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Very proud to report that I was able to participate in Green Dot training this afternoon with my fellow Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates (RVPA). This is a fantastic program, tailored toward the college student population, and designed to empower participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an active bystander against power-based personal violence in our community. 
As an advocate for the proliferation of safe and healthy relationships at UMBC, I’m thrilled for the initially positive feedback and energy that this program attracted from select groups in athletics and greek life last spring.  Look for the official Green Dot kickoff this September!
"No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something."
What’s your green dot?
This photo was our table’s team name for the training.  It was a bit of an inside joke …

Very proud to report that I was able to participate in Green Dot training this afternoon with my fellow Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates (RVPA). This is a fantastic program, tailored toward the college student population, and designed to empower participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become an active bystander against power-based personal violence in our community. 

As an advocate for the proliferation of safe and healthy relationships at UMBC, I’m thrilled for the initially positive feedback and energy that this program attracted from select groups in athletics and greek life last spring.  Look for the official Green Dot kickoff this September!

"No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something."

What’s your green dot?

This photo was our table’s team name for the training.  It was a bit of an inside joke …

Fun with Photo Booth at Retrieverfest this afternoon.  Thanks to commonvision for providing the good times.  The flickr stream can be found here.  Just scroll down and click on “Media.”

Met many wonderful families and new students at Retriever Fest on Main St. this morning/afternoon.  Also had the chance to entertain a few passers by with a bit of magic.

Thanks to commonvision for their photo booth event. I will post a link to the flickr stream as soon as I have it.

A glance into the student training experiences of the past two days. Based on what I saw from this crew, we have a great deal of potential this year.

An info graphic that shows how college students use their smartphones.
I thought it was interesting that one of the times when young adults are most willing to set aside their devices is while they are exercising.  Now, if we could just get everyone to put their devices aside while their in the car, then we’d all be better off.
(via In a Relationship: College Students and Their Smartphones [INFOGRAPHIC])

An info graphic that shows how college students use their smartphones.

I thought it was interesting that one of the times when young adults are most willing to set aside their devices is while they are exercising.  Now, if we could just get everyone to put their devices aside while their in the car, then we’d all be better off.

(via In a Relationship: College Students and Their Smartphones [INFOGRAPHIC])

THE COMMONS - STUDENT TRAINING / DAY 1

We saw some great energy from our student staff on their first day back in The Commons. Spent some time catching up with some of the returners and getting to meet some of the eager new faces that will make up our crew this year.

Felt particularly blessed to have had Dr. Hrabowski spend about 45 minutes with our students talking about everything from leadership, customer service, building relationships, and sharing his vision for the UMBC community. We are very grateful indeed.

Looking forward to Student Training / Day 2.

Not sure yet whether or not I’m looking forward to the bound-to-be-epic clash between Move-in/Opening and Hurricane Irene.  Considering that Governor O’Malley has already declared a State of Emergency in Maryland and the storm hasn’t even left the Bahamas doesn’t bode so well for the outlook, does it?

Stay tuned for some live-tweeting over the weekend (@cyclingbum)