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A podcast sponsored by JSU's Rebecca O. Turner Faculty Commons for faculty, staff, and students.

JSU Faculty Commons Common Grounds Tanya T. Sasser & Susan Dean

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A podcast sponsored by JSU's Rebecca O. Turner Faculty Commons for faculty, staff, and students.

    Valentine's Day Bonus Episode

    Valentine's Day Bonus Episode

    Just a little bonus episode we put together for those of you who love Valentine’s and those of you who loathe it.

    • 26 min
    Study Abroad/Away at JSU

    Study Abroad/Away at JSU

    Traveling as a student is such a wonderful opportunity and some of you may not be aware that JSU actually offers several such opportunities. In fact, we have several coming up this year that really will be trips of a lifetime. In today’s episode, we’re going to talk with Dr. Staci Stone, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities, who has led several study abroad courses, including one this past winter break that sounds absolutely fascinating. We’re also going to speak with Mica Mecham, who led a study away course in Yellowstone National Park this past spring and will be leading a study abroad course in England this summer that will focus on . . . get ready for the squees . . . Harry Potter.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    How to Survive Finals Week

    How to Survive Finals Week

    In this episode of Common Grounds, Kim Westbrooks of the Houston Cole Library drops by to explain Gaming Day, which will take place from 10 am - 10 pm Dec. 3, as well as other ways the library helps students and faculty de-stress or just find a quiet place to get some work done during finals. Also, we interview SGA President Ulises Herrera about his presidency, his tips for how to survive finals week and make the upcoming Spring term a success, and how students can get involved in the SGA.

    • 44 min
    Staying Mentally Healthy

    Staying Mentally Healthy

    In this episode of Common Grounds, we talk with Takeisha Goggins and Lola Johnston of the university’s Counseling Services about the mental health stressors that are often triggered during finals and the upcoming holiday season and the services that their office offers students, faculty, and staff to help them cope and stay resilient. We also invite you to take a short mindfulness break as Jessica Mayberry of Back in Balance Yoga leads us through a short meditation to relieve any built-up tension we may be holding.

    • 36 min
    Serving Our Veteran Students

    Serving Our Veteran Students

    In this episode of Common Grounds, we talk with Justin Parker, Director of Veteran Services, about the special needs of our veteran students and how the university works to support them.

    • 18 min
    Haunted Jacksonville

    Haunted Jacksonville

    In this episode of Common Grounds, we explore some of the haunted locations around Jacksonville and speak with Dr. Paul Beezley of the History Department about death and burial practices through the years and how they influence beliefs in and a fascination for ghosts.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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