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Clarkson University Primary Host of Association of College Unions International Conference This Weekend

Clarkson University will be the primary host of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Region 2 conference this weekend.

Nearly 100 students and administrators will attend the gathering, which will be held on Friday night, November 4, at SUNY Potsdam, all day Saturday at Clarkson University, and Sunday morning St. Lawrence University.

Founded in 1914, ACUI is a nonprofit educational organization that brings together college union and student activities professionals from hundreds of schools in seven countries. Its members work on urban and rural campuses, in two-year and four-year institutions, and at large and small schools.

Keynote speakers will include: Jim Sturm, vice provost and dean of students at Hilbert College, who will discuss infusing leadership education throughout a curriculum (how student affairs and academic affairs can work together); Kurt Stimeling, dean of students at Clarkson University, who will discuss the process of designing, funding and building a new student center; and a panel of student leaders from the four area colleges who will address why they got involved, what they got out of the experience and give tips to professional staff on what advisors have done both positively and negatively during their college career.

The mission of the ACUI students and administrators is to build campus community. Region 2 consists of New York (except Rockland and Westchester counties, New York City, Long Island), Quebec, and eastern Ontario.

For more information about the conference, see or contact Jason Enser at 315-268-2345 or .

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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