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SA Conversations: Block Party Artist Interviews

August 26, 2020

As we approach one of our favorite events, Block Party, we had the opportunity to chat with three of the artists who will be performing. This podcast sheds light on GAWVI, Angie Rose, and NICE.’s upcoming performances as well as their lives as performing artists. We had a blast interviewing such talented acts for the podcast and know you’ll enjoy the listen!


This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Fall Event/Concert Preview

August 17, 2020

With the semester about to kick off, we sat down to chat about our Fall 2020 calendar. While continuing to make improvements to our mainstay events, we have also added some new events to our schedule like the SA Workshop series and the Homecoming Carnival. With nearly 40 events this semester, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! Give it a listen to find out specific details about our upcoming events, as well as what we are doing to ensure the safety of all our guests.


This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), Drew Snavely (Assistant Director), and Avery Watts (Special Events Coordinator). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Tom Hayman, Owner and Roaster, Grains of Sense

July 31, 2020

We recently had the chance to sit down with Tom Hayman, the founder and roaster at Grains of Sense Coffee Roastery. Over a cup of iced coffee, Drew and Tom discuss what brought Tom to set up shop in Lynchburg, social responsibility within the coffee industry, and much more. This episode is worth checking out, and pairs well with a cup of coffee!

This podcast features Drew Snavely (Assistant Director). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Special Events Coordinator). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Joy Cover, President of Freedom 4/24

June 26, 2020

On our latest episode, we had the honor of talking with Joy Cover, the President of Freedom 4/24. In addition to discussing all that Freedom 4/24 does in the fight against human trafficking, we also learn how Joy ended up at the local non-profit. She also goes through a few different ways you can get involved with Freedom 4/24 to help put an end to human trafficking domestically and internationally. We loved the conversation and know you will too! Enjoy!

This podcast features Steph Ward (Director of SA), and Drew Snavely (Special Events Coordinator). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Kelli Diaz, Recruitment Coordinator at CASA of Central Virginia

April 9, 2020

We had so much fun having Kelli Diaz, Recruitment Coordinator at CASA of Central Virginia, on the podcast! She has a heart for non-profit work and for her community in general. She began working in the non-profit world years ago, and she tells us about why she became involved in the organizations she has been with. We also discuss her favorite current TV shows, why she loves Lynchburg events so much, and more! (And by the way, she’s Erin’s mom, so that’s special!)

This podcast features Erin Diaz Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

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SA Conversations: Geoff Kershner

March 12, 2020

Recently on the podcast, we chatted with Geoff Kershner, the Executive Director of the Academy Center of the Arts. We had great conversation with him about what made him become interested in crossing over his passion for the arts and his career. He has transformed the Academy into what it is today, which is something we discuss as well. Check it out!

This podcast features Erin Diaz Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Joel Coleman, Managing Photographer at Liberty

February 19, 2020

We recently had a conversation with our old friend, Joel Coleman, who works as Managing Photographer in the Marketing department at Liberty. If you’re unsure of what exactly a Managing Photographer does, you’re in luck! In this episode, Joel discusses what he does day in and day out, how he got his start in photography, and why he was fearful to turn his passion into his day job at first. We had a great time catching up with him about his current entertainment interests and hearing about the concerts he’s attended lately. Tune in to learn more about Joel Coleman!

This podcast features Erin Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Spring Event/Concert Preview (ft. Supervisor Avery!)

January 24, 2020

Have you ever thought to yourself “it would sure be nice if Student Activities highlighted some upcoming events this semester on their podcast”? If you have, you’re in luck! We have recorded a short and sweet conversation about the events and concerts we have coming up this semester so that you’re in the know. At the end of the day, we all just want to be up to date on what’s going on around campus, right?

This podcast features Erin Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming), Steph Ward (Director of SA), and Avery Watts (Event Supervisor). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Chris Misiano, VP of Campus Recreation & Logistics on Productivity & Culture

January 15, 2020

This episode of SA Conversations is a special one to us for the reason that our boss, Chris Misiano, is the interviewee! Chris has been a part of Student Activities for enough time to see it change drastically into what the department is now. He has also gained quite a bit of responsibility during his time at LU, causing him to now oversee many more departments than just SA. We chat with Chris about not only SA and Campus Rec, but also about his advice for keeping up productive habits. We especially enjoyed hearing him discuss some of his favorite podcasts, music and books, which are great recommendations for listeners. Happy listening!

*We are also now on Spotify and Apple Podcasts – woohoo! Just search SA Conversations to see the episodes we have to choose from.

This podcast features Erin Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming) and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.

SA Conversations: Jordan & Holly Nickerson, Owners of Rookie’s Dessert Bar

September 24, 2019

Our friends Jordan and Holly Nickerson came by to chat with us about your favorite dessert bar, Rookie’s! We were able to have a conversation with the owners to learn more about how they met (which is a pretty interesting story, trust us!), where the inspiration for Rookie’s came from, and where they want to go from here. They even spill the beans on a new project they’re working on for Rookie’s, so if you want to be in the know, you’ll give it a listen! They also brought us homemade chocolate chip cookies, and we were able to partake in more of them than we feel it necessary to share.

We love supporting local Lynchburg businesses, and we know you do too. Rookie’s is one of our favorites, so when you’re finished listening, make sure to go grab an ice cream sandwich and a nice glass of almond milk!

This podcast features Erin Cleveland (Assistant Director of Programming) and Steph Ward (Director of SA). The episode was produced and edited by Clay Copper (Event Supervisor). Our jingle was created by Judd Harris.