2017-11-27

2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference

March 24, 2018
8:58am
University of Rhode Island

We invite you to join us for the 2018 BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference at University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, March 24, 2018! Peer educators and advisors from across the region will gather to share, learn and inspire.

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About

The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Regional Conference is a great opportunity for your peer education group to: 

  • Get new program ideas on a variety of health & wellness issues relevant to working with college students 
  • Gain new knowledge and skills to support your peer education efforts 
  • Network with other peer educators & advisors from across the region
  • Learn how to revitalize, recruit and reenergize your organization
  • Learn more about how the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA can support your efforts

There are numerous opportunities for student and advisor networking throughout the conference experience, both social and educational.  At this regional conference, peer educators gain the opportunity to connect with other peer educators in their own backyard, while advisors gain valuable time to discuss collaborative prospects for education and creating change across campuses. Whether you are able to bring your entire peer education group or just yourself, this experience is an incredible and rewarding opportunity to build and support our collective efforts in prevention and education.

 

Presented By

BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA

Audience

This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate

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Call for Programs

BACCHUS Region I invites you to submit a program proposal to present a 60-minute breakout session at our Spring Conference. Proposals from peer education groups and advisors are given preference. Proposals from other staff, faculty and prevention professionals are also welcome.

Session topics may include advising skills and issues, peer education group issues, student leadership and development, nutrition and fitness, promoting mental health and wellness, sexual health and relationships, alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, or sexual violence prevention and response.

The Call For Programs is now closed.

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

  • Health & Safety

    All topics related to health and safety at Institutions of Higher Education are welcomed!

    • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
    • Sexual Health and Relationships
    • Mental Health
    • Nutrition and Fitness​
    • Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

  • Peer Education Group Issues

    • What are strategies to recruit and retain peer educators?
    • What models of peer education groups structure exist and how do they work?
    • How can peer educators evaluate their program effectiveness?
    • How can peer education groups involve a broader range of student sub-groups?
    • What makes a peer education retreat successful?
    • How do peer education groups deal constructively with conflict within the group?
    • What strategies and resources can peer education groups use to justify their work and funding to administrators and student government?

  • Student Leadership and Development

    • What skills are needed for peer educators to be effective leaders?
    • What strategies can student leaders utilize to motivate peer educators?
    • What skills are needed to create change in peer education groups and on campus?
    • How can student leaders work productively with advisors and campus administrators?
    • How do peer educator student leadership skills translate to future academic pursuits and careers?
    • How can your work as a peer educator translate to the student affairs profession?

  • Advising Skills and Issues

    • What lessons can new advisors learn from experienced ones?
    • How can advisors operate a peer education group with minimal resources?
    • How do advisors maintain excitement and engagement within the peer education group?
    • What are strategies for recruitment of new peer educators?
    • How can advisors better align learning objectives with peer educators’ projects?



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Proposal Online

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Submission Timeline
  • February 16, 2018
    Call for Programs Deadline- EXTENDED
  • February 23, 2018
    Program Notifications Sent

Writing Tips

Looking for tips on writing an effective NASPA proposal? See sample submissions and formatting tips in our Program Submission Guidelines.

Schedule

A pdf of the schedule can be found below. The schedule is also available in the Guidebook App.

