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URISE Podcast

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Residence Life provides an on-going podcast series connected to the University Residences Initiative for Student Engagement (URISE). Join us and a variety of campus partners as we discuss how to further personal wellness, inclusive community building, and career preparedness. Podcasts will be delivered on a monthly schedule connecting you to campus resources that will shed further light into how to get the most out of your college career and be successful.


Listen to the latest podcasts below!

Play and its impact on our self motivation

May 2021

Join us for another episode where we explore the importance of play and its impact on our self motivation. Our guest speaker, Meisam Haghighi is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling Center who discusses the differences between rest and recharge.

Supporting mental wellness and seeking Counseling during the pandemic

April 2021

Dong Vo and Jessica Dean from Residence Life are joined by Chris Edwards from the WWU Counseling Center. Come join us and learn about how to thrive and be well during a global pandemic!

Conflict and Safe Sex Education with Prevention and Wellness Services

February 2021

This month we talk with Prevention and Wellness Services about conflict and safe sex education. Watch out for this month's PWS Ask the Sexperts program!

Mastering the Student Resume and Cover Letter with Career Services Center

January 2021

Join us this month with Career Services in discussing how to write resumes, cover letters, and find jobs as a WWU student. We explore commonly asked questions and provide advice for students who are currently seeking jobs or experience to apply for their dream jobs.

Having a Safe Halloween from Prevention and Wellness Services

October 2020

Host Dong Vo speaks with Scott Martinez and Jacelyn Barham from Prevention and Wellness Services’ Alcohol and Drug Support Services. Episode focuses on safe substance use and resources available to WWU students who wish to learn more about substances use.