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The Sound Bearier

The Sound Bearier seeks to acquaint listeners with Northeast State Community College news and events. Our hosts April Allen, Matt Poole, and Thomas Wilson interview staff, faculty, students, and alumni to bring you the latest...more

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Enneagram, Acronyms, and Why We Are Like That

Episode 42

November 18, 2022

Enneagram, Acronyms, and Why We Are Like That

Why are you the way you are?  Does this question get directed at you from those in your personal or professional sphere?  The Sound Bearier team opted to take personality tests and read our results.  The gold standard Big Five test.  The beloved Myers-Briggs type indicator. And the popular Enneagram. There are scores of others, but we tried these three.   Fortunately, our Matt Poole is steeped in psychology and personalities. Give it a listen and see if you recognize anyone or yourself.  Oh, priority registration for spring is happening now at Northeast State. Beat the rush and get those classes you need at:  www.northeaststaste.edu/admissions.   ...

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Scary Student Stories - The Halloween Episode 2022

Episode 41

October 31, 2022

Scary Student Stories - The Halloween Episode 2022

For this Halloween episode, The Sound Bearier solicited scary stories and experiences from students and faculty.  Thank you to students/staff who submitted their encounters.  If you have a scary story or experience to share, email [email protected]  Happy Halloween 2022! ...

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A Purposeful Life with Rebekah Saulsbury

Episode 40

October 24, 2022

A Purposeful Life with Rebekah Saulsbury

The Sound Bearier welcomed student Rebekah Saulsbury to talk about her experiences as a dual enrollment and full-time college student at Northeast State. Saulsbury is one of nine children - many of whom are Northeast State alumni.  She has carved her own path as an English and Mass Communications major.  As the opportunities for dual enrolled students grows at Northeast State, Saulsbury represents a new generation of students moving faster to achieve their goals and living as she so eloquently describes it, "a purposeful life."   https://www.northeaststate.edu/hsp/ ...

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Movements in faith with Amirah Sackett

Episode 39

October 10, 2022

Movements in faith with Amirah Sackett

Dancer. Choreographer. Activist. Educator. Muslim. American. Amirah Sackett embodies both tradition and innovation.  Her dance and performance art garnered international recognition, most notably with her performance group We’re Muslim, Don’t Panic. Our International Education Committee via Conscious Campus arranged her visit to Northeast State in October to share her experiences with students. Amirah graciously accepted an invitation to The Sound Bearier to talk about life, inspiration, the fusion of hip-hop dance and Islamic tradition, and the road ahead.  www.northeaststate.edu ...

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Wes Greear and the Mission of TRiO

Episode 38

September 26, 2022

Wes Greear and the Mission of TRiO

TRiO Student Support Services at Northeast State provides a pathway, and lifeline, to qualifying students pursuing a technical certificate or college degree. Federally-funded, TRiO serves first-generation college students facing financial or disability challenges to graduate from college. Wes Greear joined Northeast State at TRiO director in 2021.  He joins The Sound Bearier to talk options, qualifications, and guiding students to success. Get to know this often-overlooked program responsible for helping hundreds of students achieve their goals.  Visit www.northeaststate.edu/trio to learn more. ...

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Your Worth is Worthwhile with Peter Raber

Episode 37

September 12, 2022

Your Worth is Worthwhile with Peter Raber

The Northeast State Foundation administers more than 200 scholarships to help students reach their goals and earn an associate degree or certificate.  The Sound Bearier sat down with Foundation Chair, Mr. Peter Raber, to talk about making smart financial decisions while earning a college degree. He talks about the Foundation’s drive to help students, minimizing dreaded student debt, and why cultivating your net worth at an early age pays big dividends in the long run.    To learn more about the Foundation and how to support students visit our web page: https://www.northeaststate.edu/Business-and-Community/Foundation/. ...

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