Thursday, April 12

Today is Thursday of WEEK 12 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 11 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that 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. There are still quite a few assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in your assignment on Sunday, you should have comments back from me now. Assignments turned in on Monday, or on Tuesday or Wednesday are probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment.

Writing Center. (repeat announcement) In addition to the writing you have been doing for this class, some of you probably have writing assignments, such as final papers and projects, which you will be turning in for your other classes. So, I wanted to remind you that for any kind of writing project you are doing in any of your classes, the Writing Center is the place to go for help. Whether you are struggling with the overall organization of your writing (finding a focus, working with paragraphs), figuring our research strategies for a research paper, or whether you have some basic questions about writing mechanics (especially punctuation), the tutors at the Writing Center can help. For hours and services, visit the Writing Center website.

Thursday Events on Campus. There will be a Chinese Fashion and Culture show, 2PM-3PM, in 160 Hester Hall as part of International Awareness Week (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 12: Camerarius. Today, April 12, is the birthday of the great Renaissance scholar Ioachim Camerarius, who was born in the year 1500. You can read about his life and works in Wikipedia (which is also the source for the portrait below). In particular, Camerarius was famous as a scholar of Aesop's fables!