Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 4! The Week 4 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and the remaining Week 4 assignments are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon!

RESPONDING GROUPS. This week I did a big reshuffling of the blog responding groups. The groups are random, but hopefully you will have at least one new person in your group. I sometimes adjust the groups from week to week, but every few weeks I do a big reshuffle like this. If somehow I've accidentally left anybody off the list, please let me know right away!

Storybook Stack. On Friday morning, I still had a few Storybooks left in the stack. I will do my very best to finish reading and responding to every Storybook assignment in the stack that gets turned in before Friday at noon (contents of the stack). I don't do any grading over the weekend, so if you turn something in after noon on Friday, it will go into the stack. I'll start working through the stack first thing on Monday morning, in order. If you want to get comments sooner from me, turn in your assignment earlier - the huge majority of people turn in their assignments on Sunday, and it sometimes takes me several days to reply to all of those. If you want comments back sooner, turn your assignment in on Friday or Saturday, not on Sunday or Monday.

Writing Center and Grammar Review. (repeat announcement) As you start working on your Storybook Introduction this week, and for all your future Storybook assignments, you are expected to turn in a formal piece of writing, with correct English grammar, spelling, and punctuation. If you would like some extra help with that, make a visit to the Writing Center where you can get free assistance. For hours and services, see the Writing Center website. You can also work on specific problem areas by using the Proofreading Practice stories online, with answer keys. Not sure if you need practice? Look back at your Stonecutter story results from Week 1 - if you had trouble with that proofreading exercise, make sure you do some review before you turn in the Week 4 Storybook Introduction.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. (repeat announcement) For your Internet assignment this week, you will be publishing a Coverpage for your Storybook. If you are using Google Sites, this means you will create a NEW SITE, and the homepage for that new site will be your Coverpage. I hope you will enjoy creating a website for your Storybook! To get some ideas, you can visit these previous Storybooks that were created with GoogleSites last year in Myth-Folklore and in Indian Epics, and you can also take a look at this semester's new projects: Myth-Folklore Storybooks and Indian Epics Storybooks.

Friday Events. Lee Green, from OU's Religious Studies program, will present a public lecture - From Pacifist to Warrior-Christ: Jesus in Medieval Imagination - at the Norman Public Library (225 N. Webster), on Friday at 6:30PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Friday at the Campus Calendar online.

Photographs from Kenya. A student in the Myth-Folklore class, Kendall Brown, has her photographs from Kenya on display at the Norman Firehouse Art Center (444 S. Flood Ave.). You can drop by and see the exhibit through October 29; the gallery is open to the public M-F 9:30AM-5:30PM and Saturday 10AM-4PM. If you want to get in touch with Kendall, you can contact her via her Ning profile page for the class or at the Firehouse's Recourse for Discourse Facebook page. Here is one of her photographs: Ere kama aluwo kadhi Polo kaa ka? How do I get to Heaven from here?