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Hosted by Lougan Bishop and Jenna Spinelle, 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 Jenna Spinelle, 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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16 Ratings
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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

Latest release on Jul 31, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 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 #2: 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!

Jan 09 2020

27mins

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Rank #3: #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 #4: 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.

Nov 21 2019

47mins

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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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Jacqueline on Twitter
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Butter made up of triglycerides, aka lipids. 
Episode 148

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0148.mp3
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

38mins

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Rank #7: 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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Milos on LinkedIn
Milos on Twitter
Episode 146

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0146.mp3
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

35mins

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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: ted fox & the free meal

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Ted Fox works at his alma mater, the University Notre Dame, as executive administrator of the Office of the Provost. Before his return to Notre Dame, he worked a ESPN as a production assistant. The group talks about the intersection of podcasting and higher ed, including With a Side of Knowledge, a podcast from Notre Dame that Ted hosts...over brunch.
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Ted on Twitter
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With a Side of Knowledge Podcast
With a Side of Knowledge Twitter
Episode 155

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0155.mp3
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Apr 04 2019

33mins

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Rank #10: joel renner & experience doesn’t pay my rent

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Joel Renner is the co-chair eduWeb Digital Summit and the digital strategy and career systems manager for George Washington University’s School of Business. His job focuses on everything from website content to marketing. Joel was interested in being a history professor and focusing on ancient medieval history. Joel talks about creating messages for different audiences for schools in a saturated market. We also discuss setting aside time for professional development.

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Joel on Linkedin
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eduWeb conference

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Episode 128

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0128.mp3

Sep 06 2018

39mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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.

Dec 05 2019

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Rank #13: 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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Rank #14: christine figgener & the sea turtles

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Christine Figgener is a marine conservation biologist, a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University and Time Magazine recently recognized her as a '2018 Next Generation Leader.' Christine is credited with helping spark the anti-plastic movement with her viral video of a straw being pulled from a turtle's nose. She loves how research is connected to mentorship. After graduation, she hopes to focus on science communication to build the gap between scientists and non-scientists.
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Christine on Twitter
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Christine on Instagram
The Turtle Video (viewer discretion is advised)
Time Magazine's 2018 Next Generation Leader
Time Magazine article on Christine's work
Episode 143

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0143.mp3
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Dec 20 2018

32mins

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Rank #15: 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

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0138.mp3

Nov 15 2018

39mins

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Rank #16: REBROADCAST: bruce floyd & the standing desk

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Jackie and Lougan are taking a two week breather from the show. They'll be back on March 21, but in the mean time enjoy the Gator Fax episode!
Episode 80 welcomes Bruce Floyd, Social Media Manager for the Florida Gators. He takes us behind the scenes of his social media strategy for the 21-team large franchise, and explains how he coordinates each individual team’s accounts. We discuss how messaging on Twitter has changed in athletics, and how Bruce manages it all. He also shares his recent Signing Day experience, introducing us to the most important part – the fax machine, who became famous and was featured in publications including Rolling Stone.
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Bruce on Twitter
Florida Gators on Twitter
GatorsFax on Twitter
GatorsFax singing “Hello”
Belmont Kid eating Mayo
Episode 80 Rebroadcast

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0080-Re.mp3

Mar 07 2019

48mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: jenna hartwell & the almost adulting symposium

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Jenna Hartwell works at North Carolina State University as the associate director for the Women and Minority Engineering programs in the College of Engineering. Women in Engineering program created a tool workshop for freshman students to learn the tools in engineering to help prepare them for a competition. Another initiative the program has is Dinner in Dialogue that connects students with professionals in engineering. Jenna implemented an intervention based program to help juniors going into their senior year called "The Almost Adulting Symposium," which educates students on loans, budgeting, graduate school, and developing a reputation.

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Jenna on Twitter
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NC State Women and Minority Engineering Programs
Episode 132

https://media.blubrry.com/highered/highered.social/episodes/HES-0132.mp3
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Oct 04 2018

38mins

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Rank #19: four years of higher ed social

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Happy New Year from Higher Ed Social! This week we’re going to share some New Years Resolutions inspired by some of our favorite episodes of 2018. Don’t worry. It’s not like we failed to find a guest this week, and it’s way more than just a recap episode. THERE ARE RESOLUTIONS!
Higher Ed Social Resolutions for 2019:
1) Find time to take mental health breaks this yearInspired by Episode 100 with Brenda Ice
2) Discover a new passion or find something I’ve never done beforeInspired by Episode 104 with Darren Stocker and Episode 120 with Andy Shaw
3) Find a community or hobby to call your own.Inspired by Episode 106 with Dee Goines
4) Learn something new and outside your comfort zoneInspired by Episode 115 with Viorica Marian and Episode 143 with Christine Figgener
5) Do more Professional DevelopmentInspired by Our First Live Show and our post #heweb18 discussion
four years of higher ed social

https://highered.social/episodes/HES-0144-5.mp3
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Jan 03 2019

24mins

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Rank #20: 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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