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Created: April 24, 2004
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Invitation to Naked Space Exhibit

jeanne's Conflicting images of woman

Naked Space Exhibit Time and Space
May 12 (Wednesday) and 13 (Thursday)
Are Rapidly Approaching

This week's digital drawing is the Invitation for our Exhibit. Jackie Jones-Lee was going to do a tradtional invitation for us, but last week was hectic, and we were missing each other in tradtional "meeting" fashion. We followed our own tradition of moving along horizontally (feminist logic) with whatever we had. And so this morning, having got the program well under way, an invitation just popped right out of it. We're running with close time limits so if you've got changes to propose, you'll have to do so quickly.

Because we've been working mostly over the Internet this semester, many of you are unaware of what others are doing. Meetings are anathema in a fast-track world. So Michael and Pat and I decided that a Table of Contents for the Exhibit Poem, would include links to all project, and soon, names of all contributors. I'm working on it. Current draft up at Table of Contents. You should check as I complete this, and be sure you are correctly identified.

Because this is a hypertext poem there is no printed version. But we will print a simpler program so you'll have something tangible with your name on it. This means if you don't make sure I have all the information on your project soon, you might miss getting your name on the program. You have to leave us printing time.

The activity at this semester's exhibit will be the decorating of a "Pimp Goblet," "Holy Grail," "Chalice of Tribute," "Chalice of Love" . . . whatever you want to call the cup of life and love that is the subject of Humankind's never ending search, from Sir Galahad and his fellow Knights through the young Turks (Kim's Pimps) through the search today for humanism through spirituality. A sample is in Pat's office. The first painting on the site was:

Chalice of Tribute
Complete with coloring sheet

We'll have glue and sparkles and glitter and as many little plastic goblets as we can afford at Table 13 in the Gallery. We'll hve as many volunteers as the week of classes for the semester can afford. If you have a little glass that you can bring to decorate, and any suitable decorations lying around the house, that could help, because we're expecting a large crowd this Spring.

By the way, adults are having as much fun with the goblets as the children, so bring some treasures to play with yourself.

First draft of program, starting to put exhibit items in order, according to the Exhibit Poem links. Be sure to follow this, so that you can make sure it's accurate with respect to your work.

Planned Layout for Grand Hall 1(section nearest the west side),
Loker Center for the Exhibit:

Layout for Naked Space Exhibit in Spring 2004

The Naked Space Exhibit will take place on Wednesday, May 12, and Thursday May 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the western-most sector of the Grand Hall. You are welcome to come and go as fits your schedule. Please invite your family, children, friends, neighbors, etc. to share in our gallery display and discussions. We'll need help setting our displays up in the morning and taking them down in the evening. And we'll definitely needs some supervisory help for goblet decorating at Table 13. Thank you for volunteering. jeanne

NEWS and Announcements:

Links to Readings for Each Class and Group:

Please don't forget to authenticate your learning for Independent Study. I can't give you a grade when I don't know what you've done.

Readings for Spring 2004 These are links to topics from the site this semester, and they include discussion questions and essays. Use any of these to authenticate your learning, or any other site topic of your choice. DO NOT EMAIL ME ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS. THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL TEST. Choose three topics, preferably from the list. Then come in to discuss one of those topics with me, with Pat, with Michael Griffin. We want to have a well-informed substantive discussion of the topic, not have you answer questions. AND DON'T FORGET TO LET US KNOW WHAT PART YOU'LL TAKE IN THE EXHIBIT, YOUR PROJECT, OR PROJECTS YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN, YOUR VOLUNTEER TIMES TO HELP US SET UP AND TAKE DOWN THE EXHIBITS, AND TIME SPENT WITH VISITORS TO THE GALLERY.

Travel Opportunity to Thailand.

CSUDH course credit offered. About $2000, including airfare.
Chiang Mai Field Trip Flyer. Dr. John Quicker, Criminologist, offers a summer field trip to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand.

That's where I rode an elephant in the elephant camp for working elephants. Elephants were used for construction in Thailand until the 20th century brought modern machines. The elephant camps are like welfare safety nets for the elephants who no longer have jobs, and the people who used to have jobs caring for the elephants.

Chiang Mai is also where I released a whole family of birds in the name of freedom. They usually only give you one in a small cage to release, but they sensed that I wanted to turn the whole batch loose, and they offered me a huge cage from which I could let them all go. All the little birds were crammed in like sardines. They were so happy to be released. jeanne

If you're interested, let Dr. Quicker know: E-Mail Icon jquicker@csudhedu

New Theoretical and Practice Materials:

Link Not Working on Hypertext Poem

Feminine Style and Power link, poemhyp26.htm not working. You can find it at Feminist Style until I can get it fixed. jeanne Monday night.

Comprehensive Exams Study Group

Meeting Times and Assignments: Wednesday, April 28, 2004
No one has asked for class time. But Pat and I will be on campus on Wednesday. I should be in around 1 or 1:30 p.m.

Notes for Fall 2004 Classes

A Range of Sources on Global Events

Left/Right Perspectives - Cursor - New York Times
Arts and Letters Daily - The Economist - The Guardian
Wall Street Journal -The Weekly Standard - The Nation
Los Angeles Times - Chicago Tribune - The Washington Post
Cursor's Al Jazeera Archive - Ha'aretz - Palestine Monitor

Indymedia - Mother Jones - BBC News - New Profile
Progressive Sociologists Network

Evaluating Internet Resources

Evaluating Hoax Email with samples, including an old one about charging for email that's going around again. Link updated March 29, 2004.

Evaluating Internet Resources Library Site at University of North Carolina. Don't forget to question. This is a good detailed source. Link checked March 29, 2004.

Using Academic Language Effectively:

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

Dictionary of Critical Sociology
Maintained by Robert E. Mazur, Associate Professor, Iowa State University, Sociology.

Words of Art: Front Page
Wonderful Fine Arts dictionary at Okanagan University College in Canada.
Will cover many of the terms social theory shares with literary theory.

APA Style Style sheet for Psychology. Good reference for proper rules of citation. Twenty-five Easy Steps Toward a Correctly-Formatted Paper or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love MLA by Keith O'Neill. Style sheet for humanities.

Today's Word: From the Word.A.Day Site

and Careers

  • Letters of Recommendation How to get me to respond to your request. Many of you need letters. If you will follow this format, I can do them quickly and make them good.

  • Added April 24, 2004: Zerrona Fitts was gracious enough to request her letter as I asked. I'll get it out today. Most of you are not responding to my request to do your part in using your own voice to prompt mine. Please remember that you're also asking for these smack in the middle of intense preparations for the Spring Naked Space Exhibit. Oh, and yes, by the way, I've retired, and I''m not technically on campus this spring. So be nice and do your part. jeanne

  • Dog Letters If you do not give me adequate information, but do manage to get my attention, you may end up with a dog letter. That is a letter that says that you work well with people, that you are enthusiastic, that you persist at getting things done, and that everyone likes you. Of course, my dog gets along well with people, brings his ball to them, is enthusiastic, and persists at getting them to take his ball. Everyone likes my dog. That's a dog letter. It's so general it could be about my dog. jeanne

  • College Journal Resume Suggestions . . . Backup


Who to TakeWho To Take:

Hey, you're doing wonderfully on Who To Take There are recommendations for Dr. Santos and Dr. Danis, and Dr. Sidney Fox in Psychology, Dr. Robert Dutile in Sports?, and Dr. Newcombe in Sociology. I know this is a new way to exchange ideas with classmates, but if you'll practice, I think it holds great potential. Do check out the site and the recommendations. Saturday, April 24, 2004. jeanne

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