Divisional Updates

Save the Date

Please save the date for our DSA Welcome Back breakfast on Wednesday, January 23 at 8:00 a.m. in the AMU Ballrooms. A calendar invitation with the confirmed time and location will be sent soon.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Milwaukee Rescue Mission Contributions

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission at the Division’s Holiday Party. 

donations to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission

Various staff at the 2018 holiday party

various staff at the 2018 holiday party

Volunteers Needed for Mock Interviews

The DSA Careers in Student Affairs Committee is looking to collect names of individuals that are interested in helping out with Mock Interviews for graduate students in the SAHE Program. Here are the details for the event:

SAHE Mock Interviews 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

9:00am until noon

AMU 157, Alumni Memorial Union

If you willing to serve as an interviewer, please complete the online form which includes a list of your availability.

Interviews will be conducted on the hour. Interview schedules will be sent out by Monday 1/14/18 so individuals can block off their calendars.

We are anticipating approximately 20 participants, so we are looking at having staff members commit to one or two interviews. Interviews will be scheduled for 50 minutes (30 minutes of interviews and 20 minutes for feedback and resume/cover letter review). We will be asking graduate students to provide the following in advance of their interview: 1) job/internship/practicum description of a position of interest, 2) resume, 3) cover letter. All materials will be in a Sharepoint folder for you to access. AMU 157 will be set up to mirror a placement exchange, with dividers between interview tables and close quarters. We will pair the graduate student with two interviewers whom have experience in their interested field of work. 

If you have questions, please contact Sara Smith.

Employee Wellness

Group Fitness classes begin January 7, 2019! See our Group Fitness Calendar for more information and to register.

Weight Watchers to Start in January. Come to our kick-off meeting on January 15 or 16 to sign up for Weight Watchers At Work meetings. We just need 20 people to sign up for each day to bring WW to campus. Check out our website for more information.

Registration open for Mindfulness Meditation Classes. Classes are FREE and begin February 5, 2019.

January’s Promoted Healthy Habit Challenge is quickly approaching. The campaign will be active from January 7 – 13 and the theme is “Veggies on the Go: Did you pack a serving of vegetable to snack on today?” Sign up through Virgin Pulse and earn 200 points for tracking.

JASPA Updates

Get more involved with JASPA by joining the Leadership Team! JASPA is thriving due to the involvement and dedication of leaders representing each of our 28 U.S. Jesuit institutions and all the functional areas within Student Affairs.  We are seeking volunteers to fill several leadership positions.  More information on how to get involved is available on the JASPA website. 

Some additional information on the general responsibilities and time commitments for vice presidents and committee chairs that are accepting applications are included below.

Executive Board—Vice President Vacancy

Vice President vacancies are filled through a nomination/application process.

The following position is open for nomination/application:

  • Vice President—Networking, Service and Recognition

PLEASE NOTE: In addition to the application, a letter of support/nomination must be submitted by your institution’s SSAO/CSAO via email to the JASPA Secretary, David Johnson ( Both must be received by January 18, 2019 at 5 PM EST.  

Committee Chair Vacancies

JASPA is also looking to fill the following committee chairs:

  • Data Warehouse & Portal
  • Recognition and Awards
  • Social Media and Communications
  • Website

Newly appointed Vice President(s) and Committee Chair(s) take office immediately following the business meeting at the JASPA Annual Conference in March 2019 and serve for a two-year term.

Questions? Contact JASPA Vice President for Networking, Service and Recognition, Kate Grubb Clark ( 

The online application for these positions can be found HERE.

Recognize Outstanding Work—Nominate Your Peers or Campus Programs Today!

Monthly Community Impact Awards 

The Community Impact Award seeks to identify and award up to three winners each month who have made a significant and positive difference on their respective campuses. This award is given monthly to emphasize the many ways that Jesuit Student Affairs can impact the college community. Monthly nominations are due on the 5th of the month. 

Annual JASPA Awards 

JASPA is proud to sponsor nine distinct awards to recognize outstanding individuals working in Jesuit Higher Education institutions. Awards include: 

  • Victor R. Yanitelli, S.J. Award
  • Outstanding Service Award to JASPA
  • JASPA Scholarship Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in Jesuit Student Affairs Work
  • Outstanding Campus Program or Initiative
  • Outstanding New Professional Award in Jesuit Student Affairs
  • Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award in Jesuit Student Affairs
  • Outstanding Commitment to Diversity and Social Justice
  • Outstanding Academic Partnership

All award descriptions, requirements, and nomination forms are available on our websiteTo submit, you much sign in using a Google account or create a new Google account using your work email address. Annual award nominations are due January 25, 2019.

All JASPA award recipients will be announced at the JASPA Meeting in March, and listed on the JASPA website.  

If you have questions about any of the awards or the submission process, please contact Aris Mosier, the Chair of the JASPA Recognition & Awards Selection Committee at or 310.338.7620.

First Generation College Student Network

First Generation College Student Network graphicAs part of our efforts to provide support to first generation college students, the Division of Student Affairs is coordinating a First Gen Network in which staff, faculty, and students can serve as mentors and resources for students who identify as first generation college students. A website for first generation students will launch this spring with a list of mentors to whom students can reach out for support and assistance. If you are willing to be listed as part of this network, please sign-up online.

Welcome and Kudos

The Office of Intercultural Engagement welcomes Dr. Elizabeth J. Stigler as the Assistant Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center. Dr. Elizabeth J. Stigler- Dr. Stigler recently earned her PhD with honors in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas. She also holds two master’s degrees in Women and Gender Studies, one from the University of Kansas and the other from Roosevelt University in Chicago. Her dissertation explored the bonds and identities enabled by Czech women’s culinary labor in the larger Chicagoland area. She is currently working on advancing a theory of fungal time which builds on the microbiopolitical assemblages discussed in her dissertation.

Most recently, Dr. Stigler’s work on gender and body politics was featured in Teaching Fashion Studies (Bloomsbury, 2018), the first pedagogical manual devoted to the interdisciplinary instruction of fashion and dress theory. 
Most recently, Dr. Stigler is served as a WikiPedia Education Fellow where she worked to improve the visibility and accuracy of articles related to gender and sexuality studies. She was a member of the inaugural Executive Committee of the LGBTQ+ Faculty and Staff Caucus at LSU. Dr. Stigler currently sits on the Executive Board of the Czech and Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois where she is also the Editor of their quarterly journal, as well as the Global Advisory board for GRRRL Clothing. In her spare time, she enjoys true crime podcasts and weight lifting.

Campus Ministry welcomes T. Derrick Witherington as Director of Liturgical Programs. Derrick arrives in Milwaukee from Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) after earning a PhD in Systematic Theology.  Previously he received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Loyola University Chicago.  Derrick will begin at Marquette on Tuesday, January 22. Derrick’s entire professional life has been a combination of academic and pastoral work in service to others.  “As a proud product of Jesuit education and as someone whose spirituality is Ignatian, I [am] thrilled to be able to exercise this ministry in a Jesuit institution which places great value on social justice and cura personalis.”

Congratulations to Dr. Jen Reid who was accepted into the Center for Engaged Learning’s 2019-2021 Research Seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency.

The next newsletter will go out February 5, 2019. If you have news you'd like shared with the Division and Campus Ministry, please email the information to Jen Reid by Tuesday, January 29.