Thursday, April 19

Today is Thursday of WEEK 13 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 12 Storybook assignment yet, you may turn that in BEFORE NOON for partial credit. For those of you in Myth-Folklore, Thursday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to complete any of the assignments that were due on Wednesday.

Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment before 10AM on Monday, you should have comments back from me now and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in later on Monday or on Tuesday or Wednesday, it is probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I have received your assignment. If you want comments back on an assignment before the weekend, make sure you get that turned in by 8AM on Friday morning at the latest.

Week 13 Internet assignment NOW AVAILABLE. (repeat announcement) The Week 13 Internet assignment is available: you will be nominating your favorite Storybook projects in various categories, and you will also leave some thank-yous for the people whose comments were most helpful to you this semester. Then, on Monday afternoon, April 23, when everybody has submitted their nominations, I will put up a ballot based on the most nominated Storybooks. For information about the Week 14 Internet assignment, see Monday's announcements.

Thursday Events on Campus. There will be a workshop on "Managing Stress" from 4PM to 5PM in 245 Wagner Hall (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 19 2012: Yom Ha-Shoah. Today is the 27th of Nisan in the Jewish calendar, which means it is the Yom Ha-Shoah, the "Day of the Holocaust," in which the Jewish victims of the Nazis are remembered and honored. You can read more about this memorial holiday in Wikipedia, and also learn about the term Shoah. This holiday is observed throughout the state of Israel, with special ceremonies taking place at Yad Vashem, which is the official Holocaust memorial in Israel. This image below is the Hall of Names from Yad Vashem: