Juliahichen's Blog

April 29, 2010, 6:48 am
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1. Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Co-ed Fraternity

Freshman year: Initiate

Sophomore year: Fundraiser Chair (plan)

Junior year: Chair or Advisor (plan)

Senior year: Vice President (plan)

2. Residence Hall Council

Freshman year: Gaviota House Representative

Sophomore year: Recognition Chair (plan)

Junior year: Residence Assistant (plan)

Senior year: Residence Assistant (plan)

3. Mentor Program

Freshman year: Writer mentor

Sophomore year: Writer and Manzanita Village manager

4. IV Live

Freshman year: improvability flyer maker

Sophomore year: improvability flyer maker (plan)

5. Community Affairs Board

Freshman year: Best Buddies member

Sophomore year: Best Buddies member

6. Das Williams campaign

Freshman year: Phone banking volunteer and Canvass coordinator

7. Associated Students

Sophomore year: Elections commitee


Comm Chapter 6
January 21, 2010, 8:14 am
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Nonverbal Communication

important role of nonverbals in comm

nonverbal behavior vs. comm

4 factors that influence meaning

5 nonverbal codes: kinesics, paralinguistics, time and space, haptics, appearance and artifacts


6 guidelines for ethical nonverbal comm

5 ways to improve

Comm Reading #2
January 19, 2010, 5:58 am
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“the word is not the thing”: meanings are not inherent inwords. human beings assign meaning to words.

denotation and connotation: denotation is the meaning accepted by majority of language community. connotation is accepted by one or more.

shared and private meaning: private is known only by the speaker. shared develops sense of belonging.

overlapping codes: intercultural communication. makes sense for minority, but they have to switch.

codeswitching: shifting to different styles

message encoding skills:

sapir whorf hypothesis: thoughts shaped by language.

five problem areas in use of language: abtract (vague), inferences (assumptions), dichotomies (polar), euphemism, equivocal(misunderstandings with more than one meaning of language)

cultural frame influuences comm: open minded africans, anti argument asians

sexist communications: women addressed as euphemisms more, more negative words for women, fremen/businessmen/chairmen/manhood

powerful speech: more attractive (not kinda, probably, i think, okay?)

metacommunication: instructions about how their message should be understood, communicating about communication

January 17, 2010, 2:25 pm
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Comm Chapter 2

The rhetoric tradition: The art of persuasion

Greek democracy

traditional academic curriculum

Humanism(human nature/potential) vs. Enlightment ( science and reason: human knowledge)

English scholars (humanism)

Bacon: communication should be studied as a science, not art(Galileo/Greek/Muslim/Enlightment)

Behaviorist tradition: communication as science

Elocution: systematic (studied gestures, grammar, etc)

English professors focused on written communication.

Behaviorism(elocutionists) vs. humanism (rhetoricians)

humanistic: creative aspect, individual, study public speaking skills of famous s[ealers

Starting an academic reading journal
January 12, 2010, 8:23 am
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All the readings I need: Econ 1 reader, econ 1 experiments, comm 1 reader, comm 1 textbook, and stats textbook. I think that’s it.

Principles of Economics by Timothy Taylor

Chapter 4: Demand and Supply

demand is the relationship between price and quantity demanded. Not just the quantity itself.

supply is the relationship between price and quantity supplied.

law of demand is the relationship that a lower price leads to higher quantity demanded and higher price leads to lower quantity  demanded.

law of supply is the relationship that lower price leads to lower quantity supplied, and higher price leads to higher quantity suppled.

demand curve shows the relationship between price and quantity on a graph.

supply curve shows the relationship between price and quantity on a graph.

equilibrium price is where the quantity demanded equals quantity supplied.

equilibrium quantity is where price demanded equals price supplied.

surplus occurs when price is higher than equilibrium price, less people want to spend that money, so there is a surplus in quantity supplied.

shortage occurs when price is lower than equilibrium price, so more people want to spend that money, so there is a shortage in quantity supplied.


January 10, 2010, 10:47 pm
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after cleaning

first friday of my second quarter at UCSB : )
January 9, 2010, 5:35 am
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So I haven’t been very diligent in updating this blog (not that anyone reads it hahaha). But this is what I’m going to start doing here.

1. Post up a picture every day
2. Blog (and write at least one sentence) once a week
3. Read a different magazine every 2 weeks and blog about it
4. Interview someone for 20 minutes+ once a month and post it here
5. Listen to someone else’s conversation once a week and blog about it once a month
6. Blog about an artwork once a moth
7. Blog about a book once a month

So this is my picture of the day:

Before cleaning

Hopefully it’ll be a lot cleaner after I clean. Oh and that’s my unfortunate roommate Mariah. She has to bare with all my messiness. For the next four years of our lives : )