Tuesday, September 13

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 4 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 4 is on top. This week's topic is ancient Greece in Myth-Folklore and a new version of the Ramayana in Indian Epics. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on or before Sunday at noon, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in after noon on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. For your Internet assignment in Week 4, 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 (see next announcement).

Storybook Coverpages published! There are already some people who have published their Storybook Coverpages - please feel free to take a look! (those of you who have published your coverpages, you can let me know if the title I have listed here looks good to you, or if you prefer something different): Myth-Folklore Storybooks and Indian Epics Storybooks. Congratulations to the people who are ahead of schedule on their Storybooks! This list was updated at noon on Monday; I'll keep adding new Storybooks to the list as people turn in their Week 4 Internet assignments.

Tech Tip Emails. I finally got a chance to reply to the big pile of Tech Tip emails that had accumulated over the past week, so if you sent me a Tech Tip email, you should now have gotten a reply. It often takes me a week or two to get around to replying to those emails, but please don't let that hold you back - you can keep on doing Tech Tips for Week 4 and 5 and 6 and all the way through Week 15 if you want; you don't need to wait for a reply from me before going on to do another tip.

Tuesday Events on Campus. There will be a Blood Drive on Tuesday from 1:30PM to 6PM in the Gothic Hall of Catlett Music Center. Donors will receive an OU Bedlam blood donor T-shirt and a free health screening (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Tuesday at the Campus Calendar online.

September 13: The Ides of September. In the Roman calendar, September 13 marked the Ides of September. You can read about the fascinating Roman calendar system in this Wikipedia article; you can even get a Google Calendar with the Roman day of the month listing each day if you are into that kind of thing! On the Ides of September, Roman tradition tells us that the Roman temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill was dedicated in the year 506 B.C.E. The temple has long since been destroyed, but those of you who have been to Rome have probably been to the Capitoline Hill, the Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo: