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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.

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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!

iTunes Ratings

15 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
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0

Love it!

By AmaandaR - May 09 2019
Read more
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: kelsey ryan & the whereabouts of zac efron

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Kelsey Ryan the coordinator of fraternity and sorority life at University of Memphis. After deciding that pharmacy school wasn’t for her, she chose a career in student affairs working with fraternity and sorority life. Kelsey is a true advocate for Greek Life on campus, and we discuss how Greek organizations contribute to the community and how a few bad apples can tarnish the good work of others.

Jul 04 2019

37mins

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Rank #2: REBROADCAST: andy shaw & the mommy blogs

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It's vacation time, so we're taking a break this week. In the mean time, enjoy Lougan and Jackie's episode with Andy Shaw! We'll be back next week. 

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!

Jul 11 2019

13mins

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Rank #3: shanna carmack & the tape deck editor

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Shanna Carmack is the director of residence life for Carson-Newman University in east Tennessee. In this week’s episode, we talk to Shanna about getting acclimated as a new director in her first year at a university and how much a mentor can make a difference to an up-and-coming administrator. Shanna also lends us some insight on what it’s like to raise a child—in a residence hall!

Jun 27 2019

34mins

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Rank #4: coby dillard & the student veterans

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Coby Dillard is the coordinator for veterans and military services at the University of California Santa Barbara. Coby began his career in the Navy as a yeoman, and after leaving the Navy, he decided to take advantage of his post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits at Tidewater Community College. There he began his career in higher ed as a work study student. Coby transitioned to UCSB last year, and has been working to rebuild their programs for student veterans. We had a great discussion about what makes student veterans special, and how he works to support their needs.

Links to cool stuff:
-Coby on Linkedin
-Coby on Twitter

Jun 20 2019

41mins

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Rank #5: melissa mae cheater & the power of maple syrup

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For our second international episode we sat down with Melissa Mae Cheater, the digital content manager at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada. Melissa is also the founder of #PSEWEB (Post Secondary Education Web), a Canadian offshoot of the Higher Education Web Professionals Association here in the US. During the show, we chat about the differences between student life in the US and Canada. Melissa also shares her thoughts on how departments across campus can better work with their communications teams to celebrate success.

Jun 13 2019

35mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: lougan & jon

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You might recognize our new co-host as our guest from two episodes ago where we discussed Nashville parties and the NFL Draft. Jon Blankenship serves as the director of digital media strategy for Vanderbilt University Development and Alumni Relations. The group talks tv series finales, some of which left fans disappointed. As always, our new host believes this is a show that represents the people of higher ed.
lougan & jon

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May 30 2019

13mins

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Rank #8: liz gross & no amazon, i’m not having a baby

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This week on the show, Lougan talks to Dr. Liz Gross, the marketing insights manager at Great Lakes Higher Education. Due to technical issues with the audio file of the original recording, Lougan had to re-record the episode and unfortunately Jackie wasn’t able to join us. We start the show discussing obscure card games, and later discuss Liz’s work doing marketing research and how the data she collects is used.  We also discuss Liz’s doctoral research about student engagement in the digital age.

Links to cool stuff: 

Liz on Twitter
Great Lakes Higher Education
Dutch Blitz

Sep 20 2017

21mins

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Rank #9: gil rogers & trying on lougan’s clothes

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We all pile into Lougan's closet for episode 92 with Gil Rogers, Director of Marketing at NRCCUA - National Research Center for College and University Admissions. Gil had just transitioned from working at Chegg due to its partnership with NRCCUA. Fortunately for him, he didn't have to pack up his desk or turn in his parking pass, because he worked - and will continue to work - from home in his basement office. We talk all about enrollment and recruitment marketing, how we should adapt to a changing data- and social media-filled world, and consider how prospective students view the admissions process.

Links to cool stuff: 

Gil on Twitter
NRCCUA Website
Teenagers View on Social Media via Wired

Sep 05 2017

43mins

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Rank #10: jason boucher & the magic of winamp

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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.

Links to cool stuff

Jason on Twitter
EDUWeb Conference
Move In Day Time Lapse
Ben's Move-In Day Recap Video
(including two of Lougan's epic backwards runs)
Lougan's Eclipse Time Lapse
Belmont's Eclipse Glasses

Aug 23 2017

40mins

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