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  • Studying Abroad and the Global Force of Student Affairs

    The Student Affairs Collective
    nope
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    “We may live domestically, but the world operates globally.” – yours truly This quote summarizes my study aboard experience to El Salvador this summer. My Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) included the options to study abroad to El Salvador or The Dominican Republic. I chose El Salvador simply because it fit perfectly with the schedule of my summer practicum in New York later on in the summer semester. However, my first day abroad I quickly realized this decision was life changing and would forever broaden my perspective of…
  • 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…
  • Don’t Pursue Promotions: Contrarian Career Advice from Ancient Sources of Wisdom

    Cal Newport » Blog
    Study Hacks
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    An Innovative New Voice in the Advice World For the past six months, my friend Dale Davidson has been executing an epic project. Eager to optimize his life, and frustrated with much of the advice he encountered online and in contemporary books and magazines, Dale decided to go back to basics and start drawing lessons from humankind’s most ancient and enduring philosophies and religions. To do so, he focuses on one ancient philosophy or religion per month. During this month he chooses a core ritual to practice. He then extracts wisdom relevant to his  modern life from these ancient…
  • Guest of Honor

    Athletic Management
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    While holding a fundraiser for its Hall of Fame, Neshaminy High School got a special visit from Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin.
  • Career Change? What You Need To Know Before Making The Transition

    Campus To Career
    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 […]
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    The Student Affairs Collective

  • Studying Abroad and the Global Force of Student Affairs

    nope
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    “We may live domestically, but the world operates globally.” – yours truly This quote summarizes my study aboard experience to El Salvador this summer. My Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate program at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) included the options to study abroad to El Salvador or The Dominican Republic. I chose El Salvador simply because it fit perfectly with the schedule of my summer practicum in New York later on in the summer semester. However, my first day abroad I quickly realized this decision was life changing and would forever broaden my perspective of…
  • #SABeginnings: Take Risks

    nope
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    When Alex asked me to contribute to the #SABeginnings series, I wasn’t exactly sure what I would write about. There have already been so many great pieces in this series—so I decided to write whatever came to mind when I thought of the word, “Beginning.” To me, the idea of beginning something often implies some sort of risk being involved. At the beginning of this year, I jumped on board with the One Word initiative, and coincidentally, my word was “risk.” Risk. I like to think of myself as a risk-taker. And I believe one of the ultimate risks in life is leaving home. For incoming…
  • Best of #SAchat Tweets – Week of 07/28/2014

    nope
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:56 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! "Access without support is not opportunity." -Tinto (h/t @JAjinga) #sachat #MSAchat — Rachel Luna (@RachelHLuna) July 23, 2014 Don't just dream big. DO big. #sachat #safit #running — Sean Eddington (@seanmeddington) July 27,…
  • #SABeginnings: Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable: Do Something Different

    nope
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    As a city kid I would have never thought I would be in a small town. November of 2012, I started looking for graduate schools.  I was deciding between Sport Administration and Higher Education.  I ended up applying to many and only got two interviews.  I was accepted at other schools, but I never was offered interviews for assistantships.  I went to my first interview in late February and it was my number one choice.  I went to the school and showed why I wanted to be there.  I went to a conference that year not knowing where I would be attending graduate school still weighing my top…
  • “Can I Get Your Number?” Being an SA Pro in Public

    nope
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:59 am
    Sitting in my office today, I was thinking about how much I needed to blog. I have some ideas, but they are thing that need to marinate and be worked on at length, so I was kind of stumped for what to write about. I left work and went to a hair appointment, and the stylist and client next to me were talking about having kids go off to college. I eavesdropped a little and with her first client, the stylist told me about her daughter almost choosing my current institution but heading elsewhere. As the women continued to talk and I saw under a dryer, they got emotional in talking about their…
 
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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

  • Don’t Pursue Promotions: Contrarian Career Advice from Ancient Sources of Wisdom

    Study Hacks
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    An Innovative New Voice in the Advice World For the past six months, my friend Dale Davidson has been executing an epic project. Eager to optimize his life, and frustrated with much of the advice he encountered online and in contemporary books and magazines, Dale decided to go back to basics and start drawing lessons from humankind’s most ancient and enduring philosophies and religions. To do so, he focuses on one ancient philosophy or religion per month. During this month he chooses a core ritual to practice. He then extracts wisdom relevant to his  modern life from these ancient…
  • How to Read Proofs Faster: A Summary of Useful Advice

    Study Hacks
    4 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
      The Wisdom of  (Math Nerd) Crowds A couple weeks ago, I complained that my academic paper reading speed was slower than I would like given its importance to my productivity. I asked for your advice and you responded with over 60 comments and numerous private e-mails. My goal in this post is to synthesize the best ideas from this feedback, as well as the results of my own self-reflection, into a clear answer. In particular, I’ve identified three big ideas relevant to trying to read technical papers — and in particular those containing mathematical proofs — as…
  • The Concrete Satisfaction of Deep Work

    Study Hacks
    21 Jun 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Deep Work as Soulcraft I recently reread Matthew Crawford’s 2009 book, Shop Class as Soulcraft. Though Crawford’s primary goal is to make a philosophical case for the skilled trades (think: Mike Rowe with footnotes), a lot of what he writes resonates with my thinking about deep work. Consider the following quote, which caught my attention: “The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a man quiet and easy. They seem to relieve him of the felt need to offer chattering interpretations of himself to vindicate his worth.
  • My Deliberate Quest to Read Proofs Faster

    Study Hacks
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Deconstructing Theory As a self-observant theoretician, I’ve learned that my research success depends on two intertwined factors: (1) my ability to digest and understand diverse results in my field; and (2) my ability to persistently attack good problems once identified. Through practice over the past few years, I’ve become adept at the second factor. My deep work hours per week are quite high and have recently led to a correspondingly high rate of producing publishable results. A nagging concern of mine, however, is that I’m not as good with the first factor. Indeed,…
  • Don’t Fight Distraction. Make It Irrelevant.

