuc.edu)

Student affairs is dedicated to serving the needs of students, but what happens when
we ignore our own needs? In an effort to encourage a healthy lifestyle, many
universities and student affairs departments are encouraging students and staff to
make wellness a priority. From introducing nutritious snack options at meetings to
sponsoring incentive programs, it is possible to create an environment that supports
healthy living. In this presentation, we will showcase departmental changes and
wellness programs at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign. Join us as we take
you through our journey toward wellness, and help you start yours!

64 Getting Something for Nothing: Free Software and Technology


for Professionals
Room # 201

Eric Musselman, Resident Director, Loyola University Chicago (emusselman@gmail.com)


William Nelsen, Graduate Residence Hall Operations Director, Northern Illinois University
(f50wln1@wpo.cso.niu.edu)

Add up the cost of the computer software we use (or may want to use) as professionals,
and the pricetag easily exceeds $1,000. There are so many great free alternatives out
there—everything from survey tools, calendars, video conferencing, and even a free
alternative to the MS Office suite. Participants attending this session will learn about
great alternatives to the software you currently use, as well as new (free) software that
you may not have known about before.

65A Housing Construction 101 (Extended Session)


Room # 202

Michael Schultz, Director of University Housing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


(mschult@siue.edu)
Paul Wuennenberg, Partner, Mackey Mitchell (Paul_W@mackeymitchell.com)

EXTENDED SESSION Housing Construction 101 will walk the attendees through the
Feasibility Stage to move in. This presentation is an abbreviated workshop that was
presented at the ACUHO-I Chief Housing Institute in January 2008. Attendees will walk
away with the knowledge to lead the development of a housing project on their campus.

66 Online Roommate Self Selection


Room # 203

Bill Schnieder, Vice President Sales, Lifetopia, Corp. (jbritt@lifetopia.com)

This program will outline the current state of roommate assignment in Higher Education
institutions and how the Housing Office can create new and more effective ways of
bringing students together in a positive, diverse, and engaging environment. The
session will include a review of an independent 2 year study on student assignment
versus self selection. Students today expect to interact through the internet and are
using technology like Facebook and MySpace to find out about their classmates.
Schools are often faced with the dilemma of assignments and resolution while having
higher level goals that include diversity and student responsibility. New technologies
allow universities and colleges to reduce the administrative efforts of managing and
resolving roommate assignments while offering students an opportunity to be a part of
the process and therefore take ownership in the outcome.

67 You're New...They're Not!


Room # 204

Kerry Mullen, Area Coordinator, John Carroll University (kerryjmullen@gmail.com)


Michele Sheets, Director of Residence Life and Greek Affairs, Ashland University
(msheets@ashland.edu)

Have you recently felt like a first year student walking on campus for the first time on
your first day of classes? You look around-buildings are unfamiliar, campus policies are
unknown and each person you pass has an unfamiliar face. It is apparent that you’re
new…they’re not. As an employee in a new environment there are many challenges
involved especially for a supervisor of students—for example your students may know
more about the institution and its policies than you do. Although you may have years of
professional experience, you are on new turf with policies and procedures you were
accustomed to have changed. Join us to hear about how you can utilize Nancy
Schlossberg’s Transition theory to help you and your staff cope with starting a new
journey.

68 Desperate Families- the Journey of families living in


Room # 205

Ro-Anne Royer, Assitant of Housing- Residence Life, Ball State University (raroyer@bsu.edu)
Mary Erin Morrissey, Residence Hall Director, Ball State University (memorrissey@bsu.edu)

Living in as a single has its own challenges. Throw a dependent, and or a significant
other into the apartment and it makes a good reality tv show. Except it is your life or the
life of someone you know. The program presenters will facilitate an honest discussion of
the challenges and joys of living-in with a family based on their personal experiences.
This program is for supervisors who may be looking for ways to be more effective with
staff, and for the live-in professional who is looking for ways to balance competing
responsibilities while still being an effective professional. This program will be limited to
30 participants.

