Monthly Archives August 2013

Getting Your Heart and Head in the Game by Craig Allen

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Craig Allen is the Director of Housing & Residence Life at Texas Christian University.  He received his MA in Higher Education/Student Personnel at the University of Arizona and his BS in Marketing at the State University of New York at Oswego.  Craig began as director at TCU in August 2005, and he loves being a Horned Frog!  Craig worked at Seton Hall University from 1995 – 2005, serving as Director of Housing and Residence Life there from June 1998 to August 2005.  He has written articles for NASPA Netresults, the MACUHO Newsletter and ResLife.Net on crisis management/fire safety and he contributed to a chapter in Campus Crisis Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Prevention and Recovery by Zdziarski, Dunkel, Rollo and Associates, 2007.

Craig is a graduate of the Lea...

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Starting with the “Why” by Kerrie Montgomery

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Kerrie Montgomery is the Associate Director of Student Activities and Involvement at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. She received a BA in Classical Studies, a MA in Art History, and an MEd in Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida, and is completing her PhD in Higher Education (Organization and Governance track) at the University of Denver, where she served as the Assistant Director of Campus Activities for five years prior to her current position. She spends her free time running, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, listening to music, playing with her dissertation, and cooking/eating good (healthy) food.


A while back, a friend and colleague pointed ...

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Laughter is the Best Medicine: Having a Sense of Humor About Work and Fitness

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Beth Kinney is currently a Hall Director at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She attended the University of Michigan as both an undergraduate and a graduate, getting her Masters in Social Work. Beth spends her free time running, snowshoeing, reading, playing random trivia games, and dreaming of places to travel to next.


This time of year can be one of the most stressful times for those working in student affairs. Getting ready for students to come back to campus can make one question why they are doing this work. This is why, during this time of year, I find it especially important to invest time in myself and the things I enjoy...

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Putting Your Skills to Work: A Student Affairs-Minded Approach to Fitness by Chris Diggs

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Chris Diggs is currently the Assistant Director for Student Affairs at Baruch College in New York City.  She is also on the executive board of CSPA-NYS, the New York State affiliated chapter of ACPA.  She received a B.A. in Political Science and Religion Studies and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, both from Lehigh University.  Her work in student affairs has included career development, residence life, and social justice advocacy.  Chris is currently training for her first full marathon with Team in Training.  Visit her professional website at and connect with her on twitter @cdiggs.


Many of us whose professional lives follow the academic calendar find that the summer provides a lighter schedule, fewe...

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