Fraternity Foodie

Check out our latest travels (and food choices) at University cities all across North America!

Christy Brooks: How to help someone with an eating disorder, self harm, thoughts of suicide

Check out my interview today with Christy Brooks, Director of LIVEmpowered, an organization that focuses on helping young people with their struggle with self esteem and identity to prevention depression, self injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, and bullying. We talk about her own experiences growing up, starting her nonprofit in 2013, the cause of suicide and warning signs, alternative coping strategies for self harm, eating disorders and how we can help someone experiencing them, cyber bullying, self-care for administrators/professionals, and having open/honest conversations with our kids. Another do not miss episode. Link: https://youtu.be/O0fK5_LJxjU

Interview with Joe Rosenberg, Executive Director of Kappa Delta Rho

Check out my interview today with Joe Rosenberg, the Executive Director of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity! We talk about why he chose KDR at Temple University, his experience working in higher education, why he went back to school at IUP for his Doctorate, online new member education, the Strategic Plan for the Fraternity, membership growth, collecting accounts receivables from chapters, the types of people on the Board of Directors for KDR, risk management for the fraternity, Joe’s legacy at KDR and the greater fraternal community, and his favorite food spots in Philadelphia! You don’t want to miss this. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVH2hiOekWw

Interview with Joseph Rios, Ed.D. on Leadership

Check out my 18th episode of Fraternity Foodie with Joseph Rios, Ed.D.! We talk about the USC college admissions scandal, diverse memberships in #fraternity and #sorority, when it’s time to move on, chapter evaluation and assessment plans, the relevance of fraternity, what to say when you’re unemployed, navigating institutional politics, DISC assessments, and great food in Boston! Link: https://youtu.be/11v-VJ7vPZI

Interview with Laurie Weidner, CEO of Parent Education Partners

Check out my interview with Laurie today as we discuss the role of parents in student engagement, retention, and success. This is often a resource not utilized enough within the fraternity and sorority community as an ally. We talk about what makes Cal State Fullerton a great campus, Laurie’s role as a member of the Chancellor’s Leadership Council for the entire California State University system (23 campuses), how to improve student retention and completion rates, differences in the K-12 education system between California and Tennessee, why Greek Life is perfect for first generation college students, how Greek Life enables students to be more competitive in tight job markets, how fraternities and sororities can better retain their members, advice for better PR on your campus, how fraternities and sororities can make parents advocates in Greek Life, and what high school students should be doing to get themselves more prepared for their next step in their career or higher education. This is a do not miss episode! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgHKkrjTZU