jackie, lougan & the ice breaker

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Rather than sit down and talk with a guest this week (totally on purpose), Lougan and Jackie chat about what’s going on in our respective offices this semester. Lougan has worked on a variety of projects this semester including new commercials, a new podcast and some new social media strategies. Jackie’s working with a new team student influencers and Well Said: UNC Chapel Hill’s story telling podcast.

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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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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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teresa gawrych & death and weather journalism

Teresa Gawrych is many things. She’s an instructor at University of Alabama and the internship coordinator for Creative Media Majors. She’s also a director. Lougan may have drooled a little bit as Teresa described her students’ opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, especially with her awesome upcoming project with the Center for Public Television. The discussion also includes learning ALL the skills even if you don’t want to and drawing the line between journalism and creative storytelling (spoiler: it’s not as black and white as you think).

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kevin hahn & the next cereal podcast

Kevin Hahn is the associate director of residence life at SUNY-Fredonia in western New York State where he oversees RD and RA development and recruitment. We talk with Kevin about his plans for the upcoming year as classes wrap up for the summer. Kevin Hahn is well known for his handwriting, where he has a font of it, you can download it in the show note links. We also discuss how to bring higher education residence life into the fad of interior design/renovation shows.

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jason boucher & the magic of winamp

This week we talk to Jason Boucher, the manager of social media at University of New Hampshire. To start the show, we then talk about how Jason got into social media through his local Social Media Club. Jackie and Jason were track chairs at the EDUweb Conference a few weeks, so we talk about their experience at the conference and their times in Boston. We also discuss our social media plans for move-in week and Lougan’s plans for the solar eclipse.

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