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Decipher Podcast

Decipher Podcast

By Shelly Laurenzo
Navigating college life is no walk in the park and being a William & Mary student in a pandemic is no different. Join experts from around campus as they discuss ways to decipher common college experiences. Hosted by Heather Deere, Lauren Garrett, and Shelly Laurenzo.
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Wrapping up the academic year
Co-hosts Shelly Laurenzo, Heather Deere, and Lauren Garrett wrap up the academic year and share some summer recommendations. 
May 13, 2021
Moving Out
Lauren Garrett discusses move out procedures with Dr. Shylan Scott, Assistant Director for Residence Life. 
April 29, 2021
Exploring Williamsburg/James City County
Shelly talks with Lauren and Heather about ways to explore Williamsburg/James City County. 
April 20, 2021
Fall 2021 Registration
Heather Deere and Shelly Laurenzo discuss fall 2021 registration. 
April 6, 2021
Esports at W&M
Shelly Laurenzo interviews Michele King, director of Esports, to learn more about Esports at William & Mary. 
March 30, 2021
Summer Academic Sessions
Heather Deere and Shelly Laurenzo discuss W&M's summer academic sessions. 
March 23, 2021
Summer Plans
On this episode, Shelly Laurenzo and Heather Deere discuss different approaches to determining your summer plans and resources. Cohen Career Center - Internship Search Cohen Career Center - FUSE The Charles Center
March 9, 2021
Getting to know the WRC
Shelly Laurenzo interviews Aria Austin and Sydney Hamrick, two consultants from the Writing Resources Center (WRC). 
March 2, 2021
Campus Engagement
Lauren Garrett talks with students Jacob Hall and Andrés Bencomo-Magaña about campus engagement.  
February 25, 2021
One Book, One Community 2021
Shelly Laurenzo talks with Tami Back, Director of Communications & Strategic Planning for Swem Library, and Melissa Simpson, Adult Services Director for Williamsburg Regional Library, about the One Book, One Community initiative. 
February 16, 2021
Wellness and Spring Break Days
Heather Deere interviews Dr. Kelly Crace, the Associate Vice President for Health & Wellness, to discuss student wellness and this semester's spring break days. 
February 10, 2021
Charter Day
Lauren Garret chats with Steve Tewksbury, Director of University Events, Adam Stackhouse ’04, Owner, AVAdventure, Liz Sykes ’06, Owner, AVAdventure, and Trici Fredrick M.Ed. ’05, Senior Associate Director, Student Unions & Engagement about the upcoming Charter Day celebrations.
February 2, 2021
Episode 2: Spring Orientation
Shelly, Lauren, and Heather discuss spring orientation for our incoming students. 
January 19, 2021
Welcome Spring 21 Students
Co-hosts Shelly Laurenzo, Lauren Garrett and Heather Deere welcome our incoming spring 2021 students.
December 15, 2020
Episode 8: Season One Wrap Up
Join hosts Shelly Laurenzo, Lauren Garrett and Heather Deere as they wrap up the first season of the Decipher podcast. 
December 8, 2020
Episode 7: Spring Registration
Shelly Laurenzo interviews Dr. Ben Boone, Associate Director of the Center for the Liberal Arts, to discuss the COLL Curriculum. 
November 24, 2020
Winter Break Part 2
Co-hosts Heather Deere and Lauren Garrett are back to discuss more preparations for winter break. 
November 17, 2020
Winter Break Part 1
Hosts Heather Deere and Lauren Garrett discuss preparing for the upcoming winter break. 
November 10, 2020
Election Epilogue
As a follow up to Episode 3, Shelly Laurenzo and Heather Deere discuss post election resources. 
November 3, 2020
Episode 4: Making connections with peers
Lauren Garrett interviews W&M undergrads Courtney Barr '21, Andrew Caietti '21, Neel Simpson '22, and Madeleine McLean '22 to get their perspective on building connections. 
October 27, 2020
Episode 3: Election 2020
Heather Deere interviews Rich Thompson, Associate Director in the Office of Community Engagement, and a member of the Voter Engagement Committee to discussing preparing for the November election. 
October 20, 2020
Episode 2: Making connections
Jack Armstrong interviews Kelly O'Shaughnessy, Assistant Director for Early Career Engagement in the Cohen Career Center, on how to build connections with faculty and others. 
October 13, 2020
Episode 1: Welcome
Welcome to the Decipher podcast. This podcast is hosted by W&M staff members who are committed to student success. We all know that this year has been unlike any other and our hope is that this podcast provides a fresh perspective on the challenges our students are facing.
September 24, 2020