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Welcome to Credit Hour, a weekly, thought-provoking conversation with the brightest minds from the University of South Dakota. They get the credit – we ask the questions. This is Credit Hour.

Latest Episodes

BRANDON NESS | The Movement Process

VERMILLION, S.D. - Physical therapy is a vital field that aids individuals through the healing process following an injury. Students may choose to pursue a career in physical therapy if they are interested in studying the science behind injuries and helping patients achieve their recovery goals.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Brandon Ness, Ph.D.,assistant professor of physical therapy, about his career with outpatient and sports physical therapy practice, his research in the physical therapy field, and what he teaches his students on a daily basis.“I always tell my students to make sure you know what you’re getting into. I think a good way to do that is to get a diverse array of observation experiences,” Ness said. “I think with physical therapy and occupational therapy, I’d recommend observing both and being able to really see what goes into each different profession and what differentiates those so you can make an educated decision that's best for your future.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

14 MIN1 d ago
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BRANDON NESS | The Movement Process

TOM MROZLA | Police Accountability

VERMILLION, S.D. -Police accountability is a recently new subject that police departments have had to work with since in the 1950s.With the developments of body cameras, citizens using their own smartphones worked into investigative journalism, this is what police stations around the country have to manage in today's society.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Tom Mrozla, assistant professor of criminal justice about police misconduct and police accountability, the history of these issues and what it means for society today.“The police occupy a really interesting position within society. On one hand they are the public and on the other hand they are supposed to police the public,” Mrozla said.“So there’s an interesting power dynamic there that really intrigues me.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

19 MIN2 w ago
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TOM MROZLA | Police Accountability

JING WILLIAMS | Fallen Heroes of Clay County

VERMILLION, S.D. - Monday was Veterans Day, a federal holiday dedicated to honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.On campus, students had the opportunity to collaborate with Jing Williams, Ph.D., on her research honoring fallen veterans of Clay County.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Professor Williams about the project, resources available to her students, community partnerships that were engaged and why Professor Williams teaches her students the importance of community engagement.“These veterans died for us and for the future of the country at a time, no matter what the political winds were, they were the ones actually fighting the war and they didn’t make it back,” Williams said. “I then asked myself the question, what can I do to find out these veteran's stories?”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

27 MIN3 w ago
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JING WILLIAMS | Fallen Heroes of Clay County

DUSTY JOHNSON | Excellence in Civil Service

VERMILLION, S.D. - Former policy staff member for Mike Rounds, former member of the Public Utilities Commission, former chief of staff for Governor Daugaard and now U.S. Congressman for South Dakota.Dusty Johnson, U.S. Congressman and USD alumnus, has been serving the state of South Dakota for more than 12 years and has an interesting story to tell.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Congressman Johnson about life on Capitol Hill, his personal journey through the political landscape and his advice for students looking to get involved in politics.“If you want to do something then I think politics is a great place to be—if you’re motivated by mission, if you’re trying to live a purpose driven life then I think instead of being worn down by politics, it's going to build reputation because that mission is more important than you, it is more important than your political ambition,” Johnson said. “Make sure you’re getting into public service for the right reasons, it will serve you much better long term.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

30 MINNOV 8
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DUSTY JOHNSON | Excellence in Civil Service

MARIEKE BECK-COON | Free Speech on Campus

VERMILLION, S.D. - “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”Those are the implications stated by the First Amendment.It’s a topic that gets discussed weekly by our country and has implications for college campuses.The Foundation for Individual Rights and Education (FIRE) is an advocacy group about free speech on campus, freedom of association, academic freedom, due process and freedom of conscious.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Mariene Beak-Coon, director of litigation for FIRE about free speech issues affecting college campuses.“I think it’s super interesting to think about how you view the first amendment not being somebody who is not being a First Amendment scholar, just someone who interacts wit...

