corey patterson & the hidden immunity idol

Jackie and Corey Patterson, director of graduate operations at Abliene Christian University, spend most of episode 84 spoiling episodes of Survivor. They discuss the current season and who they see going all the way to the end. Corey spent some time working in Nashville before settling at ACU, and he and Lougan share memories of their old stomping grounds.

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geralyn williams & cowboy bebop

We chat with Geralyn Williams in episode 81, a graduate student at the University of San Diego. She works in community engagement and social justice at the university’s Mulvaney Center. We chat about her plans post-graduation, and the challenges she faced moving across the country for school. Geralyn will be presenting at ACPA about balancing responsibilities and burnout on the job, and gives us a sneak peek into her presentation!

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wesley hough & six degrees of kevin bacon

Wesley HoughEpisode 75 is an exciting chat with Wesley Hough (like tough!), 5th year graduate student in the PhD of Mathematics program at the University of Kentucky. Wesley also works as a Teaching Assistant, teaching Calculus II for Life Sciences. We chat about the structure of his department considering he teaches science students but is studying for a degree in math. He is working on his dissertation and explains it well enough for Jackie and Lougan to understand. We also talk about job searches – Wesley is planning to apply to close to 85 jobs across the US – and a very interesting number.

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matt brinton & teaching technology

9bHF7g8JEpisode 71 features Matt Brinton, the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at the University of Northern Colorado. We begin our discussion with a talk about Welcome Week activities at our respective institutions and the organization of our offices on campus. Matt is a Ph.D. candidate, and we discuss his new course on technology in education which has been in development since 2014. Finally, we talk about how Matt is trying new things when marketing to his alumni.

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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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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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