Hi everyone! Mika, Mai, Lori, Katie, and I attended the football game and conducted three interviews. There was no tailgate there so we only did the scheduled interviews. It went fine and I've been coordinating with Tom Franklin so next time we will have parking issues for the interviewees all set. We were able to get two cameras and two tripods from the library. You can get these in advance since you can have them out for three days. Be aware that if it's late by one day you owe a $9 late fee. Also, parking is crappy, but apparently if you are student or faculty with a parking tag you don't have to pay the $10 to park in a lot. I didn't realize this and Katie and I parked all the way over by the welcome center where lots were designated for students and staff.
GOOD NEWS!!! I have been in touch with Welcome Wilson Sr. who has agreed to do a longer interview with us. He has been at UH for 65 years and has many stories to tell. We already have an interview with him so I suggest that we all read through that before conducting the next one. Please email me for a copy. Since our guest speaker on October 12 is unable to attend class, we thought to go to Welcome Wilson's office this day and do the longer interview. We need some consensus on who wants to go and what times you can come. He is available in the morning 9 or 10 am and then also after 4 pm. It should take about two hours--an hour or so for the interview, some time to set up and then time for copies photos. He has tons of photos, etc. so I am going to get a portable photo scanner for us to use, and we should definitely bring extra digital cameras. He will be emailing me a list of topics he wants to discuss which we can formulate questions from.
Please comment on this post if you can come for his interview on Wednesday October 12 either in the morning or afternoon. Thanks!