69 Forward, Together Forward: NIU's Journey of Healing


Room # 206
Scott Peska, Director of the Office of Support & Advocacy, Northern Illinois University
(speska@niu.edu)
Kelly Wesener, Assistant Vice President for Student Services, Northern Illinois University
(kwesener@niu.edu)
Mike Stang, Executive Director of Housing and Dining, Northern Illinois University
(mstang@niu.edu)
Angela Branson, Director of Residential Life, Northern Illinois University (abranson1@niu.edu)

In the months after the tragedy that impacted the NIU Campus Community, our
GLACUHO colleagues in housing at NIU came together to provide immediate and
sustained support to their students, the campus and each other. Come join a panel of
NIU staff members for an open discussion about how NIU Housing and Dining staff
helped facilitate the process of healing for their campus and their students.

70 network, Network, NETWORK!


Room # 207

Roshaunda Ross, Residence Director, Illinois Wesleyan University (rross1@iwu.edu)

Most think that that the job search starts at OPE...Nope! In order to find your dream job
and shine amongst your colleagues, you have to make and keep connections
throughout the year. Networking is the key to excelling in any professional field. Come
get some great, lesser known tips on how to avoid awkward introductions, show interest
in an institution without being creepy, and spark conversations in social/professional
settings. All attendees will have a chance to learn from one another through role-
playing and real-life examples. Bring lots of business cards!

71 Playing Dice With God: A Roundtable Discussion on Religion,


Spirituality, and Practice
Room # 208

Ronnie Houchin, First Year Adviser, Miami University (houchir@muohio.edu)

Programming and initiatives related to religion are always a gamble, especially at state-
supported colleges and universities. However, many of our students come to us with a
history of intense involvement in their faith communities. Conversely, others come with
strong convictions against religion or the display of religious beliefs or values. How can
we reconcile our value of religiospiritual diversity with students' desires to explore or
display their faith? Furthermore, how do our own religiospiritual values impact our
practice and how we support student development?

72 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.
73 From concept to concrete to community
Room # 210

Jeffrey Shoup, Director of Residence Life and Housing, University of Notre Dame
(jshoup@nd.edu)

After several years of over-crowding and occupancy rates of over 100%, it was clear
that construction of new residence halls was a necessity at the University of Notre
Dame. This program addresses the construction issue from the concept to the
concrete to the community. We will discuss the recommendations of an ad hoc
committee formed to frame the future of residential life with regards to facilities,
programs and staffing, and how these recommendations were implemented in the form
of Duncan Hall, which opened in Fall, 2008 and an additional hall which will open in Fall,
2009.
SESSION #8 TUESDAY, 4:15-5:15pm

74 Navigating Unchartered Territory: Working in a Culture of


Uncertainty
Room # 200

Jennifer Jacobson, Area Coordinator for Leadership Programs & East Campus, University of
Illinois-Chicago (jennyj@uic.edu)
Jenesha Penn, Resident Director for Academic Programs, University of Illinois- Chicago
(jpenn@uic.edu)

Have you ever worked in a department without a compass, feeling uncertain about what
lies ahead? In this session we will discuss strategies for working in an environment of
change, how to manage negative people while remaining positive, and offer practical
advice from seasoned professionals on how to manage transitions. Data gathered from
articles about the impact of negative work environment and how to combat it will be
shared during this session. Come prepared to brainstorm and work together to develop
solutions to real-life scenarios on managing change.

75 Help me! Get me out of the Sophomore Slump!


Room # 201

Sara Schaller, Residence Director, Illinois Wesleyan University (sschalle@iwu.edu)

“So, what happens now?” or “I can’t decide on a major,” are words you may hear from
students entering their sophomore year. This program will discuss the sophomore year
and how we can help program directly for those students experiencing the ever-so-
popular “sophomore slump.” Starting with the basics of sophomore theories and
research, this program will offer direction and guidance on how any Housing
professional can be an active member of sophomore programs and initiatives. Also,
come hear what other institutions are doing, as well as brainstorming new ideas with
colleagues across the region!

65B Housing Construction 101 (Extended Session)


Room # 202

Michael Schultz, Director of University Housing, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


(mschult@siue.edu)
Paul Wuennenberg, Partner, Mackey Mitchell (Paul_W@mackeymitchell.com)

EXTENDED SESSION Housing Construction 101 will walk the attendees through the
Feasibility Stage to move in. This presentation is an abbreviated workshop that was
presented at the ACUHO-I Chief Housing Institute in January 2008. Attendees will walk
away with the knowledge to lead the development of a housing project on their campus.

76 Sizeism in the Workplace


Room # 203
Dana Hartzheim, Residence Hall Director, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(dhartz22@uiuc.edu)
Arianna Agramonte, Residence Hall Director, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
(agramont@uiuc.edu)

“Americans spend more than 33 billion dollars on weight loss aids and services.” Society
is constantly told that healthy living includes being thin. This myth still exists in
“inclusive” environments. Being a part of a positive workplace that accepts all people is
an important factor to job satisfaction. This program will discuss the implications of
sizism in our country, workplace and on our college campuses. We hope to bring light
to this common prejudice and create a support system for professionals and students.
Specifically we will discuss individual experiences, internal biases, the types of support
needed and ways to create positive acceptance and change. This program will be
limited to 25 participants.

77 Bridging Generations and Teaching Professionalism: Supervising


Graduate Students
Room # 204

Tim O'Malley, Residence Hall Director, Ball State University (tjomalley@bsu.edu)


Sarah Waters, Senior Associate Director, Bowling Green State University (waterss@bgsu.edu)

During this program, we will discuss challenges that supervisors often face when
working with staff from different generations. These differences can sometimes leave
supervisors confused and wondering where the line of professionalism is with today’s
younger generations. Join us for an interactive and candid look at generational
differences and challenges that supervisors face, especially when working with aspiring,
young professionals. This program is for both entry-level and mid-level, anyone that
supervises graduate students!

78 The Next Step in your Journey: Navigating the Job Search Process
Room # 205

Gena Stack, Hall Director, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (gstack@housing.siu.edu)


Chris De Kok, Assistant Hall Director, Southern Illinois University Carbondale (cdekok@siuc.edu)

Getting ready to take the next step in your professional journey? This program will
provide information about the job search process in Student Affairs. Participants will
learn what recruiters are looking for in resumes, screening interviews, phone interviews,
and on-campus visits, as well as personal and professional pitfalls to avoid. Geared
toward those who will be seeking graduate assistantships or entry-level positions, but
those at all levels are welcome to participate and share their own experiences as
applicants or recruiters.

79 Green"er" Facilities: A Call to Action


Room # 206

Justin F. Courtney, Director of Residence Life, Ohio Northern University (j-courtney@onu.edu)


Carter Edman, Associate, Bostwick Design Partnership (edmanc@bostwickdesign.com)
Ralph J Kramer III, PE, Principal, Senior Engineer, Kramer Engineering
kramerengineers@kramerengineers.com
Many colleges and universities are in the forefront of going green through recycling and
awareness initiatives. It is imperative for campuses to evaluate their physical structures
in these efforts. Implementation of geothermal technology and other green efforts are
imperative to our successful sustainable practices. Ohio Northern University is working
with faculty, staff and students to embark on the Phase II of a comprehensive III Phase
Housing Transformation that will incorporate a sustainability committee and geothermal
technology. This presentation is designed to show the development of a comprehensive
housing transformation plan, the economic benefits of going green in housing, and the
importance of involving the campus community.

80 Going 90 mph on the learning and thematic community highway


Room # 207

Nicole Hindes, Graduate Supervisor, Indiana University (nhindes@indiana.edu)


Christy Shipyor, Graduate Supervisor, Indiana University (ashipyor@indiana.edu)

Both thematic and learning communities have different needs and potential than
traditional residence hall floors. Supervising these communities poses its own
challenges and successes. It’s important to support these communities as they plan
cross-country trips, dinners with the Dean and anything else the student leaders dream
up (within reason, of course). Participants will learn the importance of learning
outcomes and how to assess success along the way, how to integrate goals within staff
supervision and successful student leader advising. Participants will also collaborate
about success at their institutions with a variety of learning community environments.

81 Gender Free Stress Free Space


Room # 209

Sponsored by the GEAR Committee

Come to the GEAR Gender Free Stress Free room! It is a great place to relax! We plan
to feature again this year GLACUHO Post Secrets, tea, "man"icures, video games, and
massages.

82 2008 GLACUHO Outstanding Project Winner


Room # 210

Jacob Knight, Awards & Recognition Chair, (jknight@eiu.edu)

Please join us for an engaging program focusing on this year's GLACUHO Outstanding
Project award winner.