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Well, at least one whale anyway. The SMILE Program at OSU with the assistance of some high school students from Oregon created a gigantic inflatable whale and placed it in the Memorial Union Quad last Friday. The web cam on the roof of Milam Hall recorded this timelapse video. I made it a little more dramatic with the addition of the theme from Jaws:
Experimenting with a Canon HF10… I was in a meeting when we noticed this guy flying a kite on Friday afternoon in the Memorial Union Quad at Oregon State University. I had been demoing the video camera and editing video for most of the day. I ran outside and shot this clip. I imported it into iMovie and messed around with the color saturation. The grass is very green and the sky is very blue! I uploaded the finished product to my brand new Vimeo Plus account. The quality is quite good.
Lately, I have received several emails asking me about my experiences as a higher education administrator and regarding my experiences as someone who has graduated from a college student services administration graduate program. I decided to attempt to answer all of them in a giant college student services / higher education administrator, question/answer blog post. The questions were sent to me via email, Twitter and Facebook. I’ve taken out the identifying bits of info and hopefully, some of my answers will be useful to folks who are thinking about working in higher education or pursuing a graduate degree in higher education administration / college student services…
Craig Robinson is the head coach of men’s basketball at Oregon State University. I had the pleasure of meeting him last fall at an event in the Memorial Union. He seems like a really nice guy. I love that the practice time for men’s basketball is at 5:30 AM. As an academic advisor, I appreciate practice times that don’t overlap or interfere with course schedules.
I love what his Mom says at the end of the video. She’s awesome.
Oregon State University has a new social media directory page. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube and WordPress are the primary communication mediums for OSU’s social media presence. I’m sure this list will continue to grow as more and more departments engage in social media implementations.
Eric Stoller, an academic advisor at OSU, is from Columbus Junction, Iowa; a town of about 2,000 people that was besieged by water in June when the Iowa and Cedar Rivers overran their banks.
“The only way I could do something to help was to put information up on my blog,” Stoller said.
The transplanted Iowan is quite tech savvy. In a previous job, he worked as a Web consultant and he also built the OSU Admissions department’s blog. He started his personal blog in 2004, mostly as a way to publish his academic work and social justice views. In June, Stoller began posting flood photos and links to Southeast Iowa flooding news stories.
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For your Sunday viewing, here’s a video timelapse featuring last Friday’s Battle of the Bands at Oregon State University. I uploaded this one to Vimeo. Their system retains more of the original video’s quality than uploads on YouTube. Rental 58 was one of the bands at this year’s event. Their lead singer, Matt, happens to be one of my favorite e.cafe baristos.