Welcome to NCURA Region IV!
Happy New Year! This time of year gives us a perfect opportunity to reflect on the past and look toward the future.
In the past year, Region IV:
* Implemented the new Recognizing Awesome Volunteerism & Engagement (RAVE IV) program. See http://ncuraregioniv.com/rave-iv.html for more details.
* Redesigned the Mentoring Our Own (MOO) program. The cohort is currently finishing up their capstone projects.
* Reviewed and updated job descriptions for all board and committee positions and posted them on the website for greater transparency.
* Thanked Craig Reynolds for his service as Regionally-elected Member to the National Board and welcomed Sue Kelch to her new term.
* Thanked Gavyn Clasemann-Ryan for his work as Treasurer and thanked Heather Offhaus for stepping into the Treasurer position.
In the upcoming year, Region IV will:
Nourish. Discover. Grow. Join us in Des Moines April 15-18 for our 2018 Spring Meeting! The Midwest is well-known as the heartland of America, and Iowa helps sustain this tradition. Iowa is number one in egg, soybean, hog, and corn production and is home to five Nobel Prize winners! Make history with us as we bring our regional meeting to this state for the first time ever. This year, we welcome Dr. Terry Wahls, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, as Keynote Speaker. Dr. Wahls has an incredible story of self-healing through proven research based on diet, mitochondria, and multiple sclerosis. She has received funding from Direct MS of Canada and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of America and greatly appreciates the support she receives from her own research administrators every day. Don’t miss this year’s Spring Meeting! Look for registration to open in early February. We look forward to seeing 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 award winners:
Distinguished Service Award
Michelle Schoenecker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Kevin Reed Outstanding New Professional Award
Kurt McMillen, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the National Meeting
Sandra Fowler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Travel Award to the Regional Meeting
Denise Jones, Governors State University
John Philipps Regional Travel Award
Julie Olivero, University of Michigan
Peggy Collins Luna, Northwestern University
Happy Research Administrator Day!
Join us at the 59th Annual NCURA Conference!
Our new Recognizing Awesome Volunteerism & Engagement (RAVE IV) program is up and running!
Region IV Members in the News!
Region IV Survey Results now Posted
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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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