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The Providence College Podcast features interviews with interesting members of the Friar Family.


Dr. Dana Dillon — Anti-Racism as a Necessary Christian Virtue
Aug 3 • 59 min
Next up on the Anti-Racism summer series, prompted by the national conversations about racial injustice, Dr. Dana Dillon leads a session titled “Anti-Racism as a Necessary Christian Virtue,” discussing virtue ethics and Catholic social tradition. Dillon…
Rinkside with Brian Burke ‘77
Jul 27 • 39 min
Stanley Cup-winning hockey executive and television commentator Brian Burke ‘77 is our guest, previewing the upcoming NHL season and telling us about his forthcoming book, Burke’s Law: A Life in Hockey. In a wide-ranging interview, Burke also talks about…
Dana Lowney ’21 — Running to Help
Jul 20 • 15 min
Dana Lowney ’21 graduated at the top of her certified nursing assistant training program in February, but never expected she would be putting her new skills to use so soon. In April, after the global coronavirus pandemic ended in-person classes and her…
Dr. Saaid Mendoza — The Psychology of Implicit Bias
Jul 13 • 58 min
If you missed the first presentation of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion’s Anti-Racism Summer Series, catch up on the Providence College Podcast. Dr. Saaid Mendoza of the Department of Psychology also serves as…
Dr. Thea Riofrancos - the Politics of Green Tech
Jul 6 • 38 min
Get to know Dr. Thea Riofrancos, assistant professor of political science, the recipient of two prestigious fellowships to support her research on the environmental and political impact of the global transition to renewable energy sources such as wind and…
A firm voice and view on ‘healthy aging’ - Rose Jones ’06SCE
Jun 22 • 24 min
Rose Jones ’06SCE, director of the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging, is bringing change and light into the lives of the state’s 55-and-over population, adults living with disabilities, and their families and caregivers every day. With an overarching…
Dive into the history of Providence College
Jun 1 • 60 min
Dr. Richard J. Grace ’62 & ’17Hon., professor emeritus of history, will present an in-depth look at the history of Providence College. Grace, who has been at the College since 1958, will share his personal reflections and engage participants in…
Jason Macaluso ’96 – The Power of Sales
May 25 • 34 min
Jason Macaluso ’96 has had a long career in wealth management through good economies and bad. The vice president of wealth management at UBS Financial Services in New Haven, Conn., shares a message about the value of sales in all industries and careers —…
Roy Peter Clark ’70 & ’17Hon. - God writes straight with crooked lines
May 18 • 25 min
We have to wait a few months to hear this year’s Commencement speaker, so listen to a rebroadcast of the rousing speech by Roy Peter Clark ’70 & ’17Hon., the retired senior scholar at The Poynter Institute, a journalism school in St. Petersburg, Fla. Like…
The more things change - a conversation with Provost Hugh Lena
May 11 • 43 min
Dr. Hugh F. Lena, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been a member of the PC faculty since 1974. He shares his perspective on the growth and transformation that would have been hard to imagine in those early days, along with his…
A whole new race for student-athlete-turned-COVID volunteer - Hannah McReavy ‘22
May 4 • 19 min
Hannah McReavy ’22, a psychology major, Eucharistic minister, and member of the PC women’s cross country and track teams, unexpectedly added full-time coronavirus volunteer to her portfolio this spring. The Boulder, Colo., resident is back home helping to…
A story of survival and impact – Arn Chorn Pond ’92 & ’07Hon
Apr 27 • 57 min
A conversation with Arn Chorn Pond, the human rights activist, musician, and public speaker who escaped the Khmer Rouge in his native Cambodia as a young child, after witnessing the horrors of war and suffering unimaginable loss. Brought to the U.S. by a…
John Rock - From adhesive tape to sleep pods: 30 years of caring for Friar student-athletes (Rebroadcast)
Apr 27 • 37 min
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and PC student’s transition to remote learning, we share this re-broadcast with John Rock, senior associate athletic director for sports medicine. In it, he shares the College’s commitment to all students that You…
Colleges against COVID-19 – Chloe Jensen ’21 and Jack Oricoli ‘20
Apr 14 • 16 min
You may have seen the #CollegesAgainstCOVID19 video, imploring young people across the country to stay home to flatten the curve. In this episode, we discuss the project, created by students in Organizational Theory, a management course taught by Dr. Tom…
A timely and ‘empowering’ study on stress and anxiety - Morgan Perry ‘22
Apr 13 • 18 min
In the midst of the coronavirus, five management students are participating in an independent study on student anxiety and stress this semester. Working under Dr. Matthew Eriksen, professor of management, are Megan Dowling ’20, Nora Johnson ‘20, Annelise…
Philip A. Goduti, Jr. ’98G — Dr. King’s Vision of Hope
Apr 3 • 56 min
As we approach the anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., on April 4, we bring you this lecture by Philip Goduti, Jr. ’98G. Goduti is an alum of the Graduate History Program and is the author of three books, the most…
Dr. Deirdre Snyder — Combatting loneliness, virtually
Mar 30 • 33 min
Dr. Deirdre Snyder of PC’s Department of Management studies the impact of loneliness on employees. In this episode, she shares valuable suggestions for ways that everyone can stay connected to their social and professional networks despite physically…
Catholic Social Teaching and COVID-19 - Drs. Holly Taylor Coolman and Dana Dillon
Mar 27 • 38 min
Drs. Holly Taylor Coolman and Dana Dillon share their perspectives as educators and theologians on social distancing, remote learning, and how Catholic social thought provides a framework for navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Coolman is assistant…
Faith, worship, and prayer in a time of crisis - Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98
Mar 19 • 33 min
Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 tells us how the PC Dominican community is managing during the COVID-19 crisis, talks about the impact on PC and its students, and shares some ideas about ways to worship outside of normal circumstances. Father is the College’s…
Dr. Deborah Levine — Learning from Pandemics
Mar 12 • 24 min
Dr. Deborah Levine, a medical historian who teaches in the Department of Health Policy and Management, shares public health lessons we can learn from American history. She discusses the power of physical distancing in containing the spread of the Spanish…
Terry Synnott ’94 — Skateboarding through Life
Mar 9 • 31 min
A lot of people dream about quitting their day job and joining the circus, but Terry Synnott ’94 has actually done it. After 13 years as a journalist, he joined Cirque du Soleil for four seasons as a skateboard artist performing at Madison Square Garden.…
Stephan Delbos ’05 – Writer, Poet, Playwright
Mar 2 • 41 min
Stephan Delbos ‘05, a writer living in Prague and Plymouth, Mass., returned to campus in February for a reading for the Department of English. His poetry, essays, and translations have been published internationally. His play, Chetty’s Lullaby, about…
Sailor’s hopes high in new diversity, equity, and inclusion role
Feb 24 • 21 min
Former Friar soccer captain Nick Sailor ’17 returns to Providence College as its first director of training and education for diversity, equity, and inclusion, working with student-athletes and the entire Department of Athletics. Sailor is a bundle of…
A ‘giant hug’ from a faith-filled alum - Peggy Martin Weber ’76
Feb 17 • 24 min
Peggy Martin Weber ’76, who spent a lengthy career in Catholic communications, thinks of her new book, Enough As You Are, as a “giant hug” to humankind. She wants people to erase “nagging doubts that we are not good enough.” In this episode, she discusses…
Game On! - Zack Gandara ‘19 & ‘21G and Matthew McGuane ‘20
Feb 10 • 22 min
If you walk through Slavin, you can’t help but notice the glass room with rows of computers inside. Today we chat with Zach Gandara ‘19 & ‘21G and Matthew McGuane ‘20, two of the founders of the Providence College eSports club. Gandara and McGuane explain…
Patrick Callahan ‘22 - Entering the app store
Feb 3 • 19 min
Like any good entrepreneur, Patrick Callahan ‘20 identified a problem and with a team of two friends, the Peck app was born. In this episode, Callahan explains the origins of Peck app, its development, and his journey to PC from the suburbs of Chicago. We…
2020 MLK Jr. Convocation ft. Ndaba Mandela
Jan 27 • 25 min
This week on the podcast, enjoy the keynote address from the college’s Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation. This year’s speaker was Ndaba Mandela, the founder of the Africa Rising Foundation and the grandson of Nelson Mandela. Ndaba Mandela spoke to a…
Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00 — From Cape Verde to PC and beyond (Re-broadcast)
Jan 20 • 22 min
This episode was originally broadcast in March 2018. Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ‘00 will be receiving the MLK Vision Award this week at the annual Martin Luther King Convocation held on January 24th at 4pm. In this episode, Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00, who…
Pat McNiff ’96: Farm-to-table focus and fun
Jan 13 • 25 min
Like his livestock, which he chuckles “are always on the move,” Pat McNiff ’96 works diligently each day to move the needle of Americans’ food system and the way we eat. For more than a decade, this Rhode Island organic farmer has been producing natural,…
Called to serve (Re-broadcast, most popular of 2019)
Jan 6 • 57 min
In our most popular podcast of 2019, Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 provides both insight and humor in this wide-ranging interview that covers Father’s own faith journey, his work as PC’s vice president for mission and ministry, and his newest vocation –…
A middle school springboard with Friar ties
Dec 30, 2019 • 38 min
San Miguel School in Providence is a distinct, mission-driven middle school with strong Providence College ties. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, San Miguel motivates and shapes boys from diverse and challenging backgrounds in a caring…
Advent and Christmas Reflections with Rev. James F. Quigley , O.P. ‘60
Dec 23, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ’60, shares two timely homilies as Christians prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. The first homily is a reflection on the holy season of Advent, while the second is Father’s Christmas homily. Merry…
Around the world with PC Fulbrights
Dec 16, 2019 • 56 min
In this podcast, six alumni who were awarded Fulbright fellowships to teach or do research in Nepal, Argentina, Spain, and the Czech Republic share how their experiences changed their lives and informed their career paths. Hear from Alanna Smith ’14…
2019 Lessons and Carols
Dec 9, 2019 • 80 min
If you missed Lessons & Carols, Providence College’s signature Advent celebration, on Saturday, Dec. 7, you’re in luck. Listen to the podcast of the event, which featured performances by the combined choirs of Providence College.
