Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
Welcome 2017!! A new year brings thoughts of resolutions for something better. I look at it as taking the first step towards success. New Year’s Resolutions often fail because we want instant success. Success is achieved in many ways and most often over time. There are two types of success; internal (happiness, self-improvement) success and externally visible (money, opportunity) success. I encourage you to rate your success, and celebrate the steps that get you moving toward your goals.
Success to me is how I see myself and the type of person I want to be. Our attitudes, actions and choices define our success. Think about a powerful shift in attitude and how that shift can alter the whole course of communication. Our attitude can be seen before we are introduced to someone and the first impression before a word is spoken. I love the quote about actions from Ralph Waldo Emerson, “What you do speaks so loudly, that I cannot hear what you say.” And finally we need to realize that life is all about choices. It is up to us if we are going to be happy, smile, and be kind. Steven Spielberg said, “Profound change can occur when even one person makes a positive choice.” Be that person – BE THE GOOD!
Save the date for the Region IV Spring Meeting in Madison, WI! The meeting will be held from April 23-26, 2017 at the Concourse Hotel. The theme is The Sport of Research Administration.
Region IV would like to thank all of the volunteers that step forward to make our region a success. Without you, not much would get done! A new Volunteer Recognition Program called RAVE IV has been implemented. Look for more details on how to become a Region IV athlete and earn a bronze, silver or gold award.
Another initiative that Region IV is working on is traveling workshops. After National Board approval, the region will be able to potentially bring a workshop to your area. If you have any interest in hosting a workshop, please let me know at Diane.Hillebrand@med.UND.edu and I will get your name and university to the sub-committee chair.
The region is also working on reviewing and organizing our information to help make volunteering easier. All volunteer positions duties and committee structures are being reviewed to ensure they meet the region’s needs. Information will also be available to these volunteer positions in an organized format to help make their jobs easier. Think about becoming involved in Region IV; it is a very rewarding experience.
Region IV is interested in highlighting on our website careers, milestones, promotions, retirements, successes, moves to new institutions, and job postings. Our communication team is ready to get the word out so be sure to let us know so we can celebrate you on our website.
If you have any ideas, suggestions, or comments for change, please contact me; Diane.Hillebrand@med.UND.edu 701-777-2808. My door is ALWAYS open!
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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)
Region IV Awards
The Awards Committee is proud to announce the following awards winners:
Distinguished Service Award
Travel Award to the Regional Meeting
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the National Meeting
Eastern Michigan University
John Phillips Travel Award
University of Central Missouri
University of Michigan Health System
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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