Friday, October 31, 2008

Photo Fridays

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Reminder: No Tech Club On 10/28

No Clubs this week:
During Halloween week, the arts and tech and writing clubs will not be meeting. Sessions will resume the following week.

Hallow-wicked Week
As we get closer to Halloween, we would like to remind all mentors and mentees that we will be having a change in schedule. The tutoring/mentoring days will remain in tact but we will be having some fun by sharing some treats, listening to the Halloween essay winners, celebrating our October birthdays, and ending the week with a trip to a Chicagoland Haunted House!!! Be Ready, Be Aware, Be There!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Photo Fridays

Adaptive Reuse

Look closely at the railing -- bowling pins and billiard balls

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sound: Vibrations That Travel Through the Air

This week was our first foray into audio. Using the Web, we worked together to find an audio application that had the features our students wanted (cut, copy, splice and mix sounds) but still fit into our budget (free).

Our research led us to Audacity, which is a free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds. Sounds perfect! (as bad puns go). Time ran out before we could do anything more than download and play around with the application, but it looks like it'll be a lot of fun and I'll keep you posted as to our progress.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Blog Action Day focuses on Poverty, and mentoring

Last Thursday almost 11,000 bloggers posted articles about poverty. The accumulative weight of this was intended to build much larger public attention for this issue.

I've done a google search and located many blogs focused on mentoring. I encourage you to take some time to read some of these, so you expand your own network of ideas that you can use as a volunteer, leader, donor or student in Cabrini Connections.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Photo Fridays

Reflected Sunset

Chicago, IL

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

October 17th is Martini Madness!!

Cabrini Connections’ Third Annual Martini Madness event is this Friday, October 17th. This is a fun networking event that also raises important dollars for our programs.

If you've registered to attend, but have not sent your payment, or if you just want to send a donation, please use the PayPal form. You can either pay with a credit card or use your PayPal account.

There are Raffle Prizes so for all the details on Martini Madness, visit the Cabrini Connections site.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Photos to Audio

Sorry for the lack of posts; my work life is determined to interfere with my Tech Club life! I'll blame it on the planets. :)

Well Tech Club has just finished week 3 and thanks to input from Sean and George, we'll now be adding audio to the curriculum. We'll be editing and mixing songs, marking sections to repeat, creating effect changes, etc. Should be fun! I'll keep you posted.