Tuesday, April 10

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 12 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 12 is on top. For those of you in Indian Epics, that means continuing with Buck's version of the Mahabharata (including the great legend of Nala and Damayanti), while it's a choice between fairy tales and ballads in Myth-Folklore. If you have not turned in your Week 11 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

My schedule today. I'll be out of the office for part of today so I will be slower than usual in responding to emails in the morning. But I will be back in the afternoon and will reply to anything then. Thanks for your patience with that!

Four weeks left! Counting this week, there are FOUR WEEKS of class remaining (Weeks 12-13-14-15), which means 120 points of regular assignments, plus extra credit. That assumes you have not been working ahead; if you have been working ahead, you can look at the Gradebook to see just how many available points you can still earn in these last weeks of class. When you finish up with the class I record a "FINAL GRADE" in the D2L Gradebook so you can be sure you are done. So, just let me know when you have completed the number of points you need: 410 for an A, 360 for a B, 320 for a C. It's entirely up to you what grade you want to finish with in the class.

Storybook Stack. As usual on Tuesday, I am still making my way through the big stack of Storybooks turned in over the weekend. If you turned something in on Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Tuesday Events on Campus. There will be Turkish Folk Dancing from 12PM-2PM in Hester Hall, Room 170 as part of International Awareness Week (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 10: Lew Wallace. Today is the birthday of Lew Wallace, born in 1827, who was a Union general in the Civil War and later the governor of the New Mexico Territory - but who is most famous today for being the author of the novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, which was published in 1880. Below is an image from the 1959 film adaptation of the book starring Charlton Heston: