Tuesday, March 27

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 10 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 10 is on top. This week's topic is fairy tales in Myth-Folklore and in Indian Epics you're finishing up Narayan's Mahabharata. Note: If you have not turned in your Week 9 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option. The Week 10 Internet assignment is available now! In addition to the usual assignment of reading three Storybooks and commenting on them, there is an additional "extra credit" option where you can read three more Storybooks and comment on them for an additional 6 points. I hope you will have fun with this extra credit option - it is a chance to visit the Storybooks from the other class.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. I'm slowly making my way through the huge stack of assignments people turned in over Spring Break. If you turned something in the weekend at the beginning of Spring Break (Saturday-Sunday, March 17-18), you should have comments back from me now. If you turned in an assignment and did not get comments back yet, please check to make sure your assignment is in the stack: contents of the stack.

Finishing up the class: Storybooks. As I've mentioned before, there is no absolute requirement about the number of stories in a finished Storybook; based on your strategy for getting your points in the class, you can finish your Storybook with just three stories or even just two stories if you want - it is up to you! The Week 14 and Week 15 Storybook assignments are final revisions, so if you are stopping with just three stories, for example, you can skip Week 12 and Week 13 (the fourth story assignments) and go straight to the final revision assignments for your Storybook. So, you would turn in Week 10 (third story), Week 11 (third story revisions), and then the Week 14 and Week 15 final revision assignments.

Tuesday Events on Campus. At noon there will be a free concert by the Valerie Watts Flute Studio in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Art Museum (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 27: M.C. Escher. Today marks the anniversary of the death in 1972 of the amazing artist M. C. Escher; he was born in 1898. You can read more about Escher's life and work in this Wikipedia article. I am sure you are familiar with many of his drawings and paintings; I have included one of my favorites below - Drawing Hands - along with a Vimeo video inspired by Escher's genius way of seeing the world. Enjoy!