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MSPS 2011: Program Submission Form

Greetings Small Private Schools of Michigan!

It's time to begin thinking about programs at the upcoming MSPS Conference on April 2nd 2011.   In this packet you will find several ways to contribute to the educational offerings for MSPS 2011:

  • Program Proposal: to be used by staff or students who would like to present a particular topic and/or presentation for the conference delegates
  • Program Request: to be used by staff or students who would like to see specific topics covered, audiences served or particular presenters submit programs
  • Roundtable Proposal: to be used by staff or students who would like to facilitate a discussion on a particular topic.  These can be any kind of discussion: educational, problem solving, brainstorming. 

This is an excellent opportunity to show the attending RAs what goes into presenting an effective program as well as a chance to reuse some of those awesome sessions you may have presented to your own staff during RA Training!  It is also a great opportunity for veteran or even graduating RAs to pass on their expertise.  Any student attendee could answer the call for programs and impact the educational quality of the conference.

If you, or someone from your institution, is interested in presenting, please complete the attached proposal form.  If RAs or professional staff from your campus have an opportunity to brainstorm ideas for program offerings they would like to see at the conference (especially if there is a hot topic, new trend or something that you're hoping for outside insight), please complete the program request form and our conference staff will do their best to find programs and presenters to meet your needs.  Included in the conference schedule there will be a one-hour session for roundtable discussions when attendees will be able to move about and engage in multiple discussions- this is a great opportunity for an eager first-time attendee or new RA! 

All proposals can be submitted electronically to Bristol Day or visit the conference websitefor more information.  Conference proposals submitted by March 1st will be given first consideration, but programs and roundtable proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis as space allows in the conference schedule and facilities.

Some 2011 conference highlights will include:

  • Closing Banquet
  • Case Study Competition
  • Residence Life Showcase (Campus Programs, RA Programs, Bulletin Boards, Events, etc.)

Now all you need to do is register!  Conference registration will open on February 1st 2011.  Registration packets will be emailed out and can also be found at the conference web page.  Registration is $20/attendee... and for every five student participants you register you get one free advisor registration!  For more information contact Bristol Day.  See you April 2nd!

~ Bristol Day, Resident Hall Director, Albion College

MSPS 2011 Coordinator

Topic Ideas

Conflict Mediation Leadership
Conforntation Hot Topics
Working with Difficult Residents Etiquette
Communication Self-Esteem
Recognition Being Brand New
Programming (Basic & Advanced) Returning RAs
Wellness Senior Student Staff
Careers in Student Affairs Getting Ready to Graduate
Ethical Decision Making LGBT Education
Team Building Diversity
Building Community Interculturalism
Passive Programming Access/Ability
Promoting / Advertising Advising
Public Speaking Creative Training Techniques

 

New Information

Conference Theme

  • RA's can sometimes feel as though they are trying to run a circus on their floors and in their buildings. They've got to be able to juggle a variety of situations, yet remain in control, keep their lives balanced, and of course, have some fun along the way. To reflect that, our theme this year is, "MSPS 2011: The Greatest Show on Campus."

Closing Banquet

  • At MSPS 2011 we'll be offering a Closing Banquet to all of those interested.  At the Banquet we'll be showing a slide show from the day, allowing extra conversation and time to explore the Showcase materials.  Attendees staying for the Closing Banquet will be given a special gift.  The MSPS Closing Banquet will be a great opportunity to begin networking, cement new friendships and end the day on a high note!

Residence Life Showcase (Campus Programs, RA Programs, Bulletin Boards, etc.)

  • Does your campus have really cool programs?  Has one of your RAs made really amazing bulletin boards?  Does your RA staff have the coolest staff t-shirts?  Need ideas for new programs, bulletin boards, community building activities?  Want to find a new way to gather students or educate on a particular topic?  The Residence Life Showcase is for you.  Bring pictures, scrapbook pages, written descriptions (OTMs), slideshows, etc. to show off the best and most successful programs and elements of your Residence Life program.  Explore the Showcase to get new ideas... there's no such thing as "stealing" when it comes to stealing ideas from other Residence Life programs!

MSPS 2011: Special Events

Conference Theme

RA's can sometimes feel as though they are trying to run a circus on their floors and in their buildings. They've got to be able to juggle a variety of situations, yet remain in control, keep their lives balanced, and of course, have some fun along the way. To reflect that, our theme this year is, "MSPS 2011: The Greatest Show on Campus."

Closing Banquet

At MSPS 2011 we'll be offering a Closing Banquet to all of those interested.  At the Banquet we'll be showing a slide show from the day, allowing extra conversation and time to explore the Showcase materials.  The MSPS Closing Banquet will be a great opportunity to begin networking, cement new friendships and end the day on a high note!

Residence Life Showcase (Campus Programs, RA Programs, Bulletin Boards, etc.)

Does your campus have really cool programs?  Has one of your RAs made really amazing bulletin boards?  Does your RA staff have the coolest staff t-shirts?  Need ideas for new programs, bulletin boards, community building activities?  Want to find a new way to gather students or educate on a particular topic?  The Residence Life Showcase is for you.  Bring pictures, scrapbook pages, written descriptions (OTMs), slideshows, etc. to show off the best and most successful programs and elements of your Residence Life program.  Explore the Showcase to get new ideas... there's no such thing as "stealing" when it comes to stealing ideas from other Residence Life programs!

Campus Swap

Each delegation will bring items from their college to swap with other students. Feel free to bring anything that relates to your department, division, or college in general. A room will be set up with each college allotted one table to set their swap materials up on. Students will be able to go around and choose/trade items with others. 

 

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MSPS 2011: Registration

General Information:

  • $25 per student registration fee
  • One Advisor FREE for every five students registered! Additional Advisors: $20 each
  • pdf Registration_Form.pdf

Payment Information:  

  • Sorry, we cannot accept credit cards.   
  • Please send a check made out to Albion College to:

Albion College: Office of Residential Life

611 E Porter Street

Albion, MI 49224

  • Forms can also be faxed to: 517/629-0197.  Please be sure to include a cover page with a notation of MSPS 2011

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2011

Late/on-site registrations add $5 each

*Late/on-site registration will not guarantee t-shirt or conference materials.

Questions, please contact us

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Religious Services

Albion College Chapel

worship at Albion College Chapel         A Place of Grace

Student-led Christian worship at Albion College Chapel takes place every Wednesday night of the academic year at 9:00 p.m. in the Kellogg Center "Stack" (second floor). Each week, the Christian body on campus gathers in unity. While the music is primarily contemporary Christian, students keep many traditional aspects (e.g., Benediction, hymns, prayers) and weave together different musical genres (e.g., Gospel, praise songs from different countries). This is a uniquely Albion College phenomenon. It is a tremendous expression of Christian unity on campus and in the world. Leadership for Chapel is drawn from all Christian groups and Christian traditions. For students on the leadership team, Chapel is a great opportunity to develop ministry skills and discern calling. Albion College Chapel is a student-led program, sponsored by the Office of the Chaplain. All members of the Albion College community are welcome to attend and participate.

Diwali

Each year for the past twelve years, Asian Awareness Group (AAG) hosts a campus celebration of Diwali, supported by the Office of the Chaplain and the Office of Intercultural Affairs. This is normally held in November.

Lessons and Carols

One of Albion College's most beloved traditions, the Music Department sponsors "A Service of Lessons and Carols" once per year during Advent. This is a wonderful celebration of sacred vocal music, and for many, a deeply meaningful Christian worship experience. The public and all members of the Albion College community are welcome. Free.

Catholic Mass

Catholic Mass takes place on campus once per month. The Office of the Chaplain advertises this monthly. Father Joseph Gray of St. John Catholic Church (Albion) officiates. Open to the entire campus community.

On Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m., the Catholic Connections student organization provides a ride service to/from the 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. John Catholic Church (1020 Irwin Ave., Albion). All students are welcome.

Jewish Holidays

Albion College Hillel organizes programs throughout the academic year for campus to observe Jewish holidays and raise awareness of Jewish tradition. The Office of the Chaplain and Office of Intercultural Affairs provides support.

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