Category Archives: Announcements

Picking Up Final Grades

On Friday, April 27th, you will be able to come to my office and pick up my comments on your Current Events presentations, which will also include a calculation of your final grade for the course. After you’ve done this, your work for this class is done!

I will be in my office, Heavilon 208, from 1:00 until 2:30 on Friday. Please drop by to pick up your comments at that time. If you are unable to come during this time, please email me to arrange another pick-up time.

PLEASE NOTE: This blog is in continual flux each semester, so if there are resources or posts you wish to save, please copy or bookmark them before May 11th, as posts may be deleted and the blog revised at that time.


Tues., April 10th: Computer Lab for Peer Review

This week on Tuesday, April 10th, we will meet in Stanley-Coulter Hall, Room 277 (SC 277), which is a computer lab. We will be able to have our peer review there in lieu of meeting in our regular classroom in Heavilon.

On Thursday, we will meet in our regular classroom, Heav 108, and then walk over to the Stewart Center together to view the projects in the Student Showcase.

EXTRA CREDIT: Images of Black Women in America w/ Dr. Freeman-Marshall

Given the class’s interest in Jean Kilbourne’s video (what a great discussion!) and the number of you who attended the forum on the State of the Black Purdue Student, I thought many of you would be interested in this event, hosted by the Black Thought Collective here at Purdue.


Our own Dr. Freeman-Marshall will give a talk about Harris-Perry’s book.

When: Wednesday, April 11th at 7:00 pm

Where: Black Cultural Center Library, 1100 Third Street, on Purdue’s campus

Cost: Free

“The Black Thought Collective is committed to dialogue that will foster intellectual enlightenment as well as educational opportunities beyond the classroom specifically experienced through an Afrocentric perspective.”

If you are interested in learning more about The Black Thought Collective, I’m happy to pass along contact information. Inquire in class.


As with the forum, I will offer extra credit to any student who attends the event and who writes and submits a one-page (minimum) response to the talk.If you can, make connections between what we’ve discussed in class and points discussed in the talk. You do not need to read the book to attend the event, though I hope Dr. Freeman-Marshall’s talk will make you interested in reading more!

Open Forum Tonight: The State of the Black Purdue Student – Extra Credit Opportunity

As some of you may be aware, last week on Valentine’s Day, the portrait of Dr. Cornell A. Bell, noted African-American chemist, teacher, and long-time director of Purdue’s Business Opportunity Program, was defaced with hate speech. Tonight, Purdue is hosting an open forum for students to share their thoughts and feelings about the need for diversity and understanding on campus and to discuss possible solutions in light of this act (see flyer below for details).

I strongly encourage all of you to go. I will give extra credit to any student who attends and who turns in a one-page (double-spaced, typed) response to the discussion that takes place at the forum, due Monday. This forum relates to many of the discussions we’ve had this semester, including our debates surrounding the University of Wisconsin’s decision to alter a photo to show more diversity; and think back to “Preparing Minds for Markets” and the blog on microaggressions. As an event that deeply affects the Purdue student community, you should all be concerned with this act of defacement, but I hope you will also see it as an opportunity to be part of the solution.