Saturday, January 31, 2009

M.I.S Bowling Alone

My M.I.S for this section is from Page 16 of "Bowling Alone." I chose the sentence that stated that "the most dangerous threat hanging over American society is the threat of leisure." I know we touched on this in class a little, but I thought that even though this was written about 9 years ago, it still applies today. The whole idea that our own free time is hurting our progress sounds ridiculous when we think about how little free time we have in the first place. I think that we all have far more free time than we think however. I, for example, normally don't have class after 3 on most days yet I still don't start my homework until much later. We all complain about having little amount of time to do what we want, but we actually have far more than we need and we don't know what to do with it and end up procrastinating. This is why I chose this sentence because it holds more truth than we want it to, but nevertheless exposes our own laziness.

Friday, January 30, 2009

M.I.S- Better Together

My M.I.S comes from page 3 of the article Better Together: Restoring the American Community. It reads: For most, though, this new style of library is more comfortable and useful than the old one, a place to be known and get to know others, a source of services as well as of books and information.

It is referring to the new type of library in Chicago that has more than just stacks of books and a quiet area to study or research. The kind of library that has study sessions, book clubs, instructional classes on how to build a resume, computer terminals for patrons to use etc. This new type of library is becoming more and more common. It is a place where people can go to enjoy themselves quietly or to meet other people and discuss similar interests.

I think that this transition from traditional to modern library is a good and necessary one. Most people now a days are moving at a very fast pace throughout their lives, and they need places where they can either settle down for awhile and relax or go and do the things that they need to do. These new libraries offer both of these very different services. Modern society has made places like these a necessity, and its not a bad thing. Older individuals may reminisce about the libraries of the good old days, where one could go to complete quiet and not be bothered by anybody. But the people of today's world, especially the younger generations, want a place where they can do many things in one place, because their busy lives and schedules necessitate this.

Our society has changed, it may be new and frightening to some people, but it is definitely not bad, just different.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rafael Casal - Intro

Hey everyone, this...took me a bit longer than everyone I work here at the university as Creative Director for a performing arts program on campus called First Wave, and am taking the opportunity while in madison to finish up my undergrad.  

- R

Nick - Introduction

Hi my name is Nick Sampalis. I am a sophmore from Chicago. I plan to apply to the buisness school next fall and hopefully I get in. This is my first time blogging, I'm excited

My first blogger post

Hello, this is Barry Kuzay. I came in late to class today, so everyone can see what I am typing. I better not mess up. Luckily I already have a Google account, so that enabled me to catch up some.

I am from Cazenovia, Wisconsin. I am majoring in Civil Engineering and I am graduating in May.  I know that Constitutional government and commodity-based currency would fix our (and any) nation's problems.


Hi, my name is Molly Smith. The girl on the right- I'm from Wauwatosa, WI, and I am a junior Nursing student. 

Valerie Figlmiller

Hi, my name is Valerie. I am from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. I am a junior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Kit's Introduction

Hello I'm Somkhit Boonheuan but I simply go by Kit because it's easier to pronounce. I'm from Rochester, MN. I'm a sophomore and will hopefully major in Journalism and Mass Communications. Ps. That's my good friend Marisa. She's negligible witch:D

Natasha's Intro Post

Hey I'm Natasha and I am looking foward to this class and meeting you all! My plan is to major in Secondary English Education. A fun fact about myself is that I have danced on national televison in Europe back when I was in high school!

All about me..!

Hey everyone! My name is Constance Von Arx and I'm from Manitowoc, WI, a small town on Lake Michigan. Here at Madison I'm currently a freshman and I would like to major in Journalism. In high school I ran cross country, trained horses, and was captain of the soccer team. I look forward to getting to know the rest of you!

Ehren Mannebach

Hello, everyone! I am from Fond du Lac, WI, about an hour to an hour and a half north-east of Madison.
I am a second year student studying Materials Science and Engineering. I am taking this course because I thought it sounded the most interesting out of all the ethnic studies courses that were still open. I'm the guy on the left.

My introductiion

My name is Nicholas Vorpahl and I am a Freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am taking LIS 202 to fulfill an ethnic studies requirement for my major. I plan on majoring in Psychology. I am 18 years old and I live in Lake Crystal Minnesota when I am not at school. I has blog now lol.

emily grzesiak

Hey, I'm Emily Grzesiak. I'm a freshman studying Biology, and I hope to be pre-med.

Max Appelbaum

My name is max appelbaum, sophomore from New York, with an undeclared major, but am trying to get into the journalism school...looks doubtful.

Jared Brill!!

Hey all, my name is Jared. I'm a UW sophomore majoring in applied math, engineering, and physics (AMEP). This is my first blog! Whoo!

Jackie - intro

My name is Jackie. I am a sophomore majoring in Communication Arts. I am from Minneapolis, MN. So far I find this class interesting and am glad we only have to go to a lecture once a week.

Samantha H

I am a sophomore here at UW. Hopefully, I will be a communications arts major. I am from a suburb of Minneapolis.

About Me

Hi, I'm Angie Young and I'm a freshman here at UW. My major (for now at least) is Biochemistry with the intention of med school. I like swimming and being outdoors (except in the cold), and enjoy watching movies and TV.

Shannon Blum

Hi, I'm Shannon and I'm a freshmen from Wales, Wisconsin. I'm hoping to get into the business but haven't picked a major yet.


My name is Kyle and I am currently a PRN here at UW Madison. I am taking this course for credits that I need to enter into my program.


My name's Chris and I'm a freshman studying to become a Mechanical Engineer

Jenna Wollemann

I'm Jenna and I'm a sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota. I'm hoping to be a journalism and mass communuications major and work in advertising in the future.

Alexandra Puk

I'm Alexandra Puk and I am a freshman hoping to major in neurobiology. I am from the suburbs of Chicago and I have been dancing since I was in first grade.

Jonah's Intro

Hi Everybody,
I'm Jonah Redel-Traub, I'm from New York City. I think I'm going to be a Religious Studies major but I'm undeclared at the moment. I really like studying ethnic stuff, so I'm looking forward to this class. I also like music, sports and frozen yogurt.


My name's Misti Smith.  Freshman here at UW studying business and psychology.  I'm from Milwaukee, WI and chose this school because it was close enough to home and in state tuition seemed a lot better than my top choice, University of Chicago.

Nick Sampalis

Hi my name is Nick Sampalis. I am a sophmore. This is my first time blogging, I'm really excited.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Welcome to LIS 202-Section 304. Within the next little while, you should have received an invitation in your UW email account to create a Blogger account. Please take a moment to create that account by following the provided link. If you choose to use an account other than your UW email, please choose one you check and use regularly!

Once you've done that, please post your own intro post. Consider including an appropriate picture of you, a favorite pet, or something that represents you (inanimate objects should be chosen sparingly). Then share something about you that you'd like your classmates to know. This could be where you're from, what you are studying in school, or favorite activities or interests outside of class.

When you're all done, use the "Labels" field at the bottom to identify your post as "intro"; this will help us all navigate the posts later on:

Good luck, and welcome to LIS 202-304!