Wednesday, September 28

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 6 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 5 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.

Yahoo Email Users. For those of you who have your OU email forwarded to a Yahoo address, you may not be receiving your emails. For more information, see this post by our D2L administrator. It's fine with me if you want to have your OU email forwarded and I will always reply to whatever email address you write to me from - but you should be aware that sometimes Yahoo and Hotmail do block OU emails; I've never heard of this problem with other email addresses, but it does sometimes happen with Yahoo and Hotmail.

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 before 8PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, your assignment is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. You can check to make sure your assignment is in the stack; here are the contents of the stack.

Week 6 Internet assignment. If you did not read yesterday's announcement about the Week 6 Internet assignment (reading and commenting on Storybook Introductions), please make sure to take a look at that - the assignment is available now!

Wednesday Events on Campus. There will be a noon-time "Celebrity Read" with stories and poems from the NSK Neustadt prize-winning children's books as read by James Tyree, Mike Hosty, Molly Griffis, Marilyn Hudson, Clarke Stroud, and Kellie Coffey - join an audience of 200 fourth and fifth grade kids in the Union Courtyard from 11:30AM-1PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Wednesday at the Campus Calendar online.

September 28: Confucius. September 28 is a day traditionally assigned to the birthday of the Chinese philosopher Confucius in the year 551 BCE. You can read about Confucius in this Wikipedia article, and also in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy online. Confucius's philosophy was already famous in Europe in the 17th century, as you can see from this Latin edition of his works published in 1687 (click here for a larger view; if you are a student of Latin, you might see how much of the text you can understand). Happy birthday, Confucius!