aaron knight & tweeting like kanye

1385931_10101307514592126_617766806_nEpisode 53 is with Aaron Knight, Senior Programmer/Analyst at SUNY ESF. We walk down memory lane and chat about how all of us met (spoiler, it was a conference), and what’s happening at the office. With recent newsworthy events on campuses in New York state, we take some time to talk about potential PR nightmares and how we can handle them on our own campus. On a more positive note, Jackie and Lougan talk about their connection to the Grammy awards, which turns into a tangent about Kanye West.

 

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lisa catto & sixty hour minutes

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbGAAAAJDU4N2ZkZmVlLTk3MWUtNDYwNy1hMzQ0LTFiYTAxMTYwNzc2YgWe hit the big 5-0 with Lisa Catto, Director of Social Media and Media Relations at Western Oregon University. Because she’s in Oregon and Lougan loves it, we talk about Portland…a lot. That includes public transit, ramen noodles, and the fact that it really is awesome despite what Portlandians say about it. With the new year starting, all of us are thinking about upcoming conferences, and we discuss why they’re awesome, how to be a newbie, and other great benefits. We close the show talking about social media groups, from faculty to students!

 

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patrick jervis-stone & the drop from the top method

afLfxiC1.jpg-largeEpisode 48 is the first of 2016 with Patrick Jervis-Stone, Social Media and Brand Manager at East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT). EVIT students are at their high school for half of the day, while spending the other half learning career and technical skills that they can take with them as they transition into college or the workforce and beyond. We chat about cats, how we got in our jobs (of course, not because we thought we would), and about the importance of teaching ourselves new skills using the internet. Jackie wraps the show with a crazy new idea for ESPNM, ESPN Mascot.

 

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jake dolan & the animated gif

Jake DolanEpisode 44 welcomes Jake Dolan, Director of Web and Digital Communications at Montana State University. We chat about different conferences we’ve attended and plan to attend, even if some of them are outside the scope of higher education, inspiring a discussion on the importance of understanding our jobs without necessarily looking at them through the lens of a college or university. We talk about the evolution of the web, and how each of us experienced its growth in our own way, plus some juicy gossip about Lougan’s first ever website. Jake closes the show by explaining how the web is maintained at Montana State; and it’s not only one person’s responsibility.
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emily stulz & the wild, wild web

t31LxsMiEpisode 43 started with some technical difficulties, but we finally connected with Emily Stulz, a graduate assistant in the marketing and communications office at Northern Michigan University, earning a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs. We chatted about working with student interns, especially when it comes to social media platforms, and Emily shared some great ideas she and her student worker came up with for using Snapchat on campus! We also talked about the internet; meeting people, making friends, and of course, animals. We ended the show with Emily’s new initiative on campus to create a resource for first generation students on campus, which was also featured in the Student Affairs Collective blog.

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aaron hill & the deserted island

12049663_848945278553917_8815424870552009994_nEpisode 42 is our first episode back with a guest, and this week it’s Aaron Hill, Web Programmer/Analyst at the Cornell Hotel School. We chatted about Aaron’s most recent project – a complete redesign and restructure of the Cornell Hotel School website – and all the small details that went into the process. This tangents into a conversation about fonts, footers, and brand consistency between schools within a university. We also chat about the ghosts of social media’s past; MySpace, Friendster, Xanga, and more…and Jackie reminds everyone how young she is…again.

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lisa catto, chris barrows & the bass pro pyramid

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbGAAAAJDU4N2ZkZmVlLTk3MWUtNDYwNy1hMzQ0LTFiYTAxMTYwNzc2Yg203fb77It’s episode 39 and Lougan sits down with Lisa Catto, public relations specialist at Western Oregon University, and Chris Barrows, social media and mobile products coordinator at NYU.  This episode was recorded IN PERSON at the 2015 HighEdWeb Conference in Milwaukee, WI.  We talked a lot about past HighEdWeb Conferences and next year’s conference in Memphis, TN.  I mention some of the sessions we talked about last week, while Chris and Lisa share their favorites as well.  Chris was also nice enough to provide the technology used to record this podcast, so thanks to him for that!  Check out his podcast in the links below.

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everyone & the #heweb15 conference

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For episode 38, Jeff Stevens and Nicole Lentine join us for an off-the-cuff and unedited conversation about the Higher Education Web Professionals conference taking place next week (October 4-7). We talk about everything from presentation titles to karaoke planes.

Lougan will also cover the conference from the @HESPodcast twitter account.  He might even take our new Periscope account out for a spin during the fun times. So follow us on both and don’t forget to follow the #heweb15 conference hashtag!

P.S.  If you’re at the conference, find Lougan so you can get your own HESPodcast commemorative pin.

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#karaokeplane 2013

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aaron rester and the search bar

11034292_10155465576415634_7304217489445098985_nEpisode 37 starts with a nice glass of wine and Aaron Rester, Assistant Vice President of Web Development at Roosevelt University. We “kick off” the episode discussing sports (get it?), and Jackie reflects on another loss for the Buffalo Bills. We also chat about work-life balance, specifically checking our work emails and discussing the most efficient way to submit work requests; through Snapchat or Vine. Apple has released its most recent iOS update, and we give a quick review on the highlights while talking about some photo features that we still don’t completely understand. We reflect on the movement of technology, failed demonstrations, and the internet, which leads to a discussion about the most effective website structure and navigation for an educational institution. And, we attempt to answer the question: which is better, audience-based, or task-based navigation?

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tim nekritz & the bilingual monkey

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 9.02.33 PMEpisode 31 features Tim Nekritz, Associate Director of Communications and Marketing/Director of Digital Communications at SUNY Oswego. Tim tells us how he got his current job wearing many hats, all thanks to this thing called “the internet” that got really big a while back. Naturally, we talk about using social media on campus, and interestingly enough, Tim describes how social media works to break down departmental silos that exist at so many institutions across the country. Oswego is in the midst of a website redevelopment initiative, and we talk about content, “front end” and “back end,” and the most effective use of time with a new project like this one. We mention Slack for a second, but then Lougan and Tim dive into a deeply passionate conversation about children’s television shows. There’s singing. You don’t want to miss it.

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Super Why – Hip Hip Hooray Song
(because you need it stuck in your head)

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