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A SIGUCCS Conference Panel Presentation

Are you looking for a chance to highlight some of the projects you have been working on or are in the process of implementing at your university? Can you share the workflow of your high profile technology projects and what steps you took to facilitate them? Would you like to collaborate with a group of like-minded individuals to lead a discussion on a topic that has made a positive impact in your organization? Collaboration and innovation are the heart of the SIGUCCS conference and we want to hear what your university is doing to stay innovative! How would you like to do a panel presentation at the SIGUCCS conference?

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Get Jazzed about SIGUCCS 2019

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It’s not too soon to get jazzed about the 2019 ACM SIGUCCS Annual Conference in New Orleans on November 3-6. The customarily friendly atmosphere of the conference will be enhanced by the warmth of Southern hospitality and the heat of Cajun cuisine. Join with your colleagues from across the country and over the oceans in sharing fruitful approaches to technological challenges in higher education and cautionary tales of projects gone awry. Create or strengthen relationships that you can draw on throughout the year when you need informed advice or a supportive sounding board.

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SIGUCCS 2019 Conference Committee Introductions – Melissa Bauer

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Melissa Bauer

Melissa is the Conference Treasurer – our recent habit has been to encourage treasurers to stay in their role for two years. If you’d like to read more details about Melissa, check out her previous answers at SIGUCCS 2018 Conference Committee Introductions – Melissa Bauer

How many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
17

SIGUCCS 2019 New Orleans … what is your favorite french food?
I love champagne, croissants, macarons, French fries, café au lait, and the list goes on.

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SIGUCCS 2019 Conference Committee Introductions – Keith McIntosh

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

How many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
Two

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
My first one, in 2014, was my favorite because it was new. I enjoyed meeting folks and experiencing the camaraderie of such a tight knit community. I had heard so much about SIGUCCS through a colleagues so I was happy to finally get to attend.

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SIGUCCS 2019 Conference Committee Introductions – Becky Cowin

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Becky Cowin

How many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
3 (2016-2018)

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
2017 in Seattle was the first year I really got involved, and that totally changed the experience for me. I enjoyed my first SIGUCCS, but being a volunteer and really making an effort to get out of my shell and meet people in 2017 made a huge difference in not only the experience AT the conference, but afterward, sustaining new professional relationships and friendships.

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SIGUCCS 2019 Conference Committee Introductions – Bob Haring-Smith

This article is part of a series introducing the SIGUCS 2019 Conference Core Committee. Each Committee member submitted answers to questions created by the SIGUCCS Marketing Committee.

Bob at the Great WallHow many SIGUCCS conferences have you attended?
26

Which previous SIGUCCS conference was your favorite, and why?
The 2005 fall conference in Monterey. It was the first conference for which I served on the core committee, so I got to enjoy the whole process of planning the conference and then seeing it benefit the attendees.

How did you get involved as a volunteer in SIGUCCS?
I signed up to be a session chair at the first conference I attended. The next year, the conference was taking place in the city to which I had just moved (Portland, OR), so I volunteered to help out and was put in charge of the email room. Of course, now people carry the email room in their pockets.

What’s an accomplishment that you are especially proud of?
Helping to raise a smart, well-adjusted, caring son, who is now working on doing the same for his own sons.

SIGUCCS 2019 LogoYou could always stop and talk to me about…
Travel. I was born in Taiwan, finished high school in London, backpacked around the world after college, and worked for three years in Egypt in the late 90s.

What do you do for fun?
Competitive swimming, travel, NYT crossword puzzles.

 

SIGUCCS 2019 New Orleans … what is your favorite French food?
Crepes and galettes.

The SIGUCCS 2019 Site Visit

Many of us have just enjoyed the 2018 ACM SIGUCCS conference in Orlando, but now we want to let the good talks roll into New Orleans for next year’s conference, taking place November 3-6, 2019. You can help by thinking about presentations you could make and informing your colleagues (including those at nearby institutions who may not be familiar with SIGUCCS) of all that SIGUCCS and its conference have to offer. The call for participation will go out in January, but people can sign up now to the SIGUCCS mailing list and connect to SIGUCCS via social media. Visit siguccs.org for details.

2019 conference team

We ramped up planning for the 2019 conference in August, when the conference’s core committee gathered on site to brainstorm about the conference and experience New Orleans as those attending next year’s meeting will. The conference hotel will be a great venue for the diverse programming and interpersonal networking that are SIGUCCS hallmarks, as well as putting us in walking distance of Bourbon Street and other New Orleans sights. Plan now to participate in the 2019 ACM SIGUCCS conference and encourage others you know in higher education IT support to do the same.