WBEZ | commencement address http://www.wbez.org/tags/commencement-address Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Thursday Thingy: Your co-created Co-mmencement Address is ready! http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-16/thursday-thingy-your-co-created-co-mmencement-address-ready-87927 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-16/Cap and Gown_Flickr_Sea Turtle.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Last week, we here at Mission Amy K.R. invited you to share with us one line of advice about life.&nbsp; The plan?&nbsp; To compile all of these wonderful bits of wisdom into one giant commencement address - for you, for all of us.</p><p>Well, as promised, I've gathered up all your advice, smoothed out the edges and am now proud to present, the world's first (or certainly Mission Amy KR's first) crowd-sourced, co-written<a href="https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&amp;hl=en_US&amp;formkey=dEFXT2p1alFZUUllWGpHbGJKdTQ3d3c6MQ#gid=0"> "Co-mmencement Address"</a> for you, by you. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Hope you all enjoy it. &nbsp;</p><p>And as you get out and "deliver it" (share it), please note that there is a spot at the end for folks to add their own line of advice. I'll be folding those in over time so the speech will continue to evolve organically.</p><p>See you back here Monday. &nbsp;<strong>And keep those fantastic cherry drawings coming!</strong> &nbsp;Who knew charity could stem from the stem of a cherry? &nbsp;:)</p><p>Again, here's the <a href="https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&amp;hl=en_US&amp;formkey=dEFXT2p1alFZUUllWGpHbGJKdTQ3d3c6MQ#gid=0">Co-mmencement Address.</a></p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p></p> Thu, 16 Jun 2011 13:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-16/thursday-thingy-your-co-created-co-mmencement-address-ready-87927 Mission #77: Save the world by drawing a cherry http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-13/mission-77-save-world-drawing-cherry-87775 <p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mission #77 begins with this video:</p><p>&nbsp;<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="312" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uuRVumPuOd0" width="500"></iframe></p><p>So here's how <strong>Mission Cherry Tee/Charity</strong> plays out...</p><p>1. &nbsp;Draw a cherry. &nbsp;Or draw a bunch of cherries. &nbsp;That's right, get out your box of crayons or watercolors or markers or pastels or any medium of your choice, and simply draw a cherry/cherries. &nbsp;Have fun! &nbsp;Get the kids involved! &nbsp;Get your office involved! &nbsp;Get coloring!</p><p>2. &nbsp; Scan and email it to me as a jpg or pdf at missamykr at yahoo dot com.</p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-13/cherries.jpeg" style="width: 296px; height: 248px; margin: 7px; float: right;" title="">3. &nbsp; I will then create a line of <strong>Cherry Tee T-shirts </strong>with as many of the different drawings as possible. I will do this via CafePress and Spreadshirt, two print-on-demand companies I've worked with that create good quality t-shirts. You'll be able to order the shirts directly through their sites.</p><p>4. &nbsp; <strong>100% of the profits will go to charity</strong>. &nbsp;Not 98%. &nbsp;Not 99%. &nbsp;100%.</p><p>5. &nbsp; In terms of which charity or charities, please feel free to suggest one now in the comment section (nothing political please). &nbsp;I'm presently thinking Make-A-Wish Foundation and ScholarMatch.&nbsp;</p><p>I always loved Erma Bombeck's book <em>If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?</em>&nbsp; (You too?) &nbsp;So let's harness and harvest those cherries to help create a more fruitful life for those in need.</p><p><u><strong>Mission Updates</strong></u></p><p>First, quick update on<strong> <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-05-23/mission-74-princess-and-little-pea-86914">Mission #74 Princess and (Little) Pea</a></strong>: &nbsp;we now have our adventurous team of "book hiders" (from about 20 different states!) who will be hiding <em>Little Pea</em> books in mattress stores around the country THIS WEEK! I'll be getting all the photos and video in by week's end, editing the final film next week, and posting it here the week (happily ever) after.</p><p>Finally, I'm currently weaving together all of your <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-06/mission-76-worlds-very-first-co-mmencement-address-87472">wonderful contributions from last Monday's mission</a> to create our first ever <strong>Mission Amy KR Co-mmencement Address. </strong>&nbsp;It will be ready just in time for our Thursday Thingy.</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;">* &nbsp; * &nbsp; *</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><strong>KEY LINKS:</strong></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="amykr/2010/01/missions-accomplished-the-archive/12696" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);">Mission Archives</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://www.whoisamy.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Amy's Website</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mission-amy-kr/id420630232?mt=8" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Download the Mission Amy KR mobile app</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/amykr" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Subscribe to Mission Amy KR</a></p></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-13/mission-77-save-world-drawing-cherry-87775 Mission #76: The world's very first "Co-mmencement Address" http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-06/mission-76-worlds-very-first-co-mmencement-address-87472 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-June/2011-06-06/Cap and Gown_Flickr_Sea Turtle.JPG" alt="" /><p><p><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-June/2011-06-06/ReedCommence07CapsFly.jpeg" style="width: 500px; height: 333px;" title=""></p><p>Graduation season is in full bloom and you know what that means:</p><p>Lots of veggie trays with dip! &nbsp;I mean, lots of thought-provoking commencement addressses.</p><p>And here is what absolutely needs to happen this week at <em>Mission Amy KR</em>: we are going to create the world's first comment-section-sourced, co-conceived, co-written, <em>co-mmencement</em> address. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Here's all you have to do:&nbsp; Offer up ONE sentence in the comment section. &nbsp;One bit of advice. &nbsp;One essential glop of knowledge you'd most like to share.</strong></p><p>Then I will gather up all this wisdom, weave it together in a hopefully pleasing way, and voila: <em>The Mission Amy KR Co-mmencement Address.</em></p><p>And you know what else I like about this? It will be something we can ALL deliver...not in speech form, but through email and mail delivery, right?</p><p>So while those graduates are putting on their caps and gowns, please put on your thinking cap and share your sentence in the comment section now.</p><p>And btw, there's a short passage titled "Commencement Address" in my book "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life."&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/54459608/Encyclopedia-of-an-Ordinary-Life-by-Amy-Krouse-Rosenthal-Excerpt" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">You can view the excerpt here, just scroll down to page 78</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>yours,</p><p>amy</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;">* &nbsp; * &nbsp; *</p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><strong>KEY LINKS:</strong></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="amykr/2010/01/missions-accomplished-the-archive/12696" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);">Mission Archives</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://www.whoisamy.com/" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Amy's Website</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mission-amy-kr/id420630232?mt=8" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Download the Mission Amy KR mobile app</a></p><p style="margin: 5px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.4em;"><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/amykr" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(0, 104, 150);" target="_blank">Subscribe to Mission Amy KR</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 06 Jun 2011 17:39:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/mission-amy-kr/2011-06-06/mission-76-worlds-very-first-co-mmencement-address-87472