Thursday, November 20

Today is Thursday of WEEK 13 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore or World Lit, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday. (Indian Epics has no Wednesday assignments, so there is no Thursday morning grace period.)

Storybook stack. There are still a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment on Monday or earlier, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in on Tuesday or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

My Thursday schedule. I'm on a slightly different schedule this week, since I have some unavoidable out-of-office appointments today, Thursday. That means I may be a bit more slow to respond to your emails today than usual - but if you send me an email during the day on Thursday, I'll definitely get back to you by the end of the day.

FRIDAY MORNING: Desire2Learn maintenance. On Friday, November 21, there is a scheduled Desire2Learn maintenance outage planned for 7AM until 8AM. You can check the IT Alerts page at for additional information. Because there are so no assignments due on Friday, I have not made any adjustments to the regular assignments schedule for this planned outage - but if you will be making use of the Friday morning grace period to turn in any late Thursday assignments, you need to be aware of this scheduled outage.

Thanksgiving break. Please check yesterday's announcements for information about how the week-long Thanksgiving break affects your Week 13 assignments schedule.

November 20: Universal Children's Day. In 1954, the United Nations declared November 20 to be Universal Children's Day, an annual holiday in honor of worldwide understanding between children, while also promoting children's rights and welfare. You can read more about the holiday at the United Nations website. The image below is a poster from the Unicef proclamation of Universal Children's Day: