Friday, April 25, 2008

OTU #79 - Using Exam Files; Saintly News; Keeping in Touch

As the end of the semester approaches, Will, Pat, Elizabeth and Steve talk about taking taking exams and using test files. We all know that part of the art of taking exams is knowing how your professor creates his tests. Many students consult files of previous exams for suggestions on how to study.

We also talk about some important saint news this week. The body of St. Padre Pio was recently exhumed and is now on display in Italy. It was also announced that the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman has been approved by the Vatican. Catholic Newman Centers on college and university campuses are named for Cardinal Newman.

We also give advice on how to stay in touch over the summer break and how our summer plans are shaping up.

Here's a cool video about the upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration, June 22nd in Atlanta!

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Friday, April 18, 2008

OTU #78 - Documenting Your College Life

As we get ready to wrap up this school year, Elizabeth, Pat, Aaron, Will and Steve talk about how the students are documenting their college lives. Photos, videos, journals, scrapbooks, and more!

Have you heard about SQPN's upcoming Catholic New Media Celebration? If you're near Atlanta, or can get there on June 21-22, you should join us! Saturday, June 21st will be the annual Atlanta Eucharistic Congress. On Sunday, June 22nd, SQPN will be hosting the first Catholic New Media Celebration - a fun time to meet other Catholic podcasters, learn about making your own podcast, or just have a good time. Head on over to for more information!

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Weaving by Heavy Mellow

April 19, 2008 marks the 13th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Learn more about this terrible tragedy and the impact of terrorism on our society by visiting the website of the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

OTU #77 - The Bible is #1!

In this episode, Katherine, Pat and Steve discuss a recent Harris Poll survey on America's favorite books. According to those surveyed, the Bible is still #1! Other top choices include "Lord of the Rings", "Gone with the Wind," and Stephen King's "The Stand." What are your top choices?

Here's a link to the Yahoo! article about this poll.

With spring in the air, the students return to outdoor sports. Listen to a "soundseeing" excursion to an intramural softball game. Enjoy this little taste of campus life!

Finally, our friend Anthony, a recent graduate of the University of Tulsa, dropped by for a visit. In this interview he tells us about being a member of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE), a two-year service program offering college graduates the opportunity to serve as full-time teachers in under-resourced Catholic schools across the southern United States. Learn more about the ACE program at this link.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

OTU #76 - Are You a Missionary?

In this episode, Pat, Aaron and Steve discuss missionaries - what are they? Can you be one without leaving home? Have you been one and didn't know it?

We follow up this discussion with an interview with two of the long term volunteers at the Mission of San Lucas in Guatemala. Jenny and Nate tell us about their work, experiences and how it's changed them in a short time.

Check out these links!
Mission of San Lucas
College Basketball Invitational Tournament

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Dusty Porch by John Williams

Happy 40th Birthday, Fr. Roderick! (April 5th)

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