Upcoming Programs

The Basics of Emergency Management and Preparedness Strategies for Student Unions
October 12, 1 p.m. Eastern 

Colleges and universities are entrusted to provide a safe and healthy learning environment. However, with the growing number of natural and man-made disasters, this is no easy task. Many of these emergencies occur with little to no warning; therefore, it is critical for institutions to plan ahead to ensure the safety and general welfare of all members of the campus community. Emergency preparedness and response on campus is a shared responsibility, and this presentation will provide those directly involved with the management of unions a basic understanding of the emergency management system as well as techniques to prepare frontline employees for emergency response. The presenters will explore the potential roles and responsibilities of student union professionals, as well as those which are delegated to senior university officials and first responders. While general preparedness guidelines may not apply in every emergency, the goal of this session will be to encourage organizations to integrate their own preparedness philosophies with the circumstances of a specific situation. 

About the Presenter

Dr. Joe Lizza is assistant director for Campus Center operations and programs at Stockton University. His primary responsibilities include the management of the universities 154,000-square-foot Campus Center. This encompasses program development and implementation, strategic planning and budgeting, technology integration, and human resource management. Lizza received his undergraduate degree from Monmouth University, followed by his master’s degree in higher education administration and his doctorate in educational leadership from Rowan University. He has been actively involved with emergency preparedness and response for more than 16 years, holding numerous certifications and endorsements. Lizza's knowledge has afforded him several opportunities to publish and present on topics related to his research interests, which include organizational culture, campus safety and security, emergency preparedness and management, and the use of technology in higher education. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).

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Understanding Eating Behavior
January 10, 1 p.m. Eastern

Participants will learn about the key foods that act like a drug on the brain, as well as the emotional reasons students “use” food in the first place, because all addicts reach for Substance A to deal with Situation B. Food addiction definitely fits this mold. In this case, people “use” food to cope with fear or anxiety or painful situations. They eat out of resentment, loneliness, or boredom. They eat for protection, to keep themselves from people who do or have hurt them physically, mentally, or emotionally. But it doesn’t have to be this way. The presenter will show you how to recognize signs of food addiction in students and others, and how you can help students recover from this cunning disease.

About the Presenter

Kimberly Day is founder and chief decadence officer of Decadent Health, LLC. After earning her Master of Arts degree in English, Day worked in television and radio before pursuing her true passion is natural health and nutrition. For the past 15 years, Day has worked with many of the most notable experts in the natural and alternative health field and written thousands of health-focused articles. She continued bringing her latest findings, insights, and personal experiences in her blog Confessions of a Food Addict, which she has been writing for more than six years. The blog is a product of Day’s own experience as a food addict in recovery.

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