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Podcasts

Guest LouAnn Homan

Friday, October 23, 2020

3:51 PM

Today John gets to sit down with Professor LouAnn Homan, and she talks about what it was like turning herself into Emily Dickenson, being a part of the Emily Dickenson festival and the many other festivals, she is a part of. We also discuss Poe Night that is held on campus and what happens during it in preparation for the even next week.

Tanking for Trevor

Friday, October 16, 2020

1:20 PM

Quarantine can’t stop us this time, Cal calls in from quarantine as we discuss what is going on in the sports world. The Lakers wrap up the NBA Finals for their 17th championship, we look ahead to the next season in our yearly way too early NBA Finals picks. Le’Veon Bell got cut from the Jets and the Chiefs immediately scooped him up, Dak has a scary injury and is Russell Wilson MVP? We could possibly see the World Series set tonight as the Braves are up 3-1 on the Dodgers and the Rays hold a 3-2 lead over the Astros. Make sure to follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes and on Twitter @therealjohnkay_ and @Calstoner32

Guest Eden Diller

Friday, October 16, 2020

1:19 PM

Today John sits down with Sophomore Chemical Engineer Eden Diller, which yes this is an oddity for HAC Underground but stick with us. Eden is a part of the Indiana National Guard, and she gives a look into what it was like being the calm within the COVID storm.

Championship SZN

Friday, October 9, 2020

1:11 PM

They finally let John out of his room for the first time in 2 weeks, but the sports world didn’t stop for him. We are now deep in the MLB playoffs as the Braves and Dodgers have both locked themselves into the NLCS, and the Astros have one of the ALCS spots on lock. The NFL is a quarter of the way through the season, and the NBA Finals could possibly end tonight as the Lakers are up 3-1 on the Miami Heat and we have it all for you. Make sure to follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes, and our Twitters @therealjohnkay_ @calstoner32 and @trinebroadcast

Dr. Melissa Somerville - Diversity in Nursing

Monday, October 5, 2020

9:10 AM

In this episode, Dr. Melissa Somerville, faculty member in Trine’s online RN-to-BSN program, talks about diversity in the nursing profession – why more diversity is needed, and what the profession, educational institutions and individual nurses can do about it.

Guest Dr. Byron Bond

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

4:58 PM

Today John has a chat with former professor and theatre director Dr. Byron Bond. John and Dr. Bond discuss a little about his journey to Trine, how Covid affected his decision to keep teaching and so much more on this episode of Hac Underground.

Quality Matters: The Gold Standard

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

6:00 AM

Join Regina as she discusses her favorite topic - Quality Matters. Quality Matters is the global organization leading quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. With more than 60,000 members, the organization centers around four principles: continuous, centered, collegial and collaborative. Learn how these four principle apply to a national standard of quality for online programs.

Cellar to Stellar?

Friday, September 11, 2020

1:13 PM

John and Cal got to enjoy another fantastic week of sports. MLB playoff races are going to be a trend going forward as things are heating up in September. We look at some teams to watch and who could steal a division. NFL season kicked off last night, and we look at the weekend matchups. NBA has one team already moving into the Conference finals and the Raptors and Celtics have a game 7. Make sure to follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes and on Twitter @therealjohnkay_ & @calstoner32 to stay up to date.

Guest Dr. Brandy DePriest

Friday, September 11, 2020

8:31 AM

Today John sits down with former full time HAC professor Brandy Depriest to talk about her time at Trine and what she is up to nowadays with her new job with the J. Kruse Education Center. If you are looking for more information on the J Kruse Education Center their website is in the show notes.

The Art of the Launch: Starting Your Online Semester Right

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

6:00 AM

There are certain elements of the semester that online faculty must have, including having a well-prepared course ready for day one. But is that enough? In this episode, Regina cites Frank O'Neill’s article, “Reach Your Online Students Before You Teach Them,” and talks about how you can use “Week Zero” to prepare your students for the upcoming course. https://onlineteacheryouniversity.com/reach-your-online-students-before-you-teach-them-week-0/

Game 7's Galore

Friday, September 4, 2020

1:48 PM

Things are starting to get crazy in the sports world, and John and Cal have their takes on it. There have been some big moves in the NFL world as some big time names have been cut. NHL has 3 Game 7’s this weekend, MLB had a crazy trade deadline, and NBA playoffs living up to the hype. Follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes, and on Twitter @therealjohnkay_ , @calstoner32 , and @Trinebroadcast to not miss an episode.

Connect-Type Activities for Your Online Learners

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

9:21 AM

Connect-type activities prepare learners for their future work. They can help learners create meaningful and effective solutions to real problems. Connect-type activities are the third type of activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina for the final episode of her three-part series on the types of learning activities for your online class. • Horton, W. (2011). E-learning by design. (2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. • Karla Gutierrez (2015) How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/how-storytelling-can-improve-your-elearning-courses • https://horton.com/additional-resources/e-learning-examples/ • Zambito A. (2018) Why Storytelling Works In eLearning Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/storytelling-works-in-elearning-why

Game 7 Who?

Friday, August 28, 2020

1:07 PM

Hot takes in coming, John and Cal look at the MLB deadline coming up and teams that might need to make some moves to make a run in October and teams that could be looking to sell. They also journey inside the bubble to look at the playoff games going on and make some predictions about serieses ending and the next round. Make sure to follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes, on Twitter @therealjohnkay_ , @calstoner32, and @Trinebroadcast.

Do-Type Activities for Your Online Learners

Thursday, August 27, 2020

9:48 AM

Do-type activities transform information into a skill set and put brains into action. They include practice and discovery activities and games and simulations. Do-type activities are the second type of activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina for the second episode of her three-part series on the types of learning activities for your online class. • Horton, W. (2011). E-learning by design. (2nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer. • Karla Gutierrez (2015) How Storytelling Can Improve Your eLearning Courses https://www.shiftelearning.com/blog/how-storytelling-can-improve-your-elearning-courses • https://horton.com/additional-resources/e-learning-examples/ • Zambito A. (2018) Why Storytelling Works In eLearning Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/storytelling-works-in-elearning-why

Back in Business

Friday, August 21, 2020

2:15 PM

It feels like forever since we have been able to do this but here we are, John and Cal have returned after a long lay off and they have a lot to say. The boys take a brief look at the NHL Playoffs, recap the NFL offseason as crazy as it was. The boys also get into the shortened MLB season and of course the NBA Playoffs. You’re not going to want to miss out on one of the best 3 Strikes episodes yet.

Prof. Alison Todd – Education in the Wake of COVID-19

Thursday, July 30, 2020

6:00 AM

In this episode of Faculty Focus, Prof. Alison Todd, assistant professor in Trine’s Franks School of Education, former elementary and middle school classroom teacher, and mother of two elementary-age children, talks about the impact of COVID-19 on school-age students, parents, and teachers, and what parents can do to prepare themselves and their children for the fall. She also shares advice and encouragement for classroom teachers.

Absorbing Activities for Your Online Learners

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

6:00 AM

Absorb-type activities for online and hybrid classrooms are designed to inspire learners. They include watching lectures, reading books and listening to stories told by the instructor. They should make up 40% of your activities and lay the foundation for the other types of learning activities outlined by William Horton in his book E-learning by Design. Join Regina as she begins this three-part series on the three types of learning activities for your online class.

Accessibility in Your Online Classroom

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

8:51 AM

Ensuring all the elements of your online class are accessible can be intimidating, but it can be done! Start small and take it step by step to make your online classroom accessible. Megan Tolin, assistant professor in Trine’s Franks School of Education, joins Keirsten and Regina to explain accessibility and share tips to make it attainable.

Netiquette: Being Your Best Online Self

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

6:00 AM

Many people don’t consider how important good etiquette is in the online environment. Netiquette has become more important than ever to express respect and build relationships. Keirsten and Regina are joined by Crystal Ringer, TrineOnline’s Director of Admission and owner of Ringer Consulting, to explain best practices for netiquette when teaching online.

Information Literacy: Getting through the CRAAP

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

6:00 AM

Determining what information we can trust from the internet can be tricky. In this week’s podcast, Regina and Keirsten discuss the CRAAP test, an evaluation method by the University of California’s Sarah Blakeslee that looks at currency, relevance, authority, accuracy and purpose when considering a source. Not only do our students need to cite valid sources, but we as educators need to as well.

Teaching the Online Teacher

Thursday, June 18, 2020

6:00 AM

Several years ago, TrineOnline created the Online Faculty Certification Course (OFCC) as an orientation course for its new online faculty. In this week’s podcast, Regina shares how the OFCC came to be and what topics she, as the facilitator, covers in the course. Even if you’re not a TrineOnline faculty member, you can apply the concepts taught in the OFCC to a variety of contexts in K-12 and higher education.

Analyzing Your Learner

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

6:00 AM

Thanks to a listener’s request, Regina and Keirsten discuss why analyzing students in your course before, during and after is important. Knowing who your students are helps you determine if you’re meeting their goals and considering the learning environment you offer lets you design a better experience for them. There are so many factors that impact your students’ learning. Your hosts discuss the ways you can, and should, prepare for diversity.

Connecting with Your Students Through Humor

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

10:30 AM

A simple joke students can relate to often sets the stage for a fun learning experience. How can we bring humor into our online courses? It takes skill to be hilarious, but it’s worth a try and can create a sense of community among the instructor and students in the course. Regina and Keirsten cite three articles that confirm the effectiveness of a humorous teaching approach. Links can be found in the show notes.

Four Course Delivery Methods for the “New Normal”

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

6:00 AM

With social distancing guidelines, “normal” seated classes may not happen this fall. What are your options for delivering the most effective courses for your students? Seated and online aren’t your only choices! Your hosts discuss four delivery methods, when and how they work best, and how embracing a little change can result in remarkable outcomes for learners.

Course Mapping… Why Bother?

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

10:30 AM

What is course mapping? Who does it? And most importantly, why bother? Measurable learning outcomes and course alignment will change the way you develop and teach your classes. Rather than making it all about the book, use a book as a tool and focus on the learning outcomes. Keirsten and Regina explain how valuable and fun course mapping can be.

Active Learning Using Video, Discussion Forums and Journaling

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

6:00 AM

An online course that has the opportunity for active learning is much more effective than one without. What is active learning and how do you incorporate active learning into your online classroom? Your hosts discuss how to use video, discussion forums and journaling to enhance the learning experience for students. Regina cites Emily Moore’s article, “From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Videos.” Link in the notes.

A State of Continuous Improvement

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6:00 AM

Students have concerns about online learning, partially because they feel they don’t get enough feedback from their instructors. Keirsten and Regina share two real-life examples of feedback challenges from their online program and how they resolved them. They also share more tips on how instructors can continuously improve the quality of their feedback.

Five Low-Tech, Time-Saving Ways to Teach Online During COVID19

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

6:00 AM

With so many articles right now about how best to teach online, it can be overwhelming to determine which are the best. Keirsten and Regina review one of their favorites, an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, with five tips on how to teach online with low-tech and time saving tactics. You can read the article at https://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Low-Tech-Time-Saving-Ways/248519.

Because...We Are Only Human

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

6:00 AM

The best educators are those who love what they do. Your passion for teaching is apparent to students whether you’re in the classroom or online. In this episode, get ready to break out of your comfort zone and try some new teaching techniques to connect with your students.

Feedback

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

6:00 AM

Feedback is essential to student success, and something students want from you, their instructor. How can you make your feedback more insightful and useful? And how can feedback lead to increased student performance and satisfaction? Hear from Keirsten and Regina how to give constructive and specific feedback in your online classes.

Addressing the Post-Traditional Student Market

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

6:00 AM

Age no longer predicts how we learn. Research shows that 70% of college students are “post-traditional,” meaning they don’t study full-time, during the day, at a residential campus. These numbers will only grow due to the recent COVID19 outbreak. What do these students want out of their online education? What attracts them to one university over another? Join Keirsten and Regina as they interview two expert guests Carol Aslanian, Senior Vice President for Aslanian Market Research, and Karina Kogan, Vice President, Partnership Development for Education Dynamics to discuss the latest research for this growing market.

Discussion Forums

Thursday, April 2, 2020

6:00 AM

Online learning discussion forums are similar to students raising their hands in class and engaging in open discuss. How do you engage your students in a vibrant discussion forum and how do you provide feedback? Get advice from the two online learning experts in this valuable episode.

Written Communication

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

6:00 AM

Written communication is key in the world of online education. What are the best practices for written communication with your online students? Should you use emojis? And should you smile while you’re writing your messages to students? Learn more about why it is so important and how you can improve your written communication.

Adventures in the Vatican Secret Archives: Money, Politics and Medieval Universities

Friday, March 27, 2020

2:00 PM

Trine University’s Spring 2020 Humanities Symposia continues with “Adventures in the Vatican Secret Archives: Money, Politics and Medieval Universities.” Eric Goddard, Ph.D., professor for the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences, will discuss his experience of going to research in the pope’s personal archives for the first time. The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication.

Instructor Presence

Friday, March 27, 2020

6:00 AM

As faculty members, you are the institution to the student. Students notice when you communicate and engage with them and will work hard for you if they feel they know you. Learn in this episode what instructor presence is and what you can to engage your online learners.

It's Going to be Okay

Thursday, March 26, 2020

6:00 AM

As COVID-19 disrupts our institutions and lives, teachers can feel unsure, overwhelmed and annoyed as they move to e-learning. So what should you do? “Do less,” says our experts! Listen as Regina and Keirsten explain how to focus on the basics and gain a sense of peace that it will all be okay, and we are in this together.

Why The Onliners Was Created

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

3:10 PM

Online education has become increasingly important in today’s landscape. With the COVID19 outbreak, many educators are now required to teach their students through e-learning, whether they’re ready or not! Join Regina and Keirsten, two online education experts, for their introductory episode that explains how The Onliners podcast came to fruition.

Crippling Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

3:10 PM

The Coronavirus is crippling the sports world, events are starting to be held without fans and it has the boys very upset. John and Cal take a sneak peak at what may happen during conference tournament weekend as we get ready to head into March Madness. Also very quickly at the end we get into some of the big NFL questions that will be answered soon!

Spring Beginnings

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

10:00 AM

Spring break is over and now we are on the home stretch to end the year. John and Lang talk about how Women’s basketball is in the NCAA Tournament and is tearing it up, Softball and Baseball also cruised through spring break and are looking to continue to roll. Finally Men’s Track and Field are MIAA Indoor Champions.

Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 5, 2020

7:00 AM

With it being spring break we decided to dive into the archives and pull put this gem from the early days. Enjoy this timeless interview with Maurice Hunter!

TrineLine 3-4-20

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

9:00 AM

In this episode, Trine University President Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D., talks about the university’s recent successful Scholarship Gala, and how the Gala and other efforts help keep student debt low for Trine University students. You’ll also hear how Dr. Brooks would try to solve the national student debt crisis if he were president of the United States, and what he thinks actually will happen on this issue. Dr. Brooks also discusses new majors at Trine and the new Trine Center for Sports Studies.

Shea Sims - February 26, 2020

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

10:00 AM

Shea Sims is the head cheerleading and dance coach at Trine University. In this week’s episode of Trine Talk, Shea describes what it was like to dance for the Indiana Pacers and why she loves coaching at Trine.

