The Student Learning Imperative In Star Wars Scroll Form…

The folks behind Star Wars released a fun little tool that allows you to turn any text into the classic “opening scroll” found at the beginning of the movies.  Playing around with some student affairs documents, I found the opening paragraph to the Student Learning Imperative to fit surprisingly well… it feels so dramatic!  Click the image below to watch the movie. 😉

Do You Need A Student Affairs September Detox? (Infographic from @jessmsamuels)

I don’t know if I lived under a rock when these originally came out, but I came across another AMAZING Jess Samuels infographic.  Here she explains the signs and symptoms that indicate you may need a “student affairs detox.”  It originally appeared on the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog.  Enjoy.

Residence Life Explained in Emoji: The Poster

I’ve always been fascinated by how mobile communications are increasingly pushing us towards more visual forms of communication and expression.  Memes, animated gifs, and, of course, emoji.  With the beginning of the year upon us… RA training… residence hall opening… I thought it was appropriate to rework some of the emoji series I did last year into a poster… Enjoy!  (And add your own to the conversation.)

An Inforgraphic Explaining How Res Life is Like Star Trek (from @jessmsamuels)

I’m a SUPER huge fan of Jess Samuels work.  She has an *amazing* talent for capturing concepts (and funny things) visually.  The infographic below, explaining “how working in reslife is like living in the STAR TREK universe,” originally appeared on the Student Affairs Women Talk Tech blog.  Enjoy.

11 Deliciously Retro Student Affairs Book Covers To Make Fun Of

Last Fall, ACPA released an EXCELLENT website that walks through a history of student affairs and college student educator practice as told through the seminal publications of the Association.  If you haven’t had a chance to take a look, I encourage you to scroll through them.  In many cases you can click to see their full text. In addition to this excellent contribution to our history, the timeline also displays some of the most DELICIOUSLY RETRO publication covers from our past.  We’ve come a long way.  Here are a few of my favorites (with commentary).