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vision

An Indispensable Resource for Everyone

During the ACUHO-I Annual Conference & Exposition, I spoke of the changes occurring within our association and our
profession. There is no doubt we must prepare to continue to meet the needs of our staff and students. We must be motivated
to approach this culture of change. As well, we must be engaged in our association to anticipate the change. To do this, we
must personally reflect upon the question “What is your why?”
As Eric Thomas, author of The Secret to Success and former American football player, explains, you have to have a why for
doing what you do. Why do you get up in the morning and face the joys and challenges of your job? What is your why . . . your
inspiration? You can identify the intrinsic tools that you possess to be successful. In addition, ACUHO-I
. . . these books
can provide quality tools to do your work. To that end, I am excited to share that ACUHO-I has published
proVIde the
a six-volume book set titled Campus Housing Management.
These books, all written from a practitioner’s point of view, encompass the scope of campus
knowledge
housing. Individual volumes address the past, present, and future of campus housing; residence
And reAl-world
life and education; facilities construction and management; business and information technology
exAmples
services; auxiliary services and campus partnerships; and staffing and leadership. The authors share
insights regarding foundational theories of the profession and demonstrate how to put that theory into
thAt Allow
IndIVIduAls And practice. These books will help address the challenges you now face and will aid in preparing for the
future.
orgAnIzAtIons
At the foundation is the ACUHO-I Body of Knowledge Core Competencies. Just as that document
to mAster those (which is included in the first volume) is the definitive word on what it means to work in campus housing,
these books provide the knowledge and real-world examples that allow individuals and organizations to
competencIes.
master those competencies. This is the lens to use to conduct our training and development with staff.
Bob Mosier, retired from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, said it best in the foreword: “Building competencies
and skill sets in the increasingly complex campus housing profession demands cutting-edge knowledge. These books, with
their depth and range of coverage, offer a wealth of information and resources for all housing practitioners.” These books
give you the how to do your work after you have answered your own question about why you are doing your work!
More than 80 individuals, under the direction of project co-editors Norb Dunkel (associate vice president for student
affairs at the University of Florida in Gainesville) and James Baumann (director of marketing and communications at the
ACUHO-I Central Office in Columbus, Ohio), share bylines in these books. I’m proud of the level of engagement, and I’m
proud of the end result. I encourage you to see that this becomes a staple and “go to resource” in your department library. I
extend a special thank you to the editors and authors for furthering our knowledge of best practices within the profession. I
am honored to serve an association that produces such high-quality resources for its membership.
As we repeatedly demonstrate on our campuses as well as within our association, when we collaborate there is very little
that we can’t do. Big changes may be coming, but I’m confident that, together, the ceiling can’t hold us down.
Patricia A.R. Martinez
ACUHO-I President
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - July/August 2013

Talking Stick - July/August 2013
Contents
New Member Highlight
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business Operations
Facilities
Calendar
Common Space for the Common Good
Marketing the Residential Experience
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Cover2
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 1
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 2
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Contents
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - New Member Highlight
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 5
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Vision
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 7
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Just In
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 10
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Your ACUHO-I
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Transitions
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Res Life
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Business Operations
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Facilities
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Calendar
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Common Space for the Common Good
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