Shannon, thanks for adding me on a contributor to this fun blog! I hope I can be as creative as you are and find the time for consistent posts.
We originally talked about creating this site for various people who needed to learn more about blogs. I’ve done some research on blogs and how to start one.
Here is a concise article about what is a blog, why start one, and what are some instructional implications and downsides. http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELI7006.pdf I also performed another search for websites that host free blogs. Blogger.com, LiveJournal.com, Wordpress.com, and Yahoo.com (yahoo360) are very popular along with hundreds of other sites. Anyone can perform a Google search, enter: “free blogs” and have a wide buffet to choose.
And of course, I have to include an instructional video on why create a blog. Have a look-see at this short clip about how and why to create a blog. It's called Blogs in Plain English!
Finally, for the Student Affairs folks who want to see what other student affairs professionals are doing, they can read this blog and possibly join to journal their experiences with connecting with students. http://www.thesablog.org/
Event Design on a Dime: 10 Tips for Planning Successful Events on a Tight Budget
On May 22, 2008 the Georgia Tech Event Coordinators Network in conjunction with the Alumni Association hosted a fun and informative Brown Bag about how to design events with a small budget.
Kara Allen, Event Director for the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, shared tips, tricks and ideas about planning and designing successful events. In addition, she decorated each table with easy-to-duplicate centerpieces and provided resource contact info.
Inexpensive votive candles and holders provide a simple and elegant centerpiece.
Versatile glass bubbles can be used in many ways. Try floating a sunflower in water over a bed of river rocks.
Kara Allen shows attendees how to use simple monochromatic roses to create beautiful and elegant arrangements.