ACPA Conference: Day 1 Revisited

Masters student Alex Lange, presents an update from Day 1 of the 2014 ACPA Conference: Greetings from Indianapolis! Last night, ACPA 2014 kicked off officially with a re-invented opening session! In TEDTalk style – being dubbed HEd Talks for the Convention – we heard from three amazing speakers with messages that relate to our work…

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UGA Gathering at NASPA

This week begins the NASPA conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  UGA is well represented with current students, faculty and alums both attending and presenting.  As a way to stay connected to all that is happening in conference sessions and discussions, we invite you to follow #saUGA411, where we will be posting all things NASPA this week.…

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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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