ABOUT STAR-ND:

The STAR-ND Professional Development Planning Team is comprised of staff members from around the division.  Members are generally invited to serve for two-year terms.  The commitment includes monthly meetings and staffing at least one event each semester.  If you are interested in serving as a member of the STAR-ND team now or in the future, please let a STAR-ND Co-Chair and/or your supervisor know of your interest. 

Student Affairs Resources for Networking and Development (STAR-ND) is a divisional professional development initiative, begun in January 2009.  STAR-ND seeks to meet the needs of the division in providing professional development programs and networking events that are open to all staff within Student Affairs.  New to mid-level professionals from across Student Affairs departments comprise the STAR-ND planning committee.    

STAR - ND Planning Team

  • Lissa Bill (Co-Chair), Senior Counselor to the Vice President for Student Affairs  

  • Rochelle Upshur (Co-Chair), Assistant Director of Student Activities

  • Laura Connelly, Assistant Director for Assignments and Data Analysis

  • Anna Detlefsen, Care Consultant

  • Liz Detweiler, Rector, Walsh Hall

  • John Johnstin, Assistant Director for Outreach Services

  • Brett Perkins, Campus Minister, Assistant Director of Sacramental Preparation, Campus Ministry

  • Rachael Roggeman-Zeiger, The Career Center, Employer Relations Specialist

Fall 2017 PROGRAMMING:

Understanding Love Languages - November 2, 2017

Our individual languages of appreciation are an important but often overlooked part of our work life. Join us as we each learn our own unique "language," and how to effectively identify and use other individuals' languages within our offices and homes. Speaking and listening in all 5 of the languages of appreciation will better allow you to express gratitude in a meaningful way, hear the needs of others, and provide dynamic support for each colleague. The language of appreciation is based on The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
1:30 p.m. 
Como Lounge

To attend, RSVP here.

Reflections on the LeMans Pilgrimage - December 4, 2017

Join your colleagues who participated in the LeMans Pilgrimage to France this summer and hear their reflections on this amazing experience.  Attendees will learn more about Blessed Basil Moreau's life and homeland, a brief history of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and will glimpse how the pilgrims have integrated this experience into their work.

Monday, December 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  
Como Lounge

To attend, RSVP here.

STAR-ND Fall Social - September 14, 2017

Join your Student Affairs colleagues for lunch following the Division Speaker Series for some networking and socializing! The Fall Social will offer everyone in the Division a chance to catch up, and meet new members to Student Affairs.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. (or immediately following the Division Speaker Series)

To attend, RSVP here.

Please check back in the coming weeks to check out the full line-up of events planned for the semester. 

 

PAST PROGRAMMING (Fall 2016 - Summer 2017):

Yoga on the Dock - June 20, 2017

Sometimes the fastest way to speed things up is to slow down.  In our hyped-up and caffeinated culture, who doesn’t want to do more faster? But you may also crave a break from your overstimulated mind and aspire to a calmer, more natural, and present state. It’s easy to lose sight of your primary purpose amid the distractions of a frenzied mind. Slowing down brings you back to the here and now.  Led by Steve Krojniewski, Yoga on the Dock is a moving meditation that will help you reconnect with the present moment by bringing your attention to your breath and slow, mindful movement.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017:
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Docks at St. Joe Beach (Rain Location:  an email will be sent if we will be moving to the rain location)

This event is limited to the first 25 people that RSVP.

Student Affairs Habitat for Humanity Build - June 23, 2017

Want to give back this summer?  Spend the day with your Student Affairs colleagues building a home for a local community member.  Habitat for Humanity partners with people in the community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.  The build will be divided into two shifts.  If you are interested in participating, please sign up for the build that best fits your schedule.  There will be 10 spaces per shift.  Please obtain manager approval and coordinate appropriate office coverage as needed.

 

Friday, June 23, 2017:
Shift One:  8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Shift Two:  11:30 AM – 2:30 PM

 

Sign up here: http://lafortunestudentcenter.hfhsjc.volunteerhub.com/

STAR-ND Summer Ice Cream Social - July 12, 2017

Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy some ice cream with your friends in Student Affairs!  Back by popular demand, Star-ND is bringing the Bonnie Doon Ice Cream truck to campus on Wednesday, July 12th 3:00p at the Fieldhouse Mall.  To attend, please register here.

 

Wednesday, July 12
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Fieldhouse Mall (Rain Location will be in the Sorin and Dooley rooms and in the main lounge on the first floor of Lafortune- an email will be sent if we will be moving to the rain location)

Summer Reading with STAR-ND - July 25, 2017

Looking to catch up on your reading this summer? STAR-ND will be hosting a book club this summer. The book that has been selected is Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”

Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Duckworth, now a celebrated researcher and professor, describes her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not “genius” but a unique combination of passion and long-term perseverance.

In Grit, she takes readers into the field to visit cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, teachers working in some of the toughest schools, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she’s learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers—from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

To participate, please register here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
8:30-10:00 AM
Location:  TBD

We hope to see you there!

Moreau's Spiritual Exercises & the Student Affairs Professional - April 20th, 2017

This STAR-ND Holy Cross spirituality "lunch & learn" event will introduce participants to Blessed Basil Moreau's Spiritual Exercises, which contain insights into deepening one’s spiritual life and integrating faith into everyday life from the founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross. This event will encourage us toward growing in faith personally and in advancing the Catholic, Holy Cross mission of the Division, and will include time for personal reflection as well as small group conversation.

