Take a moment to see what’s happening this week in the Division of Student Affairs.
1. Student Affairs Spring All-Staff Meeting – Mark your calendar for Thursday, January 27th for the Spring Student Affairs All Staff Meeting starting at 8 am. This event was scheduled to be held “in-person” but we are changing it to be held virtually. The zoom address is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86049781745. Our agenda for that morning includes information about Enrollment, SEM progress, our Committees/Teams, COVID and many other important topics. I will look forward to seeing you all on-line for our meeting on the 27th!
2. Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Friday, January 28th, 3:30-5pm on Zoom – Join President Smart for a virtual town hall meeting. He will provide an update on COVID-19. As in prior town hall meetings, you will have the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions. Please join via Zoom
3. 2022 MSU Student Employee of the Year – Can you imagine running your area without student workers? Student workers are an essential component for smooth operations at the university. Show your appreciation for your student employee(s) by nominating them for 2022 MSU Student Employee of the Year. The winner of this prestigious award will represent your department and MSU as they progress to a regional, state, and national level competition where they may win prizes and recognition.
· All nominees and nominating departments are recognized at a campus reception.
· The 2022 winner will receive a gift card and other great gifts.
· All nominees will also receive gifts of appreciation.
· Nominators also have a chance to win prizes at the reception.
· Being nominated for MSU Student Employee of the Year is a great addition to a career building resume’.
The deadline for nominations is February 1st, but nominations are being accepted now at: Student Employee of the Year Nomination
4. MSU Explores…2022 – Encourage your students to take part in MSU Explores…2022 hosted by the Residence Hall Association, January 24-January 28th. Previously known as Tunnel of Oppression, MSU Explores…2022 is a diverse series of events addressing issues that affect our communities and society at-large. Visit tinyurl.com/MSUExplores2022 for more information, dates and topics.
5. Encourage your students to apply to be an Ursa Major – Ursa Majors help transition incoming students attending the Ursa Experience into Missouri State University and show them how to make their Missouri Statement. Current student leaders, called Ursa Majors, facilitate small groups of Ursa Minors and represent Missouri State to 200 incoming Bears. As an Ursa Major, you will have a blast while you build friendships with new students and fellow student leaders, mentor new Missouri State students, explore your personal strengths and leadership skills, and so much more! Students can apply here: https://www.missouristate.edu/newbears/ursamajor.htm
6. A Conversation with Dee – The Division of Student Affairs is an inclusive unit of many different personalities and ideas. From seasoned professionals to those new to the field, conversations and the sharing of these ideas is an excellent way for the division to remain champions for student success. Join Dr. Siscoe for a conversation and sharing of ideas on February 8th, 11am-12pm via Zoom. Space is limited to 10 so sign up today here: https://dosaforms.missouristate.edu/view.php?id=210870 Stay tuned for the conversations each month throughout the Spring semester.
Bonus: Bear a Friend – Send a Sleuth (a group of bears) to a co-worker, friend, professor here at Missouri State. You can send a bunch of bears for a one-time suggested donation of $5.00. The collected funds will go to the Student Emergency Fund. How does it work? Complete the form below and under the cover of darkness (or whenever their office is empty), your friends space will come alive with bears! The bears will be collected from the office two days after the bearing has taken place. Make a friend/co-worker feel special and have some fun! They’ll receive a note saying “You’ve been BEARed” along with your message! Learn more here: https://dosaforms.missouristate.edu/view.php?id=207371