Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
It's been a great year for Region IV!
Education Scholarship Fund
Region IV and Region VIII worked very hard together for a very successful donation drive. You didn’t just meet the goal! You EXCEEDED it!
As part of the regional meeting, attendees were challenged to raise $480 in loose change, $1 for every attendee. At Tuesday’s lunch, we also announced that if we could meet that goal, there were match pledges to increase it 2:1. Research administrators identify with the promise of match! You found that dollar bill in your pocket, and we ended at $1,800 in loose cash and pledges! It is truly amazing how the group came together in support of the Education Scholarship Fund.
The Fund’s purpose is to support members seeking a Master’s degree in research administration. Once the fund reaches its first milestone, the application process will start! Thanks to Regions VIII and IV, we made a significant step toward that goal.
If you missed your chance to donate at the meeting and would still like to, please use the website! Or feel free to reach out to Heather Offhaus (email@example.com) with any questions.
Region IV Elections
The Nominations Committee is proud to announce the following election results:
Diane Hillebrand, University of North Dakota
At-Large Board Members
Charlie Giese, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Patience Graybill Condellone, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Tom Wilson, Rush University Medical Center
* * Region IV by-laws provide for the Chair-Elect runner-up to serve a one-year term as an At-Large Board Member.
Regionally-Elected Member to the National Board (Term starts 1/1/2016)
Craig Reynolds, University of Michigan
Region IV Awards
The Awards Committee is proud to announce the following awards winners:
Distinguished Service Award Robert Andresen
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the Regional Meeting Melanie Thomas
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the National Meeting Bethany Friedrich Washington University in St. Louis
Region IV Mentoring Our Own Program
The purpose of this program is to provide our members who are new to research administration guidance from experienced professionals, and to provide our senior members the opportunity to share their expertise one-on-one with the emerging leaders in our field. This program is also beneficial to those who have experience in the field and want to expand their knowledge or have changed positions and need to develop skills in a new area of research administration. This year we have 19 matches pairs.
Region IV Joint Spring Meeting
After trudging through a cold and snowy winter in the Midwest, region IV is welcoming the warmer spring and summer weather that’s finally hit! We kicked off spring with the joint regional meeting with region VIII in Chicago – Research Administration Goes Global. The meeting was a huge success and offered a unique program with hot topics, concurrent, and sparks sessions and Dr. Robert Murphy kicking off the meeting sharing his experience working in Timbuktu. There was networking galore, with a Sunday evening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Dinner groups to famed local breweries and Michelin Star restaurants, and an evening of Jazz and Dancing with the celebrated artist, Dee Alexander.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Kansas City for some barbeque, more details to follow.
Region IV Surveys
We received an overwhelming response from you from the recent surveys, and will post the results of the Region IV surveys soon.
Planning is now underway for AM57, held in Washington D.C. August 2-5, 2015. Registration and program information are currently posted here: http://www.ncura.edu/annualmeeting/Home.aspx. Region IV is proud to have President-Elect Bob Andresen from the University of Wisconsin Chair the AM57 meeting.
It was a great year for Region IV, stay tuned for many more professional and networking opportunities for you.
Sue Kelch, Immediate Past Chair, Region IV
University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Region IV Election and Awards Announcements
Applications extended for Year 3 of Mentoring Our Own (MOO) program!
Join us as we connect globally. Submit your photo in front your institution name today so we may create a collage of global research administrators.
Photos from Region IV/Region VIII Joint Meeting
About Region IV
Region IV is the mid-America section of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and it includes research administrators in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
NCURA is committed to advancing the field of research administration through education and professional development programs, the sharing of knowledge and experience, and by fostering a professional, collegial, and respected community.
For more information about the organization or how to get involved, please visit the Contact page or contact regional leaders for more information.
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