Contact Student Activities Staff

Student Activities Staff

Cyndy Gulyas
Administrative Specialist

Marta Palmquist Cady
Director of Student Activities

Marta can answer questions about:

  • Orientation and Passages & Perspectives Leader roles
  • Programming and how to do it
  • Wee Ours and Kla How Ya information
  • Resources for Women
  • Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning
  • How to be an advisor
  • How to create and edit publications
  • Coordinating

Marta can facilitate the following general or specific workshops or topics for your club, organization, hall, or team:

  • Safe Zones Training
  • 7 Steps of Facilitation
  • The Gauntlet: An Exercise for Leader Training
  • True Colors - Personality inventory and leadership styles
  • What, So What, Now What: Taking the community service experiences to the next step.
  • Green Dot Bystander training

Serni Solidarios
Student Programs Director

Serni can facilitate the following general or specific workshops or topics for your club, organization, hall, or team:

  • Is Tacoma Boring, or is it Me? - Finding and knowing the resources of the city of Tacoma.
  • Special Events Resources - Using What You've Got - Creatively using the who, what, and where of creating celebrations. A popular conference session, an interactive brainstorm about event design and presentation.
  • For Lack of a Horse, the War was Lost: Reading Riders and Knowing Your "Techs" Books - Addresses the necessity and the role of tech for even the simplest presentations.
  • Publicizing to a BIG Audience: Media Buys Made Simple - Addresses the balance and effectiveness of radio vs. print vs. TV ads.
  • Elvis Has Left the Building - What to do AFTER the event is over can make your next event easier to do.
  • Concert Production for Non-Profits: A Primer - The basics of concert production for fundraisers.
  • Comedy and Campuses - Giving Mirth Worth - Information on booking comics.
  • Presenting Lecturers on Campus - Basics of the lecture industry.
  • Jazz: Art Form or Entertainment? The Business Backstage - Addresses the marketing of jazz.
  • Country Concerts on Campus - Basics of new and traditional country music on campus.
  • Events and Risk Management 101
  • Trust Me, I'm the Agent - The industry and the novice campus buyer.
  • Cancellations - A Survival Guide - About dealing with unfortunate situations and avoiding them.
  • Integrating Diversity Into Your Year - Presentations about UPS's theme years to other campuses.
  • What You Hear is What You Get - A session about different types of sound systems and how to shop for the right sound company.
  • Making Contracts Work for You - Fashioning a contract that is good for both sides.

Justin Canny
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Outdoor Programs

Justin's specialties:

  • Outdoor Trip Leaders - We can help you find leaders to facilitate a safe, fun, and educational trip into the outdoors.c
  • Trips we can help with: Dayhikes, backpack trips, snowshoeing, snowcamping, cycling (road and Mountain), cross country skiing, sea kayaking and orienteering.
  • Where do our trips go? We access the Central and south Cascade Mountains including Mt. Rainier, the Olympics and Puget Sound. Other places are generally too far to drive for a day or weekend trip.
  • Who have we helped plan trips for? University Hall, Regester Hall, Schiff Hall, Women's Lacrosse Team, Sigma Nu Climbing Trip, Gamma Phi Climbing Wall Pledge Class Sleepover.
  • The Expeditionary - You can rent equipment for your trips. See the Expeditionary web page for our list of equipment. We also have as many sleeping bags, pads and tents as you would need for a large camp out.
  • Specific Areas that we can be a resource for:
    • Leading and designing Team building initiatives for a group.
    • Helping you find a local ropes or challenge course.
    • Helping clubs and organizations review risk management procedures.
    • Helping clubs and organizations prepare for ASUPS Clubs High Risk Policy.
    • Facilitating programs around Risk Management related to driving, trips, and outdoor activities.

Moe Stephens
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Greek Life & Leadership

Questions Moe can answer:

  • Recruitment
  • The Greek Community
  • Co-programming with Greek Chapters
  • Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic
  • Contacting the Chapters
  • Doing Service with the Greek Community
  • Leadership Ideas and Workshops

Moe can facilitate the following general or specific topics for your club, organization, hall, or team:

  • Creative Leadership - How to jump start your club or organization into thinking outside the box.
  • Risk Management
  • Principled Leadership - Walk through the process of ethical decision making.
  • Working as a Community - Teambuilding initiative to get you thinking about how to work together to improve the whole.
  • Committing to Action - Teambuilding that illustrates the challenge and fun of committing to action.
  • Effective Communication - Feel like you are talking in circles? This session will explore the process of effective communication.
  • Recruitment - Learn how to effectively recruit and market for your organization.
  • SWOT Analysis - Set goals in a practical and fun way.

Sarah Comstock
Assistant Director of Student Activities for Wheelock Student Center

Questions that Sarah can answer:

  • Using the Wheelock Student Center, Rausch Auditorium, and Trimble Forum for meetings
  • Selling event tickets at the Information Center
  • Campus facility information
  • What is a student union, and why does it matter to our campus?

Program and Workshops that Sarah can facilitate for your organization:

  • Creating a mentoring relationship
  • Stop the Hate
  • Leadership ethics
  • From A to Z: Planning a successful event

Serni can facilitate the following general or specific workshops or topics for your club, organization, hall, or team:

  • Is Tacoma Boring, or is it Me? - Finding and knowing the resources of the city of Tacoma.
  • Special Events Resources - Using What You've Got - Creatively using the who, what, and where of creating celebrations. A popular conference session, an interactive brainstorm about event design and presentation.
  • For Lack of a Horse, the War was Lost: Reading Riders and Knowing Your "Techs" Books - Addresses the necessity and the role of tech for even the simplest presentations.
  • Publicizing to a BIG Audience: Media Buys Made Simple - Addresses the balance and effectiveness of radio vs. print vs. TV ads.
  • Elvis Has Left the Building - What to do AFTER the event is over can make your next event easier to do.
  • Concert Production for Non-Profits: A Primer - The basics of concert production for fundraisers.
  • Comedy and Campuses - Giving Mirth Worth - Information on booking comics.
  • Presenting Lecturers on Campus - Basics of the lecture industry.
  • Jazz: Art Form or Entertainment? The Business Backstage - Addresses the marketing of jazz.
  • Country Concerts on Campus - Basics of new and traditional country music on campus.
  • Events and Risk Management 101
  • Trust Me, I'm the Agent - The industry and the novice campus buyer.
  • Cancellations - A Survival Guide - About dealing with unfortunate situations and avoiding them.
  • Integrating Diversity Into Your Year - Presentations about UPS's theme years to other campuses.
  • What You Hear is What You Get - A session about different types of sound systems and how to shop for the right sound company.
  • Making Contracts Work for You - Fashioning a contract that is good for both sides.