WIU Faculty of Arts and Sciences Begins Podcast to Promote Work by School, College students
Might 14, 2020
MACOMB, IL – Because the COVID-19 pandemic has altered almost each facet of upper training supply, Western Illinois College Faculty of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean Sue Martinelli-Fernandez has taken steps to advertise work by CAS school and college students past the normal classroom.
Martinelli has been working since late April with a number of campus places of work to develop a college-based podcast sequence. She collaborated with the Middle for Innovation in Instructing and Analysis, uTech and Tri States Public Radio to arrange the sequence “CAS Chats,” which already has two episodes on file and three extra in manufacturing. The primary episodes are concerning the scholar research of the pandemic, and the state and nationwide response to it.
“Like everybody else, I am bored with solely with the ability to react to this,” stated Martinelli-Fernandez. “I need to showcase our nice school and college students, providing info to most people. CAS Chats is an initiative devoted to lifelong studying, dwelling absolutely and making a distinction in our college students’ and communities’ lives, regionally and globally. It options the continuing analysis, outreach and educating of our fabulous Arts and Sciences school.”
Martinelli-Fernandez stated the thought was born from a dialog with two pals and colleagues and has a aim of being forward-thinking and forward-acting in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One of many folks I talked to is a college member who has contributed to a sequence of podcasts at her college; the opposite is an emerita school who I’ve recognized since my graduate faculty days,” she stated. “In conversations with them, in addition to colleagues on campus and pals with college-age college students, it’s clear that listening has turn out to be the popular mode of instructional and informational medium of the busy and nonetheless engaged particular person.”
The primary podcast is a case research by a scholar of WIU Political Science Professor Casey LaFrance into the response of assorted states in the course of the pandemic. Courtney Dalton (Knoxville, IL), a political science graduate scholar in LaFrance’s seminar in public administration, studied how Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s response to the pandemic compares to that by governors of different states.
The second podcast is a recording of three college students from WIU Anthropology Professor Heather McIlvaine-Newsad’s course known as “Tradition and Disaster: The Anthropological Examine of Disasters.” After spring break, the subject material within the course moved into finding out the COVID-19 pandemic and the way in which the media portrays sciences vs. politics vs. economics. The category in contrast the pandemic response in numerous international locations from the scholars’ perspective.
College students within the podcast replicate on researching a worldwide catastrophe because the circumstances change from day-to-day.
To hearken to the podcasts, go to wiu.edu/cas/chats.
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