Wednesday, October 10

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 8 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 7 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Storybook Stack
. There are still quite a few Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in by 6PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, 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.

Week 8 Internet assignment
. (repeat announcement) The Week 8 Internet assignment is now available. For those of you who will be out of town this weekend, do the Internet assignment now. There is no reason to wait, and the sooner you can check that off your list, the better!

Writing Tip Wednesday
. For this week, I wanted to share one of the very best sites for confusing word pairs in English: Common Errors in English. If you are ever unsure about affect/effect, capital/capitol, discrete/discreet, principle/principal, and other sneaky word pairs in English, this is the place to go for help. Bookmark it for future reference! :-)

Wednesday Events on Campus
. There will be a Bevo Burger Bash from 12PM-2PM on the East Lawn of the Union - students enjoy free burgers; the charge for faculty and staff is $3 (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

October 10: R.K. Narayan.
Today, October 10, is the birthday of the Indian novelist R.K. Narayan, who was born in 1906 and who died in 2001. This name is familiar to those of you in the Indian Epics class, since you are reading Narayan's versions of both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Narayan was one of the most famous Indian novelists who wrote in English, and he was shortlisted for the Nobel Prize in Literature more than once, although he did not win the award. You can find out more about Narayan's life and work in this Wikipedia article. The image montage below is from an article celebrating the centenary of Narayan's birth: 100 years of RK Narayan, The Master Storyteller.