Sunday, December 02, 2012

On the U Archive

Thanks for visiting the OntheU website!

This podcast is no longer in production, but episodes #93 through #117 are still available for download through this site.   Many of these episodes are also available through iTunes.

As time allows, I intend to bring older episodes up from my personal archive and make them available.

I appreciate your visit and hope you enjoy these episodes.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

OTU #117 - Haiti: Music of the Children



Our trip to the SOLT Mission in Kobonal Haiti was a great success and a wonderful experience. In this first episode following our trip, Steve shares some of the music of the school children from the mission school.

As a special treat, Steve ends the episode with a newly discovered "most annoying sound in the world", ala the movie Dumb and Dumber.

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For more information, photos and video about the trip, check out haiti.everythingesteban.com.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

OTU #116 - Haiti #0 - Clearing the Cobwebs and Getting Ready



Another episode! At last!

But wait! What is this?

Steve is hijacking the OntheU feed to post some special episodes about his upcoming trip to the SOLT Mission in Kobonal, Haiti!

This episode is really just a test to see if he remembers everything he needs to know about recording and posting a podcast. (yes, it's been awhile)

Thanks for listening and follow along during his journey to Haiti in mid-March 2011. Additional episodes will be posted during the trip, if possible, or when he returns. It will all depend on the Internet situation in Kobonal.

Learn more about:
SOLT - Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity
SOLT Kobonal Mission

Musical bumpers is from "Memories of Ramens" by Raggae Far East on www.musicalley.com

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

OTU #115 - Lessons from a Christmas Blizzard



In this episode, Steve gives his thoughts about celebrating Christmas in the midst of a blizzard. Working retail is hard! Learn about Steve's recent time working at the local Apple store.

In a Good Student segment, we discuss preparations for the new semester by evaluating the last one and setting new priorities.

SQPN is in the midst of its Giving Campaign. If you're a fan of SQPN and the work it does in the new evangelization, show your support with a donation at www.sqpn.com/donate.

Feedback is welcome! Call our feedback line at 918-919-0456 or send email to ontheu [at] gmail.com.

Music in this episode can be found at www.musicalley.com:
"Christmas Waltz" by Damon Timm
"Come with Me" by The Clintons

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

OTU #114 - Xie Xie Maria


In this episode, Steve gives his thoughts on Freshman Loneliness and Homesickness. Also, Maria skypes in all the way from Xiamen, China to tell us about her year of studying abroad.

Check out these links:
www.secretsofflashforward.com

Music in this episode is by Susan Teng, found on www.magnatunes.com:
"Motherland" and "Tien's Lullaby" from the album Miles Beyond.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

OTU #113 - Helicopter Parents


In this episode, OntheU is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary! Yay! Our new "College 101" segment gives advice to helicopter parents who tend to hover over their students too much. In "Reflections from the 412," Steve talks about his daily commute and using that time for spiritual growth.

Here are some link related to this show:
"Helicopter Parents Need to Step Back" from CNN.com
"No escape from 'helicopter parents'" from seattlepi.com
Helicopter Parents - wikipedia
Downloadable Audio Rosaries - RosaryArmy.com

New shows on SQPN:
Catholic Foodie
In Between Sundays
Among Women

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

OTU #112 - Teaching An Old Dog


In this episode, Steve goes back to graduate school as a "non-traditional" student, exploring the old adage about "teaching an old dog new tricks."

In a "Good Student" segment, Steve discusses a list of what new students should pack when leaving for college for the first time.

The "Question of Faith" segment tells the story of two Purdue University students who give free compliments to other students on campus. It's a great example of uplifting others.

Steve ends this episode with some CDC suggestions for avoiding the H1N1 "swine flu."

Thanks for listening! We'd love some feedback from our listeners. Feel free to call our feedback line at 918-919-0456, or by emailing ontheu [at] gmail.com

Links mentioned in this episode:
Checklist for College Room - www.collegeboard.com
Action Steps for Students, Faculty, and Staff to Prevent the Spread of Flu







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Friday, July 17, 2009

OTU #111 - We're On A Mission, Part 2


Steve and Eric wrap up their audio diary of their trip to Guatemala. In this episode, hear about the big soccer match between the short-term and long-term volunteers at the San Lucas Mission and visiting the old colonial city of Antigua.

If you'd like to see some photos of our trip, you can check out my album on Flicker at this link, or on Facebook at this link.


Interesting links in this episode:
SQPN Connect - social network
St. Ignatius College Prep
San Lucas Mission
Lake Atitlan - wikipedia
Antigua, Guatemala

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OTU #110 - We're On A Mission, Part 1


This is a special "On the Road" episode of OntheU. This episode is Part 1 of an audio diary kept by Steve and his nephew Eric while visiting the San Lucas Mission in San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala.

The San Lucas Mission is operated by the Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota. It offers a number of important programs to the people of San Lucas, including a medical clinic, parish school, reforestation project, woman's shelter, and a coffee collective.

For more information about the mission, please visit www.sanlucasmission.org.
Steve and Eric visited the mission from July 3-10, 2009 and this is their report of their work and activities while in Guatemala.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

OTU #109 - Hi! I'm MAT


In this episode, Steve talks about the status of his graduate school application and taking the MAT - Miller Analogies Test.

Steve also reports from last week's Catholic New Media Celebration in San Antonio. Listen to some on the scene interviews with podcasters and attendees of the conference.

Here's the Catholic iPhone application commercial that Dr. Paul Camarata put together. It's a bit of a spoof, but well done!




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Thursday, June 18, 2009

OTU #108 - The Once and Future Podcast



In this episode, Steve talks about the past and the future of this podcast. He also talks about returning to graduate school, the Year of the Priests, the International Twitter Campaign for Vocations, and Pat's new podcast.

Prayers and best wishes for Emily & Jacob, and Kaitlin & Aaron, two couples getting married in June.

Check out these sites mentioned in this episode:

Year for Priests - USCCB.
International Twitter Campaign for Vocations
Catholic Under the Hood Podcast
Catholic Moments Podcast and Catholicmom.com
In Between Sundays

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Pray the Rosary

Pat sent me the link to an awesome YouTube video encouraging young people to pray the rosary. It looks like it's been around for a year, but it's worth watching anytime. You should watch it. You should pray it. Enjoy!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Catholic New Media Celebration - Promo Video

Mac and Katherine Barron of the "Catholic In A Small Town" show have produced a quirky but effective video promo for the upcoming CNMC. Watch this video and allow yourself to be moved to attend! Check out celebration.sqpn.com for conference information!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

OTU #107 - Cemetery Lessons


In this episode, Steve talks to Whitney (Cookie Girl) about her trip to Poland for Easter. This will be our last report from Europe as Whitney's study abroad semester has ended!

Steve takes you on a soundseeing tour of Tulsa's Calvary Cemetery and discusses some of the lessons to be learned there.

Music in this episode is from the album Curandero by the group Curandero, from www.magnatunes.com.

Come to the 2nd Annual Catholic New Media Celebration in San Antonion, TX on June 27th. Get all the information at celebration.sqpn.com

Thanks for listening! Please send us your feedback at 918-919-0456 or by emailing ontheu [at] gmail.com.

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Friday, April 10, 2009

OTU #106 - A Student's View



In this episode, Steve and Scott talk about the Notre Dame controversy of inviting President Obama to speak at graduation. He tells us about the various student reactions and his prayerful plans to be involved.

Since this is our Good Friday episode, we leave you with some meditative music from J. S. Bach's Mass in B minor.

This music can be found at www.magnatune.com:
Mass in B minor - J.S. Bach, by American Bach Soloists.

It's not too late to participate in this year's SQPN Giving Campaign. If you can support the work of Catholic new media, please go to www.sqpn.com and donate!

If promoting SQPN and its shows amongst your friends and family is something you would enjoy, why not become a member of the SQPN Star Teams? Go to starteams.sqpn.com for more information.

Thank you for listening to OntheU! Please send us feedback at 918-919-0456 or via email at ontheu [at] gmail.com.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

OTU #105 - On the Path


In this episode, Pat and Steve discuss a Question of Faith entitled "On the Path". Are you on the path that God has for you? Are you striving for the things in life that God wants for you? A great discussion for Lent.

They also discuss Spring Break, the new SQPN Star Teams and the upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration. Check out these links for more information:

Star Teams
Catholic New Media Celebration - June 27th

The annual SQPN Giving Campaign is going on now! If you enjoy what SQPN offers and you wish to help spread the word about Catholic New Media, donate to SQPN by clicking here.

Music in this episode is from the album "A Celtic Celebration" by Da Camera on magnatunes.com.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

OTU #104 - Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving


In this episode, Pat and Steve talk about prayer, fasting and almsgiving during Lent. Is Lent all about "giving something up"?

Pat is trying out a Lenten meditation called "In Converstation with God" by Francis Fernandez. Here's a link where you can find more information.

In a new "good student" segment, they discuss a new study from SUNY-Fredonia that suggests that listening to podcast lectures may be better than attending class! If you'd like to read the article, here it is.

Thanks for listening to OntheU! We'd appreciate your feedback, via email at ontheu [at] gmail.com or by calling our feedback line at 918-919-0456.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

OTU #103 - Happy Birthday Mr. Lincoln


In this episode, Aaron and Steve celebrate Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday! They also discuss tornadoes, early spring storms, Valentine's Day, Sexual Respectability Week, and USA vs. Mexico soccer.

For more information about President Lincoln's birthday, check out these websites:
Illinois Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
Lincoln 200 Years - C-SPAN

Check out U.S. Soccer by clicking here.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

OTU #102 - From Tulsa to Vienna and Barcelona


In this episode, Whitney and Elizabeth begin their Semester Abroad studies. Steve talks with Whitney live over Skype from Vienna, Austria. Later, Elizabeth shares her first experiences of her time in Barcelona, Spain.

If you'd like to know more about Elizabeth's time in Spain, you can check out her blog/vlog at elizabethdoeseurope.blogspot.com.

Thanks for listening to OntheU! We appreciate your feedback, which you can send us by emailing ontheu [at] gmail.com, or by calling 918-919-0456.

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

OTU #101 - Firefighter, Films and Festivities


Join Elizabeth, Will, Joseph and Steve as they talk about final exams, Joseph's new job as a volunteer firefighter, and St. Florian (seen above) - the patron saint of firefighters. We also talk about our favorite (and not so favorite films), and our family Christmas traditions.

Thank you for listening! Be sure to check out the other great podcasts at www.sqpn.com. We'd love to have feedback about our show or any topics that you think we should cover. Please leave a message at 918-919-0456, or email us at ontheu [at] gmail.com.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

OTU #100 - Great Googley Moogley!


Join us as we celebrate episode #100! We talk about how we got to 100 episodes, things we're thankful for (including giraffes!), StoryCorps and the National Day of Listening, and more!

Here are some links to stuff mentioned in this episode:
StoryCorps
National Day of Listening
"Podcasting for Dummies" at amazon.com

Thanks so much to all our listeners as we reach this milestone! We welcome your feedback at +1-918-919-0456 or via email at ontheu [at] gmail.com.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

OTU #99 - The Pat and Louisa Show


In this episode, we present two special interviews.

First, Steve has a late night chat with co-host Pat Padley. They talk about filming football games, praise and worship nights, and movies.

Here are a couple of movie review links:
USCCB Office for Film and Broadcasting
Yahoo! Movies

Later Louisa Pittman, the Accidental Archeologist, talks with Steve about her grad school adventure in England. Be sure and check out the Accidental Archeologist website and podcasts by clicking here.

Thank you for listening to OntheU! We welcome your feedback at +1-918-919-0456 or by emailing us at ontheu [at] gmail.com.

Join the SQPN community by visiting the forums at forums.sqpn.com.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

OTU #98 - Flag Football & Presidential Pooches


In this episode Aaron and Jordan join Steve to discuss voting in the presidential election, winning the campus' co-rec flag football championship, the hoopla involved with choosing the next White House dog, and anticipating Thanksgiving.

What are YOU thankful for? Let us know and be a part of our annual Thanksgiving tradition. Please call our feedback line at 918-919-0456 or by emailing us at ontheu [at] gmail.com.

The new SQPN forums are now online! Be a part of the growing SQPN community at forums.sqpn.com.

Thanks so much for listening!

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

OTU #97 - Smorgasbord


Aaron and Whitney join Steve for a "smorgasbord" episode. We talk about a bunch of different things including the Tulsa Run, Route 66 Marathon, the impact of the economic turmoil on students, Halloween, Wii Music, Rock Band, and guitar playing.

Here are some related links:
Tulsa Run
Route 66 Marathon
Wii Music
Rock Band

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Friday, October 17, 2008

OTU #96 - Haec Est Domus Domini


In this episode, Mike Malcom of Tulsa's Holy Family Cathedral takes Steve on a behind-the-scenes tour of the cathedral and the on-going renovations.

Learn more about Holy Family Cathedral by visiting their website or by viewing this video.


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Friday, October 10, 2008

OTU #95 - Monarchs and Fountains


In this episode, Elizabeth and Steve stroll the University of Tulsa campus discussing monarch butterflies, new fountains on campus, the ongoing financial turmoil, football, and Elizabeth's plan to study abroad in Barcelona.

Thanks for listening! Feedback is always welcome at 918-919-0456. Have you checked out the other great podcasts over at www.sqpn.com?

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Friday, October 03, 2008

OTU #94 - 40 Days For Life


Will, Whitney and Steve catch up on a lot of current topics, including:

Homecoming & Street Painting
40 Days for Life Program to end abortion
The New Facebook
More Seminarians at the Pontifical North American College
Campus Security

Looking for a downloadable .mp3 version of "Cookie Girl"? Look for a link at www.ontheu.com.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

OTU #93 - Christ in the Desert


In this episode, Steve continues his soundseeing tour from his recent vacation in New Mexico.

