Monday, November 26

Today is Monday, and Week 13 of the class is now over. (Yes, Week 13 - that is the week which started before Thanksgiving; you had all of Thanksgiving week off.) Monday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due at the end of Week 13. Week 14 will begin tomorrow - and those assignments are available now if you want to get started. The Week 15 assignments are also available now, too!

Storybook stack. As usual on Monday, the Storybook stack is very large! First thing on Monday morning, I will update the contents of the stack, and I will begin working my way through the stack based on the order in which things were turned in. If the points for your Storybook assignment(s) will give you the points you need to finish up the class, send me a SEPARATE email and I'll move your assignment(s) to the top of the stack; you can put something like "Final Storybook points" in the subject line of the email so I'll be sure to see it.

Week 13 Internet assignment. After people finish turning in their Storybook nominations for the Week 13 Internet assignment today at noon, I'll prepare a ballot with the most-nominated Storybooks for you to vote on. I will do my best to get that ready on Tuesday, with voting to take place this week, and winners to be announced on Friday. Thanks to everybody who turned in their nominations!

Week 14 Internet assignment. For the Week 14 Internet assignment, you'll be doing an online course evaluation of this class. The online evaluation will take place at the website, and the evaluation is available now. You will be receiving an email directly from the College of Arts & Sciences with specific information about how to log on and complete the evaluation form for this class and for your other classes. THANKS in advance for your input. Every semester I make changes to these classes, trying out new things, improving things, etc., and your input is extremely valuable in deciding what changes to make.

Myth Monday. I wanted to say something today about the Hindu Divinities widget which is familiar to those of you in the Indian Epics class, since you see that popping up at random in the D2L homepage. It randomly displays from a set of appx. 50 Hindu divinities, one for each week of the year. This widget was built with - a free online tool created by an OU student! You can learn more about the widget creation tool here: Using to Make Widgets

Monday Events on Campus. There will be a free Harp Studio recital at 8PM in the Pitman Recital Hall of Catlett Music Center (time/location/details). Find out more about this and other events at the Campus Calendar online.

November 26: Charles Schulz. Today marks the birthday in 1922 of the American cartoonist, Charles Schulz, creator of the famous Peanuts cartoon characters (Schulz died in the year 2000).  You can read more about Schulz's life and career in this Wikipedia article. My favorite of the Peanuts characters was always Linus! Here is an image showing the whole Peanuts gang: