TACUSPA President's Message
Hola, amigos y colegas de TACUSPA.
Hello, TACUSPA friends and colleagues,
Primero quiero agradecer a todos los que pudieron estar con nosotros en nuestra Conferencia Anual de TACUSPA en San Marcos. ¡Molly, Tabitha, Nicki y su equipo hicieron un trabajo fantástico! ¡Gracias a todos por su trabajo y dedicación a TACUSPA y nuestra membresía!
I want to first thank everyone who was able to join us at our Annual TACUSPA Conference in San Marcos. Molly, Tabitha, Nicki, and their team did a fantastic job! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to TACUSPA and our membership!
Al comenzar nuestro semestre de primavera, les la bienvenida a nuestros estudiantes y nos preparamos para involucrarlos en una variedad de programas y eventos durante todo el semestre con la esperanza de celebrar graduaciones, premios y nuevos comienzos con ellos.
As we begin our spring semester, we excitedly welcome our students back to campus and we prepare to engage them in a variety of programs and events throughout the semester with the hopes of celebrating graduations, awards, and new beginnings with them.
Todos sabemos muy bien que el tiempo y el espacio entre un principio y un final contienen muchas otras cosas. Conversaciones sobre la diferencia, apoyando a nuestros estudiantes mientras se preparan para ingresar a la fuerza laboral, y apoyándolos en momentos de necesidad y crisis. Todo lo cual es un desafío en sí mismo, pero es un trabajo necesario para el crecimiento y el desarrollo.
We all know far too well that the time and space between a beginning and end holds so many other things. Challenging conversations about difference, supporting students as they maneuver preparing to enter the work force, and supporting then in times of need and crisis. All of which are challenging in their own right, but necessary work for growth and development.
Esta semana, nuestros colegas de Texas A&M University-Commerce están maniobrando una realidad que muchos de nosotros esperamos nunca tener que enfrentar. Nuestros pensamientos y nuestro amor están con Texas A&M University-Commerce y la comunidad, pero en particular con nuestros colegas que tendrán que apoyar a sus compañeros y estudiantes a través de esto. Tenga en cuenta que estamos a su disposición y listos para ayudarlo en caso de que lo necesiten.
This week, our colleagues at Texas A&M University-Commerce are maneuvering a reality that many of us hope to never have to face. Our thoughts and love are most certainly with Texas A&M University-Commerce and the surrounding communities, but in particular, with our colleagues who will have to support their peers and students through this. Please know that we are hear for you and ready to help should you need it.
A todos mis colegas en el estado de Tejas, espero que tengan un semestre de primavera lleno de crecimiento y desarrollo, pero sobre todo espero que sean apoyados, vistos y que sepan que son importantes. Gracias por su trabajo y servicio.
To all of my colleagues across the State of Texas, I hope that you have a spring semester full of growth and development, but above all I hope that you are supported, seen, and that you know you matter. Thank you for the work that you do.
Congratulations to the 2020 TACUSPA Thomas Moorman Fellowship Recipients! Fellows will be mentored by TACUSPA Board of Directors to create and implement projects that benefit TACUSPA and its members.
Texas Higher Education Law Conference
The Texas Higher Education Law Conference provides college and university professional in the public and private sector, and attorneys who advise them, the most current information on important developments in such areas as student legal issues, first amendment rights, technology dangers, FERPA and free speech areas to name a few. The conference will be held March 23-24, 2020 in the Gateway Center Ballroom on the campus of the University of North Texas in Denton.
45th Annual TACHE State Conference
The 45th Annual TACHE State Conference will be held February 19-22, 2020 in Sugar Land.
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Big 12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summit
Plans are coming together for the 3rd Big 12 LGBTQIA and Allies Summit, March 6-8, 2020, at Texas Tech University. The Summit is open to all student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members, regardless of institutional affiliation.
Regular registration is available online from now through February 11. Through the generosity of our many sponsors and contributors, we are able to prioritize making the Summit as accessible as possible with a $35 regular registration fee. Beginning February 12, an additional $10 per registration late fee will be assessed. The theme of this year’s Summit is “This is My Life, I’ll Decide My Future.”
Participants will have numerous opportunities to engage each other and make connections that have the potential to significantly impact diversity and inclusion work on our campuses and in the communities we call home. Offering upwards of thirty educational sessions, ranging from 20-60-90-minutes in length, as well as three plenary opportunities, this weekend in early March is not to be missed.
During the Summit, we also will have plenty of social activities for participants, including a Poetry Slam hosted by three-time national award-winning slam poet Regie Cabico. And, if that is not enough, this year’s whimsical theme gives opportunities for some Alice in Wonderland characters we all know and love to make an appearance. Questions about the Summit should be directed to the Office of LGBTQIA Education & Engagement at Texas Tech University by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff members from The University of Texas at Austin are gathering data regarding secondary trauma in student affairs that we will present at the 2020 NASPA Annual Conference. The results of this study will enhance our collective understanding of secondary trauma in student affairs and inform potential recommendations for mitigating secondary trauma among student affairs professionals.
To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:
· Currently identify as a full-time student affairs professional
· Currently working in an institution in Texas
If you wish to complete this survey, please visit the following link:
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