VICE CHANCELLOR PENNY RUE
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Student Affairs Newsletter! I am
excited to be a part of this new project, a collaborative effort from colleagues
throughout Student Affairs. I hope that this new collaboration increases the
openness and collective pride in our people, our dedicated work on behalf of
UC San Diego, and our current and prospective students.
Many people have asked me to share my perspectives about UCSD and Student
Affairs since arriving one year ago. I have found a welcoming attitude, dedicated
professionals, an innovative spirit and many partnerships. As we begin another
academic year, I am happy to share my thoughts.
By Michael Dabney, Communications Specialist, Student Educational Advancement
MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: NEW WELLNESS CENTER TO ADDRESS NEEDS OF THE 'WHOLE' STUDENT
Student Affairs is implementing sweeping changes to the way it provides services
that address the physical, mental and spiritual needs of its undergraduates.
In a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to student wellness, such services
will now be consolidated under one departmental cluster, and within the next
few years, under one roof on campus.
Known as the Student Affairs Wellness Initiative, the changes are occurring
in two stages. The first is the consolidation of Counseling and Psychological
Services (CAPS), Campus Recreation, Student Health Services, and potentially
the Center for Ethics and Spirituality, bringing them together collaboratively
under one Assistant Vice Chancellor, allowing students to more effectively receive
wellness services that address their psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual
Recommended Staff Development Resources on Mental Health: Print, slides, and
video by Gary Ratcliff, Assistant Vice Chancellor-Student Life
COLLEGE OF THE OVERWHELMED:
The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do
In 2007, the mass shooting at Virginia Tech put the subject of student mental
health squarely on the national landscape. On campuses, however, the topic emerged
as a significant concern well before then. One book that sounded the alarm is College
of the Overwhelmed. Published in 2004 and authored by Richard Kadison, the
chief of mental health services at Harvard University, and Theresa Foy Digeronimo,
the book presents in clear language the conditions that gave rise to the mental
health crisis on campuses and what colleges, parents, and students can do about
Resources That Build Our Expertise
We all read great books, articles, and online content that help us serve our
students more effectively. Here are some “must reads” from our colleagues in
Heads-Up Baseball: Playing the Game One Pitch at a Time
by Ken Ravizza
and Tom Hanson
Baseball players have to cope with failing a large percentage of the time,
so the mental aspect of the game is very important. The authors teach us that
mental skills, like physical skills, can be taught.
Recommended by Women’s Volleyball Coach, Tom Black
Re-Imagine: Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age
by Tom Peters
From Peter’s theory regarding the death of bureaucracy to his stance that
“business is cool,” we are invited to think beautiful, think weird, and embrace
even more change than we can imagine.
Recommended by Warren College Dean of Student Affairs, Paul DeWine
The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch and Jeffrey Zaslow
When a Carnegie Mellon professor was asked to give his last lecture, he didn’t
have to imagine it as his last since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal
cancer. The lecture he gave was not about dying but about overcoming obstacles,
supporting the dreams of others, and seizing every moment.
Recommended by Revelle College Dean of Student Affairs, Renee Barnett
Making Invisible Work Visible: Using Social Network Analysis to Support
by Rob Cross, Andrew Parker, and Stephen P. Borgatti
Social Networking is a fascinating area of organizational development. As
the way our society communicates becomes increasingly non-linear, so are our
Recommended by Muir College Dean of Student Affairs, Patty Mahaffey
Freedom and Responsibility: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills to Facebook
by M. Leslie Sadler
Facebook and other social networking websites continue to impact the lives
of an increasing number of college students every day. Teaching students to critically
examine their relationship with technology will help them find their independence
in a digitally-connected tomorrow.
Recommended by Jenelle Dean, Sixth College Coordinator of Student Activities
Assessing the Campus Climate for Gay, Lesbian,
Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Students Using a Multiple Perspectives Approach
by Robert D. Brown,
Brandy Clarke, Valerie Gortmaker, and Rachael Robinson-Keilig
This study suggests that perceptions of campus climate for GLBT students differ
depending on one’s place in the campus community and, therefore, strategies for
improving campus climate should be designed with particular populations in mind.
