Mimi Benjamin, assistant professor, and John
professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE), each
multiple sessions at the National Association of Student Personnel
annual convention on March 15–19, 2014, in Baltimore, Md.
Benjamin coordinated and served as the moderator for a panel
“Looking Back and Looking Forward: A Reflection on the Past and
Future of Learning Communities.” The program served as a preview
of a book
scheduled for publication in 2015 for which Benjamin serves as
editor. SAHE graduate
students Laura Jo Rieske and
Sarah Conte were among the panelists.
Benjamin also presented the
“What DIDN’T I Learn? Student Stories of Co-curricular Learning,” which highlighted three studies focused on the learning outcomes
students through the cocurricular roles of peer judicial board
orientation leader, and resident advisors.
Lowery was the coordinating presenter for three
presentations: “VAWA and the Campus SaVE Act: Preparing for
Compliance,” “Guns on Campus: Institutional Policies, State Laws,
Courts,” and “Discourse and Debate: Changing Expectations,
Pressures, and Frameworks
for Graduate Preparation over 100 Years.” He also participated as a panelist during two additional
programs: “Student Affairs: A Profession or Just Professionals”
and “The Women
of the Alabama State Sit-ins and Dixon v. Alabama (1961): An
Untold Story.” Lowery
also completed his term as chair of the NASPA Faculty Fellows.
Two additional SAHE students also contributed to the NASPA
conference. Ana Devlin
Gauthier, in her role as the
graduate student representative to the NASPA Region II Advisory
in regional activities at the conference. Jamie Piperato serves on the Leadership Team for the GLBT
Community and presented her thesis research, titled “Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual
Knowledge, Perceptions, and Beliefs about HIV/AIDS.”
is one of two leading professional associations for student
affairs in higher
education. More than 5,700 student affairs practitioners, graduate
program faculty, and graduate students attended the national
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