The RVCC podcast series includes lectures,interviews, event recordings and other items of interest to the College community. You can choose to subscribe to our podcast or simply click on the individual mp3 audio files to listen right away.
"The 2015 RVCC Nurses Pinning Ceremony" (video) Recorded May 14, 2015.
"Climate Change: Where Do We Go From Here?" (video) RVCC Celebrates Earth Week. RVCC Student Panel, Honors English II. Moderated by Greg Wright. Topics included "Capitalism and the Climate Controversy", "Industrialized Agriculture: Reaping what we Sow", "Hydrogen Power: It's Many, Innovative, and Unrecognized Benefits", "Climate Change and the Reponsibility of the Individual" Recorded April 20, 2015.
"From the Killing Fields to the White House, Former US Ambassador to the UN Sichan Siv" (video) (audio only) In 1976, Sichan Siv escaped Cambodia’s killing fields and was resettled as a refugee in Connecticut. In 2001, he was unanimously confirmed by the Senate and appointed by President George W. Bush as an ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006. Sichan Siv is the international bestselling author of the American Dream memoir Golden Bones and the thriller Golden State, Love and Conflict in Hostile Lands. The lecture was sponsored by TD Bank Leadership Development Series. Recorded April 28, 2015.
"Republican Environmentalism in NJ” (audio only) RVCC Earth Day Keynote Speaker, Senator Kip Bateman serves on the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and has one of the highest environmental ratings of any state legislator. In this special science seminar, he will address legislative outcomes and challenges, what it's like to be a Republican environmentalist, the Exxon pollution settlement, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the open space referendum, and more. Recorded April 22, 2015
"Debt and Credit Management" (audio only) Presented by Katie Ona from Affinity Credit Union. This lecture is sponsored by the RVCC Club ENACTUS. Recorded April 21, 2015.
"Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration and the Pursuit of the American Dream" (video) Dr. Christina Greer, Author, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Fordham University. Recorded April 15, 2015
"LBGT Civil Rights and the Power of Allies, A conversation with Rep. Brian Sims" (audio only) Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Committee to Internationalize and Diversify the Curriculum Recorded April 16, 2015
"Habits of the Body and Mind on the Journey to Self-Authorship" (audio only) Carolyn Coughlin, founding partner of Cultivating Leadership, a firm that works with organizations and individuals to help them increase their capacity to lead across complexity, ambiguity and change. This lecture was sponsored by the TD Bank Leadership Development Series and the SGA/PTK. Recorded April 16, 2015.
Hello My Name Is... (video) Performed at the RVCC Welpe Theatre by the META Theatre Company (MTC). META wrote this original play with the women of Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Hunterdon County. This performance is sponsored by the RVCC Visual and Performing Arts Department. Recorded April 9, 2015.
"The Three Most Important Choices You Will Make" (video) Motivational Speaker Nashad Warfield, 2015 CRECER keynote afternoon speaker. Recorded March 26, 2015.
"CRECER 2015 Breaking Barriers: Student Presentations" (video) Former OLC and CRECER students from Raritan Valley Community College talk about the value of a college education. Samuel Palacios, Class of 2010 and Former OLC President, Deloitte Financial International Tax Consultant; Malanye Nunez, Class of 2015, Former CRECER Student and SGA Senator; Jose Salazar, Class of 2009, current RVCC Academic Advisor. Recorded March 26, 2015.
"Chocolate: From a Plant to a Delightful Treat" (video) (audio only) Presented by RVCC Professor of Engineering, Dr. Antonella Pompo. The history and all processes involved into making chocolate are investigated, highlighting the critical steps that will enhance flavors and quality of the final product. The lecture is presented by the RVCC Science Seminar Series. Recorded March 18, 2015.
"Katie Meyler: More Than Me" (video) (audio only) Named one of Time Magazine's Person's of the Year for her fight against Ebola. RVCC alumni and Bernardsville native Katie Meyler talks about how she founded More-Than-Me, an organization that helps young girls in Liberia, and her work during the Ebola crisis. This lecture was presented by RVCC's Student Government Association. Recorded March 19, 2015.
"Financial Literacy and Social Security with guest speaker David Vinokurov, Social Security Administration District Manager, Trenton District Office" (audio only) "At any stage in your life, it is important that you understand the role that Social Security benefits can and should play in your overall financial portfolio. This seminar includes: Setting up a MySSA account, Utilizing SSAs Financial Calculators to gain a better understanding of when and how to apply." Presented by RVCC Club ENACTUS. Recorded March 17, 2015.
"Water and Ice" with Dr. Paul Schueler, RVCC Professor of Chemistry (video) Presented as part of the RVCC Science Seminar Series. 'My seminar, entitled “Water and Ice”, will discuss the connection between the structure, chemical, and physical properties of water, and their impact on weather, climate, and the terrestrial environment. I will focus on the role of continental and sea ice, and update the latest observations and predictions.' Recorded Februrary 25, 2015
"If I Knew Then, What I Know Now: Reflections of an African-American Man around Leadership and Career Development" with Ryan Watson, Senior Vice-President, Chubb and Son. (audio only) This lecture is sponsored by the TD Bank Leadership Development Series. Recorded February 26, 2015.
"Teaching US History Beyond the Textbook with Dr. Yohuru R. Williams, Professor of History, Fairfield University". (audio only) Dr. Yohuru R. Williams is an expert on civil rights and Black Power movements, as well as late 19th and 20th Century US history, African American history and social studies teaching methods. Hailed as one of the most exciting scholars of his generation, Dr. Williams is a professor of history at Fairfield University in Connecticut as well as the Chief Historian and VP for Public Education and Community Outreach at the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York City. Dr. Williams will discuss ways to teach current national topics like the Ferguson incident and other historical events. Sponsored by The Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership and Social Justice. Recorded February 24, 2015.
"Driving Change through Diversity & Globalization with Chancellor James Anderson, Fayetteville State University" (video) (audio only) Dr. James A. Anderson's research and writing have focused on the assessment of student learning, as well as the impact of diversity on student learning, retention and overall institutional effectiveness. Sponsored by RVCC's Office of Multicultural Affairs, Brothers Helping Brothers, and Sister to Sister Network. Recorded February 19, 2015.
"Integrating Environment in the Business Curriculum" presented by Professor Dan Aronson. "In multiple campus presentations, I've demonstrated that applying basic scientific realities to economics causes environmental matters to come to the fore -- rather than be relegated to a separate chapter. My faculty research grant explored the possibility that environmental considerations could be seamlessly integrated into other business courses. As things transpired, considerations related to accounting and marketing led to an unanticipated result." This Spotlight on Scholarship presentation was recorded on February 10, 2015.
"Get a Grip: Time Management, Study Skills and Test Anxiety" (audio only) presented by Jess Spayd and Bambi Kuhl. This lecture was sponsored by the RVCC Academic Support Center. Recorded February 10, 2015.
"Taxes 101 with Professor Anne Marie Anderson, CPA and Professor W. Michael Fagan, PMP" (video) (audio only) Never filed your taxes before? Not sure where to begin? This lecture gives a great overview to students preparing to file their taxes. Presented by RVCC Club ENACTUS. Recorded February 5, 2015.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Partner Breakfast Event" (video) (audio only) Keynote speaker Kathryn Suk, M. Ed., Assistant Professor of Education. Professor Suk was joined by a select group of RVCC Education students and their cooperating teacher to share how the Teach2Matter initiative supported the Bullying Prevention Month podcast projects that middle school students created. Teach2Matter is a passion-based, problem-based, and project-based Service Learning initiative, founded at RVCC, which provides pre-service teachers with authentic and relevant field experiences. This program was cosponsored by Service Learning and Multicultural Affairs. Recorded January 23, 2015.
"2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read-In Event". (video) (audio only) Featuring song, dance, poetry, book readings and original works by students and faculty. This event was sponsored by the Student Life Activities and Planning Board. Recorded January 22, 2015.
"A Celebration of Native American Heritage and History: Honoring Our Warriors, A Veterans Day Tribute" (video) presented by the RVCC Office of Academic Affairs, The Committee to Internationlize and Diversify the Curriculum, The Dept of Humanities, Social Sciences & Education and the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Recorded November 11, 2014.
"Envisioning Your Future with Issata Saccoh-Oluwadare, Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Rutgers University" (audio only) This lecture is presented by the SGA/PTK TD Bank Leadership Development Series. Recorded December 4, 2014.