Friday, April 29, 2005


Before everyone goes their way this spring (some of you are going to SIU, some going home, some wherever)....please tell us about YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC....we want to know who to listen to...PLEASE LINK US UP so we can hear a song of your favorite band, your favorite singer, your favorite song!

We'll collect them and put them in CESL TODAY...thanks!!!
I'll put mine up too...

Don't forget

Don't forget


Heath, R.. blueparrotl.jpg. 03/03. Pics4Learning. 29 Apr 2005

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Interview with Sophi

Former CESL student, Sophi, received the Rickert-Ziebold Award on Monday, April 4th. We had the opportunity to speak with her about the award and schoolwork.

We began by asking Sophi how she felt about winning the Rickert-Ziebold Award. She told us that she really didn't expect it and she was surprised. She explained that in order to be considered for the prize, she had to submit an application along with an artist statement and several slides of her work. She plans to use some of the money she won to help pay for graduate school. She is also thinking about donating a portion of the Award money to an ISS scholarship fund since ISS helped her as a student.

To create the piece of work that won the prize, Sophi used a combination of metal and fabric. The metal was used to represent men while the fabric represents women. The combination is used to show harmony and balance between men and women. Sophi's work will be displayed in the University Museum until May 1st. The museum is located at the north end of Faner Hall.
sophi8 sophi7

Sophi studied at CESL before becoming an Art and Design student at SIUC. She told us that when she first arrived in the United States, she was afraid to speak to people because she felt as if she didn't have enough language abilities. After one year in CESL and another two at SIUC Sophi is very comfortable with her English skills. She told us that CESL was very helpful in improving her English and she really appreciated the patience and understanding of her CESL teachers. She also wants to let current students know that even though EAP 2 writing class is very difficult, "it is very important."

Congratulations Sophi! We wish you the best of luck in your future.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Weblog Workshops

If you'd like to post your pictures on your weblogs ask how in a weblog workshop or see the writing assistants during office hours.

Weblog workshops are every Tuesday at 3 and Wednesday at 4 in the CESL computer lab.

Have your pictures taken.

Dear Students,

In the past, we have had many great essays and weblog postings posted on CESL's weblogs. But, most of the works are only regonized by name. We wish our students to be regonize for their accomplishments. So, come and have your picture taken and be known for who you are along with your work ! Let people see who you are too ! If you do not wish to have your pictures posted on weblog, that is okay too. If you would like to have your pictures taken (so we can put it on our website) please contact John or Marie to schedule an appointment.

thanks and have a great day,

CESL writing assistants~

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Art Links

Here are some art links to help you get started on the art paragraph challange. Scroll down to see more information on the Art Paragraph and feel free to contact the writing assistants if you have any questions about it.

  • Momoko Okada

  • Limelight Art

  • Painting by Han Gan and other Chinese art

  • Islamic Art

  • Art and Art History Links

  • World Civilizations image repository

  • Free Art Site

    You can use pictures from this site, as long as it's an educational purpose, and you include the bibliography. We have an educational purpose; we're learning about art and we're learning about writing English. So here goes...
    art and painting
    (you can also find sculpture, etc.)

    For example, I found this one:

    Source: Humphreys, Steve. japanartist.jpg . August 1982. Pics4Learning. 13 Apr 2005

    Tuesday, April 12, 2005

    Former CESL Student awarded Rickert-Ziebold prize.

    Former CESL student Jung-Am Park (Sophia) of South Korea was one of three SIUC senior art majors to win the Rickert-Ziebold Award on Monday, April 4th. A reception to honor the winners will be held Friday, April 15th at 5:30 p.m. in the University Museum of Faner Hall. The work of these three artists will be displayed in the University Museum until May 1st.

    For more information on this story check out the article in the Daily Egyptian and check this website in the future for updates.