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BAAC Outstanding New Advisor Award

The BAAC has created an Outstanding New Advisor Award to recognize new IUB academic advisors. This award will be presented at the Fall BAAC meeting. For more information on who is eligible and how to nominate a new advisor, please click on this pdf.

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Congratulations to Mark Hurley
Director of Advising for the College of Arts and Sciences (and past president of BAAC)
Winner of the NACADA Region 5 Excellence in Advising -
Advising Administrator Award

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Several IUB Advisors attended the NACADA Annual Conference
in Las Vegas from October 4-7, 2015

Attendees at NACADA conference

IUB was represented by 10 advisors from several units. They had a great time learning more about advising best practices and networking with advising professionals from around the country.

Pictured are: Karen Franks, Matthew Graham, Sharon Hay, Connie Hanson, Daniel Lersch, Jenifer Berry, Malia Jackson, Emily McCord, Izabela Kenney, Kate Garrett

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Krystie Herndon recently had an article "The Importance of Advising Undergraduates in the Humanities" published in The Mentor.

K Herndon

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Read BAAC President William E. Smith III's BAAC Year in Review

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2015 Guidelines for posting information to the BAAC Listserv

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March 28-April 1 is Isalm Awareness Week. The IUB Muslim Student Associate is holding several events for anyone interested:
Wednesday 3/30 Fast-a-thon 7:30 Woodburn Hall 003
Thursday 3/31 Dine and Donate 5-9 Anatolia Restaurant
Friday 4/1 Jummah (Friday Prayer) Outside 2:30-3:30 Dunn Meadow

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Upcoming Professional Development Events

BAAC Spring Conference

Excellence in Advising: Becoming the Advisor's Advisor
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Michael S. Roth
President of Wesleyan University
Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters
February 22, 2016 from 9:00am - 4:00pm in the IMU
(check in begins at 8:00am)

Lunchtime Events - 12:10-1:00pm
Supporting Muslim Students - March 22, 2016
Advising Strategies that Foster Resilience - April 19, 2016
TBD - May 17

Generation Me: Working with Today's Students (webinar)
January 19th's webinar is available for viewing:

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Brody Broshears' ppt presentation "Moving Beyond the Pursuit of Happiness" from the fall 2015 BAAC conference

Gail Fairfield's ppt presentation from the Technology in Advising professional development event

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Thank you for supporting our advisors who participated in the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention and Awareness. We had 11 walkers and raised $425. If you are interested in donating, donations will be accepted until the end of the year. You can make a donation through the BAAC Walkers team page.

BAAC Walkers photo

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2014-15 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program

Congratulations to all of the advisors who completed the 2014-15 BAAC Professional Development Certificate Program.

The BAAC Professional Development Program is designed to provide national-caliber professional development training to IU professional academic advisors at no cost to the advisors. The Program will provide monthly on-campus professional development during the lunch hour. Each advisor who attends FIVE or more program events will receive a certificate of completion and acknowledgement letter sent to the advisor's supervisor. The requirements for the BAAC Professional Development Certificate have recently been amended. Click here for the approved guidelines.

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