Friday, March. 2 - Sunday, March 4

HAPPY WEEKEND! You have reached the end of Week 7! The Week 7 Read and Respond assignment (blog commenting) is available now, and so is the Week 7 Internet assignment (Storybook commenting), along with the remaining Week 7 assignments that are due on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday - please make sure you get started on those assignments soon. Friday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Thursday.

Storybook Stack. I'm still working my way through the large stack of Storybook assignments that people have turned in. I've read and replied to all the Week 6 assignments turned in on time, but if you turned in a late Week 6 assignment, or an early assignment for Week 7 or 8, it may still be in the stack. My goal is to get comments back to everyone by the end of the day Friday for assignments turned in before Friday at 8AM. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

New Responding groups. (repeat announcement) The blog responding groups have been shuffled around again this week so you should see one or even two new people in your group. Let me repeat the instructions for that assignment just as a reminder: You need to comment on TWO posts at each blog. Read the ESSAY post and STORYTELLING post. If - and only if - one or both of those posts are missing, choose any two posts in the person's blog you have not read yet.

Week 7 Internet assignment. (repeat announcement) For the Week 7 Internet assignment, you will be reading stories at the Storybooks, since everybody should have a story available now. That means you have more reading to do this time (three stories and, possibly, a couple of Introductions also), so you will have just THREE Storybooks that you comment on. To find out more about how the assignment works this week, see the Internet assignment page.

Weekend Events on Campus. OU's Opera Theatre is presenting Mozart's Don Giovanni; performances are at 8PM on Friday and Saturday, and at 3PM on Sunday (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 3: Hinamatsuri. Saturday, March 3, is the Hinamatsuri holiday in Japan, the "Doll Festival," which is a festival of good luck for young girls. You can read more about the holiday in this Wikipedia article. There are special dolls which are displayed for the festival, often decorated with peach blossoms. This image shows a Hinamatsuri doll displayed at the festival in 2005 in the city of Kounos, near Tokyo: