Tuesday, April 26

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 14 of the class. That means you are finishing up Buck's Mahabharata in Indian Epics, while it's Charles Dickens in World Literature, and American folklore in the Myth-Folklore class. For those of you who are working ahead, Week 15 is also available! If you have not turned in your Week 13 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Ballots. I've tallied up the nominations that people turned in (thanks to everybody who participated in that part of the process!), and you can see the top nominations for each class here: Storybook Ballot Spring 2011. The ballot contains LINKS to all the Storybooks which you can use to refresh your memory - and also to visit the Storybooks in the other classes, if you are curious. For each class, you will find the actual ballot for voting in Desire2Learn in Week 14. This is just for fun - not for points or a grade or anything. If you have a few minutes to spare, please vote for your own personal favorites! The ballot will be available until 5PM on Thursday of this week and I'll announce the results Friday.

Course evaluation at eval.ou.edu. You all should have received an email from the College of Arts & Sciences about the course evaluations for all your courses available now at the eval.ou.edu website. I hope you will take a few minutes to complete the evaluation - 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. The online course program exists because students find it valuable to be able to take courses online, and any ideas you have for how the program can be improved will be very useful to the College as they continue (hopefully!) to offer these online courses. Plus, you might win a free iPad just for participating!

Storybook stack. If you turned something in on Saturday, you should have comments back from me by now; if you turned something in on Sunday or Monday, it is probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

IMPORTANT Week 15 Schedule Note. For those of you who will still be doing classwork during Week 15 (dead week), please be aware that it is on a different schedule: the final deadline for Week 15 assignments is Friday, May 6, at noon (the week is over on Friday; there is no weekend time and there is no Monday morning grace period). In addition, your Week 14 Storybook assignment must be turned in by Monday, May 2, at noon (that is, during the Week 14 grace period). No late Week 14 Storybook assignments will be accepted (so, if you are turning in a Week 14 Storybook assignment, you must do that by noon on Monday, May 2, at the very latest). This way, I can promise to return your Week 14 Storybook assignment to you so that you will have time to complete your Week 15 assignment by Friday at noon.

TUESDAY Events on Campus. The Sundance Film Festival selection, Miss Representation (film website), will be screened Tuesday at 3PM in the Gaylord College Auditorium (Room 1140). Admission is free. Find out more about this event and other events happening on Tuesday at the Campus Calendar online. I've embedded below a promo trailer for the movie from YouTube.