Bridging the Gap

Puppies, Snapchat, and......Finals?

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Jan 8, 2018 3:04:41 PM


It’s been almost two years since I finished my Master’s at the University of New Hampshire. I can still vividly recall my last finals experience in which I had to write four twenty-page papers in one week. Don’t ask me why I left them all until the bitter end – there was definitely a good reason for it. Probably something to do with leading three sunrise New Hampshire Outing Club hikes and planning the English Graduate Organization holiday party the week after Thanksgiving. Regardless, I remember seeing the time on my iPhone tick by as I pounded away on my keyboard and finished the last vestiges of my academic career around 3:00 am, slouched in the wooden chairs of Dimond Library’s second floor.

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Topics: Social Media, Northeast, Campus Life Channel, Engagement

SUNY Canton/Potsdam featured in ACUHO-I's Talking Stick

Posted by Alex Donnini, Marketing Manager on Dec 15, 2017 2:38:42 PM

Two of Apogee’s university partners, SUNY Canton & SUNY Potsdam, recently published an article in ACUHO’s Talking Stick titled “IT’s Role in Student-First Experiences.”  Authored by housing, IT, and business administrators, it sheds light on a challenge many SUNY institutions are facing: the fierce competition to recruit and retain students, especially within on-campus housing.  This, combined with a sharp increase in Wi-Fi enabled devices using the campus network, develops into a perfect storm.  We’ve seen this at many other institutions in the northeast, where competition to recruit students is cutthroat.  In these desperate times, institutions need to work with providers that align within their strategic plan. Specifically, The SUNY system’s strategic plan highlights two core values that tie nicely into this article: 

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Topics: ResNet, Housing Officers, Business Officers, Outsourcing, IT Officers

From Brotherly Love to Live Music: A Discussion of EDUCAUSE and the Apogee Customer Technology Seminar

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Dec 1, 2017 1:06:59 PM

For the past several weeks, my friends in Philadelphia have been bemused as I’ve recounted my adventures of conferences, happy hours, and networking events galore. With EDUCAUSE and the Apogee Customer Technology Seminar falling within the same three-week period, I’ve had a packed conference schedule that has finally started to wind down for the holidays.

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Topics: Campus Life Channel, CIO, IT Officers, Engagement

National Hazing Prevention Week

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Nov 1, 2017 10:36:36 AM

One aspect of my role as the National Content Coordinator I’ve come to love is my ability to stimulate campaigns that educate our campus communities about important issues. The amount of stressors facing students in this intertwined web of social expectations and academic pressures can be overwhelming. However, we’ve found through conversations with students nationwide that our Campus Life Channel has the ability to inform and educate about sobering topics in a language that they can understand. The combination of the “broccoli” and the “cake,” if you will.

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Topics: Social Media, Northeast, Campus Life Channel, Engagement

How Ithaca College Built a Wi-Fi Roadmap for Growth

Posted by Alex Donnini, Marketing Manager on Oct 16, 2017 8:19:43 AM

Inc. is one of my favorite magazines to read. A recent article particularly intrigued me—it focused on the difference between Generation Z and Millennials and noted that 40% of Generation Z said that working Wi-Fi was more important to them than working bathrooms. How quickly the world has changed. I got to thinking about our nearly 15-year partnership with Ithaca College, and how Wi-Fi is now playing an increasingly important role on campuses. If you visit Ithaca today, you’ll find a world-class Wi-Fi network enjoyed by students, teachers, and guests for everything, everywhere.

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Topics: Northeast, Wireless, Business Officers, Budget

Move-in at Michigan State University!

Posted by Sophia White, National Content Coordinator on Sep 29, 2017 3:39:12 PM

Move-in is historically a difficult time for students returning to campus and dealing with the logistics of moving into residence halls, finding classroom buildings, acquiring textbooks, connecting to campus WiFi, and generally facing the post-summer blues that arise with the first day of the fall semester. But move-in also signals exciting changes. It’s a chance for students to reconnect with friends they haven’t seen in months, get involved on campus, and launch themselves into academics and new research.  At Michigan State University, Fall also signals exciting events such as Sparticipation, the campus-wide student organization fair in which over 600 organizations organize to recruit new members and communicate information about their clubs.

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Topics: Social Media, Campus Life Channel, Gen Z, Digital Signage