Buff'N'Blue Report: DSA Staff Newsletter

Read the latest news and updates from the DSA staff newsletter - the DSA Buff'N'Blue Report.

From @GWPeterK - April 2016

For this month’s column, Peter interviewed incoming Student Association President Erika Feinman.

Higher Education News

The latest higher education news from across the nation for your professional development.

Around GW and Beyond - April 2016

Featured Stories: GW Diversity Summit, Inside GW, GW Women's Leadership Conference Reflection, NASPA Region II Announcements, DCCPA: Show Your #Shelfie

Department Spotlight - April 2016

The GW Housing team is featured.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - April 2016

Learn more more about Ashley Trick, Operations Coordinator, Center for Career Services. Staff transitions are also featured.

Around GW and Beyond - March 2016

Featured Stories: Generation Z and Their Generation X Parents, Sixth Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony, Academic Impressions Professional Development, 2016 Career Milestones Celebration - Dates and Times, ACPA Presentations, ACUHO-I Funded Research Grants Program, CCAS Undergraduate Advising – New Hours

Around DSA - March 2016

Featured Stories: Committee Updates, Volunteers Needed for Inside GW Days – April 8, 11, 15, 18, and 22, Raise High for Recovery Day – April 16, Five Takeaways from GW Career Quest, National Student Employment Week Recognitions, GW Named Finalist for 2016 NACE Excellence Award, Black America: Past, Present, and Future, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 12th Annual Prevention Day, Positive Vibes

From @GWPeterK - March 2016

Peter reflects on DSA’s Role in Facilitating Access and Success.

Department Spotlight - March 2016

The Student Employment team is featured.

Around GW and Beyond: February 2016

Featured Stories: University Teaching and Learning Center - Featured Workshop, NASPA Region II Conference Registration Now Open, Drupal Trainings, Build New Skills with Gelman Library, Generation Z Presentation

Around DSA - February 2016

Featured Stories: Positive Vibes, Reflections on NASPA’s Alice Manicur Symposium, Reflections on 2016 NASPA Strategies Conference, Buff and Blue Fridays Extended To All Days During Spring Break, Excellence in Student Life Awards – April 20, The 2016 George Washington Award, Elect Her, Committee Updates, Communications Users Group Recap

From @GWPeterK - February 2016

Peter reflects on celebrating George Washington's legacy.

Department Spotlight - February 2016

The Residential Experience team is featured.

Staff Spotlight, New Staff, and Transitions - February 2016

Learn more more about the Lindsay McConnell, Associate Director, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, February's staff spotlight. New staff members and staff transitions are also featured.

Around DSA - January 2016

Featured Stories: GW Parents’ Association Advisory Council Elects 14 New Members, GW Collegiate Recovery Program, Spring 2016 Career and Internship Fair on February 17, Committee Updates, Professional Development- Why? How?, Transfers Connect, Positive Vibes

From @GWPeterK - January 2016

Peter discusses the meaning of GW’s King Week.

Department Spotlight - January 2016

The Office of Parent Services is featured.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - January 2016

Learn more more about the Center for Student Engagement's newest staff members.

Around GW and Beyond - January 2016

Featured Stories: GW's Employee Assistance Program Plan Enhancements, Free Faculty/Staff Fitness Classes, Higher Education Grants

Around GW and Beyond - December 2015

Featured Stories: GW Holiday Video, Unpacking “Reflection”: Helping Our Learners Slow Down and Think Deeply, Generation Z - It Takes A Campus, 2016 Lisner Schedule, 2016-2017 DCCPA Executive Board

Around DSA - December 2015

Featured Stories: Conference Recap: NASPA Multicultural Institute, Buff and Blue Fridays Extended To All Days During Winter Break, Midnight Breakfast, THiNK Awarded Spotlight Award, Committee Updates, Save the Date: Spring 2016 Career & Internship Fair,

From @GWPeterK - December 2015

Peter shares his top 10 wishes for the new year.

Department Spotlight - December 2015

Learn more about the Presidential Administrative Fellowship program, managed by the Planning and Outreach team in DSA.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - December 2015

Carol Galladian is the Senior Program Specialist in the Center for Career Services. See December's staff transition updates.

Staff Spotlight - November 2015

Kendra Scott is a Coordinator of Colonial Inauguration.

Staff Transitions - November 2015

New staff and staff transitions are featured.

Around GW and Beyond - November 2015

Featured Stories: Interfaith Dinner Recap, Maryland Student Affairs Conference - Friday, February 12, DCCPA Annual Conference – Monday, December 7, University Teaching and Learning Center Updates, Winter Break Ski & Snowboard Trip to Canada, Messages from the Mountaintop

Around DSA - November 2015

Featured Stories: Committee Updates, Thurston Hall Office Grand Opening, Be Wiser Week, Conference Recaps, DSA Staff Support Student CAACURH Conference, Buff and Blue Fridays Extended To All Days During Winter Break, DSA Professional Staff Onboarding

From @GWPeterK - November 2015

Peter discusses a few ideas to create a holiday recipe for personal success.

Department Spotlight - November 2015

Learn more about the Health Promotion and Prevention Services team and their initiatives.

Staff Spotlight - October 2015

Dr. Gillian Berry is the new Interim Director of Mental Health Services in the Colonial Health Center.

Around GW and Beyond - October 2015

Featured Stories: 2015 Faculty & Staff Donor Reception, DCCPA Annual Conference, 4th Annual GW Men’s Basketball Home Opener Tailgate, Fill the Smith Center with Buff & Blue When GW Takes on UVA, Color Me Buff and Blue 5K & Fun Run, University Teaching and Learning Center Updates, Upcoming Change to Promoting Events in InfoMails

Around DSA - October 2015

Featured Stories: Residence Life and Housing Staff Reunion, 2015 Celebration of Excellence Awards – DSA Nominees, Staci Fowler Awarded Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant, DSA Assessment Committee Update, DSA Fundraising Committee Brown Bag Lunch, DSA Communications Users Group, Conference Recaps - Coming Soon to the Buff N Blue Report, Positive Vibes, #GWCareerSuccess Blog

From @GWPeterK - October 2015

Our celebration of Careers in Student Affairs Month (#CSAM15) provides an opportunity to look back and reflect on our paths into the profession.

Department Spotlight - October 2015

Learn more about the Second Year Experience team in the Center for Student Engagement.

Staff Transitions - September 2015

New staff, new staff roles, and departing staff are listed.

Staff Spotlight - September 2015

Kelly Bartz, a Presidential Administrative Fellow (PAF) on the DSA Planning & Outreach Team, is spotlighted.

Around GW and Beyond - September 2015

Featured Stories: Business Intelligence Showcase – Wednesday, October 14, DCCPA Annual Conference: Call for Programs Open!, Nominate a Colleague or Apply to be an ACPA Leader, NASPA Award Nominations, GW Steps Challenge

Around DSA - September 2015

Featured Stories: Wellness Wednesday: A New Colonial Health Center Initiative, DSA Benefits Presentation – Wednesday, October 7, Faculty/Staff Innovation Grants - Applications Due Thursday, October 15, Upcoming Assessment Workshops - October 21 and 28, Colonials Weekend 2015 – Volunteer!, Nominate Graduating Seniors for the Presidential Administrative Fellowship

From @GWPeterK - September 2015

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, interviews Chief Brackney about past and future collaborative efforts among DSA and GWPD staff.

Department Spotlight - September 2015

Learn more about the role of Career Industry Coaches.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - August 2015

Bridgette Behling, Director of Community Support & Leadership, is spotlighted.

Around GW and Beyond - August 2015

Featured Stories: GW Baby Shower - September 10th, Special Benefits Briefing - September 14th and 22nd, Office of Human Research Fall IRB Days – September 15th-17th, Teaching Day – October 9th, GW Alumni Weekend: Introducing the New Potomac Society Special Pass!, GW Celebration of Excellence, Upcoming DCCPA/ACPA Events

Around DSA - August 2015

Featured Stories: DSA Forums, Buff’N’Blue Fridays, National Recovery Month, Career Services Recognition, GW Summer Send-Offs, Philanthropy Spotlight, DSA Committee Members for 2015-2016

From @GWPeterK - August 2015

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, discusses GW’s 70 – 20 – 10 professional development model.

Department Spotlight - August 2014

Learn more about the role of Career Exploration Coaches.

Staff Spotlight - July 2015

Learn more about Camri Henderson, Health Insurance Coordinator, Colonial Health Center.

