Wednesday, December 7

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 15 of the class. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment on Monday or on Tuesday morning, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in on Tuesday afternoon, it may still in the stack. As always, you can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WEEK 15. (repeat announcement) Week 15 is different from other weeks, because it ENDS ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, AT NOON. So, if you will be doing some Week 15 assignments to finish up the class, please be aware of this special schedule: all the final Week 15 assignments are due by NOON ON FRIDAY at the latest. All Week 15 assignments - including the Storybook assignment, Internet assignment, Blog Responding assignment, along with any extra credit you want to complete - must be completed by Friday, December 9, at noon. No late Week 15 Storybook assignment can be turned in for partial credit; there is no weekend or Monday morning grace period because of finals week next week.

Grading and points. (repeat announcement) As you now know from previous announcements, you need 410 points to get an A, 360 points to get a B, and 320 points to get a C. When you get the number of points you need, you are done! If you can let me know when you are done with the class, I will record the letter grade for you in the Gradebook so that you can be sure you are finished with everything for the class.

Wednesday Events on Campus. You can see a new student photo exhibition, "Society Debut: A Media Arts Collection," in the Fred Jones Jr. Art Center's Lightwell Gallery this week, through December 9 (time/location/details). Find out more about this event and other events happening on Wednesday at the Campus Calendar online.

Pearl Harbor Day. Today, December 7, marks an important day in U.S. history: the attack on Pearl Harbor. I'm sure some of you have probably seen some movies about Pearl Harbor, perhaps even the great 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora! which provides a presentation of the events leading up to the attack from both the American and Japanese perspectives. A less well-known film that I watch every year is In Harm's Way, a 1965 film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, along with the great Patricia Neal, plus a wonderful performance by Burgess Meredith. The action of the film begins on the night of December 6... Highly recommended.