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Fall 2017Spirit of Collaboration

Teamwork supports and improves quality experiences for students as an integral part of the University’s culture of student success

» 1,500 new resident students and families enjoyed dinner together at the New Resident and Family BBQ on housing move-in day and visited a mini-department fair to acquaint families with support offices on campus. Student Affairs Programs hosted the event.

» “Hola! Hola!,” a partnership between the Hispanic Cultural Center and the Little Govs Child Learning Center, provided weekly Spanish lessons, along with song and dance for children at the Center. Children performed a Spanish song at the CLC preschool graduation.

» 183 students participated in Food for Fines, a partnership between the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement and Campus Police, resulting in significant food donations for the Food Pantry.

» Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services and Student Affairs Programs presented the housing and commuter information sessions for all new incoming freshmen, transfers and families during Govs Row events. Gregory Singleton, associate vice president and dean of students, presented all the Govs ROW parent information sessions.

Day of Play
The Little Govs Child Learning Center was one of the organizers of the community-wide “Day of Play” held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center in the spring.

» The full day of free activities attracted nearly 2,000 participants for children’s activities and resources for parents.

» AP @ 90 was celebrated at the Little Govs Child Learning Center with events such as 90 Books in 90 hours, which promoted weekend reading between parents and children, and $90 in 90 hours for collections of change to support the Imagination Library.

» Fraternity & Sorority Affairs collaborated with the Sexual Assault Response Team/ Programming Committee, Athletics, Student Organization Council and the Interfraternity Council to host Adam Ritz. With 458 students in attendance, Ritz spoke about the dangers of alcohol and other substances and discussed the consequences of impaired judgment.

» The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center collaborated with over 15 different organizations, faculty, staff or groups during the spring semester on programs and experiences for students.

» Student Publications partnered with the Department of Communication to instruct students enrolled in the Comm Lab sections.

» “Music Mondays,” a new partnership between the Little Govs Child Learning Center and the Music Department, provided weekly, half-hour music lessons for the preschool classroom.

Achievers and Scholars Program
A one-year $5,000 Quality Enhancement Plan grant was awarded for the “African American Male High Impact Practice Initiative.” The grant supported three students to study abroad in London as part of a communication class.

» The grant exposed African-American male participants in the Achievers and Scholars program to service-learning, study abroad, and undergraduate research to support preparation for additional undergraduate post-graduate experiences. The Achievers and Scholars program included 24 active student members and eight faculty and staff mentors during the year.

» Nearly 500 exams were proctored for students requesting accommodations through the Office of Student Disability Resource Center during fall 2016, an increase of about 100 from fall 2015.

» Two “Debate Watch” viewings of the 2016 Presidential debates were held for students coordinated through a partnership between The All State student newspaper and Student Government Association.

» “Bringing in the Bystander” training, as well as Question Persuade Refer training for suicide prevention, were conducted by Student Conduct and Case Management and Fraternity & Sorority Affairs to educate resident assistant staff to better support students living on campus.

» Over 230 students were enrolled in 14 service-learning courses during fall of 2016, contributing over 2,100 hours of volunteer service as a result of the partnership between faculty and the Center for Service-Learning & Community Engagement.

» The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center received $4,900 from the Diversity Committee to fund programs, workshops and professional development opportunities for students.

The All State
The All State designed and published a graphic commemorating outgoing Men’s Head Basketball Coach Dave Loos’ 500th career win.

» The All State newspaper staff collaborated with Athletics and Alumni Relations to present a framed copy of the publication to Coach Loos just prior to his retirement.

» Student Conduct and Case Management updated the BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team) guiding documents, as well as the team structure by adding the director of Student Disability Resource Center to better support the intervention process on campus.

» Fraternity & Sorority Affairs partnered with Housing, Residence Life and Dining Services to create a more innovative and effective Welcome Wagon training for 200 fraternity and sorority members who volunteer and assist with freshmen move-in day.

» The issue of sexual assault and dating/domestic violence was addressed by Student Conduct and Case Management through targeted training for residence hall assistants and nine programs for students on campus.

» Career Services implemented the first combination Fall Career Fair and Graduate and Professional Schools Day event, which involved 59 vendors, over 350 students, alumni and guests. The event was sold out.