Recommended by Sean Boileau, 2007–2008 Sixth College Psychology Intern
College Board Report on Asian Americans
published by the College
The popular image of Asian-Americans as academically successful ignores the
tremendous amount of variation among different subsets.
The report can be downloaded here.
FOR THE STUDENT ON YOUR LIST
The Adventures of Johnny Bunko:
The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
H. Pink, Art by Rob Ten Pas
Illustrated in the Japanese comic format known as manga, the story’s
hero is not unlike many of our students. He did what his parents, teachers, and
his advisors told him. Now he finds himself in a dead-end job and in need of
nine powerful tips to get his career on course.
Recommended by Andy Ceperley, Career Services Center Director
REGULAR READING & REFERENCE
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, NASPA, publishes
content ranging from scholarly research to timely articles on the most pressing
issues in student affairs. Some favorites include:
- NASPA Forum
- NASPA Journal
- Journal on Women in Higher Education
- Journal of College and Character
- Leadership Exchange (timely articles/issues for SA leadership; quarterly)
UCSD Student Affairs Professional Opportunities
- The Student Affairs Fall Meeting is Tuesday, October
14. Look forward to a morning of giving input and learning about our strategic directions.
- The next deadline for the Student Affairs Development Fund is November 1, 2008.
- A new series of supervisory training workshops is in development—watch
for them starting in October.
Professional Resources: Dates for People in the Know!
Mark your calendars for the following upcoming professional development events
and encourage your staff to submit proposals for conference programs!
Princeton University , October 9–11, 2008
Association of Black Women in Higher Education Conference (ABWHE)
Building on Thirty Years of Achievement: Scholarship, Leadership & Service
Long Beach, CA, November 5–8, 2008
2008 NASPA Western Regional Conference
Evolution: Navigating Waves of Change
Jacksonville, FL, November 5–8, 2008
2008 Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Conference
Research and Practice: Embracing Connections
Los Angeles, CA, November 12–15, 2008
2008 International Leadership Association (ILA) Conference
Global Leadership: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future
College Park, MD, December 4–6, 2008
2008 Leadership Educators Institute
San Diego, CA, December 10–12, 2008
Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE) Conference
Ride the Wave to Success
Seattle, WA, January 21–24, 2009
2009 American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) Conference
Ready or Not: Global Challenges, College Learning, and America's Promise
Boston, MA, January 22–24, 2009
2009 NASPA Mental Health Conference
Effective Interventions for Student Mental Health on
Campus: Collaborations & Community
Seattle, WA, March 7–11, 2009
2009 NASPA National Conference
Nourishing Partnerships for Lifelong Learning
Washington D.C., March 28–April 1, 2009
2009 ACPA National Convention
Power to Imagine, Courage to Act.
San Diego, CA, April 2–4, 2009
American Association of Colleges and Universities (AACU) Meeting
Shaping Faculty Roles in a Time of Change: Leadership for Student Learning
Anaheim, CA, April 5–9, 2009
2009 Association of College Unions International
Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow
Student Affairs Comings and Goings
Please welcome to the Student Affairs family the following new employees:
Jamie Adams, Campus Recreation
Christine Asuncion, Student Health Services
Tricia Chan, International Center
Courtney Chow, Career Services Center
Marie Dutton, Career Services Center
Eunice Estrada, Admissions & Enrollment Services
Emily Feinstein, Muir College
Regina Fleming-Magit, Student Health Services
Ryan Hall, Intercollegiate Athletics
Mentha Hynes-Wilson, Thurgood Marshall College
Tonya Jarrett, Student Educational Advancement
Derreck Jones, Sports Facilities
Jason Karavidas, University Centers
Da Lim Ki, OASIS
Valerie Krikes, Admissions & Enrollment Services
Keitha Libman, Student Educational Advancement
Christine Liou, Muir College
Deborah Massa, University Centers
Courtney Peraza, Counseling and Psychological Services
Elvira Prieto, Admissions & Enrollment Services
Joje Reyes, OASIS
Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, Student Policies & Judicial Affairs
Gregory Spire, Campus Recreation
Amarin Suriyakhamhaengwon, OASIS
Linda Vong, Office of Graduate Studies
Kathryn Wandel, Student Health Services
Due to print deadlines, if we missed you here, we'll get you on the next edition!
