Author: Carina M. Buzo

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” (Lorde, 1981). Often, I hear this quote used to discuss creatively deconstructing oppressive systems and reimagining a society without those systems. I rarely hear this quote referred to in the context of its original article. In 1981, Audre Lorde wrote a reflection of her experience at the New York University Institute for the Humanities conference focused on women, race, sexuality, class, and age. At the conference, Lorde was one of two Black women invited and in attendance.

Author: Fiona Corner

Readers, I will not profess that I am an expert at supervision. With only five, going on six, years of supervising students, graduate students, and professional staff I have so much more to learn. But, what I have learned in these past few years is that supervision is truly an art and supervisors come at the art from a variety of perspectives.

Our networking dinner is a NWASAP tradition.  Sign up during conference registration for a networking dinner. 

Each dinner is led by a current board member.  Dinner is on your own; transportation is on your own for those restaurants that are not on site. 

Check out Morgan Hanson's blog post about our networking dinner here!

Menus for each dinner option can be found in the Guidebook app. 





Author: Morgan Hanson

One of the aspects of the NWASAP experience that I personally feel is most energizing and valuable is our networking dinner night, a tradition that is continuing this year with a few new twists. This year, the NWASAP Board has created a restaurant sign-up sheet that asks participants to list not only their names but also their job titles and institutions, so that everyone can be more strategic about whom they want to break bread with. 

For anyone who is new—or maybe hasn’t participated in the past—here are some of the opportunities this dinner provides:

Author: Tim Caldwell

As a young professional in student affairs, I was introduced to a new phrase that shaped the way I viewed my job as a student affairs practitioner. A supervisor and mentor explained early on that our job in student life is simple; it is about “growing adults”. This phrase “growing adults” struck me as something I had never heard before.