    Study Hacks
    5 Jun 2014 | 9:20 am
    The War on Attention My friend Dale (whose Ancient Wisdom Project blog you really should read) recently pointed me toward an interesting David Brooks column. In it, Brooks addresses the difficulty of maintaining focus in a distracted age: And, like everyone else, I’ve nodded along with the prohibition sermons imploring me to limit my information diet. Stop multitasking! Turn off the devices at least once a week! And, like everyone else, these sermons have had no effect. What’s interesting about this column is Brooks’ solution, which articulates a point that I firmly believe:…
 
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    Athletic Management

  • Guest of Honor

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    While holding a fundraiser for its Hall of Fame, Neshaminy High School got a special visit from Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin.
  • Landmark Lawsuit

    29 Jul 2014 | 11:49 am
    The NCAA has settled a lawsuit that will set aside $70 million to diagnose concussions in athletes and requires it to develop a single return-to-play policy.
  • Gridiron Movers

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:56 am
    A Sioux City high school football team helped deliver 70 desks to an elementary school struck by a tornado.
  • New AD at Penn State

    28 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Penn State University has named Sandy Barbour its new athletic director.
  • Long Distance Row

    28 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    In Ohio, a high school crew will row across Lake Erie to raise money for charity.
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    Campus To Career

  • 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 […]
  • 5 Things They Don’t Teach You About Work in College

    Kirk Baumann
    23 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Getting a first job is something that’s a milestone for every person. Whether you’re a college graduate or started working after high school, a first job is something that is nerve-wracking and unforgettable at the same time. Not only that, this is your first experience into a world that’s totally different from school. Your assignments […]
 
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    Mallory Bower

  • The Product is Always Right

    Mallory Bower
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    College! What is it good for? Read all the student development theory books and write as many learning outcomes as you want, higher education is still a business. In fact, we’re big business with an identity crisis (quick! someone create an identity model for that!) Why do we exist? What are we for?  We certainly can’t be all things to all people, and I may be biased, but I think our purpose for many is to open doors to a better life. For most, this means gainful employment. So as we’re putting students through the rigor of academic coursework, helping them develop…
  • Rogue Seeds

    Mallory Bower
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
    I started my vegetable seeds in March, when snow storms still grace our presence in Central New York. Sheltered by a plastic planter I bought at TruValue for 3.99 and the greenhouse in our backyard, I was confident that we’d have sprouts to transplant in the coming weeks. I watered, fertilized, and nurtured what I hoped would someday become lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, squash, kale, and cucumbers. Despite my support, growth was slow. And then one day, I spotted what looked like a healthy kale plant growing amongst our backyard shrubs. Taller than all the others, thriving in the…
  • I’M NOT READY!!!

    Mallory Bower
    16 Jun 2014 | 9:16 am
    … But I will be. This is the email I wrote to my friend Joe just five days before delivering an Ignite-style talk at the NASPA Region II Conference. Public speaking is something that energizes me, but this new style had my nerves worked up into overdrive. I just didn’t feel ready. I wasn’t ready when I said “HECK YES I’LL DO IT!” I wasn’t ready when I chose my topic. I wasn’t ready when I submitted my 20 slides. I wasn’t ready when the audience took their seats. I wasn’t ready when my awesome co-presenters rocked their talks. I…
  • ROI is our responsibility

    Mallory Bower
    24 Mar 2014 | 4:32 am
    I’m going to make a bold statement: college ROI is our responsibility. ALL of us. Students are shelling out major dough for our higher ed product. Not to mention that a huge chunk of their tuition pays our salaries. Now I’m certainly not advocating for a placement model, but we need to make students 1) know what success looks like for them; and 2) know how to go get it. I know, I know, success  looks different depending on which student you ask. Reality is, many will achieve their first post-grad triumph when landing their first job. Also – we can’t keep ignoring…
  • Don’t Skip Your Career Fair

    Mallory Bower
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:17 pm
    This morning I watched Kevin O’Connell’s TEDx talk, “Skip Your Career Fair.” I am forever clicking on links like this (remember that one about why career services must die?) While I agree with Kev’s points about building a solid digital reputation, shopping around, and networking creatively, please don’t encourage students to skip their career fair. But whyyyy? you ask. Ok, twist my arm. I’ll tell you. It’s a cop-outFor the love of Sanford, stop sheltering students from feeling uncomfortable. Networking events kinda freak me out, too. But ya…
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    Inside Higher Ed

  • Who decides when college is affordable, and for whom? (essay)

    Jacob P.K. Gross
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A consensus has clearly emerged that higher education affordability needs to be addressed by colleges and universities, states, and the federal government. Less clear is how to address the problem, and perhaps more fundamentally, how to decide what affordability means. Affordability has been the topic of considerable debate at forums hosted by Congressional leaders, think tanks, policy groups, and private foundations. National experts with considerable knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to equity in education have played important roles in shaping the policy discourse, many with professed…
  • 'Do ABCs Get More Citations Than XYZs?'

    Colleen Flaherty
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Want to up your citation stats? Try changing your name – but make sure it starts with an “A,” “B,” or “C.” That’s what a new paper in Economic Inquiry suggests (an abstract is available here). The study, by Wei Huang, a Ph.D. candidate in economics at Harvard University, says that researchers whose last names begin with A, B, or C who are listed first as authors in articles in a variety of science journals receive, on average, one to two more citations than their peers whose names start with X, Y, or Z. The effect is most evident when reference…
  • Associated Colleges of the South's blended learning program leaves experimental phase

    Carl Straumsheim
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning? Editorial Tags: TeachingImage Source: Associated Colleges of the SouthImage Caption: Students at Southwestern University attend a blended course in advanced Chinese.
  • Ohio State Band Alumna Defends Her Rookie Nickname

    Charlie Tyson
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    A former member of Ohio State’s marching band has written an open letter to the university’s president protesting the firing of band director Jonathan Waters amid findings of widespread hazing in the band, The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Alexandra Clark, the band alumna, says she embraced the sexual nickname older bandmates assigned her. That nickname – “Joobs” – didn’t bother her when she was in the band. But the university, she contends, has made it into something shameful. When Ohio State fired Waters last week, the university made public a…
  • Oak Ridge calls off Southern accent 'reduction' class

    Colleen Flaherty
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Amid criticism from employees, Oak Ridge National Laboratory calls off voluntary Southern accent "reduction" class. Editorial Tags: EnglishSociologyDiscrimination
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    FIRE

  • Statement on Campus Accountability and Safety Act

    FIRE
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:09 pm
    At a Capitol Hill press conference this morning, a bipartisan group of senators announced new federal legislation regarding institutional responses to allegations of sexual assault on campus. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, Marco Rubio, Kelly Ayotte, Richard Blumenthal, Chuck Grassley, Dean Heller, and Mark Warner were joined by victims’ rights advocates in sketching the broad outlines of the proposed legislation, titled the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. The text of the legislation was posted by the The Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this afternoon. As…
  • A Big Year for Campus Censorship

    Susan Kruth
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Yesterday, FIRE President Greg Lukianoff and Senior Vice President Robert Shibley kicked off Minding the Campus’s series on “the year that was” in higher education by writing about some of the past academic year’s biggest trends in censorship. These trends will be familiar to Torch readers. Greg and Robert cover “disinvitation season” and trigger warnings, to start. And discussions about sex in particular came under attack from several angles, as Greg and Robert explain: [I]n December at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Professor Patti Adler’s long-running “Deviance in…
  • KC Johnson on Harvard’s ‘Disturbingly Opaque’ New Sexual Assault Procedures

    Susan Kruth
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Yesterday, Brooklyn College Professor KC Johnson shone a spotlight on Harvard University’s new procedures for investigating and adjudicating allegations of campus sexual assault—and there is a lot to be concerned about. The problems start at its adoption of the “preponderance of the evidence” standard but go much deeper, potentially leaving accused students without key information and opportunities to defend themselves against their charges. As Johnson writes in Minding the Campus, complaints will be handled by an investigator and a “school designee”—though as he notes, the role…
  • Why Free Speech Isn’t Conditional

    FIRE Intern
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    Laura Sorice is a FIRE summer intern. It’s difficult to argue that free speech isn’t important. So when I explain FIRE’s mission to curious inquirers, they always seem to respond the same way—smiling, nodding, and occasionally interjecting with an “Oh, wow, that’s great!” When I began discussing some of the specific cases that FIRE has been involved in, one friend stated: “I believe in free speech, but I think that we should still fight against what we think is morally wrong.” This statement forced me to look a little more closely at why, so often, the First Amendment finds…
  • UCSB Professor Pleads No Contest After Altercation with Protester

    Susan Kruth
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Professor Mireille Miller-Young has pled no contest to misdemeanor charges of vandalism, theft, and battery with respect to an incident in March during which she stole an on-campus anti-abortion protester’s sign and fought back physically when the protester tried to retrieve it. As FIRE reported at the time, video footage of the incident was posted to YouTube and shows Miller-Young unapologetically walking away with the sign, as well as the altercation between Miller-Young and the protester, 16-year-old Thrin Short. As a professor at a public…
 
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    NAFSA: Association of International Educators Blog

  • 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…
  • Obama’s “Lincoln Moment”: Will He Take Bold Action to Limit Immigrant Deportations?

    Victor C Johnson
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    In 1862, during the darkest days for the Union, President Lincoln faced a momentous decision. He wanted to issue a proclamation freeing the slaves in the Confederate states. Many counseled against it, fearing that the time was not right: It would prolong the war, fracture Lincoln’s coalition in Congress, and have other adverse consequences. It was far from clear that the “team of rivals” that comprised the president’s Cabinet would support such an action. But Lincoln was convinced, in his own mind, that emancipation was not only the right thing to do, but would in fact have positive…
  • 2014 International Education Video Contest Winner Announced

    Michael Feighner
    6 Jun 2014 | 7:39 am
    Fanta Aw, NAFSA president and chair, recognized representatives from Simon Fraser (British Columbia, Canada) and Zheijang (Hangzhou, China) universities for their winning entry in NAFSA’s 2014 Celebrating International Education Video Contest last Wednesday morning at the Annual Business Meeting in San Diego. Katya Kirsh was on hand to accept an award, and representatives from the runners up, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (Washington, D.C.) and RMIT (Melbourne, Australia), also attended. Congratulations to Simon Fraser and Zhejiang for winning the 2014 Celebrating…
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    Edu in Review Blog

  • 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…
  • For-Profit Colleges Under Fire

    Elizabeth Simmons
    6 Jul 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Earlier this year, President Obama and his administration made waves when they announced new steps to address concerns about student loan debt. They announced new regulations that would require career colleges to do a better job of preparing students for gainful employment. If the schools do not meet the new regulations, they could lose access to federal student aid. In a release about the new regulations, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, “Higher education should open up doors of opportunity, but students in these low-performing programs often end up worse off than before they…
  • The U.S. Department of Education Should Think Before It Tweets

    Elizabeth Simmons
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:38 pm
    This week the U.S. Department of Education gave us an excellent example of what NOT to tweet out to the many college students who will be hoping for student aid this school year. It also showed it’s about as good at social media as the average “cool” parent. In what can only be described as an attempt to be hip gone awry, Federal Student Aid, @FAFSA, tweeted to its followers a still from the movie “Bridesmaids” accompanied with the quote, “Help me. I’m poor.” While a funny quote that I’ve often used myself when feeling particularly broke, it’s…
  • Free Tuition for Starbucks Employees Through New Program

    Elizabeth Simmons
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    It’s no secret, college is expensive. For many, that expense has simply gotten too high. College tuition has risen 80 percent in the last 10 years alone. This increase means that some people can’t go to college, or complete their degree, no matter how much they desire to. Starbucks has decided to do something about this problem, and announced the Starbucks College Plan earlier this week. Starting in the fall, Starbucks will help many of their part- and full-time U.S. partners (employees) complete their college degrees. Through a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU),…
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  • The first time Germany played Argentina in the World Cup Final I was an exchange student in Rosenheim, West Germany (1986)

    10 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    My family has turned into a big soccer family the last couple of years with my two older children playing competive soccer and my five year old on his way...so, we have been watching as many World Cup games as possible.  With the final game set with Germany to face Argentina we see the continuation of a great World Cup rivarly. When West Germany lost to Argentina in the 1986 World Cup I was an exchange student in Rosenheim, West Germany.  My host family bought me a Rudy Völler World Cup jersey and yesterday I dug it out of my soccer bag.  I have never worn the shirt and should…
  • Eduard Shevardnadze (ედუარდ შევარდნაძე), 25 January 1928 – 7 July 2014

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Eduard Shevardnadze (ედუარდ შევარდნაძე)25 January 1928 – 7 July 2014Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991 and President of Georgia from 1992 to 2003 understood the value of international educational and cultural exchanges.It's facinating to read about how "General Agreement on Contacts, Exchanges, and Cooperation in Scientific, Technical, Educational, Cultural, and Other Fields" between the United States and the Soviet Union [one of smaller outcomes of the Geneva Summit in November 1985] came about:"Pact on Exchanges:…
  • How accurate is Louis CK in talking about a school trip to Guatemala?

