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The Truth about Sojourner.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00 AM

A writer, teacher and storyteller, Lou Ann Homan has been part of Indiana classrooms for more than 40 years. She has been twice awarded the prestigious Lilly Teacher Creativity Award. She also is an award-winning columnist for KPC Media Group. She is a member of Angola’s Historic Preservation Commission and the Downtown Angola Coalition.

Carolyn Powers retired from a career in education and has been an active community volunteer in Steuben County. She serves on the Board of Directors for the new Pleasant Lake Museum, served on the Sojourner Truth Committee with the Downtown Angola Coalition, and is passionate about bringing the story of Sojourner Truth to the community.

For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at

Goodbye John (For Real This Time)

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

6:00 AM

In the last episode of the year, host Drew Everhart brings in John Kay for one last time to talk Thunder Basketball. Then, the two of them reflect on their time together working for the Trine Broadcasting Network. Good luck with everything moving forward John!!

Stories We Tell: Women in the Past

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

6:00 AM

“In how we often tell the story of women, there is a homogeneous history in which women always, everywhere held the same oppressed position,” Goddard said. “However, historical examples, some of which we will examine in this presentation, provide a much more nuanced picture. Given that this is the case, why does this story continue to circulate?”

For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at

Conference Play is Underway with Tara Bieniewicz

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

5:01 PM

The final week of classes is upon us at Trine University. This week, Drew Everhart welcomes back Jacob Nelson to discuss a great week for Thunder Hockey. Then, Drew welcomes back John Kay to discuss basketball as conference play has started for the women's team. Finally, Drew and John talk with preseason 3rd Team All-American Tara Bieniewicz on the past few years of the Thunder basketball program as well as her personal accomplishments while wearing a Thunder jersey. Go Thunder!!

Baby, You’re No Good: Female Musician’s Rhetorical Self-Agency in the Archives

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

6:00 AM

This presentation aims to shed light on an old issue: women’s inability to shake patriarchal expectations. Through an in-depth study of the Rock Roll Hall of Fame library and archives, Olding will discuss female representation within the Rock Hall, both as an organization and an archival site.

Exploring archived materials by such acts as Janis Joplin and Patti Smith, Olding will showcase the lack of representation and self-agency within archivable materials, and reflect on what that says about our society’s expectations of female musicians.

For more information about the Symposia, contact Melissa Mayus, Ph.D., assistant professor in Trine’s Department of Humanities and Communication, at

Both Basketball Teams Bounce Back

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

4:36 PM

We are in the home stretch at Trine University as winter sports are continuing their seasons into December. Host Drew Everhart welcomes Jacob Nelson to talk about Thunder Hockey over the past couple of weeks. Then, John Kay comes back to discuss Thunder Basketball and their bounce back victories over the weekend. Good luck to all Thunder teams this week! Go Thunder!!

Mo Artistry – Interview with Painter Scarlett Elliott

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

2:34 PM

This is the second episode of Mo Artistry, dedicated to art and artists on campus! This episode features artist Scarlett Elliott; she is an amazing Trine student and painter. Listen as she reflects on her experiences, her craft, and thoughts on resources for artists both on and off campus.

Thanksgiving Round-Up

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

1:53 PM

Thanksgiving is around the corner! Since it is a short week at Trine University, all there will be is Drew Everhart’s rundown of last week’s events. We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a peaceful break before we enter the final stretch of this semester!

National Championship and Women’s Basketball Starting out Hot

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

4:12 PM

Women’s Triathlon are NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! This week, Drew Everhart welcomes back Jacob Nelson to talk about last week’s Hockey games as well as a packed weekend on the ice. Then, John Kay comes in to discuss the end of football’s season as well as great wins for both men’ and women’s basketball. Good luck to all Thunder teams this week.

Winter Sports are Back with Nick Bowman

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

6:00 AM

It is an exciting time on Trine University’s campus as fall sports come to an end. Both soccer teams are dancing in the NCAA Tournament and football has the opportunity to be crowned conference champions on Saturday as they get ready to face Hope. Jacob Nelson joins host Drew Everhart to discuss hockey after an interesting weekend for both teams. Then, John Kay joins Drew to discuss football and basketball after an exciting weekend for both teams. Then, MIAA MVP and All-American Nick Bowman joins Drew and John for an interview. Go Thunder!!

Hockey is Looking Good and Basketball is on the Way

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

4:21 PM

Winter sports are right around the corner here at Trine University as many teams will start their seasons this week. Drew Everhart brings in Jacob Nelson to discuss the first weekend for both NCAA Ice Hockey Teams. Then, he welcomes John Kay back to discuss Football’s loss to Albion. Drew and John also discuss both basketball teams as they are looking to start their seasons soon. Go Thunder!

Shang Chi and the Future of the MCU

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

11:25 AM

HAC student Lauren Banks and Education major Jaden Hyre discuss the movie Shang Chi and the Ten Rings and what this means for the future of Marvel movies.

Mo Artistry – Interview with Photographer Nasir Ibrahim Al Mutlaq

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

11:21 AM

Mo Artistry is a new podcast created by Maurice Ehichioya dedicated to art and artists on campus. The first episode features photographer Nasir Ibrahim Al Mutlaq. Listen as he reflects on his experiences, his craft, and resources for photographers both on and off campus.

Hockey Talk and Trine Crushes Kalamazoo with Jacob Yoder

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

4:44 PM

This week, Drew Everhart talks about all Thunder events over the past week. He then brings in Jacob Nelson to talk about the NCAA Hockey teams as they get ready to start their seasons this weekend. Finally, he brings in John Kay and special guest Jacob Yoder to discuss Trine Football’s demolishing of Kalamazoo. Good luck to all Thunder teams over the next week!

Getting Ready for Kalamazoo

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

1:39 PM

This week, Drew Everhart covers all that has happened in the past week for Trine Athletics. Then, he brings back John Kay to discuss Football’s game against Kalamazoo on Saturday. Good luck to all Thunder teams this week! Go Thunder!

Guest Dr. Amanda Malefyt

Monday, October 18, 2021

6:00 AM

Dr. Amanda Malefyt, chair of Trine University’s McKetta Department of Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, talks about her experiences as a student and a professional as we reflect on 100 years of women in engineering at Trine. She also talks about her career and Pfizer and the process of developing and manufacturing medications.

Spotlight Kelsey Flowers

Friday, October 15, 2021

2:33 PM

In this episode of HAC Underground, Amelia Mills is joined by Kelsey Flowers to discuss the newest Trine Theatre production, “You Can’t Take It With You”. Kelsey is not only the lead of the play but is also head of props and the Trine Drama Club’s new Vice President. Listen as they tell it all, from their own experiences on and off stage, to math club.

Looking Great Going Into the Bye Week

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

9:02 AM

It has been a slow week for Trine Athletics as we move closer to fall break. This week, we welcome John Kay back to talk about Trine Football’s huge win over Olivet and to look around the rest of the MIAA.

Football Wins the Black and Blue Border Brawl

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

3:54 PM

This week, Drew covers all that happened in the last week of Trine Athletics. He then brings in John Kay and Trine Football Safety Keysean Amison to discuss the latest edition of the Black and Blue Border Brawl.

Looking Ahead to Homecoming Saturday

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

2:49 PM

This week, Drew goes through what happened last week and what will happen next week in Trine Athletics. Then, he brings in John Kay to discuss Trine Football’s loss 14-7 to Centre. They then get into a preview of Saturday’s Homecoming game against Adrian in the Black and Blue Border Brawl.

Football Beats Mt. St. Joseph

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

1:34 PM

This week Drew covers another great week in Thunder Athletics including: Women’s Soccer beating No. 17 Denison, Mitch Lowney winning MIAA Player of the Week for Golf and Jaqueline Baughman achieving her 2,000th career assist in Volleyball. Then, John Kay stops by to discuss Football’s thrilling OT victory over Mt. St. Joseph.

Sports are in Full Swing

Thursday, September 16, 2021

1:56 PM

Most Fall Sports are back at Trine University! Drew recaps some events and looks forward to all events for the next week. Then, Drew welcomes back John Kay to discuss Trine Football’s loss to Rose Hulman and look forward to Saturday’s game against Mt. St. Joseph.

Spotlight Professor Brendan Allen

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

4:19 PM

Join Amelia Mills as she hosts the first episode of Trine Spotlight 2021. Her guest today is none other than the esteemed and new, professor Brendan Allen. Listen in as they talk about how the education job market effects everyone, how statues and other forms of art can always be cutting edge, and of course for some amazing poetry and book recommendations; as well as some to stay away from.

Spring Recap and Football Crushes Manchester

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

6:00 AM

The Stormcenter Podcast is back for the 2021-22 sports year at Trine University. New host Drew Everhart welcomes back former host John Kay to discuss Jake Gladieux’s National Championship and Trine Softball’s end of their season. The guys also talk about Trine Football’s win over Manchester as well as their upcoming matchup against Rose-Hulman.

Guest Brandon Podgorski

Friday, July 23, 2021

6:00 AM

Brandon Podgorski, director of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies, talks about the center, research into the sports industry, and the changing role of athletics in higher education and society.

Why OER?

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

6:00 AM

Source Materials: 

  1. Cooney, C. (2017) What impacts do OER have on students? Students share their experiences with a health psychology OER at New York City College of Technology. New York City College of Technology 18(4). 
  2. Open Washington. (2017, August 8). Module 10: Why OER Matters. Open Washington. 
  3. Pennsylvania State University. (2021). Benefits of using OER.  
  4. Trine University. (2021). Textbooks and learning materials at no cost to you.

TrineLine 6-13-2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

6:00 AM

In this episode, Dr. Brooks reflects on successfully completing the school year, a Commencement ceremony for two years of graduates, and athletic and academic success. He also looks ahead to a return to normal operations and new campus buildings, and talks about vaccination efforts on the Trine University campus.

Guest Dr. Marek Kolar on the U.S. Economy

Monday, June 7, 2021

6:00 AM

Dr. Marek Kolar, associate professor in Trine University’s Ketner School of Business, talks about the U.S. and the world economy after COVID-19. Did the economic stimulus payments work? Where is the economy headed? What impacts could proposed upgrades to transportation infrastructure, the push to raise the minimum wage and declining birth rates in the United States have?

Online Learning Trends In 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

6:00 AM

Source Materials:

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Bouchrika, I. (2020, August 19). 10 online education trends: 2020/2021 Predictions, Reports & Data. Guide2Research.


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Jay, A. (2021). 11 new Elearning trends & predictions for 2021/2022 and beyond. FinancesOnline.


Pandit, A.S. (2020, December 25). Changing landscape - seven online learning trends to watch out in 2021. YourStory.


Semeshkina, M. (2021, February, 2). Five major trends in online education to watch out for in 2021. Forbes. (2012, December 20). Cooperative and Collaborative Learning in the Classroom. Retrieved from (2020, June 11). 10 popular educational trends and what you need to know.

Women in Education

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

6:00 AM

Source Materials: 


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Jyothi, S. (2021, January 3). Remembering Savitribai Phule. The Indian Express.


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UTEP Connect. (2017, November). Getting ahead as a single mom with online education. The University of Texas at El Paso.

Curtain Call

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

2:53 PM

For the last time ever, John and Cal sit down to talk about the NFL draft. They run through the first round of the NFL draft and discuss some of the winners and some of the head scratching picks in round 1. John and Cal also talk about the last 3 years and say goodbye to you the fans. We thank you for being supportive over the years and for putting up with all of our shenanigans.

Senior Sendoff

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

3:52 PM

Well it’s finals week, and we say goodbye to John as this is his last episode of the Stormcenter. With the end of the semester coming that means it is tourney time as softball enters the MIAA Conference Tournament after dropping 2 games to Hope and ending in a tie for the regular season conference crown. Both Men’s and Women’s track and field look to dominate their conference meet, and men’s lacrosse continues fighting in their tournament. One more time we would like to take a moment to shout out all the seniors from this year and last, as they have persevered through some extremely tough times and have given us some amazing moments over the past year. Make sure to follow our new twitter @stormcenterpod to stay up to date.

Student Meets World

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

6:00 AM

Source Material:

  1. Cole, J. (2018, September 10). Best practices for teaching online. Arizona State University Teach Online.
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  4. Teach For America. (2020, August 15). Creating powerful learning in a distanced context.  Teach For America. 

The Finish Line is in Sight - ft. Bailey Vande Giessen

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

11:21 AM

One last crazy week for John and Drew, as a multitude of sports put the finishing touches on their seasons. Men's Soccer made an incredible run to the MIAA Conference Tourney Final, Men's Golf wrapped up their 2nd straight Conference title, and Softball keeps on steamrolling people in conference play. Speaking of softball, we got to sit down with Senior Catcher Bailey Vande Giessen and talk about her career and the tear she is on this year along with some other things along the way.

Moster Production

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

12:21 PM

Another week and another boat load of Trine athletics to keep track of. Baseball split a weekend series with Olivet, Softball continued their dominance going 5-1, and Football ended their season on a high note with a big day from Alex Price. There was also plenty of lacrosse, soccer, golf, and so much more going on this week as some teams are starting to wrap their seasons up.

Conference Battles

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

1:10 PM

Another busy week on the Campus of Trine, but John and Drew have you covered with the sporting events going on. Football had a couple of games postponed but prepare to take on the Comets of Olivet. Baseball took 3 of 4 from Kalamazoo picking up their first 3 wins of the season and look to keep this momentum going into the next week, and finally Softball picked up 7 wins as they are looking to continue the offensive attack that they have built along with so much more on campus.

Academic Integrity

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

6:00 AM

Why do students cheat? Understanding why can help faculty strengthen academic integrity and limit the opportunities for cheating. Keirsten and Kodi share helpful tips for deterring plagiarism and other academic misconduct including and LockDown Browser by Respondus.

Guest Prof. Laurie Stockton-Moreno

Monday, April 5, 2021

6:00 AM

Prof. Laurie Stockton-Moreno, director of Trine University’s Montessori teacher education program and of the university’s Center for Montessori Education, talks about the history and advantages of the Montessori teaching method, the growth in Montessori education, and what’s coming in the program at Trine.

Border Brawl Dub

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

3:50 PM

Another busy weekend in Thunderland as we have anything you can think of going on here on campus. Football picked up a huge win in the Border-Brawl and 2 players get voted to be on the MIAA and Teams of the Week. Softball picked up 3 wins, and both volleyball teams pick up dubs as baseball will have to recover after a weekend of struggles. Make sure to catch all the home action on the Trine Broadcasting Network!

Busiest Week Ever...Until Next Week

Thursday, March 25, 2021

2:30 PM

After a long week John and Drew return to catch you up on all things Thunder sports. We talk about the wild first 10 games of the softball season, football’s first action since the fall semester and then we also take a peek at lacrosse and baseball. Then we prepare you for the weekend and all the games to watch for on the Trine Broadcasting Network.

Cinderella Still Dancing

Thursday, March 25, 2021

2:29 PM

After checking our heart rates John and Cal make it back to the studio after a wild weekend of tournament games. And after how wild of a year it was it is only fitting that the tournament follows suit with sweetheart 15 seed Oral Roberts makes it to the Sweet 16, Loyola Chicago is back and Sister Jean is looking for revenge after their Final 4 run and we also break news on the NBA trade deadline all throughout the show!

March Madness Special

Thursday, March 18, 2021

4:38 PM

It is that time of the year once again as John and Cal sit down and make every pick on the bracket for the NCAA Men’s Tournament. We look at the teams that could be on upset alert, we break out the sharpies, and we also talk about how dominant the Big 12 and Big 10 have been this year. Make sure to get yourself ready for the weekend with this episode of 3 Strikes!

Stormcenter Spring Swing

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

3:07 PM

Trine spring sports are starting to swing into action as basketball has officially wrapped up with the Thunder picking up 4 1st team nods between the Men’s and Women’s side along with MVP Nick Bowman and DPOY Manny Mengnanglo. Then the boys take a look at what happened in baseball and get your prepared for the sports coming up this week on campus!

Championship Pedigree

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

1:15 PM

After an extended break the Stormcenter is back in action, as we welcome Drew Everheart into the mix to replace Langston. Over the weekend Trine competed for a couple of MIAA Championships and brought some hardware home as both Men's Basketball and Track conquer their sides of the MIAA. Then we look ahead to what is going to be an extremely busy spring and you can catch all the action on the Trine Broadcasting Network.

Guest Andy Brown

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

9:45 AM

Andy Brown, assistant professor in Trine University’s Department of Humanities and Communication, talks about his career in sports broadcasting, changes in the sports broadcasting industry, future trends and how students aspiring to a sportscasting career can succeed in an increasingly fragmented market.

Spotlight Rocky Lo

Monday, March 1, 2021

6:00 AM

Welcome to another episode on HAC Underground, today Faith Patterson sat down with the faculty advisor of the new Psychology Club, Rocky Lo to discuss what's new and how he thinks the club will grow as a whole here at Trine University.

TrineLine 2-25-2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:00 AM

In this episode, Dr. Brooks looks back at the fall semester and the decisions that allowed the university to successfully operate in-person through the fall semester. He also looks ahead to the spring semester as well as the long-term impacts the COVID-19 pandemic will have on higher education. Dr. Brooks also talks about David Fraboni, Trine’s new vice president for advancement, and discusses the potential impacts the new Biden administration may have on higher education.

Spotlight for Professor Michael Oliver

Sunday, February 21, 2021

4:36 PM

On this episode, we are welcoming our new English Professor Michael Oliver here at Trine University, talking about what brought him to Trine and some of his passions and hobbies.

The Greatest Era of Sports Ever?

Sunday, February 21, 2021

4:23 PM

On this week of 3 Strikes the boys look at the fresh off the press NBA All Star starters and try to project who we think will get snubbed and LeBron hitting 35,000 career points and when he may catch Kareem. Carson Wentz was traded to the Colts and we weigh the risk vs. reward. Finally we talk tennis, college hoops, and how this may be the best era of sports ever.

Lost and Found: Exploring Disney's Creative Origins

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

11:36 AM

In this inaugural episode of a student led podcast created through the course HUM 203 “Lost and Found”, Amy Apgar and Megan Davis talk about the importance of imaginative spaces. They discuss the many ways in which once make believe places have become real, creative spaces in our world, such as Disney World and Universal studios. Learn about creative origins, the power of imaginative corporations such as Disney, and other phenomena. Join them as they explore imagination and how real-life spaces have influenced our reality.

Tompa Bay Reigns Supreme

Friday, February 12, 2021

1:23 PM

After maneuvering some roadblocks the boys finally get to sit back down and talk about the sports world. Tom Brady once again is a Super Bowl champ and looks like he isn’t slowing down any. There could be a lot of quarterback shake up in the NFL now that the season is done so we look at some candidates to get moved, and we also take a quick glance at the MVP race in the NBA.

Trades Galore

Thursday, January 21, 2021

2:39 PM

After a long winter break John and Cal are back and ready to talk about sports. The MLB has had a hectic offseason up to this point and the boys talk about some of the big moves including all the dealing the Padres have been doing. The trades don’t just stop as we take a look at the Harden trade and how it may possibly not be ideal for Brooklyn, and finally we make predictions for the championship games in the NFL and look ahead to the Super Bowl.

Teaching Excellence

Thursday, January 14, 2021

6:00 AM

In this episode, Michelle Blank, assistant professor in the Department of Humanities and Communication, Dr. Jeremy Rentz, associate professor in the Reiners Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Megan Tolin, assistant professor and director of education technology in the Franks School of Education, talk about Trine’s Center for Teaching Excellence, the challenges educators have faced with COVID-19, and the upcoming Fort Wayne Teaching and Learning Conference.

Free Books! Open Educational Resources and How to Use Them

Thursday, December 10, 2020

1:25 PM

In this episode, Keirsten and Kodi share how their university went from using no Open Educational Resources (OERs) to developing 46 courses that use them and two Z degrees in just a year! Learn how to develop a rational for the use of OERs, identify the key stakeholders to form an exploratory OER committee and much more.

Preparing Online Learners for Success

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

6:00 AM

There are many ways that institutions can help learners get started with online education. Keirsten and Kodi discuss how they use online learning orientation to prepare their students for success. An orientation can also acclimate new employees, participants at a conference or anyone encountering a new experience. Join The Onliners for helpful hints to acclimate any new learner.

NBA Draft Special

Friday, November 20, 2020

1:03 PM

Last podcast of 2020, and for the first time John and Cal get to talk about the NBA draft as soon as it happens and there is a lot to unpack with this draft. We look at almost all 60 picks and talk about the picks that we love and don’t love. Spoiler we love a lot of picks because here at 3 Strikes we love potential. We also look at some of the guys who in our eyes got snubbed in the draft. Make sure to follow us on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes, on our Twitters @calstoner32 @therealjohnkay_ and @Trinebroadcast.

Guest Jordan Derouin

Friday, November 13, 2020

3:47 PM

Today John talks to freshly added Com major Jordan Derouin on today’s episode. Jordan takes us on a quick recap of his already wild ride of a college experience, talks to us about the commitment of being a part of ROTC, and also explains why he made the decision to go HAC. If you are considering HAC at all this is the episode to listen to!

Contender or Pretender

Friday, November 13, 2020

3:43 PM

The countdown to the end of the semester is on for the boys but they still had time to swing into the studio for this week.They talk about Kim Ng Being hired as the first female GM in the big 4 sports and how huge that is going forward. We also look over the MLB awards and who we were pleasantly surprised seeing hoist some hardware. Then on the gridiron we look at if the Steelers 8-0 record makes them legit contenders and same thing with some of the sneaky top 25 teams in the NCAA.

Quality Matter’s Peer Reviewer Course

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

6:00 AM

Keirsten and new cohost Kodi Buell, TrineOnline’s Director of Online Learning, share their recent experience taking Quality Matter’s Peer Reviewer Course. This challenging and insightful course is worth the effort for those who want to be certified QM peer reviewers. Keirsten and Kodi discuss their biggest take aways and tips from the course.


Friday, November 6, 2020

1:31 PM

The Boys return after another 2 week break, not because of COVID this time. They give their final thoughts on the World Series and how sometimes the analytics need to be thrown in the trash. The NBA season will start around Christmas so be on the lookout for offseason news from us, and we talk about the crazy NCAA football season and clown on the Jets… A LOT. Follow us on Twitter @therealjohnkay_ @calstoner32 @trinebroadcast and on Facebook at HAC 3 Strikes

Guest Dr. Christine Olding

Friday, October 30, 2020

1:12 PM

On this week’s episode of HAC Underground, John gets to sit down with Dr. Christine Olding, the head of the Humanities & Communication Department at Trine University. They discuss what it’s like to be a high risk professor in these times along with her trial by fire becoming head of the department in the middle of a pandemic. Christine also gives us a little peek into what next semester is going to look like around campus.

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 

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 


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

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

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

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.

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 

A State of Continuous Improvement

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

6:00 AM

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

6:00 AM 

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.


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 

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.


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.