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Region 8 Conference Proposal Deadline 1 Week!!!

January 5, 2017
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1 WEEK DEADLINE TO SUBMIT for the Region 8 Conference in Missolua, MT! We will be accepting proposals until January 12, 2017! SUBMIT TODAY!!!

We welcome all proposals related to academic advising and invite submissions from staff, faculty, and administrators. Presentations are allotted 50 minutes during concurrent sessions. With this year’s theme of Moving Mountains, Maintaining Mindfulness we particularly encourage presentations that pertain to one or more of the following areas:

  •   Pioneering advising models and programs
  •   Mindful advising practices
  •   Advising to cultivate resilience and richer higher education experiences
  •   Advising special populations including but not limited to first-year, at-risk, nontraditional, or online students

This year the NACADA Region 8 Diversity Committee will be selecting and recognizing 3-5 sessions that focus on academic advising resources and programs for underrepresented populations. NACADA defines diversity from a very broad perspective, which includes diversity in regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as diversity in regard to institutional type, size, and employment position.  Diversity Committee designated sessions will be noted in the Region 8 Conference program and the presenters will receive a certificate of recognition.

We highly encourage proposals from 2-year institutions

Please join us for this wonderful professional development and networking opportunity. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Missoula, Montana, April 10-12, 2017Conference registration is now open!

ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT DISCOUNT for Montana 2017!

January 4, 2017
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plane-silhouette-1414861-mBelow, please find a discount for airfare when traveling via Alaska Airlines to our 2017 Region 8 Conference. Please note that this code is applicable beginning April 6th, but there is a blackout period from April 7th through 9th. We hope to see everyone there!

 

 

Meeting Name: NACADA Region 8 Conference Agreement­

Meeting Fare Code: ECMX362

Expected Number of Travelers: 300

Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air US or Canadian city

Meeting City: Missoula, Montana

Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica

Beginning Travel Date: April 6, 2017

Last Travel Date: April 15, 2017

Blackout Dates: April 7 thru 9, 2017

 

You should receive the activation letter within 5 business days via email. Please do not attempt to book online until you have received the activation letter. The letter will include a discount code that may be used online at alaskaair.com to book travel for the dates and cities specified above.

Meeting Fare Rules:

  • Your group is entitled to a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares).
  • You may book and ticket on the blackout dates but no discount will apply.
  • Any change or cancellation after ticketing is subject to a service charge. All fare rules and additional blackout dates of the fare apply.
  • All tickets must be issued online or the Alaska Airlines Group desk.
  • A $15.00 ticketing fee will apply to any tickets issued by the Group Desk.

Please advise all travelers to verify all current baggage allowances and fees as well as travel policies on www.alaskaair.com prior to travel.

 

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