    30 May 2014 | 11:01 am
    The part about the school trip to Guatemala begins at the 2:38 mark but the entire clip is worth watching! Disclosure for those of you with sensitive ears: there are some #$%@! words...
  • The Twitter Back Channel from the 2014 NAFSA Conference in San Diego

    27 May 2014 | 11:53 am
    Tweets about "#NAFSA14"
  • Lily von Klemperer on Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad

    23 May 2014 | 8:49 am
    As many IHEC Blog readers know, I enjoy learning and writing about the history of international educational and cultural exchange and I'm quite excited about the formation last year of the AIFS/AIFS Foundation Education Abroad Special Collection which is a project of the Forum on Education Abroad in partnership with Dickinson College, the American Institute For Study Abroad (AIFS) and the AIFS Foundation.  I enjoy the history of the field so much that several years ago I created the Bury Book Internaitonal Education Library & Archive and have received donated materials from some of…
 
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    Hank Nuwer: Hazing Prevention

  • 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. […]
  • The Ohio State University marching band scandal explained

    Hank Nuwer
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Moderator:  Today’s Columbus Dispatch reporter Collin Binkley breaks down some of the serious allegations of hazing that also include some related or unrelated criminal allegations and claims. Brief excerpt from a well-researched story: All of it was, by many accounts, the Ohio State University marching band way. Fun. But beneath the high jinks that investigators […]
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    Lindsay in Progress

  • 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…
  • Past-Lindsay Tweets, Vol. 4

    Lindsay Stadter
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Welcome to the fourth installment of Past-Lindsay Tweets, Colorado LT edition! I got food poisoning pretty much right off the bat at LT. It was bad. Truer words have never been spoken. She got me. My first neti pot! Which is now a staple in my medicine cabinet. Luckily the sicknesses ended after that. #boom I was pretty proud of that card. I even blogged about it. So many firsts that summer… See next tweet for how that turned out… Awkward. Nice, Barclay. Summer 2010, aka the summer I realized I was homesick for Tejas. Present-day Lindsay approves! And forever since this day,…
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    Lisa Endersby - Canadian Student Affairs professional working to topple pedestals and create paths for student success.

  • Start Here, Don’t Stay Here: Twitter, Celebrity, and Safety

    lisaendersby
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    It all started with just under 140 characters. So much can start with 140 characters. Ideas are shared, conversations can begin, connections can be made. But it’s only the beginning. And sometimes I think we forget that.  I’m always surprised by which of my tweeted thoughts will resonate with my friends and followers. In this case, I take resonate to mean the number of times the tweet is favourited, retweeted, or replied to. While not a perfect measure, I can assume that if an idea is shared or kept for future use, I may just be onto something. The tweet I captured above was in…
  • Searching for Success: A Reflection on #SAFailsForward

    lisaendersby
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    What fascinates me most about failure is the apparent duality of the term. In order to know failure, one must be able to define success. In order to avoid mistakes, one must know the ‘right’, ‘best’ or ‘correct’ way of doing things. To know failure, we must know success, and know it often. To know success, however, we must never know failure. We must work hard to succeed, but emerge not only victorious, but pristine and unscathed from our struggles. It must be difficult, but look easy. It must be complex & complicated, but completely perfect. I have…
  • Navigating Language Land Mines – A Conversation about Mental Health

    lisaendersby
    12 May 2014 | 1:33 pm
    This post was inspired by a thoughtful and important read by Charlie Potts discussing the current #SACommits blog series furthering the conversation about mental health.  Mental health, unlike some other topics of conversation in student affairs and the wider professional community, is littered with land mines buried under good intentions and blissful ignorance. Many of these explosives are set off by the intricacies of vocabulary and language, an area we are still only beginning to understand. As a recent contributor to the #SACommits blog series, featured on the Student Affairs Collective,…
  • Big Red Bicycle

    lisaendersby
    6 May 2014 | 1:31 pm
    It’s not a sight you see every day. Or any day. Or even some days. A giant, red bike looking much more like a large caravan outfitted with 29 pairs of pedals and 29 red-shirted riders, set to pedal their way (slowly I assume) through the city. After indulging in some fantasy about a police escort, loud music, and cheering fans accompanying my (semi)regular cardio routine, this wonder of modern bike modification made me think about life, leadership, and the pursuit of biggest goals. In case you were curious, this giant machine has a name; aptly, the Big Bike, ridden in support of the…
  • Who Do You Walk With?

    lisaendersby
    27 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
    In order to achieve success, it often seems like we must learn to defy the laws of physics. We work to “climb the ladder”, struggle to “scale new heights”, “spread our wings”. Success is symbolized by soaring, a superhuman achievement of “rising above” the challenges that “drag us down”. Book covers and magazine articles about success picture mountains and other lofty terrain, illustrating achievement as a vertical ascent. No wonder we continue to build pedestals. Up is good. Down is bad. We “rise up” from adversity after…
 
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    The Dean's List

  • 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…
  • Parting Ways

    19 May 2014 | 8:59 am
     President Dennis Ahlburg, with his wife, Penelope Harley (above), share a private moment between the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies on May 17, 2014. The President announced on May 14 that he would be stepping down from his role effective January 1, 2015. Trustee Richard Calvert (left) reflects on his award for 39 years of outstanding service as a University Trustee. His father, James Calvert, was instrumental in bringing Trinity to its spot in San Antonio, and there is a residence hall named in his honor. Richard Calvert, like the late Jack Stots (trustee), Paul…
  • Sixth Annual: The Year in Review - 2013-2014

    12 May 2014 | 3:25 pm
    Another academic year is in the books, and as is tradition, I take a look back at the year that was. While I try to think broadly, beyond the Student Affairs perspective, I have certainly missed some things, and invite the readers to post on those things in the comment section.There will be a handful of posts between now and August, but look for more regular posting to occur when we begin the 2014-2015 academic year.Top Stories1. Sexual AssaultAs the government beefed up regulations to improve enforcement of sexual assault policies across the nation's campuses, 55 colleges and universities…
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  • Space

    Brian LeDuc
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    It’s easy to lose sight of why you started something without a clear set of objectives lighting your path and guiding decision-making.  When priorities pull leaders in a variety of directions given competing expectations and outcomes at various levels of an organization, it’s profoundly important to maintain clarity on the definitions of success which are most important to achieving the desired goals. This starts with an exercise that few begin, and even fewer follow-through on; clarifying goals and expectations, and reviewing them earnestly and honestly; but intentionality…
  • Making an adjustment

