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Lowery Presents Four Sessions at NASPA Conference

John Wesley Lowery, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, presented four sessions at the recent 2012 NASPA annual conference in Phoenix, Ariz. (March 10–14, 2012).

Lowery’s presentations included reflections on the student personnel point of view after 75 years, student religious groups and the First Amendment, teaching with technology, and federal regulation and campus safety.

Lowery moderated a panel discussion of the Student Personnel Point View of 1937 and its lasting significance after 75 years.

His presentation with W. Scott Lewis, Association Rights and Free Speech of Student Religious Groups, focused on the shifting legal landscape for student religious groups at public colleges and universities in light of recent legal decisions, including the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in the Hastings College of Law case and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s 2011 decision in a similar case at San Diego State University, which the Supreme Court declined to hear recently.

Lowery also presented with Jeri Cabot and Alison Kiss on federal regulation of campus safety related to the Clery Act, Title IX, and sexual violence, and the pending reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.

He also presented on teaching with technology with Philip Burlingame and Lori Reesor. Lowery’s portion of the program addressed the use of Twitter to enhance student engagement.

NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education is one of the leading professional associations for student affairs in higher education. More than 4,500 student affairs practitioners, graduate preparation program faculty, and graduate students attended the national conference this year.

For more information on Lowery’s presentations, please e-mail him at john.lowery@iup.edu.

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