Monthly Archives: April 2023

Bulldog Days Live!

A live audience of recently admitted students joins Hannah and Mark for a special episode recorded at Bulldog Days, a three-day campus preview program. Special guests Chandler and Marty share insights on how admissions officers plan and execute Bulldog Days with the help of current students and campus partners. Three admitted students reflect on their experience navigating the college search and application processes, and the hosts share dozens of pearls of wisdom submitted by audience members to help future college applicants.

Building Community Through Leadership with Ms. Bianca Myrick (pt. 1)

On this episode of the Heartwood Podcast, Dr. Easley is joined by Ms. Bianca Myrick. She is the founder and executive director of Pretty Purposed, non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring communities to empower young women and girls. With environmentalism underlying the conversation, the two discuss the importance of leadership and education within the Black community.

Plugging Into the Source with Dr. Nyeema Harris

On this episode of the Heartwood Podcast, Dr. Easley and Bennett Olupo are joined by the illustrious Dr. Nyeema Harris (Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE). Easley and Harris are colleagues whose careers crossed paths at NC State University. We are fortunate to discuss how Dr. Harris became who she is and how she thrives at YSE. Furthermore, we discuss how mainstream research can be influenced by local and global perspectives.

Purposes of College Education Trailer

College is a crucial institution in which our society works through its expectations for young people. This podcast explores some of the purposes that have been ascribed to college, including conversation with others on intellectual matters, development of personal character, participation in a community, and preparation for citizenship. There are countless purposes ranging from the practical to the personal, including career preparation and pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. The episodes will be released in couplets for each purpose, pairing the historic with the contemporary to trace the lineage of the theme throughout the centuries . Ideally, listeners will reflect on their educational experiences and consider ways that college can meet the needs of future generations.

This podcast will launch on May 5th on all podcast platforms.

In the Midst of it All Trailer

Life is challenging and sometimes life is stage IV metastatic cancer challenging. So how can we make it through all that life throws at us? Jane Jeuland is the Chaplain in the Palliative Care Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. Since 2011 she listened as people with life-limiting cancer have process their living, dying, healing and not healing and their faith, spirituality, and beliefs. Over the years, Jane has been so impacted by her patients’ profound, unique, and important perspectives on how to thrive through all that life brings and has often thought that these incredible nuggets of truth should be available for other patients, caregivers, clinicians, and really any human making their way through life. In this podcast, some episodes will be patients, caregivers, or clinicians reading their stories that they have carefully and thoughtfully crafted. Other episodes will be interviews that will welcome you into the lives of these beautiful individuals and the strategies and resources they have used to survive and even thrive in the midst of it all.

Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History

In this episode, director of Yale University Press, John Donatich, talks with Ned Blackhawk about his new book, The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of U.S. History. Blackhawk offers a sweeping and overdue retelling of U.S. history, which recognizes that Native Americans are essential to understanding the evolution of modern America.