Author: danielwmurphy

My grown up job is serving as an Assistant Director with the Office of First Year Experience Programs. By interest, I'm a runner and social media junky. I currently serve as a member of the National Orientation Directors Association Board of Directors and write for RemixYourHealth.

Play it Safe, Party Animal

I’d like you to meet my new friends: Hank, Ed, Fred & Minnie — the Street Smart Party Animals! I just met these new friends on Friday, but they are quickly becoming some of my favorite people in the Twittersphere (I guess they’re also on Facebook — but, meh…). I think the biggest challenges for a lot of colleges and universities…

Student Leader “Super Heros”

I’ve had the luxury of never leaving college — living the dream even 8 years after walking across the stage leading to the “real world.” The additional two years of Masters work and the subsequent six I’ve spent as a professional on campus working with students in a variety of capacities (hall director, supervisor, mentor, adviser, coach, tough love guru, friend, etc) have…

A Buzzer-Beater of a Workout

I know we find ourselves at the awkward point in the year where college bowl games have been decided but not yet played, basketball is still in non-conference play, other fall sports have wrapped up and we look to the spring of collegiate athletics to remind us what we love about college sports — the hardwork and dedication of collegiate…