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Blood for Missions

Blood for Missions

Have I mentioned that college students pull off some great stuff? Most recently, our students partnered with Blood for Missions to host a blood drive on our campus.  We’ve long wanted to work with Blood for Missions, and it finally worked out. The model is simple.  You host a blood drive and each successful donor … Continue reading

This Week at School…

We talked about politics. Last Wednesday, our student executive board hosted an all-staff training that looked at some ballot initiatives that relate to our office’s main four focus areas.  This Wednesday, we followed up on the same in another meeting.  And on the Friday in between, in a small group I’m leading, we looked at … Continue reading

This Week at School

I’ve been a bit stuck on my writing; this actually happened last fall as well.  The way work paces out just doesn’t fit well with sitting or reflecting, and I feel it not only in the blog but personally as well.  The end of this season isn’t far, but in the meantime, I decided to … Continue reading

Everyday Advocate:  Serve One Day

Everyday Advocate: Serve One Day

One thing I’ve learned by working in affluent communities is that just because there is wealth does not men there isn’t also need.  That need, more often than not, though, is hidden.  Hidden by manicured lawns and nails and designer everything from dogs to jeans to births. And so you have to go looking for … Continue reading

Tasks vs. Authority

I love the Leadership Summit, but it’s been years since I’ve been able to attend.  My husband was able to go this year, and didn’t rub in one little bit. Right. So I followed along vicariously.  One quote hit me good and hard, especially since the reason I couldn’t attend was because two of my … Continue reading

Their Words: the URT

Their Words: the URT

We just finished a full week of training for our 40 student leaders.  I am so glad to have them back around, and so annoyed to have simultaneously fought a head cold all week (gifted to me by on of those students). My favorite piece of our training is the Urban Reality Tour, an experiential learning … Continue reading

They’re Back

They arrived today.  Forty eager, enthusiastic students, ready to devote their year to making the campus more aware of justice issues in our own backyard. Some had come earlier to get a few projects rolling, foreshadowing this afternoon.  But I still am never quite ready for the onslaught of the entire team. If I haven’t … Continue reading

I Learned Some New Words

I Learned Some New Words

I learned some new words this week: Adultescent: the generation of Americans who come back to the nest with their $200,000 diplomas in hand and swathed in the comfy blanket of parental-protected unemployment. Funemployed: When said adultescent knows they can still stay out late, sleep in late, and generally lounge around in life because their … Continue reading

Successful and Well

Wednesdays are the day I stop to think about something I’ve heard from someone that bears repeating. Whether it’s stated or not, inherent in great leadership is the promise that as a result of being led by me, you will emerge more connected in your relationship to God and stronger in your gifted areas. -Nancy … Continue reading

A Generosity Question

A Generosity Question

A student asked the other day about our “pet causes,” the social justice issues we are personally most passionate about.  It’s a tough question for anyone on my staff; we care about a lot of causes very much. But I think if I had to pick one (in the U.S.), I’d say I’m most passionate … Continue reading