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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

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By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
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This show was one of my entry points as I’ve started exploring a career in higher ed. I love the mix of hearing great things people do, but also the “human” side of it - it’s not all about the work!

Fun show!

By mr6424 - Aug 27 2017
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Fun to hear the goings-ons of other higher ed professionals! Keep up the entertaining work!

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Love it!

By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
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This show was one of my entry points as I’ve started exploring a career in higher ed. I love the mix of hearing great things people do, but also the “human” side of it - it’s not all about the work!

Fun show!

By mr6424 - Aug 27 2017
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Fun to hear the goings-ons of other higher ed professionals! Keep up the entertaining work!
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Higher Ed Social

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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jon Blankenship, Higher Ed Social is a weekly podcast dedicated to those that work in higher education. In each episode, we dive into the lives and careers of people who help make colleges and universities work. So sit back, relax and get ready for some fun conversation.

Rank #1: aerial ellis & the what ifs

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Aerial Ellis is a public relations consultant and professor at Lipscomb University in the Department of Communication and Journalism. Aerial is heavily involved with the Public Relations Society of America on a national and regional level, where she serves on the national diversity inclusion committee and the strategic planning committee and helps the student chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America Chapter at Lipscomb. Aerial followed her entrepreneurial spirit by starting a business at 22 after graduation. In her book, Original Millennial, she mentions about starting her own nail business as a 14-year-old. She believes that everyone should pace themselves while achieving their dreams.

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The Original Millennial

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Episode 129

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Sep 13 2018

35mins

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Rank #2: darren stocker & the kick that was needed

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Darren Stocker is an associate professor and program director at Cape Cod Community College in Massachusetts where he works with students who want to get into the field of criminal justice. After retiring from 20 years in law enforcement, Darren got into higher education. While in graduate school, it became clear to him that education was his next career move. Darren has done extensive work with learning management systems, and he talks with Lougan and Jackie about the pros and cons of discussion boards in an online classroom.

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Darren on LinkedIn
Cape Cod Community College
Episode 104

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Mar 22 2018

41mins

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Rank #3: todd sanders & ryan morejon is on a pontoon boat

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This week, we bring the amazing University of Florida social team back to the podcast. For a quick refresher, Todd Sanders is the director of digital communications & social media at UF and Ryan Morejon is UF’s social media specialist. During the episode, we chat with the UF Crew about the importance of creating community within a university content creation, as well as the UF President's high level of engagement with their team. We also discuss audience interaction on various networks and their strategy on jumping into new networks like TikTok.

Jun 06 2019

39mins

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Rank #4: kasandrea sereno & the six flights to nashville

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Kasandrea Sereno is the lead academic advisor at the University of South Florida. She is completing her doctorate in higher ed organizational leadership at Vanderbilt University and is the head of My Advisor Says, an independent academic consulting company that helps those who want to go to college. Kasandrea talks with Lougan and Jackie about her doctoral work, advising technology and the importance of the advising relationship to retention and student success. 

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Kasandrea on Twitter
Kasandrea on LinkedIn
Kasandrea’s Website
My Advisor Says
Episode 119

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0119.mp3
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Jul 05 2018

31mins

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Rank #5: jason mollica & there are no shelves for lightsabers

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Jason Mollica is a professorial lecturer at American University’s School of Communication where he teaches all about social media and social media analytics. Jason is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience as a journalist, news producer and PR professional. On the show, Jason talks about his syllabuses (syllabi?) and how they were created, as well as an awesome certification opportunity for his students. Jason and Lougan nerd out about Marvel, Star Wars and sports. Jackie talks about the Bills. Everyone agrees that being happy in your job is the most important thing.

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Jason on Twitter
The Buffalo Bills on Twitter
The Nashville Predators on Twitter
Episode 109

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Apr 26 2018

38mins

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Rank #6: eric stoller & the lunch episode

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Eric Stoller is the vice president of digital strategy at GeckoEngage. You may know him from his articles on Inside Higher Ed, his speaking engagements and his consulting work around digital engagement. He’s always loved doing marketing and public relations, but never wanted to work for an agency. Eric’s experiences in student development services at University of Illinois Chicago and enrollment management at Oregon State University really cemented interest in the intersection of technology and student success. He’s had an incredible and unique journey through the world of higher education.

