The History of the Selfie: And it All Began 1839…

Once a month I re-blog a post that I find interesting and want to highlight.  This post comes from one of the students in Dr. Jerry Kane’s ISYS 6621 course, Social Media for Managers.  It’s a fun look at the selfie phenomenon and what some may consider precursors to it.

Social media began…. 2,000 years ago?! [REBLOG]

In the spring of 2012, I had the immense privilege of taking Dr. Jerry Kane‘s ISYS: Social Media for Managers course.  One of the assignments for this course includes bi-weekly blogging by the students.  Although I am no longer in the course, I continue to check out the class blog on occasion and I came across this gem by Sydney Getzin.  Although I haven’t read the book Sydney references, I most certainly will now.  Check out her re-blogged blog post below.  It’s a fun read. Image credits: Evolution

The Story of Residence Halls (Told in Video)

History of American Residence Halls

I created this presentation back in 2008(?) for RA Training to help my RAs understand how the educational purpose of residence halls has evolved over time and where, as student staff, they fit into that history.  I recently came back across it and thought I’d put it up on the web as a video for others to use and share as they see fit.  It holds up pretty well for being nearly 6 years old at this point.  Enjoy! (Sorry for some of the rough song transitions.  Keynote has some limits when you’re… Read More

How ACPA’s Standing Committees Got Their Name

I currently serve as the American College Personnel Association’s (ACPA’s) Coordinator for Standing Committees.  Standing Committees are organizations in ACPA that represent some of the social identities present in the student affairs profession and in our work with students.   In my role, I represent, coordinate the work of, and advocate for the Standing Committees for/on Women, Men, Graduate Students and New Professionals, Disability, Multicultural Affairs, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Awareness. Although our mission is clear, the name “Standing Committee,” is often a source of confusion for new (and even experienced)… Read More