Avoiding the “Noise”

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about things that higher education professionals like to see on Twitter.  I contacted many people in the #HigherEd community and came to some pretty neat conclusions about using Twitter as a professional development tool. But when I actually contacted these folks, I not only asked them…

Step Out Moment

On a typical day at the office in the week leading up to final exams, I received a phone call on my direct line.  The caller seemed startled when I answered the phone. “Hello, this is Doug Brown.” There was a short pause and then the caller said. “Is this the president of Capstone Management?…

What We’re Reading – The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

Last month, I wrote a blog about a book I was reading by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird, entitled “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.”  Since that blog was posted, we interviewed one of the authors, Ed Burger, on our “Join the Conversation” podcast (September 24th). Today I’m writing one last blog about an…

The Best On-Campus Dining in America

TheDailyMeal.com recently published an article titled “The 52 Best Colleges for Food in America.”  Since we know a good meal plan is critical to the success of a strong on-campus housing program, this is an interesting article to discuss here. Of particular interest are the following results of this study (direct quotes from the article):…

What We’re Reading: IHE Article “Friendless in America”

Colleges and Universities are looking to international recruiting as a real growth opportunity.  In regions of the country where the number of high school graduating seniors are flat or in decline, relying on the traditional first time full time student to stabilize and grow enrollments is just not enough.  This article speaks to a more…

Join the Conversation Podcast Episode 4 – Interview with Edward Burger

In this episode, we interview the author of the book “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking,” Edward Burger. Edward is the Francis Christopher Oakley Third Century Professor of Mathematics at Williams College, and is an educational and business consultant. Read his full bio below. Capstone’s Alton Irwin wrote a blog post on the book recently.  You can find that…

What Does Social Media Mean to You?

What does social media mean to you?  What do you use it for?  What do you get out of it? If you asked these questions to 1000 people, you very well could end up with 1000 different answers.  But if you look closely, those 1000 different answers might not be so different after all.  There…

“Know Before You Owe”

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has developed a one page guide called a “shopping sheet” to help parents and students make informed decisions about the cost of a year in college.  This guide takes data from multiple sources and offers an easy to read overview of the schools on the list for consideration.  The guide…

What We’re Reading – The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking

I’m reading a great new book by Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird, entitled “The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking.” We’re working with one of the authors, Ed Burger, to schedule an interview with him in the next few weeks on our podcast feature, “Join the Conversation.”  So, I am hoping you will soon hear…

The Fiscal Times -10 Public Colleges with Insanely Luxurious Dorms

Steve Yoder underscores the importance of quality residential facilities in the recruitment of students in this article. Be sure to view the impressive student housing showcased in the slideshow. Capstone On-Campus is honored to manage The Heights at Montclair State – #7 in the photo gallery. The Fiscal Times -10 Public Colleges with Insanely Luxurious…