Today is Thursday of WEEK 4 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 3 Storybook assignment yet, you have UNTIL NOON TODAY to turn that in for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.
Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment on or before Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. I should be able to get through the remaining items in the stack by the end of the week. If you want comments back from me on a Storybook assignment, make sure you turn that in by Friday at 8AM. I may or may not manage to get comments back on Storybook assignments that come in later on Friday. :-)
Week 4 Internet: Coverpages. (repeat announcement) For your Internet assignment in Week 4, you will be publishing a coverpage for your Storybook. If you are using Google Sites, this means you will create a NEW SITE, and the homepage for that new site will be your Storybook coverpage. I hope you will enjoy creating a website for your Storybook. To see how the Storybooks for this semester are taking shape, here they are: Myth-Folklore Storybooks and Indian Epics Storybooks. Congratulations to the people who are ahead of schedule on their Storybooks! This list was updated Wednesday evening; I'll keep adding new Storybooks to the list as people turn in their Week 4 Internet assignments.
Thursday Events on Campus. At 6PM in the Robert Kerr Auditorium of the Sam Noble Museum, Dr. Barrien Moore, Dean of OU's College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences, will give a talk entitled "What we know, what we think we know, and what we do not know about Climate Change" (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.
February 9: Paul Laurence Dunbar. Today marks the death in the year 1906 of the great African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar was born a free man, in the state of Ohio, in the year 1872, but both of his parents had been slaves. His father served in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, a black regiment of the Union Army whose story is told in the amazing film, Glory. There is a special section of the Library of Congress website dedicated to Dunbar's poetry - it is definitely worth browsing through! The image below shows a poster advertising a public reading by Dunbar of his poetry (Ohio Historical Society):