Tuesday, October 4

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 7 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 7 is on top. This week's topic is India or Japan in Myth-Folklore. In Indian Epics, you are finishing up Buck's Ramayana. If you have not turned in your Week 6 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

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 on Friday or Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. PLEASE DO CHECK: if something did go wrong with your email, it is important for you to let me know right away.

Week 7 Internet assignment. For the Week 7 Internet assignment, which is available now, you will be reading Storybook Introductions AND a story from each Storybook assigned to you. Since you have more reading to do this time (three stories and, possibly, a couple of Introductions also), you will have just THREE Storybooks that you comment on - and you need to make sure there is a story to read at each of those Storybooks. If the Storybook does not have a first story published yet, please skip it and go to another one instead. You can definitely do the assignment now; no need to wait! So, if you are trying to finish up your work this week early (see next announcement), you can indeed do the Week 7 Internet assignment now.

OU-Texas Football. (repeat announcement) Although it is not an official school holiday on the University calendar, Friday is indeed an unofficial school holiday (GO SOONERS!). In this class, you have nothing due on Friday, so there is no need to adjust the schedule. For those of you headed down to Dallas, I would strongly recommend that you finish up your Week 7 assignments before you leave town so that you can have a totally fun time and not be worrying about your work for this class. The Friday morning grace period for Thursday assignments remains unchanged.

Tuesday Events on Campus. There will be a free NOON concert by Valerie Watts, Flute and Jeongwon Ham, Piano in the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Sandy Bell Gallery (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Tuesday at the Campus Calendar online.

October 4: World Animal Day. Today, October 4, is the international holiday designated as World Animal Day. The purpose of the holiday is "to celebrate animal life in all its forms, to celebrate humankind’s relationship with the animal kingdom, to acknowledge the diverse roles that animals play in our lives, and to acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives." You can find out more at the World Animal Day website. CELEBRATE ANIMAL LIFE!