From: Involvement Center
Date: March 5, 2019
Subject: The Loop | Officer Transitions, Dean of Students Candidate and more

Talk to Strangers

            On Thursday, March 7th, meet people from around campus and the Menomonie community. You’ll have a seven-minute conversation with a stranger, then switch and meet someone new! This speed friending event will be held in the Library from 10 AM until Noon.


Phi Upsilon Omicron – Well Done!

Members of Phi Upsilon Omicron made 17 pairs of mittens for children that they recently donated to the Wisconsin Foster Closet in Menomonie. For more information about their success, read the story here.

Officer Transitions

A successful officer transition is the responsibility of both the incoming and outgoing officers. Check out a few resources on our website to help you have the very best transition. 

Associate Dean of Students for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Tuesday, March 5th 2019 | 2:45 PM

Four finalists have been named for the Associate Dean of Students for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion position by the search committee.
The remaining candidates and their on-campus visit dates are:

-Ka Vang, associate director of the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at UW-Eau Claire, Tuesday, March 5, 2:45 p.m. room 201 Sorensen Hall

More information about the candidates and details of their visits to campus is available online. The search committee encourages faculty, staff and students to attend the candidates' campus presentations to learn more about them, ask questions and submit feedback. There will be paper and online forms for submitting comments about the candidates.

Sponsored by: Dean of Student's Office
For more information contact: Adam Ludwig
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Rebecca Nara

Rebecca Nara | Senior | Entertainment Design 
Comic Creators | President

What led you to become and officer for your org? As a Freshman, I felt lost and needed a place to find reassurance and belonging. Comic Creators gave me that start, and was a big source of encouragement through my time at Stout. I met some of my best friends through the org and enjoyed getting involved with all the activities.

What have you learned about leadership in your experience as an org officer? Sometimes leadership is more listening than anything else. If I can be open and approachable, I can figure out what a member, or the club as a whole, needs. The
rest is logistics.

How have you personally benefited from your experience as an org leader? My communication and leadership skills have developed tremendously. I've learned how to run meetings, organize events, and be more confident about myself as an artist and professional.

Do you have any tips or advice for future org officers? It is a big time commitment and can be very demanding to be an org leader. It's also very rewarding to put effort into something and see it succeed. Even when things didn't work out the way that I wanted them to, I still got a feeling that I'd made a difference, that I'd been part of a team, and that I had helped create a space for someone who needed it, like past leaders had done for me.

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