Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
As the new Region IV chair, one of the most pleasant things I have discovered is the willingness of Region IV members to step up and pitch in. I am beyond grateful for my colleagues, and I am thrilled that the Region has a new and improved way to express our gratitude and better recognize committee service, mentorship, presentations, and the many other ways our membership contributes to Region IV’s success: Recognizing Awesome Volunteerism and Engagement (RAVE IV). This program celebrates how all of these efforts combine to create the strong, successful Region we have today. For more information about this program and to find out how you can get your bronze, silver or gold star, please see (http://ncuraregioniv.com/rave-iv.html). Again, thank you!
Thinking of Region IV success, I hope many of you were able to attend the Spring Meeting in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin! This year’s theme, “The Sport of Research Administration,” emphasized the surprising number of parallels between grant administration and sports: Know the rules, work as a team, develop a strategy, perform under pressure, and enjoy the game. Attendees enjoyed 60 concurrent sessions, eight instructional workshops, a Concepts Expo poster session, and breakfast discussion groups. There were also informal opportunities for networking, including dinner groups at fantastic Madison restaurants, a yummy dessert reception, a newcomer reception, and a Wisconsin-style tailgate party at the Madison Children’s Museum. Special thanks to co-chairs Rebecca Hutchinson and Charlie Giese, without whom this meeting would not have been possible.
It’s never too early to think about attending or volunteering at the next Annual Meeting or Spring Meeting. Mark your calendar for August 6-9 for the National Meeting in Washington DC and for April 15-18, 2018 when we will be in Des Moines, Iowa. Hope to see you there!
If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments, please contact me at Katherine.Durben@marquette.edu or 414-288-5470. I’d love to hear from you!
Region IV Elections
The Nominations Committee is proud to announce the following election results:
Bonniejean Zitske, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Regional Representative to the National Board (effective January 1, 2018)
Sue Kelch, University of Michigan
At-Large Board Members
Andrea Marshall, University of Minnesota
Jim Maus, Washington University
Matt Richter, Medical College of Wisconsin
Region IV Awards
The Awards Committee is proud to announce the following awards winners:
Distinguished Service Award
Shannon Sutton, Western Illinois University
Travel Award to the National Meeting
Stephanie McGee, Washington University
Now taking applications for Mentoring Our Own (MOO) program 2017! Deadline extended to March 31, 2017!
Our new Recognizing Awesome Volunteerism & Engagement (RAVE IV) program is up and running!
Learn about the Sport of Research Administration at the Spring 2017 Meeting!
Region IV Members in the News!
Region IV Survey Results now Posted
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.
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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