Monday, October 24

Today is Monday. Week 9 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Week 10 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get a head start!

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack that were turned in over the weekend. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 9AM or so on Monday, you will be able to check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and replying to the assignments in the order they were turned in; please check to make sure that I received your assignment!

Writing Center. In addition to the writing you are doing for this class, you are probably now working on end-of-semester writing projects in your other classes, too. Whether you are struggling with the overall organization of your writing or whether you have questions about writing mechanics (especially punctuation), or even if you just need some tips on how to proofread your work, the tutors at the Writing Center can help. For hours and services, visit the Writing Center website. Everyone can benefit from an extra pair of eyes, and the writing tutors are there to help you improve your writing, at any level and for any class you are taking. They won't do your proofreading for you, but they will help you learn to do a better job with that on your own.

Monday Events on Campus. There will be a noon concert featuring Thomas Glenn in the Union Food Court (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Monday at the Campus Calendar online.

Friday, October 24: United Nations Day. Each year, October 24 is "United Nations Day," commemorating the signing of the United Nations Charter on October 24, 1945. In announcing the observance of United Nations Day in 2008, Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the U.N., proclaimed, "The United Nations must deliver results for a safer, healthier, more prosperous world. On this UN Day, I call on all partners and leaders to do their part and keep the promise." You can read more about the United Nations in this Wikipedia article, and at the United Nations website, The image below shows the flags of many countries flying outside U.N. headquarters in New York City: