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Higher Ed Social
55 minutes | 2 months ago
REBROADCAST: ravi jain & some bite-sized storytelling
Ravi Jain from Boston College joins us on the show this week! Ravi serves as the Senior Associate Director of Digital Media & Web at Boston College. We talk with Ravi about being selected as an inaugural INBOUND2019 Fellow and his upcoming talk at INBOUND 2019. Ravi tells us more about why he’s become a short form video evangelist and how he uses micro-storytelling to tell the story of the different “cities” at BC. We also discuss why vinyl sounds better and the fun and agony of designing email templates. Links to cool stuff: Ravi on Twitter Ravi on LinkedIn INBOUND19 Episode 167 REBROADCAST https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0167-RE.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
41 minutes | 2 months ago
democracy works: nancy thomas & higher ed’s civic mission
This week, we’re bringing you an episode from Democracy Works, the podcast Jenna hosts when she’s not on Higher Ed Social. She talks with Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, an applied research center in the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. Nancy argues that higher education faculty, staff, and administrators can be political without being partisan when it comes to things like encouraging students to vote or thinking about how political issues will impact their day-to-day lives. She also offers some advice for how to keep voting in your messaging mix this fall despite everything else happening on campus and in the country. Links to cool stuff Nancy on Twitter Institute for Democracy and Higher Education Additional student voting resources: Campus Election Engagement Project All In Campus Democracy Challenge Students Learn Students Vote Coalition Democracy Works: Nancy Thomas https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/democracy-works-nancy-thomas.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
29 minutes | 2 months ago
melik khoury & a passion for change
There’s a big stir in central Maine this fall, and Dr. Melik Peter Khoury is in the middle of it. As President of Unity College, he recently announced a plan to move fully to distance and hybrid learning — a move that included layoffs and furloughs for dozens of faculty and staff and the potential sale of the physical campus. Dr. Khoury describes these changes as not only essential to keeping the college open during COVID-19, but also as part of a bigger vision he has for what education should look like. He sees a world in which students can break free of the traditional campus model and get the information they need to solve society’s greatest problems right away, without waiting four years or more to graduate. Sound ambitious? It is, but Khoury stands by it and joins us this week to discuss. You might not agree with everything he says about higher ed, but it’s hard to deny that he has a vision and is passionate about making it a reality. Links to cool stuff: Dr. Khoury on Twitter Dr. Khoury on LinkedIn Unity College Episode 190 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0190.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
32 minutes | 3 months ago
corynn myers & the watermelon bowl
Like a lot of us, Corynn Myers is basically working two jobs right now. She’s serving as the lead on all of the University of Michigan’s COVID-related communications and managing a team that’s part of Michigan’s in-house creative agency. It’s a lot, but she handles it all with poise and made time to talk with us about how thinking like an agency has helped her team thrive and bring big results in enrollment marketing. We also talk about how Corynn and her family are copying during quarantine and why running is not for everyone, no matter how much we might want it to be right now. Corynn also talk about how working from home has impacted her productivity for better and her diet for worse — something else many of us can relate to right now! Links to cool stuff Corynn on Twitter Corynn on LinkedIn Episode 189 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0189.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
35 minutes | 4 months ago
REBROADCAST: luke haumesser & the beepy thing
Episode 33 starts off with an ice breaker, introducing Lucky Luke Haumesser, Assistant Director of Student Activities and Governments at the University at Buffalo. After our ice breaker session, we’re comfortable enough with each other to argue about the correct pronunciation of ‘gif,” and make animal noises. Move in week is coming up, and in his new role outside of Residence Life for the first time, Luke talks about the Welcome Week events that he’s helping to plan – including the overhead “interlocking UB” photo, break dancing, and all night pancakes. We also talk about IKEA and Home Depot, in part to celebrate Luke’s transition from a live-on position to his own apartment. Links to cool stuff: The Death of LOL Yes, lions love catnip Endorse Lougan for Cat Herding The UnPodcast by Scott Stratten and Alison Kramer ModerNash Episode 33 REBROADCAST https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0033-RE.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
38 minutes | 4 months ago
jessica depaul & the zombie wedding
By day, Jessica DePaul is the Associate Director for Recruitment Marketing at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She previously worked at Rutgers as the Assistant Director of Marketing. She is a passionate marketer that is an expert in the latest education technology and trends, including virtual reality for campus tours and open houses. By night, she’s a makeup artist who has done everything from zombie makeup to more traditional styles. In this conversation, we talk about both sides of her personality and how COVID-19 has impacted her work in recruitment and in makeup. Jessica will be presenting at the eduWeb Digital Summit on Monday, August 3 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Learn more about her session at: https://www.accelevents.com/e/eduweb2020 Links to cool stuff: Jessica on Twitter Jesscia on LinkedIn Episode 188 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0188.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
54 minutes | 4 months ago
jackie watches stuff : top gun
Hey everyone! We wanted to share something special with you this week. Jackie Vetrano, who helped create our show, has started a new podcast called Jackie Watches Stuff. As you might know from previous episodes of Higher Ed Social, she’s missed out on a lot of great movies and in this new show, she watches them and discusses them with friends. Today, we’re sharing her first episode about Top Gun. That’s right, Jackie had never seen Top Gun. It’s a great episode, but a quick warning that there’s some explicit language and a bit of adult content. So be mindful of the kiddos and the workspaces. The first 4 episodes are available now at jackiewatchesstuff.com and anywhere you listen to podcasts. Don’t forget to follow the show on Twitter at @JackieWatches. Jackie Watches Stuff: Top Gun https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-Jackie-Watches-Stuff-01.mp3
31 minutes | 5 months ago
REBROADCAST: leigh hall & the most higher ed title ever
Leigh Hall is a professor and the Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Literacy Education at the University of Wyoming. While studying at the University of South Florida, she realized she wanted to be a teacher and create a better environment for future students. She got her master’s at Vanderbilt University then taught social studies for 6 years in Houston before getting her Ph. D at Michigan State University. Her research on literacy at the University of Wyoming aims to help elementary and middle school teachers around the state. Links to cool stuff: Leigh on LinkedIn UW Literacy Research Center REBROADCAST Episode 112 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0112-RE.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
31 minutes | 5 months ago
ron alexander & doing the work
Ron started a new job as the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Student Conduct at Northwestern in May — in the midst of a pandemic and just before protests against racial violence began across the U.S. Both of these events directly impact Ron’s work both now and in the fall. Despite all the turmoil, he remains collected and more motivated than ever to create an inclusive environment for Northwestern’s students. Ron and Lougan worked together at Belmont, but Lougan was not able to join this interview so Jenna caught up with him to talk about his history as a campus organizer and whether it’s possible to address public health and racial justice at the same time. We also discuss Ron’s work as a tour guide and organizer for Black travelers and where he wants to go once travel resumes. Ron holds a master’s in college student affairs from the University of West Georgia and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. in student affairs leadership at the University of Georgia. Link to cool stuff Ron on LinkedIn Episode 187 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0187.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
37 minutes | 5 months ago
carah ong whaley & ending systemic racism
While a lot of colleges and universities talk about ending racism and inequality on their campuses, Carah Ong Whaley and her team at JMU dove headfirst into taking action. Carah is Associate Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, which has put together weekly virtual discussions on topics related to racism, policing, and more. She is also part of an effort to rename JMU buildings currently named for well-known racists in history. As you’ll hear, she’s active in both the #JMUchangethenames social media campaign and working behind the scenes with university leaders. We recorded this episode on June 18. Stay tuned to the end of the show on what’s happened at JMU since then. Links to cool stuff Carah on Twitter Carah on LinkedIn JMU Center for Civic Engagement Democracy Matters podcast Episode 186 https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0186.mp3 Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Play Subscribe on Spotify Subscribe on Stitcher
36 minutes | 6 months ago
REBROADCAST: junior delgado & the cow pasture
This week we're rebroadcasting Lougan and Jackie's episode with Junior Delgado, the director of the Career Center at Westfield State University. He started as the coordinator of senior programs 18 years ago and nine years later he started his current role. The center is staffed with 13 people who oversee career services for undergraduates, graduates, and alumni. Junior discusses how the university uses the platform Handshake to promote one on one connections and as a tool to host networking events. His signature lesson topic to prepare students is to have them think about life after Westfield.
31 minutes | 6 months ago
jackie vetrano & a reunion of sorts
This week, Lougan and new Higher Ed Social host Jenna Spinelle catch up with Jackie about what she’s been up to in her new role at UNC and how the grad school world differs from undergraduate when it comes to enrollment and recruitment. We also talk about how COVID-19 has impacted everyone’s work and non-work lives, including 100% more Animal Crossing and Tiger King than has ever been discussed on the show before.
28 minutes | 9 months ago
REBROADCAST: kate post & the deep hole of space
This week, we're rebroadcasting Lougan & Jackie's episode with Kate Post, digital engagement lead at California State University, Chico. She has a master’s degree in Japanese and planned to go into translation work, but found a passion for communications and social media. She translates her love of Japanese culture and literature into her work every day. To Kate, communication (especially through social media) is similar to translation in that both break down a message to its essential pieces and then re-packaging it in a different way.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
beth wolfe & not the other charleston
This week, Lougan sat down with Beth Wolfe, the executive Vice President for enrollment management at the University of Charleston in West Virginia. Beth’s 22-year career in education has ranged from teaching secondary English and chemistry to serving in a variety of higher education administrative roles. Lougan and Beth chat about how Beth got into higher education, her new role at University of Charleston and the magic of admissions visit days.
25 minutes | 9 months ago
nikki massaro kauffman & failure is part of growth
This week on the show, Lougan chats with front-end web developer Nikki Massaro Kauffman. She develops open source web components to make Penn State University’s online courses accessible, media rich, and interactive. Nikki has always been passionate about teaching, and she translates that love into mentoring. Lougan and Nikki talk about the importance of mentorship, making mistakes and failure.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
rj thompson & the politics of tenure
This week on the show, we sat down with RJ Thompson, the associate director of student engagement in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburg. RJ’s career in higher education has been in an interesting one. He’s always had a passion for teaching students, and has worked as a both an adjunct and a tenured professor. We talk about RJ’s long career as a professor and why he decided to move from faculty to staff. We also chat about Star Trek: Picard, but no worries. We don’t talk spoilers.
24 minutes | 10 months ago
jenna spinelle & the frozen fountain
Jenna Spinelle is the communications specialist for the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State. She describes herself as a team of one, where she handles digital content and media outreach. She is also host of the Institute’s Democracy Works podcast which is produced in partnership with WPSU Penn State, Pennsylvania’s NPR station. Lougan and Jenna have a great chat about working her work hosting Democracy Works, podcasting and listening to audio books. Also, apologies for Lougan’s audio quality. We’ve had some issues with his microphone and are working to fix it.
26 minutes | a year ago
russell lowery-hart & empowering students to succeed
This week we discuss the barriers faced by low-income students with Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president of the Amarillo College. In his time as president, he's overseen significant increases in student retention and graduation rates while also working to make his institution an economic driver for the community and region. On the show, Dr. Lowery-Hart shares how Amarillo College made such radical change happen and the many opportunities for higher education to break tradition and adapt to a changing world.
28 minutes | a year ago
brendan foley & this is 2020
This week, Lougan talks with Brendan Foley, the director of communications for the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brendan is responsible for creating and implementing a content strategy that supports Morehead-Cain’s many goals. Whether it’s recruiting the brightest students across the globe or inspiring alumni to participate in the Foundation’s first-ever capital campaign, Brendan creates content that encompasses every aspect of student and alumni journeys. On the show, we discuss Brendan's work and how he made the jump from award-winning broadcast news producer and journalist to higher education. Brendan's wife Jenna Hartwell is also an Higher Ed Social alum! Check out Jenna's episode from October 2018!
26 minutes | a year ago
jackie vetrano & five years of higher ed social
If you can believe it, it’s the FIVE YEAR anniversary of Higher Ed Social! To celebrate, host emerita Jackie Vetrano is back on the show this week. It’s been a semester of change for her as she recently graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. AND she started her new position as assistant director of marketing & prospect management at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jackie and Lougan talk about the ins and outs of generating and nurturing leads and reminisce about the last five years of the podcast.
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