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jeanne's first version: From the abstract transcendence of disciplined faith back into our everyday lives.

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Created: December 19, 2004
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Topic of the Week:

Time to Rest and Gather Our Wits
To Keep Our Voices Clear

I was trying to find a way to send you all a card that would say Happy Holidays to every faith and belief system. It's time to finish up the learning records, so I don't get to spend much time on it. But this is my first effort. You might try building on it. Maybe your ideas will meld our issues more effectively.

Anyway, this is the first issue of the Winter Break. Hopefully you will find some quiet time to rest and to read, to ponder, and to find peace. The website and transform_dom will continue to reflect our concern with ever so many social issues. There is so much going on in the world just now that I can't imagine being completely away from our discourse community.

This morning I read Stephan Said's Iraq: A Silenced Majority - From Interviews with My Family Sunday 19 December 2004. He speaks of the extensive use of depleted uranium weapons in Iraq now. We have no idea what the permanent effects of such weaponry are. We have no idea how it affects the soldiers who are using them. Those soldiers are not given the option of saying "I will not use depleted uranium weapons against other humans." Who, then, is accountable?

Take a break. Rest. But, remember, there is much for which we need to take responsibility, and sooner rather than later. jeanne

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Current Discussion Topics:

The First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry will take place at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, from May 5-7, 2005. "Due to the growing interest in new conference panels and increasing volume of requests for submission deadline extension, the deadline for submissions of open-panel session proposals and all papers to the First International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry is now extended to January 15, 2005." Suggested conference topics are suggested. I would like to go, but don't know if I'll have the time. jeanne

Learning Records: Grades online on ToroWeb.

You may continue to correct or send materials that you would like included with your learning record. With 300 students I know I missed some messages and some activities that we should include. 9 students have already contacted me for corrections. I'll get those done as soon as school opens on January 3, 2004. When I listed a grade less than In A on the learning records, I also said "until you contact me with evidence of learning." When I gave an F, it was simply that I couldn't find any record of contact. Doesn't mean I don't have one. Just couldn't find it. jeanne

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    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Agencies Class.
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    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Sociology of Law Class.
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    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Moot Court Class.
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    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Women and Poverty Class.
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    what jeanne knows about what you're learning in Grad. Women and Poverty Class.

  • Home Page for transform-dom You can read all the messages 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.

  • 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

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  • Instructions page for joining transform_dom and transspan
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    Click here to join transform_dom
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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.

    • Archaeological Collage

Jeanne's Lectures During Winter Break, 2004

Academic Support

Using Academic Language Effectively

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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

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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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