noel peloquin & the power of alexa

Noel Peloquin grew up Starkville, Mississippi. Prior to moving to Boston, she worked in healthcare. She now works as the marketing and communications coordinator for enrollment management UMass Boston, where she creates communications for first-generation college students. They discuss how admissions communications help students make one of the biggest decisions of their lives. We also talk about how many things Alexa cannot do. 

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james stafford & that feeling you get from an excel spreadsheet

James Stafford is the director of marketing and public relations at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. He never planned on going into higher ed, but stumbled into it by being a data nerd. James shares his love for how excel sheets can solve a lot of problems. James current tasks vary from changing the virtual tour to the military appreciation football game. The group discusses the challenges of being in university photos and hiding from 360 degree camera. James and Lougan discuss cameras and the potential of iPhone video. And Lougan pulls out his 11 year old OG iPhone and yes, it still works. 

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jerry cherry & the attack of the candy corn

Jerry Cherry is the coordinator for student leadership at Appalachian State University. This week, Jerry tells us about what it’s like to mentor and manage students and how he’s stepped in while other positions are being filled at the university. In his spare time (spoiler: he doesn’t have much) he advises NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary) and he and Jackie geek out over OTMs. Everyone reveals their feelings on candy corn, and Jackie learns about ESports.

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#heweb18 & the golden nuggets

This week on the show, Lougan and Jackie are joined by Higher Ed Social alums Liz Gross from Campus Sonar, Jon-Stephen Stansel from University of Central Arkansas and Jeff Stevens from University of Florida Health. We also welcomed Andrew Cassel from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. We sat down at Sacrament Brewing in Sacramento, California to have a great discussion about the 2018 Higher Education Web Professionals Conference. There were a lot of great takeaways, so take a listen!

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nicholas cifuentes-goodbody & there is no such thing as dry heat

Nicholas Cifuentes-Goodbody is associate director of the language center at the University of Southern California. Prior to his position, he lived in Qatar as a professor of translation studies. Nicholas talks about how the underlying foundations of education are different in parts of the world such as the pace of education. USC is overviewing proficiency tests, where they are collecting over several years to view the proficiency of spoken and written language.

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