Student Affairs Live - Trends in Student Centers

April 26, 2018

What are the hot trends and issues in Student Centers today? How do you best blend technology, aesthetics, amenities, and a sense of institutional pride into community spaces that cater to the needs of modern-day students? How can intentional student center design lead to better learning and engagement on campus? What are the biggest challenges facing student center professionals today? On this episode of Higher Ed Live, Tony Doody interviews Debra Hammond, Corbin Smyth, Laurie Woodward, and architect Brian Schermer about “Trends In Student Centers” with questions related to sustainability, security, signage, accommodations for students with disabilities, and more.


Admissions Live - College Signing Day with Civic Nation

April 24, 2018

With May 1 quickly approaching, thousands of students are making one of the most important decisions of their lives; where to attend college. Since 2014, Michelle Obama's Reach Higher initiative has celebrated College Signing Day in an effort to encourage students to strive for higher education. Now in its fifth year, the initiative has grown tremendously and popular hashtags like #BetterMakeRoom and #ReachHigher are filling up timelines on social media.

On this episode of Admissions Live, we sit down with Eric Waldo, Executive Director of Reach Higher, to talk about this year's College Signing Day celebration, the impact the Reach Higher movement has had on America and future goals for Civic Nation.


Admissions Live - April in Admissions: Balancing Work without Burning Out

April 17, 2018

April is notorious for being one of the most challenging months in admissions. It seems to be a time when there's rarely a chance to take a breath, never mind a day off. There are yield events, counselor programs and vacation visitors on campus. We're jumping into spring travel. The cycle starts for the next wave of prospective students in junior and sophomore years. It can make your head spin. Despite all this, an enrollment team must be ready for anything and operating at its best.

On this episode of Admissions Live, we sit down with Brandon Kennedy. Brandon is associate director of admissions at Castleton University. We'll discuss tips for balancing professional commitments and maintaining health and well-being.


Student Affairs Live - How College Affects Students

April 5, 2018

Higher and post-secondary education professionals face intense scrutiny on several fronts. In these roles, we must have a working knowledge of college impact. And so, we need to understand the metrics that prove effectiveness. The newest volume of How College Affects Students builds on decades of research and incorporates findings from 2002 to 2013. It serves as an important resource for educators, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. The book reveals how colleges affect undergraduates economic, career, and quality of life outcomes. It provides evidence-based insights on the value of higher education. Join Student Affairs Live co-host Heather Shea on Wednesday, April 4. She'll speak with the authors of How College Affects Students. Hear how they distilled research for use in and beyond higher education. Heather talks with Drs. Matthew Mayhew, Alyssa Rockenbach, Nicholas Bowman, Tricia Seifert, and Gregory Wolniak.


Higher Ed Live Special Edition - Small Shop, Big Reach

April 3, 2018

Chris D'Orso is back for a special broadcast with Zachary Seidel from the NCAA Bracket-busting UMBC. During their historic run, UMBC's social media content stood up to big-time brands and won the hearts of thousands of new followers. Hear how this small communications team leveraged the March Madness spotlight to boost reach.


Marketing Live - The Art and Science of Handshake

March 29, 2018

Just a few years ago Garrett Lord was a student at Michigan Tech. Now he's the CEO of a career service platform called Handshake. His technology is helping students navigate their career search at 500 universities across the country. Tune in to learn how this tool supports students, schools, and employers. Garrett will share some of the science behind the platform, including AI and machine learning. We'll dig into how Handshake approaches problem-solving for its diverse user base.


Higher Ed Live Special Edition - Gators, Haters and the First Amendment: When a White Supremacist Comes to Campus

March 29, 2018

In the past several years many higher education institutions have come under attack by groups of radicals who are determined to push the limits of the First Amendment. On October 19, 2017, the University of Florida faced this threat when white supremacist Richard Spencer held an event on campus. As a result of high levels of preparation, coordination and luck, the day passed without incident. Nicole Yucht, assistant vice president of UF Communications and Major Brad Barber, assistant director of the UF Police Department will talk about the communication efforts before, during and after the event and will share lessons learned when Gators meet haters and clash over the First Amendment.


Student Affairs Live - Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream

March 28, 2018

Join the conversation with, Sara Goldrick-Rab, author of Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream as she shares research, issues, and strategies that are affecting affordability and student success. Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to incorporate questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Marketing Live - Let the Story do the Work

March 22, 2018

At the heart of leadership lies persuasion. At the heart of persuasion lies storytelling. On this episode of Marketing Live, author, storytelling expert, and former admissions officer Esther Choy will dissect the art and science of storytelling. She'll share insights on the power of story and how to use it to your advantage. Esther will discuss how to find the perfect hook, how to structure your story, and how to bring facts and data to life.


Admissions Live - Maintaining Inbox Zero

March 20, 2018

Email is critical to our business practices. So much so that the French had to write into law that you don’t have to check your work email when you go home. Over the last twenty years, it has replaced countless old technologies. From the office memo to the phone call, we use email for mass and interpersonal communication. More recently, transactional email has become the ultimate nudge. Daily reminders and digests flood our inboxes morning and night. There is a huge variety of communication in our inboxes. It's no wonder we have trouble keeping things organized. Ashley Budd join Admissions Live host Nicole Lentine. Tune in to hear pro tips and tricks for achieving and maintaining the elusive "inbox zero."