meaghan milliorn fikes & getting internet famous

Episode 82 welcomes Meaghan Milliorn Fikes, who sometimes goes by Meaghan Milliorn, the Online Marketing Manager at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Meaghan is an alumna of UALR, earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degree at the institution. We chat about the ups and downs of working in communications at an
institution, but agree that it’s a great department to work in. With March Madness underway, Lougan and Meaghan both compare NCAA stories, and Meaghan reflects on UALR’s visit to the big dance last year.

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ebru kardan & the great outdoors

Ebru KardanWe’ve made it to episode 70 with Ebru Kardan, Director of External Affairs and Communications at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. We first address exactly what that means, as higher ed titles tend to include a lot of extra words in job titles. There’s some nerdiness in this podcast, in the form of Star Trek talk and Ebru’s famous beer can cat. We also talk about Untappd and call out many past guests for the beers they were drinking at the time, and Jackie explains a class she’ll be taking later this month.

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jon-stephen stansel & the power that’s inside

maxresdefaultEpisode 67 brings back Jon-Stephen Stansel the Social Media Coordinator at Texas State University, and we talk about Pokemon GO, exclusively. We chat about how campuses can use this new app, and how Jackie, Lougan, and Jon-Stephen are doing on their own journeys to be the very best.

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annie mitchell & a million lougans

MitchellAnnie2_2014Episode 52 has less dirt on Lougan than we thought. We chatted with his past colleague, Annie Mitchell, current Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Wofford College. We talked about the difference between working at a two year college as compared to a four year college, as well as some new apps and social media platforms, like the completely appropriate-for-all-ages Fleek College Stories craze (hint: it’s not safe at all for work, or children). We recorded this episode on the morning of the Super Bowl, which is especially close to Annie’s heart, considering training camp for the Panthers is at Wofford. Annie shares a little about what her department is up to, including more measurable goals, and advertising in the mall.

 

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emma daitz & the ramune bottle

IMG_4693Episode fifteen starts with a weird pop…or drop, as Lougan attempts to explain the reason for a marble in his drink. We chat with Emma Daitz, Marketing and Web Editor at Nazareth College about an interesting variety of topics, including wearable technology, social media contests, and what types of headphones to wear in all situations. We also discuss the pros and cons of an open office space, determining if it does or does not hinder productivity. We wrap up chatting with Emma about Nazareth’s accepted students day, #ExpNaz.

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jackie & lougan

10615420_10203502539709009_8994708048438277181_nEpisode zero is the one that’s generally passed over, but if you want a witty introduction to the intention of higher ed social, take a listen. We talk about what will be featured on the podcast down the road (hint: higher education, and other fun stuff), but also chat about what new things are happening on social media in higher ed, including student workers and fun ways to support students during finals week.

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