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Week of January 30, 2005

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    Sammi Oakes wrote on Tuesday, February 1st:
    On rewards

    Yesterday in class we talked about getting rewards for things we do. i feel in most things we do in life you get a reward. for example like going to work you get a pay check, going to college you get a degree. Not everything we do put a lot of things we do you do get a reward, and maybe im thinking in the wrong aspect, but in some respect its a reward. what do you think?

    sammi -- it all depends on what motivates an individual to do something? i don't think everything is a "reward", though. external rewards are not the only motivators. you might want to read Alfie Kohn's Punished by Rewards.



    On February 2nd, Sarah Hendrickson wrote:
    On the yahoo discussion group

    i just wanted to share how much i enjoy being a part of this discussion group. i had posted my own topic of the michael jackson trial as a part of my creative measure for the media class. and it has stemmed into another topic of does education matter and it amazes me sometimes how many different viewpoints different people have. good faith listening i think has taught me some sort of lesson. even if ii dont agree and can still listen to what they say.you never know-somebody might help me change my view for a 'better' view i would recommend other students in your classes to join this group-the more people equal more variety of viewpointsequals better.

    sarah --- neat! be sure to bring this up in class.



    On February 2nd, Sarah Hendrickson wrote:
    On the library research workshop

    i really enjoyed todays library research workshop. i am a 'previous takata' student and i should of did this last semester when offered. im really shocked that only four of us showed up knowing there are alot of new students. i also like the fact that no 'googling' is accepted anymore. i have to say last semester i was victim of this and this workshop showed me how many different topics and resources are actually out there. thanks to jeffrey morse and advice to new students--you should of attended!!!

    sarah --- thanks for the feedback. i was wondering why didn't more students attend.





    From CRMJ/SOCA 352: Law & Social Change

    On Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Linida Osterndorf wrote:
    On Habermas

    Hi. Found intersting. Habermas is Prof. Emeritus of Philosophy @ Univ. of Frankfurt & Prof. Philosophy @ Northwestern Univ. In 2004, won Kyoto prize for Arts and Philosophy - International Award to those contributing significantly to the betterment of mankind.

    linda -- neat!



    On Wednesday, February 2, 2005, Beau Lachermeier wrote:
    On the 6 circles

    Just wanted to say I thought the Circle game was a great way to show people how quick judgments can occur. Its hard for people to realize that they judge things on certain characteristics and the game was a great way to show that.

    beau -- thanks for the feedback. i'm hoping students will think about how easy it is to arbitrarily categorize people/things.

    On Friday, February 4th, Sarah Hendrickson wrote:
    On the 6 circles

    i also wanted to comment on the circle activity we did wednesday. i thought that showed how people are quick to jump to conclusions but it also showed how alot of us are different-just on how we seperated them into two different groups. one thing college has been teaching me is critical thinking and i thought that the circle activity sort of activated this.

    sarah -- yes, it is so easy to categorize, isn't it?



    On Friday, February 4, 2005, Kristen Appelhans wrote:
    On Dr. Seuss video

    I was just amazed that something as simple as Dr. Suess could illustrate so well the ideas that we have been going over. Applying more complex concepts as the ones that we have in discussion questions to simpilar ideas helps to better understand the consept and therefore reapply the concept to more complex situations.

    kristen -- yes, that's what i like about Dr. Seuss.

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    From CRMJ 385 : Media, Crime, Criminal Justice

    Tara Slorby wrote on Sunday, January 30th:
    On the Surrette book

    I just wanted to say that I really like the reading from the Sureeta book, espically where it is said that "mass media has a role in social constuction of reality, and that mass media enforces norms which in turn effects and influences the CJ system"

    tara -- good! that's an important point throughout his book and in the other textbook as well.



    Kristine Kenny wrote on Monday, January 31st:
    On Toon Tolerance

    I just wanted to comment on the toon tolerance email that was sent to us dealing with the whole cartoon's and promoting gay lifestyles. So many Christian groups are consuming their time worrying about negative effects this can have on the children of the future. I almost feel as though they are devoting more of their time protesting against gay lifestyles than other issues that arise when dealing with the media and younger children, for instance video games that promote sexuality and violence or television shows that expose children to murders and rapes as well as drug use, glorifying this lifestyle, or music artists that glorify living a life full of drugs, sex, and violence. Does anybody else think that it is weird that these present day groups would rather protest exposing children to a lifestyle that is socially/morally unacceptable, rather than protesting the exposure of illegal and fatal activities to the children of our country?

    kristine -- let's see how students respond. if you haven't joined the yahoo discussion group, you should join and add this to that forum.



    Tara Slorby wrote on Tuesday, February 2nd:
    On mass media link

    I wanted to tell you about a site that I found interesting, called Columbia Journalism Review, they monitor media and tells who owns what also I found an article in the USA Today saying that students think that the press goes to far.

    tara -- neat! be sure to bring this up in class.



    On Wednesday, February 2, 2005, Beau Lachermeier wrote:
    On today's video clip

    I thought the video clip was a great way to show how people pick up and stress different parts of a story. It is learning experiences like this that will help students in the long run because it opens their minds to new things.

    beau -- i'm glad you liked it but quite frankly, i was disappointed on how it came off and will need to improve it, next time. first, i should read what the students wrote because the differences were more apparent than what we discussed in class; for example, when i asked "what happened?" some mentioned the high school kids (maybe in a gang) while others focused on the man in the window. i think next time, i'd ask about details to see what people catch and what they miss.

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