Special Congratulations to:
Ann Klein promoted to Director, Financial Aid Office
Candy Garner retired after 36 years of UC service
Timothy Johnston retired after 20 years of UC service
Denton Kimball retired after 15 years of UC service
Camilla Rice retired after 36 years of UC service
On July 5, 2008 Student Educational Advancement lost a young and talented
employee, Crystal Roberts Mesa. Our sympathies are extended to the Roberts Mesa
family and the staff in Student Educational Advancement.
Kevin Messey, Intercollegiate Athletics Head Trainer; Matt
Kritz, former Strength
and Conditioning Coach; Rob Mamula, current Strength and Conditioning
Coach; and Matt Hobbs, Head Pitching Coach Triton Baseball,
have recently published an article in the Strength and Conditioning Journal.
“In-season Strength and Conditioning Program for Collegiate Baseball Pitchers:
A Unified Approach” documents the successful program at UCSD that has helped
prevent career ending surgical procedures in student-athletes and allowed them
to compete at higher levels.
University Centers Marketing (Sharon Van Bruggen, Alfredo
Villareal, Stephen Sun) was recognized by the Association
of College Unions International (ACUI) in their “Steal this Idea Marketing
First, second, and third places honors were given in the categories of Brand
Identity, T-shirt Design, and One Color Poster.
UCSD was the top-ranked Division II school and earned a No. 20 national ranking
overall in the National Collegiate Scouting Association's (NCSA) 2008 Collegiate
Power Rankings. The Power Rankings rate colleges and universities comprehensively
based on student-athlete graduation rates, academic strength and athletic prowess
of the university. The institutions posted in the 2008 Power Rankings are in
an elite group of less than 6 percenet of colleges and universities across the
nation. Kudos to the Athletics staff for their hard work!
Recreation swimming coach Ron “Sickie” Marcikic and
the department’s Masters
program are featured in the latest edition of The Del Mar
Renee Barnett Terry received Southern Connecticut University’s Alumni Citation
Award, which honors graduates for extraordinary achievements in their field.
Renee was honored at the Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on May 1, 2008 in New Haven
Connecticut. She is pictured at left with SCSU President Cheryl Norton.
Welcome Week ends Sunday, September 28! Please visit the Welcome
Week Web site for a full listing of programs and events.
The first campus-wide Family Weekend is Oct. 25–26. Please visit the Parents
and Families Web site for more information.
Student Legal Services has relocated to the fifth floor of the Student Services
Center, room 527. Their new mail code is 0034.
Student Affairs Photos
Upward Bound Spirit Award winners for outstanding academics and excellent
leadership during the Upward Bound Summer Residential Program.
Student volunteers take part in the “I Love
a Clean San Diego Community Service Day,” Pepper Canyon Park, National
Team Rue-sters participate in the First Annual Boomball Tournament of the Universe
hosted by Campus Recreation. Pictured (L–R) Sara Quarterman, Dawn Buttrell,
Carmen Lozano, Jason Thornton, Pam Oliver, Jason Jennings, Patti Seyfert, John
Hughes, Joe Cribari, Alyssa Aguilar, and Susan Maloney (front).
Jason Thornton invokes the superpower for team Rue-sters during
Boomball Tournament play.
Incoming Revelle students from the 2008 Summer
Eleanor Roosevelt College Orientation Leaders
Muir College Orientation Leaders
Revelle College Orientation Leaders
Student Affairs Impact Editors
General Announcements, Kudos, and Miscellaneous
Cynthia Davalos, Editor in Chief
Resources that Build our Expertise
Dates for Staff in the Know
Campus Professional Resources / Opportunities
A Standout Student Affairs, Story, Initiative or Program
Gary Ratcliff or Michael Dabney
For future ideas and submissions please contact the
Student Affairs Impact editorial staff above.
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