Staff Transitions - July 2015

New Staff, New Staff Roles, and Departing Staff

Around GW and Beyond - July 2015

Featured Stories: Ball is Life, Become a DCCPA GW Liaison, GW Office of Health & Safety Training Offerings, Colonial Community Brown Bag Lunch Workshops

Around DSA - July 2015

Featured Stories: Remembering Ms. Joslyn Courtney McElvy (1988-2015), Positive Vibes, DSA Buff’N’Blue Report Survey Results, Mental Health Services Clinicians Skelton and Cargill Receive Recognition, Jen Cadman Participates in Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers Conference, #GWTowel Around the World

From @GWPeterK - July 2015

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, answers questions submitted by DSA staff.

Department Spotlight - July 2015

The Colonial Inauguration team is spotlighted.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - June 2015

Learn more more about Lonnie Woods (Center for Career Services).

Around GW and Beyond - June

Featured Stories: NASPA HQ Open House, New Office of Compliance and Privacy Website, Journal of College and Character - New Issue

Around DSA - June

Featured Stories: 2015 DSA Retreat Recap, Call for Presentations: CSE Student Organization Leadership Training, Positive Vibes, NASPA Region 2 Conference, NACE Presentation: The University Career Center’s Role in Cultivating a Diverse STEM Work Force, Newsletter Survey

From @GWPeterK - June 2015

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, reflects on summer professional development opportunities and GW's 70-20-10 model.

Department Spotlight - June

The Center for Student Engagement Student Involvement and Greek Life team is spotlighted.

Staff Spotlight - May

Learn more more about Matt LeBlanc and his work in Summer and Conference Housing.

Around GW and Beyond - May

Featured Stories: DC Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act, Dependent Eligibility Verification, Proud to Be GW Festival, Free Staff Exercise Classes

Staff Transitions - May

Welcome Matthew Tripsas, a new Program Coordinator in the Center for Student Engagement.

Around DSA - May

Featured Stories: DSA Programming and Calendaring Committee, Treat Yourself Week Recap, DSA Student Appreciation Reception, Student Organization Spotlight Award Winners, Graduate Student Engagement Year-End Review, GW’s 7th Annual Mix-Off Competition, Word on the Street, Positive Vibes

From @GWPeterK - May

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, reflects on GW’s commencement speaker Tim Cook's advice to find our own “North Star”.

Department Spotlight - May

The Business Services team in the Medical Services department is spotlighted.

Staff Spotlights - April

Learn more more about Kristine Walsh and Michelle Dubow, graduate fellows in the Center for Student Engagement.

Around GW and Beyond - April

Featured Stories: Senior Class Gift Events: Save the Date, ePortfolio, GW Run/Walk Club, What Are You Doing About Your Stress?

Higher Education News - April

The latest higher education news from across the nation for your professional development.

Around DSA - April

Featured Stories: Make it a Buff and Blue Summer, DSA Student Appreciation Event, Fundraising Committee Update, Programming and Calendaring Committee, Positive Vibes, Student Spotlight: Spoken Word Collective, GW Students for Recovery Host 'Raise High for Recovery' Day, Excellence in Student Life Awards, Word on the Street, Faculty and Staff Innovation Awards

From @GWPeterK - April

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, discusses working with student leaders on their goals for the upcoming academic year.

Department Spotlight - April

The Student Employment team is spotlighted.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - March

Learn more about Katie Porras, Associate Director, Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, and review the DSA staff transitions from the past month.

Around GW and Beyond - March

Promoting and Communicating Your Research at GW and Beyond

Higher Education News - March

The latest higher education news from across the nation for your professional development.

Around DSA - March

Featured Stories: Collaboration Spotlight, Student Spotlights: SPEAK GW and Students for Recovery, Division of Student Affairs Mourns Death of Alexander Gruenberg, Positive Vibes, "Word on the Street" Winners, Programming and Calendaring Committee Update, DSA Assessment Lunch and Learn

From @GWPeterK - March

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, discusses "meeting students where they are."

Department Spotlight - March

The GW TRAiLS team is spotlighted.

Around GW and Beyond - February

Featured Stories: Staff Appreciation Month at FoBoGro, University Teaching and Learning Center Events

New DSA Staff - February

New staff members are highlighted: Jinny Jang (CSE), Davin Maijala (UCC), and Kendra Scott (AHP).

Higher Education News - February

The latest higher education news from across the nation for your professional development.

