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2013-2014MarketingCommittee

Greetings AIMHO! It was wonderful to see so many of you last month at our annual conference in Las Vegas, the Marketing Committee has returned to our home campuses rejuvenated and ready to serve this great region in the upcoming year. Your Marketing Committee representatives are: Sundi Musnicki Committee Chair Boise State University

Jeremy Homolka Committee Co-Chair University of Utah

Ashley Baggot Northern Arizona University

Justin Lukasewicz University of Arizona

Scott Mathie Snow College

Abigail Porter Brigham Young University

Lindsay Rossmiller Rocky Mountain College

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This year’s AIMHO conference saw a highly contested election for several open positions. Congratulations to our newly elected and returning leadership! Shirl Portillos President Colorado State University

Barb Remsburg President-Elect University of Utah

Liz Grant Greenfield Richard Clark Secretary Treasurer Montata State University, Bozeman University of Nevada, Las Vegas Jeff Rosenberry Member-at-Large, Senior Level Montana State University, Billings

Brent Klingemann Treasurer-Elect University of Colorado, Boulder

Caitlin Clark Member-at-Large, Entry Level University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Julie Franklin Immediate Past President Brigham Young University

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A Note from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . Connecting with AIMHO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIMHO 2013 Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keynote Presentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ACUHO-I Foundation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Program, Casey Study & Posters. . . . . CP Fair & Lyle Morris Award. . . . . . . . . Conference Recognition. . . . . . . . . . . . Twitterecognize. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIMHO 365 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IACURH Update & Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . Hosting a Student Conference. . . . . . . . . Winter Preparedness in Housing. . . . . . . . AIMHO 2014 Preview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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SubmittotheAngle!

The AIMHO Angle is published six times a year - about every two months. We are always on the lookout for new and engaging articles to include. Think you have a topic that the region woudl be interested in? Looking to gain professional development skills in article writing/publishing? Then submit to the next AIMHO Angle! Submitting is easy! Simply email your article in a Word document with any photos or pertinent information about your article to aimhoregion@gmail.com. You may just see your article in the next issue!

Throughout this issue, keep an eye out for some of the favorite AIMHO 2013 moments! “There were so many awesome moments so narrowing down to one favorite is tough. Given that, I have to say watching Cindy Anderson’s reaction to being named the AIMHO Sage was priceless. She absolutely deserves the honor!” - Julie Franklin, Brigham Young University

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ANotefromtheAIMHOPresident

Wow, it has already been one month since we were all together in Las Vegas! What a great conference - HUGE kudos to Rich and his staff for such an amazing experience! What a great time to rekindle old friendships, welcome new student affairs professionals to the field and recognize our peers for the incredible work they are doing on their campuses. I would also like to thank each committee chair, and co-chair, for all of their hard work throughout the year! Thank you to Barb, Mike and the Program Committee for providing us with several learning opportunities which included conference program sessions, webinars, the poster series and the facilities show and tell. Thanks to P.C., Mari and the SHO Committee for their commitment to consistently inviting our student affairs colleagues to present on topics that allow us to dialogue and share ideas. To Sundi and the Marketing Committee, thank you for keeping us all connected through the AIMHO Angle. To Troy, Laura and the AIMHO College Committee, thank you for providing our new student affairs professionals with the opportunity to learn more about diversity and social justice, budgeting, learning communities and so much more. Thank you to Victor and the Awards and Recognition Committee for all of their hard work in acknowledging our peers. Congratulations to all of the award and scholarship recipients! Jenn and Nicole, thank you and the Diversity and Social Justice Committee for reminding us how important diversity and social justice is in the work we do every day. To Josh and Dan, your work with the website gets better and better every day. Thank you for your continued efforts to make us look good. We are excited to see the new and improved website! To our State and Provincial Reps, thank you for your continued efforts to invite more people to join our AIMHO family. Thank you to Richard and the Research and Information Committee for their on-going efforts to assess the needs of our Association. As we move into the new year, the Executive Committee is looking forward to keeping our budget balanced, maintaining our history, recruiting new member schools, continuing to work on the AIMHO Leaders manual, implementing the strategic plan and keeping us connected to our student leaders. I hope the end of the fall semester is a quiet one for all of us as our students prepare for finals and we all look forward to some down time with family and friends. May your new year be filled with lots of love, laughter and new memories!

