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Towers Talk is a West Virginia University podcast featuring Residence Hall Coordinators Angela Delfine-Mechler and Patrick O’Donnell. Each week, the hosts will bring you an interview with a different member of the WVU community to help you get adjusted to your new campus home! Towers Talk is sponsored by Lyon and Braxton Towers.

Towers Talk is a West Virginia University podcast featuring Residence Hall Coordinators Angela Delfine-Mechler and Patrick O’Donnell. Each week, the hosts will bring you an interview with a different member of the WVU community to help you get adjusted to your new campus home! Towers Talk is sponsored by Lyon and Braxton Towers.

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Towers Talk is a West Virginia University podcast featuring Residence Hall Coordinators Angela Delfine-Mechler and Patrick O’Donnell. Each week, the hosts will bring you an interview with a different member of the WVU community to help you get adjusted to your new campus home! Towers Talk is sponsored by Lyon and Braxton Towers.

Language:

English


Episodes

Towers Talk Podcast S2 Ep 4: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2/16/2021
Join Angela and Patrick as they interview Sam Wilmoth, Title IX Education Specialist for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Sam helps support students going through the Title IX process and offers trainings to students on campus. Sam will talk about Title IX at WVU as well as some of the resources that the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provide to all students at WVU.

Duration:00:32:22

Towers Talk Podcast S2 Ep 3: Having Fun with Facilities

2/2/2021
Join RHC Angela and Patrick as they interview Tammy Thomas and Nancy Smith from WVU Facilities on the Evansdale Campus. Nancy and Tammy will share some info about the semester with students and will share what students can do to help make their jobs a little bit easier. Listen here!

Duration:00:09:32

Towers Talk Podcast S2 Ep 2: Saying Goodbye to Jason Brick

1/26/2021
Join RHC Angela and Patrick as they interview Jason Brick, the outgoing RHC of Brooke Tower. Jason will share some of his proudest moments from working as an RHC here at WVU and what advice he would give to himself as a freshmen. Tune in here!

Duration:00:06:45

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Move-In

1/11/2021
Join our hosts RHCs Angela Delfine-Mechler and Patrick O'Donnell for a new semester of TTP! This week they interview Eric O’Hara, Associate Director of Housing Services to talk about the Spring 2021 move-in process and other important info. Eric will also talk about the room change process for the year. Listen here!

Duration:00:06:12

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 15: The Season Finale

11/17/2020
Join Angela and Patrick as they wrap up the semester in their final episode for the fall season! Join this week to learn about their professional journey leading to WVU, their greatest accomplishments as Residence Life professionals, and their words of wisdom for their 19-year-old selves! Tune in this week and catch them again next semester when they bring you more interviews from members of the WVU Community!

Duration:00:26:35

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 14: The 411 on LGBTQ+

11/10/2020
Join Angela and Patrick as they interview Ellen Rodrigues, the interim Director of the LGBTQ+ Center at WVU. Ellen will talk about services provided by the center and how you can be a quality ally to the LGBTQ+ Community! Tune in here to learn more.

Duration:00:09:59

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 13: Rise and Find Support

11/3/2020
Join Angela & Patrick as they interview Niara Campbell, the Program Coordinator for the WVU Center for Learning, Advising, and Student Success. Niara will talk about The Rise program and The Quad LLC, as well as other opportunities for students to find support! Tune in to learn more!

Duration:00:09:34

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 12: Staying Well on Campus

10/27/2020
Join Angela and Patrick as they interview the Director of WellWVU and host of the podcast, Wellbeing Wednesdays, Courtney Weaver! Courtney will share some info on the services that WellWVU provides and talk a little about alcohol safety. You won’t want to miss it!

Duration:00:17:05

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 11: Residential Learning and COVID

10/20/2020
Want to know more about engagement in the residence halls? Join Angela & Patrick as they interview Associate Director for Residential Learning, Tyler Gailey. Tyler talks about the challenges with connecting to residents during COVID-19, shares words of wisdom for our first-year students, and explains what it means to have a residential curriculum in the halls!

Duration:00:23:05

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 10: Interview with the Dean of Students

10/13/2020
Join Angela and Patrick as they interview Corey Farris, the Dean of Students here at WVU! He will share some of his challenges this semester, what has gone well, and why he loves being a Mountaineer for life! You won’t want to miss it.

Duration:00:18:43

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 9: The RA Selection Process

10/6/2020
Join Angela & Patrick as they interview Joslyn Brown, Assistant Director of Residence Life, to talk about the Resident Assistant selection process! Learn more about why you should apply to be an RA and how you can do it. RA info sessions are happening NOW so sign up to attend a virtual session today using the following link: https://wvu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_43jVk2ek5bN2tUh

Duration:00:10:15

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 8: The Halfway Mark

9/29/2020
Join Patrick & Angela this week as they reflect on the first half of the semester. They’ll share their thoughts on move-ins, their challenges and triumphs with student programming, and their hopes for the semester going forward! You don’t want to miss it.

Duration:00:20:58

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 7: Get Out the Vote

9/22/2020
Join Angela & Patrick this week as they talk about voting with Dr. Erik Herron & Joshua Squires from the Political Science Department. Dr. Herron is an Eberly College Professor of Political Science whose research focuses on political institutions, especially electoral systems. Joshua Squires is a Graduate TA with the Department of Political Science and is currently working on his dissertation at WVU, studying the administration of election day polling places and its effect. Dr. Herron will...

Duration:00:12:47

Towers Talk Podcast Ep 6: You Got Mail

9/15/2020
Join Angela and Patrick as they interview Mark Simpson from Mail Services. Mark has worked for WVU in the Mail Room for 13 years and loves his job here. Tune in to learn more about the Towers mailroom and how much our U.S. Postal Workers do for us!

Duration:00:04:52

Episode 5: Johnny Kocher, a man of many hats- and cats

9/8/2020
Join hosts Angela and Patrick as they interview Residence Life Assistant Director, Johnny Kocher. Johnny has a number of roles, including captain in the U.S. Army, President of the Mid Atlantic Association of College and Housing Officers, and Advisor of multiple student organizations on campus. Johnny will also share a little about how he manages his time and why he loves being a cat dad!

Duration:00:16:18

Episode 4: A chat with the Residence Hall Association President

9/1/2020
This week, co-Hosts Angela Delfine and Patrick O'Donnell interview Residence Hall Association President, Zac Backus! Tune in as they talk about what RHA is doing for campus and why it’s important to get involved with Community Council. You don’t want to miss it!

Duration:00:07:13

Episode 3: Catching Up with Miss West Virginia United States 2020

8/25/2020
This week, Angela and Patrick interview Miss West Virginia United States 2020, Jessie Pennell. Jessie is a former Lyon Tower RA and former Braxton Tower desk worker. She is also a current graduate student in the Davis College here at West Virginia University.

Duration:00:08:03

Episode 2: The 411 on NSO

8/18/2020
This week, Co-Hosts Angela and Patrick will interview West Virginia University New Student Orientation Program Coordinator, Rachel Daw. Rachel will share some of her favorite parts from NSO and what she is looking forward to this year.

Duration:00:11:09

Episode 1: Meet the RHC's

8/11/2020
This week, co-hosts Angela and Patrick will interview their Towers Residence Hall Coordinator colleagues Ryan McConnell and Jason Brick. They'll share what they're most looking forward to this year in Residence Life and share some words of wisdom.

Duration:00:08:31

Welcome to Towers Talk!

8/4/2020
In this intro to the Towers Talk podcast, meet hosts Angela Delfine and Patrick O'Donnell and find out what this new podcast is all about!

Duration:00:01:11