We’ve Formed, So Now We Storm

By Mairead Kiernan @Parade_withan_M maireadkiernan.wordpress.com For those of us who have taken a theories class, we’ve heard about...

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Football and #FOMO

Football and #FOMO

By Lindsay Ritenbaugh @lindsayrite I never thought I would be one of those people whose social media is filled with #FOMO (Fear of Mi...

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Rome Away From Home

Rome Away From Home

By:  Christina Ferrari @cm_ferrari3 With summer officially over, I want to focus this week on my time abroad last month. It now sits in my...

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Riding the Welcome Week Wave

by Tolu Taiwo @Tolu_Aderonke Last Wednesday, I woke up at 6 a.m. and felt a disturbance in the force. Traffic was out of control, I had al...

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Dating Students? Why Not?

by Jude Legiste @judenl5 For the purposes of this discussion, I’ll use “date” as a catch-all for any and all physical and emotional re...

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The Art of Mentoring

by William A Takewell @willtakewell “The highest purpose of art is to inspire. What else can you do? What else can you do for anyone ...

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Title: First Day of School! First Day of School!

Maritza Torres @ritztorres Does anyone remember the part in Finding Nemo when Nemo wakes up his dad and starts screaming “First Day of S...

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You Need Some Culture

by Tamera Dunn @tameraAdunn While sitting at the kitchen table with my two roommates, one of them told me “You need some culture.” I...

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Faculty Partnerships

by Christopher Wood @cwood726 I have learned over my short amount of time in our field that partnering with faculty can be one...

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Be the Groundhog, Check in on Your Surroundings

By: Luis H. Garay @luishgaray I don’t know why the image of a groundhog came to me for this week’s post. The image that I have of a groun...

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The Perfect Shot

by Stefanie Lucas @stefanie_lucas Move in week on a college campus always seems to be one of the most special times of year. Oftenti...

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What a Wild Week it Was

by Jimmy Kelly @jimmy3_k So this past week has been a wild ride; FOCUS (Stetson’s new student orientation) has been going strong since...

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Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.

By Mairead Kiernan @Parade_withan_M maireadkiernan.wordpress.com When I started writing for @SAFirstYears a few short weeks ago, we were...

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What federal prison taught me about Student Affairs

What federal prison taught me about Student Affairs

By: Lindsay Ritenbaugh @lindsayrite Unless you were living under a rock like me during the month of July, you may not have heard of the N...

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Beer, Bands, and Belonging

Beer, Bands, and Belonging

by Tolu Taiwo @tolu_aderonke The past couple of weeks has been nothing but a whirlwind of work for us CSU SAHE grads. For those of us i...

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Deacon Dad

Deacon Dad

By: Christina Ferrari @cm_ferrari3 What a summer this has been for me and my family. I spent the first half of summer interning at Oregon S...

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Three Reasons I’m Obsessed with the Beginning of the School Year

by William Takewell @willtakewell This is the beginning of my second year at Southern Miss. This means that much of what I have been doing ...

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Crossing the Line

by Jude Legiste @judenl5 I think every grad student and young professional has crossed that line with a student (No, not “ that ” lin...

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Dejavu!

by Jenni Kraft @jenniwithanik So now that I have been here for a little more than a year, I’m starting to experience the opening of school ...

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The Mentor Search

by Tamera Dunn @TamerADunn Finding the right mentor for you can be hard. Especially if you, like myself, are an Introvert with a capi...

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August Birthdays

by Maritza Torres @ritztorres So this past weekend (August 17 th to be exact) it was my birthday.  As cool as it may sound to have a ...

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A Piece of My Identity

by Katie LaSota @katielasota I have been blogging for about a year now and have come to realize that in this past year I have not open...

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Post-Summer Internship Reflections: The Power of Affirmation

By: Luis H. Garay @LuisHGaray The first time I heard the word affirmation was my junior year of college during a retreat. At the ret...

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Precious Moments

by C hristopher Wood @cwood726 Never underestimate the power that you have to change someone’s day. It is easy to forget that our acti...

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Getting Off Campus Matters

Getting Off Campus Matters

by Stefanie Lucas @Stefanie_Lucas Many of you are in the middle of move in and might find it hard to fathom taking time to go off c...

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Networking to New Hire!

by Jenni Kraft @jenniwithaniK A few weeks ago we suddenly lost one of our Area Coordinators due to her husband being offered a teachi...

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How to Keep the Good JuJu Flowing

By Mairead Kiernan @Parade_withan_M MaireadKiernan@wordpress.com             As many of us are getting ready to start the year, a ...

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They're Back

by Jimmy Kelly @jimmy3_k The students are back! Campus wide staff trainings have just begun, so the first handfuls of student leaders...

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Adjusting to City Life and the Quarter System

By Lindsay Ritenbaugh @lindsayrite I started as the Program Coordinator for Student Organizations at DePaul University in Chicago this past...

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Transitions

Transitions

By Tolu Taiwo @tolu_Aderonke CSU’ s SAHE Orientation (a.k.a., the day I’ve been waiting for since March) was  a couple of days ago.  ...

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