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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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More Mysteries of the Human Body

More Mysteries of the Human Body

November 14, 2019

Ever wonder about the incredible mechanics of the human body? Do you know your eyeball is immune privileged?  Dean Frederick discusses the awe-inspiring and resilient nature of the human body with Crystal Walline and Courtney Carroll (Biology), and Todd Telemeco (College of Health Sciences). 

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Great Works of Art

Great Works of Art

September 18, 2019

What elements make a work of art great and how can we learn to appreciate art more? These questions and others are discussed by Dean Jeff Frederick and a panel of UNC Pembroke Art Department faculty: Nancy Palm Puchner, Colleen Ringrose, Robert Epps, and Richard Gay. 

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Changes in Higher Education

Changes in Higher Education

August 19, 2019

In the 1970's, male college students vastly outnumbered the females enrolled; whereas today there are over 2 million more women than men attending college. This and other changes in higher education are discussed by Dean Frederick and his panel of guests: Charles Jenkins, Professor of Education and former UNC Pembroke Provost and Chancellor; Ralph Steeds, Professor Emeritus and printmaker; and Sara Oswald, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Theatre and Foreign Languages.

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Rural Poverty

Rural Poverty

July 31, 2019

American Dream notions of social mobility notwithstanding, many people face difficulties that make it hard to climb out of poverty. What obstacles exist, and how do experts study this important social issue?  Dean Jeff Frederick is joined by Dr. Tamara Savage (Social Work) and Dr. Bryan Robinson (Vice Chancellor of Advancement) to discuss the topic.

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Bio Tech Research

Bio Tech Research

June 25, 2019

Bio Tech research has far reaching implications for treating conditions such as Alzheimer's Disease. In this episode, Dean Frederick is joined by Dr. Karen Farizatto, a research assistant professor at the UNCP Biotechnology Research and Training Center, who talks about research and teaching in Biotechnology. 

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Matters of the Law

Matters of the Law

May 30, 2019

 

Dean Frederick is joined by four UNC Pembroke attorneys: Ronette Sutton Gerber, Director, Title IX and Clery Compliance; Kaye Fraley, Campus Investigator; Megan Strickland, OVW Grant Project Coordinator; and Kelvin Jacobs, Assistant General Council.

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Science Communication

Science Communication

April 30, 2019

How do scientists communicate complex information to the general public? Joining Dean Frederick are trained scientists who are experts at taking science to the public arena.

Panel:  Jonathan Frederick (Director, NC Science Festival), Tamara Poles (Outreach Coordinator) both from the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center (UNC Chapel Hill), Velinda Woriax (Chair, UNC Pembroke Biology Department), and Amy Gross (UNC Pembroke, Geology and Geography Department).

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Words of the South: Southern Literature

Words of the South: Southern Literature

March 29, 2019

Literature of the southern United States is rich in tradition. In this episode, Jeff Frederick is joined by Julie Kane, poet laureate of Louisiana (2011-2013) and professor emeritus at Northwestern University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. They are joined by Peter Grimes, Aaron Cole, and Richard Vela from UNCP's Department of English, Theatre, and Foreign Languages.

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