Thursday, March 15

Today is Thursday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BEFORE NOON today 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've still got quite a few items left in the Storybook stack. If you turned in an assignment by 10AM on Monday, you should have comments back from me now. If you turned something in later on Monday, or on Tuesday or Wednesday, your assignment 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. Also, if you want comments back from me before the Spring Break, please get any Storybook assignment turned in by 8AM on Friday morning.

Extra Credit. As you make your plan for finishing up the class, remember that extra credit points go straight into your total and can help you either to make up for missed work or to finish the class early. There are some extra credit assignments available each week (like the "Famous Last Words" post), and there are also some extra credit assignments you can do in advance (like the "Technology Tips," which you can do now for Weeks 9-15). Plus, you can get "Early Bird" extra credit points just for working ahead - no extra work, just managing your time so that you are working ahead (Spring Break might be a time for you to get a week ahead and start earning those early bird points). For those of you who did not see the Tuesday announcements, check there for information about the number of points remaining the semester so that you can plan out your strategy and finish up this class with the grade that you want.

Spring Break information. If you did not read the Monday announcements, make sure you do that now; there is important information there about Spring Break and the schedule for this class.

Thursday Events on Campus. The OU Write Club will be having Open Mic Night at Cafe Plaid from 7PM to 9PM (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 15: The Ides of March. Each month in the Roman calendar was marked by special days known as the Kalends, the Ides and the Nones. Today, March 15 a.k.a. "The Ides of March," must be the most famous day in the Roman calendar because it is the day on which Julius Caesar was assassinated. Caesar failed to heed the warning to "beware the Ides of March" (a line made famous by the soothsayer who appears in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar). You can read more about the Ides of March in this Wikipedia article.