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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#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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graham carpenter & the first emmy nominated guest 

Graham Carpenter is a professor at the University of Pacific. Carpenter earned his PhD from the University of Alabama in Communication and Information Sciences. He still works  as a freelance cameraman for ESPN Games and he started sports broadcasting at 18. College Football and American Ninja Warrior are the two things he mainly works on. Pacific Tiger Broadcasting Network is the radio station that Graham oversees. He believes working out in the field will help his students. He has been teaching since 2010 and he created a course called “Mediated Interpersonal Communication,” which is how media influences our relationships. He is continuing his research on dating apps.

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