    Brian LeDuc
    5 Mar 2014 | 6:56 pm
    I’ve spent much of the last 30 weeks focusing on smaller reflections around a verb manifested in my week, and not until recently was I really maintaining an interest in how this connected to the larger theme that I wanted to pursue as a result.  In my estimate, I was getting involved for all of the wrong reasons. That changes now. From here on, I’ve gone rogue from the Loquacitas project and I’ll begin considering my weekly verbs in the context of value; focusing on my journey to fulling engaging my own and exploring the way that I create it for others. Clarify objectives;…
  • Loquacitas, Week 29: Release

    Brian LeDuc
    13 Feb 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Maybe I took this one too literally. Maybe not.   Either way, when you allow yourself to be consumed by something; when you discover just how enveloped you are in it, I I’m afraid the only way to free yourself is simply to release it. Release yourself from it. I needed to release this week as I found myself becoming someone I didn’t want to be, overcome by a feeling that I could no longer sustain.  And it sucks. There’s no way around it– but I also find that when I look into the space that I let become filled with those things I choose to release, that I discover…
  • The Year of Value: Time

    Brian LeDuc
    4 Feb 2014 | 3:32 am
    This week, Claudia checked in about the progress we’ve made thus far around our Year Of project; she asked us to …spend a couple of minutes reflecting on the issue of time and encouraging you to think about how you will take advantage of this gym membership for your soul. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the theme of value in my life; spent a lot of time writing about it, making meaning of it, and negotiating the implications of it– dealing with its’ scarcity, frustrated by the toxic environment it sometimes creates. But where is my time to derive more…
  • Loquacitas, Week 29: Envelop

    Brian LeDuc
    2 Feb 2014 | 7:39 am
    What do you surround yourself with? What do you allow yourself to be overcome by? What are you wrapping yourself up in? These were the questions I posed myself as I negotiated this week, and considered how envelop manifested itself. I resisted the urge to get caught up in my inner world, overcoming my tendency to view my experiences through the haze of personal clouds.  Ironically I also felt the discomfort of this approach in earnest as I reflected on the the resounding message of Brene and Sheryl telling me that it was weak to go it alone juxtaposed with the price of greatness for…
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    The Evolution of Strength

  • 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.
  • I Refuse

    Ardith Laverne
    10 Jun 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I refuse to live in fear. The culture I live in has created–out of its own faults and its own greatness–something that can so easily lead to a fearful life, a cynical life, a life in which the only hope is seemingly from escape. But I will refuse that. Some of you will bicker endlessly, refusing to listen to one another, refusing to even consider for one second that someone else’s point-of-view may be valid (maybe not 100% correct, but valid and with good points), refusing to think that maybe your truth and her truth and his truth are all true and real–albeit…
  • Ten Years Wandering

    Ardith Laverne
    4 Jun 2014 | 11:01 pm
    High school ended exactly ten years ago, as of June 4th, 2014. I can’t recall what I imagined for myself ten years ahead as I sported my red graduation gown back in 2004. All I knew was that I was leaving for college that following September with the intention to major in music, and that anything could happen. I decided to change my major early on. To what, I wasn’t sure, although I eventually arrived at Communication paired with a Business Administration minor. I remember the indecisiveness, flipping through the course catalog numerous times, bookmarking several majors that…
 
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    Finding the Words

  • #mightykacy

    17 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    Courage is a scary thing. You can reach for something, and miss. You can jump, and not have anything to land on. You can ask a question, and be told "no," or "you can't."For those of you who haven't seen it yet, here is a video of Kacy Catanzaro, my new (s)hero, DOMINATING the Dallas finals of American Ninja Warrior. In under 9 minutes, Kacy takes on HUGE, seemingly insurmountable obstacles... and overcomes them with (seeming) ease. She leaps across huge gaps, she climbs intimidating heights, but she does it all with grace, and gratitude for the support she's receiving... and fear.Watch her…
  • Treat Yo'self.

    12 Jun 2014 | 6:33 am
    If you're anything like me, multitasking is NOT your strong suit. I have tried and tried to develop multitasking as a skill, and you'd think that as a part of the Millennial Generation I'd be a pro at hopping from task to task, but more often than not I find that multitasking confuses and exhausts me. I much prefer to focus on one task at a time, working towards that task's completion (or at least to a good stopping point).The problem, of course, is that the nature of my work - fast-paced, people-oriented advising and event planning - doesn't really allow for a "slow and steady wins the race"…
  • Why buy the cow?

    22 May 2014 | 1:42 pm
    This blog post is inspired by this past week's #SAchat, which jumped on the oft-thought-taboo topic of leaving student affairs and higher education, but still utilizing student affairs skills. Or, as I'd like to call it, "taking your talents to South Beach" (and yes, some Lebron-leaving-Cleveland comparisons DID get thrown into the chat!).As the chat went on, a question came up on whether Student Affairs preparatory programs (especially master's programs) should expose their students to opportunities outside the profession. Some participants said "No way, Jose" - this isn't the job of student…
  • Always On Time

    22 May 2014 | 8:34 am
    "Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."James 1:4, NIVThose of you who are regular readers of this blog know that I'm a big believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason. Thanks in large part to my faith, but also to various life experiences I've had, I see purpose in my life. I see a grander design for me, doors opened (and closed), windows cracked (and slammed shut), and paths forged (and dead-ended, requiring a U-turn and a new plan).Of course, in the midst of my optimistic mantra, there are some big issues that I…
  • A Breath of Fresh Air

    12 May 2014 | 6:36 am
    Take a deep breath.Slowly, exhale.Do you feel it? Do you feel the tension ease? Do you feel that tightness in between your shoulder blades loosen? Do you feel that weight on your heart lift?For all my education buddies out there, breathe that sweet air. That's summertime. (For those of you who are still plugging away, don't give up! The light is there, waiting for you at the end of the tunnel.)As I've blogged about before, as much as I love what I do and the students I work with, summer is a time to breathe easy. It's a time when the rush, hustle, and bustle of the school year…
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    One More Blog.

  • Photo

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
  • ourpresidents: President Kennedy was known for being a fast and...

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    ourpresidents: President Kennedy was known for being a fast and voracious reader. As Mrs. Kennedy once said, “He’d read walking, he’d read at the table, at meals, he’d read after dinner, he’d read in the bathtub…He really read all the times you don’t think you have time to read.”  In fact, JFK could read 1,200 words per minute. Check out this letter from JFK’s press secretary, Pierre Salinger, discussing JFK’s talent. -from the JFK Library 
  • pewinternet: We’ve just updated our social networking fact...

