The week of June 9, Informania host Deb the Librarian interviews Michelle Scaman, a professor of Communication at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). Informania airs on Monday at 9am and is replayed on Thursday at 5pm on www.kruaradio.org / 88.1FM in Anchorage, Alaska.
Professor Scaman currently teaches the UAA courses, Fundamentals of Oral Communication (COMM A111), and Public Speaking (COMM A241). Her expertise in communication stems from years of research experience both in her undergraduate and graduate studies. As an undergraduate at Seattle University, she assisted a professor conducting research on the topic of online dating and communication. As a graduate student at UAF, she conducted her research on dreams and the social constructivism of reality, in other words she researched the sharing of dreams as the starting point for discussing topics of importance between partners. She discusses her research processes and findings during this week’s Informania interview.
As a Public Speaking professor, Professor Scaman also shares strategies she uses in class to help students overcome the anxiety of public speaking. Professor Scaman acknowledges during this program that each individual has their own reason for anxiety, and it is helpful to reflect on the cause of that anxiety in order to overcome it.
Listen, and learn!
Song played: Information, by Dredg.
Deb the Librarian interviews Judy Green, Director of CAFE this week on Informania. Listen and learn!
Deb the Librarian interviews Paul Wasko, ePortfolio Initiative Coordinator at UAA this week one Informania. Listen, and learn!
This week on KRUA’s Informania radio show, Deb the Librarian interviews the amazing Robin Hanson, Head of Access Services. Robin Hanson discusses her roles as Head of Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Building Manager, and shares how the Library has evolved thanks to feedback from students, staff and faculty given during the LibQual surveys. Listen, and learn!
Deb the Librarian talks with Scott Hamel, Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is organizing the College of Engineering’s Summer Engineering Academies. These week-long academies include the following options: Structure Destruction, 3D Modeling, Java Programming, Robotics, Energy, and Gears and Sprockets.
Professor Hamel has also been involved in providing international help as a member of the group, Engineers without Borders. Read the Anchorage Daily News article about Professor Hamel’s work on roof design and development for Haiti.
Dr. Hamel will also talk about the College of Engineering courses he teaches, and his work on the Board of the Tanaina Development Center. Listen to Informania, and learn!
Associate Professor of Communication, Shawnalee Whitney, shares insight on UAA’s debate program and the purpose of debate; courses and the minor in Communication at UAA; General Education Requirement assessment, and the process of prioritization at UAA. Listen, and learn!
Listen to past shows at http://www.kruaradio.org/informania-catch-with-deb-and-her-guests/.
In March and April 2014, the University of Alaska Anchorage’s production of M Butterfly received rave reviews and experience sold out shows. On March 28, Egan Millard wrote an Anchorage Daily News review of the show titled, “Seduction and Illusion in UAA’s Masterful ‘M Butterfly’.’‘ On March 31, in an interview with Deb the Librarian, Jessica Jacob, Director of M Butterfly, provided insight into this production, as well as her other roles as Adjunct Professor at UAA (with an upcoming Stage Combat course), and Executive Director of the Alaska Theatre of Youth. Listen to this Informania interview with Jessica Jacob from March 31, 2014. Listen, and learn!
Learn about the databases and ebooks that the Consortium Library subscribes to from Christie Ericson, Electronic Resources Librarian at UAA, during this Informania Interview from March 24, 2014. Relatively recent “Library School” graduate, Christie also provides insight into courses and expectations of a Masters of Library Science program, and invites those interested in librarianship to join the Future Librarians and Information Professionals (FLIP) lunch discussions which are scheduled at the Consortium Library one Friday each month. Listen and learn!
Mark Fitch shares information and insight on mathematics and UAA’s Math Department; and talks about Faculty Senate roles and responsibilities during this Informania interview from March 17, 2014.