Mary Asaba is a Graduate Assistant with the Education and Special Education Department at Mansfield University. Her quest for educational knowledge began in her native home of African Country, Cameroon. In this discussion, Mary talks with Dr. Kathleen Carico about the history of her country, the educational environment and what triggered her mission to seek special educational change in Cameroon. Listen to this Podcast
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In Part 2 of this podcast series, Mary tells of her mission to get to the US from her native African home, to study Special Education. Mary’s story of being a mother with an autistic child and living within a country that has no support for children with special needs is truly inspirational.
Dennis Miller sits down with Author Terry Miller to discuss his new book, Cooking Bachelor Style; Life Beyond the Freezer Section. Terry serves up a treat with his signature dash of humor, making cooking in the man’s world hilarious, easy and fulfilling. This interview includes the author’s reading of one of his wilder fictional adventures.
As we move on to Part 2 of Mary Asaba and her Special Mission, she continues to talk candidly with Kathleen Carico on the subject closest to her heart, and the reason she is at Mansfield University, Special Education. Mary talks of problems with the education system in her native country of Africa and what she hopes to accomplish when she returns home. Her story begins with her Penn State Fellowship, which just happens to be her first trip to the United States.
Dr. Bernard Koloski, professor emeritus at Mansfield University, is one of the pre-eminent scholars of 19th century writer Kate Chopin. Dr. Koloski discusses Chopin’s life and works and his role in rescuing her from obscurity. Today, she is recognized as one of America’s great authors. Dr. Koloski is the author/editor of five Chopin books, including the most recent, Awakenings: The Story of the Kate Chopin Revival.
More information can be found at http://www.katechopin.org/
Fredrick Douglass is a name well known, but how much do we really know about the man himself? Dennis Miller speaks with Dr. Lynn Pifer about Douglass and his influence on American culture and his impact on our society today.
1982 MU graduate, and longtime Mansfield resident, Jody Thomas was asked to testify in Washington before the President’s Rural Education Caucus. Mrs. Thomas shares her story with Public Relations Director Dennis Miller. They talk about her trip as well as early childhood education.
In Part 2, Dennis Miller continues his conversation with Jody Thomas about her trip to Washington. Mrs. Thomas was one of three experts in the United States asked to share her expertise on early childhood education in front of the Presidents Rural Education Caucus. In this episode Jody tells of her trip, how MU prepared her for her career and what she told Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson.
Show Notes: Chris Vaughn discusses work study opportunities.
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