Monthly Archives: April 2011

A definite success all around!

Remember when I talked about that finish line in my earlier blog? Yes, we just past it and we past it finishing in 1st place! A class of 12 dedicated Honors students has raised more than $4,000 dollars for shipping … Continue reading

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Drawing to a Close

I want to take this opportunity to thank every person who was involved in this Major Works/Issues course, all of the people who contributed to our goal of funds and donations, and everyone who supported us. This was an amazing … Continue reading

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End of the Beginning

I’m still shocked we surpassed our goal by about seventy boxes of school supplies with more still to come. If someone had told me would get past 120 boxes back in January I would have thought, “Yeah, o.k, like maybe … Continue reading

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My Appreciation

Project goal: 120 boxes, and $1560 to ship them. Present tallies: 190 boxes, $4421 in shipping funds. As of our last class meeting this past Monday, we are halfway to doubling our project goal, with plenty of funds raised to … Continue reading

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How This Course Has Changed My Life

I still can’t believe I’m sitting here writing my last blog for this class. This semester flew by and it’s mind-boggling that it is almost over. While trying to think of what to write about this week, I’ve looked over … Continue reading

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Bye-Bye Bubble

Well, that’s it. Today was the last official meeting for “Social Media, Social Change: One Pencil Can Help Bring Peace”; we certainly brought change. At the close of the class Senior Master Sergeant Rex Temple reiterated his thanks, while I … Continue reading

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Reflections From The Real World

“Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” -John Dewey This concept phrased so well by an educational reformer and philosopher is one that is not reflected commonly in a classroom.  It is all too often that students … Continue reading

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Shipping Goals

The semester is drawing to end, far too quickly for my liking.  This week will be the last week for the class.  And this past week started off grim with the crushing 60 Minutes report on Greg Mortenson.  However I … Continue reading

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The Fall of Mortenson

And so it happens, “Another hero bites the dust”, says MTV founder Tom Freston. This remark is in light of the recent scandal involving Greg Mortenson. Greg Mortenson is mountain climber, best-selling author, and philanthropist. His tales of bravery, courage, … Continue reading

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People Knitting Together

One of the things that I’ve been doing this week is writing a few thank you notes. The end of the semester is getting here, we’ve collected a lot of school supplies, and there are quite a few people that … Continue reading

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