Life on the Hill

Life on the Hill

By LifeOnTheHill
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This interview based podcast will keep Hamilton College students and our community in tune with the happenings of the moment. Things to be aware of and consider and the people on campus here to help along the way!
More places to listen
This interview based podcast will keep Hamilton College students and our community in tune with the happenings of the moment. Things to be aware of and consider and the people on campus here to help along the way!

More places to listen

Stay Well and Focused
In this episode we will hear from Vice President and Dean of Students, Terry Martinez.  Some of the topics discussed include the push leading to break, revisiting the Town Hall, her role as Chief Diversity Officer, how students can give her feedback, what she is grateful for and how she shows gratitude, making healthy choices when stressed, and she shares her campus pet peeve. Released on November 18, 2019
22:28
November 19, 2019
Take a Breath
In this episode we will hear from Jessica Moulite, member of the Class of 2014. Some of the topics discussed include her transition to Hamilton from Miami as a Posse Scholar, her path to her career in media, the process of truly becoming an adult, moving through adjustment issues post-College, how her intersectionality played out a Hamilton and continues to in her work and life today, and colorism. Released on November 13, 2019
26:06
November 14, 2019
Be Open and Loving
In this episode we will hear from Honor Allen, member of the Class of 2021.  Some of the topics discussed include how she has navigated her time on the Hill, following your interests, the importance of sleep, the urgency for us to build community across difference, and self care as a means to be a better community member. Released on November 6, 2019
21:49
November 7, 2019
Winter: A Season of Opportunity
In this episode we will hear from Director of Outdoor Leadership, Andrew Jillings.  Some of the topics discussed include his relationship with winter, what to wear, where to find it, and ways to afford it, fun things to do outside in the winter, and strategies for learning to drive in the snow. Released on October 28, 2019
21:29
October 29, 2019
Don't Take Someone's Candy
In this special October break episode we will hear from my kids, Bennett (4 1/2) and Wesley (2 1/2).  Some of the topics discussed include sandwiches and dinosaurs, relaxation strategies, the importance of stretching, being thankful for toys and family, driving rocket ships, and ways to have fun in the winter. Released on October 20, 2019
07:52
October 21, 2019
Make Life Feel Like an Adventure
In this episode we will hear from Assistant Director of Outdoor Leadership, Sarah Jillings.  Some of the topics discussed include her masters thesis on highly satisfied Hamilton students, A, B, and C friends, putting yourself in front of caring adults on campus, aligning your time with your values, and the importance of movement in a group setting. Released on October 20, 2019
21:57
October 21, 2019
Share Your Humanity
In this episode we will hear from Vice President and Dean of Students, Terry Martinez.  Some of the topics discussed include reevaluating your commitments and routines, moving through home sickness, taking advantage of break, the pressure we put on ourselves, embracing the awkwardness, and strategies to maximize your relationships with faculty members. Released on October 13, 2019
17:27
October 14, 2019
Ask the Question
In this episode we will hear from Meg Bolger, member of the Hamilton College Class of 2011, co-author of the book of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, and social entrepreneur and facilitator whose work primarily focuses on social justice.  Some of the topics discussed include Meg's experience has a Hamilton student, how coming out impacted her time at Hamilton, reflection and self-compassion, being a change agent at Hamilton, working with Residential Life on creating the gender inclusive housing policy, the value of protest, and the importance of a well-rounded approach to activism. You can find Meg Bolger's work here: https://www.megbolger.com/ Released on October 6, 2019
20:45
October 7, 2019
Develop Deep Connections with Advisors
In this episode we will hear from Kureem Nugent, member of the Hamilton College Class of 2018 and Watson Fellow.  Some of the topics discussed include Kureem's experience has a Hamilton student, applying for a fellowship, navigating life post-college, traveling the world independently, approaches to education around the world, the importance of in and out of class advisors, and Ginny Dosch, Hamilton's Student Fellowships Coordinator. Released on September 27, 2019
22:38
September 28, 2019
Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength
In this episode we will hear from Research and Outreach Librarian, Kristin Strohmeyer.  Some of the topics discussed include her college and graduate school experience, how to make the most of the library, study tips, research and citation strategies, and students' role in building scholarship. Released on September 27, 2019
11:38
September 28, 2019
Focus on Learning, the Grades Will Follow
In this episode we will hear from the Director of the Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning (QSR) Center, Ben Smith.  Some of the topics discussed include how we think about our learning, what the QSR Center is and how to use it, the purpose of tutoring, strategies to connect with other students and faculty, study skills and time mapping, and failure. Released on September 18, 2019
20:29
September 18, 2019
Some Risk Required
In this episode we will hear from Director of Orientation and First Year Programs, Tessa Chefalo.  Some of the topics discussed include her experience transitioning to college, making connections, the benefits of getting involved, but not too involved. Released on September 8, 2019.  This interview was originally published on August 13, 2019 as part of the episode Welcome (Back) Part 1
12:52
September 9, 2019
Cut Yourself Some Slack
In this episode we hear from Amanda Kim '21, president of Student Assembly and Jiin Jeong '21, vice president of Student Assembly.  Some topics discussed include goal setting, the importance of a positive mindset, how to get involved with Student Assembly and beyond, learning from failure, politics, and how to support international students. Released on September 8, 2019
20:41
September 8, 2019
Fuel Your Passion
In this episode we will hear from Vice President and Dean of Students, Terry Martinez.  Some of the topics discussed include her experience transitioning to college, advice for new and upper-class students around transitioning to campus, the shared, common experience of struggle, and finding your path through college and beyond. Released on September 8, 2019.  This interview was originally published on August 13, 2019 as part of the episode Welcome (Back) Part 1
16:32
September 8, 2019
What Do You Want to Create Here?
In this episode we will hear from Vice President and Dean of Students, Terry Martinez.  Some of the topics discussed include new beginnings and reinventing yourself, college bucket lists, talking about talking politics, imposter syndrome and the stories we tell ourselves, and e-mail updates and staying informed. Released on September 2, 2019
13:00
September 2, 2019
Ready, Set, Go! - Discussion on how to get the semester off to a strong start.
In this episode of Life on the Hill, we will hear from Director of the Days Massolo Center, Paola Lopez, Assistant Dean of Students for International Students and Accessibility, Allen Harrison, and Director of Student Activities, Noelle Niznik. They will delve into ways to get engaged on campus and get off the right foot for the semester. The podcast is hosted by Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement, Travis Hill. This is part 1 of 2 of episode Ready, Set, Go!
38:59
August 27, 2019
Welcome (Back) - Part 2
In this episode of Life on the Hill, we will hear from Dean of Admission, Peaches Valdes, member of the class of 2021 and Adirondack Adventure Summer Intern, Drew Anderson, and Assistant Director of Off Campus Study, Madeleine La Cotera. They will discuss their own experiences transitioning to college and how that plays into their work at Hamilton. The podcast is hosted by Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement, Travis Hill. This is part 2 of 2 for the episode Welcome (Back).
39:52
August 19, 2019
Welcome (Back) - Discussions about the transition to Hamilton
In the premiere of Life on the Hill, we will hear from Dean of Students, Terry Martinez and Director of Orientation and First Year Programs, Tessa Chefalo. They will discuss their own experiences transitioning to college and how that plays into their work at Hamilton. The podcast is hosted by Associate Dean of Students for Student Engagement, Travis Hill. This is part 1 of 2 for the episode Welcome (Back).
31:59
August 14, 2019
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