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Providence Matters focuses on faculty and staff at the University of Providence who continue the mission of the Sisters of Providence. We highlight specific projects, general mission-oriented work, and why it’s important to them.

Past Interviews

 

Rod Johanson

Rod Johanson: Living and Making a Living – How Careers Serve Mission?

In this episode, we interview Rod Johanson, director of the Career Services Center who has spearheaded several initiatives which aim to provide students with opportunities for personal growth and career competence or in other words living and making a living.

 

Bryan Slavik

A Mission to Serve – An interview with Bryan Slavik

Welcome to the first episode of the Providence Matters Podcast.

One of the core values of the university is Compassion.  Specifically, that we reach out to those in need and offer comfort as Jesus did.  We nurture the spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of one another and those we serve.  Through our healing presence, we accompany those who suffer.

Professor Bryan Slavik, a master lecturer in the Criminal Justice program, has dedicated much of his professional life to serving others.  This is seen in his 28-year career in law enforcement and 14 years of teaching at the University of Providence. The importance of the core value of compassion in his life is shown as he became a certified police chaplain.

Hear why service is so important to him.

Dr. Deb Kottel

Fostering Care in a Community – An interview with Dr. Deb Kottel

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Deb Kottel about how she teaches our core value in the classroom, how her time serving in the Montana State legislature led to opportunities for her students, as well as her work as executive director of the Great Falls St. Vincent de Paul organization.

 

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