Tuesday, April 3

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 11 of the class, and I've re-arranged the quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 11 is on top. For those of you in Indian Epics, that means starting Buck's version of the Mahabharata, while it's more fairy tales in Myth-Folklore, this time from Denmark and Estonia. If you have not turned in your Week 10 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Week 11 Internet: Visiting the other classes. This week, you will be visiting the Storybooks in the other class as your required assignment, along with an extra credit option similar to last week's extra credit option. We are getting near the end of the semester, and I hope the extra credit can be a way for you to enjoy more of the Storybooks before we run out of time!

Final Grades. If you did not read the information about final grades in the Monday announcements, please take a minute to do that now.

Storybook stack. As often on Tuesday, there is still a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack. If you turned in a Storybook assignment on Saturday, you should have comments back from me and points recorded in the Gradebook. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. You can check the contents of the stack to make sure I received your assignment. I will be reading and replying to the assignments in the order they were turned in. So, if you want comments sooner rather than later, turn in your assignment on Saturday or Sunday morning, instead of waiting until Sunday evening or Monday morning.

Tuesday Events on Campus. There will be a free concert at noon by Jeongwon Ham's Piano Studio in the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Art Museum (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

April 3: Bud Fisher. Today, April 3, marks the birthday of Bud Fisher in 1885, the creator of the cartoon strip "Mutt and Jeff," which was the first daily comic strip to appear in an American newspaper (the San Francisco Chronicle). Fisher went on to publish Mutt and Jeff comic books and to create Mutt and Jeff films as well. You can read more about Bud Fisher and his career as a cartoonist in this Wikipedia article. There is also a long article about the Mutt and Jeff series itself. Below is a self-portrait by Fisher - you can see he is carrying his two famous characters, Mutt and Jeff, one in each hand!