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ConnectingwithAIMHO

New to the region and looking to connect with other professionals in AIMHO? Been around a while, but looking to get move involved with the region? No matter where you are with your professional career in AIMHO, here are some great ways to connect with AIMHO!

AIMHO Website

Check out the AIMHO website for plenty of information about AIMHO and how to get involved! You can learn about Commmittees, conferences, and read up on what is happening in your state/province.

Social Media

Connect with AIMHO through Facebook and Twitter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/AIMHO.Intermountain Twitter: @aimho OR www.twitter.com/aimho AIMHO 365 Twitter: @aimho365 OR www.twitter.com/aimho365

AIMHO Listserv

The AIMHO listserve provides vital communication between its members. It’s a great place to give and receive peer feedback and find out about important updates and upcoming events. To join the listserve, go to http://www.aimho. org/ membership/listserv and click on the link following the prompt: “To sign -up forthe AIMHO listserv”.

Webinars

AIMHO is committed to providing on-going professional development opportunities for its members all year long. One of the great ways that this is accomplished is through webinars! Keep an eye out for webinars all year long!

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“Very randomly discovering over lunch that Allison Hayes (Weber State) and I have an Oklahoma State University connection. Go pokes! It truly is a small world.” - Alli Myers St. John, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Review

Keynote Presentation Recap ACUHO-I Foundation Programs, Case Study and Poster Session Corporate Partner Fair and Lyle Morris Award Conference Recognition Twitterecognize

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“My favorite AIMHO moment for this year was hearing the inspiring words of our AIMHO President Julie Franklin as she shared her family’s story as well as her take on AIMHO. Plus, her gift to the region and her new “special” shoes inspired everyone with what she is willing to do for our profession. ” - Cory Shapiro, Arizona State University


KeynotePresentationRecap By: Abby Porter, Brigham Young University

Shane Windmeyer, champion for LGBTQ issues on college campuses, delivered the keynote address for AIMHO 2013 and laid the framework for a conference based on meeting the needs of all of our student populations. Windmeyer is the cofounder and Executive Director of Campus Pride, the only national organization for student leaders and campus organizations working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students. In his address “The State of Higher Education”, Windmeyer brought up statistics about LGBTQ students on college campuses, saying that one-third of LGBTQ students seriously considered leaving their universities because of the climate at their colleges. Windmeyer advocated that colleges begin to track their LGBTQ students, indicating that they should ask a question about identity on their college applications so that university officials can do a better job of serving this community. Windmeyer asked how we can be proactive as opposed to reactive in our housing, anticipating issues and the needs of the community before they are expressed. Windmeyer introduced housing officials to the Campus Pride Index, a tool for assisting campuses to learn how to improve their LGBTQ campus life and shape a more inclusive, welcoming, and respectful educational experience. University officials can visit the website and take the self-assessment questions which correspond to eight different LGBT-friendly factors. Windmeyer was the keynote speaker at AIMHO college as well as AIMHO proper and also presented at three extra program sessions, making a marathon weekend for him. We thank him for his willingness to educate us about how we can better meet the needs of our students.

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By: Andrew Campbell, ACUHO-I Foundation Regional Representative for AIMHO Greetings AIMHO! It was great seeing everyone in Las Vegas for AIMHO 2013! This was my first AIMHO serving at the ACUHO-I Foundation Representative for the region. As I stated during the conference, the goal of all nine of the Foundation Regional Representatives is to raise at least $1,000 at our regional conferences. AIMHO definitely exceeded this goal by raising $2,550 at the conference through one-time donations, purchasing of raffle tickets, and $25 for 25 pledges. Again, I would like to thank everyone who either donated, made pledges and purchased raffle tickets. Also, thank you to those who attended my session about the ACUHO-I Foundation called “Investing in Our Future: It’s Never A Gamble and Everyone Wins.” Hope everyone has a great holiday season! I will see some of you in Washington, D.C. for ACUHO-I, and most of you in Logan, Utah for AIMHO 2014!

