Thursday, July 31, 2008

Assorted bulletin boards 1 

I am done with bulletin board #3, but while I was shooting that board I saw a few other things that I thought Scholars readers might find amusing. These are assorted postings on bulletin boards in my office building (Stewart Hall) that captured my eye. Small comments attach. I will be off tomorrow in search of new material from other buildings.

This is a work in progress, about the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act," the law signed by Bill Clinton in 1996 which was to end welfare. The starting piece in the upper left corner says "A nation's laws affect a nation's ..." and nothing more yet. The left has opposed PRWORA since its enactment; it will be interesting to see where this one goes. It might be a new series on this blog some day.

Here's a board with information students might want to get about the university's graduate program in social responsibility. The little flyer in the bottom right corner was particularly interesting; let's take a closer look.
Three steps Towards Changing the World:
  1. Enroll in the Master's program in Social Responsibility at St. Cloud State University.
  2. Educate yourself about such issues as racism, gender bias, heterosexism, animal rights, globalization and many more. (...and many more? Like what? Check the list.)
  3. Use your knowledge to help make a difference in the lives of others!
I hear you can get pizza with that.

Almost directly across from this board is a maintenance closet used by the people who keep our classrooms and hallways clean. On the door:

The bumpersticker reads: "If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a soldier." You might even say soldiers " make a difference in the lives of others!"

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