Monday, December 18, 2017

Bullet Journal Collections and People Boxes

Make sure to check out What is a Bullet Journal? the first post in this series.

Collections

Collections in a bullet journal are any related notes that do not fit into your log modules. Basically it's turning to a fresh page in your notebook and making a list or taking notes. 

I have a collection of my personal goals, my department's goals, and project ideas.

The most used type of collection for my work bullet journal is meeting notes. Keep using the bullet journal key when taking meeting notes. That way, at a glance, it is easy to see if there are items you need to do as follow-up to the meeting. 

One trick that has worked for me is that I like to place an X at the bottom of a page in the corner when everything on that page has been addressed so I know there are no outstanding items on the page. 


People Boxes

I may have watched a youtube video or two about bullet journaling (there's "about" 175,000 results). I came across Christoper Allen and his people boxes system. He divides up a page in his notebook and makes a box for each of the people he meets with on a weekly basis. He jots down things he needs to tell someone in their box. 

I adapted it to the regularly weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly meetings I attend. I keep a running list of the agenda items I need to add to each meeting and items I want to discuss with people. It helps save me from searching my big list for an item saying "tell Jane ..." instead, when I am with her, I find the box that says "Jane" and see if there is anything I needed to discuss with her.



Melissa Haberman
Financial Aid Director
University of Wisconsin Extension



Monday, November 20, 2017

2017 MASFAA Awards and Recipients

by 2016-17 MASFAA Awards Committee

The 2017 MASFAA Conference took place in Dayton, Ohio and we had the opportunity to honor many MASFAA colleagues for their dedicated and much appreciated service to our organization, the financial aid profession, and the students we serve.

The highest award MASFAA bestows, Allen W. Purdy Distinguished Service Award, was given to Lori Vedder (University of Michigan-Flint).

The Meritorious Service Award was received by Chad Olson (Iowa State University).

Keri Gilbert (University of Missouri) was given the Outstanding New Professional Award.
The 2016-17 President's Award was presented to Emily Haynam (The Ohio State University) by Thomas Ratliff, 2016-17 MASFAA President.

Thomas also presented the Committee of the Year Award to the Communications committee (Jayme Jarrett, Crystal Baker, Kristin Bhaumik, Felicia Drayton, Keri Gilbert, Melissa Haberman, Chandra Owen, David Peterson, Aesha Williams, Scott Young) for their tireless work on the new MASFAA website.

On Sunday, two very worthy students were given the
MASFAA Student Success Story Award: Mona Lloyd (Capital University) and Jaime Keffer (Zane State College). Their stories were inspiring and we were all reminded of all the obstacles our students are faced with while attaining their education, and many still keep at it until the end.

We also had the privilege to learn a little bit more about our State Leadership Award recipients: Michelle Stipp (IL), Melinda Middleton (IN), Jennifer Schroeder (IA), Val Meyers (MI), Brittany Tweed (MN), Charles “Buddy” Mayfield (MO), Erica Henry (OH), and Keyimani Alford (WI).
And as it is tradition, many of our MASFAA members were honored for their many years of service in the financial aid profession with:

Linda
Handy
IN
40
Vickie
Crupper
MI
35
William
Henderson
WI
35
Lisa
Mitchell
IN
35
Cynthia
Seyfer
IA
35
William
Shaffner
MO
35
Susan
Swisher
IL
35
Patricia
Williamson
IL
35
Josephine
Cassar
MI
30
Samantha
Matchefts
MO
30
Carolyn
McCluskey
OH
30
Lori
Vedder
MI
30
Dennis
Wentworth
IN
30
John
Brown
OH
25
Anne
Dahlen
MN
25
Janet
Fike
WV
25
Donna
Holubik
MI
25
Mark
Kormann
MN
25
Melinda
Middleton
IN
25
Jenae
Schmidt
MN
25
David
Vikander
MN
25
Gayle
Yamry
MN
25
Sondra
Fonville
MI
20
Kristi
Fuller
IA
20
Sara Beth
Holman
WI
20
Betsy
Johnson
OH
20
James
Myers
MO
20
Marcia
Osman
IN
20
Jeff
Pfund
WI
20
Michelle
Stipp
IL
20
Charles
Timmons
IN
20

And
Retirement acknowledgements:
Paul
Johnston
Indiana
Judy
Clark
Indiana
Jamie
McGrath
Indiana
Vickie
Dahl
Indiana
Susan
Lehman
Indiana
Carolyn
Schwendeman
Iowa
Mark
Warner
Iowa
Erin
Gjerde-Bailey
Iowa
Sharon
Abernathy
Missouri
Mickey
Markmann
Missouri
Linda
Ingersoll
Missouri
Laura
Knoeppel
Missouri
Marge
Stoner
Missouri
Jeff
Zellers
Ohio
Patricia
Tolford
Ohio
Barbara
Leamareaux
Ohio
Lynn
Axton
Ohio
Nina
Morton
West Virginia
Sue
Berens
Wisconsin
Patricia
Montanye
Wisconsin
Virginia
Nuske
Wisconsin
Sheila
Trotter
Wisconsin
Pam
Warren
Wisconsin
Billie
Olson
Wisonsin


Please continue to help us congratulate all of this year’s award recipients for all they do on a daily basis.