Just a Little Bit About Me

What’s your name, major and hometown?
Anna DeMeuse
Public Relations & Communication Studies
Green Bay, WI

What would be the most useful thing for me to know about you as a student?
I am extremely quiet in class, but I am always thinking. Some may call me old school in the sense that I enjoy a simple pen, paper & lecture. So, I am slowly adjusting to all this technology!

What do you wish was different about school?
I wish there was more time to take all the classes I am interested in, instead of solely focusing on the courses that comply with the core and my major of choice.

Describe a moment in school last year when you felt really engaged. Why do you think that moment was such a positive one for you?
I took a debate class last Spring and that has probably been my favorite class thus far. I loved getting to choose a topic I am passionate about and learning to debate my opponent in order to win over the crowd by tact and logic.

What do you think teachers think about you, and what do you wish they’d think about you?
I think teachers think I am quiet, and some may even think I am disengaged because of it, but that is not the case. I wish they would see that even though I may be quiet, I am 110% engaged and probably just trying to formulate complete thoughts in my head about the mterial.

Tell me about a teacher who you feel knew you well. What kind of student were you in his or her class? What did he or she do to get to know you?
My freshman year of college I attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS, and I had a professor there, Dr. Zia, who I felt I had a good relationship with. Because of that, I was much less quiet in his class, and I was willing to speak up because I knew that this professor was someone I could rely on and trust with my ideas. I think it was less of what he did, and more of who he was. Dr. Zia commanded respect and he also had the utmost respect for each student. He would call each of us by name and would make certain to call on us every so often to make sure we understood the material. His demeanor was simply respectable, intelligent and kind.

If you could build a school, what would it look like?
I would formulate a school that is rooted first and foremost in how to think. Studying the root of thought and logic is an art that I believe is essential for every person, especially for the creators of media. 
Architecturally it would be beautiful, classic and traditional probably.

What do you wish I would ask you so that I can be a good teacher for you?
How we learn best is probably a good question you might ask because I know many different people that are a variety of either visual learners, tactile learners, oral and audible. For me, I need to write something down or experience something pivotal to remember it, but I know that that is not the same for everyone.

What makes a weekend day great for you?
Spending quality time with friends here at MU-maybe going for a bike ride, run or roller blading to the lake, playing pick up sports games like football, soccer, or ultimate frisbee, and generally just having good conversation.

Anything else to add?
Not at this point!

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