Bowling Leagues, Cheers Bar, and Central Perk: Cultivate a Third Place, Cultivate Your Brand

In his 1989 work, The Great Good Place, Ray Oldenburg floated the idea of our needing a “third place.” Our first place is our home, where we live. Our second place is our work, where we spend a large portion of our time. Our “third place,” however, is an informal space that brings us together in community and where we interact with others and build social bonds. Classic “third places” in pop culture have included the bar from the television show Cheers and Central Perk, the coffee shop from Friends. At our… Read More

The Future of Student Affairs in Six Minutes and Forty Seconds at #ACPA13

We’re nearing the 2013 ACPA National Convention, and I’m excited to be gearing up for a unique presentation with some of my favorite colleagues.  In a previous blog post, I outlined and explained what the “PechaKucha” presentation method entailed.  Now I want to share what myself, Ed Cabellon, Patrick Love and Kristen Renn have been cooking up!  Just prior to the convention I’ll share some more resources and a twitter hashtag for those of you how may want to participate from home. Abstract Four presenters at various stages in their careers were… Read More