Welcome to season two of the UpWords Student Voices podcast. In this season students have conversations with Christian faculty, lectures, and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our podcast is designed and hosted by students for students. We interview key members of the UW-Madison community on how they integrate their faith in the classroom, research, and their lives on campus.
Christian Flourishing at UW-Madison
In season two of our podcast, students have conversations with Christian faculty, lecturers, and academic staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this season. Our podcast is designed and hosted by students for students. We interview key members of the UW-Madison community on how they integrate their faith in the classroom, research, and their lives on campus.
In this episode, Jack Joosten, sophomore at UW-Madison, majoring in engineering and an Upper House student intern, interviews Maggie Flamingo, lecturer in history and Ph.D. student in history at UW-Madison. We discuss how to flourish as a Christian at UW-Madison.
Maggie has an undergraduate degree in History and Broad Field Social Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a Master of Arts in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently completing her Ph.D. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Are Christian faith and science incompatible?
In this episode Upper House student intern Claire Buckley, junior at UW-Madison, majoring in Human Development and Family Studies and Psych, interviews Dr. Jeff Hardin, chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They discuss the integration of Christian faith and science, investigate what the Bible says about science, and how to flourish as a Christian at UW-Madison.
Dr. Hardin has undergraduate degrees in Zoology and German Michigan State University, Master of Divinity degree at the International School of Theology in Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Biophysics, University of California-Berkeley.
We hope you enjoy this episode! Take a listen!
UpWords Student Voices podcast - Season 1 Review
In this episode we share some of our favorite clips from the first season of the UpWords Student Voices podcast. Stay tuned for season two of the podcast to drop in early September 2021.
The Honor of your Calling: Is graduate school right for you?
In this episode, Upper House intern Aidan Detienne interviews Chandra Crane (B.S. Education, M.A. Ministry) is the Multiethnic Initiatives Mixed Ministry Coordinator with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and a member of the multiethnic Redeemer Church in Jackson, Mississippi. In their conversation they explore the good, bad, and ugly of graduate school. She also discusses a framework and questions to ask yourself before, during and after graduate school. Growing up in a multiethnic/multicultural family in the Southwest and now happily transplanted to the Deep South, Chandra is passionate about diversity and family. She is the author of Mixed Blessing: Embracing the Fullness of Your Multiethnic Identity from InterVarsity Press (2020) and the host of the podcast Mixed Blessing: Breaking Bread at the Multiethnic Table. Chandra enjoys reading, napping, and cheerfully defying stereotypes. Follow her random thoughts on Twitter: @ChandraLCrane.
The unexpected joys and challenges of educating today's youth
In this episode, Upper House intern Jack Anderson interviews Rachel Zeka, who is an English and English Second Language Teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Rachel shares her journey to teaching, how teaching has formed her, hopes and dreams for students, and how her faith is lived out each day in the classroom. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We hope that you enjoy this conversation!
Accounting and Finances: A Trustworthy Worker is Honest
In this episode, Upper House intern Jack Anderson interviews Hannah Lanser, Manager and Accountant at Wegner CPAs in Madison. Hannah shares her insights, faith journey, and how her role as an accountant, that brings order to and service for God's creation. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Business Administration. We hope that you enjoy this conversation!