    18 Jul 2014 | 1:39 pm
    pewinternet: We’ve just updated our social networking fact sheet with some 2014 numbers; good time for a reminder that we’ve got a series of fast-fact tip sheets at your disposal for grab ‘n go tech stats: http://www.pewinternet.org/fact-sheets/ Plus, handy dandy charts of key tech indicators and their growth over time: http://www.pewinternet.org/three-technology-revolutions/ We’ve got the data, yes we do.
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    Livin' Loyno

  • All about people

    Lucy Dieckhaus
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    As I prepare to enter my senior year, I am reminded about how much I have learned in the classroom, but I also recall the numerous relationships that I’ve developed and continued. Both will be useful in the next couple of years, but networking with people in my field of study has opened doors for my future. During my time at Loyola, I have had the opportunity to learn from professionals at Nola.com| The Times- Picayune, The Lens, and WWL-TV. These experiences alongside the numerous other professionals I met have helped shape the path I will take after graduation. You may not remember…
  • Explore Themed Living Communities

    Lucy Dieckhaus
    25 Jun 2014 | 12:35 pm
    With the 30th Anniversary of the University Honors Program celebrated on June 20, you may be interested in the Themed living Learning communities Residential Life offers students. A glimpse into each Themed Living Community: Honors TLC- Students on this floor will live with their honor classmates. The headquarters of the Honors program now located in Monroe library will allow honors students exclusive access to study space and other resources. Leadership TLC- A community that strives to surround students with Jesuit values and offer students opportunities from resume workshops to public…
  • Make your orientation ORIGINAL

    Lucy Dieckhaus
    24 Jun 2014 | 1:24 pm
    During the last two years, I have worked for The Office of Residential Life in a couple different positions, but I have always received a variety of questions ranging from academics to entertainment. A parent asked me this question last summer: What have you learned at Loyola? It seems fairly simple, yet it caught me off guard. Simple questions do not always have easy answers.I have learned so much here and as I began to think more about it I realized my journey mostly taught me about myself. I believe the two most important lessons I have learned throughout my time at Loyola are: Try…
  • An Ideal Week

    Lucy Dieckhaus
    14 Nov 2013 | 7:27 am
    Loyola week may be our version of homecoming week, but I believe it symbolizes much more. Throughout the hustle and bustle of the events in the quad and throughout campus last week, I was able to reflect on the meaning of Loyola week. Community, diversity, professionalism, and many other words describe Loyola, but I believe that Loyola week can be best represented by our Jesuit identity. Jesuit ideals may appear daunting and scary from the outside, but I see them embodied in actions of Loyola community members every day. When a professor extends her office hours to wait for a student…
  • It can all be yours with a meal plan swipe

    Lucy Dieckhaus
    5 Nov 2013 | 2:46 pm
    Dining options on Loyola’s campus have recently expanded with the Danna Center food court, but are you aware of the many other options available? Orleans Room We have seen the long lines to grab an entree, red bean Mondays, catfish Fridays, vegetarian options, and styrofoam dishes. Everyone that lives on campus has probably eaten here. You can love the food or hate the food, but the OR has a variety of options to accommodate all Loyola and Tulane students. OR to go This location is hidden in the basement of the Danna Student Center. It provides a quick option for anyone looking for a salad,…
 
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    CampusTalkBlog

  • 10 Ways your Co-curricular Activities can Lead to Post-college Success

    Guest Blogger
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Keeping your grades up and keeping your nose in the grindstone is important for every graduate but it’s not the only thing that ensures post-college success. More colleges are focusing on the all-round growth of a student where you have the chance to excel inside as well as outside the classroom. To some co-curricular activates seem like a distraction from course work and an unnecessary one at that but others find it essential to stay active in various clubs and after school programs. Here are ten ways in which your co-curricular activities can boost your post-college success.
  • The new benefits of an MBA or Computer Science Degree

    Guest Blogger
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Company leaders must continuously strive to motivate their workforce. In years past most have used money as the key motivator by offering their employees monetary incentives, such as high salaries, profit sharing, bonuses, stock options and paid vacation hours. But more recently, corporate analysts have begun to note a number of problematic implications of this system. Monetary incentives are based entirely on performance, for instance, and thus motivate employees to be compliant and take fewer risks. Ultimately, this mindset can lead to a workplace environment that is devoid of creativity.
  • 8 Lessons for College Success From Lady GaGa

    Dayna Steele
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    The drive to succeed in college can come from a variety of sources. It could have been taught by your parents, it could have been brought on by an event in your past or maybe it was something someone once said that inspired you. For many of us, we were actually born this way! It doesn’t matter what your definition of success is, the formula for achieving it is usually the same. Taking a look at the most successful pop star currently on the planet, here is what we can all learn from the patron saint of "Born This Way."
  • Are You Prepared To Take Your Future Into Your Own Hands? Prepare To Be Flexible

    Herb Ammons
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    Almost everyone has been taken by surprise by the curves that life presents you. In fact, it happens more than anyone might like to admit. When it happens you feel like you have been punched in the gut. You almost lose your breath and every bit of happy drains out of you. However, it does not have to be like that. Instead, you can increase your hope for tomorrow by preparing to be flexible. Preparing to be flexible. What exactly does that mean? It almost sounds like an oxymoron. How do you prepare for flexibility? In actuality there is some preparation that you can do to help increase your…
  • Elvis, Leadership, and You: Putting Fun into Campus Activities at TVCC

    Dave "Gonzo" Kelly
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    While attending the APCA National Advisors Institute in Las Vegas, I caught up with one of my long-time friends, Justin Core. Justin is the Director of Student Programs and Residence Life at Treasure Valley Community College (TVCC) in Ontario, OR. He is also a fellow past Circle K International President and we have had some fun and interesting times over the years! Justin is a great guy who is very devoted to his students. It was a complete surprise to see him at the conference and we quickly caught up. As we were waiting for a session to start, he turned and asked, “What are you doing in…
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    elearnspace

