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Transcript: Rationale I created a new cover for the book I am reading. So far I am reading Tall grass by Sandra Dallas. Instead of having tall grass with the barn and sky as a background I decided to do something a little bit different. I had the whole page full of tall grass with four faded black and white photos from the nineteen forties. The one on the top left corner is a bunch of Japanese people crowded in an internment camp at Ellis, Colorado. The one on the bottom right is a sad Japanese family. Then the other two are hateful signs towards the Japanese people. I added the title of the book in the middle just so it would stand out. The protagonist, Rennie, is against internment camps for the Japanese. Unlike the other people in Tall Grass, she believes that Japanese should be set free. In the novel Rennie would discuss how Japanese are treated, how other people view them, and her Japanese friend’s feelings towards what is going on. The pictures on the title describe exactly what Rennie would see whenever she would go out to town. Once in the book she has been to the internment camp and she saw how the camp is crowded as well. So that is why I decided to add those four specific photos. “Sandra Dallas is the author of currently ten novels and is a former Denver bureau chief for Business Week Magazine” (Dallas). “Dallas is born in Washington D.C. nineteen thirty nine. Her family moved to Denver in 1945. She attended the University of Denver and received Bachelor of Arts in journalism” (Dallas). “Dallas does use her maiden name whenever her novels are published. She is married to Robert Atchison and has two daughters, Dana and Kendal Atchison” (Denver Library). “Dallas bases most of her themes on loyalty, friendship, and human dignity” (Dallas). “She wrote ten novels, Sacred Paint, the Quilt that walked to Golden, the Brides house, New Mercies, The Chili Queen, Tall Grass, Prayers for Sale, The Persian Pickle Club, Buster Midnights Café, Alice’s Tulips, Whiter than Snow, and The Diary of Mattie Spenser. She is so far considered a Bestselling Author of The Persian Pickle Club and New Mercies. Her book Tall Grass has won two audio publishers Assn. Audie awards. Sandra has won many other awards to like the six-time finalist for the Women Writing the West Willa award” (Dallas). “From the nineteen seventies till now, Dallas is still writing” (Denver Library). “She will have another novel coming out called True Sisters it is expected to come out April two-thousand and twelve. Like many of her books it takes place during war time. This one takes place during the civil war” (Dallas). “Some of her other books would take place during world war one and two. She would also discuss in her novels on how the characters adjust themselves during the time and their feelings towards the war”(Denver Library). References http://www.sandradallas.com/index.php?page_id=11 http://eadsrv.denverlibrary.org/sdx/pl/doc-tdm.xsp?id=WH1204_d0e38&fmt=text&base=fa Characters 1. Rennie Stroud: The protagonist of the novel. She is a thirteen year old teenage girl living in the city Ellis, Colorado during World War II. Unlike the other kid, she respects Japanese people. She also is a generous person towards her friends and family. 2. Loyal Stroud: He is Rennie’s father as well as her mentor in the novel. He inspires Rennie to be a good person towards others. Rennie described him as a middle aged balding man with pointy ears. 3. Daisy Tanaka: Started out as a Japanese worker for the Strouds and then became close really close to them. Daisy would be described as Rennie’s shape shifter because she is by Rennie’s side but she also has kept secrets from Rennie that Rennie herself had to find out. Daisy would act like any average American girl she enjoys to Jive. 4. Danny: He is no older than Daisy Tanaka but he is the shadow. He has a nasty attitude toward people who are not white especially Japanese people. He and his friends would hang around the Stroud’s gate and would make fun of the farmers. Danny also threatens Rennie whenever he gets the chance to. o Tall Grass, by Sandra Dallas, explains the life of a thirteen year old girl living in Colorado during World War II. The novel also discusses her views on the war and how Japanese people are treated and the protagonist’s views towards society. The book is published by Library of Congress Cataloging. This novel appeals to people who are fans of World War II and mystery novels. This novel would also have some friend, family, and community drama. o The Protagonist, Rennie Stroud, is a thirteen year old girl who is very bright and loving. Rennie is also against Japanese internment camps because she believes everyone should be treated equally. She also has so much respect towards her mother that she would do anything for her mother. Rennie’s father, Loyal Stroud, is like a mentor towards Rennie. Just like his name he is loyal to everyone and does not judge anyone by race in fact, he actually asked to have

Turf Grass Presentation

Transcript: Bibliography Major Companies Sod: Central Sod Farms Seed Company: Stover Seed company Plugs: Stover Seed company Link to industry: It has a great use for livestock grazing, beautification, recreation, golf courses, homeland lots, etc. Sport Teams & Location on Fields: Dehler Park(Montana St. University; whole field use), Major Companies: Sod: Seed Company: AMPAC Seed Company Plugs: AMPAC Seed Company Sport Team & Location on the fields: Warm Season or Cool Season: Cool Season Establishing Season: Best in end of August to end of September Mowing Height: Initial height after mowing should be 2.5- 3.5 inches http://www.american-lawns.com/grasses/fine_fescue.html Temperature: 60-70°F Cont... Common benefits of the grass: It can survive cold temperatures and blends well with other cool season grasses. They are tolerant to growing in dry shade. http://extension.usu.edu/range/Grasses/kentuckybluegrass.htm Climate Zone: 1-3-4-5-6-7-8 Production Requirements: They grow in any type of soil, and can withstand the cold and heat. Warm or Cool Season: Cool Common Diseases and/or drawbacks of the grass: It is not suitable for livestock grazing. Common diseases are rust, leaf spot, and snow mold. photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Structural Feature:Fine fescue features leaves that are rolled in the bud and membranous ligules that are very short. The collar is narrow and indistinct, and auricles are absent in this turfgrass. Fine fescue sheaths are slightly rough, not compressed, and wider than the blades. The lower sheaths are brown in color. The bristle-like leaf blades are very narrow – 1/16 of an inch wide or less – and slightly folded. The seedhead is a closed, coarse panicle with pale green colored spikelets that are rough and feature short awns. Production Requirements: Needs wet, moist soil Turf Grass Kentucky BLuegrass Fine Fescue http://www.ehow.com/list_6769306_fescue-characteristics.html Fine Fescue Establishing Season: February - May OR September - November Leaves: Mostly basal, nearly glabrous; blades V-shaped, narrow, 1 to 7 inches long, with boat-shaped tips and two prominent veins along the center of the upper suface of the leaf which appear as miniature railroad tracks; leaves folded in bud; ligules short, membranous, collars-shaped; auricles absent. Seedhead: Open, spreading, pyramidal panicle, 2 to 8 inches long, with panicle branches whorled in groups of 3 to 5; spikelets contain 3 to 5 florets; lemmas awnless but cobwebby-hairy at base. Kentucky Bluegrass Characteristics http://extension.usu.edu/rangeplants/htm/kentucky-bluegrass Temperature: 60-75° F http://www.scottslawnservice.com/sls/templates/index.jsp?primaryNodeId=5000002&pageUrl=slsfinefescue Climate Zone: Transitional Zone ( Northern and central Midwestern States) Festucs spp. Germination Period: 2-3 Weeks Germination: 12-22 days http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/turf/publications/bluegrass.html Poa pratensis Kentucky BLuegrass http://plantscience.psu.edu/research/centers/turf/extension/plant-id/grasses/fine-fescue Mowing Height: 2 ½ to 3 inches By; Rhi Keene & Rachel Koehn

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Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. http://lifehacker.com/5401954/programmer-101-teach-yourself-how-to-code 2. http://www.bluecloudsolutions.com/blog/cost-develop-app/ 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" http://www.stoprapenow.org/uploads/advocacyresources/1282164625.pdf Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking http://www.womenundersiegeproject.org/blog/entry/the-need-for-numbers-on-rape-in-warand-why-theyre-nearly-impossible-to-get Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

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