Monthly Archives April 2013

Couch-to-5k-to-Marathon-to-Ironman: What I Learned by Stacie Edington

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Stacie Edington manages the College of Engineering Honors and Engagement Programs Office at the University of Michigan. She earned herMaster of Science in Executive Leadership from the School of Business Administration at the University of San Diego and her BA in Sociology from the University of Michigan. She is an endurance athlete, who has completed the Chicago marathon, a 5k swim and the Ironman triathlon. Stacie can be found on twitter @sjedington


When people find out that I completed Ironman Florida, they often ask me “What inspired you to do the Ironman?  I could never do something like that. I can barely even run a mile!”  Well, the truth is, I am not some magnificent athlete who always dreamed of doing a 2...

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One Choice at a Time By Demi Brown


Demi Brown has served as the Executive Director of Housing and Residential Education at the University of Denver since June of 2012. Previously Demi worked professionally at UNC- Chapel Hill, Florida International University and Florida State University. Demi is originally from Greenwood, Mississippi and has a BA in History and MS Counselor Education from Mississippi State University ( Go Bulldogs!). He enjoys playing tennis and watching football. Demi can be found on twitter @iDBrown 


Three years ago I went in for my annual physical at a hospital at the university where I was working. I knew I was overweight and out of shape, but I was not really concerned about that...

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Keep Calm and Ride On by Linda Kasper

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Linda Kasper is the Director of Residential Life and Education at the University of South Florida. She is an endurance athlete, having completed two Ironman triathlons and rode her bicycle 3,500 miles across America. This year’s goal is to run at least one race a month —  either half-marathon or 5k distances. Her bucket-list includes a perimeter ride around the lower 48 states (help Linda convince her supervisor to give her 4-months off for this goal, please) :0)


About 8-years ago I started to evaluate my work-life balance...

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Two of a kind, working on a fit house by Torry Brouillard- Bruce and Melany Crews


Torry Brouillard-Bruce is the Executive Director for Housing and Greek Life at the University of the Pacific. Prior to arriving in Stockton in the Fall of 2011, Torry served as an Assistant Director for Residential Education at the University of Arizona. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Washington University and a Master’s of Education in Adult and Higher Education Administration from Montana State University. Professional involvement includes serving as the Vice Chair for the ACUHO-I Foundation Regional Cabinet along with numerous leadership positions held during his time in AIMHO. In his downtime, he enjoys golfing and exploring the wine country of Northern California with his amazing partner and wife, Melany...

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Allow yourself to fail forward!


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Sean Eddington is a Residence Education Coordinator at Purdue University.  As a Residence Education Coordinator, Sean mentors, supports, and learns from students on a daily basis.  He is passionate about wellness, and strives to help student thrive in all parts of their lives.  Sean is also an advocate of failing forward.  He can be reached through Facebook or Twitter (@seanmeddington).

I’m a runner, but that wasn’t always the case.  To understand this (and those that know StrengthsFinder), you have to know that my number one signature strength is context.  My history and my story are central parts in getting to the moral of the story.  It all started three years ago; at that time, I would have easily been considered a morbidly obese individual...

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