Posted April 2, 2014 by Sara Drischler 

Join an Education Track in Orlando

The ACUI 2014 Conference Planning Team is excited about the other educational opportunities that await you in Orlando. The Fitness and Wellness Track is new to the annual conference this year; the Student Track (this year for undergraduate and graduate students) and the Senior Management Professionals Program (SMPP) are old favorites with a unique “Orlando” feel. Read more about how you or your students can get involved below!

Be Well in Orlando!
You are looking forward to four days with colleagues and friends at the ACUI annual conference but worried about getting out of your fitness routine? I don't blame you. It can be stressful when you're traveling, and sometimes all you need is a good workout. The real question is how can you squeeze that in while still making the most of your conference experience?

We all know that keeping up with our routine can be vital for our mental health but managing that while out of town can be difficult. Do not fear, the ACUI Conference Planning Team has thought about that. We know how important it is that you stay active, stay healthy, learn new techniques for working out while traveling, and most importantly, have time to stretch, breathe, and relax. We have created a schedule of events, programs, and sessions that will help you stay on track as well as provide you opportunities to connect with others. This year, we will be rolling out a variety of sessions covering topics ranging from learning new yoga moves to balancing your personal budget. Look for Fitness and Wellness programs in the conference guide and keep your goals on track throughout the week

Molly Ward, Tulane University

An ACUI Classic
The Senior Management Professionals Program (SMPP) is a great opportunity for those professionals in an associate director, director, or other senior-level administrator positions. This program provides an excellent opportunity to connect and collaborate with peers as you have opportunity to engage and discuss common challenges, opportunities, and solutions.

On Saturday evening, April 5, we will be hosted at the University of Central Florida for a reception and in-depth tour of the Student Union. After the tour, we will be treated to a delicious dinner before winding up the evening.

The program on Sunday, April 6 will include a delicious breakfast followed by a panel discussion of university vice presidents on the importance of the college union to the campus community. This will be followed by our main feature, a workshop presentation about the history of design in college unions/student centers, and a glimpse into the future design considerations of what the college union/student center will be like in the next 100 years.

Joseph Pearson, Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville

More Learning Outside of the Classroom

ACUI could not be the Association that it is today without the hard work and innovative students. Today's students are poised to create the legacy of what the Association will look like in the future and hopefully accomplish even more in the next 100 years.

To prepare for this journey, this year’s Conference Programming Team has worked to create student experience like no other. You can find the fruits of their labor here.

Andrade Fearon, University of Massachusetts–Lowell

Sara Drischler

Sara Drischler is the Coordinator, Special Programs at University of Texas–Arlington.


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