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Edition 1: June/July 2014

ACUI region V Newsletter

Fun in Flyover Country

Greetings Region V Colleagues! The Regional Leadership Team is very excited to begin our journey together as a new region. It was great to meet so many of you in Orlando and we hope to meet many more of you at our first regional conference at Northern Illinois University this November. As a Regional Leadership Team, we are very committed to communicating with, and showcasing, our regional members, institutions, and programs. Each newsletter will feature a spotlight on one of these topics, in addition to supplemental information being shared on Facebook and Twitter. We are thrilled to bring you the first edition of our quarterly newsletter. We hope you find the information beneficial and look forward to collaborating with you as we share new content with our regional members. We hope you enjoy the first edition of our newsletter and look forward to connecting more with you at our upcoming events. - Kat Shanahan Region V Communications Coordinator

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Calendar of Events ACUI Member Schools Message from Director Region V Leadership Team Meeting Region V Member Spotlight Region V Leadership Team 94th ACUI Annual Conference: The Celebration Sneek Peek of NIU Conference Steal This Idea Region V Winners

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2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS (Dates are subject to change)


April 6-9: Annual Conference - Orlando April 18: Scholarship Applications Due April 25: Regional Director Applications Due


Regional Director Elections May 15: (1 p.m. Eastern) All Things Paint Webinar


Online Town Hall Meeting June 16-20: IPDS: New Professional Orientation (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)


July 27-Aug. 1: I-LEAD Student Leadership Institute (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) Regional Leadership Team Applications Due



Regional Leadership Team Application Review and Interviews



Online Town Hall Meeting Awards Deadline


For more information and updates, please view our website

Student Drive-In Conference Entering Grad School Webinar


Nov. 14-16: ACUI Region V Conference

APRIL 2015

April 8-12: Annual Conference - San Antonio

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Illinois College of Lake County DePaul University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Lake Forest College Loyola University Chicago Millikin University North Central College Northeastern Illinois University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Roosevelt University The School of the Art Institute of Chicago University of Chicago University of Illinois-Chicago University of Illinois-Springfield University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Southeastern Illinois College Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Western Illinois University

Normandale Community College University of Minnesota-Crookston University of Minnesota-Duluth St. Catherine University St. Cloud State University St. Olaf College University of Minnesota-Rochester University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of St. Thomas

Iowa Iowa State University Simpson College University of Iowa University of Northern Iowa

Wisconsin Carroll College Madison Area Technical College Marquette University St. Norbert College University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Green Bay University of Wisconsin-La Crosse University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh University of Wisconsin-Platteville University of Wisconsin-River Falls University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point University of Wisconsin-Stout University of Wisconsin-Superior University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Manitoba Minnesota Bemidji State University Hamline University Macalester College Minnesota Technical Minnesota State University-Mankota Minnesota State University-Moorhead University of Minnesota-Morris

Nebraska Creighton University Midland University University of Nebraska-Kearney University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Nebraska-Omaha North Dakota North Dakota State University University of North Dakota South Dakota Black Hills State University South Dakota State University University of South Dakota

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Message from the Director Welcome to Region V Every month, I have a standing date with my sisters and their families. One night a month, we get together to eat, hang out, and reconnect with each other. Each month I look forward to this evening because I know it will be filled with giggles from my two year old nephew, comments from my funny the director and awkwardFrom teenage nephews, or a trip down memory lane with my sisters. As I think about this dinner, I wonder why it brings so much joy. This simple event that started as a birthday get-together has slowly turned into a tradition; a tradition that brings me comfort and makes me feel at home with the world. Thinking about the start of something new reminds me the importance of traditions and how they keep us grounded. In Orlando we participated in the old tradition of Battle of the Regions, and although we didn’t win, we did give the other regions a run for their money. We also participated in the new tradition of the Annual Meeting of the Delegates. As I walked in carrying our banner and turned to see everyone with arms stretched over their heads making a V, I got goosebumps. Right then and there, we started something. It is an exciting time for the region as we have planted the seeds and are beginning to grow. As the regional director, it is my goal to be working with the Regional Leadership Team and you, the members, to create traditions that embrace the membership. These traditions will provide a comfort and a sense of pride as we continue to make Region V the best we can. Over the last six months, your Regional Leadership Team has been working hard to create special programs and services that will set us apart from the other regions. In Orlando, we unveiled the Region V Values: innovation, fiscal responsibility, connections, educational resources, and inclusivity. It is our goal to pass on the importance of these values as each leadership team assembles for the first time. I am honored to be the first director for Region V. As our roots spread and create a foundation that reflects our values, I, along with the Regional Leadership Team, will continue implementing new initiatives that will make us unique and give members the comfort and strength we all look for in our association, another tradition we can be proud of.

