Everyday Leadership

TedTalk

We often reserve the title “Leader” for someone who has accomplished enormous feats. But what about the small things we do every day? Could those small ways we interact also be considered leadership? Check out this funny and inspiring TedTalk by Drew Dudley that recognizes the leader in all of us.

 

Building Campus Community within the Student Union

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What role does the CAB play on our campus? Is it a place where students, staff  and faculty build community? The Association of College Unions International (ACUI) and PBS Visionaries recently completed a multi-part series focusing on building and broadening campus community within four distinctly different student unions. Their four-part documentary is now available to view online. Take a look and let us know how you think the CAB reflects the culture of our community.

*For those of you more inclined to watch the dvd, feel free to contact Andy Corn at x6425

 

 

Colleague Connections: Jessica Liuzzi

Jessica

This Student Affairs Employee Spotlight is an initiative to find out more about the talented breadth of people working in Student Affairs at Evergreen.  Colleagues were selected at random and are offered a variety of questions to which they respond. Learn more about Jessica Liuzzi who works in Financial Aid.

Q. What is your educational background?

A. I have a BA in Mathematics from the University of Portland.

 Q. What is your favorite part of the work you do?

A. My favorite part of the work I do is helping someone who needs help and really needs an advocate.

 Q. What are some strategies you have for self-care?

 A.  Strategies for self-care? Leave work at work and a glass of wine or a beer.

 Q. Can you recommend a book, article, or film that might be of interest to Student    Affairs staff?

A.  A book I’d recommend would probably be The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Easy   read, but it made an impression.

 Q. Who or what inspires you?

A.  My inspiration as well as a lot of my irritation comes from people in general. I had a    woman the other day tell me about how her identity has been stolen by her dead husband’s kids and that there is an  investigation going on about his death because it may not have been natural and her son had just been shot, but this woman was so sweet and kind. There was not an ounce of hate or scorn coming out of her and she was just grateful to be alive and going to school. She was simply thankful for the   opportunities and the life she has. That woman is one of many that inspire me.