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By: Jonathan Sprinkles, Leadership & Motivational Speaker   Everyone likes to be appreciated. I have come up with 25 shoestring budget ways for you to encourage, reward and thank your members (I know, you’re welcome). Keep in mind though, that what you reward is what you will receive. Before you put together an incentive plan,…

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By: Del Suggs, M.S. Ed   There is one common challenge faced by Student Activities personnel everywhere: Attendance. I hear it from campus after campus, the same question– “how do I get more students at my events?” In today’s climate of shrinking budgets and accountability, it is even more important to increase participation and engagement…

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By: Del Suggs, M.S.Ed. Del@DelSuggs.com   Contracts & other Legal Documents Contracts, riders, and addenda arethose legal agreements we deal withevery day in student activities. Everytime you book a musician, a novelty,or a comedian, you are executing a contract. Let’s take a moment to look at these agreements, and get a basic understanding of what they are,…

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Why Go to an APCA Campus Activities Planning Conference? An Amazing Experience… APCA’s Campus Activities Planning Conferences provide your organization with excellent opportunities to network with other campuses! You can meet new programming vendors, find new talent for your campus activities program, and update your professional training with the latest information and techniques available. APCA…

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ESPORTS: CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT! By: Dr. Charles M. Hueber Dean of Students, Schreiner University Co-founder of Student League for Intercollegiate Esports (SLICE) In many ways, the most dramatic change in higher education today is the advancement of technology and the role in which content is being delivered. We are living through this…

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Your Post Pandemic Checklist: What You Must Do Now. Posted with permission from author, Mike Rayburn This pandemic will end. The economy will return, though not in rushing wave of activity, but in a slow and cautious roll out. And nothing will be the same. Those businesses and individuals who are most successful will be those…

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Five Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health During Isolation Posted with permission from author, Ethan Fisher Isolation is nothing new to me. Neither are mental health struggles and depression. If you’ve seen me speak at APCA, you’re probably aware that I’ve been battling depression and mental health issues since I was in middle school. I…

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Community is more important for colleges than it ever has been Permission to re-post granted by author, C.J. Johnson, To Go Events We hope that you’re reading this from the comfort and safety of your home—these are strange times, friends. We’ve heard from a few college programmers that their budgets are being frozen, or that…

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Promoting Virtual Events for Colleges Permission to re-post granted by author, C.J. Johnson, To Go Events We’re all used to promoting events on campus. Fliers, posters, digital signage, regular time/place events, traditions, sidewalk chalk and more. Brian Brushwood and I even wrote a book, “Pack the House”,  with 31 categories of ways to promote shows…

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Why do schools love APCA? Why do schools love APCA? The best way to find out is ask the schools representatives! Below is just a few of the reasons schools love APCA.  “APCA is a fantastic experience for any institution. Large, medium, and small schools can all benefit from what APCA has to offer. Through…

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Are you interested in booking tours in the college market?   Many artists and agencies struggle for years to attract the attention of campus talent buyers through phone calls or emails. Although they try everything to get the attention of campus activities boards and directors, they usually find that either someone else has already been…

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Activities Board 2.0: How to Communicate Your Leadership Ability By: Clint Cora   It’s refreshing to see the interest in leadership among many campus life students.  It’s an acknowledgement that leadership skills enhance campus life, not only for student leaders, but for the entire campus population. For those near graduation, there’s also the thought that…

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Deciding on How Best to Help the Undecided By: Judy Gaman More and more colleges and universities are asking students to decide on their major and stick to the plan. This plea has not stopped students from delaying a declared major or changing their major. Instead of forcing students to choose a major so early…

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 Q&A with Jonathan Sprinkles   Q: Our group is already small.  Can we afford to enforce penalties in an accountability system and risk losing members? A: Great question.  To borrow a line from the great American philosopher, Forrest Gump, member is as member does.  If people in your group aren’t pulling their part of the…

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From APCA Student…To APCA Speaker: An Authentically EPIC Journey By Devin T. Robinson X “Egypt”   Crazy…that’s what the next line will sound like to any professional speaker or APCA attendee. Getting booked wasn’t my main priority as being a speaker this year at APCA. My main priority was proving Victor Gonzalez right.   While…

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