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Reading and Writing Together: The Advantages of Exploring Literacy as a Group

Reading and Writing Together: The Advantages of Exploring Literacy as a Group

May 3, 2021

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In this podcast we discuss some of the advantages of reading and writing collectively. Jessica Collogan, our Dean of the Library, and Dr. Elise Dixon, an Assistant Professor and our Writing Center Director, provide best practices for starting book clubs and writing groups.  In addition, we discuss how technology has changed the way we consume and produce the written word.

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Performing Arts in 2020

Performing Arts in 2020

October 29, 2020

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The Performing Arts have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19 in the year 2020. Many theaters have "gone dark" and any performances that do occur are allowed minimal attendance. As a result, our artistic and creative leaders have been forced to adapt and improvise to create meaningful performances and productions in completely new ways. We welcome Sarah Busman, Adjunct flute instructor and principal flute in the Fayetteville Symphony, James Bass, Executive Director of Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC), and Jonathan Drahos, Professor and Director of the UNCP Theatre program to discuss their initiatives in reimagining the performing arts in 2020.

 

Check out the GPAC website for the Ghost Light and forthcoming Macbeth productions discussed in the episode. 

 

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Migrant Farmworkers

Migrant Farmworkers

September 16, 2020

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About 150,000 migrant farmworkers and their dependents are in North Carolina during each growing season, yet they are an invisible population to the public eye. This invisibility contributes to their lack of access to appropriate healthcare, education, and social services. In this podcast, we invite Dr. Brooke Kelly, Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Michele Fazio, Professor of English, to discuss their effort to increase the visibility of this population for their students. Through their class, students engage with the farmworkers in their area, find ways to serve them, and write grant proposals to request more resources for this population. One of their students, Jessica Muniz, also joins us to discuss her experience as a student in the course.

 

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Bringing Our Braves Back Safely

Bringing Our Braves Back Safely

August 3, 2020

Returning to campus this fall will be challenging for universities around the country.  Scott Billingsley (Associate Provost) and Annie Angueira (Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities) discuss UNCP's preparations with Richard Gay (Interim Dean, CAS) and Ashley Allen (Interim Associate Dean, CAS).

 

LINK: https://www.uncp.edu/about/update-coronavirus-covid-19

 

LINK: Bringing Our Braves Back: Roadmap to Fall 2020.

 

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World War II (part 2)

World War II (part 2)

April 29, 2020

The Second World War (1939-1945) was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history and resulted in decisive shifts of global powers. In this second installment of a two part series, Jeff Frederick is joined by faculty from the History Department: Robert Brown, Bruce Dehart, and James Hudson.

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World War II (part 1)

World War II (part 1)

March 24, 2020

 

The Second World War (1939-1945) was one of the bloodiest conflicts in history and resulted in decisive shifts of global powers. To discuss the war, Jeff Frederick is joined by faculty from the History Department: Robert Brown, Bruce Dehart, and James Hudson.

 

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Agriculture

Agriculture

February 15, 2020

Soil, water, pollinators ... how do these impact our ability to grow food?  Jeff Frederick discusses Agriculture with faculty from the Department of Biology: Maria Pereira, Rita Hagevik, Amber Rock, and Bryan Sales.

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Great Musical Theatre

Great Musical Theatre

January 31, 2020

Music, lyrics, song and dance...  what are the essential elements of a great musical theatre production? Jeff Frederick, Nathan Thomas and Katie DeFiglio (UNC Pembroke Music Department) discuss musical theatre and the work behind creating a mesmerizing stage production.

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Helping 21st-Century College Students Succeed

Helping 21st-Century College Students Succeed

December 19, 2019

Are today's college students different from those of the past? What challenges do freshmen face today? Dean Frederick discusses these and other thought provoking questions with UNCP administrators: Teagan Decker, interim Dean of the Esther G. Maynor Honors College; Engle Revels, Director of Admissions; Nicolette Campos, Director of the Accessibility Resource Center; and Beth Holder, Dean of the University College.

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The Future of Broadcasting

The Future of Broadcasting

November 26, 2019

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Ever wonder what goes on behind a television or news camera during a broadcast? Get the inside scoop in this episode on the future of broadcasting. Dean Jeff Fredrick is joined by faculty and staff in the UNCP Mass Communication Department:  Cle Cousins, Jamie Litty, Sally Ann Clark, and Chuck Lowery.

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