Wednesday, September 21

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 5 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 4 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Week 5 Internet assignment. If you did not read yesterday's announcements, make sure you take a look at them now, especially the information about the Week 5 Internet assignment. I hope you will have fun looking at other people's coverpages. Plus, you might get some ideas for things to try with your own coverpage, since of course you can keep modifying your coverpage all semester long.

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 by Sunday at 7PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in after 7PM on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, 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.

Writing Center. For your Storybook assignments, you are expected to turn in a formal piece of writing, with correct English usage, spelling, and punctuation. If you would like some extra help with that, make a visit to the Writing Center. Whether you need a refresher course on English punctuation or just some help in learning how to proofread your own work, the Writing Center is the place to go! For hours and services, visit the Writing Center website. You can even get... waffles! See next announcement.

Wednesday Events on Campus. The first Waffles for Writers event will take place at the Writing Center, 9AM-Noon in 280 Wagner Hall - drop by for a waffle and work with a writing consultant all at the same time (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Wednesday at the Campus Calendar online.

September 21: Milk miracle. In 1995, on September 21, there was what many people regard as a modern miracle: statues of the Hindu god Ganesha, as well as the statues of other gods and goddesses, appeared to be imbibing milk which was offered to them. You can read about the event in this Wikipedia article, and you can see a milk offering in this BBC video. The image below is from a British newspaper, the Sun, and you can find other newspaper headlines archived at the website which documents the event.