New collegiate podcasts takeoff
In the last year or so, a number of our member institutions have launched a podcast. Sure, you can follow a college on Instagram or read the alumni magazine. But what about if you want to hear, not see, the story? Several of our colleges offer podcasts that draw on staff and faculty expertise; below is the current list of podcast options. Maybe you’re curious about the importance of the U.S. Census, the power of the spoken word, what it is like to perform at Carnegie Hall or how Christianity and politics fit together. Find out more about what is happening on campus and around the world by listening to private college podcasts.
Hear Augsburg University faculty and staff share stories of their work with students in their own words. Launched last year, “The Augsburg Podcast” offers a variety of perspectives on the university’s most important work: educating students for the future.
“Whole & Holy” is a new podcast from Bethel Seminary that seeks to help ministry leaders become more effective by providing discussion on relevant ministry topics. The goal is to provide easily accessible content on a monthly basis from experts in areas of interest to pastors and ministry leaders. Topics so far include social media and relationships, children’s ministry, New Testament, Christians and politics, finances and leadership.
Concordia University, St. Paul
The Office of Alumni Relations podcast for CSP alumni, as well as faculty, staff, students, donors and the broader community launched its first episode in September with new episodes released every two weeks. Hosted by Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Billy Schultz, BA '08, MA '11, topics include alumni interviews, career and life skills and current events from a CSP perspective. This platform is intended to provide listeners a deeper connection to the university and a benefit for their lives and careers as we celebrate the legacy of those who have called CSP their home.
The “Big Questions” series is our attempt to try something different. These are glimpses into the minds and hearts of the people who comprise Macalester: a collection of their thoughts about the things that matter to them and, we hope, to you. You might think of these short episodes as a stripped down, “acoustic” version of Macalester communications and as a way to see what truly animates the college. A video version of the interviews is also available.
St. Olaf College
“From the Hill to Real Life” is a new podcast from St. Olaf College that dives deep into the Ole experience and shares what it really means to make a difference with a liberal arts education. To hear episodes, subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.
University of St. Thomas
The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business has partnered with Twin Cities Business (TCB) magazine to launch "By All Means," a weekly podcast spotlighting faculty experts from Opus College of Business and local entrepreneurs. Hosted by TCB editor-in-chief Allison Kaplan, the podcast features in-depth conversations with entrepreneurs and businesspeople, along with a “Back to the Classroom” segment with Opus College of Business professors who will provide insight and analysis on various topics. Episodes can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google.