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3 Reasons Our ‘Humans Need Humans’ Tote Bag Should Be On Your Shopping List!

3 Reasons Our ‘Humans Need Humans’ Tote Bag Should Be On Your Shopping List!

Oh my gosh, you’re the absolute best, this is the greatest gift, let alone tote bag, I have ever received! -Totally what your best friend will say when you buy them the ‘Humans Need Humans’ canvas tote bag The holidays are right around the corner so check out our Swift Kick store for that hard to shop for person on your list. You know the one, the “I don’t care what you get me as long as it’s money” type. Before you simply hand over the cash, check out the unique “Humans Need Humans” design on our new tote bag and all of the reasons to get one…or ten! Reason #1: It’s true! Humans Need Humans. To be nice, to be funny, to be welcoming, to be awesome; simply, we need each other. Reason #2: It’s in! The canvas tote bag is all […]

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Gift Buying Guide for Your Whole Team

Gift Buying Guide for Your Whole Team

It’s the holiday season! (So woop-de-doo, and dickery dock..) If you want to show your appreciation for your team to help them get through the end of the quarter, an early gift exchange can do the trick. But what to get? For the overachiever who has saved your butt several times last minute A funny mug (like this one!) A spa day/treat-yo-self gift basket A gift card to the nearest coffee shop For the always pulled together all-star Really nice agenda for 2017 New case for their phone, Kindle, or laptop Our Humans Need Humans tote bag For your right-hand man/lady Matching best friends key chains or jewelry Something from Etsy about their favorite TV show A planned day of activities for the two of you For someone who you want to get to know better A gift card to […]

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5 Reasons to Apply for the RA Position

5 Reasons to Apply for the RA Position

I will never forget my RA days. Housing in general was probably the best experience I could ever ask for. Working so close with other RA’s and residents, you tend to create a family. The RA position is more than just a job. It is an opportunity where you benefit from so much around the campus. Listed below are the top 5 reasons why I believe the RA position is so amazing. 1. You get to be a mentor As an RA, you have the opportunity to be a mentor to so many individuals. As a mentor, you are able to: create friendships have students that lookup to you interact with students on a daily basis be the first (and sometimes only) resource to students act as a brother or sister to those around you help others academically or socially […]

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10 Quotes about Leadership and Success

10 Quotes about Leadership and Success

I was talking with a friend the other day and asked her what leadership was. She said, “To me, [it] is someone who can work with a group, and helps guide that group in the right direction. It is not someone who makes demands, it is someone who works well with others.” I liked her definition. It made me think, I wonder how other people in the world define the same concept. So, I decided to go on a quote hunt. Here are some wonderful definitions that stuck out to me that I would love to share with you: Leadership Challenge: I challenge you to go out and be a leader. You do not have to change the world, but you can strive to if you would like. Help others and show them what you can accomplish together. That is […]

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Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Tom was on TV About the Hugging World Record!

Roses are red, Violets are blue. Hugs are free, For me and you! On Thursday, November 3, we hosted Student Free Hugs Day.  Thank you to the College of DuPage for hosting the attempt at breaking a world record for the most number of hugs in one minute. It was an honor for Tom to do this at his alma mater, especially during Free Hugs Day. It is always a pleasure to interact with our community in amazing events like this one. Breaking a world record was just the cherry on top. 🙂 Ch-ch-check it out! #TeamHuman

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Reflection Time: My Top 5 Things to Be Thankful For

Reflection Time: My Top 5 Things to Be Thankful For

Every year I like to reflect on what/who I am thankful for and why I am thankful for it/them. Here are my top five items to be thankful for: My Family My family has always been close to my heart. I have been blessed to have such a large and close family. Their love and support has helped me along my journey. For this, I am forever thankful to have each and every member as a part of my life. My Friends These crazy kids! My friends, especially those individuals throughout the last few years, have kept me sane. Well, as sane as I can be. My friends were there when I needed a shoulder to cry on, someone to laugh with, someone to blow off steam by playing pool or ping pong with, and someone to just relax, do homework, and […]

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4 Movies That Remind Us to Become a Better Speaker

4 Movies That Remind Us to Become a Better Speaker

What do Harrison Ford, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Warren Buffet, Thomas Jefferson and Mahatma Gandhi all have in common? A fear of public speaking. From anxiety about a stutter to a fear of what people think, the fear of public speaking manifests differently for everyone. Here are some movies that remind us it’s just another skill to refine: Larry Crowne It’s never a bad time to learn something new. Whether you’re speaking in public for the first time or taking a class like our Speak Easy Bootcamp, skill acquisition should be a lifelong process. The King’s Speech Stuttering has been a major concern for some of our most known actors. Did you know that Julia Roberts was afraid of speaking because of her stutter? While practice may not make it go away, it can help you build confidence, determine when it happens […]

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5 Times Leaders are Required to Speak

5 Times Leaders are Required to Speak

Something big has just happened. Somebody needs to say something. You look around the room and see everyone staring back at you. Crap, that somebody is you, huh? With a title like President, Co-chair, or Head Honcho, you’re expected to have the words when nobody else does. That doesn’t mean you feel ready. Being a leader comes with a lot of different roles. You create huge ideas and work with your team to see them through. You’re well known in your community. But another part of being a leader is to be able to step up and lead when important moments happen, good or bad. And while actions speak louder than words, you cannot stay silent in those moments.  Let’s take a look at five situations when leaders are required to speak. When Running for a Position This is the […]

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My Journey: How I Became a Hall Director

My Journey: How I Became a Hall Director

Res Life at KU – where my journey began College is where we find ourselves and discover what we want to do in life. When entering Kutztown, I decided I wanted to be a Special Education Teacher. After the first year and going into my sophomore year, I switched to Communication and eventually picked up a Public Relations and Professional Writing Minor. Along with changing my major, I decided to join Housing and Residence Life at Kutztown University. Just a few short months after obtaining this job, I knew this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. For the past four years I have been a part of Housing and have worked with college students. Becoming a Resident Director is what I saw myself doing in the future. Helping students figure out where they want […]

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