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Community Lecture Series

Community Lecture Series

The Center for Academic Innovation is proud to host the Community Lecture Series. The lectures provide an excellent opportunity for community members to engage with WOU faculty and explore informational topics related to current areas of research and expertise. These monthly presentations are free and open to the public.

Next Event

Dr. Kristin Mauro

Retention: It Takes a Campus

Dr. Kristin Mauro

January 17, 2017 – 5:30-7:30 PM

ITC 205

Prior to accepting her position at Western Oregon University, Kristin Mauro was the First Year Experience Coordinator and Academic Advising Coordinator for Construction Engineering at Iowa State University. During this time, she was responsible for ensuring students’ academic success by focusing on their first year experience while paying particular attention to how effectively they were transitioning from the demands of high school to the demands of college. In addition to teaching the first year experience course, she also developed a mentoring program for the peer mentor’s leadership development. Her passion lies in ensuring all students have the support they need to complete their degrees.

As an educator and student affairs professional, Kristin Mauro has co-authored several journal articles. Her most influential article, “Retaining Women Students in a Construction Engineering Undergraduate Program by Balancing Integration and Identity in Student Communities” was published in the International Journal of Construction Education and Research in July 2012. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Applied Research Methods from Iowa State University; an MA in Human Sciences emphasizing Marriage and Family Therapy and Sociology from Our Lady of the Lake University; and received a BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa.

Upcoming Events:

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 17, 2017 Dr. Kristin Mauro Retention: It Takes a Campus
Feb 14, 2017 Dr. Lars Soderlund TBA
Join us! Everyone in the community is invited to attend.Location: Room 205 of the Instructional Technology Center (ITC)

Parking: Free on-campus parking is available in Lot A, next to the ITC building. Click here to view a Campus Map.

Light refreshments will be provided at 5:30pm, and presentation begins at 6:00pm.

Questions? Contact Beverly West at 503.838.8796 or westb@wou.edu.

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