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Programs,CaseStudyandPosterSession By: Program Committee

The 2013 Programming Committee is pleased to announce the Top 6 Program winners from the annual conference in Las Vegas (in no particular order): Playing Poker at the Craps Table: Job Searching and Networking by Jenn Hiatt, University of Arizona Jumping on the Already Moving Train by Laura Giles and Kyle Oldham, Colorado State University From Supervision to Inspiration by Jon Wheeler, Bethany Hargraves, and David Ward, University of Arizona Gender Inclusive Housing: From Conceptualization to Implementation by Matthew Tombaugh and Dana Gant, Northern Arizona University • Managing Up: How to Get the Most Out of Your Supervisor by Bethany Hargraves and Alissa Zimmerman, University of Arizona • • • •

The overall top program, which was selected to represent AIMHO at the ACUHO-I annual conference as the “Best of AIMHO”: Getting the Right People on the Train: Selecting, Training, Supervising, and Evaluating Professional Staff by Nick Sweeton, University of Arizona The winning poster in the First Annual Poster Session was presented by Sue Belatti of Northern Arizona University, entitled “Assessment in Action”. The winning case study team members were: • • • • • •

Ashley Baggot, Northern Arizona University Emily Busby, Casper College Christine Clock, Adams State University Jediah Cummins, University of Northern Colorado Maggie Roque, University of Utah Jonathan Sander, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions to the AIMHO region!

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“This conference was incredible, but I want to give a huge shout out to the AIMHO College folks for putting on an amazing pre-conference. As a new professional attending my first AIMHO conference, having the ability to meet a group of people in the same situation as I am was so rewarding. The presentations were really helpful and gave me new motivation to get up for work every morning.” - Brande Bernat, Weber State University

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“Awarding our 2013 Lyle Morse Corporate Partner of the Year Award with Lyle at my side, just months away from his retirement in April 2014. Being able to share publically how Lyle and his furniture company (Norse Furniture) single handedly saved the first year of my professional career! What Lyle meant to me and many others in the region. Having the opportunity to recognize all the previous recipients who were in the room with us and then having Lyle assist in awarding Stu Reynolds of Transformations Furniture with the AIMHO Corporate Partner of the year for 2013. These CP’s are our lifeblood and more importantly, our friends.”

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- Brade Shade, University of Northern Colorado

CorporatePartnerFairandLyleMorrisAward By: Tem J. Sedgwick, AIMHO 2013 Corporate Partner Coordinator

Like many of you on the Residential Life side of the Housing fence, my current position does not bring me into frequent contact with vendors pitching their products. I do get some sporadic calls, but nothing like our colleagues on the facilities, purchasing, maintenance, or CHO side do. After being fortunate enough to coordinate the Corporate Partner recruitment for the 2013 AIMHO (Las Vegas) for the past 12 months, I now have a bit of envy for those colleagues. As a whole, the Corporate Partners in our region are pretty remarkable people. I came away from this experience with increased respect for their knowledge of our field and their concern with providing outstanding service for our students. Coordinating Corporate Partners for our annual conference comes with a bit of pressure. You present a proposed registration price point when you submit your host bid two years prior, and while that may change a little bit, you know you have to offset a large percentage of your conference costs through the money raised from Corporate Partners. That amount varies year by year, but minimally you need to cover your costs and also provide $13,000.00 back to the AIMHO organization. Our region has been very fortunate through the years to have received strong support from Corporate Partners, generating anywhere from $19,500.00 in 2001 to $52,000.00 in 2010, with a mean of $33,500.00 over the past 11 years, with anywhere from 17 to 33 vendors participating each year. As I discovered, the majority of these Corporate Partners exhibit year after year due not just to the potential customers we may represent, but rather because of the relationships developed over time throughout our region. Time after time, Corporate Partners mentioned a distinct “family feel” when attending AIMHO, and a sense of welcoming collegiality distinct to our region, as well as strong bonds with specific partner schools or individuals. Those relationships were key to bringing in 31 Corporate Partners to support AIMHO 2013, while raising over $62,000.00 in support of our organization, as well as some pretty impressive raffle give-aways. I imagine low costs, easy flights, and a chance for a November excursion to Las Vegas didn’t hurt, either. For those of you who were not able to attend AIMHO 2013, please note our most recent Lyle Morris Award winner (this award goes to the an AIMHO Corporate Partner who has served our region with distinction for at least the past five years), Stu Reynolds of Transformations Furniture. Stu was recognized for his level of care, compassion, and concern for both his product and for the relationships he has built throughout our region. My sincere appreciation goes to everyone who took time to wander the Corporate Partner Fair and interact with these vendors. The relationships one begins to build during those few hours, as well as over lunch, may help you as a professional in the short term, and it certainly helps our association build stronger partnerships that benefit AIMHO in the long term.

