Episode 115 – Identity, Rhetorical Communities and Cosplay
UNC Communication Studies' professor Thomas Endres talks about the creative process behind his new book My Costume, Myself: Celebrating Stories of Cosplay and Beyond (Kirk House Press, upcoming 2023).
March 27, 2023
Episode 113 – Affinity Group Provides Sense of Community
UNC student Nathan Wetzel plays Dungeons and Dragons with the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center’s (GSRC) Queer D&D affinity group. In this episode they talk about what the GSRC and affinity groups are. He also talks about how D&D impacts the queer community and has been helpful in learning more about himself and his friends.
March 14, 2023
Episode 112 – Experiential Learning in Action and On Air
Shawn Montano, an assistant professor in UNC’s Journalism and Media Studies program with 25 years of industry experience, talks about his transition into teaching and how his students are gaining valuable hands-on experience in digital storytelling, news production and podcasting.
March 08, 2023
Episode 111 - UNC Art Students Showcase Black is Punk
UNC art students Nikaya Lawson and Ann Adele Blassingame discuss Black is Punk. The collaborative art movement is organized by UNC students through the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center with the goal of raising awareness about Blackness on campus.
February 28, 2023
Episode 110 - Podcast Relaunches in Interview with Former Host
UNC Journalism student Isabella Marcus-Porter hosts the return of the Bear in Mind podcast. She sat down with previous host, Dannon Cox, now an assistant professor at the Colorado School of Public Health at UNC, to talk about his research connecting digital media pedagogies to health sciences, his journey with yoga and teaching, and the future of the Bear in Mind podcast.
February 21, 2023
Episode 109: Revitalization the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Lyda McCartin, the interim director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) at UNC, discusses revitalization strategies for the center over the next three years as well as what it offers UNC instructors of all levels to enhance their teaching methods.
December 17, 2020
Episode 108: Ins-and-Outs of the CARES Act and Loan Deferrals
Marty Somero, director of Financial Aid at UNC, discusses how students can qualify for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act as well as updates to federal student loans.
June 11, 2020
Episode 107 – How the Health Are You?!
UNC students and alumni share their COVID-19 experiences and provide some health-oriented advice for fellow bears.
May 05, 2020
Episode 106 - What is a Provost?
UNC Provost, Mark R. Anderson, shares his university upbringing and discusses the importance of building community both on and off campus.
April 27, 2020
Episode 105 – Dear Predominately White Institution
Black Student Union President, J. Greer, and Student Senator, Josh Coleman, discuss the social structures of underserved groups in higher education.
April 24, 2020
Episode 104 – A Bite at the Museum (Part II)
Cara Smith gives an educational tour of UNC's Natural History Museum’s animal curation processes.
April 14, 2020
Episode 103 – A Bite at the Museum (Part I)
Cara Smith, PhD student in Biology and Natural History Museum Curator, shares her ambitions as a snake venom researcher.
April 06, 2020
Episode 102 - Journey to Independence (Part II)
Graduate student and military veteran, Katy LaFary, discusses the unique challenges of being a student veteran.
March 30, 2020
Episode 101 - Journey to Independence (Part I)
Graduate student and military veteran, Katy LaFary, shares her unique story about finding UNC while serving in the United States Air Force.
March 23, 2020
About the Podcast
Bear in Mind is a award-winning 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.
The viewpoints and opinions expressed by featured guests do not necessarily represent those of the University of Northern Colorado.