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The Hive - A Year in Review

Roughly a year ago, the primordial nebula of A&S administrators, designers, podcasters, videographers, instructional designers, software developers, and help desk support workers was tasked with coming up a name to reidentify and unify our staff. Prospective names came and went. Finally, it was decided - the Hive. As you may have heard from some of our podcasts, the Hive is A&S' newly unified team of both creative and technical services which provides the College with support on web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and information services. We are organized into 13 structured, yet fluid teams. We are a higher education-multimedia-information-technology-powerhouse.

Social Gaming and Social Good

Many are quick to critique social media as being a giant time waste, something incredibly self-indulgent, and even slightly creepy. We have all heard these arguments before. An interesting counterargument posits that social media can be used to increase social capital and even be used for purposes of social good. The same two arguments also swirl around the sphere of videogames as well. I can't tell you how many times my parents told me to turn off my Nintendo and go outside. So what happens when you smash social media, gaming, and social good all into one? We're finding new, innovative sites almost everyday. 

Social Media Week Panel Discussion

As part of UK Social Media Week, a panel discussion was held by UK faculty focusing on the various aspects and uses of social media

The Hive: Social Media with Jonathan Beam

The Hive is the College of Arts & Sciences' newly unified team of both creative and technical services. This provides A&S with support for web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. This interview features Jonathan Beam, a social media specialist for A&S.

This podcast was produced by Stephen Gordinier.

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The Hive: Chinese Social Media with Yiwen Chen (in English)

The Hive is the College of Arts & Sciences' newly unified team of creative and technical services. This provides A&S with support for web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. This podcast features Yiwen Chen, who works on Chinese Social Media for the College of Arts and Sciences.

This podcast was produced by Cheyenne Hohman.

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On Being an International Student: Yiwen Chen (in Chinese)

The Hive is the College of Arts & Sciences' newly unified team of creative and technical services. This provides A&S with support for web and print media projects, public relations, and computing and informational services. This podcast features Yiwen Chen, who works on Social Media for Arts and Sciences. Interviewed by Wenbo Zeng, Chen answers some fundamental questions that international students might have when considering to study abroad at UK. Yiwen grew up in China and attends the University of Kentucky. 

在这个博客里,陈依雯将会为大家讲解一些交换生可能会有的疑问。感谢文理学院的HIVE以及曾文波。如果想要更了解我们,您可以在人人或者新良微博上关注我们。

 

Translation.

 

Wenbo: Hi. What is your name?

Yiwen: You can call me Yiwen.

Wenbo: When did you come to UK?

Yiwen: I came to UK in August of 2010.

Wenbo: What is your major? What majors do you think are popular in the U.S?

Yiwen: I am an Accounting Major. It is a very popular major here in the U.S.  I believe that with an accounting major, I will be able to find a job easily. Companies of all sizes need accountants.

Wenbo: Do you wish to stay in the U.S. after graduation?

Yiwen: For international students, they are given one year after graduation to find an internship. UK has an agency called The Stuckert Career Center that will assist you in finding internships that relate specifically to your major. You need to study hard and enjoy your time in college.

Wenbo: Sounds pretty good. Many international students want to work part-time while studying; however, they’re not allowed to work outside of the school. So, how do international students find part-time jobs?

Yiwen: International students are not allowed to work outside of the school, but UK offers many on-campus jobs. For example, there are student jobs available in the library, cafeteria, or being a translator or tutor. There are many doctorate-degree seeking students here that work as teacher’s assistants. International students have many opportunities here.

Wenbo: Sounds interesting. Can you use one sentence to describe your experience here at UK?

Yiwen: Wow, this question is tough….UK has made me realize what my goals are for my future. I think this is something many young adults should ponder.

Wenbo: A new year is just around the corner. Can you give us some words of encouragement for the New Year?

Yiwen: Happy new year to everyone. May all your wishes come true!

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Boost Your IT IQ: Cool Classes for the Winter Intercession

Winter break and the holidays are fast approaching. Students – have you made plans for winter intersession yet? If not, A&S is offering classes during the break for those students interested in gaining extra credit hours and speeding up time to graduation. It’s a great time to pick up an extra class in your major or explore a topic you find intriguing. For example, we are offering a new online course for those students interested in an overview of technologies we use every day. The class, A&S 100 – 230: IT IQ will allow you to sharpen your IT IQ and learn about video conferencing, software installation, internet research tools, and Blackboard basics – just to name a few – and earn extra credit hours in the process. This class will familiarize you with technologies, research tools, and search engines that are important to your success at UK and beyond. Become a better digital citizen and learn about social networking and e-etiquette as you communicate through Facebook, Twitter, email, and blogs. To learn more about the class, click here.

Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship

I just read this article, entitled, "Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship." Again, it seems like these discussions about social media effects and applications seem to gravitate towards me. But, I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts. As new technologies develop, new laws sprout up governing the use of such technologies. Don't believe me? Is sexting inappropriate? Would making it illegal be an infringement of privacy? What about spam? Shouldn't it be protected under the 1st ammendment? What if the one doing the spamming resides outside the United States? I had the pleasure of exploring these topics a few semesters ago in my Media Law & Regulation class. Neat stuff, right?

Another blog about Facebook? ugh.

Yes....this is probably another blogpost that rants and raves about Facebook, but hear me out. Some of what I do here at the College of Arts & Sciences involves managing social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and Flickr. With that, I have come to see social media's constantly growing potential and powers as it spreads like wildfire all over the Internet. Think about it. While many of us complain about the woes of Facebook and the tendency for us to become distracted and even consumed by it, I believe it to have unlimited potential for evolving forms of social interaction. It's already changing social ettiquete. Remember a few years ago when your professor might have said "...and I am on Facebook." and you thought that was weird? It's becoming commonplace and almost expected now. Consuming news media has shifted from reading a physical newspaper, to reading an online version, and now, many people stay informed by subscribing to various Twitter profiles and receiving updates via their twitter feed.

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