The Sound Bearier

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Latest Episodes

Bear Biography with Dawn Carter

Episode 29

October 11, 2021

Bear Biography with Dawn Carter

Northeast State alumna and higher ed pro Dawn Carter keeps students on track to graduate as director of Student Success at Kingsport.  Get to know our friend Dawn as she and April talk about finding a path to passion, the three people she would most like to have dinner with, and parasailing as a treatment for acrophobia (That means fear of heights. We looked it up).  Subscribe to The Sound Bearier on your favorite streaming source.  ...

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Language & Life with Norma Sanchez-Webb

Episode 28

September 28, 2021

Language & Life with Norma Sanchez-Webb

Hola, friends! We are delighted to welcome Northeast State Spanish instructor Norma Sanchez-Webb to this episode of La Barrera del Sonido.  Norma talks about learning English in school as a non-English speaking child, the nuances of ALL languages, and how Spanish-speaking students navigate college life.  TSB celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. Why not take a foreign language? You will be glad you did. ...

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Nursing education in the time of COVID

Episode 27

September 16, 2021

Nursing education in the time of COVID

(Editor's note: This episode was recorded in spring 2021 prior to the newest COVID-19 case surge. The episode reflects the experiences and lessons of that moment in time. The fluid nature of the pandemic and the resurgence of COVID-19 during the summer created new set of standards and challenges.) The COVID pandemic continues.  Health care workers of all stripes feel the burn. Northeast State Health Professions' students continue to step forward. In this episode, Northeast State Nursing program instructor Joy McLain talks clinical education, determined nursing students, and health care at its most intense.  Subscribe and leave a comment at your favorite streaming media site. Pandora  Spotify Apple Podcasts iHeart Radio ...

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The Walters Way with Greg Walters

Episode 26

August 23, 2021

The Walters Way with Greg Walters

Season two of The Sound Bearier kicks off with a visit from our beloved colleague Mr. Gregory Walters.  A friend and ally to countless Northeast State students, Greg recently retired after 30 years of dedicated service at the college. While Greg’s contributions are well-known and many, April and Matt talk to the man about his life, personal drive, and plans for the future. Have a few tissues handy. Thanks, Greg. ...

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Mass Comm Methods with Isaiah Quaintance

Episode 25

July 26, 2021

Mass Comm Methods with Isaiah Quaintance

Matt Poole welcomes new Northeast State alumnus Isaiah Quaintance, '21, to this episode.  This Daniel Boone High School graduate made his way to Northeast State thanks to the wonderful Angela Shrum.  Get to know Isaiah as he talks about mass communications, being a Direction Northeast host, the connection between playing football and live interviews, and his friendship with Professor Gary Potter.  Who Dat? It's The Sound Bearier with Isaiah Quaintance. Thank you Angela!   ...

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Be Wise & Be Advised w/ Julie Dykes

Episode 24

July 12, 2021

Be Wise & Be Advised w/ Julie Dykes

Fall semester approaches!  What classes do I need to get the degree I want? In this episode, Northeast State Academic Advisor and Completion Coach Julie Dykes answers this question and many others. Julie talks about navigating class schedules, how to thrive in a virtual class setting, and what questions students SHOULD ask advisors. She and Northeast State’s Advising Resource Center team assist students with academic advising in person or virtually via telephone, email, or Zoom. Give a listen to how advising provides an academic road map to complete your degree or certificate. You can email to [email protected], or call at 423.323.0214 to get started. Northeast State Advising ...

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