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ANTSHE 2011 C ONFERENCE @ K ENNESAW S TATE This years conference was another success! Mr. Todd Powell M.A. Ed Assistant Director of Adult Learner Programs and his conference facilitators showed all conference attendees a wonderful time. Our speakers were a variety of talented individuals from various colleges and universities. Dr. Carol Ann Baily showed us how the persistence of Wile E. Coyote correlates to the adult learners experience. The NTSO of University of North Carolina at Charlotte intrigued us with a presentation called “Team Building by the Numbers.” While Dorothy Hughes of Purdue University gave us strategies to balance home, work and college. These are only a few of the special people who made the conference a learning, interesting, and fun experience. During the conference two laptop computers were raffled off to two lucky people. This year we had lots of school donated baskets to raffle off during our silent auction which was really quite a success. Our recognized school for “Non-Trad Week” was Southern Illinois University who had a creative and meaningful non-trad week celebration for non-traditional students. The ANTSHE Brick Award goes to - Mr. Maurice Brown of Kaplan University, congratulations! There was also a special surprise for one of our board members Karen Mitchell who was presented an “Outstanding Board Member” by President Jeff Bunnell. Oh, we can’t forget our awardees for the ANTSHE scholarships; As you can see the conference had lots of great things happening and if you couldn’t come you were missed. Here is a heads up about the next conference for 2012 - it will be held at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. We’ll get the information out as soon as possible so you can start saving for next year. Just a reminder! Please start soon in nominating your special people for ANTSHE Awards; get ready to get busy filling out information for ANTSHE Scholarships; and don’t forget to
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Scavenger Hunt p. 3
Scholarships p. 10
Recipes p. 4
Announcements P. 8 & 9
Student Articles p. 6 & 7
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N EED E XPERIENCE ? I NTERNSHIPS ! V OLUNTEERING ! need or want to gain some experience then look no further because we have two websites to tell you about. Internships.com is an awesome place to start if your looking for an internship. VolunteerMatch.com is perfect for finding local community volunteering. Both of these websites offer a huge resource for finding ways to gain experience either in your field or study or related to your field of study. These days internships and
volunteering are great for resumes to show that you took initiative to gain experience/s on your own. Even in the job market volunteering is seen as experience. So instead of worrying about how your going to gain experience and knowledge look at these websites to find internships and volunteering experiences. Summer is a great time while on break to do these so they don’t interfere with classes.
story about your internship or volunteering experiences. You can help encourage others to do the same. If you have resources you would like to share please send them to Sherry at Communications@antshe.org
Good luck! Share your
J OHN ’ S V ETRAN C ORNER The Truman Project is launching a new initiative this summer that will train and mobilize organizers to strategically build up our nationwide network of veterans. If you're interested in getting involved, let us know -- and if you know someone else who might want to take part in this effort, please don't hesitate to pass this along. Details on the program, and how to apply, are below. TRUMAN NATIONAL SECURITY PROJECT – SUMMER VETERANS ORGANIZING POSITION Title: Summer Veterans Organizer Locations: Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri Do you want to do something different this summer? How about helping change the country! The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership institute, the nation's only organization that recruits, trains and positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on national security. Having
progressive veterans and military families leading on security issues makes America a better place, by putting these patriots where they belong–leading on the frontlines of the democracy they fought to protect. No one plays a greater role in securing America than our veterans, and the Truman Project has launched a new summer training and organizing program aimed at recruiting and training veterans in key districts across the country. Individuals who are chosen for this highly-selective organizing, recruiting and training opportunity will be brought to Washington D.C. for a three-day training with some of the country’s top political trainers before beginning the seven week position. While organizers are out in the field transforming veterans networks in key locations, they will report directly to the Truman Project's nationally recognized advocacy staff.
Military background or connec-
tion to the veterans community
Excellent communication and writing skills
Willingness to travel
Strong interpersonal skills Knowledge of and interest in current affairs
Ability to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Microsoft Office Participants must have a reliable vehicle and will be responsible for their own housing while in district. Organizers will be paid a living allowance of $350/week and will be reimbursed for mileage incurred while working. If selected, organizers will be brought to Washington D.C. to attend the training from Monday, June 20th to Wednesday, June 22th. The in state field program will run from June 27August 12th. Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 8th. Please email cover letter, resume and two references firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Summer Organizer” in the email subject line.
