Monday, November 28

Today is Monday, and Week 13 of the class is now over. (Yes, Week 13 - that is the week which started before Thanksgiving; you had all of Thanksgiving week off.) Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due at the end of Week 13. Week 14 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. The Week 15 assignments are also available now, too!

Storybook stack. As usual on Monday, the Storybook stack is very large! First thing on Monday morning, I will update the contents of the stack, and I will begin working my way through the stack based on the order in which things were turned in. If the points for your Storybook assignment(s) will give you the points you need to finish up the class, send me a SEPARATE email and I'll move your assignment(s) to the top of the stack; you can put something like "Final Storybook points" in the subject line of the email so I'll be sure to see it.

Week 13 Internet assignment. UPDATE: *BALLOT NOW AVAILABLE* After people finish turning in their Storybook nominations for the Week 13 Internet assignment today at noon, I'll prepare a ballot with the most-nominated Storybooks for you to vote on. I will do my best to get that ready on Tuesday, with voting to take place this week, and winners to be announced on Friday. Thanks to everybody who turned in their nominations!

Week 14 Internet assignment. For the Week 14 Internet assignment, you'll be doing an online course evaluation of this class. The online evaluation will take place at the website, and the evaluation will probably be available starting on Tuesday, November 29 (at least, that is when it has been available in past years). You will be receiving an email directly from the College of Arts & Sciences with specific information about how to log on and complete the evaluation form for this class and for your other classes. THANKS in advance for your input. Every semester I make changes to these classes, trying out new things, improving things, etc., and your input is extremely valuable in deciding what changes to make.

Monday Events on Campus. In the Food Court of the Union there will be a free noon concert by Stephen Pittman (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Monday at the Campus Calendar online.

November 28: William Blake. Today marks the birthday in 1757 of the visionary English poet and artist William Blake. You can read more about his remarkable life and career in this Wikipedia article. Much of Blake's artwork was religious in nature; the painting below is an illustration of the famous scene from the Biblical book of Samuel, where the witch of Endor (right) conjures up the ghost of Samuel (center) at the command of King Saul in disguise (left):