Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Success Has Landed & Government Insiders

Happy Rainy Fall, peeps!

(Do people still say peeps? If so, should I have written 'Do peeps still say peeps?' I'm lost.)

These past few weeks, with a small intermission coming in the form of Veteran's Day, have been busy busy! But we've kept the airwaves full of shows, first with "Success Has Landed," and then "Government Insiders."

Side note: both of those titles sound like Duran Duran albums.

"Success" gave us a little departure from our usual banter, as we had students from Shoshana Zeisman's Roads to Success course call in and answer some general PSU questions. It was, admittedly, the highest call volume we've EVER HAD IN THE HISTORY OF THE SHOW. Needless to say, we felt it was a...SUCCESS. HAHAHAHAHAHA!

In the little contest we held based on an entirely arbitrary set of rules and points being awarded, there was a three-way tie for the winner. These three champions will appear on the show - LIVE - in the Winter, to determine who is the real Turntable Champion of the Portland-Metro Area. Get your popcorn kids, CAUSE IT JUST GOT REAL REAL UP IN HERE.

"Government" featured our very special guest Jessica Douglas, who was nice enough to drop by and talk about her experience with internships, PSU, and working for the Federal government. She's a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a full-time awesome amazing inspiration. She also earned the first ever Turntable Advising Gold Star award, which I'm sure she'll note on her resume from here on out.

If you are interested in contacting Jessica about federal government work and getting tips on how to apply for internships and positions you can send her an email to douglas2@pdx.edu or check out the federal government facebook page, www.facebook.com/promotepublicservice .

Next week, we'll be back with a visit from a School of Business Administration adviser (I see you Haley!) and a current student, and if you're lucky, we'll spend seven minutes talking about Coos Bay again.

(And we won't even throw shade at North Bend this time.)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10.15.12 PSYCH!!! and CLASsy Times!

Here's a recap of the past couple of TTA weeks:

10/8/12  "The CLASsiest of the CLASsy"

This week's episode highlighted the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) advising office, with representatives Robert Mercer (Assistant Dean of CLAS) and Ben Alberts, academic adviser.  Truly, an informative and entertaining time, learning all about the ins and outs of the CLAS advising office.  And when the pressure was on and our guests were asked to name all of the departments within their college, they passed the test with FLYING colors!  And during the Bernard Pivot questionnaire, we all learned that Robert is a big fan of the sauce (not that sauce!), MARINARA sauce.  And Ben does NOT like when the words creamy or buttery are used to describe non food items, hmmmm... yeah, I'm still not sure about that one.  If you're intrigued now, tune into the podcast of the show on kpsu.org.

For all of your CLAS advising needs, you can contact the office by calling 503-725-3822 or you can stroll on by in person, they are located in the Smith Memorial Student Union, room M305.

10/15/12  "PSYCH!!!"

If you couldn't tell by the title, this week's episode was all things Psychology, with our special guests Casey Campbell, academic adviser in the Psychology Department, and Ryan Dickers, a peer adviser within Psychology.

Another epic time with our guests, where we discussed some of Casey's and Ryan's scholastic history and found out what really happened to Jimmy Hoffa!!!  Okay, not really, but we went into depth about the advising process in the Psychology department and the importance of the army of peer advisers within this department.

So without further ado, to get in touch with Casey and his staff, you can call 503-725-3923 or email psyadvis@pdx.edu or you can drop by Cramer Hall room 360.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

10.1.12 "May The EMSA Be With You"

(Cue Star Wars Theme Song)... The "May the EMSA Be With You" episode XXV?  Okay, enough with the puns, and back to the seriousness of TTA (Turntable Advising).

