Monthly Archives February 2014

Colleagues Who Can Make You Well by Aaron Voyles

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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...

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Small Steps, Fitness Apps, & Social Media Motivation by Evan Thrailkill


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 or on twitter @evanbt.


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5 Reasons Every Lady Should Lift Heavy by Emily Newhook


Emily Newhook is the outreach coordinator for the executive MHA program ( 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...

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SA Professionals- Are we practicing what we preach? by Megan Dobmeier


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...

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