Arabian Gulf Study Tour: Thinking Back

Now that I’ve returned from the Gulf Study Tour (and recovered from jetlag), I’ve been able to discuss my experience with colleagues who didn’t go on the trip. In doing so, I have had some interesting revelations that only time and reflection would allow. The first is that showing superior hospitality was incredibly important to…

Join the Conversation Episode 20 – Interview with Steve Waller

The topic of service and therapy animals in on-campus housing is a hot right now. So we had one of the leading voices in this arena join us for an interview.  Steve Waller is the director of residential life at Louisiana State University. He is actively involved in ACUHO-I and currently serves as chair of the public…

ACUI Internations Study Tour: Recap in Pictures

Sonya Neumeier, Vice President of University and Client Relations at Capstone On-Campus, just returned home from  the ACUI International Study Tour of the Arabian Gulf.  They toured multiple colleges and universities in the region including Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Dan Oltersdorf, one of her colleagues from the trip, put together a great picture montage that…

ACUI Arabian Gulf Tour Continued

Day 2 in Doha…Culture day! Our day started with a tour of the Qatar National Mosque. We were split up, so those us who were female could put on full abayas, in addition to our head coverings. Once we were properly attired, we rejoined the rest of our group to meet our incredible guide Adam,…

Students Experiences with the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Capstone On-Campus has long been a proud partner and supporter of NASPA.  This year we teamed up with NASPA to be a sponsor of their NUFP program (NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program.)  Part of our sponsorship sent 4 fellows to the NASPA Annual Conference in Orlando this spring. Here is a what a couple of them…

Join the Conversation Episode 18 – Interview with Jay Morley

In this episode, we interviewed Jay Morley, the past president and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). Mr. Morley retired from NACUBO in August 2006, where he served as president and chief executive officer. At NACUBO, he spearheaded many efforts to remain in the forefront of the everchanging world of…

Worst Money Mistakes in College

I remember fondly how American Express welcomed me into the card carrying ranks when I was in college.  And what a novelty it was to use a credit card with no thought of how to repay the balance.  It’s hard to believe that nearly 30 years later this same game goes on and that students…

Join the Conversation Episode 16 – Interview with Jeff Selingo

In this interview, we spoke to Jeff Selingo, editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, and a senior fellow at Education Sector, an independent think tank in Washington, D.C. Jeff is also the author of a book to be released on May 7th, entitled, College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means…

Join the Conversation Episode 15 – Interview with Dr. Sue Henderson

Welcome to “Join the Conversation,” a podcast of the Student Housing Matters blog. Join the Conversation features interviews with higher education leaders about their institutions and careers in higher education, and their perspectives on the role on-campus student housing plays on a university campus. In this interview, we spoke with Dr. Sue Henderson, President of…

Join the Conversation Episode 14 – Interview with Darlena Jones

In this podcast, we interviewed Dr. Darlena Jones, Director of Education and Program Development for EBI MAP-Works, LLC.  Since 1994, EBI MAP-Works has been dedicated to improving retention, student success, and the quality of the college student experience. Darlena received her Ph.D. in Physics at Oklahoma State University and has served as a faculty member…

Interview with TJ Logan

We interviewed TJ Logan on “forward-thinking” in the student affairs world. TJ is the Associate Director of Housing for Administrative Services at the University of Florida and is a leader in the world of student affairs innovation. Watch the video below, or listen to the audio through the media player at the top of this…

A Funding Fight Battled Everywhere

Recently the University of Kansas via KU News sent a tweet of the Chancellor’s testimony to the Kansas House Education Budget Committee (KU Article). Kansas is my alma mater and I bleed the crimson and blue, so to keep up to date with my Jayhawks I checked out the article. In doing so, I feel…