Association Office Professionals
Association Office Professionals
Description: A new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) called GuidanceResources® has arrived at Southern Miss. Krystyna Varnado, Associate Vice President will provide information about resources that are available to university employees. Let’s take advantage of the resources offered by the university!
The number one institutional strategic goal at Southern Miss is to “support student success to foster retention, progression, and graduation”. Do we, as individuals, effectively facilitate this goal? Christy Oberst, Director of the University Advisement Center and Katie McBride, Director of New Student and Retention Programs will share the work they do in their respective areas. We will review the resources available at the university and examine soft skills required to support students. Finally, we will evaluate ourselves during a SWOT analysis session to determine how each of us can improve our support to students.
Mr. Richard Ladner, Director of Student Support, will discuss signs that students may need assistance, supporting students, campus resources, and making referrals to appropriate campus resources. [1 hour]
Presented by Joyce Shaw, Librarian and Professor, GCRL Gunter Library
10/21/20, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Build knowledge and understanding of the history of Gunter Library at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, the impact of the library system and research lab on coastal areas, community engagement and professional development opportunities that have evolved over the years.
Virtual Meeting Platforms 101
Presented by– Christina Jager, I-Tech Help Desk Technician
10/28/20, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Businesses and organizations across every industry are adapting to using virtual platforms to communicate. With so many ways to connect virtually, it can sometimes be confusing and intimidating. Join this workshop to learn the right tools and strategies for using Video Conferencing Platforms.
The New Face of Diversity and Inclusion in a Virtual World
Presented by – Valerie Craig, Manager Technology Applications and Services
10/29/20, 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Information and resources on relationship building and staying connected as we move forward in our present crisis.
Presented by Dr. Wynde Fitts
10/30/20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Understand what emotional intelligence is and how to use it.
Accessibility: Why it Matters and How To Make Documents Accessible- An Overview
Presented by Jennifer S. Lewis, Assistant Director of Compliance and Ethics
11/12/20, 12:00 to 1:15 p.m.
Learn about the legal requirements for accessibility and tips on how to make the following document types accessible: Word, PDF, PowerPoint, Excel.
What is institutional effectiveness?
Presented by Dr. Douglas Masterson, Senior Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness
11/18/20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about what the office of institutional effectiveness does. Understand the impact of institutional effectiveness on higher education at USM
Navigating Change: Purposeful Process
Presented by Dr. Allison Gillespie, Asst. Provost for Academic Affairs-Institutional
12/3/20, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn how to identify strategies to effectively move from crisis management to transformational change by learning:
The definition of transformational change and the factors motivating change
The role of “planning to plan” when implementing transformational change
The importance of frequent and wide-spread communication
Strategies for campus-wide involvement in implementing transformational change
Health in the Pandemic: Tips for Staying Healthy
Presented by Lisa Wright, MPH, CHES Health Educator/Assessment Officer
01/27/21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
A pandemic increases negative factors such as stress and decreases beneficial factors such as time. Learn how to stay healthy and effectively navigate these turbulent times.
Cybersecurity and Technology
Presented by Dr. Jeremy Graves
02/02/21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Understand how rapidly changing technology and cybersecurity are affecting the world and how you can remain safe while taking advantage of the benefits that technology provides.
Student Success and Engagement During the Pandemic: Lessons Learned
Presented by Dr. Amy Chasteen, Executive Vice Provost of Academic Affairs
02/03/21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about how student success was reenvision during the pandemic and understand how engagement was achieved despite constraint.
The Changing Face of Admissions
Presented by Kate Howard, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Dean of Admissions
02/11/21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m
How admissions in higher education is involving as a result of culture and technology.
Comics and Covid: Going Viral
Presented by Jamie Stanfield of the Gulf Coast Library
02/17/21, 12 p.m to 1:15 p.m.
Learn how comics can be a teaching tool for all ages to encourage positivity and help decrease feelings of isolation, provide humor to a difficult topic, and help foster positive communication among, family, friends, and colleagues.
Technology & Stalking: What You Need To Know
Presented by Attorney Paula Broome,
Special Assistant Attorney General/Prosecutor & Law Enforcement Training Division in the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office
02/24/21, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Learn how technology facilitates stalking, review laws surrounding stalking, and determine how to protect yourself in such situations.
Why Community Engagement Matters
Presented by Michelle Coleman Anderson, Director of Business Services for the INFINITY
03/24/21, 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Join for information on how to connect and build strong relationships within our communities that will have a lasting impact on our personal and professional development
Sexual Citizens Webinar
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Hirsch and Dr. Shamus Khan, faculty members at Columbia
University and Princeton University
03/25/21, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Learn why sexual assault is such a notoriously common element of college life, and provide solutions to combat it. They take a new approach in the examination of the issue, looking more closely at the social roots of sexual assault and approaching it from a public health perspective
Covid -19 – The Impact and Role of Southern Miss Health Center
Presented by Pam Rainey RN and Office Manager, Southern Miss Health Center, Gulf Park
03/31/21, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m
Join us for the latest updates on Covid-19- Information and resources for faculty, staff, and students.
Leading in a Time of Crisis: Lessons Learned
Presented by Dr. Sirena Cantrell, Dean of Students
04/12/21, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
How a crisis forces you to rise to the occasion and the impact of lessons learned during crisis in making one a stronger leader.
Gaming, Artificial Intelligence, and Virtual Reality
Presented by Brandon Schmidt
04/14/21, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Learn about the importance of Gaming and how it has extended beyond just mere recreational entertainment. Gaming is now utilized as educational platforms for young head start programs to prepare students in curriculum endeavors. The mind of the student is now adapting to a virtual existence and learning has become a digital adventure. The gaming marketplace is a competitive industry in creating innovative technologies for player interaction. Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality will be at the forefront of research in years to come.
Hidden Figures In Higher Education - Celebrating Higher Education Administrative Support Professionals
Presented by Allison Gillespie
04/21/21, 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Celebrating Higher Ed Administrative Support Professionals
Establishing and Maintaining Health in 2021
Presented by Madison Estrada, M.S., LMLP
4/28/21, 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
With an increase in the impact of external factors affecting individuals, how can you remain healthy in 2021.
How Southern Miss Libraries Support First Year and Transfer Students
Presented by Hali Black, First Year Experience Librarian, Assistant Professor University
05/12/21, 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
This session will help university staff connect first year and transfer students with library resources, services, facilities and with all stages of the research process.
The Biloxi Wade-Ins: Lessons About Effective Social Change
Presented by Dr. Casey Maugh Funderburk, Vice Provost for the Gulf Park Campus
What can be learned about how to effectively navigate social change from movements like the Biloxi Wade-Ins. Learn about the Wade-Ins and how they effectively translated into
12 to 1 p.m.
A Vindication on the Rights of Women Students: A Historical Consideration of Women’s Access to Academia
Dr. James Thomas
In 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft wrote a seminal work on why women must be educated in equal measure to men to ensure the moral foundation of society. Beginning with this publication and moving forward, this presentation will track how the battle for access and education for women was presented in studies, presentations, and arguments leading up to the founding of Gulf Park College for Women.
12 to 1 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Karen Coats, Dean of the Graduate School
So You Want to Go to Graduate School? Supporting Students Applying to Graduate School
Graduate school is quickly moving to the top of the list for students who would like to prepare for a profession, to get a specific job, to potentially earn more, or simply for personal achievement. However, the steps in the process can sometimes be overwhelming for students. Join this workshop to learn what we as faculty and staff can do to help students who are applying to graduate school.