Stop and pay attention
Tim Cigelske

Review what you wrote about what you found in Johnston Hall last week. Then look at your notes. Did you miss any details? What are the advantages and disadvantages of writing without looking at your notes?

I initially wrote about the B&W film photo of the Copus School of Journalism. In my notes today, I only mentioned the type of photo it was and the frame it had. Originally, I mentioned the design of the house, the materials it contained and where it was found in Johnston Hall (to the right of the elevator on the fourth floor)

What did you learn from eavesdropping on a classroom?

Honestly, I’m sort of half deaf so I was able to distinguish this sentence, “What does that mean to you, today?”, which is ambigious but there’s nothing wrong with a little bit of mystery now and then.

What’s something you learned from a magazine or newspaper?

Even though I used to work for the Marquette Tribune, I haven’t been keeping up to date with current events around campus. I learned about how our MUSG President, Abe Ortiz, has resigned. Shocking!

What is the Marquette Tribune editor in chief doing today?

Paul E. Salsini, he taught my History of the Musical in America class! He still is teaching.

What can you find out about the professor you wrote down from the directory? What have they researched? What are they known for?

John Blandino works for the Center of Teaching and Learning on the 5th floor of Johnston Hall. He used to research video production and news production for over 10 years! He is also known for his interest in rock climbing.

What did you say in the note you put in a professor’s mailbox? What skills did you learn from this person?

I let Mr. Salsini know I was in his Musical class last semester and apologized for leaving him a half-ripped letter. He’s a funny but grumpy guy.

What did you learn from the student who works in student media?

I knew Amy Meisal from my days at the Wire! She is the managing editor of the Trib. She majors in sociology and history and she says you shouldn’t lie in media writing.

What alum from the Alumni Hall of Fame inspires you and why?

John Machacek for his work on the Attica, NY prison riots.

What did you see when you visited a new floor in Johnston Hall?

Unfortunately, I’ve been on every floor of Johnston but I always like to look at the vintage Tribunes!

What Marquette alumna won a Pulitzer for reporting on AIDs in the Heartland? Now find her interview with Poynter. What is a tip that she shared about paying attention in interviews?

Jacqueline Banaszynski. She says if you want a storytelling interview you have to ask storytelling questions.

Embed the tweets you sent to Dean Kimo Ah Yun.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”">@DeanKimo</a> <a href=”">@cigelske</a> hi I&#39;m a soph AD major in ADPR 2200. The most interesting thing in JH I found was the wall of all the vintage Tribunes!</p>&mdash; Michael Carpenter (@mikecarpfish) <a href=”">January 25, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src=”//” charset=”utf-8"></script>

What do you notice when you turned your phone off?

I noticed rushed students in and out of Johnston Hall.

Finally, a challenge for tomorrow. Don’t check your phone in the morning until after breakfast. Write down what you notice when you do this.

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