Student Staff Attend Conference

Student staff with Truman’s Residence Life Department recently attended the 32nd annual University of Northern Iowa RA Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Truman’s student advisors and apartment managers participated in sessions alongside 500 RAs from 10 different states around the Midwest. Maysun Craven, Ben Finchamp and Krishna Chebolu all participated in the Case Study Competition. Nathan Kirby, Craven, Chebolu and Finchamp all created presentations that competed in the presentation competition. Kirby and Craven presented on LGBTQ+ identities in residents. Chebolu presented on energy management. Finally, Finchamp presented on how to increase resident engagement. In the final competition Chebolu and Kit Cork presented in the bulletin board competition.

Chebolu was awarded “Top 10 Presentations” and “Top Bulletin Board – Diversity and Social Justice.” Cork was awarded “Top Bulletin Board – Alcohol and Drug Education.” As a team the Truman received the "Most Spirited” award throughout the whole conference.

Blanton-Nason-Brewer and Dobson Hall director Lia Walz led the delegation. Kate Justis also attended the conference.

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