Wednesday, February 1

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 3 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 2 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the enormous stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. If you turned in an assignment before 3PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack, waiting for me to get to it. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here. It usually takes me most of the week to return all the Storybook assignments. The sooner you turn the assignment turned in, the sooner you will get comments back - and you do need my comments before you go on to the next Storybook assignment, although you can continue to work on the other class assignments, of course!

Tech Tips emails. Quite a few people sent in Tech Tip emails over the weekend, which is great! Please feel free to work ahead on those extra credit tips now, since some of them can be really useful for the rest of the semester. I'll reply to all those emails, but not until I get through the Storybook stack (in fact, the Tech Tip emails sometimes turn into a two- or three-week backlog). You don't need to wait on my reply before you do the Tech Tip Declaration; as long as you have sent me the email as instructed, that's great - you can go ahead and do the Declaration without waiting on a reply from me.

Wednesday Events on Campus. In honor of Black History Month, there will be a showing of "Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North" in the Cate Main Social Lounge, 347 Cate Center Dr. at 7PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

February 1: Langston Hughes. Today, February 1, marks the birthday of the African-American poet, Langston Hughes, who was born in 1902. He was one of the luminaries of the Harlem Renaissance, and you can read about his remarkable life and career in this Wikipedia article.