Domonic Rollins is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland in the Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy program. His research focuses on issues of professional socialization, social justice training in student affairs, and pathways to senior leadership for student affairs professionals of color. Before starting his doctoral degree he served as an Assistant Dean of Students in the Dean of Students Office at DePaul University. Domonic has also served as a Resident Director in the Department of Residence Life at Loyola University Chicago. Passion areas for Domonic include diversity, social justice, organizational dynamics, and supervision. Domonic earned his M.Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs Administration from the University of Vermont...Read More
Aaron W. Voyles works as the Area Manager for Jester at the University of Texas at Austin, where he oversees a residential area of approximately 3,200 students. Additionally, he is co-chair-elect for NASPA’s Men and Masculinity Knowledge Community and is an Insanity graduate. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation on power relations betweenStudent Affairs and Academic Affairs.
Back in 2012, I read an article that changed my perspective on how we should approach wellness. The article, entitled “Colleagues Who Can Make You Fat,” by Sue Shellenbarger of The Wall Street Journal made visible a phenomenon I suspected in Student Affairs...Read More
Evan Thrailkill is a second-year masters student in the College Student Affairs Administration (CSAA) program at the University of Georgia. He serves as the Graduate Resident for Student Leadership in University Housing at UGA where he advises the Residence Hall Association and Residence Hall Studios. After graduation Evan will be starting as the Marketing Manager for UAB Campus Restaurants at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His interests in higher education include marketing, social media, graphic & web design, and communications. In his free time Evan enjoys running, drinking coffee, and working on freelance graphic design projects. Connect with Evan via his website at www.evanbt.com or on twitter @evanbt.
Emily Newhook is the outreach coordinator for the executive MHA program (http://mha.gwu.edu/) program from The George Washington University, MHA@GW. Outside of work and the gym, she likes baking (for better or for worse), drawing and film. Follow Emily on Twitter @EmilyNewhook
5 Reasons Every Lady Should Lift Heavy
We all know by now – or at least we should – that there’s no such thing as spot training. The new refrain is more along the lines of, “I just want to get more toned.” I’ll let you in on a secret: tone is muscle, and you won’t get it by logging more miles on the treadmill. The answer is in the weight room – and if you’re a woman, external changes are really only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to knocking out a few deadlifts...Read More
Megan Dobmeier currently works at the University of Nebraska Lincoln as the Assistant Director of Residence Life for Recruitment, Selection, and Personnel.
She received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration-Management 2009 and Master’s in Counseling- Student Affairs emphasis 2012 from the University of Nebraska Kearney.
The picture above is with her coach who with her help she has lost 108lbs and counting. She now has a passion for health and fitness. Together they have completed two 5k’s and will be doing a 10k in March!
I believe there is some correlation with SA professionals and being overweight...Read More
Holly Mittelmeier is an Assistant Director of Student Activities at John Carroll University. She is a dancer, a dreamer and more recently — a runner. Follow Holly on Twitter: @HolllyGoLightly ( yes, there are 3 L’s in Holly)
So I am a runner. I think. Actually, no, I feel more comfortable calling myself “someone who runs frequently.” I am a dancer though. While I may not take class regularly, I still keep my 20+ years of lessons instilled in my brain nearly every day. They still apply-the discipline, the grace, the posture, how I present myself, how I walk, how I listen to classical music in my car (oddly nodding my head and applying hand movements that flow with the music)...Read More
Kristen Gleason is currently the Club Sports Director at the University of Oregon, where she oversees a program of 45+ sports clubs, serving over 1000 participants, who represent the University regionally and nationally in everything from dance to rugby.
Kristen earned a BA in Journalism from Saint Michael’s College, an M.A. in Sports Management from the University of Connecticut, and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College.
Her professional passions include creating accessible sports and recreation experiences that help build healthy, engaged communities. As a leadership educator, she strongly believe that the sports and recreation experience is a pathway for participants and staff to develop personal development and leadership skills...Read More
Now that 2014 has arrived, thousands of student affairs professionals across the country and making decisions on what they want to focus their energies on to help them be better in the new year. Last year, I wrote a blog post that kicked off a commitment (new or renewed) to health and this year is no different. It is a no secret that our overall health (mental, nutrition, and fitness) plays a major role in what we accomplish over the course of time. When we are sick, we are no good to ourselves, much less the others that we serve...Read More
Kim Hodges serves as Program Director for Social Justice and Leadership Education in Residential Life at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. This role allows her to advise identity specific student groups, conduct inclusiveness training and development sessions, as well as facilitate diversity programming.
She obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Kim was greatly influenced by her ‘Bigmama’, Ann Dunmore an activist for HIV/AIDS in Chicago. When alive, her grandmother’s zeal for marginalized populations having access to much needed resources impressed a tenacious nature upon Kim...Read More
Laurie Berry is the Director of Housing and Residence Life at the University of Southern Indiana. Laurie has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and her Master’s degree in Student Personnel Services from Western Kentucky University. She is a doctoral candidate at Indiana State University and plans to complete her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership 2014. Laurie is exploring the positive power of networks. Her doctoral work centers on a study of a twitter hashtag community. The picture above is one of many she has taken over the years with two of her most active supporters, Julie Payne-Kirchmeier and Ann Marie Klotz. Laurie encourages others to embrace the power of their networks. You can follow Laurie on twitter @LaurieABerry.