Member Monday: laura metcalf

Q: Your Name?
A Laura Metcalf

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Louisiana State University

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 3 years

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I am most proud of the students that work in my office. It is so rewarding to hear their ideas and see their visions come to life. Each year they continue to get better and better, and I love seeing that growth!

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: Every football National Championship game LSU has ever gone to has been played in New Orleans – including the time we went back in 1959! I have attended all of them (except for the one in 1959), as I am a proud graduate of the university. GEAUX TIGERS! LSU is in Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge, which is home to the nation’s tallest state capitol. 

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: Graduation Issues – how do you sell ads to the parents?

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Sour candy

Connect with Laura: [email protected]

Member monday- joanne shiosaki

Q: Your Name?
AJoanne Shiosaki

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Gonzaga University

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 26 years

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: There are two things: When students find their niche in selling and the great jobs students get after graduation.

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A: Spokane is the birthplace of Bing Crosby and Keyboard Cat. Gonzaga’s most famous alumnae is John Stockton, Utah Jazz 1984-2003. 

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: IMG, NCAA athletics and how to collaborate with them

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Anything on a stick or comes in a small bag.

Connect with Joanne: [email protected]

Member Monday — Sam Oldenburg, WKU

Q: Your Name?
ASam Oldenburg

Q: At what school do you work?
A: Western Kentucky University

Q: How long have you been in student media?
A: 4 as an adviser and 4 as a student.

Q: What are you most proud of at your current Student Media org?
A: I’m proud of my students persevering through this pandemic to still do the best they can under the circumstances while being willing to try out innovative new endeavors. 

Q: What is a fun fact about you, your town, your University?
A:  I worked as a self-employed balloon artist while I was in high school, twisting balloon animals at fairs, festivals and parties

Q: What is a media project you would most like to pick someone’s brain about?
A: Programmatic advertising

Q: What is your favorite snack on a road trip?
A: Werther’s Original Caramel Hard Candies

Connect with Sam: [email protected]