alan burns & the quest for a good mattress

Alan Burns is a research associate at the Social Research Science Center at Mississippi State University where he handles all of the communication for the center. The center conducts $10 million worth of research annually in social economic, political, and human resource issues. Right now Alan completed the planning phase of the SRSC’s annual report, which will be released in October. In 2012, Alan Burns obtained an internship at the media collaboration lab within the SRSC. And later he obtained a grad assistantship then took over the lab. The group talks about the accountability of students who are new to a work environment.

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bill zimmerman & the virtual bar

Bill Zimmerman is a lecturer at Penn State’s Donald Bellisario College of Communications in the departments of advertising and public relations. Before teaching, he worked in public relations and strategic communication for Penn State. The group discusses losing interest in social media after maintaining a professional account. Zimmerman emphasizes to his students to focus on developing a strategy for social media. Zimmerman wants to show his students the possibilities that Penn State’s entrepreneurship program and social media can bring. When he is not teaching, Zimmerman is a podcaster for Happy Valley Hustle, which is for a regional audience about entrepreneurship.

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andy brown & the first episode of 2018

Can you believe it? It’s 2018 and our first episode of the year stars Andy Brown, the director of media relations and online content at Kalamazoo College. On the show, we talked with Andy about the work he does and how he got to where he is. We also talk about the K-Plan, Kalamazoo’s four-part, integrated approach to liberal arts and science education through which students can customize their college experience.

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hope cooper buckner & the monograms

Photo: Belmont Photographer

This week we talk to Hope Cooper Buckner, the assistant director of communications at Belmont University.  Aside from dealing with Lougan on a regular basis, Hope is an integral part of Belmont’s Office of Communications that produces content and works with internal and external stakeholders to help manage the institutional brand. In May, Hope graduated with an M.Ed. in  nonprofit leadership and as her thesis studied the value of collegiate level mentorship experiences for women. That research inspired her to launch a new nonprofit called MentorHER which will provide psychosocial mentoring opportunities for women on college campuses.

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ben luttrull & the fur babies

In episode 88, we chat with Ben Luttrull, media relations specialist at the University of Southern Indiana. Each of us have a different structure in our Communications and Marketing divisions, which leads us to an interesting discussion about division of responsibilities. We also talk about using LinkedIn to connect with audiences, as well as how we rely on student workers to help us get work done…and remind us about what’s cool and what’s not.

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