Tuesday, October 18

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 9 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 9 is on top. This week's topic is Robin Hood or King Arthur in the Mythology-Folklore class, with the Mahabharata getting started in Indian Epics. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 9 Internet assignment. The Week 9 Internet assignment is available now! For this week's assignments, you will have three free choices - one Storybook you have not visited before, and two you have visited before, all your free choice. Just like last week, there needs to be a new story for you to read - most people already have two stories now at their Storybook, so hopefully you will find a story to read even at the Storybooks you have visited already and which you wanted to re-visit.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in by Sunday at 3PM, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. Please check the contents of the stack to to make sure I received your email.

Grading. With the beginning of Week 9, that means there are a total of seven more weeks of the semester (Weeks 9-10-11-12-13-14-15), which means 210 points of regular assignments available, plus extra credit. You may want to start planning now how you want to finish up the class - one person already finished the class already! For a chart that shows you week by week point totals and other information about the grading system, you can consult this Grading Chart page. Many people take these classes just to get the Gen. Ed. credit and just need to pass the class, so it's fine with me if you want to finish the class with a grade of "B" when you get 360 points or "C" when you get 320 points; for an "A" you need 410 points. When you have reached the the points required for the grade you want to take, just let me know. As soon as you get the points you need, you are done - you do not need to do any more of the class assignments

Tuesday Events on Campus. Gregory Lee's Violin Studio will offer a free noon concert in the Sandy Bell Gallery at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Tuesday at the Campus Calendar online.

October 18: Veerappan. Friday, October 18, in 2004 marks the death of Veerappan, the famous Indian bandit and smuggler whose outlaw exploits made him a kind of modern-day "Robin Hood." You can read more about his life and outlaw career in this Wikipedia article. Veerappan was famous for his dramatic moustache, as you can see in this sand sculpture created by Sudarsan Patnaik, an internationally famous sand artist: