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celebration & appreciation
June 5, 2006, 6:21 pm
Filed under: celebration & appreciation, media

media: Doctor Pays For Celebration For Soldiers Who Served In Iraq.

Personal Experience:

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Evaluation & Reflection
June 5, 2006, 6:18 pm
Filed under: evaluation & reflection, media

media: European Regional Assembly Gives Positive Evaluation To Democratic Processes In Adjara.

Personal Experience:

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political imagination
June 5, 2006, 6:15 pm
Filed under: media, political imagination

media: Searching For A Modern Utopia.

Personal Experience:

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diversity
May 25, 2006, 6:30 pm
Filed under: diversity, media

media: Building cultural diversity through music.

personal experience:

Katie and Elyse organized a diversity community meeting where we were able to talk to other random members in our school that we may have not talked to before.

We also brought dishes for the potluck that represented a specific food that we indentify with as being unique to our home.  (I worded that strangely, so… sorry.) 

I was able to learn about other people, and even if I hadn't talked to someone that day, another person would relay the diversity they encountered–thus everybody shared the experience.

One thing I learned was that no matter how you may perceive someone, they can always prove you differently–you can never assume you know someone perfectly.



negotiation & mediation
May 12, 2006, 7:47 am
Filed under: media, negotiation & mediation

Media: Montpelier may turn to mediation to resolve future of Sabin's Pasture.

Personal Experience:

In our Envi.Chem./Speech Combined Studies class, we had a mock debate/meeting where we represented countries in Afria (Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa).

Judy & Sophia were our team mediators/facilitators–and they did a good job at keeping the crazy levels down.

It was difficult to accomplish each country's goals over control over the water. My country, Swaziland, just compromised A LOT due to the troublesome representatives of Mozambique. However, we were in need of a good facilitation team.

Thus, in the end, I discovered that in order to accomplish a good negotiation, we need compromise and mediation.



media: public judgment
May 12, 2006, 7:25 am
Filed under: media, public judgment

New Shake-Up at the CIA Also Shakes Our Confidence.



building social capital.
April 24, 2006, 8:03 pm
Filed under: building social capital, media

media: Community bonds, social capital keep us going strong.

personal experience:
I am a member of an annual program called Styleboard. This program has brought me into many different situations and opportunities that I would have never been able to participate in on my own. I owe it to the program for allowing me many great opportunities that benefit my in numerous ways.

This program has impacted me in personal levels; an example of this would be boosting my confidence and self-image. Also, because of my membership with the program, I have been offered a couple of internships with the mall.

I don't receive these benefits without reciprocating them back, however. As members of the program, we do many beneficial things for the city of Federal Way, and for the Commons Mall (formerly SeaTac Mall). Radio stations and other companies have come to us to get our opinion on the way they run things, and for our suggestions on what they could improve on.

As a member of Styleboard for two years, I have been building social capital–along with reciprocity! I have made many connections with organizations and stores, not only in the Commons Mall, but all over in Washington. I also have met numerous new people due to the program, which I never would have met before.

Currently, we have started a new project with the Multi-Service Center. We are partnering up with them, along with clothing stores from the mall, to benefit the elementary school children who are homeless. Our goal is to provide them with BRAND NEW clothing, rather than second-hand, out of style, tattered clothing that they have.

I am pretty excited!

So you all should help out the chillun'!