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  • Spartan Life Radio: The NSU Spartan Success Center

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    Students enrolled at Norfolk State University have several distinct advantages . . . one of them is that . . . the Retention Czar is going to do everything possible to ensure that each student stays in school and graduates. On this episode of Spartan Life Radio, we're talking to NSU's Retention Czar, Dr. Eleanor Hoy, and her team at the Spartan Success Center. Join host Michael Cotter as he drills down to find out what the Spartan Success Center is doing to ensure students graduate. Dr. Hoy and her team will talk about tutoring programs, scholarships, programs to help students whose first language is not English and strategies to help students succeed in the classroom and out.


    Spartan Life Radio airs Thursday, August 13 at 1 p.m. Be sure to join us . . . especially if you have a student returning to college or one getting ready to graduate from high school. Listen live at www.blogtalkradio.com/spartanlife. Join the conversation at 347-850-8515.

  • 00:35

    Spartan Life Radio - Black History Month Highlights

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    On the last episode of Spartan Life Radio, we talked about the stupendous Black History Month (BMH) 2016 observance taking place at Norfolk State University. In this episode, we tracked down several faculty members who have created unique and interesting programming for this year's observance. Did you know that there's a connection between the famous Buffalo Soldiers of Virginia's history and the Philippines? We're going to talk to NSU's Dr. April T. Manalang, assistant professor in the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, about her research into this "hidden" Virginia History and the program she's created for the Black History Month Celebration. Professor Anthony Stockard, director of the NSU Theatre Company, will discuss the encore performance of the award-winning play "The Brothers Size." The drama has won several awards and was recently presented at the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival. "The Brothers Size" was also presented at last year's National Black Theatre Festival making it the most-awarded production in Norfolk State University history! And, last but certainly not least, Professor Carol Pretlow, NSU's resident political guru, who will round out our panel will discuss a BHM program involving students from the political science department. African American Perspectives on International Politics and Foreign Policy is a panel discussion on the topic from the student perspective.


    Join us for what promises to be a spirited conversation. 


     


     

  • 00:35

    Spartan Life Radio: Are You Ready for Some Football?

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    Are you ready for some Spartan football? We're talking to coaches and a player or two on this issue of Spartan Life Radio. The Spartans return 15 starters from last year's team and welcome a promising recruiting class of freshmen and transfers this year. Join your host Michael Cotter as he talks football with Spartan head coach Latrell Scott. The Spartans will be led coach Scott, who comes to NSU after compiling a 19-4 record, one CIAA championship and an NCAA Division II playoff victory over a successful two-year stint at Virginia State. The Norfolk State football team opens its 2015 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Non-conference games include matchups with Rutgers University, ODU and Marshall, all on the road. Home games include MEAC contests with Hampton, North Carolina A&T, Savannah State and South Carolina State.


     

  • 00:39

    Spartan Life Radio: Living - Learning Communities

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    We're talking about Living - Learning Communities on this episode of Spartan Life Radio. If you've ever longed for a rich and engaging college experience for yourself or your children, check out the upcoming episode of Spartan Life Radio. College life . . . it's more than just classroom and library time. At Norfolk State University, faculty and administrators pride themselves in developing holistic learning experiences that enable students to have different experiences during their academic careers. One of those holistic approaches to the learning experience at NSU is our Living-Learning Communities.


    Living-Learning Communities or LLCs are:



    A collaborative initiative between Academic and Student Affairs

    Creating an integrative and holistic experience reflecting fully engaged campus

    Recruitment (enrollment) and Promote student success (retention and graduation)

    Support the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP)


    Join us for an informative discussion about Living-Learning Communities with experts from NSU's Student and Academic Affairs. Listen or join the conversation at 1-347-850-8515.

  • 00:38

    Spartan Life Radio: Norfolk State University's Day of Giving

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    Norfolk State University will host its first Day of Giving beginning Thursday, September 17, at noon and ending Friday, September 18, at 11:59 p.m. The Day of Giving is a 36-hour fundraiser to honor NSU’s 80th Anniversary. The goal is to raise $80,000 in support of our students. Our guest will be Dr. Deborah Fontaine, Interim Vice President for University Advancement at Norfolk State. It's going to be an exciting 36-hour campaign. We need you to help promote this special event to your family, friends, fans and fellow colleagues. Check out this special episode of Spartan Life Radio and use the following hashtags when promoting: #NSUGivingDay and #IAMNSU.


    Join us for this edition of Spartan Life Radio. If you have questions or want to talk to our guest, call 347-850-8515. If you'd like to reach out to our annual giving officer, contact Noelle Cook, Assistant Director of Annual Giving at nncook@nsu.edu or 757-823-2306. Want to join the cause? Visit www.nsu.edu/givingday.


