Monthly Archives March 2014

THRIVE Living by Anne Stark

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Anne Stark works as an Assistant Director of Residential Life for Purdue University. Anne is a current PhD student in Purdue University’s Technology, Leadership and Innovation program. Additionally, Anne is an avid runner who regularly completes ultra marathons, a dedicated partner, an energetic mother to a lively (nearly) 3 year old boy, and committed to overall wellness and living an intentional life. Anne takes pride in identifying and unlocking the talent in those around her.


There have been many calls to action as of late regarding the health and wellness of those working in higher education. As workers in a helping profession, it is easy for use to give, give, give and forget to take care of us...

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Hi, My Name is Amy and I’m an Extrovert by Amy Collinsworth

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Amy Collinsworth is the Student Outreach Manager for the Center for Career Development and the Educational Resource Center at Boston University. In her role, Amy manages the Student Ambassador program as well as fosters relationships within BU to encourage student participation in academic support and career development services.  Amy holds a bachelor of arts in marketing from Rockford University and a master of science in college student personnel from the University of Tennessee.  Her professional background includes working in MBA career management and undergraduate student leadership development. Outside of work, Amy enjoys spending time with close friends, playing board games, Zumba and hip-hop classes, live music, and traveling. Amy can be reached on twitter: @amycollinsworth


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Why not work it out at work? By Mariana Sanabria

Mariana Sanabria is a Graduate Enrollment Advisor at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education. She completed her Bachelor of Arts at The University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and her Master of Education in Counseling at DePaul University. She lives in Chicago with her partner and daughter, enjoys reading fiction, watching Frozen with her kid and blogging about her adventures in health and wellness at
Why Not Work It Out at Work?
Every student affairs professional I have ever met has more than one job...
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Respecting Rest by Mandi Gilbert

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Mandi Gilbert works as a graduate assistant in the Office of Student Activities at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois where she advises the programming board.  Additionally, Mandi is finishing up her masters in College Student Personnel in May 2014.  She loves mornings, running, yoga, and making lists. Follow on twitter! @mandijgilbert


Respecting Rest by Mandi Gilbert

I have trained for 2 full marathons and 5 half marathons since the spring of 2011.  I am in the process right now of training for my 6th half.  That is a lot of miles run, a lot of toenails lost, a lot of nights out missed, a lot of blisters, and a lot of sweat.  Training requires a lot of time, determination, and energy...

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Yoga for the novice…Doc Student by Domonic Rollins


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...

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