Hello Student Affairs Alumni and Friends- The Division of Student Affairs ended 2016 on a high, literally. With the support of our alumni, staff, students, and friends, we received nearly 200 gifts in response to our 100 Gift Rock Wall Challenge on Giving Tuesday, which resulted in me climbing to the top of the (Rock Wall in the Fitness Center) (https://www.facebook.com/VPlevesterjohnson/videos/vb.21106147/10100511786877002/?type=2&theater)! We have kept the great energy going into 2017 by asking students What it means to be a Redbird? It has been great to bring our campus community together, reflecting our institutional values and on what it means to be part of this amazing (#RedbirdCommunity.) https://www.facebook.com/StudentAffairsISU/photos/a.483610695012503.108704.326857314021176/1482338811806348/?type=3&theater Our students continue to be engaged in the extensive offerings of programs and services the Division offers. From Fraternity and Sorority Life, to Leaders of Social Change, to utilizing the Career Center’s resources, we continue to prepare students to be the leaders of tomorrow. We plan to engage with more Student Affairs alumni and friends this year! We offered alumni opportunities to be involved in our newly formed Greek Life Task Force and attend our On Common Grounds dialogues on diversity and social justice. We also hope you will let us know how you want to be involved. If you are in the Chicago area, I’d love to see you at (Redbird Trivia) https://news.illinoisstate.edu/2017/02/chicago-young-alumni-can-take-chicagos-best-trivia-venue/ on February 28th to be part of my trivia team! As always, we love to hear what has made your Redbird Experience so special. Share your (Redbird memories) http://alumni.illinoisstate.edu/survey/studentaffairs/index.php with us today! Go ‘Birds LJ Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson Vice President for Student Affairs
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Students, alumni, and staff join conversations on diversity, social justice, and activism with the Division of Student Affairs program On Common Grounds.

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Leaders of Social Change is a five day trip organized by the Leadership and Community Connections unit of the Dean of Students Office.

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Over the weekend of January 21 and 22, members of Fraternity and Sorority Life headed to Lake Williamson Christian Center for an annual retreat.

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Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends came together to support scholarships, programs, and the Laboratory Schools at Illinois State University on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Here are some of our favorite

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The job outlook for the in liberal arts isn’t as tough as it may seem for soon-to-be professionals. In fact, what leads to a candidate’s potential for finding a great job or career path may be much easier than one may think.

The Student Affairs Alumni and Friends Newsletter is an opportunity for both our alumni and supporters to keep up to date on news within the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs Alumni are unique and not easily defined. While they didn’t technically graduate from the Division of Student Affairs, they did have an impactful experience in one or more of the twelve departments of the Division as a student. From being a RA to Alternative Breaks participants to campus dining staff to Sports Club members, they are alumni of Student Affairs and our supporters help these programs continue to thrive. So let’s connect! Share your stories, keep in touch, and remember you are all part of the Student Affairs family.