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ConferenceRecognition By: Awards & Recognition Committee

The AIMHO Annual Conference gave us the opportunity to recognize through awards, scholarships and outgoing Committee Chairs and Executive Committee members. Conference Award Recipients Professional/Graduate Social Justice Action Award Larissa Romero-Perry, University of Northern Colorado Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award Alexis Banta, Casper College Outstanding New Professional Award Edgar Anaya, Fort Lewis College

Undergraduate Student Social Justice Action Award Sergio Portesan, Colorado College Outstanding Graduate Student Award Samantha Harbison, Northern Arizona University Outstanding Mid-Level Professional Award Justin Weis, Colorado College

Distinguished Service Award Kacie Pecor, University of Utah Robert Perez, Arizona State University – Tempe Allison DeWaele, Colorado State University Kathy Coutlee, Fort Lewis College Greg Johnson, University of Northern Colorado

Outstanding Service Award Barb Remsburg, University of Utah

Scholarship Recipients Dick Danes Memorial Scholarship Portia Anderson, University of Utah Anthonia Prince, Northern Arizona University

Dallan Sanders Memorial Scholarship Meghan Walsh, Fort Lewis College Michael Scudder, Central Arizona College Scott Mathie, Snow College Justin Clark, Arizona State University - Tempe

AIMHO College Scholarship Brad Young, University of Wyoming Christine Clock, Adams State University Samantha Maxfield, Utah State University Erika-Danielle Lindstrom, Regis University Jacob Matthews, Fort Lewis College New School Registration Scholarship Shar Jenniges, Prescott College

Small School Registration Scholarship Collin Wallace, Sheridan College Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice Scholarship Xavier Derek Hudson, Fort Lewis College

Outgoing Executive Committee Members & Committee Chairs Secretary - Elizabeth Grant Greenfield, Montana State University, Bozeman Member-at-Large, Entry Level - Megan Chibanga, University of New Mexico Immediate Past President - Cindy Anderson, Northern Arizona University AIMHO College Committee - Troy Lee Campbell, Northern Arizona University Programming Committee - Barb Remsburg, University of Utah Research and Information Committee - Richard Workman, Utah State University Senior Housing Officer (SHO) Institute Committee - Patrick “PC” Call, University of Wyoming AIMHO Website Committee - Josh Hill, University of Arizona 10 | AIMHO Angle


Twitterecognize

By: Awards & Recognition Committee & Scott Mathie

This past AIMHO conference, we were able to recognize members within our region who were present at the conference and beyond. This year, we instituted the “Twitterecognize� campaign through the use of Twitter and the hashtag #youvebeenrecognized. This was an amazing way for people attending the conference to recognize others for great presentations, acts of kindness, offering advice and so forth. We even received tweets with this hashtag from people who were unable to attend the conference! Below are just some of the tweets that took part.

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AIMHO365

By: AIMHO 365 Committee

On behalf of the AIMHO 365 committee we would like to share with you some of the things we are planning on doing this year with our Twitter account. AIMHO 365 will be coordinating a variety of trainings, updates and information sharing with the region throughout the year. Our goal is to make AIMHO a daily part of everyone in the region’s daily professional lives. One of the first actions from the committee was to create our new Twitter account. Justin Clark from Arizona State University created our twitter account, which is @AIMHO365 - so please go follow us! Throughout the year we will be using this account to share ideas through social media, engage people in conversation about current events, etc. We know the region has an account, and we don’t want to step on their toes with it--but that account seems mostly to be for making announcements and giving shout outs around conferences. The AIMHO 365 committee was thinking ours could focus more on asking questions and giving members the opportunity to share their ideas/practices/resources with the region.

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We would also like to use our account to promote professional development opportunities you may not have heard about otherwise. We will be promoting the #sachat which is hosted every Thursday at 1:00pm EST to keep our region involved nationally. We are also in the process of talking about starting an AIMHO chat with hot topics that are specifically relevant to our region. In regard to that we will also put out a call for topics in case anyone has a hot topic they would like to see discussed or even if they would like to be the host of the AIMHO chat for that segment.

