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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This I Believe #2

Post your This I Believe Essays here by 12pm on Friday, January 29. Don't forget to bring the printed out version to class!

Blog Assignment #2

Post your questions for the reading due Wednesday, January 27, at 12pm

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo #2

Photo #1

Here are some Transy students at the first of four scheduled quilting bees that are to take place as a part of CETA. The next one is in the Rosenthal Commons area located on fourth street across from the residential side of Transy's campus and is taking place on Saturday, January 30th, from 1-4 pm. It is sure to be great fun, and as always hot chocolate and cookies will be provided!

This I Believe #1

Assignment: Write a 300 word essay in the format of the This I Believe series ran on public radio. This international project has been continued on line at http://thisibelieve.org/
Use the comment feature below to post your own This I Believe essay. The deadline for this assignment is noon on Friday, January 22.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blog Assignment #1

Assignment: Come up with one good question based on the reading for class on Wednesday, January 20. Focus especially on pages 310-336. Post this well-formulated question in a comment attached to this post. The question must be at least one paragraph and should provide a contextualizing framework. (e.g. what in the reading prompted your question? Is this a question you’ve struggled with before? Or are you responding to a point of confusion in the narrative? What in your previous experience prompted this comment?) The deadline for posting this question is noon on Wednesday, January 19.
Reading Assignment: "Field Working: Reading and Writing Research" by Bonnie Stone Sunstein and Elizabeth Chiseri-Strater.

Why do Kremena and Kurt teach this course?

Kremena and Kurt teach this course for a variety of reasons that will be outlined in the comments below.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day One

Friends, class members, and community engagements enthusiasts, this is the first post of what will be many concerning Community Engagements Through the Arts. Some of you may be wondering what this phenomenon is. Community? Engagements? Arts? Well, for starters this is a class taught at Transylvania University in Lexington, KY by professors Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde (who will be referred to here on out as Kremena and Kurt). The goal of this class is to form a relationship with the community by engaging in artistic projects with the community. The outcome of this will manifest itself in many ways, some recognizable and others not so much. So far the class has met two times and will continue to meet on Wednesday nights and Friday afternoons as well as on other days at specific times as seen fit.