November 19, 2013 11:34 am
by Ed Cabellon
This episode of Student Affairs Live focused on “Social Good” and the ways that Student Affairs professionals could make positive impacts on a variety of social issues both on and off campus. This was a very special show for two reasons…
In the first half of the show, my guest was the extraordinary love letter writer and TED Speaker, Hannah Brencher. I first met Hannah when she was a student at Assumption College during one of my speaking engagements and recently reconnected with her at the ACUI Region 1 conference. She certainly has made an impact on the world since graduating in 2010. Her TED Talk, “Love Letters to Strangers“, shares her belief in the power of pen and paper, which started a global initiative that encourages strangers to exchange love letters. I’m thrilled that Hannah was on the show to share her incredible story with all of you!
In the second half, Tom Krieglstein and I launched a special TWO WEEK fundraising initiative to raise money for those affected by the super typhoon in the Philippines. There has been an outpouring of support from many of my higher education and student affairs friends to see what they can do to help… including the donations of coaching, consulting, and speaking opportunities for colleges and universities. With part of my family in the Philippines, this is a very personal fundraising effort. I hope you will join us in helping raise awareness and funds for people who desperately need it. If you or someone you know would like to donate services or resources as part of this initiative, please let me know! I was grateful that old friends joined in, including Student Affairs Live’s original host, Eric Stoller, Ann Marie Klotz from Oregon State University and Josie Ahlquist from Cal Lutheran University!
If you have any questions, or comments, please leave them in the comments below, or tweet them, adding the #SAlive hashtag! We hope you can join us LIVE on Wednesday, December 4th, but if not, feel free to watch the replay in syndication!