NWACUHO
Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

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The Excitement of Conferences

By Ian Schultz [introduction by Kate Gannon-Cullinan] As the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition is just around the corner, we wanted to take an opportunity to remind folks the power of the conference experience. Whether you are attending for the first time, or a seasoned professional known by name as you enter the exhibitor hall, […]

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Generation Z Goes to College

By Matt Lamsma  For the past decade, higher education in the United States has crafted policies, practices, and programs to meet the needs of students from the much-studied Millennial generation.  However, a new generation has enrolled in college and campus leadership must begin to adapt to a different set of student learning styles, expectations, and […]

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Supporting Our People: supportive space for trans people and allies

By Noah Hurley and janelle wilson In places of higher education, we often host trainings and workshops to help interested potential allies understand the depth and breadth of gender assignment, gender identities, and gender expressions. These trainings usually happen on a regular basis to try and create a greater understanding and awareness. It is more […]

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Why Student Affairs is My Life

By Acacia Kapusta I bet you think I’m going to say that I love this job, it’s what I’m passionate about, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  You’re not wrong, but that’s not what I’m here to talk about. What I’m here to talk about is systemic oppression. Yeah.  Ouch. Weren’t ready for that […]

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Self-Care Through Mindfulness

By Rebecca Jo Schaffeld As student affairs professionals, the nature of our work is to often be available for students at hours that are outside the typical 9am-5pm job. This can make finding work-life balance difficult. However, our students are experiencing just as much stress and as many challenges (if not more) balancing their school […]

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The NWACHO 2017 Mid-Level Challenge

By Drew Satter, Pamela Altmaier, & Ben Medeiros We asked the winners of our new Mid-Level Challenge to give us their thoughts on the experience and its importance for continued development in their roles. Here are their thoughts… Gamification or simulation of a situation is something that can be quite fun and our team got […]

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Conference Spotlight: Case Study Competition

By Kathryn Magura Are you a new professional within your first three years of fulltime employment? Looking for ways to network and connect with other new professionals in our region? Will you be attending NWACUHO in Spokane in February? If you answered yes to these questions, I would encourage you to participate in the case […]

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Meet the Spokane Local Arrangements Committee

Coordinated By: Kate Gannon-Cullinan We are only 1 week away from our 2017 Annual Conference in Spokane, Washington. As such, we wanted to introduce our amazing host committee, comprised of professionals from schools throughout eastern Washington, who have been working all year to provide a great experience. We asked them why they wanted to be […]

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9 Things to Look Forward to in Spokane

By Kate Gannon-Cullinan Hey folks! As we approach our 2017 Annual Conference, I wanted to give a sneak peek at the amazing things the Board of Directors and Local Arrangements Committee have in store for you. Once our Guidebook posts in the next week download the guide for NWACUHO 2017 and start creating your schedule. […]

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NWACUHO Featured Presentation: Shifting the Paradigm – Alternative Views to Leadership

By Kathryn Magura & Bob Lambert Leadership is something we talk about in Housing and Residence Life frequently, yet we rarely take the time to explore definitions and qualities of a strong leader. What makes someone a good leader? What’s the difference between a leader and a manager? Why is it important to distinguish between […]

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