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
Speaker: Fr. Matt Hovde, CSC (Rector, Zahm Hall)
11:30am - 1:00pm | Lunch will be served from 11:30am - 12pm
Coleman-Morse Hammes Student Lounge (First Floor)

To attend, please register here.

STAR-ND Social - March 29, 2017

Join your Student Affairs colleagues for networking and socializing! The Spring Social will offer everyone in the Division a chance to catch up, and meet new members to Student Affairs.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Legends 

To attend, please register here.

NASPA Virtual Ticket - March 13 - 14, 2017

STAR-ND will host the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference via the Virtual Ticket March 13-14 in the Montgomery Auditorium. A great opportunity for professional development, the Virtual Ticket provides access to a variety of presentations and topics relevant to student affairs professionals. Staff may choose the individual presentations they would like to attend at the time of registration. For a breakdown by day, please view the schedule here.  Times have been adjusted to reflect the EST viewing times.

*Due to lack of interest, Sunday's session has been canceled.  The Virtual Ticket will begin on Monday, March 13.

Monday, March 13, 2017-Various Presentations (please register for individual presentations)
9:30am - 5:45pm
Montgomery Auditorium 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017-Various Presentations (please register for individual presentations)
9:30am - 12:45pm 
Montgomery Auditorium 

The full schedule of the STAR-ND NASPA Virtual Ticket can be found here.  

The full schedule of presenters for the SA Speaks segment of the NASPA Virtual Ticket  can be found here.  Please note times listed on the NASPA website are CST.

We hope you will take advantage of the amazing presenters during the NASPA Conference!  To attend the event, please register here.  

STAR-ND WALK-IN-CONFERENCE:

STAR-ND Walk-In Conference - January 19, 2017

This event provides an opportunity for colleagues from around our division to present sessions and facilitate discussions so we may share resources, best practices, and challenges of our work in student affairs.  The conference is meant to create dialogue across departments and encourage innovative methods for engaging our students.  Attendees will mainly be from the Division of Student Affairs, but we may also have attendees from Saint Mary's, Holy Cross, and other campus collaborators. 

Register HERE for this event.  To learn more about this event please see the schedule and session descriptions HERE.   

STAR-ND Walk-In Conference Call for Proposals:

We invite proposals for the 2017 Walk – In Conference that will inform, share resources, best practices, and challenges of our work in student affairs.  The conference is being held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and is meant to create dialogue across departments and encourage innovative methods for engaging our students.  We are open to all proposal submissions.  Attendees will mainly be from the Division of Student Affairs, but we may also have attendees from Saint Mary's, Holy Cross, and other campus collaborators.  

Program proposals are due Thursday, October 27, 2016.  If you have questions about the proposal process or submitting a proposal, please contact Casey St.Aubin (cstaubin@nd.edu).  

Important Dates:
•    Proposals due:  Thursday, October 27, 2016
•    Selection notification:  week of November 14, 2016
•    Personal Bios of presenters for selected programs due: week of November 28, 2016
•    Conference:  Thursday, January 19, 2017

Star-ND South Bend Panel Discussion

Join your fellow Student Affairs colleagues at the Center for History in South Bend. We have invited members of the Michiana Community to a panel discussion including:

  • Regina Emberton, President and CEO Michiana Partnership
  • Aaron Perri, Executive Director of Parks & Recreation
  • Jeff Rea, President and CEO of the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce.

This is a great opportunity to learn about the important roles these panels members serve with information on the development and direction of our community. Following the panel discussion, there will be light hors d'oeuvres/appetizers with drinks served. You will also have the opportunity to explore the museum after the panel discussion!

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Program: 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Reception: 4:45pm - 6pm
Center for History in South Bend ( 808 West Washington Street - South Bend, IN )

Directions:
Take US31 into downtown South Bend. It becomes Main Street. Turn right onto Washington Street and go to Chapin Street. Turn left onto Chapin and go to Thomas Street. Turn right onto Thomas Street and you'll be at our front entrance and parking lot.

Parking:
A spacious, well-lighted parking area is located on Thomas Street, right outside the front doors of The History Museum. Additional parking can be found in two adjacent areas.

Register HERE for this event

Additional Fall 2016 events coming soon!  SAVE THE DATE:  STAR-ND Walk-In Conference - January 19, 2017!  More details to follow!
STAR-ND Social

Join your Student Affairs colleagues for lunch following the Division Speaker Series for some networking and socializing! The Fall Social will offer everyone in the Division a chance to catch up, and meet new members to Student Affairs. 

Thursday, October 6, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (Following the Division Speaker Series)
Club Naimoli, Purcell Pavilion

Register HERE for this event

Pilgrimage to Le Mans:  All in the Family!

STAR-ND Is excited to kickoff our fall with our first event - Pilgrimage to Le Mans:  All in the Family!  Please join the pilgrims from the division that made their way to France this summer. Learn about their experience and their reflections on family and the Congregation of Holy Cross. Attendees will also get a glimpse of Moreau's homeland, a brief history of the Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as some thought about how we in Student Affairs contribute to the Notre Dame Family.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Coleman-Morse Lounge

Register HERE for this event