Today’s guest on the Torg Stories Podcast is the new head coach at Mars Hill University, Coach Emry Tsitouris. Mars Hill is located just north of Asheville, North Carolina and competes at the Division II level as a member of the South Atlantic Conference. Coach Tsitouris was hired in the spring of 2022 and was previously an assistant coach at Catawba College. Tsitouris played college basketball at both USC Aiken and Belmont Abbey.
Welcome to the August 2, 2022 edition of the Torg Stories podcast. On this episode I talk with Dr. Sarah Zurhellen, assistant director of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
This conversation is a part of a larger project in which I’m focusing on that examines the progression from the required first year writing course at App State, then to the Writing Across the Curriculum course that I most frequently teach, and on to the writing in the discipline and capstone course that student take as a part of the vertical writing model.
Welcome to the June 6, 2022 edition of the Torg Stories podcast. On this episode I talk with Dr. Bethany Mannon. Bethany directs the Rhetoric and Composition program at App State University. I am a lecturer in that program, and I teach a second year required course called Writing Across the Curriculum / RC 2001.
This conversation is a part of a larger project I am working on that examines the progression from the required first year writing course at Appalachian State to the Writing Across the Curriculum class I most often teach, and then on to the Writing in the Discipline courses that are taught within each major.
I’m always hoping the podcasts can work as conversation starters among writers, students, and those who teach writing. It would be great to hear about your experiences taking and teaching writing courses.
Kent Chezem is the new head boys basketball coach and dean of students at North Judson High School in Indiana. The hire was approved at a school board meeting on Tuesday May 19, 2020. Coach Chezem joined the Torg Stories Podcast to discuss his new jobs.
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I first met Kent when we were teammates at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois where he is the all time leader in assists and 8th in steals. Teams Kent played for at ONU won three conference and district championships.
Coach Chezem with his son Cade after Loogootee’s Sectional Championship
Kent’s head coaching stops include Clinton Prairie where he went to high school, Covington, and Loogootee. His teams won three sectional titles when he was at Covington and one during his time at Loogootee. In 2014, Kent was named the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association District II Coach of the year.
Kent’s dad Myron, mom Janice, son Cade, daughter Avery, and wife Dara
There will be some rivalry at the Chezem household during next year’s basketball season. Last January, Kent’s wife Dara was hired as the superintendent of Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation in nearby Winamac. The two schools are twenty miles apart and have often competed in the same basketball sectional.
You can connect with Kent on Twitter @KentChezem and he plans to soon launch a program website, BluejayBasketball.com.