38 MINNOV 1
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MARIEKE BECK-COON | Free Speech on Campus

DAVID DE JONG | Technology in the Classroom

VERMILLION, S.D. - Educational leadership is a field dedicated to preparing individuals to be successful school administrators.Those individuals go on to become superintendents or principals who serve teachers and staff. The job is based around getting to know a given school and its priorities, and then these educational leaders take their job to the next level in terms of service.In order to facilitate student learning, train educators and improve accessibility, these educational leaders are embracing a powerful tool: technology.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with David De Jong, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership in the School of Education, about technology in the classroom and simulation based learning.“There are some pretty exciting things happening in technology. What I love the most about it right now is people are really focusing on using technology that improves student achievement or improves access for students,” De Jong said. “I’ve been able to latch onto some pretty exciting things just in my three and a half years here at USD. The two big ones that I’ve been able to dive into is educational leadership simulations and also telepresence robots.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

27 MINOCT 25
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DAVID DE JONG | Technology in the Classroom

SUSAN ANDERSON | The Future of Telemedicine

VERMILLION, S.D. - Telehealth is a growing field that allows for the distribution of health-related services and information for a long-distance patient with a clinician contact.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Susan Anderson, chair of family medicine at USD’s Sanford School of Health. They discuss the status of telehealth in South Dakota, why it’s important and the growing changes the field faces daily.“Taking a good history doesn't change, having repore with a patient and being that partner with a patient and their healthcare doesn't change but how we receive the information, maybe some of the diagnostic tools that we were able to utilize, those continue to change and we want to adapt to those changes,” Anderson said.Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

16 MINOCT 17
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SUSAN ANDERSON | The Future of Telemedicine

HEIDI HEITKAMP | Savanna's Act Awareness

VERMILLION, S.D.- Empathy without action is meaningless.Those are words spoken by former North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp at the University of South Dakota School of Law regarding Savanna's Act.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Senator Heitkamp about this piece of legislation involving murdered and missing indigenous women.They discuss Savanna's Act and why law enforcement offices must be held accountable for cold cases and the lack of attention for murdered and missing indigenous women“Over many years, what became increasingly apparent is that where the rest of the world would pay a lot of attention to a missing white person, it did not get the same reaction for Native American people,” Sen. Heitkamp said. “There was and continues to be a backlog of cold cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people in which their families were never given the opportunity to tell their story.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

25 MINOCT 11
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HEIDI HEITKAMP | Savanna's Act Awareness

BOB NIELSON | Catching Up with Coach

VERMILLION, S.D. - This week marks the 105th Dakota Days and USD students and the Vermillion community are celebrating as they always do.One man has a different job this week. Coach Bob Nielson of the USD football team not only prepares for his team to pull a win on Saturday but also wants to offer the community a unique homecoming experience,On this week's episode ofCredit Hour,Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Nielson, about Dakota Days, preparing for the big game and talking more about Nielson’s 36-year long career.“What makes Dakota Days unique is for many people, they get to come back and there’s a different level of pride that shows up whether you have more people come back or they draw their experience from being at homecoming,” Nielson said. “We want it to be a win on Saturday.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play andusd.edu/podcast.

27 MINOCT 3
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BOB NIELSON | Catching Up with Coach

REBECCA JOHNSON | Moving Meditation

VERMILLION, S.D.- Allowing your body to be set free and to accept what is around you is essential to living a healthy and well balanced life.September is National Yoga Awareness Month, a national awareness campaign to educate people on the health effects of yoga and how to take a step into a more active life.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Rebecca Johnson, USD alumna and owner of Soul Story Yoga in Yankton, S.D.They discuss why the yoga artform is important and what people can learn from the artform.“It helps people to manage stress, yoga helps to reduce Cortisol, the stress hormone in the body. It helps to lower blood pressure for a lot of people, it is a weight bearing exercise still so it does improve strength and muscle tone,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of health benefits to it.Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

20 MINSEP 27
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REBECCA JOHNSON | Moving Meditation

Latest Episodes

BRANDON NESS | The Movement Process

VERMILLION, S.D. - Physical therapy is a vital field that aids individuals through the healing process following an injury. Students may choose to pursue a career in physical therapy if they are interested in studying the science behind injuries and helping patients achieve their recovery goals.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Brandon Ness, Ph.D.,assistant professor of physical therapy, about his career with outpatient and sports physical therapy practice, his research in the physical therapy field, and what he teaches his students on a daily basis.“I always tell my students to make sure you know what you’re getting into. I think a good way to do that is to get a diverse array of observation experiences,” Ness said. “I think with physical therapy and occupational therapy, I’d recommend observing both and being able to really see what goes into each different profession and what differentiates those so you can make an educated decision that's best for your future.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

14 MIN1 d ago
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BRANDON NESS | The Movement Process

TOM MROZLA | Police Accountability

VERMILLION, S.D. -Police accountability is a recently new subject that police departments have had to work with since in the 1950s.With the developments of body cameras, citizens using their own smartphones worked into investigative journalism, this is what police stations around the country have to manage in today's society.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Tom Mrozla, assistant professor of criminal justice about police misconduct and police accountability, the history of these issues and what it means for society today.“The police occupy a really interesting position within society. On one hand they are the public and on the other hand they are supposed to police the public,” Mrozla said.“So there’s an interesting power dynamic there that really intrigues me.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

19 MIN2 w ago
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TOM MROZLA | Police Accountability

JING WILLIAMS | Fallen Heroes of Clay County

VERMILLION, S.D. - Monday was Veterans Day, a federal holiday dedicated to honoring those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.On campus, students had the opportunity to collaborate with Jing Williams, Ph.D., on her research honoring fallen veterans of Clay County.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Professor Williams about the project, resources available to her students, community partnerships that were engaged and why Professor Williams teaches her students the importance of community engagement.“These veterans died for us and for the future of the country at a time, no matter what the political winds were, they were the ones actually fighting the war and they didn’t make it back,” Williams said. “I then asked myself the question, what can I do to find out these veteran's stories?”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

27 MIN3 w ago
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JING WILLIAMS | Fallen Heroes of Clay County

DUSTY JOHNSON | Excellence in Civil Service

VERMILLION, S.D. - Former policy staff member for Mike Rounds, former member of the Public Utilities Commission, former chief of staff for Governor Daugaard and now U.S. Congressman for South Dakota.Dusty Johnson, U.S. Congressman and USD alumnus, has been serving the state of South Dakota for more than 12 years and has an interesting story to tell.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Congressman Johnson about life on Capitol Hill, his personal journey through the political landscape and his advice for students looking to get involved in politics.“If you want to do something then I think politics is a great place to be—if you’re motivated by mission, if you’re trying to live a purpose driven life then I think instead of being worn down by politics, it's going to build reputation because that mission is more important than you, it is more important than your political ambition,” Johnson said. “Make sure you’re getting into public service for the right reasons, it will serve you much better long term.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

30 MINNOV 8
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DUSTY JOHNSON | Excellence in Civil Service

MARIEKE BECK-COON | Free Speech on Campus

VERMILLION, S.D. - “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”Those are the implications stated by the First Amendment.It’s a topic that gets discussed weekly by our country and has implications for college campuses.The Foundation for Individual Rights and Education (FIRE) is an advocacy group about free speech on campus, freedom of association, academic freedom, due process and freedom of conscious.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Mariene Beak-Coon, director of litigation for FIRE about free speech issues affecting college campuses.“I think it’s super interesting to think about how you view the first amendment not being somebody who is not being a First Amendment scholar, just someone who interacts wit...

38 MINNOV 1
Comments
MARIEKE BECK-COON | Free Speech on Campus

DAVID DE JONG | Technology in the Classroom

VERMILLION, S.D. - Educational leadership is a field dedicated to preparing individuals to be successful school administrators.Those individuals go on to become superintendents or principals who serve teachers and staff. The job is based around getting to know a given school and its priorities, and then these educational leaders take their job to the next level in terms of service.In order to facilitate student learning, train educators and improve accessibility, these educational leaders are embracing a powerful tool: technology.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with David De Jong, Ed.D., assistant professor in the Division of Educational Leadership in the School of Education, about technology in the classroom and simulation based learning.“There are some pretty exciting things happening in technology. What I love the most about it right now is people are really focusing on using technology that improves student achievement or improves access for students,” De Jong said. “I’ve been able to latch onto some pretty exciting things just in my three and a half years here at USD. The two big ones that I’ve been able to dive into is educational leadership simulations and also telepresence robots.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

27 MINOCT 25
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DAVID DE JONG | Technology in the Classroom

SUSAN ANDERSON | The Future of Telemedicine

VERMILLION, S.D. - Telehealth is a growing field that allows for the distribution of health-related services and information for a long-distance patient with a clinician contact.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Susan Anderson, chair of family medicine at USD’s Sanford School of Health. They discuss the status of telehealth in South Dakota, why it’s important and the growing changes the field faces daily.“Taking a good history doesn't change, having repore with a patient and being that partner with a patient and their healthcare doesn't change but how we receive the information, maybe some of the diagnostic tools that we were able to utilize, those continue to change and we want to adapt to those changes,” Anderson said.Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

16 MINOCT 17
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SUSAN ANDERSON | The Future of Telemedicine

HEIDI HEITKAMP | Savanna's Act Awareness

VERMILLION, S.D.- Empathy without action is meaningless.Those are words spoken by former North Dakota U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp at the University of South Dakota School of Law regarding Savanna's Act.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Senator Heitkamp about this piece of legislation involving murdered and missing indigenous women.They discuss Savanna's Act and why law enforcement offices must be held accountable for cold cases and the lack of attention for murdered and missing indigenous women“Over many years, what became increasingly apparent is that where the rest of the world would pay a lot of attention to a missing white person, it did not get the same reaction for Native American people,” Sen. Heitkamp said. “There was and continues to be a backlog of cold cases involving missing and murdered indigenous people in which their families were never given the opportunity to tell their story.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

25 MINOCT 11
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HEIDI HEITKAMP | Savanna's Act Awareness

BOB NIELSON | Catching Up with Coach

VERMILLION, S.D. - This week marks the 105th Dakota Days and USD students and the Vermillion community are celebrating as they always do.One man has a different job this week. Coach Bob Nielson of the USD football team not only prepares for his team to pull a win on Saturday but also wants to offer the community a unique homecoming experience,On this week's episode ofCredit Hour,Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Nielson, about Dakota Days, preparing for the big game and talking more about Nielson’s 36-year long career.“What makes Dakota Days unique is for many people, they get to come back and there’s a different level of pride that shows up whether you have more people come back or they draw their experience from being at homecoming,” Nielson said. “We want it to be a win on Saturday.”Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play andusd.edu/podcast.

27 MINOCT 3
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BOB NIELSON | Catching Up with Coach

REBECCA JOHNSON | Moving Meditation

VERMILLION, S.D.- Allowing your body to be set free and to accept what is around you is essential to living a healthy and well balanced life.September is National Yoga Awareness Month, a national awareness campaign to educate people on the health effects of yoga and how to take a step into a more active life.On this week's episode of Credit Hour, Host Michael Ewald has a conversation with Rebecca Johnson, USD alumna and owner of Soul Story Yoga in Yankton, S.D.They discuss why the yoga artform is important and what people can learn from the artform.“It helps people to manage stress, yoga helps to reduce Cortisol, the stress hormone in the body. It helps to lower blood pressure for a lot of people, it is a weight bearing exercise still so it does improve strength and muscle tone,” Johnson said. “There are a lot of health benefits to it.Find Credit Hour on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play and usd.edu/podcast.

20 MINSEP 27
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REBECCA JOHNSON | Moving Meditation
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