International Student Learning faculty Joy Hart, Kandi Walker, and Tom Jackson were recently published in the Spring issue of the ACPA—College Student Educators International Journal. The title of their article was Global Citizenship and Tertiary Education: A Time for Change. Other authors included Gregory Roberts, ACPA – College Student Educators International and Robert Ludeman, International Association of Student Affairs and Services
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Many UofL students are giving up their traditional spring break trips this year to participate in a week of volunteer service. The Division of Student Affairs is sponsoring alternative spring break trips to Belize, New Orleans,and Trinidad and Tobago this week. Students are getting to experience a new culture and impact the local community where they are volunteering. Some groups are maintaining blogs during their trips – check them out to see what they have been doing this week.
Trinidad and Tobago Blog
The Division of Student Affairs is hosting a complimentary reception for parents and alumni right before the Annual Fryberger Sing. The reception will be held on February 22 from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Ovation Lounge of the Louisville Palace. The Fryberger performance starts at 7:00pm.
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Congratulations to Glenn Gittings for his recent election as the National Chair-Elect for the NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations Knowledge Community!
As the National Chair-Elect, he will serve a critical leadership role in providing opportunities for NASPA members to access information related to your Knowledge Community and to come together through common interests in ways that support NASPA’s mission, vision, and goals. This is a two year term running through March 2017. He begins his orientation at this year conference and will officially take office as National KC Chair at the NASPA Annual Business Meeting in New Orleans on March 24, 2015. Way to go Glenn!
The Division of Student Affairs is coordinating the 6th Annual Veteran Symposium for Higher Education which will take place on February 23- 25, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Louisville Kentucky. More than a dozen presenters will discuss best practices and research as it relates to student veterans.
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Lunchtime at the Swain Student Activity Center was busier than usual last Tuesday as a Part-time Job Fair brought recruiters from 30 different employers hoping to catch the attention of students seeking part-time work.
Josh Staten, Job Location and Development Coordinator for the University of Louisville Career Development Center, said that he considers the efforts of such fairs a success.
“Last time we had about 450 students show up, and we’re hoping to get that number again here,” Staten said. “Aside from the obvious of helping students find jobs, it also allows students an opportunity to gain experience and know what to look for in a career fair setting. Students get the chance to speak to employers, and employers get a chance to better know our campus.”
Employers ranged from local businesses to recognizable names of Corporate America, and some have been coming to these events at the University of Louisville for years. Tina Cheshire, a representative from UPS, said, “We’ve participated in every one they’ve had. The University of Louisville is a huge pull for us.”
For other employers, this was their first time in attendance. “We really kind of expected people to pass us by because we’re a gymnastics facility, but there have been a decent amount of people who have been curious about it and wandered over,” said Kate Harpring, a Master of Business student and representative from Louisville Gymnastics. She added that Louisville Gymnastics planned to participate in future events based on the day’s turnout.
Many students were making their way around the room to various tables, and some were eager to take advantage of the opportunities before them.
Emily Ware, junior English major said, “I’m really liking some of the jobs offered here. They really cater to each major. The Courier-Journal would be a great opportunity for me as an English major.” When asked if she saw herself working for one of these employers in the near future, Ware said, “I hope so, maybe something I pursue today will turn into a better, full time position in the future.”
The Part-time Job Fair is held every semester and is hosted by the University of Louisville Career Development Center.
By Warren Combs– Article from the Louisville Cardinal – January 21, 2014