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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: 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.


  • 00:57

    Interview with Joe DeSena - Spartan Race creator

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    Joe DeSena, creator of Death Race and the fastest growing sport in America, obstacle racing or more precisely, Spartan Racing. Sure to become an Olympic event, Spartan racing is breeding a new generation of athletes, many were once dedicated runners.

    Joe is infamous for his no nonsense approach to fitness. He himself once a highly respected adventure racer, ironman and ultra-marathon runner, is known for accomplishing the unheard of in endurance sport. Joe has invited literally thousands to train with him at his 700 acre farm in Vermont; few ever stay due to the sheer intensity of the training he prescribes.  If you enjoy hard core training and endurance adventure, you will enjoy this interview.

  • 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.


  • 00:31

    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.

  • 01:48

    Shutup&race BlogTalk #347-539-5578 8:00 TONIGHT…This Saturday Last 1 of the year

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  • 02:06

    Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk : Chase Race Ten

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    Guests include, NASCAR K&N Pro Series owner, Bill McAnally, of Bill McAnally Racing to chat about their 2015 season in the East and West and perhaps a sneak preview of the 2016 season.  

    K&N Pro Series West driver, Todd Gilliland, chats about winning the season finale at Phoenix last weekend as a third generation driver in the Gilliland family. 

    Join host Sharon Burton and co-host Sal Sigala every Monday night 8:30 to 10 pm ET as we bring fans the smartest racing talk around on Fan4Racing Fan2Fan NASCAR & Race Talk! Joining our round table is our Fan4Racing writer, Brian Eberly.

    NASCAR Hot Topic Sound Off is 10 to 10:30 pm ET with Sharon Burton hosting an interactive discussion with co-host Chris Knight.

    We’re chatting about the hottest topics from the weekend of NASCAR racing at Homestead-Miami Speedway, for the tenth race of the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup race, as well as the XFINITY and Camping World Truck Series finales.

    Listen to our panel discussion with drivers, crew, and other racing personalities. Call 929-477-1790 OR tweet @Fan4RacingSite @Sal_Sigala @beberly18 or @Knighter01 with any questions or comments during our LIVE broadcast.