  • Bundling and Re-bundling

    gsiemens
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    I’m at the Knewton Symposium – an event focusing on the future of digital learning. This is the second year that I’ve attended. It’s a small event (last year had ~20 attendees, this year it’s closer to 60+). Knewton brings in a range of speakers and leaders in education, ranging from startups to big edtech companies and publishers to faculty and advocates for some type of change. The conversations are diverse, as can be expected when publishers and open education advocates as well as VC firms and academics share the same stage. The narrative of educational change…
  • Congrats to Paul-Olivier Dehaye: MassiveTeaching

    gsiemens
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:27 am
    In a previous post, I commented on the Massive Teaching course at Coursera and that something odd was happening. Either Coursera deleted the prof from the course or the prof was running some type of experiment. It now appears to be primarily the latter. The story has now been covered by The Chronicle (here and here) and Inside Higher Ed (here). Thoughtful reflections have been provided by Rolin Moe and Jonathan Rees. Participants on Twitter have also had their say. The general consensus is that “wow, this is weird”. Coursera has deftly pushed everything back to the University of…
  • I was wrong

    gsiemens
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:06 am
    I’ve made statements late last year to the effect that “corporate MOOCs will be the big trend in 2014″. I was wrong. Recently, with CorpU and Reda Sadki, I ran an open online conference on corporate MOOCs. We put together a strong line up of presenters and topics and I expected reasonably strong turnout as the topic was timely. While we had a large number of signups, we only had 15-30 people attend each session. The sessions were generally one-way information flow (from the presenter). Attendees appeared to be reluctant to share experiences and views. I’m not sure if…
  • Something weird is happening at Coursera

    gsiemens
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:29 pm
    Something weird is happening at Coursera. I’m not sure what it is exactly, but have boiled it down to two options. Both are problematic. A bit of background About two months ago, I posted a short article on a DesignJam that we hosted at UT Arlington. The designjam brought together numerous folks who had some interest in teaching and learning online, often at a massive scale (i.e. MOOCs). Paul Olivier Dehaye commented on the post and described his interest in running a dual-track MOOC, blending instructivist and more collaborative. He was referring to the Massive Teaching course on…
  • Activating Latent Knowledge Capacity

    gsiemens
    5 Jul 2014 | 11:53 am
    Last week, we wrapped up another successful Learning Analytics Summer Institute at Harvard. The recordings of most of the talks and panels can be found here. Since we were already in town, Dragan Gasevic and I were invited by edX to give a talk to their staff and member institutions (we are running a course on edX in fall on Data, Analytics, & Learning). The focus for the talk at edX, slides below, was to try and get at what is wrong with MOOCs and education in general. To answer the challenge of “what is wrong with education” it’s helpful to step back a bit and…
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    Google Student Blog

  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Dyanna Salcedo

    Sarah H
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    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!For today's post, meet Dyanna Salcedo, an MBA intern on the Small and Medium Business Solutions (SMB)…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Fiona Yeung

    Sarah H
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:12 pm
    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 Fiona Yeung, a User Experience Design Intern working at…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Shelbey Roberts

    Sarah H
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:35 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.For today's post, meet Shelbey Roberts, a BOLD intern in Mountain View on the GooglersGive team.Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!I’m an Android (kind of)! Last summer, one of my internship…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Denver Ogaro

    Sarah H
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:22 pm
    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.Denver Ogaro, a student at Harvard University originally from Kenya, is a Software Engineering Intern in our Cambridge office. Denver is completing his third…
  • Google Intern Insights 2014 - Meet Cassie Kozyrkov

    Sarah H
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:56 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. For today's post, meet Cassie Kozyrkov, a Decision Support Intern located in the Google Mountain View office. Cassie is a PHD in Statistics at North…
 
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    Joe Sabado - Student Affairs & Technology Leadership

  • 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 […]
  • UCSB Community – We’re All In This Together

    Joe Sabado
    26 May 2014 | 9:06 am
    I want to write about the emotional roller coaster I’ve felt the last few days about the senseless and tragic incident that happened to our community. But, there’s so much to process, I don’t even know where to start. If this is a rambling post, that’s a reflection of my feelings at this point. It’s […]
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    MistakenGoal.com

  • Many New Ideas are Quite Old

    Kevin R. Guidry
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:09 pm
    Now that I’ve finished my dissertation, I finally feel free to turn my attention to other scholarly pursuits.  I feel an obligation to bring closure to the historical work I began a few years ago so I will be spending the next several months working with primary sources and reworking old drafts into publishable articles.  More than feeling an obligation to finish this work, I genuinely enjoy conducting historical research because I find it interesting and comforting to continually discover that many of today’s challenges and issues have been with us for decades or even…
  • Dissertation Journal: Defended, Edited, Submitted, Accepted

    Kevin R. Guidry
    25 Jun 2014 | 8:52 pm
    It’s been about a year-and-a-half since my last post about my dissertation.  Two weeks ago, I defended my dissertation NON-RESPONSE BIAS ON WEB-BASED SURVEYS AS INFLUENCED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PARTICIPATION GAP.  I’ve included the abstract below if you’re interested in its content but I’ll focus here on some of the process. I originally intended to write a lot more in this blog about my dissertation-writing process but my posts eventually petered out as I got further and further behind schedule.  After a while, I refused to write about it not only because I had…
  • Perplexing Problems in ACPA Student Technology Infographic

    Kevin R. Guidry
    1 Jun 2014 | 10:26 pm
    I've whined about bad infographics and I try to avoid complaining about their continuing proliferation.  But I can't bite my tongue about this ACPA infographic purporting to show information about technology usage by undergraduate students.  It's bad not just because it's misrepresenting information but because it's doing so in the specific context of making a call for quality research and leadership in higher education. There are some serious problems with the layout and structure of the infographic but let's focus on the larger issues of data quality and…
  • Going Through the Motions of Active Learning and Engagement

    Kevin R. Guidry
    22 May 2014 | 12:19 am
    Whether it's framed as active learning, student engagement, time-on-task, or <insert educational jargon here>, we know that people don't learn well by simply listening to others talk.  Learning requires repeated practice and adjustments made via feedback.  A recent metastudy in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) is making the rounds but it's just the latest in a long line of studies reinforcing these facts. This sometimes leads me to forget that active learning is not itself an end but merely a means to an…
  • Is Radical Personalization Antithetical to Sustained Interactions With Others?

