Leadership

Shuffle, Shuffle, Shuffle – When to Reflect?

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We want students gain as many experiences as possible while they are at college. This matches college students’ thoughts as well. As a result, how often to our students go from one event or meeting to another only to have administrators encourage them to go to more?  Sometimes our encouragement is direct, as in talking […]

Personal Thoughts

A Prayer for Newtown, Connecticut

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The senseless murder of innocent children and educators this week in Newtown, CT, leaves me, like many, at as complete loss for words. Soon after I learned of it, I sent my thoughts and prayers over Twitter. However, now I sit at home feeling the need post something after reading everything on Facebook. I need […]

Social Media

#NASPAtech 2012

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Two weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the second #NASPAtech conference in Indianapolis, IN.  Having attended the inaugural conference in Rhode Island last year and been inspired by the innovative ideas and energy of my student affairs colleagues throughout the country, I was looking forward to see what was in store for version […]

Leadership

Tips for Successful Conference Travel

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This morning, David Lavenda of Fast Company, posted an excellent article entitled “10 Practical Tips to Make Business Travel Less Miserable.”  While the intended reader of that post is most likely a person who travels frequently, all travelers can benefit from his recommendations.  As we enter the new higher education academic year, a plethora of […]