Monday, April 25

Today is Monday, and Week 13 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due at the end of Week 13. Week 14 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. The Week 15 assignments are also available now, too!

Storybook stack. As usual on Monday, the Storybook stack is very large! First thing on Monday morning, I will update the contents of the stack, and I will begin working my way through the stack based on the order in which things were turned in. If you are turning in multiple Storybook assignments, please do that with SEPARATE emails.

Week 13 Internet assignment. After people finish turning in their Storybook nominations for the Week 13 Internet assignment today at noon, I'll prepare a ballot with the most-nominated Storybooks for you to vote on. I will do my best to get that ready on Tuesday, with voting to take place this week, and winners to be announced on Friday. Thanks to everybody who turned in their nominations!

Week 14 Internet assignment. For the Week 14 Internet assignment, you'll be doing an online course evaluation of this class. The online evaluation will take place at the website, and the evaluation will be available starting on Tuesday, April 26. You will be receiving an email directly from the College of Arts & Sciences with specific information about how to log on and complete the evaluation form as soon as it is ready. THANKS in advance for your input. Every semester I make changes to these classes, trying out new things, improving things, etc., and your input is extremely valuable in deciding what changes to make. Plus, you might win an iPad!!!

Monday Events on Campus. Worried about exams? There will be a Student Success Series seminar on Test-Taking Strategies from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM (note corrected time) in Wagner Hall 245. Find out more about this event and other events happening on Monday at the Campus Calendar online.

April 25: Battle of Gallipoli. Today marks the anniversary of the start of the Battle of Gallipoli, one of the most harrowing battles of World War One. It lasted from April 25 of 1915 until January 6 1916, with almost half a million casualties in total (220,000 British and French casualites, 253,000 Turkish casualties). The battle was fought on the peninsula of Gallipoli (Turkish Gelibolu), and the name comes from the Greek Καλλίπολη, "Kallipole," meaning "beautiful city," although there was nothing beautiful about this battle. There is a fine film by the Australian film director, Peter Weir, Gallipoli, that is definitely worth seeing (see movie poster below). April 25 is a day of remembrance, ANZAC Day, in Australia and New Zealand, commemorating those who fought at Gallipoli.