Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lovely Cabrini

Some things in life seem too good to be true. Which was kind of the way we felt at the magnificent Cabrini College. This is right up there with some of the most beautiful campuses we've had the pleasure of visiting. The campus is just outside Philadelphia nestled in 112 acres of nature filled serenity with lush trees and gardens everywhere amongst breath taking architecture, much of which was built more than 100 years ago. We spoke in a gorgeous Mansion on campus (pictured below) and I won the "guess which year it was built" contest, yeah me! Good guess, the answer was 1907. Aside from the stunning campus, the people, well they were some of the nicest we've ever met. Days like this make our work seem like a dream. We are so thankful and blessed to be living ours.
Sweet Dreams,
Kelly

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Augustana College

We had the pleasure of working with the Greek students at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois tonight. Good times. We had fun kick'n it with our new buds from Rock Island and learning all about their campus life. Thanks for everything guys!
After a long and very dark drive back to Peoria, it's time for us to hit the hay so we can get up at the crack to catch a flight to Philly. Nightie night!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kick'n it with our friend Stacey

We got a chance to spend time with our good friend and fellow speaker Stacey tonight. She invited us to a "spot" she had at The Grind in Queens. We've seen Stacey's educational program, "Looking Through Broken Mirrors:A Program about Eating Disorders, Body Image & Healing" but this was the first time we got a chance to see her do her comedy act. It was very cool to see Stacey do her thing. She's FUNNY!
In addition to working with college student to eradicate eating disorders and body image issues, and making people laugh with her stand up she's also trying to educate the world about all sorts of issues. You go Stacey! Check out her new project, The Stacey Prussman Show at http://www.thestaceyprussmanshow.com/ Stacey is getting involved and taking action by addressing important issues we all face in our every day lives. The show covers a wide range of topics from animal safety and protecting the environment to addressing body image issues. Stacey told us she's looking for show ideas so if you have a suggestion or project you want to tackle in your hood get in touch with our girl Stacey through her web-site. She would totally love to hear from you.

Adelphi University

On our way to work at Adelphi last night we were cruising through a very sheik neighborhood. The houses were gorgeous, the lawns were spectacular and the streets were squeaky clean. The Garden City is beautiful! For those of you not familiar with the whereabouts it's in Long Island, NY about 45 minutes outside the big apple. When we got to campus we met some of THE nicest people we've ever worked with. They were awesome! We were honored to be a part of Adelphi's Women's Recognition Month where they're doing all kinds of great stuff from body image to sexual assault awareness and self defense. Talk about March Madness! Thanks for all you're doing Adelphi and thanks for allowing us to be a part of it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Washington State University

Pictured above is the crew that made our trip to campus possible. Thanks guys!
Last night we were at WSU (GO COUGARS!) in Pullman, Washington where we got a chance to speak to a group of WSU's finest- the students of Greek life. They were pretty darn fabulous and that pretty much sums up the evening. A great gig at an amazing campus...just another reminder that we have THE best job in the world.
Time for us to hop on a plane and fly cross country to NYC baby. Our fingers are crossed for a surprise first class upgrade for the long journey. : ) We are totally dreaming but here's hoping...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Simple Travel Etiquette

We sometimes get a bit irritated with our fellow travelers in airports throughout the land. Frustrated with the not so friendly travelers aboard a recent flight we decided to shoot a little video blog action to let go of the anger in a healthy way and to share our top tips for airport etiquette before we hit the friendly skies!
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TOP 3 TIPS
1. Respect lines.
There is nothing more frustrating than someone who either mistakenly or intentionally ignores obvious order. Take a look around people, be aware.
2. No leaning please.
The space is tight enough already and the last thing I want is your seat in my lap. At 5'9", I can't tell you how many times I've had my knee caps slammed by the rapid recline of a seat in front of me. Not only is this painful and annoying, it's just rude!
3. Do NOT crowd the baggage claim carousel.
This might be my biggest frustration of all. We rarely check our bags but when we do I dread going to the baggage claim area to wrestle with the sea of vultures who crowd the carousel. When travelers (and the monster sized group that came to meet them at the airport) try to get so close that they're practically on top of the moving belt no one behind them can see a thing. Nothing! This is why I think airports should implement the 3 foot rule. Stand at least 3 feet behind the carousel until your bag is close, politely pardon your way to the carousel, grab your bag and step back. Then we can ALL see!
We just couldn't stop at 3, so we included a BONUS TIP - Be prepared for the security line. Life is so much easier for you and everyone behind you if you have your driver's license and boarding pass out before get get to the security check point. Also, while you're waiting to be scanned, puffed or frisked remove your shoes, chunky metal jewelry, and your belt and get them ready to place in a bin on the x-ray belt-TSA employees will love you for it!
Wow, I feel better already. Thanks!
Safe travels,
Kelly

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Mini Bar Madness

At a recent stay in New York we were extremely impressed with the delicious mini bar selection and after taking a closer look we were surprised to find that amongst the gourmet nuts and candy lay a small black velvet pouch labeled "Intimacy Kit." Concealed in the mysterious dark bag were 2 condoms and a breath mint. Why not 2 mints you ask? We're not sure but we were happy to see that in addition to pleasing picky pallets and curving late night appetites, the hotel had safety and freshness in mind. That's customer service!

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Ch, ch, ch, check it out!

Everybody is doing IT (reading our e-newsletter that is). You don't want to miss out do you? Follow the link below and check out the March edition. There's still time to enter to win a $150 American Express gift card and you can submit your favorite spring break photo to win a 6-pack of our super cool, super fresh, super sexually empowered t-shirts.

http://kellyandbecca.com/newsletters/template-2008-03.html

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Watch Fox this Monday Morning!

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet has asked us to be guests on the show this Monday morning to speak on the topic of spring break and date rape. We're thrilled about the opportunity to reach a national audience and spread the good word on live TV! We will be sharing lots of great spring break safety tips so please tune in to check it out or set your TiVo or DVR. The show airs at 9am or 10am depending on what part of the country you're in, check your local Fox channel listing for details.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Great Saint Leo!

Trying to get from Inianapolis to Tampa was quite the challenge today. After a couple flight delays we landed less than 2 hours before it was time for us to arrive on campus at Saint Leo University which happens to be about an hour and a half drive from the airport in moderate rush hour traffic. Yikes. Once again we utilized the airport facilities to change, freshen up, chi, curl and primp. Although public restroom prep is not ideal we sure are getting good at it! We made it to campus with 2 minutes to spare and met up with Jenn Garcia and a few of the students who were responsible for bringing us to campus. Thanks guys! And thanks for treating us to a delicious dinner in your gorgeous and brand spank'n new student center. Our visit to Saint Leo was fantastic and we even learned a little bit about the great Saint Leo while we were there, but our favorite part of the evening was after the program when we had a chance to connect with several students. I cannot tell you how special that time is for us. Connecting with students is what our work is all about! So, thank you for sticking aroung to hang out with us and for sharing your stories. We hope our paths cross again soon!

We're headed home for a week of our very own spring break!

Good times in Kentucky

We had a great time with the good folks at Northern Kentucky University tonight. We had a chance to kick it with some of the students we met last month at MGCA and NACA. Who knew we would be reunited with our new Kentucky buds so soon? Josh Gruenke who is the advisor for the NKU programming board brought us to campus and in addition to being an amazing professional committed to higher education, Josh is quite possibly THE funniest person ever! Thanks for a memorable evening!