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1 Week Reminder on R8 Elections!

November 22, 2016
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Dear Region 8 Members,

The Region 8 Steering Committee is now accepting nominations for the following positions:

Communication Coordinator
Budget Coordinator
Alaska Liaison

Idaho State Liaison
Oregon Liaison

Washington State Liaison

Please consider nominating a colleague or running for a position yourself! 

Nominations should be made via email to me (kerry.thomas@oregonstate.edu) no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 29.  Elections will take place in December, and successful candidates will join the steering committee in early 2017. 

Full nomination and election details are contained on the website at https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-8/Elections.aspx

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Sincerely,
Kerry

Kerry Thomas
Chair, NACADA Region 8
541-737-5223
kerry.thomas@oregonstate.edu

Region 8 Elections are here!

November 14, 2016
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Dear Region 8 Members,

The Region 8 Steering Committee is now accepting nominations for the following positions:

Communication Coordinator
Budget Coordinator
Alaska Liaison

Idaho State Liaison
Oregon Liaison

Washington State Liaison

Please consider nominating a colleague or running for a position yourself! 

Nominations should be made via email to me (kerry.thomas@oregonstate.edu) no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 29.  Elections will take place in December, and successful candidates will join the steering committee in early 2017. 

Full nomination and election details are contained on the website at https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-8/Elections.aspx

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Sincerely,
Kerry

Kerry Thomas
Chair, NACADA Region 8
541-737-5223
kerry.thomas@oregonstate.edu

Introducing the 2017 Region 8 Conference Keynote Speakers!

November 2, 2016
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Introducing the 2017 Region 8 Conference Keynote Speakers. We will have two amazing keynote speakers lined up for our Montana conference Nathan Lindsay, Ph.D. and Mary Kay Patton, J.D.. Check out their bios below, share these with your colleagues, and get excited for Region 8 in Montana April 10th-12th, 2017.

nathan-lindsay-blogjpgNathan Lindsay is the associate provost for dynamic learning at the University of Montana, where he coordinates curriculum and program review, assessment and accreditation, and other aspects of quality improvement.  Lindsay also serves as an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of Montana. In previous roles, he was the assistant vice provost for assessment at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the director of student life assessment at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He completed his M.S. in instructional systems technology at Indiana University and his Ph.D. in higher education administration at the University of Michigan.

mary-kay-pattonMary Kay Patton is dedicated to nurturing the human spirit as an essential part of leading a rich, full, meaningful life. In so doing, she supports individuals and teams in taking values-based, committed action from a place of presence and mindfulness. She delights in designing and delivering workshops, trainings and retreats, all with the intention of shifting and deepening people’s relationship with their own true nature. An Idaho native, Mary Kay Patton has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of Idaho.  Over the past 15 years, Patton has practiced civil and criminal law in both public service and private practice. Fueled by her experience in conflict resolution, social justice, and mediation, Patton now focuses her professional efforts on personal and organizational transformation.

Registration is now open via fax/mail. Registration will be available online online soon!

UPDATES AND REMINDERS!!!

October 13, 2016
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As a reminder, it is once again time to nominate your colleagues for one of the Region 8 Excellence in Advising Awards! Or perhaps, you can apply for a Region 8 Conference Scholarship – we are offering those too!  Do you have a colleague who you feel epitomized the greatness that is Region 8? If so, NOMINATE THEM FOR AN AWARD! The Region 8 Steering Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 region awards.

The Deadline is November 1st. 

To nominate someone (or yourself) Go to the Awards and Scholarship Application Portal:http://apps.nacada.ksu.edu/conferences/awards/NM01Login.php#

and now for an important deadline change…

The conference planning committee has moved the proposal deadline FORWARD to December 20th, for pre-conference workshops. This only will impact you if you are submitting to present a pre-con. The deadline for the concurrent session conference proposals is still January 12th.

Once again…if you are submitting a pre-conference proposal, the new deadline is December 20th!

 

Registration is OPEN! NACADA Region 8 Conference – Missoula 2017

October 3, 2016
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Registration is OPEN! NACADA Region 8 Conference – Missoula 2017 Moving Mountains, Maintaining Mindfulness April 10 – 12, 2017

unnamedIt’s Time to Register! Registration will be capped at 320 registrants, so register early to save your spot!

Lodging:  NACADA has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Downtown located at 200 South Pattee, Missoula, MT for $116/night during the conference. Reservations can be made online here using the booking code “NAD”, or by calling 406-721-8550 or 1-800-HOLIDAY. Deadline to receive conference rate is March 8, 2017.

