April 29, 2009 by Heather
To even begin to describe what I learned in this course would take a novel.Read more »
April 01, 2009 by Heather
My video is entitled “Every Marine is a Rifleman” and features SSgt Jon Koshuta—a Marine who enlisted as a bandsmen, yet served in Jordan and Iraq.Read more »
March 20, 2009 by Heather
We’ve all heard or been the victim of an individual’s actions, where those actions have caused the image of our group to be tarnished or distorted.Read more »
March 19, 2009 by Heather
In reference to all the attacks on KBR, a few facts should be known.Read more »
March 18, 2009 by Heather
After watching the conclusion to Jeremy’s film, I’ve been very upset. I absolutely disagree with watching weekend warriors complain about their experience.Read more »
March 15, 2009 by Heather
I chose my video exercise for two main reasons. The first reason was I wanted a “place” away from Penn State. The second is I wanted a “place” that represented a piece of meRead more »
February 24, 2009 by Heather
I was looking/hoping for some suggestions on what follows. For several reasons my second topic proposal has fell through. To replace it, I came up with a new idea last night and submitted it to Nathan and Dr. MoodyRead more »
February 24, 2009 by Heather
To tell the story of Sam and the Muslim Association I would begin with an interview of Sam describing himself before he enlisted in the Army. I would supplement this interview with photos of him at Purdue and interviews with his parents.Read more »
January 28, 2009 by Heather
I believe I bring two critical components to the project. The first component is the diverseness of my two tours to Iraq. My first tour to Iraq began January 2003 when my entire CH-53 squadron (sixteen aircraft) deployed aboard three naval vessels and sailed our way to the Persian Gulf. We entered Iraq unaware of the dangers, toting along full MOPP gear; however, never were in danger. In country, we had no accommodations. Showers were baby wipes, bathrooms were holes in the sand, and chow was MREs. As time passed, we received tents, cots, and even hot chow once a day.Read more »
The course utilized a blog both to continue the discussion outside the classroom, and to provide training for the students in blogging, video compression, and video sharing.
Students used the blog to post reflections and ideas, to share and comment on the video assignments, and to respond to each other's posts.
The film "Land of Confusion" was presented in class by the film's director, Jeremy Zerechak, a Penn State grad. A number of the students wrote responses to the film on the blog. Click here to see a trailer of the film.
A number of posts also reference a This American Life episode entitled "The Devil in Me." Students in the class were asked to listen to the veteran-related portion of this radio program and to write a post about how they would tell the story visually. You can hear the story by clicking here.