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The Sound Bearier

The Sound Bearier seeks to acquaint listeners with Northeast State news and events. Our hosts Tom W...more

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Dracula and the Sound of Fear with Prof. Elizabeth Sloan

Episode 5

October 05, 2020

Dracula and the Sound of Fear with Prof. Elizabeth Sloan

Dracula. Now there's a guy who knew how to isolate. Fall is here. Two full moons happening in October, including one on Halloween. And Northeast State Theatre presents an audio drama of Bram Stoker’s classic Dracula running Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.  Shew, these cosmological logistics took a LONG time to coordinate. We welcome Northeast State’s director of Theatre, Elizabeth M. Sloan, to our first October episode. Prof. Sloan talks about the Theatre team’s creative ideas for Dracula, the parallels of our modern day fears, and the struggles of entertainment industry in the COVID world. Produced by the Northeast State Theatre Department and the Mass Communications Department. Check the link here. The Audio Drama will be available to the public for free!  ...

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Bear Byte: Fall Forward with Term Two Classes

Episode 4a

September 23, 2020

Bear Byte: Fall Forward with Term Two Classes

Think you missed out on Fall 2020 semester classes? Well, think again!  In this bonus Bear Byte episode of The Sound Bearier, Northeast State Registrar and all-around great person Deidra Close gives you the sweet and low down about Term Two class opportunities available now. Term Two Fall classes begin Oct. 5th so time draws near. Enroll and register for Term Two classes NOW via your MyNortheast account or contact the Northeast State Admissions Office.     ...

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Bear Biography - Charlie Reese

Episode 4

September 21, 2020

Bear Biography - Charlie Reese

In this Bear Biography, get to know our friend Charlie Reese, formerly of the Northeast State Financial Aid office. Charlie talks to The Sound Bearier's April Allen about money management, financial aid, and what his secret superpower might be. Reese serves his town and country as a member of the National Guard. Northeast State Community College ...

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The ClassZoom with Dr. Rick Merritt

Episode 3

September 04, 2020

The ClassZoom with Dr. Rick Merritt

Classroom content delivery looks much different from last fall. The Sound Bearier proudly welcomes Northeast State Speech professor Dr. Rick Merritt to the podcast. In this episode, Dr. Merritt talks about how students responded to the spring's upheaval and how video conferencing is changing our communication habits.  Dr. Merritt serves as a faculty coordinator to A Toast to Education and Volunteer Northeast State. Northeast State Community College ...

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First Week Feelings

Episode Bonus 1

August 21, 2020

First Week Feelings

The first week of Fall 2020 semester closes out today.  Our Jennifer Starling offers some great advice for students to navigate this highly challening semester. A few timely notes and you've got a Bear Byte episode of The Sound Bearier!  Thank you to Jennifer and our friends in the Entertainment Technology department for their hard work.  https://www.northeaststate.edu/Programs-of-Study/Entertainment-Technology/ ...

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The Sound Bearier roars with Will MacMorran

Episode 1

August 17, 2020

The Sound Bearier roars with Will MacMorran

Welcome to first episode of The Sound Bearier, the official podcast of Northeast State Community College. We are pleased to welcome Will MacMorran, director of our Entertainment Technology program. Will joins our April Allen to talk music, technical education, and how digital technology is changing our world. Give it a listen and a like. ...

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