Monday, October 15

Week 8 of the class is now over. Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of those end-of-week assignments. Week 9 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started.

Week 8 Responding: Grace period all day. Because of the Friday holiday and the limited time window for the blog responding (it's the only assignment you cannot complete in advance), the grace period for completing the Week 8 responding assignment will last all day today, instead of until just noon. So, you have until 11:59PM tonight in order to respond to the people in your blog group and to complete the Gradebook Declaration.

Midterm Crunch. I know a lot of you are facing a midterm crunch and big assignments in your other classes this week. So, remember that things in this class are super-flexible. If you miss some assignments in this class, there is lots of extra credit you can do later on to make up any missing points. And if you didn't manage to finish your Storybook assignment for Week 8, don't worry - you can just switch to an alternate Storybook schedule. Here's how the alternate schedules work.

Storybook stack. As always on Monday, I will have a huge bunch of assignments in the Storybook stack waiting for me to look at. The first thing I will do on Monday morning when I get to work is to update the list of items in the Storybook stack. So, after 9AM or so on Monday, you will be able to 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. During a "new story" week, it takes me quite a while to get through the stack, so I would urge everybody to check the stack to make sure your assignment is there.

Monday Events on Campus. Majorie Flint will be playing the piano, 12PM-1PM, in the Union Food Court as part of the UPB Mid-Day Music series (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

Myth Monday: Sur La Lune. Many of you in the Myth-Folklore class are already acquainted with the Sur La Lune website because of its extensive collection of full-text ebooks online. I wanted to call everyone's attention to another section of that website: The Illustrators Gallery. You can find the artwork of many famous book illustrators here, including some well-known artists such as Gustave Doré and Maxfield Parrish. Below is an illustration by one of my favorite book illustrators, Walter Crane - it comes from his edition of The Beauty and the Beast.