Around DSA - February

Featured Stories: "Word on the Street", GW Staff Milestones, Student Organization Spotlight: To Write Love on Her Arms, Collaboration Spotlight: FutureU, The End of the Semester is Here: How to Draw a Crowd (Programming and Calendaring Committee Update), DSA Staff Academic Materials, Education Advisory Board Announcement, Positive Vibes

From @GWPeterK - February

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, discusses committing to a healthy lifestyle

Staff Spotlight - February

Rodney Johnson, Executive Director of the Office of Parent Services, announces his retirement and is this month's staff spotlight.

Department Spotlight - February

The DSA Financial Services team is spotlighted.

Around GW and Beyond - January

Featured Stories: Free Exercises Classes, GW Parent Initiative - Supernanny Event, South Africa Project Benefit Performance, Periodic Table of Student Affairs

Higher Education News - January

The latest higher education news from across the nation for your professional development.

Around DSA - January

Featured Stories: Back to the Basics: Event Planning 101 Guide, Expanded DSA Assessment Website, DSA Staff Forum on Inclusion, FutureU Initiative Selected as Silver Award Winner for NASPA Excellence Awards, Nominations for the Excellence in Student Life Awards, GW Student Employee of the Year Nominations, NASPA Region 2 Conference, Positive Vibes, John Quincy Adams Office Relocations, New PAAC Members Elected

From @GWPeterK - January

Peter Konwerski, Vice Provost and Dean of Students, discusses the seasons of GW and the beginning of a new year.

Department Spotlight - January

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is spotlighted.

Staff Spotlight and Transitions - January

Learn more about Bonnie McGowan, DSA Financial Services, and her GW story! Welcome Lisa Rocco to the Center for Student Engagement and congratulations to Tracy Boswell on her new role in the Colonial Health Center.

Higher Education News - December

A reading list of articles featuring higher education topics.

Around GW and Beyond - December

Featured Stories: GW Celebrates the Holidays, How to Avoid Common Writing Mistakes, Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning, VALOR Student Enrollment Statistics, Apply to Join a NASPA Journal Editorial Board, Journal of College and Character – New Issue

Staff Transitions - December

New Staff, Staff Transitions, and Staff Departures

Staff Spotlights - November and December

Kelly Lynn and Yasmin Brittain from the Center for Career Services are featured as the November and December staff spotlights.

Department Spotlight - December

The International Services Office (ISO) is the first stop for the GW international community, and the December "Department Spotlight."

From @GWPeterK- December

"Semester in Review": The semester at GW is wrapping up with as much energy and excitement as it began.

Around DSA - December

Featured Stories: Celebration of Excellence Nominees and Award Winners, Committee Updates, Midnight Breakfast, CADE Programs to Promote Student Wellness on Campus, Buff and Blue Fridays, Positive Vibes, GW Career Quest

Around GW and Beyond - October

Featured Stories: GW Interfaith Dinner, GW Celebration of Excellence Conference, GW Veterans Week, Journal of College & Character Call for Reviewers, Annual Faculty Awards: Call for Nominations, University Teaching & Learning Center Workshops and Programs

Around DSA - October

Featured Stories: #GWThroughGlass with @GWPeterK, Student Leaders Speak at "MB Talk: Illuminate", DSA Positive Vibes, DSA Committee Updates, The Vern Harvest 2014, Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund Spring 2015 Applications

Staff Spotlight - October

In honor of "Careers in Student Affairs" month, the staff spotlight features two graduate student assistants in the Center for Student Engagement and Danielle Tyson, who recently took a new position with DSA Financial Services.

From @GWPeterK - October

The idea of mentoring has always been important to me, and no time seems more appropriate to talk about its importance to our work than October, which is Careers in Student Affairs Month (#CISAM14).

Staff Updates - September

DSA new staff and staff transitions.

Staff Spotlight - September

Cara Schultz is a University Physician in Student Health Service.

Department Spotlight - September

Career Learning & Experience (CLE) in Center for Career Services is the department spotlight for September.

Around DSA - September

DSA department news and initiatives.

From @GWPeterK - September

Reflections on Alumni Weekend 2014.

Professional Development Opportunities - September

Professional development opportunities for DSA staff.

Around GW and Beyond - September

News from around GW and beyond.

From @GWPeterK - August

"Be well" as you head back to school.

Staff Spotlight and Updates - August

Chris Davis is a Staff Clinician and Clinical Services Coordinator in the University Counseling Center.

Department Spotlight - August

The Residential Experience team in the Center for Student Engagement is the August department spotlight.

Around DSA - August

News about DSA departments and initiatives.

Around GW and Beyond - August

News from around GW and beyond.