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  • 00:35

    CSU Talk Radio- Career Makeover

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    Billy Hayes, CSU Vice President
    Billy comes to CSU with 21 years of experience and education from the fire service. He most recently served with the District of Columbia Fire EMS as director of Public Information and Community Affairs. Prior to this, he served eight years as the fire chief for the City of Riverdale in metro Atlanta. He serves in several associations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (Program Planning Committee and E-Learning Sub-committee); the advocate manager for the “Everyone Goes Home” program with the National Fallen Fire Firefighters Association and he is a past president of Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association. Billy is a graduate of Georgia Military College, National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute and the Regional Leadership Institute.

  • 00:43

    Best Of CSU Talk Radio- Emergency Management

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    Dr. Misti Kill, Program Director, Fire/EMS/Emergency Management


    This week, we will be discussing the growing field of emergency management.  Misti Kill, Program Director of Emergency Services Management, will discuss how she entered the field, as well as highlight the desire to professionalize it.  We will be opening it up to callers and would love to hear your personal experiences on how you entered your safety field, as well as any other notable experiences you may have that may encourage others to do the same.


    Misti Kill joined CSU in 2012 and is the program director of Emergency Management Services. A graduate from North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead, she received a bachelor’s in sociology and criminal justice in 2005 from MSUM, a master’s in sociology in 2008 from NDSU, and a doctorate in emergency management in 2011, also from NDSU. She has been in the field of emergency management for several years and has worked in all aspects of the disaster cycle. She is also a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

  • 00:33

    Best of CSU Talk Radio- Career Change

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    As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, we welcome you to the Best Of CSU Talk Radio.  Today, we’re talking career change with Fire Chief Billy D. Hayes who currently serves as the Vice President of Outreach. Marketing, and Admissions at Columbia Southern University.  He tells an interesting story of the evolution of his career path and the decisions he made during that journey which brought him to where he is today. 


    Billy comes to CSU with 21 years of experience and education from the fire service. He most recently served with the District of Columbia Fire EMS as director of Public Information and Community Affairs. Prior to this, he served eight years as the fire chief for the City of Riverdale in metro Atlanta. He serves in several associations including the International Association of Fire Chiefs (Program Planning Committee and E-Learning Sub-committee); the advocate manager for the “Everyone Goes Home” program with the National Fallen Fire Firefighters Association and he is a past president of Metro Atlanta Fire Chiefs Association. Billy is a graduate of Georgia Military College, National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program, University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute and the Regional Leadership Institute.

  • 00:41

    Teaching at CSU, what is it like?

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    On our next CSUTalk Radio show we will have several faculty members discussing what it is like to be a teaching professor in the fire program.  So please join us and call in as we discuss how solid professor/student interactions in the online arena create a more dynamic fire service.

  • 00:43

    CSU Career Services

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    Special Guest Elizabeth Mimms


    Join us live as we discuss Columbia Southern University's Career Services and the different types of concepts individuals should be thinking about other than just a resume, like career exploration, transferrable skills, networking,

  • 00:40

    CSU Fire Science- Changes in Safety Culture

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    Tonight on CSUTalkRadio we’ll explore the culture of safety with CSU Professor and Manassas VA., Fire Chief Brett Bowman and CSU Vice Provost Dr. Scott Rounds. Firefighter safety has been an issue for a number years and many feel that there is a need for a change in the culture to truly have an impact.  Tonight we will discuss some of the concerns as well as what we can do to help make the proper changes to the culture of safety.


    Call in with comments or questions at (646) 478-5814

  • 00:30

    2014 Graduation: What is your CSU Story?

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    This week we get to speak with a few of our Fire Science, Fire Administration and Emergency Services Management graduates as they prepare to receive their diplomas at graduation in Orange Beach AL.  The group tells us their “CSU Story” and how obtaining a degree has changed their lives.

  • 00:23

    On the Road with CSU Talk Radio!

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    We would be discussing what we are doing to improve our courses in fire and how we intend to do that. What are your thoughts?

  • 00:46

    CSU Talk Radio- CSU Reception at FDIC 2014

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    CSU Reception at FDIC 2014

  • 00:27

    CSU Alumni Chapters

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    When CSU alumni are surveyed on what they would most like to see from their alumni organization the number one answer has been increased networking. The ability to closely network with fellow CSU alumni has many advantages, from job advancement or placement to making a lifelong friend.


    With an alumni base that stretches to the borders of many countries, it can be a daunting task to establish close ties. However, with the establishment of regional alumni chapters, CSU alumni will have an opportunity to network with fellow alumni in their own area and run their own chapter. Joining a CSU alumni chapter is not only great for your career…it’s a lot of fun!
     
    Learn more about how you can participate in an alumni chapter in your area on the next CSU Talk Radio. Even if you are still a student and haven’t achieved alumni status yet, you will still want to find out what is the next step after your graduation.
     
    Tune in at 6 p.m. Central and be part of this exciting time in CSU history as we build this incredible networking base for CSU alumni.


    Guests:  Amanda Manjone, Student & Alumni Engagement Director, along with the Career Services and Alumni Engagement team: Sonya Lavett, Andie Bills and Mark Briscoe.

  • 00:47

    CSU Talk Radio- Emergency Management with Dr. Misti Kill

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    Dr. Misti Kill and David Milen discuss the field of Emergency Management.