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September 14, 2006

Meet the Urban Dogs of Leisure

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Here are Stephanie's dogs, Ellie and Oscar, on summer vacation in the country.
Ellie is the serious one in the foreground. Oscar is sitting behind her and
surveying the landscape.

September 1, 2006

Welcome to CLA 1001


Hello and welcome to CLA 1001 and the University of Minnesota! I'm Stephanie, and I'll be your instructor for CLA 1001 in the "We the People" First-year Interest Group. I'm also an adviser in the CLA Social Sciences Community and was able to meet many of you during orientation over the summer. 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 14 years.