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Students in conversation on the 1st day of class, Fall Semester 2018. Art 110, Introduction to the Visual Arts at Long Beach State University

Hi, everyone!

Welcome

It was nice meeting you all yesterday!

In the “B” part of the class, we’ll be spending time at the SOA Art Galleries, and we can have some more in-depth conversations about your interests & goals, but yesterday was at least a nice start.

BeachBoard

We won’t be using BeachBoard for any content this semester. There won’t be materials from me on BB and you won’t upload anything to the BB Dropbox or take any quizzes there.

We will use BB for your weekly points updates once we get into the “B” section of the class.

Students in conversation on the 1st day of class, Fall Semester 2018. Art 110, Introduction to the Visual Arts at Long Beach State University

Website

I’ve updated the course website and the links to everything you want to know are here:

Office Hours

My OH are Mon & Wed 1:30 – 2:30 at the USU umbrella tables outside Robeks / Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.

Drop by anytime to say “Hi!” or with any questions about art, the class, or life itself. I can’t guarantee I’ll have the answers to all your life questions, but I’m willing to listen! 😛

And, seriously, if you do need help with anything inside or outside of Art 110, hopefully, I can at least point you to the campus resources that can help. It’s a big campus and it can seem impersonal, but there are so many resources here! And so many people who care here! You are not alone! But… you do have to talk to someone… you can’t wait for someone to notice that you need help… Be sure to reach out for any kind of help you might need.

We are a very diverse class with all kinds of backgrounds. But I do know that at least some of you will be the 1st person in your family ever to go to college. That’s awesome! But it also means that unlike the peeps at Stanford or Harvard, you have not been told every single day of your life that you can innovate, that you can disrupt the way thing are, that you can change the world. Probably most of you have never been told that. Even though it’s true. As the 1st person in your family to go to college, you are amazing! But, it also means that you can’t possibly know how everything works or what your options are. Again, reach out, there are so many people here who can help if you ask them!

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Thanks to Dominic & Natalie of 22 West Media for visiting us on Monday!
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Thanks to Kandis Pogoda, Exchange & Education Abroad Advisor, Center for International Education & Global Engagement for visiting us on Wednesday. Image: CSU Los Angeles, College of Health & Human Services.

Taking Control of Your Education @The Beach

Some of the ideas I was sharing on Monday come from my TEDxCSULB talk Burn the university catalog: lessons from alternative education:

Wednesday

See you tomorrow for the boring syllabus! Oh, joy! 😀

~ Glenn

PS: here’s a nice video from Photographer-Philosopher and former preacher Sean Tucker

Wow, just saw this amazing tweet/video from Congressional Candidate Katie Hill. Whether you’re for her, or against her, it’s a pretty compelling use of media:

Students in conversation on the 1st day of class, Fall Semester 2018. Art 110, Introduction to the Visual Arts at Long Beach State University

Comments? Questions? What great art did you see, make, or experience today?