Episode 15 – Wizards, Hobbits, and Orcs! Music From Middle Earth
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Janice Dickensheets discusses how Howard Shore helps bring J.R.R. Tolkien’s stories to life.
September 18, 2017
Episode 14 – What’s That Smell? Marijuana Use Among College Students
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Kristina Phillips discusses the impact of chronic marijuana use among young adults.
September 11, 2017
Episode 13 – Teacher Shortage in Rural Colorado
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Harvey Rude discusses the difficulty behind recruitment and retention of rural teachers in Colorado.
September 05, 2017
Episode 12 - Impact of Art during the Civil Rights movement with UNC Associate Dean of College of Performing and Visual Arts
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Kiki Gilderhus discusses the impact of art during the historic civil rights movement, and it’s impact on today’s culture.
August 28, 2017
Episode 11 - UNC Professors of Folk and Bluegrass, Natalie Padilla & Martin Gilmore
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Natalie Padilla and Martin Gilmore discuss their knowledge and experiences as professional musicians, as well as their role with UNC's new Folk and Bluegrass Program.
August 22, 2017
Episode 10 - UNC Professor of Astronomy, Dr. Charles Kuehn
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Charles Kuehn discusses the upcoming solar eclipse, and how his students are going above and beyond the field of atmospheric research.
August 14, 2017
Episode 9 - UNC Director of Galleries, Pam Campanaro
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Pam Campanaro discusses UNC's Summer artist in residence as well as ways art students can prepare for the workforce.
August 07, 2017
Episode 8 – UNC School of Communication Chair, Dr. Thomas Endres
On this episode of Bear in Mind, Dr. Thomas Endres discusses his experience at the world’s largest motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
July 31, 2017
Episode 7 - Associate Professor & Coordinator of Gender Studies, Christine Talbot discussing issues of school dress code
Did you know that UNC has the oldest gender studies program in Colorado? Since 1974, students from all walks of life have studied here to learn more about the development and culture of gender, sexuality and inequality both past and present. One point of discussion is the concept of a school dress code and its relation to body shaming. On this episode of Bear in Mind, we talk with Dr. Christine Talbot, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Gender Studies, to explore more about the ideas of a dress code and what the means to masculinity, femininity and more.
July 13, 2017
Episode 6 - UNC theatre professor David Grapes on acting at UNC and beyond
Like to act? Dance? Sing? As Little Theatre of the Rockies kicks off its dazzling 83rd summer season, director David Grapes (also the director of UNC's School of Theatre Arts and Dance) talks about the training and experience undergraduates earn at UNC. If you're a high school student and performer, tune in — he has some advice for you!
June 05, 2017
Episode 5 - UNC head women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge
Interested in being a coach? UNC head women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge talks about what it takes (UNC has both undergraduate and graduate programs in Sports Coaching), how her team pursues excellence on the court and in the classroom, and what the upcoming season looks like for the UNC Bears.
June 02, 2017
Episode 4 - UNC Professor Steven Anderson
In the latest episode of the Bear in Mind podcast, student Matthew Cowher talks with UNC Professor Steven Anderson about so-called “cold blooded” volcanos, his work “reading” lava flows, and more.
April 28, 2017
Episode 3 - UNC Professor and Director of the School of Teacher Education Jingzi Huang
In this episode, student Amanda Andrews talks with UNC Professor and Director of the School of Teacher Education Jingzi Huang about the public controversy and concerns surrounding the confirmation of the new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
April 28, 2017
Episode 2 - UNC Assistant Professor of Theatre Shelly Gaza on Diversity in Oscar Nominations
With the Academy Awards around the corner, Assistant Professor of Theatre Shelly Gaza talks Oscars, representation (including #Oscarssowhite) and the place of politics at award shows with Amanda Andrews. “It’s the artist’s job to be honest and open about what we see in our society,” Gaza said. “Some people think it’s an actors place to shut up and perform but I think that’s a real disservice to the talent and the credit and the intellect of these actors and other artists in the film industry.”
February 21, 2017
Episode 1 - UNC political science professor Dr. Gregory Williams
In this initial episode of the Bear in Mind podcast, UNC political science professor Dr. Gregory Williams talks about President Trump’s first few weeks in office, his campaign promises (including those made during a rally on campus Oct. 30, 2016), and the power of the U.S. presidency.
February 14, 2017
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Bear in Mind is a regular podcast produced by the University of Northern Colorado offering insights on issues of local or national importance featuring UNC faculty, staff, students and alumni voices.
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