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Mainly our goal is just to keep people connected throughout the rest of the year outside the conference. We know there are a lot of people out there who started their Twitter accounts just so they could use it while they were at AIMHO, and we wanted to give them a chance to use them year round! So once again, please follow our twitter account, @AIMHO365 and stay engaged with your colleagues in AIMHO year round! If you have any ideas you would like to share with our committee that you would like to see us do with our social media accounts or just in general throughout the year please feel free to email Justin at Justin.P.Clark@asu.edu , Ben at ben_hess@byu.edu or PC at pcall@uwyo.edu & we will make sure to pass the word along!

Follow@AIMHO365onTwittertodaytostay up-to-datewithprofessionaldevelopmentopportunities!

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“My favorite AIMHO moment was seeing the tight bond that formed for the participants of the AIMHO College. In a few short days, they became VERY close!” - Christopher Anderson, University of Utah


Hello AIMHO! Your students in IACURH have certainly been busy! We just wrapped up our regional conference a few weeks ago. We are grateful to Brigham Young University for hosting us on their beautiful campus. A huge shout out to AIMHO’s own Ben Hess for advising the conference, he certainly showed IACURH how amazing BYU is. Although there was much fun to be had down in Provo, the IACURH monkeys were hard at work. We had 99 programs presented, 13 awards selected and numerous pieces of legislation reviewed. A special shout out to Colorado State University who will be representing IACURH as the regional winner for Program of the Year! In terms of legislation, the region has also advanced our identity of NRHH! We will now have NRHH Presidents select several awards, and they will also be able to have their own boardroom! I am also proud to announce that the University of Idaho will host IACURH 2014! Be ready to send your students Through the Looking Glass at next year’s conference! Finally, I would like to thank Julie Franklin for coming and presenting on behalf of AIMHO! Many of our delegates enjoyed hearing her speak and we really appreciate and value the strong relationship between IACURH and AIMHO. IACURH will meet again in January at Close but No Frills hosted by Utah State University! I can’t wait to see many of you there. Monkey Love, Brett Kohring IACURH Director

IACURH2013Awards

Advisor of the Year - Portia Anderson, University of Utah Distinguished Service Award - Wynchester Whetten, University of Utah Executive Board Member of the Year - Jennifer Gray, University of Arizona IACURH Service Award - Brianna Gomez, Northern Arizona University NCC of the Year - Dom Bills, Brigham Young University NRHH President of the Year - Katie Barr, Arizona State University-Tempe Paula Bland Award for Professional Service - Jed Cummins, University of Northern Colorado Program of the Year - Before I Die, Colorado State University Resident Assistant/Advisor of the Year - Michael Cook, Brigham Young University RHA Building Block of the Year - Arizona State Univesity-Polytechnic RHA President of the Year - Luke Knudsen, Fort Lewis College School of the Year - University of Northern Colorado Student of the Year - Kayla Arrington, Utah State University

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HostingaStudentConference By: Amanda Mollet, University of Idaho

IACURH is over. The students gained new ideas, increased their motivation, and were likely inspired by others. Attending conference encourages them to dream and think about all that they could do—which, for some might include hosting a regional conference! That moment in a van headed home from IACURH when a student comments, “Hey everyone! IACURH was so wonderful; I think we should bid to host!” The advisor’s heart skips a few beats as the other students enthusiastically chime in. By the time the delegation is back to campus the students are determined that they can, should, and will host the conference! What’s an advisor to do in this situation?

Discuss with the department and RHA to identify the institutional requirements to provide support. This could include things such as: a specified number of interested students, check point deadlines for completion of various aspects, completed bid drafts by certain dates, consistent bid team meetings with full attendance, ability to get the price to a specified point, communication plan with department/RHA, etc.

It is easy to understand why advisors and institutions might be apprehensive about hosting a regional or No Frills conference, or dare to say a NACURH. Yet, with adequate preparation, conference hosting has the potential to be one of the most rewarding experiences for the students, advisors, RHA, department and institution hosting. So, when your students express the dream to host, consider the possibility that this just might be there time. What does it take to host?

Resources. The IACURH region has excellent resources to guide in the conference hosting process—utilize them! There are budget templates, policy book guidelines, and even a bidding guide! Additionally, view past bids, and wrap up reports!