Oct 31 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: jon mcbride & the sesquicentennial episode

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Jon McBride works at Brigham Young University as the media relations and social media manager. Since he started at BYU 6 years ago, he has begun to develop a strong and creative social media strategy. In this episode, he explained how he loves that his department is adaptive to the field of communication. Jon tells us about the time he pitched Beyonce's publicist, and also chats with Lougan and Jackie about his student social media team and their thoughtful Instagram stories on tough campus topics.
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Jon on Twitter
Jon on LinkedIn
BYU Consent Instgram Story
BYU Respect Instagram Story
Episode 150

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0150.mp3
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Feb 14 2019

34mins

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Rank #8: andy shaw & the mommy blogs

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Get ready for a VERY lively episode this week. Lougan and Jackie talked with the hilarious Andy Shaw, director of enrollment communications at York College of Pennsylvania. Andy loves his job because he makes stuff that get students to come to his college. He also teaches a class about comedy for freshmen to help them build confidence in public speaking. Andy is a new father, and that’s become a very important part of his life. He has an upcoming book titled The New Mom’s Guide to New Dads which helps new mom’s understand the minds of new dads. We talk about that and his experiences being a dad!

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Andy on Twitter
Andy on LinkedIn
Andy’s Website Instafather
Read an excerpt from his new book
Episode 120

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0120.mp3
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Jul 12 2018

33mins

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Rank #9: #heweb19 & the return of the golden nuggets

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What's better than actually going to the HighEdWeb Conference? Recording an episode with your friends that actually went! At least that's what Lougan is telling himself this week as he welcomes Jackie and Jon-Stephen back to the show along with new guest Alaina Wiens. We chat about what it's like running social media for the conference, and the various presentations they gave. We also talk about the "golden nuggets" they are taking back home this year.

Oct 24 2019

40mins

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Rank #10: carbs & content with jacqueline rowe

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Jacqueline Rowe is the senior enrollment communications coordinator for undergraduate admissions at Stony Brook University, where she focuses on event management and website coordination plus social media for the university. We learn all about "Jackie Idea Bombs" and talk about carbs. Lots of carbs. Lougan goes hard on science again, and we answer the question, "is butter a carb?"
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Butter made up of triglycerides, aka lipids. 
Episode 148

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Complete our Listener SurveyListeners, we want to know more about you. Help us out by completing a quick 5 minute survey. We are excited to award one lucky respondent a free seat at the 2019 Higher Ed Experts Analytics online conference (a $500 value) on February 13! Just complete this survey and leave us your contact information BEFORE February 5, 2019 if you would like to enter. The winner will be announced on our episode airing February 7, 2019
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Jan 31 2019

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Rank #11: milos topic & we’re still not used to 2019

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Milos Topic is the vice president for information technology and operations and oversees facilities at St. Peter's University in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in business administration, which he will finish in the spring. His belief is that we can own our lives and make our own decisions in everything that we do including not ideal situations. Milos doesn't abide by a specific leadership style due as he works with different people who have different needs. but instead believes people need to be put first and believes in listening then guiding employees to the right path.
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Episode 146

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Complete our Listener SurveyListeners, we want to know more about you. Help us out by completing a quick 5 minute survey. We are excited to award one lucky respondent a free seat at the 2019 Higher Ed Experts Analytics online conference (a $500 value) on February 13! Just complete this survey and leave us your contact information BEFORE February 5, 2019 if you would like to enter. The winner will be announced on our episode airing February 7, 2019
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Jan 17 2019

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Rank #12: danzel jones & RAs really do leave their residence halls

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Danzel Jones is a Massachusetts transplant at West Virginia State University where he works as a graduate hall director while obtaining his master's degree in media studies. As much as it’s hard to believe, he is a former introvert who believes in helping others overcome their shyness. We talk about his experiences adjusting from undergraduate life to graduate life, his work at West Virginia State and his goal of entering the film industry.

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Danzel on Twitter
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danzel jones & RAs really do leave their residence halls

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Feb 14 2018

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Rank #13: REBROADCAST: james stafford & that feeling you get from an excel spreadsheet

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We’re taking a little break from recording the next couple of weeks, so enjoy Jackie and Lougan’s episode with James Stafford! 

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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Episode 137 REBROADCAST

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Nov 21 2019

47mins

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Rank #14: scott grant & letting students drive the bus

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Scott Grant is an assistant professor in the College of Business at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio. Scott, Jackie and Lougan discuss the value of general education courses and electives toward one's future career path. Scott believes that teaching students starts with challenging them in ways that haven't been before. One way he did this was by creating The Oiler 10, a student-run consulting agency. From this, he learned that teaching can go beyond the typical structure within higher education.

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Scott on Twitter
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The Oiler 10 Website
The Oiler 10 on Twitter
Episode 101

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Mar 01 2018

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Rank #15: kevin hahn & the next cereal podcast

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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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Kevin on LinkedIn
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Kevin’s magic handwriting font
Episode 111

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0111.mp3
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May 10 2018

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Rank #16: kyle wrather & the podcast about podcasts

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Could we refuse a guest who is working on a dissertation about the commercialization and professionalism in podcasts? Kyle Wrather is earning his Ph.D. and is a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film. Kyle is looking at podcasts from 2005 to now and how advertising has been integrated. He discusses how people debate the name podcasting, the adaption of podcasts into tv shows, and how audio blogging was the predecessor for this new format.

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Kyle on Linkedin
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Podcasts Mentioned in this Episode

Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica Podcast
British History Podcast
Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History
Hello from the Magic Tavern
Huffington Post Recap
Improvised Star Trek
Jordan, Jesse, Go!
Lore
Media Business Matters
Mission to Zyxx
Mugglecast
My Brother, My Brother and Me
My Favorite Murder
NPR Politics Podcast
Podcast Ain’t Played Nobody
Slate Culture Gabfest
Slate Political Gabfest
Serial
StartUp (Inspired Alex, Inc.)
Bubble
The Daily from the New York Times
The Good Place Podcast
The Weeds from Vox
Trumpcast
Episode 116

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0116.mp3
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Jun 14 2018

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Rank #17: steve gavazzi & the story behind land-grant universities

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Steve Gavazzi is a professor of human development & family science at The Ohio State University. While Steve is a marriage and family research scientist by training, he's also been interested in the mission of land-grant institutions. That interest led him to co-write the book Land-Grant Universities for the Future: Higher Education for the Public Good with E. Gordon Gee, president of West Virginia University. We chatted with Steve about the history of these institutions and their future. We also discuss college rankings and their historic impact on institutions of higher learning.
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Steve on Twitter
Steve on Linkedin
Land-Grant Universities for the Future: Higher Education for the Public Good on Amazon
Land-Grant Fierce Blog
Episode 156

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0156.mp3
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Apr 11 2019

37mins

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Rank #18: erin supinka & the thanksgiving holiday special

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Erin Supinka is the assistant director of digital engagement at Dartmouth University., and recorded with us from her car, because she and her fiancé are working on ALL THE THINGS in their house. The group debates the effectiveness of the college dorm favorite Command Strips, HighEd Web, and problems on campus that can sometimes be solved by networking. As three social media managers, Lougan, Jackie, and Erin talk about how social media is changing, and not really staying the same.Links to cool stuff: Erin on TwitterErin on LinkedInErin’s Presentation at HighEdWeb (including slides!)Summary of Erin's Presentation on LINK
Episode 139

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0139.mp3

Nov 22 2018

52mins

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Rank #19: dave eng & the power of gaming

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This week, Dave Eng returns to the show! Since his first episode, Dave has finished his doctorate and serves as a clinical professor & educational technologist at New York University’s School of Professional Studies and a professor of practice of table top game design at Troy University. We chatted with Dave about his research into table top gaming, the future of voice technology and Lougan’s tendency to not throw away things. We also discuss escape rooms and the fundamental differences between puzzles and games.

Jul 19 2019

44mins

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Rank #20: noel peloquin & the power of alexa

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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. Links to cool stuffNoel on LinkedInSmart House (a random YouTube Film review)
Episode 138

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Nov 15 2018

39mins

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rj thompson & the politics of tenure

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This week on the show, we sat down with RJ Thompson, the associate director of student engagement in the College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburg. RJ’s career in higher education has been in an interesting one. He’s always had a passion for teaching students, and has worked as a both an adjunct and a tenured professor. We talk about RJ’s long career as a professor and why he decided to move from faculty to staff. We also chat about Star Trek: Picard, but no worries. We don’t talk spoilers. 

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Episode 182

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Jan 30 2020

31mins

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jenna spinelle & the frozen fountain

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Jenna Spinelle is the communications specialist for the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State. She describes herself as a team of one, where she handles digital content and media outreach. She is also host of the Institute’s Democracy Works podcast which is produced in partnership with WPSU Penn State, Pennsylvania’s NPR station. Lougan and Jenna have a great chat about working her work hosting Democracy Works, podcasting and listening to audio books. Also, apologies for Lougan’s audio quality. We’ve had some issues with his microphone and are working to fix it. 

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Episode 181

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Jan 23 2020

23mins

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russell lowery-hart & empowering students to succeed

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This week we discuss the barriers faced by low-income students with Dr. Russell Lowery-Hart, president of the Amarillo College. In his time as president, he’s overseen significant increases in student retention and graduation rates while also working to make his institution an economic driver for the community and region. On the show, Dr. Lowery-Hart shares how Amarillo College made such radical change happen and the many opportunities for higher education to break tradition and adapt to a changing world.

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Episode 180

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Jan 16 2020

25mins

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brendan foley & this is 2020

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This week, Lougan talks with Brendan Foley, the director of communications for the Morehead-Cain Foundation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brendan is responsible for creating and implementing a content strategy that supports Morehead-Cain’s many goals. Whether it’s recruiting the brightest students across the globe or inspiring alumni to participate in the Foundation’s first-ever capital campaign, Brendan creates content that encompasses every aspect of student and alumni journeys.

On the show, we discuss Brendan’s work and how he made the jump from award-winning broadcast news producer and journalist to higher education. Brendan’s wife Jenna Hartwell is also an Higher Ed Social alum! Check out Jenna’s episode from October 2018!

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Episode 179

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Jan 09 2020

27mins

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jackie vetrano & five years of higher ed social

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If you can believe it, it’s the FIVE YEAR anniversary of Higher Ed Social! To celebrate, host emerita Jackie Vetrano is back on the show this week. It’s been a semester of change for her as she recently graduated with a Master of Professional Studies in Integrated Marketing Communications from Georgetown University. AND she started her new position as assistant director of marketing & prospect management at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Jackie and Lougan talk about the ins and outs of generating and nurturing leads and reminisce about the last five years of the podcast. 

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Episode 178

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Dec 19 2019

25mins

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martha saunders & what it’s like to be president

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be university president? This week on the show, Lougan talks with Dr. Martha Saunders, President of the University of West Florida. In her more than three decades in higher education, Dr. Saunders has served in multiple academic and leadership roles and has led UWF a to new heights. Lougan chats with her about how she became a university president, her strategic vision and how the resources in west Florida helped drive the creation of new and innovative programs at UWF. 

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Episode 177

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Dec 12 2019

20mins

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kevin singer & the IDEALS research

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Kevin Singer is a PhD student in higher education at North Carolina State University where he serves as a Research Associate for the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS). He also serves as Co-Director of Neighborly Faith, an org helping evangelical college students to build bridges of friendship with people of other faiths, and teaches world religions at two community colleges. IDEALS recently released a national report called “Friendships Matter” about befriending people across all faiths. Lougan and Kevin talk about consequences of online behavior as well as empathy in conversations one might disagree with. When he’s not in higher ed, he’s hanging out with his wife and their 4 kids.

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Episode 176

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Dec 05 2019

25mins

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REBROADCAST: james stafford & that feeling you get from an excel spreadsheet

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We’re taking a little break from recording the next couple of weeks, so enjoy Jackie and Lougan’s episode with James Stafford! 

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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Episode 137 REBROADCAST

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0137-RE.mp3

Nov 21 2019

47mins

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jason miller & the groundhog

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Jason Miller is the digital specialist at York University in Toronto, Canada. As part of the central communications office, Jason’s has his hands in a lot of digital work, but his primary job is to develop the university-wide social media strategy and assist various areas across campus with their digital strategies. Lougan and Jason talk about the quirks of being in charge of social media, and why we love doing what we do. We also talk about the fun little things he does outside his role, and how doing those types of things are important.

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Episode 175

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Nov 14 2019

24mins

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cathy dunn & the journey of a librarian

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Cathy Dunn is an acquisitions librarian at her alma mater, Mississippi State University. Lougan and Cathy talk about how she chose her career and the way digital information has changed the landscape of being a librarian. They also discuss the importance of libraries when it comes to the dissemination of information in the current age.

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Episode 174

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Nov 07 2019

34mins

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eric stoller & the lunch episode

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Eric Stoller is the vice president of digital strategy at GeckoEngage. You may know him from his articles on Inside Higher Ed, his speaking engagements and his consulting work around digital engagement. He’s always loved doing marketing and public relations, but never wanted to work for an agency. Eric’s experiences in student development services at University of Illinois Chicago and enrollment management at Oregon State University really cemented interest in the intersection of technology and student success. He’s had an incredible and unique journey through the world of higher education.

Oct 31 2019

28mins

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#heweb19 & the return of the golden nuggets

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What's better than actually going to the HighEdWeb Conference? Recording an episode with your friends that actually went! At least that's what Lougan is telling himself this week as he welcomes Jackie and Jon-Stephen back to the show along with new guest Alaina Wiens. We chat about what it's like running social media for the conference, and the various presentations they gave. We also talk about the "golden nuggets" they are taking back home this year.

Oct 24 2019

40mins

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REBROADCAST: jon mcbride & the sesquicentennial episode

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It's been a crazy week, and we'll be back next week with a new episode. For now, enjoy this rebroadcast episode with Jon McBride!

Jon McBride works at Brigham Young University as the media relations and social media manager. Since he started at BYU 6 years ago, he has begun to develop a strong and creative social media strategy. In this episode, he explained how he loves that his department is adaptive to the field of communication. Jon tells us about the time he pitched Beyonce’s publicist, and also chats with Lougan and Jackie about his student social media team and their thoughtful Instagram stories on tough campus topics.

Oct 17 2019

35mins

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ashley alvarado & the love of teaching

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Ashley Alvarado is a doctoral student at the University of South Carolina where she serves as a teaching assistant while obtaining her Ph. D in literature. Lougan and Ashley talk about how general education classes teach students to analyze and interpret information, as well as think critically. We also talk about Ashley’s plans for doctoral research, specifically diaries and their place in literature.

Oct 10 2019

25mins

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lougan & the amazing emma hawes

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Back in January of 2018, Emma Hawes joined the Higher Ed Social podcast team with episode 97. This week, Lougan sat down with her to chat about how she came to be on the podcast, her unique college experience as a triplet, her love for the Parks and Recreation and other shows we're watching.

Oct 03 2019

24mins

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amber owens & let’s get this bread

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Amber Owens is the social media manager for Indiana Institute of Technology. Amber graduated in 2016 and like many new graduates drifted around from job to job when someone connected her with the position at Indiana Tech. Her passion is for putting stuff online and watching people’s reactions. We chat about the challenges of social media burn out and growing up and watching social media evolve over the years. When Amber isn’t on social media, she builds Star Wars Droids and travels to conventions with her husband.

Sep 26 2019

38mins

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REBROADCAST: lisa catto & sixty hour minutes

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The start of the academic year is upon us! We hope you're enjoying welcoming students both new and old to your campus. Because of all the craziness (and a random trip to Oregon), we're rebroadcasting our episode with Lisa Catto. It's a great episode, so check it out.

We 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!

Aug 22 2019

45mins

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chris d’orso & the long story

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This week, we welcome back the amazing Chris D'Orso. Since he was on the show back in 2015, Chris has move to SUNY College at Brockport where he is now the associate director of undergraduate admissions. The move for him was a positive change, as it's allowed him to reconnect with his passion of working in undergraduate admission. You'll also find out about something really big that's been happening in Lougan's life and why the podcast has been a little inconsistent lately. A HUGE thanks to Chris and Jon for being so supportive.

Aug 15 2019

53mins

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toby stapelton & the state of graduate education

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This week, Lougan chats with Dr. Toby Stapleton, the dean of graduate and continuing education programs at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. We chat about the rise of hybrid professional graduate programs and the many innovative programs at Salve Regina. At his previous institution, Toby lead a technology incubator which has become a global leader in marine (blue) technology. We also discuss his work there and the future of this growing field.

Aug 08 2019

41mins

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ravi jain & some bite-sized storytelling

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Ravi Jain from Boston College joins us on the show this week! Ravi serves as the Senior Associate Director of Digital Media & Web at Boston College. We talk with Ravi about being selected as an inaugural INBOUND2019 Fellow and his upcoming talk at INBOUND 2019. Ravi tells us more about why he’s become a short form video evangelist and how he uses micro-storytelling to tell the story of the different “cities” at BC. We also discuss why vinyl sounds better and the fun and agony of designing email templates.

Aug 02 2019

54mins

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By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
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This show was one of my entry points as I’ve started exploring a career in higher ed. I love the mix of hearing great things people do, but also the “human” side of it - it’s not all about the work!

Fun show!

By mr6424 - Aug 27 2017
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Fun to hear the goings-ons of other higher ed professionals! Keep up the entertaining work!