2020

December

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.

November

There's a Lot Going On in Student Affairs This Week

This week’s edition of the Student Affairs Digest includes a summary of IUP Self-Care Day, new partnerships that have been made within the division, and opportunities for collaborating among our university colleagues.

Newest Edition of SA Digest Available, Nov. 9-13

Wondering what Ranger has been up to? Want to know information about the residence halls and Thanksgiving Break? Or maybe you want to take advantage of the Co-op Store’s Veterans Day Sale? Don’t worry, we have you covered!

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.

Student Affairs Digest, Volume 2, Issue 8

Check out Norm at the Food Pantry, IUP's newest student organization, as well as a new application offering from the Co-op in this week’s Student Affairs Digest.

October

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.

Student Affairs Digest, Volume 2, Issue 7

In this week’s Student Affairs Digest, we focus on an update from the IUP Food Pantry and Help Center, as well as lots of other great programs from across the division.

Volume 2, Issue 6 of the SA Digest Now Available

We continue to offer lots of programs and events across campus.  Check out what is going on within the Division for Student Affairs in this week's Digest

Volume 2, Issue 5 of SA Digest Now Available

We invite the entire campus community to see what we’ve got going on in Student Affairs! Check out this week’s SA Digest.

September

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.

Volume 4 of SA Digest Now Available

We have lots to offer on campus this week. Check out this week’s Student Affairs Digest!

Volume 3 of SA Digest Now Available

Please take a few minutes to review this week’s SA Digest. There’s a lot going on in the Division of Student Affairs, plus a special message from one of our campus partners.

Issue 2 of Student Affairs Digest Now Available

Student Affairs has published the second issue of our SA Digest. We invite you to check it out. If something catches your eye, feel free to share with your students!

Student Affairs Digest is Back

The new school year at IUP means a new volume of the Student Affairs Digest. Check it out to find out what’s going on in the Division of Student Affairs, including events, accomplishments, and important updates.

August

Reminder: Wear Your Masks and Social Distance

Thomas Segar, Student Affairs Vice President, thanks students for following the social distancing and face covering guidelines in place for campus during the first days of classes.

Community Standards Board Training Scheduled For August 26-27

The Office of Student Support and Community Standards is offering an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to participate in board training. Once trained, they can serve as board members in some of the most serious community standards cases. Students and faculty members will also be able to serve on academic integrity boards.

New IUP Resources Available for Students

Tom Segar, Vice President of Student Affairs, shares information about the Hawks Q&A Center and Guides program with students.

July

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.

June

ATOD Changes Its Name

The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs program has been renamed Student Wellness and Engagement. This change will enhance the university’s goal to deliver strong student support and an engaging community, working in tandem with the new Student Support and Engagement Team.

Guides Lining Up to Serve Students

We asked, and you answered the call! The Student Support and Engagement Team is proud to announce that 67 staff and faculty members have signed up for the Guide Program. If you’re still interested in being a Guide, it isn’t too late to sign up as an alternate.

SGA Hosts Anti-Racism Town Hall

Fifty members of the IUP community—faculty, staff, students, and recent graduates—wrestled with the question of how IUP can address the issue of racism during an Anti-Racism town hall Thursday night, organized by IUP’s Student Government Association.

New Name for Office of Student Conduct

In response to student need during COVID-19, the Office of Student Conduct has expanded its services and will now be named the Office of Student Support and Community Standards.

Student Support and Engagement Team (SSET) Begins Guide Recruitment

The spring semester has posed a lot of challenges to higher education and IUP.  With those challenges, come opportunity.  The Student Support and Engagement Team is proud to announce the Guide Program at IUP.

May

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.

Student Affairs Announces 2019-20 Innovation Award Winners

The Division of Student Affairs announces the first winners of the new Innovation Award: Julene Pinto-Dyczewski and Zack Neil from the Office of Residence Life.

Message to Students Regarding CARES Act Student Funds

IUP has received an allocation through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security program.  The CARES Act will provide institutions with federal dollars to offer emergency funds to students who have experienced unexpected educational expenses such as childcare, housing, food, technology expenses, and additional course materials as a result of the disruption from the coronavirus pandemic.

April

Final Issue of Year: “Student Affairs Digest” Now Available

The school year is coming to a close, and with it, the last issue of the Student Affairs Digest. Please take some time to review Issue 18 to share with your students.

Issue 2 of Student Events and Opportunities Newsletter Now Published

Students, check out all of the activities we have going on across campus in the latest issue of the Student Events and Opportunities Newsletter.

Issue 17 of Student Affairs Digest Now Available

We hope that you will share all of the wonderful virtually events that we have planned with your students.

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.

Update from the Vice President of Student Affairs

A message from Tom Segar, vice president for Student Affairs, about how the Student Affairs Division has adapted to the recent challenges presented to us because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Issue 16 of Student Affairs Digest Now Available

Issue 16 is now available to read. Check out all of the amazing virtual programs we are having for our students this week.

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.

March

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.

Message to Students, March 19, from VP Segar

Following the governor’s orders on March 19, Thomas Segar sent a message to students updating them on the status of operations at IUP.

Coronavirus Information Update

At this time, IUP does not have any reported or confirmed cases of the coronavirus (also known as COVID 19 or 2019 nCov). As you may have heard on the news, the Pennsylvania Department of Health was notified of two presumptive positive COVD-19 cases in Pennsylvania.

Support Is Here for You

The following message was sent to students by Thomas Segar, vice president for Student Affairs.

February

Student Affairs Digest, Issue 15 Now Available

Please take a moment to check out this week’s issue of the Student Affairs Digest.

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.

Update Following Friday's Incident: Support Available For Concerned Students

Thomas Segar, vice presient of Student Affairs, shares resources available for students and an update following the incident on February 14, 2020.

IUP Food Pantry and Help Center Starts Fill-A-Bin Program

Help an IUP student today by donating to the IUP Food Pantry and Help Center. Your department, student group, or organization can help students facing food insecurity.

Student Affairs Digest, Issue 14 Now Available

We are introducing the “Fill-A-Bin” program, highlighting the awesome event going on across campus, and highlighting one of our Living-Learning Partners.

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.

Issue 13 of Student Affairs Digest Now Available

Please read issue 13 and see what is happening this week around campus.

January

Issue 12 of SA Digest Available

We invite you to read Issue 12 of the Student Affairs Digest to see what we're doing around campus this week.

Adopt a Game Now Closed for Sponsors

Due to its extreme popularity, the Adopt a Game Program will not be accepting any more sponsors for this basketball season.

Segar Presents at NASPA Conference

Thomas Segar, IUP Vice President for Student Affairs, presented at the 2020 NASPA AVP Symposium held January 25 27, 2020.   The NASPA AVP Symposium

Eleventh Issue of Student Affairs Digest Now Available

Please take a look to see all of the great work being done within the Division of Student Affairs.

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.

Tenth Issue of Digest Now Available

The 10th issue of the Student Affairs Weekly Digest is now available.  Happy reading, and welcome back for a great spring semester!

Popular Adopt a Game Program Accepting Sponsors for IUP Basketball Games

Student and staff groups, organizations, and departments from IUP are all welcome to take part in the free Adopt a Game sponsorship opportunity. Spread the word about your organization through free publicity and show your support for our Hawks basketball program and student-athletes.