Gerry Canavan

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Posts Tagged ‘Wayne’s World

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

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Since it’s up now on a humble corner of my new department’s website, and given that I’ve signed a contract and everything, I guess I can finally say it here: I’m extremely happy to announce I’ve accepted a tenure-track job teaching 20th and 21st century American literature in the English Department at Marquette University, beginning Fall 2012. I’m ecstatic to be joining such a vibrant department, and very grateful for the warm welcome I’ve already been given by my new colleagues. I can’t believe my luck, and can’t wait to get started.

You may be wondering: will the content of this blog have to change to reflect the change in my position? Realistically, yes, probably a little:

(c) The college or university teacher is a citizen, a member of a learned profession, and an officer of an educational institution. When he/she speaks or writes as a citizen, he/she should be free from institutional censorship or discipline, but his/her special position in the civil community imposes special obligations. As a man/woman of learning and an educational officer, he/she should remember that the public may judge his/her profession and institution by his/her utterances. Hence, he/she should at all times be accurate, should exercise appropriate restraint, should show respect for the opinions of others, and should make every effort to indicate that he/she is not an institutional spokesperson.

We’ll just have to figure all this out together, as one big family: you, me, and the Jesuits…

Now, of course, I’m going to punctuate this post with the same silly Wayne’s World clip I used when I announced all this in the walled garden of Facebook three weeks ago. Please enjoy.

Forward!

1,200 Lies Per Second

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Strange Maps considers the definitive film for each of the 50 states. Wayne’s World for Delaware is an inspired choice.

 

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October 31, 2010 at 11:34 pm

Milwaukee Has Certainly Had Its Share of Visitors

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Wayne Campbell: So, do you come to Milwaukee often?
Alice Cooper: Well, I’m a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
Pete: Hey, isn’t “Milwaukee” an Indian name?
Alice Cooper: Yes, Pete, it is. In fact, it’s pronounced “mill-e-wah-que,” which is Algonquin for “the good land.”
Wayne Campbell: I was not aware of that.
Alice Cooper: I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it’s the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.
Wayne Campbell: [to the camera] Does this guy know how to party or what?

I’m off to Mill-e-wah-que for a conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies on Debt; my paper is “Debt, Theft, Permaculture: Justice and Ecological Scale.” Blogging will be very light. I’ll be back blogging at better-than-full-strength on Monday.

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April 29, 2010 at 8:20 am