The Geekwave Episode 8: Star Wars Hype Train

Episode 8 of The Geekwave has a lot of Star Wars in it. So if you don’t like Star Wars…

Wait, why are you listening to this podcast?

All jest aside, though, we talk about things other than Star Wars. Like our big Halo 5 Pre-Launch Party on Monday. And the big League of Legends World Championship Viewing Party at the Megaplex Theater next Saturday. Both of which we’re doing with the UofU chapter of TeSPA, who’s website you can find here. That’s also where you can buy tickets to the viewing party (and the deal for TeSPA members is good enough that if you’re not a member, you should be.)

Other events happening this week:

Tonight at 5pm in the Library is the Heroes of the Storm Opening Social.

Tomorrow at 12:30pm is a Hearthstone Student Association Round-Robin Tournament.

Next Friday is Wear a Costume To School Day (Also known as the closest school day to Halloween.) We’ll be doing a Photo Contest for sweet prizes on our Facebook page!

Refugees

Today we talked about Campus news, some history being destroyed, the big party tonight and how to protect yourself from over drinking and getting to crazy.  Locally health insurance premiums may go up and you’ll be fined if you don’t have any health insurance.  Nationally Hillary Clinton is in a bind and we talked about her interview concerning the middle east.  So check out the show and educate your mind on a little food for thought.

Policy and Water Values with student editor at the Hinckley Journal of Politics

Matt Kirkegaard, Student editor of the Hinckley Journal of Politics

Matt Kirkegaard, student editor for the Hinckley Journal of Politics (LinkedIn pic)

Is the country moving in a good direction? Can global society improve? What is the cost of freedom? 
The Rostrum takes time between LNCO and lunch with Matt Kirkegaard, U senior, and Co-editor of the Hinckley Journal of Politics, the only undergraduate-run journal of politics in the nation @hinckleyinst.

Utah Homecoming and the NFL Issue

This episode was recorded on October 9th, 2015.  Boz, Ryan, Kim, and Lauren were all in to talk about the Homecoming game against Cal as well as having ESPN College GameDay on Campus the following day.  The big issue that was talked about was in the NFL and the problem they have with Greg Hardy’s statements on Tom Brady’s wife, Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the domestic violence issue the league still has.

The Innovation Doctor Helps Students Become Innovators

Chris Wasden, The Innovation Doctor, Executive Director of The Sorensen Center for Innovation and Discovery

The “Innovation Doctor,” is now in…

Chris Wasden is a bike-riding California native who lives and breathes innovation. Wasden is also Executive Director of the Sorensen Center for Innovation and Discovery—the U’s new idea incubator.

A decade of interest in applying digital technology to enhance health drives Wasden to create student challenges that realize new venture opportunities in “physical, mental, emotional and social health.”

Listen in, as Wasden shares a compelling vision for the future of innovation at the U.

The Geekwave Episode 7: Gretchen McClain

Our final interview for Homecoming 2015! Thanks so much to the Alumni Association for getting us these great opportunities.

In Episode 7, we had the opportunity to bring Gretchen McClain into the studio. We get a chance to hear about her career, her memories from the University of Utah, her work on the International Space Station, her thoughts on Utah’s water situation, and her advise to engineers. Honestly, this whole interview is riddled with good advice. We loved talking with her, and we hope you enjoy listening in!

Homecoming Conversation 2015, “Time, experience and joy”

Anne Cullimore Decker, Homecoming 2015

Recipient of the U’s highest award, the Honorary Doctorate, Anne Cullimore Decker.

We celebrate Homecoming 2015 with U arts alumni, Anne Cullimore Decker. Utah’s “grand dame of theater,” Anne Cullimore Decker, was recently awarded University of Utah’s highest award, the honorary doctorate.

This makes it an important year for this famed alumnus who has made huge contributions to the performing arts throughout her life and career as thespian and teacher. Anne was preparing for a trip to celebrate her 80th birthday in London with husband, Ashby and three sons.

“Our job in theater is to provoke people into looking at a fictitious character on stage, so they get a glimmer, or glimpse of themselves.”

Before the conversation had gone too far, Anne shared thoughts on the past and present that ended with an important suggestion for all students.

When asked about Decker’s achievements in the arts, graduate of the U’s Bachelor of Fine Arts, Actor Training Program, Stein Erickson said, “Anne is amazing. She is a steward of the arts and artists.”