Scott R. Maas ACUI Region V Director


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Core Values I. Innovation    A. Use technology to offer programs and opportunities to regional membership     B. Create ways using best practices and trends to facilitate forward thinking     C. Mindfully examine practices to create better opportunities II. Fiscal Responsibility     A. Region V will not operate at a loss     B. Insure affordability for member institutions     C. Spend money based on mission and vision III. Connections     A. Creating, supporting, and maintaining interactive connections between people, resources, institutions, and communities of practice through positive evolution of membership, activity and involvement IV. Educational Resources     A. Create resources to promote existing tools provided by the institution     B. Showcase individual and institutional knowledge and experience     C. Create advanced learning opportunities based upon ACUI core competencies and member needs V. Inclusivity     A. Recognize, celebrate, and incorporate our differences through all efforts of Region V     B. Invest in our regional members to create a welcoming and encouraging community that promotes open dialogue and growth     C. Outreach to non-members to promote the strengths and benefits of ACUI

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Region V Member Spotlight Director of the Muenster University Center (MUC): Kyle Schoenfelder Email Address: Institution: University of South Dakota Number of years at that institution: I was a student from 2007-2011; worked in admissions 2011-2013; started this position on Jan. 22, 2014. Total amount of years is 6. Number of years in the new position is 3 months. ACUI involvement/experiences: New member in 2014 Areas of expertise: Community relations, marketing, promotions, and event planning What are the most successful events or items you’ve implemented in your area of expertise? Super Bowl Party and Recycling program What were some of the challenges with implementing or creating the program, experience, policy, etc.? The main challenges we faced when implementing the recycling program was campus community buy-in and changing the culture of our institution to be more sustainable. What resources would you like to share with regional members (ones you’ve created or used)? We have a contract with the City of Vermillion to pick up the recycling every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. How can other members gain more information on this topic? We are still in the early stages of the new recycling program so questions can be directed to me at What is one piece of advice you would give to someone at another institution trying to implement a similar program, process, or policy? Work with the sustainability organization on campus to create student buy-in and create awareness.


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Region V Leadership Team Regional Director Elect Scott R. Maas Creighton University 200 Skutt Student Center 2500 California Plaza Omaha, NE68178 Phone: (402) 280-1701 (7/1/2013 thru 12/31/2013)

Volunteer Coordinator Aaron Flynn University of North Dakota Memorial Union PO Box 8385 Grand Forks, ND58202-8385 Phone: (701) 777-0872 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2014)

Communications Coordinator Kat Shanahan University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University Center 800 W Main St, UC 250 Whitewater, WI53190-1705 Phone: (262) 472-1239 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015)

Student Regional Director Vacant

Membership Coordinator Andy Williams Macalester College Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center 1600 Grand Ave Saint Paul, MN55105 Phone: (651) 696-6472 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2014)

Web and Social Media Coordinator Seth Dohrn Iowa State University 201 Memorial Union Iowa State Memorial Union Ames, IA50011-1130 Phone: (515) 294-7226 Fax: (515) 294-4172 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015)

Business Manager Dan Abler Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union Room 245 PO Box 1881 Milwaukee, WI53201-1881 Phone: (414) 288-5528 Fax: (414) 288-1986 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015) 2014 Conference Chair Beth Galatis University of Minnesota-Twin Cities 300 Washington Ave SE Suite 500 55455, MN55455 Phone: (612) 624-7294 Fax: (612) 624-7256 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2014) 2015 Conference Chair Vanessa Ryan University of St. Thomas Director of the Anderson Student Center 2115 Summit Ave Mail #5012 Saint Paul, MN 55105 Phone: (651) 962-6149 Fax: (651) 962-6152 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015)

Awards & Scholarships Coordinator Elizabeth Desimone University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjacket Union PO Box 2000 Superior, WI54880-2898 Phone: (715) 394-8535 Fax: (715) 394-8454 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2014) Online Learning Coordinator William Tourville Minnesota State University-Mankato Centennial Student Union 220 Student Union Mankato, MN56001 Phone: (507) 389-6076 Fax: (507) 389-5632 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2014)

