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Student Affairs 101 Conference

October 5, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – From housing to student activities to multicultural and diversity programming to judicial programs and more, the Student Affairs 101 Conference, hosted by the Western Illinois University College Student Personnel (CSP) program, will shed light on the student affairs field and the numerous career opportunities within the field.

The conference, which will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 25 on the WIU-Macomb campus, is designed for undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students interested in pursuing professional preparation programs anda careers in student affairs. The event will feature educational sessions, a faculty panel discussion, a keynote presentation by W. Garry Johnson, retired WIU vice president for student services, and a graduate school and student affairs resource fair.

"We are excited to host this conference to raise awareness for the opportunities available in our field," said CSP Coordinator Sara Lytle. "October is designated as Careers in Student Affairs Month, so the timing is perfect to host an event that showcases the academic and personal growth experiences within student affairs."

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment of postsecondary education administrators, which includes student affairs professionals, is expected to grow by 19 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations (

For more information, or to register by the Friday, Oct. 19 deadline, visit Registration, which includes a $20 fee (checks payable to CSP Foundation), can also be sent to: Sara Lytle, College Student Personnel, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390

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