Posts Tagged ‘Activities Planning’

BY; STEVE BUSH, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT LIFE & DEVELOPMENT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE – LAFAYETTE The current social and health concerns we are facing have caused higher education to rethink its delivery methods and learning environments. With social distancing becoming a temporary hallmark in our day-to-day activity, how can campus programmers adapt face-to-face offerings and…

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By: Del Suggs, M.S.Ed. | Article from 2018 Spring CLT Magazine Snapchat is currently the most popular social media on most campuses. If you are unfamiliar with it, Snapchat is a basically a messaging app with a self-destruct feature. Posts— texts, photos, and videos— disappear (theoretically) after a preset length of time. It can be…

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By: DEL SUGGS, M.S. ED | Del@delsuggs.com | Article from 2019 Fall CLT Magazine You’ve probably gotten the call from your boss, or attended the staff meeting and gotten the word: your budget is being cut. You’re likely not surprised, given everything you hear and read about the economy these days. You were probably thinking–…

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By Jeff Foote, Director of Student Life, SUNY Cobleskill Administrations want to see a return on your investment expenses MUST be justified by a return. Attending an Association For The Promotion Of Campus Activities (APCA ) campus activities conference is a great experience for all concerned. Students enjoy the excitement, administrations appreciate its leadership experiences…

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Melissa Ruiz Professional,  Speaker with Swift Kick | Article from 2019 Fall CLT Magazine How many times have you run around campus passing out flyers, to only end up with five people at your event? Have you spent hours crafting Facebook events, emails, and tweets, to only get two likes and one person who shows…

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By Sharinda Welton Director of Student Activities, Commuter Services & Leadership Development The University of Findlay | Article from 2015 Spring CLT Magazine In the world of campus programming and campus traditions, there is no room for, “We’ve always done it this way”. That statement will do damage! Professionals in campus settings receive consistent messages…

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By; Doug Hall, D. Advocate & Associates | Artlicle from 2020 Fall CLT Magazine I’ve been getting a lot of calls lately. A lot of calls. Some calm, some frantic, and some outright out of their mind, but nonetheless, a lot of calls. In 2015, after I officially accepted a VP position at an early…

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Interview with Alan Chamo | Extracted from Summer 2016 CLT Magazine 1.What is a mentalist? Being a mentalist means that you are a magician with mental issues, or at least that is what I always say in my shows. Basically, mentalism is one of the branches that stems out of the ‘tree of magic,’ where…

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By: Carol Studer Just as you are trying to figure out how to work, educate, and engage from afar, our artists and entertainers are also coming up with new and creative ways to reach students where they are. Some transitions to virtual are easier, like the digital caricatures, which were truly made for computer and…

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By Amiee Mueller Have you noticed changes on campus? How do you navigate those changes and adapt to them so your events are still impactful and well attended? Here are some ideas to help you be a master of change and a creator of enriching experiences. At the APCA Houston event, Dr. George Kuh said…

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By: Tameka Bazile | Pace University | Extracted from CLT Summer 2014   We all face the same dilemma. Every year a new class of Undergraduate students enter college, all prepped with somewhat of the same ideas in regards to what college life is. Us, on the uni- versity student affairs side, know different things.…

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By: Kathy Matson, M.S. Assistant Director of Student Life, Mount Wachusett Community College In spring 2020, as the country seemed to shut down and many of us were forced to switch to virtual programming, we all thought it would only be a temporary situation and we would soon be back to normal. Well here we…

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By: Erin Stevie Before You Begin Take a deep breath and be flexible. Remember, this will be hard work and planning is essential. Ask for help and advice wherever you can. Anyone who has been involved in planning large events knows what you are going through and will be happy to help. Here are some…

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By; Susan Harper, PhD Student Services Associate – Activities University of North Texas at Dallas | Susan.Harper@untdallas.edu In so many different ways, our campuses are more diverse than they’ve ever been, and diversity and inclusion programming is a key part of what student affairs professionals contribute to our campus communities. Our thinking about diversity and…

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By: Jeff Foote Attending an APCA regional is a great experience for all concerned. Students enjoy the excitement of the event, administration goals are furthered by its leadership experiences and educational content and advisors get to network and share professional development opportunities. But the expense must be justified by the return. With a little insight…

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By Del Suggs 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 at your events.…

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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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 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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