Why This 9 Letter Word is So Meaningful

When I came here, I was looking for a community. Then I realized I was helping to create one.” – OSU If you look at the word “community” what do you see? Here at Swift Kick, this amazing nine-letter word means so much. Take a look as we break down each letter to explain why […]

The Intern Who Eats Her Pizza Crust First – Meet Dee!

New intern? Check. Every six months, Swift Kick welcomes an intern or two into the exclusive family. The new year will start in style as we welcome Dee Dube to the family! We can’t wait to get to know her at our retreat in January. Meet Dee: A junior at Southern New Hampshire University, we met […]

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 […]

3 Lessons for Every Leader in Your Favorite Movies

Every now and then, a movie comes along that makes us feel good. And, just maybe, also has a tremendous lesson that we can carry with us. These three movies give leaders the basic, but awesome foundation of leadership. The journey and experience of leading is a privilege. Without a solid foundation in integrity, grit, […]

Kicking Bullying to the Curb

Meet Addison Mallery! HI! My name is Addy Mallery, and I am a 19 year old sophomore student studying at Allegany College of Maryland.  I am currently in the early childhood education program, and will be graduating with my associates’ degree next spring. I will then be transferring to Frostburg State to get my Bachelors […]

3 Productive Things You Can Do To Build Team Culture This Month

Tired of thinking about the election? Same. So let’s talk about some leaders you can tolerate – your team. We talk a lot about building a culture on your team where everyone feels welcomed, connected, and engaged. But to make that happen, the leadership must have their own positive team culture. And it’s not as […]

Taking a Time Out: The Importance of (Social) Staff Development

In my 10 years of supervising people in student affairs, the biggest lesson I can share would be to develop your staff. No matter my position, from RA to Associate Director, the value of connecting the staff socially made each team stronger and more efficient. For some of you, it may be a requirement; for others, you […]

It’s October Already? Stay Cool, Your Community Has Your Back

How many of you have looked at the calendar and said, “When did October get here?” If you’re like me, it may have even happened multiple times a day since October 1st. Here are some things to remember in O-C-T-O-B-E-R. Offer to help your teammates when they need it. If you have time, offering some […]

Dealing with Anxiety: “Speak It Into Your Existence”

Dealing with Anxiety

I feel like I’m drowning, buried deep under the waves of my own anxiety and fears. Far Too Frequent So often, within the confines of Higher Education, students are over-involved. They will fill their days with meetings and clubs and classes. One involvement leads to another, one position encourages a next. This cycle is ever […]

Want to Change the World? There’s Nothing to It!

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If you want to view paradise, Simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing to it. Student leaders change the world every day. It’s the little actions that determine if students feel welcomed, connected and engaged on their campus. To honor the loss of Gene […]