Travel Information:  Holiday Inn Missoula Downtown provides complimentary airport shuttle service 6:30am-10:30pm. As well as complimentary onsite parking. Call 406-721-8550  for shuttle pick-up.

Presentation proposals are currently being accepted. Please consider submitting a proposal: Proposals Submission deadline: January 12, 2017.  

Awards & Scholarships:  Information on scholarship and award applications will follow soon!

Conference Chairs:

Darlene Samson University of Montana 406-243-4199 Darlene.Samson@mso.umt.edu

Brenda Truman Montana State University 406-994-4840 BSTruman@montana.edu

Alex Kunkle Western Oregon University (503) 838-8506 kunklea@mail.wou.edu

Awards and Scholarships deadline approaching!

September 15, 2016
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September 14, 2016

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It is once again time to nominate your colleagues for one of the Region 8 Excellence in Advising Awards! Or perhaps, you can apply for a Region 8 Conference Scholarship – we are offering those too!  Do you have a colleague who you feel epitomized the greatness that is Region 8? If so, NOMINATE THEM FOR AN AWARD! The Region 8 Steering Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2017 region awards.

Award nominations are open for the following categories:

Region 8 Excellence in Advising Awards:

Note: Applicants/Nominees must be current members of NACADA (except Administrators).

The submission procedure is simple! Submit a nomination letter, letters of support, a resume or curriculum vita, and a personal philosophy statement. More information on award requirements can be found on the Region 8 Awards Page.

The DEADLINE for these awards is November 1st, 2016! Winners will be announced in early December and recognized in Missoula at the Regional Conference in April, 2017.

If you have any questions about the awards program, contact Awards Chair Kyle Ross or Region Chair Nicole Kent.

Region 8 Scholarship Program:

Once again, Region 8 is able to offer $500 scholarships to support conference registration and annual membership fees, the remainder will be available to reimburse conference attendance expenditures for the 2017 Region 8 Conference in Missoula, MT. Multiple scholarships are available.

The scholarship application DEADLINE is also November 1st, 2016!

Scholarship applications will be evaluated on the alignment the applicant’s goals for participation in NACADA. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an understanding of NACADA’s vision, mission and strategic goals.

The application procedure is simple! Provide some general information, and answer four short questions (each limited to 500 words or less, which will allow you to articulate the reasons you deserve one of these scholarships!

Winners will be announced in late November.

If you have any questions about the awards program, contact Scholarship Chair, Mary Chuinard, or Region Chair, Nicole Kent.

Award and scholarship deadlines are November 1st, 2016! Please follow the online submission steps:

  • Go to the Awards and Scholarship Application Portal: http://apps.nacada.ksu.edu/conferences/awards/NM01Login.php#
  • Enter a password (save this password for future reference)
  • Select Region 8
  • Select the award for which you are applying in the “Category” drop down
    1. For Scholarship application choose the last option in the drop down, below the Awards
  • Enter the requested information for each category
  • Any uploaded documents must be in pdf form.
  • Once you submit, the application is final and changes cannot be made.

Region 8 Conference Call for Proposals OPEN!

September 1, 2016
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“Moving Mountains, Maintaining Mindfulness”
Why present?

Presenting at the NACADA Region 8 Conference is a fabulous opportunity to share new ideas, highlight noteworthy projects, and present research and best practices in the field of advising.  We encourage first-timers to submit aproposal!  We anticipate over 300 professionals attending the conference to improve their skills, learn best practices and find new ways take care of themselves in their professions.

Call for Proposals is open September 1, 2016 – January 12, 2017

Notification of Acceptance:  February 1, 2017

Where will the NACADA Region 8 Conference take place?

The 2017 conference will be in Montana at the Holiday Inn Downtown in beautiful Missoula. The Clark Fork River runs behind it!

Conference Dates:   April 10-12, 2017

Suggested Topics:  We seek proposals that are informative and relevant to the field of advising, including research, high impact practices, working with unique student populations, advisor training and development, and programming. The conference theme, “Moving Mountains, Maintaining Mindfulness” can also inform proposals on topics such as improving work performance, retaining students, lifelong learning, diversity in advising, mentoring and coaching, leadership, and more.

Submissions can be made online: http://www.nacada.ksu.edu/Community/Regions/Region-8.aspx

Guidelines for Writing an Effective Presentation Proposal:https://www.nacada.ksu.edu/About-Us/NACADA-Leadership/Commission-Interest-Group-Division/CIG-Leader-Resources/ProposalWriting.aspx