Released: The Voice of College app for your Android device!

In support of the book, this free application offers users practical tips as they prepare for the transition to college, a humorous look at college’s “awkward moments,” and a college themed ice breaker game to play with your new friends. Users are able to randomly view the content for a new experience with each use.

The tips provided in this application come from the author’s 15+ years of working with first year college students in various settings. These tips provide the user the opportunity to have a competitive edge over their peers or just ensure they are not missing a new opportunity to be successful.

While the college experience is about learning, it’s important to have a laugh every now and then. The “awkward moments” section of this application provides humorous examples or suggestions to see the lighter side of college. These unique stories or situations are one of the most popular parts of The Voice of College: The Freshmen Experience book based on reader feedback.

Lastly, this application provides an ongoing way to connect with those around you, a free game! This ice breaker provides college themed questions to spark conversation in a group. The questions range from “what would you do” funny situations to more serious questions and everything in between

The technical development bringing the information to the Android was provided by Grant Kimm (

Search "Voice of College" in the Android market to download the free app!

Words of Wisdom

The Voice of College and Kipp Van Dyke were featured in ISU's Visions Magazine as an alumni newsmaker.

Read the relevant section (PDF) here...

STATEment Maker

Iowa State University recognized Kipp Van Dyke's significant professional accomplishment as a young alumni, for his co-authorship of The Voice of College.

See Kipp and the other 2010 STATEment Makers...

Higher Ed Life Coach

Higher Ed Life Coach, Sean Cook, interviewed Kipp Van Dyke and wrote a great book review about The Voice of College.

Read the book review at
 Listen to the interview on blogtalkradio

The Real College Guide

With the excitement of high school graduation around the corner, many students are also finding it’s the right time to begin their preparation for college. From figuring out where they’ll go to where they will live when they arrive, there are many decisions these students will be making...

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Blog Talk Radio

Kipp Van Dyke, co-author of The Voice of College: The Freshman Experience was interviewed by Randy Beard for Randy Beard Online. Listen on blogtalkradio!

 Randy Beard Online - Interview

Book Signing

On Friday September 18th, Dr. Michael Severin and Kipp Van Dyke held a book signing for The Voice of College: The Freshmen Experience at the local Hastings in Ames, IA.

Kansas State Collegian

Goodnow residence life coordinator makes passion for helping students evident

Kipp Van Dyke, residence life coordinator for Goodnow Hall, demonstrates his flaming wallet trick. Van Dyke is known to have some tricks up his sleves from time to time...

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Iowa State Daily

Alumni publish survival handbook

Michael Severin, a graduate student in biomedical sciences, holds his book "the voice of College" which acts as a general guide of what to expect Freshman year of college. The book has a little of everything from helpful tips to humorous, and awkward college scenarios...

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