I am in the process of collecting information regarding who in #SAChat is presenting at #ACPA11 and #NASPA11. 

Please send the following information to me at krothfel@kent.edu or kmrothfeld@gmail.com.  Please use subject line: #ACPA11/#NASPA11 Conference Presentation.

Please differentiate which presentations are for which conference.
Information Requested (ACPA & NASPA):
* Presenter(s) Name
* Title of Presentation
* Abstract Description of Presentation
* 140 character Biography of Each Presenter
* Headshot
For NASPA (additional requirements)
*Time, Date, & Location of presentation.

Deadline for providing information is January 1, 2011.  I will be creating Google Docs for both lists.  I will accept #ACPA11 presentation date, time and location information after the deadline due to the fact that the information is not available at the present time.

Any questions feel free to contact me.  Thank you for your assistance!
The past few days have been filled with stress, many tweets, lack of sleep, editing papers, doing research, and lack of studying.  It is midterms week and that means lots of projects, presentations, and exams.  One project has taken over my life, and most of the #sachat community knows about it, due to constant stressing, tweeting, and wanting to pull my hair out.  The original assignment was a 5 page paper (minimum) and a 30 minute presentation (minimum).  The groups were supposed to be 3 members each, but due to other forces, the group I was in consisted of 2.  We met Sunday evening to write the paper and get everything together.  My partner began the paper, and I helped with sources and other items.  We made a great team, and worked really well together.  However, I spent quite a few hours (and into the early morning) editing this paper over the past 3 days.  The whole project turned out great - we surpassed the minimum amount of pages (we had 11) and we surpassed the minimum amount of time for the presentation (so at least 30 minutes).  Our faculty member was impressed and while the road was tough, I've learned a few things the past few days:

1. I will never, EVER, wait until 3 days before a presentation/paper is due to begin the whole project.  I have lost too much sleep, time, and sanity over this project.

2. Once again, members of #sachat came to my rescue.  They made me laugh when I wanted to pull my hair out.  They shared in my frustration of power point slides.

@lynnellison @KMRothfeld Ugh - Death by PowerPoint! I hate that!

And they reminded me to breathe.

3. I spoke with my faculty member this evening, and I am doing well in the class.  I'm the only Higher Ed Master's student in a Sports Adm/Mgt course, but I'm holding my own.  My professor even said she'd turn me into an athletics administrator yet.  This class has given me a confidence boost-the presentation I gave this evening is the calmest I've ever been giving a presentation-I guess my practicum experience giving workshops have made a huge difference. 

And now that this assignment is done, I feel I can breathe again.  I am super busy over the next two weeks, but tonight's experience has given me motivation to keep pushing through and keep on moving on. 

Now to focus on the job search because according to my business professor - we should start looking - and we should have started yesterday.  While this is one more thing to handle, I know I can handle it thanks to my amazing family, friends, classmates, coworkers, and #sachat community.  Until next time....
It makes sense for my first post be a thank you note.  Without #SAchat, I wouldn't have even considered starting a blog to chart my journey through graduate school and into becoming a professional. 

I started using Twitter the summer before I moved to Ohio for graduate school.  I used it rarely, and only to capture the most absurd and crazy portions of my journey from Oakland to Kent State.  It wasn't until Becca had a great experience in the job search from connecting with the #SAchat community that I became, slowly but surely, active in the community. 

It started with "lurking and learning" from the weekly chats, then engaging in conversations with other, to actively engaging within the community every day.  I never completely believed that the people in this group could help me in the job search until last month, when in a panic about the impending job search, I sent out a tweet for HELP! and people responded.  Lots of people.  Not just people I had engaged with previously, but new connections.  This community has helped me find a network of connections, including Kent State graduates, and other master's degree graduates who have all been in my position before.  It allowed me to connect with my internship supervisor for the spring.  The people have given advice on everything from which conference to attend, is the placement exchange the place for me, internship and job advice, and even recommending the songs that make them smile, or songs that center around  the word "believe" (I have successfully gotten R. Kelly stuck in everyone's head....again).

So this is my thank you to Debra and Tom.  Thank you for starting this wonderful community, a place of support and challenge for a second year graduate student preparing to take the plunge (or as I like to call it "the chaos of") placement.  While the road ahead is frightening to think about, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and along the way, thanks to a group of colleagues, mentors, and friends.

Happy Birthday #SAchat!


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