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Tips, Tools and Takes on Academics

(sponsored by the Office of Academic Engagement)

May 11, 2021

Wrap Up and Congratulations!!

May / June is a special time of the year for many college students and their families. In this episode, Dr. Andrea Neal - Associate Vice Provost, Office of Academic Engagement - join Dr. Mebane and Mr. Watkins in congratulating all graduates for their achievements. We BEHOLD your accomplishments and are so proud of you!!

And, if you are not graduating this year, congratulations for ending the semester, and don't forget about all of the academic resources available to you this summer, some of which are featured in this episode (including this podcast).

Stay tuned!

[ Photo credit: L to R . Mr. Watkins, Dr. Neal and Dr. Mebane. Screenshot taken by Dr. Mebane ]

Wrap Up and Congratulations

March 23, 2021

Celebrate Successful Times, Come On!

Celebrate the one-year anniversary (March 23, 2021) of the Next Up. Student Success! podcast with Dr. Mebane and current co-host - Mr. Maleik Watkins - and former co-host, alum and special guest - Ms.Tresstin White. It's our 54th episode overall, and we are still thrilled to be a resource for students and connection to faculty, staff and students across campus.

Stay tuned for new episodes now posted on #TipsTuesdays. 

November 22, 2020

Senior Shout Out and Wrap Up

Congratulations to all seniors graduating from Norfolk State University in 2020, including December graduate Ms. Tresstin White! In this episode, Ms. White shares her take on lessons learned from her NSU experience and special connections with faculty and staff. Dr. Mebane spotlights Ms. White's amazing contributions to the Next Up. Student Success! podcast and thanks Ms. White for collaborating to launch this new project. Stay tuned for the podcast's next episode in January 2021. 

September 27, 2020

Fall Ahead: Five Week Check in – Faculty Perspective

Last week (in episode 18), we checked in with students to see how they are doing five weeks into the fall 2020 semester, and we received a lot of feedback. For this episode, as we the fifth week ends, we checked in with a faculty member's perspective on how to keep up the great work or improve your learning experience (and grades) for the remainder of the semester. Our special guest for this episode is Dr. Khadijah Miller, a professor of in the department of History & Interdisciplinary Studies, a senior faculty fellow for the Honors College and a former department chair. Dr. Miller shares her take on the tips and tools for this time of the academic year.

NOTE: Special thanks to Dr. Miller for being our guest on the six month anniversary of the podcast!  

June 28, 2020

Season One Wrap Up

The first season of Next Up. Student Success! encompassed many topics, discussions and guests. We officially launched on March 23, 2020 and hit the ground running ever since. In this episode, each of the three current producers reflects on their experience from Season One.

Today (June 28, 2020) we will talk about our favorite episodes from Season One. Let us know about yours! 

There are a lot of thank you for faculty and staff participants! And, thank you to all of our listeners! One of the most popular episodes from our first season was on finals preparation. We look forward to a new season with a continued focus on practical tips for each phase of each semester. 

Season Two starts on July 5, 2020.

May 2, 2020

Feature: A Tribute to May 2020 Graduates

This episode is a special and unique tribute to NSU's May 2020 graduates. For insight into the NSU experience, listen to inspirational and heartfelt thank you and congratulatory messages. As our Student Government Association emphasized this year, being at NSU is a family affair and these messages showcase that.

Guests May 2020 Graduates (in order) Linei Woodson, SGA President, 2019-20, Amari Holmes, Nile Price Ja'Quan Jones, Patsy Douglas, Elisha Chestnut, Kelvin Shubert, Lathea Robinson, Ceara Warren, Charmoni Turner, Devin Jefferson, Jacqueline Horton, Lakeshia Whitley, Shervonne Banks, Sharon Young, MSW and Tia Monet Flores. Office of Academic Engagement (in order of congratulations) Dr. Andrea Neal, Associate Vice Provost, Ms. Sheryll Heard, Mr. Theophilus Clark, Dr. Robin Marable, Ms. Carrie Brown, Ms. Kyra Amos and Ms. Angel Eason.

March 15, 2020

Winter Breaks: 5th Week Grade Celebration

Each semester, the staff of NSU's Student Success Center celebrate good and great 5th (and 10th) week grades. In this episode, honored students share academic tips and tools that help them succeed and their take on this event.