Part 1 was recorded 750 feet below the surface in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park. A fantastic place to visit, especially for a geologist like Steve! Explore photos of his visit by following this link: photos.

Part 2 reports on Steve's stay at the Christ in the Desert Monastery, near Abiquiu, New Mexico. This is a wonderful place for retreat, located at the bottom of a canyon 15 miles off the nearest highway. See photos at this link: photos.

For more information about either of these places, see these links:

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Christ in the Desert Monastery

Music in this episode was "Happy Memories" from Embodiment by Patrick Padley. For more information about this album, click here.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

OTU #92 - Cookie Girl


We're celebrating our 2nd Anniversary as a podcast with the world premiere of Whitney's song, "Cookie Girl."

Join Whitney, Will and Steve as they discuss the beginning of another year in college. They discuss the growing problem of bed bugs in college residence halls and apartments.

Whitney and Will also give their advice to students on the problem of freshman drinking.

For more information on these topics, have a look at these links:
Bed Bugs at College
Dumpster Diving - explanation
Underage Drinking

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Friday, August 22, 2008

OTU #91 - Wildlife, Texas Tech and Hometowns


In this episode, Steve begins his roadtrip retreat/sabbatical. Join him as he tours the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, OK; visits Texas Tech University in Lubbock; and visits his birthplace and old hometown of Hobbs, New Mexico.

If you'd like to see more photos of this part of his roadtrip, check out his Picasa photo album:

Roadtrip_01

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

OTU #90 - Lighthouses, Olympics and Sabbaticals


Pat is in town this weekends and drops by for Episode #90. Listen to his soundseeing excursion to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina.

Steve and Pat also share what it's like being an Olympic-aholic. How are you handling all the excitement?

In our Feedback section, Paul from New York asks us about starting a student organization on his campus.

OntheU is going on the road once again! In our next few episodes, join Steve as he takes a sabbatical/walkout in Texas, New Mexico and Colorado. Stay tuned as we head toward episode number 100!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

OTU #89 - Back to School Jitters and Gettin' Hitched


Will and Lee join Steve in the studio to discuss back to school jitters. Will will be a sophomore this year and he shares his thoughts on what it's like returning to school after the long summer break.

Lee has reached the age when many of his friends are starting to get married. The group shares thoughts about post college life.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

OTU #88 - On the Road: St. James Academy, Lenexa Kansas


Elizabeth, Pat and Steve catch up after a short break in podcasting!

Our friend Nick Padley gives Steve a soundseeing tour of St. James Academy, a new diocesan high school in Lenexa, KS, just outside of Kansas City. This is a marvelous school known not only for its Catholicity, but also its innovative use of art, Scripture, and new technology.

Thanks for listening! If you have any comments or suggestions for us, or if you'd like to tell us what is going on in your campus community, parish, or life, please drop us a line at ontheu [at] gmail.com or leave us some feedback at 918-919-0456.

Be sure and check out the other great Catholic podcasts at www.sqpn.com.

Look for the OntheU group on Facebook, or join Steve in the communities at www.twitter.com or www.plurk.com.

Links mentioned in this episode:

St. James Academy
Catholic Moments Podcast
Secrets of Battlestar Galactica Podcast

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Friday, June 27, 2008

OTU #87 - On the Road: Atlanta


In this episode, Pat and Steve recap their experiences at the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress and the SQPN Catholic New Media Celebration.

Pat, Steve and Pat's brother Nick, do some soundseeing around downtown Atlanta, visiting the CNN Center, Olympic Centennial Park and the World of Coca Cola. Later, the gang hangs out in the Exhibitor's Hall during the Eucharistic Congress.

We had a great time meeting so many fabulous podcasters, bloggers, authors, and listeners. Be sure to check out the other great SQPN podcasts.

Check out these organizations mentioned:
Rosary Army
Southern Catholic College
Catholic Mom
4marks.com
Popple

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

OTU #86 - Sailing Away


In this episode, Elizabeth and Steve discuss Zac Sunderland's around-the-world sailing adventure. Zac is a 16 yr-old young man from California that is trying to be the youngest person to sail solo around the world.

He's just setting out, so you can follow his progress by visiting his website at www.zacsunderland.com.

Next, Elizabeth tells us about summer internships and how it is helping her decide not only her major but her future career ideas.

Are you a new college freshman, or the parent of a student going away to college for the first time? You might want to check out the following new book, "Catholic and College Bound: 5 Challenges and 5 Opportunties," by George Szews. It's got some great tips on what to expect the first semester or two in college. Shop for it through the SQPN store by following this link.

Look for Pat and Steve at the Catholic New Medial Celebration in Atlanta on June 22nd! For more information, go to celebration.sqpn.com.

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