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
Episode 100 – Mental Health: Below the Surface
UNC student and advocate, Alexis McCowan, shares her experience with mental health and resources for support.
March 16, 2020
Episode 99 – Decoding Your World: “Who Wants to Know?”
Dr. William Merchant, Assistant professor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods, discusses his recent Speaker Series presentation on the search for patterns that create our reality(s).
March 10, 2020
Episode 98 – Eating Disorders Thrive in Secrecy
UNC alumnus, instructor, and advocate, Dr. Maria Del Mar Chavarria Soto, discusses the importance of being vocal about eating disorders.
February 25, 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.