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  • #SABeginnings – Changes Are Better with Friends

    The Student Affairs Collective
    nope
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    In our final days as building partners. Co-authored by Ryan Bye (Mairead Kiernan) Sorry, you Bob Dylan fans, I’m not blogging about his song today. Instead, as I round out my first 6ish weeks as my new institution, I’ve started to really gauge the changes in my Student Affairs experience from grad school to now. My grad school was at a public school of about 34,000 in a conservative, small city and I’m now at a private school of about 5,000 in a large, liberal city. I by no means think I’m an expert at the definitive differences between public and private institutions. The following…
  • Positive Digital Résumé 1, “Vodka Samm” 0

    Major Discoveries
    Art
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    So at my College’s Board of Governors meeting last night, I was invited to introduce myself and talk a little about my background, the direction I planned on taking the Office of AcAdv, etc. And during the seven minutes I spent talking about myself and my philosophy, one of the more tech-savvy governors googled me and was checking out the series of posts articles that represent my “digital résumé”. Later in the evening’s agenda, the topic of my travel for an upcoming conference was brought before the board for approval (any travel over $1000 is subject to this…
  • Deep Habits: How a Big City Lawyer Uses Weekly Planning to Accomplish More in 45 Hours Than Most Could Accomplish in 100

    Cal Newport » Blog
    Study Hacks
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    A Weekly Plan Case Study Last week I wrote a post about my habit of planning out my whole week in advance. I provided some example plans from my own life, but many of you were interested in how this technique applies to other types of work. Fortunately, I recently received the following note from a lawyer whom I’ll call John: I tried writing out my week last week for the first time using [a method from your blog post]. When I reviewed my week on Friday afternoon, I was surprised at how much more I accomplished compared to my usual method of scheduling time to complete tasks in Outlook.
  • Helping Ferguson

    Athletic Management
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    The St. Louis Rams gave tickets to high school football players and coaches in the Ferguson area.
  • LinkedIn: Let’s Get Personal

    Campus To Career
    Kirk Baumann
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Every week, I receive (and send) connection requests through LinkedIn. What continues to surprise me is the fact that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message. Now, let me explain first that I’m not too caught up with this since there are so many new smartphone and tablet […]
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    The Student Affairs Collective

  • #SABeginnings – Changes Are Better with Friends

    nope
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    In our final days as building partners. Co-authored by Ryan Bye (Mairead Kiernan) Sorry, you Bob Dylan fans, I’m not blogging about his song today. Instead, as I round out my first 6ish weeks as my new institution, I’ve started to really gauge the changes in my Student Affairs experience from grad school to now. My grad school was at a public school of about 34,000 in a conservative, small city and I’m now at a private school of about 5,000 in a large, liberal city. I by no means think I’m an expert at the definitive differences between public and private institutions. The following…
  • Running on empty? #SApro, don’t shame your shoes.

    nope
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
    FT 2 We often have sprinters who need  to remember it’s a marathon. 12 months in a yr – use them all wisely or live w/same regrets sachat “Running on – running on empty, Running on – running blind, Running on – running into the sun, But I’m running behind…You know I don’t even know what I’m hoping to find- Running into the sun but I’m running behind”  Running on Empty, Jackson Browne My home city admires the marathon runner. That’s not to say that Bostonians have anything personal against the sprinters out there, as we most…
  • #SAsurvives: Silence Gives Sexual Assault Power

    nope
    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Trigger Warning: This post contains information about sexual assault and/or violence which may be triggering to some survivors. GK Sholanke As I begin to type words on this page, I reflect on the major significance and timeliness of this blog post. It is significant to not only myself, but to college students everywhere. Right now, across the country, students are moving into residence halls; they are driving back to their institutions and moving their belongings into apartments and houses. It is the first week of school, filled with excitement, old friends, new friends, and…
  • Best of #SAchat Tweets – Week of 08/18/2014

    nope
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Every day the #sachat feed is full of great resources, professional musings, and important questions that have been posed to the community. Here is a highlight of some of the tweets from the stream during the last week. We know this list is only scratching the surface, but we hope it will encourage you to keep the conversation going. Chat on! Achieving your goals is one thing. Achieving them with those you love makes the victory that much sweeter. #leadership #sapro #sachat — Zebulun R. Davenport (@DrZDavenport) August 15, 2014 "It is imperative that student affairs professionals…
  • Lessons on Life Balance. No, Really.

    nope
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:57 am
    This is my public service announcement before the fall semester kicks off: Please, exercise your best judgment regarding work/life balance. In higher education, especially student affairs, we will often end up working evenings and weekends. However, as many others have reiterated, we need to take care of ourselves so that we can serve others to our best ability. Here are a few of my thoughts and life lessons regarding work/life balance:   When You Go Home, Go Home:   Once upon a time (aka a year ago), I started my job as an advertising consultant after working in student affairs…
 
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    Major Discoveries

  • Positive Digital Résumé 1, “Vodka Samm” 0

    Art
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    So at my College’s Board of Governors meeting last night, I was invited to introduce myself and talk a little about my background, the direction I planned on taking the Office of AcAdv, etc. And during the seven minutes I spent talking about myself and my philosophy, one of the more tech-savvy governors googled me and was checking out the series of posts articles that represent my “digital résumé”. Later in the evening’s agenda, the topic of my travel for an upcoming conference was brought before the board for approval (any travel over $1000 is subject to this…
  • On Landmarks and Lighting Out for New Territory

    Art
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:45 am
    I’ve been quiet for a while, so quiet on this blog that I missed this happen, as WP informed me 86 days ago:             I had a few other things going on                 So now, as I contemplate what I want the social media presence to be for my new office, word press has spurred some reflection on what my social media presence has been in general… and, funnily enough, has made me feel a little hesitant to jump in with both feet–for what seems like the first time in my advising career, to hesitate before…
  • Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike. What day is it, Mike?

    Art
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    Originally posted on CAST Blog: View original
  • Well It’s Both Obviously — #NotSpelledWithAnE

    Art
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:14 am
    So, the author of this piece hangs Charlie Nutt (NACADA’s Executive Director) out to dry by publishing one sentence of his comments and offering that statement totally disassociated from the context in which it was used. The answer to this question is that BOTH Professional Advisors and Faculty should be involved guiding students to academic success, helping them develop within their chosen fields of study, and modeling their transition into the academic community. Why this yahoo decided to try to pit Professional Academic Advisors against Faculty Advisors is a huge mystery. But given…
  • Funk Song Friday: Less Snow = Good Times

    Art
    21 Feb 2014 | 7:11 am
    Art:The folks in CAST, encouraging us to leave our cares behind. I don’t know about good times, but this is definitely a good bass line Originally posted on CAST Blog: Dig: So, I’ll admit that I’ve long been baffled by the lyrics to this tune (especially the bit about clams on the half shell and roller skates), but the general idea (I think) is to encourage folks to stress down, change their attitudes, focus on positive possibilities. Well, at what appears to be the end of the worst of Snowmageddon 2014, perhaps it is time for us to re-group and focus on what we can do with the rest…
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    Cal Newport » Blog

  • Deep Habits: How a Big City Lawyer Uses Weekly Planning to Accomplish More in 45 Hours Than Most Could Accomplish in 100

    Study Hacks
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:55 am
    A Weekly Plan Case Study Last week I wrote a post about my habit of planning out my whole week in advance. I provided some example plans from my own life, but many of you were interested in how this technique applies to other types of work. Fortunately, I recently received the following note from a lawyer whom I’ll call John: I tried writing out my week last week for the first time using [a method from your blog post]. When I reviewed my week on Friday afternoon, I was surprised at how much more I accomplished compared to my usual method of scheduling time to complete tasks in Outlook.
  • On the Hardness of Important Things

    Study Hacks
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Einstein’s Strain Earlier today, I was browsing Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings blog and stumbled across a letter that Albert Einstein wrote to his son Hans Albert in the fall of 1915. This date, of course, is important in the lifetime of Albert Einstein, as this was right after he finished writing one of the masterpieces of modern science: his general theory of relativity. (To paraphrase my astronomy teacher at Dartmouth: “most scientific breakthroughs are expected, many different people are closing in on the same idea, but general relativity, this came out of nowhere, it was…
  • Deep Habits: Plan Your Week in Advance

    Study Hacks
    8 Aug 2014 | 8:40 am
    A Planning Habit On Monday mornings I plan the upcoming work week. I capture this plan in an e-mail and send it to myself so that I will be sure to see it and have access to it daily. (See the snapshot above of some recent plans in my inbox.) This planning can take a long time; almost always longer than an hour. But the return on investment is phenomenal. To visualize your whole week at once allows you to spread out, batch, and prioritize work in a manner that significantly increases what you accomplish and goes a long way toward eliminating work pile-ups and late nights (the latter being…
  • Stop Looking for the “Right” Career and Start Looking for a Job

    Study Hacks
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    A Reality Check from Mike Rowe Mike Rowe and I agree that “follow your passion,” as a piece of advice, tends to make people more unhappy about their working life. A reader named Steve recently pointed me toward a hilarious and yet profoundly relevant example of Rowe articulating this position. Allow me to set the scene… Rowe  receives a piece of fan mail that opens as follows: “I’ve spent this last year trying to figure out the right career for myself and I still can’t figure out what to do.” Rowe then responds. In his response, he explains, without apology,…
  • Do Goals Prevent Success?

    Study Hacks
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    An Effectual Understanding of Impact I’ve long been interested in the idea of the impact instinct: the ability for a trained professional to continuously generate big wins at a rate much higher than his or her equally well-trained peers (see here and here and here). What explains this impact instinct? A reader named Jason recently pointed me toward some interesting research relevant to this question. The topic is effectuation, a theory of entrepreneurial success devised by Saras Sarasvathy (see above), a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. The…
 
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    Athletic Management

  • Helping Ferguson

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    The St. Louis Rams gave tickets to high school football players and coaches in the Ferguson area.
  • Family Sues School

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    The parent of a California high school student-athlete claims members of the football team engaged in "sexual beatings" of other players.
  • Hawai'i May Drop Football

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    According to University of Hawai'i Athletic Director Ben Jay, the school is considering disbanding football due to financial concerns.
  • Team Forfeits Titles

    18 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    A Texas high school team will forfeit two state titles due to a player's murder charge.
  • Auburn Promotes Fan Appeal

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    With the kickoff of the college football season around the corner, athletic departments around the country are ramping up efforts to improve the fan experience. But just as important as improving that experience is promoting those changes to your customers. Auburn University recently communicated improvements for 2014 that include increased access for ticket holders, more convenient ticketing options, new stadium restrooms, scoreboard selfie opportunities, and lower hotdog and water prices. The following is an announcement the Tigers shared with fans prior to the season.
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    Campus To Career

  • LinkedIn: Let’s Get Personal

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Every week, I receive (and send) connection requests through LinkedIn. What continues to surprise me is the fact that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message. Now, let me explain first that I’m not too caught up with this since there are so many new smartphone and tablet […]
  • Career Change? What You Need To Know Before Making The Transition

    Kirk Baumann
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Circumstance in life evolve all the time. Some of these changes in life create an opportunity or need to change careers. This isn’t something that should be done impulsively, but should be heavily contemplated and considered. Here are some things to consider before actually making the change. Change to What? It goes without saying that […]
  • How to Find Your Alumni Mentor

    Kirk Baumann
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Seventy percent of jobs are found through networking, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you’re searching for an internship or trying to land your first job, your network is your best resource for finding opportunities. A great way to amp up your networking efforts? Take advantage of your alumni networks and enlist […]
  • 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

    Kirk Baumann
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Social media is one of the most life-changing developments of the 21st century. It has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including the way we connect, socialize, entertain, seek knowledge, promote personal and corporate brands, and seek jobs. Gone are the days when our job search was limited to scouring “help wanted” ads in […]
  • Big Advice from a Tiny Tot

    Kirk Baumann
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    My wife and I recently became parents for the first time and boy, have we already learned a lot from tiny baby Baumann!  Someone once said that “normal is just a setting on the washing machine” and as new parents, we’re realizing how true that really is.  Life will never be the same. As we […]
 
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    Inside Higher Ed

  • Strategies to be a Successful Educator in a Digital Era

    Chadd Molloy
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:11 am
    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this one-hour session designed to give educators strategies and techniques to leverage digital technologies to enhance their teaching opportunities. Many educators report feeling that they are constantly forced to teach to the middle to focus most of their attention on education for the average students – neglecting both students who excel and students who are falling behind. If we define success for a teacher as reaching all students effectively – perhaps the most important contribution that technology can offer is to provide solutions that can facilitate…
  • 12 SUNY Campuses Will Receive Antidote to Heroin

    Scott Jaschik
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:25 am
    New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced funding for 12 State University of New York campuses to receive supplies of naloxone, an antidote to heroin. In May, a SUNY Oswego student died on campus from a heroin overdose. In April, an Oswego student died in his home off campus from a heroin overdose. And last year, a graduate student died from a heroin overdose at SUNY Binghamton. While heroin use on campuses nationwide does not come close to the use of other drugs and alcohol, a growing number of overdoses of students has alarmed campus health officials.  
  • Cohorts and Critical Mass

    Matt Reed
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:51 am
    Blog: Confessions of a Community College DeanYesterday I attended a statewide meeting of community college and career center people to discuss various projects we’ve been working on to help displaced workers find their way through our systems to employable credentials and actual jobs. It was heartening in some ways and frustrating in others, which is to be expected; the goals are good and the successes real, but if it were easy, it would have been done years ago.  (For the record, I remain convinced that the phone lines between the Department of Labor and the Department of…
  • Academic Minute: Craving Calories

    Scott Jaschik
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In today's Academic Minute, Ivan de Araujo, associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine, analyzes the relationship our brain chemistry shares with the sugary snacks everyone loves. Learn more about the Academic Minute here.  
  • Community college that serves Ferguson, Mo., has high aspirations -- but low graduation rates

    Charlie Tyson
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    The community college that serves students not unlike Michael Brown is a local hub important enough that Attorney General Holder made the campus his first stop. Local students see the college as a way out. Editorial Tags: Community collegesAfrican AmericansImage Caption: A building on St. Louis Community College's Ferguson campus
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    FIRE

  • Northern Illinois U. Attempts to Defend Content-Based Internet Restrictions

    Susan Kruth
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    Yesterday, the Internet got wind of Northern Illinois University’s (NIU’s) Acceptable Use Policy for “information technology resources,” which lists prohibited uses of NIU’s network and hardware. As I explained here on The Torch last night, the policy became news after a NIU student posted a bizarre warning notice he reportedly received while trying to use NIU’s network to access the Wikipedia page for the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). The warning tagged the page as “Illegal or Unethical” and informed the student that the page had been “recorded for review.” Most…
  • Due Process in the News: ‘Washington Post’ Highlights Accused Students’ Concerns

    Samantha Harris
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Yesterday’s issue of The Washington Post included a comprehensive and even-handed article about the due process concerns being raised by an increasing number of students accused of sexual assault within university judicial systems. Among other things, the article illustrates that increased pressure on universities from the federal government to address sexual assault is leading universities to abandon due process in an effort to avoid government scrutiny. A quote from an Auburn University administrator provides an example. The Post article discusses the case of Joshua Strange, who was…
  • Northern Illinois U. Blocks Access to ‘Unethical’ Websites

    Susan Kruth
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Northern Illinois University (NIU) has enacted a stunningly restrictive network use policy and is enforcing it through a filter that blocks or tags websites based on content—including speech clearly protected by the First Amendment. NIU’s policy is in the news after one NIU student posted to Reddit a “Web Page Access Warning” he received while trying to visit the Wikipedia page about the Westboro Baptist Church from his dorm room. Betabeat reported on this and other student experiences with the filter, criticizing the public university for blocking access to a wide range of online…
  • Don’t Miss These Resources for Students, Faculty, and Administrators!

    Susan Kruth
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    With the new academic year almost here, we at FIRE want to make sure college students, faculty, and administrators know exactly where to find all the resources they need to make sure free speech, due process, and other individual rights are protected on their campuses. Torch readers already know they can find the speech codes of over 400 institutions of higher education in FIRE’s Spotlight database, and those new to the database can start by reading about how our ratings system works. If you can’t find your college or university in Spotlight or if you have any questions about your…
  • Samantha Harris Addresses Campus Sexual Assault on Al Jazeera America

    Susan Kruth
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    FIRE’s Director of Policy Research Samantha Harris appeared on Al Jazeera America’s “The Week Ahead” segment on Sunday night to talk with Thomas Drayton and victims’ rights advocate Sabrina Kowaleski about what colleges and universities can and should be doing to address the problem of sexual assault on campus. Kowaleski emphasized the need for more support services from universities, and Samantha agreed, saying that colleges are “in an excellent position to provide support services to victims and to provide Title IX remedies like changing of class schedules and dorm…
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    NAFSA: Association of International Educators Blog

  • “Have You Heard of the Case Study Challenge?”

    Guest Blogger
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    Ashley Glenn It was my first time to the NAFSA annual conference, also my first year in the field, and I traveled to San Diego alone. Attending NAFSA can be overwhelming in the way family reunions show how far your family name extends and how few people you know. Not knowing anyone, it is tempting to stand at the edge of the room, walking in only for hors d’oeuvres (which I did at one of the receptions). My first time at NAFSA, I was determined to get involved. For this to happen, I needed a plan, a master list. Many boxes would need to be checked. A few weeks after the conference program…
  • NAFSA Invited to Help Lead SEVIS Improvement Effort

    Marlene M. Johnson
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    You may have heard that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) has shifted course in its efforts to improve the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). SEVP has decided to step away from plans to develop a new “SEVIS II” system, and instead explore options that would enhance the existing SEVIS system. The agency will be working to develop alternative approaches to closing what it sees as security vulnerabilities in the system while also enhancing the value of SEVIS to designated school officials and schools. I’m pleased to announce that I have been appointed a…
  • Visiting Kakenya’s School

    Marlene M. Johnson
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    For the past few years, I have served on the U.S. board of Kakenya’s Center for Excellence (KCE), helping raise financial support and providing Kakenya with guidance as she implements her vision to educate the girls of Enoosaen. Visiting the school has been on my “bucket list” so getting on the airplane to Nairobi was an exciting adventure. The seven-and-a-half-hour drive from Nairobi to Enoosaen proved to be an exciting and perfect orientation to visiting the school. The drive through the Rift Valley—lush mountains, hectares of corn, potatoes, kale, onions, and other…
  • The “Big Data” Revolution in International Student Recruitment

    NAFSA
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:09 pm
    By Chad Goeden Leading international education researcher and author Rajika Bhandari helped open NAFSA’s 2014 Online Conference by challenging participants to think critically about how “big data” can positively impact their work as international educators. In her plenary address, “’Big Data’: The 21st Century Game-Changer in Global International Student Recruitment,” Bhandari illustrated the wealth of information that “big data” can provide by asking participants, “Did you know that [international] students from Kuwait, Bangladesh, and Venezuela have been increasing…
  • The “Death” of Immigration Reform—Again Why Eric Cantor’s Defeat Can’t Kill It

    Victor C Johnson
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:08 am
    Reports of death have been greatly exaggerated at least since 1897, when Mark Twain told the New York Journal that contrary to reports, he was in fact alive. So it is with immigration reform which, these days, is the subject of repeated obituaries. You only die once—unless, apparently, you’re immigration reform, which dies in our newspapers and on our TV screens with monotonous regularity. One reason these frequent death reports are getting boring is that we always know the culprit—there isn’t even any suspense. In the case of immigration reform’s most recent demise, a hitherto…
 
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    Edu in Review Blog

  • How to Be a Better Freshman

    Elizabeth Simmons
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:35 am
    Freshman year is a big deal. You’re experiencing and encountering so many new things at once, and they all seem like make it or break it situations. However, you can relax knowing that while everything seems like a huge deal, in the long run, most things aren’t. By following some simple tips, you’ll be navigating your first year of college so well; people may think you’re a sophomore! DO create some distance; DON’T be a stranger For many incoming freshmen, this is the first time they’ve been away from home. No matter the distance, if you’re living on…
  • Looking for a Party? We’ve Got Your Biggest and Tamest Party School Rankings

    Elizabeth Simmons
    9 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    As students are heading back to campus this fall, at least some of them have only one thing on their minds: Where’s the next party? If they’re headed to UC Santa Barbara, they probably won’t have to look too hard to find it. However, if they attend Liberty University, a party is going to be pretty hard to come by. Mike Simmons of eCollegeFinder created maps outlining the biggest party schools and the tamest party schools in each state after looking at the party data gathered by College Prowler. Each school was ranked on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the biggest and…
  • FAFSA Error Affects Thousands of Students’ Financial Aid

    Elizabeth Simmons
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    If your financial aid package for the upcoming school year seems off, you may want to have it checked. An error on the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, made some applicants appear far better off financially than they actually are. The error on the online form causes some low-income filers appear to be millionaires, which can have a dramatic impact on what, if any, federal financial aid they can receive. Jeff Baker, policy liaison at the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid told student-aid administrators at the Chronicle of Higher…
  • Hookah’s Healthy Alternative Claims Go Up in Smoke

    Elizabeth Simmons
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    You may have heard that smoking hookah is better for you than smoking cigarettes. Turns out, it’s all in how you define “better.” A recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention indicates that smoking hookah, or water pipes, may be more dangerous than originally thought. Hookahs most often consist of a head connected to a water jar with a hose attached and a mouthpiece. Flavored tobacco is placed below burning charcoal in the head, and the resultant vapor is cooled then smoked. In the United States, Europe and the eastern…
  • Your Friends’ Moods Online Can Impact Yours in Reality

    Elizabeth Simmons
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    By this time, I think we’ve all heard the story of the Facebook experiment that caused some people to see mostly positive posts and others to see mostly negative posts. When it was revealed the study took place without the knowledge of any of Facebook’s users, people were outrage and dismissed the study as unethical. While I personally agree that the way information was gathered for the study was pretty sketchy, but it did yield some interesting results. The study showed that the more positive posts you see, the more positive things you’re likely to post yourself. The same…
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    Hank Nuwer: Hazing Prevention

  • More details coming out about the death of Arizona freshman Michael Evan Anderson

    Hank Nuwer
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    Here is an except from Arizona Central Phi Gamma Delta, better known as FIJI, received word Monday that the fraternity is no longer recognized by the university. The fraternity had been on interim suspension since July while university officials investigated numerous allegations, including claims that members withheld information from police after the death of a […]
  • The death of a Pi Kappa Phi pledge appears hazing-linked

    Hank Nuwer
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    The family of Armando Villa claims the California State University Pi Kappa Phi pledge died in a senseless hazing. He is the second pledge ever to die in the rugged Los Angeles Mountains terrain. The first was Fred Bronner with Chi Chi Chi.
  • Exclusive: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity “drops down on” its IUPUI Lambda Eta chapter for hazing and other violations; Georgia also sanctioned

    Hank Nuwer
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:25 am
    Exclusive to Hanknuwer.com IUPUI’s Lambda Eta chapter has had its charter shut down until 2019, according to the “Confidential Bulletin” (Volume 57, Number 1, Winter 2014 edition) of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. International Headquarters. At least four prominent members of the Indianapolis community were alums of Kappa Alpha Psi and have been clobbered […]
  • In the Philippines, Gerarda Villa’s Crusade Against Violence

    Hank Nuwer
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    The mother of hazing victim Lenny Villa has begun an anti-hazing organization called Crusade Against Violence. Unlike most USA anti hazing groups, Mrs. Gerarda Villa’s avowed purpose is to shut down all Filipino fraternities. The latest to die is Guillo Servando.  Moderator: I don’t know what to think? What is your opinion? At least one suspect […]
  • Rappler: A Complete List of Wrongs of Passage that led to fraternity deaths in the Philippines

    Hank Nuwer
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Here is an extensive list of deaths compiled by Yoly Villaneuva-Ong that she calls “Wrongs of Passage” from the title of my book. 2014 Guillo Servando, 18, Benilde sophomore. He is believed to have died from severe beating in initiation rites of Tau Gamma fraternity. [Moderator: see his Facebook tribute page} 2013 John Mark Dugan, 19. […]
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    Lindsay in Progress

  • Currently Cooking #1

    Lindsay Stadter
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:28 am
    As a newlywed, I’ve been cooking more and more to feed our new little family. (And to have delicious leftovers for lunch!) Plus all my new kitchen gadgets make me really excited to bake! So here are some recent recipes I’ve tried, and, in several cases, loved. Try ‘em out yourself! S’mores Bars from Truffled Delights S’mores Bars: Made this for the first time we hosted our church homegroup. I thought they were pretty good, but our friends raved over them. Easy and yummy for sure. Resist the temptation to cut while still hot. It’s a sticky mess. Let them…
  • Well, I’m married now!

    Lindsay Stadter
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    Well hey, guys. I haven’t posted in a few months (as per ushe) because, well, this time, I got married, and that kind of took up a lot of my time in addition to a busy summer of New Student Orientation at work. But I do want to try to write more now that the wedding planning is over! And I have so many things to share, like more tweets from the past a wedding recap honeymoon summary what I’ve learned from marriage so far (I’m an expert! ha! jk.) the epic pranking our friends did while we were in Seattle and more So here’s to hoping I make more time for the blogs! I…
  • Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 6

    Lindsay Stadter
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Volume 6 of Past-Lindsay Tweets brings us to Spring 2011, my final semester at Mizzou. Fun Fact: I tweeted 687 times in April 2011. What. the. heck. Past-Lindsay, you CRAY. I think it was because it was my last month of college, and I procrastinated the crap out of it. Let’s see how it went! Magazine major/Human Development & Family Studies minor problems… I was in charge of making all the food for a 100-person Super Bowl Party. There was a lot of queso. It was a freakishly cold spring, and I’m pretty sure I had Seasonal Affective Disorder. One of my favorite jobs I had…
  • Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 5

    Lindsay Stadter
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’re back with tweets from Fall 2010, aka the first semester of my senior year at Mizzou! My first semester in my own apartment, my semester at a Freshman Interest Groups Student Coordinator, my first semester as a leader in my church. There are a lot of tweets about my good friends from LT and The Rock this time. It was a right of passage to do a wheelie in my friend Justin’s wheelchair. Breezy is legitimately one of the funniest people I know. Hahahaha this still cracks me up. In case this needs context, Google the book “Captivating.” I stopped regularly working out…
  • Favorite Things Friday #4 (Wedding Edition!)

    Lindsay Stadter
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:59 am
    Happy Friday! For this edition of Favorite Things Friday, I wanted to share some of my favorite things that have been super helpful in the wedding planning process. Hopefully they’ll help out some of you brides-to-be or will be things to tuck away for later if you get engaged! Disclaimer: These things have been super helpful for my wedding, but they may not work for your style. We’re on a small budget with a huge guest list, so we’re keeping it simple and chill. No matching linens (slash no linens at all, honestly) or letter-pressed stationery for us. Also, we’re…
 
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    The Dean's List

  • When 74 is Greater Than 76

    15 Aug 2014 | 10:32 am
    Res Life staff dining in Skyline Room - Now accepting Bonus Bucks!Four years ago Trinity University set out to re-haul its somewhat stale dining program. This week, the University finally made a list of top dining programs in the country. Trinity was named among the top 75 programs by The Daily Meal. Over 2,000 dining programs were reviewed. That puts us in the top 4%. I have eaten at a lot of dining halls around the country and I sincerely believe we deserve to be in the top tier.In reviewing our program, students, faculty, and staff were interviewed and surveyed. Studies of campus foot…
  • Twelve Ways for Students to Affect Campus Life

    14 Aug 2014 | 2:05 pm
    These students show determination to affect campus life. Or maybe they just play football.In advising student governments for decades I have worked to help them understand some elements of campus decision-making and administration. As non-profits, notions that schools are merely trying to make money are erroneous. Money gets plowed back into student programs and operations. Administrators generally want to give students what they want. Why wouldn't they/we? Most decisions are made based on the greater good; moral and legal liability; and resource availability and allocation. And believe it or…
  • End Game

    13 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Nardin House - 1980I have never really left college, though I did graduate some 30 years ago. This summer I joined one of my old peer groups for their annual weekend camping trips. Indeed, a great deal of conversation over the  weekend was around the topic of whether or not I had invited myself. I did, sort of, but I had a standing invitation to the upper mid-west from my friend Nep, who lives in Madison, where we all attended college together. This year the event was held at the new old farm house just over the Minnesota border to Wisconsin and owned by our friend  Rucksie. So that…
  • Package Deal

    2 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    I am asking students to think outside the box. The mailbox, if you will. For some time I have been discussing changes to the Coates University Center, and those changes are finally coming to fruition. Part of what sparked this was consolidation of Central Receiving operations on Kings Court with the Mail Center operations at the Coates Center. From an efficiency and business standpoint this made sense. Additionally, I have wanted to move the mailboxes out of the Coates Center. On most campuses, mailboxes are in the residence halls. Our halls don't have main desks or spaces for boxes so they…
  • My life as a blogger

    5 Jun 2014 | 1:34 pm
    This was my dinner and its mushroom at the annual President's dinner. The mushroom is CLEARLY in the shape of the Trinity tower. Mine was the only one like this. I think there is a story there. Don't you?Editors note: Recently I wrote my 250th Dean's List blog post. I wanted to celebrate this milestone, because frankly, who else would? Now it might seem arrogant to interview one's self, and I will own that. On the other hand, I think I have demonstrated a willingness to embarrass myself (can you say "piano"?) and self-disclose very private things, like my love of 1960's bubble gum pop (can…
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    The Evolution of Strength

  • Positive Polly

    Ardith Laverne
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:04 pm
    A few days ago, one of my friends tagged me in a “five days of positivity” challenge. I figure I’ll go ahead and post my daily pluses here (when I remember), seeing that I’ve been inconsistent these past few months with blogging. Day One 1. I’m excited about the progress I’ve made in CrossFit. Two years ago, I walked into CrossFit HEL and got my butt handed to me. I could barely run around the block, lifting a 22lb. bar was nearly impossible, and all the skills and lingo were foreign to me. This summer, I’ve definitely been able to see results, and…
  • Time Flies

    Ardith Laverne
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:41 am
    During the past two weeks, I was busy. At the end of July, I drove back to my hometown for my ten-year high school reunion, where many of my good friends were back in town. We all had the chance to reconnect with people we hadn’t seen in-person for quite some time, and I left feeling content. People from my graduating class grew up to be some really cool individuals, and I enjoyed having the opportunity to converse with so many people. I had some good conversations, including one where a classmate somewhat lamented that he had taken so long to decide to go back to college, but I was so…
  • Why I Do CrossFit

    Ardith Laverne
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    That is such a cop-out title. People love the “Why CrossFit is Dangerous,” “Why CrossFit Isn’t For Me,” “Why CrossFit is the Best Thing You’re Missing,” etc. Even so, I want to consider and share why I continue to participate in this form of fitness and recreation, and why this is the only other athletic thing I’ve stuck with besides cheer and dance–and why it’s the only athletic thing that I feel like I’ve grown in and continue to progress in as I approach my two-year anniversary. The Workouts I remember my first workout…
  • The Return! Kind of.

    Ardith Laverne
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:59 pm
    “Hey, so, Ardith–what’s with the lack of blogging?” Oh, jeez. Well, there are several reasons that I haven’t posted as much as usual. The Wide World of Student Affairs and Higher Education I’m still wrestling with what’s up with my professional life. As I’ve said a hundred times before, my job is fantastic and my team is great, but I’m missing something. I can’t pinpoint it yet, but I think it partially has to do with a need to be connected and engaged with more AAPI professionals more often, the desire for an outlet to explore…
  • “To live is the…

    Ardith Laverne
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:19 pm
    “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ― Oscar Wilde Been living life and starting to feel grounded in my wanderings. I miss this space, but I needed to get my headspace tidied up.  More to come.
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    CampusTalkBlog

  • 5 Ways to Save on College Textbooks

    Guest Blogger
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    Among the biggest and most important purchases college students make, textbooks top the list of pricey needs. In fact, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group found the average student spends as much as $1,200 each year on books and supplies -- with some books costing as much as $300 alone. This expense has become so great that 65 percent of students opt against buying a textbook, even though they fear their grades will be in jeopardy. There's no reason to risk your GPA to save your budget. Before you head to the campus bookstore, consider these five ways to saving on textbooks.
  • Co-curricular activities, learning outside the classroom and student success

    Dave "Gonzo" Kelly
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    Some of the best time that students spend is participating in co-curricular activities. I use CO-curricular, because the things that students can be involved in through activities outside the classroom can supplement what they learn inside the classroom. My own leadership experiences in clubs and organizations as a student involved in activities outside the classroom were some of the best times of my life. I had fun, I learned so much, and I got to try things and even make mistakes when the stakes were not that high. The best part of my leadership development was through these experiences and…
  • Top Three Ways for Students to Make & Save Money

    Guest Blogger
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    A college degree can be a big money maker but until graduation cash may be in short supply. The university years are all about spending – there are housing costs, you're buying books, tuition is going up very year and then there are the fees. Somewhere in there there's also fun but that's only if you can afford it. So how do you get from here to commencement day without going broke? Three words: budgeting and extra income. A full-time job is probably not in the cards, but if you're already working part time it doesn't hurt to start tracking your expenses and looking for ways to pad your…
  • Building a Business in College Is Easier Than You Think

    CTB Staff
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Today's graduate leaves college with an average student loan debt of $26,600, according to a Project on Student Debt report. This compounds other expenses, such as rent, gas and insurance. To keep debt from accumulating, a smart strategy is to build a business while you're still in college and have access to resources, such as your parents' support and your school business library, before you have to start repaying loans. Your college years represent one of the best opportunities you'll have to learn the basics of entrepreneurship and leadership, which can be easier than you think if you…
  • Develop Good People Skills

    Herb Ammons
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Relationships will take on new meanings now so you really want to learn how to deal with them. Depending on your career choice, you may need to develop good people skills. Even if you won’t be dealing directly with others in your career, it is helpful to learn this fine art now. During your college years you will meet all sorts of different people, and this will help to develop your people skills. You want to learn to get along with all the difference people and personalities harmoniously.
 
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    E-Learning Queen

  • Interview with Chris Charuhas, In Pictures: Innovators in E-Learning Series

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:47 am
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  • Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836) by Frederick Marryat: Mini-Lecture - Learning Object

    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Welcome to a mini-lecture learning object on one of the first sea novels, or "nautical tales," Mr. Midshipman Easy (1836) by Captain Frederick Marryat.  The full text is available at Internet Archive. An audio recording is available via Librivox. To access the interactive learning object, please click the Learning Object Link. Click the graphic to go to the learning object for Mr. Midshipman
  • Mexico’s Energy Reform: Success Requires Knowledge, Plus Partnership Mindset

    1 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    Mexico has six basins that produce oil and gas, and tremendous offshore, deep Gulf of Mexico resources. There is also shale potential in formations that extend south from the South Texas Eagle Ford. Still, according to statistics released by Pemex, Mexico’s oil and gas production has declined 25% since the 1980s. The problem has stemmed partially from a lack of investment, and difficulties in
  • George Gissing's In the Year of Jubilee (1895): Mini-Lecture & Interactive Learning Object

    30 Jun 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Late Victorian writer George Gissing and his works are not well known, but they are emotionally gripping, psychologically realistic, and ultimately both destabilizing and reinforcing of how we come to understand the world around us vis-a-vis rapid cultural and technological change. To correct the fact that his works have slipped into invisibility, The Fringe Journal is launching a series of
  • Interview with Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin: Innovators in Education Series

    12 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Writing prompts are no longer static when they are placed into an environment of active collaboration, reading and responding via any number of mechanisms (mobile, elearning, face-to-face, and hybrid). The key is to develop prompts that work in all environments.  Welcome to an interview with Valerie Fox and Lynn Levin, whose book, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press) was a
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    On the Go with Ed Cabellon

  • Advice for New Doctoral Students

    Ed Cabellon
    16 Aug 2014 | 5:56 pm
    This Friday, I start the second year of my pursuit of a doctoral degree in Education at Johnson and Wales University. I am very excited to be back in the routine of coursework and being with my outstanding cohort. While the summer months have been spent largely on an academic break, I spent some time reviewing my research proposal from my “Research I” class, gathering more articles for my eventual literature review, and chatting with fellow doctoral students and faculty members on my research interests (1st Generation Student Retention using Social Networks and Shifting Faculty…
  • Summer Technology and Social Media Projects in Student Affairs

    Ed Cabellon
    20 Jun 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Ah… summer A time of reflection and rejuvenation for many who work in education. The summer months are a great time to catch up and focus on key some technology and social media projects that you and/or your staff could work on. Certainly, you may not be able to accomplish them all, but if you can tackle even a few of these, your staff could be better positioned to better communicate with students and work more efficiently. Below are just a few ideas to get you started Conduct a Technology Assessment: Whether its of your student body, staff, or faculty, gather data on current technology…
  • 8 Leadership Lessons as a Student Center Director

    Ed Cabellon
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    Today ends my six year tenure as the Director of the Rondileau Campus Center (RCC) at Bridgewater State University (BSU) as I assume my new role as Assistant to the Vice President in Student Affairs. I started working at BSU in 2006 as the Associate Director of RCC (leaving Tufts University after a six-year tenure in Student Activities and management of the Mayer Campus Center) and was promoted to Director in 2008. Personally and professionally, I’ve grown much these last 8 years and as I make my way out of the RCC and up to BSU’s administration building (Boyden Hall), I wanted…
  • The Power of Pecha Kucha Presentations in Student Affairs

    Ed Cabellon
    1 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Exactly one month ago, I delivered a “Pecha Kucha” talk at the 2014 ACPA Convention in Indianapolis. It was such a wonderful opportunity that was captured and produced by ACPA Media and has been live on their YouTube page for a few weeks and YESTERDAY, it was posted by the nice folks at Good.is (whoa!) Today, I wanted to share some quick thoughts on the “Pecha Kucha” style of presenting and why Student Affairs educators should be implementing it as part of their upcoming student and staff trainings. 1. Pecha Kucha is a Catalyst:  Rethink your training sessions to…
  • My Reinvention at ACPA

    Ed Cabellon
    6 Apr 2014 | 5:34 am
    I never saw it coming, I suppose I should have… but I really didn’t. While our #ACPA14 Convention Planning Team had set the theme over a year ago, I had no idea the foreshadowing it had for me personally and professionally. After three days of refection after the experience ended in Indy, I wanted to quickly share some thoughts on the ACPA 2014 Convention: ACPA Changed The Student Affairs Conference Experience:Everything changed in Indy. Those who were present, read about it on Twitter, or even got a glimpse at Brene Brown’s amazing closing speech witnessed what happens…
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    Google Student Blog

  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Maria Langat

    Sarah H
    21 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    Our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects - not only in engineering, but across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!I once petted a cheetah and fed a giraffe. What inspired you…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Michael Valdez

    Sarah H
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:42 am
    Our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects - not only in engineering, but across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!I can tie a necktie in 12 different ways!What inspired you…
  • 8 Unexpected things about being a Google Intern

    Sarah H
    14 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    1. Interns work on real projects.Interns work on high level, cutting edge projects--no photocopying for hours or retrieving coffee here! Our interns work on everything from Chrome OS, Google Docs, Google [x], and YouTube. A lot of interns who come back to work in full time roles at Google are surprised to see that the code they created as interns still exists and is being put to use. 2. So much food.It’s true--interns, along with all other Googlers, receive free meals and snacks every day. That’s right, free breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Our café staff even has to double the amount of…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Ryan Drapeau

    Sarah H
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    From Google Glass to Project Loon, Adwords to Docs, our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects. Interns also work across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!Meet Ryan Drapeau, a rising junior at the University of…
  • 11 Cities with Google Interns this summer

    Sarah H
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Google has interns in cities all over the world this summer. Take a look at this list of 11 cities with Google interns to give you a taste of how each of these locations contributes to Google’s multifaceted and unique culture.11. Sydney, AUOur Sydney office, the greenest building in Sydney, sits on the waterfront in Pyrmont with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, and Darling Harbour. Inside, you’ll find a "living wall" made of plants, a tire swing, a library with a nap pod, and some amazing coffee machines. When interns really need a break, they check out a kayak or one of our…
 
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    Joe Sabado - Student Affairs & Technology Leadership

  • UCSB STEP Program – Nourishment for My Soul

    Joe Sabado
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    There’s not a week I look forward to in my job more than STEP Program, a summer bridge program for incoming first year, first generation, and under-represented students at UCSB. I have served as a transitional facilitator for  the last four years and it’s one of the most fulfilling personal/professional experience I have ever done […]
  • Learning to Let Go – A Career Lesson on Over-Committing

    Joe Sabado
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    One of the important lessons I have learned in my career is the value of sharing my responsibilities (and accolades) with others and being careful about taking on more duties than I am able to handle. I’ve come to learn that over-committing myself and not being able to fulfill my part do result in me […]
  • Taking Some Time to Reflect and Dream

    Joe Sabado
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    I have heard other folks say good ideas come when they’re in the shower. Could it be because that’s one of the few minutes within our busy days we actually get to think freely and not get distracted with the worries and issues we must face at work and in our lives? It’s been a […]
  • Year in Review – Professional/Memorable Moments of 2013-2014

    Joe Sabado
    25 Jun 2014 | 4:05 am
    Academic year 2013-2014 was a year filled with accomplishments and memorable events that impacted me professionally and personally. It was a year of connecting and working with new students, UCSB colleagues, as well as professionals from all over the country I met via social media. It was a year I committed myself to learning as much […]
  • Why I Love My Job In Student Affairs at UCSB

    Joe Sabado
    5 Jun 2014 | 1:21 pm
    For all the challenges I face in my job from time to time, I can’t see myself working for any other place outside UCSB student affairs at this point in my career. It’s been more than a week since the Isla Vista tragedy and within that time, I’ve seen so many remarkable acts, events, selfless […]
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    TechKNOW Tools

  • Top Ten List for Being a Better Faculty Member

    Laura Pasquini
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:04 pm
    Just when I thought I was done with orientation sessions at UNT… I attended my OWN “new faculty” orientation. {UPDATE: For those who are not aware, I finished my PhD this summer, graduated, and accepted a 9-month faculty appointment with the UNT College of Information as a Lecturer for the Department of Learning Technologies. Yay!} During the day, information about the campus, expectations and advice was shared by a number of administrative leaders from the campus. One talk, from Dr. Warren Burggren, the Top 10 List for Being a Better Faculty Member, provided some sound…
  • It’s My Graduation Day!