Kim Miale ‘01 - Off-field MVP
Dec 2, 2019 • 42 min
Kim Miale ‘01, a sports agent at Roc Nation Sports, represents superstars that include Saquon Barkley and JuJu Smith-Schuster. She recently returned to campus for a conversation with Patti Goff, assistant vice president for integrated learning ​and…
Best In Show (About Nothing) - John O’Hurley ‘76 & ‘06Hon.
Nov 25, 2019 • 33 min
Actor, singer, author, and entrepreneur John O’Hurley ’76 & ’06Hon. joins us on Thanksgiving week – when he will be in some 30 million homes as the host of Thursday’s National Dog Show on NBC. In this interview, O’Hurley talks about his Providence College…
Father Cuddy on preaching
Nov 18, 2019 • 49 min
Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 returns to the podcast for a discussion on the subject of preaching. Father James, PC’s vice president for mission and ministry, describes his process for creating and presenting a homily and he shares some stories about things…
Sky-high with U.S. Army Capt. Amberly Glitz Weber ’12
Nov 11, 2019 • 27 min
With a historically long line of military service in her family, U.S. Army Capt. Amberly Glitz Weber ’12 is fashioning her own story of duty to country. The decorated medical evacuation helicopter pilot has served in Afghanistan and is currently an…
Lidia Bastianich - PC Grandma and Food Celebrity
Nov 4, 2019 • 49 min
In this episode of the PC Podcast, restaurateur, cooking show host, and author Lidia Bastianich explains how her love for cooking connects her to her childhood in Italy. Bastianich visited PC for Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 4-6, to discuss her memoir, My…
Ghosties, and Beasties, and Things That Go Bump in the Night - Dr. Raymond Sickinger ‘71
Oct 30, 2019 • 65 min
In this pre-recorded podcast, Dr. Sickinger, professor of history and of public and community service studies, discusses the origins of Halloween and how the tales of ghosts, witches, werewolves, and vampires have worked their way into our movies,…
John Bowab ’55 – Directing stage and screen
Oct 21, 2019 • 43 min
John Bowab took his experience writing and directing musicals at PC and turned it into a career as a director of national touring productions of Broadway shows starring greats such as Debbie Reynolds and Angela Lainsbury.
E.C. Osondu – The Writer’s Voice
Oct 14, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode, we talk with E.C. Osondu, associate professor of English, recent recipient of the BOA Prize for Short Fiction for his collection, Alien Stories.
Arthur F. Ryan ’63, ’90Hon., & ’89P - Grounded in the liberal arts
Oct 7, 2019 • 41 min
Arthur F. Ryan ’63, ’90Hon., & ’89P is one of Providence College’s most distinguished and successful alumni. A math major at PC, Mr. Ryan became an acclaimed business leader, eventually becoming CEO of Prudential Insurance Company. In this podcast, he…
Paul Mecurio ’82 – Accounting for Jokes
Sep 29, 2019 • 35 min
By standard measures, accountancy major Paul Mecurio ’82 was leading a successful life as a lawyer and investment banker on Wall Street. But after a chance encounter with Jay Leno, the Providence native found himself living a double life — managing…
All rise for Lisa M. Schenck ’83 & ’18Hon.
Sep 23, 2019 • 42 min
Lisa Schenck ’83 & ’18Hon. is a former U.S. Army attorney and judge who retired as a colonel after 25 years of distinguished military service.
Resilience and Academic Resilience at PC - Dr. Mary O’Keeffe
Sep 16, 2019 • 26 min
Nearly every one of us exhibits resilience from time to time. Dr. Mary O’Keeffe, associate professor of psychology, has had a special interest in building resilience for decades — partly because it is so important to the mental health and well-being of…
Rev. Adam Young ’06 - ‘Worst Cooks In America’
Sep 9, 2019 • 15 min
Meet Rev. Adam Young ’06, a competitor on the current season of “Worst Cooks in America” on the Food Network. Father Adam, the pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Cranston, R.I., jokes that God must forsake him in the kitchen, because he’s so bad at cooking.…
Sarah Kirchner ’21: Newly published, and rightfully proud
Sep 3, 2019 • 14 min
Meet Sarah Kirchner ’21, newly published author and creative writing enthusiast. An English/creative writing and art history double major, Kirchner wrote Try and Catch Me (Typewriter Pub, 2019), a young adult fiction work that was published in June. Her…
Re-broadcast - The state of the humanities at PC
Aug 26, 2019 • 27 min
As the fall semester starts, revisit our episode with Dr. Raymond Hain on the humanities at PC. At Providence College, the humanities are an integral and flourishing element of the liberal arts experience; in some ways, they draw in the entire College…
Called to serve - Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ‘98
Aug 19, 2019 • 56 min
Rev. James Cuddy, O.P. ’98 provides both insight and humor in this wide-ranging interview that covers Father’s own faith journey, his work as PC’s vice president for mission and ministry, and his newest vocation – chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Father…
Life-saving research with Dr. Kathleen Cornely and R. Seth Pinches ’16
Aug 12, 2019 • 25 min
Dr. Kathleen Cornely, professor of chemistry for 25 years, and her former student, R. Seth Pinches ’16, reunite in this episode of the Providence College Podcast to discuss their role in research that saved the life of a 17-year-old woman in England.…
Madeleine Veith ’16 – Christ in the City
Aug 5, 2019 • 20 min
Madeleine Veith ’16 spent the last two years in Denver, Colo., as a missionary for Christ in the City, a Catholic non-profit dedicated to preparing young people to know, love, and serve the poor. Veith discusses the goals of this street ministry and how…
PACT maintains mission control
Jul 29, 2019 • 36 min
Nearly 20 years after its formation, the College’s Providence Alliance for Catholic Teachers program continues to excel in its mission of preparing educators to contribute to the enrichment of Catholic schools. The two-year teacher education program,…
The state of the humanities at PC
Jul 22, 2019 • 27 min
At Providence College, the humanities are an integral and flourishing element of the liberal arts experience; in some ways, they draw in the entire College community. In this podcast episode, Dr. Raymond Hain, associate professor of philosophy and…
Dr. Theresa Moreau — To the Moon and Beyond
Jul 15, 2019 • 20 min
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing approaches, we talk with Dr. Theresa Moreau, assistant professor of physics, about PC’s affiliation with the NASA Rhode Island Space Grant Consortium. She discussed how the grant has funded…
Father David Orique - Dominican History
Jul 8, 2019 • 29 min
This week’s guest is Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., a member of the Providence College history faculty and Director of Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Father Orique, who grew up in a California agricultural community and worked in banking before…
What’s Brewing at PC — Dr. Jay Pike and Alex Ventouris ’20
Jul 1, 2019 • 36 min
Dr. Jay Pike, assistant professor of chemistry at PC, has been home brewing since his graduate school days. Now he and research students, such as biology major Alex Ventouris ’20, are studying how to decrease some of the organic compounds that create…
Friar Foundations: A journey unfolds
Jun 23, 2019 • 22 min
Friar Foundations, a summer bridge program for incoming students, enters its sixth year this July. The program’s first and only director, Kaitlyn O’Malley, associate director of academic services, says she is gratified to “watch the journey, watch the…
‘Going Yard’ with landscaper & media personality Chris Lambton ’99
Jun 17, 2019 • 20 min
Yards are important social and recreational gathering places for families and friends. Chris Lambton ’99 understands that better than most people. The professional landscaper, media personality, and lifestyle expert craves working in and transforming…
Sister Larraine Lauter, O.S.U. ‘19Hon. — Water with Blessings
Jun 10, 2019 • 43 min
Sister Larraine Lauter, O.S.U. ’19Hon. has a lot to celebrate this year. She was honored at PC’s Commencement for work with her Kentucky-based organization, Water With Blessings, which has distributed more than 96,000 water filters to hundreds of…
Re-Broadcast - Dan Devine ’04 on All Things NBA and Writing
Jun 3, 2019 • 38 min
Dan Devine ’04, staff writer for The Ringer, is long on analysis and opinion and short on sleep as the NBA finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Golden State Warriors unfold. Devine, who has covered the NBA for a decade, joined us on the podcast as…
Neal Ferreira ’02: Where song and passion merge
May 27, 2019 • 57 min
His rich, powerful voice has elevated the concert sounds of opera companies and symphonies from all over the United States. He’s sung at Tanglewood and at Boston’s Symphony Hall. He’s as comfortable singing masterpieces from Mozart and Beethoven as he is…
Commencement 2019
May 20, 2019 • 58 min
Providence College awarded degrees to the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in downtown Providence. The commencement ceremony capped a series of weekend events, and we are pleased today to present some of the highlights. 1:00 We…
Marta Martínez ‘79 & ‘19Hon. — Rhode Island’s Latino voices
May 13, 2019 • 29 min
In this podcast, we talk with Marta Martínez ’79, the founder and executive director of Rhode Island Latino Arts. An oral historian and nonprofit leader who has chronicled the stories of Latinos who settled in Rhode Island, Martínez will receive an…
Theatre program spotlight glowing
May 6, 2019 • 33 min
Like the proverbial curtain, the reputation of the College’s theatre program is rising. PC students are annually winning awards and being recognized at the regional and national levels of the prestigious Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival…
Jim Crowley: Success Won’t Alter Friars’ Work Ethic
Apr 29, 2019 • 23 min
Jim Crowley, who just completed his third season as the Friars’ women’s basketball coach, is not about to get caught looking. “As a coach, you can never be satisfied,” says Crowley, who led PC to its best season in nine years — one featuring 19 victories…
Marine life in motion - Jack Costello
Apr 22, 2019 • 37 min
Marine biologist Dr. Jack Costello spent most of his 30th year at PC studying ctenophores, also known as comb jellies, on a research trip to American Samoa and Bermuda. On this podcast, he discussed his research on gelatinous organisms such as jellyfish,…
Preparing for Easter
Apr 15, 2019 • 46 min
As Holy Week begins, a podcast featuring two presentations from a recent four-part Lenten retreat for faculty and staff. Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, PC’s president, first gives a talk on the subject of prayer. That is followed by a presentation by…
Philanthropy and Friars Give - Cate Latz ‘13
Apr 8, 2019 • 23 min
Wednesday, April 10 is Friars Give, Providence College’s annual day of giving. Sharing her insights is Cate Latz ’13, assistant director of prospect research and management in the Office of Institutional Advancement. One who has studied, taught, and…
Celebrating Student Scholarship - Dr. Jennifer L. Van Reet & Amy Goggin ’93 & ‘13G
Apr 1, 2019 • 19 min
How does Providence College help students engage with learning through research, internships, and community service? Discover the Center for Engaged Learning with the center’s director, Dr. Jennifer L. Van Reet, associate professor of psychology, and…
Women’s Ice Hockey Skating with Confidence, Optimism
Mar 25, 2019 • 21 min
The Friars’ tradition-rich women’s ice hockey team is coming off a 24-win season, and the energy is palpable as we speak with first-year Head Coach Matt Kelly and goaltender Clare Minnerath ’20. Kelly calls out season highlights, reflects on his previous…
Talkin’ Baseball - Rev. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P.
Mar 18, 2019 • 37 min
Our guest is Rev. Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., a member of the math and computer science faculty who is in his first year at Providence College. Father Humbert has assembled a team of ten students to work with him on a baseball statistics research project,…
Megan Oteri ’96 Makes Learning Fun
Mar 11, 2019 • 27 min
Megan (Miller) Oteri ’96 brings a decidedly creative approach to learning. The former special education, elementary education, and language arts teacher takes education to a light, hands-on, and fun level as the CEO and founder of Brick Scholars…
A Life In Sports - Jill LaPoint
Mar 4, 2019 • 23 min
Our guest in this episode is Jill LaPoint, Providence College’s deputy athletic director and senior woman administrator. A member of the Friar athletics leadership team since 2000, LaPoint shares the story of her careering coaching and athletics…
Brianna Muñoz, D.M.D. ’12 on Kids, Their Teeth, and Their Well-Being
Feb 25, 2019 • 21 min
Being sensitive to and caring for her young patients is just as important as keeping their teeth and gums healthy, says pediatric dentist Brianna Muñoz, D.M.D. ’12. A 2016 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, Muñoz was…
On The Air - WDOM Memories
Feb 18, 2019 • 48 min
Live, from the basement of Joseph Hall….it’s WDOM, 91.3 FM. At least it was in the early 1980s, when Marty Moran ’83 and Tory Ryden ’86 were among a group of students playing music, providing news updates, and broadcasting hockey games. Like many of their…
Thomas Zinzarella ‘21 - Aspiring Broadcaster
Feb 11, 2019 • 28 min
Thomas Zinzarella is a Providence College sophomore from Connecticut who is working hard to prepare for a career in sports media. In addition to broadcasting games on WDOM radio and the FOX Digital Network, he has landed a play-by-play job for the…
Teddy Kiritsy ’19 leaves it all on the stage
Feb 4, 2019 • 34 min
Teddy Kiritsy ’19 is more than just one of PC’s first musical theatre majors. He’s a singer, actor, musician, dancer, and now, production director. His love of theatre and the performing arts is complemented by his exuberant personality — and each is…
MLK Convocation 2009 ft. Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu
Jan 27, 2019 • 33 min
As part of MLK Convocation Week, the entire PC community is invited to the second annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.  PC is thrilled to welcome Rev.  Nontombi Naomi  Tutu, the third child of Archbishop Desmond…
Rocking On: Steve Smith ’73 and The Nakeds
Jan 20, 2019 • 28 min
There’s no slowing Steve Smith ’73 and his band, The Nakeds, who continue to blast out powerhouse R&B and rock ‘n’ roll tunes in southern New England. Now in its 46th year, the band has produced an album and three CDs, and has played with the likes of sax…
Adam Hanna ‘18 - Re-broadcast
Jan 14, 2019 • 34 min
Singer-songwriter Adam Hanna ’18 joins us on the Providence College podcast. To celebrate Hanna singing the national anthem at the PC men’s basketball game vs. Villanova, enjoy this episode that originally ran in June 2018. Hanna shared insights about the…
Dr. Patrick Kelly — The Legal Sports Betting Scene
Jan 7, 2019 • 23 min
Legalized sports betting has arrived in Rhode Island, is taking root nationally, and is being followed carefully by PC accountancy professor Dr. Patrick Kelly, an expert in the social costs of casino gambling. Listen in as he discusses how this new form…
Dr. Matthew Eriksen – Leadership
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
Dr. Matthew Eriksen, professor of management, teaches leadership in the Providence College School of Business and to student leaders through PC’s Leadership Fellows Program. Learn about his current research on peer coaching and what changes he thinks…
2018 Lessons and Carols
Dec 21, 2018 • 70 min
If you missed Lessons & Carols, Providence College’s signature Advent celebration, on Saturday, Dec. 1, you’re in luck. Listen to the podcast of the event, which featured performances by the combined choirs of Providence College.
Rev. Nicanor Austriaco - Scientist and Theologian
Dec 17, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, PC biology professor and moral theologian Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P. discusses ethical concerns over the use of CRISPR genome-editing technology on human babies. Father Nic, who has doctorates in biology and theology, explains what…
Jillian Rose ‘04 — Patient advocate
Dec 10, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode, we talk with Jillian Rose ’04, who graduated from PC with degrees in social work and health policy & management. Rose, who is director of community engagement, diversity and research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan,…
1st Week of Advent - Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ‘60
Dec 3, 2018 • 5 min
In this podcast, Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ’60 offers a homily reflecting on the First Sunday of Advent liturgy. Father Quigley is one of Providence College’s two alumni chaplains (along with Rev. J. Stuart McPhail, O.P. ’61. Advent and Lenten homilies,…
Dan Devine ’04 on All Things NBA and Writing
Nov 26, 2018 • 38 min
Dan Devine ’04 knows lots about the NBA, but he easily knows just as much about writing and communicating. Devine has covered the NBA for a decade, mostly with Yahoo Sports. In this episode, the energy that is emblematic of his writing style resonates.…
Life at PC for students with disabilities — Rakeb Max ’22 and Jennifer Rivera ‘06SCE & ‘13G
Nov 19, 2018 • 32 min
Join us to learn how students with disabilities succeed at Providence College. Rakeb Max ’22, who is blind, discussed the merits of assistive technology — including how she shoots selfies for Instagram — and how her sense of humor keeps her going.…
Called To Serve - Retired U.S. Army Col. Gerry Dillon ’68 & ’74G
Nov 12, 2018 • 25 min
Retired U.S. Army Col. Gerry Dillon ’68 & ’74G shares the story of the singular Providence College family that includes his father, Jim, a 1933 PC grad who was a decorated Navy officer during World War II, and his son, Ryan, Class of 1995, who is himself…
The Mayor of Friartown - Bob Driscoll
Nov 5, 2018 • 26 min
By his own account, a young Bob Driscoll was good at two things – sports and music (he was a drummer in a band called “The Night Riders”). He chose sports, becoming a coach and athletics administrator in a career that brought him to Providence College as…
Kerry ‘88 and Karl Anderson ‘88 - More than just a name on a stadium
Oct 29, 2018 • 36 min
Kerry and Karl Anderson, both members of the Class of 1988, are the guests on this edition of the Providence College podcast. Speaking from their home in Connecticut, the Andersons – for whom the College’s soccer/lacrosse stadium is named – share their…
Latino and Latina Voters and Candidates - Beyond Your News Feed
Oct 22, 2018 • 35 min
This week, we’re sharing an episode of Beyond Your News Feed, a podcast by PC’s Department of Political Science. This episode features Dr. Anthony Affigne, professor of political science. In an interview conducted by his colleague, Dr. William Hudson,…
Chris Dankberg ’03 — Sports, Economics, and Information
Oct 15, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we hear from Chris Dankberg ’03, who studied economics at PC. As part of the Economics Department Career Speaker Series, Dankberg discussed his career, which has focused on the intersection of data…
Maggie Zied ’19 – Cracking the PC Code
Oct 8, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we chat with Maggie Zied ’19, a computer science major and a Clare Boothe Luce scholar. As a Luce scholar, Zied enjoys a full scholarship for her senior year and gets support for an independent research…
Kelly Page ’93 – Celebrating the Sciences
Oct 2, 2018 • 35 min
In this episode, hear Kelly Page ’93 present the annual Anna E. LaVoie Lecture as part of the opening celebration for the Providence College Science Complex. Page, who majored in biology and chemistry at Providence College, is vice president and head of…
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire - Learning Strategies and Metacognition
Sep 24, 2018 • 27 min
Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire is the guest on this episode of the Providence College podcast. Dr. McGuire, who will visit PC for a series of workshops with students and faculty members Oct. 18-19, is a retired Louisiana State Chemistry professor who also is…
Dr. Ray Sickinger ‘71 - 40+ Years in Friartown
Sep 17, 2018 • 26 min
This week’s guest is Dr. Raymond Sickinger ’71, chair of PC’s Department of History and Classics. Sickinger shares a personal story that inspires both his scholarship and his commitment to helping others as a 33-year member of the Society of St. Vincent…
Daniel Arteaga ‘19 – Ministry on campus and around the world
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
In this episode, Daniel Arteaga ’19 describes his experience as a Father Smith Fellow, living and serving in the Solomon Islands with Archbishop Christopher Cardone, O.P. ’80. Arteaga, the president of PC Campus Ministry, also discussed how he chose PC…
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum ‘18Hon. - 2018 Academic Convocation Keynote
Sep 3, 2018 • 25 min
The 2018-2019 academic year began on August 27, with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum ‘18Hon. providing the keynote talk at Providence College’s annual convocation. A leading expert in race and race relations in American society, Dr. Tatum —whose achievements and…
Dr. Katherine Lacasse ’07 — The Psychology of Being Green
Aug 27, 2018 • 25 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we talk with Dr. Katherine Lacasse ’07, an assistant professor of social psychology at Rhode Island College, who studies how performing green behaviors impacts people’s self-perceptions and political…
Eileen Wisnewski – Careers and life after PC
Aug 20, 2018 • 31 min
What will I do after I graduate? That’s a question on the mind of just about every college student — and his or her parents. This podcast episode features an interview with Eileen Wisnewski, the director of PC’s Center for Career Education and…
Risa Takenaka ‘19 - From Japan to Providence to Ghana and Back
Aug 13, 2018 • 28 min
Risa Takenaka ‘19 is a Renaissance woman. The applied physics major traveled to Ghana in May to field test her soft-sand filter prototype, developed in Dr. Stephen Mecca’s engineering lab. Born in Japan, Takenaka also put her philosophy minor to work this…
Amanda Klane ‘08 - Founder, Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt
Aug 6, 2018 • 22 min
A year after graduation, former Friar soccer player Amanda Klane ’08 co-founded Yasso, the Greek yogurt frozen dessert company. Today, Yasso pops and pints are available in more than 15,000 grocery stores in all 50 states. In this episode, she explains…
Mike Rodak ‘13 — ESPN Sports Reporter & Analyst
Jul 30, 2018 • 33 min
With NFL training camps underway, no one is more excited than Mike Rodak ‘13, who enters his sixth season as a sports reporter and analyst for ESPN, covering the Buffalo Bills. In this episode, Rodak discusses the logistics and spirit of training camp,…
Chard deNiord — American Poetry Scholar
Jul 23, 2018 • 26 min
What is it like to be a state poet laureate? How does it feel to interview some of the greats in contemporary American poetry? In this episode, Chard deNiord, professor of English and an award-winning poet, discusses these questions, his new book, and his…
Sean McAdam ’81 - “Boston: America’s Best Sports Town”
Jul 15, 2018 • 45 min
Sports journalist Sean McAdam ’81 joins us to talk about his new book, “Boston: America’s Best Sports Town,” his multimedia career, and his current work at the year-old Boston Sports Journal website. The book, which came out this spring, provides Sean’s…
Adam Hanna ‘18
Jul 9, 2018 • 34 min
Singer-songwriter Adam Hanna ’18 joins us on the Providence College podcast. Adam shared insights about the ways in which his PC experiences helped prepare him to pursue a career as a performer, his musical influences, and the songwriting process. This…
Rosy Khalife ’13 — Riding Along with Surprise Ride
Jul 2, 2018 • 25 min
Surprise Ride is going places. On this episode, we talk to Rosy Khalife ’13 about the inspiration that led to the founding of this subscription box startup, their experience on Shark Tank, what’s next for Surprise Ride, and her family’s path to the United…
A conversation with Father Shanley
Jun 25, 2018 • 39 min
As he approaches the 13th anniversary of the beginning of his presidency, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 joins us on the Providence College podcast. In a wide-ranging interview, Father discusses subjects including his path to the priesthood, what he…
Dr. Jeff Johnson – Radical politics as one of the “main currents” in American history
Jun 18, 2018 • 28 min
Dr. Jeff Johnson of the Department of History and Classics, discusses his teaching and research specialties, which include radicalism during the Progressive Era in the American West. He also shared insights about the scholarly research process, and his…
Joseph DeStefano ‘52 - A Veteran’s Journey from the Pacific to Providence (Rebroadcast)
Jun 11, 2018 • 27 min
This week, we are fortunate to talk with World War II veteran Joseph DeStefano ‘52. DeStefano entered the Navy division of the Army in 1943 and served until 1946. In that time, he served throughout the Pacific helping to secure various islands and defeat…
John Rock - From adhesive tape to sleep pods: 30 years of caring for Friar student-athletes
Jun 4, 2018 • 36 min
John Rock, senior associate athletic director for sports medicine, discusses the ways in which Providence College works to provide the support student-athletes need to compete at the Division I level. Over the course of 30 years at PC, John says he has…
Dr. Mitchell Kusy ’73 - Toxic Co-Workers
May 28, 2018 • 42 min
Dr. Mitchell Kusy ’73 is a corporate psychologist, a Fulbright Scholar in organization development, and a professor in the doctoral program at Antioch University’s Graduate School of Leadership & Change. He discusses the commitment to “everyday civility”…
Commencement Weekend 2018
May 21, 2018 • 33 min
Enjoy these highlights of Providence College’s One Hundredth Commencement Exercises, including greetings at Commencement Exercises by College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80, as well as his classmate Karen Monti Flynn ’80 & ’15P, president of…
Dr. Melissa Brymer ‘92 - Care for Families in Need
May 14, 2018 • 51 min
Dr. Melissa Brymer ‘92, the director of terrorism and disaster programs for the UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, presented the keynote address at the Department of Psychology’s 50th Reunion, discussing research-based efforts to…
Lenny Alsfeld ’74 — Being St. Joseph Today
May 7, 2018 • 39 min
Lenny Alsfeld ’74, the president and CEO of FBT Investments, Inc. in New Orleans, La., recently returned to campus to discuss “Being St. Joseph Today: Father and Worker,” a personal reflection on St. Joseph’s virtues in the business world. PC’s Knights of…
A Conversation with Sports Industry Star Rudy Cline-Thomas ‘00
Apr 27, 2018 • 43 min
This week join us for a conversation with Rudy Cline-Thomas ’00 on his journey as a finance major from PC to an innovative career in the sports industry, moderated by Dean Sylvia Maxfield of the Providence College School of Business.
Elise Italiano ’06 - Pope Francis: Advice, Encouragement, Instruction
Apr 23, 2018 • 37 min
Elise Italiano ’06, executive director of communications for The Catholic University of America, returned to Providence College for PC Campus Ministry’s Theology on Tap series. Enjoy her talk, “Pope Francis: Advice, Encouragement, Instruction.”
Adrian Beaulieu — PC Study Abroad is Flying
Apr 16, 2018 • 24 min
Adrian Beaulieu, dean of international studies since 2007, joins us on the podcast to discuss the College’s Study Abroad Program, where student participation has nearly tripled in the last decade. He explains the primary reasons for the growth and…
Mary Burak ’15 — The wild life of a wildlife researcher
Apr 9, 2018 • 24 min
Mary Burak ’15, a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, joins us on the podcast to discuss her research on the interactions of humans and large carnivores, such as lions, leopards, and hyenas in Tanzania and how her…
Isabel Ortiz ’19 - Dealing with Devastation
Apr 1, 2018 • 18 min
Isabel Ortiz ’19, a psychology major from Puerto Rico, is the guest on this edition of the Providence College podcast. Ortiz shares the story of Hurricane Maria’s impact on her family and the island where she grew up. That tragedy, she tells us, was made…
Lenten Reflections from Dominican Friars
Mar 25, 2018 • 37 min
As Holy Week begins, enjoy this podcast of Lenten reflections by Dominican priests at the College, based on the readings for each Sunday of Lent. This series, which continues through Easter, is offered to the Providence College community as a gift from…
Dr. Jessica Mulligan — The Impact of the Affordable Care Act
Mar 18, 2018 • 28 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, Dr. Jessica M. Mulligan, associate professor of health policy and management, details her research on the impact of the Affordable Care Act on coverage, access to care, and systematic exclusion in the…
Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00 — From Cape Verde to PC and beyond
Mar 11, 2018 • 22 min
In this episode, Dr. Terza Lima-Neves ’00, who emigrated from Cape Verde as a teenager, describes the issues facing women from the West African nation. Now an associate professor of political science at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.,…
Dr. Steve Perreault - Whistleblowers and the Liberal Arts
Mar 4, 2018 • 17 min
Dr. Steve Perreault of the Department of Accountancy joined us to discuss his research into the factors that influence whistleblower behavior, and the ways in which scholarly research enhances teaching. A fifth-year Providence College School of Business…
Sean Walsh ’03 – Life in a Dream Job (Rebroadcast)
Feb 25, 2018 • 37 min
With spring training underway, we’re revisiting our conversation with Sean Walsh ‘03. In this episode, Walsh, assistant director of client services for the Boston Red Sox, talks about his rise from a three-month temporary employee to a 14-year (and…
Dr. Bill Hudson - American Democracy in Peril
Feb 19, 2018 • 33 min
Political Science Department Chair Dr. Bill Hudson, working on the ninth edition of his book, American Democracy in Peril, joined us to discuss the eight enduring challenges to America’s future that he identified when the book was first published in 1988.…
The Gold Standard
Feb 11, 2018 • 27 min
Seven Friar and former Friar women’s hockey players were part of a team that captured the world’s attention 20 years ago, winning Olympic gold for the U.S. team in Nagano. Several members of that team got together during Alumni and Family Weekend to talk…
Bob Pfunder ’09 and Tashiyra Freeman ’18 — NOLA Immersion
Feb 4, 2018 • 48 min
PC Campus Ministry’s NOLA Immersion Program is far more than a vacation in the Big Easy. Bob Pfunder ’09, the campus minister who has led four of these service trips, and fundraising coordinator Tashiyra Freeman ’18 describe how the participants prepare…
Lisa Bates ‘88 - Seeing America via Amtrak
Jan 28, 2018 • 25 min
In this week’s podcast, we discuss the joys of seeing America via Amtrak with Lisa Bates ’88, author of “Beyond the Rails: USA Cross-Country Train Travel.” Bates bought her first rail pass while studying abroad in Europe. Since 2014, she has taken four…
Brian Lamoureux ’94 — Life and Law in the Internet Age
Jan 21, 2018 • 25 min
This week’s guest is Brian Lamoureux ’94, a School of Business practitioner faculty member who specializes in legal issues related to social media. He talks about balancing teaching with his work as a lawyer, the implications of living in a digital…
Ralph Tavares ’01 - MLK Convocation and Multicultural Success
Jan 14, 2018 • 32 min
Dean Ralph Tavares ’01, director of Multicultural Student Success Programs, is our guest on this week’s Providence College podcast. In a lively conversation, he talks about PC’s Martin Luther King Convocation Week, his work with multicultural students,…
Dr. Laura E. Williams — Predatory Bacteria and Women in STEM
Jan 7, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Laura E. Williams, assistant professor of biology. In the Williams lab, she and her students study predatory bacteria and the microbiome. She is also working to advance the cause of…
Roisin McGettigan ’03 – Setting and Achieving Goals
Dec 31, 2017 • 31 min
Roisin “Ro” McGettigan ’03 is a sports psychology coach and Olympic runner originally from Wicklow, Ireland. She competed at Providence College before turning professional under the tutelage of Ray Treacy ’82, head coach of the men’s and women’s cross…
2017 Lessons and Carols
Dec 22, 2017 • 73 min
In this episode, we present Lessons & Carols, Providence College’s annual tradition. Enjoy the readings and the music by the College’s combined choirs, which include students along with faculty and professional staff collaborators and leaders.
Jovana “Yoyo” Nogic ’19 and Clara “CC” Che ’19 - Performing on the World Stage
Dec 17, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we are joined by women’s basketball players Jovana “Yoyo” Nogic ’19 and Clara “CC” Che ’19. They discuss their recent appearances in the Under-20 European Championship, the process by which a European…
Opening and Blessing of the Center at Moore Hall
Dec 10, 2017 • 22 min
In this podcast, hear remarks from the formal opening and blessing of the Center at Moore Hall, which was renovated as part of the College’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Speakers include Rafael Zapata, associate vice president for…
Garrett Gamez ‘19 - Overcoming Obstacles
Dec 3, 2017 • 29 min
This episode of the Providence College Podcast with former PC men’s hockey player and current student assistant coach, Garrett Gamez ’19, was streamed live on YouTube and Facebook on November 30. Gamez discusses his journey from prized hockey recruit,…
John Sweeney ‘15P & ‘19P - Campus Construction and Renovation
Nov 26, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, we welcome back John Sweeney ‘15P & ‘19P, senior vice president of finance and business and chief financial officer, our first repeat guest on the Providence College Podcast. He gives an in-depth analysis of the recent construction…
Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ’60 - The Power of Gratitude
Nov 19, 2017 • 9 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, Rev. James F. Quigley, O.P. ’60, associate chaplain of the National Alumni Association, gives a meditation on the power of gratitude. With Thanksgiving upon us, Father Quigley reminds us of the power of…
Craig Belhumeur ‘11 - Career Pivots and Side Hustles
Nov 12, 2017 • 33 min
Craig Belhumeur ‘11 always believed that he would have a career in sports. When he set foot on PC’s campus, he dedicated himself to that goal only to realize, four years later, that the sports world wasn’t for him. In this episode, Belhumeur talks about…
Joseph DeStefano ‘52 - A Veteran’s Journey from the Pacific to Providence
Nov 5, 2017 • 27 min
This week, we are fortunate to talk with World War II veteran Joseph DeStefano ‘52. DeStefano entered the Navy division of the Army in 1943 and served until 1946. In that time, he served throughout the Pacific helping to secure various islands and defeat…
Paul Tremblay ’93 – From Fractions to Fiction (Rebroadcast)
Oct 29, 2017 • 42 min
In honor of Halloween, we are releasing a re-broadcast of our episode featuring a master of horror and award-winning author Paul Tremblay ‘93. Tremblay won the Massachusetts Book Award in 2016 for his fifth novel, “A Head Full of Ghosts” — a book so…
Aura Rexach ‘20 and Gabriela Short ‘18 — The Effects of Hurricane Maria
Oct 22, 2017 • 21 min
As natives of San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aura Rexach ‘20 and Gabriela Short ‘18 experienced the devastating effect of Hurricane Maria from the security of Providence College. In this episode, they discuss what it was like to communicate with family members…
Jeremy Duffy ‘93 - A Passion for Beer
Oct 15, 2017 • 40 min
Jeremy Duffy ‘93, co-founder and partner at Isle Brewers Guild, has always had an entrepreneurial mindset. Before starting Isle Brewers Guild (IBG), Duffy was a partner and led business development efforts for one of the largest independently owned…
Sean Walsh ’03 – Life in a Dream Job
Oct 8, 2017 • 36 min
For members of Red Sox Nation, October provides a sense of hope and possibility of a deep playoff run. For Sean Walsh ’03, assistant director of client services for the Boston Red Sox, it is another opportunity to work with avid Red Sox fans as they help…
Margot Royer-Johnson and Jenae Alderson ‘20: Women’s Volleyball
Oct 2, 2017 • 37 min
In this episode, we are joined by two people who are helping lead women’s volleyball to a scorching hot start to the season: Head coach Margot Royer-Johnson and Jenae Alderson ‘20. They talk about the importance of being hyper-focused on the details of…
Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18 – Leading, Learning, and Embracing the Unknown
Sep 24, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of the PC Podcast, we are joined by Phionna-Cayola Claude ’18, the first woman of color to serve as president of Student Congress. There is much more to Claude than her student government involvement. In our conversation, she talks about…
Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy – Living for History
Sep 17, 2017 • 34 min
Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy, professor of history, is an expert on banking and insurance in the 19th and 20th century America. In this episode, we talk about the one characteristic that separates the best students she has had from the rest, the Wild West nature…
Dr. Templer and Keith Lee ’18 – Cutting-edge Research on Memory
Sep 10, 2017 • 52 min
This week, we are joined by Dr. Victoria Templer, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator in the neuroscience & animal cognition lab, and Keith Lee ’18. They, along with other students, completed an incredible research study this year…
Rick Cordella ‘99 - Digital Sports Media Maven
Sep 3, 2017 • 30 min
In this episode, we are joined by Rick Cordella ‘99, executive vice president and general manager of digital media for NBC Sports Group. Cordella discusses how his career started by following his passion for sports with a start-up in fantasy sports. We…
Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta – Sciences, the Liberal Arts, and Building for the Future
Aug 27, 2017 • 29 min
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Sheila Adamus Liotta​, associate p​rofessor of chemistry and dean of the​ Scho​ol of Arts and Sciences. Adamus Liotta, a member of the PC faculty since 1993, discusses the development, impact, and structure of the…
Karen Vargas – Reaching Out to Prospective Students
Aug 20, 2017 • 27 min
Karen Vargas, the associate dean of admission for multicultural recruitment at Providence College, has guided students through the college admissions process for 15 years. In this episode, she details how students and their parents should communicate with…
Paul Tremblay ’93 – From Fractions to Fiction
Aug 13, 2017 • 42 min
Horror writer Paul Tremblay ’93 won the Massachusetts Book Award in 2016 for his fifth novel, “A Head Full of Ghosts” — a book so frightening that Stephen King tweeted that it scared even him. In this episode, we talk to the author and AP calculus teacher…
Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P. — The life of a Dominican
Aug 6, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, we are joined by Rev. Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., Providence College’s chaplain. We talk about his transition from engineering student to candidate for the priesthood; student involvement and peer ministry; and the feast day of St.…
Bob Driscoll - A Vision for Success (Rebroadcast)
Jul 30, 2017 • 36 min
The Providence College Podcast is one year old! To celebrate, we’re re-airing one of our most popular episodes, featuring Robert G. Driscoll, Jr., associate vice president and athletic director. Driscoll has helped make PC’s athletic program a national…
Sam Lopes and Bridget Hillsman ’17 – Developing and Maintaining a Successful Culture (Part 2)
Jul 23, 2017 • 23 min
In this second episode of a two-part series of the Providence College Podcast with Sam Lopes, women’s soccer coach, and graduate assistant and former player, Bridget Hillsman ’17, we take a deep dive into the post-concussion syndrome that stopped…
Sam Lopes and Bridget Hillsman ’17 – Developing and Maintaining a Successful Culture (Part I)
Jul 16, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we are joined by Sam Lopes, women’s soccer coach, and graduate assistant and former player, Bridget Hillsman ’17. We take a deep dive into the post-concussion syndrome that stopped Hillsman’s collegiate…
Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer – Providing New Insights into Colonial History
Jul 9, 2017 • 22 min
In January 2017, Dr. Adrian Chastain Weimer, associate professor of history, published “Elizabeth Hooton and the Lived Politics of Toleration in Massachusetts Bay” in the prestigious William and Mary Quarterly. She quickly followed that professional…
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon. - At the Top of Her Game (Rebroadcast)
Jul 2, 2017 • 44 min
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon., a versatile basketball commentator, has covered the sport for ESPN since 1991. Her assignments include the NBA and men’s and women’s college basketball — both the regular season and the NCAA Championships. Burke joins the…
Theresa Feaster ’14 & ‘16G – Growing Up in the Game
Jun 25, 2017 • 29 min
This week a trailblazer in college hockey joins us. In the fall, Theresa Feaster ’14 & ‘16G, coordinator of Providence College Men’s Ice Hockey operations, became one of the first two women to serve as full-time members of an NCAA Division I men’s hockey…
David O’Connor ’14 – Community, Service, and Faith
Jun 19, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, David O’Connor ‘14 shares how his family, and the loss of his father at a young age, shaped his focus on community service and faith. O’Connor has helped people in need all over the globe through Habitat…
Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy – Balancing Research, Scholarship, and Teaching
Jun 11, 2017 • 31 min
Dr. Seann P. Mulcahy, associate professor of chemistry, has made a lasting impact in his five short years at Providence College. Mulcahy has successfully balanced his student-centric approach to teaching and mentoring with a prolific string of grants,…
Amy Cembor and Leslie Heller ’02 – The Class of 2021: Who’s in it and what’s next
Jun 4, 2017 • 53 min
This episode of the Providence College Podcast features two staff members who play central roles in identifying and shaping each freshman class at PC. Amy Cembor, senior associate dean of admission, discusses the makeup of the incoming freshman class,…
Phoebee Jean ’19 – Newman Civic Fellow
May 28, 2017 • 17 min
In this episode, Phoebee Jean ’19 discusses how she is using her time at Providence College to impact campus culture positively and to bring attention to social justice issues at the College and in the City of Providence. Jean was recently named a Newman…
Commencement Weekend 2017
May 21, 2017 • 39 min
Enjoy these highlights of Commencement Weekend 2017 — the inspiring Commencement address presented by Roy Peter Clark ’70 & ‘17Hon., the moving homily by College President Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P. ’80 at Saturday’s Commencement Mass, the class oration…
Pedro Alemán ’17 – From Struggling Freshman to Student Leader
May 14, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode, Pedro Alemán ’17 details his path from a first-generation college student 3,000 miles from home to one of Providence College’s most respected student leaders. Alemán said becoming a resident assistant was a turning point in his college…
Alanna Serviss ’18 – Athletics and Mental Health
May 7, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, we are joined by women’s ice hockey goalie Alanna Serviss ’18. Serviss discusses her battle with depression, anxiety, and ADHD as she progressed from being the only hockey player — of either gender — at her high school to becoming an…
Michael Gilmor ‘17 - From Freshman to Fulbright
May 1, 2017 • 26 min
Michael Gilmor ’17, a biochemistry major from Huntington, N.Y., was selected by the Fulbright U.S. Student Program to travel to Poland. He will teach English to college students through the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program. In this episode,…
Cayleigh Griffin ’14 – Creating a Career Through Focus and Passion
Apr 23, 2017 • 25 min
Cayleigh Griffin ‘14 is the team reporter for the San Antonio Spurs on the team’s social and digital platforms. She also works on FOX Sports Southwest broadcasts doing in-game hits, halftime pieces, and pre-game work for the Austin Spurs, the San Antonio…
Dr. Abigail T. Brooks - A Nuanced Look at Aging
Apr 16, 2017 • 45 min
Dr. Abigail T. Brooks is assistant professor of sociology and director of the Women’s Studies Program at Providence College. In this episode, we discuss her new book The Ways Women Age: Using and Refusing Cosmetic Intervention, a story of how and why some…
Emily Sisson ’14 - America’s Next Great Road Runner?
Apr 9, 2017 • 25 min
Emily Sisson ’14 is a Friar legend. After transferring to Providence College to train under Coach Ray Treacy ’82, Emily helped lead the women’s cross country team to the 2013 NCAA Championship, set an NCAA Division 1 record in the 5,000-meter run in…
Ed Cooley - Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Apr 2, 2017 • 34 min
Ed Cooley, head men’s basketball coach, recently led the Friars to a fourth consecutive NCAA tournament appearance and was named NABC District 5 Coach Of The Year. In this episode, he talks about this year’s team, how the season ended, the best players he…
Dr. Jennifer G. Illuzzi & Dr. Arthur P. Urbano Jr. - Sons of Providence
Mar 26, 2017 • 30 min
Dr. Jennifer G. Illuzzi, associate professor of history, and Dr. Arthur P. Urbano Jr., associate professor of theology, discuss their research on the Jewish alumni who enrolled during Providence College’s early history. The College welcomed these students…
Dr. Rick Battistoni - Philanthropy and Public Service
Mar 19, 2017 • 33 min
Attention: if you had technical problems listening, please delete and re-download this episode. We apologize for the inconvenience. In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Rick Battistoni, professor of political science and of public and community service…
Dr. Jonathan Richardson: Road Salt and Rats - College Biology Meets Dirty Jobs
Mar 12, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Jonathan L. Richardson, assistant professor of biology. Dr. Richardson discusses his research on the ways roads — and the rock salt we spread on them — affect the ecology of their surrounding habitats. We also talk…
Dr. Ted Andrews ’01 – Native Apostles
Mar 5, 2017 • 42 min
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Ted Andrews ’01, associate professor of history. Andrews discusses his research and writings on “native apostles” — African-American, Native American, African, and Indian evangelicals from the 1700 and 1800s that…
Matt Weber ’06 – Seeking Veritas: From PC to Harvard, and Everything in Between
Feb 26, 2017 • 50 min
Matt Weber ’06 is the host of The CatholicTV Network series The Lens, author of two books, Fearing the Stigmata and Operating on Faith, and director of digital communications strategy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Weber, who created and…
Jason Macaluso ’96 – The Power of Persistence
Feb 19, 2017 • 40 min
Jason Macaluso ’96 is a symbol of what dedication and hard work can get you when you are focused on your goals. He details his fascinating journey from finance major and struggling young professional to vice president of wealth management at Boone…
Kyron Cartwright ‘18 - Point Guard Extraordinaire
Feb 12, 2017 • 27 min
In this episode, Kyron Cartwright ‘18, the dynamic point guard for the men’s basketball team talks about his life on and off the court. We discuss pregame preparation, his evolution into a team leader, the toughest player he has to defend this year, and…
Chris Gabrielli - Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse
Feb 5, 2017 • 29 min
Chris Gabrielli, head lacrosse coach, details his team’s preseason preparations, outlook for the season, and a day in the life of a college coach.
Brian Kozak ‘18 - You think you’re busy?
Jan 29, 2017 • 23 min
In this episode, Brian Kozak explains why and how he became such an active member of the Friar Family. We discuss how he founded the club soccer team, his various roles within the Providence College School of Business, and why he packs his schedule so…
Cassandra “Cassie” Chislom ‘17 - Humanity in Action
Jan 22, 2017 • 22 min
Cassie Chislom ‘17, a political science and public and community service studies double major, is passion personified. She was a Humanity in Action Fellow in Atlanta last summer and studied the politics of climate change in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia…
Dr. Jennifer Van Reet - Kid Think
Jan 15, 2017 • 45 min
This episode features Dr. Jennifer Van Reet, associate professor of psychology and assistant department chair, chair of the Undergraduate Research Committee, and director of Kid Think, a developmental psychology lab. We discuss her research on the effects…
Timothy Cardinal Dolan - Jewish-Catholic Dialogue: 2,000 Years but Just Beginning
Jan 9, 2017 • 32 min
In this week’s episode, we share a presentation by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York. As part of PC’s Theological Exchange Between Catholics and Jews, Cardinal Dolan presented “Jewish-Catholic Dialogue: 2,000 Years but Just Beginning,” to a…
Lisa Guillette ‘93 - Foster Forward
Jan 1, 2017 • 36 min
Lisa Guillette ’93 is a force for good within Rhode Island’s non-profit and political world. Guillette is the executive director at Foster Forward, the co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Council for the United Way of Rhode Island, and the former president…
Dr. Elizabeth Bridgham - Caroling Again and Again: A Christmas Carol in Repertory
Dec 24, 2016 • 26 min
We continue the Christmas theme this week with a lecture by Dr. Elizabeth A. Bridgham, associate professor of English. In her talk, “Caroling Again and Again: A Christmas Carol in Repertory,” Dr. Bridgham discusses why audiences flock to see live…
Rev. James Sabak, OFM - “Finding the Ever-Elusive Christ in Christmas”
Dec 16, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode of the Providence College Podcast, we wanted to get you in the mood for Christmas. We are featuring a lecture given by Rev. James Sabak, OFM, a Franciscan priest and assistant professor of theology. Titled, “Finding the Ever-Elusive Christ…
Providence College Soccer - A Run to Remember
Dec 11, 2016 • 37 min
Craig Stewart, head coach of the men’s soccer team, and Nick Sailor ’17 recently led Providence College to the Elite Eight in the men’s soccer NCAA tournament. This historic achievement was made possible by one of the greatest comebacks in Friar history.…
Jim Crowley - Head Coach Women’s Basketball
Dec 5, 2016 • 31 min
Jim Crowley, head women’s basketball coach, has made a great first impression at Providence College. In this episode he discusses how he got the job, the primary elements of his coaching philosophy, and his goals for the season.
Sandy Oliveira - Welcome to the World of Financial Aid
Nov 27, 2016 • 26 min
Sandy Oliveira, executive director of financial aid, leads a team of counselors who strive to make the college process as affordable and easy to manage as possible. Her passion for her work is inspiring. In this episode, she demystifies the financial aid…
Rev. James Martin, S.J. discusses the dual natures of Jesus
Nov 20, 2016 • 53 min
Fr. James Martin, S.J., gifted storyteller, editor-at-large of America magazine, popular media commentator, and New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, discussed the human and divine natures of Jesus Christ during his…
Jane Lunin Perel - 40 years at PC
Nov 13, 2016 • 31 min
Jane Lunin Perel ‘15Hon., professor emerita of English and of women’s studies, arrived at Providence College to teach English and creative writing in 1971, the same year that the College enrolled its first four-year class of women. A poet, she had just…
Joshua Giraldo ‘08 - From PC to Public Service
Nov 6, 2016 • 29 min
Joshua Giraldo ’08 was recently inducted into the Feinstein Institute for Public Service Hall of Heroes. In this episode, he discusses his longtime goal to positively impact his home of Central Falls, R.I. Starting when he was at PC, he has focused on…
Claire Kleinschmidt ’17 - Service, Science, and More
Oct 30, 2016 • 34 min
Claire Kleinschmidt ’17 has used her skills to serve others around the world. As a Father Smith Fellow, she went to the Solomon Islands this summer to teach science. She also traveled to Ghana with physics professor Dr. Stephen J. Mecca ’64 & ’66G to…
Raul Fonts - Setting Records and Navigating the Admissions Process
Oct 23, 2016 • 32 min
Raul Fonts, associate vice president/dean of admission and financial aid, has helped guide PC through a period of record application growth. In this episode, he discusses how to navigate the admissions process, what his office looks for in applicants, and…
Coach Ray Treacy ‘82 & Lauren Mullins ’16 — A look into PC’s running success
Oct 17, 2016 • 40 min
Ray Treacy ’82, head coach of men’s and women’s cross country and track teams, may be the greatest coach in PC history. The sustained success of his teams, and the numerous individual accolades his runners have achieved, are a testament to his legendary…
Blaine Payer ’18 – Zombie Film Research and Economic Theory
Oct 10, 2016 • 35 min
Blaine Payer ’18 discusses his summer research, supported by the Veritas Research Fund, into the way zombie films reflect economic conditions. Under the guidance of Dr. Jeffrey Nicholas, associate professor of philosophy, Payer studied how zombies…
Episode 11 - Dr. Richard J. Grace ‘62
Oct 2, 2016 • 32 min
Dr. Richard J. Grace ‘62, professor emeritus of history, began his career at Providence College before the Development of Western Civilization Program was established in 1971 and continues to lead classes in the Liberal Arts Honors Program today. In this…
Episode 10 - Doris Burke ‘87
Sep 25, 2016 • 44 min
Doris Burke ’87, ’92G, & ’05Hon., a versatile basketball commentator, has covered the sport for ESPN since March 1991. Her assignments include the NBA and men’s and women’s college basketball — both the regular season and the NCAA Championships. Doris…
Episode 9 - Mike Leonard ‘70
Sep 18, 2016 • 46 min
Former Today Show correspondent Mike Leonard ’70 & ‘00Hon. has spent much of the past year developing a short film about Providence College, certain to be a highlight of PC’s year-long centennial celebration. In an episode full of insightful and humorous…
Episode 8 - Dr. Sylvia Maxfield
Sep 11, 2016 • 25 min
Dr. Sylvia Maxfield, dean of the School of Business, discusses the importance of learning outside the classroom, ways in which PC facilitates these experiences, and how the new Arthur and Patricia Ryan Center for Business Studies will change business…
Episode 7 - Brianna Abbott ‘17
Sep 4, 2016 • 19 min
Brianna Abbott ’17, chemistry and creative writing double major, talks about her summer research as a Walsh Student Fellow, majoring in two vastly different fields of study, and how her experience with FaithWorks laid the foundation for her time at PC.…
Episode 6 - Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P.
Aug 28, 2016 • 26 min
Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., vice president for mission and ministry, discusses new faith initiatives at the College, his numerous roles at PC, and his indirect path to the priesthood.
Episode 5 - John Sweeney ‘15P & ‘19P
Aug 21, 2016 • 27 min
Curious about PC’s campus transformation? In this episode, John Sweeney ‘15P & ‘19P, senior vice president and chief financial officer, details ongoing construction, what happened over the summer, and what to expect this year. Sweeney also describes how…
Episode 4 - Diane Madl
Aug 14, 2016 • 22 min
Diane Madl, head coach of the Providence College field hockey team and 1996 Olympian, is a staple of the PC athletic department. In this episode, Madl describes her Olympic experience in Atlanta, her coaching and recruiting philosophy, and how she mentors…
Episode 3 - Bob Driscoll
Aug 7, 2016 • 37 min
Bob Driscoll, associate vice president and athletic director, has helped make Providence College’s athletic program a national power. PC is in an unrivaled period of success, thanks in part to his leadership. In this episode, Driscoll details his athletic…
Episode 2 - Prof. Vance Morgan
Jul 31, 2016 • 28 min
This episode features Dr. Vance Morgan, professor of philosophy and former director of the Development of Western Civilization Program at Providence College. Morgan recently completed a yearlong sabbatical that allowed him to finish a final draft of an…
Episode 1 - Joe Hulbig ‘96
Jul 21, 2016 • 19 min
This episode features former NHL hockey player and Providence College star Joe Hulbig ’96. Joe was a first round draft pick in the 1992 NHL Draft before he enrolling at Providence College. After his eight year hockey career ended Joe switched careers and…