Reunion 2022: How to Optimize Community Engagement for the 2022 Alumni Reunion (Part 2 of 4)

Reunion 2022: How to Optimize Community Engagement for the 2022 Alumni Reunion (Part 2 of 4)

Alumni reunions are the most anticipated university activity for college graduates. It’s a celebration where former classmates and friends are invited to reconnect, reminisce over memories from decades past, and learn what others have been up to since their last encounter. Jerome Short, a psychology professor at George Mason University said in an article, “In the college years, we had goals of identity establishment and emotional intimacy in relationships. A reunion allows us to fill in details of our life stories.” While social media has become the go-to source for your alumni network, the pandemic has reminded us of the…
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Invest in Yourself: Announcing Amma Marfo and Paul Osincup

Invest in Yourself: Announcing Amma Marfo and Paul Osincup

It's that time: We're ready to begin revealing some of the exciting details and speakers behind the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience, coming June 16. This one-day digital experience for higher education professionals is unraveling the traditional “digital conference” format into a new type of “unconference” designed around personal wellness, stress-relief, and, finally, YOU! When staff are better grounded, less frazzled, and better equipped to manage stress, colleges & universities (and their students) all win! Raftr is delighted to announce that the Invest in Yourself Virtual Experience will be hosted by Amma Marfo, a higher education professional, writer and editor…
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8 Ways to Strengthen Peer Leadership Communication

8 Ways to Strengthen Peer Leadership Communication

As a new student at a new school, it can be an overwhelming transition. From not knowing where key spots are located, as well as not knowing anyone on campus - this is where peer leaders play a crucial role in welcoming incoming students. In the midst of COVID-19, it can be even more challenging for the Class of 2024 to get acquainted with the community. How do you build an environment where students feel a connection to their new university?  When planning a virtual orientation, orientation peer leaders can leverage multiple efforts online to help engage, communicate, and connect…
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