Rick’s News


February 15, 2015 – Rick Olshak and ISU Chief of Police Aaron Woodruff presented a workshop entitled, “Title IX and campus safety: Why you should care” to advisors and students at The Midwest Bisexual, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and Ally College Conference (MBLCGTACC) held on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.

November 13-14, 2014 – Rick Olshak once again visited The College of Wooster (Ohio) to conduct judicial board training for the College. Additionally, Rick spent time consulting on the College’s Title IX response, and presented an educational workshop on developing conflict resolution systems.

October 7, 2014 – Brian Van Brunt and Rick Olshak facilitated a webinar on Policing the Drunken Hookup: Law, Policy, and Best Practices.

September 16-19, 2014 – Rick completed Title IX certification training with ATIXA in Phoenix, Arizona. Special thanks to W. Scott Lewis, Saunie Kohl Schuster, Daniel Swinton, and Brett Sokolow for a tremendous four days of training.

July 31, 2014 – Rick Olshak and Karla Carney-Hall (Vice President and Dean of Students at Illinois Wesleyan University) appeared on WGLT’s Sound Ideas to discuss the issue of sexual assault on college and university campuses. Hear the interview.

May 27, 2014 – Brett Sokolow and Rick Olshak facilitated a webinar on Policing the Drunken Hookup: Law, Policy, and Best Practices, moderated by Brian Van Brunt.

December 3, 2013 – Rick was interviewed on the difficulties of underage drinking and binge drinking within the Illinois State University community, as well as to discuss societal issues surrounding alcohol. Hear the interview.

October 27-29, 2013 – Rick was at the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo in Las Vegas as a representative of the National Center for Higher Education Rick Management – Conflict Management (NCHERM-CR). We had a great opportunity to interact with many current NCHERM clients and also met a number of new people. It was a great opportunity to talk about our conflict resolution offerings. Many thanks to Daniel Swinton, Marianne Price, and Brett Sokolow for making this a great trip!

October 7, 2013 – Rick was the featured presenter at the Meeting of Midwest Deans at the University of Illinois (Urbana/Champaign) retreat site at Allerton Park. Rick spoke about Title IX and the DCL, as well as emerging issues in student conduct administration. Thanks to Dr. Gina Lee-Olukoya and Dr. C. Renée Romano for the invitation and for being gracious hosts! See Rick’s presentation.

May 9, 2013 – Rick was interviewed for an article on campus conflict resolution that appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the article.