Full Schedule

Sat, Mar 24

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Conference Welcome
Region I Conference Committee
9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Keynote Speaker
Sean Heffron, Executive Director of Student Success – Sacred Heart University
10:25 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Breakout 1
Communicate With Impact
Sean Heffron, Executive Director of Student Success – Sacred Heart University
Expressive Therapies in Eating Disorder Recovery
Connor Fallon, Suffolk University Peer Health Educator (SUPER) – Suffolk University
A S.W.E.E.T. Way to Reduce Harm
Amy Ricotta: Senior, Julianna Morrone: Junior, and Kaitlyn Murphy – Sacred Heart University
Rubberwear
Shannon Blemings, Frankie Ashun, and Adrianna Antigiovanni, Sexperts – University of Connecticut
Advisors Roundtable
Joleen Nevers, Associate Director – University of Connecticut and Ryan Travia, Associate Dean of Students – Babson College
11:35 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout 2
Choose Your Own Adventure: How Student Health Ambassadors Drive Their Own Experience
Nicole Wehbe, Avery Ofoje, Carline Jens, Avsar Rana and Shivani Arya, Student Health Ambassadors – Boston University
Survivor-Centered & Survivor-Inclusive Peer Education
Ashleigh Hala, Director of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services – Babson College
Mind Your Mindfulness
Mariana Barragan, Connor Fallon, Shay Kaine, Alyssa Montecalvo, and Zoey Patten, Peer Health Educators (SUPERs) – Suffolk University
Effective Collegiate AOD Prevention
Laurie Jevons, Assistant Director – BACCHUS Initiatives
Advisor’s Academy: Modules 1: Models of Peer Education
Joleen Nevers, Associate Director – University of Connecticut and Ryan Travia, Associate Dean of Students – Babson College
2:10 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Breakout 3
Opioids and Your Campus: An Understanding of the Epidemic
Carolyn Trottier, Certified Peer Educator – Springfield College
Choose Your Own Path to Relaxation
Shannon Blemings, Frankie Ashun, and Adrianna Antigiovanni , Sexperts – University of Connecticut
A "Fresh" New Approach to Mental Health Programming
Alex Katz and Jordan Porco – Jordan Porco Foundation
Mentors in Violence Prevention: How We Combat Violence on Campus
Casey Sault, Alyson Lear, Morgan Sulham and James Rooney – Keene State College
Advisor’s Academy: Module 2: Group Development
Joleen Nevers, Associate Director – University of Connecticut and Ryan Travia, Associate Dean of Students – Babson College
3:20 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Awards Ceremony
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakout 4
Hazing: Are You and Your School Prepared?
Dennis Goodwin, Co-Founder – Anti Hazing Collaborative
#GAINZ: When Gains Season Runs Too Long
Emmalie Drake and Kerri O’Rourke, Student Advocates for Wellness – Springfield College
QPR – Training For Suicide Prevention
Mackenzie Rondeau, Peer Educator – Sacred Heart University
Interactive Programming: When Workshops Don’t Work and Tables Have Turned
Kayla Devin and Mary Dinnean, Health and Wellness Educators (HAWEs) – Roger Williams University
Advisor’s Academy: Modules 3: Operations
Joleen Nevers, Associate Director – University of Connecticut and Ryan Travia, Associate Dean of Students – Babson College

Registration

Registration is based on NASPA institutional or individual membership status. If your peer education group is part of a college or university that is an institutional member, you and your group can register as many advisors/students as you would like at the member rate. If you or your institution are not members, visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types. Registration is now closed.

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Registration Fees

Registration Deadline
12/15/2017 to 03/16/2018
NASPA Member
$89
Non NASPA Member
$109

Questions?



Email: bacchusadmin@naspa.org
Phone: 202.265.7500

Policies

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SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions are allowed by individuals within the same institution/company. Substitutions should have the same member classification so that the payment is an even exchange transfer of payment. Please email your request for the substitute attendee to bacchusadmin@naspa.org

CANCELLATIONS

This program may be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, fees will be refunded; however, NASPA will not be responsible for additional costs, charges, or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, and/or travel agencies. NASPA is not responsible for weather or travel related problems and will not reimburse registration fees for these issues.

Speakers

The Region I Conference Committee is thrilled to welcome Sean Heffron from Sacred Heart University as a keynote speaker.


  • Sean Heffron

    Sean Heffron

    Executive Director of Student Success
    Sacred Heart University

    Speaker Bio

Sponsors


We would like to thank the Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF) for their generous support.

Exhibitors
  • Jordan Porco Foundation (JPF)

Venue


University of Rhode Island, CBLS Building
Kingston, RI

Please join Region I for a day of learning at the University of Rhode Island. The conference will take place in the Center for Biotechnology and Life Science (CBLS) building. The address is 120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881. Free parking will be available off of Flagg Rd in a parking lot behind the Coastal Institute Building.

There are two hotel blocks for the BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA Region I Spring Conference. The first is at Hampton Inn South Kingstown - Newport Area. The second is at Holiday Inn.

Hampton Inn Information:

There is a 10 room hotel block runs from March 23-25, 2018. You must use the group code to receive the the rate of $129/night. The group code is BCS.

The deadline to book hotels is Sunday, February 25, 2018. You can book hotel rooms online here or you can call 401-788-3500.

Holiday Inn Information:

There is a 10 room hotel block runs from March 23-25, 2018. You must use the group code to receive the rate of $89/night. The group code is BCS.

The deadline to book hotels is Friday, February 23, 2018. You can book hotel rooms online here or you can call 401-789-1051.

Hotel Room Rate/Night
Hampton Inn South Kingstown - Newport Area
20 Hotel Dr, South Kingstown, RI 02879
401-788-3500
$129/night
Holiday Inn
3009 Tower Hill Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02874
401-789-1051
$89/night
  • Travel

    Boston Logan International Airport

Additional Info

The deadline to nominate an Outstanding Student, Outstanding Advisor, Outstanding Program, or Outstanding Peer Education Group has been extended until February 16, 2018.

Applications are now being accepted for the Region I Student Advisory Committee position. Learn more about the position here. The deadline to submit your materials is April 16, 2018

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