• Alchemical Venice

    by  • September 29, 2010 • 0 Comments

    The photo to the left shows my makeshift workspace today as I abandon the overheated loft office of my apartment for the (relatively) cooler dining-room table. I’m taking this day off in my lecture schedule to work on my short story about an alternative, alchemical Venice. “Imagining Venice” isn’t just a task for our...

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    Beginner’s Italian at Open Studio

    by  • September 6, 2010 • 0 Comments

    In preparation for our course in the spring, Dr. Dru and I need to brush up on our Italian. She needs brushing up; I need to completely remodel my language skills. So to that end, I am going to try something different at Friday Open Studio. We will be painting and learning Italian at...

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    Neo-Venezia

    by  • September 6, 2010 • 0 Comments

    While talking to Terry about this class today, I suddenly remembered another manga/anime series besides Hetalia that refers to Venice — Aria, set in the early 24th century on the planet Aqua. In this highly praised series, 15-year-old Akari Mizunashi comes to the watery planet to learn how to become a gondolier in the...

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    Eye Candy for Imagining Venice

    by  • August 30, 2010 • 0 Comments

    As you all happily return to classes this fall, you will be met with the visually-compelling, new poster for Imagining Venice. Let us know where the sightings are taking place. We hope to generate a lot of excitement for our course with our design. Christy Smolenski of the Study Abroad office helped put together...

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    Travel Seminar Poster

    by  • August 30, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I walked into our brand-new Swenson Center for the Social & Behavioral Sciences here at California Lutheran and saw our travel seminar poster standing in the lobby!  Yay! It feels great to see this trip slowly coming to life. This fall we’ll be recruiting students for the course, and in spring we start the...

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