This week was a big one!  DJ Jamo and Super Student Nico left Thrillhouse and Great Scott with the task of hosting the Associate Vice President of Academic and Career Services at Portland State University, Mr. Dan Fortmiller (screams and applause fill the room).  The 20 or so minute interview with Mr. Fortmiller included a range of topics; including the "Advising Initiative" and "Mapping Project", both special projects near and dear to the heart of the Associate V.P., the changes Mr. Fortmiller has witnessed on campus in his years at PSU, and of course, the most important fact learned from the show, that if our guest could do anything else in his life, career-wise, he would be some sort of back-up musician for Santana, and it is for those little factoids that we are proud to give our audience a gift like Turntable Advising.

In all seriousness, Mr. Fortmiller was a wonderful guest, and has been a significant part of the PSU campus form many years.  We appreciate you Dan and it was a pleasure having you on the show.

If you would like to know more about the Advising Initiative or the Mapping Project at PSU, please follow these links:



Tune in next week for our College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Advising themed show (phew, that was a mouthful!), where our guests will be Mr. Robert Mercer, Assistant Dean, and Ben Alberts, Academic Adviser for CLAS.

See ya'll next week!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A New Year, A New VISION

Hey HEY hey! It's been a long time, yes? You've changed, we've changed, the leaves changed. Ah, sweet memories.

BUT ANYWAY, welcome to the New Year of Turntable Advising! If you're die-hard fan, you know that we recently kicked off our new year at KPSU. If you're a Die Hard fan, you know that the fifth installment of the crazy life of John McClane is coming soon to a theater near you. Unrelated to our show, but important nonetheless.

This week, we welcomed back all the PSU students, faculty and staff from the summer. Of course, we also wanted to send a big shout-out to all the new students, faculty and staff who are Vikings for the first time.

It was also the first time we had ALL of the DJ's back in the booth since the Spring! Great Scott, Thrillhouse, Jamo, and Nico were all in the studio bringing banter and information on the ones and twos.

We mostly focused on catching up from the past summer, looking forward to the new year, and talking about ways to enhance the beginning of your academic year as a student.

In the coming weeks, we'll be talking to some folks on campus about events, activities, and advice they would share with students. Maybe more importantly, we'll be maintaining and enhancing our social media presence!

Be sure to tune in next Monday (and every Monday, really) at 4:00 pm for our next episode, featuring a very special guest! (SPOILER ALERT: His first name is Dan.)

Happy Start of Fall Term!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Blog Break...For Now

Hey there!

Turntable Advising will be taking a brief hiatus ONLY from this blog. You know, the perils of fame and all that. We'll still be doing the radio show LIVE every Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 pm. Any updates or recaps of the show will now be posted to our Facebook account (be sure to 'Like' us!), which you can find via this blog, or via Facebook (obviously).

Thanks for your continued support, and keep listening to the show!

- DJ's Great Scott, Nico, Jamo, & Thrillhouse

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

And We Are Back!!! 4/16/12 Major Quest 3000

It's been awhile, but the blog is back for The Turntablizers of Turntable Advising.  This week, we had a surprise, last minute special guest of Mr. Micah Johnstone, a pillar of the Oregon community, recently completing and passing his Bar Exam, and who will soon be a member of the Oregon Bar Association.  We grilled Micah on his life path, discussing the ups and downs of his time at the University of Oregon, and how landscaping work in Alabama led him to his chosen professional path of working in the criminal law field.

Other banter included updates from DJ Jamo about current events happening on the PSU campus regarding Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the upcoming Bike Back the Night/Take Back the Night.  And once again, more of DJ Great Scott's relationship tidbits were discussed, including a follow up about IKEA shopping and living to tell the tale.  And on a side note, are the IKEA meatballs just not the same as they once were?  Something to ponder...

Check out all upcoming events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month at www.pdx.edu/wrc

Tune in next week where we will be Following the Green Brick Road to Student Leadership when we discuss Bike/Take Back the Night with a few different student leaders and discuss their pathways to success at PSU, and maybe we'll get Thrillhouse to talk about something interesting in his deep voice...  we'll just have to see about that.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012