August 31, 2005
Posting to the Blog
So, how do you use this weblog? It's actually very easy. If you see an entry or topic you'd like to respond to, comment on, or add to, simply click the "Comments" link in that entry. In the appropriate fields, add your first name, email address and your comments. Then you can click "Post" to add your entry to the blog.
If you'd like to see every entry for a particular category, look for the category listing on the right and click the category you'd like to read. From there, the process for adding comments is the same as anywhere else on the blog.
Remember, this is your blog! You are all registered authors. This means that you can post original entries within one of the categories. To do this, go to http://blog.lib.umn.edu. Then click "Login to your blog" and enter your x.500 username and password. Then choose the CLA 1001 Social Sciences blog. Finally, click "New Entry," choose a category, write your message, and save!
August 16, 2005
Welcome to CLA 1001
Hello and welcome to the CLA 1001 Social Sciences weblog! I hope that you'll use this forum to introduce yourselves over the next few weeks before we meet as a group on September 7.
I'm Stephanie, and I'll be your instructor for CLA 1001. I'm also an adviser in the CLA Social Sciences Community. I'm originally from Denver, Colorado but have lived mostly in the Midwest since coming to Minnesota to attend Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, where I earned a BA in Scandinavian Studies and spent a year studying at a Swedish university. In addition to studying in Sweden, I have traveled to England, Italy, and Namibia. I earned my MA degree in Linguistics from the University of Iowa and have worked in higher education as a teacher and adviser for about 13 years.