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This year at conference we had to say good-bye to several of our ANTSHE Board members. ANTSHE Association would like to “thank” these board members for all their hard work and the dedication; Donna Minkley Vice President, Interim President, and Scholarship Officer. Stephanie Sirovatka Marshall Scholarship Officer Kristian Alton - Student
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member & Student Coordinator Amanda King - Student member & Student Coordinator Crickett Bounataud - Communications officer
list - you are welcome back any time. We also welcomed a new member Chris Grossman from North Dakota State University as StudentRep3 and Tina Hancock from Kaplan University as our new ANTSHE Secretary.
Congratulations to Karen Mitchell our newly elected Finance officer moving from secretary As stated by our President Mr. position; Sherry Rochester Murray newly elected Jeff Bunnell; “it has been a Communications officer moving from studentreprivilege to work with all of p3. you and we appreciate everything you have done on behalf Ready to Volunteer? We need student of ANTSHE. If life and cirrepresentatives! cumstances ever allow you to volunteer again, please keep ANTSHE on the top of your
ANTSHE M EMBERSHIP D RIVE ? Y EP ! This year we need to bring our membership up! Nontraditional students need to know that there is a place just for them out in the world who cares. Not knowing means they miss out on resources, scholarships, awards, networking, connecting, and conferences. Can you help spread the word? We are looking for some unique and exciting new ways to get ANTSHE out
to the non-traditional student population. We need for colleges and universities to learn about us so they can share information about us too. So here is the scoop on the membership drive; 1) Membership drive starts June 10, 2011 and ends October 14, 2011. 2) Develop can campaign or event for membership drive. Share your cam-
paign or event so we can post it the journal and online. 3) Make a list of every new member you bring to ANTSHE and win a special prize that will be presented at the 15th Annual ANTSHE Conference. Happy Membership Driving! Keena Baker: email@example.com
On June 17, 2011, be sure to check out the myantshe.org website for the hunting clues for the “scavenger hunt.” Once you find all the answers then you submit them to Communications officer Sherry at Communications@antshe.org . Information for the Scavenger Hunt clues will be found within the antshe.org and myantshe.org websites. First “two” non-traditional students to correctly answer all the questions in the scavenger hunt will receive “FREE Registration to 15th Annual ANTSHE Conference” (a $90.00 value). During conference we will take the rest of those entries that were correct and do a drawing that we will pick two names from for additional prizes.
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R ECIPE C ORNER : D AN ’ S S UMMER R UB Daniel Murray is a student at Kaplan University working on getting his bachelor degree. His favorite hobby and definitely his passion is cooking. With summer around the corner he says “every rib deserves a good rub.” Dan shares his all time favorite meat rub for grilling out. He says this recipe is good for all kinds of meats as well as awesome for grilling out those shrimp and veggies too.
2 Tablespoons - Chili powder
3 cups - Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
Mix them up in a container with a lid vigorously. 2 - 3 Tablespoons is used per pound.
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Kosher salt 4 Tablespoons - Paprika 1 Tablespoon - Black pepper 1 Tablespoon - Onion powder 1 Tablespoon - Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon - Oregano
To get the best taste, rub your meat or marinate veggies - shrimp ect… the night before. Pull out when your ready to grill or smoke. Enjoy the wonderful aroma and the awesome taste (this is not a spicy rub).
M EMBERSHIP O FFICER K EENA B AKER S AY ’ S The weather is changing and in some areas the heat has already hit some high numbers. I know at first kids are excited to be out of school and they are enjoying the lazy time and the sleeping in, but being responsible parents as we are, we want to keep their little minds fresh and active. I know it is going to be hot outside but we need to keep them physically active. Here are some ideas to help: take a bike ride, have a scavenger hunt, planting flowers, helping some elder neighbors in the neighborhood. If you need to cool off what better way to do that than with water balloon fight or squirt gun fight. Maybe you want to make the activities educational I got ideas for that too: beach ball math, pin the toppings on the pizza. But if you are busy like my family and
you are already involved in everything physically then maybe you and your family need to keep a mental charge going. There are simple games you can do on the way to these events that are across town. With the younger ones you play I-Spy and with the older ones math is always fun. You can find some equation like how many compact cars are there to every SUV, what is the ratio to women driving and men driving. You can always play a color game or a guessing game. Anything to keep the mind and body moving is beneficial to everyone. I am going to wrap it up here but before I do I want to say something and pay attention because this is happening more and more every day. Children playing outside in the sun need to stay hydrated. They need to drink plenty of fluids and not just soda, but water, PowerAde, Gatorade, or
something that will replace the lost electrolytes in the body. Keep bananas and oranges in the house as they are a good source of potassium for the muscles. Stay away from starchy foods as they provide a lot of salt to body, but it can be too much salt. Eat fresh and stay cool. For more fun mental and physical ideas check out: http://kidshealth.org/kid/ they have information for both the parents and the kids.
"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." — Abigail Adams: Was the wife of U.S.. President John Adams
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S ANDY M C L ELLAND ’ S C ONFERENCE C ORNER It was a very rewarding and fun ANTSHE Conference in Kennesaw last March. A special thanks to the local conference planning committee. Great job, Todd Powell! I know at the University of Utah last year we did not plan early enough to complete all of the procedural work to process funding through our Student Association to cover the costs of students to attend the ANTSHE Conference. I learned much this past year.
We will be addressing the issue as early as this summer so we can see that funding is provided for a few students to attend the conference. Many conferences are designed with the primary focus on professionals working in the area of academic advising. At the ANTSHE Conference we see a blend of professionals and students. What makes it truly unique is we usually cannot tell who is who. PLAN AHEAD… Let’s see
all of you at Eastern Kentucky University next March 23-25, 2012 for the 15th Annual ANTSHE Conference
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If you have never nominated or maybe you never knew about them ANTSHE has special awards for those special mentors in your academic lives. From students to administration to professors we have a special award that you can nominate them for.
MORE ABOUT THE TYPE OF AWARD
Remember that these are people who strive to make college and university life as a non-traditional student better. We’re looking for those super-terrific, absolutely, phenomenal, persons who go above and beyond not just for you but for “all” nontraditional students. On page 11 of this journal
are the full descriptions of the ANTSHE Awards. If you know a deserving person/s you would like to “thank’ with an ANTSHE award go to antshe.org under awards to fill out the form online or you can mail it in. March 1, 2012 is the last day for award submissions!
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N ON -T RAD F EATURES S TUDENT A RTICLES & S TORIES
It’s Summer Time and Classes: What Do I Do? Mindy James, Clayton State As an undergraduate student I never took classes in summer. There were a multitude of reasons; the most being it was expensive; I did not receive extra financial aid for summer classes. I also was a single parent and did not want to pay to put my kids in a summer program. When I transitioned into a graduate program I knew that summer classes were a requirement. I am still a single parent to three elementary aged children. Handling the cost of summer classes took preparation that started at the beginning of the academic year. To compensate for the cost of summer tuition I withheld a third of my financial aid for fall and spring and placed that aside for summer. This way I had tuition, book money, and childcare costs saved for summer. A lot of work goes into making sure your kids are taken care of so you can attend classes. The first is finding a place for them to be. Perhaps the cheapest option is to have them stay with family and friends. I elected to place my children in a summer camp. I tackled this problem like a school paper. First I did research. I found all the camps that were near our house or on the way to my school. I then obtained the cost of attending the program as well as discounts available for low income or multiple children. Next I found out what each program did during the summer. Some programs had the children play in a gym all day. Others took the children swimming multiple times as well as to extravagant field trips. My ultimate goal was to find a program that gave my children an exciting summer, but was one that I could realistically afford. We settled on a summer camp ran by the Boys and Girls Club. It is thirty-five minutes away from home, but is near my school. My children will be at the program most of the day, and the driving time will allow us to have a chance to talk without the onslaught of dinner and chores. The Boys and Girls Club is also an affordable program geared towards lower income families. The program they are attending will give them the opportunity to swim, join clubs, and attend field trips. It was the best of both worlds. My children do not do well with change. To transition to the program we went in and saw how it was run. My children got to see the environment, which was different from their school, and meet instructors as well as children already in the program. By the time we left even my youngest child was begging me to let her go to summer camp tomorrow. And all of them insist that I not pick them up before five so they have plenty of time to play. This is a hard dilemma for non-traditional learners. We want to spend time with our children. Yet there is more to attending school then just sitting in classes. There is reading to do, papers to write, and obligations on our campus as well. It is important to factor in this time when deciding on your child’s care for summer. How beneficial is your learning going to be if you don’t have time to do homework? Does it benefit your child to have half your attention while you’re trying to read a textbook? Why not allow you half that time at school so you can devote your attention fully to schoolwork. Then when you come home to your children they will be able to adequately devote yourself to your children. The children are still in school but we are now prepared. I am enjoying my short break between spring and summer classes. We are ready for a great summer!
