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Eagle Eye View Podcast

“Eagle Eye View” is the official podcast of Georgia Southern University. Enjoy casual conversations with leaders in Eagle Nation. From getting over seasonal allergies to mapping out the ghosts of Savannah, this podcast series covers a wide range of topics with dedicated professionals.

Ep. 4 – The Civil War: 160 years later

In Sept. 1862, President Abraham Lincoln changed the course of American history by announcing that enslaved people would soon be free. Commonly referred to as the ‘preliminary’ Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln’s action that day was emboldened by a Union victory at the Battle of Antietam only days earlier. It is considered the bloodiest battle in American history after nearly 23,000 men lost their lives in a single day.

Ben Parten, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of history at Georgia Southern University who specializes in 19th century politics, abolition, civil war, reconstruction and the slave trade. He recently earned a doctorate at Yale University, and returned to his home state of Georgia. He discusses the importance of these two events that occurred 160 years ago. Find the written article here.

Ep. 3 – Eagle Nation saves submerged history

Kurt Knoerl, Ph.D., is a maritime archaeologist. He goes to historic sites along the Coastal Empire to discover, study and preserve notable historic finds. His sites range from oyster processing facilities passed down through generations to boats which have been submerged for hundreds of years. For months, he will teach students about the history of the sites and then trains them on how to work in the knee-deep muck.

Ep. 2 – Allergy season in the Coastal Empire

With many students moving to the area for the first time, some of them may experience their allergies differently. Professor Alan Harvey, Ph.D., has dedicated a decade of research into pollen. This research includes how environments react to it, what causes our allergies and what times of year see the spike in sneezing. Read more from this article.

Ep. 1 – Moving in with the Eagle Experience

This time of year, millions of college students move to their respective college campuses. For many of them, it will be the first time they move onto their campus. Georgia Southern University launched a new program called “The Eagle Experience,” which is series of social and informational events to help students become more comfortable in their new homes. The Eagle Experience recently won an award from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators because of its impact and effectiveness.

Last updated: 9/28/2022