Posts From the monthly archives: "December 2015"

Happy Holidays from WACAC!


As we move into the end of the year, we want to wish you all happy holidays.  We will be taking a brief break from our blog in the hopes that you will be able to spend time with your …

Indie Scene: Blue Ocean


Blue Ocean

I’m still glowing from the webinar I attended this morning. The presenter was Ed Devine, the current WACAC president, speaking about demonstrating interest—and more importantly, how teenagers who develop the faculties to demonstrate their interest are actually learning …

Desk Shaming


By Samantha Schreiber

No more rental cars, so let’s see what we have in our cubicles as reading season get’s going, shall we?


Bringing the fall foliage straight to his desk
Nothing like a snuggly kitty to

The Way I See It: Presentation Flubs


Curated by Amy Hammer

It’s all happened to us. As much as you would like to forget, you will always remember those cringe-worthy moments during a presentation that unfortunately will be remembered by an audience as well. Regardless of how …

Deferred, Not Defeated


By Rebecca Joseph

I know it’s bittersweet to get deferred from your Early Decision or Early Action college! But you didn’t get rejected. They just want to look at you in the regular admission pool. Your chances of ultimately getting …

DEA Inclusion


By Jamilla Jamison

A few weeks ago, my colleague Yamilet Medina López posted a blog about the much-discussed Fisher v. University of Texas – Austin Supreme Court case. In an effort to keep the WACAC and higher education community informed …

WACAC Member Spotlight: Rob Lamb


Q & A with Rob Lamb with Neelam Savla interviewing on behalf of WACAC

Over the next several months, we wanted to help you meet WACAC. How, you ask? We’re bringing you WACAC member spotlights to help us all learn …

By Curtis Morisaki

The Journey
Higher education inspires people to do great things and sometimes the field allows professionals to work at the same institution for 24 years. Steve Maples, Director of Admissions, at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) …

Action Alert

GRC and Affiliate GRC Chairs,

This morning, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT or ESEA).  The bill replaces No Child Left Behind, which technically expired in 2007 …

Stretching Per Diem: Post 5


By Chris Helvajian

I’ve now reached the end of my conscripted service to the WACAC blog.

One last post to summarize our journey together through the magical land of stretching per diem. One last chance for me to impart what …