     

  • 00:26

    Spartan Life Radio: NSU Hosts MLK Community Leaders Breakfast

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    Norfolk State University will host the 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders' breakfast Monday, January 18, 2016. The breakfast, created to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., recognizes and presents awards to those dedicated to community service/volunteerism, education, employment, health and housing. The Urban League of Hampton Roads has named Mr. James Church, Ms. Sharon Durrette-Hunt, Dr. Ashby Kilgore, Dr. Avi Santo and Mr. Bruce Thompson as its 2016  Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leader award winners. The awardees will be honored at the Martin Luther King Community Leaders’ Breakfast at Norfolk State University’s Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall.


    Begun in 1984, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Leaders’ awards are presented to individuals or groups who promote positive images, exemplify community service, demonstrate the values that model those of Dr. King and show evidence of the impact their contributions make in the lives of others. This Urban League of Hampton Roads signature event is also co-sponsored by Eastern Virginia Medical School, Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College.


     

  • 01:01

    Spartan Life Radio: Cybersecurity Connection

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    Identity theft, breaches of the White House's computer network, a breach in the SONY Entertainment network, etc. have recently been in the news. Ever wonder about the individuals that protect your information . . . your identities from being stolen? How does one even know when their computer network has been breached? Well, on this episode of Spartan Life Radio, your host Michael Cotter will interview Dr. Aurelia Williams, chair of the NSU computer science department, and ask her about these recent cyber attacks and NSU's role in training cybersecurity professionals.


    Norfolk State University is leading a $25-million effort to educate, train and develop the nation’s next generation of cybersecurity professionals. The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the grant to the University as part of its efforts to expand and diversify the cybersecurity workforce. The grant aims to foster partnerships between HBCUs, federal laboratories, and students interested in science, technology, engineering and math as early as kindergarten. Norfolk State is the lead institution for the grant that includes a 13-member consortium of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Department of Energy National Laboratories, and a public school district.


    Join us Thursday, June 25 at 1 p.m. for this episode of Spartan Life Radio. Can't listen live? Download or listen on-demand at www.blogtalkradio.com/spartanlife. We want to hear from you so give us a call at 1-347-850-8515 to join the discussion.

  • 00:53

    Spartan Life Radio: NSU's Honors College

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    We're talking to Dr. Page Laws, dean of the NSU Honors College. Dr. Laws has had a fascinating tenure at NSU. She has participated in forums, discussions, roundtables and conferences around the world. She will bring a unique philosophy about education to this episode of Spartan Life Radio.


    The Honors College provides an exciting living and learning community dedicated to maximizing the college experience for those students who meet the criteria and can withstand the rigor of the academic challenges. It offers enhanced academic classes, co-curricular activities and special programs for high-ability students in all majors. The Honors College is a community of scholars where critical thinking, curiosity, imagination and creativity are encouraged. Challenging courses, spirited debate, international study, and research projects can all be part of the Honors College experience. The preparation students receive in the Honors College will sets them apart and improves their global marketability in their career choices.


    Join us July 30 at 1 p.m. for an interview with Dr. Page Laws about NSU's Honors College. Want to join the conversation? Call us 1-347-850-8515.

  • 01:00

    Spartan Life: An Interview with Anthony Stockard

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    Norfolk State University, home of the mighty Spartans, is now on blogtalk radio. Each week, the communications and marketing team and its partners (faculty, staff, students, alumni, and business and community leaders) will bring you guests from across the university community to talk about special events, news, trending topics and more. In our debut episode, we're interviewing Mr. Anthony Stockard, director of the NSU Theatre Department. Stockard's last productions including "Dream Girls" has brought rave reviews from the campus and Hampton Roads communities. NSU's Theatre Department has been re-engergized under his direction.


    Follow us on blogtalk radio, NSU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new episodes of Spartan Life.


     

  • 00:45

    Episode 111- Spartan Race and Disneyland

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    On this weeks show we are going to be talking about the Sacramento Spartan Sprint that Team J and Jay Drop Knowledge just ran in.  J, Jay, Little Mike, Expert Chris, and Gallery of Nuts all competed in the Race. It was 5 miles and 23 obsticle. We went in clean and happy and left wet, muddy, cut, scraped, and unhappy.


    J is on his way to Disneyland with his family for the 60th and vacation.


    Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Call us at 646-929-0936.

  • 00:31

    Spartan Life Radio: NSU Accreditation Update

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    All kinds of news stories, rumors and misinformation have been floating all around Hampton Roads, the state and nation about the viability of Norfolk State University's academic viability since the announcement that the university had been placed on probation December 2014 by its accrediting body the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools - Commission on Colleges. Well the rumors and misinformation stop now. Join us on Spartan Life Radio for an informative and eye-opening discussion about what probation means, how the university got on probation and the real truth about moving forward. Your host, Michael Cotter, will talk to Dr. Sandra Deloatch, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dr. Mildred Fuller, Vice Provost and Accreditation Liaison about the issue and what NSU is doing now to correct issues cited by SACS.


    You won't want to miss this episode of Spartan Life Radio. Tune in and log on at www.blogtalkradio.spartanlife or call us at 1-347-850-8515 on Thursday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m.

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