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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!
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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family. These in-depth conversations with PC students, Dominicans, faculty, staff, and alumni provide a rich look into the lives of noteworthy Friars. Occasionally we will also bring you on-campus lectures and presentations. Go Friars!

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Jeremy Duffy '93 - A Passion for Beer

10/15/2017
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Jeremy Duffy '93, co-founder and partner at Isle Brewers Guild, has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. Before starting Isle Brewers Guild (IBG), Duffy was a partner and led business development efforts for one of the largest independently owned marketing communications agencies in New England, Duffy & Shanley, Inc. In this episode, we talk about why he left a great job to start a new venture, what kind of work that career change requires, and how passion played a part in all of his...

Duration: 00:40:19


Sean Walsh ’03 – Life in a Dream Job

10/8/2017
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For members of Red Sox Nation, October provides a sense of hope and possibility of a deep playoff run. For Sean Walsh ’03, assistant director of client services for the Boston Red Sox, it is another opportunity to work with avid Red Sox fans as they help will their team to victory. In this episode, Walsh talks about his rise from a three-month temporary employee to a 14-year (and counting) career with a premium sports franchise. We also discuss what his advice for fellow Friars pursuing a...

Duration: 00:36:59


Margot Royer-Johnson and Jenae Anderson '20: Women's Volleyball

10/2/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by two people who are helping lead women's volleyball to a scorching hot start to the season: Head coach Margot Royer-Johnson and Jenae Alderson '20. They talk about the importance of being hyper-focused on the details of the sport, managing the mental and emotional swings from point-to-point, and staying focused on improvement when you are in a winning streak.

Duration: 00:37:19


Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18 – Leading, Learning, and Embracing the Unknown

9/24/2017
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In this episode of the PC Podcast, we are joined by Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18, the first black woman to serve as the president of Student Congress. But there is much more to Claude than her student government involvement. In our conversation, Claude talks about the one thing she would change about her PC experience, the importance of embracing the unknown, her plans for the future of Providence College, and her goal to ensure that every student on campus has a chance to be heard.

Duration: 00:42:55


Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy – Living for History

9/17/2017
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Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, professor of history, is an expert on banking and insurance in the 19th and 20th century America. In this episode, we talk about the one characteristic that separates the best students she has had from the rest, the Wild West nature of the early American banking system, and her BIG EAST roots.

Duration: 00:34:19


Dr. Templer and Keith Lee ’18 – Cutting-edge Research on Memory

9/10/2017
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This week, we are joined by Dr. Victoria Templer, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator in the neuroscience & animal cognition lab, and Keith Lee ’18. They, along with other students, completed an incredible research study this year that showed that rats possess “metamemory” — meaning that, in some situations, they are aware of what they don’t know. In this episode, we dive into what the study means for humans and animals, and how this type of hands-on lab work...

Duration: 00:52:24


Rick Cordella '99 - Digital Sport Media Maven

9/3/2017
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In this episode we were joined by Rick Cordella '99, executive vice president and general manager of digital media for NBC Sports Group. Cordella spoke about how his career started by following his passion for sports with a start-up in fantasy sports. We also discussed how he develops products and teams for all aspects of NBC Sports Group Digital, which consists of Playmaker Media, NBC Sports Gold, NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics,com, Rotoworld.com, ProFootballTalk and the NBC Sports, NBC...

Duration: 00:30:13


Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta – Sciences, the Liberal Arts, and Building for the Future

8/27/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta​, associate p​rofessor of chemistry and dean of the​ Scho​ol of Arts and Sciences. Adamus Liotta, a member of the PC faculty since 1993, discusses the development, impact, and structure of the upcoming science complex addition and renovation. We also discuss about the role of the sciences in the liberal arts and why a primarily undergraduateinstitution is a good destination for student research.

Duration: 00:29:49


Karen Vargas – Reaching Out to Prospective Students

8/20/2017
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Karen Vargas, the associate dean of admission for multicultural recruitment at Providence College, has guided students through the college admissions process for 15 years. In this episode, she details how students and their parents should communicate with admissions staffers at college fairs, high school visits, or through email and phone calls. Vargas also describes PC's multicultural recruitment and why she remains a resource for students long after they enroll at PC.

Duration: 00:27:41


Paul Tremblay ’93 – From Fractions to Fiction

8/13/2017
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Horror writer Paul Tremblay ’93 won the Massachusetts Book Award in 2016 for his fifth novel, “A Head Full of Ghosts” — a book so frightening that Stephen King tweeted that it scared even him. In this episode, we talk to the author and AP calculus teacher at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham, Mass., about how he went from a master’s degree in math to writing fiction, his analytical approach to the writing process, and his advice for younger authors.

Duration: 00:42:08


Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P. — The life of a Dominican

8/6/2017
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In this episode, we are joined by Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., Providence College’s chaplain. We talk about his transition from engineering student to candidate for the priesthood; student involvement and peer ministry; and the feast day of St. Dominic, which is celebrated on August 8.

Duration: 00:32:49


Bob Driscoll - A Vision for Success (Rebroadcast)

7/30/2017
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The Providence College Podcast is one year old! To celebrate, we’re re-airing one of our most popular episodes, featuring Robert G. Driscoll, Jr., associate vice president and athletic director. Driscoll has helped make PC’s athletic program a national power. The College is in an unrivaled period of success, thanks in part to his leadership. In this episode, Driscoll details his athletic background, his experience moving from small schools to high-level athletic programs, what he looks for...

Duration: 00:36:50


Sam Lopes and Bridget Hillsman ’17 – Developing and Maintaining a Successful Culture (Part 2)

7/23/2017
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In this second episode of a two-part series of the Providence College Podcast with Sam Lopes, women’s soccer coach, and graduate assistant and former player, Bridget Hillsman ’17, we take a deep dive into the post-concussion syndrome that stopped Hillsman’s collegiate soccer career before it formally began. Her symptoms nearly caused her to leave PC, but instead, Hillsman became a valuable member of the team. We also discuss the three pillars of Lopes’ coaching philosophy, how the coaching...

Duration: 00:23:52


Sam Lopes and Bridget Hillsman ’17 – Developing and Maintaining a Successful Culture (Part I)

7/16/2017
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In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we are joined by Sam Lopes, women’s soccer coach, and graduate assistant and former player, Bridget Hillsman ’17. We take a deep dive into the post-concussion syndrome that stopped Hillsman’s collegiate soccer career before it formally began. Her symptoms nearly caused her to leave PC, but instead, Hillsman became a valuable member of the team. We also discuss the three pillars of Lopes’ coaching philosophy, how the coaching staff will...

Duration: 00:32:13


Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer – Providing New Insights into Colonial History

7/9/2017
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In January, 2017 Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer, associate professor of history, published "Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay" in the prestigious William and Mary Quartlerly. She quickly followed-up that profession achievement by securing two National Endowment for the Humanities grants that will enable her to spend the 2017-18 academic year doing research for an upcoming book entitled, “Godly Petitions: Puritanism and the Crisis of the Restoration in...

Duration: 00:22:19


Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. - At the Top of Her Game (Rebroadcast)

7/2/2017
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Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon., a versatile basketball commentator, has covered the sport for ESPN since 1991. Her assignments include the NBA and men’s and women’s college basketball — both the regular season and the NCAA Championships. Burke joins the podcast to discuss her rise to the top of her profession and her methodical approach to success, as well as the NBA debut of Kris Dunn ‘16. We are re-airing this episode in light of Burke’s recent accomplishments. She was lauded by nearly...

Duration: 00:44:48


Theresa Feaster ’14 & ‘16G – Growing Up in the Game

6/25/2017
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This week a trailblazer in college hockey joins us. In the fall, Theresa Feaster ’14 & ‘16G, coordinator of Providence College Men's Ice Hockey operations, became one of the first two women to serve as full-time members of an NCAA Division I men’s hockey coaching staff. In this episode, Feaster details how her father, National Hockey League executive Jay Feaster, introduced her to the sport at the age of 3 when he worked in various NHL front offices. Growing up around the game provided...

Duration: 00:29:14


David O’Connor ’14 – Community, Service, and Faith

6/19/2017
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In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, David O’Connor shares how his family, and the loss of his father at a young age, shaped his focus on community service and faith. O’Connor has helped people in need all over the globe through Habitat for Humanity, Providence College’s Father Smith Fellowship, and an international travel grant from Santander Bank. O’Connor is currently working with Habitat for Humanity and the International Institute of Rhode Island while earning his...

Duration: 00:42:40


Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy – Balancing Research, Scholarship, and Teaching

6/11/2017
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Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy, associate professor of chemistry, has made a lasting impact in his five short years at Providence College. Mulcahy has successfully balanced his student-centric approach to teaching and mentoring with a prolific string of grants, including his most recent award, a $191,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. We also discuss his background, teaching philosophy, and how he connects with his students.

Duration: 00:31:48


Amy Cembor and Leslie Heller ’02 – The Class of 2021: Who’s in it and what’s next

6/4/2017
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This episode of the Providence College Podcasts features two staff members who play central roles in identifying and shaping each freshman class at PC. Amy Cembor, senior associate dean of admission, discusses the make-up of the incoming freshman class, their median test scores and grade point averages, where they come from, and how they were selected. Leslie Heller ’02, director of orientation, transitions, and leadership, provides insight into what each incoming freshman, and their...

Duration: 00:53:20

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