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Changing Mindset

When I tell folks that I work with or interact with that I work with fraternities and sororities, their first question is almost always “are you affiliated?” to which my response is “no.” This short exchange is always comical to me as the reactions to my answer range from surprised to shocked. 410 more words

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Facilitating Dialogue: 8 Steps to Supporting People in a Post-Trump Era

Do you understand what this country has done in electing Donald Trump as President of the United States of America?

I do.

Donald Trump employed divisive fear mongering tactics to engage millions of people who are not happy with their lives by scapegoating minorities – women, people of color (especially Black and Latinx folks), people with disabilities, queer folks and trans folks (LGBTQ+), undocumented people, immigrants, Muslims, Jews…the list goes on. 1,989 more words

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The Hamilton Guide to Quality Community Service! (Part I)

I’m a bit late to the party, but in advance of my vacation I downloaded the Hamilton soundtrack from Amazon Prime (yay #Amazon) and have been listening to it nonstop for almost 2 weeks. 839 more words

Student Engagement in the Classroom

Since I’ve begun teaching this fall, no two weeks have been the same. The classroom dynamic differs (students get really quiet around exam week!), the “point” of each lesson changes, and my level of engagement with the students will vary.  554 more words

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On "Breaking In" to Professional Organizations

I may have only been out of my #SAGrad program for a couple of years, but I strongly remember the feeling of being a new #SAPro. 847 more words

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I'm Home

It’s been a few months since my last post… since graduating in May 2016 with my Masters of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education I enjoyed a few months off and then began my job as a Residential Learning Coordinator at Virginia Tech. 399 more words

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What Teaching 68 First-Year Students Has Taught Me So Far

I won’t be forgetting my first day of classes this fall anytime soon. It’ll be tough to forget the first time I stood on top of the stage, facing an auditorium of 68 first-year students, ~eagerly~ awaiting my two-hour lecture on the syllabus, course expectations, and the transition from high school to college. 652 more words

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