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Created: December 6, 2004
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Topic of the Week:

Reflecting on the Naked Space Gallery Show and
Completing Our Collaborative Learning Records

For starters, I wanted to share Sawsan's message on transform_dom about the Naked Space Exhibit last week:

Something exciting happened yesterday... My political science professor brought up the Naked Space exhibit in class and a discussion began about the parking exhibit. Mind you, no one in my class (except my professor) knew I was involved in that exhibit so I just sat back and listened. Most all of the students said they were frustrated with the parking situation on campus and said the exhibit was very informative. A discussion began on what we can DO to get some action from the school administrators about the parking problem. It was very rewarding to know that our exhibit ignited some constructive dialogue about the subject! Even my professor congratulated us on the exhibit!

Yeah guys... Good job! (:

Thanks to all of you for your participation and support at the Naked Space Gallery Show last Tuesday and Wednesday. Pat and I were touched that many of you wanted the show to stay open longer, but not crazy enough to agree to it. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday last week were pretty intense. But you did everything we asked of you and made the show a great success.

Our Dean commented, having gone quietyly through the show, that your projects showed the intensity of work you had put into them. The gallery was colorful and attractive. Your explanations of transforming dominant discourse were intriguing and showed the extent to which you had been able to integrate patterns of discourse and social justice into all the classes represented.

Pat is leaving a week from Thursday for Florida. That means that if you have done a lot of your work with her, you want to be sure your learning record on that work goes up sometime this week.

All of you should take advantage of our time with you this week to be sure that our records accurately reflect your learning, and that the project you worked on is included in the virtual exhibit. Since we started the semester with an assumption of an A in the course, remember that you should be satisfied that your learning record reflects that level of competence.

NEWS, Announcements, and

Current Discussion Topics:

Joining and Participating in the Yahoo Groups
on Transforming Dominant Discourse

I know that the elections have taken time from our traditional class activities. They are important. I accept that. But PLEASE do not forget that you are responsible for following the weekly issue of Dear Habermas, AND for participating in some manner in the class and/or Transforming Dominant Discourse discussions. AND the day after the elections is the day to start getting your project for Naked Space ready. You are also responsible for checking the class rosters on Collaborative Learning Reports:

  • 328cllst.htm
    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Agencies Class.
  • 367cllst.htm
    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Sociology of Law Class.
  • 370cllst.htm
    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Moot Court Class.
  • 395cllst.htm
    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Women and Poverty Class.
  • 595cllst.htm
    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Grad. Women and Poverty Class.

  • Home Page for transform-dom You can read all the messageson Transforming Dominant Discourse from this page. Just click on messages in the left hand frame. You can read the messages, even if you're having difficulty signing up.

  • Home Page for transspan You can read all the messages in spanish on Transforming Dominant Discourse from this page. Just click on messages in the left hand frame. You can read the messages, even if you're having difficulty signing up. And you're welcome to put up messages for friends, relatives, community messages, who want to join the discussion but are not used to the computer. You can print the responses for them later. Make technology work for freedom and democracy

  • Home Page for Obesity Support

  • Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
  • Link for joining tranform_dom:

    Click here to join transform_dom
    Click to join transform_dom

Ideas for the Spring 2005 Naked Space Exhibit:

  • Life Space and The Front Porch Art Crawl

    My Life Space and Weclome To It - references Thurber and Kurt Lewin

    • The Front Porch Art Crawl Here is an example in which our Naked Space Exhibit takes on some of the same concern for an academy-community bridge as a Learning Center in St.Paul, Minnesota. This project will revolve around contacting them, adapting as much as we can from their project, and sharing our project with them.
    • On Tuesday and Thrusday of this week, I'm going to ask you to map out your own life space with concerns that you are feeling with dominant discourse. We'll work together, make suggestions to each other, and I'll try to shape the site around those concerns in the coming months. We can share your life space drawings over transform_dom.

jeanne's Lecture Notes:

Academic Support

Using Academic Language Effectively

Merriam-Webster Dictionary Search:

and Careers

  • Resumes:

  • Letters of Recommendation:

    • 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.
    • 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


  • Up soon.

That Was Fun! Sneaky Strokes and Flying Good Dogs

Flying Dog is also a painting by Zhang Kai. Best I've every come across to illustrate our site with magic numbers and unicorns and whipped cream cats and now, flying dogs:

Flying Good Dogs: Whenever something happens in class that works out well, that inspires you, that helps in studying, whatever, take a few minutes to send us an e-mail. We'll post it where all of us can learn from it, including other teachers.

You can also send an email to the Who to Take Site:

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