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   
  • Jessie Schuman (Co-Chair), Program Director for Residential Life
  • Tabbitha Ashford, Fitness & Instructional Program Coordinator, RecSports
  • Robyn Centilli, Career Engagement Specialist, Career Center
  • Anna Detlefsen, Care Consultant
  • Liz Detwiler, Rector, Walsh Hall
  • Brett Perkins, Campus Minister, Assistant Director of Sacramental Preparation, Campus Ministry
  • Casey St.Aubin, Assistant Director, Student Activities Programming
  • Rochelle Upshur, Lafortune Services Program Manager, Student Activities Facilities 

FALL 2016 PROGRAMMING:

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

PAST PROGRAMMING (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016):

Be well – Be Healthy; Feel Good
STAR-ND is offering a series of events this summer with the theme: Be Well. It is our hope that you will join us on this journey to educate, support and encourage ways to positively impact your health in a holistic approach. To this end, a variety of topics will be presented. We invite you to take advantage of several opportunities to connect with some ‘experts’ and others like yourself.
So – Be informed; Be healthy; Be happy; Be nourished and join us for one or more of this summer’s events in our Be Well series.

Eat Well/Move Well:  Tips for Forming Healthy Habits

STAR ND is excited to kick off our summer with a wellness series. Did you know it only takes 21 days to form a healthy habit? Join us as Jocie Antonelli (Nutrition Services) and Tabbitha Ashford (RecSports) will lead our discussion on making healthier food selections at meal time as well as how to incorporate more movement into your day. Healthy snacks and beverages will be provided.

Wednesday, June 8
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Coleman-Morse Lounge

Register HERE for this event

Pray Well: A Sculptural Pilgrimage of the Notre Dame Campus

Join us as we strive to Pray Well by going on a prayerful sculpture pilgrimage around our own beautiful campus. Colleen Moore, Director of the ECHO Program, will guide reflection and prayer at a number of the different spiritual works of art that reside on our grounds. This is an opportunity not only to take time out on this day, but perhaps to transform that statue that you walk past each day.

Wednesday, June 22
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tour begins at the visitation statue between the Hammes Bookstore and the Eck Visitors' Center.

Register HERE for this event.

Think Well:  Yoga on the Dock

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 intuitive, and present state. It’s easy to lose sight of your main purpose amid the distractions of a frenzied mind. Slowing down brings you back to the here and now.  Led by Megan Smedley, 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 28
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Docks at St. Joe Beach (Rain Location Rockne Yoga Studio 205- 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.

Register HERE for this event

Play Well:  Ice Cream Social on Fieldhouse Mall

Take a break from the summer heat and enjoy some ice cream with your friends in Student Affairs (everything in moderation - right?)! Star ND proudly hosts the final summer programming event - Play Well. Bonnie Doon Ice Cream will be on campus Tuesday, July 12th 3:00p at the Fieldhouse Mall.

Tuesday, July 12
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Fieldhouse Mall (Rain Location Como Lounge - an email will be sent if we will be moving to the rain location)

Register HERE for this event

Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Join your Student Affairs colleagues along with faculty and staff from across the nation for a special Webinar presentation with Dr. Kathy Obear, President of the Alliance for Change Consulting and Co-Founder of the Social Justice Training Institute.     

Topics to be covered include:

* Creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment
* Deepening our capacity to serve increasingly diverse populations on our campus
* Gaining and refining our ability to analyze the current state of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice present on ND's campus

Register HERE for this event!

Tuesday, March 29
2:00PM - 3:30PM
Location: Notre Dame Room (LaFortune Student Center)

Student Welfare & Development Office Tour

Get a special, behind-the-scenes look at the Office of Student Welfare & Development! Claire VeNard, Director of SWD, will give a tour starting at 10:45AM of the office while providing valuable information about the services they provide. 

Register HERE for this event! (Please note: Space is limited to 20 guests, so be sure to sign up soon!)

Wednesday, March 23
10:45AM, Prior to the Division Speaker Series
Student Athlete Commons (2nd floor of the Joyce Center, next to the Athletic Dept. offices)

Spring Social

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

Register HERE for this event!

Wednesday, March 23
12:30PM - 1:30PM (following the Division Speaker Series)
Club Naimoli, Joyce Center

Lenten Afternoon of Reflection:
"Hail the Cross, Our Only Hope"

Set aside a few hours early in this Lenten Season. Consider joining your colleagues for a quieting experience of Taize prayer, followed by some input and reflection on “The Cross and Scripture” with Larry Cunningham, Professor Emeritus, Theology; “The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy” with Sarah Heiman, Rector, Lyons Hall; or “The Cross, Our Hope: Lived in Our Daily Lives” with Christine Caron Gephardt.

The afternoon will begin with lunch.

Register HERE for this event!

Wednesday, February 17
12:00PM - 4:30PM
Moreau Seminary

Pilgrimage to Le Mans: A Reflection on the 5 Pillars of Holy Cross Education

Join the pilgrims from the division that made their way to France this summer.  Learn about their experience and how they encountered the 5 Pillars of Holy Cross Education on their journey.  Get a glimpse of Moreau's homeland and the origins of the Congregation of Holy Cross, as well as some thought about how we in Student Affairs play a part in their mission here at Notre Dame.  

Fall 2015 Social

Join your Student Affairs colleagues 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. 

More Than Just Bullet Points and Clip Art:  How to Create Engaging Presentations Using PowerPoint and Prezi

Do you struggle with creating PowerPoint presentations?  Look beyond the traditional bullet points, clip art, and standard templates to make your PowerPoint more exciting, dynamic, and engaging.  Learn about skills such as font selection, text formatting, animations, effective use of images, slide design/layout, transitions, and more.  This session will also provide an overview of how Prezi (prezi.com) can be used as a presentation tool.