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RVCC Archived Student Issues Podcasts

"Navigating the Transfer Application Process for Selective Schools" (video) (audio only) Erin Barnard, Assistant Director Admissions, The College of New Jersey. An expert on college admission, Erin hosted an open dialog with students who have their eyes on transferring to a selective school. The conversation addresses school standards and processes, what prospective colleges are looking for in their applicants, and much more! Recorded October 2, 2014.

 "Convocation 2014"  RVCC President Dr. Michael McDonough welcomes students to a new year at Raritan Valley Community College.  Recorded September 23, 2014.

"RVCC: Beyond the Image Panel Discussion" (video) Moderated by project managers Shay Wadher-Pagare and Prof. Karen Gaffney, this panel discussion is composed of students who participated in the Beyond the Image photographic project displayed on campus.  Micro-messages, or micro-agressions, are subtle comments that reinforce negative stereotypes.  Student discussed their personal stories about specific micro-messages to raise awareness about implicit bias and stereotypes.  Additional photographys and video about the project titled RVCC: Beyond the Image can be found on the project's tumblr page.  Recorded on September 9, 2014.

"Supply Chain Management" with Professor Tom York from Rutgers Business School.  Presented by RVCC Club ENACTUS.  Recorded April 24, 2014.

 "Nashad L. Warfield" Mr. Warfield has worked for such top organizations as Procter & Gamble and BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. As a professional motivational speaker and trainer for over 15 years, Warfield has traveled the country sharing the principles of academic and life success with high school and college students. Presented by the SGA/PTK Leadership Series. Recorded April 10, 2014.

"RVCC Business Transfer Information Session" (video) Panelists represented from MetLife, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fordham University, Montclair State University and RVCC Student Alumni.  Recorded March 26, 2014.

"Taxes 101" with RVCC Professors Anne Marie Anderson and Michael Fagan.  The lecture was presented by the RVCC club ENACTUS.  Recorded March 20, 2014.

"Leadership in a Changing World with multi-talented performing artist, writer and speaker Miriam Chemmoss".  Presented by the RVCC Student Government/Phi Theta Kappa associations.  Recorded Februrary 25, 2014.

"INROADS Internship with Ciji Gardner". This lecture is presented by an OMA joint collaboration with RVCC Career Services.  Recorded on February 25, 2014.

 Leadership Tips That Lead To Success with Peter J. Cocoziello, President and CEO of Advance Realty".  This lecture is presented by the RVCC Student Government Association and PTK Leadership Series.  Recorded December 5, 2013.

"Making it Shine: Balance Your Life with Russell Barefoot, RVCC Director of Student Life".A balanced and complete life is healthy for your mind, body, and soul. Learn how to take care of yourself, so that you can better serve others.  Recorded November 21, 2013. 

 "Investing Basics with Professor William Klinger".  RVCC Club ENACTUS presents a workshop for students on the basics of investing.  Recorded November 7, 2013.

"The Bigger Picture:  The Gold Within"  with Brandyn Heppard, RVCC Professor of Philosophy.  The lecture is presented by the Student Government Association Leadership Development Series.  Recorded October 24, 2013.

"Affordable Care Act Information Sesion" There have been so many questions about the impact of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect all of us in different ways.We have asked Amber Margentina, the Regional Organizing Lead of Enroll America to come to campus.  She spoke on October 17, 2013 to student groups.

 "Basic Budgeting"  RVCC Club ENACTUS presents a workshop for students on basic budgeting.  Recorded October 11, 2013.

 "Voices of Poverty Symposium, Students' Perspectives: Readings and Insights"  (video) Speakers: Casey Isherwood, Rekha Peterson-Gaines, Jessica Pruitt, Yulissa Sutphen, Leanne Foti, Lisa Falcone, Tally Beatty, Nancy Bickel, Sandy Bruno, Holly Paterno, Hannah Tiah.  Recorded  April 23, 2013.

"The Model Minority Myth:  Student Panel"  (Also available in Video) RVCC Celebrates Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month.  This panel featured RVCC students sharing their stories of challenges and opportunities as a minority group. Themes of stereotypes, bias, tolerance, inclusion and pathways for student success were explored. Recorded April 16, 2013.

"CRECER 2013: Panel Discussion on the importance of higher education for life-long success". Also available as video.  Panelists are Eddy S. Mayén, Director of International Business Dev. & Protocol for NJ; Former OLC & SGA President at RVCC (Class of 1995) and Mr. José Salazar, RVCC Enrollment Services Specialist; Former OLC Senator and RVCC Athlete (Class of 2009).  Recorded April 8, 2013.

"Academic Leadership with Dr. Ammundeep Tagore".  This lecture was hosted by the RVCC SGA/PTK Leadership Seminar Series.  Recorded April 4, 2013.

 "James Arthur, author of Charms Against Lightning Poetry Reading".  Mr. Arthur performs and reading of his work as well as a question and answer session.  Presented by the RVCC Literary Club. Recorded March 28, 2013.

"Credit Management presented by Donna Christian of Affinity Federal Credit Union".  This event was hosted by Enactus as part of their Financial Literacy Seminar Series.  Recorded March 21, 2013.  

 "Leadership Skills in the 21st Century" with Prof. Marianne Brosnan.  This lecture is presented by the RVCC Student Government Association's Leadership Series.  Recorded Feb. 28, 2013. 

 "Ethics and Leadership with RVCC Instructor of Philosphy Brandyn Heppard".  This lecture is presented by the RVCC Student Government Association's Leadership Series.  Recorded Feb. 28, 2013.

 "Helping Students Read:  Practical Strategies for Instructors in All Disciplines".  This panel is led by three RVCC English adjunct instructors who have a background in the field of reading and who teach developmental English for RVCC. Jesseca Sullivan and Jessica Darkenwald-Decola share some recent research in the field of reading and recommend specific strategies for helping students read. Nina Presuto speaks about her experience teaching reading in the K-12 setting and at RVCC, offering specific strategies for helping our students read more effectively.   Recorded Feb. 13, 2012.

 "President's Welcome Non-Traditional Adult Students".  Recorded during the President's Welcome Dinner for Non-Traditional Adult Students.  Highlighted speeches include fellow non-traditional adult students and members of the RVCC campus community that are availble to assist you.  Recorded February 6, 2013.

"Jessica Galli, Paralympian, Gold Medalist" In 1991, at the age of 7, Jessica was involved in a car accident that fractured her spine and left her paralyzed. Since her accident, she has been involved in many sports including road racing, swimming, basketball, track, and field. In January 2008, she was named the US Olympic Committee's 2007 Paralympian of theYear. Recorded Oct. 23, 2012.

"Financial Aid Opportunities"  RVCC's Director of Financial Aid, Leonard Mesonas, gives an overview on the financial aid process.  This presentation was sponsored by the SIFE club at RVCC.  Recorded Oct. 11, 2012.

 "Columbia University Admissions Information Session" Director of Admissions at Columbia's School of General Studies, Matthew Rotstein was on campus to speak to students considering transferring to Columbia University.  Recorded Oct. 11, 2012.

"Selective College Admission Workshop" Renowned expert on selective college admission and current Vice President of Lafayette College Dr. Robert Massa helps students navigate their way to competitive colleges and learn more about financial aid.  Recorded Oct. 11, 2012.

"How to Apply for Federal Jobs" with Michael Frederick Certified Federal Career Counselor.  Learn the 10 steps to getting a federal job including how to navigate the federal jobs application process and what to present in a federal resume.  Recorded 2012.

"Voices of Poverty Students Share Their Personal Stories".  RVCC Students share their personal stories and struggles.  Recorded 2012.

"CROSSTALK Students Speak Out on Relationships"  RVCC Student panel discussion on relationships, social networking and dating in 2012. Sponsored by the Sister-to-Sister and Brothers Helping Brothers students groups.  Recorded 2012.

"Put on the Spot: How to Prepare for a Job Interview" with Wendy Schnall of Career Services.  A representative from career services gives helpful hints on how to ace your next job interview.  Recorded 2012.

"Taxes 101 Things You Should Know Before Filing your Taxes" presented by Ernst and Young.  RVCC SIFE Financial Literacy Seminar.  Recorded 2012.

"Music Therapy" with special lecturer RVCC Alumni Justin Francis.  Presented by VAPA and Prof Tony Strongs Professional Development in Music class.  Recorded 2011.

"Achieving the Dream" with Nashad Warfield of NJ Student Success.  Educator, Motivator, Author Nashad Warfield of NJ Student Success is the 2011 Convocation Speaker at RVCC.  Recorded 2011.

"Sexual Assault Awareness Month Mythbusting: Understanding What Happens to Whom".  Many of us know family members or friends whose lives have been touched by sexual assault. We hope these programs will raise awareness and provide support.  Recorded 2011.

"Crosstalk 2011: Students Speak Out on relationships and dating issues"  Presented by the Sister-to-Sister and Brothers Helping Brothers Programs in collaboration with The Womens Center at RVCC.  Recorded 2011.

"Marketing Yourself in Todays Economy" presented by Linda Levitt from RVCCs Career Services.  Recorded 2011.

"Alexis Jones, speaker, writer, television host and Survivor Finalist"  presented by the student government association and student life.  Recorded 2011.

"Convocation 2010: This Is Where It All Begins" with Carlos Ojeda Jr.  Carlos Ojeda Jr president and CEo of Coolspeak, LLC.  Recorded 2010.

"RVCC Student Music Recital"  A sampling of some of the best performances from RVCC Music Department's Spring Recital.  Recorded 2007.

 "The 21st Century Student " Join professors Angie Bodino (English), Mark Cozin (Sociology), Helen Jones (Nursing) and Glenn Ricketts (Political Science) as they discuss how their students have changed over the years as well as how they have adapted their teaching techniques to meet today's student needs. Cathy Doyle (Disabilities Specialist) will discuss how special needs students have changed over the years.  December 22, 2006 56:59 

 "Supersize Me - Movie Discussion" A panel of RVCC faculty and staff members discuss the film "Supersize Me". November 29, 57:43. 

 "Email Overload" with Prof. Steven Schwarz. No matter what your role is at RVCC, email overload is an issue that you probably face. Most of us receive a daily barrage of emails from students, faculty and administration…..not to mention junk email that slips through the spam filter. Join us as we discuss strategies on how to deal with this October 25 ,Oct 2006 53:31. 

 "Cell Phone Frenzy: Blessing or Curse?" featuring Professor Steven Schwarz and students Zubair and Kelly” Professor Steven Schwartz sits down with Zubair and Kelly for another great podcast to discuss cellphones and their impact on cheating, driving, privacy and etiquette issues.April 27, 2006, 34:10. 

"MySpace" Can your MySpace webpage cost you your next job? How careful should you be about what you post on the popular website? Professor Steven Schwarz leads a podcast discussion on the website myspace.com.April 6, 2006, 28:32. 

 


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