Wednesday, March 28

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 10 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 9 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.

Friday drop deadline. This Friday, March 30, is the last day to drop the class with an automatic grade of W on your transcript. If you drop after Friday, you will end up with an F on your transcript (the only way to drop with a W after Friday is if you are passing the class when you drop, but if you were passing the class, you probably would not be dropping it, right?). So, for any of you in the class who are really having trouble keeping up, please take note of this deadline. If you have any questions about this, make sure you contact me either on Wednesday or Thursday so I'll have time to answer your questions before the Friday deadline.

Storybook Stack. As usual at the beginning of the week, there are still LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in during the Break BEFORE Sunday noon, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Sunday afternoon 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. Also, see Tuesday's announcements for additional information about finishing up your Storybook with just three stories if you want to do that.

Week 10 Internet assignment: Extra credit option. (repeat announcement) 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.

Wednesday Events on Campus. There will be a workshop on "Time Management" from 3PM-4PM in 245 Wagner Hall - get some tips for managing your tip in the hectic final weeks of the semester! (time/location/details) Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

March 28: Marc Chagall. Today marks the anniversary of the death of the painter Marc Chagall in 1985; he was born in 1887. Chagall is one of my very favorite modern painters! You can read more about his life and work in this Wikipedia article. He uses beautiful colors and creates amazing dreamscapes that freely combine motifs from the Jewish tradition and also from other religious and mythological traditions as well. Chagall is best known for his paintings but he worked in other media too, especially stained glass. The painting below is entitled Les Fianc├ęs de la tour Eiffel.