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Cortina Podcast Now Live!

Get excited because you can now listen to "What Would Jon Cortina Do?" — the Cortina podcast — on iTunes or Google Play.  You can also check them out at SoundCloud.  See the titles and creators below. Enjoy! Racism in the Modern World — Smiley Kotob and Kyle Armstrong Where does racism come from? Where does… Continue reading Cortina Podcast Now Live!

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Cortina Podcasts – Listen Up! On BLUJ radio on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in February

Hello Cortina! Last semester, the students in Cortina's Composition class wrote, recorded, and edited podcasts about social justice issues. The podcasts include interviews with campus and community members, scholarly research, personal thoughts, reflections, and witty banter. Throughout the month of February, they will be broadcast on Creighton's student-run radio station, BLUJ radio.You can listen by  tuning… Continue reading Cortina Podcasts – Listen Up! On BLUJ radio on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in February

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Mapping Arguments in Our Community

While we often think about words making an argument, spaces and places make arguments too. For example, neighborhoods make arguments about the values of the people that live there and public parks make arguments about how people should spend their time outdoors. For the last two years, students in my English 155: Cortina Composition were… Continue reading Mapping Arguments in Our Community

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Speech Communities: “So That’s a Thing” by Kaylee Stankus

“I have to write a paper for Cortina English on a word or phrase used in my speech community, so that’s a thing.” One phrase that I find myself, as well as my friends, using a lot is “so that’s a thing.” The literal meaning of the phrase poses a lot of questions. What qualifies… Continue reading Speech Communities: “So That’s a Thing” by Kaylee Stankus

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Speech Communities: “Magis” by Kate Albrecht

“Magis.” A Latin word. A Jesuit Value. An utterance frequently heard on Creighton’s campus. “Magis” can be seen in colorful sidewalk chalk scrawled on the mall advertising the #MagisMondays, can be heard in addresses to wide-eyed freshmen during Welcome Week, and can be spoken in casual reference to the new Magis Core. Yet, what does… Continue reading Speech Communities: “Magis” by Kate Albrecht

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Speech Communities: “I Can’t Even” by Shannon Mulcahey

This begins our series from the Freshmen Cortina Composition class about word choices in speech communities. Enjoy! In a world where Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram rule the lives of teenage girls, there are several new words and phrases that are dominating the pop culture. Social media has become people’s personal diary. Emotions are expressed in… Continue reading Speech Communities: “I Can’t Even” by Shannon Mulcahey

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JPS Seminar Series: “Female Chauvinist Pigs”

This post is the first from the six Justice and Peace Studies seminar classes. Each class has spent the semester reading a different book that focuses on a certain social issue or topic. After the groups did a presentation on their book during Sunday Community Time, members of the class were asked to complete a… Continue reading JPS Seminar Series: “Female Chauvinist Pigs”

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Mapping Public Arguments in Omaha

It was my honor to teach two sections of English 150: Rhetoric and Composition specifically for students in the Cortina Community this semester. Thanks to a course development grant from the Creighton College of Arts and Sciences, I collaborated with Annie Dimond, the director of Cortina, undergraduate student Gretchen Stulock, and graduate student Catherine Walsh… Continue reading Mapping Public Arguments in Omaha