Upsilon Nu Kappa Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Hosting Conference

David Hof

The Upsilon Nu Kappa Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, a counseling honorary
at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, will hold its first “Justice for
All” conference on February 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Nebraskan
Student Union Ponderosa Room.

The conference will address the helping professional’s response to
diversity and justice issues related to persons of color and sexual

Keynote speaker, Dr. Leon Caldwell, Assistant Professor at the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln, will address injustices that impede clients’ growth.
Caldwell’s focus is “researching and finding innovative methods of service
delivery for populations that have been historically under served by
traditional counseling psychology.”

Dr. Thomas Scofield, Associate Professor of Counseling and School
Psychology at UNK, along with his wife Julie and their daughters Kate,
Maggie and Lydia will share their personal story about Kate’s coming out
process. The family will offer perspectives about discrimination and
injustices, as well as, offer insight for helping professionals who
interface with families dealing with similar experiences.

Yolanda Nuncio, principal of Morton Elementary in Lexington and Latina
Activist, will share her experiences and discuss how helping professionals
can address the needs of the Latino community.

Chi Sigma Iota will also host local agencies at an agency fair. The agency
fair will provide an opportunity to learn about the numerous services to
our communities and to network and build up referral sources.
Four continuing education credits will be offered to each participant who
completes the conference.

For more information and registration materials contact Jodi Petersen at
(308) 865-8615 or e-mail