Unclassified Senate provides professional development funds to staff members

For the third consecutive year, Unclassified Senate has awarded professional development funds to staff from across the university. The awards were given to cover travel costs, pay for conference entry fees and cover other associated costs for staffers to improve their individual skill sets.

This year, more than $2,800 was awarded to nine recipients. The funds are intended to help staff further their professional development in times of tight budgets when money for such purposes is often unavailable from other sources.

The recipients, their job titles and their awards are listed below.

• Kevin Boatright, director of communications, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, $375 to attend the CASE District VI Conference Jan. 9-11 in Kansas City, Mo.

• Kim Bruns, project coordinator, Social Welfare, $62 to attend the National Institute of Justice Conference Translational Criminology: Shaping Policy and Practice with Research June 19-22 in Arlington, Va.

• Donna Devine, project manager, School of Social Welfare, $500 to attend, and possibly present at, the National School-Based Health Care Convention June 26-30 in Chicago, Ill.

• Jeri Glynn, director of ticketing, Lied Center, $250 to attend the INTIX Conference Jan. 18-20 in San Francisco.

• Yusuke Hayashi, research associate, Life Span Institute, $500 to present a poster at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis Nov. 4-7 in Ashville, N.C.

• Letha Johnson, archivist, Spencer Research Library, $250 to attend the IASA/AMIA 2010 Joint Conference and Workshop Nov. 2-6 in Philadelphia.

• Amy Lampe, adviser, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, $275 to attend a Strengths Quest Educator Seminar June 7-8 in Omaha, Ne.

• Lesley Longstaff, project manager, Information Technology, $387 to attend training for Project Management Methodology Certification May 17-20 in Kansas City, Mo.

• Barbara Starrett, coordinator, Office of Research and Graduate Studies, $500 to attend the National Council of University Research Administrators Conference April 16-20 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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