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FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATIONS NOW PROTECT ACTIVE DUTY, GUARD, AND RESERVE MILITARY PERSONNEL WHO ARE ATTENDING POST SECONDARY EDUCATION SCHOOLS IF THEY HAVE TO MISS SCHOOL DUE TO MILITARY ORDERS Commander Wayne L. Johnson, JAGC, Navy (Retired) Alexandria, VA In 2010, the Department of Education published regulations implementing the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008. The regulations, 5 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) section 668.18, went into effect July 1, 2010. The law is codified under 20 United States Code (U.S.C.) Section 1091c. Until the regulations were made effective, each educational institution was expected to make a good faith effort to comply with the language of the statute. The law and regulations accord the postsecondary education student whose education was interrupted by voluntary or involuntary military service the right to readmission to the educational program. These new requirements apply to any educational institution that participates in title IV federal student financial aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and the Federal Work-Study Program. This applies to the student who is a member of the National Guard or Reserves and who is called to active duty involuntarily or volunteers for an extended period of active duty. It applies to the student who starts an educational program (often part-time) while on active duty and who then must interrupt the educational program because of a deployment or a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). It also applies to a student who interrupts his or her education to enlist in a regular component of the armed forces. Such a person is entitled, as a matter of federal law, to resume the educational program later, either during or after the person's active duty service. EXTRA NOTE FOR RESERVE AND GUARD PERSONNEL: There may be instances where your active military service due to its short duration (or how mobilized for National Guard personnel) does not receive Federal education protection. In those cases, check to see what laws your state government has on this as they often provide additional protections - Ohio being one of them. Some states even give the service member the ability to sue the school for violating the state's law.
For additional information see: Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Law Review 1052, (http://www.roa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=law_review_1052 ) by Commander Wayne L. Johnson, JAGC, Navy (Retired), Alexandria, VA, provides more detailed information on this subject and who to contact regarding its implementation. The U.S. Department of Education PowerPoint presentation entitled "Readmission of Service members to Post-Secondary Institutions" posted on the Department of Defense’s Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) web site. http://www.dantes.doded.mil/Dantes_web/library/docs/news/ReadmissionofServicemembers.pdf The U.S. Department of Education “Frequently Asked Questions: Institutional Readmission Requirements for Service members” http:// www2.ed.gov/policy/highered/guid/readmission.html If someone needs to contact me about the above: Commander Wayne L. Johnson, JAGC, Navy (Retired) 3810 Cobblestone Court Alexandria, VA 22306-1309 (703) 765-2275 Home, (202)260-1807 Work
"Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." — Abigail Adams: Was the wife of U.S.. President John Adams
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ANTSHE 15th Annual Conference _______________________________________________________________________
Refreshing Your Past Downloading Your Future March 23 - 25, 2012
Hosted by Eastern Kentucky University ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Conference Details Coming Soon http://www.myantshe.org/AnnualConference
E astern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educational Institution.
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ANTSHE ASSOCIATION FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS N HIGHER EDUCATION
Writers & Story Tellers ANTSHE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL YOUR “NON-TRAD” STORY? OR DO YOU HAVE A “NON-TRAD” ARTICLE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?