“Asastudent-runassociation, conferencehostingshouldbe nodifferent.”

The bid process can be intimidating but strong preparation will aid your students in being successful. Practice their presentation time and time again; brainstorm every possible (and even crazy) question that someone might Students. As a student-run association, conference ask. Help your students to have answers to everything hosting should be no different. Encourage interested from housing transgender delegates, to ADA accessible students to host an interest meeting to gauge the number transportation, to dietary needs, programming deadlines, and commitment of other possible conference staff. conference logistics, dress up ideas with the theme, and Make certain students have an accurate understanding even why each of them is passionate about hosting the of the required time commitment. Guide the students in conference. Invite campus partners that know nothing brainstorming unexpected places to look for people— about IACURH to watch and ask questions. branch out from the students that are already over committed. Expand beyond your RHA/NRHH leadership While conference hosting is yet another time commitment to ensure the organization(s) have adequate leadership to for advisors that are already busy, I have yet to experience sustain during the hosting process. There will inevitably anything as impactful as watching the development of be some turn over, so if possible plan to have a few extra my students from the beginning of the bidding process people involved that can transition as needed. to the closing ceremonies of their conference. So, when you are approached by students with the crazy idea to Space. The IACURH region is host to institutions big host, consider not jumping immediately to, “No.” and and small. When presented with the idea of hosting, the instead take a deep breath and help them to see if first question is if it is physically possible for your campus hosting could be a reality. Perhaps we’ll be announcing to host the conference. Have the interested students your institution as the host of IACURH or No Frills 2015! assess: hotel space, space for mass gatherings, dining, and meetings/programming. Support. Hosting a conference is an institutional commitment. Once the students receive the bid, the institution is then required to host the conference. 14 | AIMHO Angle


WinterPreparednessinHousing By: Jeremy D. Homolka, University of Utah

For many AIMHO member schools, “THE” time of the year is upon us…winter. And yes, for many staff and students, winter is “THE” time of the year – the time for snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowball fights, of course. Now, winter technically doesn’t start until December 21, but for some, it began back in early October when areas of our region first received snow. Snow is arguably one of the most beautiful and picturesque things in the world, but it also can bring about stress, risk, and dangers as well. Those of us, who work in areas where snow is common during the winter, have the duty to not only educate ourselves about winter safety, but also the students who live with us.

snowtip #456

shovel your car out before trying to move it.

need a shovel? check one out from the MHC or PHC front desk!

Housing & Residential Education at the University of Utah is no stranger to winter and snow. Sitting along the mountains of the Wasatch Front, snow starts early and can easily last for months on end. And with familiarity, brings intentional focus and planning - which when it comes to winter, is critical. This year, our department has reviewed many aspects of our winter preparedness and has begun to make edits and improvements where necessary. It is our hope that by thinking ahead each year, that we can work to eliminate many of the stresses, risks, and dangers that winter brings.

snowtip #27

First and foremost, education of residents. Winter safety and preparedness is a topic that many students may not get the chance to be educated on in the classroom. So, we have taken on the role of providing this opportunity for our residents. This education comes in a variety of ways, from community programs, to trainings, to flyers and posters. One fun and passive way that our department has focused on winter education, is through the use of “Snowtips” posters. These are posters that focus on important, basic winter tips, but through a fun and engaging way. They are simple, to the point, and humorous. Our communities each were given several of these to be posted, so every resident has access to at least two to three different tips within just their own community. If they go one floor up or down, they will see two to three different tips than what is posted on their own floor. The hope is that the education reaches every resident, as least once, and that they remember and use the tip when necessary.

sure, sliding on ice is cool. but you can hurt yourself. a lot.

We have also asked all areas to create and prepare “boxed programs” that RAs can utilize in the event a major winter storm when residents are unable to leave the building/campus. Instead of providing nothing to do for residents (and allowing that to lead to the creation of issues and problems), RAs have access to ready-to-go, little planning programming that can be implemented within a moment’s notice. Something a little extra like this, may keep follow-up and conduct at a lower level after the storm is over. To assist with many of the tips that we are asking residents to follow, our department has begun to provide some basic winter items for resident use as well. These include shovels, cat litter (for traction), and small bags of ice melt. Residents can pick-up these items at the Housing Front Desks and use them as appropriate. Not every student has the access or means to obtain these items, so we can help in providing some for them. Dec 2013 | 15


WinterPreparednessinHousing(continued)

snowtip #56

Another area of winter preparedness for us was the creation of a Winter Storm Protocol. This protocol encompasses all aspects of a winter storm – the before, the during, and the after. Instead of just remembering to do something, it is now written down and detailed. The steps taken include everything from notifications of storms to residents, to communication with involved campus partners (ie. commuter services, campus police, grounds, etc), to listing who is considered essential personnel within our department. One of the newest additions to the protocol this year is the posting of A-frame signage at the entrances to Housing parking lots with the day and time of snow removals. In previous years, we have learned that emptying parking lots of snow is a difficult process due to the number of cars left in the lot at the cleaning time. These new A-frame signs will hopefully assist in notifying residents to remove their car prior to the scheduled cleaning. The protocol also has the step of reminding Campus Grounds of our ADA routes to and from buildings and parking lots. This is important, as each time it snows, these routes need to be cleared again, as soon as possible.

icicles happen, look out for them.

Winter preparedness has no right or perfect answer, as it should and needs to be tailored to each campus. However, it is a situation that many schools within our region face each and every year. Maybe it is time for your department to consider taking a look at what you do to ensure the safety and comfort level of your residents during the winter. Is your department or institution doing something innovative with winter preparedness? Tweet at @AIMHO and share it with the region! Happy winter to all! “I had many wonderful memories from the 2013 AIMHO conference! I got to co-present twice, catch up with some old friends from across the region, make new friends and work with the lovely Victor Salazar on recognizing some amazing people in the region for all of the great things they did last year and at the conference, through the Awards and Recognition committee! I had an amazing time at the conference and I am super excited to work with the Awards and Recognition committee again to do some awesome and new things this year and for the upcoming conference!” - Catherine LaRoche, Arizona State University

“My favorite AIMHO moment was sharing a “happy cap” with Sue Belatti, Barb Remsburg, Brittany Johnson, Jeff Rosenberry and Mike Billar.” - Shirl Portillos, Colorado State University

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“My favorite AIMHO moment was the realization that after 6 years, I actually went in to the Corporate Partner Fair looking for vendors and information to bring back for my RHA on care packages and linen packages. It was an exciting moment to realize that after doing a presentation for several years on the importance of the Corporate Partner Fair, I was now an active participant! Nick Sweeton’s presentation was also so motivating for me! It gave me so many ideas on how to enhance/change some of our interviewing and evaluation practices here at NAU!” - Victor Salazar, Northern Arizona University

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AIMHO2014

MeettheChallenge

Join us! November 9-11 in Logan, Utah at AIMHO, housing officers from across the region will gather to rise up and ‘Meet the Challenge’. Set in a beautiful landscape, and on top of a hill, Utah State University awaits students to arrive as young eager minds and launches them into the world prepared to become the next generation of leaders. In Logan you may discover ambition with its top-notch education, discover adrenaline with its outdoor activities, and ultimately discover yourself. With the second oldest undergraduate research program in the nation, Utah State has much to offer to curious minds. USU—long standing tradition with promising futures for all.

Utah State Housing and Residence Life creates environments where students may not only have a place to sleep, but a place where they can become more involved. With activities around every corner, students will always be able to experience their campus life to its fullest. With several different living learning communities, Utah State University aids students in their academic endeavors, all the while giving them a social atmosphere to grow in. There will be plenty in store for us when we travel to Logan, Utah next November. Preparations have already begun! As we continue to feed off the fire we gained at AIMHO this year, prepare now to make AIMHO 2014 even better. We know that AIMHO is as only as good as good as its members, so how good will you be? We learned from some amazing program sessions and now it’s your turn. Check for updates on when program proposals are open and for more updates concerning AIMHO 2014.

Let’s stay connected, and lets MEET THE CHALLENGE in 2014. See you there! Dec 2013 | 17


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If printed, please recycle when finished using. The AIMHO Angle is a compliation of submissions from students and staff members of the AIMHO region. Each issue is prepared and distributed by the AIMHO Marketing Committee. Submit your own article for the next AIMHO Angle! Email it to: aimhoregion@gmail.com

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