Monday, April 23

Today is Monday, and Week 13 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due at the end of Week 13. Week 14 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. The Week 15 assignments are also available now, too!

Storybook stack. As usual on Monday, the Storybook stack is very large! First thing on Monday morning, I will update the contents of the stack, and I will begin working my way through the stack based on the order in which things were turned in. If you are turning in multiple Storybook assignments, please do that with SEPARATE emails.

Week 13 Internet assignment. After people finish turning in their Storybook nominations for the Week 13 Internet assignment today at noon, I'll prepare a ballot with the most-nominated Storybooks for you to vote on. I will do my best to get that ready on Tuesday, with voting to take place this week, and winners to be announced on Friday. Thanks to everybody who turned in their nominations!

Week 14 Internet assignment. For the Week 14 Internet assignment, I hope you will choose to complete the online course evaluation of this class. The evaluation will take place at the website, and it will be available starting on Wednesday, April 25. You will be receiving an email directly from the College of Arts & Sciences with specific information about how to log on to the site. THANKS in advance for your input. Every semester I make changes to these classes, trying out new things, improving things, etc., and your input is very valuable in deciding what changes to make. Student input is also extremely important to the continuation of the online course program. Plus, you might win an iPad!

April 23: World Book Day. Today, April 23, is the traditional anniversary of the deaths of two of the world's great writers: the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare, and the Spanish novelist Miguel de Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, who both died in 1616. For this reason, the day April 23 has been declared by the United Nations as World Book Day, a celebration of reading and writing. You can read more about World Book Day in Wikipedia and at the UNESCO website.