As we continue through September, I encourage you to find the song (or the playlist) that helps you clear your head. Once you have, I encourage you to share your songs with us!
It’s in the midst of this August chaos that I take time to celebrate the small things that help me through my days. I call them “pockets of joy” in my life.
This year, the Student Leadership Team is excited to embark on new adventures, continue to advocate for all students, and finally see each other in person in Portland!
As we enter a year of resurgence, we’re fortunate to have a fearless, dynamic, and forward-thinking captain in Ashley Lax. I am proud to call her a colleague, NIRSA confidant, and friend.
I have spent much of my time lately reflecting on the year we’ve had and the present moment we’re in. I have viewed these monthly notes to you all as time capsules.
Fighters, all of us, wear battle scars to show where we have been. It is ok to do a little dance halfway up the mountain. It’s okay to take a rest and heal.
Everyone is different and what works for one person will not work for another. That is inclusive wellbeing.
How can your department position itself as an attractive campus employment opportunity for students? Christina Galli of UC Berkeley and Co-Chair of NIRSA's Student Staff Development Task Force talks "game theory."
With semesters coming to a close many of us find ourselves returning home or—in some cases—never having left. It is December and we are sitting in a pile of string.
Let’s sit down and study the intricate ways our minds make connection from the weight of our experiences, the conditioning of our environments, and the noises we have heard, absorbed, and rebounded.