Friday, December 5 - Sunday December 7

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 14! The Week 14 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 14 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon.

Storybook ballot results! You can see the results here on the ballot pages: World Literature, MythFolklore, and Indian Epics. Thanks to all of you who took the time to cast your ballot, and congratulations to the winners, to all the nominees, and to EVERYBODY who learned how to make your own website this semester: I hope that is a skill that will turn out to be useful to you in the future! :-)

SUNDAY DEADLINE: Course evaluation at You all should have received an email from the College of Arts & Sciences about the course evaluations for all the online courses available at the website. Your feedback is incredibly helpful to me in making improvements to these courses, and it is also a big help to the College in general as they continue to develop the online course program. This Sunday night, at midnight, is the deadline to complete the course evaluation. For more details, check the email you received from the College (subject line: "Fall 2008 Course and Instructor Evaluations").

Storybook stack
. As of Friday at noon, I had read and replied to all the Storybook assignments that had been turned in! I will be updating the contents of the stack on Monday, which is when I will start reading and replying to assignments turned in on Friday afternoon and over the weekend.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: JOYEUX NOEL. Twice this weekend - on Saturday at 4PM and again on Sunday at 2PM, there will be a free screening in Meacham Auditorium of the film Joyeux Noel. This is a truly AMAZING film about a "Christmas truce" spontaneously declared by troops in the trenches during World War I - and it is one of the best films I have seen in the past few years. You can read more about the film at Wikipedia and in this OUDaily article (which bizarrely does not list date and time; I had to find that out at the Union website...). If you are looking for something to see this weekend, I can highly recommend it!