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Check out our latest podcast interviews (and food suggestions) from all over North America!

Hank Nuwer: Don’t haze the newcomers, mentor them

We’re talking to Hank Nuwer! Hank is the author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives, Wrongs of Passage, High School Hazing, and The Hazing Reader. His blog, Hazing Prevention, is part of his website, HankNuwer.com and he now keeps a record of hazing deaths at schools since the first death in 1838. He is an emeritus professor at Franklin College and a full-time author. In this chat, we talk about Hank’s chapter in our new book, “From Letters to Leaders: Creating Impact on Your College Campus and Beyond”. His chapter is called: Don’t haze the newcomers, mentor them. We find out Hank’s inspiration in writing it, his thoughts about the hazing cases that occurred during the pandemic, Hank’s prediction on alcohol usage and hazing for Fall 2021, what we can do to ensure that those found guilty of hazing are prosecuted, and Hank’s favorite section of his chapter. Enjoy! Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylBCzWFLGAQ

Dr. Samantha Fecich: What success tips can you share for college freshmen?

Today we have with us Dr. Samantha Fecich! She is currently an assistant professor and Instructional Technologist at Grove City College in Grove City, PA. Prior to that, she taught students with special needs for four years. She recently published a book, “EduMagic: A Guide for Pre-service Teachers” which brings to light the fact that teaching doesn’t begin when you walk across the stage at graduation, but instead during your first class at 8:00 AM your freshman year. With a little bit of edumagic you too can be an educator of excellence during your college career. We find out why Dr. Fechich chose California University of Pennsylvania for her undergraduate experience, what is Educational Technology and what she teaches in this course, tips she can share for success as a college freshman, what types of jobs you can get as a college student to make some money, whether you should go home frequently to see family/friends if you live close to home, how you can ensure academic success in your freshman year, how to budget your money in college, what resources you can use on a college campus for mental health, and what students will learn in her new book....

Dr. Michelle May: What is mindful eating?

Today we have with us Dr. Michelle May! Her passion for vibrant living and mindful eating stems from her 20+ year struggle with food and body image. Despite earning a medical degree, completing a Family Medicine Residency, and sustaining a busy medical practice and family, she continued to waste time, money, and energy on yo-yo dieting. Dr. May discovered that many of her patients were struggling too, and that the conventional approach to health doesn’t lead to lasting change. Now, as a motivational wellness speaker and Certified Speaking Professional, her interactive virtual and in-person keynotes and workshops deliver paradigm-shifting, yet practical strategies to promote a healthier, vibrant, productive workplace and community. She brings her personal and professional insights, humor, and authenticity to the stage to offer a compelling, constructive, and sustainable path to optimal well-being. In episode # 138, we find out why Dr. May chose Arizona State University, why Chi Omega was the right organization for her, why her unhealthy relationship with food was her dirty secret, what is mindful eating, what is the Mindful Eating Cycle model, how we can get our organizations to be more responsive and less reactive, some strategies to enhance the well-being of our....

Jay Shifman: What are warning signs of substance misuse with our fraternity or sorority members?

Today we have with us Jay Shifman! For much of his early life, Jay was told that he was living with a debilitating issue of Mental Health. As his condition worsened, Jay was prescribed more drugs at ever higher doses until, in his early 20s, Jay was daily taking more than the estimated lethal dosage of one drug and misusing many others while living with a full-blown issue of Substance Misuse thanks to prescription pills. At 23, after two suicide attempts, an overdose, and time spent in an inpatient hospital and a rehab facility, he decided enough was enough and pledged himself to withdraw from all of the prescriptions. Over the next few years, many of his symptoms completely disappeared. Now he strives every day to end the stigma around the topics of Mental Health and Substance Misuse & Recovery by telling his story and helping others tell theirs. In episode #137​, we find out about the four universities Jay has attended, what made AEPi Fraternity the right choice for him despite a legacy elsewhere, what mental health resources are available in college, warning signs of substance misuse with our fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, how we can develop open....