The 25th Anniversary of the annual UNI RA Conference was celebrated January 23-25, 2015 by taking guests “Back to the Future.” This year’s conference included 553 students from 50 colleges and universities in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Following an evening of fun at the WRC, guests were treated Saturday morning to keynote speaker James Robilotta. Students then participated sessions throughout the day centering on leadership and community building. The day ended with dinner, an awards ceremony and a dance.
The RA Conference began in 1991 (with the theme “Field of Dreams”), through the vision and initiative of former Residence Life Coordinator Jane Moen. Jane saw the need for a setting where RAs from neighboring campuses could get together and share successes, failures, questions and frustrations. This year’s conference was fortunate enough to have Jane in attendance this year to help celebrate 25 years.
Over the past 25 years the RA Conference has provided an astounding 13,083 RAs from around the region. Congratulations to the Residence Life team on developing and maintaining such a successful event over the past 25 years.