General Announcements

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Watch here for extra credit opportunities. Opportunities will rarely be
announced in class. Extra credit is always due within one week of the
assignment or event.

Opportunities are added frequently and generally require that you attend an
educational event sponsored by the University. Many of these events are free;
most Emens events are paid.

All extra credit is applied to the participation category and will be
reflected in the course grade at the end of the semester.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: English Bulletin Board

Plan, design, and post on the English Bulletin Board in the hallway between my
room and Dodrill's room.

The board must be informative, interactive, and aesthetically pleasing. It
also must relate to something studied in class. If it's not good, you won't
earn any credit.


October - Contemporary Lit - board posted between October 1 - 5 (Olivia, Kailey)

November - English 10 - board posted between November 1 - 5 (Ritika, Shannon,
Jenny, Kelsey, Hannah)

December - Contemporary Lit - board posted between December 1 - 5 (Taylor H.,
Kaityln)

January - English 10 - board posted by January 9 (Kartik, Anna, Ivy)

February - Rhetoric - board posted between February 1 - 5

March - English 10 - board posted between March 1 - 5 (Taylor J, Kat, Savana,
Shantyle)

April - Rhetoric - board posted between April 1 - 5

May - English 10 - board posted between May 1 - 5 (Simple, ZRo, Caleb, Cody,
Wilky)

You may work with up to 5 people and you may only earn this extra credit once.
This will be on a first come basis; to claim your month, email me the name(s)
of everyone in your design crew. I will begin accepting emails at 3 pm on
Wednesday, August 13. Once you have claimed a date, I will provide a specific
rubric regarding how points will be earned.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: Muncie Civic Theatre Events (See schedule)

http://www.munciecivic.org/index.php?submenu=upcoming&src=events


English 10: You may earn credit for authoring formal play reviews of any
production you attend. If you are a performer, you must author a character
analysis to earn credit. Please see me with questions.

Contemporary Lit / Rhetoric: You may earn credit for authoring theoretical
reflections of any productions you attend.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: FREE at Emens September 29, 7:30. Below is the press
release from BSU:

WuDunn's presentation "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creative
Opportunity" is part of the 2014-2015 Excellence in Leadership (EIL) Speaker
Series. Her presentation is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in Emens Auditorium. WuDunn
will speak about leadership, transforming lives and capitalizing on our skills
as individuals.

WuDunn and her husband, Nicholas Kristof, won the Pulitzer Prize for
International Reporting in 1990 for their coverage of the Tiananmen Square
protests in 1989.

She is the author of three books, including "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression
into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," which is about the challenges facing
women and girls around the globe. It was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show
and included in a popular PBS documentary series.

A minimum 2-page reflection earns credit; contemp students should always
consider theory in their reflections.


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Extra Credit Opportunity: Emens Event _Camelot_ October 15, 7:30 (Requires
Tickets)

To earn credit for Contemporary Lit, you must author a theoretical reflection
of the performance.

To earn credit for English 10, you must author a reflection that examines the
symbolism of the story in the performance OR a formal play review.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: FREE at Pruis Hall October 27, 7:30. Below is the
press release from BSU:

Simmons of Run-DMC will present "A Conversation with Rev. Run" at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 27 in Pruis Hall as part of the EIL series. He will speak about
leadership, perseverance, innovation and success.

Simmons is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture. But
his influence hardly ended with Run-DMC. He also built a fashion empire, wrote
three best-sellers, starred in multiple successful television shows and became
a spiritual leader and source of inspiration for his millions of fans.


A minimum 2-page reflection earns credit; contemp students should always
consider theory in their reflections.
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Extra Credit Opportunity: Emens Event _Jekyll and Hyde_ November 11, 7:30
(Requires Tickets)

To earn credit for this event, you must have read _Jekyll and Hyde_ in
advance. (Most of you have, but I have copies you may borrow.)

Your reflection will be a comparative analysis of the story as written and the
story as performed. Contemporary Lit kiddos must use theory in their analyses.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: FREE November 20. Below is the press release from BSU:

Brian Storm, former director of multimedia at MSNBC.com and now president of
MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio based in New York, will discuss
digital storytelling and the cinematic narrative at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 in the
Pittenger Student Center Ballroom. Using examples from his personal production
company, Storm will show how storytelling is evolving with today's technology.
His presentation is also part of the Letterman series.


A minimum 2-page reflection earns credit; contemp students should always
consider theory in their reflections.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: Emens Event _Sister Act_ January 21, 7:30 (Requires
Tickets)

To earn credit, author a formal play review.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: Emens Event _Memphis_ March 18, 7:30 (Requires Tickets)

To earn credit, author a formal play review.

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Extra Credit Opportunity FOR RHETORIC STUDENTS ONLY: Emens Event _Swan Lake_
March 23, 7:30 (Requires Tickets)

See me if you plan to complete this extra credit.

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Extra Credit Opportunity: Emens Event _Peter and the Starcatcher_ April 22,
7:30 (Requires Tickets)

To earn credit, author a formal play review.