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Social Media Thought Leader Eric Stoller to Speak About Digital Identity and Higher Education at Kent State, Feb. 14

Posted Feb. 11, 2013

The event is coordinated by Kent State’s Department of Residence Services

Nationally known speaker, thought leader and consultant Eric Stoller will present “Digital Identity, Social Media and Higher Education” on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. The event is free and open to the public.

Photo of Eric StollerStoller will share his thoughts about how digital identity and social media are impacting professional careers, connections, communities and the future of higher education.

Charles Holmes-Hope, assistant director of residence education and coordinator of the event, said the presentation will focus on helping participants understand the different functions that come with social media and using it appropriately and innovatively. With a focus on student affairs and higher education, Stoller will highlight specific strategies to boost the use of social media for the greatest outcome.

“Eric brings a flare,” Holmes-Hope said. “He brings honest conversation and a depth of knowledge that is grounded in critical foundation. He looks at different applications in social media and how we can apply what he’s doing into our roles at Kent State.

“It’s going to be a high-tech piece because people are so intrigued when it comes to social media and how they can use it to stay involved and on the cutting edge of the latest trends, whether it’s through Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and how they can use it to really benefit them,” Holmes-Hope continued.

Stoller has more than 10 years of student affairs technology experience and has been blogging for more than seven years. He is currently the student affairs and technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed (IHE) and was an academic advisor and Web coordinator for the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University. He also served as a marketing specialist for student affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stoller is known for his humorous, interactive presentations that invite audiences to participate in the conversation. He has given presentations on social media and technology at various student affairs conferences and was a regional chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community. He received an associate degree from Indian Hills Community College, a B.A. in communications/public relations from the University of Northern Iowa, and an Ed.M. in college student services administration from Oregon State University.

A conversation about Stoller will be set up on Twitter prior to his presentation to create excitement about his arrival, and a Q&A session will conclude the event.

“People will walk away with some tangible outcomes and takeaways that they can infuse into their everyday lives, as they learn how to better connect with students, faculty and staff,” Holmes-Hope said.

To learn more about Eric Stoller, visit http://ericstoller.com or http://twitter.com/ericstoller.

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Media Contact:
Charles Holmes-Hope, cholmesh@kent.edu, 330-672-7000