Another MAPH alum, Jeanelle Hayner (MAPH ’07), has joined the blogoshpere with a blog for budding and hardcore foodies. If you’re into food (and aren’t we all in our way?) stop by and check it out.
Hey afterMAPHers, once again it has been far too long since we gathered for a MAPH alumni happy hour, but fear not. This is about to be rectified, and you can help by joining your fellow MAPH alums at Sullys House. One of your fellows, Peter Adams (MAPH ’04), is the GM at this recently opened watering hole, and has promised to treat us to a fabulous night of excellent beverage, and fabulous pub food (and if that isn’t enough enticement, there is appearently some device called a Wii that has something to do with a 100“ HD projection screen… Anyway if your in Chicago you should make you way there, and as always MAPH is picking up the bill.
For those of you working downtown or down South here in Chicago, Sullys is just a block from the North and Clybourn stop on the Red Line.
It’s been far too long since our last alumni event, so I’d like to invite any and all MAPH alums who plan to be in Chicago the evening of December 6th to shamble on down to Jake Melnik’s Corner Tap and let us treat you to yummy appetizers and drinks.
If free food and beverage sounds like a great way to spice up your holiday season then visit the MAPH Happy Hour page and click “Sign up” to make your RSVP. If clicking that link sounds like way too much technology for you, feel free to send an email to Braden Grams.
One of our goals with the afterMAPH is to be a forum for our alums to talk about what they do, and carry on some of the kinds of conversations they began at MAPH. In that spirit I present this post by our guest author Kristin Scott. Kristin Scott is a MAPH alum currently teaching at Columbia College.
Speaking of blogs . . . I am very interested to hear from those of you who teach and have been utilizing various forms of technology within your pedagogy. When I first started teaching at Columbia College Chicago (English & Cultural Studies Departments) a bit over three years ago, I was fairly unsure of how to incorporate technology into the classroom and admittedly a bit hesitant to do so. I didn’t want to “dumb down” the curriculum by turning to popular media/technological tools or use them as some crutch for effective teaching. » Read the rest of this entry «