A Few Things About Athens that We Love

Part of being in the CSAA programs at UGA is experiencing life in Athens.  We could not begin to cover all of the great places for eating, exploring, or grabbing a coffee, but here are a few of the students’ favorites on- and off-campus.  Finding a great spot in Athens might even make it feel…

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Dr. Richard Mullendore, 2014 NASPA Pillar of the Profession

This year NASPA has honored one of our program’s greatest gems, Dr. Mullendore, with their Pillar of the Profession Award. Describing Dr. Mullendore’s awards, honors, and previous positions makes me feel like I’m showing off just by knowing the man. He’s been a leader or a distinguished member in nearly every organization and association in…

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Our Students’ Experiences – In Their Own Words

We hope that the past few blog entries have offered you a chance to become more familiar with the graduate programs in student affairs at The University of Georgia.  This week, we want to give you the best representation of our programs, our students.  We asked two students, one alumnus and one current doctoral student,…

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A Note to Dr. Laura Dean, ACPA Diamond Honoree

I was recently asked to write one or two short paragraphs to congratulate Dr. Laura Dean on being selected as an ACPA Diamond Honoree and to say some words from a (former) student’s perspective. While I can only speak from my experiences, I would be blown away if these were not representative of the hundreds…

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Expanding Discussion

The most important factor is that student development education always occurs in the active context of students’ lives. – Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (2004) What are class conversations like? To what depth are issues discussed? Will the program focus only on theory?  Just on practice? Do some of these questions…

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#saUGA411 – Hashtag Contest Winner Announced

UPDATE! We were so impressed with the immediate adoption of our hashtag!  It’s so wonderful to be in a community where we come together to start a new trend so quickly.  We want our hashtag to stand out as much as possible so we have made a quick change.  From this point forward, we will…

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It’s Time to Apply!

The College Student Affairs Administration Ph.D. program is constantly looking for motivated dynamic professionals who want to further their knowledge in the field through our rigorous program.  Each year we select a cohort of 8-10 students, each of whom brings a unique perspective to the scholarly discussion. We aim to create a cohort full of…

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Enter our Hashtag Contest!

One of the first discussions we had as a group was the need for a representative hashtag that categorizes and synthesizes online posts about our students, alumni, and faculty. To decide this hashtag, we are reaching out to our wonderful community for ideas and suggestions! Please submit your hashtag entry to csaa@uga.edu What is a…

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Why Technology and Social Media?

“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we DO it.” – Erik Qualman Technology and social media are integral pieces of the world today. It is important for our program to embrace, use, and educate future student affairs practitioners about technology because of the prominence and…

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