Imagine that you have been invited to speak at a conference; what would you like to share with those who attend your presentation. Do you have resources that you would like to share? What about a special professor who has become your mentor? What does your school offer your non-trad students? These are some wonderful articles to share with other non-trad students and the “ANTSHE Non-Trad Journal” is the best international newsletter to publish those stories and articles. COME ON ! SHARE, SHARE, SHARE….. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Submit your articles and stories to: Communications@antshe.org - make sure that you put your name and an email address for contacting.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING YOUR ARTICLES AND STORIES
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Marius ‘Gabe’ DeGabriele Scholarship for Graduate Students & Kazimour Scholarships Don’t delay ~ the deadline is coming
For Undergraduate Students & Contributors Annual Scholarship Awarded Based on Contributions
THE APPLICATION PACKET FOR 2012-2013 SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT http://www.antshe.org/AwardsandScholarships/Scholarships.htm A.N.T.S.H.E. seeks to promote leadership and campus involvement, academic and personal success, and community engagement by offering four scholarships to its members. Ideal candidates will have contributed to the enrichment of their college and/or local community within in the last four years. Application Information: applicants must be a member of A.N.T.S.H.E. and either a graduate student, or an undergraduate student at either a two or four year institution. Eligible applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average as follows: graduate students – 3.5, and undergraduate students – 3.25. The application is available online at www.antshe.org
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ANTSHE AWARDS Below are the ANTSHE awards and what they’re recognition. If you know someone who is deserving of such recognition, please read each award description below, determine which one would apply, then submit your nomination to ANTSHE Secretary Tina Hancock @ firstname.lastname@example.org no less than 30 days prior to the conference date. All awards will be presented at the business meeting at the annual conference. Nominees do not have to be present to receive recognition but are encouraged to attend. Form is found online at ANTSHE.org.
The ―ANT award was established by ANTSHE to recognize outstanding student members who have made significant contributions to their local organization and serve as an inspiration to other ANTSHE members. This award is presented each year at the closing session of the Annual Conference and is voted on by the general membership. Nominations for the 2011 recipient of the ―ANT‖ award are due no later than 2:30 pm Saturday March 1st, 2012.
The ―ATOM ANT‖ award was established by ANTSHE to honor a faculty or staff member who exemplifies the spirit of ANTSHE by assisting Non-Traditional students on their campus and making their educational experience as pleasant as possible. This award is presented each year at the closing session of the Annual Conference and is voted on by the general membership. Nominations for the 2011 recipient of the ―ATOM ANT‖ award are due no later than 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 1st, 2012. ―BRICK AWARD‖
The ANTSHE ―Brick Award‖, established in 2005 by ANTSHE is an award that recognizes and honors those members who work ―behind the scenes‖ to assist their respective organizations and ―goes above and beyond‖ to support non-traditional students. This Brick award is for someone who is like a ―foundation‖ for the group. ―NATIONAL TREASURE AWARD‖
The ANTSHE ―National Treasure Award‖ is given by nomination to professors or academic professionals for their dedication and support of non-traditional students on their campus. This award recognizes individuals who go above and beyond in their respective positions, and who exemplify those who support (through action) non-traditional students throughout the year.
HAVE AN IDEA, PROJECT, OR SUGGESTIONS YOU THINK WOULD BE INTERESTING, FUN, OR A GOOD CHANGE FOR ANTSHE? DON’T BE SHY ABOUT IT, SHARE IT! WHY BE A MEMBER IF YOU NOT GOING TO PARTICIPATE AND CONTRIBUTE TO CHANGE FOR NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS.
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THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN NEXT EDITION: BACK TO SCHOOL TIPS & IDEAS AND REMINDER ABOUT NOVEMBER’S ―NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENT WEEK.‖ YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TOO!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2012 Immediate Past Secretary Membership Tina Hancock President Officer email@example.com Jeffrey Bunnell
Veteran Affairs Officer
Sherry Rochester Murray Kaplan University
Finance Officer Kay Mitchell
Sandy McLelland University of Utah
John Mikelson University of Iowa
Keena Baker membershipofficer @antshe.org
Scholarship Officer Margarita Jones MiddleTennessee State Univ.
Christine Grossman firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications favorite President! Go Abraham Lincoln