Dave by the Bell

Dave by the Bell

University Communication’s own Dave Blanks wanders the earth over in search of answers to all of life’s questions... great and small. Okay, so he mainly stays on Appalachian State University’s campus... he still wanders though... and he definitely wonders as he wanders. Listen for silly asides and revolutionary revelations. Priceless.

Episodes

October 25, 2023 7 mins

Dave and App State's social media manager Ginny Scheer roam about Sanford Mall interviewing App State students to find out what they wish they had known way back when they were applying to college. Maybe don't procrastinate but chill out and follow your heart while not stressing...something along those lines anyway.  

 

 

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Dave  Hey folks! I'm Dave Blanks from University Communications back with Dave by the Bell. It's O...

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Dave fumbles about campus somehow managing to find a bunch of seniors who are about to graduate. Dave grills them on their plans for the future! It's every new graduate's dream come true!

 

 

Transcript: 

Dave Blanks:

Hey friends, on this Dave by the Bell, I'm going to talk to seniors who are graduating and ask them what the heck they got planned next. Stick around, won't you?

Jenna Michalski:

I'm Jenna Michalski.

Dave Blanks:

You'...

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February 14, 2023 7 mins

 

 In this Valentine’s Day edition of Dave by the Bell, Dave and University Communications intern Madi chat it up with friendly passersby to get at the heart of this question — “What is the most romantic place on campus?”

 

 

Dave Blanks:

Hello, friends. I'm Dave Blanks from University Communications, and I was going to talk today about Valentine's Day. What we're going to do is ask students what the most romantic place in all of ...

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November 2, 2022 11 mins

In this only just barely adjacent to homecoming edition of Dave by the Bell, Dave and University Communications intern Madi chat it up with almost always friendly passersby and pose the question, "If you could live anywhere on campus that was not a residence hall, where would you live?"   

 

 

Transcript:

 

Dave Blanks:

Madi, you're our intern.

 

Madi:

I am.

 

Dave Blanks:

And we're going to do a Dave by the Bell.

 

Madi:

We are.

...

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August 19, 2022 9 mins

Dave and photographer Kyla strike out to interview first year students and their helpful parents as they move in to Thunder Hill Hall on the beautiful campus of Appalachian State University.

 

 

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Dave Blanks:

Hey folks, how's it going? I'm Dave Blanks from University Communications. Today on Dave by the Bell, I'm going to be talking to people who are moving into Thunder Hill, trying to figure out what the moment's like f...

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In-person commencement ceremonies are back at Appalachian, and so is Dave! Witness the sights and sounds of Spring 2021 Commencement as Dave asks parents what they're experiencing as their graduates walk across the stage, and stick around for some celebration as the graduates fill in the blank of "My time at Appalachian was _______."

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Dave's back, and he's ready to talk to you! This episode, Dave visits with Appalachian State students after they receive their vaccine, as well as the volunteers and staff who help the clinic run smoothly.

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In this video edition of Dave By The Bell, Dave goes in search of the bell that used to sit in front of Anne Belk Hall. Learn about App State's Special Collections Research Center from university archivist Kim Sims, and catch a glimpse of interesting historical items from Appalachian's past! Listen to other Dave by the Bell episodes here: dave.podcasts.appstate.edu

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March 21, 2020 14 mins

On this March-centric Dave by the Bell, University Communications' Dave Blanks asks Appalachian students to finish the old adage, "In like a lion out like a..." He also discovers what they are planning for spring break.

 

 

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Dave Blanks: Hey, folks, I'm Dave Blanks from University Communications back once again with a Dave by the Bell, and on this edition it's March, the month of March. In like a lion, out like a... Rig...

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February 14, 2020 11 mins
On this Valentine's Day special, Dave interviews App State students to discover what they truly love.
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December 19, 2019 8 mins

Appalachian State University students share surprising and embarrassing moments from their recent Fall Break.

 

Dave Blanks: Hey folks, what's up? My name's Dave Blanks from University Communications and I'm back again with a Dave By The Bell. On this edition of Dave By The Bell, the students are smack dab in the middle of final examinations. They're walking around being stressed out, potentially. Maybe they're super prepared, poss...

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 In this video edition of Dave By The Bell, Dave talks to the Class of 2019 at Appalachian State's Fall Commencement and asks them, "What's the biggest change you've seen in yourself from your very first day on campus?" We are treated to heartfelt answers, reflective memories, and, of course...Dave being Dave. Listen to other Dave by the Bell episodes here: dave.podcasts.appstate.edu 

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University Communications' Dave Blanks asks current Appalachian students what they would share about App State with a friend who is considering attending the university. Spoiler alert: Everyone loves Appalachian State University.
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In this video edition of Dave by the Bell, Dave talks to parents and students during Family Weekend at Appalachian to ask them, "What is some advice you gave your Mountaineer before they came to college...AND...are they following that advice?"

Check out other Dave by the Bell episodes here: http://dave.podcasts.appstate.edu

All Dave by the Bell podcasts can be enjoyed at http://podcasts.appstate.edu or by searching for "Dave by the...

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September 12, 2019 6 mins

 In this video edition of Dave by the Bell, Dave Blanks of Appalachian's University Communications interviews first-year students and their parents during Move-in Day 2019 to discover the strange and unusual things they've brought with them to the residence halls. Other Dave by the Bell podcasts can be found at https://dave.podcasts.appstate.edu or by searching for "Dave by the Bell" on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your pod...

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Dave Blanks of Appalachian's University Communications interviews first-year students and their parents during Move-in Day 2019 to discover the strange and unusual things they've brought with them to the residence halls.
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University Communications' resident goofy goober, Dave Blanks, and UComm intern Alyssa "The Juggernaut" Rodriguez interview students on Sanford Mall to find out why they chose to attend Appalachian State University.
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Dave Blanks, University Communications' most likely to interrupt, and UComm intern Alyssa "So Extra" Rodriguez wander around Sanford Mall interviewing Appalachian students to find out what class they would retake and why.
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University Communications' favorite interruption, Dave Blanks and UComm intern Alyssa Rodriguez, interview unsuspecting Appalachian students to discover their go-to "happy song."
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It's the second installment of our super spooky Halloween DBTB. Dave interviews unsuspecting Appalachian State students as they wait to board the AppalCart and uncovers even more bone-chilling AppalCart tales of terror.
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