Posted August 12, 2011 by Elizabeth Stringer, Gillian Thiebe, and Justin Rudisille 

ACUI Campus Tour: Welcome Week 2011

Members of the ACUI Central Office staff will be heading out on a tour of campuses from Aug. 18–24 to observe the role of the college union and student activities in welcoming students at the start of the academic year. Liz Stringer, Gillian Thiebe, and Justin Rudisille will be visiting 20 institutions over six states in seven days!

Check out the map of where we will be going.

Many of you might recall that in November 2008, some other Central Office staff members went on an ACUI Campus Tour throughout the Northeast. We are excited to hit the road again to see members of ACUI in their own environment doing great work!

While on this year’s campus tour, in addition to checking out college unions and welcome week activities firsthand, we will be seeing what the core competencies look like in action on campuses. We also look forward to learning more about campus community building, renovation and construction, sustainability, campus activities, and student employee training from ACUI members during the trip.

There are several ways you can follow us while we are on tour:

  • To catch regular updates through Twitter, follow (and use!) the hashtag #ACUICampusTour, follow @ACUItweets, or follow us individually (Liz—@lkstringy (she’s new, so welcome her to Twitter!); Gillian—@gilibean; Justin—@justinrudisille)
  • To see pictures of the adventures on campus, watch for the photo album and other updates on ACUI’s Facebook page 
  • To get a daily recap of the tour, read posts here in The Commons 
  • To read an integrated overview of all the activities through social media, be sure to follow our story on the new website Storify

No matter where you are located, we hope you join us in our learning on our adventure, and thanks to all of the of the ACUI members who have been so helpful in arranging their schedules to meet with us. We look forward to reporting back!

 Campus Tour 2011 

Elizabeth Stringer

Elizabeth Stringer is the Senior Manager of Marketing & Communication at ACUI.

Gillian Thiebe

Gillian Thiebe is the SUNAPSIS Business Manager at Indiana University–Bloomington.

Justin Rudisille

Justin Rudisille is the Director of Volunteer & Member Engagement at ACUI.

Justin coordinates the recruitment, training, and recognition initiatives for volunteers at all levels, as well as oversees research initiatives. He liaises with ACUI’s regions, the Volunteer Development Team, the Research Program Team, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, the College Union and Student Activities (CUSA) evaluation program, and the awards and scholarships programs.


We're looking forward to the ACUI Staff visit! We will be busy with our back-to-school event, FallFest, but anxious for you to see it in action. We might even put you to work. Thanks for coming our way.
Comment posted 08/12/2011 3:10 PM
We are very excited as well, Don! We can't wait to see you and all the other professionals we are visiting in action on campuses. We leave in just a few days! So ready to hit the road!
Elizabeth Stringer
Comment posted 08/16/2011 3:30 PM
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