    Kevin R. Guidry
    1 May 2014 | 9:35 pm
    One of the more exciting developments at my university is the ongoing development of our new Mathematical Sciences Learning Laboratory (MSLL). Pronounced "missile" and the already the cause of many puns (e.g., the opening of the new lab is already being dubbed "the missile launch"), it's a space that is "intended to serve students entering our foundational mathematics sequence, in particular, courses below the calculus level."  It seems to draw part of its inspiration from the math emporium model which, in its most radical form, allows students to…
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    Wired CampusWired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Feds’ Drone Regs Draw Profs’ Fire

    Steve Kolowich
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Some professors are worried that the federal government will stifle their ability to teach and do research with unmanned flying machines. In a letter sent to the Federal Aviation Administration last week, 30 professors argued that its recent pronouncements on drones would unreasonably restrict scholars’ ability to use the small aircraft for academic purposes, the Associated Press reports. “To the best of our knowledge, no fatalities have resulted from academic research with model aircraft,” says the letter. “It is difficult to identify any other high-value activity that occurs in…
  • What’s in an Ed-Tech Name? Here’s All U Need 2Gnō

    Steve Kolowich
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    The name of the company was 2gnōME. 2gnōME is pronounced “to know me,” according to the company’s website (although in my head it sounds more like a vinyl recording of some actual word playing in reverse). It is a pun on the word “gnōme,” which means “thought” in Greek. There’s a “2” in the mix as well because we live in The Future now. The company’s product is a “feedback platform with novel methodologies that assess ‘soft’ skills and qualities, based on situations and behavior,” according to its website. A Pennsylvania…
  • With Scrim and Rolling Desks, a Journalism School Seeks a Tech Edge

    Avi Wolfman-Arent
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    A little over a century after his death, Joseph Pulitzer still looms large at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. The building that houses the school bears his name. Every year the school announces the Pulitzer Prizes from the World Room, a reference to The World, his New York newspaper. A bust of the publishing tycoon and school founder peers across the first-floor lobby and into what has been a construction zone for the past nine months. But on Monday, professors are to move into the space, the new headquarters of the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media…
  • Should You Build a Data Center Today? 2 Universities, 2 Answers

    Avi Wolfman-Arent
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    When it comes to building campuses from scratch in the information age, few institutions have a track record like New York University’s. Under its current president, John E. Sexton, NYU has opened campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. In 2012 it earned New York City’s backing for a new graduate-level institute in downtown Brooklyn. While in New York recently to cover Cornell Tech and its ambitious plans to build an applied-sciences graduate school on Roosevelt Island, I asked members of New York University’s IT brain trust how they’ve approached similar challenges. Many of their…
  • Would Graduate School Work Better if You Never Graduated From It?

    Steve Kolowich
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Learning continues long after college ends. What if being enrolled in college was also a lifelong condition? That is how Christian Terwiesch, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, thinks graduate business programs might work in the future. He and a colleague, Karl T. Ulrich, vice dean of innovation at Wharton, have published a paper on how the ascent of short video lectures—the kind popularized by massive open online courses and Khan Academy—might change the cost and structure of top business programs like Wharton’s. The short answer is that they probably…
 
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    Finally, A Feminism 101 Blog

  • July Open Thread

    tigtog
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Another month another Open Thread! Here's a discussion starter:
  • June Open Thread

    tigtog
    31 May 2014 | 7:01 am
    Another month another Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog, but here’s some suggestions for useful contributions: links to recent posts/articles that relate to topics covered by the FAQs here (and the best links might even be added to the Further Reading Lists on some of those […]
  • May Open Thread

    tigtog
    30 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    More Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog (self-promotion is entirely welcome). Here's some suggestions for useful contributions:
  • April Open Thread

    tigtog
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:42 pm
    Some of you really want to see more action here again. But I'm just not sure that I have anything new to say...I've decided therefore that I'll experiment with monthly Open Threads for a while and see what you all come up with.
  • Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source

    tigtog
    28 Aug 2013 | 5:00 am
    Guest Post by the Ada Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation supporting women in open technology and culture (originally published at the Ada Initiative blog)
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    AAUW: Empowering Women Since 1881

  • Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

    AAUW Intern
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. Even the most competent women may the lack the confidence to take risks. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless. If our Elect Her–Campus Women Win students are any indication, failure can actually be a positive outcome of running for office. Jessica Gottsleben Just ask student Jessica Gottsleben. She ran for president of the University of Central Florida, one of the largest universities in the country. Only two women in UCF history have held the office, and Gottsleben is only the third woman to run…
  • Not All Patriots Are Fighters

    AAUW Intern
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:48 am
    AAUW history is full of heroes in unexpected places. Case in point: Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Ruth Holden was featured in the documentary “Heroine of the Great War.” Holden received an AAUW European Fellowship to study at Newnham College at the University of Cambridge in 1913. She was amazing in a number of ways beyond her extraordinary academic abilities. According to an article in her hometown newspaper, she had played on her high school’s baseball team at…
  • This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

    AAUW Intern
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Beatrice Tinsley, image via Wikipedia Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. This was a reality less than 40 years ago for Beatrice Tinsley, the first recipient of the AAUW Annie Jump Cannon Award for astronomy. Raised in New Zealand, Tinsley loved math and physics from a young age. She was the first girl in 20 years to apply for and earn her high school’s math scholarship. She changed gears while attending New Zealand’s…
  • Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too!

    Jessica Kelly
    11 Jul 2014 | 5:51 am
    Molly Rockett is a 20-year-old rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She is also a sitting member of the Board of Education in her hometown of Somers, Connecticut. What motivated Rockett to run for local office before she was even out of college? She had three big things going for her: a desire to serve her community, a support system, and a great campaign strategy. Rockett wanted to give back to her hometown and saw the Board of Education as the best place for her to do so. “As a product of Somers…
  • AAUW Alumna Gives back to the Boise Branch

    Lauren Byrnes
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Molly O’Leary, 1992 AAUW Career Development Grantee, was reintroduced to AAUW in a surprising way recently. Molly O’Leary When AAUW Boise Area (ID) Branch members asked around for some legal advice, they were directed to O’Leary, known in the community for working with nonprofit groups. After the work was finished, the branch found out, much to their delight, that their bill was waived completely. As it turned out, O’Leary’s grant was partially funded by the Idaho State Golden Anniversary Endowment! O’Leary was happy to reconnect with AAUW and give her expertise to the branch.
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    This Side of Theory

  • 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…
  • Culture of Recognition

    Stacy Oliver
    1 May 2014 | 7:43 pm
    It’s Chicken Dinner season in student affairs — the time of year when we gather nightly for a banquet meal in recognition of our students, our staff, our student staff. A former supervisor of mine used to joke about how many types of chicken he would eat during the two weeks at the end of the semester. Ten years later, campus menus have expanded — but I wonder if our understanding of recognition has evolved as much. I’ve thought a great deal about how to create and sustain a culture of recognition in the work place, particularly one that persists throughout the year…
 
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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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