Tuesday, October 14

Today is Tuesday, the first day of WEEK 8 of the class. Yes, this means the semester is one-half over! (In the Indian Epics class, you will see it is a review week before you start the Mahabharata in Week 9.) For those of you who are working ahead, Weeks 9 and 10 are also available! If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in before noon on Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Saturday or on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

October 14: Price Business School. I've been asked to make a special announcement for a program being presented Tuesday evening by the Price Business School: From Wall Street To Main Street - The Financial Crisis and its Impact on Our Local Economy. The program will take place on Tuesday, October 14, from 5:30-7 PM, in the Dodson Lounge in Price Hall (first floor). If you want to find out more about how the national situation is affecting folks here in the state of Oklahoma, this sounds like a good way to find out! Click here for more information about the program, including a list of speakers.

October 14: Festival of Sukkot. Today, October 14, 2008, marks the beginning of the Jewish Festival of Sukkot, known as "Feast of the Booths" or "Feast of the Tabernacles" in English. The holiday began at sundown on Monday evening, and lasts for one week. The word Sukkot in Hebrew is the plural form of the word Sukkah, which means a booth or hut. During the festival, people build special huts in which to celebrate the holiday. You can read more about the Festival of Sukkot at Wikipedia, which is also the source for the image of a festival booth below: