Monthly Archives: March 2007

Topics: Style

This fall I get to teach our topics in composition studies course, in both Macomb and the QC. So, style! I’m thinking about the following texts: Start with excerpts from Queneau, Exercises in Style, and excerpts from rhetorical texts which … Continue reading

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Just ducky

Florida 85 Oregon 77 Wow, what a game. I wish I had recorded this one. I’m still trying to figure it out. Look at the different paces: slow, fast, slow: For about the first fifteen minutes, lots of pressure on … Continue reading

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I had a good time in NYC, attended some good sessions, had some good food and good beer. Only one major foulup: I screwed up my presentation timing. I went over by a minute or two, even though I practiced. … Continue reading

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Erin and Madelyn have traveled to Florida, where they will see both sets of grandparents. Peace and quiet! I can finally spread out all my stuff and work with no interruptions. I don’t have to worry about Madelyn stealing the … Continue reading

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Florida 74 Purdue 67 Back in the round of sixteen! The Gators head to St. Louis thanks to a strong second half, especially the last five minutes, when they didn’t turn over the ball once and made Purdue fight for … Continue reading

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NCAA first round

Over at cgbvb, I wrote: Add Texas Tech, Stanford, Purdue, and Georgia Tech to the list of “made it on conference cred.” (And I’m tempted to say Duke, but I’ll hush.) All of the above teams have been eliminated, excepting … Continue reading

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More on Educause MWRC07

The conference wrapped up yesterday at noon or so; I spent the afternoon grading in the hotel lobby, Rock Bottom brewery (darned good Hefe), and Union Station. Some more session recaps: A pretty good discussion of social software Tuesday afternoon; … Continue reading

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Educause Midwest (MWRC07)

Our dean, working through our provost, asked me and a bunch of other folks from Western to attend Educause Midwest 2007 to learn some interesting things we can do to improve our IT climate. I’m not going to try to … Continue reading

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SEC, again

Florida 77 Arkansas 56 Domination. Admittedly, the SEC is down in hoops this year, but Florida’s performance during the tournament was pretty amazing: in three wins, they led every minute of every game. That’s three SEC tourney championships in a … Continue reading

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Last week I met with a very bright student who had transferred to Western from Illinois. She has enrolled in our teacher education program and is thinking about graduate school, so I explained some of the patterns in English studies … Continue reading

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