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2024 MIACADA CONFERENCE

NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY  |  MARQUETTE, MI   MAY 17, 2024

Northern Michigan University is proud to welcome MIACADA members to the Upper Peninsula for the MIACADA Conference May 17, 2024. A bridge: A structure carrying a pathway over an obstacle. With a holistic framework, advisors strive to assist students in achieving the goals that they have set out for themselves while overcoming the obstacles that arise. This conference will focus on ways to create positive pathways that connect us with our students and connect our students with their future. 

- Conference Co-Chairs Andrew Mady & Michelle Jacob

REGISTRATION  Open!


MIACADA MEMBER PRICING: 

    • Early Bird Price (last day March 31, 2024) - $60.00
    • Price Starting April 1, 2024 - $80.00


NON-MEMBER PRICING: 

    • Early Bird Price (last day March 31, 2024) - $80.00
    • Price Starting April 1, 2024 - $90.00

Interested in becoming a MIACADA Member? Join now HERE.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Both MIACADA members and non-members can register for the conference HERE.

NETWORKING NIGHT  |  Ore Dock Brewing Company


DATE: Thursday, May 16, 2024

TIME: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Ore Dock Brewing Company 


Please RSVP HERE.


LODGING INFORMATION


HOTEL OPTION:

A set number of hotel rooms are available at a discounted price at the locations below. 

Please ensure to mention the MIACADA Conference to receive the block pricing.


Days Inn Marquette

- $94.99 per night plus tax, 1-4 people per room
- Address: 2403 US Hwy 41, Marquette, MI 49855
- Phone: (906) 225-1393


Comfort Suites

- $124.00 per night plus tax, 1-4 people per room
- Address: 2463 US Hwy 41, Marquette, MI 49855
- Phone: (906) 228-0028


RESIDENCE HALL OPTION:

Accommodations are also blocked off at The Woods residence hall on our campus.


The Woods Residence Hall

Conference Participants & Guests 
- Double Occupancy: $28.00
- Single Occupancy: $35.25

*Add $2.50 per room per night for a room with a private bathroom

TRANSPORTATION 


INTERESTED IN CARPOOLING?


The journey can be a bit of a trek for some. To make the trip more enjoyable and environmentally friendly, MIACADA is facilitating a carpooling forum for our members.

Whether you are looking to cut down on travel costs, reduce your carbon footprint, or just enjoy some company on the way, carpooling is a great option!


If you are an active member, make sure to be logged into your account to access the Member Forum.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER  |  Lina Blair


Lina Blair is the Dean of Student Life at Ferris State University, where they chair the Behavioral Response Team, co-lead the Belonging Workgroup within the Strategic Planning Team, and supervise a wonderful team of professionals responsible for advancing student development, wellness, and coordinated care while elevating the student experience.


Prior to this, Lina served as the Director of Student Life and Conduct at Grand Rapids Community College. In addition to leading the Student Life team on efforts to connect students to student organizations and leadership development opportunities, Lina served as the chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team, Title IX Coordinator, and led the student conduct efforts at GRCC. Additionally, Lina co- chaired a college action project to address student basic needs insecurities. The work was institutionalized at GRCC and a CARE Network was implemented across the college.


Prior to their role with GRCC, Lina worked at Northern Michigan University for more than 10 years. While at NMU, Lina was a resident director for three years, an academic advisor and coordinator of academic proficiency for three years and the assistant director of ACAC and director of New Student Orientation for four years. Lina also served as the assistant dean of students. While in the Dean of Students Office at NMU, Lina led the student conduct program, advised student government, created a new program for NMU’s first-generation college students, and was a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team. A two-time NMU graduate, Lina earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master of Science in training, development and human performance.

SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE


TO BE ANNOUNCED

CONFERENCE PROPOSALS FOR BREAKOUT SESSIONS


A bridge: A structure carrying a pathway over an obstacle. With a holistic framework, advisors strive to assist students in achieving the goals that they have set out for themselves while overcoming the obstacles that arise. This conference will focus on ways to create positive pathways that connect us with our students and connect our students with their future.


Potential Topic Ideas:

  • Fostering connections with advisees

  • Overcoming challenges in advising 
  • Holistic advising
  • Technology and advising
  • Collaboration with staff members/other advisors
  • The future of advising
  • Planning for and addressing turnover in the profession


Proposal submission deadline is March 31, 2024.

Click 2024 Conference Session Proposals to submit your idea today


     

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