lougan, jackie & fall 2016

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It’s been a crazy week, so Jackie and Lougan decided to do a quick episode about what we’ve been up to. We’ve both received new job titles for the new academic year, and we’re both hard at work gearing up for the new semester. We also talk about our goals for the year, Jackie’s “reading” habits and Lougan’s favorite video game of all time Persona 4.

dave eng & xp, hp, and crits

Dave EngEpisode 69 is with Dave Eng, Director of Student Activities at St. Thomas Aquinas College, and Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University. Dave is studying games, gamification, and game-based learning, which fuels most of the conversation. Dave talks about gamification in our lives, such as earning steps and beating your friends with FitBits, getting candy with Waze, and of course Pokemon GO. During the time of recording, Dave was preparing to head to a gamification conference, which leads to a nerdy discussion teaching Jackie everything she needs to know.

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jackie, pinterest & higher ed live

Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 9.54.34 PMThis week, Jackie had the chance to be a guest on Marketing Live, part of the Higher Ed Live network. She chatted live with Amy Jorgensen about Pinterest and what colleges can do with the platform. She’ll be presenting the same topic in Memphis at the Higher Ed Web conference, and Lougan and Jackie will be tag teaming on a poster there about this very podcast!

Watch the recorded video on HigherEdLive.com

 

jessica philo & the seven-eleven slurpees

gocISlwpEpisode 68 is with Jessica Philo, who recently started working as a Student Services Specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. Jessica shares with us how she got into higher education (she was an advertising major in undergrad) and we chat about what life is like in a big city compared to a smaller town. Jessica explains why everyone should hug the folks on campus who schedule classes, as she gives us a behind the scenes look at the process. We also talk about Jessica’s blog, J Seeks Joy, and where she comes up with content inspiration.

 

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REBROADCAST: missy vetrano & the estate sale

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAQMAAAAJGFmOTdjM2UxLWZlNjktNGM2My1hZTg5LTZiNGQ3NTgyZTkwZgWe couldn’t tell you at the time, but now it’s official. Missy has begun working as Recruitment Coordinator at the Syracuse University College of Law. As a well-deserved congratulations, we’re rebroadcasting this episode, before she moved to the big Orange.

Episode 59 congratulates Missy Vetrano, current graduate student at the University of Buffalo who successfully unlocked her next achievement; getting a job in higher education. Although we can’t yet disclose exactly where she’ll be working, Missy talks about her path to higher ed beginning with her undergraduate studies, and her final semester feelings. Missy is moving for her first job, and she tells us the secret to negotiation at estate sales. if you haven’t already guessed, she’s Jackie’s sister, and reveals something pretty embarrassing about Jackie’s past.

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REBROADCAST: dave cameron & the chocolate factory

DavesMonkeyMindJackie forgot to buy Lougan a birthday gift, so instead she let him off his editing duties! So this week, we’re rebroadcasting Episode 11  with Dave Cameron. It’s one of our favorite episodes, – you won’t be sorry!

Episode eleven features another guest from Ithaca NY, Dave Cameron, Recruitment Marketing Web Content Producer at Ithaca College. We start off by chatting about getting used to the strange world of higher education, and how even though we want to be productive all the time, none of us can ever really do it. Higher Ed Eats makes a comeback, with Dave giving us some unique recipes and cooking techniques. We play another fun round of “what were you doing when,” noting that Jackie is too young to think about a time when she didn’t have an email address, and the incoming class was born right around the time of Lougan’s laser jet printer. We sum up the podcast with things that make Jackie cry, and listing the things we have to do, but maybe don’t want to do.

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jon-stephen stansel & the power that’s inside

maxresdefaultEpisode 67 brings back Jon-Stephen Stansel the Social Media Coordinator at Texas State University, and we talk about Pokemon GO, exclusively. We chat about how campuses can use this new app, and how Jackie, Lougan, and Jon-Stephen are doing on their own journeys to be the very best.

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anne sweet & the hot mess resume

5ywMx1VoEpisode 66 welcomes Anne Sweet, Senior Program Coordinator in the Registrar’s office at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey. Jackie and Anne share an upstate New York connection, plus a SUNY connection, as Anne worked at SUNY Empire State College. Lougan feels even more left out during the show when Jackie and Anne talk about the best food spots in Vermont (Anne was a UVM alumna). We also chat about other podcasts we listen to, and how to be sure we keep up to date on them, and Anne talks about an interesting little town she used to live in.

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melissa van de werfhorst & the power of the wikipedia

11953130_1194710127221087_6474174825131308098_nEpisode 65 is with Melissa Van De Werfhorst, Marketing and Communications Manager for the College of Engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Unsurprisingly, we talk about cats (there’s 9 between everyone), but also chat with Melissa about the recent Sarpa fire that was very closeby. Now that it’s summer, life has slowed down a little, but Melissa is working on a website relaunch for the College of Engineering. We also geek out about Murder She Wrote and Star Trek for a while.

 

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tonya oaks-smith, colleen brennan-barry & the warp core breach of lougan’s mind

tonya-colleenEpisode 64 is so big, we brought on two guests! We talk with Tonya Oaks-Smith, Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Henderson State University, and Colleen Brennan-Barry Assistant Director of Marketing & Community Relations at Monroe Community College. Colleen serves as the President of Higher Education Web Professionals Association and Tonya serves as the Chair of the HighEdWeb National Conference, and have lots to talk about when it comes to the upcoming conference! The HighEd Web gang will be heading to Memphis, TN in October, and we talk about food, fun, sessions, learning, and an exciting keynote announcement that nearly kills Lougan.

 

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