Student Affairs in Higher Education Department News

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Lowery Recognized with Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award

John Wesley Lowery, professor of Student Affairs in Higher Education, received the Outstanding Contribution to Literature/Research Award by NASPA: Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, Region II on June 9, 2021.

Mueller Publishes on Measurement of Privileged Identity Exploration

John Mueller published "Measuring Privileged Identity in Educational Environments: Development and Validation of the Privileged Identify Exploration Scale." The article focuses on how privilege is constructed and how that can be useful to training in student affairs.

Students Honored in SAHE 2021 Commencement Video

Three graduating students from the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education were honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions as part of the department’s commencement video for the graduating class of 2021.

SAHE Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce Kristin Eicholtz as the 2021 recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award.

SAHE Students Host Panel Discussing Race in Higher Education

SAHE student Rachel Pettiford worked with the Multicultural Center for Student Leadership and Engagement to present “IUP Celebrates: The Power of Education,” a panel discussion featuring Veronica Watson, Mel Jenkins, and fellow SAHE student Chandler Stafford discussing race at predominantly white institutions and black activism in higher education. 

DeSoto-Jackson, Benjamin, and Alumni Co-Author Book Chapter on Teamwork

Rachel DeSoto-Jackson, Paige Matzerath ’20, Emily Ostrowski ’20, and Mimi Benjamin coauthored the chapter “Teaching Teamwork through Theater: Interdisciplinary Collaboration in a General Education Course,” included in Integrating Professional Skills into Undergraduate Chemistry Curricula.

Benjamin Publishes on Learning Community Peer Mentors

Mimi Benjamin published a study on learning community peer mentors in Learning Communities Research and Practice. The article highlights findings from a study about how peer mentors prepared and provided transition assistance to new undergraduate students in a science-based learning community, with a focus on how they address concerning behaviors.

SAHE Program's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives in 2020 Summarized

IUP Student Affairs in Higher Education took 2020 as a chance to reflect on its role in creating an anti-racist environment for our students. This article details our efforts, including a new diversity statement, workshops, and the formation of the student-led Racial Justice Advisory Board.

Benjamin Presents on Faculty Involvement in Residential Colleges

Mimi Benjamin, associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, along with Jody Jessup-Anger (Marquette University) presented “Deepening Faculty/Student Interaction in Residential Colleges” at the 2020 Virtual Residential College Symposium.

Benjamin Presents on Living-Learning Communities During Challenging Times

Mimi Benjamin presented “Engaging Students Through Living-Learning Communities Through Challenging Times” at the National Virtual Learning Communities summit on October 23, 2020.  The conference aimed to address new challenges in higher education as a response to uncertain times.

Newkerk Scholarship Awarded for 2020

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce the recipient of the Nancy Newkerk Scholarship for 2020: Victoria “Tori” Campbell.

Benjamin Serves as Discussant for Virtual Roundtable on Faculty and Student Affairs Partnerships

Mimi Benjamin, associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, served as a discussant for the ACUHO-I virtual roundtable on “Preparing for Fall: Special Considerations for Faculty and Student Affairs Partnerships” on July 23, 2020.

Students Honored in SAHE 2020 Commencement Video

Four graduating students from the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education were honored for exceptional accomplishments and contributions as part of the department’s commencement video for the graduating class of 2020.

Benjamin Co-Edits Special Issue of “Learning Communities Research and Practice” Journal

Mimi Benjamin, associate professor in Student Affairs in Higher Education, along with colleagues co-edited a special issue of Learning Communities Research and Practice focused on residential learning communities.

SAHE Announces 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

The Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education is pleased to announce William “Bill” Mandicott as the 2020 recipient of the Ronald Lunardini Distinguished Alumni Award.

Benjamin, Mueller, and SAHE Graduate Students Present Educational Sessions at American College Personnel Association Conference

Mimi Benjamin and John Mueller, of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, each presented an educational session at the annual American College Personnel Association convention in Nashville, Tennessee, the first week in March 2020.

Lowery Featured Speaker at Campuses and Courts Conference

John Wesley Lowery, professor and chair of the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, was a featured speaker at Campuses and the Courts: An Update on Higher Education Legislation and Litigation conference held in Sand Key, Florida, on February 19–21, 2020.

Benjamin Selected for Research Seminar

Mimi Benjamin, associate professor in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Department, has been selected as a participant in the Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Research Seminar on (Re)Examining Conditions for Meaningful Learning Experiences, beginning in July 2020.

Lowery Publishes Book Chapter in “Student Conduct Practice”

John Wesley Lowery, professor and chair in the Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, authored a chapter in the recently released second edition of Student Conduct Practice: The Complete Guide for Student Affairs Professionals.

Mueller Publishes Theory to Practice Monograph

John Mueller, Department of Student Affairs in Higher Education, recently published a monograph titled Practice-to-Theory-to-Practice: A 35th Anniversary Re-Introduction with ACPA—College Student Educators International.