Sunday, May 3, 2009

Class In Session

Well, it's past my bedtime but I had to tell you about my animation class. It was so much fun. The teachers are so kind and patient. If you haven't gone to a class in Second Life you simply must try one. I learn so much. You can tip the teachers but you don't have to. They seem to be happy to share their information. They help us...

Enjoy Life!

New Nana's Noshes

OMG! I was strolling about the online game of Second Life and found this shop and fell in love with it. It is sooo right for the story I am writing. I can't wait to put stuff in it.

Koshari Mahana

I have got to tell you about my new friend Koshari Mahana. She is a wonderful builder who has created many Victorian homes on her sims. The pictures above were taken on her sims. I am totally lost on them right now because they are spread out and there is so much to see. If you get a chance, visit this lovely sim and you too will get lost in all there is to see.

Enjoy Life!

Teacher Appreciation Week

I wonder if Second Life has a teacher appreciation week. They should. There are so many wonderful teachers in Second Life and we should do something to thank them for giving of themselves to make us better. What follows is my tribute to my mentor. Maybe you will find a way to thank your favorite teacher.

Dr. Betty Jean Jones was my mentor. It is with the memory of her that I go forward to do for other students what she did for me. She was a guiding light that let me see what education can do for you. She provided educational opportunities which created a lifetime of knowledge.

As we approach Teacher Appreciation week in real life. I want to thank my favorite teacher. She has passed on but the memory of her will stay with me forever.

The University Record, January 21, 1997
Betty Jean Jones
Betty Jean Jones, associate dean of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies and professor of theatre, died Jan. 9 in the crash of Comair Flight 3272 in southeast Michigan. She was 47.
Jones, returning from a conference in Las Vegas by way of Cincinnati when the crash occurred, had taught in the U-M Department of Theatre and Drama since September 1994. She was named associate dean for fellowships, recruitment and student support at the Graduate School in January 1996.
"Betty Jean had a remarkable and wide-ranging presence in the Graduate School and in the many places she touched in the University," said Rackham Dean Nancy Cantor. "She was a model and a leader for her students, faculty colleagues, and for all of us at Rackham, who loved her dearly."
Erik Fredricksen, chair of the theatre department, said that when he met Jones at a conference four years ago, he knew that he had to try to find a place for her on the U-M faculty.
"She has been a remarkable, energetic and passionate teacher, director and friend of students," he said. "She has been a most rare, honest and valued colleague. Her passing is a great loss to all of us."
Jones, the first associate dean at the Graduate School to serve as liaison with University departments in the arts and humanities, was an expert in classic contemporary American theater and African American theater and cinema.
She directed more than two dozen stage productions and originated and directed American Theatre and Drama Projects, a collaborative process in which the entire theatrical production team studies the script together before casting the production.
Prior to joining the U-M, Jones taught for 12 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she also received a master's degree in 1978. She earned a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin in 1983 and received a bachelor's degree from Bennett College in 1971.