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Becoming a White Ally

Originally posted on WHAT MATTERS:
As we all know by now, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenage boy, was gunned down by the police while walking to his grandmother’s house in the middle of the afternoon. For the past few days my Facebook newsfeed has been full of stories about the incidents unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri.…

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My #IceBucketChallenge Entry for ALS (with #FLAIR)

I got challenged to do the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from my good ACPA friend, Melissa Jones.  Challenge accepted and executed (see animated gif), but I also went a bit further.  See photos below. ;) To pay it forward, it’s an ACPA-College Student Educators International THROWDOWN.  I challenge the current, past and vice presidents of…

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My iPhone Case That Everyone Wants

A LOT of people compliment my iPhone case and ask me where I got it from.  Literally, I get inquiries about it almost daily.  So, given the interest, I wanted to share it with you all. I’m a minimalist when it comes to cases.  In fact, I’ll often use no case for my phone at…

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Fake RA Incident Reports From Pop Culture: Saved By the Bell

Date: November 3, 1990 Time: 8:34pm Location: Bayside Hall room 231 Responding Staff Member: Richard Belding Residents Involved: Jesse Spano, Zach Morris, Samuel “Screech” Powers, A.C. Slater RD Richard Belding received a call to the staff duty phone at approximately 8:34pm from Resident Samuel “Screech” Powers.  Resident Screech stated that he had recently come back from…

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Free Pizza! 6 Ways of Building Community UPDATED for a Social Media Residential Curriculum

“Door decs” with your name on it… Crafting in the lobby… An icebreaker where you rhyme your name with a vegetable… free pizza… all cliché ways a college Resident Assistant (RA) goes about building and maintaining community.  Of course, the RA position is far more complex than the stereotype that often gets portrayed, or the hokey…

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Residence Life Explained in Emoji

UPDATED: The the SEQUEL here. A gift to my friends in Residence Life.  (And there’s a downloadable PowerPoint version, just click save along the top.  Feel free to use and remix as you wish!) May August treat you well!   xoxo Pb See also: Tim Gunn: Student Affairs Professional See also: Fake RA Incident Reports From…