Thursday, January 31, 2008

OTU #68 - Student Musicians; Being a Good Example for Younger Siblings

We had a full studio during this episode! The latest snow storm didn't keep the gang aways.

Aaron drops by with this guitar and tells us about his crazy interest in learning all there is to know about blues guitar. He plays a few riffs for us too!

In our "Question of Faith" segment, Steve, Pat, Elizabeth, Aaron and Joseph discuss how to be good role models for younger siblings. An interesting discussion about realizing the importance of helping to teach youngsters to be good people and people of faith.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

OTU #67 - Study Abroad Experiences; Our Personal Journeys of Faith

In this episode, Kathleen joins Pat, Elizabeth and Steve in a discuss Kathleen's recent semester abroad, studying in Ireland. It's an interesting discussion about deciding to go, planning for it, adjusting to a new culture and advice for those who may be considering it.

In our Question of Faith segment we talk about a hot topic here at the Newman Center: understanding and appreciating each other's own personal journeys of faith. We all have different experiences and are in our own unique place in our faith journey. How do we approach prayer and growth in ways that work best for ourself and how to encourage others in their own journeys.

Music in this episode:

Wild Wood by Shira Kammen on
"Family Time" from Embodiment by Patrick Padley

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

OTU #66 - Gearing Up for Spring

In this episode we talk about our expectations for the spring semester. We'll be traveling abroad in the next few months, so we preview our upcoming trips to Guatemala and Poland.

In our Good Student segment we discuss the "art of the syllabi" - how to understand and manage the course syllabus provided by your instructor. A strategy for success!

Lent is only 2 1/2 weeks away! Our Good Student segment begins our discussion of Lent and how we wish to observe it. We present some initial ideas for anyone to consider. Do you have ideas for your observance of Lent? Send us some feedback!

Another important event rapidly heading our way is Valentine's Day! Elizabeth gives her advice to the guys for a meaningful and thoughtful time.

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

OTU #65 - Back in the Saddle

In this episode, we're "back in the saddle" as the spring semester begins. As Pat begins his final semester as an undergraduate, we briefly discuss resumes, interviews, job hunting and all the other busyness of his final semester.

In our Good Student segment, we discuss using the Web to buy textbooks. Are you getting ready to buy books? Check out what has to offer through the SQPN store at Your prices don't change but SQPN gets a portion of the profits!

Bryan Ketterer, a seminarian for our diocese and a graduate of the University of Tulsa, dropped by to tell us how his first semester of seminary was. Have a listen and pass this along to anyone you know who might be considering a religious vocation!

Our Good News segment is about the Mayor of Oklahoma City's plan to get his city off the list of America's Fattest Cities. He has challenged his citizens to lose 1 million pounds in 2008. Check out their progress at

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Thursday, January 03, 2008

OTU #64 - Catholic New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

We're happy to be back with our first episode of 2008! In this episode, Fr. Gary Kastl and Steve talk about New Year's Resolutions and what we should "resolve" to do to improve our own journeys to God.

During this episode we mentioned a prayerbook titled "Ubi Caritas", A Collection of Catholic Prayers for University Students. If you're interested in purchasing a copy, please email us for more information.

WELCOME to all of our new listeners, especially those who have found us through SQPN. We couldn't be prouder to be listed in the company of so many other great Catholic podcasts.

We hope you enjoy our podcast and will become a part of the growing OntheU community. We'd love to have your comments, suggestions and ideas. Feel free to email or call us on our feedback line.

Music in this episode from
Dusty Porch by John Williams

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