Tuesday, May 3

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 15 of the class.... YES: it is the last week of the class! For those of you doing the assignments for class this week, it is Alice Through the Looking-Glass in World Literature, with Alice in Wonderland and the Wizard of Oz in Myth-Folklore, while it's the Mahabharata review week in Indian Epics.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15. (repeat announcement) Week 15 is different from other weeks, because it ENDS ON FRIDAY, MAY 6, AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete - must be completed by Friday, May 6, at noon.

Grading and points. (repeat announcement) As you can see in the Grading Information page, you need 410 to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment by 4PM on Monady, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in after 4PM on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. I do my best to get the Storybooks returned as quickly as possible during this final week so you can see where you stand with your total points.

TUESDAY Events on Campus. The Student Success Series is offering a seminar on MANAGING STRESS - it's at 4PM in Wagner Hall Room 245 (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Tuesday at the Campus Calendar online.

May 3: Pete Seeger. Today, May 3, is the birthday of the great American musician and folk singer, Pete Seeger, who was born in 1919, so it is his 92nd birthday. Happy birthday, Pete Seeger! You may have seen Pete Seeger performing at Obama's inauguration, when together with Bruce Springsteen and his grandson Tao Rodríguez-Seeger, he sang the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land." You can read more about Pete Seeger's career in this Wikipedia article. Here's a picture of Pete Seeger performing recently, together with Arlo Guthrie - and I've included a YouTube video with Pete and Arlo, too!