Tuesday, October 9

Today is Tuesday of WEEK 8 of the class, and I've re-arranged the Quiz area in Desire2Learn so Week 8 is on top. Yes, this means the semester is now about half over! In the Indian Epics class, you have a Ramayana review week before you start the Mahabharata in Week 9. In Myth-Folklore, the choice is Africa or Jamaica. If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit.

Friday Holiday
. Because there is nothing due in class on Friday, there is no change in schedule this week, although I will be taking the Friday holiday too, so that means if you want Storybook comments back before the weekend, you need to get your Storybook turned in by noon on Thursday. For those of you who usually do your work for the class over the weekend: if you will be out of town this weekend, try to finish your assignments before you leave - the Internet assignment is ready now (see below), and there is no reason to wait to do that until the weekend. 

Storybook Stack
. As usual at the beginning of the week there are LOTS of Storybook assignments in the stack. If you turned something in on Friday or Saturday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in on Sunday or on Monday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check to make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Week 8 Internet assignment
. The Week 8 Internet assignment is now available. Once again, you will be commenting on the Storybooks that already have at least one STORY available for you to read. Most of the Storybooks do now have at least one story, since many folks who did not publish a story in Week 6 did publish a story for Week 7. Plus, there's an extra credit option this week!

Tech Tip Tuesday
. Now that Google Sites is an important part of your work for this class, I would urge everybody to complete the Google Security Checklist, available as a Tech Tip here, just to make sure you have set up an alternate email for a password reminder if you ever need it, along with other privacy and security options.

Tuesday Events on Campus
. There will be a walking gallery talk through the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection at 12:30PM in the Nancy Johnston Records Gallery at the FJJ Art Museum; curator Mark White will discuss Bialac's significant in Native American art history (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 9: Hangul Day
. The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul, is one of the great alphabets of the world, having been devised and promulgated by King Sejong of Korea in the year 1446. October 9 is celebrated as Hangul Proclamation Day or Korean Alphabet Day in honor of this event. You can read more about Hangul at Wikipedia, and also more about King Sejong. (Prior to the invention of this alphabet to represent the Korean language, Koreans had used Chinese characters, which had no phonetic relationship to Korean.) The image below is taken from the original promulgation of Hangul. For more about the alphabets of the world, visit the amazing Omniglot website.