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The Ahlquist Top 10 of 2016

For the last three years, I have created a top 10 list featuring moments, highlights and announcements that made the year memorable. Click the years to check out those past posts from 2013, 2014 and 2015! So let me state this upfront. 2016 was not an easy year, not just for the Ahlquist’s, but what seemed to be for […]

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The (not so secret) Club of Speaking in Higher Ed

This post is part of a project that Dr. Ann Marie Klotz and I are offering for higher education professionals interested in sharing their speaking and expertise professionally. Student Affairs Speaker #SquadGoals aims to open doors and accessibility through building a supportive community of speakers through education and mentorship . As our rollout shares, At the beginning of […]

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The One Year Niche: Blogging about Social Media in Higher Education

One year ago, July 22nd, 2013 I posted what would be the first of my posts about Social Media in Higher Education. Titled: Student Engagement Through Social Media: #IsItPossible?  I thought I’d share my thoughts from my doctoral program class assignment and was blown away the positive response beyond my classmates on Twitter. It inspired me to […]

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Our Puppy Parker Turns One!

(Around) the 4th of July one year ago our puppy Parker was born.  I say ‘around’ because even his rescuers could only estimate his age.  Living with his mother and four brothers & sisters on the streets of South Central LA, things were not looking so great for this Lab-Boxer-Border Collie mixed family. Luckily a concerned resident […]

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I’m 50!

No I’m not fifty (turning 32 in a couple weeks though), but today marks my 50th blog post!  A goal I set out for myself in January, to blog daily.  As Sally O’Malley declared, “I like to kick, stretch and KICK!!”  I took on this project to challenge myself, test the waters in blogging and […]

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