My Student Development Philosophy

Let me just say that this page alone (when it was a stand alone page) has brought many many folks to this website. I just hope that what I’ve written serves as a jolt to help you craft your own philosophy of student development. You can snake mine…but you really need to do some soul … Continue reading My Student Development Philosophy

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One Word 2016

I never picked one word for 2015. I think it served me well. Nothing particular was sticking out to me - no word was standing out and that said volumes. So I didn't pick anything. However, in the last year I turned 40. I turned a corner. My word came to me this year in … Continue reading One Word 2016

National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

I'm humbled and honored to announce that I will be presenting at this year's National Conference for College Women Student Leaders sponsored by NASPA and AAUW. Programs like the one you have proposed will help college women student leaders bring innovative ideas to campus and to find their voice. Your program was selected as one … Continue reading National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

A must read article from Brain Pickings. Read the entire article here.

It’s More Important to Be Kind than Clever

Just read this fantastic piece called "It's More Important to Be Kind than Clever". Important ideas at this time of year as freshman and their parents come on to campus. And here comes the collective sigh. "Jennifer, its move in/welcome week. Snark is the only thing to get me through." I know, I know BUT … Continue reading It’s More Important to Be Kind than Clever

What to do when things don’t go your way.

Found this today, and it really fit some issues that have been going on for me. Yesterday I found that three initiatives that I worked hard on, put proposals through for, and worried over for weeks were all turned down in one way or another. 1. Event relocation proposal. We have an annual event that … Continue reading What to do when things don’t go your way.