Scholarship Winners

Regional Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Kevin Davis University of Illinois-Chicago Student Centers Admin (M/C 579) 828 S. Wolcott (SCW 247) Chicago, IL60612 Phone: (312) 413-5221 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015) Educational Program Coordinator Michelle DeFranco Elmhurst College Frick Center 190 Prospect Ave Elmhurst, IL60126-3271 Phone: (630) 617-3284 Fax: (630) 617-6421 defrancom@elmhurst. Inclusivity Coordiantor Jeni Eltink University of Minnesota Duluth 134 Kirby Student Center 1120 Kirby Drive Duluth, MN55812-2403 Phone: (218) 726-6526 (9/13/2013 thru 11/30/2015)

I-LEAD Andrea Anderson, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Justin Vickery, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater IPDS David Lemon, University of St. Thomas Regional Conference Scholarship Jennifer Stripe, Northwestern University

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94th ACUI Annual Conference

The Celebration Orlando, FL View Video Here

View Video Here


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The 94th ACUI annual conference lived up to its billing, The Celebration! This year’s conference was at the beautiful JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes in Orlando. There was a total of 1,456 attendees, of which 1,100 were delegates, to celebrate ACUI’s 100th Anniversary. While it wasn’t the beginning of the first day on Sunday, there was dedicated time to meet as a whole with our new region, Region V. The regional meeting was exciting to combine with colleagues from many former regions and build excitement for our new region. At the regional meeting the Battle of the Region volunteers were solidified. There were 18 volunteers to compete in the following events: ACUI Idol, ACUI Spelling Bee, Sand Volleyball, Race against the Current, and ACUI Poetry Slam. The 18 volunteers were from 15 different member institutions. A big thank you is owed to those who volunteered to represent the first competition as Region V! There were other components to the final Battle of the Region standings including Dance of the Decades, silent auction items, volunteering at the conference and also Education and Research Fund components including the FUNd Run/Walk and the Lazy River Duck Race. In the Duck Race Region V took home first and third place, no one beats our rubber ducks! Other Region V highlights include a wonderful regional dinner on Tuesday night and a new tradition of walking in as a region with the Region V flag for the ACUI meeting of the delegates and induction of the leaders Wednesday. One of my personal highlights was the conference-wide community service project Tuesday morning. There was a tremendous amount of energy among the 800+ volunteers helping build over 10,000 hygiene kits for Clean the World. Other highlights from ACUI Orlando include: tremendous keynotes from Jeff Selingo and Laura Ling; a very informative Campus Leaders Panel including senior campus leaders; and a real window into ACUI’s history with the 100th Anniversary Museum. This conference marked my first annual conference and really set the bar high for future conference expectations.

Aaron Flynn

Region V Volunteer Coordinator

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Deadline for submissions: August 15 To submit a proposal, click HERE For more information contact Kevin Koester at

For more information about the conference contact Beth Galatis at


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Steal this idea Region V Winners

Brochures - Professional Staff Second Place: Northwestern University, Multicultural Student Affairs Brochure by Jessica Toro Brochures - Student Staff First Place: University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Infograph Brochure by Heather Harris, Laura Schoenike, and Devon Bump Calendars and Schedules - Professional Staff Second Place: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Moms and Dads Associations Calendar by Jeremy White Calendars and Schedules - Student Staff Second Place: Marquette University, Immigration Week by Angela Martina Ibanez Baldor Logo/Brand Identity - Professional Staff  First Place: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Memorial Union Brat Stand by Allyson Casey and Jane Malm Digital Campaign - Professional Staff Second Place: Northwestern University, Northwestern University Student Affairs Website by Jessica Toro Digital Campaign - Student Staff Honorable Mention: University of St. Thomas, Create Your Own Phone Cover by Tyrel Bleifus and Leigh Borgeson Miscellaneous - Student Staff  First Place: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Kids Club Card by Kelly Lin

Multi-Page Publications - Professional Staff Third Place: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Illini Union Annual Report by Laura Cynkar Multi-Page Publications - Student Staff  First Place: University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, Info Services Booklet by Dillon Nelson Posters - Student Staff Third Place: Marquette University, Do I Look Illegal? by Angela Martina Ibanez Baldor Signs and Banners - Professional Staff  Second Place: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Campus Farmers Market by Allyson Casey Third Place: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Terrace Pole Banners by Allyson Casey Honorable Mention: University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign, Battle of the DJs by Jeremy White  Signs and Banners - Student Staff  First Place: Northwestern University, Meet Me at Norris 2013 by Sarah Turbin

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Fun in Flyover Country: June - July 2014