A Podcast From the Hill

Podcast Assignment for Social Media for Public Relations class. During the podcast we discuss the growing St. Edward's community, interview Arnold Hernandez, an alum and current admissions staff, and muse about our own SEU futures.

00.30 - Homecoming
01.30 - Recent Events
Transit's Show, Gallery Exhibit, Precious Screening
02.50 - Arnold Hernandez's Journey
06.35 - Our SEU Future
07.30 - Closing

A Podcast From the Hill – Episode 1, March 8th, 2010

[Intro Music Begins]

Intro: Welcome to “A Podcast From the Hill” the source for your St. Edward’s happenings every second Monday of the month. This week your hosts Haza Newman, (hello) Andrew Zimmer (hey there), and Kiara Brynne (howdy) discuss the growing St. Edward’s Community.

Andrew: As fellow Hilltoppers may know two weeks ago St. Edward’s University celebrated it’s 125th anniversary.

Kiara: Kinda crazy!

Andrew: It is! It’s exciting. And I think the student body, myself included, was definitely ready to participate in the 125th homecoming festivities. They went all out this year!

Haza: Banners, giant footprints, free food everywhere… With so much activity happening around campus, it was almost hard not to get sucked into that – spirit.

Kiara: You’re right. The St. Edward’s community is growing, that spirit, I think, was ignited or grew in a lot of people this semester.

Andrew: And it’s really cool to be a part of it right now, but after we graduate are we still going to be a part of it?

Haza: Maybe. I mean it depends on a lot of things.

Andrew: Exactly. Later in the podcast we’ll talk to an alumnus of St. Edward’s that decided to stick around, and be a part of the community even after graduation.

Haza: We were pleased to discover that St. Ed’s not only helps students “learn to think”, but offers career placement after graduation - while also creating so many opportunities for current students to contribute to the very rich history of this university. And hopefully 125 more years of excellence.

01.30 - Recent Events

Andrew: And this month there are several events around campus for students to show off their talent and also enjoy themselves. Tonight Transit Theatre Troupe, a student producing organization, closes their first show of the semester Recent Tragic Events.

Kiara: The play, written by Craig Wright, takes place the day after 9/11. The show is most importantly free, its pretty hilarious and also beautiful. 80% of donations will go to the Haiti Relief Fund, a recent tragic event, and the other 20 to help Transit continue to offer free site specific theatre on St. Ed’s campus.

Andrew: And where’s that happening?

Kiara: Right outside Trustee Hall at 7:30. Tonight. So Haza, what’s going on with the photography department this month?

Haza: Over at the Fine Arts Building on Friday the Photocommunications Senior Exhibition opened and it runs until April. Friday night the crowd sipped wine and enjoyed the exhibit. But the Fine Arts Gallery is open every day. I think its definitely worth checking out.

Andrew: And if you’re Facebook savvy check out the The Committee for Multicultural Advancement’s event, they’re hosting a screening of Precious March 27th in Jones Auditorium, at 7pm to celebrate Womens’ History Month. Following the film there will be a discussion with Sociology and a Social Work professors.

Kiara: Precious is a really powerful film. I totally recommend heading to Jones that night to catch it.

02.50 [Music in]

Haza: This week we spoke to Arnold Hernandez, a former St. Edward’s student that now works in the admission office. Arnold has returned to us after working with broadcast channels, working as a motivational speaker, and in the public relations field. As a member of the graduating class of 2003 its interesting to hear his journey and how he found his way back to St. Edward’s.



Kiara: So do you guys think you’ll want to give back to this community after graduation? Or can you even imagine working here?

Andrew: Definitely. I’ve got so much from attending St. Edward’s. I know that I would be thrilled to work with the theatre department after graduation, or even if I got a desk job. I think I would really enjoy coming to work on our beautiful campus.

Haza: I think I would really like to give back to St. Edward’s. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and maybe if things worked out with the photography or communications aspect I’ve what I’m studying I’d like to come back. What about you?

Kiara: I want to make it a priority at some point, for sure. This university has been my life for three years, you know? And I don’t think once I’m gone I’ll be quick to forget the time, energy, and emotion I devoted to this place. Especially the theatre department.

Andrew: Those were some great points. Arnold had some good input on what its like to be a graduate and employee of St. Eds.. Hopefully, current students won’t dismiss the idea of giving back to the school. Their contributions would be invaluable.

[Music in]

Kiara: Be sure to follow StEdwardsU on twitter for down to the minute news on campus. Thanks for joining us this Monday! I’m Kiara Brynne.

Andrew: I’m Andrew Zimmer.

Haza: I’m Haza Newman. And this was…

All: A Podcast From the Hill.

Kiara: If you’d like to discuss this weeks episode, or read the transcript, you can find that and more at www.apodcastfromthehill.blogspot.com.

Andrew: Thanks for listening!

Kiara: Thanks.

Haza: Thanks!

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