    Laura Pasquini
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Today is the day my PhD degree comes to an end – it’s UNT Commencement! Catch up: I defended my dissertation on June 12, 2014 and I am VERY grateful for all the love and support. It has been a fun four years in the doctoral program at UNT; however I am happy to say goodbye with this ceremony today. I know this event is only the beginning of what lies ahead with my teaching, research, and service scholarship: “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises.’  Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” ~ Orrin Hatch Image…
  • I’m Back… and #HowISpentMySummer [30-Day Photo Challenge]

    Laura Pasquini
    2 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    You may remember me from blogging back in June. Well based on a certain (EPIC!) summer road trip I was rarely at my computer or connected over the last few weeks… and it was DELIGHTFUL. I enjoyed being able to take a proper holiday & just enjoying the great outdoors. I would blog about it, but too much fun and adventure has happened in the last 5 weeks to contain in just one blog post. Based on a photo challenge idea prompted byJennifer Joslin (a.k.a. @jenniferejoslin), I’ll be sharing what I was up to over the summer with my #highered & #edtech community using the…
  • What’s Your Research Impact? #ImpactFactor

    Laura Pasquini
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:25 pm
    For those of you who track on me in social spaces, you know that I just completed my tenure as an academic advisor and counselor as of TODAY! This does not mean I will drop off from the advising world entirely, as I serving my term on the NACADA Council, I am a fan of the #AcAdv Chat community, and I involuntarily advise a number of students, colleagues, friends, and family, about academic and career matters on a regular basis.  Job Update: I’m Off the Market I accepted a full-time faculty position with the UNT College of Information, as a Lecturer for the Department of Learning…
  • Participation Observation Method

    Laura Pasquini
    19 Jun 2014 | 9:48 pm
    In constructing the curriculum chapter for the Fashioning Circuit book* being developed by Dr. Kim Knight (a.k.a. @purplekimchi), I utilizing a few exploratory research methods to review the current workshop materials, lessons, and learning on the subject matter. The first method: Participant Observation. As I work through evaluation and assessment of the curriculum, I might as well share and get feedback on the process. Participation observation allows for the collection of information and qualitative data, rooted in the ethnographic research tradition. For this method, participation…
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    Wired CampusWired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Why Students Should Own Their Educational Data

    Jeffrey R. Young
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Designing a textbook or lecture with the average student in mind may sound logical. But L. Todd Rose, who teaches educational neuroscience at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, argues that doing so means that the lesson is designed for nobody. In a TEDx talk last summer, the professor explained that most learners have a “jagged profile” of traits when it comes to learning. One student might have an affinity for science but have below-average reading skills. Yet standard teaching practice assumes at least average skills across the board. “Because our science textbook…
  • That’s Not #Funny: Higher Ed’s Least Clever Twitter Accounts

    Steve Kolowich
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:56 am
    Earlier this month, a puckish Twitter user going by the handle @ProfJeffJarvis managed to provoke two actual professors into fits of outrage. Rurick Bradbury, the technology entrepreneur who runs the account, has been sending up the jargon of contemporary “thinkfluencers” since 2012, amassing 11,000 followers. He named the account after Jeff Jarvis, a writer and professor at the City University of New York’s journalism school, although the object of Mr. Bradbury’s satire is not necessarily Mr. Jarvis but a wider culture of new-media seers. Tweeting in character, Mr. Bradbury got into…
  • Are Courses Outdated? MIT Considers Offering ‘Modules’ Instead

    Jeffrey R. Young
    5 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    People now buy songs, not albums. They read articles, not newspapers. So why not mix and match learning “modules” rather than lock into 12-week university courses? That question is a major theme of a 213-page report released on Monday by a committee at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology exploring how the 153-year-old engineering powerhouse should innovate to adapt to new technologies and new student expectations. “The very notion of a ‘class’ may be outdated,” the report argues. That line appears in the context of online courses, but one of the report’s authors,…
  • Why This Professor Is Encouraging Facebook Use in His Classroom

    Avi Wolfman-Arent
    5 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Facebook and academe aren’t exactly friends. Over the years, the social-media company has been the source of ethically questionable research, the purveyor of uncomfortable teacher-student interactions, and, of course, the consummate classroom distraction, scourge of lecture halls the world over. At least on that last note, however, one researcher says higher education has unfairly maligned the social-media behemoth. Kevin D. Dougherty, an associate professor of sociology at Baylor University, has spent the last two and a half years measuring how the Facebook group he created for his…
  • Can You Really Teach a MOOC in a Refugee Camp?

    Steve Kolowich
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:55 am
    Two men living in Dadaab, a refugee camp in Kenya, would watch lecture videos and take online quizzes at a nearby United Nations compound. (InZone) One narrative that has driven widespread interest in free online courses known as MOOCs is that they can help educate the world. But critics like to emphasize that the courses mostly draw students who already hold traditional degrees. So when Coursera, the largest provider of MOOCs, published a blog post about how a professor had used one of its online courses to teach refugees near the Kenya-Somalia border, it sounded to some like a satire of…
 
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    AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

  • Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

    AAUWguest
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
      Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in the Winter 1996 issue of AAUW Outlook magazine. We are republishing it here (with new headings) in recognition of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing, China, in September 1995. The U.N. conference took a vital step in bringing women’s equality issues to the global stage. Mary Purcell From August 30 to September 16, the eyes of the world were on China, where thousands of women gathered to attend one or both of two significant events: The 1995 NGO Forum on Women and the…
  • No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day

    Christy Jones, CAE
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, the skies remain male-dominated. By the end of 2013, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, women still only made up 6.6 percent of pilots worldwide. Today, August 19, is National Aviation Day in the United States. In honor of this celebration, I couldn’t resist highlighting some of our female American aviation pioneers, women who have inspired generations of aviators. By NASA, via Wikimedia CommonsAn actress,…
  • Why Stereotypes Are Bad and What You Can Do about Them

    Elizabeth Bolton
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    According to an Internet quiz I took, I associate men with careers and women with family. But the quiz wasn’t a harmless BuzzFeed time killer. It was the Gender-Career Implicit Bias Test, a survey designed by Harvard researchers to test thought processes. My result wasn’t wholly unexpected — I live in a culture that regularly questions whether women should work in the first place — but it still stung. After all, I’ve devoted my career to making sure that women have access to bias-free education and workplaces. So if I was harboring a bias in favor of men in the workplace, what must…
  • Why I Don’t Call My Daughter a Tomboy

    AAUW National
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:31 am
    As a proud father of a 4-year-old daughter named Kennedy, I am becoming more aware of the issues that could affect her down the road. I’ll admit that prior to being employed with an organization that fights to empower women, the plight of women was not a daily focus of mine. But as I learn more about the work of AAUW — from closing the gender wage gap to fighting stereotypes — and the problems that could potentially affect Kennedy, I find myself more fully engaged in the ongoing conversations around these important topics. I hope this knowledge will in turn make me a better father to my…
  • 7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer

    AAUWguest
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Gender stereotypes and bias are nothing new. Countless research studies have proven the damaging consequences stereotypes can have, especially their influence on self-esteem and confidence. Thanks to several recent videos, the issue is getting some much-needed attention. Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! (Scroll to the bottom for a bonus eighth video.) Don’t be sorry — be confident. Watch video on YouTube. This video, which served as the…
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    This Side of Theory

  • Belonging.

    Stacy Oliver
    9 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I was ill during the ACUHO-I Annual Conference and Exposition. This was evident to anyone who knows me well. My extraverted nature was quashed and replaced with quietude; rather than seeking out large social opportunities, I connected with people individually or in much smaller groups. I left socials early and, in fact, left D.C. early thanks to a compassionate friend who drove me to the airport twelve hours before my scheduled flight and also thanks to a gate agent who watched me cry as I pleaded to get onto any earlier flight  [he got me on a flight that left 35 minutes after I walked into…
  • Can I Help You Tweet Better?

    Stacy Oliver
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:59 pm
    I like to help people. And today I am going to help some of you with an unsolicited Twitter lesson. When you start a tweet with a person’s username, only people who follow both of you see that tweet appear in their main twitter feed. For example: @LynnEllison: The ACUHO-I volunteer call went out. Shall we three-peat our tandem volunteer shift? Only users who follow both Lynn and me see the above tweet in their main twitter feed. So why is this important? If you’re live tweeting an event such as a conference, speaker, webinar, etc. or participating in an online chat and start the…
  • In Which I Go Rogue… Again

    Stacy Oliver
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Last week I put out a call to the student affairs community on Twitter to participate in a rogue chat about the social justice implications of our campus policies and procedures. I used the word rogue intentionally — it was a moniker assigned many years ago to iterations of #sachat that popped up outside of the scheduled chat times. I remember sitting on the floor of my living room in Indiana participating in one such chat. It felt a little daring and mischievous to chat without the iconic orange logo popping in to moderate — hence, the term rogue, which means exactly that……
  • Can We Have a Conversation?

    Stacy Oliver
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Last night I shared a link on Twitter to a CNN article about homeless college students. This is a topic dear to my heart after I recently wrote an article for the ACUHO-I Talking Stick about the social responsibility of college and university housing when it comes to students in need, including homeless students. There’s also a blog post on the same topic in the queue for ACUHO-I, expanding on the topic with more data and information than could be included in the article. The ensuing conversation about social justice implications of institutional policies and procedures was vibrant and…
  • I Will Find the Rainbow

    Stacy Oliver
    28 May 2014 | 5:29 pm
    I was on a train this morning when I read a Facebook status from a friend that said, “The world shrinks a little when a poet dies.” My heart sank, as I knew that this likely meant Maya Angelou died. After all, what poet is more beloved than Maya Angelou? I clicked over to a news source and as I did, a breaking news alert appeared on my phone confirming what I thought. I wrote my own Facebook status, recalling that I went to see Dr. Angelou speak at Memorial Auditorium at Ohio University while I was an undergraduate student and how meaningful that experience was to me. This…
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    eighteen and life

  • Best defense.

    Debra Sanborn
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:12 am
    I considered bringing a lightsaber.   HT to @mdpistilli for the link.
  • GOAL!

    Debra Sanborn
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    For all of the soccer parents out there who have spent a cold Sunday in April or November attempting to determine if we will make it home by bedtime… GOAL DIFFERENTIAL!!    
  • #SAreads: Practicing Perceiving

    Debra Sanborn
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:22 pm
    If you are familiar with psychological type and the MBTI, you may recognize that type theory explains the random behavior of people’s lives as actually quite orderly and patterned. This is due to basic methods used by individuals to take in information and make decisions. The last letter of the 4-letter MBTI code highlights the process one uses in dealing with the outer world. Do you prefer to plan ahead and get things decided (Judging) or do you prefer to remain flexible and open to new options (Perceiving)? Not to be confused with organization, as either preference can be organized, the…
  • Senior Night

    Debra Sanborn
    31 May 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Senior night in high school sports is a time to recognize graduating students and their accomplishments. At the pre-game celebration for our local girls soccer team, players were honored with a bouquet of flowers while escorted to center field by their parents. Honors and activities are announced for each player, culminating with where they will be attending college in the fall. It was no surprise that each player from our academically ranked high school was heading to a four-year institution including several research universities and prestigious private colleges. Fast-forward a week to an…
  • Want to appear intelligent? Just smile.

    Debra Sanborn
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    There’s something in my pocket it belongs across my face. I keep it very close at hand in a most convenient place. ~Brownie Smile PsyBlog featured a new research study on facial evaluation and the power of a smile. The study found that when judging men just on their facial appearance, there was a relationship with actual intelligence. But when it came to judging women, there was no relationship between how intelligent they were perceived and their actual intelligence. The study suggested that this is because women are primarily judged on their attractiveness overruling…
 
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    Higher Ed Live » Student Affairs

  • Think Global: Welcoming International Students to Campus

    Heather Shea Gasser
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Wednesday, August 6th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Across the United States this fall, colleges and universities are enrolling the largest ever incoming cohort of international students. This number has grown steadily over the past seven years, according to the 2013 Open Doors Report by the Institute of International Education. The largest percentage of international students come from China, South Korea, and India. How effectively we serve, connect, and engage these students this fall may determine how effectively we’re able…
  • What Can You Do? Preventing Hazing in Fraternities & Sororities

    Heather Shea Gasser
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Wednesday, July 23rd at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive While nearly all states in the U.S. now have anti-hazing legislation and most campuses have adopted policies prohibiting hazing, it is still too common especially within fraternities and sororities. While there is a lot of evidence to prove that Greek-letter organizations provide positive experiences for students, many are still engaging in hazing. State laws and campus policies are apparently insufficient in reducing incidents of hazing and campus leaders need strategies to prevent…
  • Parents as Partners with Student Affairs

    Heather Shea Gasser
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Wednesday, July 9th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive New student orientation season is in full swing on many college and university campuses. While the average age of college-going adults is no longer 18-22, many of our residential/traditional campuses still primarily serve this population… and their parents/guardians.  Transition from high school to college can be an unsettled time for students, but it is also equally challenging for their parents who are shifting responsibility as the primary “director” of their child’s…
  • Job One 2.0 – A conversation with Carnaghi and Magolda

    Heather Shea Gasser
    23 May 2014 | 4:23 am
    Wednesday, June 4th at 1:00pm ET Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Who are the next generation of student affairs professionals? What are the foundational experiences that characterize the transition between graduate school to campus positions? How do the stories about this transformation impact how they enter this profession? The book Job One 2.0: Understanding the Next Generation of Student Affairs Professionals answers these and and other questions of new professionals and those who supervise them. The book focuses on narratives written by new…
  • Advancement in Student Affairs: Selling Our Story

    Chris Butler
    21 May 2014 | 12:13 pm
    Wednesday, May 21 at 1:00pm EDT Broadcasted over Google Plus, On-Air Hangout Conversation: #HigherEdLive Across the spectrum, Student Affairs professionals are doing more with less which has made the focus on advancement within Student Affairs all the more important. Beyond that, our students have an amazing stories that deserves to be shared and supported which is what our guests are going to focus on in this episode of Student Affairs Live! Join host Chris Butler as he welcomes Michelle Hyde, Assistant Director for Development University of Illinois Division of Student Affairs Zack Hawkins,…
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