Matt "Hockey Rat" Bradley

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

1:25 PM

Conference playoffs are starting up, and we have you covered. John and Lang talk about how basketball is looking heading into the conference tournament, Men’s NCAA Hockey is moving on to round 2 in the Harris Cup Playoff, and so much more. Plus John sits down with ACHA D3 player Matt Bradley to talk about his freshman year, what he hopes to work on going forward, and some of his superstitions.

Impending Madness

Friday, February 21, 2020

2:00 PM

The stars were out in Chicago for NBA All-star weekend, and it was fantastic. But it was not without controversy, as the dunk contest blew up social media. Baseball is officially back with spring training games starting today, and the Daytona 500 didn’t disappoint even with a scary ending.

Beginning of the End

Friday, February 21, 2020

1:30 PM

Better late than never...Another busy week of Thunder sports, the Women’s basketball team continues their roll, eyeing a strong finish to the conference season. Men’s hockey prepares to try and lock down the 3 seed in the Harris Cup playoffs, Lang and John talk about an amazing goal, and so much more this week.

Prof. Jeff McGowan - Taxes

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

1:50 PM

In this episode, Prof. Jeff McGowan talks about everyone’s favorite topic this time of year: taxes. Jeff shares tips for doing your own taxes as well as working with a professional, and shares some of the strangest things people have claimed – or tried to claim – as deductions.

Sports Broadcasting Class - February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

11:00 AM

Trine University is offering its first ever sports broadcasting class this semester. Andy Brown sat down with four members of the class to discuss each student’s thoughts about sports broadcasting and their futures.

More for the Kids

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

3:10 PM

A wild ending to the trade deadline, and an even wilder proposition by the MLB has got John and Cal in the studio. Pitchers have been throwing bullpens today and has us in a spring mindset, the XFL after one week just might be here to stay as they seem to have better footing than other leagues have had. And of course the NBA trade deadline has passed and John is once again disappointed in Detroit Sports.

What is Love?

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

1:25 PM

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and James and Jarod are discussing the origins of the beloved holiday. Honestly, it’s crazy how long this holiday has been going on! Other than that it’s a short episode this week but it ends with some important announcements for HAC students.

Les Paul: Composing Through the Times

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

1:25 PM

Trine University’s Spring 2020 Humanities Symposia continues with “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” The Symposia is presented by Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication (HAC). Christine Olding, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, will present “Les Paul: Composing Through the Times.” Olding will discuss how Lester William Posfuss, better known as Les Paul, changed how audiences listen to music. Les Paul was not only a famous musician, but also an inventor. He designed the solid-body electric guitar and introduced revolutionary recording techniques. To this day, Paul’s work continues to be heard in rock, jazz and country. He’s the only person to be in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Houston Has More Problems

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

3:20 PM

John and Cal look at another hectic week of sports. First we look at the barnburner of a Super Bowl we had between the Chiefs and 49r’s, and we had 2 blockbuster trades in 2 different sports last night. We talk about how the Dodgers need to win this year, and how the Houston Rockets might be self destructing after dealing Clint Capela.

Blake Williams and His Time in HAC

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

3:00 PM

Blake Williams, a freshmen communication major, joins Jarod and James to discuss all that he’s accomplished so far in the HAC department. From being a recipient of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences scholarship to being recently cast as the male lead for the recent play, Blake has got a lot under his belt only being a freshmen. The trio then get into some deep conversations about their HAC majors and discuss why they love the HAC department so much.

Avast Selling Your Information and VR on the Rise?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

3:00 PM

A podcast full of news stories! It turns out Avast anti-virus software has been selling your information! What software can we trust? Other noticeable stories include the Valve VR index doing well and Rocket League dropping online MAC support. Lastly the boys discuss a new card game they played, which may be your next favorite.

Thank You Kobe

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

3:05 PM

It was a difficult weekend for everyone as we grieve the loss of a superhero, his daughter, and the others lost in the tragic helicopter crash. Cal and John talk about the impact that Kobe had on us, not only with basketball but life. They also talk about this weekend’s upcoming Super Bowl matchup between the Chiefs and 49’rs.

WINDOWS IS GONE and so is our privacy…

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

4:00 PM

The boys talk about the fall and legacy of windows 7, but is it really gone? Another big discussion they talk about is privacy online. New technology suggests that people can find any picture of you online due to AI technology. Lastly, Blake bring a new segment involving top 5s. This top 5 is about FPS’s and more specifically, DOOM!

O'Shea Owens - January 23, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

3:05 PM

O'Shea Owens is the Assistant Athletic Director of Game Operations and Fan Experience at Trine University. On this week’s episode of “Trine Talk” we learn about O’Shea’s journey from being a Trine Student to becoming part of the athletic administration and discover what goes into creating the exciting game-night experience that Trine students and fans enjoy.

Hallowed Halls

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

2:45 PM

John and Cal are back for another week of sports talk, this week we dive into the Hall of Fame results, and talk about how steroids shouldn’t matter anymore. The boys also discuss the brawl between Kansas and Kansas State after the buzzer and our leading candidates to score 80 in a game in the NBA.

A New Semester with Surprise Guests

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

4:30 PM

James and Jarod return after a nice winter break with a new member of the HAC Department. Professor Michelle Blank join them as they discuss her new classes as well as exciting Ph.D work. John Kay, a HAC student, also stops by and is possibly invited to co-host the podcast!?

New year, New News, New Us

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

4:30 PM

The boys talk about a ton a lot of news since break! Thad covers exciting new releases in the world of tech thanks to the recent CES. Jarod and Blake talk about new releases in the tabletop and videogame industry. The boys also review a party game! Stay tuned for reviews over interesting and fun party games every week or so.

Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

9:30 AM

In this episode of Faculty Focus, Dr. Gary Greene and Dr. Jeremy Rentz, associate professors of civil engineering, and Michelle Blank, assistant professor of English, talk about sessions they will be presenting at the upcoming Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference. In particular, they will discuss methods educators can use to better engage learners.

Balling Over Break

Friday, January 17, 2020

4:10 PM

John and Lang are back after a long Christmas Break and on this episode the boys discuss how Men’s and Women’s Basketball have been rolling, hockey teams are getting back into conference play and starting to warm up a little bit. And track hosts some meets and has the MIAA Runners of the Week.

Caught Red Handed

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:25 PM

John and Cal are joined by Griffin Watson on this week’s episode. Joe Burrow and LSU rule the College Football World taking down Clemson in a great game. The NFL Playoffs have provided the fireworks we thought they would, with Kansas City having a huge comeback, and the Titans slaying another beast. The MLB brings down some punishment on the Astros and Red Sox for cheating.

TrineLine 1-14-20

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2:30 PM

In this month’s TrineLine, Dr. Brooks talks about growth in the university’s Franks School of Education and the recently announced Montessori teacher education program. He also discusses national rankings for Trine’s online programs and Zollner Golf Course, looks ahead to the Love, Mom and Dad and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. events on campus, and even shares his thoughts on the clash between Tennessee and Indiana in the Gator Bowl.

WILD Card

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

3:00 PM

John and Cal are back to kick off the spring semester, and they have a lot to say. They discuss some of what they missed while they were gone, a wild Wild Card weekend, and some of the departures from the college football world to the draft. They also talk about the thumping Oklahoma took at the hands of Joe Burrow, and how Ohio State got a taste of the bad refereeing.

TrineLine 12-18-19

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

10:00 AM

As we near the end of 2019, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II talks about some of the Trine University highlights of 2019, including record main campus enrollment, success for athletic and engineering teams, and funds raised through the Invest in Excellence capital campaign. We also look ahead to what’s coming for Trine University and higher education as a whole in 2020.

Dr. Byron Bond - Theatre and Media

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

3:25 PM

In this month’s episode, Dr. Byron Bond, associate professor in Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication, talks about his background in theatre and media, including appearing as an extra in four movies. He also talks about Trine’s new theatre minor and about the state of news and entertainment media today.

Dr. Earl Brooks - December 11, 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

1:50 PM

Dr. Earl Brooks has been the president of Trine University since 2000. This week he discusses his early career as an educator, his over two decades of service at Trine, and what lies ahead for the university.

Decade of Amazing Sports

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

9:10 AM

John and Cal are back for the last episode of 2019. The boys take a look at what transpired during the conference championship games and the first round of the college football playoff. Finally, with it being the end of a decade, they take a look back at some of their favorite and most heartbreaking moments from the past 10 years.

Hammers, Superheroes, and Apocalyptic Weapons: Norse Mythology in Comics.

Monday, December 9, 2019

3:30 PM

Trine University’s Fall 2019 Humanities Symposia concludes with “Hammers, Superheroes, and Apocalyptic Weapons: Norse Mythology in Comics.” Patrick Ridout, assistant director of information services in the LINK, Trine’s library and academic support center, discusses Norse myths and how they have been reinterpreted and popularized in comics.

BONUS! A brief history of Fire Emblem

Friday, December 6, 2019

4:00 PM

Kyle joins us as the fourth player on player 3 and discusses a brief history of Fire Emblem. He goes in depth into what he believes are the best and worst games in the series.

AMD vs. Intel AGAIN! Also Fire Emblem

Friday, December 6, 2019

3:00 PM

Kyle joins us as the fourth player on player 3 and discusses a brief history of Fire Emblem. Jarod also learns that he shouldn’t buy a laptop due to the AMD and Intel wars.

Beating the Injury Bug

Friday, December 6, 2019

2:35 PM

Last show of the semester for the Lang and John, and with not much to catch up on from the past week we look to finals week. Home hockey to close out the week before finals week and a basketball game, plus some Thunder teams are getting some players back from injury.

Hard(en) To Watch

Thursday, December 5, 2019

3:15 PM

John and Cal are back for more this week, and the boys talk about how James Harden is making the Rockets hard to watch, how Luka dominated November and are a real contender in the West. NFL is starting to heat up as we enter the tail end of the regular season, and Cal talks about how his Bears have a chance. Finally the guys predict Big 10 basketball dominance and how Conference Championship weekend is huge for some teams looking to make the College Football Playoff.

The Thad Show

Thursday, December 5, 2019

3:00 PM

Thad has a lot of info about tech! AMD and Intel is at it again, fighting back in forth for dominance in the PC market. The tesla cyber truck was revealed with mixed appeal. Also, the Google Stadia launch debacle and the NEW VALVE HALF LIFE GAME! Half-Life 3 confirmed?

Strange Releases In Every Genre

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

3:00 PM

The boys talk about a ton of new strange releases and YouTube. From Death Stranding to some weird game created by the creator of Katamari, this episode’s games are all over the place. In other news, YouTube is improving and messing up once again, and the future of content is looking scary on the platform.

Ice Cold Winter(s)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

8:30 AM

Another busy weekend of Trine sports, but have no fear as Langston and John have you covered. NCAA Women’s Hockey took on a tough Adrian team over the weekend, NCAA Men’s hockey faced St. Scholastica, Women’s Basketball had a trip to the Windy City, and Men’s Basketball also had two tough weekend foes. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming episodes as we have some cool things up and coming!

Luka-ing Like MVP

Thursday, November 21, 2019

3:25 PM

John and Cal pop into the studio to talk about all the wildness that has gone down in the sports world over the past week. We start off by sending our prayers and good vibes out to Tua who suffered a terrible season ending injury, and we talk about how Bama could be in trouble. Jalen Hurts leads a big comeback over win over Baylor, Luka Doncic is making a push for MVP in the early goings of the NBA season, and the Thursday Night Football Fiasco between the Steelers and Browns.

How The Cookie Crumbles

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2:35 PM

John and Lang are back at it again, and this time we have all the sports. The boys discuss the end of the football season and how the team performed on Senior day. Basketball and Hockey are in the young stages of their seasons, and we are here to help keep you up to date. Also make sure to show up and show out for home games to support everyone.

Lydia Tremaine - November 20, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

1:35 PM

Lydia Tremaine is a first-year psychology student at Trine University. This week she talks with Andy about becoming Miss Indiana in 2018 and finishing top 15 in the Miss America Pageant.

Megan Tolin - Technology in Education

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

4:00 PM

In this episode of Faculty Focus, Megan Tolin, assistant professor in the Franks School of Education, talks about the use of technology in elementary, middle and high school education. Megan formerly served as a classroom teacher and as director of technology, innovation and pedagogy for the Indiana University School of Education at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. She maintains her focus on educational technology in her role at Trine, having presented at international conferences on the topic.

*jim mora voice* PLAYOFFS?!?!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

4:00 PM

On this week of 3 Strikes John and Cal talk about how the NCAA needs to rethink how they handle some of the issues with their student athletes, Colin Kaepernick is getting a workout set up by the NFL, but is it going to amount to anything? Also Baylor upsets Team USA, and is the first college team to beat Team USA since 1999.

Brooke Cunningham - November 13, 2019

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

3:20 PM

Brooke Cunningham is a junior Criminal Justice / Psychology double major, a member of the Trine Softball team, and the public address announcer for Trine Women’s Volleyball. She spoke with Andy this week about her team’s historic run last spring, and her work on the microphone this fall.

Stormcenter Football Week #11 vs Kalamazoo

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

3:00 PM

On this week’s installment of the Stormcenter, Langston and John talk about another tough week for the Thunder, this time at the hands of the Adrian Bulldogs. The boys also take a look to the this week's season finale against the Kalamazoo Hornets.

TrineLine 11-13-19

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

3:00 PM

In this episode, we welcome Whitney Bandemer, J.D., Trine University’s new vice president for health sciences. Whitney and Dr. Brooks discuss the future plans for the university’s health sciences degree programs in Fort Wayne. Dr. Brooks also talks about Trine’s recent announcement that 99.4 percent of the Class of 2019 is employed or in graduate school.

Smash Leaks, Ryzen and Blizzard

Monday, November 11, 2019

3:00 PM

The boys talk Super Smash bros leaks, the Ryzen gut punch to Intel, and the new content in Overwatch 2. They also discuss the double edge sword of the “patching for later” concept and how that concept changes the way we play games.

Chick-Fil-A, Lemonade and Kanye

Friday, November 8, 2019

3:00 PM

James and Jarod decide to review Kanye West’s new album, Jesus is King. They discuss the interesting lyrics Kanye has implemented, as well as how unique this release is. Is Kanye going to change the industry again?!

Banned In China

Friday, November 8, 2019

3:00 PM

The boys talk new games, old games and more. From the cancellation of PlayStation View to the launch of The Outer Worlds, it’s an exciting episode. Featuring Special Guest Bryson Hertenstein to shake it up.

Stormcenter Football Week #10 vs Adrian College

Friday, November 8, 2019

1:45 PM

John and Langston talk about the close game that the Thunder had against the Albion Britons and look ahead to this week’s Black and Blue Border Brawl against the Adrian Bulldogs. Also keep your eyes peeled as we are getting ready to expand the show in a couple weeks to follow more sports!

Having Nunn Of It

Thursday, November 7, 2019

3:25 PM

John and Cal are back, and like always they have a lot to discuss after another crazy week of sports. The boys talk about how stacked the top of the rankings are in college football after the first official playoff rankings come out, and how it is just a matter of time before it is an 8 team playoff, plus all the players in the NFL that are coming back from injury and how the NBA looks like a time machine.

Taylor Medina - November 5, 2019

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

10:00 AM

Taylor Medina is a junior criminal justice major at Trine University. On this episode of Trine Talk, Taylor discusses his service in the US Marine Corp and his new perspective as a student athlete at Trine.

Grande Dame Catrina: Honoring Death

Friday, November 1, 2019

2:40 PM

Ana Boman, lecturer of Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, will discuss La Catrina, an important symbol of Mexican culture, especially during the Day of the Dead tradition. Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday where the culture celebrates deceased relatives. Deceased sprits are believed to return to the real world from the spirit world, and are celebrated as honored guests with their families.

Home Heartbreak

Thursday, October 31, 2019

2:35 PM

We have witnessed history as the Washington Nationals have been crowned champions of the MLB. We talk MVP and a little bit of early free agency for baseball. Cal tells John why saying the Warriors are out of playoff contention in the NBA is an over-reaction, and then how LSU vs. Alabama could possibly decide the Heisman winner.

Stormcenter Football Week #9 vs Albion College

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

1:40 PM

No Langston today but fear not, we are not going anywhere. John is joined by Freshman QB Alex Price to talk about some of his experiences early on as a starter, and they also discuss the past week vs. Finlandia and the upcoming battle against the Britons of Albion.

Gretchen Miller - October 29, 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

2:45 PM

Gretchen Miller is the Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff at Trine University—She’s also the wife of head men’s basketball coach Brooks Miller. On this episode of Trine Talk Gretchen discusses her recent promotion, Trine Basketball, and the importance of family.

Slow days, dreams, and Japanese Mechs

Friday, October 25, 2019

10:00 AM

It’s that time of the semester where not much is going on. Jarod and James are unsure what to talk about so they have conversations about James and the current books he is working on. Somehow, the conversation switches from school work to Japanese mechs and how they both want to live in something they call “retro future”. This truly is a strange episode.

The Boy Juander

Thursday, October 24, 2019

3:10 PM

On this episode of 3 Strikes John and Cal talk about how Juanderful the Nationals and Juan Soto have been in the World Series with their 2-0 lead over the Astros, and how the Nats starters have outdueled the Stro’s two aces. Two trades in the NFL could prove to be huge for the last 2 remaining undefeated teams, also are the Colts Super Bowl contenders? Lastly the NBA is finally back and we have our picks for who could take home hardware at the end of the year.

Dr. Bill Barge - Cybersecurity

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

4:00 PM

In this inaugural episode, Dr. Bill Barge, associate professor in Trine University’s Department of Computer Science and Information Technology talks about how our personal, financial and other information is protected online, and how hackers and other cybercriminals are sometimes able to get around these measures. He also talks about the pitfalls of electronic and online voting, and shares practical tips on keeping your private information safe.

Stormcenter Football Week #8 vs Finlandia University

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2:00 PM

On this week's episode John and Langston look back at the hard fought game against Olivet, and take a look ahead to this week's matchup against Finlandia where Trine looks to snap the 3 game skid against a struggling Finlandia team.

It’s Spooky and Cuffing Season!

Friday, October 18, 2019

10:00 AM

James and Jarod sit down to talk about the fall season, especially when it comes to movies in relationships. Jarod once again shows his lack of movie experience, with James apparently recommending every good Halloween movie. We also discuss the infamous pumpkin spice flavor and James explains how to have a good pumpkin patch date.

The Cost of an NLCS Win is...Bryceless

Thursday, October 17, 2019

3:35 PM

On this week’s episode of 3 Strikes, John and Cal talk about how improbable the Nationals run has been, and what a dog fight the ALCS is. Meanwhile, the refs in the NFL just needs to let the players play, and an MVP debate happens and Cal makes a claim for the best player in the NFL.

TrineLine 10/17/19

Thursday, October 17, 2019

2:10 PM

In this episode, Dr. Earl D. Brooks II reflects on nearly 20 years as President at Trine University, one of the longest current tenures in the state of Indiana. He also looks back on Homecoming and 25 years of Thunder football, and talks about Trine’s regional economic impact and how the university helps more than 99 percent of its graduates become employed after graduation.

Stormcenter Football Week #7 vs Olivet College

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2:10 PM

John and Lang are back to discuss last week's game against Alma and how we are in a little bit of unfamiliar territory from the last 2 seasons. We also look at the matchup against Olivet and how the Thunder could play spoiler for the Comets.

Jarod Discovers Pulp Fiction

Saturday, October 12, 2019

12:05 PM

James suggested to Jarod to watch Pulp Fiction and Jarod absolutely loved it. We learn how Jarod doesn’t watch movies and the brilliance that is Quentin Tarantino movies. Can James turn Jarod into a movie expert? Or will Jarod continue to only play video games?

Thanks October

Thursday, October 10, 2019

3:25 PM

John and Cal talk about the surprises in the NL side of the MLB playoff bracket. The game we have been waiting for since week 1 of college football is this weekend. They also talk about how if the Patriots go undefeated there is an easy answer why, and Teddy Bridgewater has shown us he is still starting caliber.

Stormcenter Football Week #6 vs Alma College

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

2:00 PM

For the first time in show history, John and Langston have to talk about a regular season loss. But have no fear, as they also preview the next match-up against the Alma Scots.

What You See Is (Not) What You Get

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1:50 PM

Presented by Dr. Jeanette Goddard. The Deceived is an Italian comedy first published in 1532. Assumed to be the source play for Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the play involves mistaken identities, family members that were thought to be dead, and cross-dressing nuns. In a playful way, this comedy deals with the serious topics of pursuing what you want, of using deceit to overcome obstacles, and, ultimately, what community should look like.

The John Kay Experience and Homecoming

Friday, October 4, 2019

4:00 PM

John Kay, from Trine University’s Communications Department, sits down to talk about his experience here at Trine University. John is a frequent podcaster and broadcaster. We discuss his journey getting into broadcasting and the steps he takes to prepare for commenting a live game. Also, be on the lookout for updates involving the HAC news site, new content is starting to be pushed out!

Nintendo’s Descent into the French Court System

Friday, October 4, 2019

3:25 PM

Blake, Jarod and Thad talk Tabletop, PC and Console news. They talk D&D, French Law, Medal of Honor, Nintendo and more. Blake covers Wizards of the Coast’s newest releases, Thad talks Steam and VR and Jarod slides in Nintendo’s lawsuits and Playstation’s State of Play.

Stormcenter Football Week #5 vs Hope College

Friday, October 4, 2019

3:20 PM

Week 5 is here, and the Trine Thunder football team takes on the Hope Flying Dutchman. This week Langston and John are joined by Sr. Linebacker Simeon Washington and they discuss this weeks match-up.

D is for Dinger

Thursday, October 3, 2019

3:35 PM

John and Cal are back for another week of Three Strikes. The boys talk about all the MLB wildcard action and what we might see going forward with the playoffs. They also discuss the week in college football and what usual laughing stock teams are legit in the NFL.

Sloan Davis October 1, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

3:05 PM

On this week’s episode Trine University graduate and admissions counselor Sloan Davis drops by to discuss the things that set Trine apart, and that lousy ending to “Game of Thrones.”

20th Century Boy: How Marc Bolan founded Glam

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

10:20 AM

Christine Olding, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, will present “20th Century Boy.” Olding will discuss how Marc Bolan, lead singer of T. Rex, founded a genre of music through the Glam movement.

Wild Time To Be Alive

Friday, September 27, 2019

11:15 AM

It's almost postseason time in the MLB so John and Cal give you everything they are looking at heading into the last weekend of the regular season.

Welcome Back

Friday, September 20, 2019

4:00 PM

James and Jarod begin their first episode with an overview of the new spaces and activities going on this semester at the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences. They also have Dr. Christine Olding as a guest. Dr. Olding recently and successfully defended her dissertation. She also is in charge of the new Writing Center located in the LINK.

Stormcenter Football Week #3 vs Concordia (Wis.)

Friday, September 20, 2019

4:00 PM

The boys are joined this week by Junior Dylan “Cheese” Dowling the starting running back as we discuss Dowling’s journey to Trine, and the Thunder’s upcoming battle against Concordia Wisconsin. Follow us on twitter for updates @therealjohnkay_ , @langlang_3, and @afro_man32 also follow our instagram @trinestormcenter where you can send in questions for the upcoming weeks guest.

3 Strikes - It Hurts So Good

Thursday, September 19, 2019

4:30 PM

We can’t stop talking about Jalen Hurts and the wild card race in the MLB...A prediction comes true during the rare live update in a podcast. Cal is losing faith in the Cubbies as the season is coming to an end.

Alex Price September 17, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

3:10 PM

Andy visits with freshman quarterback Alex Price as they discuss his state championship at Reading High School, his transition to college football, and his adjustment to college life.

TrineLine 9/16/19

Monday, September 16, 2019

1:30 PM

In the inaugural episode of TrineLine, Dr. Brooks discusses growth at Trine University and the expansion of the university’s health sciences and computer science and information technology curriculum. We also reflect on the university’s 9/11 remembrance and look ahead to Homecoming and the upcoming athletic seasons.

Stormcenter Football Week #2 vs Bluffton

Friday, September 13, 2019

4:17 PM

Langston and John are back to recap Trine's week 1 win at Manchester and look ahead at week 2 where the Thunder travel to Bluffton. Special guest Linebacker Gerald Little joins the pod this week as well. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @LangLang_3 and @therealjohnkay_

The Flu Cast

Thursday, September 12, 2019

4:35 PM

The boys are a little under the weather but they're here none the less. John and Cal talk about how late season injuries to Christian Yelich and Javy Baez might affect the already wild NL Wild Card race, and of course we talk college and pro football.

Football Is Back

Thursday, September 5, 2019

3:35 PM

This week the guys talk a little bit more about the home run race and pitchers who are raking. Also don't miss Cal going on what could possibly be the best rant ever on the show.

Stormcenter Football Week #1 vs Manchester

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

4:35 PM

John and Langston are back, they talk with senior center Tristan Edwards and they take a look at the defense and offense leading up to the Thunder’s week 1 matchup against Manchester University.

3 Strikes 8/29/19

Thursday, August 29, 2019

3:50 PM

John and Cal are back after summer break, and they are ready to talk sports. On this episode they talk about the Andrew Luck retirement and how mental health is affecting pro athletes. We try to fix the NCAA Playoff and how they could effectively expand to an 8 team format. Lastly, we discuss the summer of fun from baseball and how the game is in a great place.