Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
Happy Fall All!
I hope everyone celebrated the inaugural National Research Administration Day on September 25th. I saw many fabulous pictures and videos on social media of the celebrations. We’re already looking forward to next year in region IV!
For those of you that missed the annual meeting this year, just a few notes on what’s going on in the region:
·Lori Kaser, Ohio State, Region IV board member, is leading an initiative to review the volunteer positions in region IV and develop a roles and responsibilities matrix. By defining the opportunities available, members should be able to identify the positions that are a good fit for their skills and interests, and will also be able to add value to their personal resumes and CVs.
·Patience Graybill, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Region IV board member, is offering her expertise in social media to asses our region’s communication strategies. As always, we’re looking to reach the entire Region IV membership community, and we recognize new communication tools are likely the best way to reach all of our members.
·We have a team working on developing a workshop program that will be available to interested institutions within the region. Keep an eye out for announcements over the next year.
Keep an eye out for updates on all of these ongoing initiatives over the next year!
Finally, make sure to save the date for our spring regional meeting in Kansas City this year! I hear we have a wonderful inspirational speaker lined up to kick off the meeting with the “Heart of Leader”. There have also been rumors of barbeque and line dancing. I can’t wait to see you all there! We will be looking for sessions and presenters soon. If you want to present just let us know. If you’re new, we can pair you with a veteran speaker. It’s a great way to get involved, network, and even add more professional support to your resume!
Hope you all enjoy the holiday season!
Region IV Elections
The Nominations Committee is proud to announce the following election results:
Kathy Durben, Marquette University
Gavyn Clasemann-Ryan, Indiana University
Katie Schortgen, Eastern Michigan University
At-Large Board Members
Sue Grimes, Purdue University
Nicole Nichols, Washington University
Tricia Callahan, Miami University (Ohio)*
* - Note that per our organizational by-laws, as the runner-up for Chair Elect, Tricia Callahan will serve a one-year term as an At-Large Board Member.
Region IV Awards
The Awards Committee is proud to announce the following awards winners:
Distinguished Service Award
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the Regional Meeting
University of Missouri-Columbia
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the National Meeting
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.
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.
2016 Region IV election results are in!
Spring Conference - Registration Now Open!
Region IV Members in the News!
Region IV Survey Results now Posted
Applications for 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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