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Let's Talk About It

Let's Talk About It

By The Fuse ICT
The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
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Season 2 Episode 3: Adult Learners
25% of Wichita State’s undergraduate population consists of adult learners. In an effort to elevate the experiences of this population we’re going to spend some time listening to the their unique voices and discussing the support Wichita State offers for adults returning to school. Today’s episode features: · Pamela K. O’Neal (she/her) - Associate Director, WSU Office of Adult Learning · Scott Anderson (he/him) - WSU Sport Management student · Amanda Hackerott (she/her) - Graduate of the WSU Workforce Leadership & Applied Learning program About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
36:59
October 28, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2: The LGBTQ+ Experience
The goal of “Let’s Talk About It” has always been elevating voices and showcasing stories that may not get told through other platforms. This episode stays true to that mission as we discuss the experience of identifying as LGBTQ+ on a college campus. Today’s guests include: · Dr. Kerry Wilks (she/her) – Professor and Associate Dean of the WSU Graduate School · Gabriel A. Fonseca, M.Ed. (he/him) – Assistant Director of WSU Student Involvement and SGA Advisor · Neiman Thompson (he/him) – WSU student · Jordan Hawk (he/him) – WSU student About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
01:10:35
September 29, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: The Aftermath of Covid-19
Season 2 of the “Let’s Talk About It” podcast is officially here! Today we’re talking through the biggest thing that’s happened in our lifetime: the global Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve all been in the trenches for a while now and we wanted to get a fresh mix of expert explanation as well as personal experiences.  This episode features commentary from Camille Childers, Director of Student Health Services; Tasha Parker, therapist and doctoral candidate at WSU; and WSU undergraduate students David Nevarez and Chase Biswell. About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today. Listen on Youtube: https://youtu.be/aT62H5zksn4
54:07
August 24, 2021
Season 2 Episode 0: Season 1 Recap
Marketing verbiage – Season 2, Episode 0: Season 1 recap Welcome to Season 2 of the “Let’s Talk About It” podcast! Today we’re taking some time to slow down, journey back and discuss everything that happened in season one before we begin season two in just a couple weeks. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the show! Season 2 episode 1 launches August 27, 2021. About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today. Listen on Youtube: https://youtu.be/A8Ma-3FLHIQ
29:12
August 12, 2021
Episode #8: The Student Athlete
This is our final episode of the first season of "Let's Talk About It”. It’s been a journey that we’re honored to have shared with you. In this episode we’re looking at the unique experience of student athletes. How do they deal with the pressure and publicity that comes along with the student athlete experience? How do they foster both the athletic part of themselves but also everything about them that isn’t their sport? Here to break this down with us are: · Dr. Mike Ross, assistant professor in the Department of Sport Management and coordinator of the E-Learning program · Sarah Mathews, Director of Compliance for the WSU athletics department · Rachel Johnson, junior Sport Management major and WSU basketball player. Stay tuned for Season 2 coming in August 2021. About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
37:51
April 29, 2021
Episode #7: Leadership
March is wrapped up and it’s time for another episode of "Let's Talk About It". Thank you to all of our listeners for keeping up with the podcast during this inaugural season. We’ve got a couple more episodes in season one to bring to you and we’re already gearing up for an exciting season two. Stay tuned! “Leadership” is one of the most often used, and possibly, the least understood term in businesses and organizations today. What does it mean to be a leader? Do you have to be in a position of authority to lead? What makes a good leader? Why is it even important? “Let’s Talk About It” is tackling all of these questions by exploring the concept of leadership, as it exists on the Wichita State campus. Today we’re diving deep with three wonderful guests who practice leadership daily on our campus: Dr. Aleks Sternfield-Dunn – Director & Associate Professor in the WSU School of Music and WSU Faculty Senate President Dr. Voncella McCleary-Jones – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor in the WSU College of Health Professions Rija Khan – WSU Student Body President About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
47:11
March 31, 2021
Episode #6: Community Engagement
Today is all about building up our city. How do Wichitans pour back into our community and help those who need it the most? Why is that so important? Who is out there doing the important work? What gaps do we still need to fill? Here to break this down with us is Executive Director of Real Men Real Heroes, Kyle Ellison; and Wichita State senior, Tahjanae Stocker. Thanks for joining us on this episode of, "Let's Talk About It". About "Let's Talk About It" - The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
55:52
February 23, 2021
Episode #5 - Applied Learning
This month we're breaking down the words, "applied learning." We all know that students need it, employers want it, and colleges want to offer it... but what does it actually mean and what does it look like in practice? Wichita State was built on a foundation of applied learning since the beginning and it's something we work hard to maintain and foster in every program we offer. To help us explore this concept we've invited Ricki Ellison, Sport Management Adviser and Clinical Educator; Dr. Mark Vermillion, Sport Management Chair and Director of Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning; and Jordan Brown, WSU Senior in the Workforce Leadership and Applied Learning program. The mission of the FUSE ICT is to prepare and inspire students to achieve their true passion and purpose; while providing the tools, opportunities, and diverse programming options for them to grow. One of the most effective tools that we have to spark dialogue and unearth passion is dialogue. Our goal with “Let’s Talk About it” is to create a safe, comfortable and casual environment that will foster connection with diverse people in an effort to create meaning, ask questions and start honest conversations about the topics that matter most to college students today.
45:41
January 29, 2021
Episode #4 - Imposter Syndrome
This month's episode of "Let's Talk About It" dives deep with a discussion about imposter syndrome and what it feels like to navigate life as person of color on a predominantly white college campus. This episode brings to the table Danielle Johnson, Asst. Director of the WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion; Cameron Morgan a junior Integrated Marketing and Communication major and Hannah Jasinski a senior majoring in sport management.
42:19
December 19, 2020
Episode #3 - Financial Literacy
This month's episode of "Let's Talk About It" tackles the important issue of financial literacy and what that means to college students. We've invited Sheelu Surender, Director of Financial Aid at Wichita State and Alexus Scott, Financial Aid Adviser and Outreach Coordinator to talk through some of this with us. Then, as always, we had to learn about this topic from the student perspective so we sat down with WSU students Trang Bui and Kevin Dao to talk about what final literacy means to them and what role it has played in their college careers. Thanks for tuning in and listening! Please leave us a comment if you like what you're hearing and be sure to subscribe to be the first to hear about future episodes.
48:52
November 28, 2020
Episode #2 - Wellness at Wichita State
In this episode we explore wellness from a multi-faceted vantage point. Join us as we talk with three guests and tackle the topic of wellness on a college campus as it relates to social/emotional wellness, physical wellness and intellectual wellness. This episode features Dr. Jessica Provines, Assistant VP of Wellness and Director of Counseling and Prevention Services; Dr. Shareika Fisher, Assistant Director of First-Year Programs; and Maddie Bruun, a WSU senior studying Secondary Mathematics. Let's Talk About It!
49:42
October 29, 2020
Episode #1 - First Generation College Students
In this inaugural episode we are highlighting the first generation student experience at Wichita State University. This episode leads with a discussion with Kaye Monk-Morgan, Interim Vice President for Regional Engagement and Economic Development. She talks through the advocacy efforts and resources available on our campus to support our first generation population. After that, Jessica and Bobby had the opportunity to sit down with two current WSU students who identify as first generation. Taylin Fox, a senior in Sport Management and Tony Ibarra, a senior in Mechanical Engineering share their candid experiences with us and what it means to them to be the first in their family to attend college. 
43:53
September 15, 2020