3rd Annual Boiler Share Symposium
9:00am - 4:30pm June 5, 2018 | Stewart Center

Happy end of the semester! You are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Boiler Share Symposium on June 5, 2018. The professional development conference is for all staff within the Divisions of Student Life, Teaching & Learning and Enrollment Management. You can choose to spend the whole day (9am-4:30pm) or part of the day attending sessions you find interesting. Dr. Corey Seemiller will be the opening keynote and will be talking about Generation Z coming to college. Corey’s keynote is kicking off the Division of Student Life’s focus on Generation Z and how they impact the work we do.

The Purdue Federal Credit Union is sponsoring morning coffee and tea starting at 8:30am outside Loeb Playhouse prior to the keynote address (although no beverages will be allowed in the hall)

Lunch Option

You also have the option to purchase a lunch and participate in lunch table discussions in Stewart Center 202 (participation in the table talks does not require a purchase of the this lunch option)


  • Salad Bar, includes:

    Mixed Field Greens with two Dressings, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Broccoli Florets, Onions, Sliced Mushrooms, Chick Peas, Hard Boiled Eggs, Julienne Carrots & Celery, Crumbled Bacon, Grated Cheese and Seasoned Croutons

  • Selection from an assortment of Deli Sandwiches
  • Red Bliss Potato Salad
  • Dessert Bar
  • Soda or Bottled Water

$12.00 payable by credit card / In-person: Krach Leadership Center, Rm. 336 or Phone: 765-496-2450

Payment due by: May 30, 2018

Finally, we have an awesome selection of presentations and workshops throughout the day. Below are the presentations and workshop titles with links to additional information and registration for each one. You will also be able to add them to your calendar.

A special thanks to the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Life and Purdue Federal Credit Union for sponsoring the event as well as all of our colleagues who submitted presentations and workshops. We look forward to seeing you there!


Generation Z Goes to College-Keynote by Dr. Corey Seemiller

The Impact of Generation Z (Dr. Corey Seemiller)
Budgeting Basics
Death by a Thousand Papercuts: Exploring the Invisible Barriers that Exist for Disabled Students
Getting More from Microsoft Office

Eek! Goldilocks is in the Building: How Universal Design Can Make any Course Just Right for All Learners
Getting Residential Student Learning on Track
Once Upon A Time: The Art of Storytelling
You Are More Than Your Job

Lunch Discussions (no registration needed just buy or bring lunch)

Fraud and Identity Theft
Forming a Research Community in Student Affairs
Awareness Briefing: Hidden Biases of Good People
Beyond Food Access: ACE Campus Pantry
Data Mine: Introducing Purdue’s Multi-Year Living/Learning Community

Using an E-Portfolio for Student Success:  Portfolium
What You Need to know About International Students
Higher Education, The Law, and You

Discovering Strengths in Students
Not Just a Secretary: Creating Excellence through ACE
The Displacement of the Forgotten Tribe: An Intersection of Social Construction and Disability

Note: Boiler Share is open to all staff, but staff should seek approval from their supervisor to attend sessions. Although registration is not required, presentations have limited space and registered individuals will get priority seating.

The Boiler Share Symposium Planning Committee

2018 Featured Speaker

Dr. Corey Seemiller

Dr. Corey Seemiller is the co-author of Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students. She is also the co-author of Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z college students. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton in October 2017 showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for more than 20 years – and for the last four, directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University teaching undergraduate courses in organizational leadership and graduate courses in leadership development. Dr. Seemiller is also the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development.

For More Information

Haley A.L. Cutler
(765) 494-5785

Jim Hintz
(765) 494-7431

Martia Brawner King
(765) 494-1231

Harry Brown
(765) 494-2453

Heather Dykes
(765) 494-8533

Christine Strawsma
(765) 494-9361


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