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snapsHot claire a. seMer our profession is changing. The TraDiTional college moDel is faDing, anD online learning anD nighT/ weekenD classes are The fuTure. What’s the first thing you do when you get into the office each morning? Turn on my computer, check e-mail, read crisis messages, and review voicemail. New social technology like texting and Facebook: Good or evil? Both. Of course, there’s a time and a place for both; social networking on Facebook can be positive, and we should learn everything there is to know about new technology. What’s the biggest issue for the students on your campus right now? Affordability. Students are struggling to pay for classes, housing, fees, text books, etc. What’s your biggest challenge on campus? Obtaining a sense of student ownership/buy-in in our mature, dated residence halls. What’s the biggest issue you see facing the profession right now? Our profession is changing. The traditional college model is fading, and online learning and night/weekend classes are the future. The living and learning experience will change, and residence life programs must adjust or suffer the consequences. Best book you’ve been impressed by? Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich: 75 Avoidable Mistakes Women Make with Money and Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers, both by Dr. Lois Frankel, and Thinking for a Change: 11 Ways Highly Successful People Approach Life and Work by John C. Maxwell. What makes your campus unique? 1,338 acres of campus … a beautiful, green, grassy campus and … We are building! Last meal at a campus dining hall? Lunch with some of the RAs. What resource can’t you live without? My Blackberry. Name the individuals who made the greatest impact on your career. Besides my mom, who has kept me grounded and reflective, the many women (co-workers, friends, supervisors, secretaries, and students) I’ve interacted with have impacted my career in many, many ways — I can’t thank them enough. What made you decide to work in housing? If you hadn’t chosen housing, what would your job be? I absolutely loved living on campus … it was transformational. My work in housing is intellectually stimulating and energetic. I can’t see myself as a school counselor. Favorite campus traditions? Opening day: Move-in weekend is by far my favorite campus tradition. Campus comes alive after a quiet summer. When was the last time you awoke to a phone call from work in the middle of the night? Last week. What do you wish was different about your job? Nothing. I never really considered this a “job.” I truly love what I do. Claire a. semer is the Senior Coordinator for Diversity in the Office of Residence Life at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Who would you like to see featured? Send your suggestions to camille@acuho-i.org. 5 Talking STick

Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Cover2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 11
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 12
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 15
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 17
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 18
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 19
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 21
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 22
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 23
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 26
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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