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Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

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Be A Part Of NWACUHO’s Mentorship Program!

by Karen Schlieder In February 2019, I signed up to be a part of the NWACUHO Membership Engagement committee. One of the primary focuses of this committee is to provide additional resources and opportunities for professionals to get involved, learn, and expand your residential experience. One of our main goals was being able to bring […]

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Presidential Reflections: Past, Present, and Future Part Two

By Janie Sacco This is the second part in a three part series brought to you by NWACUHO’s Presidential Trio which consists of our Past-President, current President, and President-Elect. Janie Sacco, our 2019-2020 President, shares her reflections in this next segment.  An audio recording (video) of the below content is also available.  Hello NWACUHO! My […]

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Presidential Reflections: Past, Present, and Future Part One

By Shelly Clark This is the first part in a three part series brought to you by NWACUHO’s Presidential Trio which consists of our Past-President, current President, and President-Elect. Shelly Clark, our Past-President, shares her reflections in our first segment.      “You can’t turn an aircraft carrier 90 degrees.  The most sustainable change in […]

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Membership Engagement Committee

NWACUHO, like other organizations, can only exist and flourish if the membership is engaged.  This is an organization of members for members.  As the name suggests, the Membership Engagement Committee provides opportunity for members to give back to the association and provide input to the Board on ways to improve our members’ experience.  For more […]

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Greetings from the PACURH Board of Directors

Authors: PACURH Board of Directors Hey NWACUHO, My name is Aubrieann Hale (She/Her/Hers) and I am the PACURH Regional Director for the 2018 – 2019 academic year. The PACURH RBD and I are excited to introduce ourselves to y’all! I am currently a senior studying sociology/social services along with law and justice at Central Washington […]

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Here’s to the Managers Who…Sincerely, your New Professional

Author: Kristin Davick Here’s to the Managers who answer our questions even when you have 180 unread emails you have 3 minutes a day to answer. Here’s to the Managers who proof read job applications, write reference letters, send along job postings, and offer words of encouragement in terrifying times of transition. Here’s to the Managers […]

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Authentic Social Justice, Part Three

Author: Sam Bass The first two entries of my honest social justice series have focused on coming to terms with the “ugliness” of social justice, such as recognizing our biases, the ways we fail both personally and as an entire profession, and the painful emotions that come with social justice work. These are crucial topics […]

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Authentic Social Justice, Part Two

Author: Sam Bass Emotions are increasingly derided as detrimental to social justice work, but I think this does a disservice to all of us. It is true that “white tears” or “male tears” derail conversations and recenter the privileged, and we should continue to challenge those “tears” when they happen. My discussion of emotions is […]

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Authentic Social Justice, Part One

Author: Sam Bass When I was first working on a series to contribute to Soundings it was about the intersection of pop culture and social justice. I had a lot of thoughts about the topic, but as I wrote them down I thought, “Other people could say this better than I can. I’m not an […]

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Professional Development Highlights

Author: Katie Bartel Paraprofessional roles offer the space to make mistakes and learn to take on professional responsibilities in a forgiving environment. Throughout my two years in the paraprofessional role of Residence Coordinator at the University of British Columbia, I’ve engaged with many books, presentations, and professional development initiatives that have shaped my leadership and […]

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