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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New ABC TV Show About College: Nothing New

What a busy last few weeks. Three weeks ago, Heidi and I spent two wonderful days at Camp Cowen in West Virginia. I presented the college transition seminar to about 40 college bound campers. It was my second year in a row doing a presentation there and I hope this becomes an annual tradition (no pressure Camp Cowen!). It is a fun place with an energized staff. Thank you Tim and Crystal for your hospitality and great music (be sure to check out their new CD from their band Treehands).

After that we spent two weeks at the Ocean City Beach Project in Ocean City, New Jersey. I taught a course on worldview and the students were a blast. Once again, could this be an annual tradition, please?!

Finally, last night, ABC Family had the premiere episode of the new show Greek. Well, um, hmmm… not sure it will last very long. It seems to be written for a high school audience, but I’m not sure high schoolers could take it seriously. If nothing else, it does help us to better understand what our culture thinks college is all about. The show will probably serve to shape the imaginations of many incoming freshman. That’s sad.


Blogger Dan Boles said...

Sad indeed. As a member of the greek community, and a campus minister - I'm fairly disappointed with the image we're creating in the minds of so many.

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Blogger Derek Melleby said...


Thanks for your comment. Would you be interested in writing something about Greek life from a Christian perspective? I've wanted to do this but have hesitated because I'm not a part of a Greek community. If this interests you, or you have other thoughts, please shoot me an email:



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