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New Ohio Dominican Podcast Examines Response, Impact of COVID-19

Members of the ODU community will share their perspectives related to the impact of COVID-19 on a campus, local, national and international level.

Nov 23, 2020

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has launched a new podcast that examines the COVID-19 health crisis, and explores the many ways the pandemic has impacted life on and beyond campus. In episodes of “ODU Rising – The Podcast,” members of the campus community will be interviewed to offer their perspectives related to the impact of COVID-19 on a campus, local, national and international level, and what can be learned from this experience.

The podcast is hosted by John Naughton, ODU’s Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success, who says its purpose is to help keep the campus community engaged and connected at a time when it has become increasingly difficult to do so.

“Throughout this pandemic, we’ve constantly been discussing and exploring ways to keep our campus community engaged and informed on all things related to COVID-19; this podcast allows us to meet our students where they are – on their phones,” said Naughton. “'ODU Rising – The Podcast’ is designed to provide our students, their families, faculty, staff, alumni, as well as the general public information related to this unique time in our history, while also introducing them to some of ODU’s outstanding faculty and staff. We are thrilled with the conversations that have taken place so far, and I look forward to having more discussions as this situation continues to evolve.”

Each episode of the podcast is 10 minutes in length. So far, interviews have been conducted with Natalie Chang, ODU’s Director of International Education, as well as John Barker, President of the Ohio Restaurant Association and ODU Board or Trustees member.

For more information on the podcast and to listen to available episodes, visit ohiodominican.edu/Podcast.