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THE
BULLETIN
Volume 75 | Issue 4
July 2007

2007 ACUI Regional Conferences

Region 1 - Pick a Direction and Grow!

University of Massachusetts–Boston
Boston, Mass.

Nov. 16–18

http://region1.acui.org/region/01 

This year’s ACUI Region 1 conference will be an adventure. Delegates will be engaged in educational and social opportunities that connect the many diverse individuals and institutions in our region. We’re hoping delegates will pick a direction and go to UMASS–Boston in November. No matter what direction they choose, they will grow!

Registration

Early fee: $150 (members)
$200 (nonmembers)

Deadline: Oct. 5

Regular fee: $165 (members)
$215 (nonmembers)

Deadline: Nov. 2

Accommodations

Ramada Inn Boston
800 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02122

Rate: $89.00 + tax

Code: ACUI Conference

Reservations: 617.287.9200;
www.bostonhotel.com

Deadline: Nov. 15

Contact

Erin M. Dayharsh, Conference Chair
Northeastern University
617.373.2642
e.dayharsh@neu.edu

Geoffrey Combs, Host Chair
University of Massachusetts–Boston
617.287.4800
geoff.combs@umb.edu

Region 2 - Back to the Basics: Educating, Networking, and Fun

University at Buffalo
Buffalo, N.Y.
Nov. 9–11

http://region2.acui.org/region/02

Region 2 is going back to the basics in 2007—the basics that cross borders. Our goal is to define the common language that exists in the field of student unions and provide quality educational sessions, union tours, and networking opportunities that will appeal to both our Canadian and American members.

Registration

Early fee: $120
Deadline: Oct. 16

Regular fee: $150
Deadline: Nov. 9

One Day Fee: $100

Accommodations

Ramada Hotel and Conference Center

2402 North Forest Road
Getzville, NY 14068

Rate: $68 for queen/double; $10 + tax extra for king bedded room

Code: ACUI Block

Reservations: 716.636.7500;
www.universityinn.com

Deadline: Oct. 16

Contact

Johnny Garcia, Conference Chair
University at Buffalo
716.645.2055
jgarcia@buffalo.edu

Andrea Costantino, Host Chair
University at Buffalo
716.645.2055
costanti@buffalo.edu

Region 3 - Piecing it Together

Rutgers University–Camden
Camden, N.J.
Nov. 2–4
http://region3.acui.org/region/03

The Region 3 Conference will be unique and educational for several reasons: we have many new professionals working on the Conference Planning Team; we are incorporating some new and creative ideas into the conference; and we are incorporating the core competencies in the entire conference.

Registration

Early fee: $135
Deadline: Sept. 14

Regular fee: $150
Deadline: Oct. 11

Late fee: $165
Deadline: Nov. 4

Accommodations

Holiday Inn
2175 Marlton Pike
Rt. 70 and Sayer Ave.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Rate: $95

Code: ACUI

Reservations: 800.465.4953; 856.873.5007
www.holidaycherryhill.com

Deadline: Oct. 11

Contact

Alexandra Duggan, Conference Chair
Stony Brook University
631.632.7320
alduggan@notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Allison Wisniewski, Host Chair
Rutgers University–Camden
856.225.6422
aemery@camden.rutgers.edu

Region 4 - Where the Stars Go to Shine

George Mason University
Fairfax, Va.
Nov. 2–3
http://region4.acui.org/region/04

The best conference on earth, Region 4 always gives you more. We will be hosting some of the biggest and brightest events. We have diverse roundtables, education sessions for everyone, and something for the community colleges, HBCU, and Tribal Colleges. So, if you are in the area, stop by, we will leave a space at the table for you.

Registration

Regular fee: $155 (member)
$175 (nonmember)
Deadline: Sept. 21

Late fee: $190 (member)
$220 (nonmember)
Deadline: Oct. 19

Accommodations

Hyatt at Fair Lakes
12777 Fair Lakes Circle,
Fairfax, VA 22033
Rate: $100

Code: ACUI Conference

Reservations: 800.233.1234;
www.hyatt.com

Contact

Mecca March, Conference Chair
George Mason University
703.993.2921
mmarsh3@gmu.edu

David Atkins, Host Chair
George Mason University
703.993.2921
datkins1@gmu.edu

Region 5 - Doin’ the Charleston

College of Charleston
Charleston, S.C.  
Nov. 1–3
www.cofc.edu/acui2007/host.html

Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Downtown/Riverview
35 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401
Rate: $124–134
Code: ACUI Region 5
Reservations: 843.722.7229
www.marriott.com/property/propertypage/CHSCY
Deadline: Oct. 1

Region 6

Emory University
Atlanta, Ga.
Oct. 12–14
http://region6.acui.org/region/06

Emory offers a different experience of a private university environment in an urban/suburban area. We plan to incorporate a service project into our conference, engage our student delegates, and have a director’s institute.

Accommodations

Holiday Inn Conference Center (Decatur)
130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030
Rate: $109
Code: ACUI Conference
Reservations: 404.321.0704
www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/ hotel/atldc?_requestid=332816 
Deadline: Sept. 12

Contact

Jeff Martin, Conference and Host Chair
Emory University
404.727.2855
jeffrey.martin@emory.edu

Region 7 - Making A Difference: OUr Year, OUr Region

Ohio University
Athens, Ohio
Nov. 9–11

http://region7.acui.org/region/07

We are adding some exciting new things to the conference to reflect our theme of "Making a Difference," including a service project and a philanthropic 5K. It will be a great weekend in the hills of southern Ohio!

Registration

Early fee: $125
Regular fee: $135
Late fee: $150

Contact

Kay Robinson, Conference Chair
The Ohio State University
614.292.0734
robinson.776@osu.edu

Tim Hogan, Host Chair
Ohio University
740.597.1621
hogant1@ohio.edu

Region 8 & 9 - Who’s Jumping In?

Northwestern University
Evanston, Ill.
Nov. 2–4
http://region8.acui.org/region/08/conferences.html

After the success of a collaborative conference two years ago, Regions 8 and 9 simply had to do it again! Northwestern University is the site for this year’s joint conference, featuring opportunities to collaborate, learn, and be entertained right on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. "Who’s Jumping In?"

Registration

Early fee: $125
Deadline: Sept. 15

Regular fee: $140
Deadline: Oct. 15

Late fee: $155
Deadline: Nov. 2

Accommodations

Best Western
1501 Sherman Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

Rate: $119

Code: ACUI Region 8 & 9 conference

Reservations: 847.424.2120

The Doubletree North Shore Hotel
9599 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077

Rate: $112

Code: ACUI Region 8 & 9 conference

Reservations: 847.679.7000

Contact

Cynthia Chapel, Region 8 Conference Chair/ Host Chair
Northwestern University
847.491.2350
c-chapel@northwestern.edu

Dan Foley, Region 8 Conference Chair/ Host Chair
Northwestern University
847.491.2337
d-foley@northwestern.edu

Belinda Carr, Region 9 Conference Chair
Western Illinois University
309.298.2220
bj-carr@wiu.edu

Larry Mosher, Region 9 Conference Chair
Valparaiso University
219.464.5007
larry.mosher@valpo.edu

Region 10 - C’mon Home

South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota

Nov. 1–3

http://region10.acui.org/region/10/regionalconference.htm

Last year we combined with Region 11 for an expanded regional conference. This year Region 10 is coming home and delegates can expect the conference to focus on the following: strengthening professionals’ skills, instilling the profession in students, creating the living room of the campus, offering family-style meals, gathering as a region.

Registration

Early fee: $105
Deadline: Sept. 21

Regular fee: $120
Deadline: Oct. 5

Late fee: $130
Deadline: N/A

Accommodations

Days Inn
Rate:$62
Reservations: 605.692.9471
Deadline: Oct. 15

Contact

Christopher Baxter, Conference Chair
Macalester College
651.696.6472
baxter@macalester.edu

Keith Skogstad, Host Chair
South Dakota State University
605.688.4960
keith.skogstad@sdstate.edu

Region 11 - Exploring New Frontiers

Fort Hays State University
Hays, Kan.
Oct. 26–18
http://region11.acui.org/region/11/2007fallconf

Registration

Early fee: $110 (member);
 $140 (nonmember)
Deadline: Sept. 28

Regular fee: $120 (member);
 $160 (nonmember)
Deadline: Oct. 19

Late fee: $160 (member);
 $200 (nonmember)
Deadline: Oct. 20

Saturday only: $75
Deadline: Oct. 20

Family, spouse, friend: $65
Deadline: Oct. 20

Accommodations

Holiday Inn
3603 Vine Street
Hays, KS 67601
Rate: $69
Code: ACUI
Reservations: 785.625.7371
www.ichotelsgroup.com
Deadline: Oct. 19

Contact

Chandra Daffer, Conference Chair
Fort Hays State University
785.628.4664
cadaffer@fhsu.edu

Bill Smriga, Host Chair
Fort Hays State University
785.628.5305
wsmriga@fhsu.edu

Region 12 - From Our Island to Your Island: A Treasure of Opportunities

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
Oct. 19–21
http://region12.acui.org/region/12

The Region 12 conference will be hosted by the Islanders of Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. The Conference Planning Team’s mission is to create educational, fun, and unique conference opportunities to add to your campus treasure chest. Come to the Island and sail away with a treasure!

Registration

Early fee: $199 (member)

Accommodations

Holiday Inn Emerald Beach
1102 S. Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Rate: $80 single; $85 double/triple/quad
Code: ACUI
Reservations: 361.883.5731
Deadline: Oct. 5

Contact

Michelle Lopez, Conference Chair
Texas State University–San Marcos
512.245.3219
ml32@txstate.edu

J.R. Sanders, Host Chair
Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
361.825.5209
james.sanders@tamucc.edu

Region 13 - Reaching New Heights

University of Denver
Denver, Colo.
Oct. 5–7
http://region13.acui.org

We are proud to announce that the Region 13 Fall Conference will be held in Denver, Colo. at the University of Denver. This Fall Conference will be one that will challenge you to “Reach New Heights” with outstanding educational sessions and fun-filled activities.

Registration 

Fee: $199  
Deadline:  Sept. 11

Late fee:  $225  
Deadline:  Oct. 5

Accommodations

Four Points Sheraton Hotel Denver/Cherry Creek
600 South Colorado Boulevard
Denver, CO 80246
Rate: $75 single/double
Code: ACUI Rate
Reservations:  800.368.7764
www.fourpoints.com
Deadline:  Sept. 11

Contact

Kathy Adams Riester, Conference Co-Chair
University of Arizona
520.621.8046
adams-riester@life.arizona.edu

Blaine Nickeson, Conference Co-Chair
Auraria Higher Education Center
303.871.3864
john.nichols@studentlinfe.du.edu

John Nichols, Host Chair
University of Denver
303.871.3864
john.nichols@studentlife.du.edu

Region 14 - Classrooms on the Sun, Unions on the Moon

North Idaho College
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Oct. 18–20
http://www.nic.edu/sub/acui14

The conference will showcase the limitless possibilities and ever-changing universe of unions and student activities. The theme for this year’s conference, born out of the idea that our programs and facilities constantly adapt to the dynamic needs of the campus community, promises to be full of vibrant discussions, exciting events, and stimulating sessions.

Accommodations

The Coeur d’Alene Resort
115 S. 2nd St.
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Rate: $129
Code: ACUI14
Reservations: 800.688.5253
www.cdaresort.com/resort
Deadline: Sept. 7

Contact

Dean R. Bennett, Co-Conference Chair
North Idaho College
208.769.3366
drbennet@nic.edu

Alex Harris, Co-Conference Chair
North Idaho College
208.665.5459
afharris@nic.edu

Region 15 - MORE than Hollywood

California State University–Northridge
Northridge, Calif.
Nov. 15–17
http://region15.acui.org/rRegion/15/conference07

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in MORE than just Educational Sessions, such as College Bowl, Poetry Slam, and a host of other fun activities. We strongly encourage student participation in this year’s conference as we have focused our program on providing information on how to become the next college union professional.

Registration

Early fee: $200  
Regular fee: $225  
Late fee: $255  

Accommodations

Woodland Hills Hilton
6360 Canoga Ave
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Rate: $89+tax
Code: ACUI
Reservations: 818.595.1000
www.woodlandhills.hilton.com
Deadline: Nov. 1

Contact

Kristie Godfrey, Conference Co-Chair
California State University–Northridge
818.677.2890
kristie.godfrey@csun.edu

Vicki Allen, Conference Co-Chair